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'American Idol' stabbing: Candice versus Kree leads to blood
6 hours ago
"American Idol" finalists Candice Glover and Kree Harrison are both very nice girls. So it's odd that two "Idol" fans in York, Pennsylvania used the singers as a reason to get into a knife fight that left both arrested and injured with stab wounds.
The fight erupted when Karen Elaine Harrelson and Gregory L. Stambaugh were watching the "American Idol" Season 12 finale on Wednesday (May 15). A great deal of alcohol accompanied the argument which escalated until one of them went to the kitchen to get a knife, according to the York Dispatch.
That's when events get murky. Stambaugh says Harrelson got the knife and stabbed him first. Harrelson says Stambaugh got another knife and was the first to attack. Whatever the case, both held the weapon at some point and both ended up with multiple stab wounds.
Police arrested the pair and -- after treatment for non-life-threatening injuries -- charged »
'Rookie Blue' Season 4 premiere recap: 'Surprises,' indeed
7 hours ago
The rookie cops of Division 15 may have more experience now, but they still can land in a heapin' helpin' of trouble.
Thursday's (May 23) Season 4 opener of ABC's "Rookie Blue," titled "Surprises," demonstrated that amply. For starters, there was the expected front-and-center story of Officers Andy McNally and Nick Collins (Missy Peregym, Peter Mooney).
Right off the bat, they were seen immersed six months later in the undercover operation they left everything and everyone behind for -- including their respective, fellow badge-wearing loves Sam Swarek and Gail Peck (Ben Bass, Charlotte Sullivan) -- at the end of Season 3.
That case would be closed in the first hour of Season 4, but not before a new bond between Andy and Nick made itself known ("It hasn't all been bad," he said as their job was winding down, met by her warm smile). And not before each of them took some blows, quite literally. »
'Showville' premiere: Blaine is the stool capital of the world
8 hours ago
AMC debuted a new reality show Thursday (May 23) called "Showville." The theme song should tell you all you need to know:
"All across America there's people who should be famous. And now they're gonna get that chance to show us, entertain us. Each week a new town we go to, a dentist, farmer, could be you."
Alec and Lisette are performance coaches who travel to small towns and find people to perform in a talent show, after being given coaching from the said performance coaches. The acts they find are ... creative, certainly.
The first episode took us to Holland, Mich. and it made us think of "America's Got Talent" meets "Waiting for Guffman." There's a man named Doug who sings about the "mime in [his] head" and married couple Randy and Darlene -- Randy works in pest control -- who play the Irish pennywhistles.
You can't make this stuff up, folks. »
'Save Me' series premiere: Never has a title been more accurate
9 hours ago
There's an inherent risk in naming your show something that critics and viewers can turn into a joke, but Anne Heche's new NBC comedy went ahead and did it anyway. Several times throughout the premiere of "Save Me" on Thursday (May 23), I found myself muttering the title -- something I'd imagine Heche did more than once while filming.
There's such a weird tonal dissonance during the series' first episode, which sees Heche's Beth spared from choking to death and resolving to change her drunken, messy ways. Shortly after, she begins to hear God speak to her, though the audience never does, which allows for the show to avoid having to clarify whether Beth is insane, suffering a brain injury, or truly a prophet. It's worth noting that "God" only speaks to Beth twice in the premiere; once to tell her that her daughter is fooling around with a boy, »
CBS releases full trailer videos for 'The Crazy Ones,' 'Mom' and more fall shows
10 hours ago
CBS has finally released full trailers for most of the network's new fall shows. While previously released videos relied heavily on cast interviews and making-of footage, these new trailers show only footage. These were, in fact, the videos shown to advertisers and reporters during the CBS upfront presentations.
First up, we have the comedies.
It may be the presence of Kelly Clarkson that inspires it, but everyone sings. Like everyone. Yay!
There is much more of Martindale and Bridges in this version. This is a good move on CBS' part. A less-good move would be the ever-prevalent laugh track. It's hardly necessary. Then there's the best move -- Arnett and Martindale reenacting "Dirty Dancing."
