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‘Game of Thrones’ Leads Emmy Nominations

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LOS ANGELES — The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

The meth kingpin drama “Breaking Bad” was next in line with 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for star Bryan Cranston.

Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious miniseries, “Fargo,” with 18 bids, and “American Horror Story: Coven,” with 17. The AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” received 16 nominations, including best TV movie.

The nominees for best actor in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”; Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.”

The nominees for best actress in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Lizzy Caplan…

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Rosario Dawson Joins Cast of Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’

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Excellent choice!

Originally posted on Variety:

Netflix and Disney’s Marvel Entertainment announced that Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of “Daredevil,” the original series based on the action-hero comic coming to Netflix in 2015.

Dawson, whose credits include “Kids” and will appear in the upcoming “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city, according to Marvel.

More to come.

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Laverne Cox is ‘Time’ Cover Star, Talks Transgender Movement

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Very cool, TIme! #OrangeIsTheNewBlack

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Orange is the new black, and Laverne Cox is the new face of a movement.

The actress — best known as Sophia on Netflix’s hit prison dramedy — is on the cover of the latest issue ofTime, accompanied by the cover line “The Transgender Tipping Point.”

While the full cover story — which “examines the radical rise in awareness of transgender Americans and how this movement is reshaping our definitions of gender” — isn’t yet online, Time has an extended Q&A up on their website, in which writer Katy Steinmetz talks with Cox. (The cover and interview come a month after Time made waves by not including Cox in its annual list of the world’s most influential people, despite overwhelming online support for her.)

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SOUNDTRACK YOUR BINGE: Orange Is The New Black releases Soundtrack album just in time for Season 2

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If you, like my wife and I, became immediately hooked by Netflix’s bingeable hit Orange is the New Black, and you’re eagerly awaiting the second season so you can marathon the hell out of it, now’s your chance to pick up a copy of the soundtrack album! Among included artists are title-track songstress Regina Spektor, as well as contributions from Kelis, Betty Davis, The Staples Singers, The Velvet Underground & Nico, and much more to sink your aural shiv into. Worried you’ll miss a minute of the show? Don’t worry — “You’ve Got Time” So give it a listen! And if you get the chance, grab a copy on limited edition Orange Vinyl! Season two of the series releases in its entirety on Netflix June 6th.

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Track Listing
1. Regina Spektor – You’ve Got Time
2. Betty Davis – Walkin Up The Road

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Netflix’s Neil Hunt Says Personalized Recommendations Will Replace The Navigation Grid

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Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt said today that the streaming video service will eventually evolve beyond its current navigation scheme, where users have to browse a seemingly endlessly grid of movies and TV shows.

“Our vision is, you won’t see a grid and you won’t see a sea of titles,” s
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‘House of Cards,’ Maryland Reach Agreement

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Martin O’Malley says officials have reached an agreement with the production company that owns the Netflix series “House of Cards” that will keep it in Maryland to film its third season.

O’Malley’s said in an email Friday evening that Maryland and Media Rights Capital had reached an agreement that will give the company a total of $11.5 million in 2014.

O’Malley, who is traveling on state business in Europe, said the amount includes the 2014 Film Production Tax Credit program and $7.5 million in grants.

Media Rights Capital had threatened to move operations out of state if they don’t receive $15 million next season.

“House of Cards’ star Kevin Spacey visited the capital last month during the General Assembly’s 2014 session to urge support for the production.

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Jennifer Lopez, ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Laverne Cox Celebrated at GLAAD Media Awards

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This is so fitting given this week here in Miami Beach for Gay Pride Week!

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Jennifer Lopez toplined a night for equality at the 25th anni GLAAD Media Awards Saturday at the Beverly Hilton, as the multi-hyphenate accepted the org’s Vanguard Award.

“If I do anything that makes one child out there feel empowered, then I’ve done my job,” Lopez said during her acceptance speech. “Being in the media, being in the public eye is a bitch sometimes,” Lopez added, “But I decided to listen to my heart that day.” Lopez exec produces the LGBT-themed ABC Family show “The Fosters,” which won the GLAAD award for best drama series.

Rita Moreno presented the award to Lopez saying, “It’s ironic that Jennifer Lopez had been so successful as a judge on ‘American Idol’ because she doesn’t judge.”

Making her first comments after coming out, Ellen Page presented “Orange Is the New Black’s” transgender actress Laverne Cox with the Stephen F. Kolzak kudo. Cox’s mother also surprised her on stage.

“Many…

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