Allison Janney wins her 5th Emmy

Allison Janney wins her 5th Emmy
Janney won for best guest actress in a drama for “Masters of Sex.” But she’s still up for an Emmy for “Mom.” PLUS: Joe Morton got an Emmy for “Scandal." UPDATE: Jimmy Fallon wins for guest actor in a comedy series for hosting "SNL." UPDATE 2: Uzo Aduba wins for best comedy guest actress for "Orange is the New Black," and Jane Lynch and "Shark Tank" win realtity TV Emmys.


Watch Stephen Colbert get 2 ice buckets poured over his head
Also, Ryan Seacrest took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


Lena Dunham got a blonde bowl cut
The “Girls” star is now a platinum blonde.


The “Downton Abbey” cast mock the water bottle flub
“#wH2oops.”

Ice bucket challenge made Oprah scream

Ice bucket challenge made Oprah scream
Gayle dumped the bucket over her head.


Kerry Washington took 2 ice buckets to avoid “Scandal” spoilers
Washington took one bucket on behalf of the cast so you wouldn’t know who was shooting Friday night. PLUS: Watch Eric Stonestreet take an ice bucket.


Report: “The Crazy Ones” cancelation “devastated” Robin Williams
TMZ reports that Williams considered the cancelation of his CBS comedy a “personal failure” because his face was on all the billboards.


OWN to re-air 2 of Oprah’s interviews with Robin Williams
They include a 1991 interview and Williams’ 1988 Oprah debut.


Disney World moves up the date for closing its “American Idol” theme park
The American Idol Experience was scheduled to shutter in January. Instead, it will close by the end of this month.


“Game of Thrones,” “New Girl,” “Hannibal are getting the opera treatment
The composer conductor of One World Symphony in New York is devoting an “Operasode” to each of the three TV shows.


“Chuck’s” Ryan McPartlin joins “Bad Judge,” JR Ramirez promoted on “Power”
The former Captain Awesome will romance Kate Walsh.


Ex-“Idol” Josh Gracin is seeking treatment after leaving an apparent suicide note
"I take responsibility for my actions and apologize dearly for what I have put my family through,” the ex-Marine said in a Facebook message.


“Top Chef” runner up charged with drunk driving
Bryan Voltaggio was taken into custody early Friday morning.

Report: Robin Williams 'was struggling' on 'The Crazy Ones' set

Report: Robin Williams “was struggling” on “The Crazy Ones” set
A source tells People magazine: "We knew he was struggling. We were doing a scene, and it was just off. I looked over at him, and in that moment, his face changed. He looked so exhausted and profoundly, deeply sad. And then one minute later he pulled himself back together, and he nailed the scene. He had a depth; that's where the darkness came from, but there was just so much there."


Paul Ryan quit watching “House of Cards” over Frank Underwood’s “reprehensible” affair
The former Republican vice presidential candidate tells Parade: “I watched the first couple of episodes until he cheated on his wife with that reporter. It turned my stomach so much that I just couldn’t watch it anymore. His behavior was so reprehensible, and it hit too close to home because he was a House member, that it just bothered me too much. And what I thought is, it makes us all look like we’re like that."


“House of Cards’” Frank Underwood calls Hillary Clinton as Bill Clinton
Watch the Clinton Foundation “House of Cards”-style 68th birthday present to the real former president.


Connie Nielsen joins “The Good Wife”
She’ll recur as an attorney with Cook County connections starting with Episode 4.


Craig Ferguson’s proposed new talk show would film in his current studio
In fact, the show would look a lot like the current “Late Late Show,” especially with Robot Skeleton Geoff Peterson coming aboard.


“Lisa Simpson” getting “Revenge”
“The Simpsons” star Yeardley Smith will join Victoria as a fellow mental patient in the season premiere.


Why is "Gross TV” all the rage?
“The Knick” and “Outlander” are the latest in a spate of new TV shows that are becoming grosser and grosser. As Tim Goodman notes, "Boundaries need to be pushed in such a crowded landscape. But violence and decay can't make or break a series; wince-inducing shock can't be the selling point. With so much competition, the rush to outgross the grossest can't possibly last. Nor should it.”


