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'Justified' releases its 1st glimpse of the final season
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'Justified' releases its 1st glimpse of the final season

Showtime's 'Billions' to pit Damian Lewis vs. Paul Giamatti

“Justified” releases its 1st glimpse of the final season
Watch Raylan and Boyd’s “Hat Trick.”


Showtime's “Billions” to pit Damian Lewis vs. Paul Giamatti
Former “Homeland” star Lewis will return to Showtime playing a hedge fund titan who clashes with Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney character in a drama set in the world of high finance.


Jim Carrey does Fire Marshall Bill for “SNL's" new promos with Iggy Azalea
Watch Carrey also flub an attempt at being a rapper.


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<p>Harold Perrineau</p>

Harold Perrineau

'Constantine' star Harold Perrineau discusses his 'warrior angel' and yelling 'Walt!'

'Lost' veteran discusses his angelic wings and his new NBC drama

Since he was first cast in NBC's "Constantine," Harold Perrineau has had a consistent refrain regarding his angelic new role: Manny, dapper winged consigliere to demon-busting Constantine, is no Clarence.

It's not a wonderful life in the world of "Constantine" and, in fact, it's Manny's responsibility to make it clear to the title character that dark days are coming and to impress upon Constantine the need to keep humanity on the map.

Earlier this week, Perrineau stopped by HitFix's video studio to discuss Manny's role in this universe, a role the actor has described as both "an angel of questionable intent" and also, in this interview, a "warrior angel." 

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Stephen Hawking

In time for 'The Theory of Everything,' Stephen Hawking joins Facebook

The renowned physicist takes us inside his life through social media magic

Through number-crunching and theorizing, Stephen Hawking opened our universe to new possibilities. Now, the theoretical physicist is hoping to do the same for his lifetime of work, connecting with curious followers in a way that represents the future of communication. Just in time for “The Theory of Everything,” a biopic delving into the 72-year-old scientist’s life, Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook.

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<p>Mark Wahlberg in &quot;The Gambler&quot;</p>

Mark Wahlberg in "The Gambler"

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Cinematographer Greig Fraser talks 'Foxcatcher,' 'Gambler' and NOT 'Star Wars'

That's right: He's doing Gareth Edwards' standalone film

I've known Greig Fraser for a few years now and have been positively stoked to see him rise through the ranks and become, truly, one of the great DPs of his generation. He's gone from making a big splash with painterly work in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" to taking on major projects from Matt Reeves ("Let Me In"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher"). Oh, and now he's lined up a "Star Wars" movie.

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Lauren Graham to reunite with ex Matthew Perry on 'The Odd Couple'
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Lauren Graham to reunite with ex Matthew Perry on 'The Odd Couple'

Allison Williams didn’t audition for 'Peter Pan Live!' and isn’t scared of anything going wrong

Lauren Graham to reunite with ex Matthew Perry on “The Odd Couple”
The “Parenthood” star will play Perry’s ex-wife, Gabby.


Mama June releases a “truth video” following TLC’s “Honey Boo Boo” cancelation
"I have not seen that person in 10 years, and do not seem to want to see that person,” Mama June says in the dimly lit video posted on Facebook, which also thanks fans for their support.


Allison Williams didn’t audition for “Peter Pan Live!” and isn’t scared of anything going wrong
“I’m not scared because everyone is working to the best of their ability. I am really type A in this preparation,” she says. “And the other thing is that my biggest training ground is improv. I’ll know how to handle things if something goes wrong. The myriad things that can go wrong is why most of America will tune in.”


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Grammy nominations be revealed Dec. 5 in morning unveiling and Christmas TV special
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Grammy nominations be revealed Dec. 5 in morning unveiling and Christmas TV special

'A Very Grammy Christmas' will showcase Album of the Year nods... on a Friday night

The 2015 Grammy nominees will be revealed in two parts, both on Friday, Dec. 5. Album of the Year nominations will go up during an hour-long "A Very Grammy Christmas" at night, at 9 p.m. on CBS; all other categories will be announced early that morning.

According to Variety, the Recording Academy wanted to shake up their unveiling strategy, after six years of hosting a "Grammy Nominations Concert LIVE!" on Monday nights. The "holiday special" -- a strategy which has been explored by other music organizations like the CMAs -- will keep at least that single category of nominations in a performance show format.

