Jenny McCarthy confirms her 'View' exit as ABC announces an 'exciting new direction next season'

Jenny McCarthy confirms her “View” exit as ABC announces an “exciting new direction next season”
"If Sherri goes... I go too. #sisters,” McCarthy tweeted, adding. "My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.” According to Broadcasting & Cable, “The View” will also have a new view next year, moving the show to “Katie’s” old studio. PLUS: Could Rosie return? Will Laila Ali be hired?


Fox exec on Kris Jenner's failed talk show: "She looked not just like a deer in the headlights but like a deer that already got hit”
“I think she was pretty uninteresting” on camera, says Fox TV stations chief Frank Cicha of Jenner’s failed talk show.


Courteney Cox gets engaged
The “Cougar Town” star tonight tweeted the news of her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid.


“The Daily Show’s” longest-tenured writer departs tonight
J.R. Havlan’s 2,821 episodes stretches back to the Craig Kilborn era.


“The Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman and her winner could end up “Dancing”
Both have reportedly been asked to compete on “Dancing with the Stars.”


See Tatiana Maslany with her “Orphan Black” body doubles
She took pictures with her clones during filming of the epic clone dance party.


E!’s” “Untold With Maria Menounos” premieres July 17
Menounos’ magazine show will feature “The Pop Culture Minute” with YouTube and Vine stars, plus “The Untold Moment,” featuring interviews with celebrities.


“Homer Simpson’s” dad is having an estate sale
Dan Castellaneta’s father, who’s in assisted living, is selling all his stuff, including “Simpsons” memorabilia and a drawing he drew of his son.


ABC’s “NY Med” features real doctors, like Dr. Oz
The TV doctor is not much of a distraction on ABC’s documentary hospital series, premiering tonight.

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Report: 'The View' is firing everybody except Whoopi Goldberg

Report: “The View” is firing everybody except Whoopi Goldberg
Sherri Shepherd is out, and it looks like Jenny McCarthy will be gone, too, according to TMZ, which adds that executive producer Bill Geddie may also get the axe. TMZ says “The View” may turn to male co-hosts, like Jesse Palmer and Ross Matthews. PLUS: Shepherd confirms her exit, saying: "It’s been seven wonderful years on 'The View' and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on."


Judd Apatow in talks with Hulu for a “Love" comedy, possibly starring Gillian Jacobs
A relationship comedy, “Love” would reunite Apatow and Jacobs, who is currently guesting on his “Girls.” But in order for Jacobs to be free to do “Love,” she’ll need “Community” to not be picked up for a sixth season before her contract expires at the end of Monday.

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'The Goldbergs' to pay tribute to John Hughes

“The Goldbergs” to pay tribute to John Hughes
One of Hughes’ classic ‘80s films will be the basis for a “very difficult” and “very expensive” episode.


HBO’s Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger Rock ’N’ Roll drama casts Andrew “Dice” Clay and Jagger’s son James
“Sopranos” alum Robert Funaro and “Borgen” star are also joining the cast. Clay will play a radio station chain owner, while James Jagger will portray the lead singer of a punk band named Nasty Bits.


Seth MacFarlane helping out LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter
Any money raised from today through July 2nd will be matched by MacFarlane, up to $1 million.


“Covert Affairs” fan fave is coming back
Oded Fehr will appear in at least one episode.


Fox stations to test 3 shows: “Laughs,” “Hollywood Today Live” and “The Daily Help Line”
“Laughs” will be a weekly roundup of comedy, while “The Daily Help Line” will give advice interactively.


Watch the trailer for Netflix’s 1st anime series
"Knights of Sidonia” is based on the manga series of the same name.


Cuba Gooding Jr. co-creating a boxing comedy
The project is set in a gym in a gentrified neighborhood shared by soccer moms and hardcore boxers.


“Rescue Me” alum Andrew Roth joins Syfy’s “Ascension”
She’ll play the doctor on the spaceship limited series.

