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'True Blood' final season promo+ As you're marking off the days on your calendar until True Blood premieres, the internet is bubbling with gossip surrounding the final season of the hit HBO vampire drama. One source even goes as far to claim that the writers have decided to pull a Joss Whedon and kill off a beloved character.

+ Rapper 50 Cent proves that he's got a comedic side to him, as he teams up with Jimmy Kimmel for a short spoof of Maleficent.

+ Photos of Gillian Jacobs on the set of Girls have surfaced, but viewers beware, as they're a bit of spoilers!

+ Although it originally seemed as though Matthew McConaughey would not return for futher seasons of True Detective (despite how wildly successful it was and how many folks raved about his performance as Rust Cohle), the Dallas Buyers Club star has stated that he's wants to come back for more!

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Meryl Davis and Maksim ChmerkovskiyMeryl Davis and dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the winners of Dancing With the Stars last night.

The figure skater and her professional partner, who scored 30 points for their fusion of the Argentine tango/Cha cha, giving them a perfect 90 when combined with their scores from Monday's show.

Veteran dancer Maksim - who was competing for the 14th series - was delighted with his win and explained, "It's just plastic, but it means so much. And when it's lasted a decade of running after, it means so much more, and to do it with Meryl is a dream come true. There's a reason why it didn't happen before. This was meant to happen with this one."

"Thank you all for the incredible support.... I'm completely overwhelmed. @MaksimC and I have been so fortunate to share this journey w/ you! [sic]," Maryl wrote on Twitter.

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Fandango

WWE Superstar Fandango wants to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

The 32-year-old wrestler is a fan of the program and if the opportunity arose to compete on the ballroom show he'd jump at the chance. Fandango - who uses ballroom dance moves in the ring and is always accompanied by his "dancing partner" Summer Rae - first got into the series when fellow WWE Superstar Chris Jericho competed on it in 2011. When asked if he'd like to compete on the series, Fandango told BANG Showbiz, "I would like to give it a go, I just need the right partner - maybe a lingerie model! I've watched Dancing with the Stars, I watched when Chris Jericho was on it, I think it's cool. It's always cool to see the stars - whether they're a football player or an actor, an actress, a model, whatever - put into that situation of crunch training to try and win the show. How they deal with the pressures and their egos of not being really good at it is interesting to see."

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Drew Carey and Candace Cameron Bure

NeNe Leakes will compete on Dancing With The Stars. The outspoken Real Housewives of Atlanta star is set to join the likes of Price Is Right host Drew Carey, former ice hockey player Sean Avery and Full House alumni Candace Cameron Bure on the 18th season of the popular ballroom dancing show.

The full line-up was officially unveiled on Good Morning America yesterday morning and features a heavy dose of athletes. Double-amputee snowboarding champion Amy Purdy, who will be partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, and Olympic figure skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis have all signed on to compete.

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Brooke Burke-CharvetTalk about a surprise elimination!

Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet announced late last night that she won't be returning as a co-host for the dancing competition's 18th season.

Despite having served as the reality show's co-host for eight seasons, Brooke broke the surprising news on her Twitter: "Weird day ... Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS …ME. Tom Bergeron didn't even read my name... I won't be returning to the show this season."

A confirmation of the news was given by the show's executive producer Conrad Green, who wrote in a statement, "We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season... She's been a wonderful part of the Dancing with the Stars family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We'd like to thank Brooke for her years of great service."

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Nicollette SheridanNicollette Sheridan has been granted a new trial in her case for wrongful termination from Desperate Housewives.

The actress' initial legal battle against ABC, Touchstone and series creator Marc Cherry - who was excused from the suit mid-trial - ended in a split jury in March 2012, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.

Nicollette - who alleged her character Edie Britt had been killed off after she complained to network executives that Cherry had hit her during an argument about a scene in 2008 - later had an appeal rejected, with the California Supreme Court ruling that the trial judge should have issued a directed verdict in favour of ABC because she wasn't actually fired but had not had her contract renewed. The court advised her to refile the suit on the basis the California Labor Code had been violated, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern rejected the petition, stating she should have filed within six months of the incident. However, Judge Stern has now ordered a new trial, though it is unclear why the decision has been made.

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Bruce JennerBruce Jenner is eager to be a contestant on Dancing With the Stars.

The 64-year-old retired athlete, whose stepchildren Kim and Rob Kardashian have both previously competed on the reality series, is in talks to take part in the upcoming 18th season. "He's dying to do it. The show is close to locking him in," a source said.

Meanwhile, the Olympic gold medallist's sons Brandon and Brody Jenner are said to be very supportive of his recent decision to reduce the size of his Adam's apple. Bruce, who separated from his wife Kris Jenner in October after 22 years of marriage, reportedly underwent a "laryngeal shave" procedure in Beverly Hills on Sunday to soften the feature of his neck, which is typically done on patients who are in the first stage of gender reassignment.

"The boys don't think their father is trying to become a woman and simply laugh at rumors. They do believe that Bruce became more conscience of his physical appearance and how he looked after Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered. They blame their stepmother [Kris] for all of the plastic surgery he has had over the years. Kris always encouraged Bruce to have his face nipped and tucked. He has had plastic surgery to remove excess fat above his eyelids. The Adam's apple surgery is just following in that pattern," a source said.

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Melissa McCarthy+ Not surprisingly, Lindsay Lohan hasn't made things easy for her latest project - a reality show set to air on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. When asked about the progress of the show, the famed TV mogul said that "there have been bumps" with filming.

+ With the disappointing series finale of Dexter, fans of the crime thriller will be pleased to know that Showtime president David Nevins is - despite some reluctance - hinting at a spin-off starring Michael C. Hall, who portrayed the eponymous anti-hero.

+ AMC released a new trailer for the second half of The Walking Dead that wasn't too much of a teaser, considering that everything in TWD world looked more or less the same as it did in the mid-season finale.

+ Funny lady Melissa McCarthy is set to host Saturday Night Live for the third time during Super Bowl weekend with Imagine Dragons appearing as the musical guest.

Click to continue reading TV Scoop: Oprah on LiLo, ‘Dexter’ Spin-Off, New ‘Walking Dead’ Trailer


Candace Cameron BureWith talks of a Dawson's Creek and Friends reunions, why not throw in talk about a Full House one?

Candace Cameron Bure - who played DJ on the 90's sitcom - is voicing her desire to see the Tanner family back together on television. "Everyone talks about it and we've all talked about it. But who knows?... It'd be really fun. I've always said I'd be up for it if it happens," Bure said while appearing on Good Morning America.

The mother of three has previously mentioned wanting to see a Full House reunion, telling Us Weekly in November, "It's been thought about for a long time. A lot of things would have to work out for that to happen. I keep saying, never say never."

Lori Laughlin, who played Aunt Becky in the series, isn't as keen on the idea: "If it were a really good script and a great project but sometimes I think that it's better off to leave those TV shows as they were and not do reunion shows."

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Katie CouricAfter just two seasons on the air, Katie - Katie Couric's talk show - will be coming to an end.

Couric and Disney/ABC released a joint statement about the announcement, claiming that the cancellation was mutual between them: "We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-13 and we look forward to the rest of the season."

Although the talk show was one of the highest-rated programs that premiered in syndication last Fall 2012, subsequent ratings have not been too kind. Combined with the series' production costs, industry analysts point to these factors in the show's cancellation.

Katie is expected to finish out its second season, airing its final episode in June.

Couric left CBS News in 2011 to launch Katie and will now be heading over to Yahoo News next year to be their global anchor.

Read More | The Hollywood Reporter via People


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