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Harry Potter to play young Don Draper in your new favorite miniseries

Mad Men and the Harry Potter films are worlds apart: One is about a handsome magician who is good with his wand; the others are about Harry Potter. Now the lead actors from each are coming together in a miniseries that might just blow your mind.

British company Sky Arts has confirmed that Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe will both appear in A Young Doctor’s Notebook, a four-part dramedy based on semi-autobiographical short stories by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. Both actors will play the titular doctor at different ages, and the two will share the screen when Hamm’s character “has a series of bleakly comic exchanges” with the persona played by Radcliffe.

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'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Can Will Ferrell dethrone Jimmy Fallon?

In the pantheon of Saturday Night Live performers, Will Ferrell is one of the all-time greats. Yes, I know, I know, the show hasn’t been funny since 1978… blah, blah, blah. But Ferrell’s seven-season stretch from 1995 to 2002 was one of the most brilliant runs in the show’s history. Saturday’s appearance was his third time back as host, since leaving to star in films like Elf and Old School, and fans were expecting great things. The results… were mixed.

With only one show remaining, Ferrell was positioned to seize control of our season-long competition to determine SNL‘s best host. Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy have been resting in the clubhouse for weeks, waiting for the final hosts to perform. A huge show may have put Ferrell over the top, but I think he left the door open. (Not enough cow bell?) READ FULL STORY

Nick Jonas-led 'How to Succeed…' will go out of business on Broadway on May 20

Want to know how to succeed in musical theater? Look no further than the walloping success of the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which will end its fruitful run on Sunday, May 20 after 30 previews, 473 regular performances and — count ‘em — three headlining young sensations.

Although closing is a bittersweet announcement for any production, the well-received revival of H2$ recouped its initial $9 million investment in December, meaning that everything else — including the $4 million Darren Criss brought in during his three-week run in January, as well as the moderate success of current star Nick Jonas — is just gravy (after production costs, of course). READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Was Josh Brolin stupid enough?

In his opening monologue as host of Saturday Night Live, Josh Brolin said, “It’s just refreshing to come here and just be stupid… like really stupid. Like career-endingly stupid.”

Maybe that raised my hopes a little too much, because I kept waiting for Brolin to cut loose. The new star of the upcoming Men in Black 3 had some moments — his doctor in “The Californians” was perhaps inadvertently the best Jeff Bridges imitation I’ve ever seen. But he certainly didn’t seem to have to hurry through wardrobe to make one skit after another.

So Brolin has his work cut out for him in our season-long contest to determine the best SNL host. Our most recent poll was, by far, the most competitive. Four favorites — Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Daniel Radcliffe — had flicked aside previous challengers, but when Sofia Vergara hosted last week, Daniel Radcliffe seemed vulnerable. D-Rad fans, however, rallied late in the game, saving The Boy Who Lived for another week. The surprise castaway: Maya Rudolph. (If I had a Save, I’d use it, Maya.)

Jimmy Fallon remained in first, but his support dropped to 27.3 percent of the vote. Vergara impressed with a 20.7 percent debut, and Melissa McCarthy was steady, with 20.4 percent. Radcliffe‘s late charge boosted his support from 10.8 to 17.4 percent, leaving Rudoph’s not-too-shabby 14.2 in last.

Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. How do you possibly grade them against each other, ignoring guest cameos — Spielberg! — and fluctuating writing? My rule of thumb: “Do I want to see them come back and host again next season?” At the very least, try to be objective and don’t reward or penalize a host for their latest movie or TMZ.com photo. It’s all about Saturday night. Vote below, and the four top vote getters will advance to compete against Eli Manning on May 5. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Sofia Vergara giggles and jiggles

Saturday Night Live took an extended vacation after Jonah Hill‘s March 10 hosting gig, so when Sofia Vergara took the stage this past weekend, fans were eager to welcome her with open arms — though hopefully not with pulled-down pants, as she joked in her monologue. You suspected the show was going to acknowledge her thick accent and her deep cleavage, and the writers simply couldn’t resist such low-hanging fruit. (This is not necessarily a complaint.)

Vergara will need some goodwill to have any chance of cracking this season’s Core Four, the quartet of hosts who have dominated our competition to determine the season’s best guest. Despite some good sketches and a hit movie in theaters, Jonah Hill managed only 9.4 percent of the vote, following Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller, and Emma Stone out the door. Jimmy Fallon extended his lead over former cast mate Maya Rudolph, scoring 35.0 percent to her 22.1 percent. Melissa McCarthy stayed within striking distance, with 21.8 percent, while Daniel Radcliffe held off Hill’s challenge to stay in the mix with 10.8 percent.

Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. How do you possibly grade them against each other, ignoring guest cameos and fluctuating writing? My rule of thumb: “Do I want to see them come back and host again next season?” At the very least, try to be objective and don’t reward or penalize a host for their latest movie or TMZ.com photo. It’s all about Saturday night. Vote below, and the four top vote getters will advance to compete against Josh Brolin on Saturday. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Can Jonah Hill crack the top 4?

