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'New Girl' accused of stealing


"New Girl" accused of stealing
Two writers are suing, claiming the Fox comedy ripped off their pilot script for a show they wrote called "Square One." Their lawsuit lists many similarities -- both are about an awkward, quirky woman who lives with several male roommates and has a best friend named CeCe.


Lena Dunham responds to Vogue controversy: "A fashion magazine is like a beautiful fantasy"
"I understand that for people there is a contradiction between what I do and being on the cover of Vogue," she says, "but frankly I really don’t know what the photoshopping situation is, I can’t look at myself really objectively in that way. I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover." PLUS: Did Dunham sell her soul to Vogue?, and Vogue responds to the pigeon-on-the-head controversy.


"Suburgatory" credits shedding some cast members with improving the show
Without Alan Tudyk and Rex Lee, says creator Emily Kapnek, "We get to focus more on our existing characters and get a little deeper into their characters."


George Clooney plans revenge after hearing Amy Poehler & Tina Fey's Golden Globes joke
Clooney was hanging 30 feet up in the air when he learned they had made fun of his dating of younger women.


"NCIS" to reveal Gibbs' 2nd ex-wife
But showrunner Gary Glasberg says it'll "probably" happen in Season 12, if the show is renewed.


Watch a teaser for "Hannibal" Season 2

"Prepare for the 2nd course."

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"Sex Sent Me to the ER"

 "Sex Sent Me to the ER"

Credit: TLC

Watch: An MMA fighter breaks his penis on 'Sex Sent Me to the ER'

It's a bloody mess

Ever heard of a guy breaking his penis? The MMA fighter we meet in the season finale of "Sex Sent Me to the ER" (airing Sat. Jan. 19 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC) has -- because he did really break his penis during an unfortunately enthusiastic round of lovemaking. Warning: this clip is not for the squeamish. Spoiler alert: Mr. Tough Guy passes out from blood loss.  

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The "Suburgatory" cast

The "Suburgatory" cast

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Press Tour: 'Suburgatory' welcomes new character, makes cuts

Jane Levy checks in via satellite and mind control

Fans of "Suburgatory" are likely thrilled that the show, which has long been on the bubble for ABC, is returning for season three. But the show won't be exactly the same, according to executive producer Emily Kapnek. Though the Shays will be welcoming a foster son to their home, there are two character we'll be seeing much less of -- Noah (Alan Tudyk) and Ryan (Parker Young). 

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<p>Beck - 'Morning Phase'</p>

Beck - 'Morning Phase'

Beck reveals release date for 'Morning Phase'

Check out the track listing, too

Beck released a video today that shows the loving pressing of a vinyl copy of his forthcoming album, “Morning Phase,” and reveals a Feb. 25 release date.

It also confirms the track listing — by the engineer holding up Side 1 and Side 2 of the vinyl and the Capitol Records logo.

“Morning Phase” will be Beck’s first album of new material since 2008’s “Modern Guilt”  and is being compared stylistically to his 2002 set, “Sea Change.” “Blue Moon,” The song playing on the video certainly confirms that. The track, which will come out as a single on Monday, according to Billboard, is also on the “Girls: Volume 2” soundtrack to the HBO series.

Beck told an Argentinian news service that part of the reason for his long absence was a spinal injury that has been very slow to heal, and his issues with streaming sites, such as Spotify, and the rates they pay artists.

“Morning Phase’s” track listing:

“Cycle”
“Morning”
“Heart Is A Drum”
“Say Goodbye”
“Blue Moon”
“Unforgiven”
“Wave”
“Don’t Let It Go”
“Blackbird Chain”
“Phase”
“Turn Away”
“Country Down”
“Warning Light”


 

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"Sex Sent Me to the ER"

 "Sex Sent Me to the ER"

Credit: TLC

Watch: Valentine's Day goes wrong on 'Sex Sent Me to the ER'

A wicked rash ruins the romance

You know what ruins a romantic Valentine's Day? A brutal rash. Worse, a brutal rash on your mouth and private parts. Yeah, this happened. In the finale of "Sex Sent Me to the ER" (airing Sat. Jan. 18 at 10:00 p.m.), a man discovers his sexy time with his girlfriend is a lot less fun when he breaks out into a vicious, itching, burning rash. Isn't that romantic? No? 

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Poll: Ellen DeGeneres is America's favorite TV personality; Mark Harmon No. 2


Poll: Ellen DeGeneres is America's favorite TV personality; Mark Harmon No. 2
The Harris Poll's survey has Ellen topping the list for the 2nd year in a row. Jon Stewart, Jim Parsons, Jay Leno and Stephen Colbert came in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.


"Grey's Anatomy" and "Revenge" will be around for "many years," says ABC boss
"I think it's going to stay on the network for many years to come," ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee says of "Grey's Anatomy." Of "Revenge," he adds: "We have a long way to go with that show."


ABC's "Rising Star" singing competition will use an app created by ex-Mossad agents
Viewers will be able to vote live via the app, and the result is "a combination of a massive talent show and to some degree the gong show," says ABC Entertainment boss Paul Lee.


ABC boss regrets putting "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" on Thursdays

ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee says he should've stuck with his original plan to debut it at midseason and air it during the "Once Upon a Time" hiatus. Lee also told critics that "Revenge's" "can take the handcuffs off" with its new 10 pm timeslot.


Lena Dunham's name has appeared in more than 300 New York Times articles
How obsessed is the newspaper of record with the "Girls" star? When Dunham was 16, The Times sent a reporter to cover her vegan dinner party.


