Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester
[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the midseason premiere of Gossip Girl, "The End of the Affair." Read at your own risk.]
Monday's episode of Gossip Girl was fittingly titled "The End of the Affair" — so if you're familiar with the Graham Greene novel or the Julianne Moore-Ralph Fiennes film adaptation, you might have guessed what was going to happen to Chuck and Blair post-car accident.
Faced with the possibility of losing Chuck, Blair made a deal with God: Save Chuck and she'll stay away. Immediately after, she's told he's emerged from his coma. "When we start a season, we talk about what works have inspired us as writers. This year, there was The Talented Mr. Ripley and The End of the Affair," Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran told TVGuide.com. "We knew were going to tell this story."
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Now, it's doubtful Blair will meet her maker (a la Affair), but
Let's raise a glass of "apple pie" moonshine in honor of the dearly departed Justified villain Mags Bennett. Margo Martindale's Emmy-winning portrayal was a huge part of what made the Southern-fried FX drama's second season such a thrilling ride and will no doubt be a tough act to follow. And executive producer Graham Yost knows it.
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"I would be lying if I said we didn't consider that," Yost tells TVGuide.com. "It gives you some pause that people responded so ...
Katie Couric was feeling kind of kinky during Sunday night's Golden Globes, while Mindy Kaling opined about Rob Lowe's overzealous tan. How do we know? Twitter, of course! As it turns out, we weren't as entertained with Ricky Gervais' hosting performance as we had hoped, so it's a good thing we had an entire Twitterverse to keep us laughing throughout the telecast. Herewith: Our favorite tweets of the evening. Share your favorites ....
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.
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AMC also announced premiere dates for...