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Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.
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Damon Lindelof Risks The Wrath Of Loyal Fans Again

The Lost writer, who was a producer on the 2009 Star Trek reboot, is co-writer of the new Alien prequel Prometheus. He talks about science fiction, unsatisfied fan bases and how best to enjoy Prometheus.
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On Pakistan's 'Sesame Street,' Everything's Not A-OK

The U.S. is ending millions of dollars in funding for Pakistan's version of Sesame Street, which began airing six months ago. Officials say allegations of fraud by the Pakistani company that's producing the TV show prompted the decision, which comes amid a tense period in U.S.-Pakistan relations.
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Aubrey Plaza Takes Quite A Trip In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

Aubrey Plaza has made a career out of playing caustic young women. In her new film, she's taking that character to new places.
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Trey Parker Pokes Fun At Digital Entertainment

Trey Parker, a creator of the animated comedy series South Park, spoke in Los Angeles at the big E-3 video game industry conference Monday.
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'GMA' Makes Morning Show Ratings Competitive

There is a big shift going on in morning television. For the first time in 16 years, NBC's Today Show is not the undisputed ratings powerhouse. TV Critic Eric Deggans says ABC's Good Morning America is doing something that seemed unthinkable for more than a decade: it is rocking Today off its pedestal. Deggans is the TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times.
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'Bachelor' Lawsuit Charges Racism

The latest season of ABC's The Bachelorette is underway, and the only black contestant is already off the show. No black person has ever been the "bachelor" or "bachelorette." Now two black men have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the reality show of racial discrimination. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cyrus Mehri, the attorney on the case.

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