"The Bachelorette" is back, and I'm partly thrilled that Andi will be our gal in the trenches. During her season of "The Bachelor" she was always the one who seemed far too smart to have a real interest in Juan Pablo (and was clearly talking herself into it). Really, I would argue that Andi is too smart to be on this franchise at all, but I guess even lawyers like to mix it up sometimes.
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A review of tonight's "Louie" episodes coming up just as soon as my hydrogen collection is awesome...
While some people consider it incredibly sad to be cut so close to taking home the mirror ball, but I'd argue that this isn't so bad. Given that you get paid for each week you make it, the person who comes in fourth has made a decent amount of money, gotten in a lot of dancing classes, and really, it's so much better than going home early, isn't it? Don't cry for whoever gets the boot tonight. Oh, unless it's Meryl, because Maks has never won a mirror ball and it's time. Now that Meryl has tamed him sufficiently, he deserves a reward, don't you think?
You would think buying classic cars would be a pretty straight forward, perhaps boring endeavor. Maybe it is in the United States, but in the new series "Chrome Underground" (premiering Fri. May 23 at 10:00 p.m. on Discovery), two buyers from Austin, Texas prove otherwise. In this clip, watch Antonio and Yusuf go to the roughest part of Mexico City in search of the holy grail of classic cars -- a 1937 Type 57 Bugatti. It's worth millions. Maybe that would have been a good reason for these guys to be suspicious. But you've got to take big risks to win big, right?
“House of Cards” is searching for an NSA director
Read the casting notice for upcoming Season 3 roles.
Why “SNL” wasn’t so bad this season
This rebuilding season of “Saturday Night Live” could have been much worse, says Andrew Wallenstein: "Consider that there’s eight first-year 'featured players' on the cast, just one short of the nine full-fledged repertory players, and you have a sense of dramatic the turnover was this year. So anything better than 'not bad' is actually pretty good.” PLUS: Kate McKinnon was this season’s MVP, followed by Vanessa Bayer.
“Dancing with the Stars” boss: “We're burning through celebrities quicker than they replenish”
Exec producer Conrad Green sees “Dancing” going on for “a few more years, I hope.” But it’s becoming harder finding celebrities willing to give up 3 1/2 months of their lives.
“Silicon Valley’s” Thomas Middleditch says he auditioned for “SNL,” but "I look too much like Seth Meyers”
“It went pretty well,” he says of his “Saturday Night Live” audition, but Lorne Michaels didn’t want to address the Meyers resemblance on Weekend Update.
Katie Holmes, Alyson Hannigan, Rob Lowe and Kevin Hart are among the rejected pilot stars
Holmes, who was to star in a "Dangerous Liaisons” remake, joins Mary-Louise Parker, Greta Gerwig, Amy Sedaris, Paget Brewster and Jamie Lee Curtis as stars whose pilots didn’t get picked up.
Can Jon Hamm escape Don Draper when “Mad Men” is over?
What kind of post-“Mad Men” career will Hamm have? Can he succeed on the big screen? Or will he end up back on TV?
Jay Leno cracks a “cocaine and hookers” joke on “Good Morning Britain”
Asked about his car collection on British TV this morning, Leno told a family audience: "It's still cheaper than cocaine and hookers."
“24’s” composer wasn’t sure he’d be asked to return for “Live Another Day”
Sean Callery, who’s worked on every episode of “24,” had to call producers to say “I hope I'm on this” when he heard the news of the “24” reboot.
“The Bachelorette” is as anti-feminist as “The Bachelor,” but can Andi Dorfman change that?
Does her Juan Pablo “Bachelor” exit signal a change for “The Bachelorette”? PLUS: Chris Harrison says Andi is “definitely very analytical” compared to her predecessors, and Harrison recalls his terrible audition.
How much does “Game of Thrones’” Trial by Combat taken from history?
Most historical trials by combats were trials for property rights. PLUS: About Dany’s new dress, and did Lena Heady spoil an upcoming plotline?
Maya Rudolph hopes “The Maya Rudolph Show” would air every few weeks or every few months
The “SNL” alum also hopes tonight’s special leads to her recording her first comedy album. PLUS: How the Muppets inspired Rudolph.
“The Good Wife” was a lot of fun this season, but maybe too weird?
The creators seemed to be more concerned with shuffling things around just for the sake of it. PLUS: Why “The Good Wife” is like a juggling act.
What happened to the real Burger Chef from “Mad Men”?
The real Burger Chef opened its 1,000th restaurant in 1969, but never surpassed 1,200. By 1982, it was sold to Hardee’s. PLUS: What’s happening to Megan’s hair?, that dance by 2 outcasts was terrific, and about that softcore film "I Am Curious (Yellow)."
Hologram Michael Jackson had been in the works since October 2012
"Michael always wanted to do these kinds of things,” says the spokesperson for his estate. "Really, it starts with Michael Jackson more than anything."
Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour” returns June 6
“SNL” writer and future “Daily show” correspondent Michael Che will perform when Season 3 of the standup comedy show kicks off.
"Extant" has big guns behind it -- Steven Spielberg is an executive producer -- and CBS is already enthusiastically flogging the show in ads despite a distant July 9 premiere date. Today stars Halle Berry and Goran Visnjic joined executive producers Mickey Fisher and Greg Walker on a panel for journalists to discuss the scifi thriller about a female astronaut who is somehow impregnated on a solo space mission despite 13 months of isolation -- or so we think. As befitting a seriously weird show concept, the foursome discussed alien immaculate conception, whether or not robots can swim, and zero G force puking.
