President Obama and Michelle Obama met ‘Scandal’s’ President Fitz and Mellie

05.07.14 4 years ago

President Obama and Michelle Obama met “Scandal”s” President Fitz and Mellie
“The entire Writers Room has been procrastinating by staring at this photo all day,” Shonda Rhimes says of the photo taken at the White House Correspondents” Dinner. PLUS: This wasn”t the first time actor Eric West had (falsely) heard he was the new Harrison on “Scandal.”

See pics from the new shows that have been greenlighted
Check out Katherine Heigl as a CIA agent and Casey Wilson and Ken Marino as a couple.

Bob Costas will be 80 when NBC”s Olympics deal expires in 2032
As sports media writer Richard Deitsch put it, “Game of Thrones time for those in waiting” to replace Costas. PLUS: Matt Lauer can”t wait to cover the Olympics at age 75.

Fox News” Megyn Kelly: Jon Stewart called me after I said he was “mean”
“Stewart doesn't bother me as much as he used to,” Kelly tells Reuters. “He used to do these segments on me all the time, and then one day on the air I said he was mean and then he called me up, and we had an hour-long talk. He explained that he didn't mean to be mean and that he does satire and that he claimed I was 'one of the three journalists he respects.””

“Modern Family”s” Ty Burrell will represent the St. Louis Rams at the NFL Draft
Check out Burrell”s official NFL Draft ID.

“Veep” creator”s next target: Washington lobbyists?
Says Armando Ianucci: “What I”m keen to look at now are all those other hundreds of thousands of people in Washington who aren”t in any administration job but somehow are always there – the lobbyists, the consultants, the think tanks, the movers and shakers, the organizers,” he said during an interview recapping the weekend. “The personalities who aren”t part of any administration. That”s an interesting area.”

NFL won”t have to force a team to participate on HBO”s “Hard Knocks”
According to the NY Post, several teams have volunteered.

Read the roasting Don Rickles received from Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
“So here we are,” said Poehler, “because they thought it was important for Don to be honored by at least one woman, which, apparently, is what we count as.”

What happened to Gunther and other famous “Friends” supporting cast members?
Here”s catching up with “Friends” regulars from Paul Rudd to “Gunther” James Michael Tyler.

Why nobody writes about popular TV shows
“There's a shallow and deep explanation,” Derek Thompson says of why shows like “NCIS” aren”t analyzed like “Mad Men.” “The shallow explanation is that TV I (and perhaps you) live in the cloistered monastery of media. Television criticism thrives with unpacking precisely the sort of shows that don't appeal to a mass audience, because they weren't made for a mass audience. Which leads to the deeper, economic explanation. Broadcast TV sells audiences. Premium TV sells a ‘brand.””

Katie Couric: “My plate is really full”
Couric says she doesn”t see herself as having the time to temporarily replace Savannah Guthrie on “Today” while she”s on maternity leave.

“Lost” bosses pick the worst episode — 15 to 20 episodes were “subpar, bordering on turds”
“I mean, I think the episode where Jack gets his tattoos in Thailand” was “not our finest hour,” admits Carlton Cuse. Says Damon Lindelof: “Sometimes the mistake, the thing that wasn't good, is the thing that's really part of the legacy of a show like ours.”

William Shatner headed to internet network Ora.TV
Shatner will develop shows for the network that already features Larry King, Jesse Ventura and Haylie Duff.

Kenny Kramer, who inspired the “Seinfeld” character, goes to court over “Not that there”s anything wrong with that”
Kramer is suing a former “Seinfeld” guest-actor and writer who wrote in his memoir that Kenny Kramer would shout “Not that there”s anything wrong with that” at gay people during his “Kramer Reality Tour” tour. Kramer is asking for $1 million for being allegedly defamed.

Jason Priestley recalls first love Holly Robinson Peete, “90210” cast hookups and “Donna Martin masturbates!”
Priestley and Robinson fell in love on the set of “21 Jump Street.” “I could not have asked for a more idyllic first love,” recalls Priestley. He also writes in his memoir that the marching band is shouting “Donna Martin masturbates!” during the famous “Donna Martin graduates” episode.

“CSI” expects to have Paul Guilfoyle back after tonight”s exit
“We reached a place, creatively, where it was time to say goodbye to Brass, but that doesn't mean we won't want Paul to return in some capacity in the future,” says exec producer Don McGill.

Lara Spencer apologizes for “GMA” “Cinco de Drinko” segment
On Monday, Spencer wore a sombrero, held a margarita, and said “Cinco de Drinko” was “the biggest day of the year for margarita sales.”

Here”s a visual guide to “The Mindy Project”s” homage to rom-coms
From “The Walk and Talk” to “You Love Me Until You Don”t.” PLUS: Here”s another guide.

Oxygen”s new slate includes “Sister Witches” and “Wantrepreneur”
“Finding My Father” and “Love on the Line” are also on Oxygen”s women-focused slate.

Max Greenfield compares doing “Hot in Cleveland” pre- and post-“New Girl”
Greenfield returns tonight as a different character, after having guest-starred three years ago before “New Girl.”

VH1 taps “Jersey Shore” talk show host for “Dating Naked”
Amy Paffrath, who hosted “Jersey Shore After Hours” and “Jersey Shore Reunion,” will host VH1″s new naked dating show.

“Witches of East End” adds a “Magic City” alum
Actor Christian Cooke will play an important character in Season 2. PLUS: “Witches of East End” returns July 6.

For sale: A miniature version of “The Addams Family” set
An artist has created the miniature set and is selling it for $345.

A former “Dateline” producer claims she was forced to respond to sex ads
Kimberly Lengle, 33, is suing claiming producers put her in dangerous situations for their “Wild Wild Web” series.

Chris Pratt predicted the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” movie reboot in the “Parks and Rec” season finale
After “Jurassic World,” this is Pratt/Andy Dwyer”s 2nd movie prediction to come true.

“The Flintstones” is getting another movie adaptation
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are behind this latest reboot.

In defense of spoilers
As Alfred Hitchcock once said, there”s a difference between surprise and suspense. “We overestimate the importance and experience of a surprise and can't see the trees for the forest the more obsessed we get with ‘reveals' in this post-Lost world,” says Joyce Eng. “But the sequence of events we take to get there are just as, and I'd argue more, important and fascinating as the twist itself, especially if crafted well.”

On “Criminal Minds” season finale, “the stakes are insanely high”
The two-part Season 9 finale kicks off tonight.

Neil Patrick Harris gets naked for Rolling Stone cover
The former “How I Met Your Mother” star says he has a huge following of straight guys who can”t stop trying to high-five him thanks to the Barney Stinson character.

Which “Mad Men” stars showed up for Jon Hamm”s “Million Dollar Arm” premiere?
Attendees included Hamm's TV daughter and his TV ex-wife”s husband.

Fred Durst directed an eHarmony commercial
Why would the dating website be interested in the former Limp Bizkit frontman?

“Drop Dead Diva” finalizes filming by giving its crew beach cruiser bikes
In all, 115 Old Skool beach cruisers were given out, with each containing a name tag.

Kiefer Sutherland is not dating actress Sofia Karstens
People is walking back its report from yesterday.

Around The Web