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Jimmy Kimmel will try to settle his "feud" with Kanye West on Wednesday

Jimmy Kimmel will try to settle his "feud" with Kanye West on Wednesday
Kanye will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Kimmel tweeted, adding: "(for real, yes and was it all a setup, no)"

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<p>Ben&nbsp;Stiller in &quot;The Secret Life of Walter Mitty&quot;</p>

Ben Stiller in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Second trailer for 'Walter Mitty' has a little more Ben Stiller flavor

The fantastical romance received mixed reviews at NYFF

There's a reason why teaser trailers are called just that -- they tease our imaginations with suggested possibilities, but tend to withhold the full picture. The initial teaser for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" did a great job in that regard -- intriguing in its choice of sound and image, it provided several conflicting hints of where the romantic fantasy could go tonally. Now, with a complete trailer revealing more of the film to us -- well, those of us who haven't yet seen the whole thing at the New York Film Festival -- it would appear that "Walter Mitty" is slightly more straightforward than it initially appeared to be.

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"Project Runway"

"Project Runway"

Credit: Lifetime

Watch: 'Project Runway''s Tim Gunn gets weepy?

One more designer has to go before Fashion Week, and it's too much

There's nothing sadder than when Tim Gunn gets choked up on "Project Runway," is there? Oh, yeah, yeah, there's sad stuff like tragic deaths and outbreaks of cholera and those commercials for the ASPCA and the Children's Fund. Those are also sad. But, I guess, Tim Gunn getting choked up is sad in a way that's a little less depressing.

On this week's episode of "Project Runway" (Thurs. at 9:00 p.m. ET on Lifetime), we get to see a bit of what some of the designers are working on (or mangling, as the case may be). It's also the last episode before the final group of three heads to New York Fashion Week. Tensions are high. No one wants to get this far and be sent packing -- and clearly, Tim Gunn doesn't want to have to send anyone to pack their things. So, watch this clip. If you can.

Will you be watching the penultimate episode of "Project Runway"?


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David Boreanaz: I'll be back on 'Bones' next season, if it's renewed

David Boreanaz: I'll be back on "Bones" next season, if it's renewed
"yes, if we get picked up," he tweeted, after being asked if he'll be back for Season 10. Yesterday, RadarOnline reported that Boreanaz was planning to leave after this season.

Kathie Lee: Frank Gifford denied sleeping with Johnny Carson's 2nd wife, but he also said "maybe"
Kathie Lee Gifford said on "Today" she quizzed her husband, who's now 83, about the affair allegations in Carson's lawyer's new book. "He goes 'I can't remember! Maybe,'" said Kathie Lee. But later, in an interview with the NY Post, she said: "It's not true."

"Castle" adds "24" alum Annie Wersching
She'll guest as an elite plastic surgeon. PLUS: Stana Katic talks last night's twist.

NBC is remaking "Cuckoo," the BBC comedy starring Andy Samberg

The BBC's "Cuckoo" was Samberg's first gig after leaving "SNL" last year. He played an eccentric hippie American who falls in love with a British girl.

Fox won't air "Murder Police," will instead shop the animated comedy to cable
The network was reportedly unhappy with early cuts of the cartoon, voiced by Wilmer Valderrama and Jane Lynch.

Syfy orders "Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge"
The reality competition will pit 10 aspiring creature creators against each other in a series of puppet-building challenges.

T.I. joins "House of Lies"

He'll play a clothing company co-owner with Mekhi Phifer.

Connie Britton: I was college roommates with Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. senator from New York

"I do have a lot of stories … I actually have some amazing stories, a couple of which I can’t tell," the "Nashville" star said on "Morning Joe." PLUS: Britton reveals her hair secret.

Will Ferrell shot 70 Dodge Durango ads as Ron Burgundy
The ads include Vine spots, viral ads, commercials, skits, etc.

Turner Classic Movies will commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination
The night before the anniversary, TCM will air four documentaries on John F. Kennedy, plus "PT 109" and "Four Days in November."

TNT renews "Cold Justice"

The Dick Wolf series will be back for a 2nd season.

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<p>Pearl Jam</p>

Pearl Jam

Stream Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' in full on iTunes

Eddie Vedder: 'I have the shelf life of an avocado'

Pearl Jam’s “Lightning Bolt” comes out Oct. 15, but fans can stream the full album now on iTunes.

We’ve already heard the punk snarl of first single, “Mind Your Manners,” and the gentle, wistful beauty of “Ballads.”

