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Justin Timberlake sees the top of Billboard 200 with 'The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2'

Justin Timberlake sees the top of Billboard 200 with 'The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2'

How do the numbers compare to 'The 20/20 Experience 1 of 2?'

Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2” handily bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week, but with much less fanfare than the first edition. In March,  “The 20/20 Experience”  bowed with sales of more than 950,000 units, the highest opening-week tally for 2013. Part two will have a very nice launch of up to 370,000.

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Harry Connick Jr. to star in a Fox musical sitcom pilot from David Letterman

Harry Connick Jr. to star in a Fox musical sitcom pilot from David Letterman
The "American Idol" judge will play a single dad in a comedy from "Late Show" writers Eric Stangel and Justin Stangel.

Peter Fonda headed to Lifetime

He's joining Alicia Silverstone's drama pilot "HR."

Brad Garrett's "When the Balls Drop" autobiography could become a sitcom

ABC has signed a deal to develop Garrett's memoir as a potential starring vehicle for the former "Everybody Loves Raymond" star.

Fox picks up a teen drama pilot from Diablo Cody and "The O.C." creator
"Prodigy" will follow a 16-year-old home-schooled teen who decided to get a taste of high school.

NBC making a sitcom out of the Tom Hanks movie "The Money Pit"
The 1986 film is being remade by producer Steven Spielberg.

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"Super Fun Night"

"Super Fun Night"

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Listen: CulturePop No. 28: Steve Silverman, Miley, 'Sleepy Hollow'

We discuss 'The Inn,' Frankie and Annette twerking and more

I think Melinda and I are both agreed that, as much as we love all of our guests, Steve Silverman has a special place in our hearts. So yes, he's back for a record third time to talk about his Web series "The Inn"'s third season (debuts Monday, people! Do not miss!), the fall TV season, his new favorite show, his impending nuptials and twerking. It makes total sense, I promise. Here's the rundown:

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Concert at Prince's house this weekend! Here are the details!

Saturday show is first come, first in

What are you doing on Saturday? If you’re in Minneapolis, you may want to head to Prince’s house. He’s giving a concert at his $10 million complex, Paisley Park Studios, on Saturday at 9 p.m. (i.e., he’ll take the stage around midnight).

He’ll play with both his 3rdEyeGirl band and with The NPG (New Power Generation), his old band with whom he recently reunited.

"We really just wanted to open up Paisley to the public and invite Minnesota and anybody else who can make it out," 3rdEyeGirl drummer Hannah Ford told Minneapolis weekly City Pages. "This one is moreso like a spur-of-the-moment event to spend time with our community and throw a big concert for everybody and show off some of the stuff we're working on."

Admission is $50 at the door. Princevault has the details, but there doesn’t seem to be much more info than that available, other than show up early and hope you’re one of the lucky ones to get in.

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<p>Megan Boone of &quot;The Blacklist&quot;</p>

Megan Boone of "The Blacklist"

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NBC gives 'The Blacklist' a full season

James Spader drama has been a big Monday hit for NBC
Since FOX technically ordered a second season for "Sleepy Hollow," "The Blacklist" has become the year's first new show to get a full-season order.
NBC announced on Friday (October 4) afternoon that it has given a back-nine order to the freshman hit "The Blacklist," giving it a 22-episode full-season commitment.
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Watch Pink walk this way in new video for 'Walk of Shame'

Watch Pink walk this way in new video for 'Walk of Shame'

Will we get another video for the hilarious song?

Pink is an ever bigger star in Australia than she is here, so she’s made a video of “Walk of Shame” for her Australian fans, but you can see it here too.

It’s a live performance clip, seemingly taken from her record-breaking run of 18 sold-out shows at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena.The song, taken from Pink's "The Truth About Love" album,  is a hilarious tune about taking the proverbial walk of shame the morning after so we hope that if the song becomes a single in the U.S., Pink does an appropriately goofy, funny video to accompany it, but in the meantime, enjoy this clip from Australia (h/t

Pink will be honored by Billboard as the magazine's Woman Of The Year on Dec. 10 in New York.

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<p>Miley Cyrus</p>

Miley Cyrus

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Round Three: Sinead O'Connor tells Miley Cyrus: 'I'll visit you in the psych ward'

O'Connor claims Cyrus has 'caused me enormous distress'

I think we can rule out any chance of Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor making nice.

Early this morning, O’Connor issued her third open letter to Cyrus in response to Cyrus’s slight stab that she couldn’t respond to the second open letter because she was too busy preparing to host “Saturday Night Live,” a show from which O’Connor is banned, but she would be happy to meet with O’Connor.

O’Connor wants nothing less than an apology from Cyrus as she states in the scorched-earth letter and she once again threatens to sue if Cyrus does not do so: “What you did yesterday was designed to damage me and my career and has caused me enormous distress and harassment and has potential to damage my career,” O’Connor writes.

