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Rihanna to CBS: 'F*ck you'
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Rihanna to CBS: 'F*ck you'

Rihanna to CBS: "F*ck you”
"CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F--- you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this," Rihanna tweeted. "The audacity …” CBS pulled Rihanna and Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” from last week’s “Thursday Night Football” opener, and apparently wanted to use it this Thursday. No word if CBS will not use it after Rihanna’s tweet. PLUS: CBS and NFL punished Rihanna for being a domestic violence victim. UPDATE: CBS cuts ties with Rihanna after her tweet and will use theme music created internally for future "Thursday Night Football" broadcasts.


Craig Ferguson will visit 12:30 rival Seth Meyers tonight
With Ferguson on his way out, “The Late Late Show” host will stop by “Late Night.”


After "Community," Gillian Jacobs will star in Judd Apatow’s Netflix “Love” comedy
Jacobs and “Super Fun Night’s” Paul Rust will star "an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships” that has already been picked up for two seasons.


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<p>Red Band Society</p>

Red Band Society

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Review: FOX's 'Red Band Society'

Can the new drama transcend some of its more 'Glee'-ish tics?

Among the main characters of FOX's new drama "Red Band Society" (Wednesday at 9 p.m.), two suffer from cancer, one needs a heart transplant, and one is in a prolonged coma.

All of them are 16 years old or younger.

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Barbra Streisand’s late-night return: She got to sit in Jimmy Fallon’s chair and show off her left profile
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Barbra Streisand’s late-night return: She got to sit in Jimmy Fallon’s chair and show off her left profile

Barbra Streisand’s late-night return: She got to sit in Jimmy Fallon’s chair and show off her left profile
Perhaps Streisand avoided late-night TV for 50 years because she couldn’t show her left profile, according to Roger Friedman: "I think I know the reason Barbra Streisand didn’t do late night TV for 50 years. The hosts wouldn’t let her sit with her left profile. Jimmy Fallon did. He let Barbra sit in his chair for the whole Tonight show tonight. She got her way, and her preferred profile. This is a big deal for Barbra, trust me.” PLUS: Watch Streisand and Fallon as Elvis sing a medley of duets.


Adam Lambert to fill in for Keith Urban as an “Idol” judge
The Season 8 runner-up will serve as guest-judge for the New York auditions as Urban and his wife Nicole Kidman deal with the death of her father.


“Dancing with the Stars” reunited Cheech & Chong
There were lots of pot references during Tommy Chong’s “Dancing” performance. PLUS: Ranking the contestants — and the awkwardness.


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Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone talk puzzling, modeling and 'New Girl' Season 4

Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone talk puzzling, modeling and 'New Girl' Season 4

Plus, more details on Winston's basketball career

Season 3 of "New Girl" was a season of transition for Hannah Simone's Cece and Lamorne Morris' Winston.

For Cece, the season began with her discovering that she was being cheated on and saw her giving up on her modeling aspirations to become, at least in the short term, a bartender, before she left on a romantic dalliance with a younger man.

Meanwhile, Winston began to come to terms with his thwarted hoop dreams and seemed to find at least a temporary calling as a potential police officer, while putting his own needs second to those of his cat. 

Last week, I sat down with Morris and Simone to talk about the season of quarterlife crisis and the impact of those changes on Cece and Winston this season.

We also talked quite a bit about Winston's run of weekly peculiarities.

"I caught on probably once Max Greenfield said something out loud about it," Morris says.

And yes, the conversation contains plenty of talk about Winston's subpar basketball career and the allure of puzzling, complete with a brief chorus of the "Puzzling" song. 

The "New Girl" writers would do well to note that Morris and Simone are really funny together. 

"New Girl" premieres on Tuesday, September 16 night at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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Run The Jewels drop a new hip-hop track to have you saying 'Oh My'

Run The Jewels drop a new hip-hop track to have you saying 'Oh My'

Don't cry: El-P and Killer Mike are back

Run The Jewels are back with a track that will have you saying "Oh My."

The duo -- consisting of Killer Mike and El-P --  dropped "Oh My Darling Don't Cry" today via the Adult Swim Singles series, ahead of their next album "Run The Jewels 2" (that's "RTJ2" for those who wish to conserve characters.)

The songs from the AS singles program have included eyebrow-blazers from dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder to metal men Mastodon to electronica composer Fatima Al Qadiri. You can hear the previously released song streams in the Soundcloud playlist below.

Run The Jewels has already released "Blockbuster Night Pt. 1" from #RTJ2; like their first self-titled album, this set will be out for free to fans, with the option to purchase on CD or vinyl.

Run The Jewels tour dates are below all the yummy streams.

