'Nashville’s' Hayden Panettiere is reportedly pregnant

“Nashville’s” Hayden Panettiere is reportedly pregnant
If her pregnancy with fiance Wladimir Klitschko is true, will Juliette Barnes also become pregnant?


Study: “Grey’s Anatomy” is turning people against organ donation
Researchers at Purdue University and the University of Illinois have released a study on “Grey’s” finding that “the majority of organ donation coverage on this program depicts doctors as vultures, eager to transplant organs from their patients.”


“America’s Got Talent” judges called security on Nick Cannon, who was auditioning in disguise
The judges had no idea that the angry mime who was rejected was their host.

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CBS yanks canceled comedies 'Bad Teacher' and 'Friends With Better Lives'

CBS yanks canceled comedies “Bad Teacher” and “Friends With Better Lives”
There are no plans to air the remaining episodes of both midseason shows.


E! passes on “Songbird” starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Rumer Willis
The music-themed drama from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron was loosely inspired by Diane Warren, with Lenz playing a singer-songwriter.


Don Johnson: I’ve written a college football TV script set in the ‘80s
"It’s called ‘Score' and it’s set in the ’80s,” says Johnson, "and it’s about the rise of big-time college football. I play this outrageous fucking coach who breaks all the rules and recruits basically criminals and everybody else and shoots the finger (extends middle finger in my direction) to the NCAA.


“Veep’s” Reid Scott set to lobby on Capitol Hill
He’ll speak with lawmakers on Thursday to convince the White House to reconsider using seismic air guns when exploring for oil and gas deposits in the Atlantic Ocean.


“Doctor Who” won’t get a female doctor for “political” reasons
A female Doctor will happen, says Steven Moffat, when the perfect female actress pops up in the showrunner’s head. You don’t mess with casting, says Moffat, "you don't cast for any other reason than for passion and for aesthetics. It's not a political decision, it's an aesthetic decision and will always be.”


For $350, you can binge-watch “Orange is the New Black” in a posh hotel
The Hotel Rouge in Washington, D.C. is offering a special room with a 50-inch TV that could be rented as you and your friends binge-watch the new season. For $500, they’ll add catering.


“Parks and Rec” is hoping Bill Murray “crashes the set” next season
Exec producer Michael Schur is trying to find inspiration in Murray crashing a bachelor party.


Rebellious teens are getting a reality show
The producers of “Real housewives” are seeking boys and girls ages 13 to 18 for “My Teen Life,” which follows teens who make their own rules and “party like a rock star.”


Robert De Niro made his documentary about his gay father not intending it to be for HBO
“I felt I had to,” he tells Out magazine. "I felt obligated. It was my responsibility to make a documentary about him. It was not intended to be on HBO. It was just something I wanted to do.”

WEtv creates a fake 'Society for the Prevention of Celebrity Divorce” ad campaign
The guerilla campaign throughout L.A. was aimed at promoting "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars."


 Robert Morse initially wasn’t keen on "Mad Men's" song-and-dance number
"I was concerned, because I didn't want it to be Bobby Morse from 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ or any of the other musicals I did on stage,” he says, adding: "I was afraid that it would just look like something else entirely; I didn't want it to take you out of the show, you know? But then Matt (Weiner) said, 'No, no…it's going to serve to emphasize the episode's message.’”


Louisiana Tech students, faculty protest the university honoring Phil Robertson
The “Duck Dynasty” star was honored with the Tower Medallion, presented by the school’s alumni at commencement.


“The Flash’s” dad revealed
John Wesley Shipp has been tapped to play Henry, Barry Allen’s father.


“Game of Thrones’” Pedro Pascal says he’s responsible for Oberyn’s accent
He also reveals in a Reddit AMA that "Sansa Stark” is the funniest person on set and that his first scene he filmed was in Tyrion’s cell.


Melora Hardin joins Amazon’s “Transparent”
“The Office” alum will join Gaby Hoffman and Jeffrey Tambor about the family dynamics of three adult siblings.


Jim Nabors says goodbye to the Indy 500
The former “Gomer Pyle” star ended his tradition of singing "Back Home Again In Indiana” this year, prompting sadness from some Indianapolis 500 fans.


BBC was once concerned that David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch weren’t sexy enough
That was “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” boss Steven Moffat’s recollection: "They said of casting David Tennant as Casanova, 'Damn, you should have cast someone sexier'. With Benedict Cumberbatch, we were told the same thing. 'You promised us a sexy Sherlock, not him.'"


