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Mr. Thicke said he has let his son tag along when he tapes “Duets,” which debuted last week and airs at 8 p.m. Thursdays. It also features Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, and each week the Grammy-winning singers perform duets with amateurs, one of whom will go on and win a recording contract.

Mr. Thicke, who came on the scene in 2003 with long hair and rock-influenced sound, is best known for No. 1 R&B hits like “Lost Without You” and “Sex Therapy.” He said it’s hard to see himself on screen: “I can’t watch myself on anything for more than a few minutes. I’ll never watch ‘Duets’ — that’s for sure. I’d watch it if I wasn’t on it.”

Actor Dinklage to support Walk for Farm Animals

In “Game of Thrones,” Peter Dinklage’s character is constantly steeped in battle over control of a mythical kingdom. After the show’s season finale on Sunday, Mr. Dinklage plans to take his fight to the farm.

Mr. Dinklage, 42, will spend his offseason promoting a campaign to change the way society treats farm animals as national spokesman for Farm Sanctuary’s annual Walk for Farm Animals.

The actor, who has been a vegetarian since he was 16, has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in the HBO series. He said he joined the cause because he felt “animals used for food are treated like unfeeling machinery.”

Farm Sanctuary, which provides care for more than 1,300 rescued farm animals, will put on walks in more than 35 cities across the country this fall.

Hallmark Channel’s first series to star Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell will be a pioneer for the Hallmark Channel, starring in the network’s first prime-time series.

Hallmark said Wednesday that Miss MacDowell will portray municipal court judge Olivia Lockhart in “Cedar Grove.” It will start with a two-hour movie airing later this year and continue with a 13-episode series early in 2013.

The new series is based on books by author Debbie Macomber. Movie adaptations of Ms. Macomber’s books have been among the top-rated programs that Hallmark has shown over the past three years.

Miss MacDowell’s movie credits include “sex, lies and videotape,” “Groundhog Day” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”

Thomas Jane’s Raw Studios expands to digital realm

“Hung” star Thomas Jane is an unabashed lover of comic books.

So much so that not only did he play Marvel Entertainment’s Punisher in a film and voice DC’s Jonah Hex in an animated short, but he also wrote the six-issue miniseries “Bad Planet” with Steve Niles.

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