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Question: I know that you and many others are loving this season of Fringe with the alt-world, Doublivia high jinks but I am a bit more, shall we say, off-put. One of my problems is that I'm getting a very Charmed vibe about the whole thing. Allow me to explain. I was a devoted Charmed fan (until the unfortunate last season), but one of the staples of that show which always bothered me were the possession/body-swap type episodes. One of the sisters would be overtaken or possessed or swapped out or what have you and the other sisters would take forever and a day to noodle it out. No matter how strangely or out of character they acted, they would sense nothing was amiss until the whole thing blew up in their faces. With Fauxlivia in the mix on our side, I'm getting that familiar feeling of "Really? Come on!" when it comes to the continued obliviousness of the rest of the cast.... read more

Jason Lee to Guest Star on Raising Hope

Jason Lee

Jason Lee has signed on to guest-star on an upcoming episode of Raising Hope, Fox announced Monday.

Lee, 40, star will play Smokey Daniels, a washed up rock-star. Daniels is hired as the main act at Grocery-Palooza, a concert at the supermarket where Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) works. In the episode, titled "Burt Rocks," Burt (Garret Dillahunt) plays backup to Smokey as he tries to relive his own rock-star years.

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T.J. Lavin's Condition Reportedly Improves

TJ Lavin

MTV host T.J. Lavin is showing some signs of improvement following the bike accident that left him in a coma, ESPN reports.

"He moved his hands around and he gave the docs a thumbs-up. He is not conscious. He's back on sedation to rest and minimize brain swelling," his mother Barbara said, according to ESPN.

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CBS Developing (Yet Another) Show Based on Twitter


How did CBS come up with new shows before Twitter?

The network has bought an idea based on the blog and Twitter feed "Dear Girls Above Me," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CBS developing another Twitter-based series

Brought to CBS by Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Productions and the Schiff Co., "Dear Girls Above Me" is written by Charlie McDowell, a guy driven to distraction by the roommates living above him.

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How I Met Your Mother's Jennifer Morrison: "Ted Has Met His Match"

Jennifer Morrison, Josh Radnor

Jennifer Morrison has three words for you: "I don't know."

Ever since her guest arc as Zoey on How I Met Your Mother was announced last month, the actress has, understandably, fielded the same question over and over again: "Are you the mother?"

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"It's not even that I can't say, but I just have no idea!" Morrison tells TVGuide.com. read more

Dancing's Dovolani: "People Were Rooting for Me to Get a Good Partner — and I Got One"

Tony Dovolani

Rumbas are supposed to be sexy, sensual and romantic. But funny? "Ours will be! We'll break the mold," Dancing with the Stars' Tony Dovolani tells TVGuide.com. The pro will debut his chuckle-worthy routine with The Hills' Audrina Patridge Monday as part of Dancing's TV Theme week. Their song? Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten" — the Hills theme, of course. "We do a little nod to The Hills. It's going to be funny and hot," he says. "It represents what her show is about and her transformation from that show to our show." Find out what else you can expect from the duo's routine, why the Dancing pro thinks they can go all the way and how his waxed legs are doing. read more

Thintervention's Jackie Warner Says Series Isn't Just About the Results

Jackie Warner

Jackie Warner's clients know what they're getting into when they sign up to be her trainees. But for some of the cast of Bravo's Thintervention with Jackie Warner, the lifestyle changes weren't so easy. The no-nonsense trainer (her best-selling book is titled This is Why You're Fat) says she was most surprised by Real Housewife of Orange County's Jeana Keough, who came into the program not wanting to change her routine, yet saw results. Warner tells TVGuide.com why Jeana, Shay and Stacy struggled to lose weight, and what to expect from the show's finale. Plus: Which celeb would Warner love to work with?

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Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak Breaks Down the Meaning Behind “Google Me”

Kim Zolciak

Kim Zolciak's wardrobe malfunction had just gone viral. On Friday, Bravo posted a clip of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's ample bust busting out of her dress moments before she was scheduled to perform her hit "Tardy for the Party" live, and Zolciak was already aware of its immediate popularity.

 "I can't believe this story is so big," she said, a couple of hours after both the Huffington Post and US Weekly wrote about the video. "The reality is I have big boobs... read more

Jackass 3-D Knocks The Social Network From Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

Jackass 3D

Jackass 3-D pushed The Social Network out of the top spot at the box office, bringing in $50 million, Box Office Mojo reports.

The motley crew of Johnny Knoville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, "Wee Man" and Preston Lacy were back, this time in 3-D, for their third big-screen outing.

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Mad Men Finale: How Long Will Faye Stand Beside Don?

Mad Men

Cara Buono had no idea when she joined the cast of Mad Men's fourth season that she would still be hanging around for the season finale.

"I was told it was going to be a couple episodes, and it blossomed into this full story line," Buono tells TVGuide.com. "I wish I had a better word for amazing, because that's all I keep saying. But it really has been amazing."

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Buono plays Dr. Faye Miller, a consultant who came to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to do consumer research. She quickly caught the eye of newly single Don Draper (Jon Hamm), but Faye didn't immediately hop into Don's bed like so many other women on the show... read more

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