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Minnie Driver plays devastated mother to a stillborn child

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THE ACTRESS with Paul Adelstein

“I wanted the film to be incredibly human, incredibly real—in the movie, there are no villains,” Sean Hanish, who directed the Lifetime movie “Return to Zero,” said in a recent conference call.

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A chat with the ‘Son of God’

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ruben-diogo Diogo Morgado

“Are you kidding me?” the “Son of God” star asked aloud. We wouldn’t kid the Son of God if it were really Him. We asked Diogo Morgado if he ever imagined that someday he would play Jesus. The Lisbon, Portugal native starred in History Channel’s miniseries, “The Bible,” 2013’s highest-rated cable show, and the movie, “Son of God.”

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Definitely not for the finicky or faint-hearted

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SIMON Yin eats a slimy, eel-like hagfish in Busan, South Korea. PHOTO COURTESY OF A+e nETWORKS aSIA

His job is not for the squeamish, and surely not for wimps. Simon Yin, wacky host of History Channel’s equally wacky travel-adventure program, “Hidden Cities: Extreme” (“HCE”), is no stranger to exotic cuisines and outrageous stunts.

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Movies take a spiritual turn

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CROWE. Topbills big-screen adaptation of “Noah.”

Don’t look now, but global entertainment is about to take a decidedly spiritual turn. No, the cold-blooded hacks and hucksters of the beastly biz haven’t suddenly found God, they’ve pragmatically looked at the impressive ratings and profits of last season’s “The Bible” miniseries on the History Channel, and they want to make all that money and manna from heaven, too!

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TV exec: History, Lifetime Asia soon to air content for Filipinos

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COHAN: “Two-way conversations with fans are very important.” Riz Pulumbarit

Are you ready for the Philippine version of the History Channel? Sean Cohan, executive vice president for international operations of US cable TV giant A+E Networks, recently announced, “We’re bringing History and Lifetime (through) specific local feeds for the Philippines in the first quarter of next year.”

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History’s ‘Vikings’ preem tonight

KATHERYN Winnick as Lagertha (left) and Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok in “Vikings”

History Channel’s “Vikings” centers on the exploits of legendary Scandinavian hero Ragnar Lothbrok. The nine-part series will premiere tonight at 10.

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‘Pawn Stars’ due in Manila

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Rick and Corey Harrison of History Channel’s hit reality series “Pawn Stars” are taking a break from the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas to visit fans in the Philippines.

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Filipino icon, landmarks in History travel show

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LIGHTING candles in church. This episode airs Jan. 14.

“What I’ve learned is, regardless of where you go, the people you meet are proud of where they come from,” enthused photographer and travel show host Scott Woodward.

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After a century, Titanic’s truths are revealed

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DENOOYER: “This mystery has a hold on our imagination.”

A hundred years after Titanic went down, History Channel’s two-hour special, “Titanic Mystery Solved,” answers long-held questions about the sinking of the historic vessel. In an exclusive phone interview with the Inquirer, Carl Lindahl, the cable network’s executive producer of historical programs, and writer-producer Rushmore Denooyer said that this massive undertaking took nearly three years [...]

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Fil-Am executive producer reimagines History channel, stresses entertainment

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PAUL Cabana: “From the ground up.”

“If you ask how we got this big, one of the most important factors is the fact that we emphasize entertainment,” said History Channel’s Filipino-American executive producer Paul Cabana, during his Manila visit last December.

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History series uncovers a ‘hidden’ Philippines

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History Channel host and first-time visitor Anthony Morse left the Philippines with a backpack of souvenirs and a treasure trove of “wonderful” memories.

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Kinnear channels Kennedy, finds the man ‘fascinating’

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Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear as Jackie and Jack Kennedy in a controversial mini series

“I’m walking while talking,” says American actor Greg Kinnear during an exclusive phone interview with the Inquirer. Scheduled for a long drive the next day, Kinnear takes the opportunity to talk about a recent project while enjoying his “sunny and gorgeous” afternoon in Santa Monica, California. The multitasking actor is promoting the Emmy-nominated History Channel [...]

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