June 7th, 2010
04:44 PM ET

'24' star pulls name from Emmy contention

Don’t look for Cherry Jones to win an Emmy this year.

The actress, who played the president on “24,” has withdrawn her name from possible nominees, according to The Advocate. Jones has not given any indication as to why she is declining to enter the race.

Jones snagged the award last year. She is not the first actress to refuse to throw her hat in the ring.  In 2008, actress Katherine Heigl announced she was dropping out of the race because she didn’t feel the material she was given to work with on “Grey’s Anatomy” warranted a nomination.


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June 7th, 2010
04:41 PM ET

'Treme' recap – King cakes, barbecue and sorrow

After a two-week hiatus filled with news of the latest tragedy in the gulf region - the oil spill - "Treme" fans returned to New Orleans last night for Mardi Gras 2006.

It was a locals-only affair in this eighth episode, with evacuees trickling back to share in the pared-down celebrations. "I'm home for Mardi Gras baby," an evacuee tearfully told Sonny and Annie. "Home for Mardi Gras."

Professor Longhair's "Go to the Mardi Gras" provides the soundtrack as the characters try their best to let the good times roll. King cakes provide a sugar rush - and for Antoine Batiste, a lucky baby - as the episode unfolds.

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June 7th, 2010
04:34 PM ET

Tom Selleck hopeful for third 'Three Men and a...'

Hollywood isn’t done searching for gold in old franchises just yet – Tom Selleck told MTV News that he’s hopeful for a second sequel to “Three Men and a Baby,” a possibility that was mentioned before by Steve Guttenberg.

"It is true that Disney checked my availability, and I know they checked Ted [Danson]'s and Steve's, and then had a script written," Selleck said. "I think [it's] tentatively called 'Three Men and a Bride,' which kind of says it all [about the story]."

The movie would be the third installment to the 1987 feature, in which the infant daughter of Danson's character is left at the doorstep of the ridiculously gigantic Manhattan penthouse Danson shares with roommates played by Selleck and Guttenberg.

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June 7th, 2010
04:31 PM ET

Trailer Park: Harrison Ford's 'Morning Glory'

Harrison Ford’s new comedy, “Morning Glory,” comes with a bevy of Hollywood heavyweights, both in front of and behind the camera.

The tale of a failing morning news program is directed by “Notting Hill’s” Roger Michell, produced by “Star Trek’s” J.J. Abrams and is written by Aline Brosh McKenna, who also wrote “The Devil Wears Prada.”

As for the famous faces sharing the big screen with Ford, Rachel McAdams plays an eager TV news producer trying to pull her morning ratings out of the dumpster, while Patrick Wilson star's as McAdams' love interest. Oscar winner Diane Keaton plays Ford’s polar opposite co-anchor. “Morning Glory” opens in theaters nationwide this November.

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June 7th, 2010
03:36 PM ET

Simon Cowell gives emotional BAFTA acceptance speech

Who knew Simon Cowell was really just a big old softie at heart?

On June 6, "American Idol’s" most cantankerous critic was surprisingly humble as he was honored in his native England for his contribution to British broadcasting.

Looking striking in a black suit instead of his signature tight T-shirts, the 50-year-old Cowell, who created the U.K. hits "The X-Factor" and "Britain’s Got Talent," accepted his award without dropping a single “dreary” or “dreadful” into his emotional speech.

“One of my happiest memories as a kid was when my dad came home with a color TV set. I was about five years old and me and my friends came back from school and watched the one program that was in color,” he told the London crowd. “So standing here getting an award for making television shows is the happiest feeling of my life.”

June 7th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

New band leader and theme for 'Tonight Show'

“The Tonight Show” gets a new bandleader Monday night.

Rickey Minor, the former musical director for “American Idol,” will be taking over for the departing Kevin Eubanks. Variety reports that Minor will be bringing a new band in as well as new “Tonight Show” theme.

Eubanks had been with the show for 15 years prior to his departure. He announced recently that he would be taking his band with him when he left the show which is hosted by Jay Leno.


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