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Lindsay Lohan will help '2 Broke Girls' take over 'HIMYM’s' timeslot

Lindsay Lohan will help “2 Broke Girls” take over “HIMYM’s” timeslot
Lohan will guest on the April 14 episode as a woman who has trouble making decisions when she asks Max and Caroline to make her wedding cake.


CW’s “Reign” is puttng an uncensored, racier sex scene from this week's episode on the web
In what could be a network first, CW will present two versions of a sex scene, the racier one of which can be easily watched on the web.


Penelope Ann Miller signs up for ABC’s “American Crime”
She’ll co-star on the racial drama from the Oscar-winning writer of “12 Years a Slave.”


“True Detective”: How they came up with the title sequence
"Visually, we were inspired by photographic double exposures,” says Patrick Clair, creative director of the Elastic design studio. "Fragmented portraits, created by using human figures as windows into partial landscapes, served as a great way to show characters that are marginalised or internally divided.”

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<p>Oh, Cameron, what hast thou wrought?</p>

Oh, Cameron, what hast thou wrought?

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Quvenzhané Wallis and Cameron Diaz take a hard knock in 'Annie' trailer

The sun will hopefully still come out tomorrow

Listen, I wanted to be down with the new "Annie" remake. I like Quvenzhané Wallis -- who doesn't? I like Cameron Diaz, too -- especially in vampy, unhinged mode. (Say what you will about "The Counselor," but she's going for broke in it.) Casting her as Miss Hannigan made so little ostensible sense that you figured there had to be some secret, counter-intuitive payoff there. And director Will Gluck made "Easy A," so at least the man knows sparky. ("Friends With Benefits," not so much, but forgive, forget, etc.) And finally, nostalgists may wince, but John Huston's 1982 "Annie" is kind of a bloated, out-of-its-time relic -- there's ample room for improvement there.

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<p>The &quot;American Idol&quot; Top 12</p>

The "American Idol" Top 12

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 12 Performances - Home Night

The Dirty Dozen sing songs that relate to the theme of "Home"

Last Thursday's "American Idol" results weren't entirely shocking. I'd predicted that Kristen O'Connor would be eliminated and, for several reasons, she was. However, it was a minor surprise to see all of the Bottom Three slots go to women, which suggests either a shift in talent from last season, or a shift in voting patterns. It's too early, though, to know if we should start worrying about all of the girls, or just the weaker ones.

Wednesday's theme is "Home," which should be roughly interchangeable from last week's theme, which involved songs that made a personal statement. After all, if your personal statement didn't say anything about where you come from, how personal could it have been?

We'll see how things go after the break!

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

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Does this first look at 'Lindsay' Lohan's new show say carwreck to you?

The actress doesn't seem to be back on track

If Oprah Winfrey has to sit you ass down to tell you to "cut the bullshit" (her words, not mine), you may want to listen. Of course, you may have wanted to take that advice before you agreed to be the focus of a reality TV show (in this case, more fittingly called a docudrama) for her network. But Lindsay Lohan apparently didn't get the memo, because this Sunday we get "Lindsay" (Sun. March 9 at 10:00 p.m. on OWN).

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Mary-Louise Parker to star in NBC comedy pilot 'Feed Me'

Mary-Louise Parker to star in NBC comedy pilot “Feed Me”
She’ll play the matriarch of a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together.


Oscars cut Batkid
Miles Scott, the 5-year-old cancer survivor who got his own Batkid day in San Francisco, was flown with his family to L.A. for Sunday’s Academy Awards. But producers opted to cut his segment at the day of the ceremony.


“The Wire’s” David Simon: Martin Luther King Jr. HBO miniseries is a long ways away
Simon says he and his team already have another HBO miniseries, which will be announced soon, with greater priority.


JWoww teams with Howard Stern sidekicks for “Jersey Shore Massacre”
The “Jersey Shore” alum is executive producing a video on demand movie starring porn star Ron Jeremy, plus “The Howard Stern Show’s” Sal Governale, Richard Christy and Bigfoot.


“Entourage” movie spoiler: See Eric and Sloan
Kevin Connolly and Emmanuelle Chriqui were photographed filming today.


“The Little Couple” returns to a series high
About 3.9 million watched “Zoey Makes 4."

