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<p>Channing Tatum in &quot;Foxcatcher.&quot;</p>

Channing Tatum in "Foxcatcher."

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Channing Tatum wrestles the spotlight from co-stars in 'Foxcatcher' poster

Steve Carell hogged the buzz at Cannes, but the poster's a different story

Here's how you know your career's in a good place. You star in a hit film at Cannes and get strong reviews for your work, though it's your co-lead -- himself a headline name -- who garners the most lavish praise and awards buzz. Yet when the film's first official poster comes out, it's still all about you. Ladies and gentlemen, that's how hot Channing Tatum is right now. The "22 Jump Street" star is the sole presence on the somber, classy new one-sheet for "Foxcatcher" -- and while Steve Carell's name appears above his, it's Tatum who is highlighted in the selected critic's quote.

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Ariana Grande's new album 'My Everything' includes contribution from 1D's Harry Styles

Ariana Grande's new album 'My Everything' includes contribution from 1D's Harry Styles

Zedd, Big Sean, The Weeknd, A$AP Ferg also on sophomore collection

As “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea continues to ride high on the chart, Ariana Grande will release her second full-length album, "My Everything," Aug. 25.

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FX orders Denis Leary’s 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

FX orders Denis Leary’s "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”
Leary will play a middle-aged rocker trying to reunite with his ‘90s bands. Leary’s co-stars include John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly.

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FX orders Denis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' to series

John Corbett stars in the rock-n-roll-themed comedy

FX is continuing its aggressive recent push into comedy with a series order for Denis Leary's typographically controversial "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

The "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" -- no spaces, silly FX -- order is for 10 episodes, with the series set to premiere in 2015.

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<p>Adam Levine in &quot;Begin Again&quot;</p>

Adam Levine in "Begin Again"

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Maroon 5's Adam Levine performs original song hopeful 'Lost Stars' from 'Begin Again'

The 'Voice' judge stopped by Howard Stern last week to promote John Carney's latest

This morning we kicked off our coverage of the upcoming Oscar season, more or less, with our annual list of contenders in each category and some misguided early predictions. One category we don't get around to until later in the season is Best Original Song as we meticulously add to our on-going list of potential nominees. But I can already tell one is going to blow the rest out of the water this season.

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Report: ABC plans to bring back Rosie O’Donnell to 'The View

Report: ABC plans to bring back Rosie O’Donnell to “The View”
“The network executives really wanted Rosie back,” an insider tells Fox News, which was first to report last week that Jenny McCarthy was getting the ax. “They’re confident she has what it takes to add some controversy and drive the ratings up. It is a smart fit.”

Zendaya: Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic just wasn’t "all the way there”
“Basically, I just felt that because I love her, and because I respect her so much as an artist, I don’t want to do anything that’s half or anything that’s less for her,” the Disney Channel star said on the BET Awards red carpet.

“Rising Star” falls, “Reckless” premieres weak
The ABC singing competition tumbled 10%, while just 4.1 million watched CBS’ new Southern soap.

Inside “True Blood’s” steamy gay sex scene
“It was not a normal situation for either of us,” says Ryan Kwanten. “But it was actually really fun.” PLUS: That scene was “incredibly surprising and hot."

Was David Duchovny happy with his “Californication” ending?
"I always want my characters to die,” he says.

Martin Freeman: “Sherlock” will likely be back for a Christmas 2015 special
Filming in early 2015 “looks pretty likely,” he says.

See “The Killing’s” final season poster
“Sometimes you cross a line that you can’t uncross, and that’s what’s happened to Sarah at the end of Season 3,” creator Veena Sud says of the final six episodes.

“The Real World” will begin shooting Season 30 in Chicago in August
The city has given Bunim/Murray permission to film at this location.

Chris Brown not interested in doing a reality show on BET
It’s not something the troubled singer is interested in.

“Doctor Who’s” new trailer gets a fan makeover
Not everybody was satisfied with the original trailer.

“Big Brother’s” intro gest a makeover, and it sure is cheesy
The theme song, however, remains the same. PLUS: Check out Hayden’s parody video.

