Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 9:35 AM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Adam Brody, The World Premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ BAGGAGE CLAIM Held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live

Former THE O.C. star ADAM BRODY is set to star in his first television show in seven years with a new program for Amazon.

The actor's last job as a series regular was on the popular California-centered teen drama which ended in 2007, and now he's returning to the small screen in a comedy/drama titled The Cosmopolitans.

The show, which also features Chloe Sevigny, is about a group of young American expatriates in Paris looking for love and friendship. The Cosmopolitans will debut on the online retail giant's instant video service later this year (14), and viewers will be able to provide feedback on if they want to see the pilot turned into a full series.

POSTED: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 11:31 PM
Steve Doocy (Taran Killam), Elizabeth Hasselbeck (Vanessa Bayer) and Brian Kilmeade (Bobby Moynihan). (Screenshot, NBC)

Of course SNL couldn’t let an opportunity like the success of Obamacare and a new report on global warming slip by without mocking Fox’s coverage of the week’s news on ‘Fox and Friends.’

The parody began with a far right favorite: the idea that signing up coverage on healthcare.gov was nearly impossible. An “Obamacare survivor” played by Anna Kendrick emphasized this travesty saying her preexisting conditions, including mood swings and excessive drinking, were not in fact covered by the Affordable Care Act despite the President’s claims.

After Brian Kilmeade played by Bobby Moynihan questioned the “science” of belts in the 21st century, the conversation looked to the cosmos to explain the newest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


POSTED: Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:05 PM

Break out the wine in a can, The Gang has good news—and we’ll be celebrating with them about it for at least the next couple years. That’s right, FXX has picked up It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for not one, but two more seasons.

Thanks to the newly inked deal, It’s Always Sunny will see a Season 11 and 12, putting its run through at least 2017. Vulture calls the agreement a “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” type of deal, with creators Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, and Rob McElhenney expanding their roles in production and development.

That makes It’s Always Sunny not only one of the longest-running live-action comedies in TV history, but the longest-running live-action comedy in cable TV history. But, as if that wasn’t good enough, FX Productions has also included a slew of other creative opportunities for the Always Sunny guys into the deal. 

POSTED: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5:00 PM
Filed Under: Television
In this July 16, 2013 file photo, host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

The NY Daily News is reporting that on Thursday, during a taping of the Late Show, David Letterman announced that he will be retiring in 2015.

There is no official word yet from Dave or the show, but the news first spread through Twitter by Mike Mills, who is a musician performing on tonight’s episode with Joseph Arthur:



POSTED: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 1:57 PM
DISNEY CHANNEL/Bob D'Amico

Children of the ‘90s, our first official glimpse at the next generation of the Matthews family has arrived in the form of a Girl Meets World promo shot. And, apparently Corey and Topanga of Philly area-based Boy Meets World fame have continued the lineage in the form of their daughter Riley and son Auggie. Feeney, though, is nowhere to be found. 

Ben Savage and Danielle FIshel will reprise their roles, though this time around as parents to a 7th-grade girl and young boy—so, basically, the script has quite literally flipped on this one. The couple only has two kids, meaning that the other children in the photo are their kids friends, so expect the Matthews house to have nary a dull moment. Just like when they were kids! Awwww…

But while this set of photos is the first official look at the cast, Savage actually posted a similar one to his Instagram account earlier this year—and that’s in addition to the photo Fishel shared showing Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Betsy Randal (Mother Matthews) and William Russ (Father Matthews) on set. Which, of course, is so say that details have been slowing leaking about Girl Meets World, including who will be returning for a run on the new series. 

POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:55 PM
Amy Fadool Kane and husband Sean Kane are expecting their first child (Twitter).

Comcast SportsNet's Amy Fadool Kane anounced on Facebook that she is expecting her first child with husband Sean Kane, a producer at CSN. The couple were married in 2012.

Kane posted a picture of University of Kentucky socks (Fadool's alma mater) and wrote : 

Excited that come the first week of October...Sean and I will have a little fan to wear these! Baby Kane expected October 4th!!

Congrats to Sean and Amy on their big news!
POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:22 PM

First of all, let it not be said that the guys over at Fox News are anything other than masters of the troll. Secondly, Philadelphians are apparently hopelessly bankrupt in the area of historical knowledge about their own country—or, at least according to a recent “Watter’s World” segment from The O’Reilly Factor.

Earlier this week, producer Jesse Watters traveled back to his native Philadelphia for a series of interviews that ultimately would become another installment of his series designed to embarrass completely random, everyday people about their inability to answer basic political or historical questions. So, business as usual.

Calling Philly the “cradle of liberty,” Watters took to the street to ask 12 random Philadelphians a series of questions coming from the U.S Citizen test. As you probably imagine, the results were upsetting.



POSTED: Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:07 PM
(L) Brandon Boyd of Incubus (Image Getty), (R) "Real World" alum and Bucks County native Svetlana Shusterman.

Svetlana Shusterman, the Lower Bucks native and Temple alum who was featured on "Real World 17: Key West," filed a restraining order against Brandon Boyd of the band Incubus, according to TMZ. The order claims that Boyd has been stalking Shusterman for years, but threats recently escalated. 

Svetlana filed a police report claiming Brandon had followed her car onto a freeway and yelled through the window that he was going to kill her.

Svetlana says she recently moved to a friends house to evade him, but he tracked her down. She writes, "Every day, I am terrified."

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