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Jim Lehrer's Debate Hosting Inspires @SilentJimLehrer Twitter Parody

Carol Hartsell | October 3, 2012 | Comedy
Jim Lehrer's less-than-dynamic performance as moderator of the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, inspired a lot of negative comments during the broadcast. More importantly, it inspired a similarly timid Twitter profile. Better luck next time, Mr. Lehrer. Until Mitt Romney fires you and Big...

Romney's Big Bird Statement Sparks @FiredBigBird Twitter Account

Carol Hartsell | October 3, 2012 | Comedy
Mitt Romney made one thing abundantly clear during Wednesday night's debate: He likes firing birds, too. In a discussion on the deficit, the presidential candidate said to host Jim Lehrer, “I’m sorry, Jim, I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS…. I like PBS, I love Big Bird -- I actually...

Tina Fey On '30 Rock' Ending, Guest Stars, 'Honey Boo Boo' And More

Chris Harnick | October 4, 2012 | TV
Tina Fey has yet to decide what the last words of "30 Rock" will be, but that's not to say she hasn't been brainstorming. It turns out inspiration could come from an unexpected place: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Fey has been hard at work wrapping up the...

Julia Roberts Producing ABC Comedy Based On 'Taming Of The Shrew'

Jaimie Etkin | December 3, 2012 | TV
Julia Roberts is bringing The Taming of the Shrew to TV -- sort of. A half-hour comedy of the same name, which references William Shakespeare's play in name alone, just sold to ABC. The actress' Red Om Films, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of 3 Arts and ABC Studios are producing the workplace...

'Castle' Season 5 Casts For Mafia Episode And More Casting News

Jaimie Etkin | December 3, 2012 | TV
"Castle" is gearing up for a mafia-themed episode and has cast two familiar faces to join the ABC drama, TVLine reports. The site reports that Patrick Fischler ("Lost" and "Mad Men") will play Leo Conrad. After witnessing a murder, Castle and Beckett take Leo on the run to...

'Arrested Development' Contest: Enter To Win A Walk-On Role For Netflix Season

Chris Harnick | October 3, 2012 | TV
If you're an "Arrested Development" fan, chances are you've dreamed of hanging with the Bluths. Here's your chance. Netflix has launched a new "Arrested Development" contest that will give six fans walk-on roles in the new season. “The Bluths have walked on so many people we thought it...

2012 Presidential Election Casting: Who Should Play Obama, Romney And Their Also-Rans (PHOTOS)

Maggie Furlong | October 3, 2012 | TV
Debate season has begun (Wed., Oct. 3, 9 p.m. ET on the major broadcast networks), bumping programs out of primetime for the coming month leading up to the election. But don't despair, TV fans: It might not be a thrilling drama or a hilarious sitcom, but there can be fun...

John Green Interview: 'Fault In Our Stars' Author Talks Worst Book Ever, Where He Likes To Read

Madeleine Crum | October 12, 2012 | Books
"Where I Like To Read" is a series of short author interviews and blog posts in which writers share their literary tastes and their favorite places to curl up with a good book. Where do you like to read, and what is the last book you read there? In...

Lucy Lawless: Ron Swanson Is Sexy On 'Parks And Recreation' (VIDEO)

Chris Harnick | October 3, 2012 | TV
Lucy Lawless is a "Parks & Recreation" superfan. The "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Spartacus" actress will guest star as Diane, a new love interest for Ron Swanson starting in the Thursday, October 4 episode of the NBC comedy. In the behind-the-scenes video below, Lawless says she's seen every...

Garth Brooks' Las Vegas Shows To End

Christopher Rosen | December 3, 2012 | Entertainment
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Garth Brooks is ending his run in Las Vegas. The country music superstar will play six more dates this fall at Wynn Las Vegas, concluding the three-year run Nov. 16-17.

Breaking Ned: Ned Flanders Meets 'Breaking Bad' (PICTURE)

Christine Friar | October 3, 2012 | Comedy
New Zealand artist AKADoom is a fan of both "The Simpsons" and "Breaking Bad," so it only makes sense to combine the two somehow. In a series called "Breaking Ned," the artist mashes up Walter White and Ned Flanders to some pretty awesome results. We've put our...

No Doubt Lawsuit: Band Settles With Video Game 'Band Hero'

Christopher Rosen | December 3, 2012 | Entertainment
LOS ANGELES — No Doubt has settled its lawsuit against gaming giant Activision over the use of band members' likenesses in the video game "Band Hero," court records state. The settlement was reached Monday, a few weeks before trial was set to begin on the band's claims of fraud, violation...

'Taken 2' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller A Misstep

Christopher Rosen | October 3, 2012 | Entertainment
-- Planning to pay out good money to see "Taken 2"? To paraphrase Liam Neeson, you're about to be taken. Whatever novelty there was watching Neeson go commando in 2008's "Taken" is gone in the sequel, a mix of third-rate action, dreary family melodrama, laughable bad guys and even...

Looking At NYC's Waterfront 'Through The Porthole' (PHOTOS)

Inae Oh | October 3, 2012 | New York
By Carolina Salguero What you're looking at is something most people never see: the view from inside a ship at a containerport and, more broadly, a glimpse into what is really happening on NYC's waterfront.  Along New York's sprawling rivers and harbors there has been a lot of looking, but...

Ty Burrell On 'Modern Family' And Gay Rights

Leigh Weingus | October 3, 2012 | TV
Not only did it sweep the Emmy comedy categories this year, but "Modern Family" may have done a little something for the gay rights movement. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell opened up about why he...

David Blaine & 'Electrified: One Million Volts Always On': Illusionist Preps Dangerous Stunt

Kia Makarechi | October 3, 2012 | Entertainment
NEW YORK -- David Blaine is spending the days leading up to his next stunt lying low. "I'll mostly be relaxing, meditating and playing with my daughter ... and trying not to deprive myself of sleep," the illusionist said at a Tuesday press conference after demonstrating the stunt at low...

'iCarly' Spoofs Jimmy Fallon (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Chris Harnick | October 3, 2012 | TV
Jimmy Fallon is stopping by "iCarly" and he's pretty impressed with the girls. In "iCarly's" new special, "iShock America" (Saturday, October 6 at 8 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon), Fallon mentions "iCarly" on his late night talk show. In return, Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and Sam (Jennette McCurdy) dedicate a...

'Dead Or Alive 5' Characters Have Bigger Breasts Because Team Ninja Listens To Customers

Cavan Sieczkowski | October 3, 2012 | Technology
The results are in: Gamers want to see bigger breasts. When Japanese video game developers at Team Ninja, maker of the “Dead or Alive” series, were designing "Dead or Alive 5" they asked for customer feedback. What did consumers say they wanted most? Bigger-breasted characters. "We actually got a...

Mark Nadler's 54 Below Debut Will Feature Weimar Era Cabaret Classics And Historic Gay Anthem

Curtis M. Wong | October 5, 2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Nadler is about to get really naked onstage -– metaphorically at least. In the midst of rehearsals for his forthcoming debut at New York City nightspot 54 Below, the award-winning cabaret performer and comedic pianist notes, “This show really forces me to lay the...

GWAR Covers Kansas 'Carry On Wayward Son' For The A.V. Club (VIDEO)

Joseph Erbentraut | October 3, 2012 | Chicago
While seminal head-banging satirists GWAR were in town last month for Chicago's Riot Fest, they also took the time to stop by The A.V. Club's office to play the publication's final Undercover session this year. The Undercover series entails bands passing through town covering songs selected...
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