Starz’s canceled 'Magic City' is becoming a movie with Bruce Willis and Bill Murray
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Starz’s canceled 'Magic City' is becoming a movie with Bruce Willis and Bill Murray

Aidy Bryant: 'SNL’s' breakout star?

Starz’s canceled “Magic City” is becoming a movie with Bruce Willis and Bill Murray
The 1950s Miami-set drama, which ran for two seasons from 2012 to 2013, is set to hit the big screen with stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Olga Kurylenko and Kelly Lynch, plus Murray and Willis. The film will be written and directed by its creator, Mitch Glazer. Here’s the pitch, according to Deadline: "Miami 1962. Gangsters, hoteliers, spies and socialites win, lose and die beneath the palms. JFK and a mob boss share a mistress in a Collins Avenue penthouse. The CIA secretly arms Cuban freedom fighters and hires the mafia to kill Castro.”


“TMZ’s” Harvey Levin dresses as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for Halloween
The TMZ boss almost cost the NFL commissioner his job thanks to the Ray Rice scandal.


Aidy Bryant: “SNL’s” breakout star?
As Kevin Fallon put it, Bryant has stealthily become your favorite “SNL” star: "In her two-and-a-half years in Studio 8H Bryant has stealthily and unassumingly become one of the show’s most valuable cast members, parlaying her knack for playing the quiet, precocious prim Everywoman (Joann, 'trying her best,' is one example) who sometimes has an unexpected randy, wild side into a series of breakout sketches."


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'Today' recreates 'SNL' for Halloween
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'Today' recreates 'SNL' for Halloween

'The Vampire Diaries' flashing back to 2009

“Today” recreates “SNL” for Halloween
Not only did “Today” do their own version of the opening credits, but its stars dressed up as “Wayne’s World,” Spartan Cheerleaders, It’s Pat and Blues Brothers. Also, Kenan Thompson made a cameo as Al Roker.


“The McCarthys” has a lackluster debut
The freshman comedy appears to have delivered CBS’ worst ratings in the 18-49 demo.


“The Vampire Diaries” flashing back to 2009
Elena, Caroline and Bonnie are going back to high school for the midseason finale. PLUS: About last night’s final scene.


Mama June’s oldest daughter breaks down in talking about her mom’s child molester boyfriend
"She let him get around Alana and Lauryn (Pumpkin) knowing that she is going to get the kids taken away, why? Why let him?,” said Anna Cardwell. PLUS: Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle are upset they're not getting any more “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” money.

Stephen Colbert: I'm saying goodbye to 'The Colbert Report' on Dec. 18
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Stephen Colbert: I'm saying goodbye to 'The Colbert Report' on Dec. 18

Which big-name actor made a surprising cameo on last night's 'Big Bang Theory'?

Stephen Colbert: I'm saying goodbye to “The Colbert Report" on Dec. 18
Colbert used the promotion of the paperback version of “America Again” to announce he’s leaving one week before Christmas.


Which big-name actor made a surprising cameo on last night's “Big Bang Theory”?
The CBS comedy cast an Oscar winner whose mom turned him on to the show.


Chelsea Handler accuses Instagram of sexism for removing her topless photo
Handler was ticked off that this topless photo of her was removed for violating Instagram’s “Community Guidelines.” "If a man posts a photo of his nipples, it's ok, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?” she wrote.


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Jon Cryer on 'Two and a Half Men' gay wedding controversy: It 'surprised us'
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Jon Cryer on 'Two and a Half Men' gay wedding controversy: It 'surprised us'

'Lost' alum Jorge Garcia plans to chop off his signature long hair

Jon Cryer on “Two and a Half Men” gay marriage controversy: "Hopefully we haven't done something too terrible in taste”
"For us it was just a fun, silly idea that some people were taking kind of seriously, so that sort of surprised us,” says Cryer of the plan for Alan to marry Ashton Kutcher’s character. "But at the same time I understand. This is a time when our nation is changing so much. And let's remember, same-sex adoption is still illegal in some states so I can see why people would be nervous about it. And as long as the fight is still being fought they have a right to be sensitive about it.” PLUS: Jon Cryer recalls when Charlie Sheen began going crazy on “Men,” Sheen says "I just think it makes sense” for him to return to “Men,” Cryer recalls being labeled “The Show Killer,” and Conchata Ferrell recalls auditioning for Berta.


Eric Stonestreet fools his Twitter followers by linking to a fake story on “Modern Family’s” cancelation
The headline from Clickhole, which is affiliated with The Onion, reads: "Whoa: ABC Just Canceled ‘Modern Family’ In Order To Teach People That Something You Love Can Be Taken From You With No Warning Whatsoever."


“Lost” alum Jorge Garcia plans to chop off his signature long hair
Garcia, now 41 and a regular on “Hawaii Five-0,” says he’s going to cut his signature long hair so he can get “real suit-and-tie guy” roles. "I've had long hair for so long, I need to start feeling like a grown-up,” he says.


