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You can convert your rental into a smart apartment without angering your landlord

A San Francisco couple turned their Victorian rental into a high-tech smart home using a variety of devices and the Wink hub.
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Stephen Colbert rounds up your favorite ‘Daily Show’ alumni for a May 9 reunion

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will be full of Daily Show alums on May 9, including Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and more.
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Dothraki creator to teach 'Game of Thrones' linguistics class at UC Berkeley

The creator of the Dothraki language, David J. Peterson, is set to teach a UC Berkeley course on Game of Thrones linguistics and more.
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When will ‘The Tick’ premiere? Amazon reveals reboot’s release date

Amazon has announced the premiere date for The Tick. The superhero series will start streaming on August 25.
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Comic book fans get dream docuseries from History channel in ‘Superheroes Decoded’

The History channel will premiere Superheroes Decoded on April 30. The two-part documentary explores the origins of superheroes.
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Big lamp to fill: Will Smith may play the Genie in Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’

Will Smith is reportedly in talks to play the Genie in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie.
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Netflix trailer for ‘The Keepers’ gives ‘Making a Murderer’ a run for its money

Netflix has released the trailer for its latest crime docuseries, The Keepers, which centers on the murder of a nun and possible cover-up.

New ‘Silicon Valley’ season 4 trailer teases fraud, division, and crazy ideas

HBO has released the official trailer for Silicon Valley season 4. The comedy is set to return on April 23.
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The 'Orphan Black' season 5 trailer is the beginning of the end for the show

BBC America has unveiled a new trailer for the fifth and final season of Orphan Black. The series premieres June 10.
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‘Big Little Lies’ author reveals storyline ideas for a possible season 2 on HBO

Big Little Lies season 2 is definitely on the table. Author Liane Moriarty has revealed that she's working on storylines already.
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Watch Tupac Shakur rise in the first full 'All Eyez on Me' trailer

The latest trailer for the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me shows the late rapper's past, including the roots of his ideals.
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'Jessica Jones' makes an impressive addition to the cast for season 2

Marvel's Jessica Jones has added a key player for season 2. Oscar nominee Janet McTeer will play a mystery character in the Netflix series.
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The 'Master of None' season 2 trailer takes Dev on a wild (Vespa) ride

Aziz Ansari is back as Dev in the official Master of None season 2 trailer. The series continues on Netflix on May 12.
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Caesar is back with a vengeance in new ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ trailer

A new battle is brewing. 20th Century Fox has released the latest trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes, due out on July 14.
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From Marvel to DC? Joss Whedon in talks to direct stand-alone Batgirl movie

Joss Whedon is reportedly closing in on a deal to write, direct, and produce a stand-alone Batgirl movie for Warner Bros.
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And the winner isn't: Oscar mix-up prompts new safeguards from Academy

We're still cringing over the 2017 Oscars debacle, but we should be spared such chaos in the future. The Academy has plans to avoid mix-ups.
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‘Batman v Superman’ financier Brett Ratner says Rotten Tomatoes hurts film

Brett Ratner called Rotten Tomatoes "the destruction of our business" and says it deterred moviegoers from seeing Batman v. Superman.
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With proposed changes, NFL aims to cut down on commercial breaks, speed up games

The NFL is considering making changes that would speed up games, including possibly cutting out some commercial breaks.
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The second ‘Baywatch’ trailer is all about the action and slow-mo running

Paramount Pictures has dropped its second official trailer for the Baywatch movie. The upcoming comedy stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
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The last ‘SNL’ episodes of the season will bring a historic change

Saturday Night Live is making a big change. Starting in mid-April, SNL episodes will air live across the country for the first time.
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Legend of Tarzan writer Adam Cozad in talks to pen Suicide Squad 2

The Suicide Squad sequel may have found its writer. Legend of Tarzan writer Adam Cozad is reportedly in talks for the job.
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There’s war and ‘really weird’ stuff in official Starz trailer for ‘American Gods’

Starz has released the official trailer for its upcoming series American Gods. The show premieres on April 30.
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Dreams of musical stardom come at a cost in ‘The Get Down’ Part II trailer

Netflix has released a new trailer for The Get Down Part II. Six more episodes of the musical drama series premiere in April.
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Season 7 is coming: HBO uses fire and ice to reveal ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere date

HBO has finally revealed the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere date. The show returns this summer, later than its usual April premiere.
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Jimmy Kimmel reveals habit of Emma Watson that used to ruin Harry Potter takes

Jimmy Kimmel made Emma Watson watch an old Harry Potter outtake on his show recently, reminding her of a bad habit she had.
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Scarlett Johansson has ‘Rough Night’ at bachelorette party in Red Band trailer

Sony has released the new Red Band trailer for Rough Night. The comedy stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, and more.
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Dave Chappelle’s first two Netflix specials will premiere later this month

Netflix has released a teaser for the first two of its upcoming Dave Chappelle comedy specials. They'll hit the streamer on March 21.
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Latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ trailer: Jack Sparrow needs pants, crew

Disney has dropped the first full trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Jack Sparrow is back with a scary, new enemy.
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Netflix teaser for ‘War Machine” features Brad Pitt as a high-ranking general

Netflix has released a new teaser for its upcoming film War Machine. The absurdist war story stars Brad Pitt.
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Leotards, big hair on display as Netflix reveals premiere date for ’80s-set ‘GLOW’

Netflix has announced the premiere date of GLOW, its upcoming '80s women's wrestling series starring Alison Brie.
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You can catch a free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening in honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, you can watch Hidden Figures or free. Fox and AMC Theatres teamed up to hold screenings in 14 cities.
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‘Avatar’ star Sam Worthington promises sequel’s world bigger than the first

Sam Worthington seems confident in Avatar 2. He recently promised that the sequel will be "like nothing you’ve ever seen."
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Emma Watson’s employer takes data-tracking too far in trailer for ‘The Circle’

STX Entertainment has released the official trailer for The Circle, starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega.
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Survivors face new roadblocks in peek at ‘Walking Dead’ midseason premiere

AMC has unveiled a new sneak peek at The Walking Dead's midseason premiere. The episode airs on Sunday, February 12.