“Game of Thrones” is still hugely popular among illegal downloaders
Two months after the season finale, the HBO series is illegally downloaded 300,000 a day. PLUS: United States map shows each state’s favorite show to download illegally.


Fox will donate money to charity if you share “Red Band Society” promos on social media
Fox will donate $1 to various charities if you share videos, photos and gifs tied to the children’s hospital drama.


Neil Patrick Harris has only been watching “Big Brother” as he wraps up "Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
“I can't stop watching it, I don’t know what it is . . . It’s like an unhealthy relationship,” he says.


A medical historian takes issue with “The Knick”
The University of Michigan’s Howard Markel, a physician who specializes in medical history from 1870 to 1920, says the events of the Cinemax series takes place over decades. “Conflating medical and surgical history in the 1870s, 1880s, 1890s and  1900s is the medical-historical equivalent to conflating the Middle Ages to colonial America to the Civil War,” he says.


Nicollette Sheridan denied retrial in “Desperate Housewives” termination case
The 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a decision by a judge to retry the case.


John Oliver’s “magic”: “Last Week Tonight” is beating apathy by making people care about complicated issues
As Terrance Ross points out, "It’s been only 14 episodes so far (the show is slated for 19 this season) but the 'Last Week Tonight' team has found a way to take a seemingly complicated issue, remove the talking points and cultural baggage surrounding it, break it into understandable parts—and then slowly rebuild it. It’s an ingenious formula that’s making a difference in the real world.”


Here’s the “Scooby-Doo” van Chris Pratt lived in when he was in Maui
"That is the van I lived in!!! In my hand is the script for the movie that got me out of Maui. Crazy,” says Pratt, who waited tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company when he was discovered by Rae Dawn Chong.


“The Shield’s” Michael Jace pleads not guilty to killing his wife
Jace also waived his rights to a preliminary trial.


Miranda Otto added to HBO’s “Westworld”
The "Lord of the Rings” alum is the latest big name to join the HBO pilot.


Comic-Con’s hologram Homer Simpson leads to lawsuit
20th Century Fox is accused of not getting a license on the patented technology used to show a hologram Homer.


Presenting the 16 most important moments in Naked TV
GQ counts them down, from “Sideboob pioneer” Pamela Anderson on “Baywatch” to David Cross on “Arrested Development.” PLUS: Krysten Ritter on how to be naked but secretly not naked on TV.


Amazon developing biblical drama “Promised Land”
The proposed series would tackle the book of Joshua through the eyes of two brothers.


Are there too many red carpets?
The current glut of awards shows has made many celebrities "fashion perps and exotic pets—clickbait snack meats,” says Vanity Fair.


Ellen Pompeo: “Grey’s Anatomy” won’t send Meredith to Washington because it would interfere with the “Scandal” universe
She points out that Meredith’s dead parents, played by Kate Burton and Jeff Perry, are still living on “Scandal.” PLUS: Julia Roberts gives Olivia Pope a shout-out.


“Lost’s” Patrick Fischler is joining “Shameless”
He’ll play a "middle-class man going to extraordinary lengths to keep his deceased son alive in spirit."


Here are 20 future stars who appeared on “Friends”
From Dakota Fanning to Craig Robinson to Ellen Pompeo.


CW’s “The Messengers” books “Homeland’s” Navid Negahban and “True Blood’s” Lauren Bowles
He’ll play a Middle Eastern prime minister, while she’ll play a senator.


Watch a new “Homeland” teaser
Including the addition of Corey Stoll in Season 4.


How GoPro has helped the Shark Week-filming process
GoPros have been put inside a shark’s mouth, and 20 of them were used to film the hunting behavior of great white sharks.


MTV’s VMAs adds a new category: Best Lyric Video
Lyric videos are supposed to emphasize the words in songs, but aren’t four of the five nominees regular music videos?


Ariana Grande found her Nickelodeon experience “frustrating”
"For a long time I was attached to a character that was nothing like myself,” says the former star of “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat." "It was a little frustrating.”


“Saved by the Bell’s” Principal Belding is good friends with Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo
Turns out actor Dennis Haskins, who was spotted Thursday at Cowboys training camp, is also tight with Dez Bryant and former Cowboy Terrell Owens.

