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Ratings: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Dips From Last Year

3 December 2012 3:55 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" wrapped its third season down slightly from last year's Season 2 capper, but made up for it with repeated airings of the episode on Sunday night.  This year's finale drew in 2.7 million total viewers with its initial 9 p.m. airing -- off a bit from last season's finale, which pulled in 3 million total viewers with its initial airing. Also read: "Boardwalk Empire" Creator on Legalizing Drugs and Making Nucky Likeable Again Overall, the series -- which stars Steve Buscemi as corrupt Atlantic City political figure Enoch "Nucky" Thompson »


- Tim Kenneally

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Cher's Next Album Due Out in Late March

3 December 2012 3:54 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cher's next studio album, her first since 2001's Living Proof, is due out in late March 2013. The targeted release date was confirmed by Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records Co-President/COO, on the red carpet at Billboard's 2012 Women in Music event on Friday, Nov. 30. According to Tortella, Cher's forthcoming full-length is among a full slate of early 2013 album releases from the label, including new efforts from Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Goo Goo Dolls and Avenged Sevenfold. Last month, Cher previewed her long-in-the-works album by releasing a new dance single, "Woman's World," online.

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- Jason Lipshutz, Billboard

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'The Grey,' 'End of Watch' back in theaters Dec. 7 to perk up Oscar buzz

3 December 2012 3:47 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Oscar voters and fans, take note.

Distributor Open Road Films is making a strategic move to bump up awards season buzz for films The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, and End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, by re-releasing them in theaters this Friday.

The Grey, in which a hulking Neeson battles vicious wolves after a plane crash, will have an exclusive run at local Southern California theaters Laemmle Monica and Laemmle Town Center, Open Road announced Monday. End of Watch, which showcases Gyllenhaal as an L.A. police officer going up against a cartel, will return to theaters nationwide.

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- Solvej Schou

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'Brave,' 'Guardians,' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' lead Annie nominations

3 December 2012 3:42 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Brave," "Rise of the Guardians," and "Wreck-It Ralph" are the top nominees at the Annie Awards honoring the best achievements in film and television animation, presented by the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood. The three films earned 10 nominations apiece, including Best Animated Feature. -Insertgroups:5- Close behind with eight bids are "ParaNorman" and "Hotel Transylvania." Rounding out the Animated Feature category are Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," and the Gkids indie "The Rabbi's Cat." Last year's top Annie Award winner was "Rango," which also won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. In the last 10 years, the Oscar winner has matched the Annie winner seven times. In 2010, "How to Train Your Dragon" won at the Annie and lost the Oscar to "Toy Story 3." In 2008, "Kung Fu Panda&q »


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Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling: Lunch Buddies in Brentwood

3 December 2012 3:42 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Can you blame us for wanting to crash Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling's lunch date? The Mindy Project star and her gal pal were snapped together Saturday after they dined at Tavern restaurant in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Both ladies looked casual as they lunched, wearing jeans, boots and sweaters for the outing, as they strolled together and made one super cool Hollywood pair.  Reese has been keeping a low-profile since the birth of her son Tennessee James while Kaling's been busy with her hit television sitcom. It's unclear whether the girls were catching up as friends or discussing a future collaboration, but we would love to see the funny twosome work »


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Chris Pine praises Benedict Cumberbatch as Star Trek baddie

3 December 2012 3:38 PM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is "formidable" as the villain of Star Trek Into Darkness, according to leading man Chris Pine. Pine - who will reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk - praised the Sherlock actor while promoting animated family flick Rise Of The Guardians. "Obviously I can't say much, but there's one scene in it. It's a really hard scene, not for me, but for Benedict. And watching him handle that and to make something that I think, on paper, could have really been a death trap for an actor", said the star....

