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<p>Will Emmy voters' love of movie actors work in &quot;House of Cards&quot;&nbsp;star Kevin Spacey's favor?</p>

Will Emmy voters' love of movie actors work in "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey's favor?

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Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy/Drama

Will Damian Lewis get another win? Is this Louis C.K.'s year?

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at 8 Eastern on CBS, with Neil Patrick Harris as host. From now until Sunday (sometimes multiple times a day), Dan Fienberg and I will be making our usual picks for the major categories — for both what should win and what will (and keep in mind that Dan is much better historically at predictions than I am).

Next up, we're dealing with the comedy and drama lead actor categories. The former has a pair of two-time winners for their nominated roles, plus Jason Bateman's return to a category for which he was last nominated in 2005. The latter pits last year's winner Damian Lewis against three-timer Bryan Cranston, two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey and the Emmy-less Jon Hamm, among others.

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NBC making a Johnny Carson miniseries

NBC making a Johnny Carson miniseries
Based on the upcoming book "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" by Bill Zehme, NBC's Carson miniseries will touch on everything from his childhood to his 30-year run on "The Tonight Show" to "his often secluded off-camera life," NBC says.

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'Survivor' wins the night, despite its lowest-rated fall debut

"Survivor" wins the night, despite its lowest-rated fall debut
Meanwhile, "America's Got Talent" ended up from last year.

E! cancels "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"
The Olympian's reality show lasted one season.

Dancer beats a comedian on "America's Got Talent"
Watch Kenichi Ebina's amazing dance routine.

"Big Brother" winner: "I don't think I did anything to merit me losing my job"
Andy Herren talks about the controversy in the house and his plans for the $500. PLUS: The finalists react and say sorry for the racism controversy.

Spike TV developing a King Tut event series
The six-part series will use recently discovered DNA evidence as part of its miniseries story.

Seth Meyers' "The Awesomes" renewed by Hulu
The animated series will be back for a 2nd season.

Behind the scenes of "Sherlock" Season 3
BBC has released pictures from the set.

"The Simpsons" puts Homer and Marge in bed with Kristen Wiig

Watch a clip from the season premiere.

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<p>Miley Cyrus together with Britney Spears in 'Miley: The Movement.'</p>

Miley Cyrus together with Britney Spears in 'Miley: The Movement.'

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Watch: Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears share a moment in Cyrus's MTV doc trailer

She can't stop, won't stop, posing nude

“You’re always going to make people talk, you might as well make them talk for like, two weeks, instead of two seconds,” says Miley Cyrus is the trailer for her upcoming MTV “documentary,” “Miley: The Movement.”

(A side note: Let’s stop calling these specials “documentaries”; they are total promotion pieces with no bit of objectivity to them often paid for by the artist or the label).

In the 90-second clip, watch Miley look pensively out the window, because, y’all, that shows she’s a real artist. Watch her give her band direction as she tells them that’s when a part gets “messy,” because, as you know, she’s a real artist. Watch her twerk and watch her make Britney Spears laugh as she brings up that she wants to blow it up at the MTV Video Music Awards because “everyone takes the VMAs so serious.” Since when???? Britney just sits there and giggles.

“I have this freedom to do whatever I want because I’m starting as a new artist right now,” declares Cyrus, and clearly, what she’s doing is working since her new single, “Wrecking Ball,” is atop the Billboard Hot 100 right now.

As far as the movement referred to in the title, apparently, according to Cyrus, “There’s an army. We’re all part of that movement.” I’m not real sure what the movement is, I’m sure it will all be revealed when the special airs on Oct. 2.

“Bangerz,” Cyrus’s new album on RCA, comes out Oct. 8. And, in case you haven’t heard, she can’t stop, won’t stop, posing nude. Fans can purchase a vinyl picture disc version of the album featuring a topless shot of Cyrus (granted her arm is strategically placed) from her website, since we know WalMart won’t be carrying that cover). See Cyrus’s alternate “Bangerz” covers here. Fans can vote on their favorite image on her website starting today.


