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'Person of Interest' producers talk 'dangerous' new episode: 'It all comes to a climax'

Get ready for a whirlwind, Person of Interest fans! Tuesday night’s episode “The Crossing” may very well leave you gasping for breath — or at least that’s what the show’s creator Jonathan Nolan and EP Greg Plageman are hoping.

After last week’s Machine-spewing madness (38 numbers!!), things take a big turn this week: For the first time, Reese’s number comes up. “It’s a big deal for our show, it’s never happened before,” Nolan says of Tuesday’s episode, the second in a three-episode arc that began with last week’s “Endgame.” “The man in the suit is finally front and center, so the question becomes, how’s he going to get out of this one?”

Nolan continues: “It will test all of the aspects of the evolution of these characters that we’ve seen over the last three seasons: what they mean to each other, what they’d be willing to do for each other. It all kind of comes to a climax in this episode.”

But what about poor Detective Fusco (Kevin Chapman), who’s been teetering on the edge of grave danger? (Let’s face it: He’s looked like he’s heading into grave danger since season 1.) READ FULL STORY

'Ray Donovan' producer pleads guilty in online gambling case

A Hollywood producer has pleaded guilty in New York for his role in a high-stakes sports betting business run by an organized-crime enterprise.

Bryan Zuriff is executive producer of the Showtime series Ray Donovan. He pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to accepting a financial instrument in connection with unlawful Internet gambling.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) announced the plea Friday, saying Zuriff operated an illegal gambling enterprise in Los Angeles and helped run one in New York.

Zuriff faces five years in prison when sentenced in November. He’s agreed to forfeit $500,000. His lawyer hasn’t returned a message seeking comment.

Authorities in April indicted 34 people accused of being part of a scheme by two Russian-American organized-crime enterprises. They say the enterprises laundered $100 million from illegal gambling including poker games attended by celebrities and pro athletes.

Lifetime cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

Lifetime has canceled long-running, crime-busting show America’s Most Wanted, EW has confirmed. Though there’s another show on the horizon for host John Walsh, who is developing a pilot with Lifetime. (TV Guide exclusively reported the news.) READ FULL STORY

Anderson Cooper receives parcel from ex-LA cop, murder suspect

Law enforcement officials are inspecting a package CNN’s Anderson Cooper received from a former Los Angeles police officer who allegedly killed three in a shooting spree.

CNN spokeswoman Shimrit Sheetrit said Thursday that a parcel containing a note, a DVD and a bullet hole-riddled memento were sent by Christopher Dorner and addressed to Cooper’s office. READ FULL STORY

Dog the Bounty Hunter denied travel visa due to murder conviction

Duane “Dog” Chapman has his bags packed for London, but a murder conviction from the late 1970s is keeping him out of the United Kingdom. The reality television star from the show Dog the Bounty Hunter was to appear on another reality show, Celebrity Big Brother, but he has been denied a visa.

“It’s something that follows you the rest of your life, no matter who you become or who you are,” Chapman, 59, said Monday from Honolulu, where he lives. “I’m not proud of it.”

He was 23 in Pampa, Texas, in 1976 when he was in a car outside a house where a friend had gone inside to buy marijuana, he explained. The friend got into an argument with the dealer and shot him.

“In Texas in the `70s, if you were present, you were just as guilty,” Chapman said. He and the others in the group were all found guilty of murder. Chapman was sentenced to five years in prison and was paroled after 18 months. READ FULL STORY

George Zimmerman gives first interview to Fox News

And the first media outlet to score an interview with Travon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is…

Fox News!

Sean Hannity will air an exclusive hour-long  interview with Zimmerman tonight at 9 p.m. (What, he didn’t choose to go on 60 Minutes?) The former neighborhood-watch volunteer is charged with second-degree murder in the case of the Florida teenager’s death.

On Hannity, Zimmerman will discuss the night of Martin’s shooting and the dramatic aftermath. Fox News says that Zimmerman’s defense attorney Mark O’Mara will answer questions about his client’s case and reports circulating about his bail donations and hidden money. Will you watch?

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