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Meagan Good Didn’t Go Far to Research Her ‘Deception’ Role

Jordan Riefe | January 14, 2013 - 11:00 am

An actress since the age of four, Meagan Good didn’t have far to go to research her breakthrough role as an undercover cop on NBC’s new series, Deception.

“Mainly, I got with my father who was LAPD for 26 years and his wife, an FBI agent, just to pick up the mannerisms and… More »

‘The Carrie Diaries’ Has Sarah Jessica Parker’s Approval

Celebuzz | January 14, 2013 - 4:09 am

Sarah Jessica Parker has given The Carrie Diaries her blessing.

The new drama, which premieres Monday night at 8PM on The CW, tells the story of 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw – before she was living in Manhattan, drinking cosmos and chasing Mr. Big. When AnnaSophia Robb landed the role of the younger Carrie, Parker,… More »

CBS Wants Another Season of ‘Two and a Half Men’ With Angus T. Jones

Jethro Nededog | January 12, 2013 - 1:57 pm

While CBS hasn’t officially announced a renewal for Two and a Half Men, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said they definitely want a Season 11.

She also said none of the castmembers have signed on for another season, including Sheen’s replacement, Ashton Kutcher.

And what about Angus T. Jones? He didn’t do himself any… More »

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Producers: Are You Really That Surprised About Toby?

Lauren DiMascio | January 11, 2013 - 2:15 am

The fan reaction to the reveal of Toby (Keegan Allen) as a member of the “A” team on the midseason finale of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars was so insane that executive producer Marlene King told reporters a Mom even called the EP’s offices asking to speak to the head of television. But, fellow executive… More »

‘Bunheads’ Cast and EP Talk Show’s Pacing, Dancing and Growing Up

Lauren DiMascio | January 10, 2013 - 7:29 pm

If you’ve noticed anything about the the pacing on ABC Family’s ballerina drama Bunheads, you’ve probably thought the show is a lot like Amy Sherman Palladino’s previous hit, Gilmore Girls, in that there is a lot of talk and not much action.

But Palladino isn’t worried. To her, pushing too much plot could… More »

Nicki Minaj Believes Rappers Don’t Belong on ‘American Idol’

Jethro Nededog | January 9, 2013 - 8:15 pm

There’s an ongoing debate among viewers as to whether there’s a place for rappers on TV talent competitions — especially as they’re showing up on recent seasons of NBC’s The Voice and FOX’s The X Factor.

But, new American Idol judge Nicki Minaj doesn’t think there’s a place for them on her show. More »

Keith Urban Says ‘American Idol’ Didn’t Steal Him From ‘The Voice Australia’

Jordan Riefe | January 9, 2013 - 6:30 pm

A longtime fan of TV talent shows, Keith Urban jumped at the chance to be a judge on The Voice Australia when offered the job early last year. So, it came as a surprise to producers when the country music star announced he would not be returning for a second season.

“I couldn’t… More »

Mariah Carey: How My Children Influenced My Decision to Join ‘American Idol’

nikpewpew | January 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Music fans got a jolt last July when Mariah Carey signed on to become a judge on FOX’s American Idol. But after giving birth to twins in 2011, the pop diva felt like she needed to stop touring and settle down with husband, actor and America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, and babies Moroccan and… More »

Katharine McPhee Says Her ‘American Idol’ Stint ‘Did Exactly What It’s Supposed to Do’

Jethro Nededog | January 9, 2013 - 3:00 pm

American Idol fans got a chuckle out of last year’s promos for the first season of NBC’s Smash, which featured the line, “Introducing Katharine McPhee.”

Of course, she wasn’t new to them. McPhee was the runner-up on the fifth season of Idol and went on to make three modestly selling albums. But, a… More »

Mariah Carey: Nicki Minaj Feud Was ‘One-Sided’

Jethro Nededog | January 8, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Reporters got a little taste of what it’s like to see a disagreement between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj go down.

