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<p>Ed Harris</p>

Ed Harris

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Ed Harris heads back to mission control for Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity'

The 'Apollo 13' actor will have a familiar (voice) role in the upcoming film

Like many of you, I'm eagerly anticipating Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming space drama "Gravity." Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, it promises to be an eye-popping piece of 3D grandeur from an auteur who has already given us some of the most indelible cinematic imagery of his generation.

Everyone's waiting for the first trailer for the film, which should hit sometime soon. But while we wait, let me pass this bit of info along. A source who's seen "Gravity" (and is over the moon about it) tells me that Ed Harris is featured in the role of a mission control voice. It might seem like just a cool bit of casting with a recognizable voice, but it's also a nice ode to one of the actor's Oscar-nominated performances.

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Cat Deeley of "So You Think You Can Dance"

 Cat Deeley of "So You Think You Can Dance"

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'So You Think You Can Dance' host Cat Deeley talks new season, punk rock

The hostess admits to finding the separate results show 'laborious'

As the hostess of "So You Think You Can Dance," Cat Deeley never expected the show (which she joined in season two) to last a whopping ten seasons. But now it's back, returning with a two-night premiere on Tues. May 14 (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.) and Wed. May 15 (9:00 - 10:00 p.m.). Deeley spoke to reporters about what's ahead in a conference call. Here's what she had to say about the show's previously "laborious" format, why she's not looking for the next Kathryn or tWitch, and why she might be experimenting with a punk rock look next time we see her. 

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<p>Chris O'Dowd and Michael McKean in &quot;Family Tree.&quot;</p>

Chris O'Dowd and Michael McKean in "Family Tree."

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Review: Christopher Guest turns slightly sincere with HBO's 'Family Tree'

Chris O'Dowd plays the rare Guest straight man hero in a comedy about genealogy
Christopher Guest has spent much of his brilliant career exploring the fine line between stupid and clever, as one his bandmates in “This Is Spinal Tap” put it. The characters in the Guest school of improvised mockumentary comedy are inevitably delusional about something, whether their talent, their level of celebrity, or their romantic life. Yet even though his movies — notably “Spinal Tap” (directed by Rob Reiner but co-written by Reiner, Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer) and his late ‘90s/early ‘00s trio of “Waiting for Guffman,” “Best in Show” and “A Mighty Wind” — feature ridiculous, oblivious people, there’s almost always something real at the heart of their delusions. The band in “Spinal Tap” is a middle-aged joke, but they have enough musical skill that Guest, McKean and Shearer have been able to mount multiple tours as their British alter egos. The community theater musical in “Waiting for Guffman” is terrible, and yet in certain numbers you can see the germ of an idea that could be great if it were given to someone with greater skill than these enthusiastic klutzes.
 
“Family Tree,” the new HBO comedy Guest co-created with frequent collaborator Jim Piddock (it debuts Sunday night at 10:30), is something different. It features the usual assortment of Guest-ian foolish dreamers — many of them played by Guest repertory players like McKean, Piddock, Fred Willard and Ed Begley Jr. — and a familiar degree of absurdity. But at its center is a character the likes of which Guest hasn’t had much use for since his very first film, 1989’s “The Big Picture”: a sane, sensible hero.
 
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NBC orders 'About a Boy,' 'Crisis,' J.J. Abrams' 'Believe,' Sean Hayes sitcom


NBC orders "About a Boy," "Crisis," J.J. Abrams' "Believe," Sean Hayes sitcom

"About a Boy" is a remake of the 2002 Hugh Grant film, "Crisis" stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, "Believe" stars Kyle MacLachlan and Sean Hayes will star in multi-camera sitcom "Sean Saves the World." PLUS: NBC picks up "The Family Guide" with Parker Posey and J.K. Simmons.

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<p>Pam and Jim.</p>

Pam and Jim.