Here are Run The Jewels' tour dates:

10/15 - College Station, TX - Boulevard 217 %
10/16 - Austin, TX - Red 7 %
10/18 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's %
10/20 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz
10/21 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall %
10/22 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
10/23 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco %
10/24 - Columbia, SC - Music Farm %
10/25 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm %
10/31 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts *
11/1 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
11/2 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater *
11/3 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
11/4 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
11/6 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
11/7 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/8 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
11/10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
11/11 - La Jolla, CA - Porters Pub *
11/12 - Pomona, CA - Glass House *
11/14 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine +
11/15 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater *
11/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
11/18 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre *
11/20 - Minneapolis, MN - First Line Music Café *
11/21 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
11/22 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
11/25 - Detroit, MI - St Andrews Hall *
11/26 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
11/27 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda *
11/28 - Boston, MA - Paradise *
11/29 - New York, NY - Stage 48 *
12/11 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
12/12 - London, UK - Koko
12/13 - Paris, FR - La Bellevilloise
12/15 - Oslo, NO - BLA
12/16 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Strand
12/19 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
12/20 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
12/21 - Dublin, IE - Opium Rooms
12/30 - Lorne, AU - Falls Festival
12/31 - Marion Bay, AU - Falls Festival
1/1 - Sydney, AU - Field Day
1/2 - Byron Bay, AU - Falls Festival
1/4 - Busselton, AU - Southbound Festival
1/7 - Sydney, AU - Enmore Theatre ^
1/8 - Melbourne, AU - The Forum ^
1/9 - Brisbane, AU - Hi Fi ^
1/10 - Auckland, NZ - Town Hall ^

% Red Bull Sound Select show
* with Ratking & Despot
+ with Despot
^ with Joey Bada$$

 

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The new 'View': Bold, intelligent and kind of boring
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The new 'View': Bold, intelligent and kind of boring

The new “View”: Bold, intelligent and kind of boring
The revamped panel of “The View” is everything we’ve always wanted — problem is, that’s boring, says Kevin Fallon. “After so many years of vilifying Elisabeth Hasselbeck for her extreme conservative points of views, lampooning the harpy nature of the panel’s clucking hens, and clamoring for a roundtable of smart and respected hosts who never posed for Playboy, this current View is almost unrecognizable,” he says. "Yes, we got everything we thought we wanted in a new ‘View.' But now we should wonder whether we should have wanted it in the first place. Because this respectable, illuminating View was also—let’s face it—kind of boring.” PLUS: Nicolle Wallace is behaving too much like a political strategist, it was a flawed but promising start, and Rosie was barefoot.


“Utopia” gets a big DVR boost
The 2nd episode of the disappointing Fox reality show saw its 2nd episode ratings jump 56% when accounting for DVR viewership.


“True Detective” Season 2: Jessica Biel? Malin Akerman? Rosario Dawson?
According to The Wrap, those three are among seven actresses now vying for the Season 2 lead female role.


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15 most anticipated new shows for Fall 2014 - 'Gotham,' 'Flash' and more

15 most anticipated new shows for Fall 2014 - 'Gotham,' 'Flash' and more

Which of your most anticipated fall shows didn't make our list?

No, we're not going to try to convince you that this is the most promising fall for new TV in years.

If you've followed my Take Me To The Pilots series, you can already guess that there are a handful of B-grade and B-minus-grade pilots, several of which absolutely have the potential to get better than that, but all of which have the potential to drop lower.

If you're a fan of comic books, this is probably your fall, with "The Flash" and "Gotham" ranking among our favorite network pilots and "Constantine" having theoretical potential, though we'll have to see some episodes with the new female lead before drawing conclusions.

But don't think that networks have started programming only to 18-34-year-old men. "Jane the Virgin" and "How To get Away With Murder" are just a couple of the new network shows targeting different demos, while expanding our range to cable and streaming services let us look forward to the likes of "Transparent," "The Affair" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" miniseries.

Here are 15 new shows and movies we're looking forward to this fall, but they aren't the only things with potential. For example, FOX's well-acted "Gracepoint" takes a long time to get going, but by its seventh episode, it's not "Broadchurch" anymore. And we wouldn't rule out the possibility that the casts of "Selfie" or "Mulaney" or "Madam Secretary" could make those must-catch shows by December.

Check out our gallery:

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New 'SNL' cast member Pete Davidson is the son of an FDNY firefighter killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11
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New 'SNL' cast member Pete Davidson is the son of an FDNY firefighter killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11

New “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson is the son of an FDNY firefighter killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11
Pete Davidson was 7 years old when he lost his father, Scott Davidson, to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In fact, Davidson tweeted in memory of his father and his fallen colleagues from Ladder 118, Engine 205 last Thursday. The elder Davidson was part of a Brooklyn Heights-based ladder company that responded to the World Trade Center after the second plane hit. "It is believed they were on the 15th floor in the north tower, on the way up, when the building collapsed,” Pete Davidson’s grandfather told the Staten Island Advance newspaper back in 2001 in a profile of Scott Davidson that ran one month after the tragedy. Today, the Staten Island Advance caught up with Pete, who said of joining "Saturday Night Live": "I'm freaking out a little but I'm excited. It’s such a crazy thing you never thought would ever happen."

