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Garth Brooks Announces New Album And World Tour Comeback [Video]

10 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Garth Brooks, the country singer powerhouse, is coming back to the spotlight since going into a short retirement in 2001, and announced his plans for a new album and a world tour.

Garth Brooks Comes Out Of Retirement

Brooks, who arguably dominated country music in the '90s, decided to step away from the stage in 2001, saying he wanted to focus on being a full-time dad to his three daughters. Now, at 52, Brooks will return to the country music scene with what he calls “Garth Music.”

More than a little shy after nearly 15 years away from the spotlight, Garth admitted he was nervous about returning to his career as a performer.

“Scared? Yeah. Old? Yes,” he told reporters at his press conference on Thursday.

At the conference, Brooks said that, while he admires contemporary country artists, he wouldn’t be singing any “bro country” or “hick hop” on his world tour. »

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Study Suggests Current Tonight Show Is Less a Talk Show and More a Variety Show

10 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You know how when Jimmy Fallon started on Late Night, people were like, "He's charming, but not much of an interviewer?" Well, it appears Fallon has solved the problem on his Tonight Show — he just stopped interviewing people. A study conducted by Stephen Winzenburg of Grand View University revealed that Fallon spends only 37 percent of his show interviewing his guests, compared to the 51 percent Jay Leno and Johnny Carson spent. That is also far less than his contemporaries, Craig Ferguson (43 percent), Jimmy Kimmel (48 percent), Seth Meyers (51 percent), David Letterman (51 percent), and Conan O'Brien (53 percent). Winzenburg's argues that "The Tonight Show has become successful by looking more like a comedy variety series than a traditional talk show." For anyone who's seen Fallon's Tonight Show or Late Night, this makes sense, as he is more likely to play a game with his guests than to have »

- Jesse David Fox

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2014 Emmy Nominations Include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story

10 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.

 

Drama series

Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

Fargo” (FX)

Luther” (BBC America)

Treme” (HBO)

The White Queen” (BBC America)

TV Movie

Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

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Full list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

10 July 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.

In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Lead Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, »

- Gary Collinson

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Emmy Nomination Scorecard by Series and Network

10 July 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO led the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with 99 in total and 19 for its popular series “Game of Thrones.” Other standouts include the new FX miniseries “Fargo” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”

Related: 2014 Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fargo’ Lead Nominations

Nominations by Series:

Game of Thrones 19

Fargo 18

American Horror Story: Coven 17

Breaking Bad 16

The Normal Heart 16

Saturday Night Live 14

House of Cards 13

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 12

Downton Abbey 12

Orange Is the New Black 12

Sherlock: His Last Vow 12

True Detective 12

Modern Family 10

The Voice 10

Veep 9

Mad Men 8

The Oscars 8

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 7

The Big Bang Theory 7

Boardwalk Empire 7

Dancing With the Stars 7

So You Think You Can Dance 7

67th Annual Tony Awards 7

The Amazing Race 6

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America 6

The Colbert Report 6

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 6

Portlandia 6

The Good Wife 5

Louie 5

Masters of Sex 5

Project Runway 5

Silicon Valley 5

Black Sails 4

Bonnie »

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Study: Jimmy Fallon Spends Less Time Talking Than Jay Leno, Late Night Peers

9 July 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jimmy Fallon is not only the ratings king of late night talk, he's also the host who spends the least amount of time actually talking, according to a new study. Since Fallon took over The Tonight Show early this year, the show has engaged in "talk" only 37 percent of the time, down from the 51 percent of his predecessor, Jay Leno, and 51 percent for Leno's predecessor, Johnny Carson, according to Stephen Winzenburg, a communications professor at Grand View University and author of the book TV's Greatest Talk Shows. Winzenburg's definition of "talk" consists of the moments when the host

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- Paul Bond

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Animaniacs Creator Takes on Fairy Tales with The 7D

7 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Tom Ruegger is the creator of classic 1990s animated series such as Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, and Pinky and the Brain. For those of you who are fans of these shows, you'll be happy to learn that he has developed a new series for Disney Junior called The 7D that he hopes will capture the same fun spirit of the awesome shows he previously worked on. 

As the title suggests, The 7D is about the adventures of the Seven Dwarfs, "30 years or so before their fateful run-in with Snow White. Living in the Enchanted Forest in the kingdom of Jollywood under the rule of Queen Delightful, the dwarfs are the area’s 'most trusted' heroes, righting the wrongs that arise and often thwarting the plans of evil-doers when the queen calls for help."

In a recent interview with the La Times Ruegger said:

“I was very intrigued about taking these »

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Jessica Simpson Marries Eric Johnson After 3-Year Engagement

5 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jessica Simpson and her boyfriend Eric Johnson finally tied the knot after becoming engaged roughly three years ago.