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<p>Bill Paxton is a welcome addition to the world of &#39;Marvel&#39;s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.&#39;</p>

Bill Paxton is a welcome addition to the world of 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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Bill Paxton guest stars as 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' returns with an important episode

Week by week, this show is getting weirder, and that makes us happy

That "previously on" montage did a nice job of reminding us exactly which of the story threads are going to be important tonight, the most immediate being Skye's gunshot injury in the final moments of the last episode we saw before they took the long mid-season break.

May's not much for Miranda rights, is she?

When they made the "big reveal" several episodes back about what had happened to Coulson in Tahiti, it felt anti-climactic. Basically, it seemed like the explanation was "When they needed to save Coulson, they just operated on him even more. They used more surgery." It was a nonsensical image. But as soon as Coulson started to mention the idea of taking Skye to see the same medical team that worked on him, it became clear that they aren't done giving us the details of Tahiti, and I realized I was genuinely curious to see how they would fill in more information, and whether it would help me accept the explanation more.

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<p>Lady Antebellum</p>

Lady Antebellum

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Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum to headline Watershed Fest

Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Jake Owen also on the August bill

Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, and Jake Owen will headline the third annual Watershed Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, Aug. 1-3.

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The 'Hot Jesus' from 'The Bible' is joining CW’s 'The Messengers'

The “Hot Jesus” from “The Bible” is joining CW’s “The Messengers”
Diogo Morgado will play a mysterious character known as “The Man.”


“Facts of Life" stars Lisa Whelchel & Kim Fields are reuniting on Hallmark Channel
They’re co-starring in the romantic comedy film "For Better Or For Worse."


Fox wants $500,000 per 30-second ad for the “24: Live Another Day” premiere
That’s among TV’s priciest asking price. Even subsequent episodes are costly at between $325,000 and $350,000 per spot.


“Once Upon a Time” gets “Downton Abbey’s” Dan Stevens to narrate Sunday’s catch-up special
He’ll lend his voice to "Once Upon a Time: Wicked is Coming."


Jimmy Kimmel is using the “Scandal Thursdays” strategy in his battle with Jimmy Fallon
Kimmel got his 2nd-best ratings ever last Thursday with Kerry Washington and a “Scandal” telenovela. So this week he has on Bellamy Young and another installment of “Escandalo.”


Tiffani Thiessen will host a “Dinner at Tiffani’s” special on Cooking Channel
Nathan Fillion, Willie Garson and Lindsay Price will be her guest on the March 23 special.


“Bachelor” reject writes "Ess Okay," a song in “tribute” to Juan Pablo
Watch “free spirit” Lucy Aragon perform her song on YouTube.


“The Good Wife” teases “the most shocking moment ever”
See a new promo for a “three-episode event” leading up to the CBS drama’s “most shocking moment … EVER.”


Tina Fey recalls her failed audition for a McDonald’s commercial
Her facial scar apparently didn’t work out for her drive-thru audition.


“Dancing” co-host Erin Andrews admits she’s biased for 1 contestant
Andrews says she’s “kind of obsessed” with NeNe Leakes.


Georgia lawyer who starred in a viral 2-minute local Super Bowl ad is getting his own reality show
Jamie Casino will star in “Casino’s Law,” from the creator of “The Bachelor."


Is Oprah exploiting Lindsay Lohan?
OWN’s “Lindsay” trailer seems to show just another reality show, while Oprah’s been touting it as a “documentary series."


Jennie Garth: Shannen Doherty and I nearly came to blows on the “Beverly Hills 90210” set
Garth spills some beans in her new book “Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde”: "We were shooting a scene and Shannen kept grabbing at the hem of my skirt, trying to slap me on the leg—anything to get me to react and break character. Finally, when she'd pulled up my skirt, and my bare ass was exposed for everyone on the set to see, I did snap and I yelled at her, something to the effect of, 'Come on, bitch! We're talking this outside!’"


IFC boss talks Fred Armisen’s “Late Night” gig, and getting a pitch from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Jennifer Caserta thinks Armisen being on NBC every night is good for her small cable network. Caserta also recalls Robert Smigel pitching her as Triumph. "It was awesome,” she says, without going into details on what happened.


A closeted gay football player hazes on tonight’s “SVU”
Tonight’s episode, inspired by the Miami Dolphins scandal, turns out to have some similiarities to the Michael Sam coming out story.


