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<p>Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy in a scene from the &quot;Hannibal&quot;&nbsp;season finale.</p>

Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy in a scene from the "Hannibal" season finale.

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'Hannibal' producer Bryan Fuller on the season finale and what's next

When would 'Red Dragon' be adapted? Is there any chance of a Fuller-ized 'Silence of the Lambs' season?

"Hannibal" just concluded an amazing first season of television. Last week, I spoke with the show's executive producer Bryan Fuller about the thought he and his tea put into finding a new take on Hannibal Lecter. I posted the first part of that interview yesterday, and I have the more spoiler-y portion (including some allusions to things from the various Lecter books and movies, so don't read on if you have no idea what's coming next for Lecter, Will Graham, or Jack Crawford) coming up just as soon as I draw you a clock...

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<p>Elijah Wood and Jason Gann in &quot;Wilfred.&quot;</p>

Elijah Wood and Jason Gann in "Wilfred."

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Season premiere review: 'Wilfred' - 'Uncertainty'

Wilfred meets his own clone, and Ryan searches for answers

A review of tonight's "Wilfred" season premiere coming up just as soon as I vaguely remember the Troglodytes...

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'Parenthood' bringing back Ray Romano


"Parenthood" bringing back Ray Romano
He'll have a "major presence" next season, appearing in 12-15 episodes.


"Girls": Here's your first look at Season 3
The four pals are going on a road trip.


James Gandolfini: Watch HBO's brief tribute
"Our Friend," the 16-second tribute states. "You will never be forgotten." PLUS: "Big Pussy" says Gandolfini had the "biggest heart ever," Bravo re-airing Gandolfini's "Actor's Studio," Did obesity or smoking kill him?, watch Gandolfini on "Sesame Street" from 2002, Bruce Springsteen dedicates "Born to Run" to Gandolfini, Joey Pants says "we joked about getting older, our health," NFL Network rerunning the Gandolfini-narrated "America's Game," he was fat and sexy, "The Sopranos" changed TV forever and Gandolfini ushered in TV's golden age, he was an icon for fat people, Gandolfini was transfixing in the way he played Tony as vulnerable, and his death is a horrible loss for acting.


Broadcast networks tell FCC: Lift indecency rules becomes our viewership has declined
The four major networks said in a filing, "Americans today, including children, spend more time engaged with non-broadcast channels delivered by cable and satellite television, the Internet, video games and other media than they do with broadcast media."


FBI asks "Portlandia" for permission to use one of its sketches as a training tool
"This falls under the surreal category," says Carrie Brownstein of the request to use the "Sanitation Twins" sketch. "We granted permission, although he didn't tell us why he was interested."


Kim Kardashian's baby's name: "North West"
The rumors that Kim and Kanye will be giving their baby a directional name are true, according to the birth certificate.


"Hannibal" creator reflects on Season 1

How did Bryan Fuller make his version distinguishable from other Hannibal adaptations? PLUS: Mads Mikkelsen says of Hannibal Lechter: "He's actually one of the more positive characters I've ever played."


"Mad Men" fans keep telling Matthew Weiner to end the series with somebody jumping from the window
"People think it would be just an amazing rhyme to have that in the opening every week -- and then in the last episode have it happen," he says. PLUS: Weiner loves the vague promos.


Watch an animated "Game of Thrones" parody starring Michael Cera and Zooey Deschanel
And Aubrey Plaza as Ygritte.


"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Once Upon a Time" are going to Comic-Con
Spinoff series "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" will also be there.


Rachel's sister won't hide her true identity from "Big Brother" housemates

Says Elissa Slater: "I definitely don't want to tell anyone, but if they figure it out or ask me ... I'm not going to lie. I think that will bite me at the end."


"The Simpsons'" Harry Shearer joins Loyola University New Orleans

He'll become the artist in residence at the College of Music and Fine Arts.


