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PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Panelists Include Martin Short, Casey Wilson and ‘The Facts of Life’ Cast

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The Paley Center for Media has announced most of the celebrity guests who will participate in a variety of panels at the 10th annual Paleyfest Fall TV Previews event in Los Angeles, Sept. 6-15. Included among them are Martin Short, Greg Berlanti, Casey Wilson, Grant Gustin, Nasim Pedrad, Jesse L. Martin, and Robert Patrick. Also read: PaleyFest Panels Include ‘Gotham,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Jane the Virgin’ and ‘Facts of Life’ Reunion In addition to panelists from a wide array of new fall series, the cast and creative team of MTV's “Faking It” will preview their Season 2 premiere, while Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, »


- Jason Hughes

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John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for Eighth Time

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John Lennon's killer was again denied parole in his eighth attempt. The New York State Parole Board came to their decision after a hearing with Mark David Chapman on Wednesday. The parole board determined that they believed the 59-year-old Chapman would again break the law if he were released, according to the New York Times. “This victim had displayed kindness to you earlier in the day,” the written statement added, “and your actions have devastated a family and those who loved the victim.” Also read: John Lennon's Killer: Why We Make Stars From Monsters (Guest Blog) The board concluded that releasing Chapman would. »


- Jason Hughes

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SAG-aftra Members Ratify TV/Theatrical Contract

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The combined SAG-aftra membership voted to approve new three-year contract for television and film. It was an overwhelming majority vote in support of the new contract deal reached in July between the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, with 92 percent of members voting in support of it. The agreement covers film and digital television programs, motion pictures and new media productions. It marks the first agreement covering both prime time broadcast and basic cable production. Also read: SAG-aftra's New Deal Unifies TV Coverage, Broadens Basic Cable Agreement “Once again, we have made history,” said SAG-aftra president Ken Howard. »


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Jake Gyllenhaal Puts the Story Above Everything – Even Murder – in New ‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer (Video)

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The latest trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal‘s thriller “Nightcrawler” slows down the action to finally show what this film is going to be about. Gyllenhaal plays a down-on-his-luck guy looking for a break. He stumbles upon an idea after watching a news crew cover a horrific accident. He decides to jump on the bandwagon as a freelance crime journalist, going as far as he needs to in order to get the best angles on the juiciest stories. After all, his motto is “if you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket.” See video: Jake Gyllenhaal. »


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Diane Sawyer Gets Nostalgic for Final Person of the Week Segment (Video)

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Diane Sawyer got nostalgic for the final installment of her ABC World News weekly segment Person of the Week, spotlighting her favorite moments and interview subjects. Rather than featuring one guest, as has been custom since she has been anchoring the News since 2009, Sawyer looked back on the various intriguing figures she's included in the segment. See video: Diane Sawyer on Why She's Leaving ABC's ‘World News Tonight’ Some of Sawyer's favorites from her tenure at ABC include everything from uncovering “Singin’ in the Rain” set secrets with director Stanley Donen, to teaching acting to science students with Alan Alda and. »


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SAG-aftra Represents Kpcc Staff in First-Ever Union Contract Negotiation

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The news staff at Kpcc was represented by SAG-aftra for their first-ever union contract agreement with management at Southern California Public Radio. The contract is for three years and includes guaranteed annual wage increases, benefits improvements and un-capped severance pay based on years of service. The package covers more than 70 staff members, including reporters, producers, anchors, photographers and other behind-the-scenes personnel at the Pasadena, California public radio station. The station broadcasts syndicated programming from NPR and other national sources, while also airing several original news and information programs. Also read: SAG-aftra Sends Proposed Contract to Membership for Ratification “I'd like to acknowledge the. »

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TLC's ‘Long Island Medium’ Shows Young Woman a Different Side to Her Father (Exclusive Video)

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Most of the time, Theresa Caputo is able to bring messages to loved ones that allow them to find some peach with those who have passed. But on Sunday's episode, she helps a young woman forgive the father she has been feuding with. Anthony and Christina lost their mother when they were young. As a result, Anthony had to grow up quick in order to take care of his siblings. Meanwhile, his father had to take on a second job to support the family. See video: TLC's ‘Four Weddings’ Takes the Competition to the Go-Kart Track (Exclusive) You'd think that his kids would. »


