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'Gotham' casts Harvey Dent, AKA Two-Face
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'Gotham' casts Harvey Dent, AKA Two-Face

CBS lands 'Rush Hour'

“Gotham” casts Harvey Dent, AKA Two-Face
“Masters of Sex” vet Nicholas D’Agosto will play the young version of the idealistic assistant district attorney Harvey Dent.

CBS lands “Rush Hour”
The Bill Lawrence TV remake of the 1998 Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker film has been given pilot production commitment from CBS.

Check out “The Comeback’s” comeback poster
“A Star is Reborn.”

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice sentenced to 15 months in federal prison
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice sentenced to 15 months in federal prison

Sarah Silverman sings in her new 'SNL' promos with Maroon 5

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice sentenced to 15 months in federal prison
Giudice will serve her 15-month sentence for fraud before her husband Joe serves his 41-month sentence so that they could both be out of prison for their kids.

Sarah Silverman sings in her new “SNL” promos with Maroon 5
She tells Adam Levine, “you are beautiful” before they all break into singing “Sarah Silverman."

Ellen Pompeo announces she welcomed a baby daughter via surrogate
“Sienna May Ivery welcome to the world. We love you more than words can say,” the “Grey’s Anatomy” star announced on social media.

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Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry rave about 'actor's director' David Fincher

Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry rave about 'actor's director' David Fincher

Who knew this movie might be so funny?

NEW YORK — Now this is an unexpected trio to interview at one time: Emmy winner and top awards show host Neil Patrick Harris, veteran character actress Kim Dickens ("Treme," "Deadwood") and the man who is his own category, Tyler Perry. The three had converged — well, let's be honest, 20th Century Fox put them in a room together — to discuss their critically acclaimed new film "Gone Girl."

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Mary Lambert has 'Secrets' and the best family reunion brag: HitFix Mix launches

Mary Lambert has 'Secrets' and the best family reunion brag: HitFix Mix launches

On the 'Same Love' singer's meltdown tips, and mixtape recs of Sylvan Esso, Tove Lo and Echosmith

LOS ANGELES - Mary Lambert has a little boast, for always, at every family reunion.

"'Oh, your cousin went to Dartmouth? Well, I sang with Madonna at the Grammys.'"

It's been a whirlwind of a year for the singer, who holds down the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love." Lambert stopped by the HitFix video studios for our premiere episode of HitFix Mix, our music interview and mixtape show.

"I have different little life-hacks," Mary Lambert explained how she keeps her head together. This is an artist who called her forthcoming album "Heart On My Sleeve." And her new single "Secrets," in which she reveals personal "secrets" like having bipolar disorder. And her live show is deeply intimately vulnerable. "There's a series of things I do before... a complete meltdown."

Take a deep breath, collect yourself, and watch our abridged chat, above.

This show aims to have in-depth interviews with artists, and provide a mixtape at the end of each show that the artist curates -- three songs they'd recommend. Lambert's "Secrets," plus her choices (Echosmith's "Cool Kids," Sylvan Esso's "Hey Mami" and Tove Lo's "Not On Drugs") can be streamed below.

Mary Lambert's "Heart On My Sleeve" is due on Oct. 14. Her tour dates are below her three-song mixtape.

Here are Mary Lambert's tour dates:

10/10  Toronto, ON              Adelaide Hall
10/11  Montreal, QB             La Vitrola
10/17  Albany, NY                College of St. Rose
10/19  Boston, MA               The Sinclair
10/22  Philadelphia, PA      North Star Bar
10/23  Washington, DC      U Street Music Hall
10/24 Durham, NC              Motorco Music Hall
10/25  Clearwater, FL          Capitol Theatre
10/27  Atlanta, GA                The Loft @ Centerstage
10/28  Nashville, TN            Mercy Lounge
10/29  Columbus, OH          A&R Bar
11/01  Minneapolis, MN      Fine Line
11/02  Omaha, NE               Waiting Room
11/03  Kansas City, KS       Record Bar
11/05  Denver, CO               Bluebird Theatre
11/07  Salt Lake City, UT    The Complex
11/09  Phoenix, AZ              Club Red
11/13  Boise, ID                    Knitting Factory
11/15  Vancouver, BC         Rio Theatre

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'Gracepoint' star Anna Gunn on deviations from 'Broadchurch' and 'Breaking Bad' Emmy wins

'Gracepoint' star Anna Gunn on deviations from 'Broadchurch' and 'Breaking Bad' Emmy wins

Emmy winner also discusses bonding with David Tennant

Earlier in the week, I posted my report from the Victoria, British Columbia set of "Gracepoint," which included highlights from interviews with stars Anna Gunn and David Tennant.

Those two interviews were done with a couple other reporters, so when I sat down 1:1 with Gunn a couple weeks ago, was able to try to steer our conversation in different directions. 

This was particularly easy, since on the set, I hadn't watched any episodes of "Gracepoint," but three months later, having seen seven episodes, I was able to ask about the developing partnership between Gunn's Ellie Carver and Tennant's Emmett Carver as they investigate the murder of young Danny Solano. I was also able to ask, in non-spoilery terms, about the deviations from "Broadchurch" that finally occur in Episodes 6 and 7.

