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House of Cards Creator Beau Willimon on the D.C. Thriller's Second Season

Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

Conniving politico Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) isn't facing term limits just yet. Days before the release of House of Cards' Season 2 — Netflix will start streaming all 13 episodes on Feb. 14 — the Washington, D.C., thriller secured a third season pickup. Executive producer Beau Willimon recently spoke with TV Guide Magazine on the show's return, how Netflix treats the drama and how he reacted when President Obama declared himself a fan.

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What Did Soleil Moon Frye Name Her Baby?

Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye has revealed the name of her new baby boy. read more

Exclusive: Peter Coyote to Play Daniel's Dad on Perception

Peter Coyote

TV veteran Peter Coyote will guest-star on Season 3 of Perception, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) is in for a surprise when his father, James Alan Pierce (Coyote) comes to town with some stunning news. Because their relationship is filled with past resentments, Pierce is less than thrilled about the visit. 

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Olympics: Shani Davis Also Falls Short in Three-Peat Bid

Shani Davis

Another day, another failed three-peat attempt.

Trying to become the first American man to win three straight golds at a Winter OlympicsShani Davis finished in a disappointing eighth place in the 1,000 meters Wednesday. This came a day after Shaun White finished fourth in the halfpipe in his quest for the first three-peat by a U.S. man.

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Stefan Groothuis of the Netherlands won in 1:08.39, followed by Canada's Denny Morrison (1:08.43) and another Dutchman, 500-meter champ Michel Mulder (1:08.74).

Skating in the third-to-last pair, Davis posted ...
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American Idol: Who's Made It to the Semifinals So Far?

Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr.

American Idol brought the most painful cuts so far. On Wednesday, judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. began the process of picking their semifinalists: 15 boys and 15 girls. Read on to see who took the next step to accomplish their dreams. read more

Juliette Lewis to Star Opposite Ryan Phillippe in ABC's Secrets & Lies Series

Juliette Lewis

Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis will star opposite Ryan Phillippe in ABC's new drama series Secrets & Lies, TVLine.com reports.

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Kelly Osbourne, Mark McGrath and More Sign on for Sharknado 2

Kelly Osbourne, Mark McGrath

The highly anticipated sequel to Sharknado just got more star-studded.

Kelly Osbourne, Mark McGrath, Vivica A. Fox, Andy Dick, 30 Rock alum... read more

Olympics: What to Watch on Day 6 — Men's Short Skate; U.S. Women Try to End Long Track Drought

Jeremy Abbott

Day 6 of the Winter Olympics on Thursday features the men's figure skating short program and the American women's best chance at ending a lengthy medal dry spell in speed skating. Here's what you should watch (all times ET).

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All events are live-streamed at NBCOlympics.com. Thursday's tape-delayed daytime coverage (3 p.m., NBC) includes biathlon and luge. Tape-delayed prime-time coverage (8 p.m., NBC) includes freestyle skiing, speed skating, figure skating and skeleton.

Figure skating, men's short skate
When:
10 a.m. on NBC Sports (live); 8 p.m. on NBC (tape delay)
Three-time reigning world champion Patrick Chan begins his quest to give ...
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U2 to Perform at the Oscars

The Edge and Bono

This year's Oscars are going to have a special Edge.

U2 will perform their Academy Award-nominated song "Ordinary Love" at this year's ceremony, which will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. The tune, which U2 wrote, is ... read more

Biggest Loser Winner: "Maybe I Was a Little Too Enthusiastic in My Training"

Rachel Frederickson

The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson is speaking out for the first time about the firestorm surrounding her drastic weight loss.

"Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training to... read more

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