“Game of Thrones’” Stark sisters partied together at Glastonbury
Check out Maisie Williams as a raver.

See Lisa Kudrow filming “The Comeback”
Valerie Cherish is getting carried around.

Watch the latest “Boardwalk Empire” final season teaser
“All empires must fall,” it warns.

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<p>CBS&#39; &quot;Reckless&quot;</p>

CBS' "Reckless"

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TV Ratings: 'Reckless' struggles, 'Rising Star' dips, and 'Big Brother' leads Sunday

CBS rules overall and splits the key demo with ABC

Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 29, 2014.

The second week of ABC's "Rising Star" dipped from its premiere, though ABC still tied for the Sunday lead among young viewers thanks to a weak launch for CBS' "Reckless."

Despite a solid lead-in from the time period premiere of "Big Brother," "Reckless" formed a crater in the middle of CBS' Sunday lineup, forcing "Unforgettable" to bounce back in the 10 p.m. hour, helping CBS win the night overall.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Russell Crowe in &quot;Noah&quot;</p>

Russell Crowe in "Noah"

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Off the Carpet: It's half-time in the 2014-2015 Oscar race

From Wes Anderson to Darren Aronofsky, whose work has stood out so far?

We've officially reached the half-way mark of 2014. This time a year ago the only Oscar players on the table were Sundance debut "Before Midnight" and Cannes debuts "Nebraska" and "Inside Llewyn Davis," give or take a "Croods," "Great Gatsby," "Lone Ranger" or an "Iron Man 3" that would pick up support outside of the major categories. So what does the year have to show for itself so far this time around?

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<p>Penny Dreadful</p>

Penny Dreadful

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Season finale review: 'Penny Dreadful' - 'Grand Guignol'

Sir Malcolm's group clashes with the vampires, and Frankenstein finds a bride for Caliban

"Penny Dreadful" concluded its first season last night. Our own Greg Ellwood reviewed the finale, and I have some thoughts on that episode and season 1 as a whole coming up just as soon as I return to the land of ice chips and cherry phosphates...

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Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj swipes at Iggy Azalea during BET Awards acceptance speech

Watch Minaj's speech. She wants you to know she writes her rhymes, unlike some others

Nicki Minaj took time out of her acceptance speech for best female hip-hop artist at Sunday night’s BET Awards to throw a little (okay, a really big) dis at Iggy Azalea.

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<p>Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj, Usher</p>

Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj, Usher

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Best And Worst Of The 2014 BET Awards: Nicki Minaj, Usher, Chris Rock and more

How did Robin Thicke and Chris Brown fare?

Tonight’s BET Awards, held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, didn’t last forever, they just felt like they did.

At nearly four hours long, the Chris Rock-hosted show included a heartfelt Civil Rights Movement tribute and great performances by Usher and Yolanda Adams, among others, but viewers also had to sit through appearances that could have easily been shortened or cut entirely. Pharrell Williams and newcomer August Alsina were the evening’s big winners at the event, dubbed by Rock as “the black World Cup.”

Here are the night’s best and worst moments.

What were your best and worst of the evening?


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<p>Eva Green and Timothy Dalton in the season finale of &quot;Penny Dreadful.&quot;</p>

Eva Green and Timothy Dalton in the season finale of "Penny Dreadful."

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Season Finale Review: 'Penny Dreadful' - Farewell to a daughter, hello to a bride

One storyline ends while two more take dramatic turns

There have been numerous interweaving and not so interweaving plots during this inaugural season of "Penny Dreadful," but there have been two constants.  The first has been the search by Sir Malcom (Timothy Dalton) and Ms. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) to save Mina (Olivia Llewellyn) from the clutches of a vampire demon.  The second has been the systematic haunting of Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway, Jr.) by his first creation (Rory Kinnear), a vindictive son who brutally demands a bride from his creator.  If the series finale told us anything it's that creator John Logan had no intention of dragging these story lines out any more than necessary.  More so, Logan appears to have a lot more in store for "Dreadful's" unexpected group of flawed "heroes."

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