Paula Deen could lose her QVC gig over N-word controversy
The shopping network said in a statement: “We are closely monitoring these events and the ongoing litigation. We are reviewing our business relationship with Ms. Deen, and in the meantime, we have no immediate plans to have her appear on QVC.” PLUS: Deen thanks Food Network, Deen fans target Food Net, Deen gets Taiwanese animation treatment, Bill Maher sticks up for Deen, and remembering Kristen Wiig as Deen.
Matthew Weiner explains Season 6’s final “Mad Men” scene
“We were working toward a moment of honesty,” he says, adding: “You’re supposed to get choked up.” PLUS: Weiner says “I don’t know” what happens next season, but it’s definitately the last, you’ll have to “wait and see” with Megan, Weiner didn’t think Bob Benson would be so controversial, and Weiner talks about Peggy’s future.
“Mad Men” ends Season 6 brilliantly after much negative scrutiny
“The genius in this episode,” says Tim Goodman, “wasn’t just that it reset the trajectory of the series – which was necessary – but that it finally exhaled on getting through what will likely be considered a drawn-out set-up season. Now, with only one final season to go, Weiner and his writers can wrap up as they see fit. What worked especially well here was how so many storylines came down, in the hour and five minutes of the episode, to a multitude of characters reaching decisions in their lives that were difficult.” PLUS: Jon Hamm has gone for broke this season, the finale was surprisingly hopeful, look back at the Season 6 poster, inside the season finale costumes, and Don’s speech was “mortifyingly believable.”
James Gandolfini’s body arrives back in New Jersey
“The Sopranos” star’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday. PLUS: The Clintons helped get Gandolfini’s body back home.
Jay Leno to Kim Kardashian in March: There’s a “stupid rumor” your baby will be named “North West”
“That is not true,” Kardashian responded. “That is not one of the names on our list.”
Questlove nearly lost his “Late Night” job over Michelle Bachmann and Tina Fey?
The Jimmy Fallon and Roots leader recounts in his memoir how his “Tina Fey, you are never nice to the Roots” remark nearly cost him his job, only seven months after the Michelle Bachmann incident.
“Soup Nazi” to begin selling his signature soup on food trucks nationwide
Al Yeganeh, who inspired the famous “Seinfeld” episode, is coming out with a fleet of food trucks.
“Game of Thrones” was No. 1 most-pirated show of spring, “Big Bang” No. 2
“How I Met Your Mother,” “The Walking Dead” and “Hannibal” came in 4th, 5th and 6th, respectively, according to Torrent Freak.
“Family Ties” creator Gary David Goldberg dies
Goldberg, who also co-created “Spin City” with Bill Lawrence,” was 68.
Demi Lovato loses her dad
“The X Factor” judge had been estranged from her dad, Patrick Lovato, who died of a heart attack.
Nik Wallenda’s Grand Canyon walk was huge on social media
The live Discovery event generated 700,000 tweets.
“That ’70s Show’s” Lisa Robin Kelly arrested again
Her arrest over the weekend for DUI was the 4th time she was taken into custody in recent years.
“Gossip Girl’s” Kelly Rutherford files for bankruptcy
The actress is more than $2 million in depth, mostly due to child custody fees.
Australian TV begins filming INXS miniseries
“Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS,” airing on Seven Network, will tell the band’s uncensored story.
NeNe Leakes remarries her ex-husband
The “Real Housewives” star and Greg Leakes tied the knot for the 2nd time Saturday.