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'Mad Men' And 'Mildred Pierce' Lead 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations (See List)

July 14th, 2011 10:19am EDT
Mad Men
Hit drama Mad Men looks set to dominate the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards after scoring 19 nominations, including Best Drama.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will go up against the likes of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Hugh Laurie (House) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while his co-star Elisabeth Moss will battle for the lead actress prize against Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law).

The Outstanding Drama Series category will be a closely-fought affair - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Friday Night Ligh...
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Starting To Look Like Kim Kardashian

July 1st, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt looked curvy in a cranberry colored dress at the "Horrible Bosses" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. Is it just us, or is she starting to look like Kim Kardashian? See more photos below, and let us know.

She was recently voted the worst film actress since 1985 in a new survey due to to her terrible turns in the horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, the Garfield films and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Hewitt was a strong contender to assume the new female lead role on "Law & Order: SVU" for the 13th season, but that fell through.
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Who Aced The 2010-11 TV Season? (Hint: It's Not NBC)

June 4th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
The Voice
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over. The ratings are in. If there is one surprise, it’s that last year’s top five shows were all up in viewers this year. With hefty viewer erosion in recent years, that’s nothing short of a miracle.

Most other veteran shows, however, saw a drop-off in viewers. There are some exceptions, however, such as ‘Modern Family,’ which saw very healthy ratings in its second year, particularly in the 18-49 demo.

The stats didn’t change much from last year. CBS won the season in total viewers with 11.6 million. It’s the eighth time in nine years the netwo...
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Christopher Meloni Quits 'Law And Order: SVU'?

May 25th, 2011 11:29am EDT
Christopher Meloni
Christopher Meloni has reportedly quit his role in hit cop drama Law And Order: Special Victims Unit after 12 years on air.

The actor, who plays Detective Elliot Stabler opposite Mariska Hargitay in the long-running series, is said to have dropped out of the show's upcoming 13th season after negotiations with TV bosses broke down, according to TVLine.com.

The website reports series creator Dick Wolf is now searching for a suitable replacement, while Hargitay is expected to return for series 13.

Hargitay, who recently adopted a baby girl, is expected to cut back her role in upcoming ep...
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Rosie Perez Sues 'Law & Order: SVU' Producers

May 19th, 2011 8:48am EDT
Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez is suing producers behind Law & Order: SVU after suffering an injury on the set of the TV crime drama in 2009.

The actress claims production company bosses' negligence led to her sustaining a herniated disc that required two surgeries after an extra physically shook her while shooting a scene for the show.

Perez's lawsuit, filed at Brooklyn Supreme Court in New York, accuses Northern Entertainment Productions and DDF Films of "recklessly and carelessly failing to provide skilled performers or experienced stunt personnel."

Her lawyer Brian O'Dwyer tells the New York Daily N...
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NBC Announces New Fall TV Shows, 2011-12 Schedule

May 16th, 2011 11:30am EDT
The PlayBoy Club
NBC just introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hitmakers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and Peter Berg, among many others.

The season's new dramas are "Smash," "Prime Suspect," "The Playboy Club," "Awake," "Grimm" and "The Firm"; and the new comedies are "Up All Night," "Whitney," "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."

Returning shows include "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Harry's La...
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What To Watch: Viewers Finally Learn Which ‘Glee’ Cast Member They Will Say Goodbye To Forever (May 15-21, 2011)

May 15th, 2011 11:15am EDT
The number one thing you need to watch this week is “Glee” because after months of speculation, viewers will finally find out which cast member they will say goodbye to forever. That’s right; in case you haven’t heard, one of McKinley High’s own will face an unexpected loss. Cast and crew have been tight-lipped about who is dying, but viewer guesses include Sue’s sister, Puck and Quinn’s daughter, or Kurt’s dad. Of course, this doesn’t mean it couldn’t be one of the regular cast members; ugh, I cringed at the thought!

‘Amazing Race; Unfinished Business’ wraps up with $1 million winner, ent...
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Ice-T & Wife Coco Land Their Own Reality Show, 'Ice Loves Coco'

April 25th, 2011 11:33am EDT
Ice T And Coco Austin
Rapper/actor Ice-T has signed up to star in a new reality TV show with his wife Nicole 'Coco' Austin.

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star and his partner will be the focus of Ice Loves Coco, which will follow their life together as a "very traditional couple, wrapped in a very non-traditional package," as well as Coco's new endeavors in her modeling/acting career.

A representative for Ice-T tells Allhiphop.com, "He feels it is time for his buxom and bootylicious bride, Coco, to take her career to the next level and he is there to support her every step of the way."

Ice Loves Co...
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Christopher Meloni Speaks Out For Gay Marriage

April 13th, 2011 11:25am EDT
Christopher Meloni
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Christopher Meloni has joined the fight for gay rights in New York by filming a public service announcement (PSA) supporting same-sex marriage.

The actor, who plays a tough-talking detective in the hit cop drama, shows his softer side as he is seen talking about love in the video clip, which backs the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) New Yorkers for Marriage Equality drive.

He says, "I believe in love, in family and in fairness. That's why I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. Already, five states and the District of Columbia have marriage equality....
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Mariska Hargitay Adopts Baby Girl

April 7th, 2011 8:56am EDT
Mariska Hargitay
Actress Mariska Hargitay has spoken of her delight after adopting a baby girl.

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star and her actor husband Peter Hermann have welcomed American-born Amaya Josephine into their family.

She tells People.com, "I'm deliriously happy. From the minute she was born, she was just surprisingly alert and so full of love. We were considering both international and domestic adoption and we're thrilled that this is the way our prayers were answered. We talked a lot about mixed-race adoptions, and we are very excited that we are now a multi-racial family. We're ju...
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John Stamos To Guest Star On 'SVU,' Not 'Two And A Half Men'

March 4th, 2011 10:33am EST
John Stamos
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will feature three star-studded episodes this spring with actor, producer and musician John Stamos, "Law & Order: Los Angeles" star Terrence Howard and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Lori Singer as guest stars.

Since production on "Two and a Half Men" shut down, rumors swirled that Stamos would replace Charlie Sheen on the hit CBS series.

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and series alum Diane Neal will also return to make a guest appearance in the upcoming "SVU" episodes.

Stamos will appear in the episode titled, "Bang," as an...
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