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Uzo Aduba, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling complete list of Emmy presenters

15 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

With an Emmy freshly won this week for Outstanding Guest Actress, Uzo Aduba can relax and enjoy her gig as a presenter at this year’s Emmy Awards, and she’s in great company. Fellow presenters include Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy winner Joe Morton, Peter Pan topper Allison Williams, and frequent past Emmy host Ricky Gervais.

These performers will top out the list of presenters that already include True Detective pals Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and Key and Peele. The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will air Aug. 25, 2014, with Seth Meyers as host. From a release sent by the Television Academy, »


- Teresa Jue

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‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R. R. Martin is About to Kill More of Your Favorites

17 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin has a well-earned reputation for breaking fans’ hearts by indiscriminately killing beloved characters in his “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, and apparently, it’s only going to get worse from here.

At an event in London on Tuesday, Martin revealed that as his story grows closer to its ultimate ending and more characters begin to cross paths, the more likely it is that the body count will rise.

According to BuzzFeed, Martin admitted, “I have a large number of important characters who I switch between to tell the entirety of the story, and that limits who I can kill… Sometimes there’s only one character who’s my eye in a particular location, and if I kill that character, everything going on in that particular subplot is going to be lost.”

But sadly, that’s all about to change. Martin continued, »


- Variety Staff

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Inside the Emmy Parties: Ian Somerhalder, George R.R. Martin, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Veep’ Casts on the Scene

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmy Awards aren’t till Monday, Aug. 25, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Friday, Aug. 22:

6:35 p.m. “Classy” is a good word to describe “The Good Wife,” and it’s the perfect adjective to describe the early evening reception that CBS threw at Il Cielo to toast the show and its nommed stars: Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles and Christine Baranski. The gathering on the private patio next to the restaurant was intimate and relaxed. And the Burton Way eatery lived up to its reputation for incredible pasta dishes.

6:40 p.m. “Good Wife” creators/showrunners Robert and Michelle King are too classy to dwell on the fact that the show was not nominated in the top drama series despite universal accolades for its fifth season. »


- Cynthia Littleton, Jordyn Holman and Shelli Weinstein

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Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Dancer Bitten by Snake During Vma Rehearsal

4 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

During rehearsals for Nicki Minaj’s upcoming Vma performance of new single, “Anaconda,” a backup dancer was bitten by a 6-foot snake after she startled the reptile on stage, according to a report by TMZ.

The dancer, whose name is unknown, is being treated at a local hospital in Los Angeles.

The snake, according to the L.A. Fire Department, was a boa constrictor.

It’s unknown whether the snake will still be featured in Minaj’s performance on Sunday.

MTV’s Video Music Awards will be broadcast live at 9/8c Et.

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- Variety Staff

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Lifetime's Saved By the Bell Movie: Watch the First Five Minutes Now

8 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, freeze tag is no longer just Zack Morris’ game.

Related Saved By the Bell Turns 25: Tara Reid and 14 Other Forgotten Guest Stars

The first five minutes of the biopic, posted below, find “Dustin Diamond” (Shameless‘ Sam Kindseth) interrupting “Mark-Paul Gosselaar” (Degrassi‘s Dylan Everett) during one of his classic “freeze” moments. Only this time, it’s happening in real life — the movie’s version of real life, anyway.

Premiering Monday, Sept. 1, at 9/8c, the movie also stars Tiera Skobbye (Supernatural) as Elizabeth Berkley, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani Amber-Thiessen, »


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Sneak Peek: Are The Musketeers Breaking Up in the Season Finale?

8 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If luck be a “Milady,” it’s particularly bad for The Musketeers as they head into the season finale this Sunday (BBC America, 9/8c).

Related Intruders Trailer: New BBC America Drama Looks For Life After Death

Fearful that the Musketeers will prove he’s behind the attempt on the Queen’s life, the Cardinal compels Milady to kill them. And as the exclusive clip above shows, her plan to divide and conquer might not be so hard to accomplish after all — especially with them at each other’s throats.

Will the Musketeers be able to put their differences aside? Or »


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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': New teaser slips fans the tongue

9 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

As you go into your weekend, here’s another super-brief teaser for FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show. The video is pretty self-explanatory and follows up on FX announcing that Oct. 8 is the premiere date for the fourth installment of the popular horror anthology series, along with the release of another teaser video earlier this week.

So… these teasers are just going to get increasingly gross, aren’t they? »


- James Hibberd

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Video: The Kid From Jerry Maguire Is All Grown Up, and Not the Former Child Star You Remember

9 hours ago | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Come on, you know who Jonathan Lipnicki is.

He's the cute little kid from Jerry Maguire who taught us all how much the human head weighs! Or, well, he was. As shocking as this may be, Lipnicki is all grown up now — and he's poking fun at "former child star" stereotypes in a new video titled "You Used to be Cute."

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- Kaitlin Thomas

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Watch: First Five Minutes of Lifetime’s ‘Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story’

9 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

School is almost back in session at Bayside High.

Lifetime has released the first five minutes of “The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story,” the TV movie that promises to give viewers a look into the lives and relationships behind the scenes of the beloved Saturday morning teen soap.

The clip begins in 1990 in Cincinnati, where six friends – who will soon become known for their “Sbtb” roles of Zack, Screech, Slater, Jessie, Kelly and Lisa — are seen riding in the back of a limo, dishing out their anxieties over not being well-received. Their fears are squashed as the limo rolls up to screaming fans who are holding signs and pictures of the actors and lunging towards the limo to get a closer look.

Like the TV show that inspires it, Lifetime’s pic breaks the fourth wall when Dylan Everett — who portrays teen hearthrob Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his character Zack »


- Jordyn Holman

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Hulu Plus lands exclusive streaming rights to 'Sleepy Hollow'

9 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s a good time to be a Sleepy Hollow binger.

Starting today, the first season will be exclusively streamed on Hulu Plus in anticipation of the show’s season 2 premiere on Sept. 22. The streaming rights to the popular Fox show is a coup for Hulu Plus, which charges subscribers $7.99 a month and lets paying viewers have access to new episodes the day after airing.

Sleepy Hollow follows the heroic exploits of a risen-from-the-dead Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) as he fights a plethora of supernatural bad guys with police lieutenant Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie). »


- Teresa Jue

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