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Watch: Weird Al Yankovic Sings The Theme Songs To Your Favorite TV Shows In Emmy Awards Medley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 9:22 AM
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Weird Al Yankovic Emmy Awards
It's heartening that in a pop culture world where Nicki Minaj gets millions upon millions of views mostly with respect to her ample posterior, there's still room for Weird Al Yankovic (and we hope he eventually does a cover of "Anaconda"). The premiere song parodist dropped his latest album Mandatory Fun a few months back, and for the first time in his career, it reached number one on the charts. People still love Weird Al, and last night he did his thing at the Emmy Awards.

Watch: Billy Crystal's Heartfelt Emmy Awards Tribute To Robin Williams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 9:05 AM
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Billy Crystal Emmys
Last night, the TV world's finest put on their best suits and nicest dresses for the the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. "Breaking Bad" won big, and there was much laughter and celebration, but there was one person whose presence was deeply missed: Robin Williams. The late comedian and actor was incandescent on every stage, and his death continues to be mourned in Hollywood. Last night, Williams received a lovely tribute from a longtime friend.

'Breaking Bad' & 'Sherlock' Dominate 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards As 'True Detective' & 'Game Of Thrones' Lose Out

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 26, 2014 5:54 AM
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Breaking Bad
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. And if you thought that NBC were somehow airing a repeat of last year's ceremony, you'd be forgiven: the awards were dominated by previous winners, with "Modern Family" tieing "Frasier"'s record for most victories in comedy, and "Breaking Bad" taking its third drama prize on the trot.

Exclusive: Hear John Debney’s "Houdini Suite" From History Channel's 'Houdini' Starring Adrien Brody

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2014 5:07 PM
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Houdini
There will be many reasons to watch History Channel's "Houdini," starting with Adrien Brody role as the famed illusionist/escapist. Another is down to Oscar nominated composer John Debney's score for the miniseries, his first work for director Uli Edel ("The Baader Meinhof Complex").

Casting: 'Short Term 12' Star Keith Stanfield To Play Snoop Dogg In 'Straight Outta Compton' And More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2014 4:40 PM
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Short Term 12
West Coast rap is coming back next summer with N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton." And the cast for the F. Gary Gray movie just keeps getting bigger. "Short Term 12" star Keith Stanfield (who showed off his rap skills in the indie flick) has joined the movie, taking on the role of hip hop titan Snoop Dogg. Those are some big shoes to fill.

Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' Will Become A TV Series On HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2014 3:30 PM
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Because television shows are being treated with the same artistic reverence as movies now (just look at the Sundance Film Festival screening Jane Campion's "Top Of The Lake," or the upcoming Venice Film Festival unspooling "Olive Kitteridge"), big studio TV shows are desperately trying to keep up. With "Fargo" in particular showing that movie properties can become TV shows and find an audience with critics and the public, the race is on. And Paramount is going hard.

Watch: Will McAvoy Is Wanted By U.S. Marshals In Teaser Trailer For 'The Newsroom' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2014 11:52 AM
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Over the course of two seasons, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" has provided some of the best hate-watching on TV. At its the finest, the show has been absolutely compelling, sharp, funny and even moving with Jeff Daniels doing some great work as newscaster Will McAvoy. But at it's worst, is has been clichéd, tone deaf and frustrating, particularly when it comes to the relationships between characters. Sorkin has a chance to go out on high note with the third an final season of "The Newsroom," and the first teaser trailer has now arrived.

Matthew McConaughey Wanted For Stephen King's 'The Stand' And Former Michael Mann Project 'Gold'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2014 9:52 AM
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Matthew McConaughey The Stand
With his career revived, an Oscar in his rec room, Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" on the way and Gus Van Sant's "Sea Of Trees" now filming, Matthew McConaughey is in the enviable position of having his pick of projects to do next. And two very intriguing offers are now crossing his desk.

Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 9 'The Garveys At Their Best'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2014 11:00 PM
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Justin Theroux and Amy Brenneman in "The Leftovers"
Over the course of its first season, "The Leftovers" has quietly established itself as a show that is unafraid to continually shake up its approach to storytelling. With a vast sprawl of characters, supernatural elements and more, the creators have realized that a mystery isn't worth investing in, if you don't care about the people involved. And so, we've seen a handful of character based "standalone" episodes, that have deepened our understanding of their plight, and the reasons behind their actions. But nothing has been quite like this week's "The Garveys At Their Best," which radically jumps back in time three years to October 13th, the day before the Sudden Departure, and in a pretty riveting 50 minutes of television, shows the further links between these characters, and in most cases, the circumstances of their lives that made October 14th all the more devastating.

AMC Renews ‘Halt And Catch Fire,’ The Best Show On TV That You’re Not Watching Yet

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 22, 2014 4:55 PM
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Halt and Catch Fire
Ok, there are probably a lot of good shows on TV that you’re not watching and that deserve attention, but for me, personally, if I have to vouch for one recent favorite, it’s AMC’s ‘80s-set computer company drama “Halt And Catch Fire.”

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