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'The Simpsons' enlists Kristen Wiig


"The Simpsons" enlists Kristen Wiig
She'll play an FBI agent in the "Homerland" episode.


CBS boss confirms "HIMYM's" entire 9th season will span 1 weekend
The entire wedding weekend.


See pics of CBS' new fall shows

From Anna Faris in "Mom" to Robin Williams in "The Crazy Ones."


ACLU campaigning to get "Modern Family" wedding between Cam & Mitchell

ACLU's executive director says: "The ACLU has been working since 1936 to guarantee the rights of lesbian and gay people, and we see sending Cam and Mitch down the aisle before 13 million American viewers as the perfect next step."


Why "Mike & Molly" is moving to midseason
CBS wanted to have fewer repeats.


Frozen banana supplier had no idea he was involved in "Arrested Development" promotion
Chuck Pheterson, who started Totally Bananas in 2009 without ever watching an "Arrested" episode, only learned yesterday of his company's involvement in the Netflix stunt. "We knew it was Netflix, but we didn’t really know what this was all about," he says.


"Game of Thrones" writers to tackle "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Rob McElhenney says he's recruited D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to pen an episode for next season.


It's an "Ed" reunion
Julie Bowen last night reunited with Tom Cavanagh and Michael Ian Black.


Fred Armisen tries on Google Glass after mocking it on "SNL"
How does the real thing compare to the fake version?


Pharrell Williams joining Rhianna's Style Network reality show

He'll serve as a mentor on "Styled to Rock."


"SYTYCD" Season 10 down from last season
About 5 million watched, which was up from last year's season finale but down 14% from last year's season premiere.


Jimmy Fallon gets Matt Lauer to recite the lyrics to John Mayer's "Your Body is a Wonderland"
The "Today" host was part of Fallon's game show "Wheel of Carpet Samples."


Martha Stewart accidentally calls Jay Leno "Dave"
"Did I say Dave?"

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<p>Eazy-E</p>

Eazy-E

Rock The Bells adds 'virtual performances' from Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard

Rappers will appear with Bone Thugs N Harmony and Wu-Tang Clan

Taking a trick from last year’s Coachella festival, Rock the Bells 2013 will incorporate holograms of Eazy-E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard for this year’s traveling festival.

Eazy-E’s image will join Bone Thugs N Harmony, while Ol’ Dirty Bastard will rejoin Wu-Tang Clan. Eazy-E died in 1995; ODB passed in 2004. Rock The Bells is billing their appearances as “original virtual performances.”

The 4-date 10th anniversary edition of Rock The Bell kicks off Sept. 7-8 at San Bernadino, Calif.’s San Manuel Amphitheater, then moving to Mountain View, Calif.’s Shoreline Amphitheater, Sept. 14-15; Washington, D.C.’s RFK Festival Grounds, Sept. 28-29; and Rutherford, N.J’s Meadowlands Racetrack, Oct.4-5.

Other artists (all live as of this writing) on the bill, include Common, Big Krit, Dilated Peoples, Earl Sweatshirt, Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator, Talib Kweli and Danny Brown.

 

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<p>Aaliyah</p>

Aaliyah

Credit: AP Photo

Chris Brown's new single features Aaliyah: Listen to a snippet

'They Don't Know' featured on next album, 'X'

The next single from Chris Brown’s forthcoming “X” album will feature previously unreleased vocals from the late Aaliyah.

[More after the jump...]

 

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CBS' Les Moonves: 'We are the center of the universe'


CBS' Les Moonves: "We are the center of the universe"

"This is where the shows start, then they go out to the world," said the CBS boss, responding to Jimmy Kimmel calling the network  "smug motherf**kers." "We're getting paid in so many different ways than we did before."


CBS addresses rejecting "NCIS: Red" and "Beverly Hills Cop"
"We have to make tough choices," CBS President Nina Tassler said of the "Cop" non-pickup. As for "Red," she said, "Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't." PLUS: See Josh Holloway as a CBS cop, and "The Millers" loses Michael Rapaport and Mary Elizabeth Ellis.


TBS is developing a talk show with Diablo Cody
The "Juno" screenwriter would host "Me Time with Diablo Cody," which will examine pop-culture and Hollywood from Cody's perspective. 