Why name Wil Wheaton’s new Syfy show "The Wil Wheaton Project”?
“We couldn't come up with another name,” Wheaton says of his “The Soup” for nerds. "We had been calling it 'The Untitled Wil Wheaton Project' because we couldn't come up with a name. All the names we kept coming up with were stupid. They were too on-the-nose or too precious or too cute.”


Is reality TV dying?
The number of scripted broadcast shows is up 20% next season over last season.


“Jeopardy!’s” Arthur Chu was rejected by TBS’ “King of the Nerds”
Chu writes about being a nerd in the aftermath of the Elliot Rodger killings and the “#YesAllWomen’ hashtag.


Kerr Smith joins “The Fosters”
The “Dawson’s Creek” alum will play Callie’s biological dad.


Howard Stern: Embracing oddballs will keep “America’s Got Talent” from falling in ratings
“You do get the loveable kook who could break through,” he says as the 9th season launches.


Esquire Network hopes to grab guys with “Movies to Live By”
Each week starting June 5 with “All the President’s Men,” a movie will be shown that "men need to know to get through life."


Report: Lance Bass is being used to convince Lisa Vanderpump not to quit “Real Housewives”
The former 'N Sync star is Andy Cohen’s “secret weapon” in his attempt to get Vanderpump to return to the Bravo reality show.


NBC’s “The Night Shift” seems to working off a checklist of medical show cliches
TV’s newest medical drama, says Brian Lowry, "feels aimed at those who might have found 'Chicago Fire' too intellectually demanding. NBC is introducing the show amid a barrage of scripted summer fare, and stranger things have worked (especially with the more lenient requirements of the postseason), but for all the creative pulse that’s on display here, the network could just as easily have rerun a discarded series from the 1990s and labeled it 'New to You.’” PLUS: It’s bland and cliched, and it’s just like light beach reading.


Watch the trailer for A&E’s country rapper reality show “Big Smo”
Meet the king of “hick-hop."

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'Boardwalk Empire’s' Charlie Cox will play 'Daredevil' on Netflix

“Boardwalk Empire’s” Charlie Cox will play "Daredevil” on Netflix
Cox will play Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer-turned-crime-fighter in the drama from Marvel.

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“The Normal Heart” is HBO's 5th most-watched film

“The Normal Heart” is HBO's 5th most-watched film
About 1.4 million watched the Ryan Murphy adaptation of Larry Kramer’s HIV-AIDs crisis play.


HBO developing ‘60s NYC gay rights drama “Open City” from Adam Shankman
“Open City” will examine the unlikely alliance between the Mafia and New York City’s gay community in the ‘60s.


“True Blood” unveils its final season poster
It’s “True to the End.”


“Petals On The Wind” scores 3.4 million for Lifetime
The V.C. Andrews sequel was down sharply from “Flowers in the Attic,” which brought in 6.1 million viewers.


“Sleepy Hollow” hires a new sheriff, from “House of Cards”
Sakina Jaffrey will take on the role of "smart, forceful, highly trained and commanding” new sheriff. PLUS: “One Tree Hill” vet Matt Barr tapped to play a bounty hunter.

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Syfy announces 'Sharknado Week'

Syfy announces “Sharknado Week”
Inspired by Discovery’s Shark Week, Syfy will celebrate the "greatest moments in shark film history” in the run-up to the airing of “Sharknado 2.” Sharknado Week kicks off July 26.


“Mad Men’s” Robert Morse: “It was an absolute love letter” and “Facebook has been going crazy"
Morse said he worked with a choreographer for four to five days in secrecry for Sunday’s midseason finale. "Nobody knew beforehand,” says Morse. We sang the song three or four times with a 30-piece orchestra, Matt was there. I rehearsed with the dancers and a few days later, Matt came in to see what we had done and said, 'It’s going to work.’”PLUS: Matthew Weiner got the song while listening to "old-time radio."


Watch the trailer for Lifetime’s “Deliverance Creek” from Nicholas Sparks
“The Notebook” author’s backdoor pilot, airing Sept. 13, follows a widowed mother who tries to protect her family and land during the Civil War.

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'True Detective’s' 3 new leads: 2 males, 1 female?

“True Detective’s” 3 new leads: 2 males, 1 female?
Season 2 of the HBO series will feature a 40-something male detective, a 30-something female detective and a 20-something male cop, according to Deadline. Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale and Josh Brolin are prototypes for the 40-something male detective, while Jessica Chastain is a “potential prototype” for the female detective character.


“Breaking Bad," "The Good Wife" and “True Detective” among the top TCA Award nominees
Unlike the Emmys, “True Detective” will compete in the "Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials” category at this year's Television Critics Association Awards.


