So long, farewell

My time here at Hitfix is up. Thanks for the great Hitfix people for hosting TV Tattle. From now on, I can be reached at tattle@tvtattle.com. The future of TV Tattle is to be determined. If there are any updates, I’ll post them at tvtattle.com and on Twitter. Thanks for reading and happy holidays!—Norman Weiss

Why black America hates VH1’s 'Sorority Sisters'
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Why black America hates VH1’s 'Sorority Sisters'

Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management” goes out tonight with its 100th and final episode

Why black America hates VH1’s “Sorority Sisters”
VH1 has “awakened a sleeping giant” by applying and dragging black Greek letter organizations "into the miry world of reality TV,” says Abby Phillip. There has been years of “quiet disapproval” over shows like “Basketball Wives” and “Love & Hip Hop,” she says, but “Sorority Sisters” has managed to "bring a simmering anger to a full boil.” As one anti-Sorority Sisters” organizer put it, "We’ve always been angry. This is just like the straw the broke the camel’s back."


"Today" boots Amy Adams for declining to talk about the Sony hacking
Adams, coming off of hosting “SNL,” was supposed to appear on “Today” this morning. But her booking was pulled when she told a producer that she’d rather not discuss the Sony hacking.


Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management” goes out tonight with its 100th and final episode
After his notorious “Two and a Half Men” exit, Sheen made a 10/90 deal to star in the FX series. Ten episodes were successfully made and shown, which triggered an order for 90 more episodes.


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Adult Swim is showing a 'Black Dynamite' police brutality musical, featuring Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu
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Adult Swim is showing a 'Black Dynamite' police brutality musical, featuring Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu

'CSI' books Tori Spelling’s husband

Adult Swim is showing a “Black Dynamite” police brutality musical, featuring Tyler, the Creator and Erykah Badu
The Jan. 10 one-hour special "The Wizard of Watts” will tackle the very topical subject, following "Black Dynamite as he attempts to take a vacation, during which time police start patrolling the streets and a riot breaks out."


“CSI” books Tori Spelling’s husband
“True Tori’s” Dean McDermott will play a creepy registered sex offender who may or may not have killed an entire family.


New “Better Call Saul” promo is the most revealing yet
But it doesn’t do a good job representing 2002.


Ross Geller’s son on “Friends" and “Full House” series finale both turn 20 in 2015
It will also be 20 years since Drew Barrymore flashed Letterman and since Mike Myers left “SNL."

Marvel casts Mike Colter as Luke Cage on 'Jessica Jones'
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Marvel casts Mike Colter as Luke Cage on 'Jessica Jones'

Marvel casts Mike Colter as Luke Cage on “Jessica Jones”
Colter will go from playing “The Good Wife” drug kingpin Lemond Bishop to starring as a Marvel superhero opposite Krysten Ritter. "Mike embodies the strength, edge and depth of Luke Cage,” says exec producer Melissa in a statement. "We're excited to have him bring this iconic Marvel character to life.”

Why 'Homeland' ended Season 4 so quietly
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Why 'Homeland' ended Season 4 so quietly

'SNL' spoofs 'Love Actually' in a sketch cut for time

Why “Homeland” ended Season 4 so quietly
Showtime president David Nevins explains: "We went out of season three with this massive ending, with the death of Brody. And I think a show with this amount of political and narrative complexity can do a last episode that has a change of pace. I thought they needed to do an episode back in Washington, and needed to deal with Carrie’s family situation and her issues with motherhood. And there needed to be a political conclusion, too, not just an action conclusion.” PLUS: Nevins finds the criticism “gratifying and infuriating,” and it’s unfortunate that “Homeland” abandoned what made it so special.


“SNL” spoofs “Love Actually” in a sketch cut for time
Watch Pete Davidson declare his love for Amy Adams, via cue cards. PLUS: Kristen Wiig & Harry Styles danced at the “SNL” after-party.


Justin Bieber’s manager is developing a CW drama about a young talented music manager on the rise
The proposed series from Scoot Braun, who also manages Psy and Ariana Grande, will feature cameos from real-life pop stars plus original songs.


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'Homeland' ends Season 4 on a sigh
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'Homeland' ends Season 4 on a sigh

Watch George Clooney flirt his way through 'Downton Abbey' charity sketch

“Homeland” ends Season 4 on a sigh
"A largely uneventful sigh,” says Verne Gay, "a middling halfhearted one, only sporadically enlivened by intrigue or plot momentum. A sigh that didn't seem to get all that much done, or go anywhere with much haste. 'Long Time Coming" it was called. And it was a long time getting anywhere too. Even now, just the morning after, it has probably already entered the realm of convention to say that the fourth season capper was disappointing, because it was, and obviously so.” PLUS: This would’ve made a perfect Season 4 premiere, “Long Time Coming” was one of the best episodes of the past 2 seasons because it was so quiet, this season should’ve been called “Season 24,” it was a confusing note to end an otherwise energized season on, “Homeland” needs less introspection and attention to its characters’ inner lives, and “a little crazy” is an essential “Homeland” ingredient.


