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Alan Cumming reveals the secret to Eli's hair on 'The Good Wife'

Going from the set of The Good Wife to the stage of Broadway’s Cabaret requires a quick change for Alan Cumming, whose hair has to go from silver-streaked to black. As he tells EW Radio while promoting his new memoir Not My Father’s Son, The Good Wife producers opted for a wig for three episodes. But then the show’s hair team found a new system: “Eli’s gray streaks are silver blooming Sharpie,” he says.

Listen to him recount his tale of woe to News & Notes hosts Julia Cunningham and Mario Correa below. READ FULL STORY

Ted Danson explains the secret to comedy, why actors keep working

Ahead of CSI‘s Sept. 28 season premiere (10 p.m. ET on CBS), Ted Danson joined EW’s Kyle Anderson for a SiriusXM Town Hall to talk about his lengthy career. Listen to two highlights below.

In the first clip, after an audience member asks him about being mocked on Seinfeld (he has neither as much money as George Costanza thought he had, nor a plane), Danson reveals the secret to comedy: “I’ve discovered that you don’t have to be the one telling the joke. As long as you’re in the room with funny, you get credit for funny,” he says. Thinking back to taping Cheers with multiple cameras in front of a live audience, which meant actors had to stay alive even when they weren’t the focus of a scene, he explains, “So you have a very funny joke, right. All of the sudden, you’d notice everybody in the cast is crossing behind you just at the right moment of the funny—so they were part of a very funny joke, they were part of that shot. If you had a dumb joke, it was like tumbleweeds. You couldn’t find anyone. All of the sudden, they’d all duck behind the bar to pick something up, or run off someplace else. You would be all by yourself with your non-funny joke.” (He goes on to reminisce about Cheers costar Woody Harrelson insisting he come to the premiere of his film Doc Hollywood, which includes a joke about Danson, and how he got him back in the film Ted.)

In the second clip, Danson admits that walking through airports is how an actor knows where they are career-wise. “Here’s my motto: Keep working. Because otherwise what happens is, somebody will have watched a rerun of Sam Malone when I’m 34 to 44, and then they’ll see me on the street now and go, ‘Geez, you look like s–t,'” he says. “But if you keep working, people realize, ‘Oh, no, that’s alright. I saw CSI. Alright, I get it. He’s aging.'” READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' director Paris Barclay on the premiere's 'ballet of death'

Sons of Anarchy‘s season 7 premiere will be remembered for the brutality of the final scene, but as is so often the case with this show, there was also beauty in it. Exec producer Paris Barclay, who directed the episode, called into “News & Notes” on EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) and shared how the idea for a rainy night in Charming—a rare occurrence—came about. He always reads Kurt Sutter’s scripts slowly, so he can try to visualize what he’s created.

“Even though it wasn’t in the script, I just imagined it was raining for some unknown reason. I just imagined it had that low-barometric-pressure, the-sky-has-gotten-dark-earlier, rainy feeling. It hardly ever rains in Charming, if you’ve noticed over seven seasons, so I thought this would be something unique to do. But as I thought about it, I said, ‘Well, that means it’s gonna have to rain in every other scene in this montage,'” Barclay said. “And then it ended up raining when they buried the bodies at Chigger Woods, which was fantastically beautiful. So just by backing into that, thinking about the killing scene first just having the rain, it ended up giving us a lot of benefits for all the other scenes: The rain on Gemma’s face when she’s talking to Tara. And then I go to Paul Maibaum, who’s been our director of photography from the beginning, and I say, ‘Paul, if it rains, what does that mean for you?’ He said, ‘It means beauty.'”

As Barclay told EW previously, it was Charlie Hunnam’s idea for Jax to draw out the torture, slowly removing his clothing so he’s shirtless when Jax takes his revenge on the man Gemma’s blamed for Tara’s murder. Hunnam was inspired by a lengthy kill scene in the Paul Bettany movie Gangster No. 1. “To see that spectacular torso just cluttered and clumsily splashed with blood of this innocent man I thought was super, super compelling,” Barclay said. During a meeting with Sutter to discuss the tone of the script, page-by-page, Sutter weighed in on what he liked and didn’t like. “So by the time we came to shooting it, we had something that was pretty well worked out—a ballet of death, as I call it.” READ FULL STORY

'Nashville' star Connie Britton teases season 3: 'Drama, drama, drama'

In anticipation for the season 3 premiere of Nashville, Connie Britton stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) to talk about the show, and what it feels like to be proposed to all the time.

