While Alias fans look back on Bradley Cooper's character Will Tippin with fondness, the actor feels drastically different.
In the January issue of GQ, Cooper recalled how his excitement at the role soon turned to frustration as he screen time quickly began to diminish. "I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, 'Ugh.' And then next thing you know, I was like, 'I want to f---ing kill myself.'"
Cooper then decided to take a risk and asked to be written off the spy drama. "[J.J. Abrams] was like, 'OK.' He probably would've fired me, anyway," he said.
Lea Michele and Chris Colfer
Glee has topped the People's Choice Awards nominations with eight nods, including favorite network TV comedy.
Katy Perry and Sandra Bullock follow with five nominations apiece. Bullock will face her fiercest competition yet in the favorite duos category: She's nominated against herself for Gravity with George Clooney and for The Heat with Melissa McCarthy.
Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas
This week, Sesame Street parodied Homeland, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman performed spoken-word versions of "Wrecking Ball" and "The Fox," andJamie Foxx gave a 15-second summary of the movie Gravity. Also, a son filmed his dad watching and reacting to Breaking Bad, and Nick Offerman kicked off Movember by recalling great moments in mustache history. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Rebel Wilson and Conan O'Brien
Our top moments of the week:
14. Deadliest Temper Tantrum: On The Originals, Klaus tries to rectify the fact that he turned over his daggered brother to his current foe. After a drawn-out plan that costs quite a few lives, Klaus leads Marcel to believe he saved him and, in turn, would return his brother. But in the final scene, Marcel's bratty little mini-witch throws a hissy fit and refuses to give back Elijah before learning how to kill an Original. Klaus better steer clear of Rebekah when she finds out their brother is still gone.
13. Most Mysterious Transformation: On Tuesday's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., viewers get yet another hint as to who or what Agent Coulson is after his death in The Avengers. Coulson and the team help save his former protégé, who is surprised by how different he is from when she knew him. "But what did they do to him?" she questions Melinda May. Seriously, we're asking...
Sandra Bullock's rapper skills weren't just for show in The Proposal.
The Oscar-winning actress showed off her stuff on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday, rapping to Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." The...
Gravity held onto the top spot at the box office this weekend, despite an impressive showing from Captain Phillips in its opening weekend.
Gravity, the new Alfonso Cuaron movie about an astronaut stranded in space, set a new record for an October opening at the box office this weekend, raking in a whopping $55.6 million. It's also the biggest debut for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Box Office Mojo reports.
Angelina Jolie has topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. The magazine estimates that she earned $33 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Jolie has not appeared in a live-action film since 2010's The Tourist, but will return to the big screen as the title character in Disney's Sleeping Beauty adaptation Maleficent next summer.
Orange is the New Black
Remakes (House of Cards) and reboots (Arrested Development) are one way to go when establishing a brand — let's just forget about the atrocious Hemlock Grove for now — but with Orange Is the New Black, Netflix finally achieves its eureka moment with a terrifically entertaining piece of original programming that's truly and bracingly original.
The setting, an upstate New York women's prison, isn't all that new, but Orange — adapted by Weeds' Jenji Kohan from a memoir by Piper Kerman — makes it fresh by mining a deep vein of absurdist humor with an unexpectedly generous empathy for the outrageous characters its overwhelmed heroine encounters in her nightmare odyssey behind bars. When anxious Piper Chapman (a wryly understated and immediately sympathetic Taylor Schilling) is being processed to start her 15-month sentence, she's assured this isn't OZ — and it also isn't Chained (or Caged) Heat. This show is much cooler than that.
Despicable Me 2
FX has continued its summer movie spending spree, landing the commercial TV rights to the Independence Day weekend box office champ Despicable Me 2.