Sunday's True Blood premiere answered at least one burning question: Is Lafayette alive? Answer: Yes! Nobody is more surprised by this turn of events than Nelsan Ellis, the actor who plays Lafayette.
As a fan of the Sookie Stackhouse novel series, on which Alan Ball based the vampire drama for HBO, Ellis knew that Lafayette, Merlotte's wisecracking cook — and part-time pornographer/drug dealer — is totally dunzo after Book 1. When he arrived on set for the finale episode's table read, he prepared himself for the end. "I thought, this was fun, time to look for the next gig," he says. What changed? Read on...
For four months out of every year, Ryan Seacrest acts as ringmaster of TV's No. 1-rated program, American Idol. And while he makes the hosting of a twice-weekly live show watched by tens of millions seem easy, make no mistake: There's a method to managing the madness. As the July 16 announcement of Emmy nominations nears — Seacrest scored a nod during last year's debut of the Reality Host category — TVGuide.com invited the Atlanta native to share a look inside his Idol world.
We've got the results of his Q&A... right after this jump.
TV Networks covering the Iranian protests are smuggling news out of the country with cell phones, amateur video, and social networks — the same tools used by protestors still packing the country's streets.
"If this happened 10 years ago you wouldn't have the video phones, or even five years ago you wouldn't have sites like Twitter, or YouTube wouldn't be as ubiquitous," Jim Sciutto, ABC News' senior foreign correspondent, told TVGuide.com. "That's frustrating for these kinds of governments because they would love to be able, and I think they're used to, being able to shut this kind of thing down."
There will be life and death on the Season 2 premiere of The Secret Life of the American Teenager (Monday, 8 pm/ET, ABC Family). Someone will get pregnant (not hard to figure out who) and, as already revealed, someone else dies. "[The death] affects everybody, but I'd say it affects the youth of the show more so," Ken Baumann tells TVGuide.com. Baumann's good boy Ben has his own drama to worry about now that baby John makes four for him, Amy and Ricky. See what else Baumann has to say about the "very dramatic changes," how he prepared to play a father and which teen is the better parent.
TVGuide.com: The show's premise was built around a pregnant teen. Were you worried about heading into Season 2 now that Amy's given birth?
Baumann: I think everybody has that small concern ...
American networks have made a habit of swiping and remaking British programs, but the latest import from across the pond will be 100 percent authentic. Merlin (premieres Sunday, 8 pm/ET, NBC), loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the famed sorcerer, arrives stateside as the first British drama to air on a U.S. network — un-retouched, un-recast — since The New Avengers more than 30 years ago.
"I think we probably played a fast one on NBC!" star Bradley James tells TVGuide.com. "It's probably quite difficult to ...
A man convicted of stalking Tyra Banks has been sentenced to one year probation and must stay away from the model-turned-talk show host for two years under an order of protection.
Brady Green, of Dublin, Ga., was also ordered Thursday to take a treatment ...
Angelina Jolie wants to raise her six children with an "education of the world" and says that a few of them are already globally aware despite their young ages.
"Some of my kids are from countries that have seen conflict," Angelina told Anderson Cooper on AC360 Thursday. "I usually just explain to them that there are other families in the world that aren't as fortunate ...
Chris Daughtry turned down Fuel. Adam Lambert turned down Queen (for now). But Carly Smithson said yes to Evanescence — or to most of them, at least.
The Season 7 American Idol finalist has teamed up with three former members of Evanescence to front a new rock band called The Fallen, the Los Angeles Times reports. The lineup includes Ben Moody, Rocky Gray, John Lecompt — all of whom were in Evanescence — and Marty O'Brian, who was not in the group.
"I'm excited to be able to ...