'The Killing' gets a second season
June 14th, 2011
03:35 PM ET

'The Killing' gets a second season

Breathe a sigh of relief, “The Killing” fans – whatever doesn’t get wrapped up in season one can be delved into next season, since the AMC show has officially gotten picked up again.

The network announced on Monday that the crime drama has been a hit and that another 13 episodes are on the way. The production crew, says AMC's senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman in a statement, has shown the network "how much room there is to elevate the crime drama with this series."

Stillerman went on that "The suspense of the investigation in each episode, and the emotional intensity of the characters over the season give this show a visceral quality that makes for incredibly powerful television. A lot of loyal fans made a huge investment in this show this season, and we are thrilled to be able to bring it back next season for all involved.”


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Kathy Griffin: Wait, did I sleep with JJ Abrams?
June 14th, 2011
03:31 PM ET

Kathy Griffin: Wait, did I sleep with JJ Abrams?

Hollywood is all about hooking up.

So don't blame comic Kathy Griffin if she can't remember whether or not she made sweet, sweet love with "Super 8" writer/director/producer JJ Abrams.

Griffin revealed to Jimmy Kimmel during his late night talk show that not only did she teach the "Lost" creator improv when he was a student in the theater group "The Groundlings," but the pair also went out on a date. FULL POST

Cabbage Patch Kids may return to TV
June 14th, 2011
03:10 PM ET

Cabbage Patch Kids may return to TV

Dust off those adoption papers - Cabbage Patch Kids may be returning in the form of a new animated television series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the rights were purchased from creator Xavier Roberts' company, Original Appalachian Artworks, by Galen Walker - the producer behind the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie.

Roberts formed his company back in 1978 after hand-making a few of the dolls while he was an art student in the mid-1970s. He initially called them Little People, and they were a huge hit at craft fairs.

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Will Tracy Morgan's apology put the scandal to rest?
June 14th, 2011
02:09 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Will Tracy Morgan's apology put the scandal to rest?

Some pretty surprising news out today surrounding Tracy Morgan’s anti-gay rant scandal. Morgan's now saying he will return to the Nashville comedy club where he went off on that rant to apologize.

I don’t know that it will put an end to things, but Tracy is taking the right steps. Hopefully he will make it clear that his efforts are heartfelt, and perhaps some good can even come out of all of this.

What about you? Do you think this move will put the scandal to rest? Post below.

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Charlie Sheen to get his own sitcom?
June 14th, 2011
01:28 PM ET

Charlie Sheen to get his own sitcom?

Charlie Sheen's gotten the boot from one sitcom, but there are reports flying about that he's getting ready to land another.

According to TMZ, the actor – who was fired from his “Two and Half Men” gig back in March and was subsequently replaced by Ashton Kutcher – is in talks to get his own sitcom on an unnamed broadcast network.

The site reports that Sheen's in "deep negotiations" to crank out a sitcom that would be written around him. Apparently if the deal actually happens, the show wouldn't need a pilot and would go straight to series, airing as early as January.

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June 14th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Gene Simmons' partner storms off 'Behar' set

"The Joy Behar Show" turned into a couples therapy session gone awry when Gene Simmons’ longtime partner walked off the set in the middle of taping.

It seems the tension between the KISS star and Shannon Tweed that has played out on their reality show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” is, in fact, reality.

After 28 years with Simmons, Tweed says she’s in a new phase of her life and done with Simmons’ philandering ways. And if his claim of sleeping with 5,000 women is true, well...

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