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Stannis Baratheon Makes His Debut in New 'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Promo (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 12th 2011 6:45AM
The cold winds are rising, but Stannis Baratheon may be a more pressing problem for the Lanisters in 'Game of Thrones.' In the latest teaser for Season 2, King Robert's brother stakes his claim to the throne currently occupied by young Joffrey.

"My brother left no true-born heirs. By right and birth and blood I do this day lay claim to the iron throne of Westeros. ... The iron throne is mine by right." He follows this with the chilling threat: "They will bend the knee or I will destroy them."

Watch the clip after the jump.

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'All American Muslim': Russell Simmons Lashes Out at Lowe's for Pulling Ads from TLC Show

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 11th 2011 12:00PM
all american muslim lowes russel simmonsHip-hop mogul and former reality star Russell Simmons slammed Lowe's hardware store after it pulled its ads from TLC's new series 'All American Muslim,' exclusively reports Entertainment Weekly.

"This can't happen in America ... [Lowe's] needs to fix this immediately," Simmons said. "They can't get away with that, it's ridiculous. There are American principals at stake here. I can't imagine the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Urban League, or any organization that fights for their own rights will allow this to happen to any other group because they know they're next."

Simmons isn't the only one upset by the homebuilding store's decision. According to the Los Angeles Times, California state senator Ted Lieu called on Lowe's to apologize for pulling its advertising from the TV show, which follows the lives of five Muslim American families from the Dearborn, Michigan area, home to one of the most active Muslim communities in the country.

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'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Reunion: Sabrina and Salem Make 'Magic' (VIDEO)

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 10th 2011 2:00PM
sabrina the teenage witch funny or die melissa joan hartFile this under: the greatest thing you'll see all day. Eight years after Melissa Joan Hart said goodbye to Sabrina Spellman and her witchy ways, the former 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' star spoofed her popular spellbinding role in a new video for Funny Or Die -- starring her former co-star, Salem the cat.

In the hilarious clip, the actress reunites with Salem (voiced by Nick Bakay) for lunch to catch up. But, then Salem -- always the bad influence -- convinces Hart to embrace her dormant inner-Sabrina and perform a little magic ... and that when Melissa loses it. She morphs into a power-hungry witch, attacking the restaurant's guests with "magic!"

And when a little boy tries to combat Melissa's witchy ways with the 'Harry Potter' defense spell, "Expelliarmus," the actress disarms him with her own clever counter-attack.

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'CNN Heroes': Go Behind the Scenes with Anderson Cooper (EXCLUSIVE)

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 10th 2011 12:40PM
cnn heroes anderson cooperMost televised award shows celebrate accomplished actors and performers, but for one very special night, CNN will honor everyday people, who are making extraordinary strides in their communities to make the world a better place, during their fifth annual 'CNN Heroes' broadcast.

"I've never gone through a whole show without tearing up backstage somewhere," host Anderson Cooper revealed in this exclusive behind the scenes clip. "When you tune in to watch 'Heroes,' you really are transported and transformed in a way."

Joining Cooper will be 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 13 winner, J.R. Martinez, who will co-host the pre-show of 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute' on Dec. 11. Before joining the cast of ABC's 'All My Children,' Martinez, an United States Army infantryman, was badly injured when his Humvee truck ran over a landmine in Iraq. He suffered a coma and intense burns on over 40 percent of his body, lost most of the hair on his head and one of his ears.

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'All American Muslim': Lowe's Pulls Ads from TLC Show

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 10th 2011 11:25AM
all american muslim lowes Hardware store Lowe's has pulled ads from TLC's new series 'All American Muslim' after the Florida Family Association encouraged members to email the program's advertisers.

The conservative organization posted a letter reportedly from a Lowe's representative, stating that the retail giant has agreed to pull its ads from the docu-series: "While we continue to advertise on various cable networks, including TLC, there are certain programs that do not meet Lowe's advertising guidelines, including the show you brought to our attention. Lowe's will no longer be advertising on that program."

Lowe's then acknowledged its decision on Twitter. "We did not pull our ads based solely on the complaints or emails of any one group. It is never our intent to alienate anyone. Lowe's values diversity of thought in everyone, including our employees and prospective customers."

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'The Nate Berkus Show' Canceled, To End After This Season

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 6:33PM
The Nate Berkus Show Canceled'The Nate Berkus Show' has been canceled. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the current season, its second, will be the last for the daytime lifestyle show.

"I'm incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day," Berkus said in a statement.

The daytime talk show, somewhat of a spin-off from 'The Oprah Winfrey Show, is the lowest rated talk show on air right now. During the November sweeps period, it averaged about 1.4 million viewers.

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Alanis Morissette Books 'Up All Night,' Klaus Gets Brothers on 'Vampire Diaries' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 6:15PM
Alanis Morissette Up All NightAlanis Morissette is staying 'Up All Night.'

According to TVLine, Morissette will play a former member of Ava's (Maya Rudolph) music group, Sound LLC. Talk show host Ava's musical past was previously touched upon when Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone guest starred as her ex-boyfriend.

