"American Idol" is coming back, and heralding its return are a bunch of rumors about who's going to host and who's going to judge.
Most of the talk has been about the hosting gig: Ryan Seacrest is reportedly being considered to reprise his classic "Idol" role as ABC reboots the Fox show, with one outlet saying Seacrest's return to the show has been the plan for a while now.
Another familiar face popping up for the revival is Kelly Clarkson, Fox's first "American Idol" winner. She's interested in a seat at the judges' table and ABC is expressing "serious interest," according to TMZ. Supposedly Clarkson is "clearing her schedule" for the months the show would be in production.
Fresh from a break for "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" special last week, Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal" returned to TBS on Wednesday.
And, because breaking news affects those who make fun of it as much as those who cover it, her show had to scramble in the wake of President Trump's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday night.
"Ooh, what a fun time to be alive!" she mock-enthused Wednesday night before a montage of shocked network reactions to Comey's dismissal. Her show was equally caught off guard. (The full segment, which includes coarse language, is available on YouTube.)
Patti LuPone didn't just throw shade at Madonna — she summoned a full-on solar eclipse.
"Madonna is a movie killer," the star of stage and screen said bluntly Tuesday night on "Watch What Happens Live after a viewer called and asked whether the two stars of "Evita" had ever chatted about their "iconic performances" as Eva Perón.
LuPone, who is 10 years' Madonna's senior, starred in the original 1979 Broadway cast of "Evita" and clearly wasn't afraid of hurting any feelings in assessing the pop star's performance in the movie version of the show.
"Saturday Night Live" just dropped a fun and fancy-free teaser for this week's episode, hosted by Melissa McCarthy.
The comedic tour de force twirls through the promo in a light pink pussy-bow blouse and floral skirt while lip-syncing to "I Feel Pretty" from "West Side Story."
The gag may be telegraphed from a million miles away, but that doesn't make it any less delightful when it lands, as McCarthy ends up dancing her way to the makeup stage for her transformation into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
NBC is set on bringing some musical pizzazz to next Easter Sunday with a staging of the 1971 rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar."
The event, titled "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," will air April 1, 2018, and joins the peacock network's growing list of live musical productions.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical's creators,will serve as executive produces alongside longtime collaborators Neil Meron and Craig Zadan -- both of whom have worked on each of NBC's previous live musical stagings. "La La Land" producer Marc Platt will also be an executive producer.
As the movie industry continues to grapple with the migration of millions of eyeballs – not to mention filmmaking talent – to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, the Cannes Film Festival has decided to draw a line in the sand.
On Wednesday, the festival decreed that, beginning in 2018, “any film that wishes to compete in Competition at Cannes will have to commit itself to being distributed in French movie theaters.”
The new rule follows the earlier announcement that two Netflix films, Bong Joon-ho’s "Okja" and Noah Baumbach’s "The Meyerowitz Stories," will be included in the lineup of this year's fest, which begins next week.
Marvel's next big superhero team-up is with Donald Glover. An animated "Deadpool" series helmed by the "Atlanta" creator is headed to FXX.
Joining Glover in this new project is his brother and "Atlanta" writer Stephen Glover. The duo will serve as showrunners, executive producers and writers of the untitled show.
"How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth!" Jeph Loeb, Marvel's head of television, said in a news release. "We're thrilled that our relationship with FX that started with Legion continues with what is sure to be a groundbreaking show in adult animation."