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"Leave Britney Alone!" With those three words, delivered in a tearful YouTube video, Chris Crocker launched himself into Internet superstardom, leading to unexpected rewards - and repercussions - for the former bullied teen turned Internet celebrity. An official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Me @The Zoo tells the story of one young man's coming of age, revealing how video sharing and social platforms shape the way people tell their stories and mediate their lives today. First-time filmmakers Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch directed the timely film, which debuts Monday, June 25 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

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Hannibal Pictures is in talks with Nicolas Cage to headline Tokarev, based upon a new Jim Agnew/Sean Keller-script about a reformed crook that returns home to find his daughter has been kidnapped.

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DreamWorks Studios has acquired the feature film rights to EA's video game franchise, Need For Speed. Brothers George and John Gatins developed the original story with George writing the feature's screenplay. Scott Waugh is attached to direct

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Marc Cherry's pilot Devious Maids is going to series at Lifetime. The cable network has handed a 13-episode order to the ABC Studios-produced project, originally developed for ABC where it received a pilot order this past season but missed the cut to series. Devious Maids is slated to launch on Lifetime in 2013.

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A federal judge refused to put off a decision on CBS' request for a temporary restraining order to halt production of ABC's Glass House until after the reality series premieres on June 18.

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Lionsgate is postponing the Dirty Dancing reboot. The studio has put the remake on ice for another year for casting reasons. The remake of the 1987 Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey film was scheduled to be released in July 2013, but now the movie is off the studio's release dance card at least until 2014.

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WWE Studios has acquired Interrogation, a suspense thriller spec by Adam Rodin.

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Esteemed sportscaster and former professional tennis player Mary Carillo will tell the story of Oscar Pistorius, often referred to as the Blade Runner. A world champion sprinter who is likely to be one of the biggest stories of the upcoming London Olympics; he is the embodiment of Life Without Limitations. A double amputee, Pistorius is the first ever Paralympian to win Gold in each of the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints (Beijing 2008) and his international reputation as the "fastest man on no legs" is gaining momentum with every race. Now he intends to go head-to-head with able-bodied runners in the 400m, on the biggest stage on earth. Carillo sits down with Pistorius to talk about the challenges he's overcome on the road to the 2012 London games.


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Warner Bros has attached Guy Ritchie to direct a new version of Robert Louis Stevenson's pirate tale Treasure Island with Alex Harakis to write the script.

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Hard Case Crime, the award-winning line of pulp-styled crime novels published by Titan Books, today announced it will publish Joyland, a new novel by Stephen King, in June 2013.

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With casting for the second installment of The Hunger Games franchise underway, fans of the series have been breathlessly debating who will play an integral character in Catching Fire. However, Taylor Kitsch says he will not be joining the cast of the mega-successful film series.

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Each year, thousands of high school students apply to the YoungArts Program to be mentored by the world's leading artists. In this all-new YoungArts Masterclass special, four young singers participate in a memorable workshop with Renee Fleming, the Grammy-winning, celebrated soprano opera singer, who has performed in operas and concert halls worldwide for over 20 years. Through these unique experiences, Renee Fleming: A YoungArts Masterclass highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, while bringing the expertise of one of the world's legendary opera singers to HBO audiences. Renee Fleming: A YoungArts Masterclass debuts Monday May 28th (6:00p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

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Ashley Hamilton is in talks to play one of the villains in Iron Man 3. He is the son of George Hamilton, stepson of Rod Stewart and a singer-songwriter who competed on the ninth season of Dancing With The Stars before becoming a correspondent on Extra.

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Brie Larson, Owen Wilson and Olivia Wilde will star in Peter Bogdanovich's quirky indie comedy Squirrels To The Nuts, which will be produced by Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Jason Schwartzman has also been courted for the project, though he is not officially involved with the package at this time.

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Commercial director Nic Mathieu will make his directorial debut with The Wind, an original sci-fi project set up at Warner Bros. Writer David Koepp, who worked on Men In Black 3, penned the script and is producing the project, which is being developed under the radar at the studio.

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Guillermo Del Toro will co-direct Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio, a 3D stop-motion animated tale produced by The Jim Henson Company.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones will join the cast of Red 2. She will join Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren in the sequel to the 2010 film about a group of aging CIA operatives who find it difficult to retire.

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Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in an upcoming Broadway staging of Coal Miner's Daughter, Ms. Lynn announced at a concert at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Teri Hatcher will make her directorial debut and have a recurring role on ABC Family's Jane By Design.

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Anna Hutchinson, Jenna Lind and Gwendoline Taylor join the cast of the upcoming season of Spartacus on Starz.

