Jimmy Fallon gets Sarah Palin to counter Bill Clinton on Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Fallon gets Sarah Palin to counter Bill Clinton on Jimmy Kimmel
While the former president guested on Kimmel Wednesday, Palin made a cameo on “The Tonight Show” to speak to Fallon as Vladimir Putin and to promote her new Sportsman Channel show.

Nigella Lawson denied entry to U.S. for admitting to illegal drug use

Nigella Lawson denied entry to U.S. for admitting to illegal drug use
“The Taste” star was stopped from boarding a plane from London’s Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles.


“The Biggest Loser’s” too-skinny Rachel has gained back 20 pounds
Rachel Frederickson looks healthier now that she’s up to 125 pounds — “my perfect weight."


Lucasfilm will help “The Big Bang Theory” celebrate Star Wars Day
Bob Newhart will guest as Sheldon’s Jedi master on the May 1 episode.


Amazon gets Gary Busey to promote its new Fire TV
Check out one weird commercial.


ABC delays “Astronaut Wives Club’s” summer debut to midseason of next year
The summer drama, set to premiere on July 24, will undergo creative changes.


Letterman takes a selfie with Bill Murray and Lady Gaga
See the result of tonight’s “Late Show” surprise.


“The Americans” exhibit opens at Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum
FX is helping the museum present the exhibit through the end of May. PLUS: Annet Mahendru thinks of herself as an American playing a Russian.


Petition demands “HIMYM” reshoot the ending
More than 5,000 fans of “How I Met Your Mother” so far are demanding the series finale be rewritten and reshot.


“Castle” books Eddie McClintock for the season finale
The "Warehouse 13” vet will play a small-town hustler.


“Game of Thrones,” charted
Time has created a flow chart connecting all the characters from Season 3. PLUS: “Game of Thrones” recapped with emojis, The 10 oddest “GoT” pairings, and a flash mob recreates the “GoT” theme.


Mindy Kaling talks about going there with Danny on “The Mindy Project"
"It's one of the perks of the job,” she says. "He's a great actor and a great kisser. I'm delighted to have those scenes with him.” PLUS: What “Mindy” can learn from “Gilmore Girls,” and Chris Messina talks last night’s episode.


MTV begins casting for the “Scream” TV series
Read the descriptions of the parts, including one “Gilmore Girls”-esque relationship.


MTV unveils “Catfish” Season 3 trailer
Things look even nuttier when “Catfish” returns May 8.


Why Michael Strahan is just right for “GMA”
He’s been pulling double duty since joining “Live!” and he’s already filled in for Robin Roberts.


“SVU’s” casting director has hired nearly 10,000 actors in the past 11 years
Among them: Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Kathy Griffin.


“Trailer Park Boys”: Watch the Season 8 trailer
The Canadian series returns to Netflix this fall.


Colin Egglesfield arrested for disorderly conduct
The former “Client List” star was caught being disruptive at the Tempe Festival of the Arts in Arizona over the weekend.

Discovery and Science Channel team to televise a live moon landing by the end of 2015

Discovery and Science Channel team to televise a live moon landing by the end of 2015
“Apollo Moment” will also capture the $30 million competition for privately funded teams to land an unmanned craft on the moon by the end of next year.


Wil Wheaton to host Syfy’s "The Wil Wheaton Project” — a “Talk Soup for Geeks”
Wheaton describes his new show as "“a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen...“It’s sort of like 'Talk Soup' for geeks.”


Josh Elliott: “In the end, it had nothing to do with money”
"It wasn't at all about anyone or anything at ABC,” says the departing “GMA” star. "It was about what lies ahead for me at NBC Sports. I have always wanted to be part of an Olympics broadcast, and the opportunity to cover sports that captivate America was too good to pass up." PLUS: Elliott denies he's being groomed to replace Matt Lauer.


