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Briefs: Jennifer Lawrence’s Butt Plugs, A Win In New Mexico, And The Doctor Strips Down

19 December 2013 3:35 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Til Schweiger (above), who is 50, Cicely Tyson is 80, Alyssa Milano is 41, Tyson Beckford is 43, Jennifer Beals is 50, and Limahl is 54. Here is his 2nd greatest solo hit, “Only For Love,” and the video is the greatest Miami Vice

episode never filmed.

The big news today: New Mexico Supreme Court affirms the freedom to marry state-wide!

Robbie Rogers says no gay players have contacted him

Bob Newhart bows out of gig with anti-lgbt organization

Via NewNownext comes word that Sharon Needles and Alaska have parted ways after four years together.

Jimmy Kimmel presents his Youtube Clip Of The year. It has a surprise ending … but my beloved Rhubarb Lady was totally robbed.

Here’s Todrick Hall‘s latest creation, a Disney-fied version of Beyonce‘s “Grown Woman.”

Darren Criss and “Youtube Personality” Lohanthony backstage at DigiFest La

Jennifer Lawrence talks about her copious amount of butt plugs

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Daniel Escobar, 'Lizzie McGuire'. Actor, Dies At 49

18 December 2013 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Daniel Escobar, who was best known for playing a teacher on Lizzie McGuire, died last Friday in Los Angeles from diabetes complications. He was 49.

Daniel Escobar Dies

In addition to his recurring role on the Disney Channel series, Escobar reprised his character alongside Hilary Duff in the 2003 Lizzie McGuire movie. Escobar also had a recurring role on the ABC comedy Dharma & Greg as a waiter named Lorenzo.

Adam Lamberg and Jake Thomas, who costarred with Escobar in Lizzie McGuire, both took to Twitter to express their sadness at learning of his passing.

I am deeply saddened to hear about Daniel Escobar passing. He was a kindhearted, generous person. Rest in Peace.

Adam Lamberg (@AmigoLambergo) December 18, 2013

I'm very sad to hear about Daniel Escobar's passing. He made us laugh with his role as theater teacher "Mr. Escobar" on Lizzie McGuire

Jake Thomas (@SirJakeThomas) December 18, 2013

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Justin Bieber roast: Chris D'Elia tears apart his stupid outfit

17 December 2013 6:45 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

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"Whitney" alum Chris D'Elia had a very, very special guest during a recent comedy gig at Los Angeles' The Laugh Factory. While on stage, he called up Justin Bieber from the audience simply to tear apart his "ridiculous" outfit.

It's pretty clear from the playful nature of this mini-roast that D'Elia and Bieber are friendly, but it's still a refreshing bit to watch. Just like Zach Galifianakis' "Between Two Ferns" interview, it's nice to see someone else say what we've all been thinking.

Here D'Elia makes fun of Bieber's harem pants, leather tank top, "swag" knee pads and jersey with no name on it. Bieber takes it all in stride as D'Elia comments that the pop star's pants are so baggy in the crotch area that "hey, you don't even know where my d*** is. ... My d*** could be inside you."

The money moment in the roast, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Justin Bieber -- Don't Laugh at Me ... I Bang 'Bitches'

17 December 2013 12:45 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Justin Bieber bragged that he f**ks "bitches" in a desperate attempt to save face after he got ripped to shreds during a comedy show in L.A. -- and TMZ obtained footage of the entire awesome display. Biebs made a surprise appearance at the Laugh Factory on Friday -- during comedian Chris D'Elia's set -- and the ex-"Whitney" star Roasted Justin for his ridiculous fashion choices. Douchey genie pants and leather tank top, »

- TMZ Staff

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'30 Rock' actor Maulik Pancholy comes out as gay

11 November 2013 12:57 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Until this point, Maulik Pancholy, best known for stints on "Weeds," "30 Rock," and "Whitney," has kept quiet about his personal life. But the actor is opening up about his relationship -- and his sexuality -- in Out magazine's annual "Out100" feature, highlighting the 100 most influential Lgbt celebrities.

