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Miley Cyrus on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

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Miley Cyrus has hosted Saturday Night Live twice before, and each time was a frustrating excursion. The highs of those episodes (such as "Morning Miami") were so high that they actually made the lows (anything involving her twerking) that much worse by comparison. When Cyrus blends into the SNL ensemble, the results have been generally good. When the public persona of "Miley Cyrus" appears in a sketch, things have gone downhill quickly. If nothing else, she was a smart choice for the 41st season premiere from a publicity standpoint if not a comedic standpoint. »

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Miley Cyrus Brings Flaming Lips, 'Dead Petz' to 'SNL'

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Miley Cyrus served as both host and musical guest for the 41st season-opening episode of Saturday Night Live, where the singer debuted a pair of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz tracks live. After being introduced by SNL's unannounced guest Hillary Clinton, Cyrus had her own surprise at the ready as the Flaming Lips, all dressed in animal costumes, joined her for a striking take on "Karen Don't Be Sad."

For her second performance of the night, Cyrus traded in her Dead Petz for photos of her actual recently deceased companions – Pablow the blowfish, »

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'Lethal Weapon' TV Series Reboot Heading to Fox

3 October 2015 10:02 AM, PDT

Lethal Weapon will soon head to television as Fox has ordered a series reboot of the film franchise. Fox has given the TV series based on the Mel Gibson and Danny Glover buddy cop films a put pilot, which all but guarantees that the show will air in some capacity on the network or face substantial penalties to Warner Bros TV, the studio producing the reboot. While the franchise's original producers will not be involved in the TV reboot, they have reportedly given the project their blessing, The Hollywood Reporter writes. »

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Watch Stephen Colbert's Powerful Monologue About Oregon Shooting

3 October 2015 7:55 AM, PDT

Stephen Colbert ended his first month as The Late Show host by opting to tackle tragedy head on with a powerful monologue that examined yet another "senseless" mass shooting, this time at an Oregon college that left 10 people dead, and our own "insanity" for doing nothing to prevent the next one. Like his predecessor David Letterman, Colbert elected to confront a serious issue gripping our country, even as late-night television is generally regarded as a comedic haven from the harsh realities.

"Whether or not we hit the right notes on any given night, »

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Robin Williams' Children, Widow Settle Bitter Estate Feud

3 October 2015 6:15 AM, PDT

Robin Williams' three children have settled their legal dispute with the late actor's widow over Williams' estimated $100 million estate. The agreement, which still requires a judge's approval, ends a bitter eight-month feud between the two parties that found them arguing over real estate property as well as personal items like photographs, over 50 bicycles, fossils, toys and his awards, including Williams' Good Will Hunting Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, six Golden Globes, two Emmys and five Grammys. As part of the agreement, his children will retain the awards, the Los Angeles Times reports. »

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Watch James Bond Meet Nemesis in Final 'Spectre' Trailer

2 October 2015 2:16 PM, PDT

With just over a month before the latest James Bond installment Spectre opens, the final trailer for the film has been released. After a series of backstory-heavy teasers and commercials that merely hinted at the fight between Daniel Craig's James Bond and Christoph Waltz's Franz Oberhauser – with the villain often shrouded in darkness – the final trailer finds Oberhauser stepping out of the shadows for a confrontation between the two leads.

"Why did you come?" Oberhauser asks Bond in a sunlit hallway. "I came here to kill you," Bond admits, »

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Watch Ryan Adams Cover Taylor Swift on 'Daily Show'

2 October 2015 10:13 AM, PDT

Ryan Adams helped cap off Trevor Noah's first week behind the desk at The Daily Show Thursday night as the host's first musical guest.

Adams performed songs from his album of Taylor Swift covers, 1989. Thursday's performance saw the musician play his wistful take on Swift's drum-heavy "Bad Blood," while several more tracks and a small interview appeared as online exclusives. Adams told Noah about the recording process and how the band put the album together in three weeks.

