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Southland Takes Advantage of Full Season with "More Refined" Storytelling

Benjamin McKenzie and John Cudlitz

It's odd to think that the cast of a show entering its third season has never shot more than six episodes at a time, but that's the case for TNT's Southland.

The gritty police drama debuted as a midseason replacement on NBC in 2009 and earned a 13-episode renewal for Season 2. Then, NBC canceled the show before it even premiered, allowing TNT to buy and air the six episodes NBC had in the can in early 2010.

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So when TNT ordered a 10-episode third season, which begins Tuesday at 10/9c, the cast and crew were equally excited and cynical. "Well, the joke on set is... read more

Bachelor's Chris Harrison: Is Brad Going to Get Married to Madison with Fangs? Probably Not

The Bachelor

Bachelor host Chris Harrison says he no longer has to defend the show's decision to bring Brad Womack back.

"The tide and the sentiment towards Brad changed to the positive," he tells TVGuide.com.

During the Season 15 premiere, Womack spent the night fielding questions about his previous stint on the show, including those from the two women he dumped in the finale, Jenni Croft and DeAnna Pappas.

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Mo'Nique to Announce Academy Award Nominations

Mo’Nique

Oscar winner Mo'Nique will announce the Academy Awards nominations alongside Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak, the Academy announced Tuesday.

Mo'Nique and Sherak will announce nominations in 10 of the 24 categories in a live news conference on Jan. 25.

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Damian Lewis to Star Opposite Claire Danes in Showtime's Homeland

Damian Lewis

Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis will star opposite Claire Danes in Showtime's new drama pilot Homeland, the network announced Tuesday.

Based on Gideon Raff's Israeli series Hatufim (Prisoners of War), Homeland revolves around U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody (Lewis), who is found 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad.

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Poll: Who Is the Worst Behaved Housewife on Beverly Hills?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Bravo's Housewives franchise is full of glitz, glamour and riches with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Thankfully, the well-to-do ladies of the 90210 also come with a wealth of cattiness. Between Kelsey Grammer's ex and Paris Hilton's aunts, there's an abundance of tart comments ...
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Ellen Greene Soaps Up for a Gig on The Young and the Restless

Billy Miller, Ellen Greene

And baby makes three? That terrific character actress Ellen Greene of Little Shop of Horrors and Pushing Daisies fame joins The Young and the Restless for a five-episode stint starting January 7. Longtime fans of the soap will get a kick out of this: Greene will play Primrose DeVille, who is the niece of black market baby racketeer Rose DeVille, a notorious character played back in the '80s by the late, great Darlene Conley. Primrose will connect with Billy Abbott (Billy Miller) soon after he and wife Victoria (Amelia Heinle) get word from the doc that it'll be near impossible for them to conceive children. Y&R has Greene under gag order about plot details but, as you can see in the photo, Primrose does hand Billy a newborn. And Daisy (Yvonne Zima) gives birth to her baby this week and abandons it in a church. Are the bambinos one and the same? We'll leave it up to you to connect the dots. In the meantime, here's what Greene had to say to TV Guide Magazine about her trip to Genoa City!

TV Guide Magazine: What a cool way to kick off 2011! How did Ellen Greene — famous for her quirky choices — land on Y&R?
Greene: Here's what happened: A long time ago when I was very young I played a nurse on one of the New York soaps — I can't even remember which one — and it just terrified me! The whole experience! I just hated it! [Laughs] So I swore ...
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Piers Morgan: The Man Who Would Be King

Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan says his new job replacing Larry King on CNN is akin to "following Frank Sinatra in Vegas." But the 45-year-old print journalist, America's Got Talent judge and British-TV talk-show fixture isn't hesitant to try to revive CNN's prime-time ratings with the January 17 premiere of Piers Morgan Tonight (9/8c). He gives TV Guide Magazine a preview of his plans.

TV Guide Magazine: If America's got talent, why did CNN have to hire a Brit to replace Larry King?
Morgan: For the same reason that NBC put a Brit on America's Got Talent. There's been a growing appetite for us probably since Simon Cowell arrived on the scene. There is kind of a belief amongst Americans, true or not, that the Brits are perhaps a little more blunt and more to the point, and we have a quirky humor that's grown in popularity in America. In Britain, I've done ...
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Kellie Pickler Gets Married

Kyle Jacobs and Kellie Pickler

American Idol alum Kellie Pickler has gotten married, People reports.

Pickler, 24, and her beau, Kyle Jacobs, 37, eloped on New Year's Day in a small ceremony on a private island in the Caribbean.

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Police: Lindsay Lohan Committed Battery, Violated Probation

Lindsay Lohan

Police want Lindsay Lohan charged with battery after determining that she violated her probation in her altercation with a Betty Ford Center staffer last month.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that Lohan "violated several aspects of her probation, including the battery" during the Dec. 12 incident and will submit its investigation to the District Attorney's office later this week.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden Fox told Lohan in October that she will face a mandatory 180-day jail sentence if she violates probation.

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Watercooler: Does The Bachelor Deserve a Second Chance?

The Bachelor

OK folks, Brad Womack is back and from what we saw in last night's Bachelor season premiere, the muscled do-over dude seems to have gotten himself some much-needed head shrinkage. From the multiple "what I have learned" voice-overs about his botched season — as well as his mea culpa to shunned exes Deanna and Jenni — the Georgia-born Texas resident made a good early impression of a man healed by time and therapy... read more

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