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<p>Zhang Ziyi won&nbsp;Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards for &quot;The Grandmaster.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Zhang Ziyi won Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards for "The Grandmaster." 

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Oscar hopefuls 'The Grandmaster' and 'Ilo Ilo' rule Asia's Golden Horse Awards

Ang Lee was president of this year's award jury

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders from Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan were among the winners at this weekend's Golden Horse Awards -- effectively the Oscars of the Chinese-speaking film industry. And while there were some heavy-hitting auteurs in the running for top honors (Wong Kar-wai, Jia Zhang-ke, Johnnie To and Tsai Ming-liang among them), it was ultimately a modest debut feature that won out, as young Singaporean director Anthony Chen's gentle family drama "Ilo Ilo" took four awards, including Best Picture.

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A&E renews 'Longmire'

 
A&E renews "Longmire"
A 3rd season has been ordered, three months after "Longmire's" exec producer said it would be back.

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It's official: Katie Couric will join Yahoo! in 2014 as 'global anchor'

 

As part of her deal, Couric will leave ABC News, continue hosting "Katie" (until, at least, its likely cancelation after Season 2) while leading a team of news reporters. She'll also host a monthly interview series.
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<p>Tom Brady is cold</p>

Tom Brady is cold

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TV Ratings: NBC's Patriots-Broncos thriller tops ABC's American Music Awards on Sunday

'The Mentalist' gets a big Red John bump
Fast National ratings for Sunday, November 24, 2013.
 
While the New England Patriots didn't complete their epic comeback over the Denver Broncos until well outside of primetime on the East Coast, the frigid thriller still delivered a second straight week of huge numbers to NBC, even if it came in below the Broncos/Chiefs tilt from the previous week.
 
Perhaps some of those viewers were siphoned off by the American Music Awards, which did strong numbers on ABC, pushing that network into a tie for second among young viewers with football-boosted FOX. It was the biggest AMAs audience since 2009, up 36 percent in total viewers and 32 percent in the key demo over last year.
 
Meanwhile, the climactic episode in the Red John arc delivered a view bump to CBS' "The Mentalist," even if the procedural finished last for its hour. It was the biggest "Mentalist" audience January.
 
On to the numbers...
 
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"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"

 "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"

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Watch: 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy just doesn't get 'Doctor Who'

Will Ferrell's 'legendary' character can't get it right

For all the many Whovians who have spent the weekend dissecting "The Day of the Doctor," here's a clip to lighten up matters. Will Ferrell, as his Ron Burgundy "Anchorman" character, tries to sort out why no one has will tell him the Doctor's name, a play on the old "Who's on First" Abbot and Costello bit.

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"Orphan Black"

 "Orphan Black"

Credit: BBC America

'Orphan Black' set to return in April

Watch the graphic (sorry, no Tatiana) trailer for confirmation

Finally, we have a return date set for "Orphan Black"!

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Martin Sheen to star in Animal Planet's 'The Whale'

 

He'll play Old Thomas Nickerson in a BBC film based on the whaling incident that inspired Moby Dick.

Why did it have to happen?

"I really felt like this was the right ending for this character at the right time," says exec producer Terrence Winter. PLUS: Jack Huston talks season finale.

She immediately sought medical attention while filming the Thanksgiving Live special.

The Doctor did do big ratings, attracting 10.2 million viewers.

The BBC America series returns April 19. PLUS: Watch a teaser for "Sherlock."
 

 

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<p>Matt Smith and David Tennant came together for the &quot;Doctor Who&quot;&nbsp;50th anniversary.</p>

Matt Smith and David Tennant came together for the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary.

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Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'The Day of the Doctor'

Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt teamed up for a fantastic 50th anniversary special

On Saturday, "Doctor Who" celebrated its 50th anniversary with the global simulcast of "The Day of the Doctor." Liane Bonin Starr already reviewed it for us over the weekend, and I have a few thoughts of my own coming up just as soon as I can just walk past a fez...

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<p>Matthew McConaughey in &quot;Dallas Buyers Club.&quot;</p>

Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club."

Credit: Focus Features

Roundup: Is 'Dallas Buyers Club' the film equivalent of Macklemore?

Also: The two-pronged future of 'Nymphomaniac,' and John Landis vs. Hollywood

So far, "Dallas Buyers Club" has had a fairly smooth ride, but it was inevitable that its social and sexual politics would at some point find vocal dissenters. R. Kurt Osenlund certainly does his best to trigger a debate, calling it "one of the year's worst films," and likening it to Macklemore's hit single "Same Love" as a work of "warped queer advocacy." "I sure as hell don't want to see the first major movie about AIDS in 20 years to be about a goddamned queer-hating hick," he fumes. "I want more from my art, I want better advocates, and more than anything, I want more people, and colleagues, to acknowledge the problem." He then goes on to suggest director Jean-Marc Vallée's heterosexuality might "in a way" be problematic. I can't say I agree with him one iota, but there's a longer discussion to be had here. [House Next Door]

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Who's lying - Apollo or Kenya?

Is Phaedra right to be angry with her husband?

Hey, remember that screaming argument Apollo and Kenya had during the reunion last season? The one about who texted who, and who wanted to have sex with who? Hope you took notes, because it's back again!

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<p>Nicole struggles with an octave</p>

Nicole struggles with an octave

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Part Like the Red Sea'

Travis & Nicole and Ashley & Ally have very different issues in Indonesia
That was an exciting, drama-filled episode of "The Amazing Race," but it was also an episode so full of variably noxious self-righteousness and smugness that I ended up strongly disliking a team that had been a favorite previously and cringing through entirely too much of the hour.
 
I'm putting the balance of the episode too far towards "annoyance" for me to call the episode a success and I'm afraid that there's nothing Travis & Nicole will be able to do to work their way back into my rooting graces.
 
Oh well. 
 
I guess I'll recap the episode after the break, though I'm pretty wrung out from the end of that Patriots game.
 
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<p>Jennifer Lawrence and Amy&nbsp;Adams in &quot;American Hustle&quot;</p>

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams in "American Hustle"

Credit: Sony Pictures

Off the Carpet: 'American Hustle' comes out to play

David O. Russell is on a roll, so is his latest an awards season slam dunk?

After weeks of audience testing, editors Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers futzing with the various tones director David O. Russell captures take-to-take during production, "American Hustle" finally came out to play Sunday as Sony Pictures unveiled the film to a swath of press and SAG nominating committee members, among others.

The reveal was a highly anticipated one, given Russell's recent track record on the circuit: both "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings Playbook" landed a slew of Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It also brought the 2013 film awards season one step closer to a complete picture, leaving just Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" to be seen. That, by the way, will happen within the week; by the time December arrives, the whole playing field will thankfully have been revealed.

For now, though, what's the verdict on "American Hustle?" Is it a player or a pretender? Is this powerhouse ensemble that brings with it 17 Oscar nominations and four wins a formidable force?

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