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Star Wars: Episode VII Reveals First Plot Details

Star Wars: Episode VII

Though the cast has yet to be announced, the first plot details of Star Wars: Episode VII have been revealed.

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According to the film's website, J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars installment will take place ... read more

14 Fun and Little-Known Lost Facts

Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion

On Sept. 22, 2004, Oceanic Flight 815 crashed in the series premiere of Lost, changing the lives of not just those onboard, but also the millions of fans around the world. Nearly 10 years later, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cusewere joined by various cast members during Sunday's PaleyFest panel to share some of their favorite memories and little-known facts from the show that changed the landscape of television:

Lost stars: Where are they now?

1. As many know, de facto leader ...
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Who's Starring in Star Wars: Episode VII?

Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver

Though no official castings have been announced, the rumor mill is working overtime when it comes to reported castings for Star Wars: Episode VII. So who might be feeling the force in J.J. Abrams' upcoming installment?

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Monday TV in Review: Believe, Bones Moves Back

Johnny Sequoyah, Delroy Lindo

It's hard not to want to believe in talents like Alfonso Cuaron (of the amazing Gravity) and J.J. Abrams (no TV explanation necessary). These two very busy visionaries lend their names, and Cuaron his directing chops (in the pilot episode, anyway), for NBC's otherwise painfully derivative Believe (Monday, 10/9c), which plays like one of those middling Stephen King melodramas about supernaturally gifted children on the run for their lives.

Cuaron elevates the stock clichés with visual motifs of a butterfly providing mystical guidance and a dizzying flock of pigeons (my idea of a living nightmare) subduing a Big Bad Female Assassin in a loft. It's a handsome looking pilot, even at its most predictably familiar. And as Bo, the spunky little girl whose psychic and paranormal gifts seem to have no end — or, maddeningly, definition — Johnny Sequoyah is agreeable company, never too cute even when the script calls for Bo to be cloyingly precious. Because believe it or not, Believe feels it necessary to squelch the chase-thriller elements with schmaltzy subplots reminiscent of Fox's short-lived Touch. Bo knows goodness, and in between close calls as she eludes her well-funded potential kidnappers, she somehow finds time to inspire a young doctor to get past his crisis of confidence.

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Girls' Adam Driver Cast as Villain in New Star Wars Film

Adam Driver

Adam Driver is leaving Brooklyn, and heading to a galaxy far, far away for his next role.

The Girls star is close to signing on to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII, Variety reports.

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Details about his character are unknown except that ... read more

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Wants You to Believe

Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin

J.J. Abrams has made the unimaginable imaginable many times before — the Cloverfield monster, Super 8's alien, Spock and Uhura — but now the prolific producer hopes fans will simply Believe.

His new NBC drama delves into the unlikely relationship that develops between... read more

Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons Eyed to Star in Star Wars: Episode VII

Jesse Plemons

Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons is being eyed to star in Star Wars: Episode VII, The Wrap reports.

Plemons will... read more

Ned Vizzini, TV Writer and Author, Commits Suicide at 32

It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini inset

Ned Vizzini, who penned the popular young adult novel It's Kind of a Funny Story and wrote shows such as Teen Wolf, died Thursday in New York, Variety reports. He was 32.

The New York City medical examiner said he had... read more

Bradley Cooper: I Wanted to "Kill Myself" on Alias

Bradley Cooper

While Alias fans look back on Bradley Cooper's character Will Tippin with fondness, the actor feels drastically different.

In the January issue of GQCooper recalled how his excitement at the role soon turned to frustration as he screen time quickly began to diminish. "I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, 'Ugh.' And then next thing you know, I was like, 'I want to f---ing kill myself.'"

Cooper then decided to take a risk and asked to be written off the spy drama. "[J.J. Abrams] was like, 'OK.' He probably would've fired me, anyway," he said.

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Almost Human May Feel Similar to Fringe, But It's a Very Different Future

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy

Where Fringe's old sets in Vancouver once housed a fake cow named Gene and rows of jars filled with red vines and other assorted candy, now stands Almost Human's space-age-looking police precinct. But using the same sound stage isn't the only thing the two Fox shows have in common.

Like Fringe, Almost Human (Sunday, 8/7c) also comes from producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman and is set in the not too distant future. Police officers are partnered with androids as they tackle cases with futuristic elements that border on the fringe. Sound familiar? But apart from those glaring similarities, Abrams insists that the shows are fundamentally different.

Almost Human tackles the dangers of robots in the future

"The Venn diagram of these two [shows] might be that... read more

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