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HBO film explores marriages from their start

    NEW YORK (AP) — As filmmaker Doug Block sat in a coffee shop talking about his “112 Weddings” documentary, a stranger interrupted him to talk — at great length — about the state of her marriage. She wasn’t even aware of the film, which debuts Monday,  on HBO (9 p.m. EDT). The conversation [...]

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Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

  NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” has died. He was 98. The actor’s son, Peter [...]

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Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, June 25, that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices. The justices said by a 6-3 vote that Aereo Inc. is violating the broadcasters’ copyrights [...]

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HBO drama probes the trauma of a missing 2 percent

  NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, 2 percent of the world’s population vanished. Quietly, instantly, with no provocation. This unfathomable loss continues to haunt all those left behind, including residents of the small New York town that serves as the setting for “The Leftovers,” HBO’s eerie new drama premiering Sunday at 10 p.m. [...]

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UK queen visits Belfast set of ‘Game of Thrones’

  BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough. The United Kingdom’s 88-year-old monarch toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” and met many of its stars Tuesday, June 24, beside the show’s sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne. Unlike many visitors to Belfast’s Titanic [...]

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ABC says Muir replacing Sawyer at ‘World News’

  NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer is stepping down as anchor of ABC’s “World News” in September after nearly five years in the job, to be replaced by her regular substitute, David Muir. The network also said Wednesday June 25, that George Stephanopoulos will add the role of chief anchor for live news events [...]

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Zendaya to play R&B idol Aaliyah in TV biopic

  NEW YORK (AP) — Recording artist Zendaya will portray Aaliyah in a Lifetime film about the R&B sensation who died in a plane crash at the height of her stardom. The biopic will be filmed this summer and is scheduled to air this fall, the network announced Monday, June 23. It will trace a career that [...]

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Katie Couric marries financier in Hamptons

  EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Couric has married a New York financier in a small ceremony at her East Hampton home. People magazine reports the former “Today” host and John Molner took the vows on Saturday in front of 50 guests. The 51-year-old Molner is a partner at investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman [...]

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‘Game of Thrones’ puts Northern Ireland on the map

  BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Giants, dragons and vengeful queens have for generations populated Northern Ireland’s folk tales. Now, such creatures are visiting the land in a different version — on the sets for the hit TV show “Game of Thrones.” But rather than spells and destruction, they’re bringing an economic boost to this [...]

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Zendaya to play R&B idol Aaliyah in TV biopic

  NEW YORK (AP) — Recording artist Zendaya will portray Aaliyah in a Lifetime film about the R&B sensation who died in a plane crash at the height of her stardom. The biopic will be filmed this summer and is scheduled to air this fall, the network announced Monday, June 16. It will trace a [...]

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12 scripted TV shows for cool summer viewing

  NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors warn against getting too much sun. Fortunately, there’s lots of cool TV ahead to keep us out of harm’s way. Here are a dozen scripted series that will keep us safe inside this summer, basking in the glow of our favorite screen. — “Tyrant” (June 24, FX): The youngest [...]

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