"Idol" winner's album will be out this summer
Viewers can order immediately after Thursday's finale.


Sarah Shahi is joining "Person of Interest" full-time

She'll become a series regular next season.


TNT and TBS to offer live-streaming on their websites and on apps
Live-streaming will be available this summer to cable and satellite subscribers.


Read an oral history of "The Office"
TV Guide spoke to everybody involved.


Netflix reveals "Arrested Development's" Tobias Fünke's acting reel
A special website, InsertMeAnywhere.Biz, has been created for the David Cross character.


TBS and TNT unveil their development slate
They include shows from Steven Spielberg, Steve Carell, Sylvester Stallone and Frank Darabont. PLUS: TNT developing a "Monopoloy" game show.


Watch Taylor Swift's "New Girl" cameo

It involved a wedding, but not  "Speak Now."

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<p>Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott in &quot;Hostages.&quot;</p>

Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott in "Hostages."

Credit: CBS

Upfronts 2013: CBS tinkers with playbook with 'Hostages,' single-camera sitcoms

Some experimenting, but mostly the same old, successful CBS

NEW YORK -- Every year at Upfront Week, CBS represents stability in an unstable business. Where the other networks at Upfront Week seem to be in a constant state of turmoil, swapping out executives and casting about for a workable business model, CBS has had the same management team in place for 18 years, is the one broadcast network left that actually operates like — and has the audience of — a broadcaster, and runs a very predictable, very successful playbook. This will be the first season since 1991-92 that the network will finish a season in first place among adults 18-49, the demographic advertisers care about most.

So going into the upfronts, you could have made some easy predictions about what CBS would do: another "NCIS" spin-off, probably airing after the other two; a "Beverly Hills Cop" sequel (with Eddie Murphy in a recurring role) to appeal to multiple generations of viewers; lots of crime procedurals that could comfortably air repeats throughout the year; and another freshman class of traditional multi-camera sitcoms that won't get the buzz of the stuff that NBC, FOX and ABC do, but will get ratings that those networks would kill for.

You also would have been wrong on pretty much every front.

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Michael Douglas in "Behind the Candelabra."
Michael Douglas in "Behind the Candelabra."
Credit: HBO

Cannes Check 2013: Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra'

Continuing our cheat sheet for the Cannes Competition

(Welcome to Cannes Check, your annual guide through the 20 films in Competition at this month's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off today. Taking on a different selection every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Steven Spielberg's jury. We're going through the list by director and in alphabetical order -- next up, Steven Soderbergh with "Behind the Candelabra.")

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CBS' fall schedule unveiled: Thursday comedy block expands to 2 hours


CBS' fall schedule unveiled: Thursday comedy block expands to 2 hours

"Person of Interest" is moving to Tuesday and "Hawaii Five-0" is joining Friday's lineup. "The Big Bang Theory" will kick off a two-hour Thursday comedy block that will end with "Two and a Half Men," with "The Millers" and "The Crazy Ones" sandwiched in between. Meanwhile, on Mondays, Chuck Lorre's "Mom" will follow "2 Broke Girls" and "We Are Men" will be paired with "How I Met Your Mother."

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10 most anticipated films debuting at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

10 most anticipated films debuting at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Get ready for Gosling, Damon, Timberlake, Cotillard, Swinton and more

The annual migration to the South of France has begun. As you read this a global film audience is converging for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and this year's red carpet extravaganza features a number of highly anticipated titles for film lovers on both sides of the Atlantic. All eyes will be on new flicks from Joel and Ethan Coen, Roman Polanski, Sofia Coppola, James Gray, Steven Soderbergh, Alexander Payne, James Franco (that boy just can't take a vacation) and Nicholas Winding Refen among others.

Both Guy Lodge and Gregory Ellwood will be covering the event HiFix and In Contention from opening night film "The Great Gatsby" (a good $50 million of few of you might have caught it last weekend) to Jérôme Salle's closer "Zulu" (a film that far less of you will likely see).  As a kick off to our coverage, check out Lodge and Ellwood's most anticipated films in the story gallery embedded in this post. Then, vote on which movie you're most interested in hearing about in the poll below.

