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Tune In Tonight: NBC's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi and other stars will come together for a one-hour telethon Friday to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The event, dubbed Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, will be hosted by Matt Lauer and will air live on NBC at 8/7c. The telethon will also be live-streamed on NBC.com and will be broadcast across NBCUniversal's network and cable channels, including ...
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NBC Plans Star-Studded Benefit for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Christina Aguilera

NBC will broadcast a one-hour telethon Friday to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast earlier this week.

Matt Lauer will host Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, which will be broadcast live from New York CITY on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8/7c. read more

HBO Orders James Gandolfini Pilot

James Gandolfini

HBO has given a pilot order to Criminal Justice, a new crime drama starring James Gandolfini, Deadline reports.

Criminal Justice, based on a 2008 BBC series of the same name, tells the stories of people who have been accused of murder, according to the report. Gandolfini (The Sopranos) will play Jack Stone, a jailhouse lawyer tasked with representing a Pakistani-American man who has been charged with a woman's murder. The actor will also executive-produce the series.

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James Gandolfini Working on Antarctica Series for HBO

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini is giving it another go with HBO. The actor is set to produce for the network and possibly star in Big Dead Place, according to Deadline.com...
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Roush Review: HBO's Weekend Triple Play

Talking Funny

This weekend, HBO offers up a comedy special (Talking Funny), a new movie about an historic TV phenom (Cinema Verite) and the return of a distinguished drama series (Treme). All are worth a look. It's actually an HBO grand slam if you count Game of Thrones, the triumphant adult fantasy series that was renewed for a second season shortly after the first episode aired. (HBO has a tradition of doing this, but rarely in recent years has the network's enthusiasm been so well deserved.)

In Thrones' eventful second chapter (Sunday, 9/8c), you begin to sense the series' range, as many characters begin disparate journeys through the sprawling land of Westeros: dutiful Ned Stark heads out with... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: April 22-24

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

Supernatural (Friday, 9/8c, The CW)

Winchesters, meet Colt! As in: the real Samuel Colt, whose infamous demon-destroying gun has loomed large throughout Supernatural's mythology. This week, Dean gets to play cowboy — Sam is less thrilled — when Castiel sends the brothers back in time to the Wild West to get some guidance from the proverbial horse's mouth. Speaking of weapons, over on Fox's Fringe in the same time period, an apocalyptic scenario is triggered when Walternate revs up the doomsday device "over there," in hopes of rocking our (and specifically Peter's) world.

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HBO Announces Premiere Date For Cinema Verite

Cinema Verite

HBO will premiere its latest TV movie, Cinema Verite, on April 23, the network announced Thursday.

Starring Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini, the film follows the precursor of reality TV back — PBS' 12-part documentary, An American Family. The 1973 series documented a... read more

Diane Lane Cast as Martha Kent in Superman Reboot

Diane Lane

Diane Lane will step into the role of Clark Kent's adoptive mother, Martha, for the upcoming Superman film, Deadline reports.

Lane, 46, joins Henry Cavill, who was cast as the Man of Steel in January. Zack Snyder (Watchmen) will direct the film and... read more

James Gandolfini: Real Housewives is "Extraordinary," Jersey Shore? Not So Much

James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini is willing to admit he's seen some reality television.

"I have watched Real Housewives of Atlanta. That was extraordinary," the three-time Emmy-winner said Friday at the Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions. Asked about Jersey Shore, the actor said, "No, no, no."

In HBO's upcoming original movie Cinema Verite, Gandolfini will play reality TV pioneer... read more

Roush Review: Dazzling Boardwalk: I'll Drink to That!

Steve Buscemi

Have the Roaring '20s ever roared with such vibrant, violent, extravagantly entertaining life as in HBO's Boardwalk Empire? This instantly captivating period piece feels thrillingly modern as it captures with remarkable detail a chaotic time of invention and re-invention, of social progress and prosperity upstaged by the gaudy corruption and jazzy debauchery of the Prohibition era.

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Boardwalk
brilliantly marries Martin Scorsese's virtuosic cinematic eye to Terence Winter's (The Sopranos) panoramic mastery of rich character and eventful story. They romanticize Atlantic City as the Rome of a bootleg empire, where gangsters converge from Chicago and New York to traffic in illegal hooch (among other vices)... read more

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