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NBC promotes Fallon's 'Tonight Show' by acknowledging Conan -- while forgetting Leno hosted twice


NBC promotes Fallon's "Tonight Show" by acknowledging Conan -- while forgetting Leno hosted twice
A new promo seems to suggest that Conan O'Brien was Johnny Carson's successor, not Jay Leno.

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<p>Bono speaks at the 25th annual&nbsp;Palm Springs International&nbsp;Film&nbsp;Festival Awards&nbsp;Gala</p>

Bono speaks at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala

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U2's Bono speaks out on Nelson Mandela and HIV/AIDS intervention at Palm Springs gala

'We are within reach of declaring the first AIDS-free generation.'

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — As part of the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival's awards gala Saturday night, rock superstars U2 were recognized with the organization's Visionary Award, the first time the honor has not gone to a filmmaker. The band, whose original song "Ordinary Love" is featured in the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" have long been associated with activism, particularly in the realm of AIDS intervention and awareness (a cause dear to Nelson Mandela's heart), and in accepting the honor with bandmate Edge at the Palm Springs Convention Center, lead singer Bono took the opportunity to speak at length about the work being done domestically and internationally. What follows is the entirety of his speech.

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'American Hustle' and 'August: Osage County' stars rule the Palm Springs Gala red carpet

'American Hustle' and 'August: Osage County' stars rule the Palm Springs Gala red carpet

Plus: Sandra Bullock, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks and more

A slew of former Oscar winners and nominees headed to the desert for the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards gala Saturday evening.  The reason for the 2 hour plus ride from Los Angeles? Well, almost all of the famous faces on hand are hoping to earn Academy Award nominations later this month or assist a specific film in landing a best picture nod.  It's become a staple on the awards season circuit and one reason stars from "American Hustle," "12 Years A Slave," "August: Osage County" and "Gravity" were on hand.

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<p>Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell's &quot;American Hustle.&quot;</p>

Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell's "American Hustle."

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'Inside Llewyn Davis' dominates National Society of Film Critics honors

Another win for 'Spring Breakers' star James Franco

The National Society of Film Critics announced its 2013 honorees this afternoon and gave a much needed boost to the Oscar nomination chances for "Inside Llewyn Davis." 

"Davis" earned best film, best director (Joel and Ethan Coen), best actor (Oscar Isaac) and best cinematography (Bruno Delbonnel) honors. The NFSC also gave kudos to "American Hustle's" Jennifer Lawrence for best supporting actress and "Spring Breakers'" James Franco for best supporting actor.  Cate Blanchett once again won another best actress honor for "Blue Jasmine."

The NSFC has over 60 members from publications around the nation and their choices have historically not always lineup with their own local critics groups. The past five previous best film winners include "Amour," "Melancholia," "The Social Network," "The Hurt Locker" and "Waltz with Bashir."  "The Hurt Locker" and "Million Dollar Baby" are the only films the organization has chosen as best film that also won the Oscar for best picture in the past 20 years. You can find a somewhat dated list of the membership on their official website here.

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<p>Danny Pudi on Thursday's &quot;Community&quot;</p>

Danny Pudi on Thursday's "Community"

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Ratings Analysis: So-so 'Community' Season 5 return, 'The Assets' tanks

Young male numbers for 'Community' aren't bad, or they aren't awful
I promised a slightly deeper look at the "Community" premiere ratings when Final Live+Same Day numbers came in, but I got bogged down in writing stories for a set visit embargo that lifts on Monday. Apologies for that!
 
I'm not sure that the numbers are all that thrilling, but click through for the nitty gritty on the fifth season premiere of "Community." Like Nicolas Cage, they are neither good nor bad, at least not inherently.
 
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25 most anticipated prestige films of 2014: 'Inherent Vice,' 'Nymphomaniac,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

25 most anticipated prestige films of 2014: 'Inherent Vice,' 'Nymphomaniac,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Which auteur pieces and likely festival items have us excited?

Earlier this week, Kris, Greg and Drew put their heads together to compile a list of their 25 most anticipated films of 2014. It was certainly a fine, blockbuster-heavy list, but the cinematic buffet ahead of us stretches a lot further than just 25 films -- so we decided there was room for another list, focusing slightly more on the year's more specialist options.

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<p>Missouri running back Henry Josey</p>

Missouri running back Henry Josey

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TV Ratings: Missouri-Oklahoma State Cotton Bowl thriller leads FOX on Friday

'Grimm' is solid, 'Dracula' low for NBC
Fast National ratings for Friday, January 3, 2014.
 
