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PopWatch Planner: 'Boardwalk' is back. Plus: 'Glee' does Britney (again) and the Emmys!

Next Sunday’s Emmys will honor the best in TV, but to keep you going until then, one of the most-nominated shows is back in business when Boardwalk Empire season 3 premieres on HBO Sunday night. Gangsters in all forms are taking center stage this week, from aforementioned Prohibition-era Atlantic City, to modern-day Chicago, where My Boys star Jordana Spiro takes on the ailments of the mob in Fox’s The Mob Doctor.

We may be more than a month out from Halloween, but horror flick The Cabin in the Woods will be coming out on DVD this week to get you in the mood. If that’s not scary enough, conquer your fear of updating your iPhone with the Apple iOS 6 release on Wednesday. Luckily, the rest of the week has only fun things in store: Another Britney episode on Glee, a baseball movie for the end of summer, and JGL on SNL. Have a great one!

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
Boardwalk Empire season premiere, HBO, 9 p.m.

Put on your flapper dress and settle in for the first hour of the new season, which starts off at the beginning of 1923. What will Jimmy’s (Michael Pitt) death mean for the leadership of the Boardwalk? Will Margaret’s (Kelly MacDonald) deal with the church be the beginning of the end for her and Nucky (Steve Buschemi)? Check out clips from the new season hereREAD FULL STORY

Clint Eastwood on his RNC performance: 'Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people'

Clint Eastwood has no regrets.

In the Oscar-winner’s first interview since his unconventional (and meme-worthy) remarks at the Republican National Convention last week, Eastwood stressed that he was proud of how things played out, but — as many suspected — Romney officials were unclear about what exactly would be taking place when the 82-year-old actor stepped out onstage. “They vet most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood explained to The Carmel Pine Cone, a local paper from the city where Eastwood once served as mayor.

Eastwood said he had three main points he wanted to get across in his speech: “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job,” he told the paper. “But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.” READ FULL STORY

Barack Obama says he's still a 'huge Clint Eastwood fan'

President Barack Obama says he’s a “huge Clint Eastwood fan,” even in the aftermath of the actor’s rambling “invisible Obama” monologue at the GOP convention.

Obama says in an interview with USA Today released Sunday the Academy Award-winning Eastwood is “a great actor, and an even better director.” But Obama was coy when asked if he was offended by the performance.

Eastwood talked with an imaginary Obama in an empty chair before Mitt Romney’s speech at the GOP convention, saying the president has failed to deliver on his promises.

Obama says, quote, “if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession.”

The president joked on Twitter after Eastwood’s appearance, tweeting that “this seat’s taken,” along with a photo of him in his chair at a Cabinet meeting.

Read more:
Celebs react to Clint Eastwood’s speech
InvisibleObama takes Twitter by storm
PopWatch Interview: The Clint Eastwood chair speaks

Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair speaks: How the chair ended up there

It was Mitt Romney’s night, Clint Eastwood stole the show, and InvisibleObama is now a Twitter sensation. But it was the Empty Chair that made it all possible. Entertainment Weekly sat down on with the chair of the moment to discuss how it all came together.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When did you get the call that you would be performing with Clint Eastwood?
EMPTY CHAIR: Not until the last minute, but I’ve known Clint for years. We did some work together in the 70s — he broke me over a few guys’ backs in the Philo Beddoe movies. When I retired to Florida a few years back, we kept in touch. Then he called and said he was coming to the RNC, and this just seemed like a perfect opportunity to do something again. READ FULL STORY

InvisibleObama account takes Twitter by storm, despite brief disappearance

Shortly after 10 p.m. Eastern last night, Clint Eastwood took the stage at the Republican National Convention and began arguing with an empty chair meant to represent President Obama. Moments later, an enterprising Twitter user created a novelty account based on the incident: @ClintsChair. That handle didn’t really catch on — but rival account @InvisibleObama did. When I retweeted the account’s first message around 10:21, it had fewer than 100 followers. An hour later, it had amassed tens of thousands — by 10 a.m. this morning, the count was up to 40,000. See, transparency works!

