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Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving 'The View' for 'Fox and Friends'

Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving "The View" for "Fox and Friends"
Fox News boss Roger Ailes confirmed that he's hired the controversial "View" star, who will begin her stint on Fox News in mid-September. Wednesday is Hasselbeck's final day on "The View."

George R.R. Martin: HBO got the Iron Throne on "Game of Thrones" wrong
Check out what the real throne should look like. PLUS: Amy Poehler casts "GoT" with their "Parks and Rec" counterparts.

Obama appoints ex-"Alias" writer to a State Department post

Crystal Nix-Hines, who was a major Obama fundraiser, was a producer and executive story editor on the J.J. Abrams series.

John Barrowman pushes for a female "Doctor Who"
"If it doesn't work, she can always regenerate back to a man – I've been there, I've seen them do it," says the former "Who" star.

"Happy Endings" creator talks USA and what would've happened in Season 4
"It was as close as it could come without happening," says David Caspe.

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<p>Seriously... someone book these guys on a comedy tour, because they are awesome together.</p>

Seriously... someone book these guys on a comedy tour, because they are awesome together.

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Charlie Day and Ron Perlman dig deep into the details of 'Pacific Rim'

Can we get twenty more films starring these two together?

I saved this one for last.

After all, you don't often witness chemisty as immediate and as just plain weird as whatever's going on between Charlie Day and Ron Perlman. In "Pacific Rim," Charlie Day stars as a scientist who has devoted his life to the study of the kaiju, the giant monsters that have been pouring out of a hole at the bottom of the ocean. I love Day's work in the film, and I think they made some sensational choices in terms of his look. I love that he's got tattoo sleeves that are all kaiju that have fallen in battle. His character is trying to contribute something to the war efforts that is totally different from what the Jaeger pilots do, but just as valuable.

It's because of his efforts that he comes into contact with Hannibal Chau, played by Ron Perlman, who is such a brother to the film's director at this point that Perlman could probably get away with changing his last name to Del Toro. Chau runs the black market for kaiju organs and anything else they can salvage when these giant monsters fall. Even thought Day is playing a kaiju expert working for the military, he still have no choice but to reach out to Chau. There is something he needs that only Chau can provide, and from the moment they meet, there is this great tense mood of near-violence between them.

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Fox orders 'The League of Extraordinary Gentleman' pilot

Fox orders "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman" pilot
The comic book that became a 2003 film is poised to become the next superhero TV series.

"The Wire's" Jamie Hector is headed to Cinemax

The actor famous for playing Marlo Stanfield will play a disillusioned Vietnam vet in "Quarry."

Check out Seth Meyers' "The Awesomes"

Meyers voices Professor Doctor Awesome in his new animated series that also features "SNL" colleagues Bill Hader, Taran Killam and Kenan Thompson.

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<p>There's so much cool in this room that air conditioning was redundant.</p>

There's so much cool in this room that air conditioning was redundant.

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Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba discuss the human side of 'Pacific Rim'

It's not all just monsters and mayhem

One of the things that surprised me after I took my sons to see "Pacific Rim" is how certain details landed for them.

For example, there's a moment in the film where Charlie Hunnam's character, Raleigh, is trying to make a point to Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), and he grabs his arm. Elba turns around, surprised that anyone would consider grabbing his arm a good idea, and says something to Hunnam. The line he says has become a permanent part of Allen's vocabulary, and it was an immediate thing. He cackled in the theater, and I've heard him quote the line about twenty times now in different situations.

When I asked him why the line entertained him so much, he told me, "Because, daddy, he's awesome."

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<p>Ciara's &quot;Ciara&quot;</p>

Ciara's "Ciara"

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Review: Ciara's new album 'Ciara'

Is 'I'm Out' and 'Body Party' the best the singer can offer?

Watch Ciara’s videos, and you get some sort of sense who the singer is. Though she’s been making albums since 2004, the newly minted Epic artist has started becoming her own for diggable and stylish clips. She’s a ferociously adept dancer; her fashion and facial expressions say so much more than her words do. And on her self-titled effort, Ciara has a lot of words that don’t mean very much.

It was smartly indicative that “Ciara” kicks this off with biting and fun “I’m Out”: Nicki Minaj is in top form, the production and arrangement will set all your stuff on fire and dance around it and the core kiss-off is darkly celebratory. But Ciara doesn’t have first verse. She’s basically doing two versions of a hook, one of which sounds like the updated version of “Luck Be a Lady.” There’s a lot of flash-bang and you exit having only a hint of what the rest of the album is on, and what she’s about.
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HBO to air a documentary on gay marriage fight

HBO to air a documentary on gay marriage fight

Two filmmakers had behind-the-scenes access to the legal time fighting against California's Prop. 8.

