Jimmy Kimmel takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge … down his crotch

Jimmy Kimmel takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge … down his crotch
“Oh, my God. This is terrible…My nuts are the size of raisinets right now.” PLUS: Allison Williams takes the Ice Bucket Challenge and Charlie Sheen inspires Jon Cryer.


Jon Hamm reacts to the unrest in Ferguson, where he spent part of his childhood
"There is no positive spin to this,” says the “Mad Men” star, who spent his childhood biking through the St. Louis suburb. "And no one is blameless."


“Masters of Sex” star: It’s “very surprising and shocking” this week's episode matched up with the events in Ferguson
The St. Louis-set show mirrored the Ferguson unrest with Episode 6.


This has been the summer of TV men with clenched jaws and downturned mouths
From “24’s” Jack Bauer to “Sharknado’s” Ian Ziering, this summer “male actors and even the occasional reality star have been putting on an unintentional clinic in how (and sometimes, how not) to look grim,” says Neil Genzlinger. "In one show after another, as an actor strains facial muscles to the breaking point, you can almost hear the director urging: 'Give me grim. No, grimmer. No, even grimmer.’"


One of “The View” finalists has no TV experience, and that’s freaking people out at ABC
A source says of October Gonzalez, wife of former NFL great Tony Gonzalez, “It’s freaking people out that she’s under serious consideration. We’re all for hot. We’re all for diversity. But we’re also for someone with a real shot at not flaming out after one season.”


Does “The Strain” choose to be boring?
The FX series is avoiding becoming “fun trash."


Matthew Weiner predicts “Mad Men” finale will be met with mixed reviews
"The road has been paved for a mixed review, no matter what,” he says.


Claim: Iggy Azalea is a “diva” on “House of Styles” set
"Iggy walked in with her entourage and wouldn't take her sunglasses off the whole time we were in the store shooting her," a source tells The Hollywood Reporter. "She had a complete scowl the whole time and never cracked a smile — unless the cameras were on. And the minute they stopped, it was back to scowling."


“The Hills” alum Stephanie Pratt joins “Celebrity Big Brother”
Other contestants include Angelique “Frenchy” Morgan from VH1’s “Rock of Love.” PLUS: Wedding reunites “Laguna Beach” stars.


All 20 “America’s Next Top Model” cycles, ranked
Tyra Banks is back tonight with Cycle 21.


Fox is working on a Franklin D. Roosevelt-WWII event series
The 10-hour limited series would be based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “No Ordinary Time,” which chronicles FDR’s 3rd term as president.


“Big Brother” sued over its text message voting
CBS is accused of stealing a man’s patented voting system. PLUS: Why didn’t “Big Brother” enforce the “renom” rule?


See pics from “The Blacklist” Season 2
What are inside those envelopes?


Don’t blame Guy Fieri for the Food Network’s woes
The author of “Inside the Food Network” explains that the cable channel’s problems go beyond Fieri.


Arthur C. Clarke’s "Childhood’s End” to become a Syfy miniseries
The book by Clarke tells the story of a peaceful alien invasion that turns the planet into a near-utopia.


“SVU” books Teri Polo and Stacy Keach
They’ll play daughter and father.


Katharine McPhee spotted kissing her “Scorpion” co-star
Is the former “American Idol,” who’s in the midst of a divorce, in another kissing scandal?


An older “Dora the Explorer” goes “Into the City”
Nick catches up with Dora in tonight’s special.


“Revenge” casts Nestor Serrano as chief of police
He’ll be on Victoria’s side.


Watch the latest “Homeland” trailer
“It’s a job,” says Carrie.


"Once Upon a Time” is seeking Belle’s mother
“For the first time, we’ll delve into Belle’s past pre-the encounter with Rumple,” says exec producer Adam Horowitz.


Fox’s new late-night standup comedy show “Laughs” doesn’t pay its comics
The comedy showcase, which has aired in 11 markets since Aug. 2, has too small a budget to pay its performers.


“Episodes” adds Andrea Savage
The “Real Hotwives” star will play the new head of the network.


Why did “Arrow” change Felicity’s backstory episode title?
The title went from “Oracle” to “The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak.”


HBO’s Pamela Smart documentary blames the media
“Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart” tells the story of the woman who had three teenage boys kill her husband.

Fox passes on Tina Fey comedy 'Cabot College'

Fox passes on Tina Fey comedy “Cabot College”
The comedy about a women’s college that begins accepting men starring Margaret Cho is dead under Fox's new entertainment regime.


Craig Ferguson reacts to the events in Ferguson, Missouri
"Ferguson family motto is 'Dulcius ex Asperis' which means "Sweeter after Difficulties,’” tweeted "The Late Late Show" host. "I hope for the town of #Ferguson that this is true."


