Leonard Nimoy reveals he has a serious lung disease, but is 'doing OK'


Leonard Nimoy reveals he has a serious lung disease, but is "doing OK"
The 82-year-old former "Star Trek" star tweeted that he has developed "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease."


"House" helps solve a medical mystery
A German man's illness had stumped doctors for months -- that is, until he met a doctor who was a "House" fan.


Lifetime picks up Shiri Appleby's "Un-Real" reality show-inspired satire, rejects Alicia Silverstone's pilot

"Un-Real" from Marti Noxon is a drama that goes behind the scenes of a reality TV competition. Meanwhile, Silverstone's "HR" is being shopped to other networks.


Presenting the Sochi Winter Olympics TV guide

NBC's coverage starts tonight with figure skating. The tape-delayed opening ceremony airs Friday.


Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theater marquee now looks like it did when the Beatles arrived in 1964

"The Late Show" is celebrating Sunday's 50th anniversary of The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show." PLUS: Even "SportsCenter" is commemorating the Beatles' 50th anniversary.


Owner of the real-life Bada Bing "Sopranos" strip club is a "mob rat"
Turns out Anthony "Tony Lodi" Cardinalle, owner of New Jersey's Satin Dolls strip club, Genovese family associate is now talking to the feds after pleading guilty in December to a trash hauling scheme.


Amazon announces "Veronica Mars" and "Ravenswood" fan fiction
Fan fiction writers inspired by the two shows can get their works published legitimately via Kindle Worlds.


Kaley Cuoco: I want a "Big Bang" wedding, too

"I'm ready for them to get married," she says of Penny and Leonard. "Maybe because I just got married -- so come on Penny and Leonard, it's been six years! It took us six months! But I hope that's in the cards for them."


Here are all of NBC's comedy failures in recent years
From "Whitney" to "Outsourced" to "The Paul Reiser Show."


Does Clay Aiken really face long odds in his Congressional race?

The district the Democratic Aiken is running for has been redrawn to be solidly Republican. PLUS: Why Aiken is perfect for Congress.


Kate Walsh was originally supposed to star on "Reign"
How did Amy Brenneman end up with her role?


The lessons of "The Michael J. Fox Show" -- Michael J. Fox wasn't the problem

Fox proved he's still a good actor, but his NBC sitcom was a lesson in how stars from nostalgic sitcoms don't lead to a hit comedy. PLUS: "Fox Show" never settled on a point of view, or tone.


"Nashville" needs to dump some characters
The ABC series, says Willa Paskin, is suffering from "Disposable Significant Other Disease. There are currently four ancillary characters on 'Nashville' playing the temporary love interest, a boyfriend or girlfriend who might as well have 'waiting to be dumped' tattooed on his or her forehead."


Discovery Channel teases "Amish Mafia's" return
Season 2 kicks off Feb. 25.


"The Real World: Ex-Plosion" is refreshingly authentic

Breaking down the fourth wall by showing the producers and cameraman has
breathed new life into the long-running MTV reality show.


Comic book flips genders of "Star Trek" characters

Introducing Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk.


Why an "Idol" contestant came out on the show
Keith London performed Beyoncé's "If I Were a Boy" on Wednesday's episode, without changing the pronouns.


Inside the "House of Cards" editing room with director Robin Wright
Wright had to look closely at her face for her Episode 10 director's stint.


Oprah says she cried after giving her employees the day off for her 60th birthday
"For my birthday I had all of my employees take the day off and they just gave me a book of all the things that they did on my day off," she says.


Elle editor explains why Mindy Kaling's cover was in black and white

Kaling was the only one of four TV stars whose cover came out in black and white, and the fact the others were white and more fit caused some controversy. But Elle's boss Roberta Myers explains: "In the black-and-white photo, I thought that Mindy looked powerful, beautiful, potent, and sexy in the best sense of the word."


"The Killing" adds 3

Tyler Ross, Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden will be part of the six-episode final season.


"Arrow" shocker, explained

"So that's what Sara Lance has been doing for all these years!"


Check out the Season 2 poster for "Da Vinci's Demons"
"Same Genius. New World," says the Starz series.


