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    Lena Dunham Gets A Big, Big Book Deal

    Current megastar Lena Dunham is smartly trading on her success and wide name recognition and sold her first book, a book of advice to young women, entitled Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned for a whopping $3.7 million.

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    Early Reviews: HBO's 'The Girl' Premieres at the Hampton Film Festival

    HBO premiered their Hitchcock vs. Hedren flick, "The Girl" at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Early reviews hint that while the film entertains, it doesn't quite satisfy in terms of character development. Toby Jones' portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock is praised across the board, while critic...

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    Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Continues To Spin Its Wheels With 'Blue Bell Boy'

    In retrospect, perhaps we’ve been too generous about the slow pace of “Boardwalk Empire” season three. After all, even one of our comrades at IndieWIRE, Anne Thompson, said she was dismayed at HBO’s decision to renew the show for a fourth season considering the molasses like rhythm of season three s...

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    Lena Dunham Adding Diversity to 'Girls': 'I Don't Care About Satisfying the Critics'

    She may be the queen of "Girls," but Lena Dunham was all grown up when she joined Soledad O'Brien on stage at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit this week to talk about her HBO comedy and her experiences in the industry. Highlights from the conversation are below -- the full tran...

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    LatinoBuzz: An Interview with Lemon Andersen

    Sit down, Lemon Andersen ‘got a story to tell. He grew up in Brooklyn by the ten crack commandments. After both parents succumbing to Aids through their addictions, he took the improbable journey from Rikers to reading his first poem at El Puente Community Center to Broadway earning himself a Tony A...

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    HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' for Fourth Season: Why?

    Judging from the first four episodes of "Boardwalk Empire" Season Three, I cannot commend HBO for renewing the series for a fourth season. HBO is looking at the fact that the first two episodes of its third season averaged 2.5 million viewers, somewhat down from the Season Two finale of 3 ...

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    HBO Renews 'Boardwalk Empire' for a Fourth Season

    Nucky Thompson will ride again -- HBO announced today that Prohibition series "Boardwalk Empire" will be back for a fourth season. The Terence Winter-created period drama is currently in the midst of its third season -- episode three of which, "Bone for Tuna," aired thi...

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    20 Must-See Docs Making Their TV Premieres This October

    October is big month for television -- the broadcast networks continue to roll our their new fall shows and familiar returning ones while cable channels like HBO and Showtime are in full swing with series like "Boardwalk Empire," "Treme," "Dexter" and "Homeland.&qu...

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    Why 'Treme' is the Greatest Show You Can Never Get Your Friends to Watch

    "Treme" has from the beginning defied easy descriptions and hooks. Like co-creator David Simon's best known series "The Wire," "Treme" is about a place more than it is about any one character or main story -- but unlike that crime drama, it doesn't start with something as surface approachable as the...

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    HBO Renews 'Treme' For One More Short Season

    "Treme," "The Wire" creator David Simon's ode to a New Orleans in recovery after Hurricane Katrina, premiered last night to the bittersweet news that HBO was renewing the series for one more abbreviated season.

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