The band is giving few interviews this time around, preferring instead to parse out their interviews with some famous friends: director Judd Apatow, surfer Mark Richards, former NFL player Steve Gleason, and musician/”Portlandia” star Carrie Brownstein, but  lead singer Eddie Vedder gave a good interview to Huffington Post, which you can read in its entirety here. Our favorite line: “My shelf life in the public viewpoint, I feel like it has the length of an avocado.” Maybe that explains the cover of the 2006 “Pearl Jam” album.

We’ll have a full review of “Lightning Bolt” closer to the album’s release.

"Lightning Bolt" track listing:

Mind Your Manners
My Father's Son
Lightning Bolt
Swallowed Whole
Let The Records Play
Sleeping By Myself
Yellow Moon
Future Days

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Watch: Eminem's new video for 'Survival' ties in with 'Call of Duty': Watch

Watch: Eminem's new video for 'Survival' ties in with 'Call of Duty': Watch

His compelling performance is the reason to watch

Eminem plays a commando tagger in his video for “Survival,” the second track from “Marshall Mathers LP2,” following “Berzerk.”

We first heard the song, which also features the New Royales' Liz Rodrigues on vocals, a few weeks ago when it premiered as part of “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” and the video game plays into the music clip as Eminem performs in front of a screen showing the game.

When he’s not performing in the clip, he’s a graffiti artist leaving his mark, a skull face, all over Detroit. I’m sure his hometown thanks him, as the symbol will now end up showing up all over parts of town, I bet. He also walks through a neighborhood, stopping longingly at decrepit  boarded up structure with the number 19946 on it, which is his former home. The house is current up for sale and is featured on the cover of the original “MMLP,” and now, boarded up, on his forthcoming album.

There’s not that much going on in the video, but Eminem’s performance is really all you need: it’s intense and passionate and is a reminder of what a compelling live artist he is.

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FX's 'Fargo' remake won't include Frances McDormand's character

FX's "Fargo" remake won't include Frances McDormand's character
Sheriff Marge Gunderson is "not in it. It's not a retelling of the same story, because on so many levels that would be foolish," says the head of TV at MGM Studios, which is producing the Coen brothers classic.

Tom Hanks teases Letterman on his new contract
"You're going all the way to 2015, are you Dave?"

MTV2 renews "Wild 'N Out" and "Ain't That America"

"Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" has been MTV2's highest-rated program in its history.

"We Are Men" drops further, as does "Hostages"

Meanwhile, "Beauty and the Beast" returned down 64% in the key 18-49 demo.

Showtime has had to censor the naked woman-looking "E" in "Masters of Sex" poster
In some parts of the country, Showtime has had to flip the suggestive-looking "E" upright.

NFL will force teams to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" if there are no volunteers
Many NFL franchises want no part in the HBO reality show, but from now on they can only be exempted if they have a new coach or were in the playoffs the past two seasons.

Connie Britton would love to do a "Friday Night Lights" movie, but Kyle Chandler isn't interested

On "Watch What Happens: Live," Britton reiterated what Chandler himself has said -- that he's not interested in revisiting Coach Taylor.

Michelle Williams brought her daughter to "Dawson's Creek" set
It was her first visit since the show ended.

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<p>Monday's &quot;The Blacklist&quot;</p>

Monday's "The Blacklist"

Credit: NBC

TV Ratings: 'Blacklist,' 'Sleepy Hollow' and 'Hostages' drop as NBC rules Monday

'The Voice' leads as 'Mom,' 'We Are Men' also drop
Fast National ratings for Monday, October 7, 2013.
As has become the Monday norm, "The Voice" and "The Blacklist" dominated their respective time slots among young viewers and also won overall, carrying NBC to Monday wins in most measures.
Good news was, in general, in short supply on Monday night. 
All of CBS' comedies went down by a matching 0.2 rating in the key demo and "Hostages" was down by more than that, as the freshman drama continues to hover in the cancellation danger zone.
And even though they're still undisputed early season hits, both "The Blacklist" and "Sleepy Hollow" were down on Monday as well, but with robust Live+3 DVR numbers, neither NBC or FOX has cause for concern.
Meanwhile, The CW's strange Monday pairing of "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast" premiered with CW-sized numbers, though both dramas were above most of what the network was airing on Mondays last year. [The CW was preempted in New York for the J-E-T-S, so those numbers are probably going down, while ABC also had football preemptions.]
On to the numbers...
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<p>A scene from &quot;To the Wonder.&quot;</p>

A scene from "To the Wonder."

