We all have days when we don't want to get out of bed. We can, of course, and that is what makes our lives different (and probably a lot better) than Ricky Naputi's. In tonight's special, "900 Pound Man: The Race Against Time" (airing at 9:00 p.m. on TLC), we discover how much it sucks to be so big getting out of bed is an exhausting and nearly impossible experience. Plus, we meet his wife, who just can't resist giving him all the food he wants.
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Today, Focus Features released the domestic trailer for "The World's End," the latest film by Edgar Wright, and it's far more revelatory than the UK version of the trailer. My guess is that in the UK, it's enough to sell the film on the names of Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, but here in the US, the studio feels like they've got to sell the concept and give people enough information that they know what they're getting into before the film opens.
I get that the cast is far better known in the UK. After all, you've also got Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, and Eddie Marsan, and while all of those guys are in plenty of films that play here, including last year's "The Hobbit," of course, they are simply better known at home. I may love Shane Meadows movies, but I am able to admit that they haven't exactly set the box-office ablaze in this country. So you've got a cast that is going to be amazing to watch, but that aren't the names you use to open the film here.
When last we heard from Todd Haynes (save a quick trip to HBO's "Enlightened"), he had brought James M. Cain's "Mildred Pierce" to the small screen via mini-series. Kate Winslet stormed the awards circuit winning every trophy in sight (much like Michael Douglas seems poised to do this year for "Behind the Candelabra") and the event was in general a nice fit in Haynes's oeuvre of female-centric drama. He's set for another as he transitions back to the big screen with "Carol," Screen Daily reports.
"Dancing with the Stars" may shake up its judging panel; 3 pros also expected to leave
None of the judges is signed up for next season, reports the NY Post, whose source says that Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman are probably out. Meanwhile, dancing pros Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke are unlikely to return.
FX orders "The Comedians" starring Billy Crystal
Crystal will play a comedy veteran who's paired with a younger, edgier comic host of a late-night show in a project that comes from some of the brains behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Burn Notice."
"The X Factor" considered reuniting the original "American Idol" panel
A producer proposed a reunion with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. But the idea was nixed because the show was closing deals with Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland.
Billy Baldwin joins "Copper"
He'll play successful businessman William "Wild Bill" Eustace in the final two episodes of next season.
Nearly 30 years since his one season on "Saturday Night Live," Billy Crystal is returning to television, as star and producer of a comedy pilot for FX called "The Comedians."
If your air conditioning isn't working, good news. There are chills to be had (hey, it's something) on the BIO network when "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "The Haunting Of..." return in back-to-back episodes on Saturday, June 1 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. respectively.
Why old contestants aren't going to save "American Idol"
Only diehard fans will care about seeing "Idol" alums as judges, and those diehard fans are already watching. PLUS: Why not copy "Survivor" and do "Fans vs. Favorites"?
How "Arrested Development" stars were paid for their Netflix episodes
The actor at the center of each episode got $125,000, while other actors appearing received much less depending on a sliding scale.
CBS canceled 2 of the most-watched shows on TV this season
"Vegas" and "CSI: NY" each had more viewers than "Grey's Anatomy," "Castle," "Revolution," "Nashville," "Chicago Fire" and many other returning dramas.
"The Bachelor" host presents "Bachelor"-mocking "Burning Love" with a Webby Award
Ben Stiller and Ken Marino picked up the Webby Special Achievement Award from Chris Harrison. PLUS: Jerry Seinfeld accepts Webby for outstanding comedic performance.
"The Bachelorette" Meredith Phillips is recovering from alcoholism
Phillips, who was "The Bachelorette" in spring 2004, says she was an alcoholic up until six months ago. PLUS: "Bachelorette" Desiree raps with Soulja Boy.
"Saved by the Bell" and "Beverly Hills 90210" graduated from high school 20 years ago this week
Today is the 20th anniversary of Bayside High's graduation. Three days earlier, on May 19, 1993, West Beverly High held its graduation, with Andrea Zuckerman giving the commencement speech.