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Demi Lovato is in final negotiations to join Fox's The X Factor as a judge.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the presenters who will induct the 2012 honorees. The 27th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 14 in Cleveland and debut Saturday, May 5 (9:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Leading up to the April 14 ceremony, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host more than a week of special events, including the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame??s new Library and Archives, tours of the newly-redesigned museum interior space, the unveiling of a new Grateful Dead exhibition, the Rock My Soul gospel tribute, a free concert for Cleveland and a special series of education programs designed to teach students across the nation about the history and impact of rock and roll.

The performers to be inducted are Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N?? Roses, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Small Faces/The Faces, The Blue Caps, The Comets, The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters and The Miracles. The Early Influence inductee will be Freddie King. The Ahmet Ertegun (nonperformer) Award will be given to Don Kirshner. The Awards for Musical Excellence will be presented to Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns.

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Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris and Megan Fox will voice roles for Adult Swim's Robot Chicken special.

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Owen Wilson will star in The Coup for director John Erick Dowdle and Crime Scene Pictures.

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Taylor Cole has joined the cast of A&E's The Glades.

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Likes seasons before, Locked Up Abroad takes viewers inside firsthand accounts of capture, imprisonment and pure terror far from home. However, the premiere episode ???From Hollywood To Hell??? marks a Locked Up Abroad first as Hollywood actor Erik Aude re-enacts his own story. After playing in a supporting role in ???Dude, Where's My Car???? Aude is arrested in Pakistan when police discover opium in the lining of his suitcase, leading to a nearly three-year nightmare which few would have survived. Now he tells his story, from innocently traveling in a new country to his initial detainment and endless brutal beatings. In anticipation of the premiere, a digital hub has been launched to allow fans to share their own #ToHellAndBack stories here. From medical nightmares to terrible airline experiences. Everyone has one!

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Jeffrey Donovan guest stars as Michael Weston in an episode of USA Network's White Collar.

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Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth, and Gary Oldman star in Paranoia for director Robert Luketic, Gaumont, Film 360 and EMJAG Productions.

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Giuliana and Bill Rancic will host NBC's new reality series Ready For Love.

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Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are in discussions to star in Saving Mr. Banks for director John Lee Hancock, Walt Disney and Ruby Films.

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Lizzie Brochere joins the cast of FX's American Horror Story.

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Danny Glover, Ed Begley, Jr., and Barry Levinson will play supreme court justices in the HBO movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight.

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Campbell Scott and Brooke D'Orsay have become series regulars on USA Network's Royal Pains beginning this season.

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Andy Fickman will direct Best Christmas Pageant Ever for Walden Media and Whitelight Entertainment.

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Richard Schiff will have a recurring role as an international businessman on CBS' NCIS.

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Ashton Kutcher will star as Steve Jobs, the iconic founder of Apple in Jobs, an indie feature film directed by Joshua Michael Stern.

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From the late '50s to the early '60s, Hollywood starlet Dolores Hart appeared in ten films, acting opposite such big names as Elvis Presley, Montgomery Clift and Anthony Quinn. But in 1963, she shocked family, friends and fans by abandoning her blossoming career to become a Benedictine nun. In God Is The Bigger Elvis, Hart (now Mother Prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis) tells her story with insightful candor and humor, offering a unique glimpse at the spiritual journey of a former rising star, her fateful decision and her current life in a rural Connecticut abbey. Recently nominated for a Best Documentary Short Oscar, the exclusive HBO presentation debuts Thursday, April 5 (8:00-8:40 p.m. ET/PT). Rebecca Cammisa (Oscar-nominated for "Which Way Home") directs.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito will reunite and add Eddie Murphy as a third brother for the movie Triplets, the sequel to Twins.

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Plans to film an episode of Star Trek that was written for the original 1960s series but never produced have been blocked by CBS, which claims that the production would violate its copyright.

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Mia Wasikowska has been cast as Emma Bovary in Sophie Barthes's upcoming film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic Madame Bovary.

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Season 2 of Game Of Thrones premieres Sunday April 1 at 9pm on HBO. In anticipation of this, Game Of Thrones has partnered with Major League Baseball to cross-promote Opening Day around the country on April 4th.

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Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad join the cast of Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias.

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Brian Goodman has become a series regular on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles.

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Thomas Calabro will play Mark Salling's father on Fox's Glee.

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John C. McGinley will have a recurring role on the sixth season of USA Network's Burn Notice.

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Halle Berry will star in The Hive for director Brad Anderson, Troika Pictures and Sierra/Affinity.

