Tom Hiddleston teases kink, creepiness and complexity on the set of 'Crimson Peak'
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Tom Hiddleston teases kink, creepiness and complexity on the set of 'Crimson Peak'

'Thor' veteran calls Guillermo del Toro a Giant Mexican Bear of Passion and Warmth

TORONTO, ONTARIO. As you've discovered if you've ever sent out a tweet containing the word "Hiddleston," the "Thor" star and British Shakespeare veteran has a legion of passionate fans.

On Guillermo del Toro's upcoming Victorian haunted house drama "Crimson Peak," Hiddleston was a late arrival, stepping in for one of the few actors capable of engendering comparable levels of online hyperventilation, Benedict Cumberbatch.

For Hiddleston, there was no hesitation when first his agent, then del Toro, then Jessica Chastain all called to woo him to play Sir Thomas Sharpe, a fading British aristocrat who brings his new American bride Edith (Mia Wasikowska) home to his familial estate as part of an attempt to reboot his fortunes, setting in motion initially creepy and eventually terrifying happenings.

"[T]here was no possible way I was going to say no," Hiddleston laughs, sitting in a prop warehouse near the Toronto sound stages housing the massive "Crimson Peak" sets in March 2014. "Working with Guillermo, who I’ve admired for so long, and the script itself was just brilliant. The screenplay was captivating and rich and sophisticated and terrifying. And the role was amazing and different from anything else I’d done. It was a very, very quick yes after that."

It should be no surprise that Cambridge-educated Hiddleston gives one of the best descriptions I've ever heard for his personable, larger-than-life director.

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<p>&quot;DC&#39;s Legends of Tomorrow&quot;</p>

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow"

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CW chief talks 'Constantine' rumors, 'Legends of Tomorrow' and '100' plans

Mark Pedowitz also weighed in on the future of 'Supernatural' and more

Shortly after The CW announced its 2015-16 schedule absurdly early on Thursday (May 14) morning, CW President Mark Pedowitz took 20 minutes of questions from reporters about what is and isn't on the network's roster. 

The CW's fall features three hours of DC Comics-related programming -- if you include "iZombie" -- but several early queries related to things that aren't on the schedule, at least not yet.

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<p>&quot;Crazy Ex-Girlfriend&quot;</p>

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

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The CW's 2015-16 Schedule: 'Legends of Tomorrow' to midseason, 'Originals' joins 'Vampire Diaries,'

'The 100' and newly retitled 'Containment' also wait for midseason

The CW closed out the 2015 Network TV Upfronts on Thursday (May 14) morning by announcing its 2015-2016 schedule.

It's a schedule that mixes a couple nights of stability with some big moves, including the expected decision to hold "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for midseason, along with the thriller "Containment," making "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" the network's only new series for fall.

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<p>&quot;Survivor: Worlds Apart&quot;</p>

"Survivor: Worlds Apart"

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - 'My Word Is My Bond'

Tribal Council is full of twists and turns

Pre-credit sequence. Tyler is gone, so is Carolyn in charge now? "Tribal tonight was a whole lot of fun for me," Mike says, giddy at breaking up The Six. He knows, however, that he either has to find another Idol or keep winning Immunity to stay around. "Everybody wants Mike gone," Dan says, claiming that Mike has proven to be selfish and self-centered, promising that he won't work with Mike, who has to be the hero. "Mike, he has to be the hero. It's the fact that he's so arrogant and he's so condescending," Dan insists, reminding us of his advantage and the alliance he thinks he's in with. "I don't trust Dan," Carolyn says, calling Dan the biggest threat other than Mike. Carolyn wants options and tells Mike that they have to target Dan next, if they can find the numbers. She also tells Mike about the nature of Dan's advantage, which confuses him for a while. "I am smack in the middle," Carolyn declares, still planning on booting Mike if he doesn't win Immunity. Well, this sets things up interestingly, I guess?

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<p>Your &quot;American Idol&quot; Season 14 Finalists</p>

Your "American Idol" Season 14 Finalists

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 14 Finale - Nick versus Clark - Who wins?

Two men enter. 126 minutes later, one man is crowned as our penultimate Idol

Nick or Clark?

Clark or Nick?

Who will be crowned our 14th and penultimate "American Idol" winner?

And why must it take 126 minutes to find out? When "American Idol" was a colossus straddling the TV landscape, this sort of bloated spectacle wasn't just justified, it was practically necessary for FOX. Milk every blessed second out of "American Idol"! 

