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Christina Applegate to Host Saturday Night Live

Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate will return to Saturday Night Live this month after a 19-year absence.

The Anchorman star - who last hosted the comedy sketch show in 1993 - has been confirmed for the October 13 episode, which will see Passion Pit as the musical guest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Other stars lined up for this season of Saturday Night Live include Bruno Mars, who will be both host and musical guest on October 20.

It was recently revealed that Christina will reprise her role as Veronica Corningstone in the follow up to 2004's Anchorman starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy. Although Christina initially stated she had not been approached, producer Judd Apatow has confirmed she will appear in the forthcoming motion picture. When asked if Christina will make an appearance in the movie, Judd said, "She will be back."


Carrie Underwood Holiday Special: Why Bother?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Specials, FOX, Gossip,

Carrie Underwood

American Idol winner will take over the TV tonight for a two-hour holiday special that begins airing on FOX at 8 pm. Dolly Parton, Christina Applegate, David Cook and Brad Paisley are only a few of the stars you can expect to see. But should you actually spend your time watching this primetime event?

If you’re expecting a sweet holiday tear-jerker, don’t. Underwood’s special will undoubtedly be a star-studded event filled with great music and moments meant to make you laugh…but it’s also going to be over-stuffed with blatant promotional techniques that help suck any benevolence out of the season. Don’t forget that will be returning soon, and FOX has got an important agenda to push.

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Celebs Celebrate 40 Years of Sesame Street

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Daytime, Kids, PBS,

Sesame Street - Oscar the GrouchCelebrities are lining up to appear on the children’s series Sesame Street. Though the viewers probably aren’t in the target audience for many of these A-list stars, Sesame Street holds a special place in many of our hearts. The series is celebrating its 40th season on TV, and it’s going to get a year to remember.

So far, the guest list for the season includes huge names like , Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria-Parker, Ricky Gervais, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Hugh Jackman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Matthew Fox. First Lady Michelle Obama will also be putting in an appearance.

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TV on DVD: October 13, 2009

Flashpoint Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Flashpoint (Season 1)
  • Futurama (Complete Collection)
  • Girlfriends (Season 7)
  • The Haunted Airman (TV Movie)
  • The Hunger (Season 2)
  • Inspector Lewis (Series 2)
  • Jackass: The Lost Tapes
  • Legend of the Seeker (Season 1)
  • Lovejoy (Season 6, Complete Collection)
  • Married with Children (Season 11)
  • The Mighty Boosh: Special Edition (Seasons 1-3)
  • My Family (Seasons 3 & 4)
  • Wycliffe (Series 2)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: August 25, 2009

House Season 5 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (Season 4)
  • Battles B.C. (Season 1)
  • Booker (Complete Series)
  • Californication (Season 2)
  • Gangland (Season 4)
  • Here’s Lucy (Season 1)
  • House (Season 5)
  • How Bruce Lee Changed the World
  • How the Earth was Made (Complete Series)
  • Lie to Me (Season 1)
  • Life (Season 2)

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2009 Primetime Emmy Nominations

2009 Emmy nominations

Bright and early this morning, Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Just like last year, we saw many first-timers named and a long list of cable acknowledgements (for both pay and basic channels). Thanks to expanded categories, we also saw a number of surprises (Flight of the Conchords, ) and overdue nominations (How I Met Your Mother, Big Love).

For the second year in a row, , with its 16 nominations, topped all drama programs. Meanwhile, 30 Rock broke comedy records with a whopping 22 noms. Overall, HBO was the most-nominated network with 99 mentions while NBC - yes, NBC - came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 20 on CBS.


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TV on DVD: March 17, 2009

Degrassi: The Next GenerationHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Barney Miller (Season 3)
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season 7)
  • The F Word (Series 2)
  • Ghost Hunters (Season 4, Part 2)
  • Head Case (Season 1)
  • JAG: Judge Advocate General (Season 8)
  • Married with Children (Season 10)
  • Mr. Belvedere (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • The Nanny (Season 3)
  • WWE: No Way Out 2009
  • The Zeta Project (Season 1)

Click here to see the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last January, the Screen Actors Guild Awards was considered a pleasant distraction from all the writers’ strike business. Since the actors now face their own work stoppage, this year’s event once again served as a nice diversion.

With the Academy Awards less than a month away, tonight’s ceremony gave us a better idea of how that broadcast might pan out. Was Kate Winslet another double-winner this evening? Did Mickey Rourke wrestle an additional victory? Is Heath Ledger on his way to that posthumous Oscar? Get all the details after the jump!

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Duran Duran’s John Taylor Rocks Samantha Who

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, Video,

Back in elementary school, John Taylor rocked my world. (Actually Nick Rhodes did, but Taylor wasn’t far behind.) But will the Duran Duran guitarist do the same for ?

In this clip from , Taylor stars as rocker Tommy Wylder, a musician who can still make women in the 30+ age group giddy.

Look for John to appear in the January 12 episode of the ABC comedy.

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

Mad Men

Even though SAG members are currently debating whether to strike, today’s award nominations gave them all a brief distraction. If the upcoming Oscars telecast doesn’t go on as planned, next month’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (scheduled for January 25th on TNT and TBS) could be the last time actors have a reason to celebrate.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:

  • 30 Rock, Boston Legal, The Closer, John Adams and Mad Men all scored three noms each.
  • Dexter is up for its first win in the Outstanding Drama Series Ensemble category.
  • Desperate Housewives - a nominee for Best Ensemble - received no individual honors.
  • Debra Messing (The Starter Wife), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), January Jones (Mad Men), Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) all received Golden Globe nominations, but no SAG noms.

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