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On Friday's Spartacus: Vengeance, we find more reasons to really hate Glaber, which means that his eventual comeuppance will be sweet... and bloody!
The praetor has begun a reign of terror that mandates that any person who's thought to be a Spartacus sympathizer will be crucified, literally. He later invites Gannicus to help lead his men to victory against the rebels. Miserable with their lives under Glaber's rule, Lucretia thinks up a scheme to get Ilithiya out of town and then makes her own offer to Gannicus: She'll arrange it so certain guards are called away, making it easy for him to kill Glaber, which will end the crucifixions. Being Gannicus, he instead slaughters the caravan bringing Ilithiya to Rome and leaves behind his rudis, a rejection of the so-called freedom they had granted him.
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Matt Lauer's NBC contract is up in January 2013, but what lengths will the network go to keep him on Today?
NBC is allegedly offering an estimated $25 million per year multi-year deal to keep him from jumping ship, Newsday reports. The deal could run for two to three years.
The ladies of The View better watch their backs. The Talk is coming back for more daytime action.
CBS has renewed The Talk for the 2012-2013 broadcast season, the network announced Thursday.
Whitney Houston's will has been released, and the late singer didn't spread the wealth.
The document released on Wednesday in Atlanta, Ga. names Houston's only daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown as the sole recipient of all the assets, including money, automobiles, jewelry, furniture, clothing and personal effects, Inside Edition reports.
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If you could recognize Kanye West's "Runaway" from that first tinkling piano note in the Bud Lite Platinum Super Bowl commercial, then you might be in luck.
FremantleMedia has secured the rights to the classic game show Name That Tune for a reboot, Vulture reports. The company has a good track record for reviving game shows such as Family Feud and Let's Make a Deal.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese won't be spreading the good word during GCB.
Kraft has decided that it will no longer advertise its cream cheese during ABC's midseason show, which is based on the book series Good Christian Bitches, TMZ reports.
All-American Muslim is no more.
TLC's reality series about five Lebanese American Muslim families living in Dearborn, Mich., has not been renewed for a second season, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The Detroit Free Press first reported the news.
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After a grueling, nausea-inducing Hollywood week and uneven semifinals, American Idol has chosen its Top 13, who begin the live final performances Wednesday (8/7c, Fox). TVGuide.com spent some time with the lucky 13, and learned more about the people behind those voices.