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Report: Chelsea Handler close to a deal with Netflix

Report: Chelsea Handler close to a deal with Netflix
“Handler has a deal with Netflix, but the format is to be decided,” a source tells the NY Post.

China bans “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife,” “NCIS”
“The Practice” has also been banned from video streaming websites.

“The Office” stars reunite for Brian Baumgartner’s wedding
Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski and Oscar Nunez were among the attendees at Baumgartner’s house as he married his girlfriend Celeste Ackelson.

Alyson Hannigan: “HIMYM” cut a funeral scene that could’ve improved the series finale
“Honestly, if you saw (that) cut, it would be even more heart-wrenching than what the finale was,” she says.

HBO unveils the full “Leftovers” trailer
Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers” starring Justin Theroux premieres June 29.

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<p>On &quot;Mad Men,&quot; the SC&amp;P partners consider the matter of Don Draper.</p>

On "Mad Men," the SC&P partners consider the matter of Don Draper.

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'Field Trip'

Don visits California and the office, while Betty spends a day with Bobby

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I milk the wrong udder...

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<p>Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in "Game of Thrones."

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'Oath-Keeper'

Jaime gives Brienne a gift and a task, Daenerys sparks an uprising, and there's trouble at Craster's keep

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I get lost on the way back from my embroidery lesson...

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"Silicon Valley"

"Silicon Valley" 

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'Silicon Valley' recap: Richard must think big but the story gets small

Big Head discovers the secret world of the unassigned

It usually takes a few episodes for a sitcom to find its rhythm. The cast is still learning one another's language, and the writers are determining who these characters really are. "Silicon Valley" came out of the gate looking pretty polished, but this episode -- the fourth -- suggests some ruts are being worn, and much too soon. Still, there was a lot to like, give or take a puke joke. 

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<p>Yep. That&#39;s the Justice League.</p>

Yep. That's the Justice League.

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It's official: Zack Snyder set to direct 'Justice League'

But let's hold off on calling this a shared universe, okay?

Today's not-remotely-shocking news is that Zack Snyder will officially direct "Justice League" for Warner Bros as soon as he's done with "Man Of Steel 2."

For the most part, all this does is clarify the situation. After all, since the moment the conversation about the sequel to "Man Of Steel" began, the question about Warner's entire game plan regarding the DC universe has been in play. Each new announcement about the film has added new characters to the mix. Ben Affleck's onboard as Batman. Gal Gadot is set to play Wonder Woman. Just last week, they hired Sam Fisher to play Cyborg. It seems obvious that they're seeding things for more movies down the road, and now they've called the shot.

Greg Silverman, president of worldwide production for the studio, made it official in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. There's a hilariously breathless quote midway through his story that pretty much explains why they were given the story. "The plans for three superhero movies in relatively quick succession show how intent Warner is on catching up with rival Walt Disney Co.'s Marvel Studios in building a cinematic superhero universe after years lagging behind."

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<p>Dave and Connor of &quot;The Amazing Race: All-Stars&quot;</p>

Dave and Connor of "The Amazing Race: All-Stars"

Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Accidental Alliance'

Teams clean hotel rooms and talk about the glory of the Ford Mustang

That was brutal. 

I really have almost nothing to say about Sunday (April 27) night's episode of "The Amazing Race."

It was an hour-long commercial for Ford in which the "result" was never in question.

For the duration of the episode, my notes are nothing more than "Ugh" "Blech" "Boo" and "God, I hate these people."

I'm going to be going into the season's last two episodes rooting much more aggressively *against* several teams than I'll be rooting *for* anybody, which I guess is what the producers want at this point. It's all about passion and "hostility" is a kind of passion. 

And if you would have told me in February that with two weeks to go, Brendon & Rachel would be one of the two teams I'd kinda like to see win this "Amazing Race: All-Stars" season, I'd have told you that you were crazy. 

But that's what "The Amazing Race" has done to me.

And I'm not pleased.

A little bit more after the break...

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Should Porsha be fired?

Are Cynthia and NeNe over for good?

Of course, we have to start off the second part of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion with an in-depth discussion about the Porsha vs. Kenya battle from this week. Don't you love it when Andy tells us (and, by extension, the ladies) that the show does not condone or excuse violence? Hahahahaha!

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<p>When is someone going to photoshop this image of Sandra Bullock into the ending of &#39;2001&#39;? Asking for a friend.</p>

When is someone going to photoshop this image of Sandra Bullock into the ending of '2001'? Asking for a friend.

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Has life in the age of casual magic made moviegoers numb to the amazing?