“The Americans” creator regrets Matthew Rhys’ Clark wig
"I think if we could do it over, maybe Clark wouldn’t have a wig,” says creator Joe Weisberg. "Let’s put it this way, the Clark part of the story as we discuss all the time is based on real intelligence operations where real KGB illegals married secretaries and I’m sure they did not wear wigs.” Meanwhile, Alison Wright, who plays Clark’s wife, says the wig will be addressed this season.


“Vanity Fair Confidential”: Vanity Fair launching its first TV series
The Investigation Discovery series will use Vanity Fairs archives, as well as its writers, to delve into in-depth investigations from the past.


Lindsay Lohan to sit down with Letterman
She’ll promote her “2 Broke Girls” guest stint and talk Oprah on April 9. PLUS: Letterman plays a cruel April Fool’s prank on Kristin Chenoweth.


Hulu adds “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and  “The Mindy Project,” plus more NBC Universal shows
Hulu will also make available shows from NBC, Bravo and E!, including "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."


Jimmy Fallon to feature Broadway’s “Cabaret”
Now that “The Tonight Show” is in New York, Fallon could prove to be a Broadway alternative to Letterman.


50 years of “The Simpsons”?
“Simpsons” boss Al Jean thinks the long-running Fox series could last half a century. "The deals are usually in installments of four and the ratings are good, so I can't see why we wouldn't go to 30 . . .and why can't we go to 40 or even 50,” he says.


Connie Britton named a UN goodwill ambassador
The “Nashville” star plans to focus on poverty eradication for the United Nations Development Program.


AMC is already teasing “The Walking Dead” Season 5
See the “Survive” poster of Rick with a gun in his hands. PLUS: Analyzing the final scene.


Female scientist slams “SNL’s” Weekend Update for calling her a man
Colin Jost "made me into a male graduate student,” says Raychelle Burks of a joke from last week's show. "I am a female postdoctoral research fellow and a member of the teaching faculty at my institution."


Amazon’s new Fire TV won’t have HBO Go
That’s the one app that could prove to be a deal breaker.


Report: "Sam & Cat” feud is said to be over money
Jennette McCurdy is reportedly ticked off that she makes way less than co-star Ariana Grande.


Brooke Burke-Charvet crashes her Maserati
The former “Dancing with the Stars” co-host is okay after getting in an accident early this morning.


CMT orders documentaries from Morgan Spurlock and Ridley Scott
New docs will include “Promiseland,” “They Called Us Outlaws,” “Freedom” and “Johnny Cash: American Rebel.”

'HIMYM' fan creates an alternate series finale ending

“HIMYM” fan creates an alternate series finale ending
Watch the “fixed” version of the series finale. PLUS: “How I Met Your Dad’s” Greta Gerwig loved the finale.


Amazon unveils FireTV, its $100 streaming TV box
You can even watch Netflix on Amazon’s new streaming box.


Matt Lauer & Al Roker to appear on “Sharknado 2”
“I can’t believe we gave away the whole climax of the movie,” Lauer joked, in explaining their cameo on “Today."


Steve Buscemi’s new AOL talk show will have him interviewing New Yorkers on a park bench
The “Boardwalk Empire” star will also talk to his celebrity pals on “Park Bench.”


Michael Strahan sort of confirms he’s joining “GMA”
“I don’t know,” he said when pressed by “Live” co-host Kelly Ripa this morning. "You know what? (If you) read the papers, I am,” he said, adding: “But this is what I do. This is me. This is my home right here; like, I love you! So no matter what, I go nowhere.”


“Breaking Bad” vs. “Metástasis”: See more pics from the Spanish-language remake
See how the Spanish-language version compares to the original, including the new Saul Goodman and the new Salamanca cousins.


“The Americans” co-stars Matthew Rhys & Keri Russell are indeed a couple
People magazine confirms the pair are dating.


“24’s” Jack Bauer covers EW
“I’m back, Dammit!”


Nickelodeon denies “Sam & Cat” is canceled
Despite some rumors, Nick insists the tween show is taking a scheduled production hiatus.


Travel Channel orders "Booze Traveler,” "American Grilled,” "Big Time RV” and more
Overall, Travel Channel has ordered 10 new series.


