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Gwyneth Paltrow Resolves 'Glee' / Kings of Leon Feud, January Jones Talks 'Mad Men' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 17th 2011 1:10PM
Gwyneth PaltrowThe Kings of Leon and Ryan Murphy have resolved their feud in the form of an unlikely peacemaker: Gwyneth Paltrow.

The actress, who starred in Murphy's 2006 film 'Running With Scissors,' took it upon herself to patch things up between the feuding parties -- via text message, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

After the band said they wouldn't license their music to 'Glee,' Murphy, uh, quoted the lyrics to the non-censored version of Cee Lo's 'Forget You.' The band insisted it often turns down such requests and it wasn't meant as an insult to the show, but drummer Nathan Followill got into a war of words with Murphy on Twitter.

According to THR's source, though, after Paltrow's intervention "it's all good now."

In other TV news ...

The 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' animated series is getting a whole hairier -- the most famous Wookie of all, Chewbacca, will appear in the show's season finale. "Rrrrrrrowwwwr," confirmed Chewie to the New York Times this morning when asked if the rumors were true. [NY Times]

January Jones thinks everyone should just chill out about 'Mad Men' because she's certain a new season will eventually be filmed. "People should relax," she said about speculation over the ongoing contract discussions that have stalled production on the yet-to-be-announced season 5. [Entertainment Weekly]

VH1 announced a star-packed lineup for the 15th season of its popular 'Storytellers' series. Kings of Leon will lead off the new season, which is set to premiere in May. Also getting episodes of their own are Death Cab for Cutie, Cee Lo Green, Maxwell, My Morning Jacket and Ray Lamontagne. [THR]

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'Glee' Breaks Elvis Presley Billboard Record, Michael Vick Cancels On 'Oprah' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 16th 2011 6:30PM
'Glee' Elvis Presley has been dethroned by the cast of 'Glee.'

With 113 hit tunes to Presley's 108, the the hit Fox show now officially has the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

According to Billboard, the six new tunes on Thursday's chart bring the 'Glee' gang above the King, as well as other musical luminaries like James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and The Beatles. The first 'Glee' entry on the chart came less than two years ago when 'Don't Stop Believin'' landed at number 4 in June 2009.

The only modern acts to come close to 'Glee''s record are Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, who have 67 and 62 entries, respectively.

In other TV news ...

Michael Vick pulled out of his upcoming 'Oprah' appearance for "personal reasons." The episode was scheduled to air next Thurs., Feb. 24, and the show has not yet found a replacement. [Entertainment Weekly]

Seth MacFarlane will be the roast master during Comedy Central's upcoming Donald Trump roast. The show is scheduled to tape March 9. He's got some experience in the field, having hosted the David Hasselhoff roast last year. [Deadline]

'Saturday Night Live' alum Rachel Dratch is adding "author" to her resume. The comedian is writing a book about her post-'SNL' life and becoming a mother at 44. [Splitsider]

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Tucker Carlson Says He Didn't Mean It When He Said Michael Vick Should Be Executed (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 4th 2011 2:55PM
Last week on Hannity (weekdays, 9 PM ET on Fox News) Tucker Carlson matter-of-factly stated Michael Vick should have been executed for his crimes against dogs. Appearing on the show again Monday, Carlson backtracked from his statement.

"Of course I don't think he should be executed," Carlson told Sean Hannity, admitting that as a dog lover he let his emotions get the best of him when he suggested otherwise.

Later when Hannity began to list the positive ways in which Vick had rehabilitated himself, Carlson had an odd retort.

"As a friend of mine pointed out, a convicted child molester doesn't get to adopt children," Carlson said, even though Hannity hadn't mentioned anything about Vick owning a dog.

Realizing he had let his emotions get the best of him again, a flustered Carlson quickly retracted his comparison of Vick to a child molester.

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Tucker Carlson Says Mike Vick Should Have Been Executed (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 29th 2010 4:00PM
Guest hosting 'Hannity' (weekdays 9PM ET on Fox News), veteran TV pundit Tucker Carlson made a provocative statement to begin a debate over whether President Obama should have called the Philadelphia Eagles owner and thanked him for giving Michael Vick a second chance.

"I'm a Christian, I've made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances," Carlson explained. "But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should've been executed for that."

We can't even imagine the punishment Carlson would propose for criminals who actually killed people.

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Will Michael Vick get the real 60 Minutes treatment?

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 12th 2009 1:02PM
CBS_60_minutes_watchOn Sunday, Michael Vick will be interviewed on 60 Minutes in hopes of showing contrition, making a case for his NFL comeback and generally doing as much PR as possible to rehabilitate his image. The former Atlanta Falcon quarterback and NFL poster boy is pretty desperate to get back into the league -- and the money that comes with it.

Michael Vick, as you probably know, was once the highest paid quarterback in the NFL. He was on the cover of magazines and was considered an unstoppable force on the field. Off the field, however, he was running an illegal dog-fighting business. He spent most of the last two years either in court or in prison for his involvement in a syndicate that promoted gambling and killed dogs.

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Michael Vick's ex-dogs get their own show

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 29th 2008 11:31AM
Michael VickSeriously?! Is this what it's come to. Not only does every C- and D-List celebrity get their own reality series, but now we're giving shows to animals from the news? Sure it's great that the National Geographic Channel show Dogtown is going to try and rehabilitate the dogs that Michael Vick used in his dogfighting gambit, but is this really TV-worthy? Does the channel really need to stoop this low?

Apparently they could use the buzz, and look it worked because here we are: Nat Geo is going to chronicle the rehabilitation efforts of the 22 animals rescued in the Vick scandal, focusing on four of the toughest cases. I certainly hope they're successful, because I think if an animal proves unable to rehabilitate, they have no choice but to put it down. That'd make for a hell of a downer to end the series. "In the end, the dogs were too far gone, hopelessly driven by fear and violence. Let us now say goodbye as they take their final slumber into eternity ... Damn you, Michael Vick! Damn you straight to hell!" Then PETA stages a protest.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Sep 5th 2007 5:50PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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The Daily Show: August 21, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Aug 21st 2007 11:45PM
Alan WeismanApparently, Michael Vick's dogfighting troubles are still going pretty strong. Somehow, Jon managed to work in a joke about dogs playing poker. Hmm.

"Operation: Fluffy Bunny": Senior Baghdad Correspondent Rob Riggle filed a report that was slightly less pointless than that of last night. He and the crew must be working so hard on these specials. I hope they get something really good soon, so that their efforts will not have been in vain. I mean, the best they've managed to do so far is come up with a list of dildo types. Come on.

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