USA orders “timely and relevant” hacker thriller “Mr. Robot” starring Christian Slater
“Mr. Robot could not be more timely and relevant,” says USA president Chris McCumber. “The creative team behind this series has done a brilliant job, taking viewers on a wild ride that leaves them wanting more.  Malek gives a masterful performance as a hacker and unlikely hero, alongside Christian, who is perfectly cast.”

Check out Vince Vaughn on the “True Detective” set
He’s playing Frank Semyon, a career criminal, on Season 2 of the HBO series.

VH1 is sticking with “Sorority Sisters” despite the backlash
VH1 says it won’t change the black sorority sister reality show because it “seems to be connecting with its audience."

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“Bates Motel” pays homage to “Psycho” in Season 3 teaser
See Norman Bates looking through the peephole.

Watch Craig Ferguson reveal Secretariat’s identity
“Honey…I had the most peculiar dream.” PLUS: Watch celebs “bang their drum” for Ferguson's final night.

“@midnight” will take over “The Colbert Report” timeslot for 2 weeks in January
Chris Hardwick’s talk show will move back to midnight when Larry Wilmore’s “Nightly Show” debuts on Jan. 19.

Darlene Love clarifies: I’ll sing “Christmas” again, but not on another talk show
Before performing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” for the final time on “The Late Show” after nearly three decades, Love sat down to chat with Letterman. She also tells EW: "I do it in my Christmas show every year anyway. But I just won’t sing that song on another national television show. In fact, I won’t even do it on a local show.” PLUS: Love says: "I hope I don’t look like a clown by the time it’s all over."

Ian Somerhalder to direct a “Vampire Diaries” episode
The actor announced the news on Instagram: “I am so grateful. I’ll do my very verry very best not to screw it up.”

George Clooney kisses Elizabeth McGovern’s arm in new “Downton Abbey" charity special teaser
A brief preview shows Clooney filming a scene with Countess Grantham as “Let It Snow” plays in the background.

“Orange is the New Black’s” Diane Guerrero is penning a memoir about her family’s deportation
“In the Country We Love” will tell how her parents and older brother were deported from Boston to Colombia in 2000.

Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu to star in AMC’s martial arts drama “Badlands”
He’ll also serve as exec producer on the six-episode series loosely based on the Chinese tale Journey To The West.

“The Colbert Report” used 8 green rooms to accommodate all those celebs
Keith Olbermann also tweets that Mark Cuban finalized his Rajon Rondo deal in the green room.

Hannibal Buress worked as an NBA reporter for ESPN
Watch the comedian ask players questions at the Cavs/Pelicans game.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.