Ricky Gervais, The 2012 Golden Globe Awards
Was Ricky Gervais holding back this year? Hosting the Golden Globes for the third time, the comedian opened Sunday's awards show by ribbing Eddie Murphy for pulling out as Oscar host ("When the man who said yes to Norbit says no to you, you know you're in trouble") and NBC for being America's third-place network (oh, actually, fourth).
He did get in a few zingers. His five best jabs were aimed at:
His own manhood -- "No profanity: That's fine, I've got a huge vocabulary. No nudity: See that's a shame because I've got a huge [pause] vocabulary. But a...
Ian Somerhalder told me at the People's Choice Awards that he'd just shot a Vampire Diaries scene where Damon "wakes up naked with another woman who is a hot vampire." Might this be Katherine? Nina Dobrev (Elena/Katherine) hints, "I can't say whether or not I'm in that scene, but it is a character fans are familiar with and Elena will definitely have an opinion on it."
Oh, baby! They are two of TV's most anticipated occasions — the births of Booth and Brennan's daughter on Bones and Marshall and Lily's son on How I Met Your Mother. I talked to the expectant parents at the People's Choice Awards to get the scoop on both blessed events.
The arrival of Baby Bones will happen soon after the Fox drama returns this spring. "There's a horse, a farm and a lot of wine involved," teases David Boreanaz. "There's some trauma that happens that may twist the series a bit." Lightening the mood for David...
Charlie Sheen, Jessica Lange
How much does FX President and General Manager John Landgraf know about his network's upcoming Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management? Something he calls "a snippet of a story line."
The show, a loose adaptation of the 2003 Adam Sandler-Jack Nicholson movie of the same name, will premiere in June. FX executives have yet to see a single script, but Landgraf said he was convinced by a good idea pitched in part by the kinder, gentler Sheen seen over the last couple of months on something of a media mea culpa tour.
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Hamm
AMC has expanded the upcoming third season of The Walking Dead, the network announced Saturday.
The cable channel has ordered 16 new episodes for Season 3, up from the six in Season 1 and 13 in Season 2. The hit zombie drama is currently in the middle of its second season, which returns on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 9/8c.
Jon Hamm announces Mad Men Season 5 premiere date
AMC also announced premiere dates for...
Liam McIntyre , Andy Whitfield
Liam McIntyre was working on the set of Spartacus the day that he learned that his predecessor Andy Whitfield had succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last fall. Whitfield first filled the title role of Starz's bloody gladiator drama.
"It's probably the saddest thing I ever had to be part of," McIntyre told critics Friday at the network's winter previews...
To prepare for her role as Sarah Palin in HBO's upcoming film, Game Change, Julianne Moore hired a vocal coach, read Going Rogue and watched her TV docu-series, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
"That's frankly adorable," Moore told reporters Friday at HBO's winter TV previews. "She's a very caring and a very involved parent. ... I think that was something that was very compelling and very interesting."
The film, based on the book of the same name, follows Sen. John McCain's campaign from the start of his search for a...
Nikita, Maggie Q
Maggie Q once teased that Dillon Casey's Sean Pierce would be stripping down for Nikita, and on Friday's episode (8/7c, The CW), that promise will be fulfilled.
But executive producer Craig Silverstein says there's a reason for Sean to get naked, besides simply pleasing the fans, of course...