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<p>Ke$ha and Pitbull</p>

Ke$ha and Pitbull

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Pitbull and Ke$ha's 'Timber' tops the pop charts... again

Katy Perry gets some exciting news

Pitbull and Ke$ha remain in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week with “Timber.”  The song is also No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs.

Four of the top five stay in place, as OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” is No. 2, Eminem and Rihanna’s “Monster” is No. 3, and A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” is No. 5.

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, rides into the top 5, rising 6-4. Its rise is propelled by the song’s move into No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart, her tenth Digital Songs chart topper.

Passenger’s “Let Her Go” inches 7-6, Lorde’s “Royals” slips 4-7, and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” holds at No. 8

Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” scoots 10-9, while One Direction’s “Story of My Life” re-enters the Top 10, moving 12-10.

 

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<p>Could &quot;Fast &amp;&nbsp;Furious 6&quot;&nbsp;be a nominee in the Best&nbsp;Sound Editing category tomorrow?</p>

Could "Fast & Furious 6" be a nominee in the Best Sound Editing category tomorrow?

Credit: Universal Pictures

'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' lead MPSE Golden Reel Awards nominations

'Captain Phillips,' 'The Hobbit,' 'Lone Survivor' show up strong as well

Nominations have been announced for the Motion Picture Sound Editors' (MPSE) 61st annual Golden Reel Awards, and it was "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" that led the way with three nominations each.

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<p>Katy Perry</p>

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry ready to roar on stage

North American tour kicks off June 22

Katy Perry will roar back onto stage June 22, when she kicks off the Prismatic World Tour in Raleigh, N.C.

Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara will serve as support acts.

The 46-city outing, presented by AEG’s Goldenvoice, will last four months, ending at Houston’s Toyota Center on Oct. 10.

Perry’s current album, “Prism,” has landed Perry a number of hits, including first single, “Roar,” and current Top 10 tune, “Dark Horse.”

And here’s a term we don’t remember seeing before: Cover Girl is the “official cosmetic partner” of the Prismatic tour.  I guess that leaves room for an official car sponsor, clothing sponsor, etc. Citi has already grabbed official credit card of the tour...

Citi members will have first crack at tickets starting Jan. 21, followed by a Facebook pre-sale starting Jan. 23. The general on-sale date will be announced shortly.

Perry will appear on the Grammy Awards, Jan. 26.

6/22/14 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena *
6/24/14 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center *
6/27/14 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena *
6/28/14 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena *
6/30/14 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum *
7/2/14 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center *
7/3/14 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena *
7/9/14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden *
7/11/14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center *
7/15/14 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
7/16/14 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre *
7/18/14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre *
7/22/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center *
7/24/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *
8/1/14 – Boston, MA – TD Garden *
8/4/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center *
8/7/14 – Chicago, IL – United Center *
8/10/14 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena ^
8/11/14 – Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills ^
8/13/14 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena ^
8/14/14 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena ^
8/16/14 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center ^
8/17/14 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center ^
8/19/14 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center ^
8/20/14 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena ^
8/22/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center ^
8/23/14 – Fargo, ND – FARGODOME ^
8/26/14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre ^
8/28/14 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre ^
8/29/14 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome ^
8/31/14 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place ^
9/9/14 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena #
9/12/14 – Portland, OR – Moda Center #
9/13/14 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome #
9/16/14 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center #
9/19/14 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center #
9/22/14 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center #
9/25/14 – Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena #
9/26/14 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena #
9/29/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena #
9/30/14 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center #
10/2/14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center #
10/5/14 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum #
10/6/14 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
10/8/14 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena #
10/10/14 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center ~

*With Capital Cities
^ With Kasey Musgraves
# With Tegan and Sara
~ TBD

 

 

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<p>Murray Bartlett, Jonathan Groff and Frankie J. Alvarez in &quot;Looking.&quot;</p>

Murray Bartlett, Jonathan Groff and Frankie J. Alvarez in "Looking."

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Review: HBO's 'Looking' a sharp look at three gay friends

New comedy has an excellent sense of place and community

HBO is celebrated more for its trailblazing dramas, but many of its half-hour series have also been responsible for pushing the limits of what's acceptable in TV comedy, or even what we consider comedy at all, from "The Larry Sanders Show" to "Sex and the City" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to more recent entries like "Girls" and "Enlightened." And what's most striking about HBO's newest comedy, "Looking" (Sunday at 10:30 p.m.) is how non-radical it seems. It's a series about three gay male friends in San Francisco, and incredibly frank about sex (though its explicitness tends to be more verbal than visual), and yet at the moment we're in as a culture, and in the evolutionary history of cable comedy, it just feels like a natural extension of what's come before.

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Jay Leno will get a '60 Minutes' profile as he exits 'The Tonight Show'


Jay Leno will get a "60 Minutes" profile as he exits "The Tonight Show"

Leno and Steve Kroft were recently spotted in Jay's hometown of Andover, Massachusetts filming a farewell piece that will coincide with Leno's exit.


CBS boss admits being "mortified" by "Big Brother" racist and homophobic comments

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler, however, feels the producers handled Gries responsibly. Still, the network plans to upgrade the way it does background checks on "Big Brother" contestants. PLUS: CBS defends the 22-episode season, does CBS have a Monday at 10 problem?, and "How I Met Your Father" will follow the "HIMYM" structure.