Pancholy tells the magazine, "I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner. It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the Doma and Prop 8 decisions."

This is the first time the actor, whom you'd most likely as Jack Donaghy's assistant on the recently wrapped "30 Rock," has spoken out about his relationship nor confirmed whether he was gay or straight. You can see -- or, rather, hear -- Pancholy as the title character in the just-renewed animated Nickelodeon series "Sanjay and Craig." »

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TV Critics’ Roundtable: Can “Sean Saves The World” Save Itself?

24 October 2013 11:11 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Can Sean Saves The World take the gay sitcom torch and run with it?

Oh, the gay sitcom.

It’s a spectacular and welcome feat that we now live in a time when there are a plethora of gay characters on television but, also, we now have series centered around gay characters. Sure, we’re still stinging after the failures of last seasons’ excellent The New Normal and disappointing Partners, but this fall we’ve been given a new chance to have a successful gay series in Sean Saves The World.

In the NBC sitcom, Sean Hayes plays a single gay man taking on the full-time parenting role with his teenager daughter, Ellie (Samantha Isler) and learning how to juggle home, his demanding job with a new boss (Thomas Lennon) and a meddlesome mother (the wonderful Linda Lavin). Echo Kullum plays a co-worker at Sean’s job while Megan Hilty »

- Jim Halterman

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'X Factor' 2013 live show week one - As it happened

12 October 2013 11:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

After six long weeks of teary backstories, incessant Coldplay montages and Oscar-worthy editing, it's time... to face... the X Factor live shows.

We've already explained just why we love the live shows here, and we're hoping the return of an unedited Shazza will take things to the next level. Can Gary keep up his meanie persona? What words will Nicole make up this year? Will Louis kill off another Motown legend?

Join Digital Spy when The X Factor returns to ITV at 8pm to find out, and let us know your thoughts on the show in the comments box below and via our Twitter feed.

22:19We also have everything crossed for a return of The Group Performance, but either way, we'll be back tomorrow at 8pm, and we hope you can join us. Thanks for reading, and we'll see you then.

22:15Also on tomorrow's show will be Ellie Goulding, »

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'X Factor' 2013 live show week one - live blog

12 October 2013 11:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

After six long weeks of teary backstories, incessant Coldplay montages and Oscar-worthy editing, it's time... to face... the X Factor live shows.

We've already explained just why we love the live shows here, and we're hoping the return of an unedited Shazza will take things to the next level. Can Gary keep up his meanie persona? What words will Nicole make up this year? Will Louis kill off another Motown legend?

Join Digital Spy when The X Factor returns to ITV at 8pm to find out, and let us know your thoughts on the show in the comments box below and via our Twitter feed.

21:53Nicole thinks they might be "the best band I've ever seen on this show". "International stars". Well, we might have to rewind this on the Sky+ box and listen again.

21:52Imagine that song with a needless bit of an X Factor key changery. »

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Whitney Cummings: I Have A Penchant For Danger

1 October 2013 10:57 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tickets for The 10th annual New York Comedy Festival (running November 6 - 10) went on sale today and ETonline recently sat down with Whitney Cummings, who takes the stage on November 8, to talk about headlining the comedy smorgasbord.

In addition to finding out what she loves about the festival and the city that it calls home, Cummings opened up about how the last two years have changed her and her act forever.

ETonline: What do you like about The New York Comedy Festival?

Whitney Cummings: It's interesting because there are so many festivals now, and it's a great way to see your friends and stuff, but this is the first festival that I'm going to early so I can see shows. The line-up is so good. I'm going to see Wanda Sykes and Bill Burr and John Mulaney; the booking is just awesome. Plus it's New York in the fall, everyone wants to »

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Fund This Film: ‘No Pay, Nudity’ Features an All-Star Cast of Non-Stars (Like Brent Spiner)

