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Press Tour: Cinemax renews 'The Knick,' creators discuss the journey from 'Shaggy Dog'

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Cinemax preceded its Thursday (July 10) Television Critics Association press tour panel for the 1900 NYC medical drama "The Knick" by announcing that it has already renewed the series, which won't premiere until August 8. The 10-episode renewal wasn't a huge shock, because "The Knick" is a very important series for Cinemax as it continues its transition from Skinemax to the fun action-fueled destination for shows like "Strike Back" and "Banshee" to the kind of network capable of luring talent like director Steven Soderbergh and star Clive Owen. The fact is that as long as Owen and Soderbergh were willing to be involved in a second season, a renewal was inevitable and it sounds like the not-particularly-retired Oscar winner is, indeed, eager to continue. "Yeah. I’m going to do all ten," Soderbergh said on the panel, responding to a question about the recent trend of TV directors taking extended duty on shows, »


- Daniel Fienberg

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Celebrate 'Oitnb' star Laverne Cox's Historic Emmy Nom With These 18 Inspiring GIFs

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Historic News Alert: Today "Orange Is The New Black" star Laverne Cox (a.k.a. the irrepressible Sophia Burset) became the first transgender performer to be nominated for an Emmy. Ever. This is important, people. If you're not even the slightest bit moved and inspired by her below statement on the matter (via Time magazine), seek help immediately. "For me personally, I am an individual who consumes mainstream culture. I watch a lot of television. I go to mainstream films. And I want to see myself. I want to turn on the television and see people who look like me who have similar experiences that I have. And I think that trans people want and deserve that; everybody wants and deserves that. We should have representations that humanize our experiences and tell the diversity and the complexity of our experiences...I just think that in terms of forming a more »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday - Eviction and Bomb Squad in Chaos

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When we left things yesterday, Devin had just reversed himself, decided he had parental solidarity with Brittany and taken her off of the Block, even though she was his top target all week up to that point. He had put Zach up, breaking his word to never put up a Bomb Squad member, but also doing what Zach told him to do. But then Brittany said she wanted to make an announcement or something and... Cliffhanger! Let's get to Thursday's (July 10) "Big Brother" to find out what the heck went down after the Veto and what's going to happen with this week's vote. 6:01 p.m. "If you name your alliance The Bomb Squad, it's bound to blow up," Julie Chen's crack staff of writers quip. 6:04 p.m. But what about that crazy cliffhanger? Pao-Pao and Zach appear to be on the Block still, which means that whatever »


- Daniel Fienberg

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Press Tour: Lisa Kudrow makes an HBO 'Comeback' comeback

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It’s been nine years since viewers have seen Valerie Cherish, the sitcom star who allowed cameras to capture her every move to disastrous results, but she’s back and as awkward as ever.  Star Lisa Kudrow and executive producer Michael Patrick King were on hand at the 2014 summer TCA press tour to talk about “The Comeback’s” six-episode resurrection, which is something they’ve always secretly hoped would happen.  “Lisa and I would meet over the years socially, because obviously it’s fun to be around Lisa, and I would always wonder what Valerie would be doing right now,” King says. “But we never said it aloud--”  “It was too much of an emotional risk,” Kudrow adds.  “And then we got a call from HBO,” King continues. “They asked us to come back and talk about ‘The Comeback.’ So we started talking about it because it was no longer a risk. »


- Amber Dowling

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Watch Neko Case Imagine Sci-Fi For Women With Ellie Kemper

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Even with the news of exciting female casting in the new "Star Wars" movie, it's always refreshing to hear people complain about the historic dearth of good female roles in sci-fi movies. Here's Neko Case, her frequent collaborator Kelly Hogan, and "Office"/"Bridesmaids" alumna Ellie Kemper talking about droids, bots, and the like. The Leia hair with the "Star Trek" outfit is my favorite incendiary moment.  »


- Louis Virtel

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Director Matt Reeves on how Coppola's 'Godfather' advice shaped his new 'Apes'

