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'Dancing with the Stars' may shake up its judging panel; 3 pros also expected to leave


"Dancing with the Stars" may shake up its judging panel; 3 pros also expected to leave

None of the judges is signed up for next season, reports the NY Post, whose source says that Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman are probably out. Meanwhile, dancing pros Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke are unlikely to return.


FX orders "The Comedians" starring Billy Crystal

Crystal will play a comedy veteran who's paired with a younger, edgier comic host of a late-night show in a project that comes from some of the brains behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Burn Notice."


"The X Factor" considered reuniting the original "American Idol" panel
A producer proposed a reunion with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. But the idea was nixed because the show was closing deals with Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland.


Billy Baldwin joins "Copper"

He'll play successful businessman William "Wild Bill" Eustace in the final two episodes of next season.

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<p>Billy Crystal will star in an FX&nbsp;sitcom pilot called &quot;The Comedians.&quot;</p>

Billy Crystal will star in an FX sitcom pilot called "The Comedians."

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Billy Crystal to star in FX comedy pilot 'The Comedians'

If picked up, would be first regular TV job in decades for the 'Soap' and 'SNL' alum

Nearly 30 years since his one season on "Saturday Night Live," Billy Crystal is returning to television, as star and producer of a comedy pilot for FX called "The Comedians."

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"Celebrity Ghost Stories"

 "Celebrity Ghost Stories"

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'Celebrity Ghost Stories' returns with Wayne Newton, Marlee Matlin

'The Haunting Of...' comes back for season two, too

If your air conditioning isn't working, good news. There are chills to be had (hey, it's something) on the BIO network when "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "The Haunting Of..." return in back-to-back episodes on Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. respectively. 

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Why old contestants aren't going to save 'American Idol'


Why old contestants aren't going to save "American Idol"

Only diehard fans will care about seeing "Idol" alums as judges, and those diehard fans are already watching. PLUS: Why not copy "Survivor" and do "Fans vs. Favorites"?


How "Arrested Development" stars were paid for their Netflix episodes

The actor at the center of each episode got $125,000, while other actors appearing received much less depending on a sliding scale.


CBS canceled 2 of the most-watched shows on TV this season
"Vegas" and "CSI: NY" each had more viewers than "Grey's Anatomy," "Castle," "Revolution," "Nashville," "Chicago Fire" and many other returning dramas.


"The Bachelor" host presents "Bachelor"-mocking "Burning Love" with a Webby Award

Ben Stiller and Ken Marino picked up the Webby Special Achievement Award from Chris Harrison. PLUS: Jerry Seinfeld accepts Webby for outstanding comedic performance.


"The Bachelorette" Meredith Phillips is recovering from alcoholism
Phillips, who was "The Bachelorette" in spring 2004, says she was an alcoholic up until six months ago. PLUS: "Bachelorette" Desiree raps with Soulja Boy.


"Saved by the Bell" and "Beverly Hills 90210" graduated from high school 20 years ago this week
Today is the 20th anniversary of Bayside High's graduation. Three days earlier, on May 19, 1993, West Beverly High held its graduation, with Andrea Zuckerman giving the commencement speech.


Check out Simon Cowell and his new "X Factor" judges
Kelly Rowland will be sitting next to Simon this season.


Oprah is the No. 13 most powerful woman in the world
Forbes' annual list also places Diane Sawyer at No. 73.


Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi buy a $26.5M mansion
Here are pics of their new Santa Barbara home.


See "Bonnie and Clyde" pics

The Lifetime/History miniseries stars Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in the title roles.


Shonda Rhimes: "Grey's Anatomy's" Callie isn't a victim

"Callie isn't a victim," she says, "she's never really been a victim, and she's been cheated on before with George. So how she's going to take this and what she's going to do next is going to be the bigger issue."

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<p>&quot;The Big Bang Theory&quot;</p>

"The Big Bang Theory"

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'American Horror Story,' 'Big Bang Theory' lead Broadcast TV Journalists Association nominees

'Behind the Candelabra' begins the long march through awards season

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today its list of nominees for TV programming. CBS series "The Big Bang Theory" and FX's mini-series "American Horror Story: Asylum" led the way with six nominations apiece. On the drama side, FX's "The Americans," AMC's "Breaking Bad," HBO's "Game of Thrones" and CBS's "The Good Wife" led with four nods each.

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Zooey Deschanel

 Zooey Deschanel

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TLC revives ancestry-themed 'Who Do You Think You Are?' with new guests

After getting dropped by NBC, the show finds new life on basic cable

Remember the Lisa Kudrow-produced NBC series "Who Do You Think You Are?" Miss it? Well, after NBC dropped it TLC picked it up. Eight all-new episodes will begin airing on July 23. 

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<p>Robert Redford in J.C. Chandor's &quot;All Is Lost.&quot;</p>

Robert Redford in J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost."

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Review: Robert Redford battles the sea and emotions in 'All Is Lost'

But will you care at the end?

CANNES - Two years ago, at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival,  J.C. Chandor made his feature film debut with "Margin Call."  The drama about a Wall Street investment bank on the verge of collapse featured a prestige-worthy cast and received solid reviews, but got lost as an out of competition premiere in Park City. Eight months later, however, it became one of the first true direct to VOD success stories and earned Chandor his first Oscar nomination in the best original screenplay category.  Now, he returns with a much different film, "All Is Lost," which debuted today at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

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Fox mulling an 'Idol' judging panel with 1 or more ex-contestants


Fox mulling an "Idol" judging panel with 1 or more ex-contestants

Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have been approached, and Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken have been discussed.


"Dancing" has its lowest-rated finale ever

Last night's season-ender was down 21% from last spring.
 