FOX gathered the reality competition’s judges and producers in Pasadena for the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Tuesday. And, naturally, questions arose about the much-reportedMore »

‘Celebrity Apprentice’ All-Star Omarosa Reveals Which Contender Would ‘Stab You in the Front’

Jethro Nededog | January 6, 2013 - 4:56 pm

NBC has rounded up its most popular losers from previous seasons of Celebrity Apprentice for an All-Star edition. And, it should come as no surprise for the show’s fans that Omarosa Manigault is entering the boardroom for a third time.

And apparently, things haven’t changed much for reality TV’s original bad girl. “I… More »

Matt Damon Found Onscreen Lover Michael Douglas ‘Very Attractive’ as HBO’s Liberace

Jethro Nededog | January 5, 2013 - 7:02 pm

Liberace was over the top and his flamboyance on and offstage was probably years before its time. But, the producers and the cast of HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, a biopic about the legendary pianist, not only wanted to portray that spectacle but also the man and his six-year romance with the younger Scott Thorson.
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‘Bates Motel’: 6 Things to Expect From A&E’s ‘Psycho’ Prequel

Jethro Nededog | January 5, 2013 - 4:26 pm

Anyone who has watched Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film Psycho can admit that it opens up an entirely new set of questions about Norman Bates and how he ended up being the killer with a frightening attachment to his mother.

A&E and Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse try to answer those questions on its “prequel” (though… More »

MTV Renews ‘Snooki & JWoww,’ Gives ‘Jersey Shore’ Season 6 Return Date

Jethro Nededog | August 3, 2012 - 2:43 pm

MTV opened its TCA Press Tour session in Beverly Hills on Friday with the official announcement that Snooki & JWoww gets a second season. This season, the spinoff show has attracted an average 1.4 million viewers in MTV’s younger target demo, the 12-34 audience, and averages 2 million total viewers per episode. MTV doesn’t have… More »

‘Anderson’ Gets Season 2 Makeover; Stephen Colbert Announces Summer Concert Series

Jethro Nededog | August 1, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Anderson Cooper will be back on daytime for a second season, but not without a pretty big overhaul. Renamed Anderson Live, Cooper returns with a more social media-friendly live format and he won’t have to carry it off alone.

What are the biggest changes to Anderson?

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Showtime Gives ‘The Big C’ a Final Abbreviated Season 4

Jethro Nededog | July 30, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The Big C is about to meet its end. Showtime announced Monday at the TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills that the series starring Laura Linney as a woman who tries to find the humor in her fight with cancer will end with one more abbreviated season.

“We are moving ahead with the… More »

‘Anger Management’ Star Charlie Sheen Talks Dad Martin Sheen’s Upcoming Guest Turn

Celebuzz | July 30, 2012 - 4:16 pm

Anger Management is shaping up to be quite a big deal for FX, especially when you’ve got two Sheens for the price of one.

Charlie Sheen’s father, Martin Sheen, will be guest starring in a series of episodes next month as the father to Charlie’s on screen persona, Charlie Goodson.

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Joss Whedon’s ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along’ Starring Neil Patrick Harris Heads to CW

Jethro Nededog | July 30, 2012 - 1:23 pm

The CW is giving Joss Whedon fans something to sing about.

The network announced at Monday’s TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills that it will be airing the cult online favorite, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9PM.

“I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Horrible,” The CW’s… More »

‘GMA’s’ Robin Roberts Preps for Medical Leave: Katie Couric, Kelly Ripa, ‘The View’ Hosts Offer to Step In

Jethro Nededog | July 29, 2012 - 5:33 pm

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts has a tough road ahead of her as she battles with blood and bone marrow disease. And while she admits that she has “moments of fatigue,” the morning news show’s ratings triumphs over NBC’s Today have kept her in high spirits.

“I’m getting myself ready for the… More »

Laila Ali Celebrates Women’s Boxing’s Olympic Debut: ‘I’m Glad Women Finally Have the Opportunity’

Celebuzz | July 25, 2012 - 7:34 pm

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