John Oliver to Charlie Rose: We did not crash FCC’s website

John Oliver to Charlie Rose: We did not crash FCC’s website
“We didn’t crash their web site, Charlie — that’s a huge accusation,” the “Last Week Tonight” star tells CBS News. “We merely pointed people to their website and told them why they should be angry about it, and they went in droves.”

Lara Logan returns to “60 Minutes” after 6-month suspension
Logan had been suspended after a false report on Benghazi.

NYC and L.A. mayors make a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” NHL Stanley Cup bet
If the Kings lose, then L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will sing “New York, New York” on Kimmel. If the Rangers lose, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will sing “I Love L.A.”

Darren Aronofsky adapting “MaddAddam” for HBO
The Oscar-nominated “Black Swan” director is expected to direct a drama series based on the postapocalyptic trilogy.

“Game of Thrones” is finally telling stories about women, not girls
Many of the young characters were aged up for the TV series, and now the females are being given grownup storylines. PLUS: Pedro Pascal says Oberyn is a feminist, and watch The Mountain as The Hulk.

HBO to remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day by re-airing “Band of Brothers”
The 10-part series, which debuted two days before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, will be shown from 9 am to 8 pm on Friday. PLUS: How the networks are covering D-Day’s 70th anniversary.

Mario Lopez’s memoir due this fall
The “Saved by the Bell” alum promises to tell the "most intimate never-before-told stories” in his book, “Just Between Us,” which comes out on Sept. 30.

Louis CK re-wrote the TV rules with his 6-episode “Elevator” story
Was it a feature-length movie or a classic sitcom? “Elevator,” says Darren Franich, "is a striking counterargument, a demonstration of what happens when a very creative creator goes on a very fanciful flight of fancy.” PLUS: Louis CK said while making this season there would be stories that are “gonna piss you off."

Buddy Valastro’s “Bakery Boss” becomes “Buddy’s Bakery Rescue”
TLC is relaunching the “Cake Boss” star’s bakery rescue reality show in July.

Why is NBC so terrible at making promos?
Here are some of the Peacock’s worst-ever promo photos.

Xbox adding HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central apps
In all, 45 apps are being added to Xbox.

“Full House’s” Dave Coulier denies he inspired Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”
Says Coulier, "I asked Alanis, 'I'm getting calls by the media and they want to know who this guy is.' And she said, 'Well, you know it could be a bunch of people. But you can say whatever you want.'"

Bryan Cranston is set to adapt “The Dangerous Book for Boys" for TV
The “Breaking Bad” star’s comedy project is based on a book collection of tongue-in-cheek stories giving boys advice on how to maintain a spirit of adventure in the digital age.

Anderson Cooper celebrated his 47th birthday at McDonald’s
The CNN host tells Letterman he had a super-sized Big Mac meal for his birthday on Tuesday.

FX is marketing Middle East drama “Tyrant” to Islamophobes and Islamophiles
The cable network is relying on the series’ “exotic beauty” to capture viewers who wouldn’t ordinarily watch a Middle Eastern-set series.

Rihanna is dressing like “Family Guy’s” Peter Griffin
If Peter Griffin wore a dress.

“Major Crimes” wants cameos from Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke
Producers are trying to resolve the Phillip Stroh storyline.

NHL logos get “Simpson”-ized
Check out a special “Simpsons” character logo for each NHL team.

Disney Channel orders “Growing Up And Down,” a pilot about parents who transform into teens
Raini Rodriguez and Adam Irigoyen will star in the family comedy pilot.

There’s a scientific reason “The Bachelorette” uses fear to make couples fall in love
As Time magazine points out, “After successfully finishing the dangerous-seeming event, both partners will experience a pleasurable burst of dopamine.”

How ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” can become a mainstream hit — and avoid being a disaster for Asian-Americans
“Firstly,” says Kevin Wong, "be unapologetic in portraying the Asian experience. Don’t self-deprecate about ‘funny' customs and ‘exotic' food. It’s the difference between a joke that alienates and a joke that empathizes. Ethnic jokes are a must, but they should be intelligent and meaningful, lest they devolve into caricature and oversimplification. As for the American experience, one should balance the positive with the negative.”

“Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm recalls playing a bartender dressed as Zorro on “Providence”
That guest role in 2000 led to him becoming a regular on the NBC drama. PLUS: Here’s where “Mad Men” is filming the penultimate episode this week.

