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Kiefer Sutherland’s rep responds to Freddie Prinze Jr.’s allegations

Kiefer Sutherland’s rep responds to Freddie Prinze Jr.’s allegations
"Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than 5 years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie's grievances," Sutherland's rep said in a statement. "Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.” PLUS: According to TMZ, Kiefer was drunk, temperamental and got people fired while working with Prinze.

Queens merchant: “Unforgettable's” simulated blast ruined my business
A Queens Indian food shop agreed to allow the CBS drama to set off an air canister inside the store earlier this month. But owners never imagined that the explosion would cause widespread damage that still hasn’t been fixed.

“Manhattan” debuts to fewer viewers than “Salem”
About 1.8 million watched the WGN America drama, which was simulcast on 33 Tribune affiliates.

Has “The View” found a Latina co-host?
L.A. TV news personality Lauren Sanchez will get a tryout on Wednesday. PLUS: Sherri Shepherd joins “Ride Along 2."

Rachelle Lefevre: CBS had me wear nipple covers for “Under the Dome” Season 2
She tells Letterman her “high beams” last season had to be edited out by the show’s special effects team.

Did “The Leftovers” go too far?
A brutal scene from this week’s episode had one writer saying, “enough, already.” PLUS: In praise of Ann Dowd’s subtle, powerful performance.

Recalling Comedy Central’s 1-season wonders
Remember “Straight Plan for the Gay Man” starring Rob Riggle and “I’m with Busey”?

Food Network premieres "Eating America With Anthony Anderson”
The “Black-ish” star is the latest to sample the nation’s food.

“Masters of Sex” reaches a new level of greatness
“Fight” was the Showtime series’ finest episode yet, evoking “Mad Men’s” “The Suitcase” episode. PLUS: Beau Bridges has the best gay character on TV.

“Blossom,” now showing on the Hub network, proves to be mature beyond its years
As Willa Paskin notes after recently watching the Hub network reruns, "Blossom is good, sensible, grounded, loveable, wise beyond her years. That is to say that she is the exact character that current conventional wisdom says it is both difficult and potentially boring to build a show around.”

VH1 renews “Hit The Floor”
The LA Devil Girls will be back for a 3rd season.

Lifetime investigates “The Choking Game” phenomenon
Watch highlights from the new teen scare classic.

Walt from “Lost” has a hit song
Malcolm David Kelly is one-half of the group MKTO.

Did a 1979 “Rockford Files” episode inspire “The Sopranos”?
David Chase penned the mafia-themed December 14, 1979 episode, “Just a Coupla Guys."

Taylor Schilling celebrated her 30th birthday with “OITNB” castmates
Unlike her Netflix character, Schilling celebrated in style.

Scott Caan becomes a dad
The “Hawaii Five-0” star welcomed a girl earlier this month.

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Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J

'Bang Bang' from Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande explodes: Listen

The song leaks a day before its official release

Bang Bang,” the new track from British popster Jessie J, featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, is a bullet train of pop power that will head straight to the top of the charts.

The song, which leaked Monday night, hours before its Tuesday release, is a fast-paced track that relies just as much on a ferocious drum beat as the three leading ladies’ performances.

Though it is nominally Jessie J’s single, she generals shares the spotlight. The track opens with a rush similar to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” and with a fair amount of hand-claps and similarly up-tempo yelps, it could have the same successful trajectory. The tune also has the same lightness as Grande’s current smash, “Problem,” if that song were on speed. And for good reason: Max Martin with Savan Kotecha and Ilya produced both songs.

Jessie J opens the song, but quickly hands the mike over to Grande. However close to the 2-minute mark, Minaj comes in to lay down a rap in which she threatens both Jessie and “Ari” if they get in her way. It’s a busy track— voices, raps, drums, girl-group harmonies, guitars all overlap, but the chaos is totally intentional as the ladies are all about breaking hearts.

"Bang Bang" is the lead single from Jessie J's fall album and will also appear on Grande's album, "My Everything."

