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'Parks and Rec' star: 'I cried like a bitch' when filming wrapped today
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'Parks and Rec' star: 'I cried like a bitch' when filming wrapped today

CBS is attempting another 'Criminal Minds' spinoff

“Parks and Rec” star: “I cried like a bitch” when filming wrapped today
Jim O’Heir tweeted: "I’d like to say I was manly and strong when they called series wrap… but the truth is… I cried like a bitch. #greatestjobever #love” The above photo is from Aziz Ansari's Instagram. PLUS: Check out last-day pics from Ansari, Billy Eichner, Adam Scott, Michael Schur, Nick Offerman and O’Heir.


CBS is attempting another “Criminal Minds” spinoff
Episode 19 will introduce a new elite team that travels the globe to help local law enforcement deal crises involving American citizens abroad. The previous “Criminal Minds” spinoff starred Forest Whitakaer and lasted 13 episodes in the 2010-11 season.


Jon Hamm considers himself “old and irrelevant”
“Ask anyone under the age of twenty if they have heard of me and they will go ‘no, that guy looks like my dad,’” says the 43-year-old “Mad Men” star. “It doesn’t compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about, If your last name’s not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or you don’t wear a cape and tights for a living, you literally have a hard time making an impression.” PLUS: Hamm says "Mad Men's" wrap party "ended in a sort of massive drinking session at about 2 a.m.


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Marco Beltrami on crafting another western score for Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman'

Marco Beltrami on crafting another western score for Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman'

He was nomianted for a western once before. Can he do it again?

In a very open Oscar race for Best Original Score, Marco Beltrami's compositions for Tommy Lee Jones' western "The Homesman" may well find themselves in the final five. He has earned two previous nominations somewhat unexpectedly ("3:10 to Yuma" and "The Hurt Locker") and his latest endeavor very much set the mood of Jones's progressive period piece.

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BFCA announces special honors for Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain
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BFCA announces special honors for Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain

The show is set for Jan. 15, the night of the Oscar nominations

The Broadcast Film Critics Association announces nominees Monday. It will be interesting to see which way they (well, we; I'm a member) go. Unlike the other critics groups that have announced so far, the BFCA — which, it should be pointed out, isn't completely made of critics, a line increasingly blurred — is a vast organization with something like 300 members. So within that, you can get a bead on consensus. Anyway, that's Monday. For now, the organization has announced a number of special awards for the Jan. 15 ceremony.

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Tech Support: 79 tunes compete for Oscar's Best Original Song race

Tech Support: 79 tunes compete for Oscar's Best Original Song race

And yes, 'Everything is Awesome'

This year's Best Original Song Oscar race hasn't really achieved much lift-off. Of course, the contenders have been obvious. "Lost Stars" from "Begin Again" may well be the best of them, though "Everything is Awesome" from "The LEGO Movie" certainly has its punch-drunk fans.

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From Rocket Raccoon to Amazing Amy, our runners-up for 2014's best movies

From Rocket Raccoon to Amazing Amy, our runners-up for 2014's best movies

This would make a perfectly great top ten list on its own

It was not my intention to confuse anyone.

When I published my Top Ten of 2014 yesterday, that was timed around a larger slate of other Top Ten stuff being published here, and it was timed around the delivery from the video team, and when it ran, I realized that it was going to be very odd to skip from #21, published in this piece, to the top ten, but it was also unavoidable.

The truth is that, as with most years, I would have been just as happy with these ten movies as my picks for best of the year, and I am just as fond of everything on this list as I am of the films that made the top ten. Because, seriously, you don't really just have ten movies that sum up a year. For me, there are so many films that will be a huge part of 2014 for me that deserve to be discussed. That's why I counted down my top 50. And even doing that, there are films I didn't mention that I certainly enjoyed and would happily see again.

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Santa Barbara fests' Virtuosos honorees include Boseman, Slate, Oyelowo

Santa Barbara fests' Virtuosos honorees include Boseman, Slate, Oyelowo

J.K. Simmons and up-and-comers Ellar Coltrane and Logan Lerman also tapped

If you thought the recent Golden Globes nominations slighted some of the better performances this year, allow the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to shine its spotlight on some of the underdogs (along with a few major contenders we can’t cynically roll our eyes at — they’re just too lovable). 

