Hitting the campaign trail on 'Parks and Rec'
September 22nd, 2011
10:42 PM ET

Hitting the campaign trail on 'Parks and Rec'

Thursday night's season premiere of "Parks and Recreation" picked up right where the season finale left off, with Leslie offered the chance to run for political office, and Ron informed that his first ex-wife, Tammy One, is in town.

First of all, it was hilarious to see Ron scared out of his mind, opening up a vent to get a backpack full of supplies and heading for the wilderness.

In the meantime, Leslie had a big decision to make, as her relationship with Ben could become a major scandal. After all, turning down a campaign wasn't an option for her: "While other girls were playing with Barbies, I was playing with the Geraldine Ferraro action figure that I made myself with a picture of her that I glued to a popsicle stick!"

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'Charlie's Angels' reboot offers little new
September 22nd, 2011
10:00 PM ET

'Charlie's Angels' reboot offers little new

In the opening moments of the series premiere of "Charlie's Angels" - which is now set in Miami - the Angels are already at work on a mission, but anyone who saw the endless ABC promos might not recognize Nadine Velazquez from "My Name is Earl" as one of the Angels.

It didn't take long to figure out that her character was not long for this world, and wouldn't you know it, she gets killed in a car bomb.

Abby Sampson (Rachael Taylor) and Kate Prince (Annie Ilonzeh) just happen to have an opening for a third Angel when they happen upon hotheaded thrill-seeker Eve French (Minka Kelly, the only potential breakout star here if there is any).

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While you were working...
September 22nd, 2011
06:42 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Get ready for more Rihanna: The singer released a new single to whet fans appetites for her upcoming album on Thursday. The Calvin Harris produced track titled "We Found Love" has the songstress crooning over a "party-ready" beat. [MTV]
  • You know how you know you're old? When everything you watched as a youth is rebooted for the new kids on the block. Exhibit A: Universal has a new "Scarface" in the works. [Deadline]
  • Neil Patrick Harris has written a guide to surviving Hollywood in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, and he advises newbies to become professional sluts. You know, career-wise. [EW]
  • Ryan Murphy's plotting to create something else for Gwyneth Paltrow to star in, and after her turn on "Glee," it's no surprise he's angling to write an original musical. [E!]
  • "Katie Holmes is 'How I Met Your Mother's' slutty pumpkin." Noted. [Vulture]

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September 22nd, 2011
06:35 PM ET

Anna Nicole's former doc defends Conrad Murray

From one celebrity doctor to another, Anna Nicole Smith's former physician is coming to the defense of Conrad Murray.

Murray, who was treating Michael Jackson and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death, faces up to four years in prison if found guilty. Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who was acquitted on charges of illegally providing drugs to the late Smith, says he feels sympathy for Murray.

“I think I do just based on the fact that there isn't a whole lot of medicine that is being talked about here. And it's very unclear about the history of how much he knew about his medical history, and how much he was told about his medical history," Kapoor tells "Showbiz Tonight" in an exclusive interview. "So I think that not knowing a lot of that could, potentially, have put him in a really bad situation. A bad situation where he did the best he could, and, obviously, it did not have a good outcome.”

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Michelle Williams dreams of quitting to write love letters
September 22nd, 2011
06:04 PM ET

Michelle Williams dreams of quitting to write love letters

Adorable actress Michelle Williams may not know how good she has it.

The Huffington Post reports that in an interview with Hobo Magazine (yes, that’s really what it’s called), Williams divulges her desire to run away from her life as a movie star and become a working stiff.

Good luck with that, Michelle. (Does she know about the unemployment rate?)

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John Goodman rings in season 3 of 'Community'
September 22nd, 2011
05:42 PM ET

John Goodman rings in season 3 of 'Community'

While Roseanne Barr is making noise about possibly running for the highest office in the land, her onetime on-screen husband is starting a guest stint on one of the most buzzworthy sitcoms on TV.

John Goodman, who hasn't done a TV comedy since 2004 (he's best known lately for "Treme" and "Damages"), has a role on the season premiere of "Community," which looks to be memorable one.

"[I've] got his privates in a vice, Dean Pelton," Goodman told reporters about his character Vice Dean Laybourne, head of the air conditioning repair school at Greendale. "He’s an unseen, unknown force on campus and Dean Pelton was feeling his oats and now he’s having his oats fed to him."

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