What do you think? We say it will be No. 1 by Labor Day.

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'Once Upon a Time' casts Prince Hans, adds John Rhys-Davies for a 'Frozen' role

“Once Upon a Time” casts Prince Hans, adds John Rhys-Davies for a “Frozen” role
"Shameless" alum Tyler Jacob Moore will play the “Frozen” prince, while Rhys-Davies will voice the role of Pabbie the Troll King.

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Zoe Saldana is a happy underdog with a secret in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
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Zoe Saldana is a happy underdog with a secret in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

And, yes, she thinks Gamora is pretty

When I visited the set of "Guardians Of The Galaxy," one of the things that struck me about my conversation with Zoe Saldana was how concerned she was with Gamora's aesthetic impact. More specifically, she really wanted her to be pretty.

Seems, then, a natural place to start when discussing the finished film with the busiest woman in science-fiction. Saldana's been working for a while, but with "Avatar," "Star Trek," and now "Guardians," she's cornered the market on a certain kind of character. She can be violent and deadly and powerful, but she is also always deeply empathetic, able to open that up and really project a feeling of nurturing and understanding.

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Legendary sets up a possible 'Avengers' style crossover for King Kong and Godzilla
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Legendary sets up a possible 'Avengers' style crossover for King Kong and Godzilla

Could they stop by 'Jurassic World' on their way to 'Skull Island'?

While I wouldn't exactly call it a shock, it is a thrill to see Legendary come out strong and stake their claim on "Godzilla 2." The real treat of them going back for a second film is going to be seeing how Toho lets them play with the other toys in the toy box.

One of the things that became clear as they showed their "secret" Monarch footage today is that they have big plans for the Godzilla series. Gareth Edwards has a very dry British wit, and that was on full display when he did his taped message for the audience from San Francisco where he's supposedly supervising the rebuilding of the city. He talked about how he needed to take a break from the pressure of working on high-profile properties that fanboys will have opinions about, a lovely nod to his impending "Star Wars" adventure, and then was interrupted by Godzilla, who was on Alcatraz island, unhappy to be caged in by the military.

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Daniel Radcliffe took photos at Comic Con as Spider-Man and nobody knew it was him

Daniel Radcliffe took photos at Comic Con as Spider-Man and nobody knew it was him

'Horns' star talks about 'never saying never' to 'Harry Potter' and more

SAN DIEGO — After years of false starts, Daniel Radcliffe finally made it to Comic-Con. The "Harry Potter" star was never able to physically make it to the massive pop culture festival while shooting the iconic film series because their production always conflicted with the convention's July dates. The 25-year-old actor doesn't necessarily have more free time on his hand these days, but he made his inaugural visit to talk about his upcoming fantasy thriller "Horns."

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Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen, Keith David join a Comedy Central series

Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen, Keith David join a Comedy Central series
"Big Time In Hollywood, FL” will have Gooding playing a fictionalized version of himself, Madsen as a P.I. and  David as a federal agent.

“New Girl” nabs “Veep’s” Reid Scott
He’ll be the guy whom Zooey Deschanel and Jessica Biel battle over.

John Oliver responds to the Thailand government's threats against him
“Let’s burn some more bridges,” he said on “Last Week Tonight.”

Dunkin Donuts to sell Shark Week donuts
Check out special donuts made to look like a life preserver.

George R.R. Martin to “South Park” creators: "I am not obsessed with weenies”
“I’ve been told that my character on 'South Park' is obsessed about weenies,” he said at Comic-Con. “I have to deny this as a scurrilous rumor. I have nothing against weenies. Weenies are fine, but I am not obsessed with weenies. I am definitely on the boobies side of the equation… Boobies, not weenies.” PLUS: Martin weighs in again on that controversial “Game of Thrones” scene, watch this year’s “GoT” Comic-Con panel Part 1 and Part 2, Maisie Williams wore a Spider-Man mask, Bradley Cooper didn’t like one aspect of the finale, and why did “GoT” cut the most feminist plotline from next season?