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FX orders Donald Glover’s rap comedy pilot 'Atlanta'
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FX orders Donald Glover’s rap comedy pilot 'Atlanta'

Mark Cuban felt insulted by 'Shark Tank’s' salary, hacked Sony e-mails reveal

FX orders Donald Glover’s rap comedy pilot “Atlanta”
The former “Community” star will write, produce and star in the pilot, which has his character Earnest “Earn” Marks rediscovering his love of rap when his cousin hits the big time.


Mark Cuban felt insulted by “Shark Tank’s” salary, hacked Sony e-mails reveal
"Seriously?" he wrote in response to a deal that would pay him $30,000 an episode for Season 5. "No chance... this is beyond an insult and it shows no one cares about the investments I have made or the entrepreneurs. now it's really business.. I will negotiate like any other deal I would do. you may want to start cutting me out of the promos. m."


Reggie Watts will stay on “Comedy Bang! Bang!” before departing for James Corden’s "Late Late" show
Creator Scott Aukerman tweeted of Corden's new bandleader: "Reggie is sticking around thru the first half of 2015, during which he have planned a very fitting goodbye for him.”

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The Night Shift

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'The Night Shift,' 'The Blacklist' & 'Undateable' lead NBC mid-season schedule

No more Thursday comedies, 'State of Affairs' done

NBC's semi-successful summer lineup has now become a core part of its winter/spring schedule, with "The Night Shift" and "Undateable" joining a crowded mid-season roster that will include "Allegiance," "The Slap," "A.D.," the return of "The Blacklist," and more.

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NBC announces midseason schedule, sets all-drama Thursday
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NBC announces midseason schedule, sets all-drama Thursday

NBC announces midseason schedule, sets all-drama Thursday
The Peacock’s midseason schedule is ditching the "Must-See TV" comedy staple as “The Slap,” “The Blacklist” and “Allegiance” will take over the night. PLUS: Summer series “The Night Shift” and “Undateable” will return for midseason.

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James Corden names Reggie Watts his 'Late Late Show' bandleader
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James Corden names Reggie Watts his 'Late Late Show' bandleader

'Parks and Rec' showrunner is tweeting images from the set thoughout today, the final day of shooting

James Corden names Reggie Watts his “Late Late Show” bandleader
The comedian/beatboxer/musician who is a “Comedy Bang! Bang!” regular will lead Corden’s band. Corden has also assembled his writing and producing team. PLUS: CBS pushes Corden’s debut from March 9 to March 23.


“Parks and Rec” showrunner is tweeting images from the set throughout today, the final day of shooting
Check out sentimental images from co-creator Mike Schur’s Twitter account.


Who was the homeless woman from the “Sons of Anarchy” finale?
Is she a ghost? Does she have something to do with “Hamlet”?


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Of monsters and ego: The best films of 2014

Of monsters and ego: The best films of 2014

A 'weak' year or not, there were fascinating nooks and crannies to explore

A "weak" year? It's subjective, really. And even then, it can mean a number of things. A weak year for Oscar films? OK, sure. That's just 6,000 people with a certain broad prestige taste, though. A weak year for the nuts and bolts of the trade? I've already argued not. A weak year for box office? I think we've long-proved that's a volatile game of up and down, so who cares? It's just what you like, man. And I liked some stuff.

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Margaret Cho will lead TLC's 'All About Sex' late-night panel talk show
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Margaret Cho will lead TLC's 'All About Sex' late-night panel talk show

Olivia Munn blames female ex-'Newsroom' writer for making the rape storyline a controversy

Margaret Cho will lead TLC's “All About Sex” late-night panel talk show
Cho will be joined nightly by “Chelsea Lately” alum Heather McDonald, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and sex and relationship expert Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry.


Olivia Munn blames female ex-“Newsroom” writer for making the rape storyline a controversy
On “Watch What Happens Live,” Munn said of Alena Smith: “If you’re going to open your mouth, you might as well say something actually intelligent.”


Janice Dickinson says “South Park” shouldn’t be joking about Bill Cosby rape allegations
“Rape is no joking matter,” says the alleged Cosby victim, who hasn’t seen this week’s episode.


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