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Michelle Obama to Appear on Parks and Recreation's Season Finale

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama will make a cameo in the Parks and Recreation season finale, NBC announced Thursday.

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Leah Remini: "I Don't Want to be Known as This Bitter Ex-Scientologist"

Leah Remini

Leah Remini is finally breaking her silence about her split from the Church of Scientology.

In a lengthy interview with Buzzfeed, Remini recounts her "horrendous" first exposure to the church as a child, when her mother relocated Remini and her sisters to Clearwater, Florida, where they became members. read more

Banshee Exclusive: The Heat is On…Proctor.

Antony Starr

First off, if you're not watching Banshee (Friday, 10/9c), fix that. The show is badass in ways we can't even describe on this site. Secondly, if you are into Cinemax's action drama about Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con posing as the sheriff in the country's most messed up Amish town, then this exclusive clip from this week's episode is relevant to your interests. Especially for those of you wondering how Hood plans to bring down brutal crime lord Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen). Looks like a simple search warrant and a secret room could finally reveal the bloody truth about Banshee, PA's slaughterhouse bigwig.

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HBO Announces Premiere Date for Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart

Mark Ruffalo and Taylor Kitsch

HBO's Ryan Murphy-directed version of The Normal HeartLarry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play about the AIDS crisis, will premiere on Sunday, May 25, the network announced Thursday.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Returning to Dancing with the Stars

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dancing with the Stars has certainly had plenty of shakeups leading up to Season 18, but at least one familiar face will be back in the ballroom — and we're not talking about new co-host Erin Andrews.

Professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (who was Andrews' partner in Season 11) will return to the show after a two-season hiatus, a source close to the show has confirmed.

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Kate Upton Is Overrated, According to Supermodel Carol Alt

Kate Upton, Carol Alt

Kate Upton may be one of the world's most popular supermodels, but her appeal isn't universal.

Supermodel Carol Alt, 53, told the Huffington Post recently that she thinks Upton, 21, is overrated. "What I don't understand with Kate is, like, what's all the hullabaloo?" Alt told HuffPo. "I don't get what all the hullabaloo is."

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Exclusive Grimm Video: Who's Breaking Monroe's Heart?

Silas Weir Mitchell

When Grimm returns Friday (9/8c, NBC), Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) tries to reason with his parents, who dropped by in the last episode to meet Rosalee (Bree Turner) after hearing of their son's engagement. Fans may recall that the meeting didn't go well once they realized she was a Fuchsbau read more

Ratings: Mixology Premieres Low; Survivor Returns Up

Adan Canto, Vanessa Lengies

Another day, another low premiere for ABC.

Mixology bowed Wednesday to 5.2 million viewers and a 1.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the lowest-rated premiere following Modern Family  ever. It also posted the worst retention rate (58 percent) out of ...
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Exclusive: Get a First Look at Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously

Showtime is taking on "the biggest story of our time" with the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously.

In the upcoming 9-episode series, celebrities including Matt Damon, Arnold SchwarzeneggerIan SomerhalderHarrison Ford and more will act as correspondents delving into the different impacts climate change has had and is projected to have on the world.  The project aims to show the current and intensifying effects on everyday Americans, while demonstrating how they can take action and be part of the solution.

Showtime boss on Homeland's "big reset" and the plan for what's next

"The things [scientists] talk about sometimes don't resonate with the public," Schwarzenegger told reporters during the show's Television Critics Association panel. "There are very simple messages, but only actors will get the ultimate attention. This is why it's important when you're [famous] that you look at the power of communicating and use it for something positive."

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Switched at Birth Exclusive Video: Who's Doing a Sexy Salsa in the Dance Episode?

With a cast that features a High School Musical alum and two Dancing with the Stars veterans, it was only a matter of time before Switched at Birth did a dance-themed episode.

On Monday's installment (8/7c, ABC Family), dance scenes fill every act as Daphne (Katie LeClerc) and Bay (Vanessa Marano) both wonder about their futures. From Lea Thompson's Broadway act and Gilles Marini and Marlee Matlin's Waltz to LeClerc's salsa dance with RJ Mitte and David Casteneda, almost every style is covered.

Switched at Birth Star: Daphne can find something to love in both Campbell and Jorge

"[My] dance is especially fun because of the love triangle," LeClerc recently told us. "I'm a pretty good dancer, I learn choreography pretty easily, and I took tap in college. But Vanessa Marano is the most adorable thing in the world -- she has no rhythm!"

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