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‘Harley and the Davidsons’ Races to Ratings Highs for Discovery

‘Harley and the Davidsons’ Races to Ratings Highs for Discovery
Discovery miniseries “Harley and the Davidsons” crossed the finish line with an average of 4.4 million viewers across its three nights, once live +3 day viewership is factored in, making the motorcycle drama the most watched single-network cable miniseries in more than three years, since History’s “The Bible.”

According to the cable network, “Harley” was Discovery’s most-watched series ever, excluding documentaries, and the highest rated freshman series among men aged 25-54. The project was the first miniseries commissioned by Rich Ross in his role as Group President for Discovery, Animal Planet and Science, emphasizing a push towards more scripted fare on the traditionally reality-driven network.

“We are really pleased that so many shared the wild ride of ‘Harley and the Davidsons.’ I can’t thank Raw Television and John Goldwyn enough for bringing this story roaring to life,” Ross said.

Harley and the Davidsons” aired over three consecutive nights and stood as the top cable program in
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TV News Roundup: Rainn Wilson to Guest Star on ‘Roadies,’ Jack Griffo on ‘NCIS: L.A.’

In today’s TV news round-up, there is new casting for Starz’s “American Gods,” Showtime’s “Roadies” and “NCIS: L.A.,” plus HBO has announced the premiere date for their movie “All the Way,” starring Bryan Cranston.

Casting News:

Jack Griffo will have a guest appearance in “NCIS: L.A.” The Nickelodeon star, who posted the news on Twitter, will be playing a military cadet named McKenna. His storyline will revolve around him sneaking out to meet up with his girlfriend, but when they’re interrupted by intruders, he has to sacrifice his own life so that his girlfriend can escape. Griffo will appear in episode No. 22 of the current season, which will air in April.

Griffo, who stars in “The Thundermans” on Nick, is repped by Amsel, Eisenstadt , Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency and Alchemy Entertainment.

Starz has cast Emily Browning in their hotly anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods.
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AFI Award Winner and One of Australia's Top Actresses Has Died: Wendy Hughes

Australian actress Wendy Hughes dead at 61 (photo: Wendy Hughes in ‘Newsfront’) Australian film, television, and stage actress Wendy Hughes, best known internationally for the big-screen dramas My Brilliant Career and Careful, He Might Hear You, died of cancer early today, March 8, 2014, in Sydney. Hughes (born on July 29, 1952, in Melbourne) was 61. Wendy Hughes’ film career kicked off in the mid-’70s, with Tim Burstall’s psychological drama ‘Jock’ Petersen / Petersen (1974), in which she plays the wife of a college professor who becomes romantically involved with a married student (Jack Thompson). "I spent a lot of the time naked and doing sex scenes," Hughes would later recall about her work in ‘Jock’ Petersen, "because in the seventies you all had to do that." In 1979, Hughes landed a key supporting role in the international arthouse hit My Brilliant Career, Gillian Armstrong’s late 19th-century-set tale of an independent-minded young woman (a Katharine Hepburn
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Rip Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes, who has died in Sydney aged 61, will be remembered by her peers as one of the finest actors of her generation.

Hughes won the AFI award for best actress for Careful, He Might Hear You in 1983 and was nominated on six other occasions, for Newsfront, My Brilliant Career, Lonely Hearts, My First Wife, Echoes of Paradise and Boundaries of the Heart.

.She was a brilliant actress who set the standard and was pioneering for her era,. filmmaker Philippe Mora, who was a close friend in the 1980s and early 1990s, told If.

.In my opinion without Wendy there would have been no Judy Davis, no Nicole Kidman and no Cate Blanchett. If timing had been different she would have been a major international star. As it is she leaves a legacy of perfect performances as one of Australia's greatest actresses..

Mora wanted to cast Hughes as the female
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Fangirl Suit Report: Week of December 6, 2010

Artsy-fartsy or Videri Quam Esse! Only Mr. Stephen Colbert is too hip for the room for those who can not hear his benediction: from his mouth to God’s ears. We are running ever closer to the end of 2010 with just one more week. Like an Advent Calendar, each episode has opened its doors to us to show us Stephen’s jokes information about the crazy, silly, laughable world around us.

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Definitely no cartouche-bags here. Strap on, buddies, we’re going in!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kohl black, two buttoned, suit complemented by the Osiris white shirt, pulled together by the astonishing black and maroon striped ‘F**k you sauce’ catcher.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Modena , square patterned button coverer streaming down his manly chest enveloped in a Egyptian, morning sky, blue shirt under a handsomely striped, dark suit

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sean Scully-striped, dress shirt under a
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Keith and Nicole Adjust to Life with a Newborn

Two weeks after the arrival of their daughter Sunday Rose, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have resumed their normal domestic routine. But these days the pace is just a little more hectic. What were once morning trips to the local Starbucks have now become coffee runs. Since the birth, Urban, 40, has been spotted rushing in to grab warm drinks and newspapers to go instead of sitting down at a quiet corner table to relax with his wife. Still, the pair are getting back to business – with a twist. On Saturday, Urban played his first show as a dad in Philadelphia.
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Hometown Pals Recall 'Kristen' as Pretty Cheerleader

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They remember her as Ashley, the attractive cheerleader from a New Jersey town who seemed headed to anywhere but a headline-grabbing scandal. Friends of the 22-year-old alleged high-priced call girl named "Kristen" are now rallying around the woman they knew as Ashley Youmans of Wall, N.J."We're just trying to keep her head up and keep her strong, have her look at this as a positive," high school friend Joe Pawlak, who spoke to her on Thursday, tells People. Pawlak, who graduated from New Jersey's Wall High School Class of 2003, one year ahead of Ashley – who now uses the
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