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Jason Sudeikis Loves Seeing Famous Musicians Roll Through 'SNL' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 4:00AM
Jason Sudeikis, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Jason Sudeikis came on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) to talk about the new season of 'Saturday Night Live.' He promises that this week's show is great right now, though he figures they'll screw it up pretty good by Saturday night.

He got to talking about how exciting it is to see some of the musical acts come through, and how the cast often sits on on their rehearsals. He has particularly fond, and funny, memories of watching Paul McCartney rehearse one of his favorite songs.

"You forget that it's Paul McCartney until you try to take a picture of him and a big black guy slaps your hand," Sudeikis said of how mesmerized he was watching McCartney perform.

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Eric Clapton Asked Permission to Steal George Harrison's Wife (And 6 Other Things I Learned from the HBO Documentary)

by Michael Hogan, posted Oct 5th 2011 12:30PM
George Harrison
Given how many years have passed since they formed (54) and how many books, articles and films have been devoted to them since they broke up (approximately twenty gazillion), I feel confident stating that it is now literally impossible to break news about The Beatles. Still, even avid Beatles fans like myself don't know everything there is to know about the Fab Four, which is good news for Martin Scorsese's new documentary, 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World,' whose first part premieres on HBO tonight at 9 ET.

While the film doesn't reach the sublime heights scaled by the director's Bob Dylan movie, 'No Direction Home,' it does paint a moving and nuanced portrait of the guitarist, songwriter and spiritual seeker, who succumbed to lung cancer on November 29, 2001. But you don't care about that: You want the facts! So here they are -- all seven of them.

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9/11 Anniversary Programming Schedule: What's On This Weekend

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 9th 2011 9:00AM
Twin Towers, USASunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Naturally, TV networks of all sizes have compiled a diverse list of tribute programs, news reports and documentaries to commemorate the occasion.

Highlights include Showtime's documentary 'The Love We Make,' a behind-the-scenes look at Paul McCartney's 2001 Concert For New York, which airs Saturday night; CBS's Robert De Niro-narrated '9/11,' which airs Sunday night; and the Melissa Leo-starring film 'The Space Between,' which airs Sunday night on USA.

Below, take a look at most of this weekend's 9/11 programming.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for September 5-11

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 4th 2011 3:00PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (8PM ET, ABC Family)
summer finale
Whether you watch unironically or just want to pinpoint the scenes that Joel McHale is likely to mock on 'The Soup' this week, 'Secret Life' season 4 reaches its midpoint this week: It's graduation day and Ricky has some important duties to attend, to while the rest of the students get ready for a party they will never forget.

'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (9PM ET, Bravo) season premiere
All six original housewives -- Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump -- are back. Though not official "housewives," this season the ladies are joined by two new friends: Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilke. In the wake of Russell Armstrong's suicide, a special introduction to the episode will be broadcast with interviews from cast members, as well as suicide prevention PSAs.

'The Glades' (10PM ET, A&E) season finale -- special night
Two ex-con brothers seize control of Callie's hospital, resulting in a tense hostage situation that Jim and Callie must work together to solve in the second season finale.

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British Tabloid Simultaneously Reports Existence of New Piers Morgan Show and Says It's on Hold

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 5th 2011 5:10AM
Piers MorganThe phone-hacking scandal that's engulfing News Corp.'s assets in the U.K. is threatening to take down another high-profile figure.

The British tabloid 'The Daily Star' is reporting that 'America's Got Talent' judge Piers Morgan may have lost out on a new show he's been developing for CNN.

According to the report, CNN executives have put the the breaks on the new show, as new hacking allegations continue to mount against the former British tabloid editor.

However, a spokesperson for Piers Morgan is pushing back on the story, telling AOL TV that there never was a new show in production, and that 'Piers Morgan Tonight' is not jeopardy.

Sources told the 'Star' that the news-based program would have run in tandem with Morgan's nightly CNN chat show, 'Piers Morgan Tonight,' and that its development was part of the deal he signed back in September 2010 when he took over for Larry King.

