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Author of ‘N—er in the White House’ Op-Ed Defends His Headline: ‘I Wouldn't Change It at All’ (Video)
James Lincoln Collier, the author of a pro-Obama opinion piece titled “N—er in the White House,” called up CNN on Monday to defend his headline. Despite the backlash that erupted aft...
Nat Geo Wild’s ‘Big Cat Week’ Returns in November
Nat Geo Wild will host its fifth annual “Big Cat Week” in November, Variety has learned exclusively. The week-long television event will consist of five special programs that examine cats of the w...
‘Bad Hair Day’: Laura Marano, Leigh-Allyn Baker to Star in Disney Channel Original Movie
Disney Channel stars Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”) and Leigh-Allyn Baker (“Good Luck Charlie”) will co-star in the network’s new original movie, “Bad Hair Day,...
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TV Ratings: 'Bachelorette' Climbs, 'Under the Dome' Drops, 'MasterChef' Leads
In its second week of the summer, the CBS drama loses its demo crown to a trio of reality competitions — though it maintains its status as the night's most-watched broadcast. read more
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You Could Get Paid to Watch Netflix
If you live in the U.K. or Ireland, you could get paid to watch Netflix for a living. The streaming service put up a job listing seeking a qualified candidate to help out with its recommendations s...
‘Under the Dome’ Falls Off in Second Week, Overtaken in Demo by Reality Veterans
It can still make claim to being the summer’s top-rated scripted series, but CBS drama “Under the Dome” fell off in its second week back Monday and has clearly lost a lot of steam in...
Richard Linklater Explains Why He Had to Make 'Boyhood' and Keep It Under Wraps (Part 1)
Richard Linklater was already a successful filmmaker in 2002, when he decided to make "Boyhood," but that didn't make the challenge any easier. Shot over the course of 12 years and chronicli...
Selena Gomez And A Slew Of A-List Stars To Attend Italy’s Ischia Global Fest
ROME – Selena Gomez, Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Omar Sy, Sullivan Stapleton, Leo Howard, and Lena Headey are among expected attendees at Italy’s Ischia Global Film a...
New Regency Hires Marketing Veterans with Awards Season Approaching
With awards season approaching, New Regency has hired industry veterans Jeff Elefterion and Heta Paarte to run the domestic and international marketing departments respectively. Elefterion will serve ...
U.K. Digital Video Firm Rightster to Buy Base79 for Up to $85 Mil, Adds Chad Hurley as Investor
Rightster Group, a U.K.-based digital video distribution and ad network, announced plans to acquire British YouTube multichannel network Base79 for up to £50 million ($85 million) — just the la...
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Yarmulke-Wearing Tom Hanks Busts a Move at Scooter Braun's Wedding (Video)
The Oscar winner danced and lip-synched to Montell Jordan's '90s classic "This Is How We Do It."read more
TV Review: ‘Welcome to Sweden’
“Cute” isn’t always a flattering term in TV circles, but it happily applies to “Welcome to Sweden,” a classic fish-out-of-water concept created by and starring Greg Poehler, whose better-kno...
J.K. Rowling Releases New Online Harry Potter Story with Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup
Author J.K. Rowling has posted a new story centered around Harry Potter and his allies from Dumbledore’s Army, and fans can now read the 1500 word piece for free without a Pottermore registratio...
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Viral Kickstarter Potato Salad Campaign to Benefit Charity, 'Do the Most Good' (Video)
Zach "Danger" Brown, who received more than $38,000 in a campaign to raise $10 to make potato salad, stopped by "GMA" to elaborate on his plans.read more
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'Welcome to Sweden': TV Review
NBC's charming new comedy series is based on the real-life experiences of creator Greg Poehler's leap of love across the Atlantic. read more
Project of the Day: 'Inside You'
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...
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens New Diagon Alley Attraction, Fans Overwhelm Park
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, already a cash cow for Universal Studios in Orlando, is about to make a whole the park a whole lot more gold. Good thing they built a massive Gringotts Bank for th...
Watch: Lea Seydoux and Tahar Rahim Find Love in Radiation Poisoning in Trailer for 'Grand Central'
Who knew that a little dose of radiation could get people so hot? That's the premise behind Rebecca Zlotowski's film "Grand Central," which played in the Un Certain Regard section of last ye...
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Mila Kunis to Be 'A Full-Time Mom' After Her Baby's Born
The actress, currently expecting a child with fiance Ashton Kutcher, explains that acting soon won't be her focus.read more
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'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Trailer Teases 'Tougher' New York Upgrade (Video)
A new featurette sarcastically summarizes the original film, which has "a wannabe Mafioso subplot that has nothing to do with the rest of the movie, but who cares."read more

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