It’s official: Iowa farmer Chris Soules is the new 'Bachelor'

It’s official: Iowa farmer Chris Soules is the new “Bachelor”
The 32-year-old “Bachelorette” alum says: "I believe in the process. I believe in what I went through on the previous show and that's why I'm doing it. I wouldn't do it if I didn't feel like that was a potential.”

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Chelsea Handler's star-studded E! finale: Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Buzz Aldrin help her say farewell

Chelsea Handler's star-studded E! finale: Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Buzz Aldrin help her say farewell
“Chelsea Lately” ended its E! stint with a “We Are the World”-style song, featuring all the following celebrities: Miley Cyrus, Naya Rivera, Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Tim Gunn, Avril Lavigne, Gerard Butler, Alanis Morissette, Vanessa Hudgens, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney, Selena Gomez, Kate Beckinsale, Natasha Lyonne, Kelly Osbourne, LeAnn Rimes, Dave Grohl, Leah Remini, Kathy Griffin, Chloe Moretz, Dane Cook, Marlee Matlin, Kevin Nealon, Sammy Hagar, Johnny Knoxville, Tim Allen, Melissa McCarthy, Josh Groban and even Buzz Aldrin. PLUS: Mary McCormack, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock staged an intervention, Ellen DeGeneres had a “shower fight” with Chelsea, Gwen Stefani “mispronounced” “Chelsea Hammer’s” name, and watch Handler’s final goodbye.


“Survivor’s” new season boasts former MLB pitcher John Rocker, “Amazing Race” All-Stars and a “Spider-Man” on Broadway actor
Controversial former Major League Baseball relief pitcher John Rocker will be competing with his girlfriend on "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water," while “Amazing Race: All-Star” twin sisters Nadiya and Natalie Anderson will be competing on a CBS reality show for the third time.


Jon Stewart takes the "Ferguson Challenge"
"Can I do the ice bucket one now?"


Keith Olbermann’s ESPN2 show is moving to 5 PM ET
The move will allow him to host “key editions” of “SportsCenter.”


Julia Louis-Dreyfus revisits Elaine's “Seinfeld” kiss with Tim Whatley
"I find this somewhat mind blowing,” she says, posting a comparison of that kiss to her kiss with Bryan Cranston at the Emmys.

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How to fix the Emmys: Create an Emmy Hall of Fame

How to fix the Emmys: Create an Emmy Hall of Fame
How about one win and an actor, actress or TV show is elevated to the Hall of Fame and out of the running for future awards? PLUS: Why not divide shows into “new” and “continuing”?, and 2015 could be a shake-up year without “Breaking Bad” and with Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm departing.


TV’s inferiority complex: Quit obsessing over movie stars!
The Emmy obsession Monday night with names like Matthew McConaughey and Julia Roberts just goes to show that — despite this being the Golden Age of Television — TV hasn’t shed its second-class-citizen status. PLUS: TV is anxious these days as it deals with a lot of new issues, the Emmys "seemed bent on taking the piss out of TV” all night.


8 reasons why Emmy voters rejected “True Detective”
Was the HBO series and Matthew McConaughey too much of a sure bet?


Could “Full House” survive in today’s cynical TV landscape?
“Full House” was already a throwback sitcom when it premiered in 1987. So it would be even more out of place if it were to be revived.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus corrects Vice President Biden, who apparently doesn’t watch “Veep”
The vice president tweeted congrats to Louis-Dreyfus, "A fellow Veep with a great sense of humor, and a good friend.”


Why “Chelsea Lately” will be missed
Chelsea Handler officially signs off tonight with a live one-hour E! broadcast.


Homer Simpson tries the Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch “The Simpsons” star get splashed thanks to Bart. PLUS: Kate Middleton gets “Simpson”-ized, and here is the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Ice Bucket Challenge.


Watch Phil Hartman’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
The “SNL” and "NewsRadio" star was celebrated today by fellow cast members Jon Lovitz and Kevin Nealon.


