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    'The Thick of It' Star Peter Capaldi Cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 'Doctor Who'

    The Scottish actor, best known for playing profane, constantly enraged spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in Armando Iannucci's acclaimed UK series "The Thick of It" and its spin-off film "In the Loop," was unveiled as the latest inheritor of the lead role in "Doctor Who" today by BBC and BBC America in a l...

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    Peter Capaldi Is The New 'Doctor Who'

    Sort of the nerd version of the Royal Baby watch, "Doctor Who" fans waited breathlessly today for the announcement that would temporarily alter the universe of the long-running TV show. With Matt Smith stepping out of the TARDIS earlier this year, his replacement has now been officially named. And n...

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    "In the Loop" Star Peter Capaldi Is the 12th star of "Doctor Who"

    The producers of "Doctor Who" announced their choice of Peter Capaldi Sunday on a live TV special on BBC One and BBC America -- the 12th actor to portray the Time Lord with two hearts in the world's longest-running scripted television series. But London's bookies already knew.

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    Watch: 3 Clips From Larry David's HBO Comedy Movie 'Clear History'

    With Larry David continuing to gain plaudits for his long-running HBO series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” it was only a matter of time before the “Seinfeld” co-creator turned to something else. “Clear History” tells the story of a man (David) who plots revenge against his boss (Jon Hamm) who made millio...

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    Watch: Jay Z's 10-Minute Short Film/Video 'Picasso Baby' Directed By Mark Romanek

    Inspired by famed performance artist Marina Abramovic, directed by Mark Romanek and an event coordinated through social media...you gotta hand it to Shawn Carter, he knows how to do it right. And the result is "Picasso Baby," the first promo/video/short film from his summer banger Magna Carta Holy G...

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    'Cop Land' Is Going To Be A TV Show Now Too, James Mangold Back To Write The Pilot & Produce

    While the idea of movies being spun-off and developed into TV shows seems to be a recent and growing trend, Harvey Weinstein had seen this coming years ago. You might not remember, but way back in 2011 it was revealed that he had struck a deal with the new owners of his old studio Miramax, to develo...

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    Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sells New Scripted Project To NickMom Loosely Based On Her Childhood

    Last week, NickMom announced the fall premiere of Instant Mom, its first original scripted comedy series, starring and produced by Tia Mowry-Hardrict.

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    Paul Schrader In Talks For Limited Fiction Series At CNN, Plus Watch 30-Minute 'Canyons Q&A And Kanye West-Remixed Trailer

    While "The Canyons" continues to evoke a wide range of reactions from critics (read our review here), it has certainly put Paul Schrader right back on the map. His next movie is already brewing, "The Dying Of The Light" starring Nicolas Cage, he's pitched Spike Lee on a Clarence Thomas biopic, and n...

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    Billy Bob Thornton Reteams With Coen Brothers To Star In 'Fargo' TV Series

    While he might be name-checked as often as someone like John Goodman, Billy Bob Thornton is certainly in the realm of Coen Brothers players. He bagged roles in "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Intolerable Cruelty," and also starred in the Coen-produced "Bad Santa" but it has been a decade since they'...

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    Janine Sherman Barrois Inks 2-Year Development Deal With ABC Studios

    Janine Sherman Barrois, executive producer, and writer on CBS hit series Criminal Minds, has inked a 2-year development deal with ABC Studios, while she continues on Criminal Minds.Barrois will develop new projects under this new deal.It was last November, when Barrois sold a new hour-long murder pr...

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