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'Couples Therapy': Courtney Stodden teases 'vicious energy' in season 2

Since the moment actor Doug Anthony Hutchison and his 34-years-younger bride Courtney Stodden (then 16) took their marriage public, they have been a cultural lightning rod. From a Las Vegas chapel to a pumpkin patch and now VH1’s Couples Therapy, they have never shied away from a chance to put their controversial relationship on display. But will tonight’s Therapy premiere signal that the honeymoon phase is officially over? Stodden spoke with EW about her reasons for going on the show, the instant rivalry the other women felt toward her, and her husband’s “fearless effervescence.” Read on… READ FULL STORY

Sara Gilbert on 'The Talk': You mean I gotta talk about my private life on this show?

On today’s episode of The Talk, Sara Gilbert revealed her initial reservations about doing a daytime talk show: She’d have to talk about her private life! Now, current events have forced her to open up. She’s dating Linda Perry, a producer/songwriter who once served as a the lead singer for 4 Non Blondes.

After her romance hit the tabloids on Sunday (she and Perry were photographed looking decidedly un-Hollywood), Gilbert used today’s show to come clean. “When I decided to do this show, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a host because I would be talking about my personal life.”  Yep, because that’s how you make a talk show good, woman! READ FULL STORY

Maria Shriver appears on second-to-last 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

Maria Shriver made a surprise appearance Tuesday night at the taping of the penultimate episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, less than 24 hours after her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger publicly admitted that he had fathered a child with a member of their household staff over a decade ago. (Shriver and Schwarzenegger announced their separation last week.)

After appearances by Will Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, and Stevie Wonder, Shriver stepped on stage with Gayle King, Oprah’s best friend, at Chicago’s United Center in front of some 20,000 audience members. To loud cheering, Shriver told the retiring talk show host, “You’ve given me love, wisdom, and the truth,” as Oprah held Shriver’s hand. Then Shriver introduced Tyler Perry for the next segment of the show, and left the stage. (Reporting by Meghan Murphy-Gill.)

Read more:
Oprah’s ‘Farewell Spectacular': We’ve live-blogged it!
Arnold Schwarzenegger admits fathering child out of wedlock
Maria Shriver to Twitter followers: ‘Thank you for all the kindness…’
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announce separation

'Top Chef Masters': Christina Hendricks to join for a 'Mad Men'-themed episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Geoffrey-Arend-Christina-HendricksImage Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty ImagesJoan Holloway is about to get yet another close-up, but this time it’s on… Bravo? EW has learned exclusively that sultry Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and her actor husband Geoffrey Arend — who will be starring alongside Dana Delaney in ABC’s medical drama Body of Proof when it premieres March 29 — recently taped the second episode of Top Chef Masters‘ upcoming third season. (The couple are pictured together at left.)  READ FULL STORY

Scoop: How NBC landed the behind the scenes special 'Inside the Royal Wedding'

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has already set off a media frenzy, with every outlet under the sun wanting a piece of the big day. NBC is planning on sending all of its Today Show anchors as well as Nightly News’ Brian Williams to cover the event, but the network will also air Inside the Royal Wedding, a one-hour special premiering April 27, following the wedding preparations from January through April. According to exec producer Nick Bullen, the show will focus on “the supporting cast around the wedding,” like the wedding procession cavalry and the Dean of Westminster Abbey. Bullen says production will be filming until the very last minute to assure the special will catch every last detail. “We’re going to try and deliver as near as possible to [April 27],” he admits. “Obviously, what’s happening with the wedding is that things are being revealed on a daily basis. We want to be as up-to-date as possible. There’s even talk of doing a live introduction from Westminster Abbey on the Wednesday night with Meredith linking live to the States, but that’s still very much in discussions.”  READ FULL STORY