Why can’t Jon Hamm win an Emmy?
Is the “Mad Men” star too handsome? Or is it Bryan Cranston’s fault?


Who should host next year’s Emmys on Fox? Andy Samberg?
Jane Lynch and Ryan Seacrest were Fox’s two previous Emmy hosts. What about Fox’s Samberg or FX’s Louis CK? Or how about Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus?


Ex-NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall: I’m now a TV writer for an HBO show
Mendenhall, who retired at age 26 from the NFL in March, says: "I'm on the writing team of a new show that will air on HBO next summer.”


It was Billy Eichner’s “ballsy” idea to pitch an Emmys edition of “Billy on the Street”
"The idea actually started with me,” says Eichner. "It was kind of a ballsy email I sent. When I heard he was doing the Emmys, I actually emailed his showrunner Mike Shoemaker, who was working on the Emmys with Seth. And I almost didn’t send the email because it was a bit forward—it was a bit presumptuous of me to think this might be a good idea.” PLUS: The satirical genius of Eichner’s Emmy shtick.


“Bachelor”/“Bachelor in Paradise” teacher is back to work after her 3rd leave of absence was rejected
The school board didn’t know Elise Mosca was doing reality TV when the 3rd-grade teacher requested two unpaid leaves of absence.


Fred Armisen and Natasha Lyonne are reportedly a couple
The “Portlandia” star was spotted with the “Orange is the New Black” star at a post-Emmy celebration.


Markie Post joins “Chicago P.D.”
The “Night Court” alum will play Erin Lindsay’s mom in a multi-episode arc.


Jodie Foster might direct the "Hannibal” TV series
Last night, "The Silence of the Lambs" star bumped into TV’s “Hannibal” crew.


NFL on Fox creates a Telenovela promo starring Joe Buck and Troy Aikman
Watch Buck attempt to speak Spanish.


“Parenthood” promo apparently confirms a pregnancy
Amber appears to be pregnant in the final season.


Ex-NBA star Rick Fox will play himself on “The McCarthys”
The former L.A. Laker has previously apperaed on “Single Ladies,” “One Tree Hill” and other shows.


Matt Lauer is upset with Howard Stern’s Ice Bucket Challenge
“It’s aggravating to me,” says the "Today" host, who challenged his shock jock friend in July, only to see him actually attempt it when challenged by Jennifer Aniston.


“Once Upon a Time” bringing back Kristin Bauer van Straten
The “True Blood” alum will reprise her role as Maleficent in the 2nd half of the season.


“The Walking Dead” boss' addresses Daryl's sexuality speculation, says a gay male character will be introduced
Showrunner Scott M. Gimple says Daryl’s sexuality isn’t addressed this season, but a gay male character will indeed be joining the cast.


Netflix has already renewed "BoJack Horseman”
The Will Arnett animated comedy debuted last Friday.


“Sons of Guns” star arrested again on child rape charges
Will Hayden is accused of molesting his daughter.


Meet the “True Blood” series finale mystery man
Actor/stunt performer was chosen because he was “the man with the best arms from our stunt crew.”


“Finding Carter’s” Kathryn Prescott joins “The Dovekeepers”
She’ll play a teenaged tomboy in the CBS miniseries set in ancient Israel.


See more “Sons of Anarchy” final season pics
Jax is an inmate with tape on his hands.


Please kill the MTV VMAs
What’s the point of MTV handing out awards for videos when it’s not associated with music acts?


Jess’ lands a “New Girl” beau with a tiny penis
Alan Ritchson will guest as a good-looking guy Jess meets at a bar.


“Mr. Belding” won’t watch Lifetime’s “Saved by the Bell” movie
It’s all BS, says Dennis Haskins.


Showtime shows off a new teaser for “The Affair”
Apparently the affair will involve the authorities.


Lucy Punch to star in an FX comedy project
The former “Ben and Kate” star will play a Brit who marries a death row inmate to stay in America.


Google will let you visit famous TV sets using Google Maps
The website has put together Google Street Views for “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones” and other Emmy-nominated shows.