Jessica Simpson Weds Eric Johnson

Simpson and Johnson were married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., before 250 guests. For the nuptials, Simpson wore a custom-made Carolina Herrera gown. Among the attendees were Simpson’s sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiancé Evan Ross, Simpson’s former personal assistant and longtime friend CaCee Cobb and her husband actor Donald Faison, Topher Grace, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren and more.

The female guests dressed for the occasion in bright shades of pink, turquoise, champagne and gold, according to E! News. The men sported black tuxedos and suits with black ties or bow ties.

Simpson and Johnson’s two children were included in the lavish ceremony. Their daughter Maxwell, 2, was the flower girl, while 1-year-old son Ace served as the ring bearer. Ashlee’s »

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Jay Leno Has Late-Night Hosting Advice for Stephen Colbert: Watch Now!

3 July 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show for 22 years and he spent almost all of that time atop the ratings, so he knows a thing or two about monologues, interviewing guests and what it takes to succeed as a late-night host on a major network. And he thinks that Stephen Colbert is going to be great as David Letterman's replacement when the Colbert Report host assumes the Late Show throne at CBS next year. "I think it's a real good choice," Leno told E! News' Jesse Giddings when we caught up with the comedian at his garage this week. "He's really funny and he's paid his dues. You know the people that do well at those jobs are the people that've paid their dues doing »

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Porsche 911's Most Memorable Hollywood Moments

1 July 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Porsche 911, one of Hollywood's enduring status rides, turns 50 this year. Besides occupying the garages of Industry gear-heads from Jay Leno to Jerry Seinfeld, the 911 has turned up in a host of movies — such as the one glimpsed in Jordan Belfort's (Leonardo DiCaprio) garage in The Wolf of Wall Street — sometimes as a featured player with more charisma than the principals. Photos Stars Bring Hot Cars to 'Need for Speed' Premiere Gone in 60 Seconds opens with Giovanni Ribisi stealing a silver 911 straight off the showroom floor in, yes, less than 60 seconds,

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- Michael Walker

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Louis C.K. on Latenight TV and the Fun of ‘Fallon’

27 June 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In a year when tectonic shifts have occurred with departures and arrivals of major talents such as Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler and David Letterman, veteran comedian Louis C.K. was asked for his take on the changes and where it’s all going. Besides, one of the best episode arcs on his FX comedy “Louie” was a wildly funny if often rueful riff on his own possible suitability to take on a latenight TV show of his own.

“The reason that latenight TV persists is pretty basic,” the comedian said in a recent interview with Variety. “Whether it’s Conan or Letterman or Kimmel, a lot of it is practical. It takes about 100 people to produce a show, and you have guests who you pay nothing and the same with your music guests, and you just pump them out and make a profit.”

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- Steven Gaydos

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Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd Leave The View, Shia Labeouf Gets Arrested, Two Friends Are Engaged

27 June 2014 6:35 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Jenny McCarthy And Sherri Shepherd are leaving The View, but neither seem too distraught over their decisions. At least thats what it looks like in the instagram photos they’ve been uploading. Smiles and laughs and Donnie Wahlberg. A perfect instagram photo always includes Donnie Wahlberg. #nkotbforever

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Wilkommen! Shia Labeouf was arrested yesterday because he disrupted a performance of Cabaret. He was smoking and being very disruptive during the first act and was escorted out in handcuffs (and tears) at intermission. Kicked out of Cabaret? Im Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabareeeettttt!

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Courtney Cox has taken the big leap. After only six months of dating, she is engaged to Snow Patrol singer Johnny McDaid. Both Cox and McDaid have collaborated on the new film she directed and now they will collaborate on wedded bliss. Cheesy? Yes. Yes we are.

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But what about Jennifer Aniston? »

- Leslie Nesbit

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The art of the public apology: 19 takes on 'I'm sorry'

27 June 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

People aren’t perfect—and famous people are no exception. Every now and again, an actress will utter an insulting slur. An actor will get caught in a sex scandal. A politician won’t be able to keep it in his pants. Things happen. And yet, as Gary Oldman discovered this week, being in the spotlight means having to ‘fess up about your lesser moments in the court of public opinion. The public mea culpa has become a form of performance art (and not just because Shia Labeouf once tried to turn it into actual performance art).

