Ann B. Davis: An appreciation of Alice – the better mother on “The Brady Bunch”
It was the “great unspoken truth” of “The Brady Bunch” that Carol Brady couldn”t handle being mom to all those kids, says Hank Stuever. So it was Alice who became the successor to June Cleaver. “Whether or not she believed the material was up to her standards, she made Alice”s wisecracks and goofy physicality seem perfectly natural,” Stuever writes. “Robert Reed, who played father Mike Brady, went to his grave still grumbling about the insipidness of the show; Davis seemed to exult in it.” PLUS: 12 things you didn”t know about Davis, and watch Alice's best moments.
Pedro Pascal on his “Game of Thrones” duel: “It was very eerie”
“I've never had a full view of myself before and was able to see myself the way that other people get to see me,” he says of his fake head. “I caught myself staring and realizing that I had no idea what I actually look like in life. It's very, very strange. I had this moment that I kept staring at my fake head and realizing how much I look like my dad. They did such a great job. It looks exactly like me with such detail. It was very eerie.” PLUS: Pascal says “there was costume rippage” filming the scene over three days, that duel was a thing of beauty – a seriously engrossing, ultimately horrifying, bit of television, gruesome even by the standards of today's ultraviolent Prestige TV, Sansa Stark was the true star of last night”s episode, Emilia Clarke talks breaking up, and Sophie Turner can only watch the episodes alone.
“Community”s” Yvonne Nicole Brown: Arsenio and George Lopez were the only talk shows that invited me on
Brown tweeted her sadness at Arsenio Hall”s cancelation, pointing out that she had only been invited to talk shows hosted by minorities. But she”s not blaming the late-night hosts of the other shows. She says the bookers are to blame.
Endemol to produce reality show on Mars One”s mission to colonize the Red Planet
The “Big Brother” production company will document the training process for the one-way mission to Mars.
“The Good Wife” music drops on iTunes
Composer David Buckley re-recorded and re-arranged music from the CBS series, using a 50-piece orchestra.
David Spade writing his memoir
The comedian plans to cover his years on “SNL,” “Rules of Engagement” and “Just Shoot Me” in a book due in fall 2015.
“Orphan Black”s” Kristian Bruun talks about his big moment
“Do you know how long I”ve been waiting for this f-king episode to come out?”
“Major Crimes” adds Ever Carradine
The “24” and “Eureka” alum will play Graham Patrick Martin”s mom.
“It”s Always Sunny” gives Howard Stern”s TV watcher a chance to try his dream job
JD Harmeyer, whose job is to watch and clip TV shows for the Stern show, was allowed to direct a scene last week from an episode of the FXX series.
Ex-“Doctor Who” Matt Smith is said to be dating a “Downton Abbey” star
Smith has been spotted with Lily James.