Report: Pussy Riot to appear on 'House of Cards'

Report: Pussy Riot to appear on “House of Cards”
Two members of the anti-Putin Russian punk band were on set last week, according to Washington’s City Paper, to film scenes for Season 3.


New “Game of Thrones” actor dies 4 days after filming his first scenes
JJ Murphy, 86, had been cast just a few weeks ago as Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night’s Watch.


Watch Adrien Brody as “Houdini”
Here’s the first look at History channel’s four-hour Harry Houdini miniseries.


Nelly and Keyshia Cole are each getting new BET reality shows
Cole will star in her 3rd BET reality show, while BET has also ordered “Meet the Browns” starring David and Tamela Mann.


Amazon’s new batch of pilots will debut on Aug. 28
The new pilots include “Hand of God” starring Ron Perlman, Whit Stillman’s “The Cosmopolitans” and Paul Reiser and Jennifer Grey in “Red Oaks.”


Tracy Morgan’s attorney: “He’s still struggling”
"But he's a fighter,” attorney Benedict P. Morelli said on “Today." "He's had issues before that he's fought through, and he's fighting hard.”

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Conan O’Brien filmed 6 PSAs to combat California’s drought

Conan O’Brien filmed 6 PSAs to combat California’s drought
Conan and Andy Richter filmed “Team Coco Water Saving Tips” for the Natural Resources Defense Council.


“Better Call Saul” teaser promises a February premiere
See AMC's “Breaking Bad” spinoff preview featuring a younger Saul Goodman.


Sarah Silverman popped up Sunday night on Showtime and HBO
Silverman made her “Masters of Sex” debut, then appeared in a “Last Week Tonight” anti-payday loans ad.


Oprah Winfrey Network's “Deion’s family Playbook” school under scrutiny
Former NFL star Deion Sanders' prep academy that was prominently featured on his OWN reality show lost its charter amid reports of academics problems.


Teen Choice Awards accused of being rigged
Were winners picked before voting ended? PLUS: Mindy Kaling & Andy Samberg offer Teen Choice Awards advice.


The Rock pays a Shark Week tribute to Paul Walker
Walker, a former marine biology student, had been involved in Shark Week before his death last year.


“Family Guy” toilet paper spotted in Italy
Seth MacFarlane’s reaction: "Had no idea this existed. Delightful.”


“Game of Thrones’” Maisie Williams freaks out over “Saved by the Bell”
Williams, 17, took part in the web video “Teens React to Saved by the Bell."


Huge “Sharknado” fan Daniel Radcliffe would like to appear on “Sharknado 3”
During a visit with Ryan Seacrest recently, Radcliffe was surprised by Tara Reid.


Taylor Swift wears braces and glasses for Jimmy Fallon
Watch her preview an upcoming “Ew!” skit.


Judge Joe Brown loses DA bid
The TV judge had campaigned to become district attorney of Shelby County, Tennessee.


Watch “The Knick” premiere
Cinemax has posted the first episode of Steven Soderbergh’s new show on YouTube.


“The Walking Dead” gets an “uncensored” ending
Watch Season 3’s finale with Rick saying the F word.


Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic casts its Missy Elliott and Timbaland
Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith will play the respective roles in "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B."


“The Lottery” books “Lost’s” William Mapother
He’ll guest as an "engaging, messianic tech visionary."


“Downton Abbey” kids are growing
Meet the new Miss Sybbie Branson and Master George Crawley.


“Big Brother” contestant reveals he’s Ariana Grande’s brother to his fellow housemates
Frankie Grande made the disclosure on Friday night.


New Orleans reunites 2 stars of “The Shield”
Michael Chiklis is filming “American Horror Story” in NOLA, while CCH Pounder is shooting “NCIS: New Orleans."


“Doctor Who’s” Jenna-Louise Coleman joins Twitter and Instagram
Check out the “Who” cake she photographed while on a world tour.


Compare and contrast “Friends” stars on Episode 1 vs. the last episode
Buzzfeed has used its “slidey thing” technology to easily compare the “Friends” in 1994 vs. 2004.


David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are officially divorced
The couple married in 1997 and separated twice, in 2008 and 2011. They’ll split their two kids.


Soap opera violin Charles Keating dies
Emmy winner Keating, 72, played villainous Carl Hutchins on “Another World."

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Geena Davis to recur as a surgeon on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Geena Davis to recur as a surgeon on "Grey's Anatomy"
She'll be part of a major arc in Season 11.
 

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CBS Sports is launching the 1st-ever all-female sports talk show

CBS Sports is launching the 1st-ever all-female sports talk show
CBS Sports wouldn’t divulge any details, including the female personalities, but CBS Sports president David Berson says: “We have been discussing and developing the show for well over a year. Internally and externally, there’s been universal enthusiasm and across-the-board support.”


Terrell Owens to guest on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
The former NFL wide receiver tweeted a pic of himself on set today with Terry Crews.


Elisabeth Moss smiles amid a grilling on “True Detective” rumors
USA Today tried to get the “Mad Men” star to say something about the rumors, but all she would say was that she was out of the loop.


Naturally blonde Pauley Perrette has stopped dying her hair black for “NCIS”
After developing a severe allergic reaction to hair dye, Perrette has started using black hair spray to darken her hair.


“Boardwalk Empire” to travel back to 1897
The HBO series this week filmed scenes featuring a young Nucky Thompson.


“The Following” adds Zuleikha Robinson
The "Lost" and “Homeland” alum will play the love of Kevin Bacon’s character’s life.


Daniel Radcliffe: Why the American “Office” is better than the British version
"I was sort of horrified by the idea,” he says of the NBC version. "And now, I actually think it’s an even better show than was made in Britain. It’s a very different show—but it is... being able to follow that relationship for eight years, and it’s such a wonderful privilege to get the chance to do that for all those writers and those actors.”


Syfy announces fall premiere dates
Check out when premiere dates for “Haven,” “Ascension,” “Ghost Hunters,” “Z Nation” and more.


John Larroquette joins HBO’s “The Brink”
He’ll play the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan on the geopolitical crisis comedy.


Why is Jane Fonda carrying a Ryan Gosling chair on the set of her Netflix series?
Is there a Gosling connection on "Grace and Frankie”?


“Devious Maid” Ana Ortiz lands on “How to Get Away with Murder”
The “Ugly Betty” alum is expected to play one of Viola Davis’ clients.


“The Bachelorette’s” Nick Viall could become the next “Bachelor”
Us Weekly says the Andi Dorfman runner-up is being strongly considered.


Accused robber committed 2 crimes at the same bank wearing the same “Sons of Anarchy” T-shirt
Introducing the "Sons of Anarchy robber."


“Backstrom” books Lolita Davidovich
She’ll play a hooker turned dental hygienist.


“Halt and Catch Fire’s” finale ratings are still disappointing, even with DVR viewers
The ‘80s computer industry drama averaged 1.2 million, compared to 1.8 million for “Low Winter Sun.”


Spike TV developing a modern "The Count Of Monte Cristo”
The revamped version would contain a "contemporary and high-octane action and political twist.”


Shark researcher: Shark Week has become a “double-edged sword”
"I'm kind of disappointed, and I think most researchers are, too,” says George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research. "It obviously is a big draw, but I'm afraid that the programs have gone more to entertainment and less to documentary over the years. It's kind of a shame, because they have the opportunity to teach good stuff in what's going on with science."


Aubrey Plaza on Chris Pratt: "I’m so proud of my TV husband”
"From the moment I met him, I knew he was going to be, like, the next Brad Pitt,” the “Parks and Rec” star tells Vanity Fair. "He’s so handsome, so kind, and such a talented actor. There’s just nowhere for him to go except straight to the top. I’m only shocked that it hasn’t happened already. I’m just so excited for the world to see him if they haven’t already. Because he’s brilliant and I love him and now he has rock-hard abs. Which is just a bonus.” PLUS: Plaza has a sarcasm problem: "I don’t even know when I’m being serious or not. I can’t tell how I truly feel about anything."


The cool, edgy MTV lives on in “MTV Other”
MTV Other is an online laboratory with the tagline "short shows, random weirdness.”


