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MTV making Miley Cyrus documentary

MTV is turning its documentary lens on Miley Cyrus.

The network announced today they will produce a “revealing” one-hour documentary that will follow the  performer as she works on her new album and “delves deep into the transformation she has experienced over the past few years.” (Guessing they mean this heap of weird.)

The doc is set to premiere this fall.

In the past, MTV has produced documentaries on Lady Gaga, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Britney Spears.

CBS sets Grammys airdate

CBS set the airdates for the next two Grammy telecasts.

The 56th Annual Grammys will air from Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014, while the 57th broadcast will go on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

This year’s telecast averaged 28.3 million viewers.

'Glee' scoop: New Directions to perform 'Call Me Maybe' in season four premiere -- EXCLUSIVE

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The song of the summer, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” will have yet another cover come Sept. 13: EW has exclusively learned that Glee‘s  New Directions will be tackling the hit tune in the season four premiere. The episode, fittingly called “The New Rachel,” will find the series characters dealing with the aftermath of graduation.

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Behind the scenes at 'Hip-Hop Squares' with Nick Cannon and Biz Markie

Tonight, MTV2 will pull back the curtain on Hip-Hop Squares, the new rap-centric reboot of the classic game show Hollywood Squares. For those who never had the pleasure of watching the likes of Shadoe Stevens or Jim J. Bullock riff in syndication, the show goes a little something like this: The host (in this case New York radio DJ Peter Rosenberg) asks a question of one of nine celebrities, who are positioned on a massive upright Tic-tac-toe board, and each contestant chooses whether or not to agree with the celeb’s response. If they’re correct, they “win” the square. After that, it’s basically Tic-tac-toe.

Of course, Hip-Hop Squares will offer more than just wacky trivia. The show also encourages extracurricular activities, starting with the champagne toast prior to each taping and the cameras capturing jokes and pranks in the green room.

A few weeks ago, EW stopped by Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, where Hip-Hop Squares was taping (right next door to HBO’s Girls). READ FULL STORY

CBS fall 2012-13 schedule revealed

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Freshman hit 2 Broke Girls takes over the anchor spot on Mondays while Two and a Half Men moves to Thursdays behind The Big Bang Theory in the new CBS schedule unveiled today in New York. CSI: NY now opens Fridays and The Mentalist moves to Sundays behind The Good Wife.

There was some thought that CBS would go with a two-hour block of comedies on Thursdays but instead the block of Big Bang Theory and Men leads into Person of Interest and the new Sherlock Holmes-like drama Elementary. “We had the guns to go to four comedies,” admits CBS head of scheduling Kelly Kahl. “This is simply the way the schedule felt strongest and looked best to us.”

Here it is: 

MONDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS HIMYM Partners 2 Broke Girls Mike & Molly Hawaii Five-O
NBC The Voice Revolution
FOX Bones The Mob Doctor
ABC Dancing with the Stars Castle
CW 90210 Gossip Girl
TUESDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS NCIS NCIS: Los Angeles Vegas
NBC The Voice Go On The New Normal Parenthood
FOX Raising Hope Ben and Kate New Girl The Mindy Project
ABC Dancing with the Stars the Results Show Happy Endings Don’t Trust the B— Private Practice
CW Hart of Dixie Emily Owens, M.D.
WEDNESDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS Survivor: Philippines Criminal Minds CSI
NBC Animal Practice Guys with Kids Law & Order: SVU Chicago Fire
FOX The X Factor
ABC The Middle Suburgatory Modern Family The Neighbors Nashville
CW Arrow Supernatural
THURSDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS The Big Bang Theory Two and a Half Men Person of Interest Elementary
NBC 30 Rock Up All Night The Office Parks and Recreation Rock Center with
Brian Williams
FOX The X Factor Results Glee
ABC Last Resort Grey’s Anatomy Scandal
CW The Vampire Diaries Beauty and the Beast
FRIDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS CSI: NY Made in Jersey Blue Bloods
NBC Whitney Community Grimm Dateline NBC
FOX Touch Fringe
ABC Shark Tank / Last Man Standing, Malibu Country Primetime: What Would You Do? 20/20
CW America’s Next Top Model Nikita
SUNDAY
Time 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
CBS The Amazing Race The Good Wife The Mentalist
NBC Football Night in America The Celebrity Apprentice Do No Harm
FOX The Simpsons Bob’s Burgers Family Guy American Dad
ABC Once Upon a Time Revenge 666 Park Avenue
KEY: ABC: PINK | CBS: BLUE | FOX: ORANGE | NBC: GREEN | CW: PURPLE Note: New shows highlighted in red | NT: New Time Slot

In addition, CBS will bow a new drama called Golden Boy in midseason that tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner. There is also a new comedy called Friend Me, about twentysomething best friends, Evan and Rob, who move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at GroupOn.

Undercover Boss will be back, too, as well as a new Mark Burnett show called The Job. It’s a competition that leads to a dream job.

No ruling yet, however, on whether Rules of Engagement will return.

Report: Britney Spears signs on to 'X Factor'

After months of speculation, pop star Britney Spears has reportedly signed on as a judge for the second season of The X Factor, according to E! Online.

Rumors have swirled about the singer joining the Fox singing competition, but today E! reports that Spears will be paid $15 million to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judging panel for the show’s next season, set to premiere in early fall.

