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FOX News Removes LL Cool J Interview From Palin Special

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 31st 2010 1:31PM
Fox News ChannelEarlier today Brad told you about the guests that Sarah Palin is going to have on her first special for FOX News, 'Real American Stories.' One of them was supposed to be LL Cool J, but now FOX has removed him from the special. Why? It's a little complicated.

It seems that this isn't a new interview with the actor/singer. It's an interview he did in 2008 with the FOX News web site Real American Stories and the network was just going to rerun that interview. Palin would have only introduced the interview. But when LL Cool J (real name: James Smith) found out that they were running the old interview, he tweeted his displeasure (as most people now do).

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Rocky Carroll Talks About Pulling Double Duty for 'NCIS' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

by Kelly Woo, posted Mar 23rd 2010 4:00PM
Rocky CarrollTuesday nights have become Rocky Carroll nights.

Carroll not only stars on 'NCIS' as Director Leon Vance, he's also a recurring cast member on the show's new spin-off, 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' The two hit CBS shows often combine for nearly 40 million viewers, making Carroll a true household face.

The veteran TV and stage actor dropped by AOL TV's studio to discuss 'NCIS' huge ratings surge, working with former 'Chicago Hope' co-star Mark Harmon and what to expect from the rest of the seasons of both shows (original flavor and 'Los Angeles').

Watch our interview after the jump!

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Sam and G. Battle Bad Guys on 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 1:25AM
NCIS: Los Angeles, LL Cool J, Chris O'DonnellThere was some serious fight choreography on 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (Tue., 9PM ET on CBS), when Sam and G. found themselves smack in the middle of a hairy situation.

While we always root for the good guys, it would probably be more true to life if one of them actually got knocked out now and then. They always seem to come out with nary a scratch.

Not that we're complaining. We don't want anything to happen to Chris O'Donnell or LL Cool J's pretty faces.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Hawaii Five-0' Has Booked O'Loughlin

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 11th 2010 11:22AM
alex_oloughlin_the_shieldThere's something very satisfying when speculation and inside word turns out to be right on the money. That's the case with the casting for CBS's 'Hawaii Five-0.' Hollywood Reporter confirms that the man who will lead the detectives for this new CBS version 'Hawaii Five-0' is going to be Alex O'Loughlin.

Do you hear that sound? That's millions of 'Moonlight' fans exploding with joy that their favorite star has gotten the Steve McGarrett role. They're giddy with excitement because Alex is a star who as been searching for just the right role, just the right project, just the right hit that would keep him on the air. 'Hawaii Five-0' has a really good chance to succeed. Make that extremely good.

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LL Cool J Keeps His Cool on 'Ellen' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 3rd 2010 1:07AM
Ellen DeGeneres, LL Cool JLL Cool J lived up to his name on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated) when he kept his cool after a little twist of words on Ellen's part. Look, the guy has some crazy-ass muscles, and you just know it takes a ton of work to keep 'em that way.

So when Ellen asked how he managed to stay fit while logging such long hours on the set of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' he said, "It's tough. You have to do it after hours, you have to do it on the weekends, you gotta figure it out. How bad do you want it?"

At this point, the audience cheered and Ellen said, "That's not what he meant! Don't answer that!" Ok, so maybe he got a little embarrassed, but still managed to keep it on the down-low ... or whatever it is cool guys say.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Spoilers Anonymous: Bones, Glee, Lost and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 24th 2010 10:00AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 90210, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, Chuck, Cougar Town, Glee, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Melrose Place, NCIS: Los Angeles, Smallville, Supernatural, and Ugly Betty.

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CBS renews NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 15th 2010 10:00AM
good_wife_NCIS_laThis should come as no surprise to anybody who's been following the current television season. CBS has renewed The Good Wife and NCIS: LA for second seasons. Both shows are part of a solid Tuesday night lineup for CBS, amassing strong Nielsen ratings and even better numbers in total viewers, holding much of the audience from the NCIS lead in. All that adds up to a winning formula, and thus, CBS wasn't going to break up a good thing.

As for the quality of the two shows, they both deserved renewal. They've improved as the season has progressed, especially The Good Wife. What started out as a good premise has morphed into a very compelling legal drama with a lingering subplot – exactly what did Alicia's husband do to warrant the wrath of the enemies that have put him in prison? It's also a terrific set of actors and a star-turn by Julianna Margulies.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Seven shows a-thrivin'

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:03AM
john lithgowOn the seventh day of Festivus, TV gave to me... Seven shows a-thrivin'.

The 2009-2010 season is a great one to be on TV-- especially for returning dramas and new comedies. If we had 20 days of Christmas, I probably could have filled the list with shows that were either thriving right out of the gate or making a resurgence after being on the air for several years. As it is, we just have seven slots, so here are some noteworthy series that are thriving this year.

