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Read the 150 Miley Cyrus FCC complaints


Read the 150 Miley Cyrus FCC complaints
The FCC has no authority over MTV, but that didn't stop many viewers from objecting to her twerking.


"The X Factor" sees slight rise on Night 2

But ratings are still down dramatically from last year. PLUS: Simon Cowell sings.


"Today" unveils a new orange logo

The new "Today," launching Monday, will have a completely orange theme.


Does Barbara Walters denying Katie Couric will replace her on "The View" mean it's true?
Walters has been having recent credibility problems, from her retirement to Elisabeth Hasselbeck's exit. PLUS: Watch Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Fox News promo.


Mark Harmon reacts to Cote de Pablo's "NCIS" exit
"We've had a lot of changes," he told Arsenio Hall, "and we've managed to get better with the changes both in front of the camera and behind the camera. We have another change this year, with Cote leaving and it's up to this highly professional group to use that as a springboard, to improve and stay number one."


"Big Bang Theory" bringing back Leonard's mom
Christine Baranski will reprise her role.


Jay Leno addresses his fling with Sharon Osbourne: "Sharon gave me a 'heart-on'"
On last night's "Tonight Show," "The Talk's" Aisha Tyler presented Leno with a gift from Sharon.


Jeff Probst wants more early season "Survivor" players to return
The "Fans vs. Favorites" season didn't have anybody from Seasons 1 through 15. But Probst is glad to see old-school players on for next season.


ESPN's Brent Musberger recalls his awkward interview with Eminem
His wife told him, "Brent, at least you didn’t call him 'beautiful.'"

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<p>Michael Douglas as Liberace in &quot;Behind the Candelabra.&quot;</p>

Michael Douglas as Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra."

Credit: HBO

Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Will 'Behind the Candelabra' star power trump the competition?

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented next Sunday night, Sept. 22, starting at 8 Eastern on CBS, with Neil Patrick Harris as host. From now until Sunday (sometimes multiple times a day), Dan Fienberg and I will be making our usual picks for the major categories — for both what should win and what will (and keep in mind that Dan is much better historically at predictions than I am).

We'll begin the same way we did last year, by looking at the nominees for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, which features one show that still arguably doesn't belong here ("American Horror Story"), a huge commercial hit ("The Bible"), a couple of HBO films starring multiple Oscar winners ("Phil Spector" and "Behind the Candelabra"), a prestige cable miniseries that might have turned into an ongoing series if its ratings were better ("Political Animals"), and the start of Sundance Channel's impressive push into original scripted series ("Top of the Lake"):

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Could Katie Couric join 'The View'?


Could Katie Couric join "The View"?

The NY Daily News reports that if/when "Katie" is canceled, Couric could end up replacing Barbara Walters when she retires.


Conan O'Brien made his "Late Night" debut 20 years ago today
On Sept. 13, 1993, Conan O'Brien replaced David Letterman, beginning an unlikely journey through late-night, with a writers' room that included Louis CK, Robert Smigel, Bob Odenkirk and Dino Stamatopoulos (AKA Star-Burns from "Community"). Conan famously overcame his first rocky years, which included Howard Stern throwing him a cancelation party and roasting him with a puppet in 1994. To mark the 20th anniversary, Conan looked back at some of his famous "Late Night" bits, from Pimpbot 5000 to Clutch Cargo. PLUS: Watch Conan's 1st "Late Night" Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3, featuring John Goodman, Drew Barrymore and Tony Randall.


"Sons of Anarchy" creator blasts the Parents TV Council

"I would imagine these are not evil people," says Kurt Sutter. "But they are just not very intuitive or intelligent individuals. It's such a small and simple view of process. The fact that people want to be monitoring what my children watch is terrifying. There is no awareness of what is the bigger objective of that episodes, the bigger point of the narrative. And to me that's a really simplistic, dangerous view of anything, never mind the creative process."


Report: Selma Blair threatens lawsuit over "Anger Management" dismissal

According to TMZ, Blair is claiming wrongful termination.


"Burn Notice's" series finale, explained
Creator Matt Nix talks about the events of last night. PLUS: Will there be a spinoff? Was the final season too heavy?


"SVU" to tackle the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal

The "Law & Order" franchise is set to rip the former New York City mayoral candidate from the headlines, but with a Hispanic candidate.


Jimmy Kimmel puts his wife in a sketch with Jake Gyllenhaal
What happened when Jimmy lost his wedding ring?


Watch a preview of "Parks and Rec" in London with Heidi Klum

Here's the first promo of the one-hour season premiere.


Ranking Aaron Sorkin's work

From worst to best ("The West Wing").