An appreciation of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's" animator
Arthur Rankin Jr., who died last week at 89, created a world that never gets old -- one that even inspired Will Ferrell's "Elf."

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Goodbye, Jay Leno: This isn't the farewell he deserves


Goodbye, Jay Leno: This isn't the farewell he deserves

This "second ejection," says Robert Bianco, "seems to have left all involved a bit embarrassed — like family members who are called yet again to the deathbed of a lingering relative and can no longer think of anything to say. Even the timing of Leno's presumably final departure, shoehorned between the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics, seems designed to cut short any valedictory celebration." He adds: "Leno has been a good, loyal and very successful soldier for NBC, and he deserved a better farewell than the one he's been given." PLUS: 10 reasons why Leno will be missed, and in defense of Leno.


Why we'll miss complaining about Leno

"Leno not being around anymore to bitch about makes me downright melancholy," says Steven Hyden.


White House calls today "the end of an era"

"The President wishes him well," White House press secretary Jay Carney said today. PLUS: Michelle Obama tweets, "Thanks for the memories."


Leno's 2nd exit has been carefully orchestrated, unlike the 1st exit

"If Leno’s treading very cautiously, it’s because, once again, he’s being compelled to turn over the franchise to someone far more popular with the media than he," as Lisa de Moraes explains.


Where will Jay Leno's 4 million viewers go?

They've already rejected David Letterman, so will they turn to Fallon or Kimmel?


A history of Jay Leno hate: Comedians, Hollywood insiders just love hating Leno

Hating Leno has been hugely popular for more than two decades.


Jay Leno's writers remain loyal

"He's a really good guy," says former "Tonight Show" writer Mike Colasuonno. "We always had a good time. He's always got your back. He always makes you laugh."


NBC is insulting Jay Leno!
The lack of buildup for his final "Tonight Show," the way they're giving Jimmy Fallon "starring" billing -- the Peacock is treating Jay unfairly.


Jay Leno is the Nickelback of comedy
"Now that he's retiring, his legacy will not be twenty years of outstanding ratings," says Stephen Marche. "It will be the legacy of hate he has built up. He is the definitive icon of show-business betrayal. In the light of posterity, Jay Leno will always be the man who hid in a closet to listen in on executives discussing him." PLUS: Leno thrived by being America's dullest man, and goodnight and good riddance!


Where will Leno land?

Will he end up in cable or syndication?


Leno's 6 greatest moments

From Hugh Grant to the unplugged show.


A brief history of Jay Leno's joke-stealing

The accusations against Leno are numerous.


Craig Ferguson gives Jay Leno a 1969 Ford Bronco
"It'll keep you busy if you get bored."

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'60 Minutes' will re-air its 2006 profile of Philip Seymour Hoffman


"60 Minutes" will re-air its 2006 profile of Philip Seymour Hoffman

In the 2006 interview, the 38-year-old Hoffman says: ""I went (to rehab), I got sober when I was 22 years old. You get panicked … and I got panicked for my life."


Jay Baruchel is making his TV comeback on FX in "Man Seeking Woman."
The "Undeclared" alum will play a "naive romantic" on the FX comedy pilot from Lorne Michaels.


Daniel Stern and "The Big C's" John Benjamin Hickey join "Manhattan"

The WGN America series revolves around The Manhattan Project.

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Amy Adams broke down on 'Inside the Actors Studio' over Philip Seymour Hoffman


Amy Adams broke down on "Inside the Actors Studio" over Philip Seymour Hoffman
Adams was reportedly sobbing during Wednesday's taping of the Bravo show.


Congresswoman played Olivia Pope in a "Scandal" spoof video
Rep. Donna Edwards, Democrat of Maryland, unveiled the video last night at the 70th Annual Congressional Dinner.


"Two and a Half Men" gets Kimberly Williams-Paisley to romance Jon Cryer

The casting will reunite her with her "According to Jim" co-star Courtney Thorne-Smith.


Peter Facinelli joins NBC's "Odyssey"

He'll play a "disillusioned corporate attorney" on the global conspiracy thriller pilot.


Jay Leno has had his best week since his 2010 return to "The Tonight Show"

The big ratings has boosted Jimmy Fallon, whose "Late Night"  has had its highest ratings since Leno's last final week in 2009.

