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Rescue Me: Will Tommy's Brush with Death Actually Change Him?

Rescue Me

(Unnecessary) spoiler alert: Rescue Me's Tommy Gavin isn't dead.

Even a show with a penchant for keeping dead characters around as ghosts couldn't kill off its lead, right? But last season's finale, which ended with Tommy (series star and co-creator Denis Leary) bleeding out after being shot by his Uncle Teddy (Lenny Clarke), wasn't a total cheat: Tommy fades away just long enough to get a frightening vision of his afterlife.

Exclusive: Rescue Me's creators dish on the shocking season finale

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Bachelorette's Chris Harrison on Justin: The Guys Told Ali, "Get Rid of This Bozo"

Ali Fedowtowsky

Most viewers knew this week's The Bachelorette would reveal contestant Justin had a girlfriend. But host Chris Harrison says the real drama was not who the two-timer was cheating, but how Ali would react to it. Even the harshest critics who assail the show's authenticity have to admit, as Harrison puts it, that they "couldn't have signed, sealed and delivered more evidence." Plus: Harrison shares details on next week's reunion between The Bachelor's newly split couple Jake and Vienna. What were you thinking as you broke the news of Justin's secret girlfriend to Ali?
Chris Harrison: Ali always had her reservations about Justin, so I knew ...

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Big Brother Adds New Twist to Season 12

Julie Chen

Big Brother producers are adding another level of treachery a la The Mole with what they've labeled a "saboteur."

When the show premieres Thursday, July 8 at 8/7c on CBS, one of the houseguests will have a separate mission: to sabotage the rest of them. This player's goal will be unknown to the rest of the cast. Viewers, however, will learn the person's identity July 15 — when the first live show airs.

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Watercooler: Reality TV's Monday Night Fights

Ali Fedotowsky, Danielle Staub

Oh, it was on last night in reality land! And by "reality," of course we mean the staged and highly orchestrated "unscripted" TV offerings of the evening, but still. That doesn't make the smackdowns any less awesome to witness, right?

First up was The Bachelorette's Ali unleashing her inner angry-girl... read more

Cheers & Jeers: A Less-Than-Fox-Worthy Opener

Craig Kilborn

Jeers to The Kilborn File for an underwhelming first guest.

We know Craig Kilborn's return to TV after a six-year absence is only a six-week run on six Fox affiliates, but couldn't he do better than... read more

Exclusive: Bret Easton Ellis, From Bedrooms to Living Rooms?

Bret Easton Ellis

Is TV ready for Bret Easton Ellis? Ever since the 1985 release of his best-selling tale of L.A. youth-gone-amoral, Less Than Zero, young Hollywood — including television faves like James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder and Austin Nichols — have populated the feature-film adaptations of Ellis' edgy, unsettling novels. Now, with the 25-years-in-the-waiting publication of the engrossing Zero sequel, Imperial Bedrooms, Ellis is gearing up to take on the small screen. If a certain cable network has the guts, that is... read more

Men in Pain: FX's Rescue Me, Louie

Denis Leary, Louis CK

If you're the sort that looks for role models on TV, then FX probably isn't your default destination. The network for bad boys (and the not-so-saintly women who often helped make them that way) kicks into high summer gear Tuesday night with the return of the blisteringly bitter Rescue Me (splitting its final season over two years, concluding in 2011 to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11). It's joined this year by the not-much-sunnier comedy Louie, which premieres with back-to-back episodes.

Both are quintessentially New York series, finding extremes of very dark humor in the noise and grit and gutter mentality of surviving in the city—although in the case of Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary), the self-destructive wretch at the booze-drenched heart and possible soul of Rescue Me, many could argue that he may have been better off dead.... read more

Oprah Back Atop the Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah again reigns atop Forbes' Celebrity 100.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer Debuts

Harry Potter

Based on the new Deathly Hallows trailer, Harry Potter's becoming quite the gutsy grown-up.

Fans have watched our favorite wizard-in-training battle all kinds of evil over the last decade. Now the postpubescent Boy Who Lived will finally meet He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named for their climactic showdown (in 3-D).

At the start of the sneak peek, Harry and Lord Voldemort come face to face, knowing one of them must die. From there a montage of action-packed scenes flash before our eyes: Gringotts' dragon barreling through ... read more

Eminem, Aguilera to Appear on Entourage Season Finale

Eminem, Christina Aguilera

Eminem and Christina Aguilera will guest-star in Entourage's Season 7 finale, the show's rep tells

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The rapper will play himself, while Aguilera will portray a client and friend of Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven).

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