Tamra Barney gets 'Real Housewives of Orange County' wedding spinoff at Bravo
10 hours ago
The currently single "Housewife" spoke to Us Weekly about her plans. "I'm so excited to share my wedding with the viewers," she tells the mag. "They watched every transition I've made and am happy to be giving the opportunity to share our wedding too."
Tamra says she and Eddie may actually have two weddings, the extravagant televised event with hundreds of guests, and a private family wedding in Mexico. If that's the case, she better start thinking about hiring a wedding coordinator. "My days right now are insane, planning a wedding, filming, running C.U.T Fitness, 'sweating for the wedding' and most importantly, being a mommy," Barney says. "I couldn't be happier and am thankful to have found Eddie. »
Kelly Clarkson will not judge 'American Idol' next season
10 hours ago
Kelly Clarkson is a no for judging "American Idol" Season 13. Despite reports that "Idol" was considering Clarkson and other former contestants to fill the judges' table next season, that is looking much less likely now.
A rep for Clarkson told The Hollywood Reporter directly that Clarkson was not going to judge Season 13. In addition to this, Adam Lambert -- also named as a possible "Idol" returnee -- has not even heard from the show's producers.
With the alumni panel looking less likely, we're likely to start hearing celebrity rumors again. Keith Urban, a Season 12 judge, has said on more than one occasion that he would love to return for Season 13. There are also sporadic reports about bringing back Jennifer Lopez or adding a frequent "Idol" guest like will.i.am.
'Sons of Anarchy' adds Cch Pounder to Season 6 cast
11 hours ago
Cch Pounder, who earned an Emmy nomination for playing Detective Claudette Wyms on the former FX drama, will have a recurring part on Season 6 of "Soa," EW reports. She'll first show up in the season's second episode.
The casting reunites Pounder with "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter, who was a writer and producer on "The Shield." Much of the regular cast of that show, including Walton Goggins, Jay Karnes, Benito Martinez, Kenny Johnson and David Rees Snell, has since appeared on "Sons."
On "Sons of Anarchy," Pounder will play a prosecutor who crosses paths with Samcro.
"Sons of Anarchy" begins its sixth season on FX in the fall. »
A&E cancels 'Intervention' after 13 seasons
11 hours ago
"Intervention," the Emmy-winning reality show about addictive behavior, has been canceled by A&E after 13 seasons. The network did not give a specific reason for the series' end. New episodes of the show will air, starting on Thursday, June 13, but these will be the final five installments of the show.
Both applauded and criticized throughout its run, "Intervention" focuses on the many costs -- social as well as economic -- of drug addiction, alcoholism and other compulsive behaviors. Each episode follows an addict through his or her daily life, showing the ways in which everything is falling apart. Before the end of the episode, family and friends of the addict stage a surprise intervention with the help of one of the show's resident specialists.
The hope is that these interventions will push the addict into getting the help he or she needs to get better.
Although "Intervention" won the Emmy »
DirecTV set to go 'Full Circle' with David Boreanaz, Minka Kelly and Kate Walsh
11 hours ago
DirecTV has announced the all-star cast for their upcoming drama "Full Circle" from award-winning screenwriter and playwright Neil Labute, and its clear the satellite cable provider has hit the mother lode.
Signed up for Labute's television debut are Tom Felton ("Harry Potter"), Minka Kelly ("Friday Night Lights"), Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck"), David Boreanaz ("Bones"), Keke Palmer ("Akeelah and the Bee"), Devon Gearhart ("The Wait"), Billy Campbell ("The Killing"), Kate Walsh ("Private Practice"), Noah Silver (The Borgias"), Ally Sheedy ("Welcome to the Rileys"), Cheyenne Jackson ("Behind the Candelabra"), and Robin Weigert ("Sons of Anarchy").
