Marilyn Manson joins 'Sons of Anarchy'

Marilyn Manson joins “Sons of Anarchy”
The goth rocker will play a white supremacist prison power player associated with Jax Teller in the final season.


Edward Snowden interview brings in just 5.9 million viewers
The NBC News exclusive special tied for 2nd in the ratings, while the premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance” was first.


"Millionaire Matchmaker” star facing federal felony extortion charges
Adam Winters, 25, who appeared on the Bravo series in February and claimed to be worth more than $1 million, was arrested and could not afford to pay for his own attorney.


“American Idol” winner takes runner-up to her prom
Jena Irene Asciutto asked Caleb Johnson to escort her to prom at her Michigan high school.


Elisabeth Moss’ 1st post-“Mad Men” gig: “The Heidi Chronicles” on Broadway?
Moss is wrapping up filming of “Mad Men” and is in negotiations to star in the beloved Wendy Wasserstein play.


Man who punched Brad Pitt is on probation for crashing the Grammys stage last year
Vitalii Sediuk surprised Jennifer Lopez last year when he crashed the Grammys stage before Adele’s speech.


Louis CK buys Babe Ruth’s summer Hamptons beach house for $2.5M
After bombing in the Hamptons in the season premiere of “Louie,” Louis CK is set to own the house that the Yankees legend used to spend his summers at.


"Blood Lake: Attack Of The Killer Lampreys” a ratings dud
Animal Planet’s first original B-horror film didn’t come close to the cable channel’s other offering that night, "Mermaids: The New Evidence."


Why Edward Snowden should’ve liked “The Wire” Season 2
Season 2 of the HBO series critiques the war on terror. And as Vox points out, “The Wire’s” critique "closely resembles ones Snowden himself has made.”


Vimeo announces its 1st original TV series
The video-sharing website is getting into original programming with cannabis dealer series "High Maintenance.” The web series has already been shown on Vimeo, but Vimeo has ordered six more episodes.

'Wonder Years' cast reunites to announce that the DVD is coming soon

“Wonder Years” cast reunites to announce that the DVD is coming soon
Check out Kevin Arnold with his family, plus Winnie Cooper and Paul Pfeiffer.


Time puts “Orange is the New Black’s” Laverne Cox on its cover
She talks to Time about the transgender movement in this week’s cover story, “The Transgender Tipping Point."


Neil Patrick Harris will perform at the Tonys, along with Idina Menzel, Sting, Patti LaBelle
Also performing: Fantasia, Alan Cumming and Sutton Foster.


LeVar Burton posts video of him tearing up over his “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter
“It is our first day. I am overwhelmed, thank you so much, this is going to enable us to really, really, really do a lot of good,” he said.


Edward Snowden has been watching “The Wire,” but says Season 2 is “not so great”
Snowden told Brian Williams “I’m really enjoying” the HBO series about surveillance, but  PLUS: Why Snowden is wrong about Season 2, and “Wire” creator David Simon is not a Snowden fan.


Why Hulu should not bring back “Community”
A 6th season would be nothing but pandering to fans, especially since the canceled NBC comedy exhausted all its storylines.


“SNL’s” Jay Pharoah makes another rap parody music video
“Problems” is a follow-up to last year’s “I Am a Dog.”


Anna Gunn’s ex-husband is reportedly seeking her “Breaking Bad” money
Alastair Duncan, the actor father of Gunn’s two daughters, stopped seeking child support after their divorce in 2009. But according to TMZ, he wants “a piece of” her earnings, including the $1 million she made from “Breaking Bad” last year.


Lena Dunham’s dog bites her in the butt
The “Girls” star posted a blood-stained photo, taken by co-star Jemima Kirke, of the aftermath of yesterday’s incident.


Cartoon Network’s "DreamWorks Dragons” is jumping to Netflix
The animated series will debut on Netflix early next year.

LeVar Burton’s 'Reading Rainbow' campaign easily beats its $1 million goal in 1 day

LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” campaign easily beats its $1 million goal in 1 day
"Reading Rainbow" joins "Veronica Mars" in becoming one of the rare Kickstarter projects to hit its goal in less than 24 hours.


A female contestant is making “Jeopardy!” history, but is getting scant media attention
Julia Collins -- who's already surpassed Arthur Chu -- is set to tie the second-longest streak in “Jeopardy!” history. She’s already the winningest female in the game show’s history.


“The Goldbergs” creator: MTV has forbidden us from celebrating its ‘80s past
"We wanted to use their old logos and videos in the pilot,” says Adam Goldberg, "but they rejected us. MTV said they wanted to look to the future, and not dwell on the past. I hope they change their minds and realize they defined my generation— and need to be celebrated.”


