'Boardwalk Empire' starts to get messy
October 4th, 2010
01:57 PM ET

'Boardwalk Empire' starts to get messy

We’re three episodes in, “Boardwalk Empire” fans, and I'm banging the gavel. Let's make it official: “Boardwalk” is an absolutely fantastic show.

Hasty decision? Nope. Jumping the gun? No way. I've been watching TV for quite some time, and when you know, you just know. My taste in TV has evolved, but the gravitational pull to certain characters in certain shows has stood the test of time. Over the years, I have intently followed central figures as they navigated their respective storylines, and occasionally tried on their shoes to see how it felt to walk in them.

Somewhere between Rocky Balboa, Cliff Huxtable and the brash, infinitely evil J.R. Ewing from "Dallas," I've openly rooted for the main guy/gal to wiggle out of the self-induced jam whether he was hero, villain, or some combination of both.

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Jon Stewart responds to Rick Sanchez comments
October 4th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Jon Stewart responds to Rick Sanchez comments

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had a good laugh at Rick Sanchez's expense this weekend, making light of the former CNN anchor's recent departure over controversial comments he made about Jews and Stewart.

On Friday, CNN issued a statement that Sanchez – who said during a radio interview that Stewart is bigoted and made other statements about Jews and the media - was no longer with the company. The network thanked Sanchez for his years of service.

At the Night of Too Many Stars benefit in New York City on Saturday, host Stewart urged people to donate to autism education, but cautioned, "If you went on radio and said the Jews control the media... you may want to hold on to your money."

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Katherine Heigl doesn't plan on returning to 'Grey's'
October 4th, 2010
12:17 PM ET

Katherine Heigl doesn't plan on returning to 'Grey's'

If you're still missing Katherine Heigl on "Grey's Anatomy," you're not alone. The actress says that while she, too, misses her character Dr. Izzie Stevens, she doesn't plan on ever returning to the hit TV series.

"That chapter is closed, and it's sad, and it's hard," 31-year-old Heigl admitted to MTV.

Though fans might have been hoping that Izzie – who has been MIA since leaving both Seattle Grace Hospital and husband Alex in January - would pop up again to tie up loose ends, Heigl said they shouldn't hold their breath.

"I can't think of any way that she could come back gracefully that wouldn't just feel manipulative," said the star, who left the ABC show to focus on being mom to Naleigh, the daughter she adopted with singer hubby Josh Kelley. "And, it's hard, because I really wonder what she's doing and where she is and what happened, but that is over for me now."

Is Wonder Woman headed back to TV?
October 4th, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Is Wonder Woman headed back to TV?

First he created America's Sweetheart "Ally McBeal," and now David E. Kelley is ready to take on a national treasure. The Hollywood writer/producer is bringing Wonder Woman back to the small screen.

DC Comics has been hoping to reboot the Wonder Woman franchise ever since the popular '70s TV series starring Lynda Carter went off the air. According to Deadline.com, the company has spent the past decade developing a movie about the amazing Amazon, who made her comic book debut in 1941.

While new Superman and Batman movies have successfully gotten off the ground in recent years – with a Green Lantern flick also set for release in 2011 - the Wonder Woman project somehow lost its power.

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'Mad Men's' meltdown
October 4th, 2010
11:04 AM ET

'Mad Men's' meltdown

Editor’s Note: This post contains spoilers for the Sunday, October 3 episode of AMC’s “Mad Men.”

The hammer fell on last night's "Mad Men" when the gang at SCDP found out that Lucky Strike was jumping ship for competing agency BBDO. The news came via Ken Cosgrove, who found out from a fellow ad man while he was out to dinner with his fiancée. (Did you know that in 1965 there were three primary forms of communication: telephone, television and tell Ken Cosgrove?)

Anyhow, Ken told Pete and Pete told Don, and before long even Pete’s baby girl knew. Honestly, these guys are worse than a bunch of teenagers who just got access to an unlimited text-messaging plan.

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Neil Patrick Harris speaks out on anti-gay bullying
October 4th, 2010
09:45 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris speaks out on anti-gay bullying

Following the tragic suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi – who took his life on September 22 after his roommate secretly broadcast a recording of him having a sexual encounter with another man - Neil Patrick Harris is reaching out to gay youth and urging them to "be proud."

In a recorded message for MTV, the 37-year-old openly gay "How I Met Your Mother" star - who is expecting twins with partner David Burtka – acknowledged, "When you're young, when you're in elementary school, when you're in high school, it's important to try and fit in and be accepted and to be part of the average. Everyone does it, that's the way it goes."

But, Harris added, those who get bullied or feel like an outsider should know things will get better.

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