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<p>Ben Affleck in &quot;Gone Girl&quot;</p>

Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl"

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Rosamund Pike narrates dark new trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris also join the party

Fox pretty much sat the Oscar season out last year after coming off a big 2012-2013 season with Ang Lee's "Life of Pi." This year, they have a David Fincher film to peddle, and indeed, "Gone Girl" could be an intriguing zeitgeist play dealing in elements of misogyny and misandry and the overall war of the sexes just four years after the director tapped an au courant vein with his critically acclaimed "Social Network." The latest trailer for the film (teased over the weekend by the studio on a key date) sets the stage nicely.

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An emotional Sherri Shepherd says she planned to leave 'The View' since earlier this year

An emotional Sherri Shepherd says she planned to leave “The View” since earlier this year
Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy returned to work today for the first time since announcing their exits. While McCarthy joked about it, Shepherd said: "It is true that I'm leaving The View. Some people have known since the spring that I was leaving."

BBC apologizes for 5 leaked “Doctor Who” scripts
BBC issued a statement saying: “BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.

Sarah Palin: I’d like to “go rogue” on “The View”
"I hear everyone recently got canned from 'The View,’” she tells The Hollywood Reporter, "maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America's heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue.” PLUS: Sportsman Channel renews “Amazing America With Sarah Palin” for a 2nd season.

Steven Soderbergh’s “Red Oaks” comedy added to Amazon’s pilots
The New Jersey country club comedy will be among the new batch of Amazon pilots that viewers will be able to pick from.

Brandon Routh joins “Arrow” as The Atom
The former “Superman” star will recur this season over 14 episodes.

IFC orders a “Spoils of Babylon” sequel
"The Spoils Before Dying” will air next summer.

John Oliver makes fun of America’s 4th of July fireworks tradition
Watch the “Last Week Tonight’s” cynical — and online only — take on our annual tradition.

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<p>Miley Cyrus</p>

Miley Cyrus

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TV Ratings: Sunday viewers shun Miley Cyrus as 'Unforgettable,' 'Rising Star' lead split

CBS leads overall, while ABC claims the key demo

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 6, 2014.

CBS had Sunday's top show overall ("60 Minutes") and Sunday's top show among young viewers ("Big Brother"), but thanks to weak key demo performances by "Reckless" and "Unforgettable," the network only won the night in one of those measures.

Instead, it was ABC topping Sunday among young viewers as "Rising Star" won both of its hours among adults 18-49. 

Sunday's only other notable was NBC's late-announced "Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour" special, but the two-hour celebration of music and family-friendly kink was a dud in all measures.

On to the numbers...

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'True Blood' star: 'It’s sad' to be killed off

“True Blood” star: “It’s sad” to be killed off
"I called it at the end of last season,” says the latest “True Blood” casualty.

“SNL’s” Colin Jost: Weekend Update will be much improved next season
“I don’t feel like what I’ve done so far is a full realization of who I am,” says Jost. “There’s a lot to figure out in the beginning, and your personality starts coming out the more you do it.”

“The Sopranos’” Big Pussy: I’ve successfully battled prostate cancer this past year
Vinny Pastore worried his cancer diagnosis last year would keep him off the stage in “Bullets Over Broadway.” Instead, he’s completed 100 shows.

Brooklyn Cyclones celebrate “Seinfeld Night”
The New York Mets minor league team wore puffy shirts, renamed foul poles “Festivus poles,” handed out a “Magic Loogie” Keith Hernandez bobbleheads, had a low-talker announcer, a close-talker mascot and held an Elaine Dance Contest to celebrate “Seinfeld’s” 25th anniversary. PLUS: Jerry Seinfeld thanked "Seinfeld" fans on the 25th anniversary.

“Southern Charm” star announces bid to unseat Sen. Lindsay Graham
Former South Carolina state treasurer Thomas Ravenel, who is also a convicted felon for cocaine possession, is trying to run as an independent for the state’s U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Graham. He’ll need 10,000 signatures.

Phil and Claire’s “Modern Family” house sells for $2.15 million
The two-story property, built in 2006 in L.A.’s Cheviot Hills, contains six bedrooms and originally went to market for $2.35 million.

“Breaking Bad’s” cinematographer to direct 2 “Game of Thrones” episodes next season
Michael Slovis, who was cinematographer for nearly every “Breaking Bad” episode and director for four of them, will helm the “Game of Thrones” season premiere. He’s the 2nd “Breaking Bad” director to helm “GoT,” after Michelle MacLaren.

A Jon Stewart biography is due out this fall, titled “The Angry Optimist”
Here are some tidbits from Lisa Rogak’s book, including his stoner college life and working as a bartender at a punk rock club.

Coming soon: “Game of Thrones” wine
The Wines of Westeros will be available in The Stark (Sauvignon Blanc) and The Lannister (Pinot Noir).

Katie Couric and Kim Kardashian have apparently made up
Kris Jenner posted on Instagram a photo of the two “fake friends” together in the Hamptons.

Check out the “Better Call Saul” bobblehead
"This guy just arrived at my house,” says co-creator Peter Gould. "The law can be slippery, I'll let him handle it."

“Scandal’s” Columbus Short arrested for public intoxication
Short was taken into custody in Dallas while celebrating the 4th of July.

Lea Michele jokes about being the latest “Glee” star to get hacked
"Guess @chriscolfer and I should have known better then to make our passwords the names of our cats:),” she tweeted after her Twitter account announced she was pregnant.

Jimmy Kimmel attempts to learn Sia’s “Chanedlier” from  “Dance Moms” star
Maddie Ziegler, 11, tried to teach Kimmel and Guillermo her dance from the music video.

