Harry Connick Jr. fires back at Mariah Carey for saying she “hated” being on “Idol”
Connick tweeted: “@MariahCarey – Must’ve been hard to judge in hell. Idol XIII: Welcome to heaven! @JLo @KeithUrban @RyanSeacrest @AmericanIdol #idolXIII” Connick also tweeted that Mariah’s “Satan” comment was directed at Keith Urban, not Nicki Minaj.
CBS News’s website will livestream its 1963 coverage of JFK’s assassination in real time
CBSNews.com will begin livestreaming starting at 1:40 pm ET on Nov. 22. CBS’ entire coverage, with Walter Cronkite breaking in via CBS radio, is already on YouTube.
Has “The Daily Show” become a bigger launchpad than “SNL”?
The question has to be asked in the wake of John Oliver leaving for his own HBO comedy show.
FX developing “Rasputin”
The event series will look back at the peasant-turned-mystic who became a very influential advisor to Russia’s imperial family in the early 20th century.
English professor creates a “Breaking Bad” class for his graduate students
Next semester, the State University of New York’s “Breaking Down ‘Breaking Bad'” will analyze the AMC series. “This is not just an interesting TV program,” says professor Bruce Jackson. “‘Breaking Bad’ goes into narrative and human and social complexity as no TV program has before.” PLUS: Aaron Paul will go on a “Breaking Bad” tour with a lucky fan, and Vince Gilligan earned $60,000 by speaking about “Breaking Bad” at University of Florida.
“The Simpsons” insults Italians
Italians were recently offended on social media when Kent Brockman described a school cheating scandal as “more corrupt than the Italian parliament.”
Larry David not impressed with “Modern Seinfeld”
When read a tweet from the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, David said,”that does not pass the funny test.”
Alec Baldwin denies using a homophobic slur
The MSNBC star had another paparazzi incident today.
Is binge-watching a highbrow way of saying you’re a couch potato?
Binge-watching is closely associated with high-quality television, but isn’t binge-watching just as bad as being a couch potato? PLUS: There’s a difference between binge-watching and being a couch potato.
Fox has realized that diversity is good for business
Diversity sessions at Fox has led to shows like “Sleepy Hollow” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” both of which have diverse casts.
“Grey’s Anatomy” heads to the courtroom
Sara Ramirez previews tonight’s Callie-centric episode that has her character dealing with a malpractice suit.
Is there a “Friday Night Lights” curse?
Michael B. Jordan, Gaius Charles and Jesse Plemons are doing well, but what about other kids from the NBC series?
NBC will co-produce a comedy with Canadian TV
“Working the Engels” follows a debt-ridden family who must cope after the father/breadwinner dies.
Jeff Probst: Seeing the effects of Typhoon Haiyan is “truly heartbreaking”
In raising money for relief efforts, Probst points out that he’s spent eight months of the past two years shooting four seasons of “Survivor” in the Philippines.
“Modern Family” viewers are richest, “Bob’s Burgers” are poorest
That’s if you take into account the viewers’ average median income in the 18-49 demo — $81,000 for “Modern Family” and $48,000 for “Bob’s Burgers.”
George Lopez teams with CW on a Latina musical drama
“Star Crazy” will revolve around a young female singer who rises from poverty to fame.
“Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell”: An appreciation
Why the FXX talk show may influence future generations of politically minded comedians.
Are we living in a Golden Age of TV or a Drought of Good TV?
Why these of questions can’t be answered now, in the moment. They should be left for history.
Discovery Channel teams with Funny or Die on a show starring a strength and conditioning coach
Each episode will feature a different athlete, starting with the Honey Badger.
Can Howard Stern’s radio show make a TV comeback?
With Howard TV dead, Stern’s radio show doesn’t have a TV presence for the first time in two decades. That means his long interview this week with Lady Gaga wasn’t filmed for television.
Bellamy Young excited and terrified by a Mellie-centric “Scandal” episode
“I mean, it was like the greatest acting gift ever,” she says. “It’s so humbling to be trusted with a script like that, but also terrifying because you want to do a great job, because the script is so beautiful, and you want to carry their vision across the goal line.” PLUS: Inside Olivia Pope’s closet, and Kerry Washington sent “SNL” thank you cupcakes.
“The Goldbergs” star left a man hospitalized after running a red light after a night of shooting
Hayley Orrantia’s accident two months ago resulted in her car crashing into another car, leaving a victim who’s suffering from traumatic brain injuries.
Singer Jill Scott: I was Maggie Siff’s “costume mistress”
Scott recalls working with the “Sons of Anarchy” star at a Philadelphia theater company.
Is “Once Upon a Time” the worst at doing green screen?
The ABC drama and its spinoff don’t seem adept at doing quality green-screening.
See the “Glee” stars with their Muppets
This week the cast of “Glee” is filming with their Muppet doppelgangers.
144 episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” ranked
No. 3 is “The Body.”
“Parks and Rec” returns with an episode inspired by the Wendy Davis filibuster
The Texas legislator’s 11-hour filibuster in June has led to Leslie Knope trying her own filibuster. PLUS: Ranking Tom’s business ideas, Rashida Jones launches a jewelry line, and here’s Amy Poehler & Rob Lowe today on his last day.
Julie Andrews: I’m glad Carrie Underwood is doing “The Sound of Music”
“I think it’s great that it’s being done again,” she says, “but doing it live must be so daunting for Carrie.”
Check out a young Rainn Wilson
“Farrah Fawcett Schrute.”
“The Real World’s” new “Exes’ format begs many questions
First off, how did Bunim/Murray secure housing for all these housemates in a place like San Francisco, where housing is so scarce?
Will Jimmy Kimmel’s China controversy affect Disney?
Disney already has big plans for China, including a theme park in Shanghai. PLUS: The Killers sing a special birthday song for Jimmy Kimmel, and is Kimmel jumping the shark?
Grumpy Cat visits “Sesame Street” for a face-off with Oscar the Grouch
What happens when two famous grouches have a grouch-off?
Nickelodeon renews “Paw Patrol”
The animated series will be back for a 26-episode 2nd season.
TNT’s “Ground Floor” is a throwback to NBC’s 90s comedies
The sitcom starring John C. McGinley and a bunch of “Pitch Perfect” stars is from ’90s sitcom vets Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins. PLUS: The cast overcomes the “Upstairs, Downstairs” premise.