Jon Stewart returns to ‘The Daily Show,’ via Skype

06.27.13 4 years ago

Jon Stewart returns to “The Daily Show,” via Skype

Stewart had to check in on John Oliver.

“Hannibal” reaches out to David Bowie

“We would love for him to play Hannibal’s uncle, who is a character from the literature and in the books,” says Bryan Fuller.

“The Wire” named the No. 1 TV show of all time by Entertainment Weekly; “The Sopranos” No. 5

The HBO drama beat out No. 2 “The Simpsons,” No. 3 “Seinfeld” and No. 4 “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Is “Naked and Afraid” faked?

A source tells the Daily Mail that female participant Kim Shelton received bread, rice and baby food from producers when she got food poisoning. She was even rehydrated with two IV drips.

In defense of Paula Deen: At this point, is she being bullied?
As Joshua David Stein explains, “There’s a cognitive dissonance between knowing the sinner has sinned and in seeing a sinner, stripped bare and vulnerable, being punished. The desire for justice, itself a form of good, can so easily be replaced by a desire for vengeance, which is not so great.” PLUS: Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’ll help Paula Deen make amends for using the N-word, and “The Paula Deen Cruise” is filling up.

See more photos from the James Gandolfini funeral

Mourners were asked to put their arms around each other: “Close your eyes and think of Jim and hug too tight.”

Don’t hold your breath on a “Modern Family” gay wedding
While co-creator Christopher Lloyd said a Cam-Mitchell wedding could happen, he also considers gay marriage an “overt political statement” that could alienate viewers.

Where is the female Tony Soprano?
Glenn Close’s “Damages” character Patty Hewes has been the only antiheroine to come close to James Gandolfini’s iconic role in a drama series.

For publicists, Jay Leno is the gold standard of late-night hosts
PR people consider “The Tonight Show” the safest, most predictable option.

“Simpsons” fans build “The Homer” racecar

This Homer is actually going racing.

Mario Cantone likes hearing rumors that he’s joining “The View”

Last time, there were rumors he’d replace Rosie. Now it’s Joy Behar.

Susan Lucci lends her gown that she won a Daytime Emmy in to the Smithsonian
The Smithsonian is launching an exhibit telling the story of daytime television.

“Glee’s” Matthew Morrison gets engaged
He’s set to marry Renee Puente, his girlfriend of two years.

Olivia Munn takes us inside her “Newsroom” trailer

“This is what happens when we go into overtime. I get overly hungry and eat everything,” she writes in text accompanying a photo of her food plate.

Check out “Parks and Rec” characters in children’s books

“Green Eggs and Jammed.”

“SNL” to begin airing on Utah’s Mormon-owned NBC affiliate
KSL-TV hasn’t shown “Saturday Night Live,” which aired on another channel, since 1995 so that it could broadcast its Saturday night sports show. But KSL is famous for rejecting other NBC shows such as “The Playboy Club” and “The New Normal.”

Oprah changed her mind about soaps after Tyler Perry’s soap success
OWN didn’t originally want to have “One Life to Live” and “All My Children.”

New book examines the “Difficult Men” of TV’s new golden age

Brett Martin’s book delves into everybody from Tony Soprano to Walter White.

“Vampire Diaries” actor admits: I almost accidentally killed Ian Somerhalder

Nathaniel Buzolic recalls a fight scene gone wrong.

Is “Grey’s Anatomy” good TV?

The Shonda Rhimes drama is the longest-running series to come out of the “now-storied 2004-05 season,” approaching its 200th episode.

ABC keeping comedy pilot “Middle Age Rage” alive

The pilot stars Annie Mumolo as a fed-up middle-aged wife and mother.

“Dirty Jobs'” Mike Rowe selling his “C.R.A.P.” on eBay for charity

“Over the course of Dirty Jobs, my garage has filled up with an endless supply of junk,” says Rowe. “I call it C.R.A.P. — it’s an acronym — Collectibles Rare And Precious.”

New “Buffy” behind-the-scenes footage released

Watch 31 minutes of rare footage from stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt.

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