Over 14 seasons and 300 episodes, CSI has concocted some wild plots and brought in memorable guest stars to keep the body-bagging business fresh and fun. We asked the cast — including Marg Helgenberger, who reprises her role as Catherine Willows for Wednesday's landmark 300th episode, which flashes back to a case the team failed to crack in 2000 — to reflect on the show's best installments, selected by longtime executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.
At first glance, FX's new drama The Bridge seems like a tough sell: a brusque female lead on the autism spectrum, yet another serial killer wreaking havoc and a setting in which nearly half the dialogue has to be in Spanish with English subtitles.
Will Smith was originally offered the lead in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film Django Unchained and turned it down — not because of a scheduling conflict like he initially claimed, but because it wasn't all about him.
The trend of so-called "hate-watching" is hardly a new TV phenomenon. We've been doing it with the Oscar show for years: picking apart the fashions, groaning at the witless banter, griping as we drift through the seemingly endless midsection where no awards of major consequence are presented, and nearly always regarding the unlucky host as a piñata ripe for the bashing.
This year's tuneful but torturously overextended production (ending just past the three-and-a-half-hour mark) was much the same. With one major exception: The musical numbers were no joke, especially when mighty divas as legendary as Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey and as electrifyingly current as Adele and Jennifer Hudson took the stage. No Rob Lowe-Snow White fiascos this time.
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Argo topped Sunday's Oscars on a history-making night.
Ben Affleck's political thriller took three awards, including Best Picture, becoming the fourth film to win the top prize without a Best Director nomination, following Wings, Grand Hotel and Driving Miss Daisy. The film also won Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. This is Affleck's second ...
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This week, the cast of Happy Endings got in on the Harlem Shake phenomenon, Jimmy Kimmel dared his viewers to give their wives and girlfriends terrible Valentine's Day gifts, and Robin Roberts returned to Good Morning America after a lengthy medical leave. With Sunday's Oscar broadcast quickly approaching, Saturday Night Live and host Christoph Waltz took the opportunity to parody Best Picture nominee Django Unchained, and Hulu offered a sneak peek at one of the nominees for Best Animated Short. Check out those clips and more in this week's Top Videos:
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Oscar winner Christoph Waltz showed
Germans Austrians do have a sense of a humor when he hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time. In his opening monologue, the Django Unchained star noted that he was the first German-speaking host of SNL ever and highlighted a few failed bits from his homeland, including casual Hitler. The actor capped off the monologue by showing off his impressive vocals with a lovely Austrian song that loosely translated to "Smile, Damn You...
Argo continued its awards season dominance Sunday, winning the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' prize for Best Picture. Ben Affleck followed up his victory at the Directors Guild Awards last week with another win for directing the film.
The censor button over at NBC is in for a real workout next month.
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, who currently stars in Quentin Tarantino's profanity-filled Django Unchained will host Saturday Night Live on Feb. 16, NBC announced Wednesday.
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Jamie Foxx is firing back at Spike Lee for calling his film Django Unchained disrespectful to his ancestors.
"The question for me is: Where's Spike Lee coming from?" Foxx said to London's The Guardian. "He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike; he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."