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Steve Carell will star in Magic Kingdom For Sale - Sold for Warner Bros., Weed Road Pictures, Grade A Entertainment, and Carousel Productions.

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Britney Spears has received a $10 million offer to join the second season of Fox's The X Factor singing competition.

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Carla Gugino has joined the cast of USA Network's upcoming drama series Political Animals.

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Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom will open the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Anderson's latest will kick things off on May 16th at the Grand theatre Lumiere of the Palais des Festivals.

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Every year in Pakistan, many people - the majority of them women - are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred, and many reported assailants, typically a husband or someone else close to the victim, are let go with minimal punishment from the state. Recently nominated for a Best Documentary Short Oscar, Saving Face chronicles the arduous attempts of acid-attack survivors Zakia and Rukhsana to bring their assailants to justice, and follows the charitable work of Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a plastic surgeon who strives to help them go beyond this horrific act and move on with their lives. Directed by Oscar and Emmy nominee Daniel Junge and Emmy-winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Saving Face debuts Thursday, March 8 (8:30-9:15 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

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AnnaSophia Robb will star as a young Carrie Bradshaw in The CW's drama pilot The Carrie Diaries.

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Emma Watson is set to star in Sofia Coppola's Bling Ring for FR Productions.

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Marin Ireland will have a recurring role as Joel Kinnaman's sister on AMC's The Killing.

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Apart is the journey of the tragically star-crossed Noah and Emily who are linked by a rare psychological disorder classified as ICD-10 F24, madness of two. Drawing from actual case history, this richly evocative and unsettling mystery holds a love story that will haunt you long after the final scene. The film stars Olesya Rulin, Josh Danziger, Joey Lauren Adams and Bruce McGill. The movie will be in select theaters, On Demand, iTunes and Netflix next Friday, March 9, 2012.

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Meat Loaf will guest star as a union boss in the new season of Fairly Legal.

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Robert Englund and Juliet Landau will guest star in an episode of Criminal Minds.

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Michael Fassbender will star in director Ridley Scott's The Counselor for Scott Free Productions, Chockstone Pictures, and Nick Wechsler Productions.

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Painter Beverly McIver was enjoying a skyrocketing career when she promised her mother, Ethel, that she would take care of her mentally disabled sister, Renee. Years later, following Ethel's death, that promise came due. Filmed over the course of six years, the compelling HBO2 documentary Raising Renee chronicles Beverly McIver's efforts to make good on her promise when it debuts Wednesday, February 22 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO2. A testament to the power of family bonds, this thought-provoking film is produced and directed by Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan (the Oscar-nominated "Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern").

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Henry Winkler will guest star as Maya Rudolph's father in an episode of Up All Night.

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Will Ferrell will star in The Flamingo Thief for Red Hour Films and Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment.

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Zachary Levi will star in Fox's comedy pilot Let it Go.

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Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub will star in NBC's comedy pilot Friday Night Dinner.

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Natalie Portman joins the casts of both Lawless and Knight Of Cups, which will be shot consecutively.

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Naomi Watts will portray Princess Diana in Caught In Flight for Ecosse Films.

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In many ways, Richard and Mildred Loving were a typical couple. They grew up in the same Virginia town, fell in love and decided to cement their relationship by marrying. Because she was part-black and part-Native American, and he was white, however, their 1958 marriage was declared illegal by their home state. But the Lovings fought back and ultimately changed history through a watershed Supreme Court case that overturned bans on interracial marriage in 16 states. The exclusive HBO documentary The Loving Story, the uplifting saga of these unlikely Civil Rights heroes, debuts on Valentine's Day Tuesday, February 14 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) during Black History Month.

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Apart is the journey of the tragically star-crossed Noah and Emily who are linked by a rare psychological disorder classified as ICD-10 F24, madness of two. Drawing from actual case history, this richly evocative and unsettling mystery holds a love story that will haunt you long after the final scene. Apart stars Olesya Rulin (High School Musical), Josh Danziger, Joey Lauren Adams (Big Daddy, Chasing Amy) and Bruce McGill (Collateral, Law Abiding Citizen). The film will be in select theaters and On Demand starting March 9th.

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Stephen Amell will star as the Green Arrow in the drama pilot Arrow for The CW.

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Susan Sarandon will have a recurring role on the third season of Showtime's The Big C.

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Shirley MacLaine will join the season three cast of PBS' Downton Abbey television series.

