John Oliver to Charlie Rose: We did not crash FCC’s website

06.04.14 3 years ago

John Oliver to Charlie Rose: We did not crash FCC”s website
“We didn”t crash their web site, Charlie – that”s a huge accusation,” the “Last Week Tonight” star tells CBS News. “We merely pointed people to their website and told them why they should be angry about it, and they went in droves.”

Lara Logan returns to “60 Minutes” after 6-month suspension
Logan had been suspended after a false report on Benghazi.

NYC and L.A. mayors make a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” NHL Stanley Cup bet
If the Kings lose, then L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will sing “New York, New York” on Kimmel. If the Rangers lose, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will sing “I Love L.A.”

Darren Aronofsky adapting “MaddAddam” for HBO
The Oscar-nominated “Black Swan” director is expected to direct a drama series based on the postapocalyptic trilogy.

“Game of Thrones” is finally telling stories about women, not girls
Many of the young characters were aged up for the TV series, and now the females are being given grownup storylines. PLUS: Pedro Pascal says Oberyn is a feminist, and watch The Mountain as The Hulk.

HBO to remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day by re-airing “Band of Brothers”
The 10-part series, which debuted two days before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, will be shown from 9 am to 8 pm on Friday. PLUS: How the networks are covering D-Day”s 70th anniversary.

Mario Lopez”s memoir due this fall
The “Saved by the Bell” alum promises to tell the “most intimate never-before-told stories” in his book, “Just Between Us,” which comes out on Sept. 30.

Louis CK re-wrote the TV rules with his 6-episode “Elevator” story
Was it a feature-length movie or a classic sitcom? “Elevator,” says Darren Franich, “is a striking counterargument, a demonstration of what happens when a very creative creator goes on a very fanciful flight of fancy.” PLUS: Louis CK said while making this season there would be stories that are “gonna piss you off.”

Buddy Valastro”s “Bakery Boss” becomes “Buddy”s Bakery Rescue”
TLC is relaunching the “Cake Boss” star”s bakery rescue reality show in July.

Why is NBC so terrible at making promos?
Here are some of the Peacock”s worst-ever promo photos.

Xbox adding HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central apps
In all, 45 apps are being added to Xbox.

“Full House”s” Dave Coulier denies he inspired Alanis Morissette”s “You Oughta Know”
Says Coulier, “I asked Alanis, 'I'm getting calls by the media and they want to know who this guy is.' And she said, 'Well, you know it could be a bunch of people. But you can say whatever you want.'”

Bryan Cranston is set to adapt “The Dangerous Book for Boys” for TV
The “Breaking Bad” star”s comedy project is based on a book collection of tongue-in-cheek stories giving boys advice on how to maintain a spirit of adventure in the digital age.

Anderson Cooper celebrated his 47th birthday at McDonald”s
The CNN host tells Letterman he had a super-sized Big Mac meal for his birthday on Tuesday.

FX is marketing Middle East drama “Tyrant” to Islamophobes and Islamophiles
The cable network is relying on the series” “exotic beauty” to capture viewers who wouldn”t ordinarily watch a Middle Eastern-set series.

Rihanna is dressing like “Family Guy”s” Peter Griffin
If Peter Griffin wore a dress.

“Major Crimes” wants cameos from Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke
Producers are trying to resolve the Phillip Stroh storyline.

NHL logos get “Simpson”-ized
Check out a special “Simpsons” character logo for each NHL team.

Disney Channel orders “Growing Up And Down,” a pilot about parents who transform into teens
Raini Rodriguez and Adam Irigoyen will star in the family comedy pilot.

There”s a scientific reason “The Bachelorette” uses fear to make couples fall in love
As Time magazine points out, “After successfully finishing the dangerous-seeming event, both partners will experience a pleasurable burst of dopamine.”

How ABC”s “Fresh Off the Boat” can become a mainstream hit – and avoid being a disaster for Asian-Americans
“Firstly,” says Kevin Wong, “be unapologetic in portraying the Asian experience. Don”t self-deprecate about ‘funny' customs and ‘exotic' food. It”s the difference between a joke that alienates and a joke that empathizes. Ethnic jokes are a must, but they should be intelligent and meaningful, lest they devolve into caricature and oversimplification. As for the American experience, one should balance the positive with the negative.”

“Mad Men”s” Jon Hamm recalls playing a bartender dressed as Zorro on “Providence”
That guest role in 2000 led to him becoming a regular on the NBC drama. PLUS: Here”s where “Mad Men” is filming the penultimate episode this week.

UK “Skins” star nabs ABC Family role
Sebastian de Souza will star in addiction pilot “Recovery Road.”

AMC adapting Texas oil empire novel “The Son”
Philipp Meyer”s book was a bestseller last year.

“Survivor”s” Jefra Bland weds
Bland, who competed on the recent “Cagayan” season, got married three days after the finale.

TV Land”s “Jennifer Falls”: Great cast, not-so-great script
The sitcom premiering tonight boasts a big-name cast of Jaime Pressly, her “My Name is Earl” co-star Ethan Suplee, Missi Pyle, Jeffrey Tambor and his “Arrested Development” co-star Jessica Walter. Yet “Jennifer Falls” has some of the years” worst sitcom lines. PLUS: “Jennifer” is TV Land”s first sitcom without a laugh track, and Pressly on “Earl” vs. “Jennifer.”

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