- Dave Nemetz at Yahoo TV3 hrs ago
Katherine Heigl is retuning to TV on NBC's new fall drama State of Affairs — but she still can't escape her reputation as a showbiz diva.
At NBC's summer press tour today, a reporter asked Heigl directly about the many controversies that have surrounded the actress, including her abrupt departure from Grey's Anatomy in 2010 and comments she recently made to Marie Claire UK that her Hollywood career "suddenly turned on me."
Heigl seemed rather flustered by the question, taking a long pause before asking the reporter to repeat it. As he did, co-star Alfre Woodard leaned over to Heigl to whisper some advice, but Heigl still stammered through a long-winded defense of her behavior on set.
"I certainly don't see myself as being difficult," Heigl finally said. "I think it's important for everyone to conduct themselves professionally and kindly. If I ever disappointed someone, it was never intentional."
- Dave Nemetz at Yahoo TV1 day ago
It's been a long, tough ten months for Breaking Bad fans, ever since Walter White left this earth to make meth with the angels. But help is on the way: Finally, after months of wild speculation, we're getting some solid details (and new photos!) from AMC's upcoming spinoff Better Call Saul , which centers on Bad 's slimy attorney Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk.
At AMC's summer press tour today, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and producer Peter Gould (who wrote the BB episode Saul debuted in) shed some light on the much-anticipated prequel, where both serve as co-creators. We'll have to wait a little longer than expected to actually see Saul ; AMC just pushed back the premiere date from November to early 2015. And we didn't get to see any footage; Gilligan says they're still busy writing scripts. But hey, any Breaking Bad news is good news, right?
- Robert Chan at Yahoo TV2 days ago
While you're getting ready to sit down in a theater and watch a bunch of apes (not monkeys — monkeys have tails) tear down human civilization in , why not remember a simpler time? When our simian pals just hung around looking adorable and occasionally making fart noises with their mouths?
We don't see many monkeys (or apes) on television anymore. Maybe it was just a passing fad. Perhaps it's because it's been demonstrated that showing primates in human habitats leads to negative attitudes about their care and welfare. Maybe they're just not worth the trouble on set.
- Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo TV2 days ago
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not backing down. The former View co-host has responded to the backlash she received as a result of her controversial remarks about Rosie O'Donnell's return to the show ( including one in which she referred to her former colleague as a "woman who spit in the face of our military") — and she's not exactly apologizing.
In a pink note posted to her Instagram account, the Fox & Friends host defended her statements, starting with why she made them in the first place.
- Dave Nemetz at Yahoo TV2 days ago
A new season of The Comeback ? Yes, we do want to see that!
HBO's razor-sharp showbiz satire, with Lisa Kudrow as faded sitcom star Valerie Cherish, has been on everyone's "canceled too soon" list since it got axed after just a single season back in 2005. But we never dared imagine it might actually come back — until the network announced in May that it would indeed, for a six-episode second season debuting this November.
- Kelly Woo at Yahoo TV3 days ago
The jury is in at Crackle , starting Aug. 5.
The digital network is debuting a new original series, Sequestered , and Yahoo TV has the first look at the show's poster, featuring stars Jesse Bradford ( Bring It On ), Summer Glau ( Arrow , Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ), Patrick Warburton ( Rules of Engagement ), Heather Dubrow ( The Real Housewives of Orange County ), and James Maslow ( Big Time Rush , Dancing With the Stars ).
The 12-episode series follows a group of jurors confined to a hotel while deliberating a huge court case with life-changing implications. Judging by the poster, the jurors develop contentious relationships — hardly anybody is looking directly at anyone else, and there are side-eye glares to spare.
- Victoria Leigh Miller at Yahoo TV3 days ago
Get ready for a serious communication breakdown on Girl Meets World . On the heels of the of this Disney Channel sitcom's premiere comes the highly anticipated second episode, "Girl Meets Boy," and Yahoo TV has an exclusive clip.
Talk about living in the dark ages. In the above preview, strict history teacher Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) decides to teach his students an old school lesson by taking away their cellphones as part of a homework assignment. Not only that — he also declares, no computers either. In fact, he expects his students to do their research at the New York Public Library. Where is this guy from, the '90s or something?
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But will this teacher's homework assignment — let's just call it History Unplugged — turn out to be an epic fail? An episode description reveals that Cory's assignment inadvertently brings his daughter, Riley ( Rowan Blanchard ), and her cute guy friend Lucas (Peyton Meyer) closer together. We're pretty sure that wasn't his goal!
- Mike Vulpo at Yahoo TV3 days ago
Between his radio gigs, the Today show, The Voice , and his late-night program, Carson Daly knows how to make the most of a day.
Thursday was no different as Daly took over bright and early to capture highlights of the 2014 Emmy Awards nominations ceremony.
Whether he was rehearsing with Mindy Kaling ( The Mindy Project ) or celebrating The Voice being nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, the popular radio and TV host was able to offer a glimpse into his jam-packed morning.
"That was really fun," . "We're really excited for The Voice, so that was an extra cool moment for me and this was a lot of fun to do."
For those who missed out on the morning ceremony, take a look back at Daly's takeover.
Daly admitted he was a little anxious before the big ceremony. Luckily, Kaling was there to help. "I'm nervous but @mindykaling's dress is calming," .
After getting up well before 4 a.m. PT, we totally understand Daly's need for caffeine. "And the Emmy goes to this cup of coffee," on Instagram.
- Maggie Furlong at Yahoo TV3 days ago
The nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and we've already got predictions for who will take home the win on the big night. Sure, there were snubs and surprises in there, as always. And sure, some things change, certain stars campaign more, billboards get plastered around town. But the facts stay the same and so will these predictions. In my mind, these are the Emmy winners — for better or worse. Here we go! Best Drama HBO's True Detective might've burst its way into this already packed category — bumping veteran favorites Homeland and The Good Wife out of the running — but all that effort doesn't seem worth it. The Emmys this year are all about honoring the late, great Breaking Bad and that epic final season.
Emmys 2014 Burning Qs: Why Fallon and Not Leno for 'Tonight'? Biggest Emmy Loser Ever? Double-Dipper Odds?Leslie Gornstein at Yahoo TV3 days ago
Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show got nominated but not Jay Leno's. Isn't it technically the same show, since the transition happened during the Emmy eligibility window? Is it unprecedented that one version of the same show got nominated but another didn't?
The two late-night gabfests were treated as different entities because, in the words of an Emmys spokeswoman, "They're two different shows."
Look: The Emmy gods don't care about series names — even though the monikers in this case are actually different. The current Tonight is, quite technically, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . But the point is moot. When it comes to the Variety category, Emmy officials care about series talent. Producers, mostly.
"Fallon and Leno are two different shows because all of the creative personnel are different," says David Bushman, TV curator at the Paley Center for Media. "I really don't see any validation in calling it the same show."
[Related: 2014 Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises]