James Franco Tries To Describe 'Castaway' In One Second On 'Tonight Show'

July 29th, 2014 11:38am EDT
James Franco and Jimmy Fallon
James Franco and Jimmy Fallon are very competitive guys, so when Jimmy invited James onto The Tonight Show he had to make him play a game.

James immediately questioned the host's trustworthiness when Jimmy described "5-Second Summaries," during which one of them will try to describe a movie in five seconds without using a word in the title. "Don't.. not guess just because you want to win," Franco said, "... because you beat me last time with the skee-ball thing. I don't want to lose again." Back in 2011, when Jimmy hosted Late Night, he and James played life-sized skee-ball with the audien...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery' A Five-Star Must For Fans

July 29th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Twin Peaks
The day has come that all "Twin Peaks," coffee, cherry pie and Michael J. Anderson dancing in the red room fans have been waiting for – the arrival of the 10-disc Blu-ray set "Twin Peaks – The Entire Mystery...And The Missing Pieces" is here. (Out today July 29 from Paramount / CBS Home Entertainment) So the big question right off the bat is does this set finally put all others to rest (including the previously decent Definitive Gold Box DVD Edition!) while exceeding expectations and thus warrant the purchase of a Blu-ray set in the day and age of digital downloads? The answer - you betc...
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'Under The Dome' Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: Hooray For Hoarders!

July 29th, 2014 9:19am EDT
Under the Dome
So far, each of episode of "Under the Dome's" second season has contained some kind of terrible, mysterious threat. Like magnets, butterflies, or a particularly lethal strain of swine flu.

And in every instance, the people of Chester's Mill have bounced back without any noticeable change in demeanor. Acid rain doesn't stop them. Having most of the town obliterated by magnets is barely worth noticing. Whatever the horrifying weekly crisis may be, these Chester's Millians can roll with it.

Unless Big Jim is put in jail. Under those circumstances, it'll take exactly one night for the entire ...
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'True Blood' Star 'Had Fun' Making Sarah Palin Angry

July 29th, 2014 8:56am EDT
'True Blood' Star 'Had Fun' Making Sarah Palin Angry
"True Blood" star Kristen Bauer van Straten, who plays vampire Pam, got a kick out of making Republican Sarah Palin angry over the show's portrayal of conservative women.

In a recent episode, Pam attends an event in honor of Sen. Ted Cruz and calls the guests "a--holes" while looking at her glamorous self in the mirror and labeling herself a "Republic--t."

Cruz called the episode "misogynist and profanity-ridden." Palin said she refused to do a cameo on the show, and HBO confirmed it had asked her to appear in it. Palin then slammed the program for insulting conservative women, according...
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Christopher Walken To Play Ape Leader King Louie In 'Jungle Book'

July 29th, 2014 8:43am EDT
Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken is the latest star to join Jon Favreau's "Jungle Book" remake. He will play ape leader King Louie. Singer Louis Prima played Louie in the 1967 Disney film adaptation.

The movie centers on Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who is friends with a bear and a panther and whose enemy is a tiger.

Newcomer Neel Sethi will play Mowgli, the orphan. The live-action/animation adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's book will also feature Idris Elba (villanous tiger Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong'o (mother wolf Raksha), Scarlett Johansson (python Kaa) and Ben Kingsley (panther Bagheera).

In addit...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Teenage Assassins Meet Their Demise, Everyone Embraces For Other Reasons

July 29th, 2014 8:35am EDT
Teen Wolf
This was such a heavy episode of Teen Wolf. After last week’s shenanigans, I figured it just be another week of Teenage Assassins, but instead Teen Wolf plays on its relationships more than anything.

There's something to be said for this transitionary year of Teen Wolf.Sure, it's basically ignored most of its core players -- there has been no talk of Isaac or Danny, for example -- but it's also putting the emotional stuff on these relationships we've watched for four seasons now. I don't think I'd care about this show at all if it weren't for the Scott and Stiles scenes and Lydia's friends...
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Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Ordered To Take Anger Management Classes

July 29th, 2014 8:11am EDT
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Ordered To Take Anger Management
"Jersey Shore" alum Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has agreed to take anger management classes following a fight with his brother in June.

According to People, he was arrested after brawling with his brother Frank in a New Jersey tanning salon. They were reportedly fighting about how to run the business.

At the time of his arrest, Sorrentino claimed: "[Frank] was not running the store correctly, so I had to go in there and clean house, in more ways than one."

Earlier in June the tanning salon was in the news after employees contacted police over missing wages. According to TMZ, four emp...
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Rock Legends Eric Clapton And Tom Petty Release New Albums: This Week In Music

July 29th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Rock Legends Eric Clapton And Tom Petty Release New Albums: This
Last week, July got a bit of a spark with pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer releasing their highly anticipated, self-titled debut. Midwest rapper Common would also drop his tenth album, Nobody’s Smiling.

This week, there seems to be no sure-fire bet like 5 Seconds of Summer, but there are some veteran artists leading the charge for the new releases. Those include Eric Clapton, Tom Petty (& The Heartbreakers of course), and the late, great James Brown. Here are five new albums to check out this week.

1) Eric Clapton & Friends, The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, (Bushbranch / Sur...
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Celebrity Birthdays - July 29, 2014

July 29th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Tim Gunn
Happy Birthday to:

Project Runway host/judge Tim Gunn (1953)

Supermodel Alice Dellal (1987)

Singer Elise Testone (1983)

Actress Allison Mack (1982)

Actress Rachel Miner (1980)

Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (1977)

Rapper Afroman (1974)

Actor Josh Radnor (1974)

Actor Stephen Dorff (1973)

Actor Wil Wheaton (1972)

Actor Ato Essandoh (1972)

Actor Bryan Dattilo (1971)

Actress Monica Calhoun (1971)

Actress Monica Calhoun (1971)

Country singer Martina McBride (1966)

Canadian actor Dean Haglund (1965)

Actress Alexandra Paul (1963)

Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953)

Filmmak...
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'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 6 Recap: Meet Newme

July 29th, 2014 6:15am EDT
True Blood Bill
Previously - Sookie was the reluctant hostess of a “We Saved Arlene, Holly, That Drunk Broad & Sam’s Baby Mama!” party. Jessica got over finding her boyfriend James and Lafayette boning in the back of their SUV by boning Jason. Eric caught up with Sarah Newlin. Bill discovered he’s got Hep-V.

We’re vamp-speeding closer and closer to the finale and the storylines may be slightly lame but they’re trying their best. They really are. Hey, there’s no rapist were-panthers, women duct-taped to toilets, or Christopher Meloni staking children. They’re trying!

Eric’s weak with the Hep-V but that do...
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