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- tryder at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
CBS is taking some heat from "I Love Lucy" fans for messing with perfection.
On Tuesday, the network announced it would air "The I Love Lucy Christmas Special," made up of back-to-back colorized episodes of the beloved show, on December 20.
The episodes picked include the show’s little-seen Christmas clip show along with the fan favorite "Lucy's Italian Movie" (aka The One With the Grape-Stomping). According to CBS, each will be "colorized with a vintage look." Flashbacks in the "Christmas Episode" will remain in black-and-white to emphasize the time lapse, the network explained.
This isn't the first time CBS has tested the "I Love Lucy" colorized waters … but first, a little background on the rarely seen "Christmas Episode." It originally aired in December 1956, midway through the show's sixth and final season. However, since it was mostly made up of long flashback sequences from previous episodes, it was not included in the syndication package.
- tryder at Yahoo TV1 mth ago
"Two and a Half Men" may not be the highest-rated comedy anymore, but it still employs the two highest-paid TV actors — and three of the top 10 earning television stars of last year. Make that four, if you still count Charlie Sheen.
According to Forbes, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer made around $24 million and $21 million, respectively, between June 2012 and June 2013. Kutcher stands to bank even more money once his episodes go into syndication. Coming in at No. 7 is their "Men" co-star Angus T. Jones, who despite issues with producers, still pocketed $11 million.
Kerry Washington and Other 'Scandal' Stars Tease What's to Come: 'All of Our Characters Are Pushed to Our Limits'tryder at Fall TV1 mth ago
Were you one of the 10.5 million viewers who tuned in to the series premiere of "Scandal" last week?
One of the standout scenes from the record-setting Season 3 opener was between Joe Morton — who plays Olivia Pope's father — and Kerry Washington (Pope). From speech patterns to facial expressions, Morton absolutely nailed Washington's mannerisms, something the actress told us he worked hard at.
"Right? How amazing is he?" Washington told Yahoo TV at Variety's Power of Women luncheon last Friday. "It's interesting because before he came on the show, he told me he watched all of the first two seasons because he wanted to figure out ways to pick up my mannerisms so he would really come across as my dad."
It certainly worked!
- tryder at Yahoo! TV1 mth ago
Despite the fact Kris and Bruce Jenner have officially separated, the show must — and will — go on for reality TV's first family. Come on… did you really have any doubt?
Sources confirm to Yahoo TV that both Kris and Bruce will continue filming E!'s "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," despite the fact they are no longer together.
"Kris and Bruce have been filming over the past couple of weeks, even though they were already separated," one production source tells us. "It will be addressed."
Signs that Kris, 57, and Bruce, 63, were headed to splitsville have been quite prevalent during the current season of the show. For one, Bruce has been living in Malibu, California, while Kris resides in their former shared home in Hidden Hills.
The first party stop after the Emmys is obviously the Governors Ball down the street, but the real first stop is the smoking patio on the way in.
Damian Lewis, January Jones, and Melissa Leo are just a few of the beautiful people who broke away from the pack to take a breather outside in between functions.
We watched as Jones grabbed Leo on her way in and gave her a huge hug. "I was looking for you earlier!" the "Mad Men" actress exclaimed as she excitedly gave her pal a kiss on the cheek.
Leo, 53, (who, by the way, sewed those diamond buttons on her coat herself), went over to chat with Jones and a few others from the "Mad Men" cast.
[Photos: 2013 Emmys Afterparties]
Whether your show is on the network or not, no star can resist HBO's annual Emmys afterparty. The soiree, held at the Pacific Design Center, played host to some of the biggest stars in television on Sunday night.
The network's big Emmy winners Jeff Daniels, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Tony Hale were of course belles of the ball, but other celebrities including Kerry Washington, Michelle Dockery, Claire Danes, and Sofia Vergara also made cameos.
Vergara put her $7 million assets on display (we're talking jewels here, people) and lit up the room as she made her way inside the bash. The "Modern Family" actress was clearly thrilled to celebrate her win in the Outstanding Comedy Series category and much to the delight of guests, twerked out her feelings on the dance floor.
No, really. Surrounded by family and friends, the 41-year-old Colombian stunner busted move after move in the middle of HBO's bash.
[Photos: 2013 Emmys Afterparties]
10. America's Jolliest Announcer
From the moment the doors opened, the voice of the public-address announcer urging the audience into their seats kept the crowd laughing. Some of his biggest laugh lines:
9. The Big Threat for Can't-Shut-Up Acceptance Speakers
At 4:57 p.m. PT the producers still weren't sure if the show would start on time as the Jets-Bills game dragged on. As the minutes ticked away, they gave an obligatory memo over the P.A. to try and keep speeches short: "This year we decided we aren't going to play music [to cut you off], instead our plan is if you go long, this..." and on the screens appeared the Red Wedding scene from "Game of Thrones."
8. "Breaking Bad" Was the Home-Court Favorite
Every "Breaking Bad" mention got huge applause from the audience (actor, show, anything in promos). The crowd lost it when "Breaking Bad" won the night's final prize. Literally shouts of "yes!" and "thank God!" erupted throughout the room.
[Photos: Emmys Red Carpet Report Card]
7. The Merritt Badge
He's baaack .
Jon Stewart returned to "The Daily Show" on Tuesday after taking 12 weeks off over the summer to direct a film in the Middle East.
The show opened with John Oliver — who substituted for Stewart in his absence — finding a still-bearded Stewart in his dressing room. Concerned that "the Middle East has changed him," Oliver enlisted the help of a couple Big Macs and Stephen Colbert to try and Americanize Stewart once again.
As Jon time-warped his way back to us, he tackled a few of summer's biggest stories (like Paula Deen, Anthony Weiner's alter ego "Carlos Danger," and Miley Cyrus's VMA performance) in about 30 seconds.
After Jon got all pressed up in his suit and tie, he finally returned to his desk.
"I've missed you so much," he said. "You don't know what it's like in the real world. Nobody applauds every stupid little f---ing thing that you do."
Stewart then spent the show discussing Syria.
Gia Allemand has been laid to rest.
Friends and family members gathered on Thursday to pay their last respects to the former "Bachelor" and "Bachelor Pad" contestant, who committed suicide last week.
The mass was held in New York City at Trinity Grace Church on a quiet street in Chelsea.
Allemand's boyfriend, NBA basketball player Ryan Anderson, was in attendance.
A car carrying a huge floral arrangement that spelled out "GIA" pulled up in front of the church before Anderson arrived by limo with Allemand's family.
Anderson escorted Allemand's mother, Donna Micheletti — who carried a single yellow rose — into the church. He was later seen comforting her following the mass.
Tragic details have emerged about what took place in the hours leading up to Allemand's suicide on Aug. 12.
According to the police report, Allemand had been arguing with Anderson over suspicions that he had been cheating on her. When Anderson dropped Allemand off at her New Orleans apartment, he said, "I don't love you anymore," according to his statement to police.
Can the "Sharknado" sequel really go on without Tara Reid?!
While Ian Ziering has reportedly been asked back, there has been talk that Tara has not.
Despite the constant rumors that the actress will not reprise her role as April Wexler (the horror!), the 37-year-old actress insists that reports she wasn't asked back for "Sharknado 2" are not true.
"TMZ made that up... then, of course, anything with me goes viral in two seconds, which really sucks sometimes, so everyone else picked it up," she explained to Yahoo! TV. "But it's not true. It was really annoying."
Oh, but wait! Tara also told she might very well choose to opt out of Syfy's TV movie.