The 10-episode series will examine the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Each episode will take place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two characters, with one of the character's shorelines carrying over into the next episode through a conversation with a new »
'American Bible Challenge' Season 2 finale: The Sisters of Mary return for the big finale
11 hours ago
Back in March, three young women in white captivated the Game Show Network (Gsn) audience with their bubbly personalities,spoon-flipping skills and biblical knowledge.
Members of the Roman Catholic religious order Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist, from Ann Arbor, Mich., professed Sister Maria Suso, and novices Sister Evangeline and Sister Peter Joseph, became surprise stars on season two of Gsn's "American Bible Challenge," with host Jeff Foxworthy, and won a spot in the show's finale, airing tonight (Thursday, May 23).
In addition to what they won in earlier rounds, the sisters hope to win the $100,000 grand prize -- and if they also top the online voting for fan favorite, an extra $10,000 -- all of which will go to support aging and retired sisters in the order.
The tallest of the trio is Florida State University alumna Sister Maria Suso, who says that her Prioress General, Mother Assumpta, first »
'Arrested Development': Track the Bluths' long journey with this timeline
13 hours ago
Fans have spent the seven years since Fox canceled "Arrested Development" waiting for the Bluths to return, and in just a couple of days they'll get their wish. Netflix will start streaming all 15 episodes of Season 4 at 12:01 a.m. Pt Sunday (May 26).
It has been a long, winding road to get to this point. How long and how winding? Very, as you'll see with this timeline of significant events in the life, death and resurrection of "Arrested Development."
Summer 2002: Ron Howard pitches an idea to his fellow Imagine Entertainment executives for a comedy series that's tightly scripted but filmed to look like a reality show or documentary. Imagine meets with a couple of writers, one of whom is Mitch Hurwitz, who was coming off "The Ellen Show" at CBS and had also worked on "The Golden Girls" and "The John Larroquette Show."
Related: Zap2it's "Arrested Development" Rewatch »
'Does Someone Have to Go?': Employees compare salaries, open a can of worms
13 hours ago
Even though "The Office" is ended its run this month, fans of unique workplace personalities and drama will still have a place to get their fix -- and in real life. The new Fox reality series "Does Someone Have to Go?" premiering Thursday, May 23, gives employees at "dysfunctional" companies 48 hours to switch places with their boss/owner and call the shots, often leading to what executive producer Cris Abrego calls "one big therapeutic session."
Abrego says his production sought out companies "where they were having some level of dysfunction, or some level of toxicity in the workplace. ... It has nothing to do, in a sense, with financial dysfunction. In fact, the companies we are featuring in this first series are all thriving companies and very successful in their own right. It's about the employees, and are they overvalued or undervalued?"
Part of the agreement made with participating companies was that »
FX sets launch date for new thriller 'The Bridge'
13 hours ago
FX is ready to cross "The Bridge."
The cable network has announced Thursday (May 23) that its newest original drama series will premiere on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 p.m. Et. "The Bridge" is a present-day crime thriller that explores the tensions on the Us-Mexico border, starring Diane Kruger ("Inglorious Basterds") and Demian Bichir ("Weeds").
When an American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross (Kruger) from El Paso Pd must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border. The case quickly pulls the charming and cunning Marco and strict, off-putting Sonya into a string of murders on the border, a scene already consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence and prostitution.
'Rookie Blue' Season 4: Gregory Smith and Missy Peregrym return for another summer on the beat
14 hours ago
Even after three years on the beat, rookie cops still can have a lot to learn.
That's evident right from the start of Season 4 of "Rookie Blue," the Canadian-made drama that's now a well-rated summer programming mainstay for ABC. The show resumes Thursday, May 23, with what was set up by the previous round's last scene: Officers Andy McNally and Nick Collins (Missy Peregrym, Peter Mooney) are in the thick of the dangerous meth-related sting operation they've gone deep under cover for.
