Latest Blog Posts

Comcast is acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 billion

Comcast is acquiring Time Warner Cable for $45 billion
The two largest cable companies should become one by the end of the year.

Read Full Post
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

 "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

Credit: NBC

Jimmy Fallon's best musical moments before 'The Tonight Show' starts

As Fallon heads to Leno's spot, let's remember the SNL alum's greatest hits from 'Late Night...'

Yeah, Jimmy Fallon's been called up to the big leagues (otherwise known as "The Tonight Show,"), but that doesn't mean we won't have fond memories of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Mostly, we'll remember the music. No one will ever make playing spoons and kiddy instruments cooler.

Read Full Post
Mariah Carey's bares her heart (and chest) in new 'You're Mine (Eternal)' video
Credit: MTV

Mariah Carey's bares her heart (and chest) in new 'You're Mine (Eternal)' video

Who needs clothes when you've got wings?

Mimi’s part mermaid/part butterfly in the new video for “You’re Mine (Eternal).”

Read Full Post
<p>It's spreading.</p>

It's spreading.

Credit: HitFix

Jerry O'Connell steals Shia LaBeouf's thunder with his own art gallery apology in LA

The snake is definitely eating its own tail now

Yesterday, I put up a short piece about the Shia LeBeouf art installation, and I mentioned that I was planning to stop by and check it out myself.

Evidently, I was not alone.

When I arrived today at the Cohen Gallery, the line was around the block and deep into the alley behind the gallery. I was told that it was taking at least two hours to get around to the front, with part of the problem being that there was no time limit that people were being held to once they stepped inside.

I spent about ten minutes chatting with people around me, asking why they were there and what they expected from the encounter, and it became obvious very quickly that no one really had a plan. They were there because they'd read about it, but no one really knew what they were going to say or do inside. Speaking to a few people as they walked out, it felt to me like they were almost sorry they'd participated, but not for the reasons you might expect.

Read Full Post
<p>Katy Perry</p>

Katy Perry

Credit: AP Photo

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' remains in the winner's circle

Pharrell's 'Happy' leaps up the chart

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J holds at No. 1 for the third consecutive week on the Billboard Hot 100, but the big news is that Pharrell’s “Happy” joyously soars to No. 2.

Read Full Post
<p>This happens on Wednesday's &quot;American Idol&quot;</p>

This happens on Wednesday's "American Idol"

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'American Idol' S.13 - 'Hollywood Round, Week #2'

The judges begin to reveal the season's Top 30

We're back for more of the same as Hollywood Week continues on "American Idol."

Last week, we got solos and Group Night. Does that mean we've got even more solos still to come tonight?

Will we begin the process of unveiling the season's Top 30?

What excitement is in store?

Click through for two full hours of live-blogging excitement!

Read Full Post

Matt Lauer will have hosted 20 hours of TV in a 37-hour period

Matt Lauer will have hosted 20 hours of TV in a 37-hour period
That's between his work on "Today" and filling in two nights for Bob Costas, according to NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell. PLUS: NBC isn't surprised by all the talk about Costas' eye, and Lester Holt attempts to dance.

ABC pilot casts Juliette Lewis as a detective investigating Ryan Phillippe
Lewis will co-star on "Secrets & Lies" in which Phillippe's character emerges as the prime suspect in a young boy's murder.

"Sherknado 2" will feature Mark McGrath, Kelly Osbourne, Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander

Vivica A. Fox will also join Judd Hirsch in "The Second One" sequel.

"HIMYM's" series finale will cost advertisers $500,000 per 30-second slot

That's the price for advertisers who didn't fork over money for "How I Met Your Mother" during last year's upfronts.

"How I Met Your Dad's" pilot script seems like it was written for Greta Gerwig
The script is "very Gerwig," says David Haglund, who obtained a copy of the pilot script. He points out that the reaction to Gerwig doing a sitcom would likely have been different if it was on FX or HBO. PLUS: Why Gerwig will shine on a weekly sitcom, and why the mainstream might reject her.

Sean Lowe recounts his "Bachelor" experience on a Christian website: "A lot of the time, it felt wrong"

Says Lowe: "I wrestled with it quite a bit, thinking, 'I'm pretty sure God opened this door, but what if he didn't? What if it's just an opportunity that came about, and what if I'm actually harming my testimony by going on a show and dating multiple people at one time, and kissing multiple people?'"

Jimmy Fallon: "I think Kimmel is going to be my main competitor"
Lorne Michaels and Fallon are talking about what Fallon's "Tonight Show" will and will not be -- it won't be the place, for instance, for hard-hitting interviews with politicians. As for Kimmel, he says, "It's a friendly rivalry, it really is. I needed someone to compete against me, to make me want to be sharper. Jimmy makes me want to be better."