28 September 2013 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

I’m not exactly sure what I’m selling here. At first I thought No Pay, Nudity was a documentary about actors. I thought Laurie Metcalf, Nathan Lane, Ted Levine and others were appearing to talk about the positives and negatives of their profession. Then I thought maybe they were at least playing themselves in the movie. After watching the Kickstarter campaign video I don’t know what the finished result will be. It has a scrip by Ethan Sandler (Whitney… wait, don’t go away yet), so it’s fictional. And in addition to the actors already mentioned, the huge ensemble on board includes Lewis Black, Brent Spiner, Jessica Hecht, Austin Pendleton, Boyd Gaines, Mark Blum, Peter Jacobsen and many more whose face you’d recognize before their name. It’s basically a movie full of “that guy” non-stars. But not Curtis Armstrong, apparently, though he does show up in the campaign video. I »

- Christopher Campbell

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Tuesday Comedy Roundup: Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.02, The Goldbergs 1.01, New Girl 3.02, The Mindy Project 2.02

25 September 2013 10:12 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 1, Episode 2, “The Tagger”

Directed by Craig Zisk

Written by Norm Hiscock

Airs Tuesdays at 8:30pm Est on Fox

This week’s episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine flows even better than last week’s pilot, and even suggests a format for the show. The new comedy grows more promising as the crime this week provides even more entertainment than last week’s. Right from the beginning of the pilot, it’s clear that the driving force of the show is going to be the disagreements between Detective Jake Peralta and Captain Ray Holt, paired with the competitiveness between Jake and Amy. “The Tagger” focuses on the aftermath of the pilot as Jake is forced to spend a lot more time with the Captain.

Rosa is a lot less hostile towards Charles this week and it’s still unclear what her intentions actually are. As she fluctuates between interested and abrupt, »

- Catstello

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Ask Ausiello: Rookie Blue, Castle, Svu, Justified, Nikita, Tvd, Parenthood, Himym and More!

17 September 2013 5:42 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Dude. Justified. Hit me. —Don

Ausiello: For Season 5, the FX drama is going back to the Cuckoo Crime Family From Hell conceit popularized by the Bennetts of Season 2 (Rip, Mags). This time around, we’ll be introduced to the white trash Florida-based Crowe clan, led by the sexy, charismatic and ruthless fortysomething patriarch Dale. Officially, the Crowes run a gator farm. Unofficially, they deal drugs and murder people and stuff. Dale’s inner circle includes sister Wendy »

- Michael Ausiello

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Gabby Douglas Gets the Lifetime Biopic Treatment

16 September 2013 12:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Olympian gymnast Gabby Douglas might be only 17 years old, but apparently she’s packed enough experience into her young life to warrant a Lifetime biopic. Lifetime is working on “The Gabby Douglas Story,” which will detail “the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon, who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African-American ever to be named Individual All-Round Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympics.” Also read: ‘Orphan Black’s’ Dylan Bruce Joins Lifetime’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Imani Hakim (“Everybody Hates Chris”) and Sydney Mikayla (“Whitney”) have both been cast to play Douglas in the biopic, »

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Whitney Cummings Is Sad About Comedy World's Backlash Against Her

18 July 2013 9:31 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A few years ago, Whitney Cummings seemed to be primed to be the next big female comedian, with her show Whitney doing alright, and her other show she helped create and write, 2 Broke Girls, doing pretty well with that demographic. Flash forward, Whitney is canceled, and Whitney's career seems to be sputtering to a stop. [...]

Whitney Cummings Is Sad About Comedy World's Backlash Against Her »

- Remy Carreiro

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Marc Maron, New Girl’s Hannah Simone Join Flock of Dudes

17 July 2013 7:16 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Flock of Dudes, a comedy about a guy breaking up with his group of friends in order to finally mature into a not-so-dudeish man, has added comedians Marc Maron and Jeff Ross as well as New Girl's Hannah Simone. The directorial debut from Bob Castrone will also feature Hilary Duff, Ray Liotta, Hannibal Buress, Kumail Nanjiani, and Skylar Astin of Pitch Perfect. The dude-escaper will be played by Whitney's Chris D'Elia. »

- Zach Dionne

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TV highlights 05/06/2013

4 June 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Live Rugby Union | Love And Marriage | The Apprentice | The Iraq War | D-Day: As It Happens | Mothers, Murderers And Mistresses: Empresses Of Ancient Rome | Preppers UK | Whitney

