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- Hagel renews Qatar defense pact despite differences over Iran, Syria
- Fire departments fear Obamacare will gut volunteer ranks
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Tuning in to TV: NBC wins ratings race for election coverage
HBO has found its missionary.
The premium cable-TV network has tapped Ben Walker to star in its Cold War drama pilot “The Missionary,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
From Charles Randolph (“The Interpreter”), Stephen Levinson, Malcolm Gladwell and Mark Wahlberg, the 1960s-set drama revolves around an American missionary who gets caught up in Cold War intrigue while helping a young woman escape East Berlin.
Mr. Randolph will pen the script, with Mr. Levinson, Mr. Gladwell and Mr. Wahlberg as executive producers.
When Miss Spears was asked at a party for “X Factor‘s” finalists whether she would continue her reported $15 million gig, the pop star didn’t hesitate in response, saying: “Yes, I definitely will.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miss Spears has taken a shine to mentoring her Teens category, and on the red carpet, told media outlets, including CNN, that the show’s contestants are like her “little children.”
“They are so young,” she said. “When you see them do so well, my heart is out there with them, and it’s a really hard decision. It’s just such a hard thing to do.”
TV connections to Webon pace for 596 million
The number of TV connections to the Internet will hit 596 million by 2017, up from 105 million at the end of 2010 and the 212 million expected by the end of 2012, according to fresh research.
The report, published Wednesday by Digital TV Research, covers 40 territories and notes the U.S. contributed 48 million to the 2010 total (45 percent of the global total), and is expected to grow to 78 million in 2012, or 37 percent, and 147 million by 2017, representing only 25 percent of the global total.
By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
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