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Darlene Love will sing 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' on Letterman for a 29th time, and that’s it
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Darlene Love will sing 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' on Letterman for a 29th time, and that’s it

Kaley Cuoco receives a Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Darlene Love will sing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on Letterman for a 29th time, and that’s it
Love, who has been singing the Christmas classic every year on Letterman’s "Late Night" and "The Late Show" since 1986, says she will retire the holiday tradition after this year, opting not to continue it on another late-night show. "They never told me not to, but it was an unspoken thing. They couldn't ask me not to sing 'Christmas (Baby)' on another show, but after 10 years, then 15 years, of doing this one song on this one show, I felt I had an obligation to be true to them," she tells Billboard. PLUS: Watch Love sing “Christmas” in 1986 and in 2013.


Kaley Cuoco receives a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
“The Big Bang Theory” star may only be 29 years old, but she’s already been on two long-running sitcoms.


Facebook: Republicans and Democrats are united in watching “Idol,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “The Walking Dead”
Facebook found those shows attract an equal number of likes from both Republicans and Democrats. Facebook also found that members of both parties agreed on liking “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Voice,” and “SportsCenter.”


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<p>Olive Kitteridge</p>

Olive Kitteridge

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Review: The long and short of HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'

Great performances, but perhaps the wrong length for adapting Elizabeth Strout's book

The last time HBO turned a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in Maine into a miniseries, it was 2005's "Empire Falls," which boasted a star-studded cast but was exactly the wrong length at four hours: too short to properly tell all of the books' stories and give the audience the necessary feeling of living among these characters, and much too long for the thin slice the filmmakers were able to carve out of the book.

HBO's new miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" (it debuts Sunday night at 9) is also adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel set in Maine, and also clocks in at four hours. And though I haven't read the Elizabeth Strout book on which it's based, it certainly feels like the same mistake has been made about its length.

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<p>Agents of SHIELD</p>

Agents of SHIELD

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TV Ratings: World Series blowout powers FOX to Tuesday win

Given a less-awful lead-in, "Agents of SHIELD" gets its best ratings since season premiere

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

The Kansas City Royals' blowout of the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the World Series handed ABC an easy Tuesday win among young adults, though CBS was again the most-watched network thanks to the "NCIS" franchise. NBC's whole night was down from last week, while "Agents of SHIELD" improved a bit thanks to not having "Manhattan Love Story" as its lead-in.

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Hailee Steinfeld
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Hailee Steinfeld falls hard for Dustin Lance Black’s YA adaptation 'Statistical Probability'

The Oscar nominee and winner will tackle 24-hour romance.

It’s been a slow post-Oscar star for Hailee Steinfeld and writer-producer-director Dustin Lance Black. Not disastrous, but not the typical rise to prominence and slew of work that comes with the Academy Award touch. Steinfeld earned a nomination in 2011 for her work on the Coen Bros’ “True Grit.” Two years earlier, Black won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for “Milk.” Since then, neither have tackled material that’s brought them back into the awards conversation. Their next project may not have the bravado to take them back to the ceremony, but it sounds like a step in the right direction.

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Watch Chris Rock’s 'SNL' promos
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Watch Chris Rock’s 'SNL' promos

George R.R. Martin uses a sword to knight Seth Meyers

Watch Chris Rock’s “SNL” promos
Featuring special guest “Prince,” AKA Bobby Moynihan.


George R.R. Martin uses a sword to knight Seth Meyers
“I dub thee sir Seth, a knight of the pizza,” the “Game of Thrones” honcho said on “Late Night.” PLUS: Amy Poehler and Meyers quizzed Martin on “GoT” trivia, and Poehler doesn’t remember meeting Meyers pre-“SNL.


Dylan McDermott and “Stalker” co-star Maggie Q are reportedly dating
The pair were spotted dining while witting next to each other on Saturday.


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<p>Adrianne Palicki as Mockingbird in &quot;Marvel&#39;s Agents of SHIELD.&quot;</p>

Adrianne Palicki as Mockingbird in "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD."

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Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'A Fractured House'

Mockingbird fights (with) Hunter, and Ward's brother comes into play

A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I accuse you of peacocking...

