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Comedy Central promotes James Franco's roast with a punch to the face

Comedy Central promotes James Franco's roast with a punch to the face
"It ain't gonna be pretty."

Americans spend more time on digital devices than watching TV, study finds
Digital devices include surfing the web on your computer or spending time with your smartphone.

Preview Oprah's 1st Letterman appearance in 8 years
The two TV titans discussed meditation.

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones react to leaving "Parks and Rec"
"Such a bittersweet time for me," tweeted Jones. "It has literally been a world class pleasure," added Lowe.

CNN's "Our Nixon" uses footage from 500 reels of Super-8 home movie footage
Tonight's documentary on Richard Nixon offers a unique look at Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal.

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Fox expects 'Glee' to end after 2 more seasons

Fox expects "Glee" to end after 2 more seasons
The Season 6 finale in May 2015 will likely be the series finale -- unless the show finds new breakout stars, says Fox's Kevin Reilly.

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Selena Gomez

 Selena Gomez

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Listen: CulturePop No. 22 - Yoko Ono, Selena Gomez, 'Reign'

We hash out that first part of 'The Bachelorette' finale, too

I'm not sure how we did this with Melinda about to jet off to Poland to hang with Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore (we can all be jealous now) and me buzzing between Comic-Con and press tour, but we did! No promises of cohesion or focus! But we did it! Here's the rundown, if you'd like to follow along with our rambling. C'mon! It'll be fun, promise!

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<p>&quot;New Girl&quot;&nbsp;is much more successful when you factor in non-traditional viewing, but how much money does FOX&nbsp;make on those methods?</p>

"New Girl" is much more successful when you factor in non-traditional viewing, but how much money does FOX make on those methods?

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Press Tour: FOX's Kevin Reilly abandoning business as usual

Can the broadcast network TV model be reinvented in 2013?

FOX president Kevin Reilly began his press tour executive session with an Oprah Winfrey-length filibuster. Given the season his network had — with the collapse of "American Idol" ratings ending the network's long streak as the highest-rated network on TV — the move wasn't a surprise. Lengthy monologues are one way for TV executives to distract us from the recent bad news at their network (or, at least, to suck away all our will to live or ask tough questions). But Reilly's speech had less to do with trying to change the narrative about Fox than trying to change the narrative about the broadcast network business in general.

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<p>Zoe Saldana and Sam&nbsp;Worthington in &quot;Avatar&quot;</p>

Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington in "Avatar"

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James Cameron taps 'Terminator,' 'Jurassic Park IV' and 'Aliens vs. Predator' writers for three 'Avatar' sequels

The first of the three films is set for release in December 2016

Four years ago James Cameron's "Avatar" made a huge impact on the film industry landscape. Raking in over $2 billion worldwide, it became the highest grossing film of all time and altered the business pattern of distribution by (unfortunately) ushering in the era of inflated ticket prices for 3D movies.

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Nelly knows you want to 'Get Like Me' in new NSFW music video with Nicki Minaj

Nelly knows you want to 'Get Like Me' in new NSFW music video with Nicki Minaj

Women: You can now aspire to have your buttocks played like bongos

In case you haven’t had enough bragging from rappers about how all “ni**as” want to be like them, then Nelly’s “Get Like Me” can be your little daily dose to remind you that he has cars, beautiful women, champagne, and friends like Pharrell and Nicki Minaj, who drop by to reminds themselves of how fabulous they all are.

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Report: Jennifer Lopez is 'very close' to returning to 'American Idol'

Report: Jennifer Lopez is "very close" to returning to "American Idol"
A deal is imminent, reports People, which adds that a report that J.Lo wanted to join "The Voice" was false.

Fox won't say if Finn Hudson dies of drugs, but "Glee's" Cory Monteith tribute will deal with drug abuse
Fox Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly also said that the cast members will be featured in PSAs during the show.

"Parks and Rec" boss: We didn't cut Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones to save money -- it was a creative decision
Co-creator Mike Schur today again talked about yesterday's announcement: "A reality of the network television game is they'll always tell you to do impossible things with less and less money. But it wasn’t like, 'Uh oh, we’ve got to hack away our cast.'" MORE SCHUR: "The decision that they make that will see them transition off the show is made very early, so it's a long, fun celebratory send-off."

"Community's" trailer for syndication focuses on Annie's boobs
A new trailer makes the NBC comedy look like a boobfest.

