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William Shatner’s Twitter Storm Of A Leonard Nimoy Funeral Tribute

10 hours ago

Unable to attend the funeral for long-time friend and fellow Star Trek luminary Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner has taken to Twitter with a stream of posts, many answering questions posed by fans about the two. Many of the posts and reposts are quite touching, and it’s set off quite the Twitter frenzy as fans respond, tweet and retweet. Shatner also reposted a wonderful photo of a billboard, put up by a fan who said that it had made him choke up. Shatner was on the East… »

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‘SNL’ Slaps Arounds Net Neutrality: It’s About Wet Flicks, Not Netflix

15 hours ago

Ok, you had to wait a couple of minutes for the slap-happy payoff, but it eventually hit hard. Saturday Night Live‘s team had a solid team effort in this riff on a Bloomberg News TV panel trying to explain the extremely important but extremely eye-glazing topic of net neutrality. Except, according to SNL, the real reason for all the heat on net neutrality isn’t about getting to watch House of Cards at a reasonable quality level. It’s about that other stuff the Internet… »

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Dakota Johnson Plays Innocent In Spiky Isis-Chic Ad Parody On ‘SNL’

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Saturday Night Live host Dakota Johnson was nearly perfect as a naïve American teen who leaves her understanding father at the airport to hitch her wagon to a future in terrorism in this twisted version of a standard-issue, off-to-college TV ad. In the best tradition of SNL, it was as squirm-inducing as it was funny, given the few dozen Americans the government estimates have indeed headed off to the Middle East to join Isis and other terrorist groups in Syria and… »

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Rudy Giuliani Gets ‘Birdman’ Take-Down Via ‘SNL’ Opener

16 hours ago

While the opportunity to riff repeatedly on hit film Fifty Shades Of Grey was obviously front-and-center of Saturday Night Live’s attention on the night that the movie’s star Dakota Johnson hosted, the show kicked off instead with a political lashing of a notable former politician. And helping in the take-down was another of the week’s notable entertainment properties, the Best Picture Oscar winner, Birdman. In the cold open, one-time “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani… »

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Larry David Talks ‘Seinfeld’ Money Myth, His Childhood On Sunday’s ’60 Minutes’ – Watch

28 February 2015 6:15 PM, PST

CBS News has been teasing Charlie Rose’s 60 Minutes Sunday interview with Larry David, who is currently starring in a 15-person play on Broadway that he wrote entitled Fish in the Dark. In the clip below, Rose asks David how creating Seinfeld changed him.  “It gave me money,” says David. “Lots of money,” Rose adds quickly. While the clip ends on a note about David’s ability to approach women in a bar, on Friday’s CBS This Morning, a longer clip aired; one that isn’t… »

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Matthew Glave Cast In NBA Pilot, Gia Mantegna In ‘Cheerleader Death Squad’

28 February 2015 5:55 PM, PST

Matthew Glade is rounding out the regular cast of ABC's untitled NBA buddy comedy pilot, executive produced by Galavant creator Dan Fogelman, Mandalay Sports Media's Peter Guber & Mike Tollin and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan. Written/executive produced by Casey Johnson and David Windsor, the single-camera NBA project, from ABC Studios, is a buddy comedy about Mo (Blondy Baruti), an NBA rookie who doesn't speak English, and a translator, Jason (Skylar Astin), who… »

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Kim Raver To Topline ABC Drama Pilot ‘The Advocate’

28 February 2015 1:36 PM, PST

24 and Grey’s Anatomy alumna Kim Raver has been tapped as the lead of the ABC drama pilot The Advocate, from Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Prods. and Warner Bros TV. Written by Turner and directed by Michael M. Robin, The Advocate was inspired by the real story of former talent agent Byrdie Lifson-Pompan who teamed with Valerie Ulene, a medical doctor and a health education specialist, to launch a healthcare consulting and case management company. It… »

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‘Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Blames Hippies For STDs In Cpac Speech

28 February 2015 1:06 PM, PST

Phil Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, who is also known for his controversial comments on gay sex, delivered a lengthy speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in which he faulted the hippies for those 110M people battling sexually transmitted diseases. "It's the revenge of the hippies! Sex, drugs, and rock & roll have come back to haunt us!” exclaimed Robertson.  He cribbed the figure from a 2008 Cdc study. The full near 30 minute speech is above. "I don't… »

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‘Battle Creek’ Review: Vince Gilligan’s Old Script Witty Addition To CBS’ Sunday, Says Dominic Patten

28 February 2015 11:21 AM, PST

You can keeping on being one of the many who are calling Saul, but there's another new Vince Gilligan series coming to TV on Sunday night with the debut of Battle Creek on CBS. As my video review above says, the crime drama starring Dean Winters and Josh Duhamel as a mismatched local cop and an FBI agent who are truly as different as night and day is an engaging, witty and sometimes idiosyncratic addition to the network's schedule. Based on a more than decade-old pitch… »


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‘Last Man Standing’ & ‘Cristela’ Ratings Up, ‘Hawaii Five-o’ Down,’ ‘Glee’ Even

28 February 2015 10:32 AM, PST

There were good deeds and gifted programs on ABC's comedies last night and some nice upticks too. Last Man Standing (1.3/4) and Cristela (1.0/4) were up 8% and 11% respectively among adults 18-49. A welcome change from the even and the drop the former and the latter were hit with on February 20 from the week before. Lsm was the top scripted show of the night. With a Shark Tank (1.2/4) repeat on last night, the real top spot of Friday's primetime was 20/20 (1.3/4). While… »