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Paul McCartney's 9/11 Documentary 'The Love We Make' Finds Home on Showtime

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 19th 2011 6:00PM
As a way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Showtime announced that they'll be airing the Paul McCartney documentary 'The Love We Make' (Sat., Sept. 10 at 9PM).

The documentary, directed by Albert Maysles, captures McCartney's experience in New York on 9/11 and in the months after, as he planned and performed the star-studded benefit 'The Concert for New York City' at Madison Square Garden.

"It was an honor to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history," McCartney said in a statement. "There was a feeling of shock and fear in the air that I thought we could help alleviate with music. And the fact that so many people stepped up to join us made for a very uplifting evening for us all."

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Steve Martin Talks Collaboration With Paul McCartney on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 17th 2011 2:45PM
Steve Martin Talks Collaboration With Paul McCartney on 'The View'Working with a music legend like Paul McCartney could be the highlight of anyone's career, but not as far as Steve Martin is concerned. On 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Martin joked that the honor of recently collaborating with the ex-Beatle was, in fact, all McCartney's.

Martin released a second bluegrass album this week entitled 'Rare Bird Alert,' and McCartney lends vocals to a song written by Martin for his wife Anne.

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'American Idol': James Durbin is 'Everything' on a Paul McCartney Classic (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 9th 2011 11:46PM
James Durbin, 'American Idol'James Durbin is definitely in this thing to win it. After blowing everyone away last week on 'American Idol' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX) with a Judas Priest classic, he pulled us in an entirely different direction this week with an equally dominant version of Paul McCartney's 'Maybe I'm Amazed.'

The power of his voice was still evident, but so was the beautiful quality and the tenderness in his natural tone. That's something we haven't seen a lot of from him.

"You have what the greatest rock singers have, and that's a melodic quality to your voice," Jennifer Lopez said. "It's just ... everything."

Was James Durbin "everything" for you? Who do you think was the best of the night?

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Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Obama and Paul McCartney at the 'Kennedy Center Honors' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 29th 2010 2:01AM
Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Obama and Paul McCartney at the 'Kennedy Center Honors'Oprah, the President, and a Beatle sitting together in a box. It already sounds like the set-up for a joke. And luckily, comedian Chris Rock had a few jokes ready.

Oprah Winfrey and Sir Paul McCartney were at 'The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors' (Tue., 9PM ET on CBS) to be awarded for "lifetime contributions to American culture." President Barack Obama was just along for the ride. (Being president is not as important as being a British singer or hosting a talk show where you give away cars, clearly.)

Still, since the ceremony was held in D.C., the Prez got to hang out with Oprah and Sir Paul, in a box seat above the stage. And Chris Rock had a few quips involving Obama and Oprah. "I walk in this room, and it's an amazing feeling to look up and see the most powerful person in the world," Chris said. " ... And right next to her ... Barack Obama." Ouch! Mr. President, you have been zinged.

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Sir Paul McCartney on Beatlemania and a Key to Their Explosive Success Stateside (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 28th 2010 12:37PM
Sir Paul McCartney, 'The Early Show''The Early Show' (Weekdays, 7AM on CBS) featured a special one-on-one interview with Sir Paul McCartney. The former Beatle is a Kennedy Center Honoree, and he talked candidly with Jeff Glor about those formative years of his life and career.

Fifty years later in his ongoing successful and influential career, McCartney says he still loves performing Beatles music. "A lot of it's to do with the fact that the people love it," he explained. "When I'm singing the songs, I can sometimes go back in my mind into the studio, and I can be there with John, George and Ringo. We could be making the record."

Of their early fame, McCartney explained that the group had a bit of strategy behind how they would first come to the states. "We had said to our manager, we're not going to America until we've got a number one record there," he said.

