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Press Tour: Details revealed about 'American Horror Story: Coven'

Look for historical witches and a mother-daughter relationship

It was a spellbinding panel of talent when FX presented the latest "AHS" installment, "American Horror Story: Coven." Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, and executive producer Tim Minear took the stage, being careful not to give away too much -- though that doesn't mean we didn't get a tantalizing glimpse of what to expect in season three. 

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'Sharknado' screenings sell out, prompting theaters to add more screenings

"Sharknado" screenings sell out, prompting theaters to add more screenings
Turns out the Syfy film is perfect for movie theaters. "You need full audience participation to truly appreciate a film like 'Sharknado,'" says a spokesperson for movie ticketing service Fandango.

Time Warner pulls the plug on all CBS-owned stations

Time Warner subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and other markets, as of 5 pm ET, have lost not only CBS but Showtime, TMC, Flix and the Smithsonian channel.

Kathy Bates: NBC treated "Harry's Law" like "sh*t"
"I think they treated us like s–t," the actress said today while promoting "American Horror Story: Coven." "They kicked us to the curb," she added, noting that "Harry's Law" had a lot of viewers.

"Sherlock": Watch the Season 3 teaser
John Watson has a mustache.

"Breaking Bad" Season 5 debuts on Netflix

There are nine days to catch up on the first eight episodes of the season.

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NBC dumps 'To Catch a Predator's' Chris Hansen

NBC dumps "To Catch a Predator's" Chris Hansen
Hansen had been with NBC News for 20 years, but the network opted not to renew his contract.

Seth Rogen named James Franco Roastmaster

Rogen will roast his longtime pal on Aug. 18 to air on Labor Day Weekend.

Did Raven-Symone come out?
The former "Cosby Show" kid tweeted, "I can finally get married! Yay government!" PLUS: The actress released a statement, saying she is "not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to."

"Sons of Anarchy's" creator talks about a controversial scene in season premiere
"I've wanted to do that story for about three years," says Sutter. "I knew obviously it would be somewhat controversial but I feel like as much as I wouldn't do something just because it was controversial, I’m also not not going to do something because it’s controversial."

NBC teases "Parenthood's" return

"Discover what you've been missing."

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Watch: Kanye West remixes 'The Canyons' trailer with new music

Watch: Kanye West remixes 'The Canyons' trailer with new music

Also, Yeezy makes a surprise concert cameo that is off the hook: 'New Slaves'

There may be a few things that have blighted the release of director Paul Schrader's "The Canyons," including the trailer. Or maybe that's what Kanye West thought, so he and his arts company DONDA made a "Canyons" trailer remix, which includes new music from the hitmaker.

"The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, was penned by West's pal Bret Easton Ellis; the "American Psycho" writer helped put together West's "American Psycho" parody promo video for his latest album "Yeezus." So this West "remix" essentially brought collaborators back together.

"The Canyons" hits theaters and iTunes VOD today. Check it out:

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'CBGB' soundtrack includes Talking Heads, Police, Blondie, MC5, The Stooges

'CBGB' soundtrack includes Talking Heads, Police, Blondie, MC5, The Stooges

Who is the noticable exception from the set?

The soundtrack for “CBGB,” the upcoming film about the iconic New York club, will feature music from some of the iconic acts who are forever linked to the venue and its ‘70s heyday, including The Velvet Underground, Blondie, Talking Heads, and Police.

Interestingly, the soundtrack includes Joey Ramone’s “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up),” but not a track from the Ramones.  The only new music on the set is a 2013 version of Blondie’s “Sunday Girl.”

The soundtrack will come out Oct. 8. Small indie Omnivore will release the vinyl and CD version, while Rhino will put out the deluxe digital version.

The film, which will premiere at New York’s  CBGB Music & Film Festival in October, stars Alan Rickman as club owner Hilly Kristal, as well as Malin Ackerman as Blondie’s Debbie Harry, “Harry Potter’s”  Rupert Grint at Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop, and Sting’s daughter, Mickey Sumner, as Patti Smith.

According to the movie’s Facebook page, the official trailer will come out next week.

Track Listing:

1. Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
2. Kick Out the Jams (Uncensored Version) – MC5
3. Chatterbox – New York Dolls
4. Careful – Television
5. Blank Generation – Richard Hell & The Voidoids
6. Slow Death – Flamin’ Groovies
7. I Can’t Stand It – The Velvet Underground
8. Out of Control – Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
9. Psychotic Reaction – The Count Five
10. All For the Love of Rock ’n’ Roll (Live) – Tuff Darts
11. All By Myself – Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
12. California Sun (Original Demo) – The Dictators
13. Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth – Dead Boys
14. I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up) – Joey Ramone
15. Get Outta My Way – The Laughing Dogs
16. Sunday Girl (2013 Version) – Blondie
17. I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges
18. Sonic Reducer – Dead Boys
19. Roxanne – The Police
20. Birds and the Bees – Hilly Kristal

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Did Oscars pick Ellen as a response to Seth MacFarlane?

