Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the mid-season finale of Reign, stop reading now! READ FULL STORY
The Sing-Off doesn’t care if you understand when their show is on, for how long it’s on or if you think it’s crazy that they put all of their best teams up against one another in one episode. When you’ve stared cancellation in the eye and made it back to harmonize another day, you do whatever the F-clef you want! I liked that The Sing-Off went even more rogue than usual Thursday night; the hour-long episode was the perfect palate cleanser after two kind of exhausting two-hour spots this week. Four of the eight remaining teams competed for three spots in the Final Six: Ten, AcoUstiKats, Street Corner Renaissance and The Filharmonic. READ FULL STORY
In the last new Josh Cam of 2014, Josh Malina and fellow Scandal stars Scott Foley and Dan Bucatinsky are joined by a very important guest star…Bucatinsky’s Emmy Award! The only burning question? How’d it get inside the fridge?
After tonight’s midseason finale of Scandal, we’re guessing that will be among the many burning questions on the brains of Gladiators everywhere as the episode promises to be a jaw-dropper. Make sure you come back to EW tonight for a full recap of the action. Until then, enjoy the latest in EW’s ongoing behind the scenes video series:
It’s common knowledge that Joffrey Baratheon is not only the most hated man in all of Westeros, but also the most hated character on TV — and the Internet. If you’re one of the many who love to hate the current King of Westeros just as much as we do, then HBO is hoping you’ll join in on this week’s two-day Roast of Joffrey celebration.
The official Game of Thrones Twitter and Facebook decreed that Thursday marks the start of the official Roast Joffrey Day and ask that you take a moment to “think about how much you love to hate” the pesky, hot tempered young king who currently sits on the iron throne — and let all that pent up anger out on your favorite social media platform. Check out what fans have submitted so far on national Roast Joffrey Day by visiting RoastJoffrey.com.
HBO released a short video inviting all to celebrate and join in on the Joffrey bashing on Twitter, Facebook, Vine, and Instagram by using the hashtag #RoastJoffrey from now through Friday, Dec. 13. It really speaks to the whole Christmas spirit of this time of year, don’t you think?
Watch the short invitation video below:
As a television addict, my favorite time of the year tends to fall around May, because there’s no better television than in those finale weeks full of nothing but heart-stopping season finales. However, I’ve grown to appreciate the art of a good mid-season finale. They’re typically not as grand as season finales, but with only nine or so episodes under their belt, the mid-season finale has less actual story to work with. And it functions much the same way as the season finale in that it has to intrigue me enough to come back in four to six weeks. Plus, the best ones make me want to re-watch the entire first half of the season in anticipation of new episodes.
That being said, there are still some shows that do the whole mid-season thing better than others. But at this point in our spoiler-driven, speed-plot world of TV, most people have at least one mid-season finale that has stuck with them. For me, it was (not surprisingly) the “Is Marissa dead?” story from season 1 of The O.C. Now, The O.C. started in August, so this wasn’t its mid-season finale in terms of when it aired, but it was the episode just before the show’s big hiatus, so I think it fits the bill.
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If a stranger offered you a dollar to sing with them, would you do it?
Well, what if it was comedian Billy Eichner and EW guest editor and Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler screaming at you on the streets of New York to join in and finish the lyrics to some classic Christmas carols? You’d be surprised by how many people would say no. Gearing up for a brand-new season of the Fuse show Billy on the Street, Eichner and Poehler donned their gay apparel and hit the Big Apple streets. The results are both hilarious and, if you happen to name your baby after a CW show, heartbreaking.
Watch the video below.
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My favorite awards show is the Golden Globes, specifically because the Golden Globes are completely unbeholden by the intrinsic questions of Quality and Tradition and Making Basic Coherent Sense that so bedevils other awarding bodies. Nobody really thinks the Golden Globes mean anything, and so the mere fact of their continued existence — and increasing popularity — actually grade-inflates them into meaning something. They are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of people who could frankly be Norwegian lizard-men for all we know. But the lizard-men throw a great show. They feed people booze. The sheer inauthenticity of the event seems to loosen up celebrities, in a way that actually encourages authenticity.
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Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella are heading to Broadway in the new play The Velocity of Autumn, opening April 21, 2014, at the Booth Theatre.
After plans for a Broadway run last spring were shuttered in favor of a try-out at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, the 90-minute dark comedy will feature direction by Molly Smith. Previews for playwright Eric Coble’s Broadway debut begin on April 1.
Oscar winner Parsons will star as Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist who locks herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with a bevvy of explosives after quarreling with her family over her remaining years. Her estranged son Chris (two-time Tony winner Spinella) climbs through her window and is the family’s only hope at leveling with her.
The play will boast scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Rui Rita, sound design by Darron L. West, and wig design by Paul Huntley. The Velocity of Autumn previously took its world-premiere bow at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in April 2011, followed by a run in Cleveland in April 2012.
Comparing Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel is like comparing “The Baby Bachelor” and the “Puppy Predictors” — adorable, fun, a little bit wrong, but mostly inevitable. However, the good news is that overall, 2013 was good to both hosts. Politically, it might have been a little better to Fallon considering his upcoming gig taking over Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show in 2014. But on a creative level, both late-night hosts brought their A game.
Fallon spent 2013 perfecting the art of getting celebrities to play ridiculously awesome games. From playing “Sticky Balls” with Channing Tatum to getting Ryan Reynolds to agree to a very wet game of war, Fallon was a master at making viral videos. Some of his many highlight include:
Things seem to be going pretty well these days for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. They are about to host the Golden Globes for the second year in a row, they’re both producing multiple shows for multiple networks, and they’re serving as guest editors of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. But what people really want to know is: When will these Saturday Night Live/Baby Mama co-stars find a way to join forces for another TV show or movie?
During our Q&A with the pair for this special issue, the 30 Rock creator/actress and Parks and Recreation star declared their desire to star together in a drama. And we mean together. “We want to play Siamese twin judges on a law procedural,” says Fey. “Our condition does not get in the way of our judgment,” adds Poehler. “And that’s what the show’s about: Even though we’re bound together, we’re not bound to each other’s ideals.” Fey agrees: “One of us is very conservative and the other is a recovering alcoholic, so it makes for great drama.”
But it was a high-profile project on the big screen that truly lit up their faces, as Fey and Poehler revealed that they have scored roles in the new Star Wars film as… Darth Vader’s mothers.
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