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Robert Downey Jr. is producing a 1980s rehab drama for Showtime

Robert Downey Jr. is coming to the small screen. Well, in a way.

EW has confirmed that Showtime is developing a drama from Gary Lennon, Robert Downey Jr., and Susan Downey’s Team Downey, along with Sony Pictures TV. The untitled drama, written by Lennon, is set in 1983 and follows a rehab community in Venice Beach, where drugs and alcohol aren’t exactly hard to come by. (Art imitates life!)

Amanda Burrell joins Lennon and the Downeys as an executive producer, with Chris Mammolito on board as a co-executive producer.

Julia Collins on her record-breaking 'Jeopardy!' run, the upcoming category she would've aced

On Monday, Julia Collins’ 20-game Jeopardy! winning streak came to an end when she bet everything on a Final Jeopardy clue that read: “The New England writer who in 1999 became the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel as a screenplay.” Collins guessed Michael Chabon, when the correct answer was John Irving. However, despite her loss, Collins’ 20-game record puts her in second place for the most consecutive wins on the show, behind only Ken Jennings, and makes her the winningest woman in the show’s history.

But what was it about the final clue that threw her? And what is her advice to future contestants? We chatted with Collins about all of those things, as well as what she did with that money: READ FULL STORY

Chuck Lorre has apologized for 'Two and a Half Men'

Chuck Lorre has owed us all an apology for a while — and he knows it.

At Sunday’s Television Academy Honors, which recognize television that generates awareness regarding social issues, Lorre was honored for an episode of Mom that focuses on Allison Janney’s character, an alcoholic who falls off the wagon and tries to repair her life. As Lorre accepted the award, he poked fun at his mega-successful sitcom Two and a Half Men.

According to Variety, Lorre jokingly told the crowd, “To do a show about people trying to redeem their lives and to salvage and repair the damage they’ve done — for me, it’s an opportunity to apologize for Two and a Half Men.”

But is it enough of an apology? We’ll let you decide that one.

Matthew Weiner on 'Mad Men' theories: 'There's nothing obvious about the show'

Mad Men‘s absence is never so strongly felt as the first Sunday after a finale — even when it’s technically a mid-season one.

Languishing with the often troubled, occasionally hilarious, but always devastatingly human characters of creator Matthew Weiner’s world becomes an indispensable ritual for devoted viewers while the show is on, making its unceremoniously extended leaves between seasons (and now half-seasons) all the more difficult to bear.

While we wait for the second batch of episodes to air in 2015, Weiner spoke to EW about things to think about in preparation for the end of Mad Men.

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'Beauty and the Beast' exclusive: Watch Catherine and Vincent's sexy shower makeout

When Beauty and the Beast returns, Vincent finds himself arrested for Kurt Windsor’s murder. And once Cat, JT, and Tess find out who turned him in, they’ll realize that jail might not be their biggest problem. But enough with all the drama, because it’s time to remember the heart of this story: The beauty and the beast, of course. And as it turns out, this beast can be pretty romantic.

We’ve got an exclusive clip of Catherine and Vincent sharing a sexy moment in the bathroom. It involves the song they first danced to, a shower, some very wet clothes, and a passionate makeout. Like we said, the drama can wait. Or can it? READ FULL STORY

'The Strain': Guillermo del Toro on the creation of his FX series' big bad vampire -- EXCLUSIVE

Getting the flu is a major bummer. But it’s waaay preferable to a contagious virus that turns you into a vampire, the all-too-creepy premise behind FX’s July horror epic The Strain. Based on the book trilogy by director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and author Chuck Hogan, and executive-produced by Lost’s ­Carlton Cuse, the 13-episode series focuses on an epidemiologist (House of Cards’ Corey Stoll) who must battle a parasitic sickness threatening to transform New Yorkers into plasma-loving monsters.

The main carrier of the ­disease? The Master, one of the oldest vampires in existence. The Strain’s brutal behemoth is so complicated to operate that it takes two men (actor Robert Maillet and dancer Roberto Campanella) plus several visual-effects artists to bring him to life on screen. Del Toro shares this exclusive early sketch of the villain and talks about creating the ultimate bloodsucker. READ FULL STORY

'Chelsea Lately' to end in August

Chelsea Handler’s time spent interviewing Hollywood stars (and showering with some of them) is coming to an end. E! has announced that Chelsea Lately will end its seven-year run on August 26.

“We are very proud of Chelsea Lately’s long-running success and the unique space that the series carved out in late night television,” E! President Suzanne Kolb said in a press release. “Chelsea brought a distinct voice to late night with her acerbic wit and fearless commentary and we look forward to providing fans with a memorable send-off that lives up to that tradition.  Most of all, we are grateful to the Chelsea Lately team for making this show so special for seven years.”

