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Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe Will Return to 'Parks and Recreation' for Final Season

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
"Parks and Recreation" is packing in the guest stars for its upcoming seventh and final season, with two key former cast members -- and one surprise guest star -- set to reprise their roles. First, Entertainment Weekly reports that Jon Hamm, who had a small, memorable cameo in last season's finale, will return as Ed. Leslie (Amy Poehler) fired Ed during the final moments of the sixth season, ...

The 18 Most Essential Mike Nichols Movies

Posted By Gary Susman on November 11, 2014
Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades of Hollywood censorship of adult content and freed the movies for mature language and subject matter ever after. His second film, "The Graduate," was the first serious mainstream movie to feature a roc...

Better Program Your DVR: 'Better Call Saul' Gets Two-Night Premiere Date

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
AMC is pulling out all the stops for its "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul," and that includes its premiere: The highly-anticipated drama will get a two-night series debut early next year. "Better Call Saul" will make its series premiere on Sunday, February 8 at 10 p.m., with its second episode airing the following night, Monday, February 9, at 10 p.m. The show will then move into its...

The 31 Best TV Shows on Netflix Streaming Right Now

Posted By Sharon Knolle on November 11, 2014
Nothing good on TV? Cut your cable? Thank goodness there's plenty of fantastic TV series on Netflix. Whether you've always meant to catch up with "The Walking Dead" or "Sons of Anarchy," or want to revisit a classic like "Miami Vice" or "Twin Peaks," they're among the many great shows available to stream right now on Netflix. (Availability subject to change.) 1. "Alias" Miss when Jenni...

Melissa McCarthy to Sprinkle Comedy Pixie Dust as Tinker Bell

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
"Peter Pan" fever is sweeping the nation, with NBC's upcoming live production of the stage musical prepped for next month, and Joe Wright's origin story "Pan" set to hit theaters next year. Now, another Neverland-centric project is in development, and it's nabbed a famous face as its star. According to Deadline, Melissa McCarthy is set to play Tinker Bell in a new movie from director Shawn Le...

Penelope Cruz May Strut Her Stuff in 'Zoolander 2'

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
Fresh off claiming the Sexiest Woman Alive title, actress Penelope Cruz is putting her award-winning looks to use: She's reportedly signed on to star in the sequel to 2001's supermodel-skewering "Zoolander." Deadline reports that Cruz is close to a deal for the flick, in which Ben Stiller will reprise his role as the titular airhead model. No word yet on just what Cruz's part might entail, th...

You Can (Legally) Download the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack for Free

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
The soundtrack to "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," was integrated seamlessly throughout the film, and today only, fans waiting to get their hands on the tunes can download the entire thing for free. In promotion of digital copies of the flick going on sale this week, Marvel has partnered with Google Play to offer a free (and legal -- we're looking at you, pirates) download of ...

Now the Studio Has Dropped Out of Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic, Too

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
What once sounded like a promising project is now in even more trouble: Studio Sony has put the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic in turnaround, effectively ending its relationship with the film. The flick, to be based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of the late Apple co-founder, has already gone through its fair share of upheaval recently, losing star Christian Bale and origin...

James Franco, Amy Adams, Martin Freeman to Host 'SNL' in December

Posted By Katie Roberts on November 11, 2014
"Saturday Night Live" has announced its last three hosts of 2014, and the list includes two faces familiar to Studio 8H, and one first-time emcee. James Franco -- who'll be promoting his new comedy with Seth Rogen, "The Interview" -- will kick things off on December 6, returning to host "SNL" for a third time. Nicki Minaj will serve as the musical guest, marking her second appearance on the p...

Christian Bale Has All the Right Answers in This Exclusive 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Clip

Posted By Tim Hayne on November 11, 2014
Biblical epics tout huge set pieces, special effects, and grand drama, but they're also rife with intimate moments, as in this exclusive clip from the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and John Turturro. In the clip, Moses (Bale) and Zipporah (María Valverde) share a quiet moment...