Report: NFL picked CBS because it was No. 1, even though it didn't submit the highest bid
NFL executives were drawn to being on the network that offered the biggest potential audience, according to Sports Business Journal.

A "Mindy Project" writer recalls the 16 years he spent as a competitive pairs figure skater
Chris Schleicher, whose first "Mindy" episode airs in April, was at one time ranked 13th at the junior national level.

U2 will perform at the Oscars
Bono and his band will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."

"The X-Files'" Chris Carter explains his long hiatus from TV
Carter, who's now juggling "The After" on Amazon and an AMC project, says: "Certainly I needed to recharge. Also, television was changing when the show ended, reality TV was really taking over. I saw it as a time to sit back and let the dust settle."

Ronda Rousey had just started watching "Entourage" when she was approached for a role in the movie

The UFC fighter wouldn't reveal her role, but she'll be taking some time off from fighting.

Why "New Girl" needs to boot Coach
Damon Wayans Jr's character seems like a stand-in, and the writers seem to have no idea how to use him.

"Real World" co-creator donates $6.7M to create a documentary journalism program at his alma mater
Jon Murray had been working on his donation to the University of Missouri School of Journalism for a year.

"Mistresses" books Krista Allen

She'll guest as a housewife on the ABC series.

University professor creates a "From Revelation to 'The Walking Dead'" course
Central Michigan University's course will tackle the potential of zombies in a post-apocalyptic world.

Watch the promo for "Game of Stones"

Discovery Channel's gem hunter reality show debuts Feb. 28.

Watch the promo for "Game of Arms"
AMC's arm wrestling reality show premieres Feb. 25.

Read Full Post
Nicki Minaj's really wants you to stop staring in new video, 'Lookin' Ass N*gga'

Nicki Minaj's really wants you to stop staring in new video, 'Lookin' Ass N*gga'

She confirms her buttocks possess magical powers

NIcki Minaj wants you to stop looking at her ass, really. And she will go to drastic measures to ensure you stop.  However, stopping lovingly caressing her own assets doesn’t seem to be within her power so you can’t really blame the poor dudes who are mesmerized by her booty.

Read Full Post
"Hoarding: Buried Alive"

 "Hoarding: Buried Alive"

Credit: TLC

Exclusive clip: It's jail or stuff on 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

A father and son bond over piles and piles of gross garbage

Fathers and sons bond all sorts of different ways. Some fish. Some play basketball. Others let piles of trash pile up all over their homes. Aw, isn't that sweet? In this week's episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive (Wed. Feb. 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET on TLC), Jason and Joe prove that the family that hoards together faces jail together. Really, why haven't we seen these guys in a heartwarming Lifetime movie? 

Read Full Post

'Big Bang Theory' and 'Elementary' will move to a new night during CBS Thursday NFL games

"Big Bang Theory" and "Elementary" will move to a new night during CBS Thursday NFL games

CBS boss Les Moonves mentioned those two Thursday shows in saying "we're not going to wait until November" -- after CBS is done with its eight Thursday NFL games -- to launch their new seasons.

Read Full Post


Credit: AP Photo

U2 will perform Oscar-nominated 'Ordinary Love' at Academy Awards

Performance will mark the live debut of the 'Mandela' track

After making their mark at the Golden Globes and appearing in a buzzed-about Super Bowl spot, U2 are heading to the Oscars.

The group will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" on the telecast.

It will be the song's very first live performance.

Read Full Post
<p>&quot;Rick &amp;&nbsp;Morty.&quot;</p>

"Rick & Morty."

Credit: Adult Swim

Adult Swim renews 'Rick & Morty' for season 2

Twisted, hilarious animated comedy co-created by Dan Harmon has been a big hit

A couple of weeks ago, I finally got caught up with Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty," the twisted, inventive, hilarious animated comedy created by Dan Harmon from "Community" and Justin Roiland. It's a terrific show, and has also been a big hit for Adult Swim, which is why the only surprise about the renewal for a second season is that it didn't happen sometime in January.

"I am excited to make as much Rick and Morty as Adult Swim allows, and I'm relieved to be in a time slot of no strategic value to CBS," Harmon joked in a press release.

The show's in a brief mid-season hiatus right now (the next new episode is set to air on March 10), but Adult Swim's video site has all the previous episodes (you have to be an authenticated cable subscriber to watch them for free, or else you can pay to watch episodes via YouTube or iTunes). If you only have time for one, I'd go with "Meeseeks and Destroy." Also? Watch far away from a mealtime.

Read Full Post