I've always liked Dexter, but it's never been appointment TV for me. I've generally been content to wait until the season came out on DVD and knock all of the episodes out in a weekend. However, after a creative dip in season 3, I've found myself positively glued to my television every Sunday night that season 4 has aired. John Lithgow absolutely made the season as the creepy Arthur Mitchell. Plus the finale? I know some of you saw the big twist coming at the end, but I certainly did not. Who doesn't like to end a season with their jaw on the floor?

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Michelle Monaghan, Chris O'Donnell to Announce SAG Nominations

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 15th 2009 10:30AM
Michelle Monaghan -- now filming 'Due Date' with Hollywood's new Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey, Jr. -- and Chris O'Donnell of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' will announce the nominations for the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Thu., Dec. 17, 9AM EST.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Monaghan and O'Donnell will be accompanied by actor Ken Howard, who is the president of SAG, when the nominations are read at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

TNT, along with its affiliated websites TNT.tv and TBS.com, will live-stream the announcement as well.

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Abby's crossover to NCIS: Los Angeles was excellent

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 25th 2009 10:25AM
ncis_los_angeles_abbyI have to admit that when I initially heard that Abby's character would be crossing over from NCIS to NCIS: Los Angeles, my reaction was meh. What could they possibly do that would make the transfer of the ultimate forensics goth geek from the cozy confines of her lab in D.C. to the high-tech, touch screen caravan in L.A. compelling?

Well, I tip my cap to Speed Weed (that has to be an alias!) for writing the episode, "Random On Purpose," which struck me as one of the best examples that NCIS: Los Angeles is coming together pretty nicely. I could definitely see now how this show is evolving. More on that and the rest of the episode (including spoilers -- be warned -- after the jump).

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CBS plans Super Bowl halftime and... what comes on after the game

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 13th 2009 1:09PM
nfl_logo_cbs"Did you hear who's going to play during the Super Bowl halftime show?"
"No, who?"
"That's what I just said. Who."
"No, seriously. Which is the band that's going to appear?"
"It's Who."
"I'm not talking proper English. Which band will be on CBS's halftime show on February 7 at Landshark Stadium in Miami?"
"The Who -- you know, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend. 'Tommy, can you hear me?'"
"Oh! Why didn't you just say that!"

Okay, I couldn't resist the nod to Abbott and Costello's Who's On First. But the fact is that Sports Illustrated has spread the word that The Who will star in the Super Bowl big, overblown half-time pageant. This follows the safe pattern the NFL has been employing since the Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake costume malfunction; that is, stick with classic rock stars who are guaranteed to do their hits and not disrobe. That's why we've had Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and now The Who. All superstar acts, no controversy.

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Five reasons I'm not hooked on NCIS: LA

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 30th 2009 10:03AM
If I tell you right now, before November sweeps, that CBS will renew NCIS: Los Angeles for a second season, you won't be surprised. The pre-season projections for this show were that it was a guaranteed success. It wasn't only that it was a spinoff from CBS's top-rated drama series, NCIS. No, it was programming. CBS slotted NCIS: LA in the hour right after NCIS. It had a very strong spot, a monster lead in.

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Abby's trip to NCIS Los Angeles is set

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 22nd 2009 1:04PM
Pauley_Perrette_NCISCircle the date on the calendar. On November 24 -- that's right before Thanksgiving so you might be busy with other stuff -- don't miss NCIS: Los Angeles because Pauley Perrette's Abby will be guesting. She won't just be on a monitoring talking to the folks in L.A.; she'll be in the City of Angels.

Goth Abby in the City of Angels? We knew it was coming. But how oxymoronic. All that sunshine is counter to the dark vibe, although if you ask me, Abby is a walking oxymoron. She's a scientist in love with forensics who is covered in tattoos, has a dog collar as a necklace and likes pigtails.

Anyway, back to the crossover. Michael Ausiello's sources have leaked to him at EW.com that Abby's visit to the Left Coast is a major plot point. Abby is not there by choice; she's been abducted.

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Our Favorite TV Bosses

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 16th 2009 7:01PM
Michael Scott The OfficeDon't you wish your boss were more like the bosses on TV? You know, wise, kind, smart, respectful ... oh, actually, never mind. TV bosses may not always be the best managers around, but at least they're entertaining. In honor of Boss' Day, here are 13 bosses who liven up the TV workplace, for better or (very often) for worse.

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CBS Picks Up NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 8th 2009 1:30PM
NCIS Los AngelesIn the least shocking news, well, maybe ever, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' was picked up by CBS for a full season.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, both the 'NCIS' spin-off and fellow freshman drama 'The Good Wife' have been extended after posting strong ratings. While there was some slippage last week, the two shows, which air back-to-back on Tuesday nights, have attracted more viewers than any other new series this fall and have helped the network dominate the night so far this season.

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