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<p>Britney Spears</p>

Britney Spears

Britney Spears officially unveils Smurfs' song, 'Ooh La La,' talks William Orbit and new album

Also, what's the latest on her Vegas residency?

Britney Spears has revealed more details about her eighth studio album, including her plans to enter the studio with William Orbit next week. Orbit is best known for his work with Madonna on “Ray of Light.”

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<p>Ryan Gosling in &quot;Only God Forgives.&quot;</p>

Ryan Gosling in "Only God Forgives."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

'Only God Forgives' wins top honors at Sydney Film Fest

The divisive thriller beat Sarah Polley's 'Stories We Tell,' among others

Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" was arguably the most contentious film at last month's Cannes Film Festival, prompting a broad spread of reactions ranging from outrage in the moral-police quarter to disappointment from genre-friendly "Drive" fans to the odd rave review. But it certainly left the festival slightly worse for wear, and when it came to the awards, no one even considered the possibility of it winning anything from Steven Spielberg's jury.

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<p>Stephen Colbert</p>

Stephen Colbert

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Emmys: Is 'The Colbert Report' poised to break 'The Daily Show's' decade-long variety series dominance?

This might be the year Stephen Colbert receives the torch

Just as the Emmy voting period began last week, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" was all over the news, specifically for lopping off the second half of its show title. Stewart is taking the summer off to direct "Rosewater," his first feature-length film about Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari’s wrongful imprisonment in 2009. In his place strolled the cheery John Oliver, with a disarming grin and genuine gratitude that his boss would place the show in his hands for almost three months.

Even if these new, impossibly polite episodes aren’t technically in consideration for Emmys, the timing of the ensuing press blitz seems oddly convenient. After all, "The Daily Show" has won 10 Emmys in a row for Outstanding Variety Series, and they’re probably hoping for that to go up to a "Spinal Tap" 11 this year. But at the same time, Stephen Colbert has been up to his own Pavlovian trickery. The stage could be set, finally, for a change-up in the category.

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<p>Jay-Z has made a deal with Samsung</p>

Jay-Z has made a deal with Samsung

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Jay-Z inks Samsung deal to release new LP, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

Why his pact could help save the music industry

Jay-Z has partnered with Samsung to give away 1 million copies of his new album,  “Magna Carta Holy Grail.”

The rapper announced the deal during a 3-minute commercial that aired during Sunday (June 16) night’s NBA game between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs.

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CBS announces fall premiere dates

CBS announces fall premiere dates

The season kicks off the night after the Emmys, Sept. 23, with an hour-long "How I Met Your Mother," though "Survivor" will air one week early as it does each year.

MDA Telethon moves to ABC

September 1st will mark the first time the telethon will be on a single network.

"The Americans" Russian spy Annet Mahendru to visit "White Collar"

She'll guest as a Russian ice skater.

Nick Zano to star in a "Nicky" comedy from producer Channing Tatum
The comedy project is based on Zano's experience living in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey.

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"Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda"

 "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda"

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Watch: Nik Wallenda will cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope

The big event is set to take place live June 23

Now, this is what you call a high wire act. Nik Wallenda, known as “The King of the High Wire,” will traverse the Grand Canyon without using a harness for "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda." He'll be 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River, a height greater than the Empire State Building. The tightrope crossing will take place in a remote section of the canyon operated by the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation.

Discovery Channel will capture the play-by-play live event at 8:00 p.m. on Sun., June 23.

Watch three clips of Wallenda below: 

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<p>&quot;Nurse Jackie&quot;&nbsp;(Edie Falco)&nbsp;celebrates the anniversary of her sobriety with some help from her kids.</p>

"Nurse Jackie" (Edie Falco) celebrates the anniversary of her sobriety with some help from her kids.

Credit: Showtime

Season finale review: 'Nurse Jackie' - 'Soul'

A familiar season ends in a familiar place for Edie Falco and friends

A quick review of last night's "Nurse Jackie" season finale — and season 5 as a whole — coming up just as soon as I kidnap you in a Zipcar...