And if so, whose fault is that?

Certainly no one would accuse me of being shy about offering an opinion.

There are times, though, where that opinion isn't welcomed by a reader, and that's normally when I'm writing up a news story and I can't resist a wee bit of cynicism. I know that any time there is news about "Alice In Wonderland 2," I am openly skeptical of the need for that film. I understand that the first one made a billion dollars, but I'm not sure I actually know anyone who enjoyed it. I recently wrote about that when they picked a release date for the film, and I got several angry e-mails from people who resented my attitude, claiming once again that I was being too rough on the movie.

Taking a second look at what I firmly believe may be Tim Burton's worst film, I was struck by two things. First, it is a terrible movie, a frustratingly wrong-headed adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Second, it is filled with visual marvels from start to finish, a technical accomplishment that would have, at one point in time, been impossible to realize.

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<p>The Globetrotters earlier in this &quot;Amazing Race: All-Stars&quot; season</p>

The Globetrotters earlier in this "Amazing Race: All-Stars" season

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Interview: Flight Time & Big Easy talk 'Amazing Race: All-Stars'

Have the Globetrotters learned to empathize with the Washington Generals?

As I interview The Globetrotters, they're doing what they do best: Trotting the globe.

Nate "Big Easy" Lofton and Herb "Flight Time" Lang were eliminated from "The Amazing Race" All-Stars" on last Sunday's episode. It was the third time they've been on "The Amazing Race" and the third time they've gone home without winning, which you'd think would sting for a pair of basketball players who, by nature of their professional affiliation, never lose. 

Actually, you probably wouldn't think that if you've paid attention to Flight Time & Big Easy, who have earned the right to compete thrice on "Amazing Race" by virtue of their unflagging enthusiasm and their eagerness to entertain both viewers at home and every passer-by at every international location. Flight Time & Big Easy like to make people smile when they're on "The Amazing Race" and when they're not being followed by CBS cameras, they're usually still on the road making people smile.

In this case, that means that this week's "Amazing Race" exit interview was conducted at an airport, complete with deafening background noise at certain points. That's just the way the Globetrotters roll.

In their exit interview, the Globetrotters talk about their 31 Legs of "Amazing Race" experience, the recent challenges that caused them so much trouble and whether or not all of their "Race" losing has helped them empathize with the Washington Generals.

Click through for the full Q&A...

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10 things to look for on 'Saturday Night Live' in May
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10 things to look for on 'Saturday Night Live' in May

Some questions about the show as season 39 comes to a close

As “Saturday Night Live” prepares for its final three weeks, lots of questions still remain in this transitional season. In anticipation of the show wrapping things up until Fall, several key themes will be important to gauge.

Here are ten things you should keep an eye on when the show returns in May:

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"Orphan Black"

"Orphan Black"

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'Orphan Black' recap: How many bad guys are there, anyway?

The plot gets thicker as new players emerge

This week someone asked me why they should bother to watch "Orphan Black," and after watching this week's episode, one element that I forgot to mention in my spirited defense of the show was drummed into me like a bad EDM record. In addition to the smart science and the exceptional acting and the dark humor, there's a very non-Big Four network interest in shades of grey. Bad guys don't slap on masks and kill for sport on this show. No, motivations are complex, as are loyalties, and right now I'm not entirely sure who the Biggest Bad is in the Clone Club universe -- or if all of the Big Bads are entirely bad. How's that for twisty? 

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Ice Age continues as 'Frozen' stays at the top of the charts

Iggy Azalea blooms on the Billboard 200

Frozen” continues its supremacy atop the Billboard 200 next week as the Disney soundtrack continues to outpace its nearest competitor 2 to 1.

Look for “Frozen” to sell up to 110,000 copies next week, twice that of Iggy Azalea’s “The New Classic,”  which will bow at No. 2 (55,000).

Also bowing in the Top 10 next week will be Future’s “Honest” at No. 3 (50,000) and Neon Trees’ “Pop Psychology” at No. 7 (20,000).

Otherwise, the rest of the Top 10 consists primarily of holdovers from this week. Hip hop artist August Alsina’s “Testimony” falls 2-4 (22,000),  Pharrell Williams’ “G I R L” rebounds 7-5 (21,000), Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” holds at No. 6, Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” remains at No. 8 (18,000), Shakira’s self-titled set slides back into the Top 10, rising 11-9 (18,000) and 5 Seconds of Summer’s “She Looks So Perfect” EP drops 9-10 (16,000), according to Hits Daily Double.


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