Chris Colfer: 'Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE' (UPDATE: Colfer was hacked)

Chris Colfer: "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE"
Colfer just tweeted that he won't be back for the final season: "Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly..." UPDATE: Colfer's Twitter was hacked, says his manager. UPDATE 2: 20th Century Fox TV also says Colfer was hacked: “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season."

 

This year’s “So You Think you Can Dance” winner will be offered a role on Broadway
The producers of the new Broadway revival of “On the Town,” which debuts in the fall, will offer this season’s winner a spot in the cast in the spring. That is, if the revival lasts that long.


“The Wire’s” David Simon is ticked off over a professor’s claim he was fired from The Baltimore Sun
UC Berkeley professor Linda Williams insists in her new book “On The Wire” that Simon was fired from his newspaper job in the mid-90s, even though he said he corrected her months ago, before the book was published, that he took a buyout.


“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams: "I don’t really watch a lot of TV—I don’t have one at the moment”
Williams, who has an American accent for her new movie, says: "In the U.K., we’re surrounded by American accents. Anything we watch in television.” Yet she doesn’t watch much TV, except YouTube.


Watch a clip from Miley Cyrus’ NBC special
"Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” airs on Sunday at 9 pm.

'Gotham' adds Kyle Massey

“Gotham” adds Kyle Massey
The Disney Channel star and “Dancing with the Stars” alum will play a homeless kid who lives on the streets of Gotham.


Comic-Con 2014: Here’s the complete TV schedule
This year’s Comic-Con kicks off on July 23 with pilot screenings of “The Flash,” “Constantine” and “iZombie.”


“California” author has received a huge "Colbert Report" boost
Edan Lepucki’s debut novel was expected to sell 12,000 copies. But thanks to two mentions by Colbert in his anti-Amazon rants, "California" has become the most preordered debut titles in Hachette history.


Jason Alexander tweets "Serenity Now!" in honor of “Seinfeld’s” 25th anniversary
Though the official anniversary is Saturday, Alexander tweeted this morning: "Happy 25th and thanks for years of laughs, love and support from frank and Estelle's baby boy. Serenity Now!”


Shakira to perform at the World Cup Closing ceremonies
She’ll be joined by Wyclef Jean, Alexandre Pires, Santana and Ivete Sangalo at the July 13 event, performing her World Cup tune, “La la la (Brazil 2014)."


“Big Brother” falls, yet tops the night
Thursday’s episode was down 22% from last week.


Can a new reality TV trade association promote safer working conditions?
Nonfiction Producers Association aims to promote the to promote “best practices” within the nonfiction television industry.


Joan Rivers: “The View” should never have dumped Elisabeth Hasselbeck
"I liked it when they had Elisabeth on, because Elisabeth represented a whole other group,” she says. "I thought it was great the way it was, leave it alone."


“Sons of Anarchy’s” Charlie Hunnam stars in a new Calvin Klein ad
Check out a clean-shaven Hunnam romancing supermodel Doutzen Kroes.


“Arrow” taps Peter Stormare to play Count Vertigo
He’ll play the first villain the team encounters in Season 3.


Jerry Seinfeld had a car shipped by truck from Pennsylvania for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”
When the car was returned, owner Scott Drab found a handwritten thank you note. The car, a 1967 Jaguar Mark II, was used for today’s episode featuring comedian Robert Klein.


Homer Simpson’s 1991 “The Homer” car was ahead of its time
Turns out some of Homer’s ideas have sort of come to fruition.


The plasma TV takes another step towards extinction
Samsung has joined Panasonic in dropping the manufacturing of plasma displays.


Neighbor sues Pat Sajak
The “Wheel of Fortune” host’s sprinkler system has allegedly caused more than $100,000 in damages.

'Once Upon a Time' casts 'Frozen's' Queen Elsa

“Once Upon a Time” casts "Frozen's" Queen Elsa
“Fringe” veteran Georgina Haig will take on the role of the Disney snow queen.

CW cancels TMZ reality show 'Famous in 12'

CW cancels TMZ reality show “Famous in 12”
The TV series designed to help a family become famous in 12 weeks with the help of TMZ and its “TMZ” TV show has been canceled after just one month.


Jimmy Kimmel recreates the “Thelma & Louise” selfie with Susan Sarandon
Kimmel played the Thelma role, as they used an iPhone to take their selfie.

'Enlisted' fans to Yahoo: Why not a 'Community'/'Enlisted' double feature?

“Enlisted” fans to Yahoo: Why not a “Community”/“Enlisted” double feature?
“Enlisted” fans are campaigning to get the Fox military sitcom rescued by Yahoo in the wake of Monday’s “Community” pickup.

