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Amazon, which has established itself as major player in Hollywood with its Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, debuted 13 new pilots on Amazon Instant Video Thursday. Which one(s) blossom into full, scripted series is partially up to you, but there’s one pilot that critics are particularly excited about, The Man in the High Castle. The title, […]

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Early evening television is currently deep in the throes of Jeopardy’s “Battle of the Decades,”  a royal rumble of past champions, and this week, a category devoted to “The 1990s Rap Song” saw all-time great Ken Jennings laying waste to the competition. “What is ‘Mo’ Problems,’ Alex?” […]

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Greenpointers, beware: busloads of midwesterner Girls fans may soon be swarming your neighborhood, jumping at the chance to see Hannah Horvath and crew’s homes, hangouts, and places of work. On Locations Tours, the company that brought you the Sex and the City sight-seeing trips, is planning a similar tour centered around Lena Dunham’s most famous creation. Destinations include Café […]

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As the debate rages on about fictional realism, it’s undeniable that many fictional people and places are so lodged in the public consciousness, that they may as well “exist.” So thoroughly suspended is our disbelief, that we don’t even consider the fact that Seinfeld’s apartment was a soundstage where the rooms didn’t even connect. In the spirit of […]

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Jimmy Fallon’s first episode at the helm of The Tonight Show was last night, and a host of celebrities came by to welcome him with a little cash. “I can’t believe this is happening. I’m really sitting here. I want to say thanks to all the fans for their support,” Fallon says at the beginning of the clip […]

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Is that it will give many more people access to everyone’s favorite local news channel,  NY1. According to Capital New York, the terms of Comcast’s 2011 buyout of NBCUniversal dictate that it must make any cable channels it owns available to the other providers at a fair rate. Because Time Warner owns NY1, and Comcast will own […]

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In advance of their appearance at tonight’s Amnesty International concert at the Barclays Center, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot appeared on The Colbert Report last night to discuss Vladimir Putin, Russia’s “gay propaganda” laws, their release from prison, and the upcoming Sochi Olympics. They are excellent interviewees. Watch both segments below. […]

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Last night’s episode of Law & Order: SVU may have hit a little too close to home for Anthony Weiner. The episode features a NYC politician with mayoral ambitions who gets caught sending “sexy” photos of himself to a girl. His nom de sext? Enrique Trouble. As Politico points out, however, the story isn’t exactly the same. While Carlos Danger’s […]

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To celebrate the impending premier of Arrested Development‘s long-awaited third season, designer Josh Cox created these beautiful vintagey album covers for each of the show’s characters. Take a look at George Bluth’s There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand, Gob & Franklin’s It Ain’t Easy Being White, It Ain’t Easy Being Brown, Tobias Fünke’s I’m Afraid […]

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The saga continues. RiFF RAFF will guest star in an upcoming episode of the soap opera One Life to Live, playing a “shady art dealer” named Jamie Franko. If the bizarre meta-significance of this news isn’t immediately clear to you, allow me to elaborate. In a little film you may have heard of called Spring Breakers, James Franco (Get […]

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