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'Game of Thrones' Season 4 photos revealed


"Game of Thrones" Season 4 photos revealed
HBO has released 15 pics from the new season.


ABC orders comedy pilots "Selfie" and "Damaged Goods"

"Selfie" takes a "My Fair Lady" spin on social media, while "Awkward" creator Lauren Iungerich's "Damaged Goods" is a "comedy about the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in this post-feminist era."


Jim Cantore's Weather Channel knee-to-the-groin victim is happy to have his "15 minutes of fame"
"He got me good," says college student Colin Marcelli, whom Cantore kneed in the groin.


Ian Ziering & Tara Reid will reprise their "Sharknado" roles

Both will appear in the NYC-based sequel to the Syfy classic.


"Revolution" hits another series low

Will NBC bring back the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke drama for a 3rd season?


Eric Stonestreet recalls crushing on his teacher, Tina Fey
The "Modern Family" star talks to Howard Stern about what it was like to be taught by Fey at Second City, auditioning for "MADtv" topless, and hooking up with women via Tinder.


Sarah Silverman doubts ex Jimmy Kimmel was narcoleptic
On "Watch What Happens Live," Silverman said "I personally don't think Jimmy was ever narcoleptic," adding that Kimmel might've been misdiagnosed.


Stephen Colbert visits the Puppy Bowl
Colbert opted to play with puppies after failing at real-world quarterbacking.


"The Real World's" exes twist really was that bad

The "Ex-Plosion" season finally revealed the exes this week, and the result was a new low for the MTV reality show.


"Elementary" reruns to air on WGN America

The CBS drama is expected to be paired with "Person of Interest" in syndication.

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<p>Mads Mikkelsen is &quot;Hannibal.&quot;</p>

Mads Mikkelsen is "Hannibal."

Credit: NBC

HitFix First Look: 'Hannibal' season 2 trailer

Mads Mikkelsen's cannibal doctor is front and center in the campaign

NBC's "Hannibal" was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2013, and wound up on my top 10 list for the year. Even as TV dealt with serial killer overload, Bryan Fuller and David Slade's take on the very familiar Hannibal Lecter story had so much imagination and daring that it felt like something brand new, rather than a rehash of a 30-year-old story.

(Fuller and I discussed the season at length here and here. If you're looking to catch up, the whole season is streaming on Amazon Prime.) 

The show's set to return on Friday, February 28 at 10 p.m., dealing with the role reversed status quo introduced in the season 1 finale. Though one of the most impressive parts of season 1 was how it made Hugh Dancy's Will Graham just as complicated and fascinating a character as Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) himself, the newest trailer for season 2 — a HitFix exclusive today — is putting all the emphasis on the understated cannibalistic evil of the show's title character. And given Mikkelsen's cool performance, you can understand why.

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<p>Rose Byrne and Seth&nbsp;Rogen go to war against a frat when they end up living next door to it in what they thought was their dream house in Universal's new comedy 'Neighbors'</p>

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen go to war against a frat when they end up living next door to it in what they thought was their dream house in Universal's new comedy 'Neighbors'

Credit: Universal Pictures

Producer Evan Goldberg on wrangling the comic mayhem of 'Neighbors'

Plus we discuss 'Goon,' Rose Byrne, and the evolution of his films with Seth Rogen

Evan Goldberg may not have the instant name recognition of his creative partner Seth Rogen, but he is every bit as responsible for "Superbad," "Pineapple Express," and "This Is The End," and like Rogen, he is now able to help shepherd younger comic talent through the studio system as a producer.

The two of them are playing that role for the new movie "Neighbors," which stars Rogen and Rose Byrne as a young married couple who spend their life savings buying what they hope is going to be a dream house, a place to raise their newborn child. Instead, they find themselves locked in a sort of comic "Straw Dogs" scenario when a fraternity buys the house next door and proceeds to terrorize Rogen and Byrne with sex and drugs and rock and roll.

On the day I visited the set, I watched Dave Franco, Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Rose Byrne all play a scene where the frat guys stop by to announce a Robert De Niro party they're holding. It was a preposterous moment, and director Nicholas Stoller, who I've visited on three films prior to this, was in a gregarious mood, laughing and enjoying each new take.

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<p>Antony Starr in &quot;Banshee.&quot;</p>

Antony Starr in "Banshee."

