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Michelle Dockery Rockin’ Again on Downton Abbey (New Trailer!)

Michelle Dockery character Lady Mary Crawley opens a new “Downton Abbey” trailer facing a life or death decision, but otherwise the old castle looks like it will be hopping during the show’s fourth season as the Jazz Age gets into full swing. The 30-second spot touting the show’s return on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater will have a full plate scandal and intrigue as the proper Crawleys meet the modern age head on. ...

Breaking Bad’s Season Finale Teased in New Trailer (watch!)

Walter White is finding out the hard way that things can’t end well when you’re one of the baddest producers of methamphetamine in the southwestern United States. It all comes to an end next Sunday. Here’s a new trailer previewing the finale. Although crime shows are nothing new, “Breaking Bad,” put a whole new twist on the genre. It’s sort of hard-core “Weeds,” but more like "The “Sopranos” in tone and pacing....

Downton Abbey Invaded by Jazz Age, New Faces in Season 4

Downton Abbey’s stately manor house will look the same, but plenty of new faces will be making the scene, as yet another veteran departs ahead of Season 4. And, get ready for Shirley MacLaine to stir the pot again as the mother of Lady Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern). During Season 3, the show lost Jessica Brown Findlay, who played Lady Sybil and Dan Stevens, who played Downton Abbey heir Matthew Crawley....

Allison Williams Masturbation Scene: Grandparents Loved It! (video)

Allison Williams, daughter of uptight NBC News anchor Brian Williams, seemingly had her worst nightmare come true as an actress. Her grandparents tuned in to watch her hit show “Girls” and caught her steamy masturbation scene. The show, created and written by Lena Dunham, has won critical raves and scooped up two Golden Globes earlier this week....

Cougar Town Ramps Up Sex, But Whoa, Not Courteney Cox!

Courteney Cox has never done a nude scene and has no intention of doing one at 48, even though she’s still hot enough to whet the libidos of every other young dude like she does on her show. Cox set off an Internet storm, yesterday, when she said told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter tour that she was ready to bare all now that the program is on cable. “You will not see one scene that I don’t show my boobs,” she said....

Samuel L. Jackson F-Bombs Saturday Night Live Skit (watch!)

Samuel L. Jackson apparently forgot where he was for a moment during a skit on Saturday Night Live with Kenan Thompson and F-bombed during the skit’s closing sequence. It went out over the air as well as another curse. The problem may have been that Jackson was supposed to be playing himself as a guest on a Black Entertainment Network show called “What Up With That? He apparently got a little too much into character, being the great character actor that he is, of course....
Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing on Dallas

Larry Hagman, Forever Known as J.R. Ewing on 'Dallas,' Dies at 81

Larry Hagman, whose career on television ranged from the befuddled master of a mischievous genie to a scheming Texas oilman, has died in a Dallas hospital from complications related to throat cancer, according to reports. He was 81. “Dallas” was revived in June on the TNT with a new generation of Ewings. But Hagman and other original cast members, Linda Gray, who played J.R.’s wife, and Patrick Duffy, who was his brother Bobby, reprised their roles to give the show continuity....

Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Jordon Spice up Smash Season 2 (watch!)

Jennifer Hudson joins the cat fight on the second season of NBC’s hit show “Smash.” She better sharpen her elbows for Katharine McPhee’s Karen and Megan Hlity’s Ivy. They’re still going it at it. Hudson leads the list of new additions to the upcoming season. She plays Veronica, a Broadway queen who has the power to help Karen, or is it Ivy, get a leg up in the cutthroat business. Jeremy Jordan joins the series as Karen’s new boyfriend. Jordan, 27, has starred on Broadway. He played Jack Kelly in the 2012 musical Newsies and Clyde Barrow in the 2011 musical Bonnie & Clyde....

Tom Riley, Blimey! Stars in New "Da Vinci Demons Trailer (watch!)

Tom Riley doesn't make a very convincing Leonardo Da Vinci, thanks to his thick British accent. Other than that, the new Starz fantasy series “Da Vinci’s Demons” could be fun for most everyone… except the Catholic Church. Da Vinci has been in the doghouse ever since Dan Brown wrote his 2003 murder mystery “The Da Vinci Code.” The series, a collaborative effort between Starz and BBC Worldwide, will be more “Da Vinci Code” than Da Vinci’s real life. ...

Kim Cattrall Lands 'Sensitive Skin' on Canadian TV (watch!)

Kim Cattrall, who gave new meaning to promiscuous as Samantha on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” is returning to television in a new series about a woman in her 50s who is going through a midlife crisis. But don’t count on seeing it in the United States. Cattrall has landed a deal to produce and star in the series on television in Canada. No U.S. network would touch the show, apparently because of its focus on someone outside their key 18-to-49 demographic. The show, however, is based on the popular British television series “Sensitive Skin,” which aired in 2005 and ran for two seasons on BBC 2. Cattrall, 56, has been trying to get the show on the air for the past four years,...

Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum Freaky Insane Asylum Sex (watch!)

Adam Levine wasn't all that convincing during his debut on “American Horror Story: Asylum,” but his sexy scenes with actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum made up for his novice acting skills. The Maroon 5 frontman and judge on reality talent show “The Voice,” played one half of a newly married couple on their honeymoon. Sexy wife Teresa has a sexual fetish for haunted houses so they set out to visit the spookiest places they can find,...

Rashida Jones Gets Hot, Bothered in Flaunt Magazine (photos)

Rashida Jones, who stars in the hit comedy “Parks and Recreation,” gets hot and bothered in sexy lingerie in Flaunt magazine’s latest issue. She was a schoolmate of Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian but that’s where the similarities end. “Parks and Recreation” is her biggest yet. She plays Anne Perkins nurse and the best friend of Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler....

Emma Watson Breathless by Racy Dancing on Jimmy Fallon (watch!)

Does Emma Watson have a secret smoking habit? She was left breathless after showing off a few dance moves on Jimmy Fallon last night, while Fallon himself hardly looked put out at all. Still she’s the hottest thing going in Hollywood right now. The former Harry Potter actress was in New York yesterday (Sept. 13) promoting her film, which also stars Adam Higenbuch, Johnny Simmons, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Erin Wilhelmi....

Ellen Barkin Blasts Mormon NBC Station for New Normal Ban

Ryan Murphy’s new NBC sitcom “The New Normal” drew a not-so-surprising review from a Salt Lake City, Utah television station owned by the Mormon Church. Not on our airwaves, the station said. What would Mitt Romney say? Jeff Simpson, who heads Bonneville International, the parent company of NBC affiliate station KSL-TV, told reporters the station will pass on the show, which is set to air Tuesdays at 8:30pm, during family viewing hours....

Kate Hudson First Look as Glee Character Cassandra July (photos)

Kate Hudson will kick up her heels in her guest starring role on Fox’s Glee. Show creator Ryan Murphy tweeted two photos of Hudson in action on the set with Glee star Lea Michelle. Hudson has a recurring role on the show and follows in the heels of Gwyneth Paltrow, who played a sex ed teacher and held her own singing and dancing with “Glee’s” talented cast. Sarah Jessica Parker will also guest star. ...

Ron Palillo, Best Known for Welcome Back Kotter Role, Dies

Ron Palillo, best known for his role as Horshack, the wise-cracking student on ’70s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died suddenly from a heart attack near his Palm Beach, Fla. home, according to reports. He was 63. He had a signature line on the show, “Ooh ooh ooh, Mr. Kotter,” and co-starred with John Travolta....