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    HBO GO "Could Evolve" Into an Internet Package for Non-Subscribers, CEO Plepler Says

    HBO CEO Richard Plepler is considering the possibility of partnering with broadband internet providers to widen access to the company's HBO GO streaming service for non-subscribers. Plepler told Reuters, "Maybe HBO GO, with our broadband partners, could evolve."

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    In 'Phil Spector,' David Mamet Turns a Real Trial Into a Queasy Hollywood Fable

    How to describe what Al Pacino does in "Phil Spector"? He dons the wigs and the time-warped fashions, he gnashes his teeth and rolls his eyes and bellows to the heavens about shaping the music industry and how he knows how the game is played: "They kill men for telling the truth!"

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    Al Pacino, 'Phil Spector,' and Media Justice

    The gigantic frizzed-out wig on Al Pacino's head might be enough to make you curious about Phil Spector, the new HBO drama written and directed by David Mamet. In a multitude of wigs as conspicuously creepy as the actual Spector's, Pacino plays the fantastically successful music produ...

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    HBO Picks Up 'Getting On' to Series, a Comedy From the Creators of 'Big Love'

    "Enlightened" may be no more, but HBO remains in search of more comedies to add to its lineup. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the premium network's just given a series greenlight to one of its pilots.

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    Review Roundup: 'Phil Spector' a Sinfully Entertaining Treat Starring Wigged-Out Al Pacino

    HBO's "Phil Spector" (March 24) directed by David Mamet and starring a tantalizingly wigged-out Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, is mostly receiving praise from critics. Pacino's performance is being touted as "compelling, both despite and because of the wigs," while Mamet's direction is called "sinfully...

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    HBO's Accidental Feminism, From Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath to Laura Dern's Amy Jellicoe

    With the recent finale of the second season of “Girls,” and the “Enlightened” season finale still resonating in my mind, I’ve been thinking more and more about the characters from both shows. The upcoming new season of “Veep” is only a few weeks away, too, and, even though it’s a more stylized comed...

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    Farewell to HBO's Under-Appreciated 'Enlightened'

    The reaction on the Twittersphere was immediate and noisy to HBO's announcement that it was killing the critically praised but underwatched tragi-comedy "Enlightened," starring Laura Dern (who won a Golden Globe for her turn as sunny but frustrated corporate employee Amy Jellicoe), Mike White (creat...

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    Watch This: Veep Season 2 Trailer

    We here at Women and Hollywood are huge fans of the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus and are very excited for the return of Veep, a smart, prickly and very funny look at politics through the eyes of the Vice President, Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus).

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    HBO Cancels 'Enlightened': 'It was a very difficult decision'

    Last night, Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur broke the news that "Enlightened" will not be back for a third season. HBO confirmed this soon after.

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    Watch: Teaser for HBO's 'Family Tree' Offers the Mockumentary-Style Comedy You'd Expect From Christopher Guest

    HBO's upcoming series "Family Tree" will be the first new project from improvised comedy genius Christopher Guest since 2006's "For Your Consideration," that focus group sketch from last year's Oscars aside.

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