Friday, July 25, 2014
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True Blood actor Luke Grimes reportedly quit TV show because he didn't want to play a gay part
When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s True Blood last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season.
Craig Ferguson on leaving The Late Late Show after 10 years: It's time for a change, man
Craig Ferguson told Larry King: “It’s time for a change, man. It’s time for a change. I don’t want to stay and keep doing the same thing over and over again. I want to do the same thing over and over again somewhere else.”
Ricky Martin joins The Voice Mexico as a coach
Puerto Rican pop icon Ricky Martin will coach the 4th season of the hit singing competition The Voice Mexico.
James Patterson inks first look deal with CBS TV studio
CBS Television Studios has signed a multi-year, first look deal with James Patterson Entertainment and will tap into the bestselling author’s extensive library for series source material.
TV host burns Israeli flag on air (video)
A TV host in Jordan, Zoher Al-Azzeh, burned a paper Israeli flag live on air during a discussion on the ongoing Gaza campaign. He described the Israelis as "occupiers".
Halle Berry’s foray into TV with Extant may be over soon: 27% drop in ratings
Roger Friedman: Halle Berry’s much hyped sci fi CBS series, Extant, dropped 27% in the ratings last night from one week ago.
The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik to host TV Land's Candid Camera
Former Blossom star Mayim Bialik will co-host Candid Camera alongside the show's longtime host Peter Funt, son of the show's creator and original host, Allen Funt.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Jon Stewart shouldn’t pretend to be a journalist
CNN's Chris Cuomo said: “If it seems like I’m being disrespectful of Jon Stewart, it’s only because I am. He’s funny but he doesn’t do the job we do and he shouldn’t pretend he does.”
Alec Baldwin tells Judge he won't apologize to cops
Even a wisecracking judge couldn’t get Alec Baldwin to lighten up and apologize to the two lady cops he cursed out in May.
Howard Stern: Israel is the only friend we have who’s willing to fight and stand up for what’s right
When a caller attempted to blame Israel for the war with Hamas, SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told him to “F-ck off!” and then launched into an impassioned defense of Israel, saying “If you’re anti-Israel, then you’re anti-America”.
Emmy Awards described as a nightmare: Limo arrivals downsized and carpools encouraged
NBC shifted the awards show to Monday this year to avoid a conflict with an NFL preseason game but it's causing logistical headaches.
Aaron McGruder's Black Jesus somehow draws anger from Family Group
The upcoming Aaron McGruder series doesn't premiere on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim until August 7
Quote of the day
Rob Reiner

"Hollywood make three types of movies and if you don't make one of those three, you have to find independent financing: It's either big action superhero tent-pole thing or it's an animated film or it's an R-rated, raunchy sex comedy. They don't make movies about real people."

New York Daily News
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