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Briga Heelan To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘How We Live’

27 February 2015 8:44 PM, PST

Ground Floor star Briga Heelan will play the female lead opposite Sam Huntington in NBC's single-camera comedy pilot How We Live, written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley and directed by Gail Mancuso. The project centers on Russell (Huntington), a blogger, and his bubbly, full of energy wife Holly (Heelan) who move to the suburbs where he begins writing about marriage and the family lives of his suburban friends and neighbors in the style of an anthropologist who's… »

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Power Rangers Bootleg Fan Film Returns To YouTube, Vimeo

27 February 2015 7:34 PM, PST

Exclusive: The Power Rangers fan film dispute has been settled. Following an agreement late Friday, the fan video is back on YouTube and Vimeo after a legal chest bumping between lawyers for franchise copyright holder Haim Saban and film fan producer Adi Shankar. Both hosting sites had pulled the video due to copyright concerns. Vimeo came down first on its own, and then Saban’s lawyers notified YouTube that director Joseph Kahn’s bloody take on the children’s show was in… »

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Dave Annable & Melissa George Cast In NBC Pilot ‘Heart Matters’

27 February 2015 7:15 PM, PST

Melissa George has been tapped for the lead and Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable for a co-starring role in NBC’s drama pilot Heart Matters. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, the medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (George), one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. CAA-repped Annable plays Alex’s… »

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Daniel Stern To Star In ‘Strange Calls'; Colm Feore Joins ‘The Kingmakers’

27 February 2015 6:42 PM, PST

Daniel Stern is set as the co-lead opposite Danny Pudi in NBC’s comedy pilot Strange Calls, from Kapital Entertainment, Hoodlum and 20th TV. Also cast in the pilot, written by Blake McCormick, are Allison Miller and Aliyah Royale. Based on an Australian format, Strange Calls centers on Toby (Pudi), an affable but down-on-his-luck young police officer. He is transferred to a rural town where — with the help of Gregor (Stern), a peculiar, elderly nightwatchman — he starts… »

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ABC Pilots ‘Boom’, ‘Mix’ & ‘46 Percenters’ Add To Casts

27 February 2015 6:34 PM, PST

Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society) and India de Beaufort (Jane By Design) have booked series regular roles on ABC drama pilot Boom, from producer Tony Krantz. Written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne and produced by ABC Studios, Boom examines the biggest oil discovery in American history — bigger than Texas and as big as Saudi Arabia — which has triggered a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the 1849 California Gold Rush… »

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Patrick Warburton To Star In Suzanne Martin NBC Comedy Pilot

27 February 2015 5:09 PM, PST

Rules Of Engagement alum Patrick Warburton is set as the male lead in NBC’s untitled multi-camera Suzanne Martin pilot, from Hazy Mills and Universal TV. It chronicles how things backfire for recent empty-nesters Mike Gunn (Warburton) and Martina Gunn when their children and their parents move back home. Stacy Keach plays Mike’s dad. James Burrows is directing from a script by Martin, who executive produces with Sean Hayes and Todd Millner. Warburton is with ICM Partners… »

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Terry O’Quinn Cast As Male Lead In ABC Pilot ‘The Adversaries’

27 February 2015 5:00 PM, PST

Lost alum Terry O’Quinn has been cast as the male lead in ABC drama pilot The Adversaries, from ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by David Zabel, The Adversaries centers on the patriarch of a New York legal dynasty who becomes embroiled in a trial of his own, and his federal prosecutor daughter must decide which side she will fight on. O’Quinn will play Charlie, the head of the law firm Fisher, Fisher and… »

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Eileen Ford Bio ‘Model Woman’ Optioned By Sony TV For Series From Kj Steinberg

27 February 2015 4:47 PM, PST

The story of Eileen Ford is headed to television. Sony TV has optioned the rights to Robert Lacey’s upcoming biography of the outspoken and controversial woman who started as a model and went on to co-found the famous Ford Modeling Agency with her husband Jerry. The potential hourlong series will be written and executive produced by Mistresses creator Kj Steinberg. Model Woman is described as a story of family, beauty, ambition, business and popular culture centered on… »

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Elliott Gould Cast In CBS’ Pilot ‘Doubt'; Lacey Chabert In ABC’s ‘Family Fortune’

27 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST

Ray Donovan‘s Elliott Gould has booked a regular role on CBS hourlong pilot Doubt. From longtime Grey's Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, Timberman/Beverly and CBS TV Studios, Doubt centers on Sadie, a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets involved romantically with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Apa-repped Gould will play Isaiah, the head of the boutique go-to criminal… »

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Sarah Chalke To Star In Fox’s ’48 Hours’

27 February 2015 4:00 PM, PST

Sarah Chalke is set as the female lead opposite Rob Riggle in Fox's single-camera comedy pilot 48 Hours 'Til Monday, written/exec produced by Charlie Grandy. 48Hours, from Universal TV, chronicles husband and father of three Charlie's (Riggle) desperate struggle not to let every weekend go completely to hell. Chalke, repped by UTA, manager John Carrabino and attorney Pj Shapiro, plays Kelly Bishop who is happily married to Charlie and the mother of their three kids, Kelly… »

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