Another job for Ryan Seacrest: NBC game show host

Seacrest is poised to host and produce "Million Second Quiz," a game show format that will air on 12 nights in September.

Wayne Brady returning to "HIMYM"

He'll recur in the final season as  Barney's brother.

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"Airplane Repo"

 "Airplane Repo"

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Watch: Swiping a plane gets dangerous on 'Airplane Repo'

Getting possession isn't always the hardest part

Being a repo professional is stressful, but being an airplane repo professional has to be far worse. Once a plane has been taken into possession, getting it back on the ground in one piece is by no means a given. Add to that the usual problems faced by repo pros (gun-toting owners and cops) and this is not a job for the weak. Watch these two clips from "Airplane Repo" (debuting Thurs. July 11 at 10:00 p.m.). In the first, one unlucky repo guy discovers the plane he's just climbed into is possibly more trouble than it's worth. In the second, repo pros talk about the troubles they've faced -- and arrests are by no means the worst.

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<p>Does the apocalypse of &quot;This is the End&quot; deserve some serious consideration?</p>

Does the apocalypse of "This is the End" deserve some serious consideration?

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Taking stock of the Best Visual Effects race during the summer blockbuster season

How will films like 'Pacific Rim,' 'Iron Man 3' and 'The Great Gatsby' fare?

We're right in the middle of the blockbuster movie season. Some think it's been a lackluster summer slate. I haven't had major expectations for much of anything so I guess I'm okay with merely being satisfied so far, but with Guillermo del Toro's massive-scale "Pacific Rim" hitting theaters this coming weekend, it seems now would be a nice opportunity to look at the race for Best Visual Effects.

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<p>George Clooney at the BAFTA Awards earlier this year.</p>

George Clooney at the BAFTA Awards earlier this year.

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George Clooney to receive BAFTA LA's Stanley Kubrick Award

The honor will be presented at the Britannia Awards ceremony on November 9

Between "Gravity" and his directorial effort "The Monuments Men," George Clooney -- who, lest we forget, shared the Best Picture Oscar for "Argo" a few months back -- has what may be another busy awards season lying ahead of him. Even if his on-paper prospects don't pan out, however, he'll be accepting at least one award before the year is out, as BAFTA's Los Angeles division has named him the recipient of their Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

 "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

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'Real Housewives of Orange County': Did Tamra betray Gretchen?

Lauri spreads a rumor about Vicki's sex life and everyone joins the fight

It isn't often that I watch "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and think, hmm, that's a conundrum. Most of the time, it's pretty clear what the right decision would be for these women as they just do the exact opposite. Heard an ugly rumor? Blast it from the rooftops! Wish you hadn't invited someone to your party? Uninvite them or embarrass them publicly! Having an argument? Throw wine at the other person! Your kid doesn't want you to date the jerk you've been seeing? Do it anyway and whine about how much you sacrifice! Part of the fun, when and if there is fun, is watching these women run higgleldy-piggledy into the car wreck.

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<p>Harvey Weinstein on CBS This Morning. Also, nice touch on that chyron, guys.</p>

Harvey Weinstein on CBS This Morning. Also, nice touch on that chyron, guys.

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Harvey Weinstein airs out dirty 'Butler' laundry on CBS

TWC honcho suggests the dispute is over rights to 'The Hobbit'

Hand it to Harvey Weinstein. He's using this whole controversy over the title of "The Butler" to drum up tons of publicity for the film, which hits theaters next month. But this circus is nevertheless ridiculous and I feel silly even writing about it.

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Naked 'Project Runway' billboard banned in L.A.

Naked "Project Runway" billboard banned in L.A.

A new ad campaign shows Heidi Klum in royal garb with Tim Gunn lording over nude models.

NBC will hand out free chairs made of cardboard at Comic-Con

It's a Comic-Con first, providing relief from standing in long lines.

Coming to Lifetime: "Catering Wars"
The Atlanta-based "Wars" show debuts next week.

"Californication" bringing back Rob Lowe

Eddie Nero will return for one episode next season.

Style Network signs deal with "Sh*t Girls Say" creators
Their Twitter account turned web series has become a YouTube sensation.

CBS puts Season 1 of "Unforgettable" online

The network hopes to catch up viewers ahead of the Season 2 premiere on July 28.

Aaron Sorkin introduces "The Newsroom's" new characters

From Marcia Gay Harden as a 1st ammendment lawyer to Constance Zimmer as a Mitt Romney campaign spokesperson.

Fred Armisen starring in a Queens of the Stone Age infomercial

Watch him promote a Queens of the Stone Age flash drive.

"Sharknado" will be preceded by 7 Syfy shark-themed movies

In all, Syfy will air eight shark-themed movies on Thursday.

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