 

Carol Kane headed to “Gotham"
She’ll play the mother of Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin.


“Full House” stars reunited today for Dave Coulier’s wedding
The 54-year-old Coulier’s new wife, Melissa Bring, was about 4 years old when “Full House” premiered.


Disney princesses get a “Orange is the New Black” makeover
Graphic designer Maya Bayley also did an “OITNB” makeover for Prince Eric from “The Little Mermaid."


Did the New York Post help get “Seinfeld” canceled?
Jerry Seinfeld was reportedly upset by the Post’s plans in 1997 to run the results of an informal poll on whether the sitcom should be canceled. The poll ran 50-50. PLUS: Watch a 1-hour “Seinfeld” documentary on how it all began.


Monica Lewinsky sat down with Nat Geo because she thought it was a very respectful brand
Lewinsky also felt comfortable filming her "The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?” interview because she was working with a British production team.


WGN America will promote “Manhattan” on the 4th of July with a “Manhattan Project” special
“The Manhattan Project: Beyond the Bomb” will delve into the 1940s Los Alamos, New Mexico world the atomic bomb drama is set in hopes of making the show interesting to viewers who might be turned off.


The Weather Channel boasts that it preempts regular programming for storm coverage
As Dennis Mersereau points out, "The Weather Channel took 20 seconds out of every other commercial break  yesterday to brag that they'd preempted programming to talk about the weather, because we live in a world where The Weather Channel has to use  advertising time to tell its viewers that it's going to talk about the weather.”


CBS’ “Extant” was discovered last year thanks to a scriptwriting contest
Creator Mickey Fisher’s script’s journey to Steven Spielberg happened via the TrackingB TV Pilot Contest, where his script was a finalist.


Why adding a male to “The View” is a terrible idea
You can get the male opinion everywhere else, and adding a man to a woman’s show will only make the show all about gender politics.


Is a “Reading Rainbow” app a good idea?
The problem is there are already many reading apps out there, and they are all tough to evaluate.


Watch the “Blossom” cast, reunited
Here’s a preview of the cast reunion, 20 years later.


“Bachelorette” No. 1 Trista Sutter is jealous that current “Bachelorettes” get to travel the world
"They get to go on much better trips!” she says. "I went to Seattle and Cabo and Sedona. And now (they’re) going to Marseilles and Paris and Venice...They travel the world."


“Mulaney's" John Mulaney is getting married, but producer Lorne Michaels won't be in attendance
Former “SNL” writer and Fox sitcom star John Mulaney is getting married this weekend, with his co-stars expected to attend.


Edie Falco had mixed feelings about “Nurse Jackie’s” drug storyline
“Originally,” she says, "the drugs were not a part of her story, and I had all kinds of mixed feelings about it. But I thought if it was gonna be about her drug addiction, then it’s gotta be portrayed in a way that feels real to me. I wanted to depict my experience of addiction. Not my own, per se, but certainly my experience with addictions in the lives of people I know and love.”


College student paying $3,250 to hang with Robin Wright on the “House of Cards” set
Andi Benson, 23, won the set visit via a charity auction.


“Arrow” gets a Hong Kong handler
Karl Yune will join the CW series as Oliver’s handler.


Adult Swim is giving away a “China, IL” shower curtain
It’s drawn by creator Brad Neely.


Andy Cohen recalls the time Obama announced Osama bin Laden’s death just before “Watch What Happens Live”
It’s the one show he wishes could be erased existence.


Larenz Tate fights crime in BET’s “Gun Hill”
Tonight’s BET original movie is a bit problematic.


“Breaking Bad’s” RJ Mitte honored by the Starlight Children’s Foundation
He’ll receive the inaugural Inspiration Award.


Yes, “Bet On Your Baby” is a real show
The ABC game show is like “The Newlywed Game,” but with babies.


Anna Faris looks just like her real mom
The “Mom” star posted a childhood photo of her being held by her mother.


Coming to Comic-Con: “Big Bang Theory," “Supernatural,” “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” “Arrow,” “The Vampire Diaries”
The WBTV's contingent also includes “The Originals” and “The 100,” as well as “iZombie.”

'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter ends with $6.4 million and a record 105,846 donors

“Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter ends with $6.4 million and a record 105,846 donors
The $6.4 million includes $1 million from Seth MacFarlane.


Sara Rue joins TV Land’s “Impaster”
The “Less than Perfect” alum will play the assistant to Michael Rosenbaum’s fake gay pastor in a new small town.


