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'Scandal' creator Shonda Rhimes slams NYT over 'angry black woman' label
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:00 GMT
In the battle of the New York Times vs. "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes, the Internet is solidly on Rhimes' side.On Thursday, the Times published an article about Rhimes by TV critic Alessandra Stanley, and from the very first sentence, the piece seemed aimed at creating controversy.






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Time for a checkup: As 'ER' turns 20, our favorite docs then ... and now
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:37:00 GMT
Two decades ago, the hospital doors of "ER" swung wide for the first time on NBC, admitting patients and viewers into a strikingly fresh — and often frenetic — kind of TV hospital drama. But it was the show's cast that really got our blue and red lights spinning: So much talent in one place!






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Mama June and Sugar Bear of 'Honey Boo Boo' have called it quits
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:27:00 GMT
Sad news for fans of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson, who star on the hit TLC reality series, have called it quits, E! News confirms."Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship," the pair said in a statement.






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Full lineup: Kenny Chesney, Fleetwood Mac to rock TODAY's fall Concert Series
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:00 GMT
The weather may be cooling off, but that doesn't mean an end to seeing the hottest music acts perform on TODAY. Instead, the hit-makers will just keep on coming to Rockefeller Plaza for a special fall Toyota Concert Series. Country superstar Kenny Chesney will kick off the fall series on Tuesday, Sept. 23, singing some new material from his upcoming album, "The Big Revival.






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Hear Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury's long-lost duet
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:34:00 GMT
Thirty-three years after they first began work on the track, Queen will finally release "There Must Be More to Life Than This" — featuring vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson — on their upcoming compilation album "Queen Forever," which hits shelves on Nov. 10.






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Jhené Aiko is ‘Souled Out’ on TODAY
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:17:13 GMT







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Holy cake and candles! Happy 86th Bat-birthday to the original Batman, Adam West
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:12:49 GMT
Holy cake and candles, it's Batman's birthday! And for you kids out there, we don't mean Ben Affleck, or even Christian Bale. We're talking the campiest, most self-aware, best-voiced Batman of them all, Mister Adam West, of the 1966-1968 "Batman" TV series.






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Adam Levine teases 'Voice' rival: Blake Shelton is 'a terrible person'
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:13:00 GMT
A new season of "The Voice" kicks off soon with a new pair of coaches. But if any faithful fans are worried that the addition of Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams might mean that old-timers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will band together against the newbies — rather than aim their usual barbs at each other — fear not.






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Melissa Rivers: We'll say goodbye to mom Joan with laughter
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:38:02 GMT
Joan Rivers would want to be remembered not with tears, but with laughter, the legendary comedian's daughter Melissa said in a clip from "Fashion Police" provided exclusively to TODAY."This chair," Melissa said, indicating her mother's perch on the E! show, "was the place where a woman spoke the truth about celebs and fashion and did it in a way that was hilarious and also 100 percent original.






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Al Roker, Jay Leno team up for USO comedy tour to bring laughs to the troops
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:43:00 GMT
As part of TODAY's Shine a Light series, a campaign to support worthy causes throughout the year, Al Roker has chosen to shine a light on our military troops and their sacrifice on behalf of the country. He is teaming up with Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Robinson, Iliza Shlesinger and the United Service Organizations (USO) to put on a comedy show for the military in the Middle East in October.






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No butts about it: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jared Leto get hip to fanny packs
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:59 GMT
You can thank Matthew McConaughey. In a craze that's sweeping the midsection of celebrities without pockets, fanny packs are popping up in even more places, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Jared Leto the latest to don the onetime fashion don't.McConaughey, you'll remember, defended his slung-to-the-side hip bag while attending a baseball game in Boston this summer with his son, Levi.






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Happy 40th, Jimmy Fallon! Thanks for making celebs do all this crazy stuff
Posted Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:24:01 GMT
The best way to gauge how much we love Jimmy Fallon as host of the "Tonight Show" is to watch how much his celebrity guests love him, and how they're willing to do almost anything to help him entertain the late-night masses.As a special 40th birthday present, we've rounded up several of our favorite clips of Fallon getting stars (big stars, with Oscars and stuff!






