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Top Videos: Jon Stewart's "Rockin' Shutdown Eve," Zach Galifianakis Interviews Bieber

Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bieber

This week, Jon Stewart weighed in on the government shutdown, Vince Gilligan provided commentary about the Breaking Bad finale, and Zach Galifianakisinterviewed Justin BieberJennifer Hudson starred in a parody of Scandal, and some construction workers starred in a parody of Miley Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball." AMC also debuted "The Oath," a new web companion series to The Walking Dead. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos: read more

Eliza Dushku Talks The League, a White Collar Return and What Really Matters to Her

Eliza Dushku

She's battled Buffy, brought it on and made us want to play in the weirdest dollhouse ever, so it's no wonder we can't get enough of Eliza Dushku. But for those of you still not hip to the hotness that is Dushku, we're happy to say that she is more than just a pretty face who can kick ass. She's also a funny lady — as proven by tonight's bawdy guest spot on The League (10:30/9:30c, FX) — a budding filmmaker, and a philanthropist. Here, the multi-hyphenate fan fave discusses her latest foray into the funny business of TV and what we can expect from her in the coming year.
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Exclusive First Look: Eliza Dushku Gets a Tight Grip on The League

Eliza Dushku

When Eliza Dushku guest-stars on The League, don't be surprised if there is some tension in the air. It's not personal, it's just sports.

"She's a big Boston girl so she loves the Pats, the Celtics, and the Red Sox. I, on the other hand, am a big New York fan so I love the Giants, the Yankees and the Knicks," Stephen Rannazzisi  tells TVGuide.com. "So there was a lot of angry sexual tension between the two of us."

In Dushku's episode, airing next Thursday at 10:30/9:30c on FX, the Buffy alum plays Kevin's new Krav Maga instructor after his wife encourages him to work out more. As seen in this exclusive first look, his new teacher is very hands-on, much to the disbelief of... read more

The League Cast and Creators Talk Seth Rogen's Dirty Randy Debut: "He Was No. 1 On Our List"

The League

How did Seth Rogen land the role of Dirty Randy on The League? Well, he's a movie star, a skilled improviser. Oh yeah, and he looked the part.

"There's a very short list of people who are brilliantly funny and who are going to be a believable porn location scout," co-creator and executive producer Jeff Schaffer tells TVGuide.com. "So he was No. 1 on our list."

In the Season 3 premiere, airing Thursday at 10:30/9:30c on FX, the Knocked Up actor plays the oft-mentioned, never-before-seen directing buddy... read more

The League Creators Look Ahead to Season 3's Reign of Ruxin and Upcoming NFL Cameos

Paul Scheer, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll and Mark Duplass

Until FX renewed The League Monday, die-hard fans were panicked they had seen the last of Kevin's meltdowns and Ruxin's schemes. Creators and executive producers Jackie and Jeff Schaffer said they never doubted the comedy's future.

"I honestly never questioned it," Jackie tells TVGuide.com. "I think we have the funniest cast on TV hands down. We weren't done with them, the network wasn't done with them yet and God knows the fans weren't done with them... read more

A League of Their Own

The League

If you haven't been catching The League, FX's screamingly funny fantasy-football comedy, you might want to get your head in the game. In its second season, the sitcom has scored major laughs by ... read more

December 19, 2006: The Bachelor Party and Stolen Vows

Let me start with two completely unrelated facts that you should tell everyone you know:1) Someone just sent me the complete version of the Michael Richards meltdown, and the one part that was cut out of the version most people saw is where Hugh Laurie is high-fiving him. 2) We're on twice this week. Tuesday at 9 and 9:30 pm/ET.In keeping with the theme of twos, this week I'm going to present to you the two-part Big Day guide to torturing your coworkers. 1) Outthinking: "The Kurt Fuller."During this week of shooting, Josh Cooke and I spent countless hours in his trailer playing Connect Four for $50 a game. Josh and I were about evenly matched, having a good time, feeling solid about our skills, until Kurt showed up. He watched for a few minutes, and then he asked to play. Thankfully, we didn't play him for money. We played him just for "fun."I use quotation marks because it didn't take us long to realize that the fun was over. For one thing, we learned quickly that Kurt Fuller is th... read more

Big Day, Episode 3

TVGuide.com's celebrity blogs are displayed in the reverse order that they were written, which is so that the reader can watch the author enjoy himself more and more. It would be kind of depressing to see them in the real order, from "Oh, wow! I get a blog! This will be fun!" to "Greta Garbo did not go far enough."That's because it's a lot of pressure to come up with an interesting story each time. Here's a television secret: not every episode of Big Day [Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET, on ABC] provides the sort of exciting behind-the-scenes anecdote that meets the incredibly high standards of a TVGuide.com blog. Sure, every once in a while you'll have to wrestle a sword away from a drunken Josh Cooke before he accomplishes his bellowed intention of driving to the set of The Office and decapitating John Krasinski ("There can only be one! There can only be one!"). But that's only three weeks out of 10. The other seven, you're searching for things to put in the blog. ("Maybe if I set Cooke's tra... read more

Big Day, Episode 2

After I wrote last week's blog, I planned on never having to write another story about my life. All I had to do, I figured, was just spend the next 10 weeks responding to the comments from this one. It is now seven days later and right now there are three fewer comments on my TVGuide.com blog than there are on my IMDB page arguing that I look like David Boreanaz: "However, David is much more attractive." (Words hurt, Dovercliffs.) Which is to say, zero. So here's blog entry No. 2.For me, as for many young actors, the difference between shooting the first episode and the second episode of ABC's Big Day [Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET] was kind of like the difference between Rocky and Rocky II. If your show gets picked up, you have a lot more money, and you know it's going to be on the air. The world gets a lot brighter. I had a new car. I was engaged. Things were good. But as we got ready to shoot the second episode, I realized I had to do the same thing I did in the first one, and there were s... read more

The Big Premiere

Hello, dedicated TVGuide.com reader, my name is Stephen Rannazzisi. You can see me on ABC's new comedy Big Day. The show premieres Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 9 pm/ET. Each episode covers a different half hour in a single wedding day. It's kind of like 24 without explosions. The show was created by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa, a married couple who used to write for King of Queens. We have a talented cast: Marla Sokoloff (The Practice) and Josh Cooke (all three episodes of Four Kings!) are Alice and Danny, the bride and groom. Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) and Kurt Fuller (really, who cares? I've already gotten bored of giving everyone's credits, and to be honest, I'm not sure what else he's done. I think he was in Wayne's World, but he doesn't like to talk about it) play their parents. Miriam Shor (look it up) is Becca, the maid of honor, and the hilariously nervous Stephnie Weir (I really think the Red Sox overpaid for that Japanese pitcher) is Lorna, the wedding coordinator. But enoug... read more

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