The loves they left behind, Sam Swarek and Gail Peck (Ben Bass, Charlotte Sullivan), and other colleagues from 15 Division search for them when they suddenly fall off the radar. Dov Epstein, Traci Nash, Chris Diaz, Oliver Shaw and Sgt. Frank Best (Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne, Matt Gordon, Lyriq Bent) also are back and in on the hunt, joined by new training officer Marlo Cruz (Rachael Ancheril). Rookie »
'The Originals' star Phoebe Tonkin: 'I'm team Klaroline!'
16 hours ago
When she and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) had a drunken encounter -- fueled more by boredom than by any actual interest in each other -- they never expected to need protection, since vampires can't get sick, and can't procreate. Turns out, though, hybrid vampires can procreate.
It was surprising to the actors as well as the fans, but Tonkin is taking it all in stride. "I didn't know I was going to play a pregnant woman! I'm excited, I'm going to eat ice cream, get into character," she jokes.
There's an old saying warning actors to avoid working with children and animals on set -- but Tonkin has her fingers crossed that there will be a toddler hanging out on "The Originals" stages in Atlanta. "I want a little kid running around! »
Your 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Pretty Little Liars' fan fiction can make you money: Amazon introduces Kindle Worlds
16 hours ago
Good news, fanfic writers!
Well ... maybe good news. Alloy Entertainment and Amazon.com are teaming up not only to encourage fan fiction writers, but to get them paid. On Wednesday, Amazon announced Kindle Worlds, which will publish derivative works from fanfic authors and pay those authors a percentage of sales. (Fanfic writers will receive 35% of sales for stories of 10,000 words or more, and 20% for shorter stories between 5,000 and 10,000 words.)
Thus far, Amazon has licensed "Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries," and "Pretty Little Liars" from Alloy. They do have some guidelines -- for example, no Nc-17 stories, no excessive use of brand names, and no "offensive content," whatever that means. Additionally, Kindle Worlds and Alloy may retain ownership of any original characters or concepts in your stories.
That last clause is likely there to protect Alloy (and the writers and producers of their ongoing series), not to screw the fan fiction writers. »
Nick Cannon: Don Cornelius' 'Soul Train' reboot is 'my passion project'
16 hours ago
The singer, host of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and husband of Mariah Carey aims to put a reboot of the late Don Cornelius' iconic 1971-2006 music show into production by the end of the year. And Cannon's own entertainment history has given him an appreciation of the program from the inside looking out.
"That's my passion project right now, the thing that I'm the most excited about," he tells Zap2it. "It's been under wraps for the past couple of years -- I don't know how it got out there -- but it's really exciting to be able to be a part of something that's such an amazing legacy for our culture.
"A lot of people don't know it, but at the age of 15, I was a 'Soul Train' dancer. That was the first time I was ever on national television. »
Mitch Hurwitz wants new 'Arrested Development' every two to three years
16 hours ago
In just two and a half days, "Arrested Development" will return for its long-anticipated fourth season. The show has been off the air for seven years, and series creator Mitch Hurwitz would like less time to pass between the Season 4 premiere and whatever comes next.
"Jason Bateman used to always say, 'We should do ['Arrested Development'] like the Michael Apted films and do them every seven years.' I like that idea because you only get somebody seven years in your life, which you realize as you get older," Hurwitz says during a recent conference call with reporters. "Maybe it's every three years, you know? Every two years? Something like that. ... I think it would be a great thing to find some way to get , if this is successful. I hope it will be."
Morgan Freeman falls asleep during live TV interview - oops
17 hours ago
When actors have a new movie coming out, they typically do a myriad of interviews to promote it, which we would imagine gets pretty tiring.
So much so, in fact, that Morgan Freeman actually dozed off during his interview with Seattle's Q13 Fox affiliate. Watch the above video. While "Now You See Me" co-star Michael Caine talks about the movie, Freeman slowly falls asleep right next to him.
Freeman is 75 years old, we suppose. But still, maybe he should have some more coffee before he goes on TV in the future. Also, we kind of figured it would be the other way around -- Caine falling asleep while Freeman talks, because Freeman does have that soothing, soporific voice of his.
"Now You See Me," the magician-heist movie, opens nationwide May 31. »
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