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<p>These are not your standard-issue Disney princesses.</p>

These are not your standard-issue Disney princesses.

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DC's fairy-tale epic 'Fables' set for the big screen with new writer and director

Is there room for another 'fairy-tales-in-the-real-world' project?

If you're an "Arrested Development" fan, you probably pride yourself on being able to pick up all the levels of the various jokes that are piled on with an almost breathtaking density, but even the nerdiest of fans probably missed one of the weirdest inside beats this season. There are a number of jokes in the new series built around that weird early-'90s tax shelter production of "Fantastic Four" that was supposed to lock down the rights for Roger Corman, and on their own, those jokes are a bunch of fun.

But if you pay close attention, you'll spot Josh Trank and Jeremy Slater in the episodes, and that's a joke that won't fully pay off until Fox releases their in-development reboot of "Fantastic Four," which Josh Trank is set to direct, and which Jeremy Slater worked on as a writer. The notion of layering in a gag that won't even fully make sense for a few years is one of the many reasons I love "Arrested Development."

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<p>Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris in &quot;Mood Indigo.&quot;</p>

Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris in "Mood Indigo."

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Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' to open Karlovy Vary fest

Once more, we'll be attending the Czech-based fest

Cannes is still fresh enough in my mind that the idea of diving into another film festival right now is ever-so-slightly panic-inducing, but I've got over three weeks to get in the mood for the admittedly far more relaxed charms of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic, which kicks off on June 28.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt pregnant, expecting a baby with her 'Client List' co-star


Jennifer Love Hewitt pregnant, expecting a baby with her "Client List" co-star
Hewitt, 34, began dating Brian Hallisay 15 months ago after meeting on the NBC drama "Love Bites." According to Us Weekly, Hewitt is three months along.


Report: Fox firing "Idol" bosses Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick

The two exec producers were with "Idol" when it debuted in 2002 and they also worked together on the British "Pop Idol."


"The Bachelorette" puts up tweet complaining about tweets featured on-screen

"I wish the tweets at the bottom of the screen would go away on the bachelorette. #noonecares," tweeted Alexa Stout. PLUS: Chris Harrison approves.

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"Anna Nicole"

 "Anna Nicole"

Credit: Lifetime

Watch: 'American Psycho' director tackles a sad and soapy 'Anna Nicole'

This quick clip promises stripping, clown make-up and more

There are so many reasons to find "Anna Nicole" depressing before you've even watched it. First, the trailer is set to the saddest rendition of the song "Fame" you've ever heard. Then, the Lifetime movie is directed by "American Psycho"'s Mary Harron, who definitely classes up the joint but whom you'd hope would have better things to do. I hope this is her "Star 80," but given that it's Lifetime, there's a better chance of this being akin to Lindsay Lohan's "Liz & Dick."

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Justin Theroux joins HBO's 'The Leftovers' from Damon Lindelof


Justin Theroux joins HBO's "The Leftovers" from Damon Lindelof
He'll play the police chief in the "Lost" co-creator's drama about life after the Rapture.


Hillary Clinton jokes about pitching a Bravo reality show: "Project Pantsuit"

"You know," she said last night at a fashion awards show. "I have been thinking, now that I have some more time on my hands, I am going to be pitching Andy (Cohen) and others on a new show for Bravo, to fill that gap that is so apparent to some of us. All you really need is a small but passionate audience to be successful. We could call it 'Project Pantsuit.' We have all kinds of ideas. So just call me after tonight, Andy."


Coldplay's drummer made a cameo during "Game of Thrones" wedding

Will Champion was playing a drum in his quick cameo appearance. PLUS: Eat some Red Wedding Cake, and Aaron Rodgers not sorry for spoiling "Game of Thrones," citing 24-hour rule.


Aaron Sorkin: Larry David told me to avoid watching "The West Wing" after I left
Sorkin recalls: "He said, 'Listen to me. Under no circumstances can you ever watch the show again. Either it's going to be great and you're going to be miserable, or it's going to be less than great and you're going to be miserable. Either way you're going to be miserable.' I thought, 'Well, it's Larry David, he's kind of professionally miserable.'" PLUS: Check out Sorkin's spacious office.


"Devious Maids" pilot will be released early in English and Spanish

Lifetime will also make each episode available in both languages the day after airing.


Deacon Jones dies: NFL Hall of Famer was one of "Brady Bunch's" most memorable guest-stars
Watch Jones teach Peter Brady that it's okay to sing and play football from a 1971 episode.


"Mad Men" alum Jared Harris gets engaged

The actor who played Lane Pryce is set to marry longtime girlfriend Allegra Riggio.

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<p>LeAnn Rimes' &quot;`Spitfire&quot;</p>

LeAnn Rimes' "`Spitfire"

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Album Review: LeAnn Rimes tells her side of the story on 'Spitfire'

Confessional new set showcases her strong vocals

LeAnn Rimes’ private life has played out very publicly in the tabloids for the past few years and has, unfortunately,  completely overshadowed her considerable musical talents. With “Spitfire,” out today, she attempts to get the focus back on her superior singing chops through, ironically, addressing the very issue with which the press has had a field day.

