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House of Cards' Kevin Spacey Prank Calls Hillary Clinton But we're still not buying the Southern accent

Kevin Spacey, more or less in character as House of Cards' South Carolina politician Frank Underwood, stars in this ad for the Clinton Foundation, keyed to Bill Clinton's 68th birthday.…

August 18, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Twitter Fail: Being a Perfectionist She ends up never tweeting anything

Specs Who Maggie Gyllenhaal Age 36 Accomplishments Stars in the BBC/SundanceTV miniseries The Honourable Woman (Thursdays 10/9c on SundanceTV); appears in the movie Frank (in theaters Aug. 15) Base New York  What’s the first information…

August 15, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

Is Product Placement the Savior or the Scourge of Entertainment? Hundreds shared their opinions at this week's #AdweekChat

As movies, TV and video become increasingly flexible, on-demand forms of entertainment, most types of advertising have struggled to keep pace. The big exception? Product placement. When your branding appears right…

August 15, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

WGN America Continues String of Original Programs Two new scripted dramas join expanding series slate

WGN America is building on the successful release of two new original dramas earlier this year, Salem and Manhattan, with the announcement today of its next straight-to-series scripted drama, Titans.…

August 14, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

ESPN Host Suspended Over Billboard Mocking LeBron Le Batard took aim at NBA star for leaving Miami Heat and rejoining Cleveland Cavaliers

ESPN Radio host Dan Le Batard was suspended for two days following a public jab at Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.  The sportswriter and radio host drew ire from his superiors after buying…

August 12, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

Doctor Who on World Tour With New Star Peter Capaldi Fans get sneak peek of new series

British science fiction show Doctor Who is celebrating its 51th anniversary, 34th season, and the arrival of a new doctor with a seven-city world tour spanning five continents. The tour kicked…

August 11, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

All of San Francisco Hates NFL Red Zone Advertising Football advertisers criticized for covering TV screens during key plays

Here's an agreement between The Northern California Toyota Dealers Association and the San Francisco 49ers that seems to have caught viewers’ attention in all the wrong ways: During the team’s…

August 11, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

Where Have All the Upfront Dollars Gone? Online is only part of the answer

It's obvious by now that something has gone wrong in the television advertising world—upfront dollar volume fell by 6.1 percent to $18.125 billion, including a 4.7 percent hit for cable,…

August 11, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

Bon Appétit Joins Reality Foodie Fray With New Bravo Show Best New Restaurant is mag’s first foray into broadcast

For the first time in its 58-year history, Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit is hitting the airwaves. This January, the magazine will partner with Bravo on a new competition series, Best…

August 10, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

The 10 Strangest TV Promo Items We've Ever Received Press kit swag from masks to flasks

Television series fight an uphill battle to get noticed. There's not just too much content on television for even the best team of TV writers to watch it all, there's…

August 8, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

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