What’s the »

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Jay Leno Producer Reveals A-List Guests' Most Outrageous Demands

26 June 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the July 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Jessica Simpson demanded $18,000 for a hairdo (but didn't get it), and Eddie Murphy insisted his dressing room have three different flavors of Snapple -- along with four kinds of candy and two kinds of towels. That's what producer Dick Berg says in his upcoming memoir, Behind the Curtain, about his years with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show. Highlights: List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Revealed Michael Moore Threatened not to go on just before the show taped unless the producers agreed to air his homemade video. "He

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TBS To Mark 25 Years of Seinfeld

25 June 2014 6:23 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

TBS knows they have a huge event coming up, the 25 year anniversary of Seinfeld. The classic adult comedy about nothing become a massive hit a couple of seasons after it premiered on July 5th of 1989. Now TBS will be celebrating the show that they have kept on air since it ended 16 years ago. Starting June 30th the network will start airing what they consider to be the 25 best episodes in the normal time slot. This will end on July 5th, the actual day marking the 25th series anniversary. Here are the episodes and when they air.

Monday, June 30

6 p.m. – “The Pen” – Jerry accepts a gift his parents wanted him to refuse.

6:30 p.m. – “The Bizzaro Jerry” – Elaine’s soon-to-be former beau has two friends who resemble George and Kramer.

7 p.m. – “The Jimmy” – Jerry suspects his dentist and hygienist are living out their fantasies at his expense.

7:30 p. »

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Five Big Themes That Could Sway Emmy Voters

25 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Primetime Emmy nominations are meant to serve as an annual scorecard of the best work in television. But picking kudos contenders is a highly subjective process, and plenty of unpredictable, zeitgeist-y factors surely influenced the choices of TV Academy’s 15,000-plus members as they completed the first round of balloting by the June 20 deadline, with nominations to be revealed July 10.

1. Time

True Detective” taught us that time is a flat circle … yet in the Emmy race, the question is whether the calendar is friend or foe to “Breaking Bad.” Has too much time passed since the AMC drama’s September 2013 finale to command a second straight win for drama series?

2. Death

Major characters were dropping like flies this past season. Josh Charles went out in spectacular fashion on “The Good Wife.” Robert Morse danced his way to the hereafter on “Mad Men.” But if anyone deserves extra credit, it »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Jay Leno Shouldn't Get the Mark Twain Award For Humor (But Not Because He's Not Funny)

24 June 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Everyone's definitions of comedy are different. Poll a random group of strangers about who should win an award for being best at being funny, and the answers can range from Louis Ck to a football to the groin.  However, if there's one figure who's elicited no amount of distain from people who are ostensibly his peers, it's Jay Leno. "As a comedian, you can't not have disdain for what he’s done. He totally sold out," Jimmy Kimmel told Rolling Stone last year, and many agree with him. General consensus is that while Leno is one of the hardest-working stand-ups in the business, his name will never be mentioned in connection with the greats, like Richard Pryor or George Carlin, except as to serve as poor contrast.   Which is why it was a genuine shock when it was announced that the now-retired "Tonight Show" host is this year's recipient of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Jay Leno Shouldn't Get the Mark Twain Award For Humor (But Not Because He's Not Funny)

24 June 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Everyone's definitions of comedy are different. Poll a random group of strangers about who should win an award for being best at being funny, and the answers can range from Louis Ck to a football to the groin.  However, if there's one figure who's elicited no amount of distain from people who are ostensibly his peers, it's Jay Leno. "As a comedian, you can't not have disdain for what he’s done. He totally sold out," Jimmy Kimmel told Rolling Stone last year, and many agree with him. General consensus is that while Leno is one of the hardest-working stand-ups in the business, his name will never be mentioned in connection with the greats, like Richard Pryor or George Carlin, except as to serve as poor contrast.   Which is why it was a genuine shock when it was announced that the now-retired "Tonight Show" host is this year's recipient of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Emmys Q&A: Conan O’Brien On Rediscovering His Mojo In A Social Network World

20 June 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Watching the classy late-night transition from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman to Stephen Colbert, it is hard not to feel a little badly for Conan O’Brien and the way he was set on fire several years ago when Leno grudgingly handed off the Tonight Show torch to him — and then refused to go away. NBC’s unwillingness to commit to O’Brien despite his lengthy tenure in the 12:30 slot created the biggest bungle in late-night history. A large financial settlement didn’t ease the sting of O’Brien realizing his dream of filling the seat once occupied by his idol […] »

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Terry Bradshaw -- I Won't Apologize ... for 'Tasteless' Peyton Manning Joke

19 June 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Terry Bradshaw admits his joke about Peyton Manning habitually choking in Super Bowls was "tasteless" ... but he tells TMZ Sports he sure as hell won't apologize for it. Bradshaw's been getting some heat ever since he took aim at Manning during his 1-man show, "America's Favorite Dumb Blonde" earlier this week and said:"Peyton Manning, considered the best quarterback to play the game today. Nobody would argue with that -- if you like winning good »

- TMZ Staff

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