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HBO Documentary Films has acquired the domestic TV rights to The Union from Vinyl Films, it was announced today. Directed by Cameron Crowe the film will debut on HBO on February 2, 2012. The Union takes an unprecedented look at the creative life of Elton John and his remarkable collaborative album with his early-career idol, Leon Russell, produced by award-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Never before filmed in his composing process, John is captured by Crowe in this candid portrait of one of the world's most treasured artists and performers. Begun in Nov. 2009, The Union chronicles the entire writing and recording process of the heralded album John recorded with Russell.

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Summer Glau is set to guest star in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.

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Tom Riley portrays Leonardo da Vinci in Starz' new series Da Vinci's Demons.

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Colin Hanks plays himself in an episode of Happy Endings.

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They took over a city square and in 18 days brought down a regime that had ruled for 30 years. Emmy??-winning documentary filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill were on the scene in Cairo, capturing the sights, sounds and passion of a modern-day revolution. In Tahrir Square: 18 Days Of Egypt's Uunfinished Revolution brings viewers into the streets of Cairo to experience first-hand what began as a small, peaceful demonstration and quickly grew into a revolutionary movement that would force the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. The exclusive HBO2 documentary debuts Wednesday January 25 (8:00-8:45 p.m. ET/PT).

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Sean Hayes will guest star on Parks And Recreation.

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Daniel Radcliffe and Elizabeth Olsen will star in Kill Your Darlings for Killer Films, Benaroya Pictures, and D/F Management.

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Christopher Heyerdahl will have a recurring role as a member of the Vampire Authority on True Blood.

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Owen Wilson and Christopher Walken are set to star in Freezing People Is Easy for director Errol Morris and Film Rites.

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Emma Stone, Andy Samberg and Nick Cannon will guest in an episode of NBC's 30 Rock.

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Dermot Mulroney and Ryan Kwanten guest star as love interests for Zooey Deschanel on New Girl.

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HBO Documentary Films' Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the conclusion of the award-winning trilogy that spawned a world-wide movement to free three convicted men - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley - known as The West Memphis 3, tells the complete story of one of the most notorious child murder cases in U.S. history. Provocative and timely, the film chronicles stunning new developments, culminating in the startling and unexpected conclusion just a few months ago, when Echols, who was on death row, and Baldwin and Misskelley, who were serving life sentences without the possibility of parole, were finally freed from prison after more than 18 years. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory debuts Thursday, January 12 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

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Denzel Washington will star in the big screen version of The Equalizer for Escape Artists.

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Ed Asner will appear in an episode of Hawaii Five-0, reprising a role he played on the original series.

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Critically acclaimed HBO documentary Paradise Lost filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were in court today to witness the stunning conclusion in which, after 18 years in prison, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, known as the West Memphis 3, were set free. The award-winning HBO documentary series Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills (1996) and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000) spawned a worldwide movement to free the West Memphis 3 for wrongful murder convictions. Set to debut on HBO in Jan. 2012, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory will have its theatrical premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with a number of prestigious festival dates to follow this fall. This film tells the entire story, from the arrests in 1993 to the growing movement, through the entire appeals process and the uncovering of new evidence, concluding with their release.

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Jennifer Beals will play a CIA operative in two episodes of Castle.

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The third and final Angry Boys Facebook game has been released by HBO! Now you can try your hand at "Hammer Sandwich", along with "Guinea Pig Bedtime" and "In The Nuts", then see how you rank on the ???Wall of Legends.??? The Angry Boys Facebook page is also the spot to watch videos and download exclusives from the show at http://itsh.bo/un3dkb.

On January 1st, HBO will premiere Angry Boys, a new comedy series from Chris Lilley, creator and star of the acclaimed hit ???Summer Heights High,??? which debuted on HBO in 2008. Shot in mock documentary style, the show explores the lives, dreams and aspirations of males in present-day society, spotlighting six characters, all portrayed by Lilley, from a pair of 17-year-old twin boys in Australia to a 24-year-old Los Angeles-based rapper.

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Critically acclaimed HBO documentary Paradise Lost filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were in court today to witness the stunning conclusion in which, after 18 years in prison, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley, known as the West Memphis 3, were set free. The award-winning HBO documentary series Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills (1996) and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000) spawned a worldwide movement to free the West Memphis 3 for wrongful murder convictions. Set to debut on HBO in Jan. 2012, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory will have its theatrical premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with a number of prestigious festival dates to follow this fall. This film tells the entire story, from the arrests in 1993 to the growing movement, through the entire appeals process and the uncovering of new evidence, concluding with their release.

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Linda Hamilton returns for the series finale of Chuck.

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Peter Weller joins the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2.

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Chris Zylka will now become a series regular on The Secret Circle.

 
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