If we've said it once we've said it a hundred times: the Best Actor Oscar race is crowded this year. And that's really putting it lightly. The amount of contenders that would be shoo-ins in any other year is unfortunate, really, because someone is going to come up with the short straw, and it won't be pretty.
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Kevin James making a sitcom comeback
The former "King of Queens" star has signed on a 10/90 Charlie Sheen-type sitcom deal that would have him star in a sitcom for 10 episodes. And if a ratings threshold is met, 90 more episodes will be automatically picked up.
NBC cancels "Camp"
The Rachel Griffiths summer drama won't be back for a 2nd season.
'X Factor' judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato tease Four-Chair Challenge, One Direction visit and more
"Family friendly" and "Mark Millar" are not normally used in the same sentence.
Even so, it appears that 20th Century Fox is planning to give it a shot with "Kindergarten Heroes," a new movie that Carter Blanchard just signed on to write with Simon Kinberg producing. The book does not appear to actually exist yet, and the only artwork I could find for it online is what looks like the front of a book, but I can't find any listing anywhere that would indicate that you actually buy that book.
Selling unpublished material before it hits the stand is nothing new for Millar. I thought it was very interesting when I was on the set of "Kick-Ass" and some of the issues existed only as rough artwork and some story notes. Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman's script actually fed back into the way Millar was thinking, and that cross-traffic is one of the things that made that so much fun for all involved.
As a producer, Kinberg is a busy man these days. He's one of the guys in the mix for the new wave of "Star Wars" films that will kick off with "Episode VII," presumably arriving in theaters in December of 2015. He just produced "Elysium," and he's right there in the midst of things for "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" as well.
"Doctor Who's" 50th anniversary episode will be simulcast worldwide on Nov. 23
At least 75 countries will be able to watch the special on the same day, with BBC America airing the American simulcast.
Jay Pharoah: "SNL" needs a black female cast member
"They need to pay attention," Pharoah tells theGrio. "Her name is Darmirra Brunson…Why do I think she should be on the show? Because she's black first of all, and she's really talented. She's amazing. She needs to be on 'SNL.' I said it. And I believe they need to follow up with it like they said they were going to do last year."
Watch Miley Cyrus' twerk-free "SNL" promos
"Miley, that VMAs performance, how could you?"
Adam Scott ending "The Greatest Event in Television History"
The 3rd and 4th installments will be the last ones. "It's a lot of work for such a short, stupid thing, so that's why I think we're gonna wrap it up here after the next two," Scott tells Splitsider. The 3rd installment will air in November, while the last one will be shown in February or March.
Sarah Michelle Gellar joins Twitter
"Why is sending this first tweet scarier than going on the @LateShow?" she tweeted before entering Letterman's theater. PLUS: See Gellar and Letterman together nearly 30 years ago.
ABC orders "Lights, Camera, Christmas!"
The reality competition, airing in December, will pit 16 families in a battle for the most impressive Christmas-themed house.
ABC is developing "A Slave In The White House" limited series
After the success of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," ABC is developing a limited series based on President James Madison's slave servant.
ABC is set to mash up "Nashville" and "Once Upon a Time"
"Galavant" would combine the musical drama of "Nashville" with the fairy-tale "Once."
Usher sings ABC Song on "Sesame Street"
A -- Move your arms!
Check out Rob Lowe's "Killing Kennedy" poster
Featuring Rob Lowe as JFK and Will Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald.
"MythBusters" to tackle zombies for a "Walking Dead"-themed episode
The Oct. 17 special will ask questions like: ”Are axes or guns more effective at dispatching the undead?"
CNBC picks up "Shark Tank" reruns
The ABC reality show is getting syndicated.
New "Carrie Diaries" poster shows off the new Samantha Jones
With the tagline: "Say hello to Samantha. Miss Jones if you're nasty!"
JWoww apologizes for calling Gov. Chris Christie "retarded"
The MTV star wasn't happy with the New Jersey governor's anti-gay marriage stance.
Jay Leno got to drive the "Tumbler" Batmobile
Watch the new episode of "Jay Leno's Garage."
George R.R. Martin says "Game of Thrones'" Purple Wedding will be memorable, too
"It's going to be the wedding of the year, and as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season," he says.
Leslie Bibb joins "The Following"
She'll find herself "in the company" of James Purefoy.
As if you needed another reason to watch "Parks and Recreation" (Thurs. at 8:00 p.m.), now Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars" star, sloth lover and Dax Shepard's baby mama) is doing a guest arc (starting this week) as Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler)'s beauty queen, upper crust nemesis from Eagleton. Will this be awesome? Nod your head, because yes, yes it will. In fact, watch this clip and get all kinds of excited about this.
Will you be watching "Parks and Rec"?
I honestly never expected to see Kenny Powers again.
The end of the third season was such a decisive conclusion, giving him the happy ending that he needed instead of the one he wanted, that I figured we were done with him as a character. After all, heading into that season, Jody Hill and Danny McBride and David Gordon Green all seemed relatively sure that they were done with him, and if they felt like they were finished, who were we to argue?
The very end of that final episode, though, threw so many big ideas at us so quickly that it went from feeling like the finish of something to feeling like a giant challenge. Once your lead character fakes his own death to walk away from his dream life in professional sports, can he really just go home and live a happy domestic life?
The use of 3D in "Gravity" was part of the equation from the beginning. As director Alfonso Cuarón told me in an interview last week, the original title of the script was "Gravity: A Space Suspense in 3D." Stereoscopic supervisor Chris Parks was involved in the imagery before cameras even began rolling, way back during the pre-visualization phase. It was crucial for the immersive experience Cuarón was looking for.
NY Daily News uses "House of Cards" for inspiration in gov't shutdown front page
Check out "House of Turds" front page. PLUS: Jimmy Kimmel asks people the difference between Obamacare and Affordable Care Act, and Stephen Colbert did a "Breaking Guv" segment on the shutdown.
"The Blacklist" stays strong, "We Are Men" premieres low
CBS' new "Men" comedy actually premiered lower than last year's "Partners."
Vince Gilligan discusses Charlie Rose's "Breaking Bad" cameo with Charlie Rose
"You were just absolutely fantastic ... he was, I think, the best person we could've picked to play Charlie Rose," Gilligan said on "CBS this Morning." PLUS: Badfinger's "Baby Blue" was personally picked by Gilligan, and "Brock" witnessed his mom's shooting.
"The Bachelor" host to perform 3 weddings atop a Rose Parade float
Enter a contest to be part of the "Love Float."
"The Crazy Ones" books Ed Asner
He'll guest as a commercial actor.
"Suits" enlists "Lost's" Patrick Fischler
He'll guest as Gabriel Macht's rival.
Watch a preview of Amy Poehler vs. Kristen Bell
From this week's "Parks and Rec."
"The Walking Dead" releases new webisodes
See all three parts of "The Oath."
Miley Cyrus’s “Bangerz” goes comes out for another week, but fans can stream the album in full on iTunes. Hear Cyrus's the complete album here.
Featuring guests, including Britney Spears (on “SMS Bangerz”), Nelly (“4x4”), Future (My Darlin’”), Big Sean (“Love Money Party”) and French Montana (“FU”), “Bangerz” was co-executive produced by Cyrus and Mike Will Made It.
The album’s first single, “We Can’t Stop,” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, while second single, ballad “Wrecking Ball” is atop the singles chart currently.
"Bangerz" official release date is Oct. 8.