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Feds charge 'Real Housewives' stars Teresa and Joe Giudice with money fraud

Feds charge "Real Housewives" stars Teresa and Joe Giudice with money fraud
The 39-count indictment could send them to prison for more than 50 years.

Annette Benning is eyeing a comedy on HBO
Benning is teaming with "Game Change" director Jay Roach on "The Third Coast," in which she'd play a larger-than-life casting director in New Mexico.

Will Arnett is up for more "Arrested Development"
"Whatever sort of incarnation comes up, I'm very open to it," he tells EW.

Check out "Parks and Rec" shooting in London
Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza filmed a scene on the London Eye.

Carrie Preston is set to return to "The Good Wife"
She already has a nomination for her role as Elsbeth Tascioni.

"Sharknado" producer: Tara Reid is welcome back for the sequel
The Asylum's David Latt is disputing TMZ's story that Tara Reid isn't welcomed back.

Barney's dad, John Lithgow, will return to "HIMYM"
He's the latest past prominent guest star to sign on for the last season.

"Orange is the New Black" promotes 1, adds 1

Danielle Brooks will be a series regular in Season, while Lorraine Toussaint will recur.

Jerry Bruckheimer on "Hostages": "This is not a miniseries for us”
"We're doing 15 (episodes) and we're hoping to get not only two seasons, but hopefully a lot more," he told critics today.

"Revenge" brings on James LeGros

The "Ally McBeal" alum will play Father Paul.

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<p>Miley Cyrus in &quot;We Can't Stop&quot;</p>

Miley Cyrus in "We Can't Stop"

Miley Cyrus can't stop breaking records on VEVO, tops Eminem and Rihanna

Listen to her 'On My Own' cover

Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” video can’t stop drawing viewers. The clip has become the fastest music video to reach 100 million views on VEVO.

It only took “Stop” 37 days to reach the milestone, surpassing previous record holder, Eminem and Rihanna’s 2010 hit, “Love The Way You Lie,” which needed 39 days. The song sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

[More after the jump...]

Cyrus’s video premiered June 19 on Vevo and delivered 10.7 million views in the first 24 hours. In doing so, Cyrus broke Justin Bieber’s 24-hour record for “Beauty & The Beat.” However, One Direction then broke Cyrus’s record a few days later with the quintet’s video for “Best Song Ever,” which drew 10.8 views in its first full day.

Cyrus’s new album, which features “We Can’t Stop,” will come out later this year. Among her collaborators are Dr. Luke,,  Mike Will, Pharrell, and Future. She has previously described exploring hip hop and country on the set. She's working on the album when Cyrus is not busy posting nude for a very good cause, or recording an a cappella version of "On My Own." Cyrus posted the audio of her performing the "Les Miserable" tune over the weekend.  The clip is below.


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'Devious Maids' getting renewed

"Devious Maids" getting renewed
Lifetime is close to ordering a 2nd season after the March Cherry drama reached another season high, following an unspectacular premier.

Lea Michele tweets for the 1st time since Cory Monteith's death

"Cory will forever be in my heart," she wrote, adding a picture of her and her former "Glee" co-star.

Les Moonves is sticking with Letterman: "Dave is still making money for us"
"He's our guy and despite what people think, we don't like drama at 11:30," the CBS boss told critics today, adding: "I consider Letterman to be the best guy in late-night."

Can cutting down on fart jokes save "The Millers"?

The CBS comedy from Greg Garcia is loaded with talent ( Margo Martindale, Will Arnett), but the pilot has been viewed as disappointing. Garcia today told critics there has been rewriting and recasting on subsequent episodes, and promised that there will be fewer fart jokes.

"24: Live Another Day" will premiere in April 2014 -- possibly with Chloe
Exec producer Howard Gordon tells Assignment X filming will begin in January, with the premiere happening in April, not May, as was previously reported. As for whether Mary Lynn Rajskub’s character will return, Gordon says, "I hope so. As a fan, I absolutely hope so. The truth is, we’re at the beginning of the process."

Regina King is returning to "The Big Bang Theory"

She'll reprise her role as the university's director of human resources.

Where is Donald Glover?

The "Community" star has all but vanished from the internet.

