Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kristen Bell, Kevin Bacon
The U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings related to the issue of same-sex marriage Wednesday. First, the court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional — paving the way for legally married same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as straight married couples. Second, the Court dismissed an appeal against California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state — meaning that same-sex marriage can resume in California.
Celebrities took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the rulings. Here are some of their reactions:
Private Practice's Amy Brenneman will return to TV in Damon Lindelof's HBO pilot The Leftovers, TVGuide.com has learned.
Liv Tyler has signed onto her first television gig: co-staring in Damon Lindelof's HBO pilot, Deadline reports.
Tyler will star opposite Justin Theroux in The Leftovers, a drama that takes place after a Rapture-like even happens. The project, based on Tom Perrotta's book, will follow the people who survived the event and must figure out how to go on without their loved ones. Tyler will play Meg, a woman on the verge of marriage who needs an escape, thus becoming the target of the mysterious cult.
In the final part of our farewell to Fringe, producers and cast discuss the episode that took Fox's sci-fi series in an entirely new direction: into the future. The series has always been known for its offbeat 19th episode, but its final one took the viewers on an adventure to Observer-occupied 2036, in which Peter, Astrid and Walter were freed from amber by Peter and Olivia's grown-up daughter Etta. In the race to the series finale, what's left of the team will attempt to reset time in hopes of ridding the world of Observers...
A mad scientist, his genius prodigal son and a noble FBI agent compose the surrogate family at the core of Fox's supernatural drama Fringe that, under the direction of sci-fi kingpin J.J. Abrams (Lost), struggled through five low-rated seasons of endlessly fascinating twists and turns that, quite literally, attempted to tell the story of the universe, er, universes. It will all come to an auspicious end Friday at 8/7c, in what devotees hope will be a satisfying ending to the little series that could...
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
And the award for best tweeter at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards goes to ... Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who offered a play-by-play of the evening on his feed, starting with he and new fiancée Justin Mikita getting ready for the ceremony with their moms.
Seth McFarlane, Joss Whedon
TV fans might have noticed some familiar names at the box office this summer. Now that it's widely accepted that some of Hollywood's best work is found on the small screen, television's top creative minds are finding a receptive audience in the film world as well.
Phineas and Ferb panel
After Damon Lindelof's 6-year-old son fell in love with Disney Channel's Phineas and Ferb, it didn't take long for the Lost executive producer and Prometheus writer to do the same.
"Up until then we had him on a very steady diet of Sesame Street and very small mellow shows like Little Bill and Caillou," remembers Lindelof, who moderated Saturday's Phineas and Ferb panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. "And then my wife just showed him an episode of Phineas and Ferb, I don't know how it happened. All I know is if I had done it, I would have gotten into big trouble. I came home and it was like he had been plugged into an electric socket."
Don't assume Alan Dale (King George) and newly promoted series regular Emilie de Ravin (Belle) are the only former Lost actors you'll see as Disney characters on ABC's Once Upon a Time next season. The drama's creators (and former Lost producers) Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis tell me they're hoping to find a part for...
Lost co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof is pairing with author Tom Perrotta to adapt his 2011 book The Leftovers into a TV show for HBO, Deadline reports.
The Leftovers tells the story of the confused citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their friends and lovers in a Rapture-like event known as the Sudden Departure and have to...