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'Saturday Night Live' - Paul Rudd / Paul McCartney Recap

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Dec 12th 2010 12:15PM
Paul McCartney and Paul Rudd on 'SNL' Dec. 11 2010['Saturday Night Live' - 'Season 36, Episode 9']

Paul Rudd is, quite simply, one of the most accomplished straight men of this century. Not "straight", as in heterosexual, but rather "straight" as in "the guy in comedies that sets-up the 'funnyman' or 'the guy who needs to get all the laughs to compensate for things.' And by 'things' I mean: small wieners and low self-esteem."

In this role, Rudd excels, often getting as many if not more laughs than his comedic partners in this, the age of anti-humor where the laughs come more from the reactions to, not delivery of, situations and punchlines (think 'The Office,' 'Arrested Development' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'). Now he takes another turn as the lead jokester, and we are left to hope he's taught the cast a thing or two about being straight.

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Paul McCartney Sings 'Scrambled Eggs' Version of 'Yesterday' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 10th 2010 10:15AM
Paul McCartney Sings Original 'Yesterday' on 'Late Night'Paul McCartney's first version of 'Yesterday' was a tune with no words. So he created placeholder lyrics "to remember the timing of the words ... That's how you remembered the song," Jimmy Fallon confirmed when the former Beatle appeared on 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC).

The host then coaxed McCartney into performing -- for the first time ever -- the original "Scrambled Eggs" rendition. The duo crooned (with straight faces): "Scrambled eggs / Oh my baby, how I love your legs / Not as much as I love scrambled eggs / Oh we should eat some scrambled eggs."

Another verse pined for waffle fries, and another concerned "tofu wings" -- since McCartney is a vegetarian. Obviously, not all of those lyrics are historically accurate... Check out the whole hilarious song (and Fallon's decent harmony) here.

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Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon: An Ode to Scrambled Eggs and Waffle Fries on 'Late Night'

by Kelly Woo, posted Dec 9th 2010 9:20PM
Paul McCartney and Jimmy FallonWhere do you go for scrambled eggs and kick-ass wings? Just ask former Beatle Paul McCartney.

Deep thoughts abounded on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:35AM ET) when Paul McCartney stopped by to sing the original version of 'Yesterday' -- including how much both loved scrambled eggs and waffle fries (like regular fries, but shaped like a waffle!).

Watch our exclusive first look at McCartney's never-before-seen-or-heard take on his famous song.

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Jerry Seinfeld Dishes on Doing Comedy at the White House, Ribbing Paul McCartney (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 24th 2010 2:10AM
Jerry Seinfeld Dishes on Doing Comedy at the White House, Ribbing Paul McCartneyIt's been a while since Jerry Seinfeld has done live comedy. But on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he cracked some jokes, discussing the difference between the terms "this sucks" and "this is great." His theory -- there is no difference!

If, say, you're eating an ice cream cone, and the ice cream falls off and hits the ground -- then your reaction is "Sucks!" And what do you say out loud? "Great!" (In a sarcastic tone, of course.)

The beauty of the "sucks" equals "great" equation is that it applies to almost everything. For instance ... performing in front of the President. As Jerry told David Letterman, he recently did his act at the White House -- for an event honoring Paul McCartney. Seinfeld is a fan of Obama and The Beatles, so this was a big deal. But would it suck or would it be great?

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'Glee' Casting Roundup: Returning Guests and Paul McCartney!?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 29th 2010 3:55PM
'Glee' is an unstoppable juggernaut, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. The series has collected guest stars left and right, but the show's biggest get could be Sir Paul McCartney.

Yes, that Paul McCartney, the former Beatle.

At an event honoring the series, 'Glee' co-creator Ryan Murphy told E! Online that McCartney has sent him a mixed CD.

"The other day a package arrived at my office and I opened it up and it said 'Mixtape From Paul McCartney,'" Murphy said. "It was very sweet ... It was a CD, I apologize. It was these amazing songs that I grew up with. And I said, 'Is this a joke?'"

Movieline pointed out that Murphy has hinted at a very big guest star for the show's post-Super Bowl episode, and McCartney certainly fits the bill. However, at this point McCartney's potential appearance is nothing more than a rumor.

So, which 'Glee' guest stars are confirmed to appear this season?

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