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Amazon’s fall pilot season to test 6 projects, feature big-name casts and crews

Amazon has announced the six pilots that will be part of the retail giant's fall pilot season, all of which have high-profile cast and crew members.
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Hit podcast Serial may explore the Bowe Bergdahl case in season 2

An upcoming season of the hit podcast Serial may explore the Bowe Bergdahl case. The Serial team has reportedly been investigating the story.
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Fandango’s Naked Lunch to feature celebrity guest stars, Phil Rosenthal and David Wild

Phil Rosenthal and David Wild are teaming up with Fandango to launch a new online talk series, Naked Lunch. The show will feature celebrity guests.
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Mila Kunis and Rob Zombie team up for Starz horror comedy series Trapped

Mila Kunis and Rob Zombie are set to executive produce a new horror comedy series coming to Starz. Zombie will also direct.
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Netflix’s first feature film, Beasts of No Nation, to get UK theatrical release

Netflix's first feature-length film, Beasts of No Nation, will open in a limited number of movie theaters thanks to a deal with Curzon Cinemas.
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The 2015 Primetime Emmys’ ratings were at an all-time low for the awards show

The 2015 Primetime Emmys' Sunday broadcast set a new record for lowest ratings ever recorded. According to Nielsen data, 11.9 million viewers tuned in.
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FX’s The Bastard Executioner scores big ratings with help of DVR

The Bastard Executioner's series premiere on FX was bolstered by strong DVR ratings. The audience grew by 71 percent when looking at Live+3 numbers.
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The 2015 Emmys featured Amazon topping Netflix, but HBO was still untouchable

Amazon topped Netflix at the 2015 Emmys, but the streaming services couldn't keep up with HBO. The network/streamer won 43 awards in a dominate performance.
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Hollywood faces lack of diversity at Emmys with quick wit, moving speeches

The 2015 Emmys put the issue of diversity, both in terms of race and gender, into the spotlight, thanks to Andy Samberg's monologue and Viola Davis' speech.
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Watch: Ariana Grande’s Britney Spears impression is freakishly spot-on

Ariana Grande played "Wheel of Musical Impressions" with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, and her imitations were spot-on.
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Jenna Coleman leaves Doctor Who to play Queen Victoria in ITV miniseries

Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara on the BBC's Doctor Who, has confirmed her departure from the show, as well as a new role as Queen Victoria.
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Paramount Pictures delays Star Trek Beyond release date, much to the dismay of fans

Paramount Pictures has announced that Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the franchise, will now be July 22, 2016, two weeks later than originally planned.
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Popular British shows may be coming stateside in new BBC streaming service

Americans wanting to watch BBC shows in the U.S. will be able to do so when the company launches a subscription streaming service in 2016.
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Jason Statham headed to TV with new drama series Viva La Madness

Jason Statham will star in and executive produce upcoming TV drama Viva La Madness. The series is based on a J.J. Connolly novel.
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New Bridge of Spies trailer shows Tom Hanks caught in the middle of the Cold War

DreamWorks has released a new trailer for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks. The film hits theaters on Oct. 16.
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New pics offer first glimpses of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Kilgrave

New photos from Marvel's Jessica Jones, set to hit Netflix on Nov. 20, show stars Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and more.
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Awesome Steve Jobs trailer gives us fresh look at the biopic before hitting theaters

With Steve Jobs coming to theaters on Oct. 9, Universal Pictures has released another trailer to hype the biopic.
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Will Apple TV become Apple’s home automation hub?

It appears that Apple may be planning to turn Apple TV into its home automation hub, following A new report that shows a Siri Remote trademark filing.
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New Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 trailer is a super emotional tearjerker

A new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has been released, showing the special sisterly bond between Katniss and Prim.
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Blackish season 2 premiere will bring N-word discussion to the forefront

The Season 2 premiere of Black-ish, "The Word" will take on the N-word, showing what a complicated issue it is. The episode airs Sept. 23.
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ABC lands Kevin Williamson’s new time travel drama, Time After Time

ABC has bought a new project: a series based on the 1979 novel and movie Time After Time. Veteran writer/producer Kevin Williams will write the script.
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Judd Apatow to direct and produce new HBO comedy pilot, Pete Holmes’ Crashing

Judd Apatow is teaming up with comedian Pete Holmes on a new comedy for HBO, Crashing. Apatow will direct and produce the pilot.
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Bourne 2016 lands another cast member, Ato Essandoh

Another Bourne 2016 cast member has been added. Ato Essandoh has joined the fifth installment in the Bourne series.
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This San Diego nightclub boasts a 30-foot translucent 4K display

Recently opened CAKE Nightclub in San Diego sets itself apart with cutting edge A/V technology.
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Charlie’s Angels is getting yet another reboot, and Elizabeth Banks may direct it

Sony Pictures has plans to reboot Charlie's Angels again, and Elizabeth Banks is reportedly in talks to direct the newest installment.
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New Colonia trailer shows Emma Watson as a member of a Chilean cult

The newly released Colonia trailer shows Emma Watson as a woman who joins a cult while searching for her kidnapped boyfriend in Chile in the 1970s.
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Justin Timberlake to voice a survivalist troll in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls musical

Justin Timberlake has signed on to voice Branch in DreamWorks Animation's Trolls musical. The film is based on the popular Troll dolls.
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Disney’s new live-action Jungle Book trailer channels Life of Pi spectacle

Disney has released a new trailer for its live-action version of The Jungle Book. The film is set to hit theaters on April 15, 2015.
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Say what you want to say: ivee Voice wants to control your smart home

ivee Voice has introduced advanced voice interfacing technology. The multi-room voice assistant works in conjunction with connected home devices,
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Louder, smarter, stronger: UE completes weatherproof speaker trifecta with Boom 2

Ultimate Ears is launching its UE Boom 2 wireless mobile speaker, allowing users to listen to music anywhere they go, regardless of mud and muck.
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Watch: New clip from The Martian shows Donald Glover’s plan to save Matt Damon

A new clip from The Martian, posted on YouTube by 20th Century Fox, shows Donald Glover and Kristen Wiig working on a plan to save Matt Damon.
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Sons of Anarchy spin-off focusing on the Mayans Motorcycle Club [Update]

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter says the spin-off series for FX that will look at the Mayans motorycle club won't be a spin-off.
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Donald Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is guaranteed to be awkward

Stephen Colbert has booked Donald Trump to appear on an upcoming episode of The Late Show. The controversial politician will visit on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
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Brian Williams to make his return to air on MSNBC

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22. He'll join MSNBC anchors in covering Pope Francis first U.S. visit.