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Aaron Paul: Bryan Cranston and I want to be part of 'Better Call Saul'

Aaron Paul: Bryan Cranston and I want to be part of "Better Call Saul"
The former "Breaking Bad" star tells Details: "Both Bryan and I want to be a part of that, if they'll have us."

Fox News chief wants to create a history channel with Bill O'Reilly: "I'd like history done correctly for a change"

"I would like News Corp to form a history channel and let Bill work with me," says Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. "I'd run it for him because I'd like history done correctly for a change. They're not teaching the kids the real stuff. I think there is room for another channel, and I would love to do it."

Bruce Springsteen is returning to "Late Night"

Jimmy Fallon is excited to have "our pal" back next Tuesday.

"Justified" returns down 21%
About 2.84 million tuned in for the Season 5 premiere.

NBC orders "Marry Me" from the creator of "Happy Endings"
David Caspe's comedy pilot revolves around a recently engaged couple.

Ellen unveils her official Oscars poster

"I'd like to thank The Academy. Seriously. Thank you," tweeted Ellen DeGeneres.

Stevie Nicks just wanted to do an "American Horror Story" walk-through
"I would just walk through and go, 'Hello, witches! Goodbye, witches!' I really thought that was going to be it," she says. "I had no idea that I’d be written in until I got to New Orleans."

Travel Channel orders pilots for Penn Jillette's "Street Cred," plus "Booze Traveler" and "Great Escapes"
Jillette will travel the country with a hidden camera to find the best street performers.

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<p>&quot;Lambert &amp; Stamp&quot;</p>

"Lambert & Stamp"

Credit: Sundance Film Festival

The Who documentary 'Lambert & Stamp' added to Sundance lineup

The film is also the first title confirmed for Sundance London

Hard to believe we're just a week away from the Sundance Film Festival -- I'm still getting to grips with the vast lineup. And it's now one film larger: music-themed documentary "Lambert & Stamp" has been added to the Documentary Premieres section, bringing the total number of feature titles at the fest to a round 120.

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"My Strange Addiction"

 "My Strange Addiction"

Credit: TLC

Watch: Woman has a QQQ bra size on 'My Strange Addiction'

It took twenty years, $250,000 and 30 procedures for this makeover

Okay, there's a nip and a tuck, and then there's a tear down reconstruction project. In tonight’s all new episode of TLC’s "My Strange Addiction" (Wed. Jan. 8 at 10:00 p.m.), Lacey Wildd is proud to be plastic and has spent more than $250k and undergone 30 procedures to attain the most extreme body in the world. In this clip, Lacey shows off her custom internal pig skin corset, as well as her glow-in-the-dark boobs. Yes, that. 

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Academy unveils official poster for 2014 Oscars

Academy unveils official poster for 2014 Oscars

Ellen is front and center

The Academy has unveiled the official poster for the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards. Front and center is Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres, who will be tackling emcee duties for the second time on March 2. Check it out below and remember to tune in next Thursday for the announcement of this year's nominees!

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<p>Kesha and Pitbull</p>

Kesha and Pitbull

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Pitbull and Kesha slay Eminem's 'Monster' to reach No. 1

'Timber' knocks the Rihanna duet out of the top spot

One duo replaces another Pitbull and Ke$ha reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week with “Timber.”
The pair displaces Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster,” which ruled for four weeks, keeping “Timber” at bay.  “The Monster” falls to No. 3.

“Timber” is Pitbull’s second No. 1, following 2011’s “Give Me Everything,” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. It’s Ke$ha’s third climb to the top, after “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R,” both in 2010, according to Billboard.

OneRepublic, who will appear on The People’s Choice Awards tonight, move one spot closer to the top as “Counting Stars” advances 3-2. Otherwise, the top 5 remains the same as last week with Lorde’s “Royals” at No. 4 and A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” at No. 5.

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, is the lone new entry into the Top 10, riding in at No. 6, a leap of five spots. It is her 13th Top 10 hit.

 Passenger’s “Let Her Go”  stays at No. 7, Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” rises 10-8, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” rebounds 12-9, and Imagine Dragons’ “Demons” slides 6-10.

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'SNL' hires 2 more black females, as writers

"SNL" hires 2 more black females, as writers
Comediennes LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones were part of Lorne Michaels' extensive casting call.