Credit: Cinemax

Cinemax renews 'Banshee' for season 3

Ultra-violent pulp drama has been a surprising pleasure from the pay cabler

Cinemax has renewed its action drama "Banshee" for a third season. More fisticuffs for everyone!

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Jerry Seinfeld: Yes, we did a 'Seinfeld' reunion -- no, it's not a Super Bowl commercial


Jerry Seinfeld: Yes, we did a "Seinfeld" reunion -- no, it's not a Super Bowl commercial
Seinfeld did confirm on WFAN’s "Boomer & Carton" radio show that he and Larry David shot footage of him  with Jason Alexander as George Costanza, but it wasn't for an ad or for "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."


Cinemax renews "Banshee"
The action series will be back for a 3rd season in 2015.


Bravo orders a 12th season of "Top Chef"

Casting begins Feb. 18.


Watch Tina Fey join Jerry Seinfeld on "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

Seinfeld took Fey out for a ride in a 1967 Volvo to get some cronuts.


"SNL" releases a compilation of Seth Meyers Weekend Update bloopers
Check out Meyers' joke-recovery skills. PLUS: Here's a look at Meyers' last read-through from last night.


"Inside the Actor's Studio" books Matthew McConaughey and Amy Adams
They will sit down with James Lipton on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, respectively.


Jay Leno was serenaded by Bill Maher & Seth MacFarlane
Watch their Bette Middler-esque tribute to the departing "Tonight Show" host.


GLAAD Media Awards honors "Orphan Black," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Orange is the New Black"
Nominees also include "The Fosters" and "Grey's Anatomy."


Watch the official "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" trailer
Robert Rodriguez has released a 2 1/2-minute glimpse of his El Rey Network show.


Alec Baldwin will host the "NFL Honors" awards show for the 3rd year in a row
Fox will broadcast this year's ceremony on Saturday night.


"Broadchurch" creator: David Tennant's American accent is "fantastic" for the Fox remake
"I've heard it's fantastic," says Chris Chibnall, responding to concerns that Tennant's U.S. accent wasn't up to par for "Gracepoint."


Why the "American Horror Story: Coven" finale was BS
That was a phony Hollywood ending.


Ranking every season of every Ryan Murphy TV show
"American Horror Story: Asylum" is No. 1, "Nip/Tuck" Season 2 is No. 2 and "Glee" Season 1 is No. 6.


Ellen dances as Goldilocks in Super Bowl ad

Watch her commercial for Beats Music.


"Sullivan & Son" star arrested for domestic violence
Comic Ahmed Ahmed allegedly beat up a woman believed to be his girlfriend.


"Real Housewives of NY" star Ramona Singer files for divorce

The move comes amid reports her husband cheated on her.


Bravo orders "Friends to Lovers"

The reality show will follow platonic friends who begin dating.

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<p>Kenzie Hall of &quot;American Idol&quot;</p>

Kenzie Hall of "American Idol"

Credit: FOX

TV Ratings: Slipping 'American Idol' leads Wednesday, 'Arrow' rises for The CW

'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'Chicago PD' also rise
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
 
"American Idol" posted another week of slight declines on Wednesday night, but still dominated primetime in all measures.
 
On a Wednesday that offered a mixture of repeats and originals, NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Chicago PD" capitalized on CBS repeats to rise, along with The CW's "Arrow" and "The Tomorrow People." Predictably, without their comedy hit lead-ins, ABC's "Suburgatory" and "Super Fun Night" were both down, as was NBC's "Revolution."
 
On to the numbers...
 
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<p>Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer's &quot;Under the Skin.&quot;</p>

Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin."

Credit: A24 Films

Exclusive: Scarlett Johansson haunts new 'Under the Skin' teaser trailer

Cut by director Jonathan Glazer himself

If your a fan of cinema and, more importantly, a fan of the art of cinema than you need to get excited about Jonathan Glazer's "Under the Skin." 

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<p>Elizabeth Debicki and Joel Edgerton in &quot;The Great Gatsby.&quot;</p>

Elizabeth Debicki and Joel Edgerton in "The Great Gatsby."

