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Angus T. Jones, wearing a long scruffy beard, says he was a 'paid hypocrite' on 'Two and a Half Men'

Angus T. Jones, wearing a long scruffy beard, says he was a “paid hypocrite” on “Two and a Half Men”
"I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't OK with it and I was still doing it.” Jones told a Houston TV station after a visit to the city’s World Harvest Outreach Church on Saturday.


“The Office’s” Brian Baumgartner will play a killer on “Criminal Minds”
He’ll guest-star as a serial killer on the CBS drama.


Jimmy Fallon recalls Will Ferrell’s “crazy eyes” during “SNL’s" famous “More Cowbell” sketch
“I saw the eyes of a crazy person,” he recalled to James Franco during a “Tonight Show” commercial break. PLUS: Cecily Strong is working on a new Weekend Update sign-off.


Mindy Kaling to drive a NASCAR pace car
She’ll lead the Auto Club 400 this weekend in Fontana, California.


NFL is now demanding rapper M.I.A. pay $16.6 million for her Super Bowl middle finger
The NFL was originally asking for $1.5 million, but now the league wants more because it thinks she got $15.1 million in free exposure from the incident.


“Party Down South” stars end their standoff for a raise, agree to return for a 2nd season
The CMT stars were reportedly demanding a 1,400% pay raise from the $500 an episode they were receiving for Season 1.


Hannah’s book editor was blindsided by his “Girls” death
John Cameron Mitchell, who played Hannah’s book editor, found out about it during the read-through. "Afterwards Lena (Dunham) was like I’m so sorry I forgot to tell you,” Mitchell recalls. "I really felt like a Voodoo doll. I felt a pin in my heart, like 'Oh, shit.' It was a weird feeling.”


CMT to air Jeff Dunham’s animated “Achmed Saves America”
This will be the comedian’s first animated special.


Queen Latifah headed to “Hot in Cleveland”
She’ll play the aunt of Betty White’s City Council rival.


Melissa McBride reacts to last night’s "Walking Dead"
"I don't think there was really any other option,” she says.


Madonna dresses up as "Game of Thrones'" Khaleesi
"Happy Purim!!!!!!" she wrote on Instagram. "All Hail All Queens! ##certainty"

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William Shatner to star in 'The Shatner Project' home renovation show

William Shatner to star in “The Shatner Project” home renovation show
The DIY network show will have cameras will follow the 82-year-old as he and his wife renovate their house. “This is like a dramatic show with a revelation at the end,” he says, adding: “There’s conflict and there’s tension, and characters evolve.”


“Lost” boss: "No, no, no. They were not dead the whole time”
That was the biggest answer (from co-executive producer Carlton Cuse) to the biggest “Lost” question at last night’s Paleyfest. PLUS: See Maggie Grace & Ian Somerhalder reunited and more pictures of the cast, and Walt is all grown up.


“American Horror Story” will have a “Carnival” theme next season
“It doesn’t have a title, but that’s the idea,” writer Douglas Petrie confirmed in a podcast


Savannah Guthrie announces she’s married and pregnant
The “Today” co-host revealed this morning she tied the knot over the weekend.


“The Simpsons” creates a “Downton Tabby” spoof
The Fox cartoon used “Itchy & Scratchy” to mock “Downton Abbey.”


“Resurrection” still going strong despite 19% drop, “Crisis” has a promising debut
The launch of “Crisis” nearly tied “Revenge” in the key demo.


Oprah is selling her Harpo Studios for $33 million
The Chicago studio was home to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from 1990 to 2011.

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<p>Frances Fisher and Omar Epps in &quot;Resurrection.&quot;</p>

Frances Fisher and Omar Epps in "Resurrection."

Credit: ABC

TV Ratings: 'Resurrection' dips but wins Sunday for ABC

'Believe' plunges in Sunday premiere; 'Crisis' does slightly better

Fast National ratings for Sunday, March 16, 2014.

"Resurrection" dipped from its big series premiere a week ago, but was still strong enough that, coupled with "Once Upon a Time," it carried ABC to a Sunday night win among young adults (CBS won in total viewers), and badly thumped NBC's "Believe" in its timeslot premiere. The struggles of "Believe" in turn made the premiere of "Crisis" seem slightly more promising, while FOX's "Cosmos" largely held steady in week 2.

For the night, ABC averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.65 million viewers overall. FOX was next in the demo (1.7, 3.94 million), followed by CBS (1.5, 9.11 million) and NBC (1.5, 5.91 million).

