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WATCH: Highlights from Paul Rudd vs. One Direction SNL Showdown; Wiig Steals Show (VIDEO)

Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this week for the third time, doing battle with musical guest One Direction, posing for Michelangelo, and playing a mid-life crisis Santa.
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  • December 8, 2013 2:17 PM
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Funny or Die Spoofs Nikki Finke

Funny Or Die Spoofs Nikki Finke.
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  • November 17, 2013 5:00 PM
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Tim Gunn Lands His Own Fashion Competition Reality Series, Harvey Weinstein Executive Producing

"Make it work!" maestro and dubious-glare expert Tim Gunn (of "Project Runway" fame) has landed his own fashion competition reality series on Lifetime, appropriately titled "Under the Gunn." And Harvey Weinstein is executive producing.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 1:58 PM
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Black List Expands to Television and Web Series, Now Welcomes Series Pilots

The Black List has launched its expansion into television and episodic scripted content. Beginning November 13, writers worldwide can upload their original pilot scripts (and, optionally, their series bibles) to the script database, request evaluations by professional script readers, and make their scripts available to the Black List's membership of 2,000-plus industry professionals.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 1:31 PM
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Media Make Moves: NYT Loses Stelter to CNN, Adds Hoberman, Deadline Adapts to Finke's Departure

There's lots of movement in the media ranks. And the trend of star brands leaving their established digs to become bigger stars for someone else continues apace. The New York Times has lost another media star. Following the departure of online-brands Nate Silver to ESPN and tech columnist David Pogue to Yahoo, now blogger-turned-NYT newsman Brian Stelter is heading to CNN.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 12, 2013 1:29 PM
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Amazon's First Two Original Series, 'Alpha House' and 'Betas,' to Premiere in November (TRAILERS)

Amazon is officially entering the original content ring this month, with its first two series landing November premiere dates. "Alpha House," starring John Goodman, Cynthia Nixon, Amy Sedaris and Wanda Sykes, among others, premieres November 15; "Betas," starring Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton and Maya Erskine, premieres November 22. Trailers below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 4, 2013 1:40 PM
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In the Works: '12 Years a Slave' Director Steve McQueen Developing Series at HBO

"12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen has lined up his next project, and it will be at HBO. The Brit director is developing a New York-set drama series for the cable network.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 29, 2013 1:12 PM
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In the Works: 'Philip Marlowe' Series by 'Castle' Creators and Michael De Luca, Inspired by Raymond Chandler's Famed Private Eye

Raymond Chandler fans, take note. Michael De Luca, Andrew Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller have sold a one-hour drama inspired by Chandler's famed detective Philip Marlowe to ABC.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 18, 2013 4:00 PM
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Weinstein Company Partners with BBC for Six-Hour 'War and Peace' Mini-Series

International TV co-productions are on the rise. The Weinstein Company has made a "major deal" to partner on the BBC's upcoming mini-series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace."
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  • October 14, 2013 12:33 PM
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Meet the Real Siri

This Thursday the Queen Latifah Show will introduce the world to Susan Bennett, the woman who claims to be behind Apple iPhone's original Siri. Bennett revealed herself last week in order to set the record straight after a tech news site gave another voiceover actress credit for Siri.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 9, 2013 2:29 PM
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