Christopher Mintz-Plasse signs on to CBS pilot
April 4th, 2012
01:07 PM ET

Christopher Mintz-Plasse signs on to CBS pilot

Looks like McLovin needs some new pals.

Actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse - who played the fake-ID-sporting geek in the 2007 laughfest “Superbad” - has signed on to do a CBS pilot called “Friend Me,” according to Deadline.

If the comedy is picked up it would be Mintz-Plasse’s first big TV role: his only other small-screen appearance was a cameo on Starz’s “Party Down.”

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April 4th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

What's the verdict on 'Titanic' in 3-D?

Moviegoers who are headed out to see "Titanic's" remastered 3-D release this week will actually see something new: Director James Cameron has swapped out the stars that are seen in a crucial scene in the original 1997 film in order to portray an accurate sky.

Cameron's re-editing was prompted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who's also the director of the Rose Center for Earth and Space at New York's American Museum of Natural History.

Tyson has noted that the stars Kate Winslet's character Rose views as she lies upon a piece of driftwood are inaccurate, a flub he found surprising from a filmmaker known for being an obsessive perfectionist.

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The secret's out on 'New Girl'
April 4th, 2012
11:56 AM ET

The secret's out on 'New Girl'

It finally happened: Jess found out about Cece and Schmidt sleeping together!

Winston couldn't take the pressure of knowing about Cece and Schmidt and he had to tell someone, so he told Nick: "I saw something a few days ago. I've been sworn to secrecy, but it is just too big."

Then Nick spilled the beans to Jess in literally less than a minute. Way to go, Nick.

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Ryan Seacrest to join NBC for Summer Olympics
April 4th, 2012
11:13 AM ET

Ryan Seacrest to join NBC for Summer Olympics

“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest isn't joining the cast of "Today," but he did swing by NBC's morning show Wednesday to reveal some news about his future with the network.

The TV producer/media personality/"American Idol" host told viewers that he'll be part of NBC's primetime coverage of the Summer Olympics in London.

“The plan is for me to join the NBC family and continue to have a role at the E! network,” Seacrest told Lauer this morning. (Comcast controls both networks.)

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April 4th, 2012
10:28 AM ET

'DWTS' reveals 'dance duel' elimination as a 'Star' heads home

For the first time in a long while, the elimination episode of "Dancing with the Stars" didn't make headlines over which star was cast off. Rather, it made waves over how the celebrities will be eliminated in the future.

Host Tom Bergeron announced Tuesday that for the next three weeks, the bottom two couples, as determined by viewer votes, will compete simultaneously in a "Dance Duel."

After the dance, judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli will decide which of the two couples will get the boot.

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Katie Couric's 'GMA' spot doesn't best 'Today'
April 4th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

Katie Couric's 'GMA' spot doesn't best 'Today'

Katie Couric's guest host gig on Monday's edition of "Good Morning America" wasn't enough to beat her old job, NBC's "Today" show, in ratings.

With Couric on board, ABC's "GMA" brought in 4.8 million viewers, reports the L.A. Times, while 5.1 million tuned in to NBC on Monday morning.

It's another chapter in the lengthy ratings battle between the two shows, with "GMA" trailing "Today" for almost 17 years, although lately the morning program has been closing in on the ratings gap.

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