Ashley Judd has returned to her butt-kicking ways, but this time she's going to do it every week on TV. When ABC's new drama Missing premieres Thursday (8/7c), viewers will encounter the actress in a role that will seem familiar to fans of her big-screen thrillers, including Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, High Crimes and Twisted. In a sense, they helped pave the way for Judd to play Missing's Becca Winstone, a florist and former CIA agent whose teenage son Michael (Nick Eversman) goes missing in Italy. (OK, so it also borrows a lot from Liam Neeson's Taken.)
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It took 11 seasons, but American Idol finally hired an image advisor, designer Tommy Hilfiger. So even if not all the contestants sound like stars, they might pull off looking like them.
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Sorry, Walden Schmidt fans. There's still no word if Two and a Half Men or Ashton Kutcher will be back for what would be the series' 10th season.
"I have no idea," Kutcher told fans ...
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On Friday's Spartacus: Vengeance, we find more reasons to really hate Glaber, which means that his eventual comeuppance will be sweet... and bloody!
The praetor has begun a reign of terror that mandates that any person who's thought to be a Spartacus sympathizer will be crucified, literally. He later invites Gannicus to help lead his men to victory against the rebels. Miserable with their lives under Glaber's rule, Lucretia thinks up a scheme to get Ilithiya out of town and then makes her own offer to Gannicus: She'll arrange it so certain guards are called away, making it easy for him to kill Glaber, which will end the crucifixions. Being Gannicus, he instead slaughters the caravan bringing Ilithiya to Rome and leaves behind his rudis, a rejection of the so-called freedom they had granted him.
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Matt Lauer's NBC contract is up in January 2013, but what lengths will the network go to keep him on Today?
NBC is allegedly offering an estimated $25 million per year multi-year deal to keep him from jumping ship, Newsday reports. The deal could run for two to three years.
The ladies of The View better watch their backs. The Talk is coming back for more daytime action.
CBS has renewed The Talk for the 2012-2013 broadcast season, the network announced Thursday.
Whitney Houston's will has been released, and the late singer didn't spread the wealth.
The document released on Wednesday in Atlanta, Ga. names Houston's only daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown as the sole recipient of all the assets, including money, automobiles, jewelry, furniture, clothing and personal effects, Inside Edition reports.
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If you could recognize Kanye West's "Runaway" from that first tinkling piano note in the Bud Lite Platinum Super Bowl commercial, then you might be in luck.
FremantleMedia has secured the rights to the classic game show Name That Tune for a reboot, Vulture reports. The company has a good track record for reviving game shows such as Family Feud and Let's Make a Deal.