“Mad Men’s” midseason finale nabs just 1.9 million viewers
That’s down from the 2.7 million who watched the Season 6 finale on the same day, but this was the first time “Mad Men” had a finale during Memorial Day Weekend.


Showtime to re-air all seasons of “Queer as Folk” and “The L Word”
To celebrate Gay Pride Month, both LGBT shows will be back next month, airing every episode through November.


BBC nearly axed “Doctor Who” after David Tennant’s exit
Steven Moffat reveals that BBC bosses didn’t think Tennant was replaceable in The Doctor role. "David owned that role in a spectacular way, gave it an all-new cheeky sexy performance and became a national treasure,” he says. "So the idea that Doctor Who could go on at all in the absence of David was a huge question.”


“The World Wars” watched by 3.4 million
The three-day History channel miniseries went up against traditional Memorial Day programming.

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'The Bachelorette' couldn’t watch her one-on-one date with the late Eric Hill

“The Bachelorette” couldn’t watch her one-on-one date with the late Eric Hill
"I remember that first date so vividly, and to be honest, I cannot bring myself to watch it back,” Andi Dorfman writes on her “Bachelorette” blog. PLUS: “Bachelorette” hits a series low on Memorial Day, and last night’s episode featured man-thongs.


Letterman to moderate a discussion on Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars”
“The Late Show” host will make a rare appearance outside the Ed Sullivan Theater on June 9 to discuss the web series with Seinfeld at the Paley Center for Media.


ESPN may sell soccer games to non-cable subscribers
The proposed plan would be the first time ESPN is selling an a la carte plan.


“Mad Men” creator wanted this year’s episodes to have the "sensation of a full season”
The last two episodes could’ve served as a series finale, and Matthew Weiner says that was intentional. — he didn’t want to leave any questions unanswered like he did at the end of Season 3. "The challenge for splitting the season up is that this is the half of something, but we also wanted it to feel like all of something,” he says. "Turning these seven episodes into the sensation of a full season was a challenge, but we just concentrated on the main characters, and that's the way it worked out, even though we had a lot of ground to cover.” PLUS: John Slattery weighs in on Roger Sterling's actions, Weiner is almost done writing the finale, “Mad Men” doesn’t work when it splits the seasons, could there be a happy ending?, a great show will gobsmack you with an out-of-nowhere plot twist or style choice, how much did each partner make?, this was one of the most remarkable and funniest episodes of “Mad Men,” one of “Mad Men’s” great tricks is making you nostalgic for old “Mad Men” episodes, and “Mad Men” finally embraced happiness.


Judge Judy earns $47 million for 52 days of work a year
“People take comfort in order,” Judy Sheindlin, now 71, says of her popularity. “I also move swiftly, as opposed to a justice system and a government that is slow and meandering.”


“24: Live Another Day” premiere gets a huge DVR boost
The two-hour premiere was up 42% with Live+7 numbers accounted for.


“Justified”/“The Americans” boss to develop a WWII drama set in Nazi-occupied Paris
Graham Yost is developing the Alex Kershaw novel, "Avenue of Spies," for WGN America. It tells the true story of how an American-born doctor and his family helped the French Resistance.


Chelsea Handler asks Joel McHale about the “Late Late” rumors
“Boy, did it cause a stir in the entertainment community,” he says of his photo with Les Moonves.


Will Ferrell, Clint Eastwood, “Scandal” president Tony Goldwyn will be among the Tony presenters
Also presenting: Wayne Brady, Zach Braff and Bradley Cooper.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ billionaire dad: “I couldn't tell she was going to be a star”
The “Veep” star and her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, went on “Today” this morning to talk about selling his private art collection to benefit the nonprofit Harlem Children’s Zone.


George Clooney’s wedding may take place at the “Downton Abbey” castle
“Downton” star Hugh Bonneville, who was part of Clooney’s” Monuments Men,” helped arrange a private visit for the actor.


“48 Hours” to get an extra Monday airing
CBS has ordered new episodes for several Mondays this summer.


Happy 50th birthday, Adam Carolla!
Jimmy Kimmel’s former “Man Show” sidekick and “Catch a Contractor” star today enters his 50s.

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President Obama to make his debut on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'

President Obama to make his debut on “Live with Kelly and Michael"
The president won’t actually visit the ABC morning show. Instead, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan will visit him in the White House Blue Room.


“Mad Men” creator defends, explains the midseason finale: "I never thought it would happen, actually”
"I don't want to do it all the time," says Matthew Weiner says of using dream sequences and hallucinations, "but it is the language of the show. It's as old as the flashback." PLUS: The series finale is “set in stone."