Morissette has previously done guest spots on 'Sex and the City,' 'Weeds,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'American Dreams.' Her episode is set to air in early 2012.

In other casting news ...

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'Glee': 'Extraordinary Merry Christmas' Sneak Peek

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 9th 2011 4:30PM
glee extraordinary christmasGleeks, Christmas has come a little early this year. It's hard to be critical of a 'Glee' Christmas episode, especially when everyone always looks so cheerful.

It's time to put up the tree, wrap the gifts, and dance around with some garland. Now that the Troubletones are no more, the entire glee club is back together this holiday season to help deck the halls at McKinley. Not only will New Directions get a chance to be featured in a holiday special, but they'll also be joined by a very special guest -- Chewbacca!

"[Chewbacca] makes an appearance into Artie's dream in a way," Shum told AOL TV. "I can't really delve into the details, but it's something to do with Artie."

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Danny Pudi Might Not Be the Only 'Community' Star on Tonight's 'Chuck'

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 9th 2011 4:15PM
Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Joel McHale & Gillian Jacobs, 'Community'We love it when geek worlds collide, so the thought of seeing 'Community' star Danny Pudi (Abed!) on tonight's 'Chuck' has us all excited.

But rumor has it Pudi isn't the only member of the Greendale study group stopping by the Buy More. Which other Human Being might we see hanging around in the background of 'Chuck vs. the Hack Off'?

A few hints ...

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CW Delays Return of 'Ringer,' '90210'

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 4:00PM
Ringer Schedule'Ringer' fans, the return of your double-dose of Sarah Michelle Gellar is getting delayed.

'Ringer' and '90210' are being pushed back from their scheduled Jan. 10 midseason premiere for 'Remodeled.' '90210' will now premiere Tues., Jan. 17 at 8PM ET followed by 'Remodeled' at 9PM ET.

'Ringer' will return Jan. 31 at 9PM ET.

'Remodeled' follows modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher as he travels around the country helping revamp smaller agencies to join one giant conglomerate called The Network.

Check out The CW's new midseason premiere schedule below.

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Dianna Agron: My 'Glee' Character Was Almost Scrapped

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 2:10PM
Dianna Agron GleeCan you imagine 'Glee' without Quinn Fabray's crazy plotting and scheming? Dianna Agron said her character was almost dropped from the hit Fox series.

"They were going to scrap the character, but Robert [Ulrich, the casting director] asked for one more chance," Agron told Nylon about her 'Glee' audition.

Two days after her reading, Ulrich gave her some instructions to help her land the part.

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'Spartacus: Vengeance': First Look at the New Season of the Gladiator Drama (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 9th 2011 1:30PM
Starz has released the first few minutes from the first episode of 'Spartacus: Vengeance,' which arrives Jan. 27. The clip is introduced by new 'Spartacus' star Liam McIntyre, who has taken on the lead role in the new season of the gladiator epic.

Who would have predicted that the first scene of the new season of the cult hit would depict the gladiators, who are on the run from the Roman authorities, having a tea party?

Kidding. Of course there's a whole lot of bloodshed in the video. We wouldn't have it any other way, right?

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'Blue Lagoon' Remake in the Works for Lifetime

by Crystal Bell, posted Dec 9th 2011 12:30PM
blue lagoon remakeLifetime is bringing a modernized version of the 1980 classic, 'Blue Lagoon,' back to life, reports Deadline.

The somewhat incestual story centered on two young children, a boy and a girl, marooned on a tropical island where they grow up together, fall in love and discover their sexuality together. In the original film, the two children, Richard and Emmeline, were cousins.

Casting is already underway, according to Deadline, and filming is set to start in February in Puerto Rico. The 'Blue Lagoon' movie franchise is known for giving young actresses their big break. Brooke Shields starred in the 1980 original, and 'Return To The Blue Lagoon' starred a young Milla Jovovic.

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NBC Now Screening The Roots' Music Choices for 'Late Night'

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 11:10AM
The Roots NBCFallout from 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon''s Michele Bachmann intro music controversy continues.

According to EW, The Roots, the in-house band on 'Late Night,' must now get their song choices approved by NBC. The band's frontman Questlove said he understands the need for the new process.

"It's still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely want to know the title of the song, the subject matter of the song, can it be seen as an insult?" he said.

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters vs. 'Law & Order: SVU' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 9th 2011 7:45AM
Law and Order SVU castIt was a case of art colliding with life last night in downtown Manhattan as Occupy Wall Street protesters closed down the set of 'Law & Order: SVU.' The procedural drama was supposed to be shooting an OWS-themed episode and had built a fake OWS encampment in Foley Square.

A call from @OccupyWallSt went out on Twitter last night asking OWS protesters to head to the set: "Light, camera, ACTION! Everybody head to Foley Square. Bring yr headshots and make yrself at home! See you at midnite!" Then, with the aid of the hashtag #Mockupy, the news quickly spread throught the twitterverse.

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