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'Girls' on HBO: 'It's About Time' recap

The girls of 'Girls' are back for season two and desperately trying to move on to the next phase. But things haven't changed as much as they'd like to believe.

Hannah (Lena Dunham) wakes up the same way she began season one -- spooning with her roommate. But this time around, she's in bed with Elijah, her gay ex-boyfriend, instead of Marnie (Allison Williams) after a rocky end to their roommate-ship...

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Golden Globe Awards 2013: Ceremony, winners and more

From left, co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

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'SNL' comediennes and best friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler didn't waste any time throwing jabs at their fellow stars upon taking the stage Sunday to host  the 70th annual Golden Globes.

Highlighting the achievements of women in TV and film, Poehler picked director Kathryn Bigelow out of the star-studded crowd.

"When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who was married to...

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Lindsay Lohan paid measly $100 per day for sex scene with porn stars in 'The Canyons,' report says

Lindsay Lohan attends the Mr. Pink Ginseng launch

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While it's safe to say Lindsay Lohan is not the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, it is still a bit surprising that she was reportedly paid only $100 per day to star in the upcoming flick, "The Canyons." The campy thriller, directed by Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver," "American Gigolo"), is rife with graphic sex scenes -- including a steamy four-way with Lohan, porn star...

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Bethenny Frankel tells Ellen DeGeneres: 'I feel like a failure' for my divorce

Bethenny Frankel attends Fashion's Night Out at Macy's

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Reality star Bethenny Frankel, known for her tough exterior, broke down while discussing her divorce with Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday on "Ellen."

The Skinnygirl Cocktails creator opened up to DeGeneres, who praised her for keeping her appearance on the show, saying Frankel could have easily canceled in the midst of her divorce from Jason Hoppy after nearly three years of marriage.


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Oscar nominations 2013: The complete list


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Not to be outdone by Sunday's Golden Globe Awards -- and, perhaps, to upstage that ceremony -- Academy Award nominees were announced Thursday morning, a couple of weeks earlier than usual. Seth MacFarlane, who hosts the Oscars telecast Feb. 24, was joined by Emma Stone to announce 11 categories.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the best in film:

BEST PICTURE "Beasts of...

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Golden Globes presenters announced

Kerry Washington attends 'Django Unchained' Berlin Premiere at

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The Golden Globes have announced their first group of presenters for Sunday's awards ceremony.

Here's the list: George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Nathan Fillion, Jennifer Garner, Debra Messing, Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Statham, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and Kristen Wiig.

In terms of star-power, that's about typical for the Globes. Clooney and Streep are...

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Pretty Little Liars recap: 'She's Better Now'

With all eyes in Rosewood looking at Aria,

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Shee'sss back! It's “Mona 2.0” – and her "return" has the Liars' tight-knit framework coming apart at the seams in no time flat. Doesn't take much to stir up the attitudes and bickering matches with these girls, does it?

I can't say that I blame Aria for being irritable about her dad, or Spencer for constantly doubting and second-guessing everyone/everything. I even sympathize with...

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Producers Guild nominations hint at Oscar best picture nominees

Anne Hathaway plays Fantine, a struggling, sickly mother

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The Producers Guild of America announced its annual award nominees Wednesday afternoon, a day earlier than expected.

The list doesn't contain many surprises, but it does offer a glimpse of the Oscars' potential best picture nominees. Movie producers are reportedly the second-largest voting block within the Academy (there are about 460 of them), and the PGA's annual award for outstanding producer...

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