“True Detective” Season 2 will be set in California with 3 leads
“Right now, we're working with three leads,” says creator Nic Pizzolatto. "It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California and we're going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambience of the place, much like we did in season one.”


Whitney Houston’s family may sue over Lifetime’s biopic
The Houston family wants to make its own movie, and reportedly feels Whitney is too big for a TV movie.


Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg recap “Game of Thrones” while stoned
Watch them smoke out while recapping the HBO series.


David Schwimmer helps NYPD officers solve a stabbing case
The “Friends” star’s surveillance video captured the aftermath of a three-person brawl.

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'Mad Men’s' midseason finale counters TV’s shock addiction

“Mad Men’s” midseason finale counters TV’s shock addiction
Addressing the gentle nature of “Waterloo,” Joanna Robinson says: "I, for one, think it was a particularly fitting commentary on us, the audience, given the ghoulish way we have been predicting a bloody Manson Family end for Megan Draper for over a year. When put in the context of Peggy’s Burger Chef pitch, this episode very much held a mirror up to our modern TV watching practices and general disconnectedness.” PLUS: “Mad Men’s” humanism was all over this episode, that ending was perfect for this episode, that final scene was stagey and indulgent in an otherwise terrific episode, it was a campy moment that didn’t belong, and it was delightfully bizarre, that was Kellie Martin, and this video is a refresher on Robert Morse's past.


“Sons of Anarchy” gives Jax Teller a new look for the final season
Charlie Hunnam will be clean-shaven next year.


Norm Macdonald is hoping CBS once again does an open “Late Late Show” tryout — "I feel like I could beat out anyone else”
“I’m obviously not flavor of the month,” says the 50-year-old former Weekend Update host. “But I feel like I could beat out anyone else. I feel like I’m at my prime fighting age. I feel like a boxer sitting in my hotel room watching some flabby white guys on TV.”


Barbara Walters gives her archives to Sarah Lawrence College
The collection includes tapes, papers and photos from her five-decade career.


Casey Wilson marries her “Marry Me” boyfriend David Caspe
The two began dating while working together on Happy Endings” in 2011.


Arby’s airs a 13-hour commercial
The Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich ad, airing only in Duluth, Minnesota, targeted the Guinness World Record for ad length.


Watch Ed Helms speak to Cornell grads
"The Office" alum said at Cornell's commencement: "Andy Bernard's zealous embrace of Cornell is well-documented, but I can't tell you how meaningful and just plain cool it is to see Cornell embrace him right back."


Sofia Vergara breaks up with her fiancé
The “Modern Family” star used social media to explain why she and longtime boyfriend Nick Loeb have split.


Lisa Edelstein weds
The “House” alum and "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce” star married artist Robert Russell on Sunday.


“Hannibal” season finale, explained
Producers plan to stay true to the novel.


“All My Children’s” Matthew Cowles, husband of Christine Baranski, dies
Cowles, who played villain Billy Clyde Tuggle, died Thursday at age 69.

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Meet the new 'Game of Thrones' characters for Season 5

Meet the new “Game of Thrones” characters for Season 5
A casting list for next season has been revealed. PLUS: The costume designers reveal their secrets, here are “Tyrion’s Angels,” and George R.R. Martin has remained loyal to LiveJournal.


Fox finally releases its “Red Band Society” trailer
The children’s hospital drama starring Octavia Spencer is from Steven Spielberg.


Ellen now backing “Britain’s Got Talent” stars
Can Ellen DeGeneres make American TV stars out of two British boys, ages 13 and 15, who impressed as a rap duo on UK TV?


ABC’s “The Whispers” cast is being uprooted from L.A. to Vancouver
The alien drama shot its pilot in Los Angeles, and its cast expected to film there. Now cast members will have to move to Canada to take advantage of tax breaks.


Michael C. Hall on the “Dexter” finale: "I don’t think I even watched it”
“I thought it was narratively satisfying—but it was not so savory,” he says of the final episode, adding: “I think the show had lost a certain amount of torque.”


“Mad Men” has been excellent heading into its Season 7A finale
The 7th season, so far, "has done some of its best work so far by leaning on its own weighty past,” says Genevieve Valentine. PLUS: John Slattery says "Nudity alone is easy,” the 15 best recurring characters, what inspired “Amy from Delaware"? watch before they were on “Mad Men,” and why “Mad Men” fans want Megan Draper dead.


Maksim: I definitely want to be a “Dancing with the Stars” judge
Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he’s willing to return in a judging capacity. PLUS: "My goal was always to win and walk away, but I never won, so I could never walk away,” says Maksim.


