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  • 'Arrested Development' gets new episodes; plans for movie move forward

    Culture Cafe 'Arrested Development' gets new episodes; plans for movie move forward

    'Arrested Development' season four coming in 2013. Showtime and Netflix are in talks to distribute.

  • Dancing with the Stars: Can it help a career?

    Dancing with the Stars: Can it help a career?

    "Dancing with the Stars," now in its 13th season on ABC, offers its celebrity contenders a huge amount of exposure – but not much of a career boost. Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, bounced Tuesday in the second round, is likely to go back to her preshow level of popularity, as have most of the 160 "Dancing With the Stars" contestants. But a few have bucked the trend. Using the show's extraordinary exposure – this year's premiere netted 18.6 million viewers, nearly six times the highest ratings that DWTS contestant Nancy Grace ever got on her eponymous HLN show and more than double what DWTS competitor and US soccer goalie Hope Solo got in the Women’s World Cup final this summer – these five contestants have seen their careers take off. Can you guess who was tops?

  • The reality of fall TV

    The reality of fall TV

    An upstart genre shows its influence as reality TV dominates the fall lineup and finds its techniques adopted across the TV landscape.

  • James Murdoch retakes center stage in phone hacking scandal

    James Murdoch retakes center stage in phone hacking scandal

    Former News of the World executives testified today that James Murdoch was aware that phone hacking at the now-defunct tabloid was more widespread than he claimed to know.

  • Phone hacking letter spells more trouble for Murdoch and News Corp.

    A letter from a former News of the World reporter previously jailed for phone hacking says the practice was 'widely discussed' at the shuttered tabloid.

  • 'Breaking Bad' considers leaving AMC for its fifth season

    Culture Cafe 'Breaking Bad' considers leaving AMC for its fifth season

    Breaking Bad: In light of AMC's requests that the show schedule a smaller number of episodes, producers wonder if switching networks might be a better option.

  • Another phone hacking victim, another blow to Murdoch's power in Britain

    Another phone hacking victim, another blow to Murdoch's power in Britain

    Revelations of another phone hacking victim – the mother of 8-year-old murder victim Sarah Payne – adds to a culture war that pits Rupert Murdoch’s profit-driven ethos against Britain's establishment press.

  • The metamorphosis of 'Murdochgate'

    The metamorphosis of 'Murdochgate'

    What started out as a morality tale about the indiscretions of one of Rupert Murdoch's most tawdry tabloids is turning into a complex paper chase.

  • News Corp. announces new code of ethics. Will it make a difference?

    News Corp. announces new code of ethics. Will it make a difference?

    In response to the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed News Corp.'s News of the World, founder Rupert Murdoch said his media empire would have a new code of ethics. It could help – if managers are serious about enforcing the rules, media experts say.

  • In Pictures Wendi Deng Murdoch's glamorous life

    Wendi Deng Murdoch, who famously retaliated against an attack on her media mogul husband Rupert Murdoch, grew up in Xuzhou, China. She moved to the US in 1988 to learn English and graduated from Yale. Here, she is part of a panel discussion at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival in China on June 12.