“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” ties its series low during “Captain America” week
The hype for the film hasn’t paid off for the ABC series. PLUS: "The Mindy Project" returns down.


TLC orders “Psychic Matchmaker,” renews “90 Day Fiance”
TLC also plans to air the specials "Curvy Girls Bridal" and "Heidi to the Dresscue.”


Comedy Central orders “Duty,” a cop comedy from “Happy Endings” team
The sitcom pilot follows a former football star who moves home to become a local cop.


“Game of Thrones” star poses “topless” for GQ
But not HBO kind of “topless." PLUS: There are 70 ways to say "Hodor."


Billy Dee Williams dances with Chewbacca on “The Tonight Show”
After making fun of him for weeks, Jimmy Fallon invited the “Dancing” star on his show last night.


Willard Scott, 80, marries his longtime girlfriend
The former “Today” weatherman has been with Paris Keena for 11 years.

Peabody Award winners announced: 'Scandal,' 'Key & Peele,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards'

Peabody Award winners announced: "Scandal," "Key & Peele," "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards"
"Orange is the New Black," "Orphan Black," "The Bridge," "Broadchurch," "Borgen," "The Returned," "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" and PBS' "League of Denial" also are being honored with Peabody Awards.

Jon Cryer is writing his memoir

Jon Cryer is writing his memoir
The "Two and a Half" star's book, due out in spring 2015, will cover everything from Ducking "And maybe I'll talk about Charlie Sheen," Cryer says in a statement.


Watch Anna Kendrick's "SNL" promos
"When does the show air?" she asks.


Samuel L. Jackson performs "Boy Meets World" slam poetry
Watch his performance for Jimmy Fallon.


Conan becomes a Mary Kay beauty consultant
Watch Conan O'Brien smear lipstick over his face.

Did Internet over-analysis help ruin 'HIMYM'?

Did Internet over-analysis help ruin "HIMYM"?
"What once might have been the subtlest of foreshadowing is now broadcast via bullhorn," says Johnny Gall of the Internet culture that spent the last nine years over-analyzing "How I Met Your Mother." The result was "HIMYM" writers trying harder to avoid being predictable.  Says Gall: "Much of the disappointing facets of the finale were a result of the writers refusing to give in to tropes (which audiences can now see coming around the corner), instead showing a somewhat true-to-life progression of events. Divorces do happen, friends drift apart, and when you sleep with thirty-one women in a single month, odds are good one of them will get pregnant." PLUS: Ted Mosby's son reacts to the finale, "Friends" vs. "HIMYM," why the ending was not a cop-out, "HIMYM" was supposed to be a show about failure, "HIMYM" was a show about "selfish young whites" in New York, and the 5 stages of "HIMYM" grief.


Jeep commercial blurs the line between "SNL" and advertising
Cecily Strong and 30 Rock starred in the Jeep Cherokee commercial Saturday night that, at first, seemed like another ad parody.


Irish college yanks an "Inspiration from Breaking Bad" drug-making manual
Two students at the Trinity College Dublin's medical school had published a paper titled, "Inspiration from Breaking Bad: The synthesis of mephedrone from legally-acquired domestic substances." PLUS: "Breaking Bad" original score vinyl getting a wider release.


Seth Rogen guests on Conan in Texas 3 weeks after guesting on Kimmel in Texas
Is Rogen now the go-to guest for late-night shows visiting the Lone Star State?


Kaley Cuoco: Getting breast implants at age 18 was the "best decision" I ever made
"The Big Bang Theory" star was on "8 Simple Rules" when she opted to go under the knife.


OWN's "Operation Change" international charity work show will feature a cameo by Bill Clinton
Sir Elton John, Harry Connick, Jr. will also appear on the 10-episode series.


"Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." bosses: Season 1 has been a learning process
"We've learned what works and what doesn't," says co-showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen, "and we're sticking with the stuff that works. It's an eight-day shoot, and we knew from the outset that there were a lot of eyes on the show with very high expectations. People were expecting to see a Marvel movie every week." PLUS: Is there a "Captain America" crossover?


