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July 29, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who have both played iconic TV characters, are joining forces for the new CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Their roles are worlds away from their previous tours as "Mork" the alien from "Mork & Mindy" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer. " But when Williams is involved, having a title like "The Crazy Ones" doesn't seem too far-fetched. Williams plays a renowned advertising genius whose unorthodox methods would get him fired if he weren't the boss.
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June 27, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Film Critic
"Byzantium" is a very different sort of vampire drama for director Neil Jordan, whose undead were so fabulously rich and fashion-forward in "Interview With the Vampire" so many years ago. This vision of the immortal has more of an Irish fable quality, complete with swirling mists, choppy seas and the grit of hard lives. The movie's stars are haunting as well. Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton portray daughter and mother vampires on the run, bound and torn in ways that mothers and daughters always are. PHOTOS: Are vampires sexy or not sexy?
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May 29, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"The Vampire Diaries" actress Candice Accola is engaged to the Fray's Joe King. Accola, who plays high-strung vampire Caroline Forbes in the hit CW series, shared her happy news on Instagram Wednesday. "Cheers from the future Mr.&Mrs. Joseph Aaron King," the 26-year-old wrote , posting a pic of them embracing in some gorgeous light and flashing a spectacular sparkler on her ring finger. "Happy.... " she added with another photo of them laughing. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The Fray guitarist, 33, made sure his fans saw the announcement by also posting a close-up of his future bride and her newly adorned ring finger.
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May 23, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
"Modern Vampires of the City," the adventurous new album by New York's Vampire Weekend, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, reflecting sales of 134,000 copies, more than the band has sold before in a single week. Recorded partly in L.A. with producer Ariel Rechtshaid, the disc is Vampire Weekend's second chart-topper following "Contra," which bowed with 124,000 copies sold in 2010. It's also, as Billboard noted , the first indie-label release to hit the top spot this year.
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May 23, 2013 | By Robert Abele
A morose young woman, a soft-spoken blood-drinker and plenty of rainy skies - no, it's not "Twilight," but a languid, micro-budgeted serial killer drama called "Vampire," the first English-language film from Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai ("All About Lily Chou-Chou"). Mild-mannered science teacher Simon (Kevin Zegers) trolls suicide websites for girls - played by Keisha Castle-Hughes, Adelaide Clemens and Kristin Kreuk - who are willing to let him end their lives. Afterward, he partakes of their blood, a penchant that earns him the sobriquet the Vampire from local authorities.
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May 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Ezra Koenig wanted to be clear about this: The frontman of Vampire Weekend was not comparing his band to the Beatles. "What we're talking about is making me think like a fan, which is a little bit dangerous because it could come across as me trying to put myself in the same league as one of the biggest albums of all time," he said, responding to a question about the value of mystery and ambiguity in music. "But, yeah, you think about 'Sgt. Pepper.' Is it a concept album about a lonely hearts club?
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May 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
NEW YORK - The CW is increasing its stock in fantastical television. The network, often overlooked when measured against its larger broadcast competitors, is building on its efforts to broaden its target 18- to 34-year-old audience. It's adding five dramas to its lineup next season, four of which flit around the sci-fi/fantasy genre - a strategic change for a network whose brand seemed aligned with the glitz and glamour of shows such as "Gossip Girl" and "90210. " "You have to make noise," network President Mark Pedowitz told reporters after the CW's presentation to advertisers Thursday at New York City Center.
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May 13, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
At some point, every enduring musician has to prove his or her worth and silence the doubters. The Beatles first succeeded with "Revolver," the Beastie Boys with "Paul's Boutique," Wilco on "Summer Teeth. " Talking Heads raised the bar with "Fear of Music," Lauryn Hill with "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. " New York band Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of those records, a brave, surprising third effort that's both challenging and confident, catchy but progressive, expertly imagined and executed.
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April 26, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Some vampires are coming to Cannes. Organizers of the world's most prestigious film festival have announced that “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jim Jarmusch's vampire movie starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, has been added to the competition lineup. The movie centers on a centuries-old vampire couple whose life is complicated by the male vampire's bleak worldview as well as the female's loose-canon sister (Mia Wasikowska). Swinton has been a frequent presence at Cannes in recent years, appearing last year with “Moonrise Kingdom” and in 2011 with “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” For the normally prolific Jarmusch, it marks only the indie director's second film in eight years, after “The Limits of Control” in 2009.
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April 26, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
It's starting! Networks are beginning to show their cards for next season. And, for the CW, that means delving further into the supernatural world. The network has given its first new series order of the season with "The Originals," the much talked about spinoff of "The Vampire Diaires. " The news comes just a day after the backdoor pilot aired, drawing a solid-for-the-network 2.2 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 -- though it took a double-digit drop from the vampire drama's season average.
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