Johnny Galecki is single again
“The Big Bang Theory” star split from his “Pan-Am” girlfriend Kelli Garner.

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Chris Soules is expected to be named the next 'Bachelor'

Chris Soules is expected to be named the next “Bachelor”
The Iowa farmer looks like the one after Arie Luyendyk Jr. announced on Twitter that “I’m not the Bachelor,” adding: "Have fun on the farm people.”


Stephen Colbert: “I think I just might change my name to Colborg”
Reacting to Gwen Stefani’s flub of his name, Colbert said: "I am the Colborg. Resistance is futile.”


Miley Cyrus’ homeless date is wanted on an Oregon arrest warrant
Jesse Helt reportedly violated his probation over several minor crimes.


L.A. Times mixes up “Parks and Rec’s” Retta with “OITNB’s” Danielle Brooks
Retta tweeted the mistake to her many followers.


CBS’ all-female sports talk show will be called “We Need to Talk”
Premiering Sept. 30, “We Need to Talk” will feature CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson, Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Allie LaForce and Dana Jacobson.


Check out Lucy Lawless on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Here’s your first look at Lawless as veteran agent Hartley.


CW reveals “The Flash” poster
Also, see the poster for “Jane the Virgin.”


Anna Camp to guest on “The League”
The “True Blood” alum will date Mark Duplass in one episode.


Watch a new “Game of Thrones” visual effects reel
This one showcases many of the locations and landscapes created on computer.

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'Full House' may be revived

“Full House” may be revived
According to TV Guide, Warner Bros. TV is mulling a new take on “Full House” that would include some of the original cast. John Stamos is leading the revival plans, but just about everybody is on board, including “Full House’s” creator, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin.


15.6 million watched this year’s Emmys
That’s down from last year’s 17.8 million, which, unlike this year, aired on a Sunday and followed an NFL game. But it was the 2nd highest-rated Emmys in eight years.


Even “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan expected “True Detective” to win
“I didn’t think we would win — I thought it would be 'True Detective,'” the “Breaking Bad” creator said at an Emmy after-party. “I felt like there was an awful lot of groundswell for 'True Detective,' which was an excellent show and a worthy show, and I thought, ‘We’ve been off the air now for a year and a half.’” (Actually, “Breaking Bad” has been off the air for 11 months.)


CBS sued over “NCIS” farting hippo puppet
CBS is accused of violating copyright by selling a Bert the Farting Hippo puppet on its online store.


Check out “Breaking Bad’s” Dean Norris as Benjamin Franklin
The "Under the Dome" star couldn’t make it to last night’s Emmys because he’s in Romania filming  the “Sons of Liberty” History channel Revolutionary War miniseries.


“Sherlock” Season 4 will be “devastating”
So says Steven Moffat: "We have a plan to top it — and actually I do think our plan is devastating. We practically reduced our cast to tears by telling them the plan."


MTV’s VMAs down from last year
About 8.3 million watched the first airing, compared to 10.1 million last year. PLUS: Miley Cyrus says homeless youth stunt was in response to the twerking backlash.


TV Land will air a 12-hour “SNL” marathon on Labor Day
The marathon will include several “Best Of” specials, from Jimmy Fallon to Amy Poehler, plus Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Justin Timberlake.


Donald Glover will play Spider-Man in Disney XD cartoon
"Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” will have the former “Community” star play a half-Latino, half-black version of Peter Parker in a parallel universe.


After stepping down as Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer binge-watched 100 episodes of “The Good Wife” in 2 weeks
That’s according to a Wall Street Journal profile of the new L.A. Clippers owner.


Ricky Gervais crashes other Netflix shows
Check out Netflix’s “Superfan” ad, plus outtakes.


Meredith Vieira promotes her NBC 30 Rock-based talk show on ABC’s “GMA”
Turns out that though "The Meredith Vieira Show” will air on many NBC stations, it will also be shown on some ABC affiliates.