Credit: Magnolia Pictures

Roundup: On the mastery of Emmanuel Lubezki

Also: Why Timberlake needs to give acting a rest, and Oscar doc overload

Right up there with Roger Deakins, Mexican master Emmanuel Lubezki is surely among the cinematographers most due for Oscar recognition: he'll surely get his sixth Oscar nomination for "Gravity," and this looks increasingly likely to be the year he finally takes the gold. Today's must-read is a Vulture "master class" with Lubezki, in which he talks us through five dazzling shots from his career, focusing exclusively on his partnerships with Alfonso Cuaron and Terrence Malick, including this year's gorgeous twofer of "Gravity" and "To the Wonder." Take note, Academy. [Vulture]

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'Scandal' tops Nielsen's 1st-ever Twitter TV Ratings

"Scandal" tops Nielsen's 1st-ever Twitter TV Ratings

Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings debut also put the struggling "X Factor" in the Top 10.

NBC to air "Welcome to Sweden," a Swedish sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother
The English-speaking comedy was originally commissioned for Swedish TV.

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the "Modern Family Feud"
Kimmel last night pitted The Pritchetts vs. The In-Laws. (Watch Part 2 and Part 3)

Jimmy Fallon switches accents with Paul McCartney
"This is awful!"

BBC News conducted a live TV interview with Cookie Monster
The "Sesame Street" star is joining a children's show on the CBBC.

Read an excerpt from the new "Johnny Carson" book

Carson's ex-lawyer Henry Bushkin reveals secrets of "The Tonight Show" legend in his book, which is due out next week.

Valerie Harper ends her "Dancing" run
"It has been absolutely wonderful, completely unique, like nothing else in the world," she said as she exited.

Shannon Sharpe wasn't happy with Jay Pharoah's "SNL" spoof of him
When the CBS "NFL Today" star was asked on Twitter if he saw the Weekend Update impression, he responded: "I did and wasn't impressed."

"Downton Abbey" fans outraged over this week's episode
ITV received more than 60 complaints over (spoiler!) a shocking scene.

Britney Spears on "Breaking Bad" finale: "I didn't like it at all"
Britney -- who has traded tweets with Aaron Paul -- found the series finale "really sad," adding: "I didn't think he should have died…maybe they'll do another episode where the ambulance comes and revives him." PLUS: Was "Breaking Bad" Darwinian?, see "Breaking Bad" as a text-based computer game, and who is getting the money from Badfinger sales?

"CSI" books Jordin Sparks
The "Idol" winner will play a murder victim.

In defense of "Homeland's" Dana Brody

It's still interesting to see a teenage girl deal with a father who committed treason.

"Once Upon a Time" boss calls "magic crotch" blunder "embarrassing" and "silly"
"It's embarrassing," says exec producer Edward Kitsis, "but at the same time, it’s so silly it's hard to take serious. It’s so obvious that somebody didn't realize what they were doing."

"Girls" finds a grandma for Hannah Horvath

June Squibb, 84, will take on the "Girls" role. She's most famous for playing Jack Nicholson's wife in "About Schmidt."

Claim: Dianna Agron was too hated to be invited to "Glee" Cory Monteith tribute

Ryan Murphy and Agron's former co-stars are said to "intensely dislike" her, according to RadarOnline. PLUS: Listen to all 6 songs from this week's tribute.

"Baywatch" stars reunite

Next year will be the lifeguard drama's 25th anniversary.

Watch a preview of "South Park's" George Zimmerman episode
"World War Zimmerman" airs Wednesday.

Adult Swim airing pilots from Paul Scheer and Tim & Eric

Scheer's "Filthy Sexy Teen$," a spoof of "Pretty Little Liars," will be shown later this month.

"Witches of East End" has a great debut

The Lifetime drama was on par with "Devious Maids."

Natalie Dormer returning to "Elementary"

The "Game of Thrones" star will reprise her role as Irene Adler/Moriarty.

TLC renews "The Next Great Baker"
The reality competition will be back for a 4th season.

"7th Heaven's" Barry Watson to star in an UP TV movie
He's joined the cast of "Far From Home."

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<p>Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris in "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Broken Code'

Barney confronts Ted, Robin hates women, and Marshall appears in pillow form

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I discover our mutual hatred of the Boston Bruins...

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<p>Martin&nbsp;Scorsese's &quot;The Wolf of Wall Street&quot;&nbsp;was a good bet for a secret screening at NYFF&nbsp;until its release date woes.</p>

Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" was a good bet for a secret screening at NYFF until its release date woes.

Credit: Paramount Pictures

No (high profile) secret screening for NYFF this year?

The recently established tradition looks to be forgone in 2013

While films like "Hugo" and "Lincoln" may have received their first looks at the annual New York Film Festival via "secret screenings" in recent years, attendees can probably stop holding their breath for another surprise at the on-going 51st annual.

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