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'Sons of Anarchy' gets a new sheriff: Annabeth Gish

“Sons of Anarchy” gets a new sheriff: Annabeth Gish
Gish will shoot her “SOA” scenes will simultaneously working on FX’s “The Bridge.”

2 “Ghost Hunters” stars are leaving to star in a new paranormal series
Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are teaming to develop a new show.

Bryan Cranston: “I don’t know” if “Breaking Bad” killed off Walter White
"You never saw a bag zip up or anything,” he tells CNN. Will he reprise his role? “Never say never,” he adds.

To promote NBC’s “Undateable,” Bill Lawrence and his stars went on a comedy tour
"Luckily, our cast is composed of stand-up comedians,” says Lawrence, who's producing the summer comedy, launching tonight. PLUS: What is Lawrence’s reaction to premiering on May 29?

AnnaLynne McCord reveals she was sexually assaulted by a friend
The “Dallas” and “90210” star recalls allowing a guy friend to crash on her couch. "We sat on the bed and talked for a while, then I fell asleep When I woke up, he was inside me,” she tells Cosmopolitan.

CNN covers well-trod ground with “The Sixties”
The Tom Hanks-produced 10-part documentary premieres tonight.

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<p>Jen and Caroline of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Jen and Caroline of "The Amazing Race"

Credit: CBS

Interview: Jennifer & Caroline talk 'The Amazing Race: All-Stars'

Country Blondes discuss their second place finish this season

For a fleeting second in last week's "Amazing Race: All-Stars" finale, Country Blondes Jennifer & Caroline seemed to have the million dollar prize in the sights. After Dave & Connor had a brief cab misadventure, Jen & Caroline's all-world cabbie had them in the lead heading toward the season-closing Roadblock. 

Then, of course, Dave & Connor's cab moved back into the lead and that was all it took to win the season, since the last Roadblock and, therefore the entire "Amazing Race: All-Stars" season, was determined based on which team reached that last clue-box in first.

Oh well.

It was another eventful season for Jen & Caroline, who won some fans with their plucky attitude, enthusiasm and humor, but lost other fans when they coined the term "Accidental Alliance" to describe the multi-team partnership that sprung up only to exclude Brendon & Rachel.

And, along the way, Jen & Caroline continued to do what they do most consistently: Complete Legs without winning "Amazing Race" Legs, something they've now done for 23 victory-free Legs. 

In their exit interview -- nearly done with these now -- Jen & Caroline discuss the Accidental Alliance, the uneventful Final Leg, the mean tweets they've gotten from the Brenchel Army and more.

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Liam Neeson in "A Walk Among the Tombstones"

Liam Neeson in "A Walk Among the Tombstones"

Credit: Universal Pictures

'A Walk Among the Tombstones' trailer: Liam Neeson and 'Black Hole Sun,' together at last

Scott Frank's creepy Lawrence Block adaptation heads to theaters in September

Liam Neeson really could use something like Scott Frank's "A Walk Among the Tombstones." The word "paycheck" is becoming synonymous with his name lately (not that things like "The Grey" and Martin Scorsese's upcoming "Silence" don't do a lot to mitigate this), but it would be good to see some serious, solid, consistent flexing from him again.

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"Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives"

"Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives"

Credit: Discovery

Interview: All your 'Russian Yeti' questions answered here

Warning: Exclusive video has gruesome images

Ever hear about a mass murder and think, huh, I wonder if a yeti did it? Okay, probably not your first conclusion. Or second. Or fifty-fifth. But that was the one explorer Mike Libecki found himself drawn to in investigating the cold case of the Dyatlov Incident, a journey documented in "Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives" (a two-hour special premiering on Discovery Sun. June 1 at 9:00 p.m.). Crazy, right? Well, hold on a minute. 

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Miguel, his girl, and their spirit animals find love in 'Simplethings' video: Watch

Edgy ballad gets equally edgy clip

Miguel just wants someone to smoke with and lie down with, as well as enjoy a disdain for  spaces between words, in his new video for “Simplethings.” In the strikingly shot black-and-white clip, he not only finds his match, but, apparently, he and his new love have the same spirit animals. What are the odds?

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Review: Walt Disney's 'Maleficent' asks tough questions but fails to answer them
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Review: Walt Disney's 'Maleficent' asks tough questions but fails to answer them

Is this really Disney's 'I Spit On Your Grave'?

All I could picture as the closing credits began for "Maleficent," the big-budget fantasy picture that Walt Disney Studios is releasing on Friday, was a whole generation of women explaining how deeply and permanently broken their view of men was by Angelina Jolie when they were just princess-crazy little girls.

It is safe to say I will not be taking my kids to see "Maleficent," a film that is so swollen with psycho-sexual subtext that I felt like I was watching a true hijacking of the mainstream. But… by who? Robert Stromberg, who directed the film, is a production designer who has been involved in creating some of the richest, most detailed fantasy worlds on film over the last decade, and who worked in visual effects for 20 years before that, and he certainly brings that skill set to bear on how he establishes a sense of time and place in "Maleficent." This is a world divided into the half that is run by men and the half that is protected by a much older magic, filled with powerful creatures, and it is lush, almost every frame packed with something new to see.

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"Sons of Anarchy"/Marilyn Manson

"Sons of Anarchy"/Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson gets recurring role on 'Sons of Anarchy'

The provocative rocker will be playing a white supremacist

While most of us think of Marilyn Manson as a goth rock icon with an impressive contact lens collection, he's also known for other stuff, like writing and painting and being an impressively clear-headed talking head on hot topics like gun control. He also pops up in acting roles, sometimes unrecognizably (see his shot on "Eastbound & Down"). Now he has a new role to add to his resume -- he'll be joining the cast of the FX show "Sons of Anarchy" in a recurring role.

