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Movie Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Written by Anthony Sargon

I didn’t get a chance to watch 2013′s The Purge in theaters, but caught in on home video a few weeks ago with some friends. While I wasn’t all that impressed with the film itself, the concept was certainly intriguing, especially for someone like me who absolutely hates the United States’ gun culture. While certainly flawed, The Purge: Anarchy is a significant improvement over its predecessor, and is one of this summer’s most pleasant (well, kind of) surprises.

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Stats Don't Lie: Shakira Most 'Liked' Pop Star on Facebook

Colombian pop star Shakira has become the first person to reach more than 100 million fans on Facebook, becoming the most "liked" celebrity on the social network in the process. 

The multi-lingual singer, who recently performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, stands ahead of rivals Eminem and Rihanna, who have amassed 91.9 million and 89 million fans respectively.  

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Batman Will Not Appear in Fox's 'Gotham' Series

Yes, the new Fox series "Gotham" will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader.

Creator Bruno Heller told journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that "If there is a superhero on this show, it's Gotham."

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Fox Admits 'Idol' Has Lacked Engaging Contestants

"American Idol" needs to find contestants the audience cares about.

That's a criticism Fox's chairman and CEO, Peter Rice, admitted to journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

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Fonda, Kardashian to Voice Simpsons Animated Episodes

Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman and Nick Offerman are among the guest voices on "The Simpsons" this fall, while Kim Kardashian lends her voice in the final episode of "American Dad."

Fox said Sunday that Kardashian plays an alien in the woods who has a fling with Roger when the series wraps up its run on September 21. Jane Krakowski is heard in the one-hour season premiere on September 14, with a second episode immediately following.

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'Maverick' Star James Garner Dies

James Garner, the star of the hit TV series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," has died at the age of 86, celebrity website TMZ reported Sunday.

No cause of death was given.

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Lionel Ferbos, Oldest New Orleans Jazz Musician, Dies at 103

Legendary jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, whose prolific career began with society bands that predated the Great Depression, died in New Orleans Saturday at the age of 103, U.S. media reported.

Reports said Ferbos was the oldest active jazz musician in a city where music luminaries of all ages make careers playing the Big Easy's iconic style of traditional jazz.

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UK Court Orders 'Glee' Name Change in Legal Row

Glum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs.

A judge told Twentieth Century Fox that it had to re-name the series in Britain, though the order won't take effect until an appeal has been heard.

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'Homeland' has Eye on 4th Year after Emmy Snub

Seeing "Homeland" lose out on an Emmy best-drama nomination after two consecutive nods was painful, series co-creator Alex Gansa said.

So was criticism directed at the spy drama's third season, he told a meeting Friday of TV critics, including some of those detractors.

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'Purge' Sequel Revisits Near-Future Nightmare

The gulf between rich and poor; America's culture of violence; freedom pushed to its extreme limits: "The Purge: Anarchy" may be primarily an action movie, but it broaches some highly political themes.

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