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VIDEO: Jon Hamm Talks Playing Liz Lemon's Eye Candy

Jon Hamm

On Thursday's 30 Rock, the usually buttoned up Jon Hamm lets his hair down as Liz Lemon's would-be love interest.

Hamm, beloved for his super-serious role as Don Draper on Mad Men, already proved his comedy chops by hosting Saturday Night Livein October. On 30 Rock he plays Dr. Drew Baird, Lemon's new neighbor. "There are various attempts to strike up chemistry that all seem to go comically, horribly wrong," Hamm says.

While costar Tina Fey has ... read more

Stephen King: Twilight Author "Can't Write Worth a Darn"

Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer

Stephen King isn't in the the target audience for Twilight, but he knows his vampires — and he says the author of the teen serial "can't write worth a darn."

Promoting his new book, Stephen King Goes to the Movies, the prolific best-selling horror novelist said in an interview with USA Weekend that Stephenie Meyer can't hold a candle to Harry Potter's creator.

"The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer ... read more

HBO Feels the Love for Another Season

Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny, Big Love

Though this season of Big Love earned little love in early ratings, HBO has ordered a fourth season of polygamist family drama.

The critical darling, which suffered a long hiatus due to the writers' strike, has rebounded from its slow ratings start, earning 1.5 million viewers on Sunday despite competition with Super Bowl XLIII. The show averages ... read more

Gold Rush: TV Academy Adds More Emmy Nominees

Defending comedy series champ 30 Rock will have extra Emmy competition in 2009.

This year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will add a sixth nominee to the 10 major Emmy categories, including best comedy and drama series, according to Variety. The lead and supporting actor and actress categories in both drama and comedy will also include a sixth nominee.

"We're trying to increase our inclusiveness," said Academy chairman and CEO John Shaffner, who noted an increase in "bubbling under" contenders in recent years. Some of the series left out ... read more

Former One Life to Live Star Clint Ritchie Dies At 70

Clint Ritchie

Clint Ritchie, best known for his work as cowboy Clint Buchanan on One Life to Live, has died after a brief illness, according to the actor's website. He was 70.

Ritchie died Saturday in Roseville, Calif., and details were not released. He retired in 1998 from the role he had played more than 20 years on the ABC soap, but he also made occasional guest appearances up until 2004.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend Clint Ritchie," the show's executive producer Frank Valentini said in a statement."He will always ... read more

Dancing with the Stars Season 8 Cast Revealed!

Samantha Harris and Tom Bergeron

ABC has announced the cast of the next season of Dancing with the Stars:

1. Rapper Lil' Kim
2. Jackass star Steve-O
3. Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell

(Read on to get the rest of the list...)

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Britney's Tour Bus Will Have Babies on Board

Britney Spears

Britney Spears upcoming two-month tour is turning into a family circus.

Addressing rumors that the comeback tour would be cancelled due to custody battles between Spears and her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, a rep for the pop star took to her blog to set the record straight: "Both Sean Preston and Jayden James will, in fact, be joining Britney throughout the duration of her tour."

Federline has custody... read more

Life-Changing Event: Sarah Shahi Is Pregnant

Sarah Shahi

Life beauty Sarah Shahi is expecting, and viewers can expect some changes for her character, according to the NBC cop drama's show runner.

"She's about four months pregnant," Rand Ravich told E! Online. Shahi's reps have yet to confirm the pregnancy.

What does this mean for Shahi's character, Dani Reese? Find out after the jump. read more

Christian Bale's Verbal Attack Draws Today's Attention

Christian Bale

Holy F-bomb, Batman!

Dark Knight star Christian Bale is catching heat for a four-minute, expletive-riddled tirade against a crew member on the set of Terminator: Salvation.

The clip, which first surfaced on (Warning: link contains explicit language) features Bale yelling at director of photography Shane Hurlbut after he walked through a scene the actor was shooting. The incident reportedly occurred ... read more

Dancing's Karina Smirnoff "Feels Great" After Knee Surgery

Karina Smirnoff

Recently enganged Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff is recovering well from a recent knee surgery, and looks forward to Dancing's new season.

"I feel great," Smirnoff told E! News. "I'm walking around easily, doing my physical therapy. The doc did an amazing job and said that I should be 100 percent by Feb. 10th."

Smirnoff injured her knee ... read more

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