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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey and Major League Baseball team up for free Central Park concert

July 13 event will benefit Superstorm Sandy relief efforts

Mariah Carey will appear at a free concert in New York City’s Central Park on July 13.

Major League Baseball is putting on the performance, which will take place on the Great Lawn, and will benefit Superstorm Sandy relief. It takes place three days before the 2-13 MLB All-Star Game at New York’s Citi Field.

Carey will join the New York Philharmonic, who will perform two sets of baseball-themed music, including Randy Newman’s score from “The Natural” and Mark Isham’s score from “42.” Carey will then come out and sing her greatest baseball-themed hits. We kid about the last part: she’ll perform a mix of hits, as well as tunes from her new album, out, “The Art of Letting Go,” which will come out July 23. In conjunction with the concert, MLB will make a $1 million donation to Sandy Relief efforts.

Tickets are free, but each attendee must have a ticket. Free general admission tickets will be available starting June 26 at

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'Downton Abbey' books Paul Giamatti

"Downton Abbey" books Paul Giamatti

He'll play the playboy brother of Elizabeth McGovern's Cora.

Paula Deen will do a "Today" interview Wednesday after backing out on Friday
"She has told us she will be here this time," said Matt Lauer.

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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

 "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" 

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey': If everyone ignored her, would Teresa go?

Even when she's not at the party, Teresa manages to dampen the mood

I always love an episode of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" with lots of Rosie in it. Though she's only "housewife adjacent," she's fiercely loyal, completely honest about her feelings, and possibly insane. She's the attack dog of the series, and while she can be embarrassing (she seemingly does not have an indoor voice), she usually says the things other people are thinking, and says them at very, very high volume. 

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Paula Deen could lose her QVC gig over N-word controversy

Paula Deen could lose her QVC gig over N-word controversy

The shopping network said in a statement: "We are closely monitoring these events and the ongoing litigation. We are reviewing our business relationship with Ms. Deen, and in the meantime, we have no immediate plans to have her appear on QVC." PLUS: Deen thanks Food Network, Deen fans target Food Net, Deen gets Taiwanese animation treatment, Bill Maher sticks up for Deen, and remembering Kristen Wiig as Deen.

Matthew Weiner explains Season 6's final "Mad Men" scene
"We were working toward a moment of honesty," he says, adding: "You're supposed to get choked up." PLUS: Weiner says "I don't know" what happens next season, but it's definitately the last, you'll have to "wait and see" with Megan, Weiner didn't think Bob Benson would be so controversial, and Weiner talks about Peggy's future.

"Mad Men" ends Season 6 brilliantly after much negative scrutiny

"The genius in this episode," says Tim Goodman, "wasn't just that it reset the trajectory of the series – which was necessary – but that it finally exhaled on getting through what will likely be considered a drawn-out set-up season. Now, with only one final season to go, Weiner and his writers can wrap up as they see fit. What worked especially well here was how so many storylines came down, in the hour and five minutes of the episode, to a multitude of characters reaching decisions in their lives that were difficult." PLUS: Jon Hamm has gone for broke this season, the finale was surprisingly hopeful, look back at the Season 6 poster, inside the season finale costumes, and Don's speech was "mortifyingly believable."

James Gandolfini's body arrives back in New Jersey

"The Sopranos" star's funeral is scheduled for Thursday. PLUS: The Clintons helped get Gandolfini's body back home.

Jay Leno to Kim Kardashian in March: There's a "stupid rumor" your baby will be named "North West"
"That is not true," Kardashian responded. "That is not one of the names on our list."

Questlove nearly lost his "Late Night" job over Michelle Bachmann and Tina Fey?
The Jimmy Fallon and Roots leader recounts in his memoir how his "Tina Fey, you are never nice to the Roots" remark nearly cost him his job, only seven months after the Michelle Bachmann incident.

"Soup Nazi" to begin selling his signature soup on food trucks nationwide

Al Yeganeh, who inspired the famous "Seinfeld" episode, is coming out with a fleet of food trucks.

"Game of Thrones" was No. 1 most-pirated show of spring, "Big Bang" No. 2

"How I Met Your Mother," "The Walking Dead" and "Hannibal" came in 4th, 5th and 6th, respectively, according to Torrent Freak.

"Family Ties" creator Gary David Goldberg dies
Goldberg, who also co-created "Spin City" with Bill Lawrence," was 68.

Demi Lovato loses her dad
"The X Factor" judge had been estranged from her dad, Patrick Lovato, who died of a heart attack.

Nik Wallenda's Grand Canyon walk was huge on social media

The live Discovery event generated 700,000 tweets.

"That '70s Show's" Lisa Robin Kelly arrested again
Her arrest over the weekend for DUI was the 4th time she was taken into custody in recent years.

"Gossip Girl's" Kelly Rutherford files for bankruptcy

The actress is more than $2 million in depth, mostly due to child custody fees.

Australian TV begins filming INXS miniseries

"Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS," airing on Seven Network, will tell the band's uncensored story.

NeNe Leakes remarries her ex-husband
The "Real Housewives" star and Greg Leakes tied the knot for the 2nd time Saturday.

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<p>On &quot;Mad Men,&quot;&nbsp;Bob Benson (James Wolk) was introduced as a foil for Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser). </p>

On "Mad Men," Bob Benson (James Wolk) was introduced as a foil for Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser).