After the extended trailer for the show was shown, Walker briefly discussed the concept, which also includes the robot, or humanic, child John (Visnjic) has created. "She has to react to this extraordinary circumstance that she has a visitor... Her husband John is a humanic creator. So, she has basically two children to deal with [when she returns to earth], the one inside her and the humanic child."
As a connoisseur of fairy tale-fueled FOX shows from "Joe Millionaire" to "Forever Eden" to "Paradise Hotel," the network's punctuationally challenging "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" was right in my sweet spot.
And, after watching the premiere, I knew I definitely wanted to talk to series star Matt Hicks about the series, in which he has to convince a giggling coterie of love-starved American party girls that he's royalty, specifically that he's Prince Harry.
It also struck me that since Hicks' claim-to-fame for this series is his resemblance -- 99 percent, according to the show's facial recognition software -- to the man who is fourth in line to the British throne, merely doing my standard Q&A interview might give depth, but it wouldn't let you look at a guy who looks a bit like another famous guy.
Several things to keep in mind as you watch: Matt does, indeed, look somewhat like Prince Harry, but he mostly looks like Prince Harry if you only somewhat know what Prince Harry looks like. He admits without hesitation that this show wouldn't have worked with British women raised on daily newspaper and TV coverage of the real Harry. You also need to know that the pilot features a makeover that Harry-ifies him an additional amount, but this interview finds Matt in his natural condition.
In our chat, Matt talks about his pre-FOX background, how earnestly he was out there looking for love, why this premise works better with America girls and just how much gullibility was required. He also told me what, exactly, the conversation might be like if he ever met the real Prince Harry.
While Matt hadn't seen "Joe Millionaire," I told him about Evan Marriott's later confession that he behaved a bit like a douche on the show and he tells me what will keep him from behaving the same way.
Check out the full interview above.
"I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" premieres on Tuesday, May 20 at 9 p.m. on FOX.
CANNES -- What if you were to learn that you are not the man you think you are?
And even worse, what if your family learned it at the same time you did?
That is the question that is cannily posed by "Force Majeure," a new film written and directed by Ruben Ostlund, and with one minor quibble, I found myself deeply impressed by how complex and smart the movie is, and how well it sets up that question and then spends time digging deep to try and answer it. Ostlund pulls off a remarkable balancing act of tone throughout the film, and while many movies feel like they work overtime to try and reach some sort of profound statement, "Force Majeure" effortlessly offers up an examination of just how difficult it is to define and live up to modern ideas of masculinity.
CANNES - Sometimes directors live in vacuum. You work on a movie for months, you become ingrained with it. That means other films, performances, life events pass you by. Keep that in mind when you see quotes from Bennett Miller that he'd never seen Steve Carell "give material evidence that he could do [anything] like" his performance in "Foxcatcher." Because, frankly, that's not the case.
“Game of Thrones” hits a series high for the 4th time this season
Last night’s episode attracted 7.2 million viewers.
“Last Comic Standing” will feature a roast of Gilbert Gottfried, plus an “Ellen” challenge
Season 8 mentors include Cheryl Hines, Jeff Ross, Amy Schumer and Howie Mandel. Contestants this season will test their interview skills on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and test their roasting skills with Gilbert Gottfried.
Barbara Walters’ sendoff was the 4th highest-rated episode in “The View's” history
About 5.23 million tuned in Friday, shy of the all-time high with President Obama in 2010, which drew 6.6 million.
“Key & Peele’s” Emmy campaign: “Vote for us or Donald Sterling wins”
Also, check out “Broad City’s” Emmy billboard: “Because two Jews haven’t won since last year."
Louis CK talks to “Fresh Air” about bombing in front of rich people in real life -- and ditching the black T-shirts
The episode two weeks ago was inspired by a recent real-life event in which Louis CK scolded a rich benefit audience for talking while Elton John was performing. Louis CK also tells Terri Gross he plans to wear more colorful shirts this season (he's tired of seeing himself in black).
“Duck Dynasty” sets the duck-calling Guinness world record
Listen to the sound of 3,028 duck calls all quacking at the same time. PLUS: Uncle Si releasing an EP.
AT&T’s $48.5B merger with DirecTV may hinge on the NFL
DirecTV may have to renew its NFL Sunday Ticket package, which expires this year, if it wants to be acquired by AT&T.
HBO’s “The Leftovers” unveils its poster
Also, watch the latest teaser trailer for the Damon Lindelof series.
Animal Planet renews “River Monsters”
The freshwater reality show will be back for a 7th season.
Lifetime is making a follow-up to “The Omen,” titled “Damien"
Former “Walking Dead” showunner Glen Mazzara’s “Damien” will center on the 1976 horror film’s young boy protagonist as a man who faces his destiny as the Antichrist.
Stephen King will cameo on “Under the Dome”
Not only will King direct the first episode, he will appear in the CBS series. "Under The Dome” boss Neal Baer also revealed that there will also be a digital-only character who is able to communicate with characters trapped in the dome
I've been a little desperate for some new "Guardians of the Galaxy" footage. It seems like the same material from the first teaser has been re-purposed ad nauseam for a number of months now and, this being a pretty bold and risky project from Marvel Studios, I've been very, very curious. Today we got a new trailer for the film and finally get a load of what James Gunn has been whipping up.