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<p>Carole King has been named MusiCares Person of the Year</p>

Carole King has been named MusiCares Person of the Year

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Lady Gaga, Dixie Chicks set to honor Carole King, MusiCares Person of the Year

Steven Tyler, James Taylor and Bette Midler will also take part

Lady Gaga, Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Jason Mraz and Steven Tyler are among the artists who will salute Carole King, 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year.

The Jan. 24 fundraiser, always held two nights before the Grammy Awards, benefits MusiCares’ health and human services program, which provides emergency financial, medical, educational and emotional support for those in the music community through such programs as its MAP Fund, which allows access to addiction recovery services, and helping provide monetary support with medical bills.

The Recording Academy, the same organization that puts on the Grammys, started the MusiCares Person of the Year event 24 years ago. Past honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, James Taylor and Neil Young. The evening honors an artist for her musical contribution, as well as charitable work. King, a 4-time Grammy winner,  is known for her support of environmental efforts, as well as a number of political causes.

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<p>Concept art for Pixar's &quot;The Good Dinosaur.&quot;</p>

Concept art for Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur."

Credit: Pixar Animation Studios

Roundup: 2014's animation slate will be Pixar-free

Also: The fear in 'Blue Jasmine,' and WikiLeaks takes on 'The Fifth Estate'

With the general consensus that this year's Best Animated Feature Oscar race is a little on the lean side, we'll be hoping for a better crop next year. That may well be the case, but it'll have to happen without any help from category stalwarts Pixar. It appears that the blockbuster merchants have bumped their planned summer 2014 feature, "The Good Dinosaur," forward a full 18 months -- it'll now open on November 25, 2015. That was the date formerly occupied by "Finding Nemo" sequel "Finding Dory," for which you'll now have to wait until June 2016. All that will make 2014 the first year since 2005 with no new Pixar feature. Hard news for fans, particularly those of us who didn't think "Brave" or "Monsters University" were in the studio's top tier. Here's hoping they come back firing on all cylinders. [Variety

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<p>Danie Geimer of &quot;The X Factor&quot;</p>

Danie Geimer of "The X Factor"

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Recap: 'The X Factor' Season 3 - Auditions #3

Will Demi Lovato do her Simon Cowell impression again?

Hey gang. I decided to stick around with "The X Factor" for at least another week of recapping. It's all about consistency and seeing a job through to the end, even if you frequently threaten to quit.

Wednesday (September 18) was my first double recap Wednesday of the fall and I've already done "Survivor: Blood vs. Water." It's possible/probable that if I continue to do "X Factor" through the live shows that I'll do "X Factor" first followed by "Survivor," but tonight it was the other way around.

No screener tonight, so I'm back to normal time code for the live-blog.

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"Big Brother"

 "Big Brother"

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'Big Brother' finale recap: Who will win the big money?

Andy, Gina Marie and Spencer battle for half a million bucks

Tonight's the night! This isn't the final three I expected (it never is) but it's still going to be interesting to see how this plays out. I don't envy the members of the jury house, as each of these players is so different they will not only have to decide on who had the better game, but they will have to define what they consider good (or at least winning) game play in the first place. 

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<p>On &quot;The Bridge,&quot;&nbsp;Marco (Demi&aacute;n Bichir)&nbsp;faces off against Tate (Eric Lange).</p>

On "The Bridge," Marco (Demián Bichir) faces off against Tate (Eric Lange).

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Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Take the Ride, Pay the Toll'

Tate's plan reaches its endgame in the same spot where Sonya and Marco first encountered each other

A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming right up...

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<p>Rupert's back. If you care.</p>

Rupert's back. If you care.

