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Exclusive Scandal Video: Olivia Confronts a Broken Mellie in Deleted Scene

Bellamy Young, Kerry Washington

Olivia can't fix everything on Scandal.

In the exclusive deleted scene below from the Season 3 DVD, we see that before Liv (Kerry Washington) ordered Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to "fix your family" for their big TV interview in "Mama Said Knock You Out," she first approaches ...
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11 Revealing Facts from Phil Hartman’s New Biography

Phil Hartman

It's been more than 16 years since comedian Phil Hartman — star of Saturday Night Live,The Simpsons and NewsRadio — was shot to death in his bed by his wife Brynn, who later turned the gun on herself. His murder sent shockwaves through Hollywood, stunning both those who knew him personally and those who were only familiar with the characters he played on TV.

In the new biography You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman, author Mike Thomas delves into the life and death of Hartman, from his humble upbringing in Canada through (an exhaustive examination of) his final, fateful hours. The book also reveals the tumultuous nature of the Hartmans' marriage, offering details that seem chillingly ominous in retrospect.

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VIDEO: Paula Deen Returns to Today, Reveals Comeback Plans

Paula Deen

One year after Paula Deen's emotional meltdown on Today — in which she insisted she wasn't racist and claimed she didn't know the N-word was offensive — the chef returned to the morning show Tuesday in an attempt to revive her career.

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Juliette Lewis Insists Tom Cruise Is Victim of Anti-Scientology Conspiracy Theory

Juliette Lewis

Tom Cruise still might be one of the world's most famous movie stars, but his public profile has never been the same since he became the unofficial face of Scientology. According to Juliette Lewis, this is all because of an anti-Scientology conspiracy run by big pharma.

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Top Chef Winner Ilan Hall Gets Down and Dirty on Knife Fight

Ilan Hall

There will be blood — and it's likely to end up in a recipe. Top Chef Season 2 winner Ilan Hall is the host and judge of Esquire Network's Knife Fight (Tuesdays, 10/9c), a food competition show on steroids where renowned chef s must out-cook one another using an array of mystery ingredients, ranging from the quirky (sea cucumbers, nasturtiums) to the epic (one-quarter cow) to the downright disturbing (cold pig's blood). Welcome to... read more

New Season Reviews: NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest

NCIS: New Orleans

If you had a successful recipe for beignets, would you mess with it? Same rule applies for CBS's NCIS: New Orleans (9/8c), the latest transplantation of TV's most durable (and around the world, most watched) franchise. This second spinoff — forcing NCIS: LA to move to Mondays starting next week — of a series that was itself a spinoff (of the long-running JAG) hews strictly to the... read more

Fall TV Popularity Contest: Did You Enjoy Gotham, Scorpion or Forever?

Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith

Is Gotham the place to be on Mondays? Are you down with Team Scorpion? Do you want to watch Forever for a long time to come?

Now that these new dramas have premiered, we want to know your thoughts — and what you think of every new show this season.
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The Voice: 8 Reasons Why Gwen Stefani Is Our New Favorite Coach

Gwen Stefani

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's season premiere of The Voice. Read at your own risk.] 

Those famous red chairs on The Voice have seen quite a few famous faces come and go over the years. Which means it's really saying something that it took just one episode of the reality hit for Gwen Stefani to catapult from fresh face to fan favorite. So how did she do it? Here are the 8 reasons why Team Gwen gets our vote this season... read more

Dancing with the Stars: Who Got "Jiggy Wit It" on the Dance Floor?

Tony Dovolani, Betsey Johnson

It's #MyJamMonday on Week 2 of Dancing with the Stars (of course Bruno's is "Born This Way") and, if nothing else, the song choices serve to highlight the age distribution between, say, Bethany Mota and Tavis Smiley on the show's 19th season.

For the second week in a row, it's Night 1 of 2. Who will be given the boot on Tuesday's results show? Here's a recap of tonight's performances:

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Ziva's Possible Return and 6 More Teases for NCIS' New Season

Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

As NCIS chugs into its 12th season Tuesday (8/7c, CBS), creator Gary Glasberg says he's taking a back-to-basics approach for the upcoming year. After so many major event episodes last season — the departure of Ziva (Cote de Pablo), the introduction of Bishop (Emily Wickersham), the NCIS: New Orleans backdoor pilot, and a tribute episode to Ralph Waite — Glasberg says he's excited to be entering a more character-driven run.

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