Can "Under the Dome" sustain itself for a 2nd season?
Some worry that there isn't enough story to keep what once was a miniseries going. But Les Moonves says: "Why can't they be under the dome for a long period of time? This is television."

Les Moonves: "It's hard to put 'The Good Wife' up against 'Game of Thrones'" at Emmys
The CBS boss said that it's hard for network shows to compete against cable shows at the Emmys these days.

Happy 60th birthday, Tim Gunn!
Celebrate the "Project Runway" star's birthday by reading his best advice.

Matthew Perry & Lisa Kudrow wish they were still doing "Friends"
If "Friends" was still going, this upcoming the NBC sitcom would be entering its 20th season. "If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped," says Perry.

Christina Aguilera shows off her dramatic weight loss for her "Voice" return

Check her out in a tight pink dress.

Jimmy Kimmel returns to work today after a wedding and a honeymoon

Kimmel calls it "work," in quotes, after two weeks off.

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Firewall & Iceberg Video Podcast: Summer press tour talk

Firewall & Iceberg Video Podcast: Summer press tour talk

Dan and Alan break down cable and NBC's time in front of the TV critics

Happy Monday, everybody! Time for another bonus video installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast! Dan and I will be recording a traditional audio breakdown of all things press tour later this week (maybe on Wednesday), but we took a few minutes yesterday to step out onto the balcony of my room to chat about the early days of press tour, including HBO, AMC and NBC's time in front of the Television Critics Association.

As with the audio podcast in its early days, these videos are an evolving process. We've learned things from the first one about the Emmys, and improvements have been made (though my hair can only grow back in so quickly) based on feedback. Onward and upward!

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<p>CBS&nbsp;will dip a toe into the serialized drama waters this fall with &quot;Hostages.&quot;</p>

CBS will dip a toe into the serialized drama waters this fall with "Hostages."

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Press Tour: Les Moonves comes out of the bullpen for CBS

CBS chairman's first TCA exec session in years discusses the ever-changing network business model

It's been more than eight years since CBS chairman Les Moonves took the stage for a CBS executive session at press tour, and even then it was unusual, as most executives at his level circa 2005 left TCA to their underlings. But with CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler suddenly unavailable due to the death of a close friend, Moonves filled in, and it was a bit like seeing Mariano Rivera come out of the bullpen to close a game in AA ball. It's a job Moonves could do as well as anyone in his profession ever has, but also one for which he was vastly overqualified.

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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

 "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" 

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey': Is this peace treaty for real?

Dr. V looks like a miracle worker, but for how long?

So, after years (and seasons) of bitter feuding, failed therapy, hurt feelings and high-pitched squeaking from Teresa, it seemed in Sunday's episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" that the war is over. Somebody, set up a parade and call the baton twirlers! Or give Dr. V her own series on Bravo (wait, she has one)!

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"I'm Having Their Baby"

 "I'm Having Their Baby"

Credit: Oxygen

Exclusive clip: Watch a tearful exchange on 'I'm Having Their Baby'

A young mom can't get the support she needs for the hardest choice

On Oxygen's "I'm Having Their Baby" (Wed. at 10:00 p.m.), each week we meet a new mom faced with a terrible choice -- place the baby she's carrying in the hopes he or she could have a better life, or try to raise the child with few resources and usually little support. That these women also face the condemnation of loved ones is just a given.

In this HitFix exclusive clip, Cathleen asks her mother to be with her when she has to hand off her son the the adoption professional. It's a request her mother doesn't take lightly, and the conversation that ensues isn't a pretty one. The milkshakes don't even help. 

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<p>Tom Hanks in &quot;Captain Phillips.&quot;</p>

Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips."

Credit: Sony Pictures

Tom Hanks thriller ‘Captain Phillips’ to open New York Film Festival

Paul Greengrass’ Oscar hopeful will have its world premiere on September 27

Well, consider this a major coup for the Big Apple. Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips,” a fact-based thriller about a hijacking at sea, was widely expected to make its festival debut in Toronto, or even Venice, ahead of its US release on October 11. Instead, however, it will have its world premiere as the Opening Film of the 51st New York Film Festival, which runs from September 27 to October 13.

