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Kate Nash, “Made of Bricks”

The British Invasion: Millennium Edition continues with the arrival of Kate Nash's debut album "Made of Bricks," which hit shelves in January. Nash, 20, is the latest in the assembly line of female singer-so...
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Remembering Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger checked himself into an Australian rehab facility in 2006, where he spoke with drug addicts and learned to shoot heroin into a fake arm in order to research his role as a junkie for the film "Cand...
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“Dirty Sexy Money” pays off

"Dirty Sexy Money" has the same irresistible allure as the Darling family around which it revolves. Hands down one of the most intriguing, snappy and entertaining new shows this fall, "Dirty Sexy Money" grabs t...
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“Shots” too big for its britches

"Big Shots" is a show written by men, for men and about men. Only problem is, the audience for the post-"Grey's Anatomy" timeslot that "Big Shots" occupies is predominantly women. And women probably aren't g...
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“Grey’s” bounces back

The season premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" marked a refreshing return to form for the medical drama. After a third season that went from so-so to abysmal in the later episodes, creator Shonda Rhimes obviously took...
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Grammer, Heaton come back to Primetime

Some might call "Back to You" an "old-fashioned" sitcom — meaning it relies on a laugh track, is not filmed as if it were a documentary and features Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton, veterans of three of th...
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Workplace humor in “The Office”

In the inaugural episode of its fourth season, "The Office" manages to address nipple chafing, bat birth control and a Race for the Cure benefit run to increase awareness of rabies (which, incidentally, already...
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“Desperate” homecoming

"Desperate Housewives" has always based itself around secrets and lies, and the Season Four premiere is no different, with each of the four leading ladies keeping up some sort of facade — and that's not even ...
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Will we see legalized poker?

A U.S. congressman has introduced a bill that would exclude poker and other "skill games" from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which was passed in October 2006 and effectively bans gambling on t...
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Studio 60 walks off into the sunset

In hindsight, it should have been obvious that Aaron Sorkin's drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" was doomed from the outset. At a time when American audiences would rather tune into mindless reality progr...
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Freedom Writers

Hilary Swank stars in "Freedom Writers," a fairly run of the mill inspirational-teacher-inspires-inner-city-kids movie, now available on DVD. The film is based on the true story of Erin Gruwell (Swank), an ...
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The Holiday

The Holiday, the latest chick-flick from director Nancy Meyers (Something's Gotta Give, Father of the Bride) was released on DVD and Blu-Ray March 13. Why the marketing team didn't release it closer to Valentin...
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Academy Award winner, Martin Scorsese

In the weeks preceding Oscar night, Hollywood insiders and film buffs around the globe buzzed in hushed tones about 2007 being "Marty's year--almost as if making an outright prediction could jinx Martin Sc...
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Casino Royale

A two-disc special edition of "Casino Royale," the latest installment in the James Bond franchise, is now available on DVD in regular format, as well as on Blu-ray disc. The film, which many critics considered ...