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Jake Gyllenhaal compares the 'Prisoners' cast to playing on the Yankees

Jake Gyllenhaal compares the 'Prisoners' cast to playing on the Yankees

Obviously not this season's team

TORONTO - Like everyone, actors make good choices and bad choices in their career. At this moment, Jake Gyllenhaal is working on a string of great choices. Since the back-to-back 2010 misfires "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "Love & Other Drugs," he has starred in the well-respected box office hit "Source Code," earned critical acclaim for the surprise success "End of Watch" and should have one of the biggest hits of his career when the ensemble thriller "Prisoners" opens later this month. Plus, he recently took a major creative chance with "Enemy," an experimental drama he shot with his director Denis Villeneuve before they collaborated on "Prisoners." Both "Enemy" and "Prisoners" debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival where the Oscar nominee sat down to talk, mostly, about the latter.

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<p>Scarlett Johansson in&nbsp;&quot;Don&nbsp;Jon&quot;</p>

Scarlett Johansson in "Don Jon"

Credit: Relativity Media

On the resurgence of Scarlett Johansson

Between 'Don Jon' and 'Under the Skin,' the star is partying like it's 2003

Fun fact: it's 10 years ago to the day that Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation" went on limited release in Los Angeles, mere days after doing the Venice-Telluride-Toronto stretch that was a rarer feat for prestige films then than it is now. In some respects, it does feel that long since we first laid eyes on Coppola's woozy Tokyo kinda-love story, which is not to say it doesn't hold up rather beautifully. The director's three subsequent films, albeit variations on a consistent theme, exhibit an arc of wearied, cooled maturity, while indie film festivals are still awash with atmospheric imitators that may or may not know the source of Coppola's own cribbing. 

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<p>Jesse (Coby Bell)&nbsp;and Sam (Bruce Campbell)&nbsp;get into a jam in the &quot;Burn Notice&quot;&nbsp;series finale.</p>

Jesse (Coby Bell) and Sam (Bruce Campbell) get into a jam in the "Burn Notice" series finale.

Credit: USA

Series finale review: 'Burn Notice' - 'Reckoning'

Michael Westen's adventures come to an explosive end

"Burn Notice" has come to an end. I wrote about the series as a whole earlier, and I have a few  thoughts on the finale coming up just as soon as I smoke one more cigarette...    

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<p>&quot;The X Factor&quot; contestant Jorge Pena</p>

"The X Factor" contestant Jorge Pena

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'The X Factor' Season 3 - Auditions Night #2

We're back for at least one more night of recapping

Somebody at FOX loves me. 

Or hates me. 

Yesterday, I blogged the Season 3 premiere of FOX's "The X Factor" and left the fate of future recaps in the hands of one of three possibilities. Well, the show wasn't especially awesome, but it also wasn't worse and in the last 20 minutes, we got Alex & Sierra and Rion Paige, who were pretty nifty. And traffic for the recap wasn't outrageously good, but it certainly wasn't bad. And, finally, the consensus from readers wasn't a consensus at all. Some of you said that without having my recaps to accompany the show, there wouldn't be a point. Some of you said that you'd prefer I not torture myself. And the vast majority of you probably couldn't care less. 

That counts as a wash. 

Then I saw that Thursday's (September 12) episode was a full two hours and that temporarily pushed me into the, "No thanks" camp.

But FOX cut me off on the exit ramp and posted Thursday's full episode online, thereby cutting out commercial time and letting me do "X Factor" on my own schedule.

That explains the strange time-stamps in this live-blog. They relate to time in the episode and not to air-time.

And that also explains why I'm recapping tonight's episode.

More after the break!

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<p>Julia Roberts at a press conference for &quot;August:&nbsp;Osage County&quot;&nbsp;at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.</p>

Julia Roberts at a press conference for "August: Osage County" at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Credit: AP Photo/Evan Agostini

Contender Countdown: It's already hard out there for a best picture player

New Feature: Rank the top 10 best picture contenders as you see them

It's going to be one of those years, a season where so much is at stake that the back-biting begins very, very early. In fact, too early. We saw signs of these behind-the-scenes shenanigans last season when "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Les Misérables" lost their legit Best Picture-contending statuses in pressure-filled PR takedowns. It's only September and competing consultants and publicists already appear to be trying to influence the media to do their bidding. A few disparaging quotes heard across Toronto…

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<p>Ray&nbsp;Dolby was 80</p>

Ray Dolby was 80

Credit: Dolby Laboratories

Tech Support: Oscar-winning sound pioneer Ray Dolby leaves behind a rich legacy

The audio legend passed away today at the age of 80

Those entering the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 at the 86th annual Academy Awards will pass under the marquee named after a man who changed the art and science of movies, a man whose thumbprint is on the very form itself, a man who passed away earlier today at the age of 80.