Did Oscars pick Ellen as a response to Seth MacFarlane?
The Academy apparently is trying to distance itself from last year's controversies. PLUS: Is the Oscars done chasing young viewers?, and Ellen boosts ratings when she hosts awards shows.

"It's Alway Sunny" stars feel like they could keep on going by doing 10 episodes a season
"I think at only 10 episodes a season, you really don't run the risk of burning out," says Charlie Day. PLUS: "Sunny" will mock Emmy snubs.

"Glee" releases a "Cory Monteith Memorial Card"

Watch a 12-second tribute to the late "Glee" star. PLUS: Darren Criss talks to Conan about Monteith's passing.

FX picked Courteney Cox's "Dirt" over "Breaking Bad," Vince Gilligan recalls to Charlie Rose

In an hour-long conversation, Gilligan explained that FX had to pick one of the two shows and settled on Cox's 2007 series "Dirt" because  the network had a mandate to add female viewers. But Gilligan credits FX boss John Landgraf with letting AMC acquire the rights to "Breaking Bad." This morning, Landgraf said you can't go darker than "Breaking Bad." PLUS: Watch the "It's Heisenberg" music video."Nightline" goes behind the scenes of the Aug. 11 premiere.

"The League" co-creator finds FXX move exciting yet frustrating

"To be perfectly frank, it's very exciting," says Jeff Schaffer. "It's also a little frustrating right now that we can't tell our fans what channel FXX is yet. … It's like saying, 'When I die I'm going to heaven.' I know it's a good thing but I don't know where that is." PLUS: Nowadays, NFL players ask to be on "The League," and read more "League" tidbits from today's TCA panel.

Watch a preview of talk show host Lindsay Lohan
Mocking Kristen Stewart while guest-hosting "Chelsea Lately."

Joy Behar ends her Current stint with the disassembly of her set
Watch as Al Jazeera "staffers" remove her desk.

Daft Punk to make a rare TV appearance on "Colbert Report"

The "Get Lucky" band will appear next week as pat of Colbert's "Colbchella" concert series.

Why FX is splitting into 3 channels
FX boss John Landgraf says the plan is for FX, FXX and FXM to "support one brand. I don't believe it's possible to be all things to all people. What we hope with the brand is to be able to capture people when they're young and keep them in our brand as they go through their life."

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<p>Ellen DeGeneres</p>

Ellen DeGeneres

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Oscars goes cute and safe with Ellen DeGeneres as host

Pass me a vodka martini with lemon and wake me when it's over

When I woke up this morning I checked my inbox on my phone and quickly saw there were a number of E-mails with the headline "Ellen DeGeneres returns to host…" My first thought was, "Wow, FOX must have spent a ton of money to get DeGeneres to return as an 'American Idol' judge.  I wonder if that means Jennifer Lopez is still coming back?"  Of course, a host and a judge are two very different things (don't worry Seacrest your job is safe and I was half awake) and it quickly dawned on me that, instead, DeGeneres is heading for her second go around as Oscar host.

Oh, well.

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<p>Katy Perry teaser image for &quot;Prism&quot;</p>

Katy Perry teaser image for "Prism"

Katy Perry reveals 'Prism' teaser and single 'Roar' release date

Watch as she destroys her past in one swift move

Katy Perry drops two goodies on her fans today and both reveal a bit about the direction she may be going with her third studio album, “Prism,” which comes out Oct. 22.

Both a new album teaser  and a video snippet for first single “Roar” hint at a Perry who is ready to strip away the artifice. Let’s tackle them one at a time:

The album teaser for “Prism,”  dropped by Perry on Facebook this morning, shows Perry, her face bare of any make-up (other than, we imagine, foundation, mascara, lip balm, concealer, a touch of blush, etc... all the stuff it takes to look like you have no make-up on) and devoid of the usual heavy eye-liner and candy-colored lips. Similarly, her hair is her own, not one of her usual wigs, and while still beautiful, it’s not styled in any particular way and she even has some fly-aways.

[More after the jump...]


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Billy Bob Thornton to star in 'Fargo' on FX

Billy Bob Thornton to star in "Fargo" on FX
He'll play a character similar to Steve Buscemi's in a 10-episode limited series based on the 1996 movie.

