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On 'SNL' Holiday List: Taylor Lautner and James Franco

November 26, 2009 02:37:15 GMT


NBC has announced three sets of host-musical guest partnering for the December episodes of "Saturday Night Live". Calling them the holiday editions, the variety show makes use of the buzz created by "The Twilight Saga's New Moon" and "General Hospital" to tap Taylor Lautner and James Franco.

Lautner who portrays wolf Jacob Black in the "Twilight" sequel will be on to host the December 12 live show accompanied by Bon Jovi. This would be the first time for the young actor and the fifth for the rock band. It is still unclear what Lautner will do but as for Bon Jovi, they will perform the songs from their latest No. 1 album "The Circle".

'Desperate Housewives' Sneak Peek: Bree and Karl Caught

November 25, 2009 08:20:00 GMT


One of the several sneak peeks released for the upcoming episode of "Desperate Housewives" reveals that Bree and Karl's affair is caught by one of their friends. A slight opening in the motel curtain allows Susan to peek inside the room and discover the long-kept secret. The synopsis for the episode titled "Would I Think of Suicide?" says that Bree and Susan are literally up in arms with one another.

Meanwhile, Lynette's pregnancy causes a rift with Gaby. In another clip, Carlos is forcing Lynette out of her job by replacing her with a guy and transfers her to Florida. Lynette refuses to budge and therefore is given an office inside a closet space.

'Greek' Finds Actors for Cappie's Parents

November 25, 2009 06:54:50 GMT


"Back to the Future" actress Lea Thompson is visiting the small screen to be a mom for Cappie. She has been tapped to guest star on ABC Family's "Greek" when the show returns for the second half of third season on January 25.

EW which was first to deliver the casting news said that the character will be "free-spirited". The name is April and she is married to a "non-conformist" husband, Tobias. The Ralph Burton of "24", Jim Abele, will be the one playing the father.

Donny Osmond Wins 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 9

November 25, 2009 04:27:27 GMT


The new champion of "Dancing with the Stars" who takes over the disco ball trophy from last season's winner Shawn Johnson is Donny Osmond. The so-called "showbiz legend" surpassed judges' expectation and beat her sister Marie Osmond who finished third in the fifth season. This is also the first win for Donny's partner Kym Johnson.

Donny actually came second on Monday, November 23 performance night with a total score of 85 out of 90. Mya was the one on the lead with 87 out of 90, but Donny has proven himself that he has a throng of fans that kept voting for him and Kym during the entire season. Mya thus finished second followed by Kelly Osbourne.

Adam Lambert Respects ABC's Decision to Cancel Him


November 25, 2009 03:40:11 GMT


What ABC lost is CBS' gain. Adam Lambert has confirmed that he will still be performing live on Wednesday, November 25, only it will be on The Eye's "The Early Show" instead of "Good Morning America".

Adam invited criticisms when he made an impromptu performance at American Music Awards on Sunday that included a middle finger sign to the audience, an oral sex simulation and a kiss with his male keyboardist. ABC released a statement saying, "Given his controversial live performance on the AMAs we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning."

'Glee' Bumped Until April, Paired With 'American Idol'

November 25, 2009 02:53:05 GMT


The first network to have the full midseason schedule announced, FOX puts "Glee" on a three-month-plus break. The musical show will wrap its first half of season 1 on December 9 and only returns for the rest on April 13. Indeed it will be paired with the performance night of "American Idol" on Tuesdays.

"Idol" will have its usual two-night shows starting January 12. Before "Glee" slips in as its partner, the singing competition will be accompanied at the 9/8c hour on Tuesdays by a new series titled "Our Little Genius". It is an unscripted series that features America's most gifted kids as they are tested with some of the most challenging and difficult questions.

First Look of Katee Sackhoff on '24'


November 24, 2009 09:10:51 GMT


The first look of Katee Sackhoff on "24" has been shared as some promotional photos that expose individual characters are released by FOX. The actress is a new addition to the CTU team, being placed as an analyst named Dana Walsh. The role is not only recurring but regular.

Dana will work side by side with Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer. The character is described as "a highly respected and down-to-earth data analyst at the new and improved New York branch of CTU." She reportedly will be entangled in a romantic relationship with field agent Davis Cole who is played by another new regular, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Preview of 'House M.D.' 6.10: Wilson

November 24, 2009 08:38:04 GMT


It will be a Wilson-centric episode of "House M.D." next week. When an old friend and former patient (guest star Joshua Malina) of Wilson's exhibits paralysis in his right arm, Wilson puts himself on the case. House wagers Wilson that the patient's symptoms are attributed to new cancer cells.

