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by (@katespencer)

Game Of Thrones Star Sean Bean Thinks Downton Abbey Is Kinda Meh

When Sean Bean rolled up to talk to us at the Mirror, Mirror premiere recently, it was all we could do to keep from shouting “GAME OF THRONEZZZ OMG!” Yes, the show is that amazing, thanks in large part to Bean’s portrayal of Ned Stark. (His role in Mirror, Mirror is kind of blink-and-you-miss it, but pivotal and classic Sean Bean nonetheless.) We asked the British actor for his thoughts on another niche show with a mega-following, Downton Abbey. He surprised us by not being as big a fan as, well, the entire Internet seems to be. “I’ve kind of seen it all before,” he said when asked if he was into the show. “I might sound a bit flip, but I don’t think it’s representative of what the English are, of what the English were.

“I think it’s very well done and very well acted,” he continued. “It’s OK.” For more of the delightful Mr. Bean’s thoughts on Downton, and the kinds of stories of the U.K. that we should be seeing, check out our interview above. And Game of Thrones fans, take note (spoiler-y, if you STILL haven’t seen season one): The actor told us he’d be tuning in for this season, even though he’s not, uh, in it.

Related: The Game Of Thrones Stars: On And Off The Set

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Bobbi Kristina Brown Reportedly Cast In Tyler Perry Sitcom

 

After surviving some of the toughest weeks of her life, we’re happy to finally report some good news for Bobbi Kristina Brown. The 19-year-old has reportedly been cast to appear in the new season of Tyler Perry’s sitcom, For Better Or For Worse. The show is based on Perry’s blockbuster Why Did I Get Married franchise, and Bobbi is rumored to make her acting debut as the daughter of one of the stylists. Brown has apparently been getting closer to Perry since he spoke at her mother Whitney Houston’s funeral last month.

The role will likely come as a welcomed distraction to all of the turmoil in the young woman’s life lately. Her family has said that Bobbi has been feeling “lost” in the wake of her mother’s death. “Everyone is worried about Bobbi,” an insider confided to Us Weekly. “Bobbi just doesn’t want anyone’s help. She’s lost.” Bobbi was hospitalized for anxiety, and now also has to contend with her father Bobby Brown’s DUI, and media scrutiny of her relationship with “adopted brother” Nick Gordon. Hopefully she’ll find some peace in getting her acting career off the ground.

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The Game Of Thrones Stars: On And Off The Set

Spring may have just arrived, but for millions of Game of Thrones fans, winter is nigh. The ants in our pants that’ve been kicking around since those three little dragons appeared on Dany’s shoulders can finally take a nap as the cult hit returns to HBO on Sunday night.

One of the visually-stunning show’s strengths is the extensive hair, makeup and costuming the cast undertakes. Each day pretty brunette Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) undergoes a transformation into a bleached-out, lady warrior to play Khaleesi. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) goes blonde as well and cute Maisie Williams rocks a full-on tomboy look as Arya Stark. Prep for the much-anticipated premiere by checking out the primary cast (some lost last season…spoiler alert!) on and off the set.

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[Photos: HBO, Getty Images]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

40 Reasons We Can’t Wait For Mad Men To Come Back

Every day we wake up, run to the calender and see if it’s finally March 25. Why do we do this? Because that’s the day Mad Men finally returns to our TV sets! It’s been over a year, and we have so many questions that need to be answered, so many characters to catch up with…and so many sexy styles to feast our eyes upon. At least the cast has been helping us out on that last part, with Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks appearing in an endless stream of sizzling spreads for magazines around the world. The latest comes from from Elisabeth Moss, who appeared on the cover of Page Six Magazine yesterday looking light-years away from her dowdy Peggy Olsen alter ego.

“Sometimes you just wanna wear somethin’ real tight and show it all off,” she says, donning a trench coat, bra and not much else for most of the shoot. “Lately I’ve been in that mood.” Despite this mood, Moss says she doesn’t regret having to stick to a much more subdued wardrobe for her role on the show. “I would much rather have an interesting character to play. I didn’t get into the business to be a model.” But one look at these red hot pics shows that she could definitely be at home on the catwalk. In fact, the show boasts perhaps the most attractive cast in TV history (sorry, Golden Girls).

It’s been a long year and a half since we’ve seen Don, Betty, Peggy and Joan and all of their glamorous glory, and we’re not sure if we can take another few weeks. So to fill the Draper-shaped hole in your heart, here are some of the hottest shots of everyone’s favorite 1960s crew (sorry, Beatles). Is it March 25 yet? How about now?

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Related: 41 Sexy Ass Photos of Jon Hamm On His 41st Birthday

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Katy Perry’s Raising Hope Outfit Looks Strangely Familiar


When we first saw Katy Perrys twitpic featuring herself in costume for her cameo on Raising Hope, we felt like we’d seen it before. Somewhere in the deep recesses of our mind, we knew exactly what we were looking at, but we couldn’t quite place it. It was really starting to drive us nuts! And then it hit us: She’s clearly the long lost love-chid of Queen guitar virtuoso Brian May and Reno 911′s Lt. Jim Dangle. Obviously! How did we not think of that before?!