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CW developing a transgender teen drama


CW developing a transgender teen drama

"ZM" would revolve around a female-to-male teen and his family.


Carson Daly doesn't want to think about possibly replacing Matt Lauer on "Today"

"Oh God I wouldn't go that far," Daly says of the possibility of replacing Lauer, who is likely to exit when his contract ends in late 2014. Daly is expected to end up in a "bakeoff" with "Today's" 3rd-hour host, Willie Geist.


"X Factor" contestant has had Top 10 hits on U.S. dance charts
Lillie McCloud, AKA Nicole McCloud, has had hit songs in the '80s, '90s and '00s.


"Orange is the New Black's" distributor has no idea how popular it is

That has posed a problem for Lionsgate in its effort to sell the Netflix series to overseas markets.


Sara Gilbert learned she was gay while dating Johnny Galecki
She says her former "Roseanne" co-star helped her come to terms with her sexuality. "I thought he was super cute and I had a total crush on him," she says. "And we started dating and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed."


"Dexter" releases a video incorporating 96 episodes

One moment from each episode.


Maxim may launch a TV channel
The men's magazine has been sold with plans to launch a men's lifestyle cable channel.


"The Good Wife" books Stockard Channing, Dreama Walker, "The Office's" Zach Woods
Channing and Walker are reprising previous roles.


Goodbye, "Burn Notice"
The USA drama paved the way for shows like "Graceland," "Covert Affairs" and "Suits." PLUS: "Burn Notice" helped to redefine TV's leading men, and "Burn Notice" was simply fun.


Why is "Million Second Quiz" so confusing?
NBC's Ryan Seacrest-hosted game show begs the question: "Who the hell thought this was a good idea?"


"Honey Boo Boo" attracts its biggest audience ever

Mama June's wedding brought in 3.2 million viewers.


How "Better Call Saul" should proceed
Here are five lessons previous shows that tried spinoffs.


"The Nine Lives of Chloe King" movie script will be put online on Friday
The canceled ABC Family series' "Salvation" script will be available tomorrow morning.


Jimmy Kimmel pranks Fashion Week

Fresh off his twerking prank, Kimmel fooled New York Fashion Week attendees by asking them about designers named "George Castanza" and "Joe Isuzu."


Jon Gosselin: A waiter?
The former TLC star was caught waiting tables, but he claims he was doing it for charity.


TruTV renews "Container Wars"

The reality show will be back for a 13-episode 2nd season.


High school football team takes a "Duck Dynasty"-inspired senior class photo
"The Dynasty Begins Now, Jack!" PLUS: Sadie Robertson hits the runway.


Nickelodeon renews "Sanjay and Craig"

The animated series starring Chris Hardwick and Maulik Pancholy will be back for a 20-episode 2nd season.


Behind the scenes of "Easbound and Down"
Pay a visit to the Season 4 set.

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Fox promoting 'Dads' with 'offensive' reviews


Fox promoting "Dads" with "offensive" reviews
In a new 30-second ad, critics call the comedy "offensive," "reprehensible" and "morally wrong."


Bravo picks up a show featuring regular people watching and talking about TV
"The People's Couch" is based on the British show "Gogglebox."


CBS renews "Big Brother"
Julie Chen will be back for Season 16.


Lifetime picks up a personal shoppers reality show
"Million Dollar Shoppers" will follow a group of personal shoppers as they buy stuff for their rich employers.


Fox sends "Enlisted" to midseason
The army comedy has been delayed two months, from November to January.


MTV orders 2 dramas: "Eye Candy" and "Finding Carter"
"Twilight's" Catherine Hardwicke is behind the thriller "Eye Candy," while "Finding Carter" is a family drama.

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<p>Kelly Clarkson</p>

Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson has full country album in the works

Set will follow holiday release

With “Tie It Up” doing well at country radio, Kelly Clarkson finally confirmed that she is doing what we all suspected: recording an entire country album.Not only that, she’s almost done with it!

She told Albany, N.Y. radio station WGNA, “We’ve almost made a whole record.” In fact, being on tour with Maroon 5 this summer is the only thing between Clarkson and the finished album.

Clarkson, who also has a holiday album, “Wrapped In Red,” coming in A few weeks, says she expects to pivot back and forth between country and pop. “With Jewel and Sheryl Crow, they kinda quit pop and came over the country,” she said. “I love both. I don’t necessarily know if I have one foot it it and one foot in the other.” Well, actually, Kels, that sounds exactly like what you have.  The "American Idol" winner has already won the Academy of Country Music Awards covered Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” her No. 1 duet with Jason Aldean.

Check out the full interview with Kelly Clarkson here.
 

 

 

 

 

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