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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Overpowers ‘Guardians’ in Weekend Pre-Sales
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is pulling out in front of “Guardians of the Galaxy” in what is shaping up to be a bruising fight at the weekend box office. The reboot of the sh...
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Ad of the Day: AT&T Makes You a Detective and an Astronaut for U-verse
Lots of advertising for television-related products—from HD screens to DVR recorders—immerses an everyman viewer into chaotic scenes from film and TV as a metaphor for how real the exper...
‘Mad Men’ Star Christina Hendricks Won't Work Like a Modern Woman Until She Gets Paid Like a Modern Man (Video)
Modern Office w/ Christina Hendricks from Funny Or Die “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks won't work like a modern woman if she's still getting paid like a woman living in the 1960...
More Princess Power Added to ‘Disney Infinity’ with ‘Aladdin’ Characters
Aladdin and Princess Jasmine from Disney’s “Aladdin” will be added to the next version of “Disney Infinity” that hits store shelves in September. The characters will be a...
Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd Say Goodbye During Whoopi Goldberg-Less Final Live ‘View’ Taping (Video)
Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd said farewell to every cast and crew member of “The View” Thursday during their final live taping of the show. But moderator and sole surviving co-host...
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Adam Sandler Wins Dispute Against Nanny Accusing Him of Slavery (Exclusive)
Deanne McDonald must repay the money she got for agreeing to remain tight-lipped about the actor.read more
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Xaxis Fights Fraud With Money-Back Guarantee for Brands
Call it the resistance—advertisers against the machine. A new guarantee from WPP's Xaxis promises humans are viewing 95 percent of online ads, or your money back. The ad trading technolog...
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'Years of Living Dangerously' Named First Honoree of 2014 Environmental Media Awards (Exclusive)
The Showtime documentary series about climate change will be feted at the Oct. 18 ceremony and is also currently nominated for two Emmy awards.read more
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Twitter User Fixes Victim-Blaming Rape Prevention Poster
England's National Health Service recently recycled a rape prevention campaign poster first used between 2005 and 2007, featuring the line "One in three reported rapes happens when the victi...
Does Emmy Favor the White Collar Worker?
Back in the ’30s, a report on small towns rejecting rube feature films inspired an unforgettable Variety headline: “Stix Nix Hick Pix.” Almost a century later, another group seems to be giving t...
Starz’s ‘Outlander’ Woos Women with Strong Female Protagonist
Premium cable may not hate women, but historically, it also hasn’t treated them particularly well — on either side of the screen. Female viewers might flock to “Game of Thrones” for comple...
Emmy Lead Actor, Movie or Miniseries: Billy Bob Thorton vs. Mark Ruffalo
Is it a simple choice of good versus evil in one of Emmy’s most contested categories? A blunt activist or a psychopathic contract killer? A furrowed brow or Dutch-boy bangs? In a word — yes. The h...
Q&A: Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart on Actor Chemistry and the State of Sitcoms
On “The Big Bang Theory,” Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) idolizes his childhood hero, Professor Proton (Bob Newhart), much to the professor’s dismay. In real life, though, the admiration is a ...
The Best of This Year’s Emmy Campaigns
Hard work deserves recognition. And in showbiz, there is no better recognition than an award. So here are the first Emmy Tubthump Awards, which salute the innovative and/or goofy work of Emmy campaign...
Q&A: Emmy Producer Don Mischer on the Big Night
The man in the control room on Emmy night is legendary award-winning producer Don Mischer, who’s been at the helm 10 times (along with numerous Academy Awards ceremonies, Super Bowl halftime shows a...
Emmy-Nominated Writers Bent History to Tell Their Stories
“The truth doesn’t really want to line up and be a dramatic story very often,” says John Rice, co-writer (with Joe Batteer) of the Emmy-nominated Lifetime mini “Bonnie and Clyde” (pictured)....
Set Designer Bill Groom on Creating ‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Elaborate World
After being on the air for five years, you’d think creating the world of a TV show would get easier. Not so, says “Boardwalk Empire’s” head of set design Bill Groom. “In fact, this upcoming ...
Pundits Say Showbiz Is Ripe for a Twee-Peat
Is Twee an ominous cultural force — and am I an unwitting perpetrator? The Twee tribe is being both praised and condemned in current books and articles. I’ve taken some heat, too. That’s because...
Lead Actor Emmy Nominees Reach New Heights By Playing Against Type
When Bryan Cranston ended his run as wacky patriarch Hal on Fox’s hit comedy “Malcolm in the Middle,” he was offered two pilots in quick succession. But instead of jumping at the chance to start...
Bloomberg Cancels Weekly Talk Show ‘Political Capital,’ Lays Off Production and Print Staff in Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg has canceled weekly talk show “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” and laid off an undisclosed amount of employees in its Washington, D.C., bureau on Thursday TheWrap has learned...

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