Courtney Love joins 'Sons of Anarchy'

Courtney Love joins “Sons of Anarchy”
The Hole rocker will play Jax’s eldest son's "straight-talking" preschool teacher in her dramatic TV acting debut.


The Situation’s reality show gets an extra episode to address his arrest and fight with his brother
TV Guide Network’s “The Sorrentinos” had just wrapped and didn’t capture the fight on camera, but the extra episode will be used for the show’s stars to explain what happened.


“Lost’s” Elizabeth Mitchell will be part of “Once Upon a Time’s” “Frozen”-themed storyline
She might be playing a villainous character.


“Gone Girl” author Gilian Flynn’s “Sharp Objects” is headed to TV
Flynn’s debut novel will be made into a TV series with the help of Marti Noxon and Jason Blum.


DIY and HGTV’s new shows include ”Tiny House Builders”, “Amish RENOgades,” ”Half Price Paradise”
DIY’s Amish reality show will feature the stars of “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.”

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NatGeo’s 'Wicked Tuna' earns a 4th season renewal

NatGeo’s “Wicked Tuna" earns a 4th season renewal
National Geographic Channel also announced the Aug. 17 premiere of spinoff "Wicked Tuna North Vs. South” — watch the trailer.


“American Horror Story” adds Wes Bentley
The “American Beauty” star will join “Freak Show” for the two-part Halloween episode.


“Under the Dome” sinks in Week 2
Last night’s episode tied a series low in the key 18-49 demo.


Jenny McCarthy said in May she expected to be on “The View” when she was 60
Instead, McCarthy is exiting “The View” at age 41.


“Conan” is an online hit in China
Conan O’Brien’s talk show has racked up more than 3 million hits since debuting on a Chinese video site less than two weeks ago. PLUS: “Conan” to air in the UK for the 1st time.


"The Walking Dead" will return to Comic-Con for the 4th time
"Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick will moderate this year's panel featuring the cast and producers.


Teri Hatcher, Bryan Cranston, Wayne Knight recall their work on “Seinfeld”
Rolling Stone also caught up with “Kenny Bania,” Brenda Strong AKA “Sue Ellen Mischke,” Sarah Silverman, Philip Baker Hall, Keith Hernandez and “The Soup Nazi."


“Big Cat Week” will return to Nat Geo Wild for a 5th year
This year’s programs include “Dinner with Big Cats,” “Future Cats” and “Tiger’s Revenge.”


CBS sending “Under the Dome” and “Scorpion” to Comic-Con
CW drama “Reign” will also have a panel. PLUS: Starz’s “Outlander” will also be at Comic-Con.

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'My Five Wives' patriarch files for bankruptcy

“My Five Wives” patriarch files for bankruptcy
TLC star Brady Williams, who has five wives and 24 children, is $400,000 in debt.


FX unveils the 1st “Sons of Anarchy’s” final season teaser
Jax rides solo at night in “Hell Awaits."


Larry David says he recently began rewatching “Seinfeld” episodes with his daughter, "and I forgot how funny they were"
"It's funny because I haven't seen an episode in years,” he tells Rolling Stone.


Mindy Kaling: Here's how the rejected animated “Mindy Project” opening looked like
"The amazing artist Henry John did some of the coolest and cutest characterizations of Mindy,” Kaling revealed on Instagram. "Agh!! I wish we could do an episode with these credits!”


Kiefer Sutherland explains to Jimmy Fallon the origins of Jack Bauer’s “24” catchphrase “Damn It!”
“We never meant it to catch on like it did,” says Sutherland, noting that it was initially used as a quick way to move his character on to the next scene.


Subway helping promote “Sharknado 2,” thanks to Jared's cameo
A Subway poster shows Jared Fogle taking a bite out of a shark. PLUS: A "Sharknado" video game is also in the works.


Jimmy Fallon as Neal Young sings Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” with Crosby, Stills and Nash
It was sort of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion.


Report: John Cleese to join Pamela Anderson in the “Baywatch” movie
The Monty Python star will reportedly play a classic British villain, according to the UK’s Independent.