“American Horror Story’s” makeup artist sometimes gets scripts 1 week in advance
“We were extremely restricted by the schedule,” says Christien Tinsley, who’s responsible for the FX series’ creepiest looks.


“Downton Abbey” is filming in snow in the middle of summer
See pics of the British series filming its Christmas special.


Ricky Gervais: "Netflix is amazing isn’t it? I think Netflix was invented for me”
"I’ve always wanted final edit,” says the “Derek” star, "and to get that sort of freedom I have to go to more fringe channels, premium cable or HBO or BBC 2 or Channel 4. Then Netflix comes along and it’s the best of both worlds; zero interference, the sky’s the limit. It’s like network ratings with no interference at all. They’re cash rich, but that’s not important.”


VH1’s biggest breakout stars include Emma Stone, Rosie O’Donnell, Laverne Cox, Zach Galifianakis
VH1 is looking back at its success stories, including reality star Stone and VJ Rosie.


“Fargo” composer: Why we waited so long to use the theme from the movie
"We wanted to illustrate the show and the movie end up in the same place emotionally,” says Jeff Russo, "and it really does tie the two worlds together. But we also wanted to be in that world and create a new identity. The only way to do that was to write new, original music for the show.”


How “I Love Lucy” influences “Scandal”
Check out an infographic on “Lucy’s" legacy.


Pivot gets into recycling with “Human Resources”
The reality show premiering tonight follows the goings-on at TerraCycle, a recycling company in Trenton, New Jersey.


Iggy Azalea’s playful personality doesn’t translate to her MTV “House of Style” reboot
“House of Style” had a very slow start when it returned Thursday via MTV’s web site.


Showtime’s “L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin” is a fantastic documentary with a terrible title
The women in this documentary about lesbians in the South have nothing in common with the women of “The L Word” or “The Real L Word.”


Don’t call “Outlander” the feminist answer to “Game of Thrones”
As Matt Zoller Seitz notes, "This new Starz drama from Ronald D. Moore is, like his brilliant and sometimes infuriating reimagining of 'Battlestar Galactica,' defiantly its own thing: part romance-novel fantasy, part time-travel story, and part wartime drama (set across two time periods). But its core is about the emotional and cultural differences between men and women, and how their relationships have and have not changed over the centuries.” PLUS: “Outlander” lacks the moral complexity of “GoT,” this could be a Starz game-changer especially with its portrayal of sex, and it’s the most novelistic show on TV — it's really, really slow.


Steven Soderbergh’s “The Knick” is awfully satisfying, yet it doesn’t arrive as a classic TV show
As Alan Sepinwall notes, “where 'The Knick' might have seemed an indescribable wonder even a few years ago — with Soderbergh's extended hands-on involvement such a contrast to, say, Martin Scorsese directing the 'Boardwalk Empire' pilot and then disappearing back to the movie biz — it's now more notable for signaling a change in direction for Cinemax (which until now has focused on well-crafted pulp fiction like 'Strike Back' and ‘Banshee') than it is for the medium as a whole. In a time of abundant greatness, it is very good — and gorgeously shot — but it's not as revolutionary as the men and women whose work it depicts.” PLUS: “The Knick” is the rare TV show that will make you see the world in a different way, it takes advantage of all the things you can do on premium cable, it sets a new record for cable nudity, viewers finally have a reason to watch Cinemax, it’s brain food that also quickens the pulse, how accurate is “The Knick”?, and Soderbergh talks about his approach to “The Knick.”

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James Marsden joins HBO’s 'Westworld'

James Marsden joins HBO’s “Westworld”
The “X-Men” franchise actor will join Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood in the sci-fi drama about a futuristic theme park.

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Yvette Nicole Brown joins 'The Odd Couple,' but she’s not leaving 'Community'

Yvette Nicole Brown joins “The Odd Couple,” but she’s not leaving “Community”
Brown will recur on the CBS midseason comedy as the assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar. Brown replaces Sarah Baker, the “fat girl” from “Louie,” who starred in the first pilot.

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Rosie O’Donnell: 'The View' won’t hire any jerks

Rosie O’Donnell: “The View” won’t hire any jerks
Rosie tweeted "fear not - won't happen” after a fan asked her on Twitter not to hire a “jerk just for the sake of them fighting with” her and Whoopi.


