Reign has been pushing the CW’s envelope since day one, originally having to trim a masturbation scene in its pilot. And now, halfway through its freshman season, it has released an uncensored version of the most recent episode, titled “The Consummation,” online. In the television version of the episode, there were two censored sex scenes. Online, the full director’s cut was immediately made available. But is it worth watching? I’m not so sure. READ FULL STORY
In season 3, Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) and Burke were engaged. They were working together. They were in love. Then Burke left Yang at the altar, and that was the last we saw of him. Now that Oh is leaving the show, creator Shonda Rhimes said she felt his return was an integral part of providing closure to Cristina Yang. But what will happen between the two? We’ve got some ideas: READ FULL STORY
Cheer up, Lupita Nyong’o — at least your embarrassing “before they were famous” video is coming out after you won your Oscar.
Prior to capturing our hearts in 12 Years a Slave, Nyong’o starred as Ayira in the 2009 raunchy MTV Kenyan soap Shuga. The soap was actually a hit and was broadcast across 40 African countries. In addition to the typical relationship drama one might expect, the show also tried to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. It went on to win a Gold award in May 2010 at the World Media Festival in Hamburg, Germany, in the Public Relations Health category.
Watch a trailer — which heavily features a young Nyong’o before she became a fashion icon — below: READ FULL STORY
Everything in Hollywood has a story, but to pop culture nerds, perhaps no story is more interesting than the one surrounding the controversy behind acclaimed writer Harlan Ellison and his popular Star Trek tale, “The City on the Edge of Forever.”
Ellison wrote the original teleplay for the penultimate episode of the first season in early 1966, which he notes, “was changed vastly when the episode aired” on April 6, 1967. “The City on the Edge of Forever” focuses on the USS Enterprise discovering a portal through space and time, which ultimately leads to an accidental altering of history that Kirk and Spock, trapped in the 1930s, must race against time to correct. At its core, however, the episode is a genuine and moving love story between Captain Kirk and social worker Edith Keeler (Joan Collins).
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It’s no secret that Scandal is a big hit in the United States — but Jimmy Kimmel would like everyone to know that there’s also a Spanish-speaking version of the Shonda Rhimes drama, and it’s kind of a big deal in Mexico.
Welcome to … Escandalo! For Kimmel’s version of the show, he enlisted actual Scandal actors to create a telenovela that’s just a smidgeon crazier than Shonda Rhimes’s actual show. Whatever you’re picturing, it’s even better. Plus, it has Guillermo in the role of El Presidente. Let’s just say, Kimmel has this handled.
A, B, C… it’s not always easy as 1, 2, 3. And yes, even the leader of the free world gets a little tongue-tied sometimes.
During a speech at the Women of Soul concert series, which is being hosted at the White House, President Obama spoke about the impact that many great artists had on the fight for equality. However, when Obama went to quote Aretha Franklin’s famous song ‘Respect’, he got a little caught up in the moment – and, like a nervous contestant at a spelling bee, he accidentally missed a letter.
Obama told the crowd: “When Aretha [Franklin] first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her, she had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved. They wanted some respect.” The crowd immediately chuckled following the slip-up, but the President pushed right past it. You’ve got to rspect that follow-through.
Arsenio Hall is really bringing it this week. On Wednesday, the late night host welcomed a Prince takeover. And last night, he brought together Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Big Sean for their first live performance of “Sanctified.”
Hall introduced the surprise performance only by saying that Rick Ross was there with “some very special friends.” Naturally, the audience squealed away when West appeared on stage. Sadly, Big Sean didn’t get the same reaction. Big Sean, living in Kanye’s shadow — just like the rest of us.
“Sanctified” is from Ross’ latest album, Mastermind, which we learned when Ross wouldn’t stop repeating, “Mastermind is in stores right now!” during the song’s opening bars. Probably not part of the original lyrics — but hey, you’ve gotta get in that self-promotion when you can.
Lindsay Lohan teases possible 'Mean Girls' reunion on 'Tonight Show', has water war with Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO
It’s the power of Oprah: This is the Lindsay Lohan people want to see.
The actress stopped by the Tonight Show last night to promote her upcoming reality show, which premieres on OWN this Sunday. Lohan charmingly giggled her way through a light discussion about being a selfie-taking pro, as well as her new life in New York.
But the big bombshell was Mean Girls-related. (That’s the very best kind of bombshell.) As anyone who’s been on the Internet recently is aware, the beloved high school comedy’s 10th anniversary is next month. And, according to Lohan, when she was backstage with Tina Fey before Fallon’s first Tonight Show, the two spoke about doing some kind of reunion. Viral-happy Fallon instantly volunteered to host the shindig on his show. So fetch.
You can’t go home again — unless you’re a television star.
ABC announced a big shocker Thursday: Isaiah Washington, who played heart surgeon Dr. Preston Burke on three seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, will soon reprise the role he left in 2007. Washington exited the show after his contract was not renewed, following accusations that he had used a homophobic slur in reference to his then co-star T.R. Knight. He is set to return in a May episode, which will coincide with Sandra Oh’s departure from the medical drama. (Washington played Oh’s love interest on the show; their story ended with Burke leaving Oh’s Cristina Yang on their wedding day.)
Washington is just one of several actors who have reprised a well-known role. Here’s a roundup of some of TV’s most notable returns:
The Cumbermeister’s latest interview isn’t exactly his most revealing ever, but it does include plenty of tasty tidbits about how his first major acting role, how the “accidental superstar” reacts to Cumbermania, and which animated character he thinks he bears a resemblance to. (Hint: It ain’t Prince Charming.) Here’s what we learned:
He’s still self-deprecating to a fault
“Why does anyone want to know my opinions?” he asks his interviewer at one point. “I’m not interested in reading my opinions.”
He’s in your computer, taking over your Internet
According to the article, last year, Cumberbatch was tweeted about a staggering 700,000 times. That’s a lot of name jokes.
He’s got a sense of humor about his unique look
“He says he looks ‘like Sid from Ice Age.’”