Bravo to re-air Robin Williams’ “Inside the Actor’s Studio” episode
The June 2001 interview will be shown on Thursday at 8 pm.


“The Odd Couple” nabs Leslie Bibb
She’ll recur as Lindsay Sloane’s sister.


TLC orders more Kate Gosselin specials
After a June special drew strong ratings, Gosselin will be back on TLC in December.


"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” promoting Season 2 with a mysterious billboard
What message is the ABC series sending?


The Mountain from “Game of Thrones” wins Europe’s Strongest Man Competition
Hafþór "Thor” Björnsson came in 1st in three events in Europe's Strongest Man 2014 competition.


Jaime Ray Newman is headed to Amazon’s “Bosch”
The “Eureka" and “Eastwick” alum will join Titus Welliver as an attorney on his police detective series.

Keanu Reeves is set to star in his 1st TV series

Keanu Reeves is set to star in his 1st TV series
Reeves would produce and star in “Rain” for Slingshot Global Media, playing "a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin who specializes in taking out his targets by making it look like death by natural causes.”


NBC is making a pilot based on the movie “The Devil’s Advocate”
Based on the 1997 film starring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, the pilot would focus on a public defender who joins a law firm run by The Devil.


Parents TV Council warns MTV to avoid another explicit VMAs
The conservative watchdog doesn’t want to see anything like last year’s Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke twerking performance.


Nick and Drew Lachey to star in A&E reality show “Lachey’s Bar”
A&E is following up on “Wahlburgers” with another show about famous brothers opening an eatery, this time in Cincinnati.


“Big Brother” hits a season high
Despite NFL preseason competition, last night’s show attracted 6.9 million viewers.

Sony Playstation’s 'Powers' casts lead role of Christian Walker, adds Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl

Sony Playstation’s 'Powers' casts lead role of Christian Walker, adds Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl
"District 9” and “Maleficent” alum Sharloto Copley will play the “dapper and charismatic” Detective Walker.

Ian Ziering wants a 'Sharknado 3' pay raise — will he be replaced?

Ian Ziering wants a “Sharknado 3” pay raise — will he be replaced?
According to a source with producer Asylum, “The sharks are graphics, and everyone else is replaceable.”


John Oliver weighs in on the unrest in Ferguson while other fake news shows are on vacation
“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” which were on vacation last week, aren’t scheduled to return to work until Tuesday of next week.


Chris Pratt may have won the Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch the “Parks and Rec” star fail to avoid getting soaked. PLUS: Amy Schumer attempts it in her underwear, and watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Max Greenfield, and "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman, and Andy Cohen, and Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderrama, and Lena Dunham in her bathing suit, and Kaley Cuoco, and Nina Dobrev, and Jemima Kirke, and “The Voice” stars, and Tori Spelling, “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie Robertson, and Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez. PLUS: Charlie Sheen dumps $10,000 in cash on his head.


Meredith Vieira will guest co-host “Today” the same day her talk show debuts
She’ll fill in for Savannah Guthrie on Sept. 8.


Check out Jessica Biel on “New Girl”
Here’s a clip of her guest appearance as Zooey Deschanel’s rival.


Harry Shearer and “Bob’s Burgers” won their 1st Emmys
“I want to thank the Academy, for this incredible honor, and for the impeccable timing,” said Shearer, who when asked about the “impeccable timing” part, said: “25 years. And getting it while I’m starring in a play in London’s West End.”


President Obama’s “Between Two Ferns” interview scored an Emmy
The Funny or Die series won for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.


Watch Uzo Aduba’s emotional reaction to her Emmy win
"I’m stuffed really,” says the “Orange is the New Black” star. "I’m beyond full. My cup runneth over right now. I feel absolutely all of those things: I feel full of joy, like a fountain. Mission accomplished. Thank you."


Seth Myers is literally on fire in GQ
The Emmy host is “just getting warmed up."


Watch Beyonce and Jay-Z’s HBO trailer
Their “On the Run Tour” special event premieres Sept. 20.


“20/20’s” Elizabeth Vargas returns to rehab
“While on vacation this weekend, I decided to return to a recovery center,” Vargas said in a statement.


“The Closer’s” Gina Ravera to visit “Castle”
She’ll guest on the 2nd episode of the season.


See a new “Unauthorized Saved by the Bell” clip
"Mark-Paul Gosselaar" tries to hook up with "Lark Voorhies"!


As he writes a book about relationships, Aziz Ansari finds himself in a relationship
The “Parks and Rec” star is dating food industry professional Courtney McBroom.

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.