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    'Downton Abbey' Ends Season 3: What Will We Do Without You-Know-Who?

    Oh dear, just when things were looking better. . . . If you haven’t watched the game-changing final episode of Downton Abbey, Season 3, you might want to turn back now, because all will be revealed.

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    Awards Watch: Christoph Waltz Kills on SNL, Jacki Weaver on NPR, Ang Lee on Nightline

    In the final phase of the Oscar campaign, Christoph Waltz twinkled on SNL last night, in one of the best episodes of the season. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained," Waltz's best sketch of the evening was a send up of Tarantino's "revenge fantasy" with "Djesus Uncrossed." Wi...

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    Justin Bieber Hosts SNL; Watch the Unaired Non-Bieber Sketch Instead

    Last night’s 'SNL' host was Justin .. . oh, how I wish I could say Timberlake, but No. It was Bieber, set loose among squealing audience members and a flood of predictable Bieber jokes. He wasn’t much as a comic, but he did go along wih a lot of Bieber-Playing-A-Dumb-Guy ske...

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    The 'Girls' Episode That Leaves the 'Girls' Behind

    Every now and then on ‘Girls,’ Hannah leaves her girlfriends and her search for success and rent behind, and we see deeper aspects of her character – revelations for both Hannah and for us. Last season it was a road trip to her parents and the hometown she has outgrown. This ...

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    Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Sixbey’: Lady Hedith’s Answer

    Last night in Part 2 of Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Abbey’ parody, ‘Downton Sixbey,’  Lady Hedith – the incomparable and lovely Fred Armisen --  repsonded to a declaration of love and a marriage proposal from Downton’s heir, Lord Questlove. Their ...

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    House of Cocaine: 'Elite Squad' Director Jose Padilha May Land the Latest Netflix Series Deal With 'Narcos'

    "House of Cards" has been stirring up debate for Netflix ever since it launched last Friday, and the streaming service is preparing to next premiere Eli Roth's supernatural thriller "Hemlock Grove" on April 19th, Ricky Gervais' UK co-production "Derek" and the r...

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    Jimmy Fallon Returns to 'Downton Sixbey' (Video)

    Jimmy Fallon calls it 'Downton Sixbey' (in honor of his studio, 6B). I think of it as'Keeping Up With The Granthams' (hoping for the spinoff,' Lady Hedith and the Dowager Take Miami'). But whatever you call it, the 'Late Night' satire is a howling spoof of 'D...

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    Super Bowl Movie Ads UPDATE: 'Star Trek,' Lone Ranger,' 'Iron Man 3,' 'World War Z,' 'Oz the Great and Powerful' [VIDEO]

    On Super Bowl Sunday (February 3), a spate of new movie ads hit CBS football fans and the web. See the updated spots below. Several studios unveiled Super Bowl spots for their tentpole films.

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    Trailer: 'Pastor Brown' (Rockmond Dunbar, Salli Richardson-Whitfield) Premieres Feb. 16 on Lifetime

    The film was actually completed back in 2009. We posted the trailer for the Rockmond Dunbar-directed Pastor Brown at the old site. Now, it is finally being released for Lifetime and premiering on the network this month on February 16th.

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    'Downton Abbey' Shocker: They Killed Who? And Why?

    If you have not yet watched the stunning latest episode of 'Downton Abbey,' don’t read on. If you have (or just want to find out who died) go to the next page for my review of the understandable but I think wrong-headed shocker. To paraphrase 'South Park':

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