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Coming to Nat Geo: 'The '90s: Last Great Decade'


Coming to Nat Geo: "The '90s: Last Great Decade"

The documentary series will be a follow-u8p to "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us."


Laraine Newman plays a 60-something Lena Dunham in "Girls" spoof
Watch the "SNL" vet in "Girls Season 38." PLUS: Zosia Mamet's Kickstarter fizzles with less than $3,000.


John Oliver's "Daily Show" debut couldn't have come at a more perfect time
His British sense of humor will be great for tackling the recent NSA disclosures, especially the ones coming over the weekend.


OWN orders more "Iyanla," "La Toya" and "Whitley"

"Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Life With La Toya" and "Raising Whitley" are getting six, 10 and 12 more episodes, respectively.


"The Bachelor" creator expects "Bachelor Pad" to return next summer
"I have a good feeling it will be back next summer," says Mike Fleiss, who adds: "I thought it might be good to give it a break for a little while — let the fans starve for it a little bit so that next summer when it comes back."


Mark Burnett planning a follow-up to "The Bible"

Burnett also says: "I believe in the next 15 years, more people on the planet will have seen our Bible series than not seen it."


"Killing Kennedy" casts Lee Harvey Oswald and Lyndon Johnson

Actor Will Rothhaar will play the assassin, while Francis Guinan will take on the role of the veep.


Neil Patrick Harris overcame "Host Fatigue Syndrome" at Tonys
It's hard to top yourself the 4th time hosting, but Harris managed to do just that on last night's Tonys.


"Falling Skies" returns slightly down from last year
About 4.2 million watched, compared to 4.5 million for the Season 2 premiere.


Cher will perform on "The Voice" finale

She'll sing the first single off her upcoming album.


Watch Louis CK on MTV in the '90s explaining his toilet art

"To me, the commode is like a universe, and I can manipulate that universe just by flushing."


Kudos to "Mad Men" for continuing to fool viewers
Last night's big reveal was one of the series' most important moments. PLUS: One satisfying scene after another, Comparing Sal vs. Bob and their revelations, Linda Cardellini on Sylvia, and will there be 14 episodes next season?


"Arrow's" Stephen Amell is expecting a baby

His wife, former "Top Model" Cassandra Jean, showed off her baby bump at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

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'Game of Thrones' season finale up 28% over last year


"Game of Thrones" season finale up 28% over last year
About 5.4 million watched last night's Season 3 finale, which nearly matched the series high of 5.5 million PLUS: Why HBO greenlit "GoT" after one of its top execs saw the co-creator at the gym, reading the book.


Neil Patrick Harris: I didn't use the N-word during the Tonys opening number
Harris insists he used the word "bigger."


Jane Lynch getting divorced
The "Glee" star married Dr. Lara Embry on Memorial Day 2010.


Tyler Perry's OWN success has led to interest from other producers

"The phones started ringing quick," says OWN's president.


Alec Baldwin interviews "The Wire's" David Simon
They talked "30 Rock" and the "hilarious mistake" of Simon ending up in the TV business.


Natalie Zea headed to "Under the Dome"

She'll recur on the CBS summer series while "The Following" is on hiatus.


TCM to pay a 24-hour tribute to Esther Williams

The tribute kicks off Thursday night with "Bathing Beauty."

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<p>Kanye West</p>

Kanye West

Listen: Kanye West bows two new songs at New York's Governors Ball festival

Impending fatherhood shows no sign of softening him

Kanye West continues to bow new songs from his June 18 release “Yeezus” in concert. Sunday night at New York’s Governors Ball festival, he debuted “On Site,” a fuzzy, electronic banger featuring  West ranting about “too many hos in this house of sin.”  It’s as profane as it is hypnotic.

West performed the second new track, “I Am A God,” right before playing “Jesus Walks” (nice segue, Ye.) An atmospheric, industrial tune about being “a man of God” with a serious God complex. The song has a primal, feral feel, in thanks partially to West’s screams and pants. It gives way to a choir before ending.

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 He also played “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead,” both of which he performed on “Saturday Night Live” last month.

West took time in the 21-song set list to rant about the release of “Yeezus,” his six studio album, and its low-key arrival. “With this album, we ain’t drop no single to radio. We ain’t got no NBA campaign, nothing like that. Shit, we ain’t even got no cover. We just make some real music...Honestly at this point, when I listen to radio, that ain’t where I want to be no more. Honestly, at this point, I could give a f**k about selling a million records as long as I put out an album for the summer that y’all can rock to for all fu**in’ summer.” (h/t Billboard).

