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"The Originals"

"The Originals"

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Nathan Parsons howls about 'The Originals,' Hayley and fighting back

This member of werewolf royalty is ready to fight for New Orleans

As werewolf Jackson on "The Originals" (Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW), Nathan Parsons is on the cusp of diving into a potentially bloody new battle as the werewolves attempt to rise up and wrest back control of New Orleans from those pesky vampires and witches. It won't be easy, but Parsons has high hopes -- though he, like Jackson, doesn't think Klaus (Joseph Morgan) can be trusted. I talked to the "General Hospital" alum about his role, howling fans and why it's okay for the girl his character was meant to marry -- Hayley -- to hang out with the enemy. 

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<p>Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in &quot;Fast and Furious 6.&quot;</p>

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in "Fast and Furious 6."

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Universal shows first 'Fast and Furious 7' footage with Paul Walker and 'Minions'

Plus: 'Dumb and Dumber 2,' 'Lucy' and more 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

LAS VEGAS - 2013 was the biggest year at the box office for Universal Pictures. They had surprise hits like "The Purge," the studio's highest grossing individual movie ever with "Despicable Me 2," and "Fast and Furious 6" opened to a staggering $97.3 million. The year also ended on a sad note, however, with the unexpected passing of "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker during a production break from the seventh installment of the franchise.

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"None of the Above"

"None of the Above"

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9 crazy things you didn't know about 'None of the Above''s Tim Shaw

The TV show host has an incredible past

If you don't know Tim Shaw, the host of Nat Geo's "None of the Above" (Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET on Nat Geo), it might be because you don't live in the U.K. Across the pond, he's known for pulling some of the most insane pranks on radio and television, as well as for his engineering genius (the guy is an inventor in real life). I've met him a few times now and chatted with him on the set of "None of the Above" (look for that soon), and he's nothing if not affable, chatty and endlessly fascinating. Below are just nine of the crazy things he has on his resume -- see if you don't agree. 

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'Teen Wolf' is losing another fan favorite

“Teen Wolf” is losing another fan favorite
That leaves three cast departures from this season. PLUS: More of what to expect in Season 4.


Check out “Gotham’s” The Penguin
here’s your first look at Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot.


“Shaun of the Dead’s” Nick Frost joins Fox’s “Sober Companion”
He’ll play a drunk attorney whom Justin Long has to take care of.


Watch the trailer for next week’s “The Good Wife”
It’ll be devoted to the events of this week’s episode.


Nick Cannon defends his use of whiteface
He even dared one Twitter follower to “do it” when he proposed donning blackface.


“NCIS” creator calls tonight’s spinoff episode a “love letter to New Orleans”
In tonight’s episode, Scott Bakula and Mark Harmon’s characters are reunited. "They were all together part of a group called the Fed 5, which was this very strong group of NCIS agents,” says creator Gary Glasberg. "This is really a look back at who and what they were as a team. ... It was an opportunity to cast some really special actors to come in and help us, and have some fun with the folklore and the history of Gibbs.” PLUS: There will be a “game-changer” for Neil & Eric.


“Duck Dynasty’s” Willie Robertson: I want to take President Obama hunting
"I'd like to get him out there with some camouflage and a gun and we could sit out there and talk," the "Duck Dynasty” he told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. "I'd like to talk and debate and find out what's going on in his brain a little more ... I don't shy away from people I disagree with."


Photographic proof apparently shows that Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman” abuses animals
Mother Jones magazine found a photo of a sick coyote in a cage.


“That ‘70s Show’s” Debra Jo Rupp joins CBS’ “Cuz-Bros”
She’s joining the CBS comedy pilot along with “Joey’s” Andrea Anders.


Candace Cameron Bure’s Christian faith becomes a “Dancing” hot topic
For the 2nd week, the former “Full House” Star emphasized how she wanted to avoid being too sexy due to her religious faith.


Showtime’s “Lost Songs” will try to record Bob Dylan’s “Basement Tapes”
Musicians, including Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett and Marcus Mumford, will help put music to Dylan’s recently discovered lyrics from the Summer of Love.


Kate Gosselin, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Brandi Glanville spotted filming “Celebrity Apprentice”
See pics of them selling pies with Vivica A. Fox and Shawn Johnson.


MTV renews “Are You The One?”
The “social experiment on modern love” will be back for a 2nd season.