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Duck Commander 500: NASCAR hooks up with "Duck Dynasty"


Duck Commander 500: NASCAR hooks up with "Duck Dynasty"
Texas Motor Speedway announced that its NASCAR race for the next three years will be known as the Duck Commander 500.


Charlie Sheen is now threatening Ashton Kutcher

"you ever tell me to shut the F*** up, EVER again, and I'll put you on a hospital food diet for a year," Sheen wrote on Twitter, hours after a tweet in which he said he was "so sorry."


AMC is officially developing "Preacher" with producer Seth Rogen

The 1990s twisted comic book series is being developed with Rogen and his producing partner Evan Goldberg.


"Michael J. Fox Show" producer: Our 7 remaining episodes could still air, including "Back to the Future" reunion
"We're not in the same boat as 'Sean Saves the World,'" says exec producer Alex Reid. "We've got seven episodes that NBC likes and wants to air."


Michael J. Fox will be back on "The Good Wife" now that his show is done

He'll reprise his role as Louis Canning for multiple episodes.


"The Bachelor's" Clare denies having sex in the ocean with Juan Pablo
"I don't think it was made clear by anybody that that's not what happened ...  that wasn't my intention going into it (and) everyone in the situation knows that's not what happened," she says.


"The Biggest Loser's" shocking weight-loss: What's the big deal?
"How exactly did 'TBL's' viewers and creators expect this to go?" says  Katy Waldman. "'The Biggest Loser' is a competition about who can lose the most weight. The person who sheds more pounds than all the other people wins $250,000. It is not about who can adopt the healthiest lifestyle or reclaim the most self-esteem."


George Clooney recounts his prank on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Clooney also apologized to Matt Damon for using him to play the prank, but hinted than even bigger prank might be in the works.


Oprah is in talks to make her Broadway debut
She would star opposite Audra McDonald in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "'Night, Mother."


Watch a preview of Rosie's return to "The View"
"It feels kind of weird, but good weird," she says upon her entrance.

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Ashton Kutcher tells Charlie Sheen: 'Dude, shut the f*ck up' -- Sheen is 'so sorry'


Ashton Kutcher tells Charlie Sheen: "Dude, shut the f*ck up" --  Sheen is "so sorry"
"Seriously," Kutcher said on Jimmy Kimmel, "like. Enough already. Like it's like three years later and you're still blowing me up on Twitter. Like come on dude, really?" Sheen responded this morning on Twitter, saying "message received."


"Criminal Minds" has its biggest audience with Episode 200 in nearly 2 years
The CBS drama had its best viewership since May 2012.


Watch Howard Stern argue with Jerry Seinfeld on "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
Seinfeld told Stern earlier this week he had the video edited to emphasize their arguments.


AMC puts zombies beneath NYC streets to scare New Yorkers

Watch the latest "Walking Dead" promotion.


"Sons of Anarchy" is credited with saving the motorcycle industry
"We basically saved Harley," says Mark Boone Jr.


Matt Damon won't get to sit on Jimmy Kimmel's couch tonight
The entire cast of "Monuments Men" will take over Kimmel's couch, but there won't be any room for Damon.


Funny or Die has a dark take on Jay Leno's final day

What if Leno tried to take his life after his final "Tonight Show"?


"Happy Endings" alum Zachary Knghton joining "Parenthood," gets a Fox pilot
He's expected to romance Erika Christensen, while also starring on Fox's "Weird Loners."


"The Americans" nabbed by Amazon
Amazon has secured video on demand rights to the FX series.


ABC is promising something shocking will happen when Rosie O'Donnell returns to "The View" on Friday

Rosie already filmed her appearance on Tuesday.


"SNL" newbie Brooks Wheelan filmed every day of 2013
Watch a video of Wheelan in the months before he got the big job as featured player. PLUS: Why isn't Wheelan being used more?

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Jimmy Kimmel offers 'best wishes' to Jay Leno


Jimmy Kimmel offers "best wishes" to Jay Leno
Kimmel, who said "f*ck him" in response to a question about Leno in 2012, tweeted this morning: "Issues aside, 20 years at #1 is a remarkable achievement. Congratulations and best wishes to @jayleno on an incredible run." PLUS: Sandra Bullock tears up for Jay, and "The Tonight Show" has its best Wednesday since Conan's 1st week.