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Report: Charlie Sheen feuding with Selma Blair on 'Anger Management' set -- did he fire her?

Report: Charlie Sheen feuding with Selma Blair on "Anger Management" set -- did he fire her?
According to TMZ, Blair complaining about Sheen led to a "war" on set, and Sheen's claim that he fired her. TMZ says Sheen won't film if Blair shows up to work today.

Dan Harmon not impressed with "Community" Season 4

"I watched season four," Harmon said on his podcast. "I guess I already knew this, but apparently, I’m quite a genius." He added: "It is very much like an impression, and an unflattering one."

Steve Carell & Kristen Wiig promote toilet paper footwear

Watch their Jimmy Kimmel sketch for "TP Striders."

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"American Restoration"

 "American Restoration"

Credit: History

'American Restoration' kicks off its 99th episode with Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz and Tommy Lasorda show up on the transformative show
History is celebrating the 99th and 100th episodes of "American Restoration" with some special guests. Musician Jason Mraz will appear on the 99th episode, and Los Angeles Dodgers' legend Tommy Lasorda will make a special appearance in the 100th episode, . The  Tues. June 18 at 10:00 p.m and 10:30 p.m. respectively. 
Watch three clips of Jason Mraz on "American Restoration" below. 
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'Girl Meets World' officially picked up

"Girl Meets World" officially picked up
ABC Family plans to air the "Boy Meets World" spinoff in 2014.

Daytime Emmys: "Days of Our Lives" awarded best drama, George Lucas wins his 1st Emmy

Lucas took home his first Emmy, the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." PLUS: Watch Daytime Emmys' live envelope screw-up.

"Mad Men" tackles the Bob Benson mystery
Who is James Wolk's character? PLUS: Sterling Cooper & Partners releases its new logo.

Nigella Lawson attacked by her husband?

Charles Saatchi, husband of the TV chef, admits photos of him grabbing her neck are "horrific" but says they "give a far more drastic and violent impression of what took place."

Miss Utah flubs her Miss USA pageant answer
The worst pageant answer since Miss South Carolina?

MySpace to livestream "Jimmy Kimmel Live" concerts
The relaunched social media website will begin airing Kimmel concerts on Thursday.

Netflix to develop original kids' shows with Dreamworks

As part of the deal, Netflix will get the rights to more than 300 hours of Dreamworks content.

"Real Housewives'" Tamra Barney ties the knot
Barney married her boyfriend of three years Eddie Judge over the weekend.

"90210's" Matt Lanter weds
Lanter tied the knot this weekend with longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy.

Anderson Cooper inspires a heavy metal song
The lyrics include: "usually has a stern look on his face / stands in the middle of hurricanes."

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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

 "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" 

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey': 'It's My Party and I'll Fight If I Want To'

Teresa and Melissa get into it and no one wins

Sometimes, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is just good fun. And sometimes I just want to start handing out smacks. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for "RHoNJ" tonight, but my desire to shake some of these people was simply overwhelming. I couldn't have hated them more if they'd been throat punching potbellied pigs. Not that that didn't almost happen. 

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<p>&quot;Game of Thrones&quot;&nbsp;co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie as Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth.</p>

"Game of Thrones" co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie as Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth.

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'Game of Thrones' star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on bears, hands and Jaime's journey

What's required when acting opposite Bart the Bear? And how do people on the street react to him now?

Being an actor on "Game of Thrones" can require patience. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau spent much of the HBO fantasy epic's second season off-camera, and when we did see him as Jaime Lannister, he was sitting in a cage heckling his jailors. But the Danish actor knew his patience would be rewarded in the third season, when Jaime spent through an even more humbling ordeal while on the road with Gwendoline Christie's Brienne of Tarth. It was among the most satisfying journeys of the third season, highlighted by a hot tub confession that was among the best-acted moments of the series to date.

I spoke with Coster-Waldau last week about Jaime's ups and downs, his working relationship with Christie (and with one of their furry co-stars in season 3), the production logistics of Jaime's new physical condition, and more.

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