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‘Game of Thrones’ renewed for two more seasons

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Hit HBO television show “Games of Thrones” was renewed for two more seasons Tuesday, two days after its latest series opened with a bang that crashed the broadcaster’s online app.

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‘Game of Thrones’ draws huge ratings, crashes HBO app

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The first show of the new “Games of Thrones” season drew HBO’s biggest audience since the finale of “The Sopranos,” data showed Monday after the broadcaster’s online app crashed under the strain.

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New ‘Girls’ season to focus on recovery

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The sex-comedy HBO series “Girls” will explore a more optimistic tone, said creator-actor Lena Dunham.

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Only one director steers eight-episode series

Several things set “True Detective” apart. For starters, this new HBO drama series, which premieres Jan. 19 in Asia (9 p.m. in Manila), stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, a pair of actors known not for TV but for features. And they tackle, in effect, not one but two roles apiece: Former Louisiana State Police detectives interrogated in 2012 about a homicide case are seen working, in flashback, in 1995.

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US cable TV’s HBO announces end of ‘Boardwalk’

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US premium cable TV provider HBO announced Thursday that the next season of award-winning prohibition-era show “Boardwalk Empire” will be its last.

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Aussie finds ‘Serangoon Road’ role a unique history lesson

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DON HANY, Pamelyn Chee and Beatrice Chien in “Serangoon Road”

Australian actor Don Hany found starring in HBO’s “Serangoon Road” a unique history lesson, one that made his mostly Asian costars’ traits rub off on him.

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A visit to the set of Oscar winner’s new acclaimed TV show

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OSCAR- and Golden Globe-winning writer Aaron Sorkin on the set of HBO's “The Newsroom”

“There are days when the stars of the show are the highest paid extras in Hollywood,” quipped Aaron Sorkin, Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning writer of “The Social Network,” as he gave a tour of the set of his acclaimed TV drama series, “The Newsroom.” Richard Hoover’s set in Los Angeles’ Sunset Gower Studios features a lot of glass, as per the specifications of Aaron, who created and writes the show, which weaves actual past news events or stories as covered by a fictional cable news program, “News Night.”

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‘Learning’ moments for actors in Liberace bio

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A FILM image released by HBO shows Michael Douglas (left) as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in a scene from “Behind the Candelabra”  AP

When we first heard that macho star Michael Douglas had agreed to play gay pianist Liberace in an HBO film bio, we were thrilled at the prospect, because it would clearly be such a huge “stretch” and challenge for the actor.

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‘Profugos’ star says he likes ‘physically demanding’ role

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NESTOR Cantillana as Vicente. He spoke through an interpreter during his phone interview with Inquirer.

Chilean actor Nestor Cantillana knew he wanted a career in entertainment at age 8, when his actor-father brought him backstage during a play.   “People got naked together, smoked and drank coffee a lot,” he recalled through a translator in a recent phone interview. “They read the script and exercised together, laughed a lot. I [...]

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HBO’s ‘Girls’ wins Globe for best TV comedy series

This Jan. 8, 2013 photo shows American actress Zosia Mamet posing for a portrait to promote the second season of the HBO Comedy Series "Girls", in New York. Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP

Lena Dunham’s HBO show “Girls” has won the Golden Globe for best TV comedy or musical series.

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HBO will continue screening Universal movies

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HBO said Sunday that it is renewing its deal with Universal Pictures to be the exclusive pay-TV provider of the studio’s movies for another decade, the companies said.

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HBO docu on Roach

“On Freddie Roach,” the all-new cinéma-vérité six-episode series by renowned filmmaker and Emmy nominee Peter Berg, premieres on October 29, 10 p.m. on HBO HD and 11 p.m. on HBO (with new episodes airing weekly at the same time.)

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