Tony Gonzalez’s wife is battling his baby mama for a co-hosting job on “The View”
Not only is the former NFL star’s wife October Gonzalez competing, but so is his ex-girlfriend and mother to his firstborn son Lauren Sanchez.


Kerry Washington details her fave “Scandal” Season 3 moments
Of one particular Jake Ballard scene, she says, "I love, love, love working with Scott Foley. I find our scenes to be some of the more challenging scenes, because their relationship is so complicated.”


“SNL” alum Victoria Jackson loses her bid for public office
The outspoken Tea Party member was up for a pot on Williamson County Commission In Tennessee.


Judge Judy settles with Connecticut lawyer who used her image in ads without permission
Judith Sheindlin had sued arguing that the ads made it look like she endorsed his law firm.

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Reports: Nicolle Wallace and October Gonzalez are frontrunners for 'The View'

Reports: Nicolle Wallace and October Gonzalez are frontrunners for “The View”
Conservative MSNBC commentator Wallace, a former communications advisor to George W. Bush, John McCain and Sarah Palin, was portrayed by Sarah Paulson in the HBO Palin movie “Game Change,” while Gonzalez is the wife of former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez (who now works for CBS Sports).

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A Marilyn Monroe miniseries is in the works at Lifetime

A Marilyn Monroe miniseries is in the works at Lifetime
The team behind Reelz’s “The Kennedys” is making a miniseries based on the book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe."


“Today” reveals who will fill in for Savannah Guthrie while she’s on maternity leave
Natalie Morales will initially take over, followed by Tamron Hall and Hoda Kotb and other surprise guest hosts.


Will Arnett confirms to Jimmy Fallon that “Arrested Development” is coming back
“It’s going to happen,” he says. "We don’t know when. But it is going to happen.” PLUS: Arnett and Fallon play karate piñata.


Starz’s “Outlander” has already been viewed nearly 1 million times
The Ron Moore series was posted online and on demand one week ago.


See Steve Buscemi as a 6th-grader
Here is the “Boardwalk Empire” star’s elementary school yearbook photo.


Chris Hardwick spoofs “Talking Dead” wiht “Talking Bread”
Conan had the “Talking” talk show host talk bread with Andy Daly and Tig Notaro.


Netflix picks up acclaimed BBC crime drama “Happy Valley”
The six-part series revolving around a policewoman (watch the trailer) debuts Aug. 20.


LeVar Burton creates “Tweeting Rainbow” for Jimmy Kimmel
“It’s time to read, what’s in my feed, a Tweeting Rainbow.”


“Fargo’s” Allison Tolman recalls her Barney past…at age 26
She says “it was the most surreal experience of my life.”

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'The View' taped test segments with Whoopi, Rosie and potential female co-hosts

“The View” taped test segments with Whoopi, Rosie and potential female co-hosts
Those potential female co-hosts, according to Buzzfeed, include ESPN’s Jemele Hill, CNN’s S.E. Cupp, CNN’s Ann Navarro, “Good Day L.A.’s” Lauren Sanchez, ESPN’s Sage Steele, MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace and CNN’s Sunny Hostin. PLUS: Hostin is said to be the frontrunner.


ABC cancels "Black Box"
The midseason bipolar neurologist drama starring Kelly Reilly premiered after "Scandal."


Jaime Pressly underwent an “almost full mastectomy” after breast cancer scare
The TV Land star made the revelation on “The Talk."


Sean Hannity: "Maybe Stephen Colbert needs to come over here and get a dose of reality”
The Fox News host has issued a challenge to Colbert in response to being mocked last night on “The Colbert Report.”


“Once Upon a Time” unveils “Frozen’s” Anna
Here’s how Elizabeth Lail looks as the “Frozen” princess.


Ex-NFL star Tony Gonzalez to guest on “NCIS”
Gonzalez, who is now working for CBS’ NFL pregame show, spent today filming his guest role. PLUS: Gonzalez’s wife auditioned for “The View."


The “Cheers” bar is moving from storage to a TV museum
CBS is donating the classic sitcom set to TV memorabilia collector James Comisar and his new Museum of Television.