Lena Dunham is set to appear on Vogue's cover

The February issue will be devoted to "Girls" now that the HBO series has Anna Wintour's approval. PLUS: Watch a "Girls" parody starring "Cats."

The Bronx was shaken up by a fireworks display celebrating a "Sopranos" actor's prison release

Last night's fireworks in celebration of Lillo Brancato's release from prison shattered windows in at least four houses and created a crater in the ground.

Hulu's new slate includes "The Hotwives of Orlando" starring Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal
Kate Walsh, Paul Scheer and "Weird Al" Yankovic will also make cameos on this "Real Housewives" spoof.

Aaron Paul recalls his encounter with Michael Jackson
The "Breaking Bad" star and King of Pop had "a heart to heart" meeting at the Prince of Brunei's birthday party in 2007.

"Archer" is promoting Season 5 with nudes of its characters
Several naked "Archer" pics surfaced on Reddit's exhibitionist subforum.

Charisma Carpenter's "Surviving Evil" gets renewed
The Investigation Discovery series will return for 10 more episodes later this year.

Jimmy Fallon was humbled to be on Vanity Fair's cover, he wrote in a lengthy message
"Okay - this is one of those - is this happening - moments," he explains.

Nigella Lawson controversy fails to boost "The Taste's" debut in Britain
The ABC series made its UK debut last night.

Tinder finally shows up on "The Mindy Project"

The cross-promotion between the Fox sitcom and the dating app is now complete.

Alexander Skarsgard gets naked in the South Pole

Check out the "True Blood" star on a toilet in the middle of ice.

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<p>Tom Cruise did some of his best work ever in Paul&nbsp;Thomas Anderson's 'Magnolia'</p>

Tom Cruise did some of his best work ever in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Magnolia'

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Paul Thomas Anderson's dour, dizzying 'Magnolia' kicks off our 'Take Two' column

Can your opinion on a film change over time?

I've seen so many films in my lifetime that it amazes me I can recall things about them even decades after a single viewing. Every year, I add several hundred new films to that list, and I also revisit several hundred old films while also seeing older films for the first time as much as possible. I average three movies a day, and it's entirely likely that between January 1st and December 31st each year, I screen 1000 films or more.

So what sticks? And why? How is it possible that I can retain lines of dialogue or shots or other details about any of those movies, much less something I saw when I was 17 or 18 years old?

More importantly, should I really be able to say that I've got an opinion about a film that I saw over 20 years ago? How much of that opinion do you think would be the same today?

When those films come up in conversation and I say, "Oh, I love that" or "Wow, I hate that film," how can I be sure that I'd feel that way now? There are movies about which I hold very strong positive or negative opinions, and it only recently occurred to me that those opinions might be different now. It's certainly happened. I've seen films and been suddenly struck by some new detail or idea or theme that hits me in some whole new way. It's one of the most important reasons I re-watch any film.

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<p>Zhang Ziyi in &quot;The Grandmaster.&quot;</p>

Zhang Ziyi in "The Grandmaster."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

American Society of Cinematographers nominate 'The Grandmaster,' 'Gravity'

A three-way tie makes for seven nominees this year

If you were counting on the American Society of Cinematographers for pointers in predicting next week's Oscar nominations in the category, you're out of luck. Thanks to a three-way tie, this year's ASC slate features an unusual seven nominees, making for a pleasingly diverse field with one or two semi-surprises.

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'Modern Family' is going to Australia

"Modern Family" is going to Australia
Qantas airlines is partnering with the ABC comedy to send the cat and crew to Australia for a special episode filming in February.

Paleyfest will host a 10-year "Lost" reunion, plus "HIMYM"
Also, "Mad Men," "Sleepy Hollow, "Masters of Sex," "Orange is the New Black," "The Originals" and "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will be part of this year's Paleyfest.

"Justified" could end after Season 6, says FX president

That's "the plan right now," says FX chief Nick Grad.

Bill Murray, Anthony Weiner, Tom Brokaw are set to appear on "Alpha House"

Also slated for cameos: Former GOP leader Michael Steele and Supreme Court guru Jeffrey Toobin.

10 years ago tonight: Donald Trump launched "The Apprentice"
The NBC Mark Burnett franchise and its "You're Fired" catchphrase premiered on Jan. 8, 2004.

