Dave is Dunzo
After 33 years on late night TV, David Letterman hosted his final episode of The Late Show on CBS last night, capping off a stellar career that changed the face of television. For the past few weeks, guests on the show have been bidding their farewells to Dave on the show but last night was time for the final goodbye. Click the embed above to watch Dave make his final entrance on The Late Show last night then click below to watch video of Letterman‘s final monologue, final Top 10 List and his very final goodbye at the end of last night’s show. More »
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner all in jeopardy
Wow. Last week it was announced that the long running animated series The Simpsons was renewed for a record-breaking 27th and 28th season and it was also announced last week that all of the main voice actors had signed new contracts for the show … except for one. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which voice actor was holding out but today … we know. Harry Shearer, the voice actor who gives life to characters like Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, has been let go from the show. Both Shearer and Simpsons showrunner Al Jean have confirmed the news that he has been let go from the show … but Jean promises that the characters Shearer voiced will live on … with someone else providing the voices. Ugh. More »
FOX is officially canceling the series
There once was a show called American Idol, and it was kind of a huge deal. The series that gave birth to the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and, well, Simon Cowell (among many others), captivated audiences for years—nine seasons, really… and then, not so much. For the last couple of years the once-ginormous show has struggled with returning to its glory days. I can’t remember the last time I watched an episode, but I’m pretty sure Nicki Minaj was hosting. And now, we’ve come to the end. American Idol is officially DUNZO. Click inside for more.
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BUT, Hulu may save the series
Very sad news for fans of The Mindy Project … after the show aired its season 3 finale episode back in March, fans have been waiting to hear if the show would be renewed for a new season next year. Late last night, Fox handed down its judgement … and decided not to renew The Mindy Project for another season (which is a huge bummer for a lot of folks, including our very own PITNB intern Iris). The show is dunzo … at Fox. The seemingly good news is that it is looking like the show will live on to see another season (or two) elsewhere. It would appear that Mindy Kaling has been in negotiations with the video streaming network Hulu to produce another season of episodes to be released online. Click below to hear the bad news and the good news concerning the future of The Mindy Project and hear from Mindy herself about the cancelation of her show. More »
The reboot is "not going to happen"
Back in November we learned that VH1 was planning a reboot of The Osbournes that would revive the reality TV series that made the family stars in the early ’00s and redefined reality TV that featured celebrities. Today we learn that those Osbournes reboot plans are dead. As I understand it, a lawsuit sprung up shortly after the reboot plans were announced last year that ultimately gave the network cold feet and forced them to cancel plans for reviving the show. I know I was very much looking forward to seeing The Osbournes back on the air … but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. More »
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"They weren’t getting along"
I hope you’ve been having a very nice day up until this point because I’m about to ruin your day … nay, your week with the news that lovebirds Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have decided to put their love affair on hold. That’s right folks, like Rachel and Ross before them, Emma and Andrew are on a break. Now, because the pair aren’t really known for their penchant for opening up to the public about their 3 year love affair, word of the couple’s “on a break”ness comes from Us Weekly magazine (not the reliable source) so I guess there is hope that things may be OK but, then again, they could basically be on the brink of being dunzo so … maybe the time to start crying is now? More »
"I feel like I'm doing what's right"
The surviving members of One Direction have had their say regarding Zayn Malik‘s decision to quit One Direction but for the first time since he announced he was leaving the group, we are hearing today from Zayn himself. Malik gave his first interview since quitting 1D to the British publication The Sun and he reveals why, exactly, he decided to leave the group. Rumors have been flying that Zayn left 1D to take care of his personal relationship with his fiancée in the wake of a possible cheating scandal but Zayn maintains that he left the group because he felt it was the “right thing” for him to to at this point in his life because he hasn’t been “happy” as a member of One Direction for “some time”. HMMM. Click below to read excerpts from Zayn‘s interview and hear straight from the horses mouth his reasons for quitting 1D. More »
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"I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band."
Oh damn. Last week we learned that Zayn Malik decided to leave the current One Direction tour due to “stress” (which was likely caused by rumors that he had been cheating on his fiancée while he was on tour with 1D). Today, Zayn has released an official statement announcing his decision to quit One Direction altogether. Malik‘s short statement doesn’t really give a reason for his quitting the group, he only says that “now is the right time” for him to leave the band. And much like the Spice Girls did when Geri Halliwell quit that group in the late ’90s, One Direction has decided to carry on and move forward as a 4-member group. Dang. Click below to read Zayn‘s full statement and weep for the beginning of the end of One Direction. More »
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Jennifer Lawrence broke the news this week that the next X-Men movie, titled Apocalypse, will be her last of the film franchise. J. Law, as you may know, plays the mutant Mystique / Raven Darkhölme in the current franchise but after the release of X-Men: Apocalypse she won’t appear in any other X-Men Movies:
“It is my last one, actually, yes.”
There were rumors that she might star in her own Mystique movie spin-off but her statement seems to deny that that will happen. This does make sense. Now that Jennifer is an Academy Award-winning actress, she can be done with the kiddie movies and work exclusively in more serious roles. She will likely star in every David O. Russell movie that that man makes from here on out so … yes, I understand. Still, it’ll be sad once she leaves the role. J. Law makes an excellent Mystique, as is evidenced by the photos collected in this gallery. Who ever slips into the latex and blue paint next will have some very big shoes to fill.
Peace the Spork Out, Glee
After 6 seasons, Glee came to an end on Friday night when the series finale episode aired on Fox and while I don’t really have much love lost for this show that lost my interest years ago, I think it’s worth saying goodbye to the once truly revolutionary TV show. I can’t even get into the all the crazy stuff that went down on the series finale ep (way too many time jumps, TBH) but I do want to share video of the final song performance … One Republic‘s I Lived. Click the embed above to watch the cast of Glee perform the swan-song that caps off their 6 season run. I also want to note that the finale episode did much to pay homage to the late Cory Monteith, who was memorialized one more time with the Glee performance of Journey‘s Don’t Stop Believin’ from the season premiere episode. Click below to watch the performance again, remember how amazing Glee used to be and try not to bawl your eyes out. More »