Matt Groening releases a trailer for his “The Simpsons Family History” book
The hardcover book, containing 400 illustrations, is due out next month.


Watch ABC’s “Forever” pilot online
The drama series about an immortal NYC medical examiner starring Ioan Gruffudd and Alana De La Garza has been posted to Hulu in advance of its premiere.


Lifetime’s "The Brittany Murphy Story” suggests the late actress may have been murdered
The trailer emphasizes that there are “the suspects” and she was “afraid for her life."


Here’s “The Originals” Season 2 trailer
Klaus finds a potential new ally.


CNBC renews “Restaurant Startup”
The reality show will return in January with 10 new episodes.


“Revenge’s” Emily VanCamp takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
She challenged her co-stars Barry Sloane and Gabriel Mann to do the same.


Apple TV adds Showtime Anytime
You can now stream Showtime shows like “Homeland” if you have an Apple TV.


“Modern Family’s” Sarah Hyland is single
She and boyfriend of five years, Matt Prokop, have broken up.

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Kim Kardashian is coming to '2 Broke Girls'

Kim Kardashian is coming to “2 Broke Girls”
Max and Caroline bump into Kim K while she’s filming “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” in Williamsburg.

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'Breaking Bad’s' Emmy victory: 'A scrappy, hard-earned, communal triumph over an imperious, well-funded newcomer'

“Breaking Bad’s” Emmy victory: “A scrappy, hard-earned, communal triumph over an imperious, well-funded newcomer"
As Spencer Kornhaber points out, "'True Detective' had arrived fully formed and built to win awards, bringing Oscar-level talent, a presumption of significance, and a hunger that no show ever had. Its impact was blockbuster-like. Even the memory of its underwhelming finale has faded, replaced by deafening casting speculation not unlike that which usually surrounds, say, an upcoming Marvel-movie installment. 'Breaking Bad,' on the other hand, was a distinctly TV-ish story of success in increments.” PLUS: Why Bryan Cranston deserved to beat Matthew McConaughey, why “True Detective” lost, and why HBO made the right decision to put “True Detective” in the Best Drama category.


The Emmys are stuck in 2011
"If you believe everything written lately about television by its critics and outspoken fans,” says Hank Stuever, "the shows have never been better — especially the newer ones. But if you watched Monday night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, you saw that the medium is stuck in a loop where it’s always the late-middle of 2011. TV viewers are moving forward at a voracious pace — this year’s Emmys, not so much.” PLUS: Nearly every winner had previously won, Ranking the Emmy acceptance speeches, Which Emmy loser was best at faking happiness for the winner?, Why rush the winners at the end?, “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga became declared an “Emmys Crush,” Emmy voters stopped Netflix—something networks couldn’t do, how Jon Hamm’s beard was groomed, Aaron Paul’s wife’s website crashed after he mentioned it in his acceptance speech, Emmys censored Robin Williams' punchline, and Seth Meyers DM'd "Weird Al" Yankovic on Twitter a few weeks ago -- they cut the "True Detective" song.


Seth Meyers’ opening monologue was great yet terrible
"The thing that Seth Meyers did that was very tricky in his monologue is that he wasn’t mean,” says Kevin Fallon. "He did not turn the Emmys opening into a roast, which is something that we’ve become a bit accustomed over the years. That might explain why his schtick—sort of a bemused truth-telling about the industry that bordered on way too insider-y—didn’t seem to go over as riotously as your typical Ricky Gervais-Seth MacFarlane-Jimmy Kimmel brand roasting. But it was smart. Welcome to the Smart Emmys, Meyers seemed to be saying, which is about as polarizing a greeting you could give at one of these things.” PLUS: Meyers brought a breezy charm to his hosting duties, Meyers left the “very funny” meanness to Jimmy Kimmel because nastiness becomes tiresome during a long awards show, and Amy Poehler took half a second to upstage Meyers.


Sofia Vergara slams critics who cried sexism over her rotating pedestal Emmys bit
“I think its absolutely the opposite,” Vergara told the press backstage. “It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it's ridiculous that somebody started this — I know who she was — who has no sense of humor (and should) lighten up a little bit.”


