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Sam Thielman


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    Scandal’s Guillermo Diaz Is Obsessed With Horror Movies, and Lena Dunham

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    Specs
    Age 40
    Claim to fame Stars as Huck on ABC's Scandal (season finale airs May 7)
    Base Los Angeles

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    Comedian Rob Corddry Says Working at The Daily Show Sucked the Fun Out of News

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    Specs
    Age 44
    Claim to fame Creator and star of the Emmy-winning Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital (Fridays at midnight); star of the upcoming HBO show Ballers (premieres June 21 at 10 p.m.)

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    How James Patterson Went From Adman to Bestselling Mystery Novelist

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    "Nobody tells you when you pay six figures for a lion for a couple days that, to perform, they have to eat a lot of meat. The problem is they eat so much they get lazy and stop being scary after a couple days, so then you have to bring in a second lion. Now we have one lion who's great at snarling and snapping and roaring, and another one that's great at running."

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    NBCU’s Lifestyle Group Debuts Synchronized Joking With Complementary Comedy Shows

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    Just when you thought reality TV was totally out of ideas—like completely, entirely, woefully out of ideas—Oxygen and Esquire come along with a novel pitch: two shows with the same cast on two different networks, one aimed at men and one aimed at women.

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    So Who Is Trevor Noah, the Guy Replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show?

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    Trevor Noah is not a household name, or at least he wasn't yesterday. The comedian has been a Daily Show contributor for all of three months, and now he's taking over the whole thing when Jon Stewart departs "sometime later this year," in the words of Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. But the network is confident it has the right person for the job.

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    Google Fiber May Have Created a Game-Changer: Real Measurement of TV Ad Views

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    Want to know exactly how many people saw your ad on TV? Want dynamic insertion? The answer has long been "tough luck." But now it's possible ... in Kansas City.

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    Web TV Players Are Finally Creating the Moment of Truth for Cable Providers

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    Just over two months ago, Dish unveiled Sling TV at the Consumer Electronics Show. It was a big deal: the service offers premium cable channels like AMC, Adult Swim and the 400 lb. gorilla of cable networks, ESPN, and at $20 a month, live. Its slogan? "Take back TV."

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    Yes, Syfy Is Really Going to Call It ‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No’

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    Sharknado 3, for serious, is going to be subtitled Oh Hell No, as though the entire film was a guest on the Jerry Springer Show that just found out its husband was actually a woman and had been sleeping with its dad. Its dad being Sharknado 2: The Second One. Springer actually has a cameo in the third film, by the by.

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    CBS Gets Into the Big Data Game

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    CBS may have launched a new streaming service (and announced a new one for daughter network Showtime on the heels of the Apple press conference where HBO Now was unveiled), but traditional TV is where it's at, as far as the television company is concerned.

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    Researchers Find Optimum Times to Run March Madness Ads

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    Selection Sunday just hit, but who's going to get paid? Turner and CBS, certainly.