Lisa Rinna to “Real Housewives”?
She’s expected to join the Beverly Hills edition, according to Radar Online.


American remake of Britain's “Broadchurch” will air on British TV
ITV has picked up the UK rights to Fox’s “Gracepoint.”


“Sherlock’s” special will be 90 minutes long
"For some reason, people seem to think the #Sherlock special will be about 7 mins long,” co-creator Mark Gatiss tweeted. "It’s episode 10, my dears. It’ll be 90!"


Check out “Phineas and Ferb” meeting “Star Wars”
Here’s a glimpse of the Disney Channel show with Han Solo and Chewbacca.


Brian Williams weighs in on “The Bachelorette” and Juan Pablo
The NBC Nightly News anchor says he’s finally "up to speed" with what’s going on with Andi Dorfman.


BBC’s “Danger Mouse” reboot will make some male characters female
The cartoon remake calls for more female characters.

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Report: Rosie O’Donnell closing in on 'View' deal

Report: Rosie O’Donnell closing in on "View” deal
An announcement of Rosie’s return could be announced as soon as this week, according to TMZ.


Chris Harrison defends how “The Bachelorette” broke the news of Eric Hill’s death
"After watching it all back and seeing how it was edited together, I stand by it even more," he says of Monday’s episode, which saw Harrison breaking the news to Andi Dorfman and her Final 4 bachelors. "There were people within the show that didn't want us to shoot us talking to Andi and the guys and those that didn't want it to be televised at all, but I vehemently disagreed and fought like crazy to shoot it and eventually use it.”


Chris Colfer learned his Twitter was hacked after stepping off a long flight from London to L.A.
 “It sucked,” the “Glee” star tells EW. “Whoever this A-hole was that did this knew that I was going to be on this plane and I couldn’t be reached. So as soon as I landed, my phone just exploded.”


“Orange is the New Black’s” Lorraine Toussaint joins ABC’s “Forever”
She’ll play a police lieutenant on the fall drama.


Columbus Short: ABC “did the right thing” in dumping me from “Scandal”
“I think, at a certain point, when you’re (hearing) a barrage of stories after stories, ABC justifiably would want to distance themselves,” he says.


“America’s Most Wanted’s” John Walsh plans to battle the NRA now that he’s on CNN
Walsh, host of “The Hunt,” says he plans to continue Piers Morgan’s anti-NRA/pro-gun control campaign.


Lifetime orders weekly talk show "Undone With @AmandadeCadenet”
British TV personality Amanda de Cadenet will star in a talk show airing at 10:30 pm weekly this summer.


“True Blood” just lost its most powerful asset
Here’s an appreciation of this week’s casualty.


“Sharknado 2” unveils an extended trailer
“In every generation, there's a cinematic event that changes everything…"


Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara are dating
The “True Blood” star recently raved about the “Modern Family” star in People magazine.


"Pee-wee’s Playhouse” complete series Blu-ray box set is due this fall
All 45 episodes plus bonus features will be available on Oct. 21.


Check out Marge Simpson’s new makeup line
MAC Cosmetics’ 10-piece Marge Simpson makeup collection will be unveiled at Comic-Con. PLUS: "Marijuana Simpson” has become a Twitter sensation.


“Masters of Sex” adds Marin Ireland
The “Homeland” alum will Masters' help in conceiving a child.

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Naya Rivera will be a 'recurring guest star' for 'Glee's' final season

Naya Rivera will be a “recurring guest star" for "Glee's" final season
According to TV Line, Rivera requested to not be called a "series regular" for the final season.


Sam Waterston is headed to Netflix
“The Newsroom” star will play Lily Tomlin’s gay husband who romances Martin Sheen on “Grace and Frankie,” where he’ll also co-star with Jane Fonda.


Nat Geo’s “The '90s” gets slightly bigger ratings than “The ‘80s”
About 1.10 million tuned in for the debut of “The '90s: The Last Great Decade?.”


New York Yankees fan sues for $10 million after ESPN cameras caught him sleeping
Andrew Robert Rector alleges that the baseball anchors unleashed an “avalanche of disparaging words” against him.


