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Shark Week 2015 returns to science, breaks records

Shark Week 2015 has come and gone, setting franchise ratings records along the way.
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Farm to table is easy with the Cick & Grow Smart Farm in your kitchen

Smart farms will change the way we consume produce. New products from Click & Grow aim to bring fruits and vegetables to us more efficiently.
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Watch: Girl breaks up with Spotify for Apple Music in hilarious video

LA-based sketch comedy troupe Hot Chocolate Party brings streaming services to life in a new video that asks what if streaming services were your exes.
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The first Fargo season 2 trailer takes us to a new era, introduces new cast

Fargo season 2's first trailer ushers in a new era, cast, and setting. Now set in 1979, the plot lines will remain connected to the larger Fargo universe.
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Trump fallout causes Miss USA pageant’s TV viewership to plummet

The 2015 Miss USA Pageant's TV viewership suffered as a result of the controversy Donald Trump inspired with offensive remarks about immigrants.
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Lady Gaga makes her American Horror Story: Hotel debut in new teaser

Lady Gaga makes her American Horror Story: Hotel debut in a teaser released Monday by FX Networks. The pop star will play a lounge singer.
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Fimmakers launch Kickstarter campaign to fund Bill Nye the Science Guy documentary

A Bill Nye-focused documentary is in the works. Filmmakers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg launched a Kickstarter campaign on July 13 to secure funding for the project.
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Netflix’s first Spanish-language original series focuses on a chaotic soccer club

Netflix has posted its first trailer for Club De Cuervos, a Spanish-language dramedy about a professional Mexican soccer team and the family that owns it.
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Rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy

50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy just days after being ordered by a jury to pay $5 million to a woman who sued him for posting her sex tape online.
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Don’t look down! This Peruvian hotel has pods hanging from the side of a mountain

Suspended from the side of a mountain in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru, Skylodge Adventure Suites takes adventure travel to a whole new level.
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HBO renews Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers for season 2

HBO's Ballers, starring Dwayne Johnson, has just been renewed for a second season, thanks to the impressive performance of its first three episodes.
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HBO’s Vice will document President Obama’s recent tour of a federal prison

HBO's Vice will include footage of the first-ever presidential prison visit on an upcoming episode of the documentary TV series.
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Trying to find a roommate who won’t drive you crazy? This startup wants to help

Roommate-matching startup launches Friday with the goal of improving roommate pairings by using an algorithm inspired by dating sites.
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New Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 promo has District 13 showing off their weaponry

Lionsgate has released a new Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 promo after revealing the first full trailer at Comic-Con Thursday.
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Target’s new store is filled with smart-home gadgets you can play with

A new Target store dedicated to smart home devices will open in San Francisco on Friday, featuring 35 connected gadgets.
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Investigation reveals U.S. government data breach affected 21.5 million people

The Office of Personnel Management revealed on its website that 21.5 million people had their personal information compromised, according to new findings.
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Come face-to-face with a Velociraptor at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood visitors can now participate in a meet and greet with a Velociraptor, thanks to the incredible success of Jurassic World.
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Hate waiting for movies on disc? New Paramount deal sends flicks to DVD faster

A new deal Paramount has reached with AMC Theaters and Cineplex will shorten the window between when movies hit theaters to their release for home viewing.
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Another Swift Record: 1989 is the fastest album to hit 5 million US sales in a decade

Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989, has just reached the 5-million mark in U.S. album sales, climbing faster than any album in over a decade.
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Netflix’s Daredevil casts Elodie Yung as Elektra for season 2

Marvel has cast French actress Elodie Yung as Elektra, a fan favorite from the comic books, who will join for season 2 of Daredevil.
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Tidal’s new family streaming plan costs more than Apple Music

Tidal, Jay-Z's hi-fi streaming service, now offers a family plan that lowers the monthly per subscriber rate.
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Marisa Tomei reportedly in final negotiations to join Spider-Man reboot as Aunt May

Marisa Tomei is reportedly in final negotiations to play Peter Parker's aunt, May Parker, in the latest addition to the superhero franchise.

Netflix sets its sights on indie film distribution, acquires rights to 3 more upcoming projects

Netflix has recently invested in three new independent film projects and is keeping an eye out for more as it expands its indie film distribution.
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Shark Wahlberg gives some helpful tips to kickoff Shark Week right

Shark Week is here, so Fox's Animation Domination High-Def has released a new video starring Shark Walberg, a Mark Wahlberg-inspired fish.
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Beyoncé inspires massive skyscraper in Australia

A skyscraper inspired by Beyoncé's Ghost music video is set to be built in Melbourne, Australia.
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Petguard lets you set out-of-bounds areas for your furry friends

Since you can't monitor your pet every minute of the day, Petguard helps you set areas that are off-limits to pets and train them to steer clear.
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Harry Shearer (aka Mr. Burns and more) returns to The Simpsons

The Simpsons will not have to go on without Harry Shearer after all. The voice actor has signed a new contract, despite confirming his departure in May.
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Taylor Swift’s Blank Space zooms to 1 billion views on Vevo

Taylor Swift's Blank Space has become the fastest video to reach 1 billion views on Vevo.
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Comedy Central’s Key and Peele, Daily Show, and more land on the Roku

Roku users can now stream Comedy Central. The channel has been made available for users of the device.
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Dustin Hoffman says film at its worst in 50 years

2015 has been a year of box office records so far, but Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman says that film is at its "worst ever."
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Scream Queens set to genre jump each season like American Horror Story

Ryan Murphy shares that Scream Queens will be "anthological," with four characters carrying over to the second season in a genre jump.
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U.S. women’s 2015 World Cup victory sets viewership record

The U.S. women's soccer team attracted a record number of TV viewers during their 2015 World Cup victory.
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Trump’s run for president is the best prop for late night comedy since Sarah Palin

Late night TV hosts have been giddy over Donald Trump's presidential candidacy. He's served as comedy fodder on numerous shows since announcing his bid.
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Prince reportedly pulls his music catalog from streaming services

Spotify posted a statement Wednesday on Prince's artist page, sharing that his publisher requested that his music be pulled from "all streaming services."