Report: Craig Ferguson is poised to host a 7 pm talk show on Tribune stations

Report: Craig Ferguson is poised to host a 7 pm talk show on Tribune stations
Variety reports that the outgoing "Late Late Show” host is in “final negotiations” to host a syndicated talk show for Tribune Media that would be shown at 7 pm across the Tribune station group. Premiering in fall 2015, Ferguson’s new show would also retain his current executive producer, Michael Naidus.

Katherine Heigl’s 'State of Affairs' showrunner exits

Katherine Heigl’s “State of Affairs” showrunner exits
Ed Bernero is leaving the NBC drama over creative differences with fellow executive producer Joe Carnahan, but the exit has nothing to do with Heigl, according to Entertainment Weekly.

James Belushi to star in David Simon’s HBO miniseries

James Belushi to star in David Simon’s HBO miniseries
He’ll play the six-term former mayor of Yonkers in “Show Me a Hero," joining “Oz” alum Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David.


Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud
The former VP claims Al Jazeera owes him tens of millions for the sale of Current TV.


MTV’s “Scream” adds 4 more actors, including one recasting
Bex Taylor-Klaus replaces the previously announced Amy Forsyth.


Amy Poehler wears a wig for Old Navy ads
Check her out as an art critic.


“Futurama” gets a 3D makeover
Russian artist Alexy Sakharov decided to create a 3D model of the former cartoon series.


“The Dovekeepers” casts Diego Boneta
The “90210” vet will join “NCIS” star Cote de Pablo on the CBS miniseries.

'Doctor Who' opts to use a fan-made opening sequence

“Doctor Who” opts to use a fan-made opening sequence
"Our beautiful new title sequence, it’s absolutely stunning, is online ‘Doctor Who’ fandom," says Steven Moffat, who was impressed by professional motion graphics creator Billy Hanshaw’s Peter Capaldi opening. PLUS: Cyberman joins Peter Capaldi in NYC.


E!’s “The Royals” casts Joan Collins as Elizabeth Hurley’s mother
The 81-year-old Collins will guest as the Grand Duchess of Oxford, who is the mother of Hurley’s Queen Helena.


“Grey’s Anatomy” stars take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Seven cast members were drenched themselves with ice water while wearing scrubs. PLUS: Conan O’Brien tries to scam the ice bucket challenge.


Conan O’Brien tries to scam the ice bucket challenge
Watch Conan use plastic ice before getting soaked for real.


“Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” are having an impact on UK baby names
Last year, 72 baby girls were born with the name Skyler, while there were 11 Theons and six Tyrions.


Check out the failed pilot "Not Another High School Show” — starring Jennifer Lawrence and Alison Brie
Comedy Central made the pilot in the late 2000s with writer Mike Bender based on the success of “Not Another Teen Movie.” “Community” star Brie plays Muffy the Vampire Slayer.


Aubrey Plaza writes about life without a smartphone... for 3 hours
Read the “Parks and Rec” star’s piece she wrote for The Daily Beast.


“Last Comic Standing” ends the season on a high note
About 4.9 million tuned in, the NBC reality show’s best ratings since its season premiere.


Eddie Izzard to star in Sony Playstation’s “Powers”
He’ll be joined by Noah Taylor and Olesya Rulin, playing Wolfe, the bogeyman of the Powers universe.


“The Simpsons” releases a biblical, sci-fi promo for its FXX 552-episode marathon
“The Simpsons” are going interstellar.


“Castle" teases Season 7
“He’s not in the car!”


Patricia Arquette will be back on “CSI” before “CSI: Cyber” premieres
She’ll reprise her role as Special Agent Avery Ryan in a Nov. 2 episode.


NFL Network’s Rich Eisen gets his own DirecTV show
Like fellow former ESPN-er Dan Patrick, Eisen will essentially have a radio show on TV.


Yahoo teases new “Community” with old footage
Here is the first teaser for Season 6.


Jessa Duggar is engaged
The "19 Kids & Counting” star held hands with her future husband for the first time last night after getting engaged.

Starz renews 'Outlander' for Season 2

Starz renews "Outlander" for Season 2
The 2nd season order is for at least 13 episodes, down from this year's 16, and will be based on the 2nd novel in Diana Gabaldon's series, "Dragonfly in Amber."