Amazon releases 10 new pilots

Watch new shows form "The X-Files'" Chris Carter and Jason Schwartzman, or starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Malcolm McDowell or Jeffrey Tambor. Watch them here.


Rachel's "Biggest Loser" trainer: Don't "come to broad conclusions"

"Please try not to look at one slice of Rachel's journey and come to broad conclusions," says trainer Dolvett Quince. "Rachel's health is and always has been my main concern and her journey to good health has not yet ended!!"


"Scandal" casts Fitz and Mellie's older kids
Madeline Carroll and Dylan Minnette have both appeared on "Lost."


Jimmy Kimmel helps pal John Krasinski give away $1.5M for esurance

Krasinski's Super Bowl commercial ended on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."


Nick Offerman sings "Pu**y & Weed" for Conan
The "Parks and Rec" star was offering tips on being a man.

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NBC cancels 'The Michael J. Fox Show'


NBC cancels "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Michael J. Fox's sitcom has been yanked from the schedule, effective immediately. It will be replaced by "Hollywood Game Night." NBC ordered 22 episodes of the sitcom, 15 of which have already aired.


Someone stole Leslie & Ben's "Parks and Rec" lock from a Paris bridge
"That stinks," says "Parks" co-creator Michael Schur. "Please bring it back."


LAPD investigating death threats against 5-year-old "Good Luck Charlie" star
Police say somebody posted online death threats against Mia Talerico, who plays Charlie on the Disney Channel series.


Ex-Cooking Channel host found dead
"Drink Up" star Daryl Robinson was discovered dead in his apartment building early this morning. Police haven't figured out what caused his death.

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'The Big Bang Theory' and its fellow CBS Thursday shows could benefit from starting 6 weeks later


"The Big Bang Theory" and its fellow CBS Thursday shows could benefit from starting 6 weeks later
The eight NFL games airing on Thursday nights, six of which will air during the TV season, would give CBS a huge promotional push for its Thursday primetime lineup. PLUS: Les Moonves expects the Thursday comedy block to continue after new NFL games.


"Ray Donovan" adds Hank Azaria and Sherilyn Fenn

"The Simpsons" star and "Twin Peaks" alum will play husband and wife on Season 2.


Clay Aiken already deleted controversial tweets ahead of his Congressional run

In fact, most of his tweets, including many targeting Republicans, have disappeared.


George Clooney pranked Matt Damon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler over Golden Globes joke

Damon recounts to Letterman how Clooney got his elaborate revenge.


CBS orders a Wall Street drama from producer John Cusack
Cusack is teaming with several "Justified" writers on a project set in the world of Wall Street power and money.


What you didn't see from last week's "SNL": Lorne Michaels hugged Seth Meyers on stage

"Lorne was visibly very choked up," according to one audience member. PLUS: Rolling Stone ranks the Top 50 "SNL" sketches of all time.


"The Blacklist" books Lance Reddick

He'll play one of James Spader's character's many assets.


Andy Richter to visit "The Millers"

The Conan sidekick will try to control Will Arnett.


"Sherlock" cut a scene at a gay club from Season 3
Steven Moffat says the scene was cut from Episode 2 because the stag night was too long. As Martin Freeman recalls, "There were lots of topless men going past, and (Sherlock and John) are just like, 'Why are we here?'"


Lifetime to "Bring It" with a hip-hop majorette reality show

"Bring It!," premiering March 5, follows Miss D and her Dancing Dolls Troupe.


Why didn't "Today" address the shocking "Biggest Loser" weight-loss?

Rachel Frederickson was interviewed this morning, but the show ignored last night's controversy.


"Criminal Minds" celebrates 200 episodes
"We're not the media darling of the critics," says Joe Mantegna, "but more people, around the world, pee during our commercials than during all of those media darlings combined." PLUS: What's the secret to "Criminal Minds'" longevity?, and Paget Brewster talks Prentiss' return.


ABC orders "Astronaut Wives Club" to series

The drama about the wives of the pioneering American astronauts of the '60s is from "Gossip Girl" co-creator Stephanie Savage.