'The Kennedys' trailer: I've a feeling we're not in Camelot any more

Watching the Reelz Channel trailer for The Kennedys, it’s immediately clear why members of the Kennedy family and their loyal supporters lobbied against its broadcast. It opens with a callous remark about the ways of the world, and closes with JFK on a slab. This is not a miniseries to celebrate, “Ask not what your country can do for you…,” but to illuminate the clan’s fatal ambition, illustrated by the patriarch’s Palpatine-like remark, “This country is ours for the taking!” READ FULL STORY

Jesse James to appear on ABC's 'Nightline'

jesse-jamesImage Credit: Danny Moloshok/LandovNightline scored the first interview with Jesse James since the break-up of his marriage to actress Sandra Bullock. In the installment airing Tuesday May 25, James talks to Vicki Mabrey about the split and why he went to rehab. He’s also expected to address the role he’ll play in the raising of Louis, the baby boy Bullock recently adopted. James issued a public apology after Bullock spoke to People.

Charlie Sheen back at work today

It seems a little odd when a production company issues a simple one-line press release saying a star is back on the set, but when your star is Charlie Sheen — and he’s spent some time in rehab while fighting felony, menacing, and assault charges — then an update on his status is more than just a little newsworthy. Warner Bros. TV announced today that Two and A Half Men’s biggest and highest paid star returned to the Burbank, Calif. set today to resume production on the sitcom, which remains TV’s most watched comedy at 14.96 million. Sheen’s off-screen antics haven’t impacted the veteran series; Men, in fact, posted its highest adults 18-49 rating (5.8/15) in three years on March 8.

Sheen’s time off didn’t have a huge impact on the show’s run; CBS already had three episodes in the can when the actor announced plans to enter rehab. Though a rerun aired last night, the next original episode is scheduled for March 22. CBS ordered 24 episodes of Men this season.

Jay Leno-David Letterman-Oprah Winfrey Super Bowl ad was Dave's idea, says CBS

Late night fans got the surprise of a lifetime during the second quarter of the Super Bowl tonight when they saw Jay Leno sitting side-by-side with David Letterman in a promo for CBS’ Late Show. Appearing with Oprah Winfrey, Letterman laments about how bad the party is, and Leno retorts “he’s just saying that because I’m here.” Minutes after the spot (embedded below), CBS sent out word that the two late night stars taped the spot last Tuesday at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. The spot was a revisit, of sorts, to a 2007 Super Bowl spot that featured Letterman and Winfrey. A Late Show spokesman said the spot was Letterman’s idea, and Leno and Winfrey were willing participants.

The promo was all the more surprising given the beating that Leno took last month by his fellow late night competitors over Conan O’Brien’s departure from NBC. Letterman was particularly critical, though he’d just as quickly turn the negative spotlight on himself by reminding everyone that NBC still didn’t want him for the Tonight Show. NBC, in the meantime, now has an uphill battle on its hands in having to promote the new Tonight Show with its old host Leno, though one insider commented that today’s promo certainly makes it a little easier. “It does a lot for all three in the commercial,” said the source.

And it certainly fits nicely with NBC Chairman Jeff Gaspin’s strategy of marketing Leno’s return with “some humor and a wink, not a sledgehammer.” “We will certainly be more subtle,” he told EW last month. “Fortunately the positive side of this public battle is that everybody knows what is going on, so you don’t have to create awareness.  All we have to do is gently remind people when it starts. We’ll have the Olympics as a platform to let people know that Jay will be back on The Tonight Show starting March 1.”

More on the Leno-Letterman-Oprah Super Bowl ad:

EW’s TV critic Ken Tucker reacts to the Letterman-Leno “truce.”
Late Show exec producer Rob Burnett: Inside dish on how the ad came together

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's twin girls: The first official photo!

SJP_Broderick_DL EW has obtained the first official photo of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twin daughters, born on June 22, 2009. In the photo, taken in New York City seven days after their birth, Parker holds daughter Marion Loretta Elwell, Broderick holds daughter Tabitha Hodge, and their son, James Wilkie, looks on.