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Jennifer Lopez

6 best moments in Jennifer Lopez's steamy new video for 'First Love'

Where did he get that tire?

Jennifer Lopez’s stunning new black-and-white video, “First Love,” features her in the desert with Dolce & Gabbana model David Gandy, who is hotter than the Mojave and also seems around the same age as Lopez.  Though she lives in a shack,  she has her love to give her everything she needs. The Max Martin-produced track is the new single from JLo's June 17 release, "A.K.A."

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FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly resigns

FOX entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly resigns

Exec who greenlit 'Glee' and 'New Girl' suffered as 'American Idol' fell

In the midst of an ambitious plan to reinvent the way the broadcast networks operate, FOX entertainment chief Kevin Reilly ran into a very traditional problem: not enough hits. So the man who wanted to cancel pilot season and seasonal scheduling has instead resigned from the network, effective immediately.

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<p>The cast of &quot;Annie.&quot;</p>

The cast of "Annie."

Credit: Sony Pictures

New 'Annie' trailer gets happy and sappy in equal measure

The musical remake is only a day (and almost seven months) away

Here's something I keep forgetting about the upcoming "Annie" remake: Emma Thompson (the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Sense and Sensibility," lest we forget) is one of its three credited writers. I'm not sure at what stage Thompson worked on the project -- early, I'm guessing, unless she's tighter with producer Jay-Z than I'd previously imagined -- but from everything we've seen of the project thus far, it doesn't bear much trace of the Englishwoman's involvement. Anyway, that's an aside: the second trailer for "Annie" has landed, and it looks, if anything, even brasher than the much-maligned first glimpse suggested.

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'The Bachelor' Juan Pablo is headed to 'Couples Therapy'

“The Bachelor” Juan Pablo is headed to “Couples Therapy”
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell will get counseling on the 5th season of the VH1 reality show.

Fox boss Kevin Reilly is stepping down after a disappointing season
The Fox Entertainment chairman is exiting after Fox placed 4th in total viewers and 2nd in the key 18-49 demo. Reilly put shows like "The Mindy Project" and "New Girl" on the air. Before Fox, he was NBC Entertainment president, responsible for shows like "The  Office," "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "Heroes."

How will ABC’s “Rising Star” use real-time voting when the U.S. has 4 time zones?
It looks like the vast majority of the country, from the Mountain Time Zone  to the Eastern Time Zone will get the show live. But what about the Pacific Time Zone?

Julia Collins predicted she'd become a “Jeopardy!” champion in her 8th grade yearbook
Collins, though, predicted she’d become the "'Ten Time Jeopardy Champion,’ winning each tournament twice.”

Shame on the Spelling Bee for its new rules!
Half the spellers were eliminated without spelling any words wrong, thanks to new rules. PLUS: Shonda Rhimes is again live-blogging the Bee.

“Hell on Wheels” gets a Season 4 premiere date
The AMC Western returns Aug. 2.

“Covert Affairs” hires a new spy
Max Martini will guest in Season 5.

“Hannibal” debuts an 8-minute gag reel
This gag reel may make you actually gag.

British singer-songwriter Foxes will guest on “Doctor Who”
She’ll also perform a song on the BBC series.

Maggie Smith gets a “Downton Abbey” made
Actress Sue Johnston is joining the ITV series.

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Marilyn Manson joins 'Sons of Anarchy'

Marilyn Manson joins “Sons of Anarchy”
The goth rocker will play a white supremacist prison power player associated with Jax Teller in the final season.

Edward Snowden interview brings in just 5.9 million viewers
The NBC News exclusive special tied for 2nd in the ratings, while the premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance” was first.

"Millionaire Matchmaker” star facing federal felony extortion charges
Adam Winters, 25, who appeared on the Bravo series in February and claimed to be worth more than $1 million, was arrested and could not afford to pay for his own attorney.

“American Idol” winner takes runner-up to her prom
Jena Irene Asciutto asked Caleb Johnson to escort her to prom at her Michigan high school.

Elisabeth Moss’ 1st post-“Mad Men” gig: “The Heidi Chronicles” on Broadway?
Moss is wrapping up filming of “Mad Men” and is in negotiations to star in the beloved Wendy Wasserstein play.

Man who punched Brad Pitt is on probation for crashing the Grammys stage last year
Vitalii Sediuk surprised Jennifer Lopez last year when he crashed the Grammys stage before Adele’s speech.

Louis CK buys Babe Ruth’s summer Hamptons beach house for $2.5M
After bombing in the Hamptons in the season premiere of “Louie,” Louis CK is set to own the house that the Yankees legend used to spend his summers at.

"Blood Lake: Attack Of The Killer Lampreys” a ratings dud
Animal Planet’s first original B-horror film didn’t come close to the cable channel’s other offering that night, "Mermaids: The New Evidence."

Why Edward Snowden should’ve liked “The Wire” Season 2
Season 2 of the HBO series critiques the war on terror. And as Vox points out, “The Wire’s” critique "closely resembles ones Snowden himself has made.”

Vimeo announces its 1st original TV series
The video-sharing website is getting into original programming with cannabis dealer series "High Maintenance.” The web series has already been shown on Vimeo, but Vimeo has ordered six more episodes.

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