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Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour is coming to NBC

Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour is coming to NBC
Airing July 6, the two-hour special will feature "unprecedented, behind-the-scenes” footage from Miley’s European concerts.


Netflix’s “Daredevil” gets a best friend
“The Mighty Ducks” star Elden Henson will play the role of Foggy Nelson.


“Extra” replaces Maria Menounos with Charissa Thompson and Tracey Edmonds
They’ll both co-host “Extra” with Mario Lopez, but Thompson will keep her job on Fox Sports 1.


Here’s an early photo of the “Game of Thrones” cast, including Kit Harrington with short hair wearing glasses
"Arya Stark" and "Sansa Stark" looked really young five years ago. PLUS: “GoT” gets an ‘80s opening credits.


Terry Crews to host the TCA Awards
The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” host will helm the TV Critics’ awards ceremony on July 19.


Cam Gigandet: "Ben McKenzie was kind of mean to me” on the set of “The O.C.”
The star of CBS’ “Reckless” recalls having a rough time when he guested on the Fox series in 2005. I hadn't done anything at that point and he was a little bit of an ass,” he says, adding: "But I love him. I think he's a great actor and I love 'Southland.'"


American Association for Nude Recreation calls the "naked reality show” trend a “mixed blessing”
Bill Schroer, executive director of the pro-nudity group, likes “Buying Naked,” but he feels “Naked and Afraid” is "kind of unreal … and starts to border on sensationalism. In other words, the nudity is just there to attract attention.”


TCM to salute Eli Wallach
The legendary actor, who died this week at age 98, will be honored in a five-film marathon on June 30.


Jimmy Kimmel gives the World’s Ugliest Dog a makeover
A team of hair, make-up and clothing specialists was assembled to beautify this year’s winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.


See Jill Duggar enjoy her very first kiss ... after getting married
The "19 Kids and Counting” waited until her wedding to have her first-ever kiss.


Watch Ian McKellen on “Vicious”
The British comedy about a gay couple who’ve lived together for nearly 50 years airs on PBS beginning this Sunday.


Bravo’s “Below Deck” returns Aug. 12
Meet the new crew for Season 2.


“The Love Boat’s” Jill Whelan is getting divorced
Whelan, 47, is ending her marriage of a decade, which produced one son.

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Jillian Michaels may have left 'The Biggest Loser' over the Rachel Frederickson controversy

Jillian Michaels may have left “The Biggest Loser” over the Rachel Frederickson controversy
According to People, Michaels was "deeply concerned about the direction the show has been taking” in the wake of Rachel’s shocking thin frame.


“Big Brother” returns up from last year
About 6.6 million watched the 16th-season premiere.


David Hasselhoff to star in a “Curb Your Enthusiasm”-style comedy for the UK’s “Dave” channel
"Hoff the Record” will follow The Hoff’s life over six episodes, airing on channel Dave.


Destination America is sending The Wallflowers to small towns for the 4th of July
It’s part of a “Red White & You” promotional campaign.


Triumph the insult Comic Dog insults even more World Cup nationalities
On last night’s “Conan,” Triumph’s targets included England, the Italians and the Japanese.


Here’s Joan Allen on “The Killing”
In the final season, she plays Colonel Margaret Rayne, the headmaster of the all-boys military academy.


Jason Dohring may be part of the “Veronica Mars” spinoff
“I hope I get to be a part of it and I love Ryan and love working with him as well, he’s just such a super guy…they contacted me several weeks ago and we’ll just see what happens,” Dohring says of “Play It Again, Dick.”


Check out “Sons of Anarchy” Season 7 pics
SAMCRO is reunited.


A father discovers his missing son is in the basement, thanks to Nancy Grace
Local police and the FBI supposedly searched the basement, which surprised Charles Bothuell IV when Grace revealed his son’s whereabouts.


TV Guide magazine is being cut down to about the size of an iPad
The magazine will go from 7 3/8 by 10 1/4 inches to 7 by 10 inches.