Was “True Detective” so great despite its creator?
Here’s an argument that Nic Pizzolatto wasn’t a big factor in the success of the HBO series. The show was great, argues Max Read, because of Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and director Cary Fukunaga.


Andy Samberg and his "SNL"/Lonely Island pals are starring in a movie together
Judd Apatow will produce the film, with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone co-starring. The Lonely Island previously collaborated on the 2007 film “Hot Rod,” but Schaffer was behind the camera as director while Samberg and Taccone played leading roles.


What’s wrong with survival TV?
Shows like “Naked and Afraid” and Bear Grylls’ “Running Wild” just don’t like realistic enough.


“NYPD Blue” alum Henry Simmons is the latest to join “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
He’ll recur as agent Alphonso “Mac” Mackenzie.


“Hell on Wheels” pulls in impressive ratings on a Saturday night
The Season 4 premiere was on par with last year’s debut.


Kerry Washington: "It was tough for me to even maintain Olivia’s walk” while pregnant filming “Scandal”
Washington is one of several actresses who revealed their most challenging scenes to The Hollywood Reporter.


Robert Knepper will reprise his “Arrow” Clock King role on “The Flash”
He’ll be one of "TWO bad guys” The Flash will face in Episode 7, says the CW show’s exec producer. PLUS: New “Flash” trailer offers comic book Easter eggs.


Play “The Big Bang Theory” showrunner challenge
Exec producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro were guests on "Superfan Vs. Showrunner."


Jimmy Fallon remains dominant, as Jimmy Kimmel surges and Letterman declines
Kimmel is now beating Dave in the key 18-49 demo, while closing in on his idol in total viewers.


Why Arya Stark is the best “Game of Thrones” character, even better than Tyrion
No character has grown and changed and faced more troubles than Arya.


“Haven” gets a Season 5 premiere date
The first 13 of 26 episodes will debut on Sept. 11.


Billy Eichner is jealous of that viral “Apparently Kid”
“I did not struggle in this business since I was a teenager only 2 have my star eclipsed by some strange red headed child who says apparently,” the “Billy on the Street” star tweeted.


“Real Housewives of New Jersey” rehires the fired Jacqueline Laurita
TMZ says producers originally  let her go because of family issues. PLUS: Ramona Singer leaves her husband.


Mark-Paul Gosselaar reenacts “Saved by the Bell” on “Watch What Happens Live”
Andy Cohen played Screech, while guest Mel B was Lisa Turtle.


Check out Starz’s “The Missing”
The limited series debuts Nov. 15.


Ryan Seacrest launches his suit line
"Ryan Seacrest Distinction” is available at Macy’s.


See “The League’s” poster featuring a unicorn
“The fantasy is real.”


“The Killing” series finale, explained
That final moment, says Veena Sud, "we viewed as the final movement of an opera.” PLUS: Joan Allen reacts to “The Killing” finale.


“Cheer Perfection” mom sentenced to 10 years for sleeping with a 13-year-old boy
Andrea Clevenger, 34, pleaded guilty to having sex with the boy in her home and in her car.


TCM to showcase ““The Jewish Experience in Film” Tuesdays in September
The films will be grouped into seven themes, including “The Evolving Jew” and “The Holocaust.”


Conan splits a pot brownie with Larry King and Andy Richter
Did they consume a real pot brownie?


Morgan Spurlock begins exploring the “7 Deadly Sins”
The Showtime series, premiering tonight, presents a skewed look at the grotesque.


Aaron McGruder’s “Black Jesus” is looser, baggier and less pointed than “The Boondocks”
The Adult Swim live-action comedy, debuting tonight, has a familiar feel to it, recalling comedies from “Chappelle’s Show” to “Sanford and Son.” PLUS: “Black Jesus” is mockery with Jesus, not of Jesus.


IFC’s "Garfunkel and Oates” is nothing like “Girls” or “Broad City”
Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome’s TV show based on their musical-comedy act is actually something every unique. It’s totally unfamiliar. PLUS: Kate and Riki have a slight Mary-Rhoda correlation, and the show was originally slated for HBO.

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