Meet Seth Meyers’ “Awesome” new cast members: Amy Poehler, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph
All three are lending their voices to Season 2 of “The Awesomes,” the Hulu animated series from the “Late Night host."

David Duchovny: By promoting Russian beer, I’m not promoting the Russian government
"I am proud of my Russian, Ukrainian, Scottish and Polish heritage as I am proud of my American heritage,” he says. "But being proud of one's ancestry is not a political statement on any current government or public policies."

Comedy Central announces an improv show based on viewer tweets
Paul Scheer will the six-episode “CC: Social Scene” in which comics perform sketches based on Twitter suggestions.

What would “Seinfeld” and other sitcoms be like with the jokes removed?
Here are “Seinfeld,” “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory” with no jokes, all plot.

“True Blood’s” big reveal, explained
"We didn’t really want to create a whole new Big Bad for this season.,” says Angela Robinson, who wrote last night’s episode.

Showtime to air a David Bowie documentary
“David Bowie: Five Years” premieres on Friday.

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Peter Jackson promises the biggest of big finishes in 'Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies' teaser
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Peter Jackson promises the biggest of big finishes in 'Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies' teaser

Could Peter Jackson stick the biggest landing of his life?

"Will you follow me one last time?"

It was interesting how different my reaction to Saturday's panel for "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" was to the reaction Greg Ellwood had. I agree with him that Cate Blanchett was positively radiant and that Stephen Colbert couldn't have been funnier in his unbridled nerd enthusiasm for all things Tolkien. I think everyone on the panel was great. I love these people, no doubt about it. And as I've written, I think the "Hobbit" films so far are good at what they're doing and getting better, while still not as great as the work he did on "Lord Of The Rings."

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<p>Richard Linklater at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival</p>

Richard Linklater at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival

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Why 'Boyhood' is a different story on the Oscar front for IFC Films

'We're going to be David to Goliath...and we know that.'

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" added more screens this weekend and currently finds itself in 107 theaters nationwide. With a per-screen average of around $16,000, the weekend gross was north of $1.7 million, bringing the overall tally to over $4.1 million to date. As it continues to find its audience, the film is obviously a long play for IFC Films, and the prospect of awards recognition lurks, as ever, just over the horizon.

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Jay Leno returns to NBC as a 'Last Comic Standing' mentor

Jay Leno returns to NBC as a “Last Comic Standing” mentor
The former “Tonight Show” host shows up on this week’s episode.

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Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is ready to commit in new video, 'Tattoo'

He's ready to take the ultimate step

After taking on bullying on “Invisible,” Hunter Hayes returns to affairs of the heart in the video for his new uptempo track, “Tattoo.”

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CBS moves 'Extant' to a later timeslot after weeks of ratings declines

CBS moves “Extant” to a later timeslot after weeks of ratings declines
Starting this week, the Halle Berry drama will be shown at 10 pm Wednesdays after “Criminal Minds” repeats. PLUS: Michelle Obama confirmed to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti that Malia secretly worked on “Extant."

Freddie Prinze Jr. hated working on “24” with Kiefer Sutherland
"I did '24,' it was terrible,” he tells ABC News. "I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face, I think everyone that's worked with him has said that… "I just wanted to quit the business after that. So, I just sort of stopped."

“Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany was also moved to tears at Comic-Con
A fan credited Maslany with helping her come out, which made the actress emotional.

Guillermo del Toro explains last night’s “The Strain” “WTF?” moment
“It’s the thing that tells you these are not sexy vampires,” he says. “Don’t expect any ‘action.’”

Rob Lowe is the "king" of Shark Week
Watch Lowe’s bonkers “So Sharkey” promo.

A Homer Simpson Hologram appeared at Comic-Con
Watch a virtual Homer walk on stage. PLUS: British TV apologizes over Krusty the Clown saying “bastard."

The Situation ordered to anger management in plea deal over assault on his brother
The former “Jersey Shore” star will have to complete 12 weeks of anger management.

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