Could “True Detective” Season 2 become overwhelmed by all the speculation?
As Tom Ley notes, "Making a good TV drama is hard enough without having to invent new characters and an entirely new plot every season, and all of this anticipation is going to make it damn near impossible for this show's encore to live up to expectations.” PLUS: 8 actresses perfect for Season 2, and which beer will replace Lone Star?


“America’s Next Top Model” contestant has vitiligo on her face
Chantelle Young’s skin is lightened around her mouth.


Why does “Louie” have so many uninterrupted shots this season?
This season has boasted one 7 1/2-minute shot, about a dozen longer than two minutes and about five longer than three minutes. PLUS: “Louie’s” flashback was “deeply sad."


Nielsen plans to increase its TV ratings sample audience size
Los Angeles will go from 1,000 homes measured to 1,300 homes.


Kudos to “Mad Men” for ditching California
The midseason finale resisted the notion that the Golden State is the ultimate symbol of rebirth. PLUS: Watch “Mad Men: The Musical."


Why does TV only show lesbians engaging in oral sex?
Even shows like “Orange is the New Black” and “The L Word” would feed the misconception that oral sex is the only sex lesbians engage in.


CW unveils an extended “Jane the Virgin” trailer
This four-minute trailer explains how a virgin got impregnated.


Alex Trebek: "I consider myself a social liberal and a fiscal conservative”
With Pat Sajak getting political on Twitter, the “Jeopardy!” host explains his political views: “I would point out that anyone who has ever asked me, or investigated, would know that I am a registered ‘Independent,’ and I have voted for both Democratic and Republican candidates in the past, and will continue to do so.”


Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list: Sofia Vergara tops Ellen DeGeneres
The “Modern Family” star was ranked No. 32, while Ellen is No. 46.


Piers Morgan pantsed by a member of One Direction
Watch Harry Styles embarrass the former CNN host in the middle of a soccer stadium.


Ricky Gervais says of “Dexter”: “I think this is the most sincere thing I’ve done”
Says the comedian: “I’ve left behind that sort of veil of irony that I sort of explored with ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras.’”


Kate Gosselin is back with "Kate Plus Eight: Sextuplets Turn 10” on June 19
The two-part TLC special follows the season premiere of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.


Nigel Lythgoe: My least favorite part of “SYTYCD” is when we go live
“You won’t believe this, but I get very, very nervous,” he says. “Your brain works much faster than your mouth. Especially as you get older. I’ve forgotten someone’s name who I met yesterday!"


Amateur hockey team names itself after “Full House”
Check out the uniform for “The Rippers.”


Here’s a rundown of summer premiere dates
Starting tonight with “So You Think You Can Dance.” PLUS: The networks will air combined 570 hours of original programming this summer.

Hulu in talks to revive 'Community'

Hulu in talks to revive "Community"
"Preliminary" discussions for a potential sixth season have begun, according to Deadline.

Hours later, LeVar Burton’s 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter campaign is closing in on its $1M goal

Hours later, LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter campaign is closing in on its $1M goal
Burton launched the Kickstarter this morning, with a deadline of July 2 to raise the $1 million.


Watch Mindy Kaling speak at Harvard Class Day
“The Mindy Project” star told graduates: "A lot of you will become the quiet heroes of our country – however, those of you who go on to work for Big Pharma or Philip Morris, you will be the loud antiheroes, and someone is certain to make an AMC series glamorizing you, so congratulations."


Showtime orders "L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin"
“The L Word” creator Ilene Chaiken and her “Real L Word” crew will document the struggles of lesbians in the South.


“Modern Family’s” co-creator is locked in a contract dispute
Will Christopher Lloyd be part of Season 6?


Barbara Walters comes out of retirement to celebrate Diane Sawyer’s historic achievement
Sawyer became the first solo female anchor to win a sweeps month in the key 25-54 news demo.


Nick at Nite adding “HIMYM,” “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Everybody Loves Raymond”
“How I Met Your Mother” reruns and “Fresh Prince” will debut in the fall, while “Raymond” repeats will air early next year.


Check out “Pretty Little Liars’” mask-themed poster
Here’s the poster for Season 5. PLUS: Lucy Hale didn’t like being photoshopped to be skinnier for GQ.


“Shameless” adds a Tony winner
“Once’s” Steve Kazee will play a rock musician who gets involved with Fiona.

It’s official: E!’s 'Chelsea Lately' is ending in August

It’s official: E!’s “Chelsea Lately” is ending in August
Chelsea Handler will end her seven-year-old talk show on Aug. 26, preceded by a month-long celebration.

