Chelsea Handler: I’ve never wanted to take somebody else’s job

04.16.14 4 years ago

Chelsea Handler: I”ve never wanted to take somebody else”s job
Ostensibly referring to Craig Ferguson, Handler tweeted: “I have never had nor will have any desire to take a job someone else has already had. Speculation to the contrary is inaccurate.”  PLUS: Handler reportedly met with CBS about hosting a daytime syndicated talk show, and why CBS should still consider Handler.

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
The couple have been married since 2003 and separated since September 2012.

NBC passes on David Koechner”s variety sketch show
The “Anchorman” star and veteran of “SNL” and “The Office” had planned to return to his sketch comedy roots.

Did “Portlandia” steal its “Disappointing Gay” sketch?
Before last night”s episode, there was already a “Disappointing Gay Best Friend” on YouTube.

“Fargo”s” dialect coach: I had to pull the actors back from their “Fargo” accent stereotypes
“Every actor knew the ‘Fargo' accent in its most stereotypical sound,” says Tony Alcantar, “but then I'd have to pull the actor back to make sure we weren't accent-acting. Nearly twenty years of Fargo send-ups have rendered the accent comical, and we didn't want to approach that. There's an expectation that it's going to be all, 'YAHH!”” PLUS: “Fargo” is the perfect show for TV”s anti-hero age.

Jon Stewart should be celebrated for finding and developing stars
“The Daily Show” alumni are everywhere these days, from the movies (Steve Carell) to dramas (Olivia Munn on “The Newsroom”) to, coming next year, a network talk show (Stephen Colbert).

A Greta Garbo-Marlene Dietrich TV project is in the works
The proposed project would tell how the two classic movie stars” lives intersected.

How “The View” should set up its seating chart for the 11-co-host reunion
Meredith Vieira deserves the chair next to Barbara Walters, while Rosie O”Donnell and Star Jones should be seated as far away from her as possible.

“Game of Thrones”” “Joffrey” smiles with Joffrey
Jack Gleeson took a picture of his reaction to this week”s episode. PLUS: watch a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Purple Wedding, a “GoT” set visit is up for auction, more reactions to Sunday”s episode, Pedro Pascal”s Instagram is a “gold mine of snuggly Westerosi selfies,” and the show's fashion and hair designers tell all about the Purple Wedding.

Why “The Late Show” is a step down for Stephen Colbert
Just like “CBS Evening News” was a step down for Katie Couric, moving to CBS will similarly be a step down for Colbert, who will leave his best work behind him.

“The Office Time Machine” gets a follow-up: “The Office Stare Machine”
A new project changes you to endure all 706 of “The Office”s” stares.

“Grey”s Anatomy”s” interns are among TV”s most loathed characters
They join King Joffrey and Marnie from “Girls.”

Kerry Washington: It's an “awesome challenge” filming “Scandal” while pregnant
“I work very physically as an actor,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person (Olivia Pope) with the personal transformation that's going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn't been easy. It's been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It's definitely been complicated to say the least. I've learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her.” PLUS: Cyrus Beene reads Dr. Seuss, Scott Foley and Joshua Malina will appear on Jimmy Kimmel”s “Scandal” special, a “Scandal” playlist for Season 3, and “Scandal” enters “The Writers” Room” on Friday.

A&E and History channel launch a live-streaming app
The livestreams are available to certain cable and satellite customers.

Check out “Girls” filming
Spoiler: See how Adam and Hannah look in Season 4.

Is Tom Cruise dating an “Orange is the New Black” star?
Cruise”s alleged romance with Laura Prepon has reportedly been “the buzz on the set of her show,” reports Page Six.

Kris Jenner hospitalized
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” matriarch is suffering from internal pains.

10 years later, “Friends” creators look back at the series finale
Marta Kauffman and David Crane insist there won”t be a reunion, though they”ll be asked as “Friends” marks two milestones in the coming months – the 10th anniversary of the finale next month and the 20th anniversary of the series premiere in September.

How the weirdly subversive “All That” changed children”s TV
The Nickelodeon sketch comedy show, which debuted 20 years ago today, “upended the norms of children's TV with its diverse cast, un-condescending tone, and kid characters played by actual kids,” says Jake Flanagin. PLUS: Nick”s “Hey Dude” ranch is still around.

Warrant issued for “Real Housewives” star Porsha Williams” arrest over alleged on-set assault
Williams is expected to surrender Thursday over her fight with Kenya Moore, who filed a police report.

“Dawson”s Creek” creator: “Everyone”s gotten just snarky, snarky, snarky” these days
Kevin Williamson, who now works on “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Following” looks back at the 2003 finale, and says: “Back in 2003, we barely had Dawson”s Desktop, it was just new and cutting-edge on our AOL dial-up. … Twitter sort of elevates everyone”s angst to some degree. Everyone”s got a blog. Everyone”s hate-watching everything. Everyone”s gotten just snarky, snarky, snarky.” PLUS: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is apparently a “Dawson”s Creek” expert.

Flash back to “Buffy” in the ’90s
Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted a pic of her and Alyson Hannigan from a 1998 InStyle magazine profile.

Esquire Network tonight unleashes “Lucky Bastards”
The reality show about six rich single guys in New York includes former “Bachelor” Prince Lorenzo.

Jeremy Renner will narrate History channel”s “World Wars”
The six-hour event will look back at three decades of world wars, featuring interviews with Colin Powell, John McCain and others.

FX teases “Tyrant”
The Middle East drama is from the makers of “Homeland.”

Alan Thicke's “Unusually Thicke” wants to be a reality version of “Modern Family”
The TV Guide Network sitcom stars the 67-year-old Thicke and his wife, who”s 28 years younger. Thicke wants to hit “that sweet spot between 'Honey Boo Boo' and Larry David.”

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