7 p.m. -- "60 Minutes" won the hour for CBS, with a 1.7 demo rating and 11.11 million viewers overall. ABC was second with "America's Funniest Home Videos" (1.4, 6.18 million), followed by a "The Voice" clip show on NBC (1.2, 4.45 million) and the "Bob's Burgers"/"American Dad" combo on FOX (1.2, 2.62 million).

8 p.m. -- "Once Upon a Time" won the hour for ABC (2.3, 7.47 million), followed by "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" on FOX (2.1, 4.3 million), "The Amazing Race" on CBS (1.8, 8.3 million) and more "The Voice" on NBC (1.7, 6.18 million).

9 p.m. -- After debuting with a 3.8 demo rating last week, "Resurrection" dipped more than 20 percent in week 2 to a 3.0 rating, with 10.8 million viewers. That's still a number ABC will be more than happy with, especially compared to the competition in the hour. "Cosmos" (1.9, 4.91 million) had a smaller drop, down only 10 percent in the demo, and was good for second place. "Believe" (1.4, 6.51 million) lost nearly half its ratings from its Monday night debut after "The Voice." "The Good Wife" finished fourth for the hour in the demo (1.3, 8.38 million).

10 p.m. -- "Revenge" won the hour for ABC (1.7, 6.17 million). The premiere of "Crisis" (1.6, 6.51 million) built on the demo performance from "Believe," and also beat CBS' "The Mentalist" (1.3, 8.86 million).

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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<p>Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino), together again.</p>

Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino), together again.

Credit: Warner Bros.

The 'Veronica Mars' movie spoiler review

Some more thoughts on the return of Veronica, Logan, Keith and the rest

The "Veronica Mars" movie was released on Friday, in a limited number of theaters, via various digital and On Demand platforms, and through digital downloads that came as one of the Kickstarter rewards. (Though I understand there have been some glitches with that.) I already reviewed the film in advance, but there are certain things I didn't want to talk about until many of you had seen it. So spoilers coming up just as soon as I'm a Hooters barback...

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Yael Stone of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ explains Morello’s accent

Yael Stone of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ explains Morello’s accent

Also, Kate Mulgrew and Natasha Lyonne goof around

It’s not that I thought that Yael Stone actually talked like Lorna Morella on “Orange Is The New Black.” Nobody does. It was still disarming and amusing to chat with Stone on the PaleyFest red carpet and to be reminded that she’s actually Australian.

In our brief conversation, we discussed that distinctive voice, as well as Stone’s realization that “Orange Is The New Black” had become a sensation. I also asked if Morello’s much-discussed fiancé Christopher would make an appearance this season, not that I expected any sort of answer.

Check out the full interview above

And you can also read my 11 Things We Learned From the 'Orange Is The New Black' PaleyFest Panel post, plus watch my interview with Danielle “Taystee” Brooks.

And if that’s not enough, dig my interview with Kate Mulgrew and special guest Natasha Lyonne, in which I barely participate at all. It’s below.

And remember: “Orange Is The New Black” returns to Netflix on June 6.

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<p>Ian Somerholder, Maggie Grace, and Josh Holloway were part of a &#39;Lost&#39; reunion sandwich at the Dolby Theater tonight.</p>

Ian Somerholder, Maggie Grace, and Josh Holloway were part of a 'Lost' reunion sandwich at the Dolby Theater tonight.

Credit: Michael Kovac for Paley Center for Media

14 things we learned from the 'Lost' PaleyFest Panel

Code words, stolen props, and the proper use of a mai tai

PaleyFest is underway, and while television is not my normal beat here at HitFix, there are exceptions. For example, I've been the one recapping "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." this season, and for the last two years it was on the air, I was also the one who was recapping "Lost."

In both cases, it makes sense because of other interests of mine. I'm fascinated by the Marvel movie universe, and not just as a fan, but also as an example of world-building in mainstream movies. With "Lost," I was a fan. Period. It was a show that hooked me with the pilot, and I watched every episode of the entire run either as it aired or within a few hours.

Sunday night's tenth-anniversary reunion of the cast and creators of "Lost" was, according to tonight's introduction, the single fastest sell-out that the festival has ever had, a testament to just how much of a hold the series still has on the ocean of fans that it earned over the years. It may have been controversial as it wrapped things up, but even the people who didn't like the ending still seem to be chewing on it, and in a world where so much of the media we digest is completely disposable, forgotten before the closing credits are even finished, "Lost" seems to be built to endure.

