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Derek Waters' 'Drunk History' looks at the past through a glass, drunkly

"Drunk History," so simple, so complex, so Emmy-nominated. Briefly put, it is a show in which comedians and writers of comedy get drunk -- eventually really, really drunk -- and tell a story from history, which then becomes the soundtrack for a fully produced re-enactment of that story.

It's funny in both obvious and sneaky ways.

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A few seconds of screen time cost 'Veep' actor Peter MacNicol an Emmy nomination

A few seconds of screen time cost actor Peter MacNicol an Emmy nomination.

The “Veep” ensemble member, nominated last week for an Emmy for guest actor in a comedy, has been ruled ineligible by the Television Academy and will be replaced in the category.

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'Ghostbusters' scares up a win at Friday's box office, but 'Pets' likely to top the weekend

For movie fans in search of a new action comedy on Friday, who did they call? “Ghostbusters.”

The Paul Feig-directed Sony/Columbia comedy reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy scared up $17.2 million on Friday, on its way to an estimated $46.5 million U.S. box office in its opening weekend.

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Emmy voters snub Samantha Bee and other deserving women

Shortly before Samantha Bee’s essential late-night talk show, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” premiered this year on TBS, Vanity Fair published a story spotlighting “all the titans of late-night television.”

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Why 'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep' might repeat at the Emmys, plus love for Samantha Bee

Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday morning, which means it’s prime time to convene our Buzzmeter panelists – USA Today’s Robert Bianco, TV Guide’s Matt Roush, Gold Derby prognosticator Tom O’Neil and L.A. Times columnists Mary McNamara and Glenn Whipp – and ask them to survey the scene and stump for their favorites.

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Emmy snubs alert: Six shows and actors that had better be nominated

With around 8,000 Emmy submissions this year, the idea of  being snubbed seems almost ridiculous. Voters must sift through dozens and dozens of worthy contenders and squeeze them into a category’s meager six nomination slots. Disappointment is a given. It simply isn’t possible to reward all the good work. Sorry, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. I’m sure you’ve learned not to take these things personally.

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