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<p>Adele Exarchopoulos won the only award for &quot;Blue is the Warmest Color&quot; at tonight&#39;s Cesar ceremony.</p>

Adele Exarchopoulos won the only award for "Blue is the Warmest Color" at tonight's Cesar ceremony.

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'Blue is the Warmest Color' falls to 'Me, Myself and Mum' at César Awards

Roman Polanski surprises, while 'Broken Circle Breakdown' bests 'Gravity'
Since its blazing triumph at Cannes, things haven't gone all that well for "Blue is the Warmest Color" on the awards beat. Oscar eligibility controversy aside, it was cockblocked  by "The Great Beauty" at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and European Film Awards, and now it's also lost on its own home turf, as actor-director Guillaume Gallienne's autobiographical comedy "Me, Myself and Her" took top honors at the César Awards.
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Dylan McDermott goes from 'Hostages' to another CBS thriller

Dylan McDermott goes from “Hostages” to another CBS thriller
McDermott will play an LAPD detective who hunts down stalkers in a psychological thriller from Kevin Williamson.

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<p>Dylan McDermott from &quot;Hostages&quot;</p>

Dylan McDermott from "Hostages"

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Dylan McDermott sticks with CBS for Kevin Williamson pilot

'Hostages' hasn't been cancelled yet, but it will be

Last spring, both sides of Derbel McDillet shot formally ambitious hostage dramas set in and around Washington, DC.

Dylan McDermott's "Hostages" premiered in the fall to mixed-to-negative reviews and stable-but-miniscule ratings. It hasn't formally be cancelled, but come on. Get real. CBS is going to cancel it. 

That leaves Dermot Mulroney's NBC drama "Crisis." Now "Crisis" hasn't premiered yet, but like many NBC dramas in recent years, one could assume that it will fail. Or one could assume that given NBC's recent semi-hot streak and the stature of Mulroney and Gillian Anderson, that it could totally succeed. Or one could look at NBC's non-football Sunday programming in recent years and assume it's going to succeed.

"Crisis" has become Schrödinger's Derbel McDillet Hostage Drama.

That's my way of saying that Dylan McDermott has signed on for the lead in CBS' untitled Kevin Williamson drama. Dermot Mulroney, however, could not have signed on for a CBS pilot, because "Crisis" is in a box, it's simultaneously a guaranteed hit and a guaranteed failure. "Hostages," however, is a dead cat.

This has been a long day and I'm very sleepy. Click through for more details on McDermott's role. 

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<p>Bruce Springsteen</p>

Bruce Springsteen

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5 rock acts ripe for country music tribute albums

You know you want to hear Eric Church sing 'Highway to Hell'

Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band and Toby Keith are among the artists who will be traveling to China Grove on a Long Train Runnin’ for a cover album of Doobie Brothers songs.

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"Everest Jump Live"

"Everest Jump Live"

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Watch Joby Ogwyn prep for his Mt. Everest summit jump

Warning: may cause nausea if you have a fear of heights

So far, so good. Climber Joby Ogwyn conducted one of several test jumps this week in preparation for his wingsuit flight off the summit of Mt. Everest, and you can watch the footage from one jump below. In May, Discovery will broadcast the epic live event, titled "Everest Jump Live," in 224 countries and territories. Warning: if you have a fear of heights, this clip may be a bit much for you.

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"The Real Housewives of New York"

"The Real Housewives of New York"

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Win cool stuff with this 'Real Housewives of New York' contest

The show's marathon runs from 6am to 3pm this Sunday

Believe it or not, the Oscars aren't the only game in town this weekend. I will be live tweeting the season five "The Real Housewives of New York" finale, too. The episode begins at 9 a.m. ET on Bravo Sun. March 2 as part of the network's "RHONY" marathon (which runs from 6:00 a.m. ET to 3:00 p.m. ET). It's all a warm up for the really exciting part -- the season six premiere of the show Tues. March 11 at 9:00 p.m. But wait, there's more! Like, a contest. A contest for cool stuff. Got your interest?

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<p>From &quot;Frozen&quot;</p>

From "Frozen"

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Who will win best score and best original song at the 2014 Oscars?

Is "Let It Go" a lock?

The Oscars are only two days away and HitFix’s Academy Awards experts have declared who they believe will take home the gold statue in all categories Sunday night.  It’s my turn to weigh in on the two music fields.