"Intelligence" debuts to 16.6 million
That's the biggest freshman debut of the season, but its 18-49 ratings weren't impressive.

Brian Williams: Sitcom or late-night star?
Page Six reports that the NBC News anchor, who once hosted "SNL," is considering moving into primetime comedy or perhaps late-night.

"Jon & Kate's" twins, now 13, say: "We're not messed up"
"People expect us to be damaged," Cara and Mady tell People magazine: "People think we're supposed to be messed up, like, 'Oooooh, the poor Gosselin kids, they're going to be scarred for life, waaaaah.' Here's the big news: we're not messed up."

Louis CK gets mashed up with Calvin Klein
Check out the new Tumblr for Louis CK One.

TBS renews "The Pete Holmes Show"
The Conan O'Brien-produced talk show will return with a 13-episode run on Feb. 24.

Halle Berry's "Extant" will hit Amazon 4 days after airing on CBS
The deal is similar to "Under the Dome," which also streamed on Amazon Prime.

NBC has to alter its Winter Olympics coverage due to Lindsay Vonn's withdrawal
Vonn was set to become a major storyline in Sochi.

"SNL" stars do a special Weekend Update at the Consumer Electronics Show
Watch Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson make fun of Snapchat.

"Real Housewives of New York" unveils its Season 6 trailer

Watch new cast member Kristen Taekman get hit with a wine glass.

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<p>Geoff Stults, Parker Young and Chris Lowell in &quot;Enlisted.&quot;</p>

Geoff Stults, Parker Young and Chris Lowell in "Enlisted."

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Review: FOX's 'Enlisted' finds laughs and heart in Army life

Comedy from 'Cougar Town' co-creator deserves better than Friday timeslot

"Enlisted" creator Kevin Biegel told me that he had the first hour of "Stripes" playing on a loop as he wrote the pilot for the military comedy about three brothers serving together in an Army rear detachment unit in Florida. (It debuts on FOX on Friday night at 9:30.) And there are times when you can definitely see — or, in the case of the soundalike musical score, hear — the influence of the classic Bill Murray movie on the new show. But that's a wisesass movie about a wiseass soldier who regrets enlisting almost from the moment he does it. What makes "Enlisted" different, and potentially very special, is that it has a sincere streak to go right along with its goofy side. It gets a lot of laughs out of life in the military while still demonstrating respect for the military and its soldiers, and genuine affection for its characters.

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<p>&quot;The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,&quot; a nominee in the fantasy category.</p>

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," a nominee in the fantasy category.

Credit: Lionsgate

Costume Designers Guild nominees range from 'Her' to 'The Hunger Games'

'American Hustle' extends its perfect guild record

The Costume Designers Guild has become, if I'm not mistaken, the first below-the-line guild to reveal its 2013 nominees -- and a number of the season's most ubiquitous titles are once more in the mix. "American Hustle" extends its perfect Guild record thus far with a nomination in the period category for Michael Wikinson's extravagantly kitsch 70s threads, where it'll compete against the more muted wardrobe of fellow Best Picture frontrunner "12 Years a Slave." (Yes, we know the latter wasn't eligible for the WGA Award and, in effect, has an unblemished guild record too. No need to remind us.)

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<p>Josh Holloway of &quot;Intelligence&quot;</p>

Josh Holloway of "Intelligence"

Credit: CBS

TV Ratings: Big 'Intelligence' sampling boosts CBS Tuesday, while 'Killer Women' misfires

'NCIS' hits a season high in viewers for CBS
Fast National ratings for Monday, January 7, 2014.
"Intelligence" capitalized on a big "NCIS" lead-in to get a huge overall sampling on Tuesday night, helping CBS win primetime in all measures.
Among young viewers, the "Intelligence" preview wasn't quite as massive, but CBS is likely quite pleased with reaching 16.5+ million eyeballs before next Monday's time period premiere and also with the relatively limited tune-out at the half-hour for the Josh Holloway drama.
There was probably less pleasure over at ABC, where "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife" all performed in their normal range, but "Killer Women" became the network's second straight premiere to launch with under a 1.0 in the key demo.
FOX, meanwhile, may be wondering where the "New Girl" audience has disappeared to. "New Girl" was still FOX's top Tuesday comedy in the key demo, but it finished behind both "Dads" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" overall.
On to the numbers...
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