UK “Skins” star nabs ABC Family role
Sebastian de Souza will star in addiction pilot “Recovery Road."

AMC adapting Texas oil empire novel “The Son”
Philipp Meyer’s book was a bestseller last year.

“Survivor’s” Jefra Bland weds
Bland, who competed on the recent “Cagayan” season, got married three days after the finale.

TV Land’s “Jennifer Falls”: Great cast, not-so-great script
The sitcom premiering tonight boasts a big-name cast of Jaime Pressly, her “My Name is Earl” co-star Ethan Suplee, Missi Pyle, Jeffrey Tambor and his “Arrested Development” co-star Jessica Walter. Yet “Jennifer Falls” has some of the years’ worst sitcom lines. PLUS: “Jennifer” is TV Land’s first sitcom without a laugh track, and Pressly on “Earl” vs. “Jennifer."

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Did 'True Tori' fabricate tweets?

Did “True Tori” fabricate tweets?
The tweets used on last night’s reunion episode appear to be fishy.

Lifetime orders “Threads,” “Smile," “Girlfriend Intervention” and “Ugly Models”
Christian Siriano will host teen fashion competition “Threads,” while Lifetime has also ordered “Worst Stylist Ever” and “Kosher Soul.”

Comedian Michael Che makes his “Daily Show” correspondent debut tonight
Che, who recently left a year-long “SNL” writing gig, has had a rapid rise in the comedy world. He made his TV debut less than two years ago on the IFC faux-game show “Bunk."

“Game of Thrones’” Mountain vs. Red Viper fight gets “fixed”
Watch an alternate take on Sunday’s fight.

“Gossip Girl” maid “Dorota” joins “Girls”
The casting will reunite Zuzanna Szadkowski with her real-life BFF Andrew Rannells.

"Kandi's Wedding” tops all other “Real Housewives” spinoffs
Kandi Burruss’ new spinoff attracted 2.4 million viewers.

CW unveils Season 4 “Teen Wolf” trailer
Check out the new villains.

Watch Howard Stern salsa dance with Howie Mandel on “America’s Got Talent”
Which one took the lead?

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History channel's “Sons of Liberty” casts Dean Norris as Benjamin Franklin, 'E.T.’s' Henry Thomas as John Adams

History channel's “Sons of Liberty” casts Dean Norris as Benjamin Franklin, “E.T.’s” Henry Thomas as John Adams
Michael Raymond-James will play Paul Revere and Ryan Eggold will also have a role on History channel’s Revolutionary War miniseries.

NFL opts for “Super Bowl 50" over "Super Bowl L"
For one year only, the NFL is ditching its tradition of using Roman numerals in naming its Super Bowls. The San Francisco host committee objected to the name "Super Bowl L." Super Bowl 50 airs on Feb. 7, 2016 at the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in the Silicon Valley.

Can Arsenio make another comeback?
Arsenio Hall’s manager claims that there’s been interest in him relaunching his talk show, but no cable network would admit being interested.

Netflix gives “Orange is the New Black” an “Arrested Development” opening
Watch the two shows mashed up.

“Top Chef Duels” will get visits by Pink, Shailene Woodley, Rob Zombie
The stars of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Grey’s Anatomy” will also make cameos on Bravo’s new “Top Chef” spinoff, which premieres Aug. 6.

“The Night Shift” keeps 94% of its debut audience
The hospital drama last week had NBC’s best summer debut in five years.

“Law & Order: UK” benched
The ITV series is being rested, but it’s unclear if it’ll come back after eight seasons.

Comedy Central adapting web series “BriTANick”
The web series stars Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney as "fictional best friends."

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Hillary Clinton: Bill and I 'totally binge-watched' Season 1 of 'House of Cards'

Hillary Clinton: Bill and I “totally binge-watched” Season 1 of “House of Cards”
Part of the Netflix show’s appeal, she explained to People, was "a little bit of the, 'Oh, my gosh, I can't believe we can just sit here and do this' and 'We're only going to watch one episode, oh, let's watch another. Okay, well, we have time, we're not going anywhere, let's watch a third.' I know that sounds kind of devoid of content.” But, she adds, "It wasn't like I was just lying around trying to catch up on 20 years of lost sleep."

If Chicago kids read 2.4 million books, “The Tonight Show” will visit the Windy City
Mayor Rahm Emanuel made another bet with Jimmy Fallon.

