Watch Jon Stewart’s Arabic-speaking appearance on Egypt’s “Daily Show”
Stewart, who came out as if he was a hostage, spoke a few words of Arabic during tonight’s appearance on “Egypt’s Jon Stewart” Bassem Youssef satirical news show. He also said he’s received such a warm welcome in the Middle East –‘”to the point where I wonder if you”re being sarcastic.”
Paula Deen fans aren’t happy
Some are having a meltdown on Facebook over the Food Network star’s firing, others are using the #TeamPaulaDeen hashtag on Twitter to organize a boycott of the Food Network. PLUS: Deen also released a 3rd apology video, this one for Matt Lauer.
Melissa George may star in a Cinemax “Hunted” spinoff
“Sam Hunter” is being developed as a spinoff from “Hunted.”
Why are American DVRs inferior to European DVRs?
Unlike American DVRs, European DVRs will automatically record if a sporting event goes past its allotted time.
“Glee’s” Matthew Morrison wants to open performing arts schools around the world
“I’m trying to create an accredited school program that would go nationwide and hopefully global eventually,” says the actor, who himself is product of a public arts education.
Taran Killam: “There’s a lot of shoe space to fill” on “SNL” next season
“I’m just trying to be optimistic about it,” says the veteran of three “SNL” seasons. “It’s certainly on my mind, and I”m taking the summer to work and develop new material because there”s so much opportunity now. At the same time, there’s a sense of mourning” for the cast members who left.
“Hannibal” ends its 1st season with 1.9 million viewers
Despite the disappointing numbers, which came against the NBA Finals, “Hannibal” will be back next season. PLUS: “Hannibal’s” greatest accomplishment was letting viewers see Hannibal’s side of things, and food secrets of “Hannibal.”
Did Rachel Zoe get pregnant as a ratings stunt?
The Bravo star’s 2nd pregnancy comes amid ratings woes and problems with her clothing line. So did she get pregnant to save her fashion empire?
British viewers have already become bored of their “Voice” after 2 seasons
The BBC is already looking to overhaul the singing reality show after it was trounced by Simon Cowell’s “Britain’s Got Talent.”
Anna Paquin: We bought 300 copies of the “True Blood” porn parody
It was a wrap party gift for the cast and crew three years ago. PLUS: Meet Rob Kazinsky.
“Hell on Wheels” begins its filming hiatus early due to Calgary floods
The show’s hiatus was supposed to begin on Thursday.
CNN’s new Sunday shows “Crimes of the Century” and Morgan Spurlock’s “Inside Man” aren’t special
There’s nothing interesting about either show. PLUS: Spurlock hopes to do “real” reality TV.
Can YouTube replace TV?
Google has been trying to transform YouTube into the next generation of television.
Check out Kristen Wiig as Patty Hearst
She’s appearing in Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.”
Jeff Probst: I’m applying my “Jeff Probst Show” interviewing lessons to “Survivor”
Probst says he learned from his failed talk show to listen more, and so he’s letting contestants at Tribal Council explain themselves more before clamping down on them.
“Community’s” Dan Harmon is an example of how fame can screw somebody up
“Harmon is an understated, nerdy exemplar of how fame messes people up – it forces them to keep two ideas of themselves, their personal and public personae, in sync,” says Will Paskin. At some point, she says, his self-conception ought to jibe with reality.
Why did “Real Housewives” star Caroline Manzo write a book?
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star has released, “Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a Real Housewife, Tough-Love Mother, and Street-Smart Businesswoman.”
Lots of sex and violence in Lifetime’s “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret”
The trial is almost an afterthought in the TV movie, airing Saturday.
Is TV a human right?
A jailed politician in the country of Georgia recently went on a hunger strike for the right to watch television.
OWN got its groove back by focusing on issues affecting black women
In fact, Oprah’s network will have two specials on issues that African-American women care about.
Brian Williams hasn’t gotten over “Rock Center’s” cancelation
Some of his staffers wonder if tonight’s final broadcast will mark the end of long-form journalism on TV, outside of “60 Minutes” and a few other shows.
Jenny Lewis could’ve been a “Buffy” werewolf
Joss Whedon admits he offered the Riley Kiley singer the role.
Presenting the A-hole’s Guide to Spoiling TV Shows
Step 1: Tweet “Holly f*cking shit” when something big happens.
How “Mary Tyler Moore” reinvented the sitcom
Instead of relying on punchlines “MTM” got its comedy out of its characters.
Watch Adam Levine’s commercial for his new fragrance
“The Voice” star says he hates celebrity scents.
“Revenge’s” Nick Wechsler joins Twitter
His tweeting was two years in the making, says Gabriel Mann.
Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid” isn’t as sexy as its title
The butt-naked reality show should instead be called “Filthy and Exhausted.”
Watch the “Batman” theme song recreated with real bat noises
Recreating the ’60s TV series.
“Drop Dead Diva” returns from the dead on Sunday
There will be a “natural evolution” due to budget cuts this season, but the Lifetime series shouldn’t be too different. PLUS: What else to expect this season.
NBC premieres “Crossing Lines” with William Fichtner and Donald Sutherland
The police procedural boasts an international setting because its makers hail from several countries.
Why was “Mad Men” Season 6 so disappointing?
Instead of change, we saw a lot of recycling from previous seasons. PLUS: Should “Mad Men” actors be appearing in ads during the show?, Kevin Rahm: “Mad Men” negotiation process took 3 to 4 months, Tumblr account mocks “Mad Men,” fashion in review, and Vincent Kartheiser is serious about acting.
Jimmy Fallon films a video thank you for his Grammy Award
The “Late Night” host won for best comedy album.
“The Barefoot Contessa” used to advise President Gerald Ford
Ina Garten used to be responsible for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s budget as well as part of the Department of Energy’s.
“Devious Maids” seems to rehash “Desperate Housewives” — with predictable stereotypes
The Lifetime drama from “Desperate” creator Marc Cherry “also began with a mysterious death in a female-dominated world … where nothing is quite as it seems,” says June Thomas. But unlike “Desperate,” “Devious” is a parade of stereotypes — “Latina maids who are both devious and pure of heart, and of their Caucasian employers, who are all selfish, utterly detestable, entitled snobs.” PLUS: “Devious” is funnier than “Desperate,” and being a Lifetime summer series makes the comparisons forgettable.