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The Patriot Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dies at 21

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, died Saturday at her home in Texas, according to TMZ. She was 21. The cause of death is unknown.

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TCA Awards: Orange Is the New Black, Breaking Bad Win Big

Orange is the New Black

There were few surprises at the 30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards. Orange Is the New Black earned Outstanding New Program whileBreaking Bad's final season scored Program of the Year for the second consecutive season.

While last year, Tatiana Maslany beat out favorites like Bryan Cranston to win the Individual Achievement in Drama honors, this year the Orphan Black star got no love from either the TCAs or the Emmys. Instead, Matthew McConaughey took home the award for his work in True Detective, which also got lauded in the Movies, Miniseries and Specials category. Similarly, Veep doubled up its wins with awards for its star and to tie Louie in the Comedy category.

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The Fosters' Jake T. Austin Charged with Hit-and-Run

Jake T. Austin

Jake T. Austin, who stars on ABC Family's The Fosters, has been charged with a hit-and-run that occurred in November, TMZ reports.

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The Simpsons to Present Live Show with Orchestra

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is bringing Springfield to the Hollywood Bowl. On Sept. 12th, 13th and 14th the cast will perform special live shows accompanied by an orchestra, Rolling Stone reports.

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Marvel Announces Release Dates for Five New Movies

The Avengers

Marvel has laid out its cinematic release plan through 2019, announcing the release dates for five new films on Marvel.com.

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Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya to Star in Aaliyah Biopic

Alexandra Shipp

Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp has signed on to star in the already controversial Aaliyah made-for-TV movie.

Wendy Williams, one of the biopic's executive producers, tweeted the newsFriday: "I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah."

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Reuniting on the Big Screen

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will co-star in their first film together since 2005's infamous Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

According to Variety, Pitt and Jolie will star in By the Sea, an intimate look at a couple's relationship written and directed by Jolie.

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The Real Reason Jillian Michaels Left Biggest Loser

Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels has opened up to People about her decision to leave  Biggest Loser after ten years of helping people to get in shape.

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Critic's Notebook: The CW at TCA

Grant Gustin

The broader the better. Give it to The CW, the little network that could be forgiven for having had a Rodney Dangerfield complex in past seasons, as it enjoys a rare moment of critical goodwill. You'd almost think we were back in the glory days of The WB — whose sole remaining remnant on the current slate is Supernatural, which brought its stars out for a 10th-season victory lap. Though The CW is only launching two new shows this fall (in October), they're two of the very best... read more

Binge Saturday: Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

Think your family has it rough? Stop by the Fisher & Sons Funeral home and spend a few hours with one of TV's most dysfunctional families with a marathon of Six Feet Under.

The critically acclaimed HBO drama, which ran from 2001-2005, starred a pre-Parenthood Peter Krause and... read more

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