Danny McBride is returning to HBO to star in 'Vice Principals'

Danny McBride is returning to HBO to star in “Vice Principals”
McBride and his “Eastbound & Down” co-creator Jody Hill are re-teaming for a comedy about a high school "and the people who almost run it, the vice principals." HBO has picked up the series for 18 episodes.

A look back at Maya Angelou’s TV past

A look back at Maya Angelou’s TV past
The esteemed author and poet appeared on everything from “Roots” to “Sesame Street,” where she played patty cake with Elmo. She also chatted with Arsenio Hall on the phone earlier this year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. PLUS: How Maya Angelou influenced Oprah.


Watch a man casually climb out of a shark's mouth for Shark Week
Here’s the first promo for this year’s Shark Week.


Watch the 1st full trailer for FX’s “The Strain”
The Guillermo del Toro series looks “creeptastic.”


Adam Sandler on why he won’t host “SNL”: “I just don’t know how good I’d be doing it”
“I don’t know how good it would be,” he says in an interview with Norm Macdonald. "I’m slow now.”


“Mad Men’s” Kevin Rahm talks about filming a lot of phone scenes this season
"My favorite was when they talk about Don pitching Burger Chef instead of Peggy, and I'm on the phone but you don't know it until the very end,” he says. "So I sat just off-camera, in my flip-flops, while they shot that whole scene.”


Fox News officially hires “Clueless” star Stacey Dash
She’ll work as a paid contributor to the conservative-leaning news network.


Bravo’s “The People’s Couch” expanding to 1 hour
The TV-watching show will debut its hourlong format on Tuesday.


How “Nashville” should handle Hayden Panettiere’s reported pregnancy
A pregnant Juliette Barnes could spark a paternity guessing game.


“The Wil Wheaton Project’s" focus on “nerd culture” is odd considering so much of it is mainstream
Wheaton tackled such mainstream hits as the new “X-Men” movie, “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” PLUS: Watch Wil Wheaton’s debut episode.


“Little Women: LA” stars discussed whether they were being exploited -- while in a hot tub wearing bikinis
The latest little person reality show debuted on Lifetime.


Adult Swim’s “Team Unicorn Saturday Action Fun Hour!” enlists Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk
The cartoon by the Robot Chicken guys is based on the Team Unicorn cartoons.


“Making the Band’s” O-Town releases its first single in 10 years
The original MTV band members reunited last month, without Ashley Parker Angel.

'Downton Abbey' creator wants the show simulcast in the UK and the U.S. on the same day

“Downton Abbey” creator wants the show simulcast in the UK and the U.S. on the same day
Julian Fellowes was impressed by “Doctor Who’s” simulcast. “I want to have simultaneous transmission in America and Britain,” says Fellowes. “The difficulty that we have is that people are discussing the series as it happens online before America’s seen it and on the internet we’re all in the same company. It’s madness.”


“America’s Got Talent” returns to 11.9 million viewers, “The Night Shift” has a decent debut
“AGT” was down only a tenth from last year’s premiere, while NBC’s new medical drama attracted 7.8 million viewers.


LeVar Burton launches a Kickstarter to revive “Reading Rainbow” for the web
Burton says a web-based “Reading Rainbow” would be able to reach more of the world’s children.


“Big Bang,” “The Good Wife” among the Critics’ Choice TV Awards nomination leaders
“The Normal Heart,” “Fargo” and “Masters of Sex” also each scored five nominations.


Amy Poehler reveals the cover of her new book
"Yes Please” is due out Oct. 28.


RIP Maya Angelou: Watch her “SNL” prank show
Maya Rudolph starred in “Maya Angelou’s Prank Show.”


NBC recycles a past “Last Comic Standing” comedian on “America’s Got Talent”
Dan Naturman competed on Season 2 of “Last Comic" a decade ago, and now he’s competing on Season 9 of “America’s Got Talent.”


Meet the new “Real Housewives of New Jersey”
Amber Marchese, Nicole Mauriello and Teresa Aprea are replacing Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita.


Scott Wolf’s family becomes a Party of 5
The “Perception” star and his “Real World: New Orleans” alum wife Kelley welcomed their third child, a daughter, who joins two older brothers.

'Nashville’s' Hayden Panettiere is reportedly pregnant

“Nashville’s” Hayden Panettiere is reportedly pregnant
If her pregnancy with fiance Wladimir Klitschko is true, will Juliette Barnes also become pregnant?


Study: “Grey’s Anatomy” is turning people against organ donation
Researchers at Purdue University and the University of Illinois have released a study on “Grey’s” finding that “the majority of organ donation coverage on this program depicts doctors as vultures, eager to transplant organs from their patients.”


“America’s Got Talent” judges called security on Nick Cannon, who was auditioning in disguise
The judges had no idea that the angry mime who was rejected was their host.