Macklemore & Lewis and The Fray will each perform NFL Championship halftime shows this weekend

While The Fray is doing the Broncos-Patriots halftime, Macklemore & Lewis will perform at the 49ers-Seahawks game.


ABC confirms Hayley Atwell will be part of "Agent Carter"
The actress already played Peggy Carter in Captain America.


"Walking Dead" producers had a teen with one limb play a zombie prank on Norman Reedus
"Walking Dead" fan Nick Santonastasso, 17, had pulled this prank many times before, so producers flew him out to Tokyo to do it to Daryl Dixon.


Watch outtakes from Conan's Lyft trip with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart
Hart flashes his cash as Conan pays.

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<p>&quot;Gravity&quot; predictably dominated the below-the-line categories.</p>

"Gravity" predictably dominated the below-the-line categories.

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Tech Support: Analyzing the 2014 craft category Oscar nominations

The Academy had tricks up its sleeve throughout

A day after the Academy dropped its array of surprises throughout its 24 categories, and notably the 10 crafts fields, it's time to reflect on what the months of build-up have left us with. A few trends come to mind…

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Eric Church's new video, 'Give Me Back My Hometown': Watch

Eric Church's new video, 'Give Me Back My Hometown': Watch

Someone's done someone wrong

Eric Church’s evocative new video for “Give Me Back My Hometown”  hints at some deeper story than the song’s lyrics alone.

The mid-tempo, building track, from the lyrics, seems to strike out at some romantic interest who has skipped town, but her ghost remains and Church can’t walk through town without being haunted by the memory of everywhere they used to go, like the Pizza Hut.

In the Peter Zavadil-directed video, the story takes on a more sinister tone. It opens at a funeral and travels back in time as a murder mystery involving townies and carpetbaggers who come and take what isn’t theirs.

It leaves a lot of questions unanswered, some of which will probably be answered in future videos. For those under 20, that’s a cassette that the protagonist takes out of his car and tosses. We used to listen to music on them.

“Hometown” is the second single from Church’s new album, “The Outsiders,” which comes out Feb. 11.

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Jaimie Alexander

 Jaimie Alexander

Press Tour: ABC exec talks 'Agent Carter,' promises Lady Sif

Paul Lee says we'll 'really enjoy what happens' with The Clairvoyant

While President of ABC Entertainment Group Paul Lee made lots of promises during his address to journalists at press tour, the most significant to graphic novel and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." fans stood out. Lady Sif (played by Jaimie Alexander in the "Thor" films) will be popping up on episode 15. "She's absolutely integral to this season... we're shooting it now, and Jaimie Alexander is great," Lee said. "[She adds] a really cool arc to this season." But that's not all. 

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ABC shortens 'Killer Women's' run, sets 'Dancing' premiere date


ABC shortens "Killer Women's" run, sets "Dancing" premiere date

The low-rated "Killer Women" will end early so that "Mind Games" could premiere in February instead of March. Meanwhile, "Dancing with the Stars" returns March 17. PLUS: ABC to air "Toy Story That Time Forgot" this holiday season.


Jaimie Alexander is reprising her "Thor" character on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Lady Sif will make her debut on the 15th episode of the season.


"Last Comic Standing" won't have an open casting call, will instead feature talented rising comedians

It's part of a shakeup established by new executive producer Wanda Sykes.


"Reaper" creators are helming "Agent Carter" for ABC
Marvel has quietly hired "Reaper" co-creators Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas to develop the "Agent Carter" project.


Fox orders Spielberg's "Red Band Society" and "Runner"
One is a comedic soap about a group of teens who meet in a hospital, the other is a drama about arms dealing.

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<p>ABC&nbsp;is following up &quot;Toy Story OF&nbsp;TERROR!&quot;&nbsp;with another &quot;Toy Story&quot;&nbsp;holiday special, &quot;Toy Story That Time Forgot.&quot;</p>

ABC is following up "Toy Story OF TERROR!" with another "Toy Story" holiday special, "Toy Story That Time Forgot."

Credit: ABC

ABC announces 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Christmas special

Woody, Buzz, Trixie and the gang will deal with aggressive action figures

One of the very best things ABC aired last fall was the "Toy Story" Halloween special, "Toy Story OF TERROR!," a half-hour adventure featuring Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the gang (plus a few new characters like Combat Carl) stuck in a motel on a dark and stormy night when strange things were happening to the toys. Though the toys probably exhausted their usefulness for full-length films with the amazing "Toy Story 3," they're sill incredibly valuable for shorter stories like that one, which dealt with Jessie's claustrophobia and turned Mr. Pricklepants into the "Toy Story" version of Abed from "Community."

"TERROR!" was so good, in fact, that I hoped it would just be the first of many holiday specials, and today ABC granted that wish, announcing the new Christmas special "Toy Story That Time Forgot," which will air this year during the holidays.

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<p>This is Paul Lee at the 2013 upfronts</p>

This is Paul Lee at the 2013 upfronts

Credit: ABC

ABC Executive Session with Paul Lee Press Tour Live-Blog

After a fall and early winter of struggles, this may get heated

Things aren't great on ABC. "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is doing OK, but it's not a smash. "The Goldbergs" is doing OK, but it's not a hit. "Super Fun Night" is running on fumes. "Back in the Game" is done. "Trophy Wife" is struggling. "Lucky 7" tanked. "Betrayal" tanked. "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" tanked. "The Assets" tanked. "Killer Women" tanked. 

ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee drops by the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday (January 17) morning and we'll see what he has to say.

Click through for the full Q&A.

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