Although she’s done a TV spot before on How I Met Your Mother,  this cameo has special significance to the pop princess.  It turns out she’s extremely tight with its star, Shannon Woodward. “A couple weeks ago I was home, just toasting up a frozen chicken fillet when [Shannon] called me up and asked if I wanted to do something ‘fun’ for a change and try out a guest role on her TV show,” Katy told the Huffington Post. “I thought, ‘Sure, I have nothing else to do, and I like chillin’ with my best friend.’” Who knows, maybe she’ll add an Emmy to her list of honors. That hair alone deserves an award!

[Photo: Katy Perry's Twitter]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Katharine McPhee’s Hot GQ Spread Tops Our List Of Her 20 Most Smashing Looks

Katharine McPhee took over our TV sets once before during her unforgettable run on American Idol back in 2006. And now she’s at it again, with the staring role in NBC’s Smash! The dramatic new series features McPhee as Karen Cartwright, an up-and-coming performer with some serious star power who gets her first shot at the big time. Sound familiar? It’s the role Katharine was born to play! The show premiered last night to record breaking numbers, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come.

But that’s not the only reason Kat is on everyone’s lips today. Her sizzling photo shoot for the March issue of GQ hit stands today, and it’s adding fuel to the flames. Screw the Giants parade, Katharine McPhee officially owns the day as far as we’re concerned. Take a look at the gallery below for her 20 most “smashingly” hot looks. Enjoy!

[Photo: GQ]

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by (@katespencer)

Kyle Chandler Vs. George Clooney: Which Dashing On-Screen Dad Is This Week’s Hotness?

I’m gearing up to cover the SAG Awards red carpet this Sunday, and couldn’t help but oogle over a couple of the nominees. Hunky, handsome with a little bit of grey in their hair, both Kyle Chandler and George Clooney are masters at playing sensitive, sexy dads on their respective screens. Chandler is nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights, aka everyone’s favorite show to tweet about. The Cloonster (Can I call you that, George?) is up for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role for his work in the ukelele-heavy tearjerker The Descendants. 

My dream of being sandwiched in Cloonster-Coach Taylor group hug may become a reality this Sunday night (Secreting it now), but only one of these fine, fictional fathers can be this week’s Hotness. Check out our gallery to help you make your decision, and then vote in our poll. We’ll be keeping it open until Sunday night, so you can check them out in all their tuxedoed glory and then cast your vote (And vote again. And again. And again). The SAG Awards air on TBS and TNT at 8PM EST – we’ll be watching, blogging and tweeting the show live. Hang with us, won’t ya?

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[Photos: GettyImages]

 

by (@katespencer)

Jessica Lange Says Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga Are “Incredibly Emotional Actors”

Hello from the Golden Globes press room! Jessica Lange was just onstage answering questions after winning the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role for her work on American Horror Story. She’s incredible on the show, and her scenes with Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga are particularly chilling. As huge fans of AHS and its stars, we were curious about what it’s like for the two-time Oscar winner to work with the show’s young talent.

“I think they’re both incredibly emotional actors,” she told us. “Especially with Evan — he has a rawness to him that I find very exciting in actors, where you can’t anticipate what they’re going to do. And the emotions are right there, and to me that’s the most exciting kind of acting.” She added with a smile, “I enjoy working with both of them immensely.”

When asked about a second season of the hit show, Jessica coyly answered, “Nothing is definite.” We’ll take that as a yes and keep our fingers crossed!

[Photo: GettyImages]

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by (@hallekiefer)

Is Kristen Wiig Leaving Saturday Night Live?

Gillyyyyyy! While there’s no definitive word as to whether Kristen Wiig will stick around for another season of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels‘s remarks last night at the second season premiere of Fred Armisen‘s Portlandia certainly left room for a question mark. You know, like the question mark you might put after the word “WHYYYYYYYYYY?”

When asked if the Bridesmaids star would return after this year, Lorne admits, “I really don’t know. We haven’t really talked about it. We still have 14 shows to do this season.” As for what the show will do without her, Michaels says, “I don’t know. I don’t know. I certainly don’t want her to leave.” Neither do we! Not so soon after she gave us flirting coach Rebecca LaRue! She has so much left to teach us!

by (@katespencer)

A Tribute To American Horror Story‘s Taissa Farmiga And Evan Peters

[Warning: Spoilers ahead!]

Last night’s American Horror Story was full of what we’ve come to expect from the show: a butt shot or two, lots of blood, creepy babies and everybody dying. (Everyone that is, except Constance. How is that crazy b*tch still alive?!) We’re not even sure if we like the show or not. It’s kind of like egg nog — