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Mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

Famed mystery and crime writer Ruth Rendell died Saturday, May 2 at the age of 85. Cause of death is not known, but Rendell had suffered a serious stroke in ...
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Red Dwarf returning in 2016 … and 2017

Red Dwarf fans - Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and Cat will return for two more series! Red Dwarf XI and Red Dwarf XII will begin production this fall to air on ...
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Broadway and TV actress Betsy von Furstenburg dies at 83

Actress Betsy von Furstenberg, who starred in many Broadway productions, died April 21 at the age of 83.Von Furstenburg, the daughter of a German count, made her Broadway debut in ...
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NBC orders three dramas to series

Ahead of its May 11 Upfront presentation, NBC has picked up three of its pilot orders to series: Blindspot, Heartbreaker (formerly Heart Matters) and Chicago Med, another spin-off from Chicago ...
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R&B Singer Ben E. King dead at 76

R&B singer Ben E. King has died at the age of 76.King is best known for the classic "Stand By Me," which was added to the National Recording Registry by ...
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Win Welcome to Sweden Season 1 on DVD

To celebrate the release of the first season of the NBC comedy Welcome to Sweden on May 19, HOTCHKA is giving away THREE copies of the DVD to our lucky ...
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Far from the Madding Crowd :: A period drama that’s a bit too old school

I sometimes wonder about adapting older books into modern movies, meaning, I wonder if what worked back then still works now in the same context. Or are severe adaptation choices needed ...
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Avengers: Age of Ultron’s story gets lost amid the action

Let's face it. There isn't anything I, or any other critic, could say to dissuade people from seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not that I want to, mind you. I ...
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American Idol :: Another controversy worth talking about

Last night's episode of American Idol brought with it yet another clash between mentors, judges and a contestant. This one didn't have the drama of the one I've written about ...
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Survivor :: Survivor Russian Roulette

One player is dragged out of the shadows this week as desperate times call for desperate measures.On this week's episode of Survivor, it wasn't about who won the Reward Challenge ...
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Hulu lands Seinfeld

Hulu gave its upfront presentation in New York this week, spotlighting an appearance by Jerry Seinfeld to announce that his classic sitcom will stream exclusively on the service. Every episode ...
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Max Scherzer of The Washington Nationals doesn’t get it

So Max Scherzer wants the designated hitter rule MLB-wide.Tough beans, Scherzer. It ain't going to happen.Scherzer, who is making a chunk of change pitching for the Washington Nationals, jammed his ...
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