Law & Order: SVU
The good news: NBC has renewed Law & Order: SVU, its highest-rated drama, for an 11th season. The bad news: The network is threatening to replace Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, according to EW's Michael Ausiello.
This shocking development comes as the two leads have reportedly banded together to negotiate pay increases in the form of a share of the back-end profits. An NBC representative told TVGuide.com that it is their policy not to comment on talent negotiations. While a hard-line threat is a common tactic in salary negotiations, it seems unlikely that NBC would follow through with the firings.
But it raises the question: Could SVU exist without its two popular leads?
Lorne Michaels may be the head honcho over at SNL, but Andy Samberg is the boss. In his latest digi-short, guest host Seth Rogen interviews Samberg for his performance review, which includes his run-through of a typical day: calling corporate, remembering birthdays, buying a gun and eating chicken strips. (Wait, what was the part before the chicken?)
Watch the video after the jump.
Bones' David Boreanaz, Family Guy's Stewie
As Bones' Booth ponders becoming a family man, he'll get a visit from Family Guy's Stewie, in a "crossover" episode slated to air May 7.
The set-up for this unusual merger of genres: When Bones' Brennan asks Booth to father her a child, the normally nonplussed federal agent becomes consumed ...
Project Runway designer Kenley Collins often sparred with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, but now she's accused of putting the cat in catfight.
The Season 6 finalist, often remembered as the contestant with the ginormous ego and nails-on-a-chalkboard voice, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon after attacking her musician fiancé Zak Penley, 28, with her pet cat ...
Looks like Joaquin Phoenix is trying to toughen up his new hip-hop image.
Shortly after taking the stage at a Miami Beach night club, Phoenix had words with a heckler and jumped into the audience to confront the man, according to The Associated Press. Phoenix appeared on stage smoking a cigarette, dressed in a disheveled suit and sporting his now trademark beard early Thursday morning. He began rapping unintelligibly, but soon became agitated and addressed a member of the audience.
"We have a f---ing bitch in the audience," Phoenix said, adding later, "This is a $3,000 f---ing suit," according to Us.
Phoenix then jumped into the audience...
The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick
The heart wants what the heart wants, as Woody Allen famously said. But that hasn't made anyone less angry at Jason Mesnick.
The Bachelor star's decision to dump Melissa — the woman he proposed to in the season finale, for Molly, the runner-up — elicited this quick assessment from his now-ex fiancée: "You're a bastard." But is he?
American Idol, Big Love
What a great week for confrontation: Bachelorette vs. Bachelorette. President Obama vs. a potential 2012 rival. American Idol vs. music itself. We scratched through catfights and lightsaber duels to get to the ultimate faceoff in our No. 2 spot... and the historic reunion at the top.
Kate Walsh by Justin Stephens/ABC; Craig Sjodin/ABC
It was a good week for reading between the lines: Is that guy across the table scratching his nose, or doing something else? What does Ben's cast mean on Lost? And what to make of it when you wake up, feeling sticky, with a body you don't recognize? Please enjoy our Top Moments, figuring-it-out edition – and send suggestions for next week to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brad Pitt, Stump, Hayden Panetierre
Puppies, breasts, and Brad Pitt. If one of these things doesn't draw you into this week's Top Moments, we give up. As an added bonus, we promise not a single mention of politics or Valentine's Day. So get reading!
Joaquin Phoenix's Andy Kaufman-esque career suicide tour just keeps getting weirder.
The actor, who recently announced he was giving up his on-screen career to become a rapper, made a squirm-inducing appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday to promote his new — and last, to hear Phoenix tell it — movie, Two Lovers.
Dressed in a suit, shades, and a beard Letterman likened to the Unabomber's, Phoenix chewed gum while fidgeting through Dave's questions, rarely giving more than one-sentence answers. Read on for more on Joaquin's appearance and watch the video!