Ellen DeGeneres & Blake Shelton Both Stepped Into Controversy On Twitter — But They Aren’t The Only Celebs To Get In Trouble For Tweeting!

Ellen DeGeneres and Blake Shelton both got heat this week for their Twitter antics — though the cases couldn’t be more different. On Monday, Ellen got some backlash after sharing a photoshopped image of herself riding Olympics track star Usain Bolt – which some critics felt had racial undertones and was trivializing the accomplishments of […]

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‘Veep’ EP David Mandel and ‘Silicon Valley’ EP Alec Berg on Comedy Lessons From ‘Seinfeld’

Comedy showrunners David Mandel (“Veep”) and Alec Berg (“Silicon Valley”) have been friends since their days working on “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And though they’re both competing in the same race, they’re quick to say the trophy doesn’t matter — pointing out that “Seinfeld” only won once (before their time) — Berg teases his friend,… […]

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HBO Asia in Production on Two Original Chinese TV Movies

On his way home to Singapore, HBO Asia’s CEO Jonathan Spink has stopped off at Hengdian World Studios, in the Zhejiang Province of China, where HBO Originals is shooting two Chinese TV movies, “Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So” and “Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying,” both based on stories about 18th-century martial… […]

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Laurie Metcalf Remembers First Emmy Win For ‘Roseanne’

Despite finding award ceremonies very stressful, Laurie Metcalf is quite good at winning trophies. She’s up for three Emmy Awards this season — guest actress in a drama for LouisCK.net’s “Horace & Pete,” guest actress in a comedy for CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” and her first lead actress in a comedy series nomination for… […]

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