Elijah Wood: If "Wilfred" was revealed to have a mental illness, the show would become "much scarier"
"Because," he says, "if the basement, for instance, doesn't exist, if he's simply sitting in a closet smoking weed by himself with the dog, what is that? That is kind of scary." PLUS: Watch "Wilfred" cast and crew get reacquainted.


Check out "Beware the Batman"

The new Cartoon Network show looks pretty badass.


"NTSF: SD: SUV::" books Jack McBrayer, Ed Helms, Alia Shawkat

They're lined up for Season 3.


"Full House's" Candace Cameron posts a '90s pic with fellow ABC teen stars

Check her out with Jaleel White, Jeremy Miller and Andrea Barber.

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"Couples Therapy"

"Couples Therapy"

Credit: VH1

'Couples Therapy' is relationship rehab for nutso D-listers

It turns out Joe Francis is just as much of a jerk as you thought he was

Once long ago, VH1 had cornered the market on pimping out D-list celebrities for embarrassing and potentially revealing docudrama. "Celebrity Rehab," "Celebrity Fit Club," "The Surreal Life" were memorable for inviting people we'd mostly forgotten about to reveal their drinking problems, upper arm flab and general nuttiness to the public at a time when not everyone was doing it. VH1 shows did a remarkable job of tarnishing the golden memories of our youth, or simply confirmed stuff that we always suspected (like Screech really was a jerkwad in real life, too). 

But now it's understood that when an acting job doesn't come your way, it's time to hit the reality TV circuit, exposing yourself for free food and a basic cable paycheck. "Couples Therapy," now in its third season (Wed. at 10:00 p.m.) is remarkably like "Celebrity Rehab" with its group therapy sessions and gimmicky bonding activities, with the exception of the so-called professionals at the helm. Where Dr. Drew radiated a certain amount of calm, collected confidence in his abilities, Dr Jenn Berman communicates mostly by yelling. When she wants cast member (there's no way to call him a patient or client without rolling your eyes) to pay attention to his wife's pain, Dr. Jenn (that's what everyone else calls her) shrieks, "You bleeping laughed at her!" which just makes Flavor Flav laugh a little more. It's pretty clear that, though all of the celebrities on the show clearly need help, they don't expect to get it here. 

In season 1, the sorta-celebrities are Joe Francis and Amber Wilson (smut peddler and model), Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell (unprotected sex partners on "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom"), Chingy Bailey and Tempest Poteat (rapper and model), Heather Marter and Dustin Zito ("Real World Las Vegas" co-stars) and Flavor Flav and Liz Trujillo. I often forget that Flavor Flav was actually in Public Enemy. He's been peddling ridiculous on VH1 for so long it's hard not to think he was a sideshow freak or a cartoon creation by the network itself.

In this week's episode, the focus is squarely on Joe, Amber, Flav and Liz. It's not unlike a battle between two couples to prove which one is more screwed up, but as they're both train wrecks we can start with the less nightmarish of the two. Joe wants us all to know he's absolutely about empowering his live-in girlfriend. Yes, the guy behind "Girls Gone Wild" is alllll about female empowerment. Those drunk chicks flashing their hooters for creepy guys everywhere? I'm sure that was about helping them own their sexuality! 

Anyway, Joe tells Dr. Jenn in group that he feels really, really bad that he didn't notice that Amber had a severe eating disorder. Hell, I noticed Amber had a severe eating disorder when she put on a tank top and looked like she was auditioning for Skeletor. Anyway, Dr. Jenn screams at Joe that he's a control freak. He's not! He's not! Amber, you should have defended me, he says in a calm, serial killer kind of way. Amber apologizes profusely as if she's about to be hit. Temple points out that Amber seems pretty afraid of Joe, though he certainly can't understand that. He's a slimeball, though a rich slimeball, and he refuses to see that he picked a neurotic, anorexic girl 14 years younger than himself because she's sort of like a whipped dog he can legally have sex. Dr. Jenn is so mean to him! She called him controlling, waaah!

