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Kids Watch TV As Parents Do, Not As They Say

All the advice that parents should set rules to limit children's TV time goes only so far. Children tend to watch the same amount of TV that their parents do. Setting an example and sticking to it looks like the most effective approach.
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Remembering Cory Monteith Of 'Glee'

Cory Monteith was known to most Americans as Finn Hudson, the high school football star turned glee club member. But the star of TV's "Glee," who was found dead this weekend at age 31, was a former high school dropout who used an unorthodox audition tape to get noticed.
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Actor Cory Monteith, Who Played Finn Hudson On 'Glee,' Found Dead

He shot to fame with his portrayal of the popular high school quarterback on the hit musical TV show. Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. He was 31.
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DogTV, The Channel For Stay-At-Home Pups, Is Going National

Launched last year in Southern California, the network is going on DirecTV starting in August. Its programming aims to entertain dogs when their owners are out of the house.
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Comedian Aisha Tyler Writes About Being That Weird Kid

Actor and comedian, Aisha Tyler's new book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation is out. In it, Tyler writes about her dalliances with failure and humiliation on the long road to success. She says it wasn't easy being the geeky, tall, black girl who loves science fiction and video games but it was worth it.
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Syria's War (The Official Version) Plays Out On TV

The highly lucrative Syrian television industry continues to turn out programs — largely from neighboring Lebanon — as the country's civil war continues. The shows are evolving to reflect current events, as envisioned by the government.
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'The Bridge:' Mayhem On The Border, With Big Issues At Stake

On July 10, FX adds another dark serialized drama to an already rich cable crop: The Bridge, starring Diane Kruger. Like The Killing, it's based on a Scandinavian television series.
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As 'Ray Donovan,' Liev Schreiber Cleans Up Hollywood's Messes

In the FX series, Schreiber plays a Hollywood fixer with some personal problems of his own. While TV is newish territory for Schreiber, playing a man plagued by inner demons is not. He talks with Dave Davies about acting the heavy — and how his face has shaped his career.
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Deen Parts With Agent After Racial Slur Fallout

Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star. Her media and merchandising empire has largely crumbled following her admission that she used racial slurs in the past.
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Elisabeth Moss: From Naif To Player On TV's 'Mad Men'

As Peggy Olson on AMC's drama series, the actress has learned about her character's personality and development episode by episode, script by script, just like those of us who watch the show on TV. And she tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that she prefers it that way.

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