As for the other 82 categories besides Album of the Year? Those nominations are "not expected to be presented in a press conference setting," though many other awards shows like the Golden Globes and Oscars choose to publish their lists on early mornings.

And all at once. The games begin on the same starter block.

Friday nights aren't exactly primetime for televised events. While the Recording Academy undboutedly wants to emphasize the prestige of the Album of the Year category, I think they may be diluting their message by splitting up the announcement and applying tinsel and a red and green sheen. Granted, broadcasting "Grammy Nominations Concert" on Mondays at 8 p.m. haven't garnered the excitement and viewership organizers may desire (even with repeated visits from Taylor Swift), but at least on Tuesday morning everyone wakes up with a full list of contenders in front of them. The full list of nominees, instead, will be complete on a Saturday morning this year.

The first round of voting started on Oct. 16 and are due Nov. 5; an excess of 17,000 recording submitted are eligible. The 2015 Grammy Awards will air on CBS on Feb. 8, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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<p>Emmanuel Sanders of the Denver Broncos</p>

Emmanuel Sanders of the Denver Broncos

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TV Ratings: Peyton Manning leads CBS Thursday, 'Murder' rises, 'A to Z' dips

'Scandal' and 'Grey's Anatomy' are also up for second place ABC

Fast National ratings for Thursday, October 23, 2014.

For the second time in five days, Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to victory and helped lead a network to primetime gold as CBS' Thursday Night Football cruised to victory in all measures.

Thursday night saw upticks for all three parts of ABC's Shonda Rhimes-dominated lineup, with a particular bump for "How To Get Away With Murder."

The news was less good over on NBC where "Bad Judge" slipped down to The Mulaney Line with a 1.0 key demo rating and "A to Z" dipped below The Line, a depth FOX's "Gracepoint" continues to inhabit. At least FOX can be pleased that "Gracepoint" didn't drop this week despite having a "Bones" repeat as a lead-in.

And, again, with both of the participating Thursday Night Football teams hailing from outside of the Eastern or Central time zones, CBS' numbers are predictably imprecise.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Parenthood</p>

Parenthood

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'The Scale of Affection Is Fluid'

Max learns about dating, while Crosby and Zeek hit the bars

A quick review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as my sister gives me her condoms...

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TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' because Mama June is allegedly dating a child molester
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TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' because Mama June is allegedly dating a child molester

TLC cancels 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' because Mama June is allegedly dating a child molester

Report: TLC cancels “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” because Mama June is allegedly dating a child molester
Mama June denied the allegation on Facebook, writing “It isn’t true i promise." But according to TMZ, TLC didn’t believe her and is canceling the hit reality show because the cable network feels she is putting her children at risk. The cancelation means TLC won’t air the already-shot new season. UPDATE: TLC confirms the cancelation, saying in a statement: “TLC has cancelled the series ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately. Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being,”


Taylor Swift reunites with the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” music booker who booted her from the show when she was 14
Swift visited Kimmel’s music booker as a teenager with her mom, but Kimmel’s booker felt she was too young. So Kimmel last night had him thrown out of his building.


“Game of Thrones” received 86,000 applications for extras in Spain
The HBO series needs 600 extras for a key battle scene.


Kat Von D attacks news crews after her tattoo shop was destroyed by fire
The former “LA Ink” star told news crews filming the incident, “You guys want a f***ing interview, seriously? You guys, come on. Have some f***ing respect. Seriously, do you feel better about yourself? Oh yeah, get the lens, you f***ing idiot.”

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<p>Constantine</p>

Constantine

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Review: NBC's 'Constantine' a tepid take on DC/Vertigo mystic hero

Matt Ryan looks the part, but the pilot's too generic for its hero

The TV version of John Constantine doesn't smoke.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings
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See how Ridley Scott terraformed Spain into Ancient Egypt for 'Exodus'

The 'Prometheus' director gets his Demille on

Epic can’t be faked. CG magic can only take directors partway. Without an element of the real to hang on, digitally rendered wideshots filled with simulated armies are going to trigger our scrutinous brains. Blame Cecil B. DeMille and David Lean. Audiences know how epic is done right.

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The 10 best Jake Gyllenhaal performances to date

The 10 best Jake Gyllenhaal performances to date

Where does his latest work in 'Nightcrawler' figure in?

Jake Gyllenhaal has already popped up in one film this year, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy." But he has another one on the way — Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" — that is a fierce reminder of his upward trajectory as of late: he's building to something major. You can just feel it.

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