Sometime after 9 a.m. today, Invisible Obama was temporarily suspended; we’re working on finding out why. (It reappeared around 9:40 a.m. with this message: “I’m back. Sorry about that. @Twitter took the invisible thing a little too literally. Now where were we…”) Thankfully, retweets and screenshots mean that this masterpiece’s best jokes were never truly lost. Here are some of my favorites:

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Republican National Convention, Day 3: By the numbers, starting with one empty chair

One of these things is not like the others: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Clint Eastwood and Mitt Romney all took the stage yesterday for the final night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. It was billed as Romney’s prime-time introduction to America. Unfortunately for the Republicans, the buzziest moment wasn’t Romney’s big speech (or the genuinely moving video of his relationship with wife Ann). It was “surprise guest” Clint Eastwood, whose rambling, seemingly improvised remarks was easily the most memorable moment of the night. Speaking to an empty chair where an “invisible Obama” was sitting, Eastwood riffed on attorneys, compromising, and Vice President Joe Biden. (Read Ken Tucker’s take). While the audience in the arena seemed to eat it up, it was more than a bit awkward for those of us at home.

Beyond Eastwood, there was a whole lot to keep track of. Below, check out the evening by the numbers:

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Celebs react to Clint Eastwood's speech at the RNC -- VIDEO

By the time Clint Eastwood took the stage at the Republican National Convention, his appearance was no mystery. What was a mystery was whom Eastwood was speaking to. In his speech, the Oscar-winner directed his words to an empty chair, as if it were President Obama.

Now Invisible Obama is already an account on Twitter with over 27-thousand followers. And many Hollywood stars are reacting to Eastwood’s words on their own accounts. Read below for what they had to say.

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It's halftime in America -- and Clint Eastwood is speaking at the RNC

Better luck next time, Reagan Hologram! CNN just reported on air — and confirmed online — that Romney supporter Clint Eastwood will be tonight’s “mystery” Republican National Convention guest.

The network says longtime party member Eastwood will “walk through the convention floor in the afternoon for a brief rundown of the night’s events,” pausing now and then to growl at those who dare to step on his lawn.

It’s nice to hear that party brass and Eastwood are getting along. READ FULL STORY

Who should be the mystery GOP convention speaker? Clint Eastwood? Tim Tebow? Hologram of Reagan?

The success of any tightly scripted, live event is certainly measured in ratings, ticket sales, buzz, and — with regard to quadrennial political nominating conventions — voting returns. But the real yardstick for any major pop-culture event comes down to one simple element: The surprise celebrity cameo. Recent examples include James Bond and Queen Elizabeth skydiving into the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies; Tupac Shakur’s hologram at Coachella; and when Jon Hamm popped up to say goodbye to Kristen Wiig on SNL.

Hoping to add itself to that storied list, apparently, is the 2012 Republican National Convention. The latest RNC schedule, released on Monday, notes that before presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, the convention will hear remarks from someone — or something — “To Be Announced.” That tantalizing clue lead FoxNews.com today to report via a single unnamed source that actor, filmmaker, and all-around American icon Clint Eastwood is indeed the surprise guest.

Unless it’s football player Tim Tebow.  READ FULL STORY

Jeff Daniels risks Clint Eastwood's wrath before singing 'The Dirty Harry Blues'

Jeff Daniels has mastered many skills: gross-out comedy, Sorkinian speechifying, not harming those who confuse him with Dave Coulier. And that’s not all: Last night on Conan, the chameleonic actor revealed that he’s also an ace songwriter — as well as one of the (presumably) few people who can rib Clint Eastwood and live to tell the tale.

In 2002, Daniels co-starred in Eastwood’s thriller Blood Work. But as Daniels reveals in the video below, the Newsroom star and the squinty multihyphenate shared a deep bond even before they worked together. Apparently, Eastwood once told Daniels that he loved Dumb and Dumber… and that he had experienced something very similar to the movie’s famous bathroom scene. Daniels follows this story by performing a tune inspired by his role in Blood Work — and while the song is funny, it’d be tough to top the news that even Hollywood royalty can be felled by bad shellfish. Check out Daniels’ ditty (and his mind-boggling tale) after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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