Netflix says Maryland “House of Cards” tax dispute is “overcome-able”
Netflix is still in talks to keep the two-season drama in Maryland. PLUS: “Veep” will stay in Baltimore for Season 4.
Courteney Cox: I”ve tried and failed to have a “Friends” reunion at my house for 10 years
“It”s not going to happen,” she tells Letterman, who asked Cox the typical “Friends” reunion question.
Former Fox, NBC and WB boss accused of sexual assault in case related to Bryan Singer
Garth Ancier, who put shows from “Buffy” to “The West Wing” on TV, is accused of sexually abusing Michael Egan when he was a minor. Ancier was founding entertainment president of Fox and The WB, before assuming the same job at NBC.
“Devious Maids” returns up from last year
In the young adult demo, the ABC Family series reached nearly 1 million viewers.
“Obsessive-compulsive” James Spader has to speak with “The Blacklist” producers 7 days a week
“I haven't talked to him today yet,” says exec producer Jon Bokencamp tells Rolling Stone, “but last weekend, on his birthday, we were on the phone for two and a half hours, and on Thanksgiving, when I was in Colorado, I was out pacing on the phone for two hours. This stuff keeps him up at night. He can dig his heels in. The conversations can be frustrating.” PLUS: Ryan Eggold says Spader is great to work with – when he gets the opportunity.
Finally, “Mad Men” makes race the prominent theme of an episode
Peggy”s a-hole behavior sequence, says Seth Stevenson, “seems like a pretty solid metaphor for midcentury American racial relations.” PLUS: Sally Draper turns 60 this month, about that episode-ending Zombies song, and Matthew Weiner on how he cast Pete Campbell.
Maisie Williams on “Game of Thrones”” 2nd most shocking scene of the week: “It was awful”
“It was disgusting, and I was dry-heaving throughout the whole day,” she says.
Complaint: TV nudity is annoying!
“Here”s the main reason why TV nudity makes me anxious,” says Simon Doonan. “The characters on any series become, over time, familiar and squishy and cosy. They become my TV friends. Because they are my TV friends I expect them to behave like my real friends.”
Report: One of Andi Dorfman”s “Bachelorette” suitors was critically injured in a paragliding accident
Season 10 bachelor Eric Hall was reportedly hospitalized after crashing on Sunday in Utah.
“Boondocks” isn”t the same without creator Aaron McGruder
It”s been 3 1/2 years since the last season, but that time off won”t make you forget what”s missing in Season 4. As Phil Dyess-Nugent notes, “based on a small sampling of upcoming episodes, the new season is a copy of McGruder”s baby made from a printer that needs a fresh ink cartridge. The clear, hard lines of McGruder”s vision and sensibility aren”t the only things that are a little faded.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen made a “Portlandia” cameo
Allen, owner of the Portland Trailblazers and the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks, appeared in a Kickstarter sketch.
Kate McKinnon: “SNL” plans to do more all-female music videos
“We”ve got a process worked out about writing these songs so I think we”ll try to do more in the future,” she says of sketches like “Twin Bed” one with Jimmy Fallon and “Dongs All Over the World.” PLUS: Cecily Strong”s apartment gets a makeover.
Chris Messina defends last week”s “Mindy Project” twist
“I know that”s a wimpy cop-out, and something a lot of guys do,” he says, “but I think you”ll see if you watch the remainder of the season that he tries to redeem himself – he”s made an awful mistake and she”s the woman of his dreams.”
The “Love & Hip Hop” sex tape is the most-pirated sex tape of all time
Mimi Faust”s sex tape is even bigger than Kim Kardashian”s.
Aubrey Plaza: I”ve been trying to get pregnant on “Parks and Rec,” too
“I think they”re doing it to spite me, getting Leslie pregnant,” she jokes. PLUS: Chris Pratt can make a French braid.
“Orphan Black”s” Donnie ranks the clones
“The most awesome clone, the winner of the clone-off for episode 201, has gotta be Sarah. She”s killing it. She”s killing it!” says Kristian Bruun.
Why this week”s “Veep” was one of its best-ever episodes
There was a “scarred humanity” in one scene this week.
Pharrell turned 41 with a “SpongeBob”-themed birthday party
Check out the giant “SpongeBob” burger cake.