LeVar Burton reboots the “Reading Rainbow” theme with Funny or Die
Watch him realize the true power of books.

“Who Do You Think You Are?” Season 5 will feature Rachel McAdams, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer
The TLC series, which returns July 23, will also have Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Cynthia Nixon searching for their family roots.

“The Good Wife” promoting Matthew Goode
He’ll be a series regular next season.

Marionettes star in DirecTV’s new ad campaign
Are these puppet ads creepy?

Tiffani Thiessen sends L.A. Clipper Chris Paul an autographed “Saved by the Bell” photo
Paul wrote on Facebook: "This is easily one of the best Bday gifts I've ever received in my 29yrs on this Earth!!! ?#‎KellyKapowski ?#‎My1stLove ?#‎WeWereTogether?#‎SheJustDidntKnowIt."

Amanda Peet, wife of “Game of Thrones’” co-creator, auditions for parts around the house
“What I do is, I go around my house just sort of auditioning for parts on Game of Thrones,” jokes Peet, who’s married to co-creator David Benioff. PLUS: Watch The Mountain dead-lift nearly 1,000 pounds.

50 Cent is going to have Aziz Ansari’s “ass whoop”
The “Parks and Rec” star claimed that 50 Cent didn’t know what a grapefruit is. To which the rapper responded on Reddit: "my grandma used to get me grapefruit juice as a kid. he’s a comedian. Ima have his ass whoop if he keeps saying that lol.”

Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly pregnant with her 3rd child
She and Scott Disick are expecting baby No. 3, according to Us Weekly.

Watch tonight's “WKRP in Cincinnati” reunion
The Paley Center is live-streaming tonight’s reunion, featuring Howard Hesseman, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid and other cast members.

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'Penny Dreadful' renewed for a longer Season 2

“Penny Dreadful” renewed for a longer Season 2
The Showtime drama’s 2nd season will consist of 10 episodes, an increase from Season 1’s eight episodes.

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'Fargo' boss explains that shocking twist

“Fargo” boss explains that shocking twist
"I knew from the beginning that the biggest challenges I had was giving Molly’s character her fair shake,” exec producer Noah Hawley says of Allison Tolman’s character "And the way I did that was to trick people.” PLUS: If ordered, a 2nd season would be like a new movie, how Allison Tolman found out, Kate Walsh promises a “pretty great finish” for her character, the twist gives more weight to the story and its events, and this isn’t something that’s supposed to happen in episode eight of a TV show.

Jonah Hill gets emotional on “The Tonight Show” apologizing for his homophobic slur
“Use me as an example of what not to do,” he told Jimmy Fallon.

Meet the “Bachelor in Paradise” contestants
The successor to “Bachelor Pad” will include three contestants from Andi’s current “Bachelorette” season.

Check out Peter Dinklage’s yearbook photo
Is that a mullet on the “Game of Thrones” star?

Dennis Miller visits Seth Meyers in a meeting of Weekend Update alums
Miller was the Weekend Update anchor Meyers grew up with.

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George R.R. Martin clarifies: 'My plan is to finish in seven' books, but…

George R.R. Martin clarifies: “My plan is to finish in seven” books, but…
The “Game of Thrones” honcho addressed the rumor started by his editor that he’s now planning eight books, leaving himself some wiggle room. “My plan is to finish in seven,” Martin tells EW. “But my original plan was to finish in three. I write the stories and they grow. I deal with certain things and sometimes I find myself not at the end of a story. My plan right now is still seven. But first I have to finish Book Six. Get back to me when I’m half-way through Book Seven and then maybe I’ll tell you something more meaningful.”

Robert Downey Jr. developing a 1983-set Venice Beach rehab drama
Downey, who dropped out of nearby Santa Monica High in 1982, will produce the project set at a rehab/therapeutic community in the early 80s.

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'Cougar Town’s' Brian Van Holt will captain Syfy’s 'Ascension'

“Cougar Town’s” Brian Van Holt will captain Syfy’s “Ascension”
He’s joining Tricia Helfer in the limited series about a spaceship launched from Earth in 1963.

Brian Dennehy in talks to join “Cocked” on Amazon
He would play the estranged father of “True Blood’s” Sam Trammell in the drama about a family’s gun manufacturing company. PLUS: Richard Kind is also headed to Amazon to star in a sitcom.

Jenny McCarthy deletes a transphobic Twitter joke
“The View” star tweeted this afternoon: “Did Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend cheat with a transsexual model? I heard JLo gave him an ultimatum: ‘it’s either me or her/him!’”