But Tuesday night's performance finale lost to "Undateable" in the 18-49 demo. That's a bit sad.

But maybe ratings will still perk up for the actual finale.

Follow along with me as we go on this lengthy journey to either Clark Beckham or Nick Fradiani's confetti-filled coronation...

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<p>January Jones of &quot;Mad Men&quot;</p>

January Jones of "Mad Men"

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 282 - 'Wayward Pines,' 'Bessie' and more

Dan and Alan also discuss the penultimate episode of 'Mad Men'


Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls!

Skype was particularly nasty for this installment of Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, which took two days and countless segments to record. But at least week finished!

Our hope is to give you two podcasts this week, so this one is just FOX's "Wayward Pines," HBO's "Bessie" and Sunday's eventful penultimate episode of "Mad Men."

We'll try to jam five networks worth of Upfronts conversations into a Friday podcast or something. 

We'll see! 

But here's today's breakdown:
"Wayward Pines" (00:02:05 - 00:15:25)
"Bessie" (00:15:30 - 00:22:40)
"Mad Men" - "The Milk and Honey Route" (00:22:40 - 00:56:30)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 


And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

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<p>Melissa Benoist and Mehcad Brooks of &quot;Supergirl&quot;</p>

Melissa Benoist and Mehcad Brooks of "Supergirl"

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CBS First Images: 'Supergirl' with glasses, 'Rush Hour' hijinks, 'Limitless' blur

Also check out the ensemble of 'Life in Piece' and Dr. Oscar Winner Marcia Gay Harden

CBS is clearly saving the first images of Kara Zor-El in motion for the "Supergirl" trailer premiering during the network's upfront presentation on Wednesday (May 13) afternoon, but we finally have our first normal images from the buzz-y pilot.

It turns out that glasses are as effective at disguising Kara as they are at obfuscating Clark Kent's identity. 

And it turns out that Kara's boss, Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant appears to be a very busy woman.

CBS announced its full schedule on Wednesday morning and also dropped a handful of pictures from its new shows.

You have Justin Hires and Jon Foo getting their respective Chris Tucker and Jackie Chans on in pictures from the midseason police dramedy "Rush Hour."

You've got Dianne Wiest and James Brolin leading a superior ensemble in "Life in Pieces."

There's Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden in a frenzied ER in "Code Black."

And Jake McDorman is using his enhanced brain capacity to avoid another "Manhattan Love Story" in "Limitless."

Check out the full gallery of CBS images:

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<p>The &quot;NCIS: New Orleans&quot; finale</p>

The "NCIS: New Orleans" finale

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TV Ratings: 'American Idol' Tuesday finale loses to 'S.H.I.E.L.D' and 'Undateable'

'NCIS' and 'NCIS: New Orleans' lead CBS overall domination

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

The finales for "NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans" were easily Tuesday's most watched shows overall, but "The Voice" led among young viewers and helped NBC eke out a key demo tie for the night.

Mostly Tuesday's ratings were on the steady side, though the two-hour finale of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was down, as was the first night of FOX's "American Idol" finale.

The "Idol" Tuesday finale actually finished fourth in its time period, even behind the NBC's "Undateable" in the key demo.

Let's get to the numbers...

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CBS's 2015-16 Schedule: 'Supergirl' to Monday, 'Limitless' Tuesday, 'Person of Interest' to midseason

'Life in Pieces' gets the post-'Big Bang Theory' boost

CBS announced its 2015-16 schedule on Wednesday (May 13) morning, a schedule accompanied by much talk about the network's stability and CBS' latest overall ratings triumph.

For all of the network's success, CBS' schedule answered a slew of important questions, including:

Where would "Supergirl" go?

What will get the benefit of the "Big Bang Theory" lead-in?

What's actually happening with the end of "CSI"?

And which established successes will be on the bench for midseason?

Your answers in brief? Monday, "Life in Pieces," two-hour finale and lots of stuff.

Let's get more details.

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<p>&quot;American Idol&quot; Top 3</p>

"American Idol" Top 3

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 14 - Tuesday Finale - Top 2 Revealed

Jax, Clark and Nick enter, but who will remain for Wednesday's finale

It's a night of penultimates on "American Idol."

Tuesday (May 12) is the season's penultimate episode as we wait to see which two contestants will be competing on Wednesday night to become the penultimate winner in "American Idol" history.

Yup, FOX announced on Monday that "American Idol" will end after next season.

Let's see how Ryan Seacrest and company acknowledge the end of the road and who goes home in this showdown between Jax, Clark Beckham and Nick Fradiani...

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