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She Killed It as Queen, but Male Co-Star Earned More

Matt Smith considered more established than The Crown's Claire Foy

(Newser) - At a cost of $7 million per episode, The Crown is one of the most expensive TV series ever made. But while its star's wardrobe has benefited from such a hefty budget, she hasn't. Claire Foy, who won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actor Guild awards for... More »

Coming Down the Pike: Major Obama-Netflix Deal?

'Advanced' talks reportedly underway between former first couple, streaming service

(Newser) - Trump as president and Obama on TV? It's a role reversal probably no one could have predicted, but it may be one step closer to reality. Per CNN , Obama is in negotiations regarding a "production partnership" with Netflix, in which the former president and Michelle Obama would be... More »

Omarosa Moves From White House to Big Brother House

She'll be among 11 houseguests on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

(Newser) - From the White House to the Big Brother house: Omarosa Manigault, who rose to fame on The Apprentice before a year in President Trump's White House, will return to her reality TV roots with a stint on Celebrity Big Brother, the first celebrity edition of the long-running CBS show.... More »

TV Show's Storyline Puts Crock-Pot on the Defensive

'This Is Us' episode had fans vowing to lose their slow cookers for good

(Newser) - If you own a Crock-Pot, don't freak out (but be warned that spoilers follow, TV lovers). Crock-Pot maintains its devices aren't likely to kill you, though some This Is Us fans aren't so sure. CNN reports the NBC show has promised the way in which a main... More »

Guy Loses $3.2K on Jeopardy Over 'Gangsta' Pronunciation

Nick Spicher went on to win anyway

(Newser) - A tip for future Jeopardy contestants: Pronunciation is key. So Nick Spicher learned on Monday's episode when he was penalized $3,200 for mispronouncing the answer to a "Before & After" clue. After Alex Trebek read out "a song by Coolio from 'Dangerous Minds' goes back... More »

You May Be Afraid to Type Your Favorite TV Show Into This Site

Rotten Apples lists films, shows linked to those with sex misconduct accusations against them

(Newser) - There have been so many allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein story broke that it's been hard to keep track. Now one group is trying to do just that, with a site Vanity Fair is calling "Rotten Tomatoes with a post-Weinstein twist." The... More »

Lewinsky Tweets Suggested Names for Bill Clinton TV Special

'Fixed it for you'

(Newser) - Monica Lewinsky has suggested some more appropriate titles for the upcoming HLN special The Monica Lewinsky Scandal. "Fixed it for you," she tweeted Tuesday, sharing a screenshot with new titles The Starr Investigation and The Clinton Impeachment. The post was praised by other Twitter users, including former Barack... More »

LOTR TV Show Is Coming, Preciousssss

Amazon paid a reported $250M for TV rights

(Newser) - Fans of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings can prepare for "a new epic journey in Middle Earth." Amazon has announced plans to create a TV series inspired by the fantasy trilogy after acquiring the global TV rights for a reported $250 million, reports Deadline . The company... More »

House of Cards Halted; Theater Solicits Spacey Tips

Kevin Spacey scandal continues to have repercussions

(Newser) - Fallout from the Kevin Spacey scandal continues. Netflix announced Tuesday that production of the sixth and final season has been at least temporarily suspended, reports USA Today . It's not clear when, or if, shooting will resume, with a Netflix rep saying that production is on hold "until further... More »

Dog Runs Loose in Court —at Judge Judy's Request

Presto! A dog ownership dispute is solved

(Newser) - Judge Judy let a dog make a decision for her in a recent legal case, footage of which has racked up nearly 2.6 million views in just two days. The case centered on a woman who claimed to have bought the dog from a woman on the street and... More »

Ricky Martin Defends The Assassination of Gianni Versace

TV show will be respectful, he told Versace's longtime partner

(Newser) - Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner, Antonio D'Amico, that the pair will be treated respectfully in a TV drama about Versace's 1997 murder, the AP reports. "I'll make sure people fall in love with your relationship with Gianni," Martin, who plays... More »

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good News From HBO

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' is coming back Oct. 1 for its 9th season

(Newser) - Cue up the tuba and mandolin for a big announcement from HBO. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Larry David and the gang—including Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, and JB Smoove—will be back for the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a full six years after the eighth season wrapped. The... More »

Bachelor in Paradise May Be Done For

Contestant lawyers up over concerns she was too drunk to consent

(Newser) - Bachelor in Paradise might be done for good following allegations of misconduct on the set of the ABC show in Mexico. Warner Bros. is investigating and has only promised to "take appropriate responsive action." But Bachelor-spoiler site Reality Steve reports the show's fourth season is now "... More »

2 HBO Shows Are Getting Renewed

Expect more 'Silicon Valley,' 'Veep' in 2018

(Newser) - Jon Stewart's animated shorts are out , but Veep and Silicon Valley are still in at HBO. The network has announced both Emmy-winning shows will be renewed for another season, with new episodes airing in 2018, reports Variety . All original cast members will return for Veep's seventh season, per... More »

8th Season May Not Be the End of Game of Thrones

HBO awaiting scripts for possible spinoffs

(Newser) - Fans of Game of Thrones may be able to breathe a sigh of relief . HBO—which will air the final season of the hit series next year—says it has enlisted four writers to produce scripts for possible GOT spinoffs, reports Variety . The writers have been given as much time... More »

Handmaid's Tale Touches a Nerve

Some see a vision of our future in Hulu series, and others think that's malarkey

(Newser) - Hulu's new series The Handmaid's Tale, which premiered Wednesday, tells the story of a future United States, called Gilead, in which women are forced to give up their rights to work, own property, and control their bodies following the slow adoption of a totalitarian government. It's based... More »

Survivor Contestant Outs Trans Rival, Swiftly Pays Price

Zeke Smith speaks out on 'malicious' move

(Newser) - "I was maliciously outed by a former local network news anchor. What a summer!" That's how Zeke Smith sums up his adventure on Survivor: Game Changers, which turned out to be a bit more eventful than Smith's first appearance on the reality show last season. As... More »

There's a New Late Night Ratings King

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' has overtaken 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has hit another milestone in his stunning late-night turnaround against Jimmy Fallon of NBC's Tonight Show. Colbert's Late Show won in the Nielsen ratings for the ninth consecutive time last week, his margin of 400,000 viewers the widest lead since the CBS star overtook Fallon... More »

SNL Will Do Something It's Never Done Before

It's going live across the country

(Newser) - Beginning April 15, Saturday Night Live will truly be live across America for the first time in its 42-year history. For the last four episodes of the current season, SNL—normally delayed in the West—will be aired live across all time zones at 11:30pm Eastern, 10:30pm Central,... More »

Big Bang Theory Fans Are Getting a Spinoff

'Young Sheldon' will follow Sheldon Cooper as a kid in Texas

(Newser) - Ever wondered how Sheldon Cooper got to be so, um, quirky? You'll soon find out. CBS says a Big Bang Theory prequel will premiere during the 2017-18 TV season, centering on Jim Parsons' character as a 9-year-old going to high school in Texas. Iain Armitage of Big Little Lies... More »

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