As a bonding exercise, they climb a rock wall together, which mostly consists of her saying, "I don't want to do it anymore," and him screaming at her to put her foot on the green doodad and then the blue doodad. When he finally stops yelling, she scrambles to the top and he's so relieved. She didn't embarrass him after all! Now he can just complain about how Liz is ruining all their group therapy outing fun. If you're unclear, Joe Francis is a narcissistic ass who doesn't realize how much of a narcissistic ass he really is. Go figure.

Admittedly, Liz is a pain in the ass. Flav tries to cajole her and sweet talk her and then laughs at her and tells her he's not giving her access to his bank accounts, but still, Liz just sulks around the set, threatening to pack her things and go when she's not sullenly staring at things. At the end of the episode, she glumly agrees to hold a rope so Flav can climb a small tower and play junior acrobat, but it's not much of a win.

What's more interesting is watching their therapy session with Dr. Jenn, during which we learn he was in a committed relationship with her while he was doing all those awful "Flavor of Love" series. Yes, reality TV eats itself yet again, exposing network fakery on yet another fake reality TV show, though as usual the D-listers always reveal more about themselves than they ever intend.

Do you watch "Couples Therapy"?

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Watch Florence Welch sing all of the fun out of Icona Pop's hit 'I Love It'

Watch Florence Welch sing all of the fun out of Icona Pop's hit 'I Love It'

Sing, as you apply hand lotion

Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch and producer/songwriter Dev Hynes combined last month in New York, to benefit the Human Rights Campaign’ Equality Rocks project at Le Poisson Rouge.

Video from that event just hit last night, of Welch singing Icona Pop's hit "I Love It" and further proof that Welch can make even a line like "I put your sh*t into a bag and pushed it down the stairs" into something very so serious.

And, thus, watch Welch suck all of the fun out of "I Don't Care." But of for a good cause!

What's with all the hand lotion movements?

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<p>Bruce Springsteen</p>

Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen plays 'Born To Run' for James Gandolfini

E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt also remembers his 'Sopranos' co-star

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band paid homage to James Gandolfini Thursday in Coventry, England by playing the “Born To Run” album in full for the the actor, who died Wednesday (19) in Rome.

[More after the jump...]

 

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Avicii announces first album and drops single 'Wake Me Up': Listen

Avicii announces first album and drops single 'Wake Me Up': Listen

Michael Einsinger, Mac Davis and Nile Rodgers guesting

Avicii is ready to release his first full-length studio album this year and is leading off with its first single "Wake Me Up."

The track doesn't start off exactly how fans of the EDM would expect: the folk and acoustic based track ultimately makes its way to a cheesy dance floor beat, but you can tell the young star has a smile on his face as he produced this one all the while. It guests Aloe Blacc on vocals, and he is exceptional at taking on this little hybrid.

Speaking of guests, you can bet there will be plenty of them on Avicii's album Sept. 17-due "#TRUE." (Yes, that's another damn hashtag title. May they all burn.) Michael Einsinger from Incubus, country music's Mac Davis and recent Daft Punk‘s collabo Nile Rodgers are along for the ride.

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Listen: Janelle Monae guests on Cee Lo and Goodie Mob's 'Special Education'

Listen: Janelle Monae guests on Cee Lo and Goodie Mob's 'Special Education'

Comparing 'different' to 'special'

Last year, Cee Lo Green reunited with his original music project, Atlanta hip-hop crew Goodie Mob, and now it looks like there's more action afoot. Janelle Monae jumped in on the new single "Special Education," a song that -- despite its title and the ominous, mysterious sound -- is quite serious.

The quartet take turns versing about sameness and peer pressure, plus their self-discoveries of growing up or thinking "different" and turning out to be quite "special." Hence the name.

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<p>Quentin Tarantino at this year's Academy Awards.</p>

Quentin Tarantino at this year's Academy Awards.