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Gary Oldman apologizes on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for his anti-Semitic remarks

Gary Oldman apologizes on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for his anti-Semitic remarks
A visibly shaken Oldman didn’t cancel his previously scheduled appearance on Kimmel to promote “Dawn of Planet of the Apes” when this week’s controversy erupted. Instead, Oldman, who has appeared several times in Kimmel sketches, thanked the host for allowing him to apologize on TV. “I’m a public figure. I should be an example and an inspiration, and I’m an A-hole. I’m 56. I should know better,” Oldman said. PLUS: Oldman does "Stranger Wrestling" for Kimmel.

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Report: NBC wants to hire Pippa Middleton as a 'Today' correspondent

Report: NBC wants to hire Pippa Middleton as a “Today” correspondent
The Peacock is set to make a job offer following Matt Lauer’s exclusive interview with the sister of Kate Middleton, according to Page Six. A source says: “NBC, along with all the major networks, have been trying to sign Pippa for some time. NBC is set to make a fresh approach to her following the interview."


ABC’s “World News” will look more like “GMA” after Diane Sawyer leaves
“There’s going to be more of an editorial mix,” a source says of David Muir taking over. PLUS: Watch Diane Sawyer address the transition.


Binge TV-watching is more likely to kill you, researchers find
Sitting down and watching TV all day is deadlier than sitting down at your desk or in a car all day.


“Wilfred” boss: Our show convinced a fan not to commit suicide
Showrunner David Zuckerman writes: "It’s been a very emotional journey for me. Tremendously satisfying, but also challenging and bittersweet. Shortly after the pilot received a production order, my beloved dog George died suddenly.”


Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling made sure “Mystery Girls” was like their real-life friendship
"Our banter in real life is our guideline,” says Garth. "We talk sometimes and it makes no sense to anyone else.” PLUS: ABC Family tonight is showing “Mystery Girls’” 3rd episode first.


Vanessa Bayer is pulling for Hillary Clinton "not just because I impersonate her” on “SNL”
"I definitely hope that she runs for president,” she says.


Why Dr. Oz still has a medical license
As Vox.com notes: "The fact that Oz hasn't lost any credentials speaks to a larger challenge in modern medicine: Once you get a medical license, its actually really difficult to lose it.”


Jenny Slate learned “SNL” fired her from the web
“Lorne and I never talked when I was fired at the end of the season; I got the news online,” says Slate, who was on “Saturday Night Live” for the 2009-10 season and was most famous for saying the F-word live on air. “I’ve still never watched the clip of my f—k-up. That’d be like watching yourself fall down the aisle at your wedding! I feel like it happened to somebody else, and I want to tell her, ‘Oh, girl. I’m so sorry, but you need to move on.’"


New White House press secretary’s favorite “West Wing” character is Josh Lyman
Josh Earnest, who started his new job this week, also says he prefers “The West Wing” over “House of Cards” because “I am an optimist."


“Wheel of Fortune” vs. “Jeopardy!”
Which game show makes you feel dumber?


Since “Frasier” ended, Kelsey Grammer has had to embrace playing villain roles
. I have been extremely blessed and honored to play Frasier. It was a highlight of my life,” he says. “But is it a problem in terms of casting? Yeah, probably. I’m working through it."


“Gotham” releases individual character posters
“The Good. The Evil. The Beginning.” PLUS: “Gotham” director watched “Serpico” and “The French Connection” for inspiration.


“Game of Thrones” fan’s $30K 7-foot-2 Iron Throne replica can’t fit in his apartment
Mike Ross is trying to sell the Iron Throne that he won.


Ex-“Scandal” star Columbus Short ordered to pay $21.5K per month in child and spousal support
Short didn’t actually show up in the family court proceeding that ordered him to pay his estranged wife.


Check out a “Modern Family” Tree
With Jay and Gloria on top.


“Hey Arnold!” voice star dies
Steve Viksten, who helped develop the Nicktoons series, was 54.