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I sat down with Matt Reeves in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge to see which one of us could have our hair more disheveled by the amazing wind on Crissy Field. Enjoy the video. The last time I saw Reeves, it was at Michael Giacchino's house, where I got to watch the two of them working on a scoring session for "Let Me In." I don't bring that up simply to not-so-humblebrag, but to illustrate just how unusually open Reeves can be about the filmmaking process. Even after almost 16 years of writing about films online, I can count the number of scoring sessions I've been invited to attend on my fingers. It's one of the more private parts of the overall filmmaking experience, and it's also a pressure cooker, so many filmmakers simply can't open that up to reporters. When "Let Me In" came to Comic-Con, I moderated the panel, »


- Drew McWeeny

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Watch Mindy Kaling Suffer In Silence Through Her Own Emmy Snub

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It's come to my attention recently that "The Mindy Project" actually has a pretty sizable cult fanbase - though I guess what show doesn't nowadays? - so I have no doubt that Mindy Kaling aficionados are crying foul over her Emmy snub this morning for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Of course, they had it easy compared to Kaling herself, who had to suffer the indignity - the indignity! - of not hearing her name called while announcing the nominees with co-presenter Carson Daly on live television. So how did she handle it? With as much class and bitter silence as you'd expect - though a sudden angry outburst (strained whimper even?) would've admittedly made for better television. Follow Riot on Twitter »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Press Tour: Dave Grohl writes love letter to America in HBO's 'Sonic Highways'

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Dave Grohl has no problem sitting down with the President, but when it comes to sitting down with a guitarist from an obscure punk band that was big in the ‘80s?  “That scared the hell out of me,” he tells reporters on Thursday (July 10) at the 2014 summer TCA press tour. “I could sit with the president, he’s cool. I know that guy. But the guitarist of Big Boys? I was freaked out.” The Foo Fighters front man hosted a panel for "Sonic Highways," the eight-part, eight-city documentary that follows the Grammy-winning band traveling across the country as they cobble together their eighth album. Each hour-long episode is devoted to a different city (Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.) and its musical heritage. The finished project -- which he also conceptualized and directed -- is his self-described love letter to the one »


- Amber Dowling

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Press Tour: 'Legends' star Sean Bean has little to say about Sean Bean dying

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As you may have heard, seen and read on the Internet, Sean Bean is prone to dying on the big and small screen. You know this, right? I don't need to run through the list of movies and TV shows in which Bean has died, because I don't want to spoil "The Smurfs" for you or something. [Note: That was a joke. Sean Bean probably doesn't die in "The Smurfs." I haven't seen it. I just didn't want to spoil something real.] TNT also knows it. On Thursday (July 10) morning at the Television Critics Association press tour, TNT presented a panel for the new undercover FBI agent drama "Legends."  At each of our seats, we had a t-shirt with the hashtag #DontKillSeanBean emblazoned on the front.  So it wasn't like it was bad form for Sean Bean to get the panel's first question and for it to be about his predilection toward on-screen death. In fact, he probably ought to have know it was coming eventually, if not immediately. Bean was uncomfortable when asked about the fascination. »


- Daniel Fienberg

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12 Emmy Nominated Actresses In Their Funniest GIFs

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Here's a secret about the Emmys: Among mainstream entertainment award shows, they most often pick the right people to win. This is pretty apparent when you look at this year's list of Best Actress in a Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series categories, where the lineup of nominees is staggering and, better yet, hilarious. Let's toast these 12 grande dames of the small screen with a Gif parade of their most vulgar, angry, sexual, or hysterical moments. Anna Chlumsky, I love you.   »


- Louis Virtel

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'Game of Thrones: The Movie'? Not so fast, says HBO head