1960s “Batman” stars Adam West and Burt Ward will reunite at Comic-Con
West, 85, and the 68-year-old Ward -- along with “Catwoman” Julie Newmar -- will promote the Blu-ray and DVD release of their entire “Batman” series.

Katherine Heigl feels betrayed by her acting career

Katherine Heigl feels betrayed by her acting career
As she prepares to return to TV in “State of Affairs,” Heigl addresses the backlash against her, which included negative reaction to her stint on “Grey’s Anatomy.” "The thing that was my best friend for a long time (my career) suddenly turned on me. And I didn't expect it,” she tells Marie Claire UK. "I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me."


Pamela Adlon: Stop saying that was "rape" on “Louie”
Adlon is tired of “this recap culture,” which comes to conclusions before  a season is over. Says Adlon: “The fact people were talking about, Did Louie try to rape Pamela? Was that a rape? Or calling it rape straight-out, which was nuts, because I never saw it like that, because they had this kind of over-the-edge connection and relationship. They do a push-me/pull-me thing.


HBO says internet rumors of Emilia Clarke leaving “Game of Thrones” are false
"She's absolutely back for Season 5,” says an HBO spokesperson, addressing the hoopla over a rumor planted via a fake news generator.


Here are your 4th of July TV marathons
This weekend’s marathons include History channel’s "America the Story of Us” and Syfy’s “The Twilight Zone."


John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” is groundbreaking with segments lasting 15 to 20 minutes
This week, Oliver had a segment on anti-gay laws in Uganda that was as long or longer than a “60 Minutes” segment. With his in-depth segments, Oliver is shattering the comedy-TV news format.


MTV2’s "Wild ‘N Out” returns, pitting Nick Cannon vs. Rick Ross
Watch them trade insults in a game of “So Fly.”


Tim Howard saves “House of Cards” and “Game of Thrones”
Fresh off his heroic effort, the internet has photoshopped the goalie for the United States' Men's World Cup team into key moments of “Game of Thrones” and the Netflix drama.


“Nathan For You’s” premiere included a crazy exorcism
Check out his “Ghost Realtor” segment.


“Downton Abbey’s” female stars pose for a "Downton Sisterhood” magazine cover
Check out the “Downton” ladies in Harper’s Bazaar.


Watch the trailer for Lifetime conspiracy thriller “The Lottery”
Set in 2025, “The Lottery” is set in a world where women stop bearing children.

FXX orders 'Man Seeking Woman' starring Jay Baruchel

FXX orders “Man Seeking Woman” starring Jay Baruchel
The “Undeclared” alum will play a "naive romantic on a desperate quest for love” in a comedy based on the book “The Last Girlfriend on Earth.”

Russia won’t allow 'House of Cards' to film inside United Nations’ Security Council

Russia won’t allow “House of Cards” to film inside United Nations’ Security Council
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had recommended that the Netflix series be allowed access to the Security Council, but Russia felt it needed to be available at any time in case of a sudden crisis in the world.


“Sons of Anarchy” welcomes back Walton Goggins
He’ll reprise his role as transgender prostitute Venus Van Dam.


USA-Belgium sets a new World Cup ratings record
Yesterday’s loss beat the previous record-holder USA-Portugal, despite airing in the middle of the afternoon.


“The Killing” unveils its final season trailer
Netflix has a taste of the final six episodes.


David Bowie inspired Peter Capaldi’s “Doctor Who” outfit
Capaldi’s white button-down shirt look is a tribute to Bowie’s Station to Station album cover.


“Game of Thrones’” Kit Harrington is the new face of Jimmy Choo
Check out Harrington’s ad campaign, featuring the actor “staring into your soul” while wearing Jimmy Choo for men.


“McHale Navy’s” star Bob Hastings dies
Hastings, 89, had been battling pancreatic cancer for 15 years.

'Sherlock' will film a special followed by a 3-episode 4th season in 2015

“Sherlock” will film a special followed by a 3-episode 4th season in 2015
Shooting on the special will begin in January, while filming on the 4th series will begin later next year. The BBC is promising "the most shocking and surprising series of Sherlock yet.”


Report: “The View” wants Mario Cantone — and a rotating cast of Broadway stars
According to Page Six, such Broadway stars Idina Menzel and Bernadette Peters would be appear regularly under the Broadway plan. Page Six also says executive producer Bill Geddie’s job is safe.


“Game of Thrones” will film Season 5 partly in Spain
Andalusia, Granada and Southern Spain will stand in for the Kingdom of Dorne.


Dane Cook announces a Showtime comedy special
He tells Jimmy Kimmel: "I couldn't be more excited to let the fans know. It's going to be on Showtime this fall.”