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Is Pablo Schreiber Leaving Orange Is the New Black?

Pablo Schreiber

Apparently, Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black is going to be Pornstache-lite.

Pablo Schreiber, who plays prison guard George "Pornstache" Mendez on the Netflix comedy (and also haunts the dreams of many a SVU fan), says his participation will be... read more

Pink to Make Appearance at the Oscars

Pink

Pink will make a special appearance at the Oscars, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Friday.

"We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time," Zadan and Meron said in a statement. "She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast."

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HBO Picks Up Dwayne Johnson Comedy Ballers to Series

Dwayne Johnson

HBO has given a series order to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Ballers, TVGuide.com has confirmed.  

The half-hour comedy explores the lives of a group of former and current football players. Johnson plays... read more

HBO Orders Comedy Starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black to Series

Tim Robbins and Jack Black

HBO has given a series order to The Brink, a comedy starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The dark comedy focuses on... read more

Susan Sarandon Discusses Split from Tim Robbins, Hints at New Relationship

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have kept relatively quiet about the end of their 23-year relationship, but the actress is now opening up about what may have been the catalyst.

The Oscar-winning actress recalls... read more

Thursday Review: IFC's Spoils of Babylon; More (and Better) Comedy on Network TV

Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins

Here's the thing about satire: Parody has a sharper sting if what's being ridiculed is actually relevant. And while it looks like everyone's having a grand time lampooning the old-school histrionics of the classic TV miniseries "epic" in IFC's elaborate all-star Funny or Die put-on The Spoils of Babylon, I'm afraid the fun isn't all that contagious, in part because the joke is such a stale one to begin with.

The whole enterprise, which consists of six half-hour chapters (the first two airing back-to-back starting Thursday at 10/9c), has the musty whiff of one of those movies derived from so-so Saturday Night Live sketches. Each installment opens with a staged intro, featuring a heavily made-up Will Ferrell as a rotund Orson Welles-like egomaniac impresario (described as "author, producer, actor, writer, director, raconteur, bon vivant, legend, fabulist" — and that's just the first episode's credits) who sinks further and further into his (wine) cups as he reflects on his lost late-'70s "masterpiece," which he self-financed as if he were Scrooge McDuck.

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Top Videos: Spoils of Babylon, "Between Two Ferns" Holiday Special

Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire and Zach Galifianakis

This week, Katy Perry was awkwardly caught lip-syncing when her backup track failed at an awards ceremony in France, while Paul Rudd and Kate McKinnon premiered their new web series Hudson Valley Ballers. Someone adorably re-created the movie Elf using pugs, andZach Galifianakis hosted a holiday edition of "Between Two Ferns." Also, Sarah Silverman,Michael Cera and other comedians launched an ugly sweater charity campaign for Stand Up to Cancer, and the first scene of the Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire miniseries The Spoils of Babylon premiered. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best onlinevideos:

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IFC Announces Spoof Miniseries Starring Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba and Others

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell

IFC has announced a spoof miniseries with an all-star cast, including Will Ferrell, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Robbins and Kristen Wiig.

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Susan Sarandon's Daughter Eva Amurri Marries Former Pro Soccer Player

Kyle Martino and Eva Amurri

Eva Amurri, the daughter of Susan Sarandon, has married former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino, People reports.

The couple, who got engaged in December, was married in Charleston, S.C. by Sister Helen Prejean, the woman Sarandon portrayed in Dead Man Walking. The black-tie ceremony was hosted by both Sarandon and her former partner Tim Robbins, who helped raise Amurri.

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VIDEO: How Some Scenes from Cinema Verite Really Happened in An American Family

Tim Robbins, Diane Lane

Below is a montage of scenes from the first modern reality show, 1973's An American Family, and their counterparts in HBO's original movie Cinema Verite, which premiered on Saturday. Watching Diane Lane's and Tim Robbins' performances next to the people they're portraying (Pat and Bill Loud), the differences are obvious — the fictional spin on the Louds is infinitely more melodramatic. Peaceful discussions get injected with hostility and hysteria, scenes stretch on to belabor points and simple goodbyes become heavy-handed symbols...
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