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'Orphan Black' co-stars Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris accept EWwys

The winners of the 7th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed were announced live Aug. 18 on EW Radio, and for the second year, the best actress in a drama category boasted the largest margin of victory. In 2013, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany won with 43 percent of the vote; this year, 61 percent of readers cast their ballots for her. “I think people have been bribed, or it’s been rigged somehow. That’s ridiculous. That’s not right,” a grateful Maslany joked when she phoned in to accept the honor and was reminded that fellow nominees included Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal and Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga. “I’m just like, Katey Sagal, that’s crazy. That’s totally insane. Vera Farmiga—I mean, give me a break. That’s crazy.”

Maslany also talked about Orphan Black‘s emotional panel at Comic-Con (“The Clone Club community is such a supportive one and so lovely and so accepting—it’s the greatest gift to know that the show allows for a community like that”) and getting the chance to drive her first golf cart at Comic-Con as well (“It was one of my favorites moments in my life—it was pretty amazing”). The full interview is below.

Her co-star Jordan Gavaris (Felix) picked up his first EWwy for best supporting actor in a drama and delivered the awards’ most earnest acceptance. “I’m stunned. This is a wild, wild honor to even be in a category with some of these actors: Norman Reedus, Peter Sarsgaard, my god. I don’t win anything in life, you know what I mean. I was, like, the awkward kid who didn’t go to prom, but I did—nobody noticed though,” he said, laughing.  READ FULL STORY

Chris Pratt talks end of 'Parks and Recreation': 'I think people are ready for it to be done'

Chris Pratt will officially become a big time movie star with today’s release of Guardians of The Galaxy (my personal pick for best film of the summer). And considering that GOTG is coming on the heels of The Lego Movie and will be followed by next year’s sure-to-be-massive Jurassic World…well, let’s just say Pratt (who stars in all three) has a lot of things to talk about. And we talked about all of those things when he stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studio this morning. But we also wanted to chat with Pratt (hey, they rhymes!) about the impending ending (again, rhymes!) of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which will sign off after one final season. So how does Pratt feel about gearing up for the last go round in Pawnee? READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Robert Kirkman says 'I got a pretty good idea when all of them are dying'

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The cast members of The Walking Dead live in almost constant fear that their character could be killed off at any time. Why, even when folks like Norman Reedus get calls from the producers hiring them for other jobs they still think they are getting bad news. Perhaps making them even more paranoid about their livelihood is the news that The Walking Dead creator already has the cast on death watch, complete with a timetable of all of their demises.

When Robert Kirkman stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, Channel 105) while out at Comic Con, Jessica Shaw and I asked him about how tough it is to say goodbye to someone when they are killed off the show. “It’s kinda worse than that,” says Kirkman. “Because I got a pretty good idea when all of them are dying. To a certain extent, if we follow the comic, like possibly even more than [showrunner] Scott [Gimple] knows.”

Kirkman then began pointing at imaginary bodies around the room to illustrate his point. “So I’m always like…two years, three years, six months, two weeks, oh, God this is awful! It’s really rough. Doing the comic, it was fine because it was just lines on a paper. Whatever. We’re killing that guy. Cool. But the show, it sucks because we all work together, we hang out, and have a great time. But, you know, the story’s gotta get done and people gots to die, as I like to say. It’s pretty rough.”

Even worse, Kirkman and Gimple cannot tell the castmembers in question when their number is up in case plans change last minute. “You can’t tell ’em,” says Kirkman. “Because we change our minds all the time. And that’s the other really bad thing about it. We can’t really give them that much warning because there’s always a chance that we’ll get into actually writing the scripts after we plan things out and we’re like, ‘Nope, that character’s living.’ Which has happened many times. So we don’t want to have many false news giving situations.”

To hear more from Kirkman about season 5 of The Walking Dead, his new movie AIR (with Norman Reedus), and why he loves The Walking Dead Monopoly, click on the audio player below to hear our entire interview. And for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.


