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Jonah Hill Mocked by Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks and Jonah Hill on last week's SNL

Jonah Hill was put in his place by Tom Hanks during Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The Moneyball actor hosted the NBC show on Saturday, and his monologue started with him talking about how proud he was to have been nominated for an Academy Award last month, despite losing out to silent film The Artist.

"It's been a great year for me. I was in a film I am extremely proud of. Even though The Artist won best picture, I still think Moneyball was one of this year's best talkies," he said.

He then went to a pre-taped routine about his week behind the scenes, which shows him telling the SNL cast to follow his lead because he's an "Oscar nominee."

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Oprah Says Good-Bye With Bevy of Celebrity Friends

Oprah's Final Show -- Oprah and Maria Shriver - by Charles Rex Arbogast, APOprah Winfrey taped her final show this week, and Chicago was brimming with A-listers who came to help her say good-bye. A massive stage was added to the United Center, which was packed with more than 20,000 fans.

Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Madonna, Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Diane Sawyer, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and many others were in attendance, including Chicago hero Michael Jordan. Oprah's finale shows will air on Monday and Tuesday.

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American Idol 10: Celebs Sound Off on Pia Toscano Exit

Pia Toscano eliminated - American Idol 10

Pia Toscano was so overwhelmed by her ninth-place American Idol elimination, she had to be led off stage by a medic. She’s feeling much better now… but, we can’t say the same for the celebs who have been following her on Twitter. Her early exit has sparked outrage from some of the most surprising sources.

“Don’t have an IDOL habit, but how could the USA vote Pia off?” Tom Hanks tweeted. “I may be done for the season! HANX”

“Are you watching Idol? I am shocked and so sad,” said one-season judge Ellen DeGeneres.

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VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Surprises SNL Fans

This week’s SNL was peppered with guest stars. Music icon Elton John served as host, but fans also got to see skits featuring Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte and frequent host Tom Hanks. Watch the video above to see Jake Gyllenhaal’s surprise appearance on Weekend Update. Andy Samberg co-stars in the skit as Nicolas Cage.

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Get an Early Preview of Conan O’Brien’s New Show


Earlier this month, Team Coco provided us with 24-hour live streaming from their offices. This Monday, we'll get even more behind-the-scenes action.

On November 1 at 11 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Pacific, host Conan O'Brien -- with help from Andy Richter and a few special celebrity guests -- will get fans warmed with a special sneak peek. The event, titled "Team Zero," will be broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and TeamCoco.com.

The actual premiere of Conan will happen just over a week later on November 8. Names booked for the program's first week include Seth Rogen, Jack White, Tom Hanks, Soundgarden, Jon Hamm, Michael Cera and Julie Bowen.


TV Talk: Bosom Buddies Reunite, Record Numbers for Deadliest Catch

Bosom Buddies-Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will be reuniting once again on television. The former costars will appear on the upcoming TV Land Awards when their comedy is honored. Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor will also be present. The ceremony will air on April 25.

-Memories of Captain Phil Harris helped garner big numbers for the return of the Deadliest Catch. The show’s Season 6 premiere drew in the program’s biggest audience ever (4.6 million viewers).

-Rickey Minor, American Idol‘s current musical director, will take over where Kevin Eubanks leaves off. Jay Leno’s music man of 18 years officially announced that he will leave The Tonight Show on May 28. Minor will begin his stint on June 7.

-Rielle Edwards, the mother of John Edwards’ love child, has booked her first television interview. Although she’s had conversations with Barbara Walters, the woman with the crazy hair will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey. An air date has not yet been announced.


The Pacific Launches on HBO in March

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, HBO, Video


Eight years after the premiere of comes another World War II drama from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Despite the time period, The Pacific is not considered a sequel to the previous cable miniseries. The focus of this 10-part event will focus on the action in the Pacific, rather than the European, theater.

The HBO production - which reportedly cost around $200 million to make - will kick off Sunday, March 14.

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2009 Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe

One year after a strike-induced absence, the drinking resumed. Although the drew its usual set of followers tonight, this year’s program carried even more significance than usual. The reason? Heath Ledger.

With or without the Dark Knight nomination, the ceremony would have been interesting. Was this going to be the year a film about an Indian game show (Slumdog Millionaire) won top prize? Would either Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia, Doubt) or Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) walk away with two awards? Could ‘s comeback performance in The Wrestler earn him a surprise win over Sean Penn (Milk)?

To find out the answer to these questions (and many more), you can read our detailed coverage after the jump!

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Ken Burns Tackles National Parks in 2009 Offering

Ken BurnsMark out some time in 2009. says it will air Ken Burns new documentary on America’s national parks sometime in the fall of that year.

The 12-hour, six-part documentary is called “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”.

According to the Associated Press the series traces the origins and growth of the national park system over 150 years. The series will highlight both the lofty idealism that lead to their creation and the opportunism of some who sought to make money on some of America’s most majestic natural locales.

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This Week on TV (4/28-5/4)

House, Hugh Laurie

(You can view TV Envy’s Post-Strike Television Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (4/28)
  • Deal or No Deal (NBC, 8pm):  “Darth Vader subs for The Banker in a -themed episode that also features Carrie Fisher, R2-D2 and Chewbacca, who cheer on contesants in a winner-take-all match.”  As if I needed a reason to avoid this program altogether.
  • House (FOX, 9pm):  New episode.  “House suspects that an ER patient with a sunny disposition has a bigger problem than was initially diagnosed.  The reason:  He thinks the patient is too nice.”  I have to admit it—cheery people are a freak of nature.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “Joe surprises Allison by buying her a used car, but Allison’s subsequent visions warn of the vehicle’s unsavory past.”  Is it a 1958 Plymouth Fury that responds to the name ‘Christine’?
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A clue in a case involving the discovery of a body point the CSIs to a robbery that’s being planned on a target who holds a disturbing secret.”  Murders have never been linked to anti-climatic or lame secrets.

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