The competitive Cotton Bowl between Missouri and Oklahoma State was tight into the closing minutes and helped carry FOX to wins on Friday night against repeats on ABC and CBS.
 
FOX's football game faced limited competition, but NBC got decent numbers for "Grimm," but another weak performance from the return of "Dracula." Over on The CW, "The Carrie Diaries" was slightly above its normal averages, which tends to suggest preemptions of some sort.
 
On to the numbers...
 
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'Veronica Mars' alum was fired from 'Young and the Restless' for allegedly groping his co-star's breasts


"Veronica Mars" alum was fired from "Young and the Restless" for allegedly groping his co-star's breasts
TMZ reports that Michael Muhney, who played Adam Newman on "Y&R" and Sheriff Don Lamb on "Veronica Mars," was accused of grabbing the breasts of his 20-year-old co-star Hunter King on two separate occasions, unsolicited. He also allegedly bullied King.


NBC, ABC, HGTV opted not to show the Rose Parade's 1st-ever gay wedding

All three cut away from Wednesday's ceremony aboard one of the floats.


Dierks Bentley flashed his middle finger while performing on ESPN
The country singer was part of the Orange Bowl's halftime show when he flashed the bird.


Ke$ha enters rehab for an eating disorder
The MTV star is staying at the same rehab center that Demi Lovato used.


Meet the Puppy Bowl starting lineup
Here are the competitors for Puppy Bowl X.


Showtime unveils "Shameless" Season 4 trailer
Watch the official trailer for the new season premiering Jan. 12.

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"Sex Sent Me to the ER"

 "Sex Sent Me to the ER"

Credit: TLC

Watch: A woman has a 3-hour orgasm on 'Sex Sent Me to the ER'

One woman's non-stop climax leads to an embarrassing hospital visit

In this clip from an all-new episode of "Sex Sent Me to the ER," (airing Sat. Jan. 4 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC, then again Fri. Jan. 10 at 10:00 p.m. on Discovery Fit & Health), a woman can't contain herself. Literally. When Liz has an orgasm during a quick moment of intimacy with Eric, it's fine. When she's still having an orgasm three hours later, it's problematic. She heads to the hospital -- but won't tell anyone what's wrong with her until she's out of the waiting room. Can you blame her? 

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Evander Holyfield is competing on 'Celebrity Big Brother,' handcuffed to another celeb


Evander Holyfield is competing on "Celebrity Big Brother," handcuffed to another celeb

The former heavyweight champion -- and "Dancing with the Stars" alum -- is now living in a British reality TV house that includes the American actress accused of punching Lindsay Lohan.
 


The FCC has been hit with numerous complaints over "2 Broke Girls" and "Two and a Half Men"

From 2011 to 2013, the FCC received 91 complaints for "2 Broke Girls" and 98 complaints for "Two and a Half Men" between 2009 and 2013.


NYC crime dramas love reading the same newspaper: The New York Ledger
The Ledger has popped up on "CSI: New York," "Law & Order: SVU" and, last night, on "Elementary."


Farrah Abraham accused of faking a relationship to get on VH1's "Couples Therapy"
Fellow "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans claims Abraham "staged it entirely once again."


How "Community" pulled off that surprising cameo
Dan Harmon says he really, really wanted to make that cameo happen. PLUS: How Harmon writes comedy, last night's return was a success and failure, and Harmon was sorely missed.


Fox confirms it's promoting "The Mindy Project" on Tinder with a fake Mindy dating profile
Fox also confirms that there will be a Tinder-themed episode coming up.


Clay Aiken would have almost no chance if he runs for Congress
The North Carolina district Aiken is considering running is firmly Republican.


Derek Hough to release his 1st book in May

The "Dancing with the Stars" dancer has penned "Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion."


"The Bachelor's" Juan Pablo accused of being a deadbeat dad
The National Enquirer found that a judge ordered the new "Bachelor" to pay child support in 2011 for his daughter. PLUS: Watch the Juan Pablo supertease.


Watch a preview of MC Serch's CBS daytime talk show
The former member of hip-hop group 3rd Bass "will feature real people and real issues" on his daytime talker.


"Party of Five" alum Lacey Chabert is a married woman

The 31-year-old Chabert got married over the holidays.


Sandra Oh guesting on an Amazon series

Check out the "Grey's Anatomy" star on "Betas."


Blackberry sues Ryan Seacrest
The "Idol" host's smartphone keyboard venture has riled the makers of Blackberry.


