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Ben Affleck Hates ‘Homeland’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Action, Drama, Prime Time, Showtime, Gossip,

Ben AffleckBen Affleck hates the TV series Homeland.

The Argo actor and director - who is tipped for Oscar glory next year - has revealed he can't bare to watch the hugely popular series starring Emmy-award winner Claire Danes because he was originally supposed to direct it but was forced to turn down the opportunity.

The 40-year-old actor revealed he was asked to direct the pilot of the hit Showtime series but he turned the project down to spend quality time with his young family as his wife Jennifer Garner was shooting a movie and they have an agreement that they won't work at the same time.

"I was sure nothing would happen with the show. Now I hate the [f**king] show. I've never seen it," he said. The father-of-three said he doesn't plan on making the same mistake twice and will jump at the opportunity to direct the right TV show in the future. "I'm going to attach myself to 14 pilots this year," he joked.

Homeland recently enjoyed a series high of 2.07 million viewers last Sunday night.


American Idol 9: Idol Gives Back, Top 7 Results

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, American Idol, Video,

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At the top of the spectacular, host Ryan Seacrest immediately introduced the President of the United States and his First Lady, Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama. Two praised the Idol Gives Back event and urged viewers to contribute to the cause. In his typical contemporary fashion, President Obama then gave a message to the Idol contestants: “As Randy Jackson says, you’re all my dogs.”

Ryan then reappeared on stage to introduce the judges and hype up the crowd. served as the host of the event at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, which was filled with a screaming crowd.

The Top 12 were brought back together for the first group performance of the night, an incredibly weak number. The only big moment in the song was given (predictably) to Crystal Bowersox. Could this show please make it more obvious that they want her to win? I’m not sure the astronauts on the space shuttle have managed to get the message yet - they’re so far away, and all.

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VIDEO: A Sick Letterman Tends to Jennifer Garner’s Wounds

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, CBS, Video,

On yesterday’s taping of Late Show with David Letterman, the 62-year-old host gave reason to forget about Jimmy Kimmel.

Although he was clearly fighting a cold (who takes sick days, Jay Leno?), Letterman felt well enough to flirt with Jennifer Garner (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) and to personally nurse her wounds. (You can see that “touching” moment after the jump.)

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TV on DVD: April 7, 2009

Deadliest Catch Season 4 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Alias (Seasons 1-5)
  • Ben 10 Alien Force (Season 1, Vo. 3)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (Season 7)
  • Deadliest Catch (Season 4)
  • Dynasty (Season 4)
  • Felicity (Seasons 1-4)
  • Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth (Season 1)
  • Instant Star (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • The Paper Chase (Season 1)
  • Vandread (Complete Series)

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

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Gary Busey Freaks Out Jennifer Garner, Laura Linney

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Cable, Gossip, Video,

During E!‘s red carpet coverage of the Academy Awards, actor hit the trifecta when he managed to weird out Ryan Seacrest, Laura Linney and .

You know a situation is extremely uncomfortable when two professional actresses can’t act like it was all spontaneous fun.  After being mauled by Busey, the Juno star then irritatingly referred to him as ‘this man’ before (understandably) running away.  Seacrest was then left to get rid of the actor as gracefully as possible.

This Week on TV (1/7-1/13)

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(Reminder: You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)


MONDAY (1/7)
  • The View (ABC, check local listings):  returns from maternity leave.  I’d gladly sacrifice her to the union gods for an end to the .
  • Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann (ABC, 8pm):  Here’s our chance to see if the judges can actually teach what they preach.
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “In the men’s competition, an engineer takes on a radiation-control technician.”  The year of the nerd has now officially spilled over into 2008.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  Season four premiere.  “Allison has creepy visions of a boy being kidnapped from a toy store.”  I never did trust that Geoffrey Giraffe.
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel, 10pm):  Anthony travels to Singapore for his latest season premiere.  I don’t like traveling with crusty people, but I love watching them venture on TV.
  • The Daily Show/The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, 11:30pm):  Tonight Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will crank out their versions of a writer-less show.  God love ‘em for trying.

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Garner signs on for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Posted by Shannon Bennett Categories: News,

Jenniger GarnerThe former star of ABC’s Alias has signed onto NewLine’s new project, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. will act opposite in the feature set for released in 2008.  The film will be focused around McConaughey’s character, as he is haunted by ex girlfriends at his kid brother’s wedding.  Garner will be playing his current girlfriend and “the one” he has to get right this time around.

It sounds a little Dickens to us, but as long as Jen’s got screentime, we support it.  Can she please, please have a gun?  Or at least a disguise?  Magenta Wig?  No? 

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Jenna Fischer, Husband Split

Jenna FischerI just read this news and let out an audible sigh. I don’t know why… it’s not like I even have a clue who ‘s husband (James Gunn) is, nor have I ever really seen them together to get a sense of their chemistry. It’s just kind of sad to always read about another celebrity split. And I can’t help but think it’s because Fischer is becoming a big deal. We’ve seen it all before—I’m thinking Uma Thurman or Jennifer Garner—where one half of the couple is more famous… and the next thing you know, you’re reading about another divorce. Of course, I can only believe that Fischer has got to be the sweetest person; from her blog alone, she seems really down to earth. She and Gunn (who is a writer and director) have been married for more than six years, but according to a statement they released, they said, “We have chosen to separate. We are sorry for any pain this causes family and friends. The enthusiasm we have expressed for each other’s lives, spirits and careers is real – we have been each other’s cheerleader and friend during the past six years and continue to be so now and in the future.” Now we’ll have plenty of tabloid reports about who she’s dating next. Anyone want to put money on her co-star, John Krasinski?

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