Michael Jace’s in-laws start a campaign to help his kids
“The Shield” alum’s in-laws are also trying to raise $20,000 to help pay for Jace’s wife’s funeral.


Pete Holmes thanks "Consies O’Breezies,” says this is not the end
Holmes addressed his TBS show cancelation in a Facebook post, writing: "I feel like we've been given a calling card, a body of work that survives past this show being on the air. I feel a little silly, like Braveheart or something, screaming, 'THIS IS NOT THE END!' But it's not. We are going out to see where our style fits and makes the most sense and in what way. I feel like we lost our bowl, but we're still some pretty f*cking delicious soup.” PLUS: Why Holmes was refreshing for late-night.


What does “WWE Smackdown” sound like with unedited crowd noise
A pre-production broadcast of tonight’s episode has leaked online, complete with announcer flubs and the unsweetened crowd noise.


On Hulu, low-rated network shows are considered hits
“Parks and Recreation,” for instance, was the No. 1 show on Hulu in April.


“Boy Meets World” fans may be devastated by “Girl Meets World”
The spinoff is exactly like every other current Disney Channel sitcom.


“Star-Crossed” creator reveals what would’ve happened if the show wasn’t canceled
Season 2 would’ve opened three months later.


HGTV has canceled “Design Star”
Vern Yip says he’s “disappointed" the design competition won’t be back after seven seasons.


Woman ordered to spend 1 year in prison for going on “Dr. Phil”
Mandi Jackson was on probation for check forgery and was forbidden from leaving Rapid City, Iowa.


VH1’s “Hit the Floor” is spinning off a web series
“Inside the Arena” will feature the stars of “Hit the Floor” in character as they discuss the storylines that are unfolding on the TV series.


In defense of the ladies of “The Big Bang Theory”
So what if they aren’t representative of real women?


Sarah Silverman finally comments on “Masters of Sex” boyfriend Michael Sheen
Silverman addressed her relationship on “The View”: "Look, this is so awkward. Listen, I love his body, but I also love what's on the inside."


Tina Fey’s college photo is not far off from “30 Rock's" young Liz Lemon
Check out Fey with short poofy hair.


“World Wars” uses 2 actors, young and old, for Hitler, FDR, Churchill
The six-hour History channel event, premiering Memorial Day, tracks the world leaders, also including Mussolini, Patton and FDR, from WWI to WWII.


“The Simpsons” inspires an economics book
"Homer Economicus: The Simpsons and Economics” is the successor to “The Simpsons and Philosophy,” "The Psychology of the Simpsons” and "The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.”


Why have viewers been averse to NBC’s “Hannibal”?
Is it because the show goes all-in in portraying Hannibal as a villain?


Happy 40th birthday, Ken Jennings!
The “Jeopardy!” champ was born on the same day as Jewel.


Why “Silicon Valley’s” T.J. Miller was at a D.C. murder scene this week
Turns out he was doing a police ride-along as research for a role.


Check out Lena Dunham’s “Girls” stunt double
"Any time I need to crash a car of fly off a bike, this bad bitch appears,” Dunham wrote on her Instagram.


Disney Channel casts “Descendants”
Here’s who’s playing the Evil Queen, the Fairy Godmother, Jafar and Cruella.


Why “Idol” runner-up Jenna Asciutto was known as “Jena Irene”
Producers kept getting her name wrong, and the new one stuck.


See a preview of “Ray Donovan” Season 2
The Showtime series returns July 13.


What it’s like to compete on “American Ninja Warrior”
The NBC series returns on Monday.


Amazon unveils its 1st kid's show, a stop-motion animated series called “Tumble Life”
The show follows a blue fox named Fig and his animal friends.


Animal Planet drenches Shannen Doherty in blood this weekend
"Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys” premieres Sunday, co-starring Doherty and Christopher Lloyd.


All-star cast helps “The Normal Heart” rise above Ryan Murphy’s many directorial flaws
If you do watch the film,” says Maureen Ryan, "just be aware that every few minutes you may wish that someone -- anyone -- other than Murphy had directed it. Murphy is a self-indulgent director and not particularly rigorous or disciplined. He serves his own muse, not necessarily the needs of the material, and though it's a classic, Kramer's play is also unwieldy and outright clumsy at time. To say that the collision between the material and the director is often awkward and ungainly is putting it mildly.” PLUS: Murphy gets in the way of his powerful story, a heavy sense of obligation runs through Murphy’s direction, the film will rock you to your emotional roots, it will drive any viewer with a heart to tears, Julia Roberts is miscast but essential for the film’s making, the film retains Larry Kramer’s furious soul, and Matt Bomer talks about dropping 30 pounds and being considered too beautiful for the role.

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