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Starz Renews Da Vinci's Demons for Season 3 with New Showrunner

Tom Riley, Eros Vlahos, Blake Ritson, Gregg Chillin

Starz has renewed Da Vinci's Demons for a third season, albeit with a new showrunner.

John Shiban, a former staff writer on The X-Files, will join the show as an executive producer and showrunner, replacing creator David S. Goyer. Goyer will continue to serve as an executive producer, according to Starz.

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VIDEO: Julia Roberts and Sally Field Have a "Curse-Off" with Jimmy Kimmel

Sally Field, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts

A word of advice: Don't ever get involved in a war of words with Sally Field — especially if you're Julia Roberts.

Field dominated her Steel Magnolias co-star Roberts in a "Curse-Off" on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, adding "-licker" and "-sucker" to four-letter words left and right like a master chef slicing and dicing proper English.

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Monica Lewinsky: I "Deeply Regret" My Affair with President Clinton

Monica Lewinsky

More than 15 years after her affair with President Bill Clinton dominated headlines, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is finally breaking her silence.

Writing for Vanity Fair, Lewinsky denies rumors that the Clintons paid her to keep quiet all this time ("nothing could be further from the truth"). She says she decided to speak out so that other people who have experienced public "humiliation" could find comfort in her story. " I am determined to have a different ending to my story," Lewinsky, 40, writes. "I've decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past."

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NBC Pulls Crisis, Believe From Schedule

Rachael Taylor, Gillian Anderson

Is Crisis in crisis?

NBC has pulled the hostage drama starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney from its schedule on May 18, the last Sunday of May sweeps. Believe has also been removed from that Sunday's lineup. Instead, NBC will air a two-hour "Women of Saturday Night Live" special starting at 9/8c.

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The Hills' Frankie Delgado Welcomes Baby Girl

Frankie Delgado

The Hills alum Frankie Delgado and his wife, Jennifer Acosta, are proud new parents.

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Monday, May 5, 2014

Maks Chmerkovskiy, Meryl Davis

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Dancing with the Stars fans! Or should that be "Bailando con las Estrellas"? Shouldn't they have saved Latin Night for this week? (Alright, I'll stop.)

Mark Ballas kicks off the festivities by performing his new single "Get My Name" with the rest of the pros. And Erin and Tom introduce the episode's guest judge, Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller — whom the camera catches in an unfortunate "I don't know what I'm doing here" moment early on.

To the dances!

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Idol's Sam Woolf: I Didn't Want to Be the Show's "Heartthrob"

Sam Woolf

Sam Woolf's stint on Season 13 of American Idol came to an end last week, just about a month after the judges had used their save on him. Woolf, who recently turned 18, was clearly cast as the "ladies man" of this season. And it became increasingly uncomfortable to watch TPTB (via Jennifer Lopez) try to foist that label on him week after week, surrounding him with gaggles of tween girls, when it was clear that Woolf wanted to just focus on the music.

"Yeah. Ugh, a little bit," Woolf told TVGuide.com this week when asked if he was annoyed by the constant references to his looks. "I didn't want to be under the category 'heartthrob.' I'm not glad to be off the show, but [I'm glad] to not be under that category for the rest of the show."

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Dancing's Candace Cameron Bure: "I’m Trying Not to Freak Out About This Week"

Candace Cameron-Bure, Mark Ballas

It's getting to be crunch time on Dancing with the Stars, with only six pairs remaining in the competition heading into Monday's episode, when each pair will perform two dances. And the stars are starting to feel the pressure.

When TVGuide.com caught up with Candace Cameron Bure last Thursday, she was trying to remain calm about this week's rehearsal schedule. "This week is going to go incredibly quickly, with learning two dances. I'm trying not to freak out about it," she said. "Mark [Ballas, her pro partner] said, 'There's no reason to just yet.' He's like, 'On Sunday if you're not good, I'll tell you to start freaking out. But don't freak out yet.'"

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VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Wishes Fans a Happy Star Wars Day

J.J. Abrams

May the fourth be with you.

Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams took a break from working on the upcoming film in London to post a "video selfie," in which he and writer/producer Lawrence Kasdan wish fans a Happy Star Wars Day.

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Box Office: Spider-Man 2 Dominates

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to live up to its name at the box office this weekend, raking in $92 million in what analysts are nevertheless calling a disappointing debut. Box Office Mojo notes that the total is far short of the opening numbers for the first and third installments in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, which both premiered during the first weekend in May and took in $114.8 million and $151.1 million, respectively. Still, with no other wide-release movie to compete with, the 2014 sequel still easily landed at No. 1 for the weekend.

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