Michael J. Fox 'stunned' to learn of Robin Williams’ Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox “stunned” to learn of Robin Williams’ Parkinson’s Disease
"Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis,” Fox tweeted. "A true friend; I wish him peace.” PLUS: Disney channels will show “Aladdin” this weekend in honor of Williams.


“Orange is the New Black” adds comedian Mike Birbiglia
He’s joining the cast of the Netflix series, but his role is being kept under wraps. PLUS: The real-life Alex Vause lands a book deal.


“The Walking Dead” creator says Daryl Dixon might be gay
Says Robert Kirkman: “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas  about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted  by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”


Quit complaining and embrace Shark Week as if it was pro wrestling!
"Shark Week is lying to you, and that’s okay,” says G. Clay Whittaker. "Embrace the false information and have a little fun.”


Another “Doctor Who” episode has been leaked online
Does the BBC have a leaking problem?


Shonda Rhimes: "Owning Thursday night on ABC this fall is incredibly exciting!”
Rhimes talks to Marie Claire about her first job, her three offices and what beverages get her through the day.


Lee Tergesen goes from “The Americans” to “The Blacklist”
The former "Wayne's World" star will play Mary-Louise Parker’s husband on the NBC series.


“The Wire’s” David Simon weighs in on the events of Ferguson, Missouri
"The notion that police officers are entitled to anonymity after such an action is not merely anti-democratic; it is, in fact, totalitarian,” he says in a series of essays on his blog. PLUS: Did “Battlestar Galactica” warn about Ferguson?


Netflix announces standup specials for Chelsea Handler and Bill Cosby
Handler’s special will come two months after she leaves E!. Netflix will also show standup specials from Jim Jeffries and Chelsea Peretti.


Claim: Britain’s “Dancing with the Stars” may ban older dancers
A source tells The Sun, “Signing so-called ‘old duffers’ is a waste of time because they never have a chance of winning. They are never very good."


“SNL” alum Chris Kattan gets 3 years probation
Kattan was sentenced to driving under the influence of drugs and rear-ending a vehicle on the freeway.


Will Arnett launches his own production company, called Electric Avenue
Arnett has a first-look deal with CBS TV Studios.


Police raced to “Idol” alum Josh Gracin’s home after he posted an apparent suicide note to Facebook
The Season 2 finalist an ex-Marine was able to get in touch with the authorities, who conducted a welfare check at his home.


NFL Films to stop using film
Starting this season, NFL Films will shoot games using digital video cameras. Instead of shipping film across the country, footage can be sent electronically. PLUS: Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall join Showtime’s “Inside the NFL," which moves to Tuesdays.


Playing gay on “Graceland” was “the most challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life,” says Manny Montana
"When the idea was brought up to me, I was, like, yeah, that's a great story line, let's do it,” he says. “And then the week the episode was filmed, I got really scared. I called my acting teacher, my mom, my dad.”


Here is the average “SNL’s” casts age from each season
The 2008-09 had the highest average age at 36.3, while the 1982-83 cast was the youngest at an average age of 26.37.


“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 11 is being dubbed “The Year of Meredith”
Meredith won’t take a backseat in her marriage, which could end up causing strife in their relationship, says Shonda Rhimes. PLUS: Meredith is going to throw a monkey wrench into Alex and Jo’s relationship.


Watch Minkus on “Girl Meets World”
Cory Matthews’ “Boy Meets World” nemesis appears on Friday’s episode.


You can buy one of Jimmy Kimmel’s houses
The late-night star is selling one of his homes for $2.3 million.


A&E filming a marching band reality show at a historically black university
Alabama State University's Mighty Marching Hornets Marching Band will start filming on Monday.


Gilles Marini to guest on “The Mysteries of Laura”
It’s the first post-“Switched at Birth” gig for Marini.


“Once Upon a Time” reveals Season 4 details
The ABC drama also showed off more “Frozen” pics.

'Dancing’s' Derek Hough joins 'Nashville'

“Dancing’s” Derek Hough joins “Nashville”
The “Dancing with the Stars” pro will take on his first major acting role next season, playing a movie star in a multi-episode arc.


TCM to celebrate Lauren Bacall’s movie career with a 24-hour marathon ending on her 90th birthday
The marathon, starting Sept. 15, will include every movie she made with Humphrey Bogart, plus a 2005 episode of “Private Screenings."