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That "Game of Thrones" movie George R.R. Martin keeps talking about isn't in the cards, says HBO CEO Richard Plepler - at least not yet. "[Martin] is 100 percent focused on his books and his series and has only held out the movie concept as something way down the road," said Plepler during today's HBO executive session at the Television Critics' Association Summer Press Tour. Added programming prez Michael Lombardo, just in case there was any confusion: "There's no conversations going on about a movie." Martin has mentioned previously that he'd like to wrap up the run of the top-rated fantasy series (based on his "Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels) with a big-budget film, though fans (not to mention HBO execs) are probably more keen on him finishing the sixth entry in his long-running book series, "The Winds of Winter." Indeed, the possibility that the show may actually outpace »


- Chris Eggertsen

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'Fifty Shades of Grey's' Dakota Johnson to star in 'Forever, Interrupted'

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"Fifty Shades of Grey" lead Dakota Johnson is attached to star in the film adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's "Forever, Interrupted: A Novel."   The drama centers on a young woman who is struggling to accept the sudden death of her new husband, while striking up an unexpected friendship with his mother.   Amy Baer will produce through her company Gidden Media, while Johnson will also executive produce alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe, and John Middleton and Roy Lee.   "Taylor’s book is exquisitely written and heart-wrenchingly honest," Bae said in a press release. "Great romantic-drama is so hard to execute, and Taylor nailed it. And Dakota will be exquisite as Elsie, who has to deal with the sudden loss of a great love. She is a deeply thoughtful, sensitive and smart woman and actress.”   Added Kahane, “We’re thrilled that Dakota has come on board as a partner in the film, »


- Dave Lewis

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Everyone Overlooked The Most Important Thing In Katie Holmes' Glamour Photoshoot

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Yesterday the gossip world was rocked when Katie Holmes revealed she posed for Glamour magazine…without a shirt on. Gasp! Did you know that underneath her clothes, Katie Holmes has skin? The Nerve Of Her, right? Just look at this photo that would be the height of scandal in 1950. But wait. There actually is something here. Something everyone missed. Something magical. Katie Holmes is rocking Mom Jeans™. They even have Real Pockets that look deep enough to be practical! Way To Bury The Lede, Glamour Magazine. Does this mean our national nightmare is over? Has the low-waisted regime been toppled? Have women finally found their fashion Mockingjay to rally behind with a cry of 'No more muffin top!' as they demand jeans that don't flash underwear every damn time we dare move? Viva La Revolution! Viva La Sexy High-waisted Mom Jeans With Real Damn Pockets! Gif via Thorins-Arkenstone »


- Donna Dickens

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Press Tour: July 2014 HBO Executive Session Live-Blog

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Welcome to my first live-blog for the July 2014 Television Critics Association press tour! Up first, HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo take the stage to discuss "True Detective," "Game of Thrones," "The Leftovers" and whatever else we feel like we want to talk about. Follow along! That's Richard Plepler above. He looks like a character on "Mad Men," doesn't he? 2:01 p.m. We may be delayed a few minutes by rumors of an ice cream bar. Ladies and gentlemen... HBO! Today's panels include "The Knick," "The Comeback," "Getting On," the Foo Fighters docu-series and "Olive Kitteridge." 2:05 p.m. HBO's first announcement is that HBO will be filming the last two nights of Beyonce & Jay-z's concert tour in September. Those shows will be in Paris. 2:05 p.m. As was previously rumored, Meryl Streep will win an Emmy for Mike Nichols' adaptation of "Master Class. »


- Daniel Fienberg

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Scarlett Johansson busts some heads in new red-band ‘Lucy’ clip

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(Cbr) Don’t mess with Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy. That seems to be the general theme of Luc Besson’s latest film, about a drug mule who gets knocked around enough for the experimental brain-and-body-enhancing chemicals to leak out and turn her into a superhuman set on revenge. Not one, but two trailers have been released for "Lucy," but this is the first (red-band) clip from the film: From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Arriving Aug. 8, "Lucy" also stars Morgan Freeman. »


- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Cannes drama-comedy 'Pride' starring Bill Nighy acquired by CBS Films