Sochi Olympics will be NBC's most-complicated games
Sochi is more off the beaten path than any other games that NBC's senior VP of operations has covered. "One of the things logistically challenging about Russia and Sochi is that from a marketplace point of view there is no Home Depot here, no Costco here, no city industrial base or any kind of base to draw from," says John Fritsche.


"Saved by the Bell" and "Punky Brewster" digital comics debut today
You can buy the comics through Amazon's Digital Bookstore.


Should "The Walking Dead" kill Rick?

He's become such a drag on the AMC series.


"New Girl" gave viewers an "alternate version Adam Brody"
The Adam Brody guest-starring this week wasn't the one Seth Cohen fans expected.


Watch an "Americans" blooper reel

From the Season 1 blu-ray, which comes out next week.


Sales of Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl cocktail are plummeting

The former Bravo star's liquor line, which Beam acquired in 2011, dropped 26% last year.


Check out "Psych" in the '60s

Is the Feb. 28 60s-themed episode "Mad Men"-esque?


Syfy to turn comic book "DMZ" into a TV series
"Mad Men" producers Andre and Maria Jacquemetton are set to write the comic book adaptation, which transforms NYC into a demilitarized zone.


"Top Chef" ends an underwhelming season
Has the Bravo reality show run out of "top chef"-quality contestants?


"Originals" star finds a new job

One cast member is jumping to NBC's "Odyssey" drama pilot.


Alan Tudyk is taking over "Children's Hospital" spinoff "Newsreaders"

He replaces Mather Zickel, who was cast on an NBC pilot.


Watch Austrian TV's "Game of Thrones"-themed Super Bowl promo
This follows Austrian TV's "Thrones"-themed NFL playoffs promo. PLUS: Meet the "Game of Thrones" production designer.


PBS tonight launches a "Super Skyscraper" series

The four-week series debuts with an examination of One World Trade Center.

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USA cancels 'Psych'


USA cancels "Psych"

The current 8th season will be the last for the USA series. PLUS: Watch the farewell video teasing a spinoff, and next month's series finale will be followed by the "Psych After Show."


"The Big Bang Theory" will likely stay on Thursdays, despite CBS' new Thursday NFL package
Two of the eight NFL games will air before the TV season begins, so six Thursdays will be affected. Which means that "The Big Bang Theory" and the rest of the CBS Thursday primetime lineup will likely kick off at the beginning of November. PLUS: Why this is good news for "Parks and Rec" and "Community."


History channel to mark World War I's 100th anniversary with "World Wars"
The six-part documentary series will examine the impact of the two World Wars, with interviews with Colin Powell, John McCain and other influential figures.


Sissy Spacek is headed to Netflix
She'll play mom to Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini in the thriller from the creators of "Damages."


"Jimmy Kimmel Live" gets Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl MVP plus Richard Sherman
The controversial cornerback and MVP Malcolm Smith will be on Tuesday's show.


Starz orders a basketball comedy from producer LeBron James

"Survivor's Remorse" will try to explore the comedy and drama of a professional basketball player's life.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar picks the 8 most admirable men on TV
They include Tyrion Lannister, John Luther, Phil Dunphy and Saul Berenson.


"Biggest Loser" winner defends her shocking weight-loss

"I eat five times a day (and) I eat 1600 calories," says Rachel Fredrickson. "We are given a calorie budget and I stuck to that. I followed the advice and support of the medical team at 'The Biggest Loser' the entire journey and I'm going to continue on the path and maintain the healthy lifestyle."


B.J. Novak to guest on "Community"
"The Office" alum will appear in the season finale. PLUS: Novak on Reddit recalls his high school days with John Krasinski.


Watch promos for "Ali G Rezurrection"

FXX is bringing back Sacha Baron Cohen's "Da Ali G Show" with brand-new introductions, starting Feb. 26.


Go behind the scenes of the "Game of Thrones" episode "The Rains of Castamere"

Here's a featurette from the Blu-ray edition of Season 3.


"Downton Abbey's" Lady Mary wedding tiara is available for rent -- for $2000
The 45-carat garland diamond tiara is valued at $200,000.

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