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'Jon & Kate' going on hiatus following separation announcement

Fans of Jon & Kate will have to wait a few months before they’re reunited with the broken brood. According to TLC, after a retrospective of the couple’s 10 years together airs on June 29, the show will be on hiatus until Aug. 3. “During this time the family will take some time off to
regroup, and then a modified schedule will be in place to support the
family’s transition,” the network tells EW, adding that it will continue cementing its close relationship with the family.
“TLC continues to support the Gosselin family and will
work closely with them to determine the best way to continue to tell
their story as they navigate through this difficult time.”

More on ‘Jon & Kate’ divorce:
Ken Tucker’s Watching TV blog: ‘Jon & Kate’ minus a marriage: They’ll divorce, and ‘I will survive and they will survive’
‘Jon & Kate’ divorce: Lawyers weigh in on custody
PopWatch: Jon and Kate divorce: What should happen to the show?

'Jon & Kate' divorce: Lawyers weigh in on custody

Viewers may not have been shocked to hear Jon and Kate’s Gosselin’s divorce announcement last night, but most are left pondering a serious question: What will happen to the couple’s children if the break-up is indeed final? On the show last night, Jon and Kate said the children will continue living in the house the couple bought last year, but the parents will “flip-flop,” as Kate put it, depending on who has visitation rights.

Both parents seem committed to doing what’s best for the kids, but if there does turn out to be a custody battle, things may not be so simple. “I can’t recall a case where there were eight kids,” Los Angeles divorce lawyer Lynn Soodik says. “But let me just tell you this: If Jon gets four and Kate gets four, that’s not fair. So it’s not like money that you equally divide, because it’s not your right to have the children in an equal division. It’s what’s best for the children. And usually, they don’t split up siblings unless there’s a very specific reason to do so.”

At face value, simply being the kids’ mother gives Kate an advantage in a custody battle, but as celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder points out, that certainly is not always the way it plays out. “The fine print says it’s women — mothers usually get custody of children.” However, he adds, “I think some judge would want to consider who was the moving force in this theatrical enterprise that they got the kids involved in. I think it’s going to be a bad mark for whoever it turns out to be.” Soodik agrees: “You probably know yourself couples with kids where the dad is a much better parent than the mom, and other times, you’re lucky the dad even knows the kids’ birthdays. It really depends on what’s been the best interest of the children.”

Although viewers have formed opinions on who the better parent would be from watching the show, the heavily-edited Jon and Kate footage should not figure into the judge’s decision. “The judge can’t even consider the show,” Soodik says. “Because that’s not really evidence before him or her. Who knows what goes on in an editing booth. For example, let’s say a mom is a fabulous mom, but one day, does something bad. That might be what’s on TV. It’s not a good way to judge, because what is entertainment is not necessarily what happens the majority of the time.”

“I must say, I saw the show a couple of times,” Felder says. “I wasn’t particularly impressed, because it looks like they’re both performing for the camera.”

More on ‘Jon & Kate’ divorce:
Ken Tucker’s Watching TV blog: ‘Jon & Kate’ minus a marriage: They’ll divorce, and ‘I will survive and they will survive’

Ratings: 'The Bachelorette' grows, 'I'm a Celebrity...' tumbles

ABC’s has a minor summer hit with The Bachelorette. The dating competition wooed 7.2 million viewers, according to preliminary overnight ratings; that’s a boost of 800k viewers from the previous week. Meanwhile, Heidi and Spencer’s last episode (or is it?) of I’m a Celebrity… failed to nab huge viewership with only 5.2 million tuning in. Comparatively, last Monday’s premiere scored 6.4 million for the network.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm The Bachelorette (ABC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
House (Fox)
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here (NBC)
Gossip Girl (The CW)
6.6 (repeat)
5.9 (repeat)
1.1 (repeat)
8:30pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 5.8 (repeat)
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Bones (Fox)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
9.5 (repeat)
5.6 (repeat)
0.8 (repeat)
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 7.8 (repeat)
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Dateline (NBC)
Here Come the Newlyweds (ABC)
8.1 (repeat)

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