Naya Rivera hasn’t been fired from ‘Glee,’ but she was written out of the season finale

04.29.14 5 years ago

Naya Rivera hasn”t been fired from “Glee,” but she was written out of the season finale
Rivera”s future won”t be decided until June, reports E!, but she was originally supposed to be in the season finale. “(Naya) isn't fired and her not being in the finale has nothing to do with Lea,” a “Glee” source tells E!. “I don't know where these stories are coming from, but they are not true.”

It”s official: Gwen Stefani joins “The Voice”
The No Doubt singer confirmed she”ll be a coach, tweeting: “it”s true.” She'll fill in for Christina Aguilera next season.

Letterman pays tribute to Craig Ferguson: “His show was unlike any other late night show”
“I”m telling you, to be unique in the world of television – virtually impossible,” Dave said in a brief tribute on tonight”s “Late Show.” PLUS: Bill Maher tweets: “I think CBS and the media treated Craig Ferguson pretty shabbily.”

Craig Ferguson created a late-night talk show for people who hated late-night talk shows
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“The Simpsons” boss: Our “Yellow Wedding” death will be bigger than “Game of Thrones”
“The character that dies is portrayed by an actor who won an Emmy for playing that character,” says exec producer Al Jean. “People who reported on it then reported we were killing an ‘iconic” character; I”d like to say it”s a great character, but I never used the word ‘iconic.” It”s a terrific character and it (happens in) our premiere this coming year.”

Twitter boss responds to NBC exec”s accusation that the “emperor has no clothes”
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo insists his service has a huge impact on television.

“The Goldbergs” expects to be renewed for Season 2
Though its creator insisted that nothing”s official.

Why “The Big Bang Theory” is banned in China, but “Game of Thrones” is OK
That”s partly because “Game of Thrones” has official clearance allowing it to broadcast on China”s CCTV. “Big Bang,” meanwhile,” was hugely popular on streaming websites. One theory is that “Big Bang” was removed to bolster the official Chinese state broadcasters, who see video-sharing sites as a threat.

What has “Mad Men” done to Peggy Olson?
Since the season premiere, Peggy has become a “kind of mirror, alternative Don,” says James Poniewozik. “Where have you hidden our Peggy, 'Mad Men”? And how did you replace her with this hostile, unpleasant basket case, lashing out at everyone in sight and pining over a long-lost married man?” PLUS: Matthew Weiner dictates his writing these days, notice this week”s ticking clocks?, will we see more Ginsberg?, Jay R. Ferguson talks Rizzo”s relationship with Peggy, the interior design of SC&P, and what has “Mad Men” done to Megan?

Go inside Zooey Deschanel”s “New Girl” wardrobe room
Costume designer Debra McGuire is responsible for Jess” preppy look.

“Doctor Who”s” Matt Smith & Karen Gillan reunite, on a plane
They got to fly over the weekend with “Harry Potter”s” Tom Felton.

“Supernatural” debuts its “Bloodlines” spinoff
Here”s what to expect from tonight”s backdoor pilot.

Matt Bomer sought Matthew McConaughey”s advice in shedding 35 pounds for “The Normal Heart”
Bomer says, “I stopped weighing myself after losing 35 pounds. I thought the number wasn”t the important thing to focus on. This wasn”t ‘Biggest Loser.””

Which network shows have been renewed or canceled?
And which ones are awaiting word on their fate?

What surprised Shirley MacLaine the most about her “Glee” experience?
“That they can do so much in so little time,” she says of her guest stint, which begins tonight. “Really, it”s a shock. And for me, too! I am surprised at that. Someone like me, who was trained my whole life with a sense of understanding that creativity takes time.”

Each Oprah”s Starbucks Chai Tea comes with a special Oprah coffee cup sleeve
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Steve Buscemi: My “Park Bench” talk show wasn”t inspired by Jerry Seinfeld”s “Comedians in Cars”
But, Buscemi adds, “when Jerry”s show came on, it just gave me that much more encouragement. Like, yes, this can be done. Because I love the way that he did it. His show is just so entertaining and free-wheeling and easygoing.”

“The DuckTales” theme gets slow-jammed
Watch a smooth R&B jam of the cartoon series.

Amy Purdy: “I have a rib out of place and my muscles are in spasm”
The “Dancing” star says of her recovery: “I am being very proactive in healing up so I can continue this journey.”

“Sopranos” alum Drew De Matteo to star in web series “The Muthaship Starring Drea de Matteo”
She and her friends will star in a digital series for Endemol Beyond.

Lucy Liu had to keep asking to direct “Elementary”
She”ll finally get her chance in Season 3.

What did a linguist learn analyzing 50 TV opening credits from the 2000s?
University of Sydney linguist Monika Bednarek found that most opening credits don”t really open the show.

Betty White answers questions on Reddit
Who should play her in a Betty White biopic? “I would love it if it were Meryl Streep or Julie Andrews but they would probably cast someone like Chris Rock,” she says.

Bob Odenkirk on “Fargo” vs. “Breaking Bad”
“I put the moustache on and I got the Super Cuts haircut, those weren”t in the script, but other than that, I did it the way it was written to me,” he joked of his FX role. “Breaking Bad was getting a script and not attempting to manipulate the words at all.” PLUS: Colin Hanks on that first scene.

Count down the 25 best cop shows of all time
From “Starsky & Hutch” to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Arsenio Hall and Ray Romano do each other”s old acts
Watch them trade material from last night”s show.

Jason Priestley to guest on a Canadian sitcom
He”ll play a weatherman named Storm Chambers on “Package Deal.”

“Chicago Fire” crosses over with “Chicago PD”
The two-part show-swap kicks off tonight.

Bear Grylls defends putting 13 men on an island with no females
Grylls says “it would be weird to have women” on his new British show, “The Island,” but he”s willing to do a female version.

USA”s “Playing House” gets female friendships right
Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair”s characters, unlike most female friendship portrayals on TV, is actually balanced, and focused on the main characters. PLUS: It”s the “BFF” reunion the world needed, and it”s a lively and lovely show about friendship.

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