"It was very exciting," Gunn says of seeing the changes. "I thought the original storyline of 'Broadchurch' was brilliant, but it was nice to know that they were going to do some different things so that those people, those viewers who had watched 'Broadchurch,' wouldn't feel like, 'OK, well we're watching the same... We know exactly what's going to happen.'"

And, given the timing, I had to ask about the recent Emmy winners for "Breaking Bad," which closed the book on its final season with wins for Drama Series, for Gunn and for stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, which Gunn calls "a dream ending."

Check out the full interview above. [You also get to enjoy the moment when the light goes out on our camera and confusion briefly ensues.]

"Gracepoint" premieres on FOX at 9 p.m. tonight (October 2).

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Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic trailer uses Iggy Azalea’s music
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Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic trailer uses Iggy Azalea’s music

'Real Housewives' star Joe Giudice sentenced to 41 months for fraud

Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic trailer uses Iggy Azalea’s music
As Billboard notes, though "Lifetime almost certainly couldn’t license an actual Aaliyah song for the still seems odd to hear Azalea's ‘Goddess’ over footage of Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah."

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice sentenced to 41 months for fraud
Teresa Giudice is expected to get a lighter sentence between 21 and 26 months, but the couple will serve time separately so one of them could take care of their four daughters.

NBC will revisit Peter Pan again with romcom “Wendy and Peter”
The workplace comedy will be told from the point of view of Wendy, who falls for Peter, despite his refusal to embrace adulthood.

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Inside Out
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'Inside Out' Trailer designed to melt any Pixar fan's heart

It's time to meet your emotions.

The first trailer for Pixar's "Inside Out" has all the feels… because they're the stars of the movie.

From Academy Award-winner Pete Doctor (2009's "Up"), "Inside Out" tells the story of a little girl named Riley and the anthropomorphic emotions that live inside her head. When she relocates from the Midwest to San Francisco, it's up to Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader) to keep her keepin' on. Think "Osmosis Jones" of the abstract.

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USA renews 'Satisfaction,' cancels 'Rush'
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USA renews 'Satisfaction,' cancels 'Rush'

'Stalker' has a solid debut, Charlie Sheen denies dental assistant's claims

USA renews “Satisfaction,” cancels “Rush”
Both shows debuted together this summer, but only the one exploring marriage and fidelity starring Matt Passamore is moving on.

“Stalker” has a solid debut
About 9 million watched CBS’ new drama starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q. PLUS: "Black-ish" falls slightly in Week 2.

Charlie Sheen denies pulling a knife on a dental assistant
Sheen’s rep admits he went crazy last week in a dental chair, but he never pulled a knife as a since-fired dental assistant claims. All he did was accidentally knock over instruments in a dental tray, according to his rep.

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TV Ratings: 'Stalker' premiere helps CBS top Wednesday as 'Black-ish' falls hard

'Criminal Minds' returns solidly to help CBS win in all measures

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

The series premiere of "Stalker" retained enough of its "Criminal Minds" lead-in to win its hour and help CBS top Wednesday night in all key measures.

There were a lot of drooping numbers on Wednesday night, with "Mysteries of Laura," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Chicago PD." "Modern Family" and "The Middle" among shows posting big declines. 

No Wednesday drop was bigger, though, than ABC's "Black-ish" decline of 24 percent in the key demo. ABC, in contrast, prefers to emphasize that this was the strongest Week 2 retention for any post-"Modern Family" comedy since 2009, which is also true.

Essentially flat was FOX's "Red Band Society," which makes it a Wednesday winner, if you don't look at how low the numbers are (or just concentrate on the 60+ percent DVR growth last week).

And speaking of numbers...

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Black Sea
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'Black Sea' trailer promises Jude Law, U-boats, and Nazi gold

2015's first month is starting look surprisingly solid.

Could January 2015 be the best January ever?

January is traditionally the dump month, when last minute Oscar hopefuls gain steam and studios fill multiplex screens with movies they'd prefer not to have on their permanent records. But that's all changing thanks to an overloaded release schedule. Today, if a studio has a good movie, it makes more sense to put it out when someone has time to actually see it then stack on top of industry-approved seasonal dates. A radical practice.

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Review: FOX's 'Mulaney' can't convert stand-up to sitcom

'SNL' alum struggles in retro, 'Seinfeld'-esque comedy

A lot of very smart and funny people who work in the TV comedy business are rooting for FOX's "Mulaney" to succeed for two reasons:

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David O Russell
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Megan Ellison back in the David O. Russell business with two-picture Annapurna deal

Company previously financed Best Picture contender 'American Hustle'

Megan Ellison will stop at nothing until David O. Russell wins that Best Director Oscar.

OK, maybe that sounds a little desperate, but after throwing Russell the cash to make his swinging crime picture "American Hustle," Ellison appears even more invested in the writer-director's future. Word comes from Deadline that the artistic patron has made a two-picture deal with Russell through her company, Annapurna Pictures.

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