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<p>Rebecca Rittenhouse</p>

Rebecca Rittenhouse

'Red Band Society' co-star Rebecca Rittenhouse discusses bridging the age gap

What secrets is the newcomer's Nurse Brittany harboring?

Rebecca Rittenhouse is stuck between worlds on FOX's "Red Bad Society."

Set in and around the pediatric ward at a hospital, sets up the patients and the health care providers. 

The kids are played by network TV relative newcomers like Nolan Sotillo, Zoe Levin, Ciara Bravo, Charlie Rowe and Brian "Astro" Bradley.

The grown-ups, in contrast, are led by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, frequent TV regular Dave Annable and Wilson Cruz, who only played one of the pivotal characters on one of the pivotal teen dramas in history.

Rebecca Rittenhouse, however, is going to be a fresh face to nearly everybody checking out "Red Band Society," which premieres on Wednesday (September 17) night on FOX. She has fewer screen credits than most of the young stars of "Red Band Society," but she's also in a position of some on-screen authority as Nurse Brittany.

It's an appropriate position for Rittenhouse. Her character is a nurse and a caregiver, idolizing Spencer's Nurse Jackson. However, she's also young enough that her patients can engage in flirtations and crushes with her that seem only somewhat inappropriate.

Last week, I sat down with Rittenhouse to discuss how Nurse Brittany fits into the world of "Red Band Society" and how the stratification within the story has impacted the cast off-screen. [Hint: They're all buddies!]

Check out the interview above...

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'Sons of Anarchy’s' final season premiere was the most-watched episode in FX history
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'Sons of Anarchy’s' final season premiere was the most-watched episode in FX history

“Sons of Anarchy’s” final season premiere was the most-watched episode in FX history
Accounting for DVR viewers, 9.25 million tuned in for the Season 7 premiere.


“Conan” devoting a week to George Harrison
Beck, Norah Jones and Harrison’s son Dhani will perform the late Beatle’s songs the week of Sept. 22-25, as part of a promotion for the re-release of Harrison’s first six solo albums.


“Daredevil” adds Scott Glenn
The recent “Leftovers” vet is the latest big name to join Marvel’s Netflix series.


HBO orders “Factory Man” miniseries from producer Tom Hanks
Hanks tweeted about Beth Macy’s book "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – And Helped Save An American Town” this summer, and now he’s producing a miniseries based on that book.

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<p>Ruth Wilson in The Affair, Grant Gustin in The Flash and Kerry Washington in Scandal.</p>

Ruth Wilson in The Affair, Grant Gustin in The Flash and Kerry Washington in Scandal.

The HitFix Fall TV 2014 preview

What new shows are we most looking forward to? What returning veterans do we have questions about?

This is looking like a very odd fall TV season. The list of shows to get excited about right this second is pretty short, but so is the list of shows to just dismiss out of hand. (I reviewed one of the latter group earlier today.) Probably the best show, Amazon's "Transparent," made its pilot publicly available back in February, and will be releasing all of its episodes at once on September 26, towards the tail end of the madness that is the official premiere week of the 2014-15 TV season. Mostly, though, there are a lot of new shows that could go either way: bad pilots that nonetheless have promising stars and/or creators attached ("Marry Me," "Selfie"), good pilots that may not be sustainable ("Black-ish," "The Affair"), shows that appear happy to settle in at competent ("NCIS: New Orleans"), etc.

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Review: 'Maze Runner' gives a strong young cast plenty of room to shine
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Review: 'Maze Runner' gives a strong young cast plenty of room to shine

Sure, it's familiar fare, but it's got the moves down cold

The rules of engagement have changed in the ongoing push-me/pull-you of tentpole filmmaking, especially when aiming at the oh-so-important young adult demographic. That is a very business-minded opening sentence for a review, but these days, when you're making a film like "The Maze Runner," it is a very business-minded endeavor. If you get one of these movies right, you buy yourself the room to make two or three or however many more. Casting is a huge part of that, as is the way you bait the hook for the larger franchise.

Wes Ball's background is in animation and effects, and he certainly has an eye for composition. Thankfully, he doesn't just lean on visual flash in his debut feature, the adaptation of the first of James Dashner's four books, and his skills allow him to build a convincing world around his appealing cast without losing them in it completely.

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