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'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner on season 6

What happened with Avon? Why did Don's ads keep omitting the product? And what was challenging about writing 1968?

The penultimate season of "Mad Men" has come to an end — and a hell of an end it was, as I discuss in my review of the finale. I also spoke with series creator Matthew Weiner about Don's choices (and their consequences), the secret origin of Bob Benson, the way history intruded on fiction like never before, and more, all coming up just as soon as I get to that sandwich on my desk before you do...

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<p>Jim Carrey in &quot;Kick-Ass 2&quot;</p>

Jim Carrey in "Kick-Ass 2"

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Citing Sandy Hook shootings, Jim Carrey says he's bowing out of supporting 'Kick-Ass 2'

The actor has been a loud proponent of gun control in recent months

Jim Carrey is backing out of supporting his new film "Kick-Ass 2" due to its depiction of violence, the actor said in a pair of Tweets this afternoon.

"I did 'Kick-Ass [2]' a month before Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence," he wrote. "My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

One would expect, however, for the actor to have a contractual obligation to promote the superhero sequel, in which he stars as Colonel Stars and Stripes, an ex-mafia member turned masked vigilante. This is often worked out prior to shooting, and especially with someone as mercurial as Carrey. Universal did not respond to a request for comment. Last week it was announced the studio would be making "Dumb and Dumber To" with the star after Warner Bros. passed on the project.

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"True Blood"

"True Blood"

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'True Blood' recap: Bill discovers whether Lilith's fair in 'The Sun'

Sookie meets a new boy, but she doesn't kiss him

Well, this week's episode of "True Blood" was another mixed blood bag (maybe A positive and a smattering of O), though the good news is that we learn that some (though not all) of the plot points that seemed truly predictable and ridiculous last week actually aren't so bad. Since it seems there's not a lot of love for traditional recaps, I'm dividing up the bad blood, the good stuff, and the ugly of the week below. 

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<p>Ron Perlman plays the outrageous Hannibal Chau in Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'</p>

Ron Perlman plays the outrageous Hannibal Chau in Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

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Ron Perlman talks about selling black market monster parts on the set of 'Pacific Rim'

Del Toro's favorite actor discusses his role in the summer's weirdest blockbuster

TORONTO - How do you know you're on a Guillermo Del Toro set?

Seeing Ron Perlman dressed in full character as Hannibal Chau, who runs the black market for kaiju parts, is a pretty good hint.

At this point, Perlman and Del Toro seem almost like brothers, guys who know each other so well that there's not a lot of need to explain things back and forth. When Del Toro hires Perlman, he knows exactly what he's getting, and when Del Toro calls, Perlman knows he's going to have something fun to dig into.

When we caught up with Perlman on the set of "Pacific Rim," he was in his trailer, unwinding between set-ups. He had on part of his Chau costume, and he was in a great, relaxed mood. I've worked with Ron in our second "Masters Of Horror" episode, "Pro-Life," and one of the things I learned spending time with him is that he has a no-nonsense attitude about the career he's chosen and he tells great stories.

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<p>Jon Hamm as Don Draper in the &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp;season finale.</p>

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in the "Mad Men" season finale.

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Season finale review: 'Mad Men' - 'In Care Of'

Don has memories of chocolate, Ted makes a decision about Peggy and Pete takes a drive

And so another season of "Mad Men" — the penultimate, in fact — has come to an end. I have a review of the season finale coming up just as soon as I drive a Camaro through your lobby...

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"Life with LaToya"

 "Life with LaToya"

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'Life with LaToya': Is LaToya Jackson a virgin?

In the season finale, Kathy Hilton asks a question the star can't answer

When the first few episodes of a TV series fall short of expectations, I don't always grit my teeth and hang on. All too often what starts out as disappointing ends pretty much the same way, but for some reason I didn't give up so easily on "Life with LaToya," which had its season finale on OWN Saturday. After all, there could always be a car wreck. She is a Jackson, after all. 

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"Project Runway"

 "Project Runway"

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'Project Runway' announces 12th season contestant, changes

Tim Gunn gets a new role and so will web savvy viewers

"Project Runway" is back this July, and fans of the show may be sorry to see that Michael Kors won't be back full time, but other tucks and trims might be more satisfying. 

Sixteen new designers will compete for the grand prize, including a designer from seasons past chosen by fans on the Lifetime website. While Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen are back as well as mentor Tim Gunn, it's Gunn who will be getting a twist. He'll be sitting in on the runway shows so that judges can suss out who's a behind-the-scenes troublemaker, plus he'll even get a chance to save a designer during the season. This may be a result of what happened last season, when Michelle Lesniak Franklin claimed that it was Gunn who begged the judges to keep her when she faced elimination. Franklin went on to win the competition. 

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<p>Brie Larson in &quot;Short Term 12.&quot;</p>

Brie Larson in "Short Term 12."

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'Mother, I Love You,' 'Short Term 12' and 'Wadjda' among LA Film Fest winners

Chinese auteur Tsai Ming-liang wins the short film award

Bookended by Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!" and Fox Searchlight's starry Sundance comedy "The Way, Way Back" -- which closes proceedings tonight -- the Los Angeles Film Festival may boast its share of big names, but when it comes to its competition sections, it juries tend to throw the spotlight on lower-profile fare. 

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