Andy Samberg's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" character is like McNulty from "The Wire"

"Comedy McNulty." PLUS: "This is not 'Police Squad!'"

Another "Big Brother" contestant accused of racism

Will Amanda Zuckerman lumped in with Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman?

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Corey Monteith of "Glee"

 Corey Monteith of "Glee"

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FOX explains 'Glee' will deal with Cory Monteith's passing

Proceeds from music sales for the episode will be donated

The tragic passing of Cory Monteith won't be ignored by "Glee," according to FOX Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly. At the network's executive panel at press tour, Reilly addressed questions about how the death will affect "Glee," though the storyline appears to still be in the works. 

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John Legend's steamy new NSFW video, 'Made To Love': Watch

John Legend's steamy new NSFW video, 'Made To Love': Watch

Clip matches the sexy song

Love can make you see God and believe in miracles, so says John Legend, in his new song, “Made To Love.” The video, released today, perfectly captures the tune’s sensuality.

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Keith Urban will return to 'American Idol'

Keith Urban will return to "American Idol"
Fox Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly made the announcement before critics today, saying: "He did a great job on the show, fans loved him and you can see how much he loved the doing show."

New "Doctor Who" may be announced live on Sunday
A special called "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor" has reportedly been scheduled. PLUS: Steven Moffat says he wasn't given enough money for the 50th anniversary special. UPDATE: Or an announcement could be made today.

Jeffrey Tambor is writing a book

The "Arrested Development" star wouldn't divulge details of his book project, but he recently revealed that he's a co-owner of a bookstore.

BBC is making a TV series based on Steve McQueen's "The Great Escape"
The BBC is teaming with an American company for the remake of the 1963 Steve McQueen film.

Mindy Kaling: Quit asking why my "Mindy Project" character only dates white guys

"Do people really wonder on other shows if female leads are dating multicultural people?" Kaling tells Entertainment Weekly, which put her on this week's cover. "Like I owe it to every race and minority and beleaguered person. I have to become the United Nations of shows?"

Fox announces a slew of famous names for Animation Domination
Everybody from Kristen Wiig to Judd Apatow will be lending their voices this season.

Jennifer Aniston disses Katie Couric
Appearing on "Chelsea Lately," Aniston said: "What's Katie Couric? Is she a legitimate journalist? Is she getting tabloidy? Wasn't she on the 'Today' show?"

Check out "Game of Thrones'" Richard Madden in "Klondike"

The former HBO star prepped for his Discovery Channel miniseries by watching the reality show "Gold Rush."

Nick Cannon pens an open letter to Amanda Bynes
Cannon calls his former Nickelodeon co-star his "sister."

Inside "The Walking Dead" Season 4
Watch AMC's newest featurette. PLUS: You can soon buy "Walking Dead" board games, including Risk and Monopoly.

"Sleepy Hollow" promises to show the Headless Horseman "in a new light"
That will entail him getting his head back.

WEtv renews "Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas"

Season 2 will air early next year.

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"Sleepy Hollow"

 "Sleepy Hollow"

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Press Tour: 'Sleepy Hollow' promises fun, history, and surprise murders

The Bible, Clark Kent and Ned Stark all get shout-outs

"Sleepy Hollow," a re-imagining of Washington Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," will ring familiar to audiences who've gotten used to creative tweaking. This time around, Ichabod Crane is a hot guy (Tom Mison) instead of a geek, the Revolutionary War wasn't just about expats fighting the Brits for freedom, and there are witches and curses and Biblical horsemen of the Apocalypse in addition to the Headless Horseman. The debut episode also surprises with an unexpected murder, which co-executive producer Len Wiseman explained, "We wanted to keep you off balance a little bit. We wanted to make sure you were never sure which characters were gonna get it."

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<p>FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly at January's TCA panel</p>

FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly at January's TCA panel

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Press Tour Live-Blog: FOX's Kevin Reilly

Expect talk about 'Idol,' Cory Monteith and more from FOX's chief

It was a mixed-to-negative season for FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly.

Yes, he developed and launched "The Following," which was one of the year's biggest drama hits.

However, he also watched as "The X Factor" continued to struggle, "American Idol" became increasing mortal and both reality shows continued to hemorrhage judges. He was forced to continue to renew struggling comedies and pretend they were successes. And after giving a surprising two-season renewal to "Glee" last spring, Reilly and FOX now face the challenge of promoting a show coping with a very real tragedy.

Click through to follow Reilly's Thursday (August 1) morning executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour.

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