Nigella Lawson's legal woes don't help "The Taste"
The ABC reality show was down 19% despite all the publicity the TV chef has been getting from her trial.


Judd Apatow may write another "Simpsons" episode -- in 22 years

Apatow talks about his cameo and his script finally being made after two decades.


Watch the opening credits for Josh Holloway's "Intelligence"
The former "Lost" star makes his TV return on Tuesday.


"SNL's" Stefon, illustrated
Here's an illustrated guide to New York's hottest nightclubs.


"That '70s Show's" Lisa Robin Kelly OD's on "multiple drugs"
The coroner has ruled her death as an accidental overdose.


Where does last night's "Big Bang" surprise rank?
Was it better than "Friends"?


Dylan McDermott is "flattered" to be called the hottest living 52-year-old
The "Hostages" star was responding to this Buzzfeed article.


Fans are influencing "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock"

The recent holiday specials of the two British series show the problems when show writers are influenced by viewers.


Camille Grammer has completed her chemotherapy and radiation treatments
The former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star last year was diagnosed with early stage endometrial cancer.


Analyzing the "Veronica Mars" movie trailer
Is it newbie friendly?


Bill Nye to debate a creationist
The Science Guy will debate the founder of the Creation Museum at the museum's Kentucky location on Feb. 4.


Carson Daly's "New Year's Eve" comedian says "I'm not sorry" over Pearl Harbor joke
Natasha Leggero explained in an open letter: "I wish I could apologize, but do you really want another insincere apology that you know is just an attempt at damage control and not a real admission of guilt? Let me just try instead to be honest. I’m not sorry."


Watch the first 15 minutes of Ron Moore's "Helix"

The "Battlestar Galactica" honcho is back with a new Syfy series, starring Billy Campbell.


Ray Romano is delivering an Emmy-worthy performance on "Parenthood"

His character's "slightly obsessive soul-searching" helped to anchor last night's episode.


Adult Swim presents a new anime show, "Space Dandy"
From the creator of "Cowboy Bebop" comes an animated series about an alien hunter.


"Orange is the New Black's" Pablo Schreiber's marriage is ending
The wife of the former "Wire" star has filed for legal separation.


"Downton Abbey" returns -- it's the quintessential American TV show!
The drama that returns to PBS on Sunday for Season 4 holds a mirror to America, says Alessandra Stanley. "Beneath all the seigneurial duty and damask, this British series about aristocrats and their servants is at heart as American as Apple computers or the Magic Kingdom," she explains. "'Downton Abbey' begins a fourth season on PBS on Sunday, and it still draws huge audiences in the United States, possibly because it cleverly filters British social history through the biases and preoccupations of American pop culture." PLUS: Season 4 is back to being good again, "Downton" has become too cliched, it's a bit of a downer, play a "Downton" version of the game "Clue," and Julian Fellowes on the "Downton" backlash.

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"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey" 

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Interview: 'Downton Abbey' stars talk 'cold' twist and 'complications'

Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael talk about season 4

Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" is old news in the U.K., but here in the U.S. we're finally getting a chance to see the show this Sunday (Sun. Jan. 5 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS). I had a chance to talk very briefly to two ladies of the house -- Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley) during press tour last year, and, while they couldn't give any clues, they did discuss the changes to the show, their characters, and (perhaps) a hint of what's ahead. Sure, you can skulk around the Internet and find tons of spoilers, but what fun is that? 

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Netflix adds director's commentary to 'House of Cards'


Netflix adds director's commentary to "House of Cards"

Viewers can now listen to all six episode directors discuss their Season 1 episodes.


E! cancels "Tia & Tamera"
The reality show starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housely won't return for a 4th season.


"Downton Abbey" meets "The Shield"
Watch Michelle Dockery and Michael Chiklis in "Tough Justice."


25 years ago tonight: "The Arsenio Hall Show" premiered
Watch Arsenio's very first opening from Jan. 3, 1989.


Gov. Christie pokes fun at "The Newsroom" in a tweet to "Will McAvoy"

When the fake McAvoy urged his Twitter followers to read Chris Christie's timeline saying it was better than "The Price is Right," the New Jersey governor responded: "Well, certainly better than 'The Newsroom.'"


"Game of Thrones" promotion: UK village will rename itself "Kings Landing" for 1 week
Kings Langley in Hertfordshire will help mark the release of the "Game of Thrones" Season 3 DVD.


"Mad Men's" Sal Romano sang the National Anthem at last night's Sugar Bowl
Bryan Batt is a New Orleans native, and he got to perform in the city's Superdome.

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