Russell Brand Makes Katharine McPhee Sit on His Lap, Exits ‘Late Night’ Upon Discovering She’s Married

Russell Brand must have a thing for brunette pop singers named Kat. On Monday’s episode of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Brand made a grab for fellow guest Katharine McPhee, playfully forcing her to sit on his lap before taking her rightful seat next to Jimmy Fallon. DVR the Next Episode of “Late Night with […]

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Watch Now: New ‘Smash’ Sizzles with Hot Guest Stars

“There are a lot of big changes from last season,” says Megan Hilty, aka to fans of NBC’s hit “Smash” as Ivy Lynn, about the show’s new season. “We have a lot of new faces, great guest stars, new musicals, and a lot more drama.” Adds Leslie Odom, Jr., who plays Ivy’s best friend, Sam: […]

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Jennifer Hudson Thinks It’s Time for ‘American Idol’ to End

As “American Idol” struggles through another round of high profile changes behind the judges panel, and high drama between its dueling divas on and off screen, the ratings for the former juggernaut continue to slide downward, at least one former contestant admits that maybe the show’s moment has passed. Don’t get her wrong, Jennifer Hudson […]

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Jennifer Hudson in "Smash" (Photo: Will Hart/NBC)

Jennifer Hudson: I’m ‘Having a Ball’ Working on ‘Smash’

When “Smash” returns for a second season on Tuesday, February 5, look for the NBC series to be infused with a “new energy,” according to star Megan Hilty. DVR the Premiere of “Smash” This burst of energy in part is due to the Golden Globe-nominated drama’s creative overhaul, with new showrunner Josh Safran (“Gossip Girl“) […]

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What Were the AP’s 10 Most Memorable TV Moments of 2012?

NEW YORK — What was TV like in 2012? As with every year, it was a mix of the ridiculous and the sublime, the sacred and the profane. A TV-centric political season provided many memorable moments (President Barack Obama’s missing-in-action debate performance; Clint Eastwood’s empty-chair duet). Excellence persevered with series such as HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” […]

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