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Larry King pitches himself to replace Piers Morgan on CNN
"In truth,” he says of Morgan, "when someone is on the air for the amount of years I was on, whether it’s me or anyone, whoever replaces him, you don’t want to be the person who replaces him. It’s very hard to step in — putting myself aside — into any shoes that have been there forever.”
It’s official: Erin Andrews is the new “Dancing with the Stars” co-host
She replaces Brooke Burke-Charvey, who was abruptly dismissed on Friday. PLUS: Brooke Burke-Charvet jokes: "They fired us all!"
Report: “American Idol” will lose money this year for the 1st time
J.Lo’s and Ryan Seacrest’s salaries, combined with a $5-million new set, plus paying for last year’s executive producers means “Idol” is expected to be in the red this year.
“Breaking Bad’s” final episodes are now on Netflix
All 62 episodes of the AMC series are now available for streaming.
Russia makes fun of its snowflake malfunction in Sochi closing ceremonies
Don’t say Russians don’t have a sense of humor! PLUS: What NBC edited out of the closing ceremony.
Here’s the full list of Oscar presenters
Kristen Bell, Whoopi Goldberg and Kerry Washington will be among those presenting at this year’s ceremony.
Al Roker makes up with NYC’s mayor
There was an “awkward backpat man hug” this morning on “Today” between Roker and Bill de Blasio.
“Duck Dynasty” gets a college football bowl game
The Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana has been renamed the “Duck Commander Independence Bowl.”
“Doctor Who” adds a new, male companion
Actor Samuel Anderson's character, Danny Pink, is a teacher who will work alongside Jenna Coleman.
Alec Baldwin exiting public life, blasts MSNBC stars and Anderson Cooper
Baldwin detailed his experience working at MSNBC, explaining: "The problem with everybody on MSNBC is none of them are funny, although that doesn’t prevent them from trying to be.”
HBO releases the full “Silicon Valley” trailer
"Jobs was a poser. He didn't even write code."
CBS’ “The NFL Today” adds Bart Scott
The former Baltimore Raven is joining Tony Gonzalez on CBS’ pre game show.
January Jones once looked like a boy with a mullet
The “Mad Men” star posted a photo of her 9-year-old self on Instagram over the weekend.
“Today” names Tamron Hall new 9 a.m. co-host
Hall will continue to anchor her own show on MSNBC.
When "Avatar" was competing at the Oscars four (!) years ago, 3D was a relative novelty in multiplexes -- and a total one in the awards race. With the technology now a fixture in both contexts, have voter perceptions of it changed? This is the question asked Jen Chaney, as she notes the progression from "Avatar's" relegation to technical awards to the very real possibility of "Gravity" becoming the first 3D Best Picture. (Alfonso Cuaron, meanwhile, will most likely make it two in a row for 3D films in the Best Director race.) "There will be a 3D Best Picture winner at some point in our lifetimes," she concludes. "If not now, if not this year, then certainly in the not-so-distant future." [The Dissolve]
The Academy may have long ago lost interest in Peter Jackson's Middle Earth exploits, but the same cannot be said of the readers of UK film magazine Empire. With seven bids, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" leads the nominations for the 2014 Empire Awards, which are entirely reader-voted -- resulting in an unusual list made up equally of prestige Oscar contenders and populist multiplex fare. By way of illuistration, "12 Years a Slave" is just behind with six nods, while "Captain Phillips" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" each notched up five.
At first, "Looking in the Mirror" appears as though it's meant to focus on Dom's 40th birthday and subsequent party in Dolores Park, but the most compelling moments again center on Patrick (Jonathan Groff) and Richie (Raúl Castillo). The series has not been afraid to bluntly depict those uncomfortable moments when ethnicity and social class clash and, sadly, nothing that occurs during this half hour is out of the norm for the Gay community. There are two moments in particular that are clearly painful for Richie.
I never had a chance to write a review of "Growing Up Fisher," the other comedy NBC decided to preview after the Olympics this weekend, but I also didn't have a lot to say about it. (I had plenty to say about "About A Boy," however.) J.K. Simmons is among our more likable actors (and incredibly funny if given good material), and there's probably a version of the show oriented around him as a blind lawyer that could be amusing. This faux-"Wonder Years" approach (or, since it's set in the present, with Jason Bateman narrating from the future, faux-"HIMYM" approach) doesn't really work, though, in that the kids are forgettable and Jenna Elfman's character is actively grating. (And I say that as someone who's often liked Elfman in the past.)
For those of you who tuned in tonight after the closing ceremonies from Sochi, what did you think? Did you laugh? Did you find the blind jokes (many of them based on creator D.J. Nash's father) clever or offensive? Did you like the family? The dog? And will you watch again?
Have at it.
A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as Kristin Chenoweth passes out because I forgot to feed her...
A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I have something to say about your extremely comfortable and attractive shirt...
A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I need you to tie my shoes for me...
CNN to end “Piers Morgan Tonight”
The former “America’s Got Talent” judge isn’t expected to leave the cable news network, but his 9 pm timeslot will become vacant next month after three years. “Look,” he tells the NY Times. "I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it. That’s run its course and (CNN chief) Jeff (Zucker) and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”