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Does 'Doctor Who' Have Room for Peter Capaldi?

Peter Capaldi could become one the great Doctors, with a grave sense of wonder that could carry the show pretty deeply "into darkness." It's an open whether the shinier, perkier, re-vamped, demo-baiting current version of the show has room for that kind of greatness.
  • By David Chute
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  • August 25, 2014 3:27 PM
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Check Out Robert Rodriguez vs. Quentin Tarantino in the Director's Chair (VIDEO)

Old pals Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, who collaborated on the original "From Dusk Till Dawn" movie (which spawned an El Rey Network TV series) not to mention "Grindhouse," sit down for an hour-long talk on the August 13th installment of “El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair” (9 PM ET/PT).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 12, 2014 5:00 PM
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WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Sings 'Fancy' With Crosby, Stills and Nash

This is one of those things you don't know you need until you see it: Jimmy Fallon came back last night from his two-week vacation, and he invited Crosby, Stills and Nash to his show to sing Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." With himself playing Neil Young, of course.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 12:01 PM
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The Tony Awards Love Hollywood (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

The Tony Awards voters love Hollywood, and 2014 was no exception. "Breaking Bad" star and Broadway rookie Bryan Cranston and popular Tony host Neil Patrick Harris took home their first Tonys, for playing a flamboyant president (Lyndon Baines Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s “All the Way,” which won Best Play) and crossdresser (in Best Music Revival "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"), respectively.
  • By Anne Thompson and Jacob Combs
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  • June 9, 2014 11:09 AM
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Stephen Colbert Rips Amazon Over Hachette Dispute, Sells More Books (VIDEO)

America's late-night comedy hosts are now, it would seem, the country's new defenders against corporate overreach.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 6, 2014 12:03 PM
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Say Awwww: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Star Blunt is Adorable on Graham Norton, So's Her Baby (VIDEO)

Watch Graham Norton's TV audience let out a collective "awww" as he shows them a picture of "Edge of Tomorrow" star Emily Blunt's new baby. Turns out she was pregnant during late "Edge of Tomorrow" reshoots.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 5, 2014 2:38 PM
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John Oliver's Rallying Cry Over Net Neutrality Buries FCC In Public Comments (VIDEO)

Net neutrality: it's the issue that just won't go away, and for good reason, since it has the capacity to completely transform the way the Internet works. John Oliver supports the cause for an open Internet in the video below.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 3, 2014 11:48 AM
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Cannes: 'Winter Sleep' Wins the Palme d'Or, Full List of Awards (UPDATED)

On the closing night of the Cannes Film Festival critics' fave "Winter Sleep" directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylon, won the Palme D'Or. Full list of winners and press conference quotes are here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 24, 2014 1:42 PM
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WATCH: Seth Meyers Roasts the Time 100, from Vlad and Hillary to Charlie Rose (VIDEO)

Seth Meyers is not only a new NBC late night TVcaster, but was named among the Time 100. So ahead of his duties at the Emmys he got to practice his live hosting skills at the Time 100 gala. See the hilarious results below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 30, 2014 4:50 PM
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WATCH: Trailer for 'Scandal' Star Tony Goldwyn's New Legal Drama 'The Divide'

Tony Goldwyn -- aka POTUS from "Scandal" -- has a new show in the works now that the most recent season of the guilty-pleasure series starring Kerry Washington has wrapped. But he won't be acting. He's writing and producing.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 18, 2014 4:40 PM
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