Watch: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer Is In the Key of Awesome (VIDEO)

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
In 2012, the a cappella-themed "Pitch Perfect," produced for $17 million and stocked with a cast of largely unknown actors, was released and became a sleeper smash. It wasn't an out-of-the-box sensation, but it grew through word-of-mouth and thanks to its unstoppably best-selling soundtrack album. When all was said and done, it amassed $113 million worldwide and sold tons and tons of copies on h...

The Biggest Blunders From Your Favorite Young Adult Movies

Posted By Jonny Black on November 11, 2014
"Young adult" is that awkward stage between adolescence and adulthood, when kids (if they let you call them that) make plenty of mistakes but are actually old enough to know better. But, unlike for their human counterparts, when YA movies make mistakes, they're on display for millions to see (and the internet to point them out). From "Twilight" to "Harry Potter," here are a few movie mistakes...

Oscar-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies at 83

Posted By Drew Taylor on November 11, 2014
On Tina Fey's wonderfully weird "30 Rock," there was a running joke about how the megalomaniacal star Tracy Jordan (played, somewhat confusingly, by Tracy Morgan), was on the quest for achieving the mythical EGOT, meaning he wanted to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. He wanted to conquer the whole of the entertainment industry. Few have achieved this nearly mythical goal. But director Mike N...

Best of Late Night TV: Julianne Hough's Phases Of Drunkenness and Chris Christie's Dancing (VIDEO)

Posted By Mehera Bonner on November 11, 2014
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" comes out this weekend, so naturally Jimmy Fallon sent one of his "Tonight Show" writers to the streets of New York City to ...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap, Episode 7: 'Test of Strength'

Posted By Jenni Miller on November 11, 2014
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" won't be back on until after Thanksgiving, but tonight's episode didn't feel very filling. Dandy's angry cry-face is pretty representative of the whole episode; there's lots of pouting and near-tantrums and Frances Conroy just needs to come in and regulate the whole damn mess. Let's just get started, shall we? That's Just Dandy Dandy (Finn Wittrock) a...

TV Land Pulls 'The Cosby Show' From Its Lineup

Posted By The Associated Press on November 11, 2014
DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom "is no longer under development." A TV Lan...

8 TV Shows Cancelled After Just One Episode

Posted By Alana Altmann on November 11, 2014
There have been a few cancellations from the Fall 2014 crop of new shows so far (RIP, "Manhattan Love Story," "Selfie," and more ...), but the fate of many freshman programs still remains to be seen. Lucky for this season's roster, nothing was given the boot right off the bat. But it happens. Yes, sometimes even the most promising and promoted new series don't even made it past one night on a...

Blake Lively Never Grows Old in 'Age of Adaline' Trailer

Posted By Kelly Woo on November 11, 2014
In "The Age of Adaline," Blake Lively never has to wonder if someone will love when she's no longer young and beautiful - because she never ages. A new trailer takes us through the story of Adaline, a woman born in 1908 who suffers from a terrible car accident in the '30s. But something magical takes place that night, and suddenly, Adaline is "immune to the ravages of time." Decades pass; Ad...

Jennifer Lawrence Basically Has a Penis, According to Elizabeth Banks

Posted By Kelly Woo on November 11, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks are delightful on their own. Together, their charm is exponentially multiplied. Really, it's nearly unbearable. (Nearly!) Banks hosted her "Hunger Games" co-star on her web chat show, "Ask a Badass," and it's clear that blondes really do have more fun. At least, when they're Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks. At one point, after talking about the lac...

NBC Dumps Bill Cosby Sitcom

Posted By Kelly Woo on November 11, 2014
NBC is scrapping plans to develop a sitcom starring Bill Cosby, in light of recent rape accusations. The network has decided to pull the plug on the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter, despite much fanfare last year when it was first announced. Cosby was to play the patriarch of a family with three grown daughters with children of their own. There was a significant penalty to be paid if ...

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