“Modern Family” cast members try to juggle movie roles
Nearly the entire cast has a movie project in the works. But finding time is difficult. Ty Burrell shot a movie during his Thanksgiving break.


Kelsey Grammer will become a dad for the 6th time
The former “Frasier” star already has kids ranging in age from 19 months to 30 years.


Ted Allen to host “America’s Best Cook” on Food Network
The reality competition will feature mentors Cat Cora and Tyler Florence.


Will “Workaholics” fans Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber make a cameo?
Maybe, maybe not, says Adam Devine. "We didn't want to have to make it look like broke-ass ‘Entourage,’” he says. "It would be cool to get Justin or Miley on, but only if we write a story that is really funny and won't take people out of it. It's a trap that you don't want to fall into, just having celebrities on for celebrity sake."


Conan O’Brien: An “odd choice” for MTV Movie Awards?
It’s unusual for the MTV Movie Awards to get such an experienced host. PLUS: Relive Conan’s Emmy-hosting past.


Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers lends his voice to Disney Junior
Check out his vocal cameo on this week’s "Sheriff Callie's Wild West.”

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<p>Vince Gill</p>

Vince Gill

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Review: Jason Mraz, Heart soar at Country Music Hall of Fame benefit

They join Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris for a worthy cause

LOS ANGELES—Jason Mraz and Heart may not be the first names that you think of when you think of country music (or the last), but the two acts fit in perfectly at Tuesday night’s (5) All for the Hall benefit for Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame.

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<p>Lena Headey, based on how funny she is when cameras aren&#39;t rolling, should take a break from the bad-ass thing to do a couple of comedies.</p>

Lena Headey, based on how funny she is when cameras aren't rolling, should take a break from the bad-ass thing to do a couple of comedies.

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Lena Headey on the differences between shooting the '300' films and 'Game Of Thrones'

Oh, yeah, she plays good guys, too

Lena Headey has had a very fruitful run as a horrible, horrible person for the last few years. Images of Queen Cersei and Ma-Ma from "Game Of Thrones" and "Dredd" had all but crowded out the impression she made in the original "300" as Queen Gorgo.

Sitting down with her at the recent press day for "300: Rise Of An Empire," I was struck by how easily she's built a reputation for herself as a powerful on-screen figure. My oldest son is currently obsessed with all things related to "The Terminator," despite the fact that he hasn't seen any of the films yet. He listens to the scores for the first two films, he's read every word of a Cinefex issue released when "Terminator 2" came out, and he has several Terminator toys that he considers prized possessions. When he realized that Headey was one of the actors who has played Sarah Connor, he just about lost his mind.

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 222

Dan and Alan talk 'Dusk Till Dawn,' 'Resurrection,' 'True Detective' and more

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Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls!

Actually, it's a really Happy Wednesday if you're a Firewall & Iceberg fan, because we posted a video show this morning and now it's time for another installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.

In this installment, we have reviews of "Sirens," "Resurrection" and El Rey's "From Dusk Till Dawn."

We also debated the most recent "How I Met Your Mother" twist and then we went into some "True Detective" depth on the eve of the finale.

Today's breakdown:
"Sirens" (00:01:00 - 00:09:00)
"Resurrection" (00:09:05 - 00:17:10)
"From Dusk Till Dawn" (00:17:15 - 00:31:05)
The "How I Met Your Mother" twist (00:31:30 - 43:00)
"True Detective" pre-finale (00:43:00 - 01:06:40)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed or subscribe on IHeartRadio.] 

 

And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

 

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 222

Dan and Alan also review 'From Dusk Til Dawn' and 'Sirens,' and discuss the 'HIMYM' twist

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It's a Firewall & Iceberg two-fer day! Minor technical difficulties bumped the return of the video show to this morning, and Dan and I also recorded a new podcast today discussing several other premieres, the recent "HIMYM" development, and a look back at "True Detective" so far, along with some speculation on the finale (which neither of us has seen).

The rundown: 

"Sirens" (00:01:00 - 00:09:00)
"Resurrection" (00:09:05 - 00:17:10)
"From Dusk Till Dawn" (00:17:15 - 00:31:05)
The "How I Met Your Mother" twist (00:31:30 - 43:00)
"True Detective" pre-finale (00:43:00 - 01:06:40)
 
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. You can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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