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Quentin Tarantino to receive career honor at Lumiere Film Festival

Festival of classic film is held in October in Lyon, France

It's a good year to be Quentin Tarantino. The middle-aged enfant terrible of American cinema won his second Oscar back in February for "Django Unchained," and this autumn he will receive a career achievement award at the Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon, France -- a festival devoted to classics, restorations and reissues, headed up by veteran French auteur Bertrand Tavernier and Tarantino's good friend (and current Cannes festival director) Thierry Fremaux. 

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<p>Kim Novak in the famous gray suit from &quot;Vertigo.&quot;</p>

Kim Novak in the famous gray suit from "Vertigo."

Credit: Paramount Pictures

AMPAS and LA Film Fest celebrate iconic costume design

'Iconic Moment' discussion will precede screening of Hitchcock's 'Vertigo'

As regular readers will know, costume design is one of the below-the-line disciplines I find most fascinating, while Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" is one of my favorite films of all time. So I'd trade a lot to be at the Los Angeles Film Festival for tonight's "Iconic Moment" event, in honor of the Academy's newly separate Costume Designers' branch.

As the name suggests, the evening will look back on iconic moments in film costume, with Laura Dern moderating a discussion between five leading designers: Academy branch head Jeffrey Kurland (an Oscar nominee for Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"), three-time Oscar winner and Tim Burton favorite Colleen Atwood, Mark Bridges (last year's winner for "The Artist"), Michael Kaplan (unjustly never Oscar nominated, despite landmark contemporary designs for the likes of "Fight Club" and "Blade Runner") and Ellen Mirojnick (whose recent work in "Behind the Candelabra" should net her an Emmy nod). It's a formidable lineup of some of the most creative artists in the field right now, and I'd love to hear what their favorites and inspirations are.  

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<p>Ice-T</p>

Ice-T

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Fun Fun Fun Festival: Ice-T, The Walkmen, The Julie Ruin among first lineup adds

Kathleen Hanna will be amplifying her stage comeback alongside Bonobo, Judge

Last year was my first Fun Fun Fun Festival and it was, indeed, FunX3. It's an Austin-based variety festival for bands who are slightly left of center for most garden variety mainstream (despite the fact that Icona Pop blew up). There's the metal/hard rock/post-punk/hardcore stage, one for dance and hip-hop hybrids and one for That Time You Finally Saw Bob Mould.

This year, the fest is already looking eclectic, with organizers announcing the first round of lineup additions. Ice-T is taking a break from "SVU" and reality TV to return to rapping on stage. Ice-T's been threatening to release an album of new studio tracks for the first time since 2006, so maybe his show will be promoting that. Who do you think he'll bring as special guests?

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Hollywood Walk of Fame: Kaley Cuoco, Phil Hartman, Claire Danes, Giancarlo Esposito to get stars


Hollywood Walk of Fame: Kaley Cuoco, Phil Hartman, Claire Danes, Giancarlo Esposito to get stars

Also getting Walk of Fame stars in 2014 are Cheryl Hines, Sally Field, Jessica Lange, Don Mischer, Deidre Hall, Rickey Smiley, Dabney Coleman and Katy Perry. PLUS: Jennifer Lopez got her Walk of Fame star today.


"Sopranos" becomes a hot seller on Amazon and iTunes in wake of James Gandolfini's death

The30-disc DVD box set is the No. 1 selling TV drama on DVD today. PLUS: Here are more possible final images of Gandolfini from Tuesday night.


"One Life to Live" bans cursing
The soap got to use profanity on The Online Network, but not anymore.


Discovery orders another "Sons of Anarchy"-style reality show
Last year, Discovery had "The Devils Ride" focusing on a San Diego motorcycle club. Next month, Discovery will debut Warlocks Rising," about a "notorious Florida biker club."


"Good Luck Charlie" to feature a lesbian couple for 1 episode
The Disney Channel series will have a storyline involving Charlie's pal having two moms.

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