It's duck and cover time at A&E. Since reality megahit Duck Dynasty lost more than half its audience over the past year, the cable network has been dodging bullets. Most recently, A&E executives canceled Longmire after three seasons, surprising the show's producers and angering fans.
On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Kerry Washington's shih tzu-Yorkie mix, Josie, is napping contentedly on a Hollywood soundstage sofa as her Emmy-nominated owner gets back to the business of being scandalous. Clad in her character Olivia Pope's trademark Armani, Washington is...well, we can't tell you what she's doing, who she's doing it with, or even where they're doing it. If we did, Scandal creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes would unleash the show's figurative guard dogs, the fearsome spies of B613, on us.
When How I Met Your Mother ended its run after nine seasons, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas found themselves left with roomfuls of the comedy's inanimate actors: the many props used as sight gags and personal touches on set. And when a show calls it quits, its actors are notorious for raiding the closets and taking home the mementos from set they want the most. So which How I Met Your Mother actors ran off with what?
John Travolta commented on the years-old allegations that he is gay in an interview with The Daily Beast published on Tuesday. The actor also addressed the pending lawsuit against him by Douglas Gotterba, a former employee of Travolta's who is suing for the right to write a book about his alleged romantic relationship with the Pulp Fiction star.
When Jenny McCarthy was let go as co-host of ABC's The View in June along with Sherri Shepherd, the network never really said why it wanted to flip the table over and basically start from scratch. But McCarthy thinks she knows why she was fired.
Keo Motsepe, Lolo Jones
It's Dancing with the Stars déjà vu Tuesday night, with the results show rising like a phoenix from the ashes. (Not to fear, though: While there will also be aTuesday results show next week, the show will then return to its single Mondaynight format.) Julianne Hough is wearing a mostly sheer top, which somehow manages to still be more modest than her Monday night ensemble.
To the results!
There are many movies from the 1990s that would make great television shows: Goodfellas, Se7en... heck, evenBoogie Nights comes to mind. Way, way, way down that list would be the 1990 critically maligned comedy Problem Child, a movie that most would want to forget they ever saw. No network in its right mind would ever want to bring that movie back, right?
Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe
The revenger has become the revengee! After three seasons of watching Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) unleash the R-word in ABC's sudsy drama Revenge, it looks as though the tables will turn in Season 4. There will still be plenty of revenge served, but according to the new trailer, it won't be from Emily.
Jennifer Morrison, Tom Mison, Mariska Hargitay
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What will Emma and Hook's dating life be like on Once Upon a Time? — Val
The good news: The producers are going to let them go out somewhere other than Granny's Diner. The bad news: "It's going to be tricky for the two of them," executive producer Adam Horowitz says. "Just because we saw their feelings reach a new level at the end of last season doesn't mean that that's the end of the story." And Emma may be the problem. "Emma is obviously a person who has a tough time trusting people and letting her guard down," executive producer Edward Kitsis says. "Sometimes you may feel something for somebody but your feelings hold you back."
What sort of monsters will Abbie and Ichabod face when Sleepy Hollow returns? — Andre
Remember how Judas was paid in silver to betray Jesus? What happens when someone in Sleepy Hollow literally gets their hands on the same silver? ...
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has added even more offensive remarks to his repertoire. During an interview with the president of the Family Research Council last week, Robertson began discussing the "physiological downside to immorality," claiming that all sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, are punishments from God.