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Lauren Graham to play a female late-night talk show host in an Ellen-produced NBC comedy

Lauren Graham to play a female late-night talk show host in an Ellen-produced NBC comedy
Ellen DeGeneres and the “Parenthood” star are collaborating on the project, titled “Kate on Later,” about a woman who breaks the late-night glass ceiling. Graham will also co-write “Kate on Later,” the 2nd collaboration between her and Ellen. Last year, they developed a series based on Graham”s debut novel “Someday, Someday, Maybe” for CW, which ultimately passed on the project.

It”s official: Kathy Griffin to host “Fashion Police” – with Brad Goreski
Griffin will replace Joan Rivers when “Fashion Police” returns Jan. 12 for its Golden Globes coverage. She”ll be joined by celebrity stylist Goreski, who replaces George Kotsiopoulos.

January Jones and Kristen Schaal join Will Forte”s Fox comedy “Last Man on Earth”
Details of who they”ll play weren”t released, but “Mad Men's” Jones will be portraying a character named Melissa and “30 Rock's” Schaal will play Carol Pilbasian.

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ABC: Rosie O”Donnell is not leaving “The View”
The network responded to a TMZ report that Rosie”s days may be numbered, saying: “This is yet another in a long line of fabricated stories. Reports of Rosie leaving are false.”

Benedict Cumberbatch has no plans to leave “Sherlock”
“If we can keep the quality up,” he tells Vogue, “I can”t imagine that I will ever get tired of being Sherlock. I”d love to play him as an old man.”

“Walking Dead” star: “I was very upset”
Emily Kinney reacts to last night”s episode. PLUS: Why the midseason finale was tragic.

Jennifer Morrison defends all the curses on “Once Upon a Time”
Says the actress: “I see the curses and spells and all the crises that come our way-the snow monsters and witches and all those things-as representative of the things that come our way that are hard in life: illness, death, exams, fights with loved ones, breakups. All those things are, in real life, what would be a curse or spell in Storybrooke.

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