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What 'The Office' could've been: An interracial love story, Bob Odenkirk as Michael


What "The Office" could've been: An interracial love story, Bob Odenkirk as Michael

Producers reveal 10 things you didn't know about "The Office," including having Jim and Pam be an interracial love story, that the show was originally designed with FX and HBO in mind. Also, "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet could've been Kevin.


"Elementary" sending Sherlock back to England

The Season 2 premiere will be set in London.


Stephen Colbert addresses his sister's defeat

 "Tonight, I am angry."


"Homeland" promotes F. Murray Abraham and Sarita Choudhury

Abraham's Dar Adal character will become a regular in Season 3, as will Saul's estranged wife.


Randy Jackson will no longer be Mariah Carey's manager
Turns out Jackson was co-managing his fellow "Idol" judge's career.


Catherine Tate to star in UK's "Everybody Loves Raymond" remake

The British Raymond will be played by comedian Lee Mack.


"The Voice" beats "Idol," but falls to a season low
Both singing shows went head-to-head last night.

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<p>Bernardo Bertolucci</p>

Bernardo Bertolucci

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Bernardo Bertolucci to head Venice jury, as festival clarifies award rules

Revision prompted by last year's controversy over 'The Master' wins

Cannes may be just around the corner, but the Venice Film Festival is sooner than you think it is -- the two European majors effectively bookend the summer movie season, meaning the first glimpse of fall prestige fare on the Lido is just over three months away. Last week, the festival named William Friedkin the winner of this year's lifetime achievement Golden Lion, and today they further interrupted the pre-Cannes conversation with the announcement of this year's Competition jury president: Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci.

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<p>F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin should have a lot of time to square off in &quot;Homeland&quot;&nbsp;season 3 now that Abraham has been made a regular castmember.</p>

F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin should have a lot of time to square off in "Homeland" season 3 now that Abraham has been made a regular castmember.

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Exclusive: 'Homeland' adds F. Murray Abraham and Sarita Choudhury as regulars

Two familiar faces should give Mandy Patinkin's Saul even more to do in season 3

We don't know much yet about "Homeland" season 3, which will debut on September 29, but we know that season 2 ended with Mandy Patinkin's Saul as acting director of the CIA after most of the high level officers were blown up by Abu Nazir's people.

And now I can exclusively report that the season will have two new regulars, both with ties to Saul: F. Murray Abraham as retired black ops specialist Dar Adal, and Sarita Choudhury as Saul's estranged wife Mira. Both have been promoted from guest star status.

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<p>Neil Patrick Harris</p>

Neil Patrick Harris

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It's official: Neil Patrick Harris to host the Tonys for the 4th time


It's official: Neil Patrick Harris to host the Tonys for the 4th time
Says NPH in a statement: "It'll be more impressive than ever - if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year," Harris said in a statement. "Oh, wait. No, that can't... hold on... carry the one... I'm awful at math. But rest assured, the show will rock!"


"Vampire Diaries" stars Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder break up

The CW co-stars dated in real life for three years.


Alex Trebek expects to retire from "Jeopardy!" after 2016
"I suspect this might be my last contract," he says of his contract expiring in 2016.


"The Voice" starts off by acknowledging voting inconsistencies
Carson Daly brought the CEO of "The Voice's" vote-tallying company on air.


Take a look at Fox's 9 new shows
From "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to "Sleepy Hollow."


Discovery denies that zombie targets on its "Guns" shows resemble Obama
"Sons of Guns" and "American Guns" both featured the "zombie" target mannequins that bare a striking resemblance to the president.


BBC orders "Dickensian" series featuring Charles Dickens characters

Dickens' classic characters will meet in "the most surprising of ways."


Craig Ferguson pays Jay Leno a 2nd visit in less than 2 months

Last night's visit gave Leno a chance to take a shot at Les Moonves.


Amy Poehler sells TV show to Sweden after partnering with her brother
Amy and Greg Poehler have created "Welcome To Sweden," starring Lena Olin, Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy.


Original Charlie Brown voice actor to go to rehab instead of jail

Peter Robbins, 56, last month pleaded guilty to stalking his ex-girlfriend and her plastic surgeon.


