Neve Campbell's Lifetime movie may become series
December 8th, 2011
01:31 PM ET

Neve Campbell's Lifetime movie may become series

Neve Campbell could be making a more regular return to the small screen. The once-upon-a-time "Party of Five"-er is starring in a Lifetime movie called "Sworn to Silence," and Entertainment Weekly reports that the network is thinking of treating it as a "backdoor pilot" for a possible series.

"Sworn to Silence" sees Campbell's character return to the Amish Ohio town she grew up in as the police chief. Soon enough, she's heading up a murder investigation that recalls memories of grisly killings that happened in the community when she was a kid.

If "Sworn to Silence" sounds familiar, perhaps you've picked up Linda Castillo's book of the same name, which is what the pilot is based on.

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'Top Chef': Were those steaks sabotaged?
December 8th, 2011
12:10 PM ET

'Top Chef': Were those steaks sabotaged?

Last night’s episode of “Top Chef: Texas” had it all: bickering, classical cooking, steak and a visit to the ER.

For the Quickfire, our chefs pulled knives labeled with one of five froufrou, Frenchy words: veloute, bechamel, espagnole, hollandaise and tomate. We’re told these are the five mother sauces, which I think means they’re the primary colors of the sauce world.

Each cheftestant had to make a dish based on the sauce picked. This season’s supposedly new judge Emeril Lagasse was subbed out again, this time for Dean Fearing - with an emphasis on “fear.”

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Not a lot of laughs for 'Three Stooges' trailer
December 8th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

Not a lot of laughs for 'Three Stooges' trailer

The trailer for the Farrelly brothers' closely watched "Three Stooges" has been released, but reaction to it has been less than kind.

Starring Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso as well as features from Jennifer Hudson, Sofia Vergara, and Larry David, the trailer is filled with typical "Stooges" humor mixed with more modern references, like an iPhone and Snooki. Uh-huh - the tiny orange one from "Jersey Shore."

Slashfilm has examined the teaser trailer in a state of disbelief, finding the thought of the rumored original cast - Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Jim Carrey - even thinking "about doing this movie" to be "totally insane," given how the flick's teaser trailer has turned out.

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Seacrest may be in running for possible 'Today' spot
December 8th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Seacrest may be in running for possible 'Today' spot

Ryan Seacrest is among the busiest in the business thanks to his myriad hosting and production duties, and it sounds like he's being eyed for another job: That of co-anchor on "Today."

The Wall Street Journal pegs it as a possibility, as the paper reports that NBC is looking to Seacrest as a potential successor to Matt Lauer, should the anchor depart the morning show next year.

Lauer's been in the co-anchor spot on the program since 1997, and the paper notes that he's recently been hinting that he's thinking of departing.

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'The Help’s' Allison Janney talks Oscar buzz
December 8th, 2011
10:09 AM ET

'The Help’s' Allison Janney talks Oscar buzz

“We either thought we’d be crucified or we’d be great,” “The Help’s” Allison Janney said of how the cast expected people to receive the film.

But “great” is just the beginning. “The Help,” which was released on DVD Tuesday, raked in more than $168 million domestically.

And now, with the Academy Awards looming, Oscar buzz is in the air.

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Hugh Jackman rakes in cash for charity with Broadway show
December 8th, 2011
09:30 AM ET

Hugh Jackman rakes in cash for charity with Broadway show

If you’ve ever been to a Broadway production, you may recall the actors asking you to donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the end of the show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this money-raising tactic is pretty successful, especially when Hugh Jackman is involved.

The actor’s show, “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway,” has earned $857,740 in donations thanks to the loveable Aussie’s appeals to the audience. (And also from auctioning his used undershirts, which sold for upwards of $10,000 each.)

That's not far from $1 million, and that's just from three weeks worth of performances. Naturally, “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway” is out-earning the other 50-something productions participating in the annual “Gypsy of the Year” fundraising event.

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