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NBC Freshman Comedies Bad Judge and A to Z to End

Kate Walsh; Ben Feldman

The Day of the Dead brought grim news for two NBC comedies.

The network has canceled the Kate Walsh-led Bad Judge and the... read more

Dancing's Derek Hough: I'm Making the Routines Harder

Derek Hough

Hey everyone,

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for your votes! How'd you like Team Itsy Bitsy? We had so much fun doing that. The team dances are always fun to perform because you get to share the experience with more people. And Bethany did a great paso too. I was really happy with everything and to be on top of the leaderboard is a bonus. It was also great to have Len back this week. It's not the same without him, and getting a 9 from him is like getting a 10. He looks well rested, doesn't he?

This week, we have the ...
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Starz' Magic City Being Resurrected as a Movie with Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Christian Cooke, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Steven Strait

Don't bet against Magic City just yet.

The Starz period casino drama, which was canceled last year after two seasons, is being resurrected as a feature film with much of the original cast set to reprise their roles, Deadline.com reports.

More cult shows that deserve a movie

In addition to ... read more

Amanda Bynes Released from Psychiatric Hospital, Blasts Family on Twitter

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes was released from a psychiatric hospital Thursday and wasted no time getting back to one of her favorite hobbies: Twitter.

The actress, 28, posted a series of erratic messages on Friday in which she called her family's lawyer "corrupt," her celebrity manager Sam Lutfi "ugly" in addition to... read more

Exclusive Simpsons Sneak Peek: Jane Fonda Prepares to Battle Mr. Burns

Jane Fonda

In Springfield, it takes guts to go up against the rich and powerful Mr. Burns. But Jane Fonda is prepared to do just that on The Simpsons.

The two-time Oscar winner lends her voice to the tough and... read more

Seth Rogen to Play Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs Biopic

Seth Rogen, Steve Wozniak (inset)

Seth Rogen will star as Steve Wozniak in Sony's Steve Jobs biopic, Variety reports.

The upcoming film, which will star Christian Bale as the late Jobs, is based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography of the Apple co-founder. Oscar winner Danny Boyle will direct and Aaron Sorkin will pen the script.

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Chelsea Handler Goes Topless on Horseback to Battle "Sexist" Instagram

Chelsea Handler

Is Instagram's photo policy sexist? Yes, if you ask Chelsea Handler.

On Thursday night, Handler posted a topless photo of herself riding a horse, spoofing Vladimir Putin's famous shot of himself baring his chest on horseback. "Anything a man can do, a woman has the right to do better #kremlin," the comedienne captioned the split images.

But Handler wasn't too pleased when Instagram removed the pic, so she added it again, writing, "Taking this down is sexist. I have every right to prove I have a better body than Putin." But again, Instagram removed the images and Handler then immediately posted the company's notice to her, captioning, "If a man posts a photo of his nipples, it's ok, but not a woman? Are we in 1825?"

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Vampire Diaries Midseason Finale Scoop: Who's Returning to Mystic Falls High for the Holidays?

Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries' BFFs Bonnie, Caroline and Elena are finally reuniting — in a flashback! The trio will appear together in the show's midseason finale.

Postmortem: The Vampire Diaries boss breaks down that final scene

In the episode, Bonnie (Kat Graham), Caroline (Candice Accola) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) return to their high school days in a flashback set in the show's first season in 2009. The scene will feature a big holiday gathering, and since we were on hand for the filming, we can promise ... read more

When Is Colbert Report Ending?

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert will officially sign off from Colbert Report on Thursday, Dec. 18, he announced during Thursday's broadcast.

"Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here for every night for nine years will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book," he said, holding up his book America Again: Re-becoming Greatness We Never Weren't. "So pick up America Again in paperbook for a loved one. Or for a hated one."

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J.K. Rowling Reveals Secrets About Harry Potter's Dolores Umbridge in New Essay

JK Rowling

Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has released her highly anticipated next piece of writing about one of Harry Potter's most wicked villains.

Rowling's Pottermore website published a short essay Friday about  Dolores Umbridge, the bossy, villainous witch introduced in the series' fifth book. Umbridge, who was played by Imelda Stanton in the films, was based on Rowling's real-life teacher — someone she did not like -- the author revealed in the essay. As such, "Dolores is one of the characters for whom I feel the purest dislike," she writes.

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