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10 Funny Facts From the Funny Men and Women of Hollywood

Neil Patrick Harris, Julie Bowen

Comedy isn't dead, females are funny and Sue Sylvester is a man.

At least, that's what we learned after two panels Wednesday during the winter TV previews. The casts of Modern Family, Glee, How I Met Your Mother and Raising Hope gathered to discuss what makes each of their shows so, well, funny.

10. How I Met Your Mother Shoots Without an Audience: The actors have to hold for a laugh that isn't there. "You get to guess how funny your joke is," Jason Segel says. "I'm going to give this one four seconds!" Adds co-star Neil Patrick Harris: "In Season 7, I'm going to start opening the door and waiting for entrance applause."

9. Julie Bowen Seeks Therapy for Laughs: Without even a laugh track on Modern Family, Julie Bowen is desperate to get her fix. "I'm wildly... read more

18 Shows Jersey Shore Crushes (We're Looking at You, Vampires, Zombies and Leno)

Jersey Shore

More than 8.4 million viewers tuned in to last week's third-season premiere of Jersey Shore, shattering ratings records and becoming MTV's most-watched series telecast to date.

We thought we'd put that number in perspective and compare it the numbers of some other "popular" shows. See how your favorites stack up!

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Kiefer Sutherland’s First Post-24 Role: Web Series The Confession

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland's first post-24 starring role is on a new web series called The Confession, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The 10 five-to-seven-minute webisodes follow a hitman (Sutherland) who discusses why his victims deserved to die with a priest (John Hurt).

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Dr. Phil: Ted Williams Is Going Back to Rehab

Ted Williams

Ted Williams, the 53-year-old former homeless man with the golden voice, is heading to rehab after having a one-on-one with Dr. Phil, the psychologist said in a statement.

"If Ted is ever going to get better, he's got to be honest with himself and admit he's addicted to drugs and alcohol," the statement said.

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Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, Olivia Wilde to Present at Golden Globes

Justin Beiber, Zac Efron

Teens now have a reason to tune in to Sunday's Golden Globe Awards: Justin Bieber and Zac Efron have been added as presenters.

Tron: Legacy and House star Olivia Wilde will present as well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Twitter.

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Glee Scoop: Super Bowl Pyrotechnics, Katie Couric and Sue's Return to the Dance Floor

Glee

When Chris Colfer learned Glee would air right after the Super Bowl, his first reaction was: "What's a Super Bowl?"

But seriously, he was floored. Producers made sure that the episode would be a big one, befitting its lead-in, and the budget quickly surpassed that of the Madonna tribute, up until now the show's most expensive production.

"I'm so surprised there were no fatalities out of that episode because it is insane," Colfer said Wednesday during the Television Critics Association winter previews. "It's by far the most expensive episode we've ever done. There was one scene where they were filming and they... read more

America Ferrera, Jerry Stiller to Guest on The Good Wife

America Ferrera, Jerry Stiller

America Ferrera is heading to The Good Wife for three episodes, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The 26-year-old actress will join the CBS drama as Natalie, a graduate student who catches the eye of the much-older Eli (Alan Cumming), Peter's campaign manager. This will be the first post-Ugly Betty gig for the Emmy winner.

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The Game Premiere Grabs Huge 7.7 Million Viewers on BET

The Game

Looks like BET has a hit on its hands. Tuesday's fourth season premiere of The Game brought in 7.7 million viewers, the network told TVGuide.com.

The big number is a win for both BET and the show, which is getting a second chance at life on the cable network. The CW canceled the half-hour comedy about football players and the women who love them after three seasons in 2008.  Tuesday night's debut marked BET's biggest original series telecast.

Comeback kid The Game "at home" on BET

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Tyler Perry Leads NAACP Image Award Nominations

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry leads the NAACP Image Awards nominations with 19 nods.

Tyler Perry's House of Paine is up for outstanding comedy series with five of its stars -- David Mann, LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Lamman Rucker, Lance Gross, and Keshia Knight Pulliam — also nominated in the acting categories. 

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Rooney Mara Debuts Girl With The Dragon Tattoo-Inspired Look

Rooney Mara

Double-take! Rooney Mara steps out with a brand new look for her upcoming role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo­.

See dramatic celebrity makeovers

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