Watch the promo for “Bachelor in Paradise”
The latest “Bachelor” spinoff promises lots of tears.


“Penny Dreadful” to appear at Comic-Con
Aisha Tyler will moderate the July 24 panel.

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'The Good Wife' lands Taye Diggs

“The Good Wife” lands Taye Diggs
As part of a multi-episode arc, he’ll play an equity partner at Lockhart/Gardner who suddenly joins Florrick/Agos.


“American Horror Story” to make its debut at Comic-Con, which will also feature a “24” retrospective
Fox/FX is also sending “Bones,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “Sons of Anarchy."

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Jenny McCarthy: I already have a new show lined up

Jenny McCarthy: I already have a new show lined up
McCarthy pretended she wasn’t fired from “The View” during her return this morning. “After much consideration,” she said. "I’ve taken a new job that will allow me to do what I do best, which is talk without having to interrupt anyone."


“American Gladiators” is getting a modern makeover
"It's a little darker, more intense, more serious,” exec producer Arthur Smith says of the revamped “Gladiators,” which NBC briefly brought back in 2008. "It's a little less red, white and blue. And there's no spandex. Spandex has left the building."


Miley Cyrus’ NBC “Bangerz” special bombs
Just 2 million watched last night’s two-hour special. PLUS: Miley lacked the compelling energy that made her VMA performance so interesting.


How “Community” was saved — with its $2 million/episode budget intact
Sony tried everything including trying to see if its own streaming service Crackle could rescue “Community” from cancelation. But Yahoo stepped up to the plate at the last minute. With its budget intact, expect “Community” to look the same next season. But guest-stars like John Oliver and Jonathan Banks won’t likely be around, since they have other gigs.


Did “The Simpsons” predict Neymar's World Cup injury?
An April World Cup-themed episode apparently predicted the future. PLUS: Clint Dempsey visits Letterman on Wednesday.


Joan Rivers not sorry for walking off of a CNN interview
"Trial. Every question was an accusatory one designed to put me on the defensive,” Rivers says of her chat with Fredericka Whitfield.


Why “True Blood” should kill everybody off
An ending where everybody dies would be a perfect way to finish the HBO series.


Comedian transforms “Breaking Bad’s” 6 seasons into a 60-minute stage show
American comedian Miles Allen, known for appearing on YouTube as a “Homeless Man” who does “Breaking Bad” impressions, will perform his act at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.


Australian soap “Neighbors” is coming to Hulu
The long-running series will premiere next week with a cameo by Paula Abdul.

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An emotional Sherri Shepherd says she planned to leave 'The View' since earlier this year

An emotional Sherri Shepherd says she planned to leave “The View” since earlier this year
Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy returned to work today for the first time since announcing their exits. While McCarthy joked about it, Shepherd said: "It is true that I'm leaving The View. Some people have known since the spring that I was leaving."


BBC apologizes for 5 leaked “Doctor Who” scripts
BBC issued a statement saying: “BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.


Sarah Palin: I’d like to “go rogue” on “The View”
"I hear everyone recently got canned from 'The View,’” she tells The Hollywood Reporter, "maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America's heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue.” PLUS: Sportsman Channel renews “Amazing America With Sarah Palin” for a 2nd season.


Steven Soderbergh’s “Red Oaks” comedy added to Amazon’s pilots
The New Jersey country club comedy will be among the new batch of Amazon pilots that viewers will be able to pick from.


Brandon Routh joins “Arrow” as The Atom
The former “Superman” star will recur this season over 14 episodes.


IFC orders a “Spoils of Babylon” sequel
"The Spoils Before Dying” will air next summer.


John Oliver makes fun of America’s 4th of July fireworks tradition
Watch the “Last Week Tonight’s” cynical — and online only — take on our annual tradition.

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'True Blood' star: 'It’s sad' to be killed off

“True Blood” star: “It’s sad” to be killed off
"I called it at the end of last season,” says the latest “True Blood” casualty.


