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<p>Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver.</p>

Two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver.

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Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden join Emma Stone and Colin Firth in Woody Allen's latest

The Woodster's 2014 project is already shooting in the South of France

As Benjamin Franklin once said, "The only things certain in life are death, taxes and a new Woody Allen movie every single year." I paraphrase, but only for the sake of greater accuracy: now 77 years old, the quintessential New York writer-director shows no sign of relaxing his work rate. And why would he? His output is hit-and-miss, but only two years ago, "Midnight in Paris" proved that he can still hit pretty squarely, scoring the highest box office returns of his career and a fourth Oscar to boot.

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Watch: Phoenix's new video for 'Trying To Be Cool'

Watch: Phoenix's new video for 'Trying To Be Cool'

See Thomas Mars ruin a kid's day

As the thermometer heats up, Phoenix is just “Trying To Be Cool” in its new video for the second single from “Bankrupt.”

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Report: Katie Couric upset with her talk show's gossipy new direction


Report: Katie Couric upset with her talk show's gossipy new direction

In response to "Katie's" ratings decline, Season 2 will be more "gossip-centric" and "dumbed down," according to the NY Daily News.


Gabrielle Union: Losing "Scandal" to Kerry Washington wasn't such a bad thing

"I said to myself, 'Oh my God, these roles are out there,'" says Union, who tonight begins starring in BET's "Being Mary Jane." "It showed me that you don't have to settle. Luckily, the success of her and the show bred more work. Just from the audition process, I knew that I couldn't go backward."


Bill Hader is the new "Mr. Peanut," replacing Robert Downey Jr.
The former "SNL" star will voice the Planters character in commercials.


Ex-MTV VJ Kennedy: Michael Jordan tried to win my virginity in a dice game

Kennedy, who was known on L.A. radio as "The Virgin Kennedy," writes in her memoir that Jordan told her, "If I win, you come back to my hotel room with me tonight."


NBC taking "Community" and "Hannibal" to Comic-Con, but not "Dracula"
"Revolution," "Grimm" and "The Blacklist" will also be in attendance.


Randy Jackson's next gig: Producing for Smokey Robinson
The former "Idol" judge will helm Robinson's duets album.


"Once Upon a Time" reveals its season premiere title
"The Heart of the Truest Believer."


Michael Palin signs on for a WWI drama for BBC

The former "Monty Python" star has joined "The Wipers Times," about soldiers who put out a satirical newspaper during the Great War.


NYC's Lincoln Center to host a free "Breaking Bad" marathon
Every episode will be shown over five nights starting later this month, followed by a cast Q&A.


Bill Cosby hosting a "Cosby Show" sweater tournament
The 64-sweater tournament has been broken into four "regions": Argyles, Cardigans, Cashmeres and Pullovers.

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The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

 The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

'Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team' set for fall on CMT

The show returns for its eighth season

"Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" return for its eighth season Fri. Sept. 6 at 9:00 p.m. on CMT. The network’s longest running non-music series will feature eight one-hour episodes.  

Making dreams come true (or not) are longtime DCC director Kelli McGonagill Finglass and choreographer Judy Trammell. Once again, the hit series follows the girls as they must survive the auditions, training camp, the powerhouse technical coaching of former DCC Kitty Carter, and the demanding expectations of fitness trainerJay Johnson. 

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

 "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

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'Real Housewives of Orange County': Did Vicki deserve what she got?

Brooks hooked up with a porn star, but should Vicki have seen it coming?

While ostensibly the focus of this week's episode is supposed to be on Tamra trying on wedding dresses, that's far too sweet an activity to fuel the tears, screaming and bad behavior the show needs. Thus, Lauri tags along on the trip to the bridal store. Yeah, she hasn't had much to do with Tamra in a few years, but who cares? Heck, even though we are reminded more than once that wedding dress shopping should be an activity for close friends of the bride, "RHoOC" would throw a street bum into the mix if that stirred things up -- and Lauri is more than happy to assist.

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'Under the Dome' drops 15% in Week 2, but still looks good


"Under the Dome" drops 15% in Week 2, but still looks good
The CBS miniseries beat NBC's "reality" entry "Siberia."


Showtime sets premiere date for "Venus and Serena"
The controversial documentary that the United States Tennis Association will be shown on Aug. 23.


Late-night comedians talked more about Obama's climate plan than Sunday news shows
Shows like "Meet the Press" and "This Week" spent zero seconds, while Letterman, Leno and "The Daily Show" each devoted at least one minute to the president's speech last week.


Here's the "Glee" cast list for Season 5
Who will be series regulars next season?


Johnny Depp kisses Jimmy Kimmel, again and again
Depp couldn't help himself after Kimmel said he had a "beautiful face." PLUS: Kimmel is very close to L.A.'s new mayor.


Tracy Morgan welcomes a daughter
Morgan and fiancee Megan Wollover welcomed Maven Sonae Morgan early this morning.