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Little less magic: Matthew McConaughey won't appear in 'Magic Mike' sequel
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:30:00 GMT
Alright alright alright, we'll miss him. Matthew McConaughey captivated theater audiences when he played veteran stripper Dallas in 2012's "Magic Mike." Warning the strip-club patrons that "the law says you cannot touch," he slyly added, "but I think I see a lotta lawbreakers up in this house tonight.






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Too soon? Nah. From '7th Heaven' to 'Buffy,' we love these retro reunions
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:25:00 GMT
Fans of the Camdens were in "7th Heaven" on Wednesday when Beverley Mitchell, who played Lucy on the WB family drama, shared a photo of the cast reuniting 7 years after the show ended."Something truly amazing happened last night and my heart is overflowing!" Mitchell wrote. "Love these peeps more than I can ever explain! we were just missing (Mackenzie Rosman)!






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Ethan Hawke: Robin Williams was in obvious pain during 'Dead Poets Society'
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:46:00 GMT
As a teacher in 1989's "Dead Poets Society," Robin Williams had an immediate and lasting impact on his students — and on the actors who played them. In a new interview, "Poets" star Ethan Hawke shares how much he learned from his late co-star, and discusses the "obvious" pain he thinks Williams was in.






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Meghan Trainor is 'all about' her cover of Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:27:00 GMT
Can't shake off Taylor Swift's summer hit? It might be even more difficult after you listen to this amazing cover from Meghan Trainor.






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Done with 'Downton,' Dan Stevens takes 'creepy' turn in dark new thriller
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:46:00 GMT
Dan Stevens has come a long way from playing Matthew Crawley, the dashing yet down-to-earth heir on "Downton Abbey" whose tragic death shocked fans in the show's third season. Nearly as shocking, though, is Stevens' star turn in the new thriller "The Guest," for which the British actor grew a scruffy beard, shed significant weight and gained an American accent.






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'AGT' winner Mat Franco shows amazing card trick on TODAY
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:57:28 GMT







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Sparkle motion! Nick Cannon sports $2 million shoes on 'America's Got Talent' finale
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:49:00 GMT







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Jennifer Aniston: From hair icon of the '90s to hair tycoon today
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:27:00 GMT
She launched one of the most iconic hairstyles of our time, so it's only natural that Jennifer Aniston would branch out into haircare.The “Friends” actress — she of the infamous “The Rachel” haircut — has served as a spokeswoman for several brands, but her latest seems the most fitting: Living Proof hair products.“I'd been approached before by hair companies,” Aniston told TODAY’s Carson Daly.






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A winning formula! Math teacher takes home $1 million on 'Wheel of Fortune'
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:19:00 GMT
This morning, a Maryland math teacher must feel like a million bucks — because that's exactly what Sarah Manchester won on "Wheel of Fortune" Wednesday night, becoming only the third person in history to take home the show's $1 million grand prize.Manchester solved the show's winning puzzle, "Loud Laughter," during Wednesday night's episode.






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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton take on Jimmy Fallon in epic 'Tonight Show' lip-sync battle
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:47:00 GMT
"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is no stranger to coordinating lip sync battles on his shows. Who doesn't love watching celebs morph into rock stars, even if it's only for a few minutes? But his latest battle came with a twist, because he got two genuine singers in on the fun: "The Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.Let's break it down: Here are your don't miss moments!






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Darrell Hammond returning to 'Saturday Night Live' as announcer
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:23:00 GMT
"Saturday Night Live" has a new voice.Show alum Darrell Hammond will return to "SNL" as the announcer when its 40th season kicks off on Sept. 27. Hammond will replace legendary announcer Don Pardo, who died in August. Hammond, 58, is no stranger to Studio 8H.






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Family of young girl with cancer praises Miranda Lambert for touching concert gesture
Posted Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:23:00 GMT
The family of a 7-year-old girl with cancer is praising Miranda Lambert for the touching moment they shared at the country star’s recent concert, and hoping it raises awareness for their foundation that helps other kids who are fighting the disease.Brooke Hester has battled neuroblastoma – a cancer that forms in nerve tissue – for more than half her young life.






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Lauren Conrad's dream wedding day came with a dress to match
Posted Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:42:00 GMT
Former reality TV star Lauren Conrad experienced the ultimate reality when she wed William Tell on Saturday. The onetime star of "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills" tied the knot with the former Something Corporate guitarist in an intimate ceremony on the California coast. And now, the details of her look are being made available.






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