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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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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!

Click to continue reading TV Scoop: ‘Malefiftycent,’ Gillian Jacobs on ‘Girls,’ ‘True Blood’ Tidbits


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There can never be too many promotional videos/mini episodes/prequels/extra shenanigans/etc. of Doctor Who.

With less than two weeks from the premiere of the special 50th anniversary episode of the sci-fi BBC series, titled "The Day of the Doctor," showrunner Steven Moffat releases a mini episode in order to connect the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) with John Hurt's "Warrior" incarnation.

(Spoilers after the jump - check it out the video above!)

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Adina Porter as Lettie Mae on 'True Blood'Prepare yourself for more Lettie Mae Thornton Daniels next summer on True Blood! Adina Porter, the actress who portrays Tara's alcoholic-turned-Bible-thumper mom, has been promoted to a series regular on the hit HBO show.

Though Porter has been a part of the vampire drama since its first season, her character had been in and out of the spotlight the past season; however, it's no surprise that we'll be seeing more of Lettie Mae considering how the show left off with her begging Tara to feed off her (as if they're going to kill off a gem of a character like Lettie Mae).

Porter starred in two seasons of another popular HBO show, The Newsroom, and has also appeared on Grey's Anatomy and American Horror Story.

True Blood's next - and final! - season airs next summer.

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Charmed+ Octavia Spencer has been cast as the lead for the upcoming NBC remake of Murder, She Wrote. While on the one hand I'm rejoicing that there's one more woman of color starring in a network program, I can't help but worry that TV is going to fall into Hollywood's current habit of incessantly choosing to produce remakes over original shows.

+ Speaking of unoriginal television, it has only been 7 years since Charmed aired its final episode, but apparently executives over at CBS think that it should already be rebooted. I guess perhaps this is the price we pay for American Horror Story: Coven being so damn good.

+ Apparently people are still tuning into MTV shows, because the former music video network has renewed Catfish for another season. I suppose it beats putting out another show involving teenagers and their unplanned pregnancies.

(American Horror Story: Coven spoilers after the jump!)

Click to continue reading TV Scoop: ‘Murder’ and ‘Charmed’ Reboots, ‘Catfish’ Renewed


Dexter Season 8

Showtime has announced that the upcoming eighth season of Dexter will be the last for the popular series. The announcement came alongside the reveal that Dexter season 8 would begin on Sunday, June 30th. Showtime broke the news first on the Dexter Facebook fan page alongside a two-minute sneak peek where Dexter and Deb have a particularly intense conversation. If you haven't yet finished season 7, you'll wanna skip this one, since it has some pretty obvious spoilers in it. We've embedded the clip for you after the break.

What do you think of the news of Dexter coming to an end?

Click to continue reading Showtime announces that Dexter season 8 will be the last, starts June 30

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Kim and Khloe KardashianKim Kardashian is allegedly "envious" of her sister's X Factor job.

Relations between the 32-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and her 28-year-old sibling Khloe are reportedly very tense since her younger sister secured the high profile presenting job last month. A source told Life & Style magazine that the reality TV star "has become deeply envious" of Khloe's job and it has already "led to some serious tension" in their family.

"Kim and Khloe has been fighting lately because Kim is extremely jealous of Khloe's career. [Kim] feels like Khloe had become the breakout star of the family, and she hates it," an insider said.

Khloe - who is married to Clippers basketball star Lamar Odom - previously revealed that her older sister had given her constructive criticism on how to improve her presenting skills. "My sisters have already texted me tips, which I love. I love constructive criticism. I've never done this before, so I just think I can only get better - hopefully. My sister Kim was like, 'You did amazing, but don't yell so much!' I did notice at some points, I was like, 'Why did I just yell?'" she explained.


Dr. Phil and Dina Lohan

Dina Lohan has been slammed as "phony and inauthentic." The mother of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan gave a shambolic interview to Dr. Phil McGraw on his Dr. Phil show where she was blasted for appearing intoxicated and made rude gestures when she didn't like certain questions and the TV personality was unimpressed.

"What you have done is distinguished yourself in the negative, you have come on here and been phony and inauthentic. You spent more time talking about cameras, are we rolling... that's my business... we're not here about my business, we're here about your life," he told her.

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Mad Men Season 5 Promo

Three Mad Men stars -- January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, and Vincent Kartheiser -- are in final talks to ink their two-year contracts, which secures their roles for the last two seasons of the award-winning series.

While Jones had fewer screen time in season five due to her pregnancy, Moss' character Peggy Olson was largely absent from the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce offices, leaving fans to question where her storyline will go next if Moss remains for another two seasons. Series creator Matthew Weiner shed some light on Peggy's arc (spoilers after the jump):

Click to continue reading Mad Men Stars Finalize Two-Year Contracts

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears was left emotional when an old friend auditioned for The X Factor on Sunday.

The "Toxic" hitmaker was visibly moved when the man - whose identity has not been revealed - took to the stage at San Francisco's Oracle Arena but remained "calm and supportive" when he confessed to her that he is gay.

As the man stepped out, Britney exclaimed, "I know him. We did a duet together 10 years ago."

"You could see that Britney recognized him straight away. She got this huge smile on her face and her eyes lit up. It was so sweet," an onlooker said.

The hopeful than began to cry and confessed to the audience "I'm gay," before turning to address Britney. "At the time I didn't think I was worthy. I didn't think you thought it was OK that I am gay," he said.

Click to continue reading Britney Spears Shocked by Friend’s Audition


Biggest Loser no excuses

No excuses!!  How many times did that need to be said last night? 

The first episode of the 'season of no excuses' started with the usual introductions, including all of the participant names, ages, and relationship between the teammates.  Alison stood in front of the gates of the ranch and let everyone know they were just about to enter the place where dreams come true (isn’t that Disney’s line?), that the tools they need to get healthy are behind these gates, and - most importantly - it is where they can get their lives back.

A few of the contestants gave what their excuses are for being so overweight, and as you might imagine, they were all fairly typical - thing like having no time to work out, being an emotional eater, putting things off until a tomorrow that never comes, laziness, and coming from a heavy family.  One woman has 13 children and 54 grandkids. There is usually a pretty emotional story for at least one contestant that keeps them in my mind throughout the season.  In previous years these included Bonnie (although not my favorite,) who lost her home in Hurricane Katrina, and then lost her husband shortly thereafter.  The one that sticks in my head the most is Abby. She lost her husband, daughter, and infant son in a car accident just miles from their home. 

This season Buddy, 41, has 3 small children and his wife is his best friend (ok, cute.) He lost a daughter 5 years ago, and thus far he has the biggest tragedy that's been revealed. Ok Buddy, you are definitely going to be on my radar.  Ahh, I’m already feeling emotionally drained.  Let’s get those gates opened and get started with the process.

Click to continue reading The Biggest Loser Recap: The Season of No Excuses Begins


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