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    Birthplace Homes Of Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Rosa Parks To Be Restored On Reality TV Show

    Before she becames the Nina Simone we all know and love, she was Eunice Kathleen Waymon, born in Tryon, North Carolina, to Mary Kate Waymon, a Methodist minister and a housemaid, and John Divine Waymon, a handyman who also owned a dry cleaning business.

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    Emile Hirsch & Holliday Grainger Are Your New 'Bonnie & Clyde' In Lifetime & History Channel Miniseries

    Well, at least it's not Miley Cyrus, right? Lifetime is teaming with History Channel who are looking to continue the miniseries success they had with "Hatfields & McCoys" (true story: this writer couldn't make it past the first part) with another tale of outlaws ...

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    Lil' Mama Has Been Cast As Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes In VH1's TLC Biopic

    An update on VH1's in-development biopic on pop/hip hop/R&B group TLC, which the network announced, last November, would begin shooting in early 2013, with casting underway at the time.

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    NBC Cancels 'Do No Harm' After 2 Episodes (Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Cast Members)

    As we have conversations about TV networks no longer really giving new TV shows a chance to breathe, NBC has announced that it's canceled its Jekyll-and-Hyde-ish thriller, Do No Harm, after just 2 episodes!

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    Chris Cooper Takes a Role in the Discovery Channel's First Scripted Miniseries 'Klondike'

    Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper has taken the lead role in "Klondike" (that's a working title), the first-ever scripted miniseries from Discovery Channel. The drama, which was announced last year, is not, alas, about the invention of a delicious frozen dessert, but is instead adapted ...

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    Shonda Rhimes Addresses 'Harrison's' Lack Of A Central Storyline In 'Scandal'

    I haven't received a press release with the numbers yet, but I'm guessing that last night's ratings for ABC's Scandal likely hit another series/season high, or somewhere around there, given the increased level of social networking activity last night - at least, I felt like my T...

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    IFC Renews Scott Aukerman's Podcast Turned Surreal Talk Show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

    Giving hope to both TV shows inspired by podcasts and the nascent "surreal, deconstructed talk show" genre, IFC has renewed Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" for a second season, the network announced today.

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    'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Will Write and Direct the Series Finale

    There are eight more episodes left of "Breaking Bad" -- eight installments with which to close out the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin. It's already been revealed that Cranston, who directed season two premiere "Seven Thirty-Seven" and season...

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    'Law & Order SVU' Episode w/Mike Tyson Bombs In The Ratings

    Well it was supposed to be a sure thing...

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    Isabella Rossellini Will Follow Up 'Green Porno' With New Wacky Web Series 'Mammas'

    Isabella Rossellini charmed the world with "Green Porno," the strange, funny and idiosyncratic short film/web series she did for the Sundance Channel in which she donned costumes to enact the mating rituals of a dragonfly, spider, bee, praying mantis, firefly, worm, snail and housefly...

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