"Parks and Rec" gets John Hodgman to take on Dan Catellaneta

They'll play dueling public radio hosts.


Jenny McCarthy claims "The Bachelorette" rejected her a decade ago
McCarthy explained on "The View": "I got my agent to call ABC and say I wanted to be the new 'Bachelorette' and they said, 'No we're not using celebrities at this time.' That was 10 years ago."


"Intelligence" producers: We didn't rip off "Chuck" because we haven't seen it
Producers on the Josh Holloway drama say they've heard the comparisons of the two shows.


Adult Swim renews "China, IL"
The animated comedy will return for a 3rd season.


Another "Cheer Perfection" star arrested
Cheer Time Revolution co-owner Ronald Dunlap was allegedly caught with marijuana.

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<p>&quot;Survivor&quot; host Jeff Probst</p>

"Survivor" host Jeff Probst

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CBS sets premieres for Spring 2014 'Survivor,' 'Amazing Race' installments

The Olympics will push back the premieres a little
I still have six weeks before the exit interviews start again.
 
CBS has announced the premiere dates for the Spring 2014 installments of "The Amazing Race" and "Survivor," which will be slightly later than usual this year to somewhat dodge NBC's Olympics coverage.
 
"The Amazing Race" premieres its third All-Stars installment on Sunday, February 23. It's only an hour-long episode, which would prompt my normal complaints about how it's too hard to fit 11 teams into an hour-long premiere, but at least the All-Stars format means that we theoretically half-remember the teams. 
 
CBS has yet to formally announce the returning teams, but that information is all over the Internet, if you happen to care.
 
In contrast, CBS' 28th installment of "Survivor," which seems to be titled "Survivor: Cagayan" rather than "Survivor: Brains vs Brawn vs Beauty," actually will get a two-hour premiere for the first time since "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" in 2010. "Survivor: Cagayan" will premiere on Wednesday, February 26t, with what will be the show's first season without any returning players in some time.
 
CBS has already renewed "Survivor" for two more seasons next year. "The Amazing Race," with its nine Outstanding Reality Competition Program Emmys, hasn't been renewed, but it's expected to be back next season.
 
"Survivor" is coming off a strong "Blood vs. Water" season, while I don't remember much about the last "Amazing Race" season. 
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"The Facts of Life"

 "The Facts of Life"

Exclusive clip: 'Facts of Life' star talks going broke on 'Oprah: WATN?'

Lisa Whelchel reveals she blew through her TV money quickly

Remember rich kid Blair Warner on the '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life"? In real life, Lisa Whelchel was far removed from her snobby character -- in fact, shortly after the series ended, she had blown through all of her TV earnings. Whereas Blair probably would have been devastated at the thought of living with less, the mother of three (and, more recently, one time "Survivor" contestant) tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" that losing it all was the best thing that could have happened to her. Well, as long as she's happy!

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<p>Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek and the rest of the Razzie-nominated 'Grown Ups 2' cast.&nbsp;</p>

Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek and the rest of the Razzie-nominated 'Grown Ups 2' cast. 

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'Grown Ups 2' leads this year's Razzie nominations

'Lone Ranger,' 'After Earth,' Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian also 'honored'

"Grown Ups 2" is the clear "winner" of this year's Razzie nominations, although the voters saved plenty of vitriol for summer flops "The Lone Ranger" and "After Earth," and the star-studded comedy anthology "Movie 43."

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"Big Brother"

 "Big Brother"

Credit: CBS

Press Tour: CBS still haunted by 'Big Brother' racism

Tassler says there won't be changes to the casting process

Poor Aaryn Gries. While every "Big Brother" contestant hopes to grab more than fifteen minutes of fame, Gries lives on as the big embarrassment of the series. Thanks to Gries' bigoted comments last summer, President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler found herself peppered with questions about the former contestant (and, to a lesser extent, her equally tactless cast mates Spencer Clawson and GinaMarie Zimmerman). "I was mortified by the comments Erin made," Tassler said. "It was this extraordinary confluence of events [with the death of Trayvon Martin] that were dominating the air waves."

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Halle Berry

 Halle Berry

CBS reveals premiere dates for 'Extant' and 'Under the Dome''s season 2

Halle Berry tackles sci-fi in new series

For those of you who couldn't get enough of the Steven King-spawned "Under the Dome" last summer, good news. During press tour, President of CBS Entertainment Nina Tassler announced that the show will be coming back for its second season on Mon. June 30. "It became the biggest scripted summer series in 21 years," Tassler said. 

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CBS renews all its daytime shows


CBS renews all its daytime shows

The renewals apply to "The Talk," "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless."


"Under the Dome" and Halle Berry's "Extant" get premiere dates
Season 2 of "Under the Dome" will kick off June 30, while "Extant" debuts July 2. PLUS: Deaths are promised in Stephen King-penned "Dome" premiere.

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<p>This is Nina Tassler from last January's TCAs</p>

This is Nina Tassler from last January's TCAs

Credit: CBS

CBS Executive Session with Nina Tassler Press Tour Live-Blog

Expect talk about being most-watched, but struggling to find new hits

After missing our confab in the summer, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler returns to the TCA press tour on Wednesday (January 15) morning.

She'll probably talk about how CBS is still TV's most watched network. And we'll probably talk about "Hostages," "Intelligence" and "We Are Men." It's all a matter of perspective! 

Click through for the full live-blog:

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