"Doctor Who" announces a prequel to the season finale

The three-minute prequel will delve into the relationship between the doctor and Clara. PLUS: Meet the "Thyme Lord."


Watch Sean Bean in "Legends"

He'll be playing an undercover operative in the TNT spy series.

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<p>&quot;The Office&quot;&nbsp;co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.</p>

"The Office" co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

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HitFix First Look: 'The Office' stars Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey answer fan questions

Which character are they most like? And which character would win a battle royale to the death?

With only two episodes of "The Office" left to go — another hour-long one tonight at 9 (featuring some terrific Jim and Dwight stuff), and then what is for now a 75-minute episode (and could get longer) next Thursday — I'm feeling awfully nostalgic about our time spent at Dunder-Mifflin, and so are a lot of the actors.

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a behind-the-scenes clip of Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey providing a tour of the set. Today, it's time for another exclusive with Fischer and Kinsey, this time answering fan questions about which "Office" character they most resemble, what it was like filming romantic scenes and, most importantly, which "Office" character would survive a winner-take-all tournament to the death. (Both women very quickly arrive at the same conclusion.)

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<p>Leonardo DiCaprio is &quot;The Great Gatsby&quot;</p>

Leonardo DiCaprio is "The Great Gatsby"

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3 on 3: 'The Great Gatsby' finally hits theaters, now what?

A trio answers questions on Baz Luhrmann's latest

After a five-month delay, Baz Luhrmann's long awaited adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" is finally coming to theaters. So far, reviews have been mixed. "Gatsby" has a 56 on Metacritic and just a 46% on Rotten Tomatoes. And "Gatsby" still has a global stampede of critics ready to pounce after it opens the Cannes Film Festival next week. With that in mind, we're using the film's opening to kick-off a new feature here on HitFix, 3 on 3. What's 3 on 3? Simply, three questions answered by three HitFix insiders on a compelling topic from the world's of movies, music and television.

Let's get to it...

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<p>Max and Katie of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Max and Katie of "The Amazing Race"

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Interview: Max & Katie talk 'The Amazing Race'

Newlyweds discuss making friends and losing the million on chance
One of the most common comments from contestants on reality shows is some variation on, "I didn't come here to make friends." Rarely has that sounded as true as when newlyweds Katie and Max Bichler warned viewers at the start of the "Amazing Race" season that people usually don't like them (or at least don't like Katie). 
 
In the early-going, it looked as if Katie's prickly personality might cause tensions with other teams, but she quickly showed the ability to play nice and conflict never emerged, unless you count Katie mocking her husband after a speeding ticket in Africa or during his struggles with the season's final Roadblock in Washington.
 
In their exit interview, Katie & Max discuss that chance-driven climactic Roadblock, as well as their in-season bickering and whether or not they built any lasting friendships on the road. They also talk about whether there's any solace to be taken in winning money, a trip and two cars, but still finishing in second.
 
Click through for the full conversation. Last interview posts tomorrow!
 
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<p>Sprint = Love</p>

Sprint = Love

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Recap: 'Survivor: Caramoan' - 'Don't Say Anything About My Mom'

A Family Reward leads to a big choice
Pre-credit sequence. Adorable Andrea is gone. What will I do with myself? What will the tribe do with itself? What will Eddie do with himself? "All the chicks that I go after and try to hook up with go home," Eddie laments, graciously. He expects that he's going to be a sitting duck at the next Tribal Council and he tells Cochran as much. Cochran asks who might be targeted next if Eddie wins Immunity and Eddie tells him that he -- Cochran, I mean -- might be that target. Cochran is taken aback and begins to wonder if he has "an expiration date that's rapidly approaching." Brenda agrees that Cochran is the target and tells Dawn as much. Naturally, this leaves Dawn feeling wishy-washy. "The good thing here is that I have options and hopefully I'm going to take responsibility for it in the end," Dawn says. 
 
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