Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith
Glee's Christmas episode led Fox to a decisive victory Tuesday night, while even reruns of the reliable NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS pulled in big audiences.
At 8, the fall finale of Glee posted a 4.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 11 million total viewers. NCIS scored a 2.0 rating with 11.8 million, and ABC's A Charlie Brown Christmas posted a 2.6 — down 30 percent from last year's airing -- with 8 million. (The animated holiday special was the most popular show on Tuesday night with kids aged 2-11.) Elsewhere, NBC's Minute To Win It won...
Wonder what Milli Vanilli's Fab Morvan has been up to?
Morvan, half of the '80 musical duo, is making a comeback with his new band, SMFM. His first order of business? Revamping Milli Vanilli's hit song "Girl You Know It's True." And yes, he's singing live.
Morvan and his Milli Vanilli bandmate, Rob Pilatus, infamously returned their 1990 Grammy for best new artist after they were caught lip-synching. The debacle led multiple lawsuits against the singers and their recording company, Arista Records. In 1998, Pilatus was found dead from what was ruled an accidental overdose.
Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is making it clear that she and best friend Gayle King are not gay — and she's sick of the persistent rumors that claim otherwise.
"I'm not a lesbian...I'm not even kind of a lesbian," Winfrey says on Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, The Next Chapter. "And the reason it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying ... Why would you want to hide it? That's not the way I run my life."
NBC's Community can often be seen more as a romp through a postmodern funhouse than a standard-issue sitcom. The series has offered inspired parodies of action flicks, zombie movies, GoodFellas and Apollo 13 and featured a bizarre mash-up of Mean Girls and Robocop. More recently, it exploded the notion of the "bottle episode," TV-industry jargon for shows shot with limited budgets on existing sets with a limited number of cast members to compensate for more costly episodes. This week, it's serving up an animated parody of the old, cheesy Rankin-Bass holiday cartoons (airing Thursday at 8/7c).
All of this meta-posturing led us to a theory that wouldn't be out of place alongside the rafts of speculation that came from Lost fans: That the characters in Community are real people who are slowly coming to the realization ...
In honor of Glee's sweetly stupid Christmas episode last night — and their winter break — we'd like to offer our wishes for New Directions in the new year.
General Hospital, James Franco
James Franco couldn't be cooler — and hotter — these days. The guy has earned the reviews of a lifetime for his performance in 127 Hours. He's considered a shoo-in Academy Award nominee for best actor. And he and Anne Hathaway have been picked to co-host the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, February 27. But he's not forgetting about General Hospital! Franco, who twice appeared on the ABC soap as a serial killer, has agreed to return for a two-episode stint airing the Friday before the Oscar telecast and the day after. It'll serve as a teaser for a longer story arc ...
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill's Brooke Davis has come a long way.
Remember the selfish and morally challenged cheerleader of yesteryear? It's hard to believe that was the same person who nearly drowned trying to save someone's life on Tuesday's stormy midseason finale.
Titled "Darkness on the Edge of Town," the episode featured a dangerous rain storm and car accident that put Brooke and Jamie thisclose to death on the infamous Tree Hill bridge (Remember when Nathan saved Rachel and Cooper in Season 3 in the same place?) After saving three people's lives, the fashion maven chose to stay with Jamie, who was pinned behind his seatbelt, and then selflessly pleaded with her fiancé, Julian, to save the little boy first as the levee broke and water flooded the car.
Fox and the CW have each picked up a drama from new production company FishBowl Worldwide Media, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Medical thriller The Danger List, about a doctor with a sordid past who investigates medical abuses, crimes and conspiracies, has landed at Fox. Stephen Gallagher (Doctor Who) is set to write and produce.
Rob Thomas, best known for cult hit Veronica Mars, will executive-produce Beautiful Strangers for the CW. The series follows two young thieves who are given a second chance as informants for the FBI.
Rachel Nichols knows she's in kind of a tough spot.
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The former Alias actress, who joins Criminal Minds with a three-episode arc beginning Wednesday, is fully aware that longtime viewers of the show are still mourning the loss of veteran cast member A.J. Cook, who was let go from the show this season. But Nichols says the show allows the other characters to somewhat speak what the audience may be feeling about the new girl in town.
"I knew that JJ had left and then ...