Seth Meyers took the Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after finishing the Emmys
Watch Meyers get drenched off stage. PLUS: “Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery screamed at her Ice Bucket Challenge.


“The Simpsons” mural unveiled in Springfield, Oregon
The Oregon town on Monday asserted itself as the only and only Springfield from “The Simpsons.” PLUS: See more photos, including of “Lisa Simpson” Yeardley Smith.


Check out Geena Davis on “Grey’s Anatomy”
Here are her first pics from the set.


“SNL” alum Phil Hartman gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame star today
Sixteen years after his tragic death, Hartman’s star will be presented today by his brother and his former “SNL” castmate Kevin Nealon. David Spade is also expected to be on hand.

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'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win more Emmys, while newbies were mostly shunned

“Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” win more Emmys, while newbies were mostly shunned
At this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, buzzworthy shows like “True Detective” and “Orange is the New Black” were shut out in favor of winners from last year. In fact, Netflix was shut out on Monday night. Meanwhile, “Sherlock” scored the most wins with seven, followed by “Breaking Bad's" six and “True Detective” and “SNL” with five each. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Sarah Silverman brought a marijuana vapor pen — but she insists she wasn’t high on stage, Jimmy Kimmel outshined Seth Meyers with his Matthew McConaughey roast, the “Orange is the New Black” cast took a party bus to the Emmys, Ryan Seacrest got revenge on Jimmy Fallon for calling him out, Gwen Stefani mispronounces “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert half-apologized for having 1 woman on his writing staff, Sofia Vergara was part of the “incredibly sexist” portion of the Emmys, Colbert got “Kanye’d” by Jimmy Fallon, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson channeled "A Night at the Roxbury,” Weird Al put lyrics to theme songs and had and Andy Samberg played King Joffrey, and  explaining Lena Dunham’s dress — she wasn’t wearing a wig.


Watch Billy Crystal’s poignant Emmy tribute to Robin Williams
“Robin Williams, what a concept,” he said. PLUS: Sarah Michelle Gellar to Crystal: "I'm not ready to watch yet, but I heard the tribute was beautiful."


Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Bryan Cranston and I got our spouses to OK us kissing
"I asked my husband if he was OK with that and he said, ‘Sure,’ and Bryan checked with his wife and said, ‘Sure,’ and we said we would go for it,” she says of their surprise kiss. Adds Cranston: “It’s not a question of why, but more a question of why not?” PLUS: Louis-Dreyfus apparently dissed NBC in her Emmy speech.

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Ryan Seacrest too busy for the Emmy red carpet

Ryan Seacrest too busy for the Emmy red carpet
The Monday Emmys meant a Seacrest-less E! red carpet this year. Seacrest was too busy to work the Emmy red carpet this year. Instead of Seacrest, E! debuted the Clutch Cam. UPDATE: E! says Seacrest is on vacation. UPDATE 2: Seacrest says "Idol" auditions in New Orleans kept him from working the red carpet. PLUS: Jimmy Kimmel took the subway to the Emmys, and Hayden Panettiere revealed on the red carpet she’s having a girl.

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Fox orders Malcolm Gladwell’s 'The Cure' pilot

Fox orders Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Cure” pilot
The noted New Yorker journalist and bestselling author will write and produce “a provocative character-driven medical thriller about a young, impulsive African American neurologist who decides to take the law into her own hands in the cause of tackling a deadly disease.”


“Doctor Who” returns to its best-ever BBC America debut
Still, the 2.2 million who watched the first airing Saturday night pales in comparison to the UK’s 6.8 million. PLUS: Peter Capaldi is bringing a “marvelously strange energy” to the Doctor.


Miley Cyrus’ homeless VMAs date is flying home to his parents in Oregon today
"My son, my youngest baby,” said the mother of Jesse Felt, 22, who called his parents early this morning.


