This is a stressful time to be a Vampire Diaries fan. Not only is next week the season finale, but Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have ended their adorably zen, fedora-laden relationship of the past three years. READ FULL STORY
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The Internet got pretty excited yesterday when reports surfaced Steve Carell would reprise his role as horrible boss Michael Scott on The Office’s series finale. Many fans are certainly thrilled – the show was obviously at its best in the early seasons when Jim and Pam were getting their flirt on and Carell’s Scott was making you grateful your boss wasn’t that bad. (Can we all just take a moment and remember when he forced Oscar to come out of the closet?) So it was no surprise that as The Office finally closes up shop after nine seasons, fans have been clamoring for a return of the World’s Best Boss. But is a Scott appearance a good way for the show to end?
Finale fans are divided into two camps: Those who think finales are about making people happy – a reward for those who’ve enjoyed the high and low points of a show who want something to smile about, no matter how improbable; others strictly want story and don’t want to see a bunch of shoehorned-in A-list return guest stars mugging to the cameras. Television’s history has shown fans example after example of times when former stars swing by for a return appearance…with mixed results. READ FULL STORY
Your daily mid-afternoon procrastination may need to find a new outlet.
Google-owned YouTube.com, a.k.a. the Internet video free-for-all, may be turning into a pay service for certain popular channels. In response to a report that the change to a partial paywall could come as soon as next week, a YouTube spokesperson tells EW, “We have nothing to announce at this time, but we’re looking into creating a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to YouTube for our users to enjoy and provide our partners with another vehicle to generate revenue from their content, beyond the rental and ad-supported models we offer.”
A report from The Financial Times says the new pay model “will apply to as many as 50 YouTube channels, [and] viewers will be able to subscribe to each channel for as little as $1.99 a month.” In this way, it sounds like YouTube will become similar to Hulu: a lot of the content is free, but to get all of it viewers must pay a small monthly fee. It seems unlikely YouTube will eventually charge for all its content (cat videos are probably safe for now), but channels that are creating content specifically for YouTube, like original web series, seem destined to eventually cost fans some cash. The Financial Times reports that a few of the channels targeted for premium status include The Onion and World Wrestling Entertainment.
Would you pay to watch YouTube? READ FULL STORY
Get ready for ’round-the-clock Disney.
Three Disney theme parks will have extended hours for one day next month, staying open from 6 a.m. Friday, May 24 to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 25. The announcement for the 24-hour “all-night party” came on the official Disney Parks blog last week. Participating parks are Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Florida’s Disney World.
Dance parties, characters making appearances in pajamas, and new Monsters University-themed additions to parades are among the ways the parks will celebrate the extended hours. READ FULL STORY
The Vampire Diaries’ Originals spin-off may not have spurred a spike in the ratings, but it certainly inspired some heated debate. Fans have taken to the comments section of the EW.com recap in droves to sound off on some of the more polarizing (surprise pregnancy, anyone?) plot points featured in Thursday night’s backdoor pilot. Now, with the CW announcing a full season pick-up for The Originals, I break down the most pivotal storylines and give you the chance to vote on what you loved (or loathed). READ FULL STORY
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a classy event, y’all. And that means that certain celebrities simply shouldn’t be allowed to attend.
At least that’s how Tom Brokaw feels. And with tomorrow’s 2013 dinner looming overhead, the newsman told Politico what he doesn’t want to see at the event, or rather who he doesn’t want to see. According to Brokaw, celebrity guests are a key ingredient in the evening. And when it comes to picking and choosing those classy celebrities, Brokaw has strict guidelines that look a little something like this: The 1975 cast of SNL sits on the perfect choice of the spectrum, while at the other end of the spectrum, all by her lonesome, is LiLo. READ FULL STORY
Stop, collaborate, and listen: Ice is back with a brand new reality show. It’s called Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, and it’s about — you guessed it — professional punchline Vanilla Ice (a.k.a. That’s My Boy star Rob Van Winkle) learning construction from an Amish community in Ohio.
This isn’t Ice’s first time at the reality rodeo, of course: He’s also currently starring in The Vanilla Ice Project, a home renovation series on the DIY network (which will air Amish as well.) And in the past, he’s appeared on the second season of trailblazing humiliation factory The Surreal Life, as well as competitions including Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Boxing, and The Surreal Life: Fame Games. (Vanilla Ice was also a judge on Canada Sings in 2011 — who knew!)
At this point, there’s really nothing left to do but giggle quietly, pause to reflect on our lost youth, and try to come up with some snarky captions for the photo above. I’ll get the ball rolling:
“Raise the barn? I’d rather raise the roof — go ninja, go ninja, go!“
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It’s no secret that Justin Bieber has been heading down an interesting path lately, complete with at least one spitting incident and a portfolio full of more shirtless photos than the paparazzi has taken of Matthew McConaughey. And this spiral coincidentally started around the time that the Biebs broke up with his lady love, Selena Gomez. So is she the only one who could prevent him from shaving his head and wielding a mighty umbrella? Well, we might find out.
Just last week, Ms. Gomez flew out to Norway, which would seem random except for the fact that her ex-beau had a concert there. Biebs then posted (and quickly deleted) an Instagram photo of himself with Gomez — and more importantly, with a shirt on.
Could the duo be back together? We suppose it’s possible. Could that picture have been on his phone for a long time? That’s also possible.
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When we heard the rumors around a Mean Girls musical, we immediately started casting the parts. But one thing we didn’t account for was the idea that Amanda Seyfried might not want to reprise her role as Karen.
After all, what about Karen would make Seyfried not want to play her? She’s pretty. She doesn’t have to think, like, ever. She gets to wear pink on Wednesdays. She has ESPN, and her boobs can predict the weather. Or rather, her boobs can tell you about the current weather conditions. So why would Seyfried want to walk away from the character who first put her on our radar? The temptation of the dark side, perhaps? READ FULL STORY
If you were a fan of Jack Black’s 2003 comedy School of Rock, in which he taught a classroom of young kids all about music in order to compete in a battle of the bands competition, you’re in luck. Because if Andrew Lloyd Webber has anything to say about it, School of Rock could be coming to a stage near you.
Having just completed his latest project about Stephen Ward, Webber told CBC Radio that he’s “very excited about” the fact that he just gained the rights to “that movie School of Rock.”
Webber described his next project as “a musical about kids playing the guitar” and explained that he might be interested in expanding on the music portion of the film: “There may be songs for me in it, but it’s obviously got songs in it as it stands.”
Can you imagine anyone but Jack Black bringing the role to Broadway?
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