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<p>Sons of Anarchy</p>

Sons of Anarchy

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Recap: 'Sons of Anarchy' - 'The Separation of Crows'

New questions and potential enemies emerge on a reflective new episode

Haven’t gotten around to Tuesday night’s latest edition of “Sons of Anarchy” just yet? Well then flex those clutch hands, light up another smoke and get your reflecting faces on so that we can chat all about it here.

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Amy Poehler: Tina Fey and I are out as Golden Globes hosts after 2015
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Amy Poehler: Tina Fey and I are out as Golden Globes hosts after 2015

'Unless you want to be a perennial host, there’s nowhere to go but down.'

You know what they say: all good things must come to an end.

After two years hosting the Golden Globe Awards to stellar ratings and critical raves, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hanging up their hats after next year's show, according to Poehler during an interview on Tuesday's "Today" show:

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Everything you need to know about the Marvel 'Avengers' fan event
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Everything you need to know about the Marvel 'Avengers' fan event

Are they really going to end the world?

So now that we're at the other end of the day and a full slate of editorial pieces about what to expect from the movies announced today as part of the Marvel Phase Three plans, I'd like to offer up a few thoughts about today's stories.

First, I am not surprised to hear that "Thor: Ragnarok" was officially announced as the title of the new film. It was an even more apparent choice than "Captain America: Civil War." The last film ended with an apparently-dead Odin and with Loki sitting on the throne of Asgard. That seems like a really bad idea, and at the end of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," I'm guessing Thor is going to have to go deal with whatever it is that Loki's been up to, since Kevin Feige confirmed today that "Ragnarok" is going to pick up mere moments after "Age of Ultron" ends.

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

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Review: 'The Flash' - 'Going Rogue'

Barry reunites with Felicity from 'Arrow' and meets Captain Cold

A review of tonight's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as I'm overdressed for trivia night...

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Conan & Max Weinberg reunite after nearly 5 years
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Conan & Max Weinberg reunite after nearly 5 years

Neil Patrick Harris: 'In a perfect world, in five years I’m Ed Sullivan'

Conan & Max Weinberg reunite after nearly 5 years
Weinberg, who was Conan O'Brien's bandleader from 1993 until Conan's "Tonight Show" ended in January 2010, made his first appearance on the "Conan" TBS show, helping fill in on drums.


Neil Patrick Harris: “In a perfect world, in five years I’m Ed Sullivan”
Harris talked about his variety show dreams with Charlie Rose: "Once a week I’d get to, like, show everyone amazing performances on Broadway, amazing magicians, this great restaurant that we went to — to  be a bit of a tastemaker. I’d get to be P.T. Barnum.” PLUS: Will Harris save variety — or bury it?


This is how the “Game of Thrones” Iron Throne is supposed to look
Martin has said the show got the Iron Throne wrong: "I said repeatedly the Iron Throne is huge. It towers over the room like a great beast. And it's ugly. It's asymmetric. It's put together by blacksmiths not by craftsmen and experts in furniture manufacturing.” PLUS: George R.R. Martin admits his dragon’s couldn’t beat J.R.R. Tolkien’s Smaug in a fight.


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Belle & Sebastian walk 'The Party Line' with new song
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Belle & Sebastian walk 'The Party Line' with new song

It's the first single from 2015's 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'

Scottish twee veterans Belle & Sebastian have been looking back on their prolific career lately, having recently initiated a series of reissues of their previous albums.

But the group -- led by "God Help the Girl" architect Stuart Murdoch -- aren't content to just relive their glory days; they have a new album called "Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance" slated for January, and have just released the set's first single, "The Party Line."

By the time the new album hits stores, it will have been nearly five years since B&S' last proper album, "Write About Love," was released. If the new tune is any indication, "Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance" will be living up to its title as a party-ready record.

It's a synth-driven, danceable jam which is part of the band's continuing evolution from the more '60s-influenced melancholia of their early work, when even their most upbeat songs were bittersweet affairs. 

Listen to it here.



And here's the typically dramatic and compelling single artwork:

"Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance" will be released January 20.

Check out their extensive tourdates in Europe, Asia and North America here.

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