Watch George Clooney flirt his way through “Downton Abbey” charity sketch
Jeremy Piven also appeared in the Text Santa sketch, in which Clooney portrayed the Honorable George Oceans Gravity, Marquess of Hollywood.


Tonight’s “Mike & Molly” Christmas episode was put together at the last minute
A holiday episode wasn’t originally planned until CBS released the air dates, and the cast and crew realized there was an episode airing a few days before Christmas.


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'SNL’s' Kim Jong-Un quickly retreats when a laser gun trained its sights on him
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'SNL’s' Kim Jong-Un quickly retreats when a laser gun trained its sights on him

Kevin Hart will host 'SNL’s' 1st episode of 2015

“SNL’s” Kim Jong-Un quickly retreats when a laser gun trained its sights on him
“I’m not Bobby Moynihan, I’m Seth Rogen,” said Moynihan, who played the North Korean leader. PLUS: Dr. Evil interrupts “SNL’s” cold open, and “SNL” goes after Serial podcast.


Kevin Hart will host “SNL’s” 1st episode of 2015
Hart hosts for the 2nd time on Jan. 17. He last hosted in March 2013.


Here’s a photo of “The Colbert Report’s” official guest list for the finale
A total of 100 “celebrities" were invited for Thursday’s send-off.


Chris Rock revealed to be Jimmy Fallon’s Hashtag the Panda
Watch Rock take over for Ben Stiller.

Craig Ferguson uses famous TV twist endings to say goodbye to 'Late Late Show'

Craig Ferguson uses famous TV twist endings to say goodbye to 'Late Late Show'

Watch Darlene Love’s final 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' Letterman performance

Craig Ferguson uses famous TV twist endings to say goodbye to “Late Late Show"
Ferguson went back to his Mr. Wick character from “The Drew Carey Show” as the final episode paid homage to the endings of “Newhart,” “St. Elsewhere” and “The Sopranos.”


Watch Darlene Love’s final "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Letterman performance
Compare to her 1st Letterman performance from 1986.


What was Ken Jeong doing on the set of “Glee”?
The “Community” star was spotted on set with Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr.


Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard welcome a 2nd daughter
Delta Bell joins older sister Lincoln.

A sense of cerebral silliness filled Craig Ferguson’s 'Late Late Show'
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A sense of cerebral silliness filled Craig Ferguson’s 'Late Late Show'

Coming to TLC: 'My Husband’s Not Gay'

A sense of cerebral silliness filled Craig Ferguson’s “Late Late Show”
"Over its 2,000-plus episodes,  Ferguson’s 'Late Late Show' became the sort of had-to-be-there joke that remained grateful to any newcomers who wanted to be there too,” says Hank Stuever, a one-time Ferguson guest. "Ratings stayed consistent at around a million-and-a-half viewers each night. Loyal fans were particularly devoted (for evidence of this, look no further than the show’s meticulously and lovingly tended Wikipedia page). Even if Ferguson wasn’t your particular cup of tea, it was impossible not to pick up on the show’s sense of cerebral silliness and joy. Starlets and accomplished actresses were often like putty in his hands. His male guests would frequently turn giddy. Writers almost always wound up talking about something besides their new book.” PLUS: Ferguson’s “Late Late” was its own unique beast, no other talk show host had this level of intimacy with his viewers, Ferguson and Stephen Colbert shared a lot in common, Ferguson was one fan’s sober guiding light, watch a montage of Craig's monologues, the best of Kristen Bell, Ferguson’s most-memorable moments, Ferguson had the ability to combine heart with humor, Ferguson was the best interviewer and loved anarchy, and he’ll be remembered for his storytelling, curiosity, physicality and attraction to risk.


New “Amazing Race” twist: Blind date couples
Next season will be composed of all dating couples, five of whom are on blind dates. PLUS: Former New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight will compete with his boyfriend next season.


Coming to TLC: “My Husband’s Not Gay”
The January special focuses on four Mormon men who are attracted to other guys, even though three of them are married to women.


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David Schwimmer to play Robert Kardashian in FX’s O.J. Simpson miniseries
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David Schwimmer to play Robert Kardashian in FX’s O.J. Simpson miniseries

'The Colbert Report' ends on a series high

David Schwimmer to play Robert Kardashian in FX’s O.J. Simpson miniseries
The former “Friends” star has signed on as Kim Kardashian’s dad and O.J.’s confidante in Ryan Murphy’s "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson."


“The Colbert Report” ends on a series high
About 2.5 million watched last night’s finale, more than double the previous Thursday’s episode.

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