Ashton Kutcher, Hilary Swank sign on for 'New Year's Eve'
November 9th, 2010
05:08 PM ET

Ashton Kutcher, Hilary Swank sign on for 'New Year's Eve'

Ashton Kutcher spent "Valentine's Day" with Garry Marshall, and now he plans to spend "New Year's Eve" with him as well.

The former "That '70s Show" star is set to appear in the director's latest holiday-themed ensemble comedy alongside A-listers including Hilary Swank, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "New Year's Eve" tells the story of a group of New Yorkers whose lives intertwine as each struggles with romance on New Year's Eve.

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November 9th, 2010
05:02 PM ET

A first glimpse of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'

As majestic as Alaska is, most folks are still probably going to watch Sarah Palin’s new show for a glimpse into her life.

The TLC series “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” premieres on Sunday and the first episode introduces the world to the former vice-presidential candidate at home.

Whether trying to avoid brown bears while salmon fishing or a next door neighbor who is writing a book about her and her family, the show’s producers alternate between glimpses into the former politician’s personal life and sweeping views of the wild.

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November 9th, 2010
04:45 PM ET

Hollywood heads to Music City for 'Country Strong' premiere

The Monday premiere of Gwyneth Paltrow’s upcoming “Country Strong” brought out the glitz of Hollywood and dropped it in Nashville, Tennessee.

As country music stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Sara Evans strolled the red carpet at the Regal Green Hills Cinema, fans screamed from the adjacent parking lot and office workers gawked from their balconies.

But the one they were all waiting to see was Paltrow. When the Oscar-winner arrived, looking glamorous in a black peek-a-boo dress that spotlighted her navel, it was clear Hollywood had arrived.

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Stewart responds to critics with rally proposal
November 9th, 2010
04:12 PM ET

Stewart responds to critics with rally proposal

After facing criticism for his recent Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., Jon Stewart has come up with the perfect solution to keep everyone happy: Another rally.

On last night's episode of "The Daily Show," Stewart aired the grievances of left-leaning critics, including "Real Time" host Bill Maher, who claimed the rally was about nothing, and Keith Olbermann, who said Stewart created a "false equivalence" between the services of MSNBC and Fox News.

Stewart then joked that he will hold another event on November 13 to make it right, calling the occasion "the Rally to Determine Precisely the Percentage of Blame to Be Doled Out to the Left and the Right for Our Problems Because We All Know That the Only Thing That Matters Is That the Other Guys Are Worse Than We Are and/or Fear."

On a more serious note, Stewart, whose October 30 rally drew crowds of over 250,000, added, "Contrary to what some people may believe, I do think the rally was about something, just not necessarily what they wanted it to be about or what they think it’s about."

Tim Allen headed back to TV?
November 9th, 2010
04:09 PM ET

Tim Allen headed back to TV?

More than 10 years after "Home Improvement" went off the air, it seems Tim Allen is already back in nesting mode. The comedian is reportedly returning to ABC in a new family-themed comedy.

According to Deadline.com, the network has ordered a pilot for "Man Up," a half-hour family show in which 57-year-old Allen would play "a guy fighting for his manhood in a world of women."

Following the eight-season run of the hugely popular "Home Improvement," the funnyman went on to star in films such as "The Shaggy Dog," "Wild Hogs" and the blockbuster "Toy Story 3."

However, Deadline.com reports that the Golden Globe winner has been eyeing a return to television for quite some time and has taken meetings with writers in recent months.

'Conan' beats 'Tonight' and 'Late Show' in ratings
November 9th, 2010
04:07 PM ET

'Conan' beats 'Tonight' and 'Late Show' in ratings

And now, for the numbers Conan O'Brien, TBS (which is owned by the same company that owns CNN) and everyone else has been waiting for...

The ratings from "Conan's" debut episode.

During last night's bow on TBS, "Conan" pulled in 4.2 million viewers, many of whom are on the younger side of adulthood. The projected median age for last night's audience is 30, with 2.4 million viewers falling in the 18-34 age range.

Meanwhile, O'Brien's old gig, "The Tonight Show," drew 3.5 million viewers, while "The Late Show with David Letterman" attracted 3.4 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

If you're planning on tuning in again tonight, you'll catch O'Brien chatting with Tom Hanks and Jack McBrayer plus a musical performance from Soundgarden.


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