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Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Director - Cuarón is on a collision course with Oscar

Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Director - Cuarón is on a collision course with Oscar

Unless Steve McQueen upsets to become the category's first black winner

In the lead-up to the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2, HitFix will be bringing you the lowdown on all 24 Oscar categories with multiple entries each day. Take a few notes and bone up on the competition as we give you the edge in your office Oscar pool!

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'Home Improvement' tried to get a cameo from Hillary Clinton when she was first lady

“Home Improvement” tried to get a cameo from Hillary Clinton when she was first lady
Thousands of documents from the Clinton White House were released today, including one in which the first lady’s staff considers the merits of going on “the most popular show on television on the air,” which was “Home Improvement” at the time. Documents also reveal how Hillary’s staff considered going on “Oprah" and “Regis and Kathie Lee."

George Lopez arrested for being drunk at a casino — see him passed out on the floor
The former TBS talk show host was arrested in Canada for public intoxication.

Screech to make a cameo on the “Saved by the Bell” musical
"Bayside! The Musical!” will feature Dustin Diamond for two nights only next month. The campy musical has also featured Principal Belding.

Without “The Bible lead-in, “Vikings” attracts 3.6 million
That’s down from the whopping 6.2 million that watched the Season 1 premiere.

Watch Jim Parsons’ “SNL” promo with Beck and Cecily Strong
They are each fans of each other.

Why ABC should be called “The House That Shonda Built”
“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” honcho Shonda Rhimes “is the straw that stirs the drink at ABC” after both of her shows returned last night to big numbers, says Ad Week. PLUS: “Shonda” was trending worldwide last night on Twitter after "Scandal."

“True Blood” hires a new vampire
“90210” vet Riley Smith will recur as a “sexy rock ’n’ roll vampire who becomes smitten with Arlene.

Jillian Michaels: “The Biggest Loser’s” Rachel lost “too much weight”
"I was stunned,” Michaels said, breaking her silence on Rachel Frederickson.

Miami Marlins president regrets wearing a blazer on “Survivor”
"I did not expect to stick out like that,” says David Samson. "I had no idea it was Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty, obviously, and I didn't know that I'd be the oldest male on a tribe called Brains, with a blazer on. You just don't know these things.”

“The Walking Dead” gets a “House of Cards" opening
Watch a mashup of the Netflix and AMC series.

Mary-Kate Olsen gets engaged to the half-brother of France's former president
The “Full House” alum’s fiancé, Oliver Sarkozy, is 17 years her senior.

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<p>I hope he&#39;s either playing this role from &#39;Watchmen&#39; or the dude he played in &#39;Hard Candy&#39;</p>

I hope he's either playing this role from 'Watchmen' or the dude he played in 'Hard Candy'

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Patrick Wilson takes a still-unnamed role in Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

It's amazing how much we don't know about this film so far

Despite my best efforts, I am unable to figure out who Patrick Wilson will be playing for "Ant-Man," directed by Edgar Wright from a script by Wright and Joe Cornish.

With many of the Marvel movies, it is a simple process of elimination. If you're at all familiar with the property, then you can guess who's playing what, but in this case, Wright and Cornish are doing something that is not going to be building off of any one particular storyline or even era of the comic. They're taking some characters people know and building a very different story around them that also now folds into the ongoing story that the larger Marvel movie universe has been telling for the last five or six years.

Patrick Wilson is joining the cast in what has ben described as "the last big role still open," and I have no idea who he could be. I'm hearing that Michael Douglas will be shown in action in the past, and even with digital technology, I'm guessing Douglas won't actually play those parts in flashback. Instead, they'll have to use someone else to play Yellowjacket at the height of his spy days. Could that be the part that Wilson will play? It would be an interesting way of setting up a very different franchise than anything else Marvel's got going right now.

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<p>Kings of Leon</p>

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon show off their royal offspring in new 'Temple' clip

Music video also takes viewers on Nashville tour

Kings of Leon show off a Prince and a Princess of Leon in the Nashville-based rock band’s new clip for “Temple.”

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"Grey's Anatomy"

"Grey's Anatomy"

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'Grey's Anatomy': What did you think of April's decision?

She made it to the altar, but what happened next was surprising

If you haven't seen the midseason premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" but are a fan of the show, you probably know the big cliffhanger was what April was going to do after Jackson's protestation of love. It's always great when a guy feels comfortable sharing his feelings, though it's a little less great when said guy decides to stand up and shout them at you as you're about to marry another guy. Timing is everything, isn't it?

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