Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner
Think Twilight influences pop culture? Check out the 2010 list of the most popular baby names.
The Social Security Administration revealed on the Today show Isabella was the top name for girls last year, while Jacob was the most popular name among boys. Isabella, called Bella for short, is the lead character in the Twilight book series and is portrayed by Kristen Stewart on-screen. While Bella's vampire boyfriend Edward, played by Robert Pattinson, didn't make the cut, Bella's best friend-werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) did. The series' fans are either in the Team Edward or Team Jacob camp, but clearly Team Jacob won in the baby-naming arena.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences reached a $66 million deal with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC that extends their TV contract through 2018.
Under the agreement, the four networks will continue to air the awards ceremony in a rotation, with Fox kicking off the cycle this year. The academy will get an increase in the license fee from the networks totaling about $8.25 million per ceremony. The previous deal, which expired this year, entitled the academy to $7.5 million.
The new eight-year deal also allows that, beginning in 2012, each year's designated network, along with the academy, can review the number of awards given and how they're presented. The move is an effort to shorten the telecast because of a recent decline in ratings.
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
Who's the biggest jokester on The Vampire Diaries set and which cast member is mostly likely to be caught at the craft service table? TVGuide.com caught up with star Nina Dobrev who joined us for a little game of Vampire Diaries superlatives.
While Dobrev was torn between Ian Somerhalder and Matt Davis as the cast clown, she had no hesitation in admitting she can usually be found between takes prowling the snacks table. (Those must be some healthy snacks in order to get this magazine cover.)
Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza and Parker Posey
Parker Posey had been waiting a good long time for Amy Poehler to call about Parks and Recreation.
"It's funny, when it first came on I was really hoping that Amy would ask me to be on this show," Posey said, recalling that she and Poehler had been...
Lyndsy Fonseca and Xander Berkeley
Amanda's shockingly violent turn at the end of last week's Nikita is just an appetizer for the evil Percy will be serving up in the final two episodes of the season.
"I think Percy is most impressive in Thursday's episode (9/8c on the CW)," executive producer Craig Silverstein tells TVGuide.com. "It really shows just how smart Percy is as an antagonist. Your hero is only as good as your villain is evil."