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

'The Great Gatsby' all but sweeps Australian Academy Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio claims his first win for his other big role of 2013

When "The Great Gatsby" led the nominations for the Australian Academy Awards (aka the AACTA Awards), that seemed obvious enough, but I didn't expect to see it win outside the technical categories. "Moulin Rouge!" was also heavily nominated in its year ("Australia" less so), but voters preferred more locally flavored work in the top categories, and I assumed that'd be the case this year. Not so: "Gatsby" just about swept the night, winning all but one of the 14 awards for which it was nominated, including Best Film, Director and acting prizes for Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton and striking newcomer Elizabeth Debicki. (Carey Mulligan was the lone loser, passed over in Best Actress for Rose Byrne.)

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<p>&quot;Sling Blade,&quot; a 1996 beneficiary of Harvey Weinstein's campaign tricks.</p>

"Sling Blade," a 1996 beneficiary of Harvey Weinstein's campaign tricks.

Credit: Miramax Films

Roundup: A history of Harvey's Oscar tactics

Also: Meryl Streep vs. Pauline Kael, and Cuaron talks early influences

Just as Bruce Broughton has been punished by the Academy for his questionable campaign tactics, Vulture has chimed in with a detailed timeline of strategies employed by the master of Academy manipulation, Harvey Weinstein -- not all of them strictly by the Oscar playbook. Take this anecdote about Weinstein's 1996 campaign for Billy Bob Thornton in "Sling Blade": "John Ericson, a retired actor who lives in Santa Fe, N.M., said he was called several times recently by a representative from the studio. In the first call, this person asked Mr. Ericson if he had received Sling Blade and urged him to watch it. A few days later, the representative called back to gauge Mr. Ericson's reaction ... 'He said: "Didn't you think he was wonderful? I hope it will be something worthy of a nomination,"' Mr. Ericson recalled." [Vulture]

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'Dexter's' Jennifer Carpenter will play an FBI agent in an ABC drama pilot


"Dexter's" Jennifer Carpenter will play an FBI agent in an ABC drama pilot
She'll star in "Sea of Fire," who investigates a small town case of three teen girls who star in a porn film.


"Entourage" movie bringing back Mrs. Ari
Perrey Reeves will reprise her role for the film.


NBC moved the Emmys to Monday to avoid MTV's VMAs
The Peacock apparently didn't want to go up against Miley Cyrus on Sunday, Aug. 24. So the Emmycast was moved to the next day.


Ryan Murphy talks about the "American Horror Story" Supreme reveal
"Yeah. I mean I think that was always the trajectory of that character," he says. PLUS: The new Supreme speaks.


The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore fends off more video bombers, on Jimmy Kimmel
Watch the Chuck Norris of meteorologists in action.


Jimmy Fallon reenacts a "Full House" dream
Uncle Jesse, Joey and Danny help Fallon cope with his "Tonight Show" move.


"Star-Crossed" adds Dora Madison Burge

The "Friday Night Lights" and "Dexter" alum will recur on the CW alien drama.

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<p>Will Loki set off a major war across the Nine Realms in 'Thor 3'?&nbsp;Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost are the ones with the plan.</p>

Will Loki set off a major war across the Nine Realms in 'Thor 3'? Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost are the ones with the plan.

Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios hands 'Thor 3' to one of their execs-turned-screenwriter

The franchise is in good hands, so where is it headed?

When I was on the set of the original "Thor," the person who spent the day showing the press around was Craig Kyle. At the time, he was one of the junior guys with the company, but it was obvious that, like most of the guys at Marvel, he had one character who was more near and dear to his heart than any of the others, and for him, that character was Thor.

As a result, I'm pleased to see that Craig Kyle's been hired to co-write the third "Thor" film with Christopher Yost.

He was the senior vice-president of Production and Development for Marvel when this decision was made, and he'll obviously leave that job to become the writer of the film. Yost, his co-writer, was one of the guys who shared screenplay credit on "Thor: The Dark World," along with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and Don Payne and Robert Rodat. There are some big story threads that have been left dangling at the end of "Thor: The Dark World," including Loki's final trick, and I would assume the third "Thor" will deal with those elements as well as whatever story threads are set up in "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

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<p>The cast of &quot;Alone Yet Not Alone&quot; in happier times.</p>

The cast of "Alone Yet Not Alone" in happier times.

Credit: Enthuse Entertainment

Updated: 'Alone Yet Not Alone' disqualified songwriter responds

No song will replace it on the ballot

Updated (11:06 PM): Bruce Broughton and his wife responded to the controversy on their Facebook pages tonight.

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