To catch you up, in response to O’Connor’s first, very nice letter to Cyrus, Cyrus re-posted tweets from O’Connor when she was having a nervous breakdown in January 2012, and then posted a photo of O’Connor ripping up a picture of the Pope from her “SNL” appearance in 1992. She also compared her to Amanda Bynes, who is receiving treatment for her mental condition.

Here’s O’Connor’s third letter in full:

Third letter to Miley


I have no interest whatsoever in meeting you. You had plenty of time yesterday to abuse Amanda Bynes .. an entirely innocent party.. and myself.. who also did nothing to deserve your abuse.. along with every other sufferer of mental health problems and every person who suffered abuse at the hands of priests. 

You can take five minutes today between g- string fuckin' changes to publicly apologise and remove your abusive tweets. If you do not then you don't give a shit who you mock and what damage you do by being so ignorant. 

When you publicly apologise to Amanda and myself and all mental health sufferers as well as all who were abused by priests that will end the matter as far as I am concerned.

what you did yesterday was designed to damage me and my career and has caused me enormous distress and harassment and has potential to damage my career, since you deliberately gave the impression those tweets of mine were not two years old but reflect my current condition. If you cannot apologize I will have no choice but to bring legal proceedings against you since it is extremely hard to be given work when people think one is suffering from mental illness. 

I have no interest in or desire to cause you trouble but if you do not apologise for having deliberately tried to cause me hurt and trouble personally and professionally I will have to bring pressure upon you. 

When you end up in the psych ward or rehab I'll be happy to visit you.. and would not lower myself to mock you. 

Be a proper woman and make the public apologies I have listed above. Your hosting SNL is a bullshit reason for not taking five minutes to do the right thing and your behaviour yesterday will rebound upon you very badly. 

You have no business abusing Amanda Bynes or anyone else. How do you think you made her feel yesterday? How do you feel when your friend Britney Spears is mocked and humiliated for having had mental health problems? I know I personally want to bash those who treat her that way. If she is your friend and more importantly if you are a true friend to her.. you ought apologise for joining those who mock and humiliate women who have been too nice frankly, to manage the music business without sensibly losing their minds.?
Cease behaving in an anti-female capacity. You will become the victim of it shortly. Soon it will be you the media 'crazy' .. and you will not enjoy it.. and you will appreciate people (like myself) standing up for you. Which I will be happy to do.. if you earn my respect today by apologising publicly.

No reply yet from Cyrus, whose lawyers have undoubtedly told her to lay off.

Are you Team Sinead or Team Miley or Team Over It?

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Fox picks up 'The Simpsons' for Season 26

Fox picks up "The Simpsons" for Season 26

Even after all these years, "The Simpsons" is still a solid ratings performer for Fox. PLUS: John Oliver will play "Wilkes John Booth."

Sofia Vergara's life story is set to become an ABC comedy
"Raising Mom" would revolve around a young single mom trying to raise her son. In real life, the 41-year-old Vergara has a 21-year-old son.

Fox orders additional "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" scripts

The script order could lead to a full-season pickup.

NBC gives "The Blacklist" a full-season order

The James Spader drama has averaged 12 million viewers.

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<p>Marge and Homer and the rest of &quot;The Simpsons&quot;&nbsp;will be back next season.</p>

Marge and Homer and the rest of "The Simpsons" will be back next season.

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FOX renews 'The Simpsons' for season 26

The story of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will just keep going and going

FOX has renewed "The Simpsons" — again.

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<p>Is it possible the entire &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;finale took place in Walt's head?</p>

Is it possible the entire "Breaking Bad" finale took place in Walt's head?

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The 'Breaking Bad' finale, revisited

Looking back at the end of Walter White

It's been nearly a week since the "Breaking Bad" series finale aired, and while my opinion hasn't changed much from what I wrote on Sunday night, there are a few odds and ends I wanted to touch on while they're on my mind, coming up just as soon as I suggest you get a bigger knife...

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CBS snags Halle Berry -- she'll play an astronaut in Steven Spielberg's 'Extent'

CBS snags Halle Berry -- she'll play an astronaut in Steven Spielberg's "Extent"
The Oscar winner will star in the CBS summer series about an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after one year in space.

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<p>The cast of &quot;Lucky 7&quot;</p>

The cast of "Lucky 7"

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'Lucky 7' becomes the fall's first TV casualty

'Scandal' repeats will air on Tuesdays at 10
We have our first casualty of the 2013-2014 season and its identity will come as no surprise to those who have been paying attention to early ratings.
ABC announced on Friday (October 4) that effective immediately, "Lucky 7" has been pulled from Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. and replaced with repeats of "Scandal."
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