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  • Series Mania, Conecta Fiction Link on Industry Panels (EXCLUSIVE)
    Friday - 02/24/2017 - 07:29 AM

    MADRID — Paris-based Series Mania, the fast-expanding TV festival-industry forum, and Spain’s Conecta Fiction, a new TV co-production and networking initiative, have forged a collaboration that is set to see their exchanging conference panel events at their 2017 editions.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Karla Souza Breaks Down Finale Shocker on ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ (SPOILERS)
    Friday - 02/24/2017 - 09:24 AM

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched the two-hour “How to Get Away With Murder” Season 3 finale, which aired on Thursday, Feb. 23. The Season 3 finale of “How to Get Away With Murder” ended on a cliffhanger that no one saw coming: Laurel’s (Karla Souza) father (Esai Morales) was the...

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  • Asghar Farhadi to be Represented by First Female Space Tourist and Nasa Executive at Oscars
    Friday - 02/24/2017 - 06:59 AM

    ROME — Two prominent Iranian Americans, engineer Anousheh Ansari, known as the first female space tourist, and Dr. Firouz Naderi, director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA, will represent Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi and his film “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony, Farhadi’s publicist has announced.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Film Review: ‘Rock Dog’
    Friday - 02/24/2017 - 01:27 AM

    For a film in which a Tibetan mastiff with big musical dreams stalks a jaded feline rock star while honing his supernatural martial arts powers and dodging kidnapping attempts from a gang of lupine Mafiosi who run a pro wrestling business on the side, “Rock Dog” is surprisingly uneventful.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Connie Britton Reacts to ‘Nashville’ Shocker: ‘I’m Forever Grateful’
    Thursday - 02/23/2017 - 10:04 PM

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead, if you have not watched “Nashville” Season 5, episode 9, titled “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” which aired on CMT on Thursday, Feb. 23. Connie Britton’s character, Rayna, was killed off of “Nashville” on Thursday night’s emotional episode.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Illumination Taps Peter Schube as Chief Operating Officer
    Thursday - 02/23/2017 - 07:50 PM

    Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment has appointed former Jim Henson Company exec Peter Schube to replace Natalie Fischer as chief operating officer. Illumination — the production company behind “Minions,” “Sing,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and the “Despicable Me” franchise — also announced Thursday that it’s appointed Scott Broock as exec VP of digital strategy and innovation, and Latifa Ouaou as...

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  • Most Memorable Oscar Dresses Ever (Photos)
    Thursday - 02/23/2017 - 08:41 PM

    Millions will be tuning in Sunday to not only see who wins what, but who wore what. The Academy Awards have been the backdrop for some of the most memorable fashion moments over the last nine decades, and judging by this awards season, the 89th Oscars won’t disappoint.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Sports Anchor Suspended Over Trump Tweet
    Thursday - 02/23/2017 - 09:18 PM

    Chicago’s WLS-Channel 7 has reprimanded a sports anchor after he tweeted that President Trump was a “cartoon lunatic” elected by a “country of simpletons.” The station told the Chicago Sun-Times that Mark Giangreco’s comments are “not in line with ABC 7 Chicago’s non-partisan editorial standards” and that management is “taking the appropriate action.” That action,...

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  • Content Costs Double at Chinese Video Streaming Giant iQIYI
    Thursday - 02/23/2017 - 06:09 PM

    The cost of content for Chinese video streaming platform iQIYI more than doubled in 2016, parent company Baidu has revealed. The figures highlight the growing commitment to the entertainment business on the part of one of China’s Internet giants, as well as the costly competitive landscape.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Calvin Klein (Finally) Sheds Minimalist Getaway on Miami Beach’s Biscayne Bay
    Thursday - 02/23/2017 - 06:17 PM

    SELLER: Calvin Klein LOCATION: Miami Beach, CA PRICE: $12,850,000 SIZE: 5,802 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Though it took nearly two years and it finally sold for significantly under its in-hindsight rose-tinted original price tag of $16 million, according to digital listings kindly forwarded by a couple...

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