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'The Martian': Inside Matt Damon and Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi Thriller

2 October 2015 9:26 AM, PDT

Ridley Scott still remembers, vividly, sitting down in a movie theater, watching the lights go down and experiencing as a gamechanging moment as 2001: A Space Odyssey sputtered to life onscreen. "It had been out less than a week," the filmmaker recalls, settling into a chair in a cavernous hotel conference room in Toronto. "I sat in theater all by myself in the middle of the day, in Queensgate, London, with a pack of cigarettes — you could smoke in theaters in those days. It was a brand-new 70mm print, and »

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Watch Miley Cyrus' 'Emotional Interview' on 'Fallon'

2 October 2015 7:07 AM, PDT

Miley Cyrus will pull double duty as the host and musical guest of this weekend's Saturday Night Live season premiere, but the singer stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon first Thursday night for an "Emotional Interview." In the segment, Cyrus and Fallon run the gamut of talk show chat clichés, from being fake polite and dolling out one-word answers to feigning ultra-defensiveness and one-upping each other's responses.

At one point, Fallon is forced to refer to Miley as "Morley," with Cyrus countering by calling the host "Jeremy." During the one-upmanship battle, »

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David Cronenberg Turned Down 'True Detective' Season Two

1 October 2015 2:13 PM, PDT

David Cronenberg said he turned down an offer to direct the first episode of True Detective Season Two, citing a poor script during an interview at the Reykjavik International Film Festival, Indiewire reports.

While discussing television's rise as a serious, viable medium for creative filmmaking, Cronenberg said: "The heat is in TV. Last year, I was approached to direct the first episode of the second season of True Detective. I considered it, but I thought that the script was bad, so I didn’t do it. In TV, the director is just a traffic cop, »

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Watch Bill Murray in Faux Rock Doc: 'I Told Slash to Wear a Hat'

1 October 2015 9:08 AM, PDT

Bill Murray will star in the upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah, and in this exclusive video, we get the rocking backstory on the comedian's character. The faux-documentary Richie Lanz: The Man and the Music provides a glimpse into the life of Murray's audacious, hilariously unstable rock manager, who after years of being out of the spotlight travels to Afghanistan to visit his last remaining client but ends up stumbling on "music's next gamechanger."

As the mockumentary shows, Lanz was once at the center of many of music's greatest moments, from »

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John Oliver on Donald Trump: 'I Couldn't Give Less of a S--t'

1 October 2015 7:39 AM, PDT

Two former Daily Show correspondents reunited Wednesday on The Late Show as Stephen Colbert was joined by Last Week Tonight host John Oliver. Before Jon Stewart left The Daily Show in July, he expressed regret that he was departing as Donald Trump's political popularity was ascending. (Colbert too overindulged on Trump during his premiere Late Show episode.) Oliver, however, has a different attitude toward the Republican frontrunner. "I couldn't give less of a shit. It's physically impossible," he said of the mogul.

It's not that Oliver won't care eventually, »

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Conan O'Brien Uncovers Pope Francis' Controversial Meetings

1 October 2015 7:25 AM, PDT

Cool Pope, Pope Francis, lost some serious cool points after the Vatican confirmed he secretly met with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But as Conan O'Brien revealed on Conan Wednesday, that wasn't the pontiff's only consultation with a questionable figure.

With a solemn face, O'Brien blew the lid off of Francis' sub sandwich summit with disgraced Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle, before revealing His Holiness had also signed a substantial record contract with Suge Knight.

The pope's undisclosed tête-à-têtes — and the »

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Ed Sheeran, Bill Withers Talk Growing Up Stutterers on 'Colbert'

1 October 2015 6:27 AM, PDT

Ed Sheeran and Bill Withers joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show to promote an upcoming Carnegie Hall tribute and charity concert in Withers' honor that will benefit the Stuttering Association for the Young — something both musicians suffered from as children.