Of course, it being West, there's still drama over the album. As we previously reported, the New York Post reported last week that West was still retooling the album. Today, the tabloid wrote that Rick Rubin has been brought in to help with additional tracks and that West's label is scrambling to clear the rights to the sample used on "On Site," which you can hear below.  Let us know if you recognize the sample.

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'Idol' hires new boss from Swedish 'Idol'


"Idol" hires new boss from Swedish "Idol"
Per Blankens will take over from Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick. "The 'Idol' franchise is a worldwide phenomenon and I’m honored to be a part of the most popular of the franchises, 'American Idol,'" says Blankens.


It's official: Dan Harmon returning to "Community"

Sony TV, the show's studio, confirmed today that Harmon will be back to helm Season 5, along with writer Chris McKenna.

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<p>&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;creator Dan Harmon discussing his first stint on the series on &quot;Attack of the Show.&quot;</p>

"Community" creator Dan Harmon discussing his first stint on the series on "Attack of the Show."

Credit: G4

It's official: Dan Harmon returns to 'Community' for season 5

Harmon will bring former writer/producer Chris McKenna back with him

Last week, "Community" creator Dan Harmon tweeted that he was returning to the series he had created, then been dismissed from after the third season. But it took until today for the deal between Harmon and Sony to be officially closed.

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Tenancious D launches Festival Supreme featuring Zach Galifianakis and more

Tenancious D launches Festival Supreme featuring Zach Galifianakis and more

Who else is on the Santa Monica-based event?

Tenacious D will get into the festival business this fall with the launch of Festival Supreme, a one-day event that will take place Oct. 19 on the Santa Monica (Calif.) Pier.

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Tonys has its best ratings in 4 years


Tonys has its best ratings in 4 years
About 7.2 million tuned in despite competition from the NBA finals and the "Game of Thrones" finale.


Christopher Eccleston joins the cast of Damon Lindelof's HBO pilot "The Leftovers"
The former "Doctor Who" will join Justin Theroux in the adaptation of the book.


Fuse gives Insane Clown Posse a show

The band will weigh in on pop-culture on "Insane Clown Posse Theater."


Ex-"Bachelorette" winner claims some bachelors are using steroids

"I know that a lot of guys do steroids before they’ll go on the show," says Jesse Csincsak, who won DeAnna Pappas' season.


Peter Dinklage: I don't have HBO
The "Game of Thrones" star doesn't watch "Game of Thrones."


TV critics' award nominees revealed
"Breaking Bad," "The Americans," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards" and "The Walking Dead" are up for Program of the Year.


Jimmy Kimmel gets NBA players to read their mean tweets

From Blake Griffin to Chris Paul to Kobe Bryant.


Curtis Stone marries Lindsay Price

The "Top Chef Masters" host and the former "Beverly Hills 90210" star already have a child together.


BBC America renews Dominic Monaghan's "Wild Things"

The docu-series will be back for Season 2.

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"Fashion Queens"

 "Fashion Queens"

Credit: Bravo

'Fashion Queens' finale: A gleefully weird little show wraps its first season

It looks like a 'Saturday Night Live' skit, but that's part of its charm

More than one person has asked me if "Fashion Queens" is for real. They're not really joking, either. If any show looked more like a "Saturday Night Live" sketch than an actual program, it's this one. 

The fashion-focused talk show, which features cross-dressing Atlanta hairstylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence (well known to fans of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta") as well as New York "fashion maven" Bevy Smith, appears to have a budget of about $25, give or take. Most of this appears to be spent on the set's wall padding, shoes and background wigs. Yes, background wigs. I think we're supposed to feel as if we're sitting in the closet of a "Real Housewives" star, but this might be a little closer to a porn star's boudoir. 

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<p>Tatiana Maslany and &quot;Orphan Black&quot;&nbsp;were nominated for multiple TCA&nbsp;Awards.</p>

Tatiana Maslany and "Orphan Black" were nominated for multiple TCA Awards.

Credit: BBC America

TCA Awards Nominees include 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Walking Dead' & 'House of Cards'

Off-the-beaten path choices include 'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany, 'Rectify' and more

The Television Critics Association just sent its members the list of the shows we nominated for the 2013 TCA Awards, which will be presented on August 3, midway through this summer's TCA press tour.

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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

 "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of New Jersey': Did Caroline help or hurt Teresa and Joe?

What did you think of Jacqueline's sweet moment with Nicholas?

I really wasn't sure what to make of Caroline's interest in meeting with Teresa this week. Yes, in theory she was taking it upon herself to attempt to soften up the Wicked Witch of New Jersey sufficiently that she might consider a truce with her long-suffering brother Joe Gorga and (less likely, but still) his wife Melissa. Still, Caroline hardly seemed like the best candidate for the job. Not that this was a job any sane person would elect to do, sort of like begging to be an actual crash test dummy or Mike Tyson's sparring partner. 

