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    Some of the Best Poker Scenes on TV

    Poker is great territory for conflict, the engine of all drama. Serious stakes for everyone involved are, quite literally, baked into the very fabric of the game. Plus, for all the high rolling casino games out there, a lot of poker is played amongst people who already know each other and the game can become […]

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    Key Points in Media Worth Noting in the First Half of January

    With midseason officially here, the following is a timeline of notable events during the first 15 days in January. Listed in order of date (and incorporating network, digital, cable and syndication), included are new program announcements, series renewals, rating highlights, scheduling announcements, awards show winners, historical highlights, industry provider updates, celebrity news, executive news, casting […]

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    ‘Sopranos’ Actor Frank Vincent Dies at 80

    Frank Vincent, a veteran character actor remembered for his role as mobster Phil Leotardo on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” died on Wednesday at age 80. No cause of death was given. Born Frank Vincent Gattuso Jr. on April 15, 1937 in North Adams, Massachusetts and raised in Jersey City, Vincent started as a musician, playing drums […]

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    Actor John Heard Dies at 72

    John Heard, who is remembered for playing the father on the “Home Alone” franchise, has died according to the Santa Clara Medical Examiner coroner. His body was discovered in a hotel room near Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, where he had recently undergone back surgery. Born March 7, 1945 in Washington, D.C., Heard launched […]

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    Cutting the cord won’t be easy for HBO

    From Campaign US: As a fan of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” I was certainly happy to hear the news of an upcoming ninth season on HBO in 2017. After a six-year absence, “Curb” will go down in the record books as the TV show with the longest hiatus between seasons in history. “Curb,” of course, is […]

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