How Key and Peele ended up on “Fargo”
"They came to us as a package deal," recalls Jordan Peele, "and I think my first gut reaction was -- Keegan and my first gut reaction -- was, first of all, just how cool is that? We're such big fans of ‘Fargo' and the Coen Brothers. We just had a lot of faith in the project but our fears, if any, were, 'Is the presence of the pre-existing team going to disrupt whatever flow or the world of this show?’” PLUS: Which “Fargo” stars will end up on “Key & Peele”?

Watch “Game of Thrones” fans scream over this week’s episode
Including a bar full of patrons. PLUS: A fan is making a “GoT” feast for every region.

Netflix’s website for “BoJack Horseman” is straight out of the ‘90s
The animated comedy starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie has a website that looks like Geocities.

Can “Louie” survive an attempted rape scene?
Even TV’s most unlikable anti-heroes never went there. PLUS: That scene was puzzling, disturbing and thought-provoking.

The Situation returns to TV on July 15
The former “Jersey Shore” star’s new TV Guide Network reality show “The Sorrentinos” now has a debut date.

“Royal Pains” introduces Divya’s daughter
Check out a glimpse of the season premiere.

Lesbian teens identified with Emily Valentine on “Beverly Hills 90210"
While the character wasn’t gay, Emily Valentine "embodied many queer signifiers – tomboy, non-conformist, outsider,” as Rachel Matlow points out. Christine Elise McCarthy says of her role: “I know that a disproportionate amount of people who come up to me and say, ‘Thank God for that character,’ are queer. So that’s conspicuous."

Paul Feig recalls co-starring on “The Louie Show” with Bryan Cranston
The “Freaks and Geeks” creator says of being with Cranston on the Louie Anderson sitcom, which aired in 1996: “Yes, he is a much better actor than me."

Matt Walsh: Watching “Veep” is "sort of a roller coaster”
“One, because you don’t know a lot of the scenes you’re not in, and two, you’re wondering how much of what you were playing around with will get into the actual cut,” he says. "It’s similar to any viewer, really: You’re surprised as much as anyone."

“Girls” star Adam Driver recalls his fight club past
Driver’s childhood included being part of a fight club, dumpster-diving and setting things on fire.

ABC Family buys Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos’ parental musical comedy
"Rated P For Parenthood” is based on the stage musical of the same name.

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Monica Lewinsky was interviewed for Nat Geo’s 'The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?'

Monica Lewinsky was interviewed for Nat Geo’s "The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?”
Lewinsky will be among the 120 commentators for the five-part documentary series narrated by Rob Lowe.

Was that sexual assault on “Louie”?
Yes, it was, says Beejoli Shah. “On an incredibly basic, court-defined level, this is sexual assault,” says Shah, who adds: "And that's why this episode lost me as a viewer permanently."

Julia Collins has no regrets over how her 20-win “Jeopardy!” streak ended
"It was a new scenario for me,” she says of Final Jeopardy. "Every other game that I played, I was in the lead going into Final Jeopardy, so it was a novelty. It was something that hadn’t happened, and I guess I just thought I’d go for broke. I think if I had to do it again, I might not have bet the same way, but I don’t feel bad about it.”

Vince Gilligan on “Better Call Saul”: "I am worried ... it may turn out this was a mistake to do this"
The “Breaking Bad” honcho said of his spinoff during a Hollywood Reporter roundtable: "If it's 'After M.A.S.H' rather than 'Frasier' it won't be for a lack of hard work and wishful thinking, but you just don't know until the world takes it."

“Drunk History” Season 2 casts “Arrested Development,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” stars, plus Courteney Cox
Says co-creator Derek Waters: "Casting season 2, I had one thing in mind — to keep clear eyes and a full heart so I wouldn’t lose.”

Lisa Kudrow demands new trial in case against ex-manager after jury foreman wrote her a bizarre letter
Her former manager won the trial ordering Kudrow to pay $1.6 million in “Friends” commission, but the jury foreman worries that she was demeaned by the plaintiff’s attorney playing up her Phoebe Buffay character.

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'Homeland’s' 2 new recruits include a 'House or Cards' alum

“Homeland’s” 2 new recruits include a “House or Cards” alum
Corey Stoll, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his Netflix role, will play a CIA station chief in Pakistan. Laila Robins will play the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan.

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