Report: Robin Williams “was struggling” on “The Crazy Ones” set
A source tells People magazine: "We knew he was struggling. We were doing a scene, and it was just off. I looked over at him, and in that moment, his face changed. He looked so exhausted and profoundly, deeply sad. And then one minute later he pulled himself back together, and he nailed the scene. He had a depth; that's where the darkness came from, but there was just so much there."
Paul Ryan quit watching “House of Cards” over Frank Underwood’s “reprehensible” affair
The former Republican vice presidential candidate tells Parade: “I watched the first couple of episodes until he cheated on his wife with that reporter. It turned my stomach so much that I just couldn’t watch it anymore. His behavior was so reprehensible, and it hit too close to home because he was a House member, that it just bothered me too much. And what I thought is, it makes us all look like we’re like that."
“House of Cards’” Frank Underwood calls Hillary Clinton as Bill Clinton
Watch the Clinton Foundation “House of Cards”-style 68th birthday present to the real former president.
Connie Nielsen joins “The Good Wife”
She’ll recur as an attorney with Cook County connections starting with Episode 4.
Craig Ferguson’s proposed new talk show would film in his current studio
In fact, the show would look a lot like the current “Late Late Show,” especially with Robot Skeleton Geoff Peterson coming aboard.
“Lisa Simpson” getting “Revenge”
“The Simpsons” star Yeardley Smith will join Victoria as a fellow mental patient in the season premiere.
Why is "Gross TV” all the rage?
“The Knick” and “Outlander” are the latest in a spate of new TV shows that are becoming grosser and grosser. As Tim Goodman notes, "Boundaries need to be pushed in such a crowded landscape. But violence and decay can't make or break a series; wince-inducing shock can't be the selling point. With so much competition, the rush to outgross the grossest can't possibly last. Nor should it.”
“Game of Thrones” is still hugely popular among illegal downloaders
Two months after the season finale, the HBO series is illegally downloaded 300,000 a day. PLUS: United States map shows each state’s favorite show to download illegally.
Fox will donate money to charity if you share “Red Band Society” promos on social media
Fox will donate $1 to various charities if you share videos, photos and gifs tied to the children’s hospital drama.
Neil Patrick Harris has only been watching “Big Brother” as he wraps up "Hedwig and the Angry Inch”
“I can't stop watching it, I don’t know what it is . . . It’s like an unhealthy relationship,” he says.
A medical historian takes issue with “The Knick”
The University of Michigan’s Howard Markel, a physician who specializes in medical history from 1870 to 1920, says the events of the Cinemax series takes place over decades. “Conflating medical and surgical history in the 1870s, 1880s, 1890s and 1900s is the medical-historical equivalent to conflating the Middle Ages to colonial America to the Civil War,” he says.
Nicollette Sheridan denied retrial in “Desperate Housewives” termination case
The 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a decision by a judge to retry the case.
John Oliver’s “magic”: “Last Week Tonight” is beating apathy by making people care about complicated issues
As Terrance Ross points out, "It’s been only 14 episodes so far (the show is slated for 19 this season) but the 'Last Week Tonight' team has found a way to take a seemingly complicated issue, remove the talking points and cultural baggage surrounding it, break it into understandable parts—and then slowly rebuild it. It’s an ingenious formula that’s making a difference in the real world.”
Here’s the “Scooby-Doo” van Chris Pratt lived in when he was in Maui
"That is the van I lived in!!! In my hand is the script for the movie that got me out of Maui. Crazy,” says Pratt, who waited tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company when he was discovered by Rae Dawn Chong.
“The Shield’s” Michael Jace pleads not guilty to killing his wife
Jace also waived his rights to a preliminary trial.
Miranda Otto added to HBO’s “Westworld”
The "Lord of the Rings” alum is the latest big name to join the HBO pilot.
Comic-Con’s hologram Homer Simpson leads to lawsuit
20th Century Fox is accused of not getting a license on the patented technology used to show a hologram Homer.
Presenting the 16 most important moments in Naked TV
GQ counts them down, from “Sideboob pioneer” Pamela Anderson on “Baywatch” to David Cross on “Arrested Development.” PLUS: Krysten Ritter on how to be naked but secretly not naked on TV.
Amazon developing biblical drama “Promised Land”
The proposed series would tackle the book of Joshua through the eyes of two brothers.
Are there too many red carpets?
The current glut of awards shows has made many celebrities "fashion perps and exotic pets—clickbait snack meats,” says Vanity Fair.
Ellen Pompeo: “Grey’s Anatomy” won’t send Meredith to Washington because it would interfere with the “Scandal” universe
She points out that Meredith’s dead parents, played by Kate Burton and Jeff Perry, are still living on “Scandal.” PLUS: Julia Roberts gives Olivia Pope a shout-out.
“Lost’s” Patrick Fischler is joining “Shameless”
He’ll play a "middle-class man going to extraordinary lengths to keep his deceased son alive in spirit."
Here are 20 future stars who appeared on “Friends”
From Dakota Fanning to Craig Robinson to Ellen Pompeo.
CW’s “The Messengers” books “Homeland’s” Navid Negahban and “True Blood’s” Lauren Bowles
He’ll play a Middle Eastern prime minister, while she’ll play a senator.
Watch a new “Homeland” teaser
Including the addition of Corey Stoll in Season 4.
How GoPro has helped the Shark Week-filming process
GoPros have been put inside a shark’s mouth, and 20 of them were used to film the hunting behavior of great white sharks.
MTV’s VMAs adds a new category: Best Lyric Video
Lyric videos are supposed to emphasize the words in songs, but aren’t four of the five nominees regular music videos?
Ariana Grande found her Nickelodeon experience “frustrating”
"For a long time I was attached to a character that was nothing like myself,” says the former star of “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat." "It was a little frustrating.”
“Saved by the Bell’s” Principal Belding is good friends with Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo
Turns out actor Dennis Haskins, who was spotted Thursday at Cowboys training camp, is also tight with Dez Bryant and former Cowboy Terrell Owens.