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Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel, Kerry Washington

 Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel, Kerry Washington

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Golden Globes red carpet grades: J-Law, Kerry Washington, Julia Roberts

What did you think of this year's fashion statements?

This year, certain fashion trends made themselves apparent on the red carpet of the 2014 Golden Globes. Minimal make-up, nude color schemes, strong eyebrows and blinding brights were just a few. The problem is, of course, what a stylist says is "on-trend" may look fine on the runway and like crap on a mere mortal. There were a lot of near misses on the carpet this season. Let's hope that some of these trends don't bleed through to your next formal event, lest you feel the need to hold down a friend and force her to wear lip gloss. It could get ugly. I'm just warning you.

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<p>Tina &amp; Amy! Or possibly Amy &amp; Tina!</p>

Tina & Amy! Or possibly Amy & Tina!

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2014 Golden Globe Awards Live-Blog

Tina & Amy host the big night for movies and TV

Welcome to the 71st Golden Globe Awards live-blog!

Wait. That sounds wrong. This is probably only my third or fourth Golden Globe live-blog. 

At HitFix, we've already made our full predictions. I did the TV guesses and they're all pretty ludicrous. That's why we like the Globes. Anything can happen. Thanks, alcohol!

Follow along for all of the excitement. And sound off in the comments. I'll chatter down there as well.

Click through and brace for The Poehler Vortex.

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Jennifer Lawrence

 Jennifer Lawrence

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What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence's Golden Globes dress?

Is it a fashion hole-in-one or a fail?

Like everybody else ever, I love Jennifer Lawrence. Not only is she an amazing actress, she's been impeccable on the red carpet since before most of us knew who the hell she was ("Winter's Bone" fans, go ahead and be smug). But tonight at the Golden Globes, I have questions. What do you think of her dress?

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<p>&quot;From Dusk Till Dawn&quot;</p>

"From Dusk Till Dawn"

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El Rey sets 'From Dusk Till Dawn' premiere, releases sexy key art

Robert Rodriguez network also has Grindhouse movies and 'Matador'
Robert Rodriguez's new El Rey Network -- must resist the temptation to call it "The" El Rey Network -- made its first Television Critics Association press tour appearance on Sunday (January 12), anchored by the announcement of a premiere date for the "From Dusk Till Dawn" TV series.
Of "From Dusk Till Dawn," Rodriguez says, "If the film is the short story, this is the novel." He adds, "There was so much that I wanted to explore in that movie that I didn't get to."
The 10-episode first season of "From Dusk Till Dawn" will premiere on Tuesday, March 11 at 9 p.m. ET.
Rodriguez put his time where his mouth is on this one. He directed the first, second and fourth episodes, with Eduardo Sanchez and Joe Menendez directing the third and fifth episodes. "Nikita" veteran Carlos Coto is the showrunner, while Greg Nicotero returned do makeup.
D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz (pictured above) play the Gecko brothers, with Don Johnson and Jesse Garcia playing the law on their trail. The adaptation of the beloved cult movie (and less beloved sequels) also features Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport and Brandon Soo Hoo.
The first key art is below.
El Rey also announced that it has acquired the cable rights to "Starsky & Hutch," "Dark Angel" and "The X Files," which will air as part of the network's 24-hour schedule starting on February 14. El Rey will premiere Grindhouse Fridays starting on February 21 with "Switchblade Sisters," followed by "Rolling Thunder" on February 28.
A second El Rey original drama will be "Matador" from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Filming in Los Angeles later this year, "Matador" focuses on Antonio "Matador" Bravo, a soccer star who is also a super-spy. "Matador" will premiere in summer 2014, with a 13-episode first season.
Regarding its original programming, El Rey execs said that the dramas will have budgets in the top 20 percent of TV dramas, with Rodriguez adding, "We just do things completely differently, so you'll see a lot more money on the screen."
The final major piece of the El Rey announcements was the reveal with Mark Burnett is bringing a weekly lucha libra wrestling series to the air in 2015, partnered with Lucha Libre AAA. The series will feature new wrestlers, new plotlines and the wackiness you'd expect from the producer of "The Bible."
Rodriguez told reporters that in his own home, he kept a hard drive filled with the movies and trailers and TV shows he liked. He said he would think, "I wish somebody would just curate a network where everything you saw was attached to that sensibility." El Rey TV is that hard drive brought to life.
I'm intrigued.
Anyway, though... That sexy key art.

Key Art from El Rey's

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<p>Aaron Paul poses for the photographers outside this year's BAFTA&nbsp;Tea Party, the one event the HitFix team wasn't able to make today.</p>

Aaron Paul poses for the photographers outside this year's BAFTA Tea Party, the one event the HitFix team wasn't able to make today.

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Saturday is party central for Golden Globes nominees

Spirit Awards, CBS, BAFTA and more vie for attention

The day before the Golden Globes has always been packed full of industry events and pre-show parties. 2014 was no different, especially if you were anywhere near Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills or West Hollywood.

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Study: 'Girls' only shows nudity 3% of the time

Study: "Girls" only shows nudity 3% of the time
Buzzfeed went through every scene from the first two seasons and discovered that the HBO series features very little nudity. Of the 3% nudity shown, 74% is female and 26% male. PLUS: Lena Dunham accused of exploiting struggling writers.

