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How The Amazing Sundance Drama 'Rectify' Was And Wasn't Like 'The Leftovers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

The summer brought us two mildly post-apocalyptic dramas that weren't particularly interested in addressing the core questions baked into their premis...

Red Carpet Moments

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

B.A.F.T.A. (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) held their high pre-Emmy tea Saturday afternoon at the luxurious SLS hotel. This industry party continues its solid draw as a talent magnet, with many notables of the red carpet and at the exclusive party beyond.

Jon Snow Teams Up With The Lannisters For The 'GoT' Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

It's a song of fire and ice buckets. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has finally made it all the way to Westeros as more and more of the "Game of Thro...

Streaming: TV's Tectonic Shift

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Why should we pay cable companies big monthly fees for a huge lineup of programs we never watch but are charged for. Research shows that folks with 300 channels only watch an average of 12 of them. Why not pick and choose just what we want to watch and pay for each show as we go? Or, as the industry calls it: pay-per-view.

Rashard Mendenhall Opens Up About Life After Football

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation.

HBO Is Making A 'Shutter Island' TV Series

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

"Game of Thrones" may have been shut out from the Emmy's top awards this year, but HBO is still setting its sights on more cinematic programming. T...

Cersei's Major 'GoT' Nude Scene May Not Happen, Thanks To A Church

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

It can be argued that some of the nudity in "Game of Thrones" veers closer to gratuitous than necessary. However, there is one pivotal nude scene from...

'Game Of Thrones' Just Took On The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment

Winter just came! Recently, "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and repeated various lines from "GoT"...

Emmy Party Insider

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Philip David Morton

OK!TV, first out of the Gate with the pre-Emmy parties, brings some emotional weight and charitable awareness with the service that any of us can do, not just the celebrities who have found their calling.

On the Road to The Emmys With My Entourage aka My Kids

Stephanie Laing | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Stephanie Laing

I've been producing comedy for 15 years and producing my family for 11. Some days it feels like I have 150 kids, if I count the cast and crew on my shows. This year I got another Emmy nomination as a producer on the HBO series, Veep starring Julia Louis Dreyfus.

Veep Star Anna Chlumsky Talks About the Show, the Cast, and Much More

Quora | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment
Quora

In addition to wanting to be Bernadette Peters growing up, I also wanted to be a paleontologist, a choreographer, a flight attendant, a horse dentist, a jockey, a journalist, and a zoologist.

Recasting History: Reflections on HBO's The Normal Heart

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

My reactions to the HBO film of The Normal Heart are not much different from my reactions to the play. At what point do we begin to question the great and powerful Larry Kramer on his saying of TNH: "this is our history"?

Jennifer Aniston's Fiance Is Way More Famous Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment

The world is finally paying attention to Justin Theroux, and not only because he's Jennifer Aniston's fiance, but also because he's the star of HBO's ...

The Mountain Totally Loses It During Strongest Man Competition

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment

When you play the Game of Stones, you freak out or you die. Earlier this month, Hafthor Bjornsson, aka Gregor Clegane in "Game of Thrones," officia...

"Slobbering on the Coffin" - Oddball Interview With True Blood's Ginger, Tara Buck

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Taylor Cole Miller

Everyone who has seen Sunday's episode of True Blood "Love is to Die" knows that Ginger scored a major victory this week. The result was one of the series' greatest-ever, and certainly one of its funniest scenes.

Beyonce Sings To Jay Z In 'On The Run Tour' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

HBO released the new trailer for Beyonce and Jay Z's "On The Run Tour" special, set to premiere on September 20. Along with a few clips from their per...

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

'The Leftovers' Gets A Season 2, And Maybe We'll Get Some Answers

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

There is now another reason to continue (or start) watching "The Leftovers" -- HBO has renewed the series for a second season. It remained a questi...

Robin Williams: An Agent of Change on Many Levels

Greg Archer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Few artistic beasts were able to grab lightening, stuff it into a bottle, break the bottle open and then wrestle with the lightning before swallowing it whole and leaping back onto his feet for another comedic feat. That was Williams. On the outside.

Foo Fighters Reveal New Album Title

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment

Foo Fighters have announced the title for its upcoming eighth studio album will be "Sonic Highways." While the album shares the same title as Dave Gro...

'Game Of Thrones' Actor Dies After Filming First Scenes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment

Days after filming his first scenes for the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones," Northern Ireland actor JJ Murphy collapsed and died, according to th...

Carrie Preston Talks True Blood, Female Directors and Shooting Sex Scenes

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Taylor Cole Miller

Some know her as True Blood's sassy Southern ginger Arlene Bellefluer, while others fell in love with her as The Good Wife's deceptively ditzy Elsbeth Tascioni. But Carrie Preston also has her hands in directing and producing through her independent film company Daisy 3 Productions.

Nic Pizzolatto Denies 'True Detective' Plagiarism, But Here's The Evidence

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment

It hasn't been the best week for "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto. Besides pissing off critics on Twitter with his comments on the critical bac...

Netflix Now Brings In More Money From Subscribers Than HBO

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

We should know better by now than to think Netflix executives would pass up an opportunity to annoy HBO. The company's founder and CEO, Reed Hastin...

Erin Whitney

Is Vince Vaughn Destined To Ruin 'True Detective' Season 2?

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

The latest news in the "True Detective" Season 2 rumor mill has brought up the most unlikely name of them all: Vince Vaughn. The comedic actor is repo...