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“The Meredith Vieira Show” given a partial renewal for Season 2
NBC-owned stations has picked up the freshman talk show. Now it’s up to the non-NBC-owned stations to decide whether to order a Season 2.


World Series Game 7 was watched by 23.52M
That’s close to the 25.4 million who watched the last Game 7 three years ago.


Watch a supercut of Matthew McConaughey Lincoln car ad parodies
“South Park,” Ellen and “SNL” weren’t the only ones to spoof the ubiquitous ads.


9 revelations from Amy Poehler’s book -- her funniest “SNL” memories always involve Will Forte
In “Yes Please,” Poehler recalls she and Forte doodling penises during a sexual harrassment presentation.


Michael J. Fox: Tina Yothers would beat me up on “Family Ties” set
Andy Cohen asked Fox, “Who was more annoying, pre-puberty or post-puberty, Tina Yothers?”


What does the “Game of Thrones” raise mean for the future of the series?
It appears the 7-season planning is going full steam ahead. PLUS: George R.R. Martin judges “GoT” Halloween costumes.


“American Horror Story: Freak Show” gets a Disney twist
An artist fan of the FX series has created original artwork combining Disney and “Freak Show” characters.


Watch Prince’s 1st appearance on “SNL” — from 33 years ago
Prince was a highlight from the much-maligned 6th season.


Netflix outdoor ads in France use GIFs of “Breaking Bad,” “Fargo” and “OITNB”
It’s a bit jarring seeing the moving digital billboards.


DC Comics is killing it on TV — compared to Marvel
While Marvel has found success on the big screen, DC Comics has been dominant on television with “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “Constantine” and “The Flash.” Meanwhile, Marvel’s only current TV show on air, “Agents of S.H.l.E.LD.,” isn’t bad but isn’t great.


British “Hustle” star Adrian Lester joins “Red Band Society”
The “Girlfriends” vet will play a world-renowned international neurologist.


Watch “Doc McStuffins” featuring singing “Downton Abbey” stars
Joanne Froggatt and her fellow castmates lent their voices for Sunday’s episode of the Disney Channel series.


What’s with all the “bottom shaming” in "How to Get Away With Murder”?
The ShondaLand drama has earned raves for its graphic portrayal of gay sex. But that portrayal of gay sex, says J. Bryan Lowder, "has thus far persistently contained a nasty strain of bottom shaming—and that kind of retrograde mess is not progressive in the least.” PLUS: Doucheface is the Pornstache of “How to Get Away with Murder."


Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s dystopian sci-fi novel flops
The E! stars' "Rebels: City of Indra” sold just 13,000 copies since June.


How “Mom” became an aspiration version of itself
The CBS comedy returns for Season 2 looking a lot different from its pilot.


Taylor Kitsch has a piece of Tim Riggins’ “Friday Night Lights” locker
Kitsch also reveals that all of Riggins’ jerseys are hanging in his closet.


Fox developing “Zoobiquity”
An adaptation of the book linking animal and human health issues is in the works.


“Major Crimes” books Tuc Watkins
The “Desperate HousewiveS” alum will be part of the final two episodes of the season.


“CSI: Miami" alum Adam Rodriguez joins “The Night Shift”
He’ll play a doctor on the NBC medical drama.


Watch a “House of Cards”-inspired political ad
North Carolina state Sen. Chad Barefoot channeled the Netflix series to attack his opponent.


Lena Dunham was interviewed by the daughter of “Girls” producer Judd Apatow
Maude Apatow writes: "I met Lena Dunham when I was in sixth grade. For a long time, I knew her as just this ridiculously kind person who was working on some sort of television project with my dad that I was not allowed to see."


MTV’s “Slednecks” didn’t learn any lessons from “Buckwild”
The Alaskan version of the canceled West Virginia reality show about out-of-control millennials repeats many of the dangerous stunts of its predecessor.


Watch a video showcasing the gay subtext of “Franklin & Bash”
TNT has two gay subtext-heavy shows, “Franklin & Bash” and “Rizzoli & Isles.”


What to expect with the return of “Elementary”
Season 3 takes place eight months after Season 2.


Check out Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn as vampires
In Funny or Die’s “Haunted House Hunters.”


“Millionaire Matchmaker” to feature Perez Hilton, TLC’s Chilli and a TMZ staffer
Watch the trailer for Season 8.


CBS’ “The McCarthys” has potential, but it hasn’t figured itself out
Tyler Ritter, John’s son, is more like his late father than Jason Ritter, and the show is a throwback to past hit sitcoms. PLUS: The characters are appealing, and it’s a by-the-numbers sitcom.

WEtv cancels 'The Divide' after 1 season
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WEtv cancels 'The Divide' after 1 season

HBO finalizing 'True Detective' deals with Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Kelly Reilly and Michael Irby

WEtv cancels “The Divide” after 1 season
The cable network’s first original scripted series, which was co-created by “Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn and Richard LaGravenese, ran for eight episodes this summer.


HBO finalizing “True Detective” deals with Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Kelly Reilly and Michael Irby
Spencer, according to Deadline, is set to play the "survivor of a sexual attack." Rambin would play "a beauty with a history of drug problems.” Reilly, star of ABC’s “Black Box” this summer, would play “the self-possessed Morgan,” while Irby is poised to play Rachel McAdams’ detective partner.