[More after the jump...]

 

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Watch: Taylor Swift joins The Rolling Stones on 'As Tears Go By' in Chicago
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Watch: Taylor Swift joins The Rolling Stones on 'As Tears Go By' in Chicago

Is her version Faithfull to the original?

Taylor Swift did her best Marianne Faithfull imitation Monday night in Chicago as she became the latest artist to join the Rolling Stones on stage.

[More after the jump...]

 

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<p>Wu-Tang Clan at Summer Jam XX</p>

Wu-Tang Clan at Summer Jam XX

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Wu-Tang Clan releases new song 'Family Reunion'

'Fresh lemonade' from Ghostface Killa, Method Man and Masta Killa

In the off-chance you can make your way through Peter Rosenberg's sound effects and ad-libs, Wu-Tang Clan has a brand new song "Family Reunion."

The soul sampling track features members Ghostface Killa, Method Man and Masta Killa, and was delivered into the hands of Hot 97 courtesy of RZA. The crew was present and accounted for at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX just this past weekend.

Wu-Tang also dropped fresh single "Execution in Autumn" last month on limited 7", and in drastically different style. Still, it's a good sign that the hip-hop vets are on track for a sixth full-length "A Better Tomorrow," a little celebration behind the 20th anniversary (!) of "36 Chambers." "A Better Tomorrow" is supposedly due in July.

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'Game of Thrones' star Michelle Fairley joins 'Suits'


"Game of Thrones" star Michelle Fairley joins "Suits"
She'll recur in Season 3 as a British entrepreneur.


Much-anticipated wedding didn't help "Game of Thrones" ratings
"The Rains of Castamere" attracted 5.2 million, which was less than the season high of 5.5 million.


Mitch Hurwitz reacts to "Arrested" reactions, talks Portia de Rossi's appearance

"I wasn't taken aback at all," he says of some of the critics' reactions. As for the Lindsay Bluth appearance jokes, he says, "it was absolutely not meant to be a joke at Portia's expense. It was at Lindsay's expense. She doesn't look different to me." PLUS: Burbank's Bob Hope Airport transformed into "India Airport."


Diablo Cody gets a sidekick for her talk show pilot
Steve Agee, whose pilot with Craig Robinson still may get picked up, will join Cody on her TBS talk show pilot.


"Mistresses" debuts to 4.42 million, "Revolution" up in season finale

Meanwhile, "The Bachelorette" reached a new low with last night's episode.


"Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens sorry for ruining Christmas for UK fans

"I am sorry about that!" he says of violating a British Christmas day TV tradition.

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<p>Selena Gomez' &quot;Stars Dance&quot;</p>

Selena Gomez' "Stars Dance"

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Selena Gomez premieres 'Slow Down' and details new album 'Stars Dance'

July release will include this very J-Lo dance track from The Cataracs

There's all sorts of dance tracks that demand you hit the floor, live it up, don't stop what-have-you. Selena Gomez is asking you to, kindly, "Slow Down."

The former Disney star is back out the gate with another lively pop tune from her forthcoming album, the details to which she announced last night (June 3). "Stars Dance," her new record, will be released on July 23, the day after her 21st birthday.

"Slow Down" comes as an iTunes pre-sale goodie, which is only sort-of good-ish. The chorus -- I guarantee you -- will become the soundtrack to all banal things you do, including taking out the garbage, showering and cropping photos of Selena Gomez. It's gone under the generic club-thump beat that has dominated all of Jennifer Lopez' recent output, which is to say that it's nothing unique. Gomez actually has some vocal deliveries that are akin to Lopez' too, the big difference is that Lopez' soul now belongs to RedOne whereas Gomez now attends the church of production team The Cataracs, a name that she mentions in the song. Twice.

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Discovery devotes special to dead 'Storm Chasers' stars


Discovery devotes special to  dead "Storm Chasers" stars
"Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers Tribute" airing Wednesday at 10 will show highlights of Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras, who all died last Friday.


Watch Lifetime's "Anna Nicole" trailer
It's set to the music of "Fame."


"Modern Family" adds "Up All Night's" creator to its writing staff

Emily Spivey, a former "SNL" writer, departed the NBC comedy earlier this year when it was being tranformed into a multicamera sitcom.


Tori Spelling accused of stealing a reality show idea

Three producers have filed a $60 million lawsuit alleging that "sTORIbook Weddings" on Oxygen was lifted from their idea.


CW releases official trailers for its new shows
See the completed trailers for "Tomorrow People," "Reign," "The 100" and "The Originals."

