Michael O'Connell

Hollywood Reporter

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Reporter covering television for the Hollywood Reporter

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Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige is known to be camera-shy, but he came out of the shadows in March to launch the church’s first TV network.

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Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige is known to be camera-shy, but he came out of the shadows in March to launch the church’s first TV network.

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News around the Emmy announcements generally focuses on best drama, best actors, and high-budget shows. But more Americans watch reality TV than True Detective.

Reality TV

News around the Emmy announcements generally focuses on best drama, best actors, and high-budget shows. But more Americans watch reality TV than True Detective.

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Kim Masters and Michael O'Connell, who covers television for the Hollywood Reporter, banter about this week's top entertainment news stories.

Hollywood News Banter

Kim Masters and Michael O'Connell, who covers television for the Hollywood Reporter, banter about this week's top entertainment news stories.

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