Brody Jenner: I never dated Lauren Conrad on “The Hills”
Their relationship, he admits, was totally fake.

Joel McHale sends up Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars"
Check out “The Soup’s” “Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine,” with Tony Hale.

“Gypsy Sisters” star accused of stealing $14,700 from Target
Police say Joann Wells schemed with two cashiers in her alleged fraud.

Watch the trailer for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Atlanta Falcons
The NFL training camp reality show returns Aug. 5.

“Doctor Who” offers a new teaser
Is that the voice of Davros?

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<p>Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in &quot;Knight of Cups&quot;</p>

Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in "Knight of Cups"

Italian 'Knight of Cups' distributor says to expect Terrence Malick's film this year

I'm sure we'd like to just take this guy's word for it...

Terrence Malick is so secretive with his projects that it's sort of a perfect storm for the internet era. People track down any and all morsels of information and get hung up on whatever might be breathed about this or that project (the filmmaker is uncharacteristically prolific these last few years). Naturally, with a pair of films on the way sooner or later, the feeding frenzy is on, particularly as it pertains to "Knight of Cups" (the only one of them with a title). Is it going to hit theaters this year? That's what the film's Italian distributor says, anyway.

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<p>Sunday&#39;s &quot;True Blood&quot;</p>

Sunday's "True Blood"

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'Fire in the Hole'

An episode dominated by reams of talk and a major character’s untimely exit

The guiding principle behind “Fire in the Hole” seems to be that if the show can cover enough physical ground and extend its reach over a great enough span of time, that will make up for a set of relationships that have ceased to evolve and a plot that’s freezing up.  There’s a lot of inert dialogue scenes where people try to work out their thoughts and feelings, including one in which Violet expresses her disappointment in her “warrior” Jason for even having thoughts and feelings. (Remembering the day they met, she says that she could tell right away that “you were a man like they used to make them, who lived by a code of honor and dignity, and with an iron-forged c**k!” Stick that on your next Father’s Day card.) These philosophical debates don’t do much for the audience, but hey—there are flashbacks! Bill has his picture taken with his little daughter before heading off to the Civil War, and we get to see Eric’s fateful first encounter with Nan Flanagan and the forces of the Vampire Authority. If little fill-in details like that don’t do much for you, you’re out of luck.

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Penguin One, Us Zero'

Kevin begins to question his sanity, Laurie indoctrinates Meg, and Tommy goes on the run

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as the entire cast of "Perfect Strangers" disappears...

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<p>Devin of &quot;Big Brother&quot;</p>

Devin of "Big Brother"

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Sunday - Nominations, The Battle & Zankie

Plus, Devin just can't stop talking

When we left things on Thursday, Amber and, via a technicality, Devin were Head of Household.

And as we all know, lots and lots of power is sure to make Devin less annoying, right? 


Click through and follow along for Sunday (July 6) night's "Big Brother."

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<p>&quot;State of Affairs&quot;</p>

"State of Affairs"

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: NBC's 'State of Affairs'

Katherine Heigl returns to TV in a drama that misunderstands 'The Blacklist'

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.]

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd to release new album in October, according to David Gilmour's wife

New set would be based on 1994 recordings and first since 'The Division Bell'


Someone can’t keep a secret.

Pink Floyd  guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson tweeted on Saturday, “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called “The Endless River.” Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swan song and very beautiful.”


After she oh-so-casually dropped this news, the internet went up in flames in excitement. The album will be the first album of unreleased material since 1994’s “The Division Bell.”  It’s unknown if  “The Endless River” is composed of tracks recorded during the same sessions for “The Division Bell” and they will now be released as they were recorded then or they will be enhanced with new production and recording, sort of like Michael Jackson’s “Xscape album.”

“The Division Bell” featured Gilmour, Wright, and drummer Nick Mason, with many of the lyrics penned by Samson, and was believed to be Pink Floyd’s last album. Co-founder Syd Barrett quit the band in 1968 (and died in 2006); Roger Waters left the band in 1985 and despite a great deal of acrimony with his band mates, has appeared with them on a handful of occasions for charity.

Wright, the band’s keyboardist, died in 2008, but as the LA Times points out, while the new album may be the last of his recorded output made with Pink Floyd, he went on to release a solo album, “Broken China,” in 1996.

Adding fuel to the rumors: Durga McBroom-Hudson, a vocalist who has toured with the band, also tweeted on Saturday, “Yes. There is a new Pink Floyd album coming out,”  confirming Samson’s tweet.

Samson’s account has since been “suspended,” according to Twitter. Gilmour has a Twitter page, but there are no tweets on it. His website plugs Samson's latest collection of short stories, but has not been updated since May.

Pink Floyd's most popular album remains, of course, 1973's "The Dark Side of the Moon," which has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

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<p>CBS&#39; &quot;Stalker&quot;</p>

CBS' "Stalker"

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: CBS' 'Stalker'

Kevin Williamson steals from his slasher scripts with diminishing returns

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.]


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Exclusive: David Fincher teases with a new piece of evidence from 'Gone Girl'
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Exclusive: David Fincher teases with a new piece of evidence from 'Gone Girl'

And there's a new trailer on the way on Monday

Because I see almost everything at a press screening, it's rare that I see trailers in the theater, and I sometimes forget just how different it is to see something on the bigscreen as opposed to at home on my computer.

Case in point: the "Gone Girl" trailer. At home, I thought it was good, but in the theater, I found it much more powerful and effective. Trent Reznor's comments that Fincher made "a nasty movie" have me very curious to see what he's done with Gillian Flynn's already substantially wicked book. There is a brutal cynicism about love at the heart of this one, and while Fincher wasn't immediately the obvious choice for this movie, it feels like he may end up being the perfect choice.

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