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- Tom Slater

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Disney Loses Appeal in $319M 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Case

3 December 2012 3:28 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Walt Disney Company has lost its bid for a new trial in its legal saga with the creators of the game show "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?" who won a $319 million award against the company in 2010. In a ruling filed on Monday, a trio of U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges shot down ABC, Buena Vista Television and Valleycrest Productions, after those companies (referred to as "the Disney affiliates" in the ruling) sought to appeal an earlier order denying their motion for judgment as a matter »


- Tim Kenneally

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'Walking Dead' Has Huge Midseason Finale, Leads All Shows Except Football

3 December 2012 3:27 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

"The Walking Dead" midseason finale Sunday scored a whopping 10.5 million total viewers, and finished its fall run ahead of everything else on television except for NBC's "Sunday Night Football," AMC said. That would make AMC's zombie drama the first cable drama to beat its network competition in the fall. As TheWrap reported in October, the series has a legitimate chance to finish the 2012-13 TV season as the top-scripted show, beating juggernauts like "Modern Family" and "Big Bang Theory." Also read: How 'The Walking Dead' May Become TV's Top Scripted Show If »


- Tim Molloy

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'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Preview: The One They've Been Waiting For (Video)

3 December 2012 3:27 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

"Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say the show's upcoming third season is the one they've hoped to get right from the beginning. Also read: 'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Teaser Warns of Never-Ending Night A new preview for the HBO drama -- which returns March 31 -- doesn't divulge anything about the plot. But Benioff and Weiss say it's pivotal to the success of the show. "This is the season that [D.B. Weiss] and I have been anticipating from the very beginning," executive producer David Benioff reveals. "We always envisioned season »


- Greg Gilman

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Brooke Burke-Charvet Is Preparing for Thyroid Surgery This Week

3 December 2012 3:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dancing with the Stars's typically upbeat host Brooke Burke-Charvet was back in serious mode after the show's finale last week. Prepping for her thyroidectomy, she wrote on her Facebook page Monday, "I'm getting ready this week for my surgery and am planning on a speedy recovery … What a crazy time, but I am surrounded with love and support and that really makes a world of difference." The TV personality, 41 - who plans to keep fans updated on her post-surgery progress via videos on the ModernMom website - says she's "touched and appreciative to [supporters] for sharing your positive wishes for »


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'Les Miserables' Leads the Way with 10 Nominations for Satellite Awards

3 December 2012 3:15 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Les Miserables" secured 10 nominations for the International Press Academy's Satellite Awards, leading all possible entrants for the 17th annual event. This year's awards will take place Dec.16 at Los Angeles' Intercontinental Hotel. Last year, "The Descendants" came out on top at the Satellites, though "The Artist" later triumphed at the Academy Awards. For this year's nominees, Tom Hooper's adaptation of the book turned iconic musical led all films with four acting nominations and a sweep of the costume, art and sound categories. Hugh Jackman's performance of "Suddenly" also earned a nomination for »


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Discovery's 'Gold Rush' Outperforms Every Friday Series on Broadcast Nets

3 December 2012 3:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cable's very good fall is making its way toward winter. Catapulted by a season-high showing among adults 18-49, Discovery's Gold Rush bested all series on broadcast networks on Friday night, Nov. 30, with a 1.9 rating. Its closest competition, CBS' Undercover Boss, pulled a 1.8 rating in the key demo. (Gold Rush also dominated all English-language cable broadcasts, coming shy of only Univision's Amores Verdaderos.) Photos: THR's Reality Roundtable Guests Reveal All Gold Rush, Discovery's highest-rated series, has enjoyed an especially strong third season since premiering Oct. 26. In all of the male

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- Michael O'Connell

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What do the New York Film Critics Circle Awards tell us about the Oscars?

3 December 2012 3:07 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The New York Film Critics Circle have had their say, handing out three awards for “Zero Dark Thirty” and three for “Lincoln.” Here’s what we’ve learned about the Oscars from this first batch of precursor prizes.  -Insertgroups:8- Best Picture: "Zero Dark Thirty" “Zero Dark Thirty” is now a surefire Best Picture nominee, especially with the expanded field. Since the Circle was formed in 1935, only eight of their top picks have not been nominated for Best Picture: “Day for Night” (1973), “Amarcord” (1974), “The Player” (1992), “Leaving Las Vegas” (1995), “Topsy-Turvy” (1999), “Mulholland Drive” (2001), “Far from Heaven” (2002), and “United 93” (2006).  Thirty-one of the Nyfcc Best Picture winners repeated at the Oscars: “The Life of Emile Zola” (1937), “Going My Way” (194 »


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'Walking Dead' Preview: Four Men and a Baby

