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November 27, 2014

Doctor Who: Dreamland coming to DVD this May

David Tennant's last appearance of the The Doctor to arrive on a Doctor Who DVD will arrive this spring with the animated Dreamland. According to a BBC America news release, the CG-animated adventure will arrive in U.S. stores on May 4 for $24.98. Voiced by Tennant, The Doctor visits Dry Springs, Nev. in 1958 in an environment deliberately reminiscent of Roswell and the would-be New Mexico UFO ...

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Hawking channels Sagan with new space series

Professor Stephen Hawking has more letters after his name to forge his own alphabet. And, now he has his own television series heading our way from Discovery. According to a release from the network, Hawking (Ph.D., CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA...See what I mean?) is the centerpiece of Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking -- will explore the major questions confronting modern science and physics. How d...

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Donations open early for Clooney's Hope for Haiti

You can start donating money to George Clooney'a "Hope for Haiti" telethon hours before it goes live. The global benefit show airs live tonight at 8 p.m. ET from Los Angeles, New York and London. But, the charity will begin accepting donations today at noon ET, 9:00 a.m. PT. You can send your donation via phone at 1-877-99-HAITI or by texting "GIVE" to 50555. And, you can mail donations to Hope...

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Pet Psychic Encounters goes to the dogs

I saw a stand-up comic a few years back that noticed the weakness in the whole "pet psychic" premise. Whenever the animal clairvoyant -- someone who is supposedly able to read pets' minds -- enters a home to "sense the thoughts" of a house pet, they always ask the same question first: "What's your pet's name?" What? Couldn't Fido or Mr. Fluffy-Kins give you a psychic business card? With t...

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Fans rally for Conan outside Universal Studios

If you live in Los Angeles, be prepared to run into a lot of Conan O'Brien fans with severe colds over the next week. Hundreds of dedicated "Cone-heads" braved some of the nastiest weather LA has seen in years to gather outside Universal Studios to show support for O'Brien and opposition over NBC's decision to remove him from The Tonight Show. As multiple rain storms swept through the area, ...

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Viewers can attend Sundance Festival via their TVs

If you're not cool enough (or smug enough) to head to Utah for the Sundance Film Festival this month, you can now watch key moments of the event via your TV on demand through the new video on demand service, Sundance Selects. You can put on your overpriced, ugly ski boots and over-sized sunglasses while you pet your matchbox-sized dog -- pretending you're the up and coming star of a pretentious...

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Lost University's spring semester now in session

Just like scores of real world colleges and universities across the country, Lost University is now back in session. The fictional university meant to teach Lost fans on the "fringe" science and other elements of J.J. Abrams' show can begin classes anew as the series approaches its final season. It's no joke and no mere marketing gimmick as the "university" brings in legitimate scientists, p...

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BBC's The Choir turns reporters into singers

The star of the upcoming BBC America reality series, The Choir pulled a fast one on the assembled reporters gathered for the network's press conference during the TCA proceedings this weekend. The reality show features choirmaster Gareth Malone (right) as he attempts to forge a top-notch choir in England's cash-strapped schools and underprivileged neighborhoods. The 13-episode series will run t...

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Networks sign on for Clooney's two-hour Haiti telethon

It's full-speed ahead for George Clooney's aid event for survivors of the massive earthquakes in Haiti as eleven networks signed on to air the event with the ongoing possibility of more coming aboard. Currently, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, CNN International, National Geographic and MTV are aboard to air the event live. It will air at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, January 2...

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Here's the first look of Doctor Who in The Beatles

Who knew that The Beatles came from Gallifrey? OK. They didn't, but at least one of men behind The Doctor's various incarnations is portraying one of the music giants in a new BBC movie. Christopher Eccleston is portraying the late John Lennon in the new Beeb movie, Lennon Naked. And, the network released the first look at Eccleston in character. The movie is set to air this year on BBC4 -- and...

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