Andrew Lincoln says 'The Walking Dead' 'won't be without its share of death this season'

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Lest you fret that everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic zombie drama was going to mellow with age in its fifth season, Andrew Lincoln has some news for you. When discussing The Walking Dead’s penchant for killing off characters during a visit to Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) at Comic-Con, Lincoln told us “It is an inevitable part of this show. It’s one of the great things, I think, that you have real jeopardy for favorite characters. It won’t be without its share of death this season.” Uh-oh, sounds like some necks may be on the line in season 5…which is not to imply that Rick Grimes is set to continue his gnarly throat-chomping binge (R.I.P., Claimers.)

Lincoln was joined by his castmates Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney and Chad Coleman, along with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd as the group infiltrated the EW Radio studio to discus their latest conquest of Comic-Con, and you can hear the entire conversation right here and right now by clicking on the audio player icon below. (The rest of the cast — Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Michael Cudlitz, as well as producers Scott M. Gimple and Denise Huth — stopped by as well, and you can listen to that visit right here.) READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' cast and producers promise that 'every single thing in the first episode is a spoiler'

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Fans have been weighing in with their thoughts about the new Walking Dead season 5 trailer that debuted at Comic-Con in San Diego, but what about the cast and producers themselves? What do they have to say about it? After the awesome experience of watching them watch it on a monitor while backstage at their panel, I asked Team Walking Dead their thoughts later when they stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) studio at the convention, and now you can hear the entire conversation by clicking on the audio player icon below.

Joining us were none other than cast members Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, and Michael Cudlitz, along with executive producer Scott M. Gimple and co-executive producer Denise Huth. So what do they make of the clip, in which, according to Cudlitz, “it certainly looks like we’re heading to DC” to find a cure for the zombie outbreak? It seems the cast has been getting a kick listening to fans hypothesize as to what it all means. “The theories are fantastic,” says Gurira. READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris wants to be on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' (Updated)

Neil Patrick Harris is a man of many talents and many more projects. But after rumors spread that Harris could potentially take over David Letterman’s The Late Showwhich Harris shot down—he revealed another project he’d be more interested in.

Harris stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) and talked to Mario Correa about his love of variety shows, freak shows, and therefore, the upcoming American Horror Story: Freak Show. In the clip, Harris confesses that he actually wrote co-creator Ryan Murphy a letter asking to be on the new show, because that’s how much he loves the series (and freaks). Sadly, Murphy hasn’t responded.

UPDATE: Ryan Murphy responded to Harris on Twitter, claiming that there is a role available if Harris wants it.

Capt. Sig Hansen explains how you swap VHS tapes on the Bering Sea

As season 10 of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch continues, fans can see how Capt. Sig Hansen and his Northwestern crew are adjusting to having greenhorn Mandy Hansen, Sig’s 18-year-old daughter, on deck—and occasionally, in the wheelhouse. (Sorry, Jake Anderson.)

When Sig and Mandy stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) on Monday, Sig explained why he’s never eager to have a woman onboard (a topic other Catch captains discussed with EW before the season began). Since this was the TV Editor’s Hour, we also discussed how crews entertain themselves when they aren’t on a grind. The guys on the Cape Caution may fight over Sons of Anarchy DVDs, but Suits is a popular pick on the Northwestern. And while we’ve seen the Northwestern trade deckhands while at sea, Sig explains the lost/tricky art of swapping VHS tapes. READ FULL STORY

Listen: Patrick J. Adams reveals why he really guest starred on 'Pretty Little Liars'

Suits star Patrick J. Adams visited EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) on Monday, and while he started The Editor’s Hour off right by singing along to Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is”—he has a lovely falsetto—his performance during our “You Said It!” game is what you really need to hear. How it works: We read lines from some of his previous TV credits, and he tries to identify the show and provide an interesting anecdote about shooting the role.

Listen to highlights below, which include Adams sharing how he guested on Pretty Little Liars in 2010 to win back series star Troian Bellisario, who’d broken up with him (it worked, they’re engaged), failed to play it cool alongside Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn, and almost got his own Ghost Whisperer spin-off. And psst, Orphan Black fans: He also describes how Helena’s hair really feels. READ FULL STORY

Chris Colfer on his Twitter getting hacked: 'It sucked'

Talk about a rough landing: Chris Colfer was getting off an hours-long flight from London to L.A. when he found out his Twitter had been hacked and the hacker had told the entire internet that Colfer was let go from Glee. “It sucked,” Colfer–who is definitely not let go from Glee–told Jessica Shaw in an Entertainment Weekly Radio interview. READ FULL STORY

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