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Jaime Pressly Cuts Her Hair Super Short

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Jaime Pressly has a drastic new 'do.

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Jaime Pressly, Estella Warren Questioned By Police After Fight

Jaime Pressly

Jaime Pressly and Canadian actress/swimmer Estella Warren got into a tussle at a Hollywood club over the weekend and police were called to the scene, Us Weekly reports.

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First Look: Phineas and Ferb Gets "Freaky" with Jamie Pressly

Phineas and Ferb

Disney Channel's "Freaky Freakend" programming stunt kicks off Friday night with body swapping-themed episodes of hit series A.N.T. Farm, Jessie, Gravity Falls and Phineas and Ferb. Episodes of Dog with a Blog, Austin & Ally and Shake It Up continue the fun on Sunday.

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The Thursday Playlist: Delectably Weird Hannibal, A New Girl First Date

Jake Johnson, Zooey Deschanel

You can't help but get a deliciously squirmy tingle when the infamous (to the viewer, anyway) Hannibal Lecter quips, "It's nice to have an old friend for dinner" while serving tongue to his guests, including an unctuous and chatty shrink whom Lecter sizes up by coolly noting, "Your tongue is very feisty."

This scenario takes place several episodes into the midseason run of NBC's feverishly twisted, fascinatingly macabre and visually remarkable procedural-with-a-twist Hannibal (Thursday, 10:01/9:01c), by which time I was completely creeped out and thoroughly hooked. In much the same way A&E's Bates Motel introduces a younger version of Norman Bates before he had his crazy mama mummified in the cellar, Bryan Fuller's Hannibal presents the mad Dr. Lecter before his secret identity as a cannibalistic serial killer is known to anyone but his victims. He is caginess personified, taking on the role of advisor and therapist to tormented FBI profiler/consultant Will Graham (from Thomas Harris' Red Dragon). Will has an ability to project "pure empathy" and see grisly crimes from the killer's POV, which Lecter describes quite accurately as "an uncomfortable gift."

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The Thursday Playlist: Community Returns, Scandal Goes Bananas

Jim Rash and Joel McHale

This class will not be easily dismissed. "Did you know you can major in antics?" marvels Troy (Donald Glover) as NBC's class-act sitcom underdog Community returns from a too-long recess for an odds-defying fourth season (8/7c). There are new showrunners taking over from the show's ignominiously ousted creator... read more

Report: Fox Cancels Breaking In, I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Breaking In

Fox has canceled comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Breaking In, Deadline reports.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

The cancellations will make room for new comedies It's Messy, Ben & Kate and The Goodwin Games, all of which Fox ordered to series Wednesday.
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I Hate My Teenage Daughter's Katie Finneran Is Pregnant

Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein

I Hate My Teenage Daughter star Katie Finneran is pregnant, People reports.

"Life could not be better right now," Finneran told the magazine.

Finneran, 39, and her husband, actor Darren Goldstein, are already parents to son Ty.

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Cheers & Jeers: 10 Things I Hate About My Teenage Daughter

I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Jeers to I Hate My Teenage Daughter for being so detestable. How do I hate the new Fox sitcom? Let me count the ways...

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  1. It wastes Emmy-winner Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) in a dumb-bland role as a single mom who was raised by religious zealots.
  2. It wastes Tony-winner Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises) in a degrading role ...
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The Guide to Wednesday TV: Two New Comedies to Hate, the Whitechapel Finale

The Exes

Comedy is very hot this TV season — thank ABC's best-of-class Wednesday comedies (all in repeats tonight), CBS' Monday blockbusters, NBC's cult faves and Fox's giddy New Girl — but two lousy new sitcom arrivals buck the trend, leaving a sour aftertaste.

Normally I'd celebrate at any circumstance that shrinks The X Factor to 90 minutes, but in this case, it opens the door for Fox's unpleasant I Hate My Teenage Daughter (9:30/8:30c), which traps two gifted comedians — My Name Is Earl's Emmy-winning spitfire Jaime Pressly and two-time Tony-winning scene-stealer Katie Finneran — in no-win roles as shrill moms who used to be ugly ducklings and are now cowed by their bratty offspring (forgettably rendered by Aisha Dee and Kristi Lauren), who are turning out to be the sort of spoiled mean girls who tormented the moms back when they were in high school.

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Jaime Pressly Happy to Go From Villain to Victim on I Hate My Teenage Daughter

Jaime Pressly

Who's the dummy now? She spent years regularly hurling insults on My Name is Earl, but for Jaime Pressly's return to TV, the tables have turned.

"In order for me to come back to TV — being that Earl  is still on [in reruns] and that Joy was such a strong character — I have to be able to play something that was completely opposite of her," Pressly told reporters on a conference call last week for her new series I Hate My Teenage Daughter. "And this character is definitely that."

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On the Fox sitcom, premiering Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c on Fox, Pressly is now the one being bullied as a single mother who begins to realize her spoiled teenage daughter is morphing into the type of girl that made her life hell in high school. While Earl's Joy was known for her high hair, big ego and even bigger mouth, Pressly describes her new character Annie as "grounded" and "a bit of a dork."

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