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Recap: 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' Premiere - 'Blood Is Thicker Than Anything'

Returning players and their loved ones face a slew of twists
Intro and Re-Intro. Water! Blood! It's a structurally interesting start. The 10 pairs are being dropped off in 10 locations and they don't know that they aren't playing together. Let's meet and re-meet them! "I am the original, the OG," says Gervase, whose niece Marissa was nine when he originally played. Oh God. We're all so old. "It's cute that he thinks he's going to win," Marissa says. Ah, Kat and "Big Brother" winner Hayden. I assume their conversations mostly involve smiling prettily. "It is 'Survivor' in a house," says Hayden, who apparently knows precious little about "Survivor," while Kat insists this is her game. Monkey! Yeah, I don't remember Laura at all, so I don't have any real ties to her daughter Ciera. Yawn. Rupert. Rupert has somehow never made it to the end and his wife Laura wants to outdo her hubby. "This has always been about Rupert and Rupert playing three times and Rupert, Rupert, Rupert," Laura says. Oy. No, Jeff Probst. Colton didn't make "controversial" statements. He made bigoted statements. There was no "controversy." He was a pig, but he's hoping that his fiance will give him maturity. Colton's goal is to show us a new side, while Caleb swears he knows a different Colton and promises redemption. Candice and husband John are worried they may be perceived as too successful. Monica is joined by husband Brad Culpepper, who Jeff Probst calls "famous," even though if you showed his picture to 100 of the most dedicated NFL fans in the world, 98 couldn't identify him (the other two went to Florida). Brad's ready to play second fiddle to his wife. Former winner Tina is prepared to be competitive with daughter Katie who is, in turn, prepared to beat her mom at her own game. Tyson has been disappointed by "Survivor" (and "Survivor" fans by Tyson!) but he's going to do well this time, because he's prepared to take down the loved ones. "Exile Island" winner Aras is here with his somewhat estranged brother Vytas, who had a drug problem and spent a year in jail. This duo already intrigues me, even if Aras' season is one I only half-remember. The teams will all get to spend a night alone, without supplies, with the veterans expected to help prep their loved ones for the game. I just wish that the different locations didn't look awkwardly staged and lit. Gervase finally realizes it's been 13 years since he played "Survivor." "Do you want me to do something?" Colton asks Caleb. Kat is overrun by ants. And the game is on!
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NYPD shuts down filming on 'Person of Interest'

NYPD shuts down filming on "Person of Interest"
The CBS drama failed to inform the NYPD before filming a gun shootout scene on the streets of New York. Locals complained thinking the gunshots were real.

"Justified" promotes Jere Burns
Winn Duffy will be regular part of next season.

"Survivor" turns 400
Tonight's "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" season premiere is also the 400th episode of the CBS reality show.

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<p>Miley Cyrus's &quot;Wrecking Ball&quot;</p>

Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball"

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Miley Cyrus crashes into No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with 'Wrecking Ball'

Women rule the roost in the top 10

Miley Cyrus crashes into No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Wrecking Ball” becomes her first chart topper, soaring 22-1.

Streaming and digital sales propel the push following the controversial video, which features a nude Cyrus. “Ball” replaces Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which falls to No. 2, following two weeks at No. 1.

An interesting Cyrus family note: While Cyrus is the only member of her family to score a No. 1 song on the Hot 100, three Cyruses have landed top 10 hits: Miley, her father Billy Ray, who landed at No. 4 with “Achy Breaky Heart” 21 years ago; and her brother Trace, who hit No. 10 with “Shake It,” as part of Metro Station in 2008, according to Billboard.

Miley’s previous peak was No. 2 with “Party in the U.S.A.”

Lorde’s “Royals” holds at No. 3, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell,” falls 2-4, and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” remains at No. 5.

Jay Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake,” slides 4-6, Lady Gaga’s “Applause” is at No. 7 for the second straight week, Eminem’s “Berzerk” rises 10-8, Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan, slips one spot to No. 9, and Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais’ “Summertime Sadness” fades into fall as it declines four spots to No. 10.


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