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"Pride" is heading to U.S. theaters. The winner of the Queer Palm at this year's Cannes Film Festival has been acquired for Stateside distribution by CBS Films, it was announced today. Directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus from a script by Stephen Beresford, the "dramatic comedy" stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, George MacKay and Ben Schnetzer in a fact-based story about the unlikely alliance between Lgbt activists and striking mineworkers in the U.K. during the mid-1980s. The film has been slated for Stateside release on September 19, 2014. The Queer Palm is an independently-sponsored award started in 2010 that recognizes Cannes-screened films for their treatment of Lgbt (or "altersexual") themes. Past winners include Gregg Araki's "Kaboom," Oliver Hermanus's "Beauty," Xavier Dolan's "Laurence Anyways" and Alain Guiraudie's "Stranger by the Lake." »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Fox announces fall premiere dates for 'Gotham,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' & more

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Fox tends to vary its fall launch strategy, depending on its baseball playoff commitments, its desire to premiere shows in summer, overpriced contracts signed with Simon Cowell, etc. For the 2014-15 season, most of the new and returning fall shows will be debuting within the month of September, with new reality series "Utopia" starting things early with a three-night premiere, the much-hyped "Gotham"/"Sleepy Hollow" pairing coming during the first night of the official broadcast network TV season, and other shows scattered around. "Utopia" will air its first three episodes on Sunday, September 7, Tuesday, September 9 and Friday, September 12, to try to stoke interest in the new open-ended series where contestants try to build a new civilization from scratch. "Hell's Kitchen" comes back in the middle of that week on Wednesday, September 10. Returning Tuesday comedies "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" are back on Tuesday, September 16, while teen drama "Red Band »


- Alan Sepinwall

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The 'Orange Is The New Black' Cast Toasts Their Emmy Noms

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"Orange is the New Black" had plenty of reasons to take the above celebratory picture this morning -- 12 reasons exactly, since that's how many Emmy nominations the Netflix series garnered today. In the above picture, check out everyone from Laverne Cox to Taylor Schilling toasting their Emmy windfall with an orange-tinged celebration. (Nominee Kate Mulgrew is writing a memoir in Virginia, in case you're wondering why she's absent from the fun.) Poll question: What Emmys will "Ointb" actually win? I think the strongest pick is Uzo Aduba in the Best Guest Actress slot, though her competitors Cox and Natasha Lyonne are fierce contenders too. What say you?   »


- Louis Virtel

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Sour Note: 'Glee's' farewell season trimmed from 24 episodes to 13

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"Glee" is going out on a...well, reduced note. Fox's order for the sixth and final season of the former ratings-getter has been reduced from 24 to 13 episodes, it was revealed today via Deadline. The final batch of eps will debut in midseason - not a surprise given that the show wasn't included on the network's fall schedule at this year's upfronts. Once one of the most-talked about shows on television, "Glee's" ratings began a steady decline in its third season, with the Season 5 finale falling to a drastically low 1.87 million viewers/1.2 in the coveted 18-49 demo (though the season overall saw a bump early on due to the tragic death of series star Cory Monteith).   What do you think of "Glee's" reduced Season 6 order? Are you still watching? Let us know in the comments. »


- Chris Eggertsen

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Mary Lambert confesses in fun lyric video for new song, 'Secrets'

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There’s a saying that you’re only as sick as your secrets. If that’s the case, then Mary Lambert is very,very healthy. On her new single, “Secrets,” the singer best know for her feature on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” proudly declares all her secrets: she’s bi polar, her family is dysfunctional, sometimes she cries all day, and some less secret ones— she’s overweight and gay. All these confessions are sung over an impossibly jaunty tune as she refreshingly reveals all in the lyric video. “‘Secrets’ might be the first fun song I’ve ever written,” says Lambert. And, indeed, the bouncy track has an irrepressible Katy Perry, “Roar” vibe. She co-wrote the track with Eric Rosse, Benny Cassette and MoZella. Rosee and Cassette are also executive producers on her new album, “Heart On My Sleeve,” out Oct. 14 on Capitol Records. The song is about accepting yourself, »


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