Aaron Paul’s “Breaking Bad” scavenger hunt was a success
Fans got to hang with RJ Mitte and Badger, and at least one lucky fan got to pretend to be killed by one of the Cousins. PLUS: Aaron Paul wore his yellow cooking suit to the scavenger hunt.


Syfy’s “Lost Girl” will end after the upcoming 5th season
Syfy hasn’t announced when the Canadian import’s final 16 episodes will air.


“The Bachelor” creator: If you miss tonight’s “Bachelor in Paradise,” "you will regret it for the rest of your life”
Host Chris Harrison is also advocating that viewers avoid the Emmys. PLUS: Renee Oteri is pregnant


Despite the finale, “True Blood” actually had a very good final season
“If there’s any recent blueprint to follow in closing out a show that should’ve been put to rest a while ago,” says Dee Locket, "it’s 'True Blood.' We can only hope that Ryan Murphy (‘Glee'), Terence Winter ('Boardwalk Empire'), and Shonda Rhimes ('Grey’s Anatomy') took notes.” PLUS: Author Charlaine Harris on the viewer backlash, showrunner is “defiantly proud of what we did,” finale burning questions answered, Kristin Bauer van Straten on Pam’s ending, Alexander Skarsgard says finale was “unbelievable emotional,” no nudity warning foretold a terrible ending, and every question the series finale failed to answer.


Beyonce saved the VMAs
"The VMAs really needed Bey last night,” says Rob Sheffield, "because MTV's annual 'Hey, there's this thing called music and it's not so bad really, P.S. please watch Teen Wolf' bash was short on sparks until she showed up. Here's a brief list of things that were badly missed at this year's VMAs: 1. Players playing. 2. Haters hating. 3. Breakers breaking. And can't forget: 4. Fakers faking. It was one of those nights the stars play it safe, trotting out there to promote their product and act sincere and make sure nobody's feelings get hurt.” PLUS: Why did this year’s VMAs feel so unhip?, the audience cam was more entertaining, and what was up with those “Unpaid Tobacco Spokesperson” ads?


What if “My So-Called Life” returned for a 2nd season?
The actress who plays Angela Chase’s mom reveals the plan for Season 2.


“Veep” beats “House of Cards” in getting Capitol Hill right
The HBO series is “refreshingly familiar” to Congressional staffers, while the characters on “House of Cards” are "merely steely-eyed archetypes stripped of distinguishing personalities.”


“Sons of Anarchy” is trying to find a way to bring Lea Michele back
"Her acting was completely naturalistic,” says director/exec producer Paris Barclay.


The NHL once threatened “The Simpsons” over Krusty puking into the Stanley Cup
A Fox lawyer told producers to ignore the letter over the Season 9 episode, "The Last Temptation of Krust."


See the new “Walking Dead” teaser
This one focuses on family.


“The Price is Right” announces a male model search
After hiring one male model, the CBS game show is seeking more.


Lena Dunham’s book excerpt reveals something about her that “Girls” doesn’t
The New Yorker’s “Difficult Girl” excerpt shows Dunham has matured as a writer.


Courteney Cox takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
She was nominated by her former “Friend” Jennifer Aniston.


Former “Game of Thrones” star: I thought I was safe because I was alive in the books
Thomas Brodie-Sangster said he received no advance warning Jojen Reed would be killed off. PLUS: "GoT" explained in 3 minutes.


A shark expert went crazy binging on Shark Week over the weekend
PhD student David Shiffman live-tweeted his "real-time descent into madness.”


“Downton Abbey” hasn’t figured out who was responsible for the water bottle
"We don't know whose it was, to be honest,” says Joanne Froggatt.


Watch “Revenge’s” 1st Season 4 teaser
Victoria threatens Emily.


How to throw an “Orange is the New Black”-themed Emmy party
Here are some “prison hacking” tips.


Watch the “Awkward” midseason trailer
"There seems to be some pretty clear proof that she's not faking it,” says showrunner Chris Alberghini.


Looking back at Comedy Central’s many failed news parody shows
From "Chocolate News” to "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.”

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