Jon Stewart: I was approached to host 'Meet the Press' but didn't take it seriously
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Jon Stewart: I was approached to host 'Meet the Press' but didn't take it seriously

E! extends Joel McHale’s 'The Soup' deal through 2016

Jon Stewart confirms he was approached to host "Meet the Press," but he didn't take NBC's offer seriously
"My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could,” Stewart tells Rolling Stone. "I'm sure part of them was thinking, 'Why don't we just make it a variety show?’” Stewart also says that he thinks Stephen Colbert might be even better when he takes over from Letterman. "Untethered from his character, I think he'll actually have more room and really be able to deliver in a way that's going to surprise people,” says Stewart.


E! extends Joel McHale’s “The Soup” deal through 2016
McHale will continue hosting the weekly comedy show, while also coming up reality projects for the network.


Queen Latifah reportedly disinvites Bill Cosby after his rape allegations resurface
The allegations may be old, but standup comic Hannibal Buress bringing them up in his standup act has made Cosby a toxic guest, according to TMZ.


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'Game of Thrones' stars to get huge raises for Season 7
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'Game of Thrones' stars to get huge raises for Season 7

'Sons of Anarchy' is taking over 'Conan'

“Game of Thrones” stars to get huge raises for Season 7
By Season 7, the “GoT” cast will be among the highest paid on cable TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that the cast will be paid via a tier system, with the “A” tier including Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey. The “B” tier includes Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer. UPDATE: The main stars are expected to earn close to $300,000 an episode.


“Sons of Anarchy” is taking over “Conan”
The Nov. 11 episode will feature series creator Kurt Sutter, along with Charlie Hunnam, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Smits, Drea de Matteo, Mark Boone Junior and more cast members to be named later.


Ellen launches “Ellentube”
Ellen DeGeneres' new video web site will allow users to upload “hilarious and family-friendly videos” that has to be cleared by Ellen’s staff before appearing on the site.


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'The Bachelor' will try to spice things up with a 3-hour live premiere
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'The Bachelor' will try to spice things up with a 3-hour live premiere

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's newly elected successor declines Jimmy Kimmel’s invitation

“The Bachelor” will try to spice things up with a 3-hour live premiere
The Jan. 5 season premiere will mix in taped segments, such as the limo arrivals, with Chris Harrison live with a studio audience joined by "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" alums offering commentary, according to TV Line. The live premiere may be a response to concerns that "Bachelor" Chris Soules is "boring" and "as exciting as watching soybeans grow."


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's newly elected successor declines Jimmy Kimmel’s invitation
John Tory, who was elected this week to replace Mayor Rob Ford, says he’s not going on the ABC talk show because “I’m not in show business.” He adds: Let’s talk (about) why I’m there. I’m there because the previous guy was the subject of jokes and all the sort of stuff and they’ll probably replay old tapes. I just don’t think we need to be repeating that.


Kyra Sedgwick to star in an HBO comedy, playing an ex-nun
The untitled project from the creator of "The New Adventures Of Old Christine” will focus on Sedgwick as a former nun who strikes out on her own to discover herself.


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Cartoon Network censors its first gay kiss
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Cartoon Network censors its first gay kiss

Kaley Cuoco’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star is next to her TV dad John Ritter’s star

Cartoon Network censors its first gay kiss
A gay kiss between two animated characters on “Clarence” was instead replaced by the characters kissing on the cheek.


Kaley Cuoco’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star is next to her TV dad John Ritter’s star
"I think he's doing a little dance right now!” Cuoco says of her late “8 Simple Rules” co-star. "I’m definitely being looked after.”


ESPN2 is using its Disney connection to show a “Star Wars” special
“SportsNation’s” special on Thursday will feature all the main characters from the “Star Wars” franchise, plus Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.


“American Horror Story” bringing back Lily Rabe
She’ll reprise her “Asylum” role as nun Sister Mary Eunice for “Freak Show.”

Richard Gere’s 1980 film 'American Gigolo' is getting a TV remake
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Richard Gere’s 1980 film 'American Gigolo' is getting a TV remake

Jimmy Kimmel will appear via hologram on the CMA Awards stage

Richard Gere’s 1980 film “American Gigolo” is getting a TV remake
Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the original film that also co-starred Lauren Hutton, is behind the latest movie-to-television remake. Says Bruckheimer: “With its signature noir aesthetic, American Gigolo has remained a deeply entertaining, psychological thriller…”


Jimmy Kimmel will appear via hologram on the CMA Awards stage
After the CMA Awards on Nov. 5, the company behind the Tupac hologram will also make it so Florida Georgia Line performs via hologram in Kimmel’s studio.


Metallica will “shake the rafters” for an entire week on Craig Ferguson’s “Late Late Show”
The legendary band will spend a weeklong residency the week of Nov. 10 to mark the 10th anniversary reissue of the Metallica documentary "Some Kind of Monster.”


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