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Paula Deen Racism Scandal: Restaurant at Center of Controversy Closes Down
The restaurant that served as the birthplace of Paula Deen's racism scandal has closed down. The Savannah, Georgia, restaurant Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House, which was owned by cele...
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Poisoning From E-Cigarettes Gives Lawmakers Added Ammunition
A new government study of e-cigarettes provides new ammunition for lawmakers looking to impose tighter regulations on the smoke-free product. In a report published today, the Center for Disease Con...
TV Review: 'Veep' has Become a Lean, Mean Apolitical Machine -- and HBO's Best Comedy
"Veep" doesn't mess around. While the vicious political comedy has felt lean since day one, creator and writer Armando Iannucci has continued to shed fat season by season. None of the perfectly honed ...
‘Big Bang Theory’ Teams with Lucasfilm For ‘Star Wars’ Episode
CBS’ geek-fueled “The Big Bang Theory” and Lucasfilm are collaborating for a special “Star Wars” episode. “The Big Bang Theory” has teamed with a group of special effects technicians fro...
‘Captain America’ Sequel Set to Break April Record at the Box Office
After blowing up on the international scene last weekend, with $75 million-plus from 32 territories, Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” aims its guns Stateside, ta...
Tribune to Acquire Ratings Website TV By The Numbers, Relaunches Zap2it
Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology division of the Tribune Company, is acquiring television ratings site TV By The Numbers. It didn't disclose the terms of the deal. The media company has a...
Crackle, NBCUniversal Sign Multi-Year Film Licensing Deal
Crackle and NBCUniversal have entered an exclusive, multi-year content licensing deal to stream feature films. Beginning on Thursday, Crackle users will have access to several movies, with more than ...
Project of the Day: 'Return to Timbuktu'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the com...
Blood, Music and Disco Balls: This is How to Host a Film Premiere
As if the prospect of seeing Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton play vampires wasn't delicious enough, Cinema Paradiso Events created an immersive preview experience for "Only Lovers Left Alive" on Tues...
Sony’s Crackle Inks Exclusive Pact for 140-Plus NBCUniversal Library Films
Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle landed a licensing deal with NBCUniversal giving the Internet-video service exclusive ad-supported streaming rights to more than 140 films over the next three ...
HBO Sets June Premiere Dates for Damon Lindelof's "The Leftovers," Final Season of "True Blood"
Damon Lindelof's new drama series, "The Leftovers," along with the seventh and final season of fan favorite, "True Blood," will premiere in June, HBO announced today. "The Leftovers," which received ...
‘True Blood,’ New HBO Series ‘The Leftovers’ Get June Premieres
“True Blood” fans will get their first fix of the final season in June, the same month that new Rapture series “The Leftovers” will debut on HBO. “The Leftovers” wi...
John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins, Jim Belushi Join Patrick Wilson Thriller
John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins (“John Carter”) and Jim Belushi will join Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane in Atlas Independent's gritty thriller “The Man On Carrion Road,” th...
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'Game of Thrones' Star: 'Absolutely Catastrophic' Decision Rocks Season 4 (Q&A)
John Bradley tells THR his character, Samwell Tarly, goes from likable nice guy to someone whose actions may irreparably harm the people he loves.read more
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'Game of Thrones': Why Is This Show Never Spoiled? (Opinion)
In an Internet age ruled by spoilers, it's remarkable that we can still be surprised by events on HBO's hit fantasy series -- despite the fact that George R.R. Martin's novels have been out for a deca...
Relativity Developing Reality Show About Women Football Players
Relativity Television is gearing up to produce a reality program based on the players of the Legends Football League, the seven-on-seven women’s tackle football league that grew out of the Super B...
John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins, Jim Belushi Join Border Tale ‘Carrion Road’
John Leguizamo, Lynn Collins and Jim Belushi are joining Atlas Independent’s border drama “The Man on Carrion Road.” Patrick Wilson and Ian McShane have been cast previously for the ...
Ratings: AMC, OWN, TLC Among Notable Cable Gainers in 2014
The quarterly ratings fortunes of cable networks often ride on a single show, and that was the case for the likes of AMC, A&E and OWN during the first three months of the year. AMC surged behind r...
Award-Winning Play ‘Holding the Man’ Launches Australian Theater Company in L.A.
Australian producers Nick Hardcastle and Nate Jones announced the formation of the Australian Theater Company, which launches April 23 at the Australian Consulate in Los Angeles. The company kicks off...
Fusion Taps Ryan Nerz as TV’s First Chief Cannabis Correspondent
At first blush it sounds like something out of a Cheech & Chong movie, but in fact it’s a serious effort. Fusion, the startup cabler run by ABC News and Univision, has named  journalist Ry...

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