"The X Factor" saved a lot of money by losing Britney Spears
Britney was paid $15 million, while new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will be paid $1 million and $1.5 million, respectively.


Emma Roberts closing a deal to join "American Horror Story"
She'll play a girl named Madison in the "Coven season.


With "Happy Endings" canceled, Damon Wayans Jr. may return for a "New Girl" cameo
Says Jake Johnson: "There would be such funny episodes with the Coach seeing what’s happened in the past two years since he's (been) gone."


Mitch Hurwitz urges "Arrested Development" fans to not binge-watch, and to watch in order
"You'll get tired!" Hurwitz says of taking in all 15 episodes in one sitting.


Hannibal Burress signs Comedy Central deal

As part of the deal, the comedian will produce a pilot and have a recurring role on "Broad City."


NBC planning an Oklahoma tornado benefit concert special with Blake Shelton
"Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly," says "The Voice" judge.


Robin Roberts writing her memoir
The "GMA" host will recall her battle with cancer in a book due out next year.


"American Horror Story" and "Big Bang" lead Critics' Choice TV nominations
The awards show will be hosted by "Parks and Rec's" Retta on June 10.


Sharon Osbourne returning to the UK "X Factor"
Osbourne originally served as a judge on the first four seasons of the original series.


Bill Hader recalls Justin Bieber's 20-guy "SNL" entourage
He also tells Howard Stern "it's weird" not being on "Saturday Night Live" anymore.


Piers Morgan writing a book about life at CNN
Titled "Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney."


CBS keeping the Tonys through 2018

The awards show has been on CBS for 35 years.

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"The Big Brain Theory: Real Genius"

 "The Big Brain Theory: Real Genius"

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Exclusive: Watch a preview of the robot challenge on 'Big Brain Theory'

The competitors get their craziest task yet

Who knew science -- not scifi, but actual science -- could be this cool? Probably scientists. And anyone who paid attention in science class. Never mind. Whether or not you loved science as a subject (and whether or not you are crushed that one of the few women on the show got eliminated last week, sniff), "The Big Brain Theory: Real Genius" is all about building cool stuff to rigorous standards, then trying to blow it up, set it on fire or destroy it in some other way. Who doesn't love blowing stuff up? Don't answer that.

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<p>Anne Heche in &quot;Save Me.&quot;</p>

Anne Heche in "Save Me."

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Review: In NBC's 'Save Me,' Anne Heche talks to God

A Showtime leftover doesn't really fit at NBC

Bob Greenblatt was hired as NBC's latest would-be savior because of the success he had at Showtime, which went from HBO's ignored rival to a buzz and awards magnet under his leadership, which yielded "Dexter," "Nurse Jackie" and other success stories. Other than a brief window back in the fall, his tenure at NBC hasn't been any more successful than the last bunch of entertainment presidents — and in some ways has been worse — but what's interesting is how little connection his programming taste has had between his old job and his new one.

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<p>Ryan&nbsp;Gosling in &quot;Only God Forgives&quot;</p>

Ryan Gosling in "Only God Forgives"

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Cannes Review: 'Only God Forgives' is a sleek, virtually non-narrative blood ballet

Come for the Gosling-Refn reunion, stay for the craft and Kristin Scott Thomas

CANNES - If nothing else -- and like many Cannes folk who entered this morning's screening bleary-eyed, and left it black-eyed, I'm still working out just how much else it is -- "Only God Forgives" may be the single reddest film to grace our screens since "Moulin Rouge!." Just about the only scenes in which blood isn't virtually seeping from the walls in Nicolas Winding Refn's sleek, stunted, undeniably startling revenge thriller are those in which it's quite literally splashing them. 

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Parents TV Council protests urine drinking on Ke$ha's reality show


Parents TV Council protests urine drinking on Ke$ha's reality show

The PTC blasted MTV's "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life" and its "disgusting, vile content."


"Friends" reunion: Jennifer Aniston visits Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox
Watch the bit they did for "Ellen."


Disney Channel sorry for gluten-intolerance jokes on "Jessie"
The episode "Quitting Cold Koala" with two gluten intolerance scenes has been pulled from the schedule.


"Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham getting her own reality show

A New York-based production company has signed a deal with the MTV star, though it's unclear where her reality show will air.


U.S. Army teams with Ricky Schroder to make reality TV-style commercials
The 30-minute long commercials aim to attract recruits using a reality TV format.


"Oprah's Next Chapter" visits "The Voice"

Oprah was on set Tuesday for filming of her June 2 special on the NBC reality show.


Nigel Lythgoe blames judges' lack of chemistry for this year's "Idol" woes
"Each one of them is terrific on their own—they all bring something to the table—but they just don't gel as a whole," he says. PLUS: Season 8's Allison Iraheta weds.


David Spade donates $200,000 to Red Cross for tornado victims

Says Spade: "When I was four, I moved from Michigan to Arizona and our house got hit by a tornado a week later. Always been scared of them."


Andy Samberg used "The Wire" as inspiration for his Fox cop comedy
In "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Samberg describes himself as the "comedy McNulty."


Watch the 2nd episode of Jimmy Kimmel's "The Baby Bachelor"
In this episode, little Wesley goes on a group date. PLUS: "Parks and Rec's" Jim O'Heir films another bit for Kimmel, as Toronto's mayor.


Rumer Willis headed to "Pretty Little Liars"
Bruce and Demi's daughter will guest on one episode next season.


"Full House's" Lori Loughlin joins Twitter
Her first tweet was to John Stamos.


Jesse James slices off part of his pinky figure

Warning: Graphic photo!

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