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Caryn James

TV Tonight: "House" Does "Butch Cassidy"

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  • March 7, 2011 2:00 AM
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It’s a medically-induced movie dream: in tonight’s episode of the strong-as-ever House (after a rocky start this season), Cuddy becomes a patient, and under the influence of who knows what hallucinates the cast into a series of films, including eveyone’s favorite, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. This behind-the-scenes interview with Hugh Laurie and producer Greg Yaitanes offers a glimpse of the perfectly-detailed set.

Charlie Sheen Jumps the Shark (with Video)

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  • March 6, 2011 4:25 AM
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It took less than a week for Charlie Sheen to cross over from out-of-control wild man to calculating performance artist – but unlike most people self-consciously playing themselves, Sheen’s act didn’t start out that way.

Watch Miley Cyrus Play Justin Bieber on SNL

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  • March 6, 2011 3:21 AM
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The Miley Cyrus Show, with Vanessa Bayer playing a babbling, "Pretty Cool"-spouting Miley, has been a highlight of Saturday Night Live's season. So when Cyrus hosted last night you might have expected dueling Mileys. Instead, she played that calculating kid - even his winks are planned - Justin Bieber.
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Catherine Breillat’s “Sleeping Beauty”: A Thinking Woman’s Fairy Tale

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  • March 4, 2011 2:40 AM
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Movies are meant to enchant us and Catherine Breillat’s visually stunning The Sleeping Beauty does that and more. Like her recent Bluebeard, this is a thinking woman’s fairy tale, in which Breillat explores the sexual awakening of girls, and the meaning of class and gender, revising the familiar stories while keeping their enrapturing charm.

Best Fairy Tale Films For Grownups

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  • March 4, 2011 2:21 AM
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Fairy tales for grownups are everywhere, fraught with love, sex and menace. Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood, wonderfully cast with Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman, arrives next week. Catherine Breillat's smart revision of Sleeping Beauty opens in July. (Here's my review from the French film festival.)

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Puts Charlie Sheen's Words In The Cat in the Hat's Mouth

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  • March 4, 2011 1:46 AM
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Charlie Sheen mashups have been almost as inescapable as his interviews, but only Jimmy Kimmel Live! had the wit to put audio from his interview with ABC's Andrea Canning into Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat.

TV: Does "Breakout Kings" Live Up To Its Hype?

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  • March 3, 2011 7:48 AM
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A&E’s massively hyped new crime series, Breakout Kings, is the street version of USA’s more urbane, better written White Collar.
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Video: Jimmy Fallon's Perfect Charlie Sheen Parody

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  • March 3, 2011 1:28 AM
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Jimmy Fallon goes beyond the usual late-night punch lines with this commercial for Sheen's new men's fragrance, "Winning."

Why We're Watching Charlie Sheen: Waiting for the Crash (UPDATED With New Video)

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  • March 2, 2011 1:14 AM
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The country has been riveted to Charlie Sheen. The newest twist: late yesterday his twin sons were removed from his house after his ex-wife got a restraining order, and this morning Sheen turned up on the Today show with his lawyer to argue his case.

Video: Behind the Scenes of Kiefer Sutherland's New Web Series

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  • March 2, 2011 12:07 AM
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It's as if Jack Bauer finally came clean and admitted he's just a killer, none of that national security stuff to cloak his murderous instincts. In his new webseries The Confession, coming to Hulu later this month, Kiefer Sutherland plays a hit man confessing to a priest, played by John Hurt.
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