Jonah Hill‘s return to host Saturday Night Live couldn’t have come at a better time. The star has a big movie coming out next week — 21 Jump Street — and he had the luxury of following one of the most disappointing episodes of the year. Lindsay Lohan‘s show last week killed in the ratings, but the actress’s performance was widely panned. Hill didn’t have any pressure to resurrect his career; after all, he is an Oscar-nominated actor for his role in Moneyball. (He may have mentioned it once or twice on Saturday night.) But is he ready to take the mantle from the likes of Tom Hanks, who steadfastly refused to pass the torch or his Oscar?

In our season-long competition for the show’s best host, Lohan didn’t even bother to unpack her bags. She was eliminated after her first week, garnering only 8.1 percent of the vote. Jimmy Fallon regained the lead from former castmate Maya Rudolph, scoring 27.1 percent to her 24.1 percent. Melissa McCarthy closed the gap on the leaders, and is now sitting comfortably with 22.3 percent. But the biggest gainer was Daniel Radcliffe, who went from 3.3 to 18.4 percent in one week’s time. It’s going to be a tough quartet for Hill to crack.

Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. How do you possibly grade them against each other, ignoring guest cameos and fluctuating writing? My rule of thumb: “Do I want to see them come back and host again next season?” At the very least, try to be objective and don’t reward or penalize a host for their latest movie or TMZ.com photo. It’s all about Saturday night. Vote below, and the four top vote-getters will advance to compete against Sofia Vergara on April 7. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Lindsay Lohan scared straight?

Lindsay Lohan returned to host Saturday Night Live for a fourth time this weekend, and the results made some wonder whether she’ll ever go on to join the exclusive Five-Timers’ Club. For an actress who spent the week telling other NBC shows how hosting was part of her professional rehabilitation and an opportunity to get producers to trust her again, she didn’t exactly spend much time learning her lines. She had a few funny moments, especially her opening monologue, but it will be interesting to see if viewers adored her as much as the staff at Saturday Night Live seems to. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Maya Rudolph brings the funk

Maya Rudolph was one of Saturday Night Live‘s most popular female cast members — How popular? Wink, wink — and her return to Studio 8H to host on Saturday felt like an exclusive party that we had accidentally been invited to. Joining her were Amy Poehler and Justin Timberlake — and Bill O’Reilly, swimsuit covergirl Kate Upton, and Paul Simon — giving her welcome-back some oomph. It didn’t need it, though it was great fun to see Rudolph crack-up alongside Poehler and her Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig in separate sketches. It was ladies night all over again.

So 15 episodes into the 37th season, our best-host contest has been dominated by a Bridemaids co-star and an SNL alum. So Rudolph seemingly has the perfect background to make a major impact. Jimmy Fallon scored 38.0 percent in the most recent poll, and though Melissa McCarthy slipped to third place with 26.9 percent, she’s likely in for the long haul. Newcomer Zooey Deschanel displaced McCarthy in second, with 27.0 percent, and Daniel Radcliffe drew 6.5 percent of the vote to eliminate Channing Tatum.

Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. How do you possibly grade them against each other, ignoring guest cameos and fluctuating writing? Your guess is as good as mine. But at the very least, try to be objective and don’t reward or penalize a host for their latest movie or TMZ.com photo. It’s all about Saturday night. Vote below, and the four top vote-getters will advance to compete against Lindsay Lohan in two weeks. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' host poll: Zooey Deschanel increases her Q(uirk) Rating

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New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is both revered and ridiculed for being the Queen of Quirky, and she didn’t run from it as host of Saturday Night Live. In her opening monologue, she played her ukulele and sang a quirky Valentine’s Day song while wearing a trademark quirky red dress with white hearts on it. Later, she gamely appeared in “Being’ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel,” playing an Olsen twin opposite Abby Elliott’s meowing “Zooey.” Too much quirk? Just enough?

It will be interesting to see how the polarizing star fares in our increasingly competitive Saturday Night Live host poll? After several weeks in the mix, Jason Segel was eliminated after a respectable debut showing from Channing Tatum, who nabbed 14.0 percent of the vote in our most recent poll. Heavy favorites Jimmy Fallon and Melissa McCarthy both saw their support grow, scoring 38.6 and 31.6 percent of the votes, respectively, while Daniel Radcliffe retreated to 10.1 percent and now finds himself in danger of walking the plank before SNL all-star Maya Rudolph takes the stage next week.

Below, I’ve embedded one clip for each of the five remaining hosts, as reminders of their recent performances. Vote below, and the recent host with the least popular support will be sent packing, and the other four will advance to compete against Rudolph. Ultimately, we’ll crown the Saturday Night Liveliest Host at the end of the season. Watch and vote below. READ FULL STORY

Daniel Radcliffe talks losing his virginity, 'The Hunger Games,' and the periodic table

When Daniel Radcliffe said he lost his virginity to Maggie Smith on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live, I was convinced nothing he said thereafter could top that. “Yes, it was Maggie,” he confessed. “She was gentle.”

The (untrue) revelation was only the tip of the iceberg in the bizarrely awesome things we learned about The Woman in Black star, thanks to the wacky and wondrous mind of Andy Cohen. Whether it was that autograph hunters infuriate him, or he hasn’t read The Hunger Games (the horror!), we were given more than enough essential Radcliffe info to satiate even the most avid fan.

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