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Another singing show to bow, this time on CW

Don’t look for the musical competition trend to end anytime soon. CW announced today that it, too, will launch a talent show this summer from Queen Latifah.

The Star Next Door will supposedly go on “a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom.” Here is the full description from the network announcement: “In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including pop legend Gloria Estefan and country star John Rich, will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America.” Hey, that’s a new twist! (Not). But John Rich! He could be fun, right?

Anyway, let’s here from the network honcho. “One of my first goals here at The CW was to increase the number of hours of original programming, both throughout the season and during the summer.  With these four new reality series, we’re launching our biggest summer schedule yet which will boost our circulation during the summer months and provide us with a promotional platform for our fall launch,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, in a statement.

Pedowitz also ordered two other reality shows for summer: Breaking Pointe, which will offer an insider look at the competitive world of ballet, and The Catalina, which follows the employees and guests at a Miami hotel. Premiere dates will be announced later.

Lady Gaga and Jean Paul Gaultier: A gorgeously wacky friendship, brought to you by the CW

A special televised interview between Lady Gaga and quirky fashion legend Jean Paul Gaultier will air on Sept. 12 on The CW, the network announced this morning. In the interview, filmed in Gaultier’s own Paris fashion design workshop, the designer talks to Gaga about her rise to stardom, her insistence on airtight image control, her use of “provocation as a marketing tool” and — of course — her love for art and haute couture.

Bizarrely, this is the first time the two avant-garde fashion icons have ever crossed paths, according to a release. But we’re betting Gaultier (who designed Madonna’s now-famous “cone bra” corset in 1990) and Gaga (who first gained notoriety by wearing kooky underthings literally all the time) hit it off just fine.

Gaga by Gaultier is scheduled to air on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Billboard Music Awards scoop: Ken Jeong to jam ... with Eric Stonestreet?

ken-jeongImage Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.comRemember Ken Jeong’s emotional acceptance at last year’s MTV Movie Awards? Yeah, we don’t expect him to get all teary-eyed tomorrow at the Billboard Music Awards. On the contrary, Jeong — who will serve as the host of the kudofest that’ll air live on ABC — is expected to mix things up with a couple of the artists.

Since Jeong fancies himself a “musician,” the star of Hangover 2 will square off against the likes of Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Travis Barker, and Cam — er, we mean Modern Family’s Stonestreet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Hilarity is sure to ensue.

Also at Sunday’s awards ceremony: Lil Wayne will join Mary J. Blige on stage for her single, “Someone to Love Me.” Far East Movement will perform “Rocketeer” with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and will also team up with Snoop Dogg on “If I Was You (OMG).” Finally, Pitbull will sing “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo and Nayer.

The show starts at 8:00 E.T. And in case you’ve already forgotten about Jeong’s genius, check out this trailer for Hangover 2. READ FULL STORY

Simon Cowell expects Mariah Carey to join 'X Factor' 'in some form'

Simon Cowell says he is still looking for two more judges to join L.A. Reid on the new show, The X Factor (despite the fact that Reid revealed Cheryl Cole will appear on the U.S. version of the show). And if Cowell gets his way — and he normally does — Mariah Carey will play some role on his music competition. In a radio interview with Jackie Brown on 92.9 in Spokane, Wash., Cowell acknowledged that Carey’s imminent motherhood was a stumbling block for extensive involvement, but he seemed confident that the chanteuse would appear. “I think Mariah will have a role on the live shows,” said Cowell. “I met her recently and she was in great form. Her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which of course, only Mariah can come up with. But she’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”

Representatives for Cowell and Carey did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Simon Cowell weighing 'X Factor' options

According to reports in the British papers, Simon Cowell is planning to leave the U.K. version of The X Factor to focus on the launch of the American version of the show, but his spokesperson cautions that no decision has been made yet. The Daily Mail quoted an insider at ITV, which airs the show in Britain, as saying that balancing both shows “is just not feasible,” and others reportedly say the double-duty would be a strain on the 51-year-old’s health. Cowell’s camp intimated that a final decision is not expected soon.

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'Glee' scoop: Gwyneth Paltrow will cover Adele on next week's episode

Good news Gleeks: Not only is Gwyneth Paltrow back next week on Glee as Holly Holliday, but a Fox spokesperson confirms she’s also covering “Turning Tables” from Adele’s awesome new album, 21. It’s a veritable Gwyneth-palooza in terms of music news, with this latest nuggest coming on the heels of her “Over the Rainbow” duet with Matthew Morrison premiering tomorrow on iTunes (listen to our exclusive 60 second tease here). While we sadly don’t have Gwyneth’s Glee version yet, here’s the similarly fabulous Adele performing her track… READ FULL STORY

Simon Cowell scoop: The 'X Factor' star talks L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul...and Rebecca Black

On the heels of today’s announcement that music mogul Antonio “L.A.” Reid has signed on as a judge on the U.S. version of Fox’s upcoming talent-show series The X Factor, the show’s creator/star Simon Cowell is talking about how the high-profile hiring came about. “Taking it back to basics, since we were making the point that the whole idea of the show is that we’re trying to find a star, my first thought was, I’ve got to have the No. 1 hit maker in the world on the show,” Cowell tells EW. “And L.A. was the obvious choice. This went to the wire, to be honest with you, because Universal were keen to keep him. But once he’d made up his mind he wanted to be on the show, then it all happened quite quickly in the last week.”

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