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Chester Bennington Dies In Apparent Suicide: Linkin Park Singer & Co-Founder Was 41

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Chester Bennington, the singer and co-founder of nu metal band Linkin Park who later fronted Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead today, Deadline has confirmed. He was 41. A source says he died at a residence in Palos Verdes Estates near Los Angeles but did not provide details. The Associated Press reports that it was a suicide by hanging. Bennington was a close friend of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who hanged himself in May. Today would have been Cornell’s 53rd… »

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‘Once Upon A Time’ Gets Season 7 Premiere Date

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ABC has set October 6 for the premiere of its revamped Season 7 of fantasy drama series Once Upon A Time. The return date was revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con. The fairytale drama will be resetting the story in Season 7 without various original cast members, and will focus on returning cast members Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O'Donoghue, along with The Walking Dead's Andrew J. West, who was introduced in the Season 6 finale. They’ll be joined by new… »

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O.J. Simpson Gets Parole

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O.J. Simpson has been granted parole after serving nearly nine years of a 33 year sentence for armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. A panel comprising four members of the Nevada parole commission unanimously gave him a unanimous thumbs up. He’s to be released in October. "Mr. Simpson you organized this crime. Two victims were robbed at gunpoint. It was a serious crime and there was no excuse for it. You deserved to be sent to prison," the board told him after deliberating… »

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Christina Davis Exits As CBS Head Of Drama Development

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CBS veteran and long-time head of drama development Christina Davis is stepping down effective immediately. Davis, who had more time on her current contract, recently informed the network of her decision to depart. She is currently on maternity leave, following the arrival of twins last month. No successor has been set yet but, given the timing, with buying season for next season getting underway, that is expected soon. Davis’ departure comes less than two months after… »

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‘Salvation’ Holds In Week 2, ‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’ Ticks Down, Gordon Ramsay Shows Inch Up, ‘Big Brother’ Tops

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It was another good night for Big Brother (1.8 in adults 18-49 Live+Same Day) and CBS. While down a tenth from last week, the Julie Chen-hosted reality vet remained the night's top-rated show. Also on CBS, new suspense thriller drama series Salvation held steady (0.7) in the demo in its second week though slipped a bit in total viewers, from 4.9 million to 4.3 million. On NBC, The Carmichael Show was also even at 0.7, but Little Big Shots: Forever Young (0.8, 5.8 million)… »

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O.J. Simpson Tells Parole Board: “Nobody Ever Accused Me of Pulling Any Weapon On Them”

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O.J. Simpson told four Nevada parole officers considering whether to let him out of prison that he would “never pull a weapon on anybody” and has basically spent a “conflict-free life.” “I had some problems with fidelity, but I’ve always been a guy that pretty much got along with everybody,” he said via satellite from Lovelock Correctional Facility, where he has served nearly nine years for an armed robbery in that state. Because Simpson has had no violations during his… »

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A&E Sets Return Date For ‘Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath’

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A&E Network has set a return date for the Emmy-nominated limited series Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath: Season 2 will kick off Tuesday, August 15 at 9 Pm Et/Pt. The second season will include 10 hour-long episodes that will further explore accounts of former Scientology members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the Church's practices. The new season will continue to follow Remini, along with former high ranking Scientology employees and Church… »

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‘The Originals’ To End After Season 5 On The CW

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The Originals is getting The Vampire Diaries treatment. Exactly a year after the end date for The Vampire Diaries was announced, The Originals creator/showrunner Julie Plec unveiled that the upcoming fifth season of the Tvd spinoff will be its last. (read her entire heartfelt post below) Like with the original series, The Originals, which will return for its last chapter next midseason, will get a chance to craft a final chapter and allow fans to bid the show a proper… »

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Dick Van Dyke To Receive BAFTA’s Britannia Excellence In TV Award

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BAFTA Los Angeles has kicked off the list of recipients for its annual Britannia Awards, announcing today that Dick Van Dyke will be honored with the returning Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at this year’s ceremony October 27 at the Beverly Hilton. The American star of iconic The Dick Van Dyke Show — who has five Emmy Awards, a Tony, a Grammy and a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award — will receive the Britannia honor, which is bestowed on “inspiring individuals… »

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Watch O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Live

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The Nevada Parole Board is deciding whether O.J. Simpson should get parole after serving nine years of a nine- to 33-year sentence. The hearing begins at 10 Am Pt in Carson City and at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, where Simpson is incarcerated for 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping convictions. Simpson will appear via videoconference from the prison, with four parole commissioners in Carson City. The event is a media magnet, with most news organizations… »

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‘Dance Moms’ Chloe Lukasiak To Topline A+E Short-Form Series ‘Chloe Does It!’

