Joss Whedon Launches Digital Distribution of ‘In Your Eyes’ After Film’s Tribeca Screening (21 Apr 2014)

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Oscars: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Returning as Producers (21 Apr 2014)

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Justin Bieber Deportation Petition Gets a Response From the White House (21 Apr 2014)

The White House has responded...sort of. In January, Justin Bieber's DUI arrest inspired a petition to kick the Canadian singer out of the country. It received 273,968 signatures—nearly triple the 100,000 needed to guarantee an official response. The "Baby" singer, who was raised in Stratford, Ontario, has not publicly commented on the petition. "Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one," the White House's statement read. "The We the People terms of participation state that, 'to avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within »
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HBO renews 'Silicon Valley' & 'Veep' (21 Apr 2014)

Two weeks ago, HBO renewed "Game of Thrones" for two additional seasons, in one of the more no-brainer TV decisions of late. Today, the pay cabler renewed the rest of their current Sunday lineup, ensuring that both "Silicon Valley" and "Veep" will continue into 2015. This is the first season of "Silicon Valley," and it's been graced with very strong reviews so far (here's mine; our own Liane Bonin Starr has been recapping each episode). "Veep" is in its third season and has already won three Emmys, including two for leading lady Julia Louis-Dreyfus. (I also think it's gotten better over time, and this season has been terrific so far.) It's one of the stronger overall nights HBO has had in quite some time, and though there's no guarantee these three will all air together next year around this time, it's good to know that all will be back. What does everybody else think? »
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'Chef': Jon Favreau shows his son how to cook (and lie to his mother) -- Exclusive Video (21 Apr 2014)

Come hungry, leave happy.
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‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed by HBO (21 Apr 2014)

HBO has renewed the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy “Veep” and the freshman comedy “Silicon Valley” from Mike Judge, the network said Monday. The renewal will put “Veep,” which stars “Seinfeld” alum Louis-Dreyfus as vice president Selina Meyer, into a fourth season. Also read: ‘Silicon Valley’ Review: Stabbing the Tech Bubble The renewals follow HBO's recent two-season renewal of its dragons-and-swords series “Game of Thrones.” “Silicon Valley,” which premiered April 6, was partially inspired by Judge's experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s. Alec Berg (“Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is collaborating with Judge on the series. The show, currently in its eight-episode. »
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John Oliver Is Sickened by His Own ‘Horrible’ HBO Billboard (Video) (21 Apr 2014)

John Oliver is about to hit the big time with his new HBO show — maybe a bit too big for his own taste. “The Daily Show” alum appeared on NBC's “Today” Monday to discuss his upcoming series, “Last Week Tonight,” where he admitted to Matt Lauer that the sight of his own face blown up to epic proportions on a billboard for the show made him physically ill. See video: John Oliver's ‘Last Week Tonight’ Rips Off CNN's Slogan in First Promo “It's horrible. That is not the face that benefits from being inflated to billboard size,” Oliver noted. »
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Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner Goes Deep on Vincent Kartheiser and Pete Campbell (21 Apr 2014)

To put together her feature profile of Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser that appears in this week’s issue of New York Magazine, contributing editor Jada Yuan needed just a couple of quotes from series creator Matthew Weiner about the actor who plays Pete Campbell. Not surprisingly, the effusive showrunner had far more to say than any mere profile could have ever hoped to contain, which can only mean one thing: bonus Weiner. Their long-form chat is below; read on to hear his memories of Kartheiser’s audition, why he thinks Pete’s reaction upon learning that Peggy had given up their baby for adoption still stands above all other Campbell-isms, and what he means by “the emasculating experience of being a husband.”What was your first impression of Vincent and what was his audition like?His audition was great. It was a very hard part to cast. The men »
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Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Fight Causes Major Nip Slip, Kenya Moore Responds to Porsha Williams Attack (21 Apr 2014)

