Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon concluded a successful week-long project to raise $26,000 with a song-and-dance extravaganza on Friday. What did they sing? Rebecca Black's "Friday," of course.
The collaboration began when Colbert auctioned off a painting of himself, which raised $26,000 for DonorsChoose.org, and claimed that Fallon would be matching the donation. The only problem was that the late night host never promised anything of the kind. But the two agreed if Fallon could raise the money in a week, Colbert would sing "Friday" with The Roots live on Late Night.
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The new version of "Friday" has it all -- a heartfelt beginning, a rap interlude, Auto-Tune and even a few surprise guests.
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The beauty of adapting the King Arthur legend is its historical vagueness. If experts can't even agree whether or not the man lived, then that leaves plenty of freedom to mess around. At turns the legend has been magical (Excalibur), sanitized (The Sword in the Stone) or cheeky (Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Friday's premiere of Starz's Camelot had moments both unexpected and unsettling. Here's how this umpteenth version distinguished itself:
After four grueling matches, it's come down to this: Chopped will crown its all-star champ, who, in addition to bragging rights, will receive $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
It's been an intense and entertaining competition so far with many chefs underestimating the time limit, unique mystery ingredients and back-to-back challenges. Only four chefs remain: Michael Proietti, Anne Burrell, Nate Appleman and Aaron Sanchez.
Hugh Dancy, Parker Posey
British actor Hugh Dancy and indie film darling Parker Posey will guest-star on the second season of The Big C, Showtime announced Thursday.
Dancy will appear in at least six episodes, playing a cancer patient who befriends Cathy (Laura Linney). Posey will play Poppy, a woman who has a surprising relationship with Cathy's teenaged son Adam (Gabriel Basso).
Just two months after debuting the controversial teen drama Skins, MTV is once again green-lighting an adaptation of another popular British show, The Inbetweeners, along with four other new shows, EW reports.
Inbetweeners follows the exploits of four friends as they grow from their late teens into adults. MTV has ordered 12 episodes, which will likely premiere in 2012. Brad Copeland, Aaron Kaplan and original series creators Damon Beesly and Iain Morris will executive produce.
After prolonged and tense negotiations, AMC, Lionsgate and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner have agreed to produce two more seasons of the Emmy-winning drama.
We'll drink to that.
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James Franco says he was not under the influence of drugs on Oscar night -- he only wishes he had been.
The actor dropped by Late Show with David Letterman to discuss the backlash he's experienced from co-hosting this year's Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. (His appearance will air Friday.) Letterman, who emceed the show in 1995, was all sympathy.
Judge Judy is ready to pick up her gavel again.
TV judge Judy Sheindlin was released from a Los Angeles-area hospital Thursday after an overnight stay following a health scare.
Game of Thrones
The Starks of Winterfell have a saying: Winter is coming.
Well, it looks like it might have arrived, judging from one of four first-look photos released for HBO's highly anticipated series Game of Thrones. Based on the epic fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, the series follows the intrigues and struggles over the Iron Throne.