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Building on the success of Lifetime’s Dance Moms franchise, A+E Networks has given the green light to Chloe Does It!, new short-form series starring Dance MomsChloe Lukasiak. Produced by A+E Networks' in-house digital agency 45th & Dean, the eight-episode series will run exclusively on Lifetime’s YouTube channel initially, with two episodes premiering each week beginning Monday, July 24. Episodes will then air on linear beginning Tuesday, August 8 leading into the new… »

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YouTube TV Adds Live Broadcast Streams In 10* Markets

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Google’s making some progress in dealing with the Achilles’ heel of YouTube TV, its live streaming subscription service announced in April: It initially offered live ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC broadcasts in just five markets — but says today that it’s adding 10, though one should have an asterisk. The new markets for live streams of the four networks’ local stations are Washington, DC, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale… »

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Hulu Sets Fall Premieres: Slate Includes ‘Mindy Project’, ‘Marvel’s Runaways’

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Hulu has set premiere dates for a slew of fall series and documentaries, with The Mindy Project beginning its sixth and final season on Tuesday, September 12, and the first season of Marvel’s Runaways set to bow Tuesday, November 21. Here is Hulu’s fall programming slate: The Mindy Project The series’ sixth and final season (10 episodes) debuts Tuesday, September 12. The show stars Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and Fortune Feimster… »

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Comic-Con: On Jack Kirby’s 100th Anniversary, Tributes To “The King Of Comics” From Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Kevin Feige, Geoff Johns & More

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Without Jack Kirby there would be no Comic-Con. Period, full stop. On the 100th anniversary of the birth of the man now known as the King of Comics, no tribute can really do justice to Kirby’s vast impact and importance. Last week at D23, Disney boss Bob Iger made a pretty fine effort when he praised Kirby as “an industry icon who redefined comics.” With those words in mind, we reached out to Kirby’s most famous collaborator Stan Lee, DC Entertainment head Geoff Johns… »

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Mike Downey Named Artistic Director Of Antalya Festival; AMC Networks Int’l Hires Alejandro Kember – Global Briefs

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Prolific indie film producer Mike Downey has been named artistic director of Turkey's Antalya Festival. Mirsad Purivatra, an art and culture entrepreneur and fest director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, also will join the team as a strategic consultant. Downey, who has produced more than 60 films including Return to Montauk and Streetkids United, has served across more than 20 international film festival juries and in the new role at Antalya, he'll be responsible for… »

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Amazon Picks Up Australian Series ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ Starring Natalie Dormer

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Amazon has acquired Picnic at Hanging Rock, the upcoming six-episode Australian drama series starring Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, for a 2018 premiere on Amazon Prime Video Us. The series, a re-imagining of Joan Lindsay's classic Australian novel, hails from director Larysa Kondracki and distributor FremantleMedia International. Dormer stars as English headmistress Mrs Hester Appleyard  — a woman whose dead husband instructs her daily life and whose peculiarities are… »

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How To Watch O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing

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Beginning at 10 Am Pt/ 1 Pm Et, the Nevada Parole Board will consider whether to parole former NFL great/sports pundit/Hollywood actor/car-rental pitchman O.J. Simpson. The Juice is expected to speak, via satellite, from Lovelock Correctional Facility, where he has served about nine years on his nine to 33 year sentence on robbery and kidnapping charges, for a botched attempt at a Vegas hotel. Simpson insisted he was just trying to retrieve  sports memorabilia that… »

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E! Spins ‘The Platinum Life’: Reality Series With Music’s Wives & Girlfriends

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E! has given a green light to The Platinum Life, a reality series following some of music's “most savvy women and their significant others as they live their first-class lifestyles.” The series will premiere this fall. The show’s cast includes Crystal Smith, wife of singer, songwriter, producer and actor Ne-Yo; La'Myia Good, married to songwriter and producer Eric Bellinger; Shantel Jackson, in a relationship with rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Nelly; rapper and… »

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Comic-Con Photo Gallery: ‘Legion’ & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Go Large, ‘Stranger Things’ & ‘Defenders’ Take Over Gaslamp In Annual Marketing Blitz

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Forget about Marvel vs. DC or The Walking Dead vs. Game Of Thrones in Hall H. The really big battle at Comic-Con this is between Legion and People Of Earth. With the confab officially underway today, the FX/Marvel drama and the TBS comedy about an alien abduction support group have taken over the most marketing square footage by far in San Diego this year. The scrimmage for the attention of the tens of thousands and more descending on the city over the next few days has… »

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TV News Legal Pundits Predict Parole For O.J. Simpson At Today’s Hearing

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Today at 10 Am Pt, the largest ever audience for a parole hearing about a botched penny-ante robbery will watch across a multitude of media outlets. Fox News Channel, MSNBC and Hln will have cameras trained on the hearing to determine the fate of former NFL great O.J. Simpson – even Espn is getting in on the act. Broadcast networks have planned special live reports and their digital platforms will live-stream the event, as the Nevada Parole Board decides whether The Juice… »

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