“SNL’s” Colin Jost: Weekend Update will be much improved next season
“I don’t feel like what I’ve done so far is a full realization of who I am,” says Jost. “There’s a lot to figure out in the beginning, and your personality starts coming out the more you do it.”


“The Sopranos’” Big Pussy: I’ve successfully battled prostate cancer this past year
Vinny Pastore worried his cancer diagnosis last year would keep him off the stage in “Bullets Over Broadway.” Instead, he’s completed 100 shows.


Brooklyn Cyclones celebrate “Seinfeld Night”
The New York Mets minor league team wore puffy shirts, renamed foul poles “Festivus poles,” handed out a “Magic Loogie” Keith Hernandez bobbleheads, had a low-talker announcer, a close-talker mascot and held an Elaine Dance Contest to celebrate “Seinfeld’s” 25th anniversary. PLUS: Jerry Seinfeld thanked "Seinfeld" fans on the 25th anniversary.


“Southern Charm” star announces bid to unseat Sen. Lindsay Graham
Former South Carolina state treasurer Thomas Ravenel, who is also a convicted felon for cocaine possession, is trying to run as an independent for the state’s U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Graham. He’ll need 10,000 signatures.


Phil and Claire’s “Modern Family” house sells for $2.15 million
The two-story property, built in 2006 in L.A.’s Cheviot Hills, contains six bedrooms and originally went to market for $2.35 million.


“Breaking Bad’s” cinematographer to direct 2 “Game of Thrones” episodes next season
Michael Slovis, who was cinematographer for nearly every “Breaking Bad” episode and director for four of them, will helm the “Game of Thrones” season premiere. He’s the 2nd “Breaking Bad” director to helm “GoT,” after Michelle MacLaren.


A Jon Stewart biography is due out this fall, titled “The Angry Optimist”
Here are some tidbits from Lisa Rogak’s book, including his stoner college life and working as a bartender at a punk rock club.


Coming soon: “Game of Thrones” wine
The Wines of Westeros will be available in The Stark (Sauvignon Blanc) and The Lannister (Pinot Noir).


Katie Couric and Kim Kardashian have apparently made up
Kris Jenner posted on Instagram a photo of the two “fake friends” together in the Hamptons.


Check out the “Better Call Saul” bobblehead
"This guy just arrived at my house,” says co-creator Peter Gould. "The law can be slippery, I'll let him handle it."


“Scandal’s” Columbus Short arrested for public intoxication
Short was taken into custody in Dallas while celebrating the 4th of July.


Lea Michele jokes about being the latest “Glee” star to get hacked
"Guess @chriscolfer and I should have known better then to make our passwords the names of our cats:),” she tweeted after her Twitter account announced she was pregnant.


Jimmy Kimmel attempts to learn Sia’s “Chanedlier” from  “Dance Moms” star
Maddie Ziegler, 11, tried to teach Kimmel and Guillermo her dance from the music video.


Brody Jenner: I never dated Lauren Conrad on “The Hills”
Their relationship, he admits, was totally fake.


Joel McHale sends up Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars"
Check out “The Soup’s” “Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine,” with Tony Hale.


“Gypsy Sisters” star accused of stealing $14,700 from Target
Police say Joann Wells schemed with two cashiers in her alleged fraud.


Watch the trailer for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Atlanta Falcons
The NFL training camp reality show returns Aug. 5.


“Doctor Who” offers a new teaser
Is that the voice of Davros?

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'Seinfeld' seems as different from anything on the air today as it did 25 years ago
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'Seinfeld' seems as different from anything on the air today as it did 25 years ago

