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Actor Abe Vigoda Of 'The Godfather,' 'Barney Miller,' Has Died

Abe Vigoda, the distinctive looking character actor and inspiration for dozens of Internet hoaxes, has died. Vigoda was known for his work in The Godfather and the television series Barney Miller.
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Harvey Weinstein Promises His 'War And Peace' Miniseries Isn't Homework

Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Never mind the daunting page count — "It's got honest-to-God great action, great sex, great love story," he says.
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Can Just Anyone Write An Episode Of 'Friends'?

Andy Herd thinks a computer can write an episode of the 1990s sitcom. So far, the computer-generated episodes are gibberish. Herd thinks with a bit of editing he could sell the gibberish to a network.
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After #OscarsSoWhite, Academy Makes Changes To Increase Diversity

Following criticism over a lack of diversity in the Oscars, the Academy Awards board of governors announced new programs to try to diversify the academy's membership by the year 2020.
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Mulder And Scully On Why The World Is Ready For An 'X-Files' Reboot

"People want a villain," says actor David Duchovny. "They want a reason; they want a cabal; they want a conspiracy." He and Gillian Anderson co-star in six new episodes of The X-Files.
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'X-Files' Reboot Brings Back Mulder, Scully And The Search For Truth

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reunite in Fox's six-episode revival of its famous science fiction series. TV critic David Bianculli says the new X-Files is worth investigating.
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Taliban Makes Good On A Promise To Target Afghan Media Networks

A suicide bomb attack killed six journalists from Afghanistan's independent television station, Tolo TV. Renee Montagne talks to Saad Mohseni, CEO Of Moby Group, the media company that owns Tolo TV.
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Review: X-Files Returns To Television

After more than a decade, the conspiracy-theory-laden cult series X-Files returns to television on Fox. How does it stand up to the original?
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'London Spy' Begins With A Romance Between A Clubber And MI6 Agent

The new BBC America show, written by author Tom Rob Smith, opens with a gay couple falling in love. Then one of them mysteriously disappears.
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Messy And Absurd, 'London Spy' Mixes Espionage With Genuine Emotion

Fresh Air critic John Powers says the five-part BBC America show pulls off something ambitious: It keeps viewers enthralled with its intensity, while catching them in "a lingering emotional undertow."

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