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'Game of Thrones' Season 3 finale: Where does the show go from here?


"Game of Thrones" Season 3 finale: Where does the show go from here?

There is a ticking clock, as co-producer David Benioff explains: "We can't wait too long because of the kids. Issac's voice is changing. Everyone is getting bigger. We have this wonderful cast, but we don't have an infinite amount of time … We don’t want to become a show that outstays its welcome and tries to turn each book into three seasons. Part of what we love about these books and the show is this sense of momentum and building toward something. If we tried to turn this into a 10-season show we’d strangle the golden goose." PLUS: This was an excellent finale for giving us a deeper glimpse of the power dynamics among the survivors, it was disappointing for not giving much plot movement or major twists, meet Theon's mysterious tormentor, this episode had one of the most romantic scenes on TV, the final scene would've been better if it wasn't essentially a rerun, and Season 3: Books vs. TV show.


NBC's canceled stars sing a Tonys ode to working on TV
Neil Patrick Harris was joined on stage by "The New Normal's" Andrew Rannells, "Smash's" Megan Hilty and Laura Benanti of "Go On" sang about being on a TV show.


"Mad Men's" Matthew Weiner: No Charles Manson this season
"It's just a coincidence," he says of Megan wearing the same shirt as Sharon Tate.


Neil Patrick Harris' opening Tonys number features Mike Tyson
Watch the opening number and the closing number set to "Empire State of Mind." PLUS: How the opening and closing songs came together.


Report: James Bond star offered "Doctor Who" role
Rory Kinnear, who played MI6 officer Bill Tanner in the last two James Bond films, has reportedly been offered the role as the 12th Time Lord.


Katie Couric could wind up back at CNN if "Katie" fails
There's talk of Katie reuniting with Jeff Zucker, who left her show to become CNN boss.


HBO teases "Eastbound & Down" Season 4
"The Epic Final Season."


"Two and a Half Men's" Holland Taylor reveals her battle with depression
How bad was it? "Bad enough for me to entertain the idea of going into a hospital," she says. "I actually wasn’t a danger to myself, but I really sometimes wondered how I could get out of the house to go get food." PLUS: Jon Cryer knows nothing about his new female co-star.


"The Daily Show's" John Oliver wants to "reassure everyone"
See his new British-themed "Daily Show" spread.


"American Idol" tour ticket sales are off by 347%?
That's according to StubHub's estimation. PLUS: Ryan Seacrest & J.Lo reportedly had a secret meeting.


"Modern Family" shooting a new opening for Season 5

Producers want to show how the kids have grown.


A "Sons of Anarchy" prequel is years away

"Right now, it is just conversations," says Kurt Sutter.


See Lifetime's Jodi Arias movie trailer

"Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret" debuts June 27.


Watch Jon Hamm & Larry David in "Clear History" teaser
HBO also released a teaser for Stephen Merchant's "Hello Ladies."


Jennifer Aniston roasts Jimmy Kimmel at Guys Choice Awards
"Jimmy you've got a lot going on in your life. Like me, you got engaged this year, unlike me, nobody cares."


Eva Longoria becomes Lisa's friend on "The Simpsons"
Check out her new character, Isabel.


HBO releases another "Newsroom" trailer
"Let the chips fall where they may."


HBO teases "Boardwalk Empire" Season 4

"What shall we do."


ABC releases a new "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." promo

"Welcome to Level 7."


Todd Bridges claims he makes $22,500 a year

The former "Diff'rent Strokes" star made his salary known in filings for his divorce from his longtime wife.


"Friday Night Lights" cast members reunite

Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton again talked about a possible movie at Austin's ATX Television Festival.


Ex-"Beverly Hills 90210" star Ian Ziering makes his Chippendales debut
Check out the 49-year-old Ziering in a stripper outfit.

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<p>Ingrid Bergman</p>

Ingrid Bergman

Writer and producer of 'Grace of Monaco' set their sights on Ingrid Bergman

'Seducing Ingrid Bergman' to portray star's affair with photographer Robert Capa

The Weinstein Company's "Grace of Monaco" is something of a question mark on the year-end prestige slate. Some pundits believe that Olivier Dahan's dramatization of Grace Kelly's ascent to European princess status has the makings of an awards contender: the Academy often looks kindly on biopics of Hollywood royalty and actual royalty alike, after all, so why wouldn't they go nuts for a film that combines the two?

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