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Frankie Valli Heads to Hawaii Five-0 as Carol Burnett's Mysterious Fiancé

Frankie Valli

Four Seasons singer Frankie Valli will "Walk Like a Man" right down the aisle on Hawaii Five-0 this season.

As we previously teased in Mega BuzzCarol Burnett will be returning to the show in Season 5 as Deb, the aunt of McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), and will be bringing a fiance with her, whom she met in chemotherapy. Valli, 80, has been tapped to play her beau, Leonard Campbell, TVGuide.com has confirmed. read more

Exclusive: Bob Barker Packs a Punch in Happy Gilmore Homage on Bold and the Beautiful

Bob Barker on The Bold and the Beautiful

The price is wrong, bitch! Game show icon Bob Barker will spoof his classic fight scene from Happy Gilmore — the one where he beat the bejesus out of Adam Sandler — on the Thursday, Aug. 28 episode of CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful. The plot has bad boy Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) foolishly mouthing off about Barker's pet cause — pets! Not only does TV Guide Magazine have an exclusive video preview of the resulting smackdown (below), we also spoke to the 90-year-old Barker to get all the deets.

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Top Videos: Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Hilarious Emmy Promo

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

This week, Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston reunited (alongside Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus) to play the owners of "Barely Legal Pawn Shop" for an Emmy promo in which Louis-Dreyfus tries to pawn her Best Supporting Actress Emmy for cash to buy an island. Jimmy Fallon fulfilled a childhood dream by playing the "GoldenEye 007" video game against James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan. Numerous celebrities, including Ben Affleck and former President George W. Bush, accepted the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge. And Taylor Swift just about broke the Internet with the premiere of her new video, "Shake It Off." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Carson Daly Welcomes Baby Girl

Siri Pinter, Carson Daly

Carson Daly and his fiancée, Siri Pinter, are proud parents to a baby girl. read more

Thursday TV: Rectify Finale, Simpsons Marathon

Rectify

The upcoming fall season will be lucky to generate even a fraction as many hits as this unusually busy TV summer produced, a list of keepers that includes Outlander, The Strain, The Knick, The Last Ship, Undateable, to name just a few. (Even something as underwhelming as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, which didn't, has been renewed by its increasingly desperate network, and I'm hoping for good news about the future of WGN America's Manhattan and WE's The Divide.)

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ABC Developing Series Based on Castle's Derrick Storm Novels

Storm Front cover art, Nathan Fillion (inset)

The Derrick Storm novels penned by fictional character Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) on Castle may soon be getting their own standalone series.

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Dave Grohl, Wife Welcome Daughter

Jordyn Blum, Dave Grohl

Third time's a charm for rocker Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum, who welcomed their third daughter recently, People reports.

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Graceland Postmortem: Daniel Sunjata on Charlie's Big News and That Phone Call

Daniel Sunjata

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Wednesday's episode of Graceland. Read at your own risk.]

Unlike so many of his housemates, it's been a (relatively) calm season thus far for Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) on USA's Graceland. However, that came to an abrupt end in... read more

Suits Boss on Midseason Finale: "We Wanted to Pack a Punch"

Rick Hoffman

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the midseason finale of Suits. Read at your own risk.]
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Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi and Crew Attacked by Teamsters in Boston

Padma Lakshmi

The cast and crew of Top Chef were not greeted with a tea party upon arriving in Boston to film the show's upcoming 12th season, which debutsWednesday, Oct. 15 on Bravo.

According to a new report from Deadline, host Padma Lakshmi and other Top Chef crew members were verbally attacked by picketing Teamsters in June after the series hired local production assistants to drive cast and crew vehicles.

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