VH1 cancels 'Single Ladies'
VH1 cancels “Single Ladies"
The hourlong dramedy from Queen Latifah is ending after three seasons.
Bill Clinton’s national security advisor complained to Aaron Sorkin he wasn't represented on "The West Wing”
In a draft of a May 2000 speech released today as part of the Clinton White House archives, Sandy Berger, Clinton’s national security advisor said he had to “chew … out” Sorkin, which resulted five months later in Anna Deavere Smith assuming the role of national security advisor on the show. PLUS: Rob Lowe: "I blamed Aaron Sorkin" for this oversight.
George Lopez says he “tied one on last night”
"Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off, unfortunately, it was on the casino floor,” the comedian said in a statement of his arrest for public drunkenness.
Arthur Chu has become one of “Jeopardy!’s” best-ever contestants, no thanks to game-theory
Game-theory has little to do with Chu’s recent dominance. He’s just a brilliant player.
What it’s like to be an Oscar seat-filler
You must look like you belong there, but you’re forbidden from talking to anybody except other seat-fillers.
Jimmy Fallon is keeping “The Tonight Show” top-notch thanks in part to the monologues
Fallon’s monologues were considered one of his weakest attributes, but they’ve become one of his biggest strengths, says Verne Gay. “Effortless, funny, roll-with-the-punches and smart,” he says. "Fans knew all along he could nail this show, but the new monologues-on-steroids strategy was certainly something to be concerned about. (Fallon is a fine performer, but he's not a joke machine.) But he's nailed that too.”
Richard Simmons has been creating his own TV parodies: Watch him as “Duck Dynasty"
The fitness guru has also parodied “The Carrie Diaries” and “Homeland” on his YouTube page.
Ranking the Oscar hosts of the past 25 years
Billy Crystal is the best — and one of the worsts.
10 Oscar traditions that need to die
From the pre-pre-shows to the mispronunciation of names.
What’s up with Barney’s “HIMYM” series finale outfit?
Neil Patrick Harris was photographed wrapping his character in unusual attire.
“Broad City” tour delayed by Season 2 pickup
The 18-city tour will kick off Nov. 4 instead of March 4.
Ryan Seacrest pens a Vanity Fair tribute to Ellen DeGeneres
"I think a large part of Ellen’s success comes from not pretending to be somebody else,” he writes.
Chris Harrison on having a gay “Bachelor”: “Is it a good business decision?"
In an interview with the NY Times, “The Bachelor” host says he doesn’t know if it’s the show’s job to break barriers. “I just spoke at U.S.C. the other night,” he says, "and I explained it like this: Look, if you’ve been making pizzas for 12 years and you’ve made millions of dollars and everybody loves your pizzas and someone comes and says, 'Hey, you should make hamburgers.' Why? I have a great business model, and I don’t know if hamburgers are going to sell.” PLUS: Harrison delves further into “The Bachelor” in this podcast interview.
It’s amazing what a desk does for Seth Meyers
In his first week on “Late Night," Meyers has proved to be at his best when sitting behind a desk.
Bill Nye takes a selfie with President Obama and Neil Degrasse Tyson
The Science Guy visited the president today at the White House.
CCH Pounder and Kim Dickens will return to “Sons of Anarchy” in a limited capacity
Kurt Sutter says both actresses have other acting commitments, so they’ll each appear in two to four episodes next season.
The “True Detective” glossary almost explains everything
What does “R&I,” “KA,” “DB” and “The Farm” mean? PLUS: 6 theories on The Yellow King, and the power of cramped spaces on “True Detective."
“ER” is being remade in India and Colombia
Warner Bros. has also sold the rights to “Pretty Little Liars” to the Philippines and “Gossip Girl” to Thailand.
“Bones” adds Shohreh Aghdashloo
The “24” alum will play Arastoo's mother.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s new shoe line includes “The Carrie”
Of course Parker was going to name a shoe after her “Sex and the City” character.
Matthew Perry taps one of his “Go On” co-stars for “The Odd Couple”
Sarah Baker’s role as Oscar’s assistant was specifically written for her due to their chemistry.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Spanish-language “Scandal” spoof will return with 3 more installments
“Escandalo” will also feature Latino cast member Guillermo Diaz, who wasn’t on last night’s episode. PLUS: Kimmel had his 2nd-best night ever last night, and see more pics from Kimmel’s post-Oscar video.
New “SNL” Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost: "I’m definitely a little nervous”
Jost just wants to get started. "“There’s something innately credible about someone who writes and is up to date about politics and pop culture moving into Update,” Jost says. “I’m just carrying on a tradition.”
“Kirstie” creator exits
Marco Pennette, who is also show runner of Kirstie Alley’s comedy, is moving to “Mom” to do the exhausting demands of the TV Land comedy. No word if “Kirstie” will be back for a 2nd season.
“NYPD Blue’s” Henry Simmons joins Michael Imperioli on “Saint Francis” on ABC
Simmons will co-own a bar with Imperioli’s character.
Check out "Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge”
Here’s a preview of the Syfy reality show, which will be judged by Jim Henson’s son Brian.
“Hannibal”: The show you can’t get out of your head
With the debut of Season 2, Matt Zoller Seitz says of the NBC drama, "You could say it’s as close as a broadcast network has gotten to the personal artistry of the best premium-cable shows, if it weren’t bolder and more elegant than anything on pay cable right now, including HBO’s own serial-killer drama, 'True Detective.’ The show’s greatest asset is its mastery of tone, a quality most shows don’t have the time or inclination to get right. Hannibal’s formal daring is never empty showmanship; it’s always in service of making the whole series feel like an endless lucid nightmare.” PLUS: Bryan Fuller watches “American Horror Story,” is planning to binge on “True Detective."
See baby Aziz Ansari
The “Parks and Rec” star tweeted a very young pic of himself.
“Girls” isn’t bad, but it needs to be fixed
“The show is missing something now,” says Darren Franich. "It lacks the confessional edge that made season 1 so compelling and season 2 fitfully brilliant. It still has funny things to say about New York, but all those funny things have an unmistakable cocktail-party stench: book-industry in-jokes, magazine-industry in-jokes, Broadway in-jokes. The three non-Dunham female leads are all caught in weird ruts: Their characters barely seem to be on the show, and they barely seem to want to be on the show.”
Frank Underwood’s chief of staff was the most interesting character in “House of Cards” Season 2
Michael Kelly’s Doug Stamper proved to be the most compelling this season. PLUS: That hacker subplot was hacky, and Tumblr spoofs “House of Carbs."
Discovery tonight unleashes “Game of Stones”
Meet the stars of the new gem-hunting reality show.
“Smallville’s” Laura Vandervoort gets engaged
The “Bitten” star is marrying British actor Oliver Trevena.
Watch The WB stars dance together in a promo from 2000
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Keri Russell, David Boreanaz, Katie Holmes, Katherine Heigl, Kate Bosworth, Ian Somerhalder, Alyssa Milano, Jamie Foxx, Michele Williams, James Van Der Beek, Scott Foley, Shannen Doherty, Joshua Jackson and Melissa Joan Hart.