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Game of Thrones, Fargo Top Emmy Nominations

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones topped Thursday's Primetime Emmy nominations with 19, followed by Fargo with 18 and American Horror Story: Coven with 17.

Thrones will duke it out for drama series against reigning champ Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey,  House of Cards, four-time champ Mad Men and True Detective.

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True Detective, which opted to enter the drama race instead ...
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Exclusive: Former Men in Trees Star Scott Elrod Joins The Young and the Restless

Scott Elrod

It's a recipe for disaster! Heartthrob Scott Elrod is heading to CBS's The Young and the Restless in the contract role of Joe Clark, the ex-husband of Julia Child wannabe Avery Clark (Jessica Collins). As fans know, the marriage went south when Avery began her affair with war vet Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton), but she has always felt guilty for betraying her husband and has privately hoped he's found happiness.

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Geena Davis Turns Disney Princess on Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins, Geena Davis (inset)

Once upon a time, Oscar winner and feminist supreme Geena Davis was unhappy with the gender inequality in preschool programming — so unhappy that she established the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an organization that works within the entertainment industry to improve gender balance and reduce female stereotyping. So how come she's playing a Disney princess? Because this one kicks butt! On July 11, Davis will voice the role of Peri, an adventurous princess doll, on the Disney Channel hit Doc McStuffins (9:30 a.m./8:30c).

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Andy Cohen Dishes on Five Years of Watch What Happens Live

Andy Cohen

It's the little late-night talk show that could. Next week, Watch What Happens Live — the kooky, wildly unpredictable chat-fest hosted by Andy Cohen — marks its fifth year on the air. That's no small feat, considering its very humble beginning as a shoestring web series anchored by a largely unknown Bravo network executive. Since then, plenty has changed. For starters, Cohen has become a celebrity in his own right, with one bestselling book down and a second due in the fall. And the ratings have grown. About 334,000 people tuned in for the first televised episode in 2009; this spring, WWHL hit an all-time high of 3.9 million viewers, and it's up 7 percent over Conan this season. The star power is also higher wattage. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan and Oprah Winfrey are among the guests who have partaken in the mélange of parlor games, free-flowing cocktails and general pop-culture revelry that's made the pint-size "Bravo Clubhouse" ground zero for countless watercooler moments. We sat down with Cohen in his Manhattan studio to relive the wild ride... read more

How Welcome to Sweden Went from a Pipe Dream to Your New Favorite Show

Greg Poehler

Following in an older sibling's footsteps can be daunting, but thank God Greg Poehler had the balls to try or else we never would have gotten to see the refreshing and hilarious new comedy Welcome to Sweden.

The semi-autobiographical series, which premieres on Thursday at 9/8c on NBC and is already a hit (and renewed!) in Sweden, is based on Poehler's experiences leaving his high-powered job in New York and moving to Stockholm to be with the love of his life.

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World Cup: Argentina Defeats the Netherlands to Advance the Finals

Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands and Javier Mascherano of Argentina

Brazil's worst nightmare continues. A day after taking the drubbing of a lifetime at the feet of a relentless German team, the World Cup's host country watched its chief rival Argentina advance to the final match of the World Cup.

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VIDEO: The Star-Studded New Trailer for Sharknado 2 Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

Sharknado 2: The Second One

"You just jumped the shark," Mark McGrath says in the latest trailer for Sharknado 2: The Next One, probably one Sharknado movie too late. Syfy rolled out a new extended trailer for the next chapter of its social-media phenomenon, and it's heavy on Big Apple pride, airborne toothy fish, and surprise celebrity cameos.

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BBC America Clones Orphan Black With a Season 3 Order

Tatiana Maslany

Cue up that .GIF of Orphan Black's clone dance party, because it's time to celebrate. BBC America has ordered a third season of its buzzed-about series Orphan Black, and placed an order for two new dramas as well.

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Game of Thrones Author: "F--- You" If You Think He'll Die Before Finishing the Books

George R.R. Martin

Author George R.R. Martin is known for the rich and verbose details in his fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, from which HBO's megahit Game of Thrones is adapted. But when it comes to fans who worry that Martin will die before he finishes the epic story of Westeros, he has a very concise message: "F--- you."

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Leah Remini Goes Up Against Her Sister on TLC's It's All Relative

Leah Remini: It’s All Relative

There's always a certain amount of rivalry among siblings, but Leah Remini takes the family competition to a whole new level on the series premiere of her new reality series, Leah Remini: It's All Relative.

In this exclusive sneak peek from Thursday's episode (10/9c, TLC), Leah tries to... read more

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