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President Obama to make first appearance on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are headed to Washington.

On today’s Live! with Kelly and Michael, the co-hosts announced their first-ever interview with President Barack Obama. The duo is headed to D.C. to talk to Obama in the Blue Room of the White House, where they’ll discuss the recent “White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit,” among other topics.

The interview will air Friday, May 30, 2014.

'The Bachelorette': Watch the guys' deleted introduction videos

When The Bachelorette premiered last week, there was a little something missing. Thanks to a 90-minute time frame, the show had to cut its usual “Meet the Guys” videos, which meant viewers had to pick their favorite suitors based on nothing more than a limo arrival and a cocktail party.

But now, the guys’ introductions are available online, so before you head into tonight’s episode, you can properly educate yourself on a few of the men, their jobs, their passions, and how very excited they are that Andi is the Bachelorette. And perhaps most importantly, you can find out why Marquel made Andi eat cookies last week.

Watch a few of the best introductions below, and find the rest of them here:

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'Orphan Black': Creator John Fawcett on Helena's big make-out scene

[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday's episode of Orphan Black.]

ROAD TRIP! Sister clones Sarah and Helena were on the move in the latest episode of Orphan Black, which led to one hilarious sing-along scene as Helena channeled Betty, Veronica, and Jughead with her rendition of The Archies’ “Sugar Sugar.” But then the freak got even freakier, heading into a bar where she got it on with a tow trucker named Jessie (played by Suits star and OB fan Patrick J. Adams). We spoke with Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett to get the scoop on an episode that provided doses of both humor and intrigue, as Sarah uncovered a key piece of intel from…Rachel’s father?

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, you realize there is totally a Sarah and Helena road trip spin-off sitcom to be had here if you want.
JOHN FAWCETT: [Laughs] We wanted to put Sarah and Helena together on the road: the camping, the sing along in the truck, those were all elements I was hoping to get into season 1 that just didn’t happen. Because I just think the two of them are really hilarious together and really fun. So I’m really glad we got the opportunity to put the two sisters together and have a little bonding time and mend a few fences. READ FULL STORY

'Supernatural': Mark Sheppard returning as series regular for season 10

Long may he reign!

The King of Hell will be sitting comfortably on his throne when Supernatural returns for its tenth season: Mark Sheppard, the man behind fan-favorite Crowley, has officially been added as a series regular for the year. We don’t know how many episodes he will appear in at this point, but considering Dean’s hellish situation, we’d bet that Crowley’s involvement will be key.

Plus, who else is going to call Sam “Moose”?

'Survivor: Cagayan': Kass says 'I have a finger and sometimes it pops up when you piss me off'

She gave herself the nickname Chaos Kass, and while self-appointed nicknames are usually a no-no, Kass McQuillen definitely earned it — riling up pretty much any and every contestant that crossed her path during Survivor: Cagayan. But she had (the almost very) last laugh, making it to the final three, before being shockingly voted out by Woo. But lest you think Kass has mellowed out now that the cameras are shut off, just check out our exit interview, in which she has strong words for people both in and out of the game that want to judge her. (Also make sure to read our interview with winner Tony Vlachos as well as runner-up Woo Hwang and fan favorite Spencer Bledsoe. There’s also our finale/reunion Q&A with Jeff Probst. Plus, get intel on NEXT season.) READ FULL STORY

'Survivor: Cagayan': Spencer says he would have voted for Tony over himself

Jeff Probst told him before the game of Survivor Cagayan even started that he had zero percent chance of winning (much like Spencer would then tell Kass later), but Spencer Beldsoe made it all the way to the final episode, having his torch snuffed at the final four. Would he have kept his word to bring Tony to the final 2 had Tony saved him? How does he think he would have done in that match-up? And why did he choose to address the jury at the final Tribal Council? The fan favorite reveals all and has no problem pointing out all the shortcomings in his own game. (Also make sure to read our interview with winner Tony Vlachos as well as runner-up Woo Hwang and the controversial Kass McQuillen in addition to our finale/reunion Q&A with Jeff Probst. Plus, get intel on NEXT season.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, have you read the letter the Probst gave you at the reunion last night apologizing for saying you had no shot?
SPENCER BLEDSOE: You know what? People are going to think I’m crazy. I actually haven’t. It’s still sealed. Last night I just got whisked away and did a lot of interviews. I feel like if I open up, then there’s no going back. So I almost want to keep it for posterity’s sake then just have it. READ FULL STORY

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