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She's Outta There! Alison Sweeney Says Goodbye to Days of Our Lives

Alison Sweeney

Grab a hanky, or 12. Soap superstar Alison Sweeney checks out of NBC's Days of Our Lives next week, nearly 22 years after she joined the show as stormy conniver Sami Brady. Sami leaves Salem a widow, thanks to the recent presumed death of her hubby EJ. But there's good news: After a series of deeply emotional farewells with friends and family, she will head to L.A. where studio execs — who have read that horrid Sami expose written by her son — are eager to put her story on screen. Of course, TV Guide Magazine had to get Sweeney's take on all this!

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Watch the First Official Trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The first official trailer for The Avengers 2 has arrived — but it may provide more questions than answers.

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CBS Trims CSI's Episode Order

George Eads, Ted Danson

CBS has trimmed the episode order for Season 15 of CSI, TVLine reports.

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Report: Modern Family, La Bamba Actress Elizabeth Pena Died of Alcohol Abuse

Elizabeth Pena

Actress Elizabeth Pena's death last week was caused by cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol abuse, TMZ reports.

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Queen Latifah to Host the Inaugural Broadcast of the Hollywood Film Awards

Queen Latifah

The Hollywood Film Awards will soon be making their TV debut.

The awards, which have recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for more than 17 years, honor some of the world's biggest stars, and will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8/7c on CBS.

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Fox and Will Smith Are Adapting Hitch for TV Because It Was Once a Successful Movie

Will Smith

Who had Hitch in the "next TV remake" office pool?

Fox is developing a series based on the 2005 film starring Will Smith as a date doctor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Firefly Alum Morena Baccarin Joins Gotham ... Which DC Comics Character Will She Play?

Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin has been cast in Fox's Batman-without-Batman series Gotham, reports TV Line.

The Firefly actress (deal with it, Homeland fans) will bring to life DC Comics character... read more

A Supernatural Spin-off Will Happen If "The Idea Is Right," Creator Says

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

All right, who sold their soul at a crossroads? I'm not angry, I just want to know who to blame for The CW's continued interest in producing a Supernatural spin-off.

Series creator Eric Kripke recently spoke to TV Line about potential future efforts to expand the world of Sam and Dean Winchester in the wake of last season's failed attempt to launch Supernatural: Bloodlines, which aired as a backdoor pilot but wasn't picked up to series. read more

Bathrobes, Boots and Fried Chicken: Mellie's 14 Stages of Grief on Scandal

Bellamy Young

Everyone grieves in different ways. For Mellie (Bellamy Young) on Scandal, mourning Jerry Jr.'s death involves less denial and anger, and more, well, perhaps Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) said it best: "I have dealt with drunk Mellie, smelly Mellie, screw-everything-to-hell Mellie, eat-everything-that-is-not-nailed-down Mellie. And I have not complained."

We're not complaining either; Mellie may be hurting, but she sure is entertaining. Below, we've listed her 14 stages of grief, in all their dirty, lounging, snacking glory. Don't worry, Mel. We'll get through this together.
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Report: Melissa Rivers Inherits More Than $100M From Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers has inherited more than $100 million worth of money and assets from her mother Joan Rivers' estate, Us Weekly reports.

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