"Happy Endings'" Eliza Coupe hit with divorce papers

Her acting coach husband has filed for divorce just as her sitcom is officially dead.


"Veronica Mars" movie will take a break from filming to attend Comic-Con

"As soon as we're done, we'll turn around and come back to L.A. for our final day of production," says the film's associate producer.


David Spade gets "Catfished"
Watch his Funny or Die video.


"Gossip Girl" alum joins "Revolution"

Patrick Heusinger will play a "handsome rogue" in a recurring role this fall.

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<p>Wait, that's not Alicia Keys.</p>

Wait, that's not Alicia Keys.

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Sweden's Way Out West lineup runs the gamut from Soderbergh to Alicia Keys

The hybrid music-and-movie fest runs from August 8 to 10

All-star music festivals are a dime a dozen every summer -- as, for that matter, are film festivals, at any time of year. Festivals that mix the two, however, are still relatively thin on the ground. The US, famously, has South by Southwest in the spring, and for the last three years, the Swedes have taken a leaf from their playbook (right down to the hat-tipping name) with the Way Out West fest, which takes place this year in Gothenberg on the weekend of August 8 to 10.

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"The Bachelorette"

 "The Bachelorette"

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'The Bachelorette': Five things we learned in Barcelona

Des must decide whether James stays or goes

A lot of things happened in this week's episode of "The Bachelorette," the least jarring of which might have been Kasey's use of the non-word "counteraccusate." Most of the drama was a continuation of the nastiness that broke out following last week's revelation that James may be a scumbag, but that hardly meant that the episode was predictable. It also didn't mean the bachelors or Des made a lot of sense most of the time. I've heard less circular arguments in high school student congress debates. I will attempt to boil down the pertinent information in a handy list of what we've learned in Barcelona, as I'm pretty sure no one wants to feel their head explode reading a detailed play by play of how James rationalized his skeevy behavior. 

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<p>In &quot;Under the Dome,&quot; Deputy Linda (Natalie Martinez)&nbsp;tries to fight a fire without help of the fire department.</p>

In "Under the Dome," Deputy Linda (Natalie Martinez) tries to fight a fire without help of the fire department.

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Review: 'Under the Dome' - 'The Fire'

The big summer hit has an underwhelming second episode

A review of tonight's "Under the Dome" coming up just as soon as I spray paint myself a door...

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<p>Armie Hammer may be wearing the mask of 'The Lone Ranger' this summer, but he almost played Batman in a George Miller version of 'Justice League'</p>

Armie Hammer may be wearing the mask of 'The Lone Ranger' this summer, but he almost played Batman in a George Miller version of 'Justice League'

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Watch: Armie Hammer wigs out as he describes his 'Justice League' Batman suit

'The Lone Ranger' almost wore a different mask a few years ago

I always enjoy a good game of "What if?"

For example, there is an alternate dimension somewhere that is almost exactly like ours in every detail except instead of "The Lone Ranger," Armie Hammer played Batman in "Justice League." After all, it almost happened.

The thing is, George Miller's "Justice League" was going to be perhaps one of the most radical takes on superhero mainstream iconography so far. That's awesome, and I think George Miller is one of our truly great underrated filmmakers. He never gets enough credit or respect, in my opinion. I think he's got a great eye, I think he gets the strangest things out of his actors, and I love his taste in terms of film-craft.

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Watch Ciara and Nicki Minaj's new video for 'I'm Out'

Watch Ciara and Nicki Minaj's new video for 'I'm Out'

Singer and dancer now has two certifiable bangers

Ciara already had a certifiable summer hit in 2013 with "Body Party," out in March this year. Now she's got a bangin' follow-up with Nicki Minaj on "I'm Out," with an equally charged music video.

The two R&B and hip-hop stars start out in all-white (is it bad when I'm like, for once, "Wow, look at Minaj wearing a full outfit complete with shirt and pants?") and then diverge into underground dance party, where Ciara dances better than you'd ever dream of dancing. Minaj indulges in her slow flow before launching into warp speed, while Ciara's kiss-off coverage is topped with product placements. Minaj then throws on her Lil Wayne style around 3:30 and here you are dialing the salon for a head of hair like that.

The siren means start clapping, and that text from your old beau means bad news. Easy to follow, easy to toast.

"I'm Out" is on Ciara's self-titled album, due on Friday (!), July 5.

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Stephen King responds to 'Under the Dome' critics


Stephen King responds to "Under the Dome" critics
"Many of the changes wrought by Brian K. Vaughan and his team of writers have been of necessity, and I approved of them wholeheartedly," King writes in a note on his website. PLUS: Ranking King's TV adaptations, and "Under the Dome" books Mare Winningham.


Here's your 1st look at "Downton Abbey's" 1st black character

Actor Gary Carr today filmed scenes as American jazz singer Jack Ross.


"The Walking Dead's" season premiere title revealed
What does "30 Days Without an Accident" mean?


