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Biggest Loser Apologizes After Marathon Controversy

Biggest Loser

Looks like Dane's inspirational "where are they now?" package at the end of Wednesday's Biggest Loser: Couples is now a little less inspiring.

After losing 100 pounds in eight weeks, Dane was booted by his fellow competitors who believed he was a front-runner for the $250,000 grand prize. As is customary, the show followed up on Dane to see if his weight loss has continued at home. The resulting footage showed him training with his wife for a marathon, and concluded with him crossing the finish line at 3 hours and 53 minutes — a remarkable time for even trained runners.

Moving, right? Well it didn't really happen... read more

Brothers & Sisters Movie Event: Who's Gonna Die?

Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters

Anyone who's spent any time watching ABC this week has seen the promos for Sunday's two-hour Brothers & Sisters movie event. And if you're one of those people, you no-doubt saw the tagline: "A joyous birth, a shocking death, a family shaken to its roots."

We know it's always wise to take TV promos with a grain of salt, and star Rob Lowe gave us even greater reason to do so on The View Friday. "Mark Twain said there are two things you don't want to see made: laws and sausages. I would add that you don't want to see promos being made either," he said. And when asked if his character was a goner? "The show's taking a huge turn on Sunday. The storylines are going to go in a whole new direction. It's really dramatic and I'm really proud of the episode."

Yeah, yeah, fine. But who's gonna take a dirt nap, Rob? We've made the case for a few of the show's characters. Check out or theories and then tell us who you think will be checking out after the jump.

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Cate Blanchett Joins Ridley Scott's Robin Hood

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett is adding another classic role to her resume: Maid Marian.

The Oscar winner will star opposite Russell Crowe in director Ridley Scott's reimagining of Robin Hood, according to Variety. Blanchett replaces Sienna Miller, who exited the project late last year.

The production has gone through several changes. Originally titled Nottingham, the film endeavored to tell ... read more

Jay Leno Appears Before Writers' Guild Trial Committee

Jay Leno

Tonight Show host Jay Leno was brought before a trial committee Wednesday to address charges that he broke the rules of the Writers' Guild of America by writing and performing monologues during the writers' strike.

These proceedings come a year after the violations in question took place. The committee suggests that Leno, who prominently backed the WGA during the work stoppage, violated the rules of the strike by performing "struck" work that would have otherwise been done by a WGA member.

When the Tonight Show came back on the air ... read more

Samuel L. Jackson Signs on for Iron Man 2 and Maybe Much More

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson recently suggested he would walk away from future Marvel films, but the actor has signed on for Iron Man 2 and perhaps much more.

Jackson's deal is a long-term commitment to play Nick Fury, the leader of espionage unit Shield, in multiple Marvel movies, according to Variety. The pact contains an option for as many as nine superhero flicks, including Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, and Shield, as well as potential sequels.

Jackson first sent fanboys into a frenzy read more

Exxxcellent! Fox Renews The Simpsons for Two More Seasons

The Simpsons

Looks like The Simpsons' new HD opening credits will be around for awhile.

Fox has ordered two more seasons of The Simpsons, which will bring the longest-running primetime show in history to a whopping 493 episodes. The show is currently in its 20th season.

The announcement ... read more

CBS Orders Two More Editions of Survivor

Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst might want to make more room in his Emmy cabinet.

CBS has ordered two more editions of Survivor, set to be broadcast during the 2009-2010 television season. The new cycles will extend broadcast TV's longest-running reality competition to its 19th and 20th editions.

Probst, who won the first reality-TV hosting Emmy ever, will continue his duties as emcee.  

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Jerry Seinfeld Returns to NBC with Reality Series

Jerry Seinfeld

Insert your "What's the deal with reality TV?" joke here.

Jerry Seinfeld is partnering with NBC for a new reality series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project, tentatively titled The Marriage Ref, will feature celebrities, athletes and comedians, who will judge couples in marital disputes and recommend resolutions to their problems.

The show marks Seinfeld's first ... read more

Heroes Episode Recap: "Cold Wars"

Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Jack Coleman, Heroes

After a week of promos promising some real answers about whose side HRG is on, did this episode deliver? Before we can find out, Matt repeatedly dives into Noah's mind, pulling out pieces of the puzzle that both reveal HRG's motivations and give Parkman & Co. some vital information about the people who are hunting them. But what other secrets did HRG have crawling around in that brain of his? Find out after the jump. read more

Heroes Preview: What's Going on Inside HRG's Head?

Jack Coleman

Since Heroes' beginning, Noah Bennett — the man in the horn-rimmed glasses — has been somewhat of an enigma. But Monday (9 pm/ET, NBC), fans will get a peek inside HRG's perplexing head, and perhaps some answers to their burning questions. We caught up with Jack Coleman to get some insight into the episode, his response to the show's critics and just what he thinks about those glasses. Plus: Look out, Washington, D.C.!

Read the full Q&A after the jump. read more

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