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November 23, 2014

Stewart and Colbert Ink Deals Through 2012

And now, a moment of zen for late-night TV. According to the New York Times, Comedy Central recently signed its two award-winning "fake news" stars -- Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert -- to deals that would keep them on the air through 2012's presidential election. "Jon and Stephen have established themselves not only on the cable landscape but also on the cultural landscape," said Doug...

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Sissy Spacek to Star in CBS Medical Drama

Sissy Spacek is moving from sabotaging polygamists to saving the world. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning actress will follow up her role as the duplicitous lobbyist Marilyn Densham on HBO's 'Big Love' by playing the lead in a medical drama pilot for CBS, produced by John Wells ('ER'; 'Southland'). The pilot centers around a crew of mobile medical professionals who...

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Pilot News: CBS Picks Up Show From 'Borat' Duo

The 'Borat' crew will be tackling some daddy issues. According to Variety, CBS just gave the green light to the writer/director team of the 2006 mega hit 'Borat' -- Anthony Hines and Larry Charles, respectively -- to develop a comedy pilot about a father (Paul Kaye) who re-enters the life of his newly famous daughter. (No word yet on if Michael Lohan or Billy Ray Cyrus have been enlisted to...

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Maria Bello to Star in HBO's 'Emergency Sex'

Maybe Maria Bello is taking this 'History of Violence' thing a little too seriously. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the former E.R. co-star will headline the HBO series 'Emergency Sex,' based on the book 'Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth'. The series is inspired by the gritty tales of beleaguered U.N. peacekeepers Kenneth Cain, Heidi...

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Most Awkward Award Show Moments (VIDEO)

First she did a twirly hug, then made an odd, slurry joke about a kitten, spoke at a rate of about one word per minute and seemed to have her own personal hype man ('Precious' director Lee Daniels). And what did we do while we watched Mariah Carey's acceptance speech for Breakthrough Actress at last weekend's Palm Springs Film Festival? We winced. We cringed. Then we watched it again. Carey's,...

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