To get the latest word from Cannes follow Guy Lodge and Gregory Ellwood on twitter at @GuyLodge and @HitFixGregory.
 

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<p>Flying is just par for the course at this point in the series as Vin Diesel returns for 'Furious Six'</p>

Flying is just par for the course at this point in the series as Vin Diesel returns for 'Furious Six'

Credit: Universal Pictures

Review: 'Furious Six' delivers the biggest action yet in this unstoppable series

Can this series really survive the loss of Justin Lin?

If you don't like surprises being ruined for you, definitely don't go read the cast listing for this film on the IMDb.

At this point, I suspect you know where you stand on this series. I find myself wildly impressed by what Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan have pulled off, reinventing a series that had limped to a stall before they signed on. Even more impressive, they did it by embracing the three radically different films that came before and they found a way to roll them all into an ongoing soap opera mythology, and with each new film, they seem to refine the formula even more.

In the last film, they introduced Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, an international lawman who was chasing Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his extended criminal family, and they basically came up with an excuse to turn the films into gigantic stunt-laden caper movies that turn into this sort of sustained rolling wave of automotive mayhem all over the world. At this point, the ensemble includes Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), his wife Mia (Jordana Brewster) who is also Dom's sister, Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky), Gisele (Gal Gadot), Han "Seoul-Oh" (Sung Kang), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris), and the newest member of Hobbs' team, Riley (Gina Carano). In this film, they're all assembled to go head to head with Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), a shadowy ex-military figure who has been running various jobs all over the world. Hobbs uses a photo taken during one of Shaw's jobs to bait the hook, since it reveals that one member of Shaw's team appears to be Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), Dom's former girlfriend who was supposedly killed back in film number four, "Fast and Furious."

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Watch Ben Affleck's 'SNL' promos, with Bill Hader


Watch Ben Affleck's "SNL" promos, with Bill Hader

These are among the final batch of promos for the season.


"New Girl" creator previews Season 3, reflects on Season 2
Liz Meriwether talks about the Nick and Jess season finale. PLUS: How Nick & Jess helped enhance Season 2, and Zooey Deschanel looks back at this season.


Melissa Joan Hart pulls the plug on her Kickstarter after raising $51,000 out of $2 million
The ABC Family star tried to get her fans to fund her movie project "Darci's Walk of Shame."


Harry Hamlin recalls the very secretive "Mad Men" process
Matthew Weiner approached his agent about working for two details, but wouldn't give any details, not even a script. PLUS: Hamlin would've been fired if he shared his role with wife Lisa Rinna.


"Once Upon a Time" promotes Michael Raymond-James
He'll become a series regular in Season 3. PLUS: "Once" and "Wonderland" will crossover.


Fox posts "The Goodwin Games" pilot early online
The Fox comedy will officially air on May 20.


The "NCIS" season finale, explained

Executive producer Gary Glasberg answers burning questions about what just happened.


Here are the 5 most "Whedony" things about Joss Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D." trailer

Scrappy nerds? Check. Ass-kicking female? Check.


"The Office" cast members say goodbye

Watch cast members' emotional farewell video. PLUS: Watch the Dunder Mifflin ad that will run during the finale.


Craig Ferguson selling his L.A. house
The home that "The Late Late Show" host bought in 1997 for $569,000 is for sale for $1.74 million.

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<p>Workers put the finishing touches on a banner in front of the Cannes Festival Palace on Monday, May 14.</p>

Workers put the finishing touches on a banner in front of the Cannes Festival Palace on Monday, May 14.

Credit: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

Confessions of a Cannes Virgin

Look who finally made it to the Croisette

Don't hate me cause I'm going to Cannes. This is work people. Seriously, hard, hard work.

In the south of France.

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<p>Mathieu Amalric in &quot;Venus in Fur.&quot;</p>

Mathieu Amalric in "Venus in Fur."

Credit: R.P. Productions

Cannes Check 2013: Roman Polanski's 'Venus in Fur'

Continuing our cheat sheet for the Cannes Competition

(Welcome to Cannes Check, your annual guide through the 20 films in Competition at this month's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 15. Taking on a different selection every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Steven Spielberg's jury. We're going through the list by director and in alphabetical order -- next up, Roman Polanski with "Venus in Fur.")

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