Wilson accepts even though he is reluctant to believe the cancer has returned. With the help of the team, Wilson works to diagnose the patient more optimistic results, but when things take a turn for the worse, Wilson must address his inability to separate patient from friend.

Demi Lovato Talks 'Camp Rock 2' Romance


November 24, 2009 07:57:27 GMT


Almost everything will be bigger in the sequel of "Camp Rock", including the romance story. Demi Lovato said during an appearance at the recent American Music Awards that "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" will witness her character taking her relationship with Joe Jonas' character to the next level.

MTV News caught up with Lovato on Sunday, November 22 and asked whether Mitchie and Shane will share more kisses. "I don't know. You'll have to watch for it," the actress said. "We upped the romantic scenes between my character and Joe Jonas'."

'FlashForward' Stops, 'Cougar Town' Resumes

November 24, 2009 07:01:56 GMT


Things happened in contrary to two of ABC's shows, "FlashForward" and "Cougar Town". While the latter is resuming its production after taking a break, the former is shutting down its. ABC has pushed the brake on "FlashForward", putting it to rest for six days in order to "boost the writing". This is actually something which the producers had planned all along.

A rep of the show said, "They want to maintain the high quality of the show, and this gives the writers the opportunity to do so." The series about mysterious global blackout will begin filming again on Monday, November 30 for the 13th episode. The series is not exactly a stellar performer with it hitting a series low on last Thursday, November 19.

Recap: The End of 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'


November 24, 2009 06:35:34 GMT


On Monday, November 23, "Jon & Kate Plus 8" officially ended its five-year run on TLC. Kate Gosselin opened the series finale, stating her belief that the reality show is only doing her and the kids good. "This is a very bittersweet goodbye," Kate said. Talking about the end of the show, she added, "I feel like it's been taken from us, from me and the kids."

Although this could be the last chance they are seen on the same screen together, Kate and Jon Gosselin chose to do separate interviews and activities with their kids. Kate took the children to an organic farm where they get to feed calves. Kate managed to slip in a joke about the little cows peeing because her children scared them.

'Dancing with the Stars' Finale Recap: Mya on the Lead


November 24, 2009 04:35:42 GMT


In the "Dancing with the Stars" finale this week, it all came down to three couples and three dances that will determine who wins the disco mirror ball this season. Each of the celebity dancers, Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Donny Osmond, has to dance favorite dance of the season, a freestyle and a megamix.

Kelly and partner Louis Armstrong kicked off the finale with Argentine Tango. Carrie Ann Inaba gave Kelly a tip during the rehearsals, saying that she should loosen up and focus on the intimacy. The dance earned Kelly a praise from Inaba for the emotional connection and a criticism from Bruno Tonioli for her loose hand. Score: 9-9-8, a total of 26 out of 30.

Behind the Scene of NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


November 24, 2009 03:31:12 GMT


The holiday has arrived, NBC is all set to launch its annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Before the event goes live on Thursday, November 26, the Peacock has given a preview of what to expect this year including a glimpse of the turkey float, Uncle Sam balloon as well as Santa and his elves on the sled.

In its 83rd year, the parade will be hosted by Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer and Al Roker. The moving troupe will take a new route this year, moving stages down the historic Broadway route beginning at 77th Street and Central Park West. "Dramatic changes in the mid-town landscape will divert us for the first time from the fabled Broadway route we have followed since our first Parade in 1924," Exec Prod Robin Hall said.

'Twilight' and Its Three Sequels Go to FX


November 24, 2009 02:51:01 GMT


FX has secured the TV rights to "Twilight" franchise in a deal with Summit Entertainment. All the four films including "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn" which has not been officially greenlit by Summit will be aired on the network starting late 2011.

The 2008 and first movie, "Twilight", will kick it off in 2011 and be followed with the sequel, "The Twilight Saga's New Moon", the next year. "Twilight" will first air on Showtime on January 23, 2010. "New Moon" has been released on theaters across the United States since Friday, November 20 and raked in $142.8 million in the box office.

Clips of 'Dexter' 4.10: Lost Boys

November 23, 2009 09:22:35 GMT


"Dexter" finally believes he understands the beast known as Trinity. But when a ten-year old boy goes missing, Dexter is forced to question everything he's learned up to this point. It's a race against the clock. And with each step forward, Dexter has to confront the real possibility that he may have more in common with Trinity than he'd like to admit.

Secrets abound - from Cody, who is forced to defend one of Dexter's lies, Masuka, who can't bring himself to confess what he witnessed at Thanksgiving, and Debra, whose recent discoveries force one of Miami's finest into making an impossible decision. "Lost Boys" airs on November 29 at 9/8c.
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