If you watched last night's episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, you definitely saw that nasty physical fight that went down between Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore. But what you may have missed during all the chaos was costar Cynthia Bailey's major nip slip! Here's what went down. Poor, innocent Cynthia got the unfortunate spot of sitting between Porsha and Kenya on one of the reunion couches. As Porsha and Kenya's verbal exchanged heated up, Porsha lunged over Cynthia to get her hands on Kenya, causing Cynthia's cleavage-baring dress to open and reveal her right breast! Cynthia didn't seem to notice that her boob and nipple were hanging out as she scooted away from the feuding »
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Barney Frank on His Tribeca Doc ‘Compared To What’ (Exclusive New Trailer) (21 Apr 2014)

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Julia Roberts Opens Up for the First Time About Half-Sister Nancy Motes' Death (21 Apr 2014)

Julia Roberts has been privately mourning the death of her half-sister, Nancy Motes. The 37-year-old died Feb. 9 of an apparent drug overdose, and at the time, her family was understandably "shocked and devastated." In WSJ. Magazine's May issue, Roberts opens up for the first time about her sibling's sudden passing. "It's just heartbreak," she says, tearing up. "It's only been 20 days. There aren't words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days. It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead. It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead. You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, »
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'True Blood' Teaser: Religious Fanatics, Vampire Sickness (21 Apr 2014)

HBO offered the first taste of True Blood's seventh and final season on Easter Sunday, but Jesus was nowhere to be found in the creepy clip. "There was an attack at the church tonight," says Sookie (Anna Paquin) in a voiceover, kicking off a montage of Biblical-sized small-town destruction. 
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Game Of Thrones 'Breaker of Chains' Episode Breaks Fans' Hearts Instead (21 Apr 2014)

Last night HBO and 'Game of Thrones' messed up y'all, they messed up real bad. Warning: Spoilers for Season 4 beyond this point. Warning 2: Nerd rage over character development and/or plot missteps beyond this point. Warning 3: Trigger warning for sexual assault beyond this point. Warning 4: No more warnings beyond this point. Okay yes, we've dealt with questionable deviations from the novels in the past, like Drogo and Dany's wedding night or the amount of nudity used to Jedi Mind Trick the audience into learning Westerosi politics but nothing like this. Episode 4x03, 'Breaker of Chains,' will no doubtedly go down in infamy, especially after the elation felt by last week's Purple Wedding.     As Joffrey's funeral commences, fans of both the book and show watched the scene between Cersei and Jaime in the Sept of Baelor in fear. As a book reader my trepidation was »
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Frank Langella Signs With Paradigm (Exclusive) (21 Apr 2014)

Tony Award-winning actor Frank Langella has signed with Paradigm, according to an individual close to the actor. Langella joins the agency from ICM Partners, where he had been a client since 2010. The Syracuse graduate has been acting for more than four decades, starting his career in off-Broadway theater. He earned his first Tony in 1975 for Edward Albee's “Seascape,” and by that point he was already alternating between film, television and theater. Also read: Frank Langella Narrates Nicole Kidman's Fairy Tale in First ‘Grace of Monaco’ Trailer (Video) Langella has acted in movies directed by Mel Brooks and Ron Howard, »
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Read an Excerpt from Andy Warhol's Delightfully Morbid 1974 Interview with Alfred Hitchcock (21 Apr 2014)

A rare excerpt has surfaced from Andy Warhol's chat with director Alfred Hitchcock in a September 1974 issue of Interview Magazine. While this unusual meeting of the minds doesn't offer explicit insights into Hitchcock's filmmaking process, the conversation feels more like a portrait of these artists' warped minds. Read below as they talk about death, murder, corpse-disposal and psychosis. In other words, you know, just a little light banter. The interview was published two years after Hitchcock's violent serial killer thriller "Frenzy," and two years before Hitch's final film "Family Plot." He died in 1980, while Warhol died in 1987. Both had their start, interestingly enough, as illustrators. Andy Warhol: Since you know all these cases, did you ever figure out why people really murder? It's always bothered me. Why. Alfred Hitchcock: Well I'll tell you. Years ago, it was economic, really. Especially in England. First of all, divorce was very hard to get, »
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