Live Rugby Union: Western Force v British & Irish Lions

10pm, Sky Sports 1

The Lions have history on their side as they visit Perth. In 2001, they trounced the hosts 116-10, but the Western Force aren't the same no-hopers. They still languish near the bottom of the Super Rugby table and have an important clash with the Waratahs on Sunday, but they now boast an in-form fly-half (Sias Ebersohn), and a rugby programme that has seen Wallabies greats such as Matt Giteau and David Pocock pass through its ranks. Lanre Bakare

Love And Marriage

9pm, ITV

Alison Steadman and Duncan Preston star as matriarch and patriarch of the Paradise family in this new six-parter about families and all the stuff that comes with them. But things »

- Lanre Bakare, Julia Raeside, David Stubbs, John Robinson, Andrew Mueller, Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies

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Women Created Shows That Have Been Canceled

17 May 2013 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The last couple weeks have been a bloodbath when it's come to television cancellations. Great women created shows like Ann Biderman's Southland on TNT didn't make it. Here are some of the women created shows that got canceled this season with a focus on the main networks. We hope to see more great work from these talented women on our television screens again soon. All cancellation information is from TV By The Numbers. NBC:  Smash - Theresa Rebeck Deception - Liz Heldens Whitney - Whitney Cummings Up All Night - Emily Spivey Guys WIth Kids - Co-Creator Amy Ozols Fox: Ben and Kate - Dana Fox The CW:  Emily Owens M.D. - Jennie Snyder CBS:  Made in Jersey - Dana Calvo CSI: NY - Co-Creators Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn ABC: Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 - Nahnatchka Khan How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest »

- Kerensa Cadenas

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Fox 2013-2014 Full Schedule Preview With Trailers And Images

14 May 2013 10:12 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Fox has one of its better slates coming your way with the new season, especially if you take the midseason shows into account. Some of these shows may not jump out at you now as must-see, but some of them are going to take over, if I’m any judge anyway.

Clear showcase offerings Dads, Almost Human, and Us & Them are guaranteed to take off early. Almost Human has J.J. Abrams recognition to pull people in, though it looks to be a show that could flounder after a few episodes, even if I hope it doesn’t. The other two are going to become hits. Unfortunately, we have to wait until mid-season for the Gavin & Stacey remake.

Rake also looks like a winner, as long as the translation can be made to work as an Americanized product, and the show actually delivers what made the Australian original so brilliant.

Take »

- Marc Eastman

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Fall TV 2013: 'About a Boy,' Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and more NBC comedy snap judgments

13 May 2013 12:53 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

It's out with the old and in with the new when it comes to NBC comedy next season. The network renewed only two comedies this year -- "Parks and Recreation," which will be back in the fall with a full season, and "Community," which returns for another 13 episode arc at some point Tbd.

But NBC isn't cutting back on its commitment to comedy, they've simply ordered a slew of new shows including high-profile half-hours headlined by Emmy winners Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes.

Here's a rundown of the six new comedies NBC presented to advertisers today (May 13) at its 2013 upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York City:

"The Michael J. Fox Show" (Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Et)

One of the most anticipated fall comedies on any network, "The Michael J. Fox Show" brings Emmy-winning TV comedy legend Fox back to television as a stay-at-home dad who »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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New 2013 TV Series Breakdown: NBC

13 May 2013 11:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.

The Peacock did not have a good year. Only one of its new shows, "Revolution," was a true hit. Another, "Chicago Fire," got renewed by the skin of its teeth whilst the fate of a third, "Hannibal," remains uncertain.

None of last year's new comedies survived, neither did two mid-season dramas, which leaves the network with some big holes to fill. Three dramas and three comedies will debut in the Fall ahead of three more dramas and two comedies mid-season. Two further dramas and a comedy are presently unscheduled.

Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't become series including the high-profile Charlize Theron-produced drama about the Hatfields and McCoys, the Bruckheimer-produced »

- Garth Franklin

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