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'Nashville' Recap, Season Three, Episode Six: Cma Awards and Baby Daddies

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You've got to hand it to ABC. In this week's episode of Nashville, they managed to cross-promote practically every other ABC show on the air except How to Get Away With Murder (so we'll do it for them: #Htgawm airs Thursdays at 10 p.m.).

Between the Cma Award nominations, Good Morning America and Dancing With the Stars, Music City's fictional residents got plenty of network screen time (and potential future screen time), but most of them were too busy with other things to take much notice.

Juliette is rushed to the ER, »


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'Arrested Development' Creator to Recut Season Four Chronologically

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Mitch Hurwitz is re-editing Season Four of Arrested Development to run in chronological order, as opposed to the jumbled timelines and one-character-per-episode structure that marked the beloved show's return to Netflix last year.

In his chat with Pretentious Film Majors, Hurwitz didn't say when, or where, the new cut would appear, but Arrested Development fans who felt the convoluted, time-hopping structure detracted from the show's return should be pleased by the news. In fact, Hurwitz's new edit won't be the first chronological version of Season Four, as one Redditor created »


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Man and Machine Square Off in Tense 'Ex Machina' Trailer

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There's no god to save Domhnall Gleeson from this machine: The actor finds himself caught between man and robot in the intense new trailer for Ex Machina, a sci-fi thriller that marks the directorial debut of Alex Garland, the screenwriter behind 28 Days Later… and Sunshine.

Garland also wrote Ex Machina, in which Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) plays Nathan, a reclusive CEO who brings in Caleb (Gleeson) to test the capability and consciousness of a new artificial intelligent experiment. While Caleb is immediately impressed with this robot named Ava (played »


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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Prep Their Funerals in New 'Portlandia' Clip

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Only Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein could make preparing for your ultimate, inevitable demise so charming. The pair play two goths planning for the most exciting event of their (after)lives in the first new clip from the upcoming fifth season of their hit sketch show Portlandia. "I was more looking forward to this than I was my birthday," Brownstein says, her voice as dry as the white make-up caked on her face.

Amongst the duo's exciting funeral plans: A midnight service in an old, decrepit church for Armisen, complete »


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Jon Stewart on 'Meet The Press' Offer: 'They Were Casting a Wide and Weird Net'

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Earlier this month, reports surfaced that NBC approached Jon Stewart about hosting Meet The Press after David Gregory's departure. A source told New York that NBC was "ready to back the Brink's truck up" and pay the comedian an absolute fortune. 

In an new interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart confirms that there were indeed discussions. "My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could," he says. "I'm sure part of them was thinking, 'Why don't we just make it a variety show? »


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Watch Brad Paisley's Hilarious 'Daily Show' Performance for 'Democalypse 2014'

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is filming in Austin, Texas this week — "a city so liberal, a guitar could marry a cowboy boot," as declared in the introduction to the show's special election coverage, called "Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess." (The left-leaning variety show also deems Austin "the one part of Texas where we won't get shot.")

Gearing up for November 4th's midterm elections, Stewart and company are tackling such hot-button issues as a possible Republican takeover of the Senate, immigration reform, Ebola quarantines … and Texas' right to secede from the union. »


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Paul Reubens Teases Long-Rumored New 'Pee-wee' Movie

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Paul Reubens is dusting off his red bow-tie once more for a film revival of his iconic character Pee-wee Herman. The comedian confirmed the Judd Apatow-produced film was moving forward during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, but wasn't able to divulge too many details just yet. "There is going to be one," Reubens said. "And I was hoping I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it's a week away, I think, from being announced."

Reubens, however, did say that production on the »


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Watch Chris Rock Riff on Prince in Hilarious 'SNL' Promos

29 October 2014 11:03 AM, PDT

Most Saturday Night Live hosts film their episode promos in-studio, standing statically in front of a camera as they rattle off scripted jokes. But Chris Rock isn't your typical host. To promote his appearance on the November 1st episode, the actor/filmmaker/comedian/former cast member hit the streets of New York City, improvising with SNL veteran Bobby Moynihan for a documentary-looking teaser.

Since the episode will feature a legendary musical guest in Prince, Rock and Moynihan focus their material on the Purple One. The first bit finds Rock playing a "Where's Waldo? »


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Metallica to 'Shake the Rafters' With Weeklong 'Craig Ferguson' Residency

29 October 2014 8:58 AM, PDT

With Craig Ferguson's final broadcast as host of The Late Late Show approaching, Metallica have booked a weeklong residency on the program to play him out in style. The band will sit for an interview with the Scottish comedian on November 17th and perform a song on the show every night that week. The group's appearance on the show coincides with the 10-year anniversary reissue of the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster, which will come out on November 24th, as well as a Record Store Day vinyl pressing »


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Watch Conan O'Brien and Max Weinberg Reunite on 'Conan'

29 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT

For almost 18 years, from the 1993 debut of Late Night With Conan O'Brien until the bitter end of O'Brien's The Tonight Show run in 2010, drummer Max Weinberg was a constant presence alongside the late night host – at least when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band weren't on tour.