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Meryl Streep at the Oscar nominees' luncheon earlier this year.
Meryl Streep at the Oscar nominees' luncheon earlier this year.
Credit: AP Photo/Jordan Strauss

Meryl Streep takes on Diablo Cody's latest script

The project will see the actress reunite with director Jonathan Demme

Details are sketchy at this point, but The Wrap has just broken news of a pretty exciting project matching three very different Oscar winners: actress Meryl Streep, director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Diablo Cody.

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<p>Mr. Grey will see you now.</p>

Mr. Grey will see you now.

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The first footage of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is less S&M and more romance...for now

Slick Hollywood number for Valentine's Day 2015

LAS VEGAS - Universal Pictures ended its presentation to the world's theater owners at the 2014 CinemaCon convention Tuesday morning with an expected "surprise": the first footage from "50 Shades of Grey."

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Madonna
Madonna
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Madonna returns to the director's chair for 'Adé'

Critics across the globe sharpen their knives

When Madonna unveiled her second directorial effort "W.E." at the Venice Film Festival in 2011, the critics (this one included) were pretty merciless. That glossy mashup of Wallis Simpson biopic and contemporary Harlequin romance was, admittedly, a pretty easy target -- The Weinstein Company's advance hype didn't fool anybody -- but the sheer vapid ineptitude of its storytelling still managed to surprise. Andrea Riseborough received some good notices for work as Simpson, Arianna Phillips' super-glam costumes were Oscar-nominated and Madge's own theme song even scooped a Golden Globe, but after this and her little-seen debut "Filth and Wisdom," no one seemed to be begging the pop queen to return to the director's chair.

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Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer are out at 'Grey’s Anatomy'

Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer are out at “Grey’s Anatomy”
After joining the ABC drama last season as interns and getting promoted to series regulars, both Charles and Ferrer’s contracts are not being renewed for next season. It's not clear if they'll return as guest-stars.

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'Shameless' switches Emmy categories from drama to comedy

"Shameless" switches Emmy categories from drama to comedy
For the Showtime dramedy, competition in the comedy category is less fierce.

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<p>Does this look like a performance that should be up for a comedy category?</p>

Does this look like a performance that should be up for a comedy category?

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'Shameless' to hop Emmy categories from drama to comedy

Will the category switch pay dividends for Emmy Rossum and the rest of the Showtime ensemble?

For the last four years, "Shameless" star Emmy Rossum has been giving one of the best performances in all of television, and yet despite the quality of that work — and the name that would be a headline writer's best friend — neither she nor the show she's on has gotten more than a whiff of Emmy recognition. Joan Cusack has been nominated three years in a row for guest actress in a drama, and that's it. Nothing for Rossum. Nothing for William H. Macy, who in his non-Frank Gallagher life has won two Emmys and been nominated for seven more. None for Jeremy Allen White or Emma Kenney or any of the other superb young actors the show has discovered, none for the other guest stars or the writing or directing.

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'HIMYM' ratings go up for its penultimate episode

“HIMYM” ratings go up for its penultimate episode
Watch the promo for next week’s one-hour finale. PLUS: Neil Patrick Harris and Billy Eichner badger New Yorkers about the “HIMYM” finale.


Georgetown University student accused of making ricin with help from “Breaking Bad"
Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, was arrested last week after a “potentially lethal amount of the poison was found in his dorm room.


BBC America orders its 1st original comedy, “Almost Royal”
The series will follow two distant heirs to the British throne as they tour America.


Josh Charles: "I didn't know it would be this intense"
“The kindness and emotion of the emails, the tweets and the texts,” says “The Good Wife” star. "It's like you get to watch your life after you're dead. It's bittersweet, but it's really, really special.” PLUS: In defense of “The Good Wife” twist.


Letterman shares vacation footage of his 10-year-old giving him tech support
Dave doesn’t know how to get out of video.


Watch the new "24: Live Another Day" trailer
"Every second counts."


Carson Daly to become a dad for the 3rd time
Daly announced on Jimmy Fallon that he’s expecting his third child with fiancee Siri Pinter.

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History channel renews 'Vikings'

History channel renews "Vikings"
The historical drama will return next year for a 10-episode Season 3.


Matthew Modine joins TNT’s “Proof”
He’ll play a billionaire with cancer in the medical drama from Kyra Sedgwick starring Jennifer Beals.


Robin Roberts will become “Dancing’s” 1st regular celebrity guest judge
"I think I am going to take the perspective of those who normally watch at home,” she said on “GMA.”


Judge Joe Brown released from jail
The TV judge, who’s running for DA, is claiming “dirty politics."


Arnold Schwarzenegger yells "Let's get to the chopper!” on Jimmy Fallon
Watch their fake QVC segment, featuring a chopper.

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