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+ 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.
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+ 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!
Marilyn Manson has joined the cast of Sons of Anarchy for the final season.
The 45-year-old rocker will play "a white supremacist prison shot-caller" named Ron Tully, who is set to help the show's protagonist Jackson "Jax" Teller (Charlie Hunnam) "expand his power base" in the program, which portrays police and motorcycle gangs in California.
Manson and his dad, Hugh Warner, have always been huge fans of the show which was created by Kurt Sutter, and the shock rocker admitted he is joining the series to make his father proud: "Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father's. The very heart of SOA is about [the father-son] relationship ... So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle."
Manson - whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner - has previously appeared in shows including Californication, Once Upon a Time and Eastbound & Down.
Chelsea Handler's talk show will end on August 26.
The 39-year-old presenter - who confirmed in March she intended to leave Chelsea Lately at the end of her contract - will depart E! three months before her current agreement comes to an end, and is delighted with the work she did for the network.
"I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years. I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I'm glad I went," she said in a statement.
Suzanne Kolb, the president of E!, praised the star for adding "a distinct voice to late night with her acerbic wit and fearless commentary."
Although two months have passed since HBO's freshman crime drama True Detective aired its season finale, fans can't let go of the rumors surrounding the next season!
Fortunately for them, creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto - who wrote all eight episodes of the first season - took to a podcast interview to confirm some of the season 2 speculation.
As it had already been announced that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were not returning for the next season, gossip has it that there will be three leads - two men and a woman - which Pizzolatto did not confirm, but did say that he's "deeply in love with each of them."
Pizzolatto did reveal that the show will take place in California: “Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California. And we’re going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”
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Ryan Seacrest performed on American Idol last night.
The 39-year-old star - who has fronted the talent show since it began in 2002 - took to the stage on the show's finale for a surprise musical performance, which was introduced by program mentor Randy Jackson. Wearing a tuxedo, Ryan sang Richard Marx's classic ballad "Right Here Waiting" - which quickly turned into a duet when the curtains rose to reveal the crooner and the two performed together at the piano.
Speaking afterwards, Ryan jokingly told the audience, "I apologize. [That was my] moment in the sun."
Judge Harry Connick Jr. claimed the performance would trigger a new career direction for the host. "My prediction? You're going to have a record deal before this night is over," he joked. Ryan replied, "I hope not."
Meryl 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.
Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton surprised Barbara Walters on her final episode of The View.
The veteran American broadcaster will retire today at the age of 84 and she was joined by a host of A-list stars, including Michael Douglas, who helped bid farewell to the star at the taping of her last episode yesterday. Barbara struggled to hold back the tears as Oprah, 55, brought out 25 female news anchors - including Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer - who have all been inspired by her six-decade career.
Whoopi Goldberg is to make a reality show about her family.
The 58-year-old actress will produce the series through her One Ho Productions along with 44 Blue Productions, and will focus the program on her daughter Alex Martin, 40, who has three children in their teens and 20s, and her best friend Leisa. According to Deadline, the show will follow Alex as she tries to reinvent herself both personally and professionally with the help of her husband Bernard and Leisa, whose father is actor Lee Weaver.
"I wanted to tell the story of two best friends who experience all of the major phases of a woman's life together. Alex and Leisa have been friends since they were 17 and are both children of famous people, and are now approaching 40. My daughter just became a grandmother and her daughter just turned 24 and they are just trying to figure their lives out. This is really the story of an all-American family for a new generation; it looks a little different than the storybooks, but it's filled with love and laughter," she said.
Seth Meyers is to host the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014.
The Late Night With Seth Meyers' host is set to front the 66th annual event for the first time on August 25, held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, which will air on NBC.
"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy.
The glamorous ceremony, which honors the best in primetime television programming, will be held one month earlier than usual, and on a Monday instead of the usual Sunday, because of NBC's contractual commitment to televise Sunday Night Football.
Charlize Theron is to host Saturday Night Live for the first time.
The Young Adult actress has been chosen to front one of the last episodes of the hit NBC show's most recent series on May 10. She will put her comedic talents to the test when she makes her hugely-anticipated appearance to promote her new Seth MacFarlane western, A Million Ways to Die, E! Online reports.
Joining the 38-year-old star in the recently announced line-up are The Amazing Spider-Man favorite Andrew Garfield, and Lonely Island joker and SNL regular Andy Samberg, who are hosting on May 3 and May 17 respectively.
Charlize will be joined by indie rockers The Black Keys, who have already performed on the show twice, while Andrew's episode will feature a live set from Coldplay and Andy will be accompanied by first-time performers St. Vincent.
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