Ellen may have beaten out her pal Jimmy Kimmel for Oscar-hosting job

Kimmel was thought to be the favorite by ABC, as hosting the Academy Awards would've given him a boost as Jimmy Fallon moved to 11:30. But producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan prevailed, picking Ellen, who was a guest at Kimmel's wedding last month. PLUS: Watch Ellen's Oscar monologue from 2007.

Lindsay Lohan told rehab jokes when she guest-hosted "Chelsea Lately"
"I've been on a 90-day court ordered vacation," said Lohan, who taped her guest stint Thursday to air on Monday.

CNN's Jake Tapper to guest on "All My Children"
He'll make his acting debut playing a reporter.

Rebecca Romijn's name on her driver's license is "Rebecca Romijn Stamos"

She's been married to Jerry O'Connell for six years, but admits to being too lazy to go to the DMV to change her name. PLUS: Romijn tweeted a pic of O'Connell in a Speedo.

"Big Brother" hits a season high
About 7.04 million watched last night's eviction.

Alexandra Breckenridge will be back for "American Horror Story: Coven"
Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter.

Why would the BBC use a live special to announce the new "Doctor Who"?
Does a special mean a big name -- or a woman or black "Who"?

Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" now has a YouTube channel
Check out Andy Cohen's new YouTube Clubhouse.

Valerie Harper filming a TV movie 4 months after announcing she has terminal cancer
The former "Rhoda" star is in Canada filming "The Town That Came A-Courtin'" for the UP channel.

Is "Dads" poised to be as successful as "2 Broke Girls"?

The hatred for the Seth MacFarlane sitcom's racial humor at yesterday's TV critics'  panel was reminiscent of "2 Broke Girls'" session three years ago.

"Breaking Bad" buys "Thanks Albuquerque" billboards"
"We had great chemistry together," says the billboards in Albuquerque. Meet the makers of "Blue Meth" donuts, Bryan Cranston chatted with Stephen Colbert about his "Power Rangers" past, and watch an Etch A Sketch recap of "Breaking Bad."

Antonio Sabato Jr. joins "Castle's" spoof of "Saved by the Bell"

He'll play a former teen star named Ramon Russo. PLUS: Joshua Bitton joins "Castle" as a new detective.

Robin Thicke sings "Blurred Lines" on Jimmy Fallon with kids' instruments
Watch their performance with The Roots.

"Human Giant's" Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel are teaming up for "Crash Test"
Their bringing their standup show, originally created by Aziz Ansari, to Comedy Central.

Tia Mowry's childhood is inspiring a Nickelodeon sitcom

The actress, now known as Tia Mowry-Hardrict, is putting together a comedy based on a 12-year-old girl who lives with her drill sergeant mother. Both her parents were sergeants in the U.S. Army.

See the chocolate version of Mario Lopez
"The X Factor" host was presented yesterday with a  Dove mint and dark chocolate sculpture of his head and body.

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<p>John Landgraf at January's Television Critics Association press tour</p>

John Landgraf at January's Television Critics Association press tour

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Press Tour Live-Blog: John Landgraf on the State of FX Networks

Critical favorite will discuss the FX/FXX split and probably mock Netflix

It's Friday (August 2) morning at the utterly endless Television Critics Association press tour.

Today is FX's day, featuring panels for "Sons of Anarchy," "American Horror Story: Coven" and "The Bridge," among many others.

But first? FX CEO John Landgraf.

Click through for updates on all things FX...

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Ellen DeGeneres will host the Oscars for 2nd time

Ellen DeGeneres will host the Oscars for 2nd time

Ellen will return to Oscar-hosting duties for the first time since 2007, she announced on Twitter. "I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say – the third time’s the charm," she said in a statement.

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13 Must-See acts at Lollapalooza 2013: Nine Inch Nails, Ghost BC, Postal Service

13 Must-See acts at Lollapalooza 2013: Nine Inch Nails, Ghost BC, Postal Service

Listen to music from Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Baroness and more

The 2013 edition of Lollapalooza kicks off today (2) at Chicago’s Grant Park. The Aug. 2-4 fest boasts a stellar line-up this year with such big names as Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as cool developing acts like Chance the Rapper, Emeli Sande, Icona Pop, and Two Door Cinema Club. There are time conflicts galore for music fans, but to help muddle through, here’s our list of 13 Must-See Acts. And remember, if you can’t be there, Lollapalooza’s YouTube channel will live stream nearly two dozen performances.

Who is on your must-see list? 


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