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Report: Luke Grimes left 'True Blood' because he refused to play gay

Report: Luke Grimes left “True Blood” because he refused to play gay
The actor, who was replaced by “Bunheads’” Nathan Parsons, objected to same-sex kissing and sex scenes that were part of the final season scripts he had read, according to Buzzfeed.


“Tyrant” attracts 2.1 million viewers
That’s about 80% of “Fargo’s” premiere viewership, but considered a good number considering the subject matter.


Read an excerpt from Neil Patrick Harris’ Choose Your Own Adventure autobiography
The first few pages are now available online.


World Cup biter Luis Suárez to join “The Vampire Diaries”?
Ian Somerhalder jokes that “umm.. Apparently there's a new cast member."


Check out Kristen Chenoweth as Malefecent
Here’s your first look at the Disney Channel movie “Descendants."


White “Big Brother” star accused of racism defended by his black friend
The family of Caleb Reynolds is also sticking up for him after he called President Obama a "Muslim monkey” on Instagram.


Book twist is unlikely to happen on “Game of Thrones"
Michelle Fairley throws cold water on that book spoiler.


“Breaking Bad,” “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones” are the most binge-watched shows
TiVo’s survey also found that viewers binge-watched “The Walking Dead,” “Downton Abbey” and “Star Trek.”


Lifetime spinning off “Raising Asia” from “Dance Moms”
Asia Monet Ray, 8, and her mom, who also starred on “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition,” are getting their own reality show next month.


Firefighters rescued Rob Lowe and his family from raging waters that overtook their French vacation home
"Thank you to the fireman that saved us from this nightmare,” Lowe’s son Johnny tweeted. "Happy for us all to be safe, thoughts to others."

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The CW’s fall schedule once again debuts in October

The CW’s fall schedule once again debuts in October
“The Vampire Diaries” opens CW’s fall on Oct. 2. “The Flash” premieres Oct. 7.


Watch Ben Affleck & Matt Damon announce the new “Project Greenlight”
“We look forward to looking at all your stuff,” the duo say in a YouTube video.


NBC renovating 30 Rock
The restoration and renovation of 30 Rockefeller Plaza will include the re-creation of a grand staircase and mezzanine rotunda, as well as a re-creation of the original art deco era design of the lobby.


“NTSF:SD:SUV” is on hiatus
Paul Scheer is busy working on new shows for Adult Swim and HBO. “I wanted to try something different,” he says. "We may revisit ‘NTSF,' but right now it's just kind of… it's not over, but I have no plans to do anything with it right now.”


“Big Bang Theory’s” Simon Helberg welcomes his first son
Wilder Towne Helberg joins big sister Adeline.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is set to return to series TV in a show called 'Busted'

Sarah Jessica Parker is set to return to series TV in a show called “Busted”
The “Sex and the City” alum is attached to star in the police crime thriller "Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love.”


NYC woman creeped out by a stairway “Dexter” ad sues after breaking her ankle
Ajanaffy Njewadda claims the ad of the Showtime series — painted across a subway stairway — spooked her so much she tumbled down the steps and broke her ankle. She and her husband are suing the city of New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Showtime.


Jillian Michaels exits “The Biggest Loser” for the 3rd time
She won’t be back on the NBC reality show this fall.


Rob Dyrdek expands his MTV deal
He’ll produce a new pilot for MTV, while continuing doing "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.”


“Survivor’s" Caleb Bankston was crushed to death by 2 train cars
The "Survivor: Blood vs. Water” alum was trying to inspect something between two cars when the train went off the tracks.


Netflix can’t offer “House of Cards” in France
That’s because a French TV channel already owns the exclusive rights to the first two seasons.


Ranking every “Big Brother” season from worst to least worst
“Big Brother 3” is the least worst.


Eskimos will flee Alaska for San Diego on TLC's “Escaping Alaska"
The reality show will follow five young Eskimos as they “plot their escape” to sunny San Diego.


Mindy Kaling’s writers celebrated her 35th birthday with a Grand Canyon helicopter ride
“The Mindy Project” writers also celebrated Kaling’s birthday in Las Vegas.

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