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Who Knew Chris Hemsworth Was So Funny?

March 8th, 2015 8:36am EDT
Chris Hemsworth Ridicules Thor, Introduces His Brothers On 'Satu
Chris Hemsworth showed a surprisingly funny side as he took the stage at Studio 8H on Saturday as he hosted a new "Saturday Night Live."

Hemsworth lampooned his roles in Thor, The Avengers and his overall good looks in one skit after another, surprising both the in-studio audience and at home viewers with his ability to make fun of himself.

As Thor, Hemsworth made a joke of himself in a skit alongside Bobby Moynihan, where the action hero was being interviewed by a reporter after defeating Ultron. "I'm at like an 11 right now!" Thor exclaimed of his excitement of winning the battle.

In t...
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Another NBC Show Bites The Dust

March 7th, 2015 2:50pm EST
Allegiance
NBC has canceled the spy drama "Allegiance" due to low ratings. The show premiered in February with 5 million total viewers. After five episodes, just 3.4 million fans tuned in, according to TVLine.

In "Allegiance," a grown man finds his parents are former spies, and faces a choice between family and country when their handler returns and demands his cooperation. Hope Davis and Gavin Stenhouse starred.

Starting next week, "The Slap" will take over "Allegiance's" spot on the schedule at 10/9 central.

"The Slap" has also struggled in the ratings with a 5.1 million viewer debut and, most ...
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'The Voice' Recap: 'Blind Auditions, Part 4' - Blake Wants Everyone

March 4th, 2015 9:06am EST
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 4' - Blake Wa
The last full night of auditions on The Voice was Tuesday, and naturally it was a busy one. The superstar coaches reached the phase where they got pickier with their few remaining button pushes - except for Blake Shelton, who turned his chair for a whopping nine of the fifteen singers who crossed the stage.

Meanwhile, Pharrell found himself in dogfights with Adam and Christina that were markedly different from his earlier successes, and everyone added valuable artists to their teams. Who went where and who do we think has the early advantage? Read on.

Ashley Morgan, "I Wanna Dance With So...
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'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 3' - Adam Levine's Blind Audition

March 3rd, 2015 9:01am EST
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 3' - Adam Lev
The second week of blind auditions on The Voice began Monday, with more singers taking the stage at Universal Studios Hollywood hoping to land the remaining spots on four superstar teams.

Adam Levine has three of his twelve artists picked out, while Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera each have four and Pharrell Williams a whopping five. That means we're halfway to complete. Who's in and who's out? Which coach decided to see if they could turn some chairs? And what could have been done without? Let's get to it.

Kelsie May, "You're Looking At Country"
Chairs: Three (Blake, Christina and P...
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Dakota Johnson Hosts SNL With Musical Guest Alabama Shakes -- Watch All The Highlights!

March 1st, 2015 4:00am EST
Saturday Night Live
"SNL" returned to its regularly scheduled time slot after its 40th anniversary and … this episode didn't feel like the comedown show after a big special so much as it felt like the type of episode that follow the ones that preceded it.

Fresh off the record-breaking box-office of "Fifty Shades of Grey," Dakota Johnson stopped by to host for the first time, on a series that is still strongly favoring original material, and at its best when that material gets weird (which usually happens with the pre-recorded shorts).

Johnson brought a surprising and surprisingly effective mellow charm that ...
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Christina Aguilera Stuns With Britney Spears Impression On 'Tonight With Jimmy Fallon'

February 24th, 2015 2:45pm EST
Christina Aguilera Stuns With Britney Spears Impression On 'Toni
What's the best way to celebrate singer Christina Aguilera's return to NBC's singing competition "The Voice" and its swiveling chairs? Make her impersonate other singers, of course! On Monday's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Fallon challenged Aguilera to a game in which they had to sing a classic song in the voices of famous musicians. What happened next was slightly short of vocal wizardry.

Aguilera stupefied audiences with her spot-on impression of Cher, her "Burlesque" co-star. If that wasn't enough, she launched into an uncanny impression of Britney Spears singing "Thr...
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'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day

February 24th, 2015 9:12am EST
'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day
The Voice is back (not that you missed it; it only went away two months ago!). And while the focus is on the return of original coach Christina Aguilera, there are plenty of other storylines in season eight.

Like can anyone derail Blake Shelton and the seemingly indomitable country voting block? Will Adam Levine continue to have his mojo when it comes to snagging four-chair artists? And how many wise words will Pharrell Williams come up with this season?

After another rocking performance from the coaches, who team up on Lenny Kravitz's hit "Are You Gonna Go My Way" with some really distra...
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Two For Two: 'Strike Back's' Philip Winchester Lands NBC Pilot

February 20th, 2015 2:03pm EST
Two For Two: 'Strike Back's' Philip Winchester Lands NBC Pilot
NBC is in the Strike Back way, as another pilot at the Peacock has just added another star of the Cinemax drama into its fold. Philip Winchester, who portrays Strike Back's Sgt. Michael Stonebridge, has been cast as the lead in NBC's pilot Endgame.

In Endgame - not to be confused with the Shawn Doyle-led mystery series of the same name - Winchester (pictured above left) will play another character with a connection to the military. Alex is a former military officer who now works as a security expert in Las Vegas.

According to a report from Deadline Hollywood, he "is drawn into a mysteriou...
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'Strike Back' Star Sullivan Stapleton To Lead NBC Pilot 'Blindspot'

February 19th, 2015 10:35am EST
'Strike Back' Star Sullivan Stapleton To Lead NBC Pilot 'Blindsp
Strike Back fans won't have to wait long to see where Sullivan Stapleton lands: the star has booked the leading role in NBC's drama pilot Blindspot.

After four seasons portraying Sgt. Damien Scott, Stapleton's next TV role will keep him on the side of the good guys: he's set as veteran FBI agent Kurt Weller, who's called in by the Bureau to investigate a Jane Doe with no memory - but who has his name written on her back.

Blindspot sees Stapleton playing against Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif in the Thor films and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD) as the mysterious woman. The pilot was written by Mar...
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Leeza Gibbons Triumphs On 'Celebrity Apprentice'

February 17th, 2015 10:32am EST
Leeza Gibbons Beats Geraldo Rivera On 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Donald Trump picked Leeza Gibbons over Geraldo Rivera as the winner of "Celebrity Apprentice" on Monday night. The seventh season live finale was held at the Trump Tower in New York City.

Television personality and best-selling author Gibbons and talk show host Rivera were tasked with creating a 90-second commercial for Universal Resorts and selling 10 vacation packages for as much money as they could. Gibbons asked her pal Olivia Newton-John to help with the event and raised $324,000. Rivera made $146,000.

Trump said of the season: "We had an incredible season and an incredible set of p...
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