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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Releases Creepy, Split-Tongued Teaser (Video)

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It just keeps getting freakier! FX released another teaser for the upcoming season of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and this one is even creepier than the last. Indeed, the short clip of a split-tongued man enjoying his lollipop is enough to send shivers down anyone's spine. See video: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show': Super-Creepy Trailer Released Showrunner and series creator Ryan Murphy tweeted out a link to the clip Friday along with an apt, simple description: “Horror Story Tongue.” Set in Jupiter, Fla. in 1952, the latest installment in the “American Horror Story” anthology centers on a troupe of curiosities that have just arrived. »


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Ferguson Shooting Case: Michael Brown Grand Jury Is 9 White, 3 Black Members

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The race and gender of the St. Louis Grand Jury who will decide if an indictment should be handed down in the Michael Brown shooting case has been revealed. The panel of 12 jurors will be made up of 9 white members and 3 black, the St. Louis County Circuit Court disclosed on Friday. One black man, two black women, six white men and three white women will decide whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the shooting death of Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Also read: Ferguson's Mike Brown Memorial Campaign Has Raised Less Than Officer Darren »


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James Franco Hilariously Disinvites, Disses Gawker Writer: You're ‘One Click Away From TMZ’

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James Franco fired back at a Gawker writer who complained about being blacklisted from the premiere party for the actor-director's new documentary, “Kink.” “Aww, did Gawker get disinvited to the ‘Kink’ party?” Franco joked Friday in an Instagram caption that ran alongside a screenshot of the offending Gawker article authored by Rich Juzwiak. Also read: Gawker Addresses Jezebel's Rape Gif Issue Juzwiak's article, headlined “The Time We Got Disinvited from James Franco‘s Party,” was a frustrated account about being jerked around by Franco's representatives. Franco isn't buying it. “Rich, nothing against you. I didn't even know we were supposed to talk, »


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‘Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul Signs First Look Deal With Sony TV

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Aaron Paul will be returning to TV, but next time he'll be the boss. The “Breaking Bad” actor has inked a first look deal with Sony Pictures Television, a studio representative told TheWrap. Also read: ‘Game of Thrones’ Upsets ‘Breaking Bad?’ Facebook Reveals Emmy Winners The projects will be produced through his newly formed production company, Lucid Road Productions. In making the deal, Paul is sticking with a company that he knows fairly well. Sony Pictures TV produced “Breaking Bad.” It also has an overall deal with “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and a first look deal with co-star Bryan Cranston. »


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Glenn Beck's The Blaze Talks to Time Warner About Replacing Hln

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In an ongoing effort to revamp Hln, Time Warner's CNN has been talking to Glenn Beck‘s The Blaze as a possible partner, an individual with knowledge of the talks told TheWrap. The Blaze is a conservative 24-hour news and entertainment network funded by subscriptions and founded by Beck, a right-wing talk show host who built a huge following on Fox. An insider told TheWrap that The Blaze gave Time Warner two proposals, but neither went anywhere. Another individual with knowledge of the talks said the possibility of a joint venture is not dead — they're just not active. Under the proposed. »


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‘Game of Thrones,’ '2 Broke Girls,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ Stars Converge at ‘Unscreened Summer Series’ (Exclusive)

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Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is among the writers who will participate in a special summer iteration of Haven Entertainment and Firefly Theater & Films's popular “Unscreened” series, TheWrap has learned. The “Unscreened Summer Series” will feature staged readings of five new plays that will feature cast members such as Coster-Waldau and his “Game of Thrones” co-star Gwendoline Christie, who is currently filming “Star Wars: Episode VII,” plus major TV stars Beth Behrs (“2 Broke Girls”) and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”), as well as Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”), Michael Stahl-David (“Cloverfield”), Adelaide Clemens and Eliza Coupe. Also read: ‘Cloverfield’ Star Set. »