"The Sopranos" creator to revisit his controversial finale
The American Museum of the Moving Image will host "An Evening With David Chase," which will include screenings of "The Sopranos" pilot and finale.


"Schmidt" from "New Girl" speaks at his alma mater, Syracuse University
During his visit, Max Greenfield revealed how "New Girl" chose Syracuse for his character -- it was the only sweatshirt that would fit over his fat suit.


Watch Drew Carey host "The Late Late Show"
"The Price is Right" pulled off his April Fool's prank pretty well.


University of Iowa students launch a petition to allow "Girls" to film on their campus
Students have also created a special T-shirt featuring Hannah Horvath with her face crossed out.


April Fool's? Investigation Discovery announces an '80s "Heartbreakers" series
The supposed miniseries will feature Peter Brady from the "Brady Bunch," Rob Estes, Judd Nelson, Nicole Eggert, Robert Wagner, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tracey Gold and Jamie Lunar.


"Selfie" books Natasha Henstridge
She'll recur if the ABC pilot is picked up to series.


"Shameless" hits a series high
Sunday's episode of the Showtime series attracted 2.8 million viewers, the best the show has ever had.


"Archer" creates a "Danger Zone" music video
Watch Charlene perform the Kenny Loggins classic.


"The Game" promotes Brittany Daniel
She'll become a regular on the BET series.


Watch new "Fargo" clips
Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Bob Odenkirk are shown discussing the FX event series.

Michael Strahan is poised to join 'Good Morning America'

Michael Strahan is poised to join "Good Morning America"
The "Live!" co-host is closing in on a deal to appear several times a week on "GMA" in early segments, before going off to do his regular gig with Kelly Ripa at 9 a.m. Strahan won't be replacing anybody, but his expected addition comes in the wake of Josh Elliott's departure.

HBO teams with Al Gore's daughter on comedy 'Women In Space'

HBO teams with Al Gore's daughter on comedy "Women In Space"
Kristen Gore is teaming up with Jay Roach on a comedy about a group of women on a mission to colonize another planet. Gore will write the series.


What it's like to die on "Scandal"
Dan Bucatinsky lists the 11 things he learned, including having "ER's" Dr. Robert Romano, AKA Paul McCrane, direct your death scene.


Admit it: "HIMYM" was always terrible
"How I Met Your Mother" fan EJ Dickson is convinced the creators threw in the towel a long time ago. "In truth, HIMYM never jumped the shark, because HIMYM was always terrible," he says. "And frankly, I wasn’t as disappointed by the finale as other fans were. In a way, it was fitting, because it exemplified the lack of respect for its audience’s intelligence and desire to pander to the lowest common denominator that have been part of HIMYM’s modus operandi all along." PLUS: The story behind the finale music.


Lifetime's "Flowers in the Wind" sequel premieres on Memorial Day
Here's your 1st look at "Petals on the Wind."


"The Mindy Project" returns, raunchier than ever
"It's some of the raciest stuff I've ever written, and it's also some of the funniest," Mindy Kaling says of tonight's one-hour return. "It's a really great way to bring the show back for spring. I'm so excited."


Lady Gaga will perform on Letterman for the 1st time
The performer has previously appeared on "The Late Show" as a guest. Gaga will perform on Wednesday's show.


"Franklin  & Bash" books George Wendt and Kurt Fuller
The "Cheers" alum will play a food inspector, while Fuller will guest as a  restaurateur.


"Inside Amy Schumer": The most sneakily feminist show on TV
Season 2 of Schumer's Comedy Central series premieres tonight, and Willa Paskin says "Schumer channels her perspective through an onscreen persona that is insecure, self-proclaimedly slutty, crass, selfish, glossy—onscreen, Amy Schumer thinks feminism is the ultimate F word." PLUS: Everything on this show is a double entendre.

Fox's 'Gotham' casts The Riddler

Fox's "Gotham" casts The Riddler
Newcomer Cory Michael Smith will play Edward Nygma, the future Riddler, on the Batman prequel series.