'Community' preps for a mega-sized finale
May 17th, 2012
06:31 PM ET

'Community' preps for a mega-sized finale

With "Community" wrapping up its third and decidedly not final season tonight - with three episodes to boot - what can we expect?

"It’s sort of nice to see [how] the Dean gets involved with the study group as we try to reclaim Greendale," Jim Rash (a.k.a. Dean Pelton) revealed to reporters about tonight's goings-on, which find the Dean still kidnapped by Chang, who has taken over the school. "And I think ... this is the closest he has, or at least hopes to [have], to the group."

Rash and co-star Gillian Jacobs (a.k.a. Britta) also mused about what they would like to see in the fourth season.

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While you were working...
May 17th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • "Glee" will have a new day and time in the fall, but some things will still be familiar: "Anyone who is a regular is coming back," says Ryan Murphy of the cast. [Vulture]
  • 50 Cent, for an unknown reason, is hanging out with stuffed animals while in a hospital bed, but his rep hasn't commented as to why he had to be admitted to the hospital in the first place. [People]
  • Change of plans Van Halen fans - the group's postponed all of their summer tour dates after their June 26 show in New Orleans, but they haven't offered a reason why. [Rolling Stone]
  • If this report is true, Jenny McCarthy will pose for Playboy once more - we guess for the cheap seats in the back? [Starpulse]
  • Ever adorable Taylor Swift continues to be as sugary sweet as possible as she donates $4 million to the development of Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's education center. [LAT]
  • Regardless of whether "Battleship" sinks or swims at the box office this weekend, at least the cast and crew can rest assured that it gave one real-life junior Navy officer a "promotion" - well, of a sort. [CNN's Security Clearance]

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The CW holds 'Carrie Diaries' for midseason
May 17th, 2012
05:23 PM ET

The CW holds 'Carrie Diaries' for midseason

While the CW's "Sex and the City" prequel series "The Carrie Diaries" is one of the most-talked about of the upcoming season, viewers are going to have to wait a while to see it.

When the network unveiled its fall schedule Thursday, "The Carrie Diaries" was placed in the midseason, expected to arrive in January 2013 along with a new series called "Cult."

That show follows an investigative journalist who uncovers the dark side to being a fan of a hit TV show called "Cult" after his brother disappears.

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The Throwback: Ooh! Ooh! Remember 'Car 54, Where Are You?'
May 17th, 2012
04:45 PM ET

The Throwback: Ooh! Ooh! Remember 'Car 54, Where Are You?'

If the lyrics "There's a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn's broken out in fights..." mean anything to you, then you're one of the original fans of "Car 54, Where Are You?" (And/or one of its loyal viewers during its runs on Nick at Nite 25 years ago, and more recently on TV Land).

Before the towering visage of Fred Gwynne was known as the man behind the Herman makeup on "The Munsters" (or later, the judge in "My Cousin Vinny"), he was the timid Officer Muldoon on "Car 54."

And before Joe E. Ross drew laughs with his "Ooh! Ooh!" catchphrase on Saturday morning shows like "Hong Kong Phooey," he was the none-too-bright Officer Toody on "Car 54" (the story goes that "Ooh! Ooh!" came from the fact that Ross often had trouble remembering his lines).

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Postcard from Cannes: Film festival turns 65
May 17th, 2012
04:33 PM ET

Postcard from Cannes: Film festival turns 65

Cannes turns 65 this year – the age of retirement for many, though not in France (President Sarkozy upped it to 62, before he was promptly retired by the voters this month).

The grande dame of film festivals has plenty of life in her yet, with the paparazzi still having to wear tuxedos on the red carpet and a seemingly reinvigorated market, if the number of attendees and films is anything to go by.

Perhaps to prove the point, Jane Fonda wowed the crowds on Wednesday's opening night in a stunning Versace gown, and at 72 brought much needed sophisticated glamour to the event.

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'Modern Family' stays in the picture
May 17th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

'Modern Family' stays in the picture

With just one week left in the season, "Modern Family" is not resting on its laurels. The show continues to provide memorable moments, and Wednesday's episode was yet another example (I predict we'll see that scene at the Emmys).

Seeing the entire family arguing while portraying a "living portrait" was so evocative of the series as a whole, and hilarious to boot. So, why was everyone so upset?

When Gloria learned that Jay told a waitress things that he didn't tell her, he responded by saying that sometimes she can be a little loud. Gloria decided to start speaking in stage whispers (though it was difficult for her not to scream "Manny!" for a split second).

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