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<p>Justin Bartha and Heather Graham must be feeling good about the conclusion of the 'Hangover' trilogy</p>

Justin Bartha and Heather Graham must be feeling good about the conclusion of the 'Hangover' trilogy

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Justin Bartha and Heather Graham talk about their fates in 'The Hangover Part III'

Two of the supporting characters from the trilogy weigh in on saying goodbye

Not every interview is easy.

In general, I try to treat interviews as real conversations. It's all an illusion, of course. Most real conversations are not arranged weeks earlier by a team of publicists and don't take place in a brightly lit area surrounded by strangers and cameras that you have to pretend aren't actually there, and they don't take place one after another until people begin to blur together.

At a press event, though, that's exactly what happens, and so it becomes hard to make it feel natural. When you are dealing with cast members like Justin Bartha and Heather Graham for a film like "The Hangover Part III," it's exponentially harder. That's not a reflection on either of them, though. It's more a matter of the roles they play in this particular film.

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CBS picks up 'Bad Teacher' for midseason


CBS picks up "Bad Teacher" for midseason

Ari Graynor will play the Cameron Diaz role in the remake of the 2011 film.


"Real Housewives" spins off Tamra Barney's wedding

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" star is asking her fans to come up with a name for her new spinoff.


"Kitchen Nightmares" star may be deported over his criminal past

Amy's Baking Company's Samy Bouzaglo reportedly did not disclose his past to immigration officials.


"Homeland" announces 8 guest stars
Jessica Brody's mom and Carrie Mathison's CIA-appointed attorney will be joining the show this season.


Andy Roddick hired to co-host "Fox Sports Live"

The former tennis pro will help Fox Sports 1 challenge ESPN's "SportsCenter."

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<p>Metallica</p>

Metallica

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Metallica preps songs for next album

Quartet hopes to put out new set 'in the next year'

Metallica has enough songs for its follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic,” but fans may have a bit of a wait before they get the next studio album from the metal gods.

“We’ve getting there,” bassist Robert Trujillo told Billboard, “and we’ll have something great, hopefully, in the next year.”

“We got out into the room and jammed and we’ve come up with enough material for a record, for sure,” confirmed lead singer James Hetfield. “We just haven’t had enough time to really focus on it and dial in and start whittling it into these masterpieces, hopefully.”

Standing between the band and the studio is its second Orion Music + More festival, which takes place June 8-9 at Detroit’s Belle Isle. The quartet also has its previously announced 3-D film, “Metallica Through the Never,”  in the works.  The band’s Lars Ulrich is at the Cannes Film Festival seeking international buyers; the movie bows in the States on Sept. 27.


 

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<p>Noah Emmerich in FX's critically acclaimed series &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Noah Emmerich in FX's critically acclaimed series "The Americans."

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An epic interview with Noah Emmerich on 'The Americans,' 'Jane's Got A Gun' and 'Blood Ties'

Working on already infamous 'Gun' is 'so much fun'

CANNES - This is not Noah Emmerich's first trip to the Croisette. The character actor who has appeared in films such as "Little Children," "Super 8" and who now stars as FBI agent Stan Beeman in FX's hit series "The Americans" journeyed to Cannes for the premiere of Doug Liman's "Fair Game" three years ago.  Now, he's back to support the ensemble of "Blood Ties" where he plays a NYPD police captain caught in the middle of two feuding brothers (Clive Owen, Billy Crudup) in Guillaume Canet's English-language remake of the 2008 French film "Rivals."  It's a nice break for Emmerich whose in the middle of shooting the troubled and controversial Western "Jane's Got A Gun." 

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<p>Daft Punk</p>

Daft Punk

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hold at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with 'Can't Hold Us'

Daft Punk scores its first Top 10 hit

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Can’t Hold Us”  holds up at No. 1 for the third consecutive week on the Billboard Hot 100; the song registers its fifth week atop Billboard’s Hot E&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs chart.

Just as the rap duo hang on to the top spot, the first five slots on the Billboard Hot 100 stay the exact same as last week: Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess is No. 2, Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” is No. 3; Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” is No. 4 and Rihanna’s “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, is No. 5.

There’s more activity in the bottom of the top 10 with Daft Punk lands its first Top 10 hit close to 20 years after the duo began, according to Billboard.  “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams, moves 15-10. Shockingly, its 2001 hit “One More Time,” peaked at No. 61. Look for Daft Punk to land the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 next week with “Random Access Memories.”

Daft Punk has the only new entry in the Top 10:  at No. 6 is Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” which drives up from No. 10; Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” falls 6-7, Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” is No. 8 and Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” featuring Charli XCX, is No. 9.

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"900 Pound Man: The Race Against Time"

 "900 Pound Man: The Race Against Time"

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Watch: A window into the life of '900 Pound Man: The Race Against Time'

The Guam resident may be too large to have weight loss surgery

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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<p>Eddie Marsan, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Paddy Considine are unprepared for what they see in the men's room in Edgar Wright's new genre-bending comedy 'The World's End'</p>

Eddie Marsan, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Paddy Considine are unprepared for what they see in the men's room in Edgar Wright's new genre-bending comedy 'The World's End'

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New US trailer for Edgar Wright's 'World's End' goes heavy on the spoilers

Simon Pegg is still jumping fences

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.

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<p>Todd&nbsp;Haynes</p>

Todd Haynes

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Todd Haynes teams with Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska for 'Carol'

Patricia Highsmith adaptation marks the director's return to the big screen

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.

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'Dancing with the Stars' may shake up its judging panel; 3 pros also expected to leave


"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.

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<p>Billy Crystal will star in an FX&nbsp;sitcom pilot called &quot;The Comedians.&quot;</p>

Billy Crystal will star in an FX sitcom pilot called "The Comedians."

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Billy Crystal to star in FX comedy pilot 'The Comedians'

If picked up, would be first regular TV job in decades for the 'Soap' and 'SNL' alum

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."

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"Celebrity Ghost Stories"

 "Celebrity Ghost Stories"

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'Celebrity Ghost Stories' returns with Wayne Newton, Marlee Matlin

'The Haunting Of...' comes back for season two, too

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. 

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Why old contestants aren't going to save 'American Idol'


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."

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