Happy 60th birthday, Howard Stern!
The shock jock and "America's Got Talent" judge today enters his 60s. Stern will formally celebrate his birthday later this month with a Jimmy Kimmel-hosted birthday bash.

The Weather Channel claims a public safety crisis will result if it's pulled from DirecTV
The cable channel is urging DirecTV customers to contact members of Congress about "this public safety issue."

ABC News names Mindy Kaling "Person of the Week"
Watch Diane Sawyer and "World News Tonight" praise "America's New It Girl."

"Young Jimmy Fallon" featured in "Tonight show" promo
"The president is a poopy head."

BBC America renews Dominic Monaghan's "Wild Things," orders a 1970s spy series

"The Game" will be a thriller set during the Cold War.

Watch the 1st trailer for Ron Moore's "Outlander"

The Starz drama is based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling books.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "HitRecord On TV" renewed before its TV premiere
The Pivot channel also announced that Meghan McCain will star in a new late-night series called "TakePart Live." PLUS: Pivot cancels "Raising McCain" and "Jersey Strong."

"The Queen Latifah Show" begins layoffs
As much as 20 staffers are losing their jobs due to the talk show being "hugely over budget."

Why the Sunday night TV glut?
Network and cable programmers say they put their best stuff on Sundays because it's the most-watched night of the week.

Michelle Forbes joins "Orphan Black"

She'll play a powerful new lawyer at the Dyad Institute. PLUS: What to expect for Season 2.

Hallmark Channel is adapting the "Chesapeake Shores" book series
Best-selling author Sherryl Woods' series of novels could hit TV by 2015.

David Cassidy arrested for DUI for 3rd time

The "Partridge Family" star was taken into custody Friday night by the CHP.

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Watch this new trailer for the Starz series 'Outlander'

The show is set to air summer 2014

Like big, historical drama? Period costumes; a feisty time-traveling woman and lots of beautiful scenery? Then "Outlander," a new series based on the book series that's set to air this summer on Starz, is right for you. Just check out this trailer and enjoy the tartan. 

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"Orphan Black"

 "Orphan Black"

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Press Tour: 'Orphan Black' to feature 'tough decisions' in season 2

Plus, the first scene of the new season is screened

 Hey Clone Club, the first second-season scene of "Orphan Black" was shown at press tour, and I think it's safe to say that the pressure is not letting up on Sarah and the rest of the clones as their story continues. First, a recap of the scene, then we'll get into what Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris and co-creator Graeme Manson had to say (and after press tour, I'll be writing up my own one-on-one interviews with Manson and Gavaris, which hint at some big picture shifts ahead). Hold on to your hats. It's gonna be a bumpy ride when the show returns Sat. April 19 at 9:00 p.m. on BBC America. 

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<p>Jordan Belfort might not be able to sweet talk his way into the best picture race if there are only eight or nine nominees.</p>

Jordan Belfort might not be able to sweet talk his way into the best picture race if there are only eight or nine nominees.

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Contender Countdown: Will there be fewer than 9 best picture nominees?

Statistics, passion and guilds all weigh in

The ballots have been cast. Voting is over (for the moment).  There is nothing any pundit, actor, director, studio head or awards season sweet talker can do to affect the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. It's done. Now, all anyone in the game can do is wait. And maybe try to shake off their nervousness with a few drinks over this busy event weekend.

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<p>Aden Young of &quot;Rectify&quot;</p>

Aden Young of "Rectify"

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Sundance loosely sets 'Returned,' 'Rectify' returns

'The Writers' Room' will also be back for a second season
Two Sundance dramas that made my Top 10 list for 2013 have very loosely set return plans for 2014. 
On Saturday, January 11, Sundance gave really nebulous Season 2 announcements for "Rectify" and "The Returned" (No. 4 and No. 5 respectively in my Top 10).
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'Mad Men's' final season kicks off on April 13, 'Better Call Saul' debuts in November

"Mad Men's" final season kicks off on April 13, "Better Call Saul" debuts in November
AMC also announced that "Talking Dead" has been renewed for a 5th season and Revolutionary War spy thriller "Turn" will premiere on April 6.

"Enlisted's" debuts low

About 2.4 million checked out the Fox military comedy.

DirecTV may drop The Weather Channel
With The Weather Channel's deal expiring Jan. 14, the satellite provider has added its own weather channel called WeatherNation.

Audrina Patridge today takes over for Ali Fedotowsky on "1st Look"

The NBC lifestyle show that airs after "SNL" has tapped the former "Hills" star to host following the departure of ex-"Bachelorette" Fedotowsky to E! News.

Sundance Channel bringing back "The Returned"

The French zombie hit will return in the fall.

Robin Wright gets engaged to actor Ben Foster

The "House of Cards" star and Foster met on the set of the movie "Rampart."

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TV Ratings: 'Enlisted' premieres low, while 'Shark Tank' and 'Blue Bloods' lead Friday

'Bones' wins the 8 p.m. hour for FOX
Fast National ratings for Friday, January 10, 2014.
In usual Friday form, "Shark Tank" was comfortably the night's top show among young viewers, while "Blue Bloods" dominated overall, with ABC and CBS leading the way accordingly.
"Shark Tank," "Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-0" all drew season-high audiences on Friday.
The night's other main notable was FOX's "Enlisted," which had a perilously low premiere despite a wave of positive reviews and word-of-mouth. On the other hand, FOX got another solid Friday performance from "Bones," so there's that.
On to the numbers...
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