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'Game of Thrones' 3.2 Review and Recap: 'Dark Wings, Dark Words'

If the opening episode of Season Three of Game of Thrones was mostly talking, Episode Two is mostly walking, though it sets a brisk pace and there's a lot to see along the way.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 8, 2013 3:04 PM
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Melissa McCarthy Hosts an Uproarious SNL, Plus Peter Dinklage! (VIDEO)

Melissa McCarthy displayed her range during her hosting gig at Saturday Night Live (clips below). She began her second turn hosting the show with a welcome and rare dose of old-school physical humor in her klutzy monologue.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 7, 2013 9:42 PM
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Watch: 'Mad Men' Season 5 Recap (Video)

Are you already swilling a highball, stroking pearls or sporting high-waisted trousers in anticipation of the season six premiere of "Mad Men" Sunday night? Well, here's an economical three-minutes video precap to bring you up to speed. Hopefully this is the last of the appetizers before a satisfying entree.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 7, 2013 7:57 PM
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Mikkelsen's 'Hannibal' Gives NBC Much-Needed Ratings Boost, 'The Hunt' Opens July 12

Looks like Danish star Mads Mikkelsen has boosted his stateside star power and NBC's Thursday night ratings at the same time.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 5, 2013 1:36 PM
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HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Season Premiere Breaks Online Piracy Records

The third season premiere of HBO's fantasy television series "Game of Thrones," which was just renewed for a fourth season, has broken yet another record after a wildly successful broadcast on the premium network last Sunday, March 31st.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 4, 2013 4:58 PM
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HBO Renews 'Game of Thrones' for Fourth Season After It Breaks Record with Season Three Premiere

Predictably, HBO has placed an order for a fourth season of "Game of Thrones," the day after the record 4.4. million viewers for the Season Three premiere were announced, just as it did after the Season Two premiere. Three Sunday “Thrones” showings added up to record 6.7 million.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 2, 2013 2:20 PM
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Lifetime to Premiere 'Dear Mom, Love Cher,' Documentary on Cher's Mom Georgia Holt

For Mother's Day, Lifetime will premiere documentary "Dear Mom, Love Cher," centering on the life of story of -- you guessed it -- Cher's mother, Georgia Holt, who grew up in rural Arkansas and went on to weather the storm of six tumultuous marriages while pursuing a career in Hollywood as a singer and actress.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2013 1:05 PM
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'Top of the Lake' Episode 4 Recap: A Devastating Revelation, and a Simple "Yes/No"

How do the characters in “Top of the Lake” communicate with each other, and how quickly do they choose to divulge information? This is a central question in this week’s episode, which finds significance in both a harrowing, complex monologue and the two most basic written responses in our language.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2013 11:00 PM
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WATCH: Rare Audition Tapes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman Air on 'Today'

Three anonymous casting directors have put 54 early Hollywood audition tapes on the auction block. On Friday, "The Today Show" aired an amusing reel of these endearingly awkward auditions. Clips include early readings from Leonardo DiCaprio vying for a role in the 1990 TV series "The Outsiders," Brad Pitt auditioning for Ron Howard's 1991 "Backdraft" and Nicole Kidman in a particularly dramatic bid for a part in 1991's "Shattered."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 1, 2013 7:00 PM
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WATCH: Gory Clip from Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' Shows Werewolf Transformation

Gore alert! It should come as no surprise, coming from gorehound Eli Roth ("Grindhouse," "Hostel") that the latest clip from Netflix's next original series "Hemlock Grove" is not for the faint of heart. The whole horror series is likely to be as eagerly gross as this scene. Produced by Roth, "Hemlock Grove" begins with a "Twin Peaks" premise: when a 17-year-old girl is brutally murdered in a former steel town in Pennsylvania, all of Hemlock's eccentric denizens-- and violent creatures-- are suspects.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 30, 2013 5:20 PM
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