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Watch Avicii's fashionable 'Wake Me Up' music video

Watch Avicii's fashionable 'Wake Me Up' music video

Get out of your po-dunk town, ye young and beautiful

Avicii's "Wake Me Up" music video has some advice for you: If you ever get the feeling you're too young and beautiful for your tiny, inbred, podunk town, then find your way to the closest metro and dance your ass off to Avicii.

The clip was shot as part of a fashion campaign (which rhymes with Lalph Rauren) and features several nonsensically beautiful models. A woman and a child are stared down by the townspeople as they strut through town.

"They don't like us... why?" the child asks the "mother."

Because you are traditionally pretty, immaculately conceived and wearing a belt, and that ish is just mind-blowing.

Conform and get a tattoo and turn up "Wake Me Up," featuring the talented Aloe Blacc.

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CBS renews 'Under the Dome'

CBS renews "Under the Dome"
Stephen King will write the Season 2 premiere, CBS announced today.

Report: "The View" is trying to poach Hoda Kotb from "Today"

She's been mentioned as a possible replacement for Joy Behar or Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

CBS boss Les Moonves: We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money to stay on "NCIS"
Moonves told critics this morning that the actress didn't want to return: "I really want to clarify: We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money — and then we offered her even more money."

Charlie Rose to make a "Breaking Bad" cameo
Rose let it slip during a conversation with Vince Gilligan. PLUS: The season premiere looks good, and Weird Al meets "Breaking Bad."

Les Moonves: "Big Brother" racism is "absolutely appalling" but we "handled it properly"

"It's the 15th iteration," the CBS boss told critics. "I find some of the behavior absolutely appalling, personally. It’s unfortunately reflective of how certain people feel in America. I feel we’ve handled it properly."

"Unforgettable" wins the night, but is down from Season 1
Season 2's premiere was down from Season 1, but that was expected because it's summer.

CBS delaying "The Millers" by 1 week for an extra "Big Bang" episode
The network wants to draw the biggest audience possible to the premiere of "The Crazy Ones" starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

"The Simpsons" is poised to debut in cable syndication for the 1st time

Broadcast stations had exclusive rights to "The Simpsons" that prevented 20th Century Fox from shopping the animated hit to cable stations. But things may change in the next year.

Carson Daly fills in for Matt Lauer on "Today"
Watch "The Voice" host co-anchor the first hour.

E! to show more seasons of "Burning Love"

Seasons 2 and 3 of the online spoof dating series will air on the cable network.

Showtime teases "Homeland" Season 3
With "Signals" but no video.

Tara Reid denies she's been cut from "Sharknado 2"

On Sunday, she responded to the TMZ report: "There is no script for sharknado 2 until i read it then i will make a decision but everyone that is saying i got cut that is not true#liars."

"Sherlock" gets a new villain
Lars Mikkelsen, an alum from the original Danish version of "The Killing," will play Charles Augustus Magnussen.

Ricky Gervais: "The Office's" David Brent may get a record deal

Gervais revealed his fictional alter ego is in the middle of a bidding war.

Disney Channel renews "Gravity Falls"

The cartoon will be back for Season 2.

Christian Siriano gets engaged
The "Project Runway" star is set to marry musician Brad Walsh.

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<p>Les Moonves</p>

Les Moonves

Credit: CBS

Press Tour Live-Blog: CBS CEO Les Moonves

The Big Boss makes a rare press tour appearance

It's been several years since we've had a Television Critics Association press tour session with Les Moonves, but with Nina Tassler unexpectedly called out of town CBS Corp's president and CEO is taking the dais on Monday morning.  

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"True Blood"

 "True Blood"

Credit: HBO

'True Blood' recap: 'In the Evening'

Arlene and Eric grieve, but Sarah is coming into her own

This week's episode is a little less giddily bloodthirsty and quite a bit more somber than usual, as befits a death in the "True Blood" family -- last week Terry Bellefleur (the always excellent Todd Lowe) was shot and killed. We knew it was coming, but I had been hoping for some random twist to save Merlotte's fry cook. Wishful thinking. But in losing Terry, our surviving humans are given an opportunity to deal with a loss both more straightforward than what we're used to seeing on this show (no vampires, no werewolves, that sort of thing) and yet more complicated than anyone has yet to realize. R.I.P., Terry. You're just one more casualty on a show that's positively silly with them -- and chalks up another big one this week as well. 

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