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‘The Leftovers': One Last Dance for Ann Dowd and Justin Theroux

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The Leftovers” has never been a show to offer its characters beginnings. Those are hopeful little things, free from the past and typically sparked by closure. The idea itself is laughable for Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta’s show about the probable end of the world and the 98 percent of the population that did not make it to a better place. But the penultimate episode of the series just aired — “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” — and a returning character told TheWrap that it’s more a pure beginning than we would suspect. Also Read: 'Leftovers' Star Amy Brenneman. »


- Matt Donnelly

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Where Does Tj Miller’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Exit Leave the Show — and HBO?

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It was a week of peaks and valleys for “Silicon Valley” fans, as HBO announced on Thursday that the show will return for Season 5 but without co-star T.J. Miller, the star behind Erlich Bachman. Can the Emmy-winning series withstand the loss of arguably its biggest name — and where does this leave the network and its comedy prospects? Since its April 2014 launch, Miller has been among the show’s five core cast members, along with Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) and Zach Woods (Jared). Although not quite an awards-season player on the level of “Veep,” the series »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Drone Focus Film Festival Flies Into Fargo (Video)

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Move over, Cannes: a first-year film festival in Fargo, North Dakota that is part of an annual drone conference “aims to highlight the possibilities of art from above,” according to the Associated Press. The Drone Focus Film Festival will take place from May 31 through June 1 and all films must be less than five minutes long with 50 percent or more shot using a drone or Uav. Over 600 people are expected to attend. North Dakota has invested $40 million in the unmanned aircraft industry, according to the AP. The film festival attracted 42 entries from 21 countries with categories including narrative, »


- Brian Flood

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Watch Seal Get Swallowed Whole by Giant Shark (Video)

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Sharks don’t usually eat humans, but they do like a tasty seal every now and then, which poses the question: would they eat Seal the singer-songwriter? According to Discovery’s new Shark Week promo, the answer to that would be yes. The creative agency Av Squad did their magic in preparation for Discovery’s Shark Week, which begins Sunday, July 23. They put Grammy-winning singer Seal on a jetty to perform his hit song “Kiss From a Rose.” He’s belting it out and fans are loving it, when out of the water comes the biggest, nastiest looking shark you’ve ever. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Dan Rather Urges Donald Trump to Denounce Muslim Hate Crime in Oregon

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Dan Rather penned an open letter to President Trump on Facebook Sunday, asking him to take notice of the two men who were killed defending a teenage girl in a hijab from a man allegedly spewing hate speech. “Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best,” Rather wrote. “I wish we would hear you say these names, or even just tweet them. They were brave Americans who died at the hands of someone who, when all the facts are collected, we may have every right to call a terrorist.” Namkai-Meche and Best were stabbed and killed Friday on a. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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