Sheeran did most of the talking, admitting he still stutters occasionally and noting the impediment arose after doctors forgot to apply an anesthetic while removing a birthmark around his eye. On top of that, Sheeran said he used to wear massive National Health Service-issued eyeglasses and has no eardrum in one ear. »

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Watch Black Simon & Garfunkel Sing Weeknd With Art Garfunkel

1 October 2015 6:05 AM, PDT

Years before Stephen Colbert brought out faux-Paul Simon cover band Troubled Waters on Late Show, Jimmy Fallon was parodying the "Bridge Over Troubled Water" duo with Black Simon & Garfunkel. The Roots' "Captain" Kirk Douglas and Questlove reprised their roles as the folk-singing duo of contemporary hits Wednesday night, but this time they were joined by a special guest: Art Garfunkel himself. The singer assisted Black Simon & Garfunkel for the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face."

Black Simon & Garfunkel date back to Fallon's Late Night, with the Roots duo first performing Lmfao's "Party Rock Anthem. »

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Smartest Man on TV

1 October 2015 5:00 AM, PDT

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a slogan for his StarTalk TV show that he isn't allowed to use. "It's 'Learn something for a change,'" he says with a laugh. "Our marketing people think it's offensive. But I still think: 'Learn something for a change!'"

As an astrophysicist, author, lecturer, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, Tyson has spent a career trying to turn the rest of the country into fellow science geeks. As America's go-go spaceman, he's hosted his StarTalk podcast, radio show and now TV series, »

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Watch John Oliver Dismiss Facebook Privacy Hoax in New Video

30 September 2015 1:17 PM, PDT

It seems that millions of gullible Facebook users each year copy-and-paste a long declaration "protecting their privacy rights" in their status updates, only to discover they've been the victims of an almost-annual viral hoax. In order to avoid the prank from spreading into 2016, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver posted a video exclusively to Facebook to dismiss the hoax and reveal how Facebook users can really protect their privacy.

As Oliver notes, the Facebook privacy protection posts are riddled with inaccuracies and spelling mistakes. In one form of the hoax, users »

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Ben Mendelsohn on 'Bloodline,' Gambling and a Galaxy Far, Far Away

30 September 2015 11:23 AM, PDT

Sir, I'm going to be smoking here," Ben Mendelsohn says, brandishing his cigarette carton at a fellow diner on the less-than-roomy terrace. "Just, you know, Fyi." It's a Saturday morning, and he's sitting out back of a neighborhood patisserie in tranquil west London, the sort of quirky-decor joint that would be rejected by Wes Anderson for being a little too Wes Anderson-ish. Anyone who's seen the 46-year-old Australian actor on screen, where he's portrayed assorted cads, slimeballs and psychos with unsettling intensity, would probably be more likely to tell »

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Watch Matt Damon Recreate Two Decades of Film Roles on 'Corden'

30 September 2015 8:01 AM, PDT

Matt Damon's filmography ranges from high-brow to low-brow, Spielberg war epics (Saving Private Ryan) to Farrelly Brothers farce (Stuck on You). For Tuesday's installment of "Role Call," a hilarious recurring segment from The Late Late Show, the actor looked back at his eclectic resumé, recreating famous scenes (and reimagining others) with host James Corden

The duo utilize low-budget props and quick costume changes, quoting famous dialogue from the past two decades of Damon. ("Do you like apples?" the actor says, referencing 1997 Oscar winner Good Will Hunting. "Well, I got »

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Watch Kimmel Trick Hillary Clinton Supporters Into Endorsing Trump

30 September 2015 6:27 AM, PDT

Do you "Feel the Bern"? Do you want to help "Make America Great Again"? With the U.S. in full-blown election fever, many Americans are steadfast in their support of one presidential candidate, but how well do they know their policies? Jimmy Kimmel Live! conducted an on-the-street experiment for Tuesday's episode, grilling five random people about Hillary Clinton's tax proposals. The catch? It's actually Donald Trump's recently announced tax plan. 

"Donald Trump came out with his proposal for a new tax plan yesterday – just like a real presidential candidate would do, »

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