- Jeff Sneider

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Site Hit With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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Charles Platkin, a health expert who operates under the name “Diet Detective,” has filed suit against Gwyneth Paltrow‘s lifestyle website Goop.com. He alleges that the company infringed on his “Diet Detective” copyright in a July 18th article posted on its website. Platkin is the author of the “Diet Detective” syndicated column, as well as maintaining a website under that name. He demands that Goop Inc. be barred from using his “Diet Detective” trademarks, and is seeking monetary damages and a jury trial. See photo: Blake Lively Says Her Lifestyle Website, Unlike Gwyneth Paltrow's, Is About ‘Real Life’ In the suit, »


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Matthew McConaughey Courted for ‘The Stand,’ Nearing Deal for ‘Gold’

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Matthew McConaughey is nearing a deal to star in the rags-to-riches tale “Gold” for Teddy Schwarzman's Black Bear Pictures, and he's also being courted for a lead role in Josh Boone's adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Stand,” TheWrap has learned. McConaughey has been circling “Gold” for several months, as TheWrap first heard he was in talks to star in the project back in December 2013, though his representatives denied it at the time. Regarding “The Stand,” writer-director Boone has had McConaughey in mind ever since he won the coveted job, which he inherited from filmmakers such as Ben Affleck, »


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Steve Martin in Negotiations to Star in Disney's ‘Magic Camp’

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Steve Martin is going to work his magic with Disney once again. The actor is in final negotiations to star in the comedy “Magic Camp,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. The actor was involved in writing the screenplay with “A.C.O.D” writer-director Stu Zicherman. The script was initially written by Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs, who wrote “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Judah and Sachs are on board to produce. The story follows an uptight banker who returns to the magic camp he attended as a child. This time around, he's a counselor who is intent on improving the. »


- Gina Hall

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Emmy Parties 2014: Zoe Saldana, Michelle Dockery, Aaron Paul Break the Seal (Photos)

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August is a month of Sundays. With many decision makers beachside and fantasy football drafts sacking residual mental capacity, even the pre-Labor Day Emmys had yet to slide the industry out of professional neutral … until Thursday night. Audi's Emmy kickoff party at Cecconi's shifted gears. Now it's awards season. Also read: Emmys 2014 Behind the Scenes: The Stylemaker Behind Emmys’ Golden Boys Michelle Dockery with Padma Lakshmi, and Jon Voight with Aaron Paul at Cecconi's on Thursday night. (Getty Images) The event attracted nominees Michelle Dockery, Aaron Paul, Tony Hale, Joe Morton, Jon Voight and Julie Bowen, along with friends of the luxury auto brand. »


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‘When the Game Stands Tall's’ Alexander Ludwig: Learning Football Moves Was Most Tedious Career Experience

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Hollywood rising star Alexander Ludwig gets plenty of time on the big screen in “When the Game Stands Tall.” Ludwig plays the role of Chris Ryan, a star football player at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., who has a chance to break the state record for touchdowns. The Sony Pictures release tells story of how the Spartans handle adversity and come together after 12 straight state titles and 151 consecutive wins. “When the Game Stands Tall” also stars Michael Chiklis, Jim Caviezel and Laura Dern. TheWrap sat down with Ludwig after a screening of the film. Ludwig, »


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Jason Reitman's ‘Men, Women & Children’ to Open in October

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Paramount Pictures will release Jason Reitman‘s “Men, Women & Children” in limited release on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the studio announced Friday. The film will be expanded the following weekend, Oct. 10, and will open wide a week later on Oct. 17. See video: Ansel Elgort and Jennifer Garner Have the Sads in Jason Reitman's ‘Men, Women & Children’ Trailer The drama follows high school students and their parents, who are all navigating interpersonal relationships in the brave new world of the internet. Adam Sandler, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt and others star. Here's the synopsis of the film, which is. »


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‘Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev Weeps for Ian Somerhalder in First Trailer for Season 6 (Video)

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The CW has finally gave audiences a first taste of Season 6 of “The Vampire Diaries” and it was bittersweet. Elena (Nina Dobrev) is a smoking hot mess after May's ferocious Season 5 finale and the first teaser makes it clear she still hasn't recovered from the loss of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham.) See video: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Nina Dobrev Soaks Jimmy Fallon's Balls in Beer on ‘Tonight Show’ (Video) “We just lost two of our closest friends,” she says. “I need you to give me hope.” But Stefan (Paul Wesley) doesn't comfort her. “Damon's gone,” he says “You need to. »


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