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<p>The cast of &quot;Sleepy Hollow&quot;</p>

The cast of "Sleepy Hollow"

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DVR Gridlock 2013-14: Monday Nights

How will 'The Blacklist,' 'Mom' and 'Sleepy Hollow' impact your life?
[Over the next six days, I'm going to be glancing, night-by-night, at how the primetime schedules have changed after the network announcements at upfronts. I'll be looking at how the various changes will impact the ratings races on each night, as well as my own DVRing habits. Readers can chime in on how their own DVRs will be impacted. And yes, this brief series assumes that anybody still watches TV on their TVs. I'm old-fashioned. Check out last year's DVR Gridlock installments.]
 
MONDAY NIGHTS
 
8:00 p.m.
ABC: "Dancing with the Stars"
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother," "We Are Men"
The CW: "Hart of Dixie"
FOX: "Bones"/"Almost Human"
NBC: "The Voice"
 
9:00 p.m.
ABC: "Dancing with the Stars"
CBS: "2 Broke Girls," "Mom"
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast"
NBC: "The Voice"
 
10:00 p.m.
ABC: "Castle"
CBS: "Hostages"
 
 
What's Changed: After Sunday's really dull schedule and limited alterations, Mondays are somewhat overhauled. At least ABC is keeping things simple with "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Bachelor." NBC's got "The Voice," but after using the reality hit to unsuccessfully launch "Smash," "NBC" thought it had a genuine hit with "Revolution" this year, but after a spring of declines, "Revolution" is off to fend for itself on Wednesdays and the James Spader thriller "The Blacklist" is at 10 p.m. CBS is using "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls" to launch a pair of new comedies in "We Are Men" and "Mom," while "Hawaii Five-0" has been shipped off to Fridays in favor of an innovative, by CBS standards, revolving limited drama wheel of "Hostages" and then "Intelligence." Similarly, FOX will shift "Bones" to Fridays post-baseball and will then go with two new dramas in "Almost Human" and "Sleepy Hollow," at least until "The Following" returns at midseason, at which point anything could happen. And, finally, The CW has shifted "Hart of Dixie" back to Mondays, where it will be paired with the totally incompatible "Beauty and the Beast."
 
How the Ratings Race Is Impacted: On the surface, it would be fair to assume that the basics of the ratings race won't change. "Dancing with the Stars" will, barring a big drop, keep ABC in first overall, while "The Voice" will, barring a big drop, keep NBC in first overall. It's unlikely that "Dancing" will fall enough for any shifting to ensue there, though that franchise continues to skew older and older with each passing installment. Probably for one season, "Dancing" might get a bump -- or at least "Dancing" might stabilize -- as ABC rolls results into a lone Monday telecast. As for "The Voice," the perception is that NBC's singing show is on the upswing and FOX's "American Idol" is on the downswing and while that isn't untrue, the audience for "The Voice" loves the spinning chairs and likes every subsequent step progressively less to the point where recent live shows have been basically on par with spring performance installments of "Idol." While that's not a glowing trend, there's no reason to think the spinning chairs will decline any time in the near future, especially with the revolving mentor panel keeping things semi-fresh. Similarly, if it's any good, "The Blacklist" should be able to do what "Revolution" has been doing in recent weeks, which is "good enough." If it's not good, NBC has several midseason dramas ready to fill in there. CBS is the network taking the big risks, which will either lead to big rewards or create several gaping holes. "We Are Men" doesn't seem like an especially smooth companion to the final season of "How I Met Your Mother," but CBS has several midseason comedies -- "Bad Teacher" and "Friends with Better Lives" -- that might be more compatible if it fails. "Mom," on the other hand, looks like a good, broad match for "2 Broke Girls" and, if successful, could boost either the off-brand "Hostages" or the on-brand "Intelligence" as the season progresses. And The CW's Monday was such a disaster last year that almost anything will be an improvement, with "Hart of Dixie" sure to outdraw what "Gossip Girl" and "Carrie Diaries" did last year. The CW's decision to renew "Beauty and the Beast" was already slightly silly, but the choice to put the sure-to-struggle drama on Mondays guarantees what could be a big collapse.
 
My Predicted DVR: It's funny that in the 8 p.m. hour, the show guaranteed to have DVR space is The CW's pleasing-and-low-pressure "Hart of Dixie," which isn't "Gilmore Girls," or even "Bunheads," but it remains an effective-enough version of the old WB formula. I'll probably suffer through the last season of "How I Met Your Mother," while watching the FOX dramas on Hulu (or "Almost Human" proves worthwhile). The 9 p.m. hour has become really soft, suddenly. I continue to actively hate half of "2 Broke Girls" and to only periodically enjoy the other half, but it'll keep its DVR space, while I'll be able to give "Sleepy Hollow" a while to either settle into its lunacy, or to spiral further out of control. I'll keep watching "Castle" at 10 p.m. and I'm sure either "The Blacklist" or "Hostages" will claim my second 10 p.m. DVR slot, though it may take a few weeks of Hulu co-viewing to determine which one I drop. Or maybe "The Blacklist" and "Hostages" will both be awesome and I'll have to figure out a full Hulu/OnDemand rotation. Or maybe they'll both stink and I'll be able to do other things. Hope springs eternal!
 
How have the new schedules impacted your Mondays?
 
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