Check out Simon Cowell and his new "X Factor" judges
Kelly Rowland will be sitting next to Simon this season.
Oprah is the No. 13 most powerful woman in the world
Forbes' annual list also places Diane Sawyer at No. 73.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi buy a $26.5M mansion
Here are pics of their new Santa Barbara home.
See "Bonnie and Clyde" pics
The Lifetime/History miniseries stars Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in the title roles.
Shonda Rhimes: "Grey's Anatomy's" Callie isn't a victim
"Callie isn't a victim," she says, "she's never really been a victim, and she's been cheated on before with George. So how she's going to take this and what she's going to do next is going to be the bigger issue."
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today its list of nominees for TV programming. CBS series "The Big Bang Theory" and FX's mini-series "American Horror Story: Asylum" led the way with six nominations apiece. On the drama side, FX's "The Americans," AMC's "Breaking Bad," HBO's "Game of Thrones" and CBS's "The Good Wife" led with four nods each.
Remember the Lisa Kudrow-produced NBC series "Who Do You Think You Are?" Miss it? Well, after NBC dropped it TLC picked it up. Eight all-new episodes will begin airing on July 23.
CANNES - Two years ago, at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, J.C. Chandor made his feature film debut with "Margin Call." The drama about a Wall Street investment bank on the verge of collapse featured a prestige-worthy cast and received solid reviews, but got lost as an out of competition premiere in Park City. Eight months later, however, it became one of the first true direct to VOD success stories and earned Chandor his first Oscar nomination in the best original screenplay category. Now, he returns with a much different film, "All Is Lost," which debuted today at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
Fox mulling an "Idol" judging panel with 1 or more ex-contestants
Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have been approached, and Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken have been discussed.
"Dancing" has its lowest-rated finale ever
Last night's season-ender was down 21% from last spring.
"The X Factor" saved a lot of money by losing Britney Spears
Britney was paid $15 million, while new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will be paid $1 million and $1.5 million, respectively.
Emma Roberts closing a deal to join "American Horror Story"
She'll play a girl named Madison in the "Coven season.
With "Happy Endings" canceled, Damon Wayans Jr. may return for a "New Girl" cameo
Says Jake Johnson: "There would be such funny episodes with the Coach seeing what’s happened in the past two years since he's (been) gone."
Mitch Hurwitz urges "Arrested Development" fans to not binge-watch, and to watch in order
"You'll get tired!" Hurwitz says of taking in all 15 episodes in one sitting.
Hannibal Burress signs Comedy Central deal
As part of the deal, the comedian will produce a pilot and have a recurring role on "Broad City."
NBC planning an Oklahoma tornado benefit concert special with Blake Shelton
"Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly," says "The Voice" judge.
Robin Roberts writing her memoir
The "GMA" host will recall her battle with cancer in a book due out next year.
"American Horror Story" and "Big Bang" lead Critics' Choice TV nominations
The awards show will be hosted by "Parks and Rec's" Retta on June 10.
Sharon Osbourne returning to the UK "X Factor"
Osbourne originally served as a judge on the first four seasons of the original series.
Bill Hader recalls Justin Bieber's 20-guy "SNL" entourage
He also tells Howard Stern "it's weird" not being on "Saturday Night Live" anymore.
Piers Morgan writing a book about life at CNN
Titled "Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney."
CBS keeping the Tonys through 2018
The awards show has been on CBS for 35 years.
Who knew science -- not scifi, but actual science -- could be this cool? Probably scientists. And anyone who paid attention in science class. Never mind. Whether or not you loved science as a subject (and whether or not you are crushed that one of the few women on the show got eliminated last week, sniff), "The Big Brain Theory: Real Genius" is all about building cool stuff to rigorous standards, then trying to blow it up, set it on fire or destroy it in some other way. Who doesn't love blowing stuff up? Don't answer that.