“Seinfeld" seems as different from anything on the air today as it did 25 years ago
A quarter-century after the premiere of “The Seinfeld Chronicles” on July 5, 1989, there’s still been nothing like it on TV — though, there have been many imitators, notes James Poniewozik. “The show exists outside generations and time,” he says, adding: "It has a comedian’s purity of focus on the sanctity of the joke above all–above sentiment, ‘relatability,’ larger social meaning–that still feels bracingly we-don’t-give-a-damn. PLUS: “Seinfeld’s” genius wasn’t apparent until the end of the 13-episode 2nd season, “Seinfeld” blazed the trail for sophisticated sitcoms, celebrating Elaine’s fashion, celebrating Elaine’s awkward dance, meet the writer behind “Double-Dipping” and “Yada Yada Yada,” “Seinfeld’s” 10 best side men, “Seinfeld’s” 25 greatest contributions to the English language, Carol Leifer explains why Larry David won’t use an iPhone, the 20 best sports moments, Jerry Seinfeld’s favorite sitcom is “Mary Tyler Moore,” everything you didn’t know about your favorite “Seinfeld” episodes, and Mariska Hargitay and Jeremy Piven are among the celebrity guest stars who appeared on “Seinfeld” before they were famous.


“Gold Rush” star dies
James Harness, 57, died one week after suffering a stroke.


Maybe Chris Colfer should’ve left “Glee”
The hacker who tweeted his departure maybe was on to something — Colfer would be better off leaving a show that’s a lame duck. PLUS: How would Ryan Murphy have killed off Kurt Hummel?


Jay Leno weighs in on Stephen Colbert taking over “The Late Show”
"I like Stephen Colbert a lot,” says the former “Tonight Show” host. "I like the silliness of his character and I think he will incorporate a lot of that into his show. I think he'll be Stephen Colbert and occasionally go into the character when needed. I think he'll be terrific.”


CeeLo Green: I left “The Voice” because “it became a job”
"It easily and quickly became a job," Green tells Us Weekly. "Very, very obligating… Taxing and tiring… I still tip my hat to Adam and Blake and those guys who continuously do it, but I think I ran my course there just naturally."


Discovery Channel to pay tribute to Louis Zamperini
The WWII veteran, who died this week at age 97, was the subject of a Shark Week documentary "Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks” in 2012. That documentary will re-air on Sunday.


Jimmy Fallon is still going strong, Seth Meyers is beating Letterman in the demo
Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel had his best quarter to date.


Is Tori Spelling the real-life version of “The Comeback”?
Her new “Mystery Girls” comedy is something Valerie Cherish would do.


Iranian’s “Modern Family” knockoff, explained
"Haft Sang” debuted this week as part of Ramadan programming and its episodes run twice the time of the original “Modern Family” — watch the entire first episode now.


“Downton Abbey” creator: I expect there to a 6th season
"I would be amazed if there wasn’t another series after (this one),” Julian Fellowes tells Harpers Bazaar.


See Jon Stewart, animated
“The Daily Show” host makes a cartoon cameo on Monday’s “Phineas and Ferb.”


“Family Guy” meets “Game of Thrones”
Check out an artist’s drawings putting the Seth MacFarlane characters in Westeros.


Disney Channel renews “I Didn’t Do It”
The teen comedy is one of the top tween shows on Disney.


“Orange is the New Black’s” Taryn Manning claims her ex-friend is stalking her
Manning pressed charges against the friend, who was arraigned yesterday in Manhattan Criminal Court on a misdemeanor charge of sending hundreds of messages to Manning.


Andy Cohen has a tiny office now that he’s no longer a Bravo executive
Cohen was moved from a spacious office on the 46th floor of 30 Rock to a cramped office on the 14th floor.


Science proves that “The Bachelor” is better than “The Bachelorette”
A psychologist explains why males competing for one woman is boring: There is less infighting among males, which leads to duller show.


Do you remember Nickelodeon’s "My Brother And Me”?
The mid-90s family sitcom is nearly forgotten today.


“The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?” is a fun trip down memory lane
The three-night Nat Geo event, premiering Sunday, is especially timely with Hillary Clinton in the headlines.


General Wesley Clark kicks off TCM’s WWI salute on the Fourth of July
He’ll help introduce 43 films on The Great War.


“How I Met Your Mother’s” Kevin & Jeanette reunite
Kal Penn and Jeanette snapped a pic in “their new home.”


Check out Dana Carvey’s Church Lady cartoon
The classic “SNL” character gets a digital makeover.

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