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of Atlanta': Is it going to be a Phaedra and Kenya battle?

Which team are you?

Dammit, Kenya, why'd you have to do that? Just when we'd categorized Twirl Girl as our resident drama queen/lunatic, she had to go grab our sympathy by sobbing through a fertility ritual and then talking (seemingly honesty, but who knows?) about how her biological clock got flipped on when she was 35.

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<p>Allison Williams as Marnie on &quot;Girls.&quot;</p>

Allison Williams as Marnie on "Girls."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Girls' - 'I Saw You'

Hannah worries about time away from Adam, while Marnie and Desi perform

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as I would buy your song as a cassette single...

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"Once Upon A Time"

"Once Upon A Time"  

Credit: ABC

'Once Upon A Time' recap: Has Regina met her match?

This week's episode promises an epic battle ahead

We got more than one surprise in this episode, and for me one of them is that, yes, the show appears to be back on track. After the endless, dreary sludge of Neverland, we're back in Storybrooke AND Fairytale Land with complimentary story lines, a mystery, and a new big bad worthy of Regina's bad side. Spoilers after the jump, yo.

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<p>Margie and Luke of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Margie and Luke of "The Amazing Race"

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'The Amazing Race: All-Stars' - 'Smarter Not Harder'

The opportunity to bartend or DJ causes problems in Kuala Lumpur

Mark it down: On Sunday, March 16 at somewhere around 8:50 p.m. ET, after annoying seasons of “Big Brother” and four episodes into their second season of “The Amazing Race,” I found myself liking Brendon & Rachel. 

Look, I’m not proud of myself and it really didn’t last for very long -- perhaps only a minute, in fact -- but this blog is about nothing if it’s not about absolutely honesty. 

So if I ever try saying, “I’ve always hated Rachel & Brendon,” you can now call me a liar, because there it was, the moment that I warmed to Brendon & Rachel. And that totally justifies their presence on this “All-Stars” season of “The Amazing Race.” No? 

Oh well.

Did it at least justify Sunday’s episode of “The Amazing Race”? No, again?

Oh well.

[Full recap of Sunday’s Leg after the break...]

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<p>Melissa McBride as Carol in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Melissa McBride as Carol in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'The Grove'

A peaceful interlude for Tyreese and Carol turns tragic

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I tell you the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts...

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'Veronica Mars' movie opens to $2 million

“Veronica Mars” movie opens to $2 million
That wasn’t bad for a film released in just 291 theaters, but it’ll need to take in more to break even. PLUS: Kickstarter backers offered refunds after downloading problems, and watch “Nightline’s” profile of the “Veronica” campaign.


“Dancing” voting changes: Booted contestant will be determined before each show
Unlike last year, the "star" going home will be determined after the previous week’s broadcast. So the current week wouldn’t even matter to the eliminated contestant.


“Entourage” movie to feature cameos by Tom Brady and Russell Wilson
Jeremy Piven and creator Doug Ellin instagrammed photos of the Super Bowl-winning QBs on set.


Happy 50th birthday, Rob Lowe!
The AARP celebrated Lowe's 50th birthday, which is on St. Patrick's Day, with special street art.


“HIMYM” creators dodge questions about the mother’s fate
But they are “wildly excited” about the series finale, they said at Paleyfest.


“Seinfeld’s” Wayne Knight claims he is not dead
Fake websites had reported over the weekend that Knight had died, prompting him to tweet that he is in fact alive.


Peter Capaldi as “Doctor Who” is “wonderful,” “radical," “crazy” and “more dangerous"
Those are the words “Who” writer Mark Gatiss used to describe Capaldi after seeing him in action.


“Orange is the New Black” hits Paleyfest
At this weekend’s panel, it was revealed that Jason Biggs has yet to meet most of the cast.


“Veep” releases an extended trailer
Watch Selina Meyer in Season 3 in this 90-second trailer.


Another pair of “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alums get married
Elizabeth Kitt, from Jake Pavelka’s season, tied the knot with Ty Brown, from Ali Fedotowsky's "Bachelorette” season.


Kevin Spacey photoshops himself with Rob Ford and his brother
See how Spacey reacted to his alleged Toronto mayor diss at “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” PLUS: Simon Cowell tweets: "I absolutely love House Of Cards on Netflix."


See Alec Baldwin on “SVU”
Baldwin plays a journalist in Mariska Hargitay’s directorial debut.

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