However, Weinberg chose not to join Conan as it jumped to TBS, and the Max Weinberg 7 became Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band. That is, until Tuesday night, as the late-night host and his former band leader reunited for »


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Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap Complex Blackalicious Track on 'Tonight Show'

29 October 2014 8:22 AM, PDT

Daniel Radcliffe stunned the hip-hop and TV-viewing communities on Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, delivering an epic, word-for-word version of Blackalicious' mind-numbing 1999 track "Alphabet Aerobics." 

In the above clip, host Jimmy Fallon triggers the stunning performance by asking the actor about his love of music. The audience giggles when Radcliffe notes his appreciation for rap, including rhythmic gymnasts like Eminem. "I think I was the first kid in my class to learn the words to 'The Real Slim Shady,'" he says, emphasizing his obsession with memorizing "complicated, »


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George R.R. Martin Admits His Dragons Couldn't Beat Tolkien's Smaug in a Fight

28 October 2014 2:06 PM, PDT

George R.R. Martin spoke about how important his readers have been in helping him create the expansive world of Westeros during an interview this weekend at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The conversation (available to watch below) centered around Martin's new book, The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones, a series companion co-written with two series super fans that dives into the history of Westeros — but that doesn't mean the Game of Thrones creator still isn't getting hit with the hard questions. »


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Marvel Announces 'Black Panther' Movie, Slew of New Sequels

28 October 2014 2:00 PM, PDT

Marvel Studios announced a slew of new superhero movies to be released over the next five years, including two Avengers flicks, the next installments of the Captain America and Thor franchises, and brand new adaptations of Black Panther, Inhumans and Captain Marvel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Black Panther and Captain Marvel films in particular find the comics juggernaut moving in exciting new directions. Black Panther was the first mainstream comic to feature a black superhero, and the new film will be anchored by rising star Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up »


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'WWE Raw:' A Reboot to the Face

28 October 2014 9:25 AM, PDT

Different cultures wipe their slate clean at varying points on the Gregorian calendar. For instance, Jews around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah just over a month ago, while Chinese descendants await their annual New Year festivities this coming February.

For the WWE, last night's Raw represented some kind of fresh start in their cyclical programming, as several superstars either went back to the drawing board and/or returned from hiatus, ready to spark new rivalries and set aside any residual SummerSlam rancor. As always, in the interest of providing a service to you readers, »


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Neil Patrick Harris to Host New NBC Variety Show

28 October 2014 8:19 AM, PDT

Neil Patrick Harris will take the reigns of a new variety series set for a 10- episode run on NBC in 2015, Vulture reports. It's a dream gig for the former How I Met Your Mother star and past host of the Tony and Emmy Awards, who turned down an offer from CBS to replace David Letterman on The Late Show for the weekly variety format. "I'm very keen on it being an Ed Sullivan kind of show," he told Rolling Stone. "Something that would be more events-driven, with a lot more acts, »


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James Brown's New Doc: 9 Things We Learned From 'Mr. Dynamite'

28 October 2014 6:31 AM, PDT

While James Brown fans already got the opportunity to see Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul in this summer's Get on Up, Alex Gibney (Finding Fela, Taxi to the Dark Side) tackled the real thing in HBO's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, a new documentary on the singer that premiered Monday night.

More hagiography than warts-and-all bio — the film omits Brown's arrests on weapons charges and only mentions one instance of many domestic abuse allegations in passing — the Mick Jagger-produced film still enlists many of Brown's former musicians, »


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'True Detective' Adds Taylor Kitsch to Season Two Cast

27 October 2014 3:10 PM, PDT

Actor Taylor Kitsch said in a recent interview that he will be portraying one of four lead characters in the upcoming second season of True Detective. When Adweek suggested to Kitsch, who is best known for his starring roles in John Carter and Battleship, that he would be in the show, the actor nodded and said he was very excited to join the cast. Kitsch said that was so elated to be involved with the series, in fact, that he had been turning down roles in anticipation of joining the other actors. »


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Hear a Fiery 'All Along the Watchtower' From 'Sons of Anarchy'

27 October 2014 11:03 AM, PDT

Sons of Anarchy house band the Forest Rangers aren't afraid to put their unique spin on a beloved classic. For Tuesday night's episode, "The Separation of Crows," the eclectic crew recorded a wicked version of the Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix anthem "All Along the Watchtower," letting vocalist Billy Valentine wail vividly over a tumbling drum part and psychedelic wah-wah.

"There must be some way out of here,' said the joker to the thief," SoA music supervisor Bob Thiele tells Rolling Stone, referencing the opening line from the classic-rock staple. »


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WWE 'Hell in a Cell:' Weekend at Gurneys

27 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

Raise your hands if, like me, you assumed Randy Orton would cost Seth Rollins his win against Dean Ambrose in the Hell in a Cell main event, putting their feud front and center, while Bray Wyatt would return from retooling on Raw and pick a fight with Ambrose.

Raise the other one if, when Wyatt ran interference during Ambrose and Rollins' disappointing main-event blow-off, you said to yourself, "Much as I love nearly being right, and an enjoy an homage to Princess Leia's Star Wars hologram, what was accomplished here »


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