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The much-anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book “American Gods” comes to Starz, and it’s hard to describe. An ex-con gets a job from a guy who turns out to be the god Odin, and he’s gathering the old gods (who …

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  • FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on ’Net Neutrality’ in Washington.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) Scott D. Pierce: What it could mean to Utah’s news scene if KUTV’s owner buys KSTU’s owner?
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2008 file photo, striking film and television writers picket outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Hollywood is facing a cliffhanger after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike that could begin as soon as May 2, the day after the current contract ends. The previous writers’ strike lasted 100 days in 2007-08 and was costly to the businesses that serve Hollywood and to consumers expecting to be entertained. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File) What will a Hollywood writers’ strike mean?
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    Updated Apr 26 2017 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin star in ìGreat News.î Eddy Chen  |  NBC Tuesday on TV: ‘Great News’ isn’t great, but it’s not bad
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    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share



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