3 December 2012 3:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Spoiler alert: Don't read this if you don't want a general idea of what's coming up on "The Walking Dead" or want to know what has happened in the comics that inspired it.) For all we've seen on "The Walking Dead" this season – a pregnant woman's death, an eye gouged with glass, reunited brothers facing almost certain doom – showrunner Glen Mazzara reminds us that there's one thing we haven't seen. "What's interesting is Rick and The Governor by the end of episode 8 still haven't seen each other," he told »


- Tim Molloy

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Lamb of God lead singer charged with Czech fan's death

3 December 2012 2:57 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Richmond, Va. (AP) — The manager of a Virginia-based heavy metal band says its lead singer will vigorously defend himself against a charge that he caused a fan's death at a concert in the Czech Republic. Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was charged Friday in Prague with causing bodily harm to another person with lethal consequences. The 41-year-old Blythe is accused of pushing the fan from the stage during a 2010 concert. The fan died of a head injury. The Richmond-based band's manager Larry Mazer said in a statement Monday that Blythe responded professionally to the large number of fans »


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Rob Kardashian Slams Cheating Ex-Girlfriend on Twitter in Possible Rita Ora Diss

3 December 2012 2:56 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Don't kross a Kardashian! Rob Kardashian tweeted (and quickly deleted) an angry message about a cheating ex-girlfriend (read: possibly Rita Ora) Monday morning. "She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together," the 25-year-old reality star turned sock designer wrote. "I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart? But I mean 20?!!!" According to various tabloid reports, Rob and Rita ended their romance last week. Still, to be fair, our boy didn't outright name Miss Ora. So while "Rita Whora" was trending for a bit after Rob's outburst, we can't be sure the vitriolic social media message was even about the 22-year-old singer. Being the »


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Parents Learn of Daughter's Suspicious Death Via Facebook

3 December 2012 2:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On the evening of Nov. 18, Judith and James Jackson logged onto Facebook to find a horrifying message. Their daughter's college friend posted on their wall, consoling them about the loss of their daughter, Jasmine. Until that moment, the Jacksons thought their daughter was alive and well, enjoying her freshman year at Valdosta State University in southern Georgia. Jasmine Benjamin, a 17-year-old nursing student, was found dead in her dorm's common study area around noon that day. Authorities soon determined that she had been dead for at least 12 hours but her roommates thought she was simply sleeping on the study room couch. »


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Kristen Stewart, Maria Menounos and More Shine in Festive Holiday Dresses

3 December 2012 2:51 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Festive décor isn't the only thing to sparkle during the holiday season. Everything from shimmering sequins to mesmerizing metallics to beautifully bold beadwork, glitzy gowns and cocktail dresses have become a fabulous tradition during the annual round of holiday parties. And since standout style always tops our wish list, we're taking a cue from celebs who have managed to shine bright in festive fashions. Whether you need a sexy sequined style as you send off 2012 or a conservatively chic touch of sparkle for a work party, you'll be sure to celebrate in style when you take notes from these glittering gals.   If you need a New Year's Eve dress, why not countdown the final seconds of 2012 in »


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Best of 2012: Vote for Your Favorite Reality Series of the Year

3 December 2012 2:48 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Let's get real, folks. It seems like every year the list of nominees for Best Reality series gets longer and longer, with the shows getting more obscure and crazier by the moment. After all, this was the year of Honey Boo Boo. Last year, you guys voted So You Think You Can Dance into the top spot, but does it have the fancy footwork to repeat? It's going up against juggernauts like The Voice, The Glee Project and Britney Spears' The X Factor, so it's anybody's game! This poll closes on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Pt. Winners will be announced on Friday. Get to voting, reality TV fans! »


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Pregnant Marisa Miller Poses Nude—See the Victoria's Secret Model's New Naked Pic

3 December 2012 2:48 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Marissa Miller sure is proud of her pregnant belly. The Victoria's Secret supermodel, who is expecting her first child this month with her music producer hubby Griffin Guess, has officially joined the ranks of Demi Moore, Jessica Simpson and Mariah Carey, to name a few, in posing pregnant and nude.   The 33-year-old stunner proudly bared her baby bump and her naked bod for Allure and (shocker!) the expectant mother still looks great, although she admits she had to adjust to changes in her body just like your average pregnant gal.  "I had never even owned a scale before, but gaining weight is part of charting your progress," the blond beauty admits in an Allure.com »


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