Ellen DeGeneres got Oscar-hosting gig in a whirlwind 48 hours

08.02.13 4 years ago

Ellen DeGeneres got Oscar-hosting gig in a whirlwind 48 hours
Ellen was pitched as Oscar host on Wednesday morning to the new Academy president. Ellen was called on Wednesday night and accepted Thursday morning.

Maura Tierney joins Showtime’s “The Affair”
She’ll play Dominic West’s wife.

Blacked-out Time Warner customers can’t access CBS.com
CBS Time Warner customers affected by the blackout will see anti-Time Warner ads if they go to CBS.com.

Could Simon Cowell’s baby boost “The X Factor” ratings?
The tabloid headlines could re-spark interest into the former “Idol” judge.

Jason Sudeikis returns to NBC on Sunday
He’ll star in a series of NBC Sports soccer ads that will air during the NFL Hall of Fame game.

“American Horror Story: Coven” will have a feminist theme
Sarah Paulson will play Jessica Lange’s daughter.

W. Kamau Bell can’t compare himself to other talk show hosts
But he wishes he thought up “Slow Jam the News.”

Fox buys “Fatrick,” a comedy from “Don’t Touch the B” creator, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
The comedy project revolves around a handsome 30-something named Patrick who’s haunted by his child of being called “Fatrick.”

Janina Gavankar is moving to another vampire show
The “True Blood” star is headed to “The Vampire Diaries.”

“HIMYM” fan posts 10-hour video of him watching the “500 Miles” video
Over and over again.

Charlie Sheen is reportedly living with the porn star whom he scuffled with 3 years ago
Is Sheen having a “porn again romance” with Capri Anderson?

“The Bridge” will wrap up its murder mystery before the season is over
As for Season 2, exec producer Elwood Reid said, “There won”t be one big crime. We are not going to have the killer of the season every year.”

Anna Faris: Chris Pratt talked me into doing “Mom”
Faris recalls: “I had left the (‘Mom’) script on the kitchen counter, and my husband picked it up. And he read the first page, and he said, ‘Whatever you’re doing, put it down right now.’ He’s like, ‘This is you.’ And it felt like that.”

Joan Rivers says WGA “Fashion Police” hearing is “a bunch of bullsh*t”
“E! should hire Anthony Weiner to work with these people,” she said in a statement. “He’d fit right in.”

“Dads” should learn to do offensive comedy from “It’s Always Sunny”

The Fox comedy should take lessons from its sibling cable network’s sitcom.

Check out a “Golden Girls” scale model house
Filled with plenty of easter eggs.

CBS redeveloping Jim Gaffigan’s comedy pilot

He’ll once again play a happily married father of five.

Take a look at the 1940s-era set of TNT’s “Lost Angels”
The Frank Darabont drama is based on the book “L.A. Noir.”

Should “The Mindy Project” make Mindy Kaling’s character likable?

Kalng says her character’s selfishness might’ve been a mistake.

See the “Duck Dynasty” boys without their beards
Check out pics of them throughout the years.

Preview “Parks and Rec” on “The Writers’ Room”

Monday’s episode goes behind the scenes with Amy Poehler.

“Star Trek’s” Michael Ansara dies

He played Kang in three different “Trek” series.

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