"Goodwin Games" co-creator begs other networks to pick up his Fox sitcom

The beleaguered comedy from the "HIMYM" team ends its brief run tonight, despite good reviews.


RJ Mitte may start modeling after "Breaking Bad"

"I've talked to Milan and I've talked to Fashion Week," Mitte says of the response to his recent photo shoot.


Melissa McCarthy: ESPN ESPYs host?

ESPY Awards producer Maura Mandt says, "I would love to see a woman take on the show."


How Jennifer Carpenter keeps on delivering an intense "Dexter" performance

"I work with this character from a very emotional place," she says of Deb. "I don't know how to do anything without going full out." PLUS: This season is already an improvement, and James Remar on playing Dexter's dad.


Baby names ruined by TV characters: From Gustavo to Hannah
Also ruined: Enoch, Don and Rayna.


Joey Lauren Adams joins "Switched at Birth"
The "Chasing Amy" star will appear in two episodes as Nikki's mom.


"Ray Donovan": Enough with TV anti-heroes!
The new Showtime series isn't terrible, says June Thomas, but it's yet another rerun of a damaged tough guy that we keep on seeing with nothing new to say. PLUS: Does Paula Malcomson have the worst Boston accent?


Demi Lovato: I had suicidal thoughts when I was a a 7-year-old on "Barney & Friends"
"The X Factor" judge talks about her struggles in an interview with Cosmo.


Has tweeting about Sunday TV become too obnoxious?

Tweeters are, for instance, watching "True Blood" together with their own annoying inside jokes and slang.


"Under the Dome" looks like a network TV game-changer
More networks will look to investing in high-quality summer program after CBS' massive hit.


DC Comics is coming out with a comic book tribute to the '60s "Batman" TV show
Says Adam West: This Batman is "The Bright Knight."


Seth Myers wants to interview fake people on "Late Night" like he does on "SNL"

"I think it would be nice to have hybrid performers like Conan did in the early days," says Myers in a comedy roundtable with Mike Meyers, Ben Stiller and Michael Ian Black. "I really do like playing with the straight man character."


"Futurama's" David X. Cohen answers questions on Reddit
Will there be closure with this 3rd series finale? "I feel like we're starting to get pretty good at writing series finales -- it's a bad sign when you have a lot of experience doing that," he explains. PLUS: "Futurama" takes a dig at NBC.


Coming soon: Holographic TVs?

New technology is making it possible to create a holographic television display.


Eric Mabius is coming to the Hallmark Channel
The "Ugly Betty" alum will star in "Dead Letters," a TV movie that could end up becoming a series.


"Outsourced's" Ben Rappaport joins "The Good Wife"

He'll play a four-year associate next season.


"The Killing's" butch teenage lesbian might be the best thing about Season 3

The character of Bullet is someone you rarely see on TV these days.


"MasterChef" contestant deletes racist tweets
Krissi Biasiello allegedly used the N-word.


Bravo goes "Below Deck" in new boating reality show
Premiering tonight, "Below Deck" follows the staff of a 164-foot charter boat.


"Breaking Amish" star poses for Maxim

Check out Kate Stoltzfus showing plenty of skin.


"Brooklyn Bridge" child star recalls Gary David Goldberg

Danny Lanzetta, now 36, writes: "After a rather whirlwind audition process, I was cast as Alan Silver, the dashing, athletic, impossibly smart young man at the center of Gary's newest show, 'Brooklyn Bridge,' which chronicled his Jewish upbringing in Brooklyn in the 1950s." PLUS: Why isn't "Brooklyn Bridge" on DVD?


"Sh*t My Dad Says" creator recalls his sitcom disaster
Justin Halpern, who's coming out this fall with the new Fox sitcom "Surviving Jack," says: "Even when we shot the pilot I thought, "f********ck. This is not my book. This is not working for this character."


Conan O'Brien's "Carson on TCM" begins tonight
Each hourlong episode, the first of which begins tonight, is divided into five different interview segments.


Dot Marie Jones doesn't know if "Glee" will have her back, but Naya River returning
"I'm still waiting to see if I'm coming back to 'Glee,'" says Jones.


"Beverly Hills 90210" reunion at Chippendales
Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty watched Ian Ziering strip in Las Vegas over the weekend.


Jimmy Kimmel to star in ads promoting Las Vegas, his hometown
The promos will begin airing this week during "Jimmy Kimmel Live."


"True Blood" newbie: Nude scenes are "incredibly freeing and empowering"

They are also "really fun," says Rob Kazinsky. PLUS: Anna Camp on her return.


GSN renews "The Chase" before its premiere

The UK game show-inspired format debuts Aug. 6.


Check out 13 computer fails from '90s TV shows

"What the hell is e-mail?" says Seinfeld.


NBC's "Siberia" looks like "Survivor," but it's totally fake
The new "reality show" premiering tonight begs the question: What's the difference between "fake" and "real" reality TV?

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