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Criminal Minds' Matthew Gray Gubler on Directing Prentiss' Exit: I Put Up a Big Fight for It

Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler is usually known as "Gube," but he had a different nickname while directing this week's Criminal Minds.

"Someone started calling me Michael Bay Gubler because there's so much action in this one," he tells TVGuide.com "I know so little about action films that it's kind of funny."

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Indeed, the actor and NYU film grad specializes in the creepy and quirky — just check out his artwork — so quirky that his crash course in action films included The Fantastic Mr. Fox. "That was my main inspiration," he says with a laugh. "And some Sherlock Holmes. I tried to study and made sure the moments of action were done as effectively and cinematically as possible. Especially for our show, which normally [features] more of a knife or a slow strangulation, we're talking flash ...
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Mega Buzz: Housewives' Murder Plot, Castle Jealousy, and a New Grey's Hookup

Mark Moses, Nathan Fillion, Justin Chambers

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Got any scoop on Desperate Housewives? — Sara
NATALIE:
Poor Paul Young. Both of his wives have killed themselves — not a very good track record! — and now somebody's trying to kill him. Again. This time, the culprit is a bit more sly. I'm hearing he or she will slip some anti-freeze into Paul's dinner. If you've already put together that this will coincide with the return of Felicia Tilman, bravo.

I love that Brendan Hines is going to stir up jealousy on Castle. What else can you tell me? — Monica
ADAM:
While Castle is plenty peeved by the easy rapport his protégé establishes with Beckett, his remedy is to kill the young pup with... read more

Criminal Minds: Top 8 Prentiss Moments

Paget Brewster

Six months after losing A.J. Cook, Criminal Minds will bid adieu to Paget Brewster on Wednesday's episode as Prentiss finally confronts her Interpol nemesis Ian Doyle.

A.J. Cook returning to Criminal Minds — for one episode

Brewster, who joined the CBS drama in the second season, was demoted last summer, but has the option to stay on next season as a regular. The actress, however, recently joined NBC's comedy pilot My Life as an Experiment.

In honor of her departure, we're counting down the top moments featuring our favorite Vonnegut-reading, Splenda-loving supervisory special agent.

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Seann William Scott Enters Treatment For "Personal Issues"

Seann William Scott

Seann William Scott has entered treatment for "health and personal issues," People reports.

It is unknown where the 34-year-old actor is seeking treatment or what prompted his decision.

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"Seann William Scott has voluntarily admitted himself for proactive treatment to address health and... read more

Netflix and Kevin Spacey on Deck with House of Cards

Kevin Spacey

DVD rental company Netflix is diving into original programming with the new Kevin Spacey series House of Cards, Deadline reports.

Netflix outbid networks including HBO and AMC for the series by committing to two seasons (26 episodes) upfront. Aside from mail-in DVDs, Netflix currently streams entire seasons of... read more

Joan Knows Best? Renewed for Second Season

Joan and Melissa Rivers

Maybe Joan Rivers does know best.

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? has been renewed for a second season, WEtv announced Tuesday.

The reality series that follows the famous comedian after she moves in with her daughter Melissa will return in... read more

Chloe Sevigny to Play Lizzie Borden in HBO Miniseries

Chloe Sevigny

With her series role on Big Love coming to a close, Chloe Sevigny has already set her sights on her next HBO project, Deadline reports.

She is set to headline the miniseries Lizzie Borden, based on the life of the New England woman who in 1893 was acquitted of killing her... read more

Gilbert Gottfried Apologizes for Offensive Tweets

Gilbert Gottfried

One day after being fired as the voice of Aflac's mascot, Gilbert Gottfried issued an apology for making offensive jokes about the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has claimed hundreds of lives.

"I sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding... read more

Ratings: The Bachelor Engages a Season High, Though Down from Last Year

Emily Maynard and Brad Womack

The Bachelor engaged the most viewers during its finale.

Monday night's two-hour culmination of Brad Womack's search for a wife averaged 13.8 million viewers — with 14.9 million watching the end. The show was a steady ratings performer during its 15th season and hit season highs with the finale. However, the season-ender declined 15 percent against last year's conclusion in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic, earning a 4.5 rating.

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Castle Exclusive: Lie to Me Star Sets His Sights on Beckett

Castle, Brendan Hines

What happens when a mystery writer has his muse stolen by his protégé? If the writer is the title character of ABC's Castle, the answer is simple: It gets combative.

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TVGuide.com has learned exclusively that Lie to Me star Brendan Hines has been tapped to play Alex Conrad, a first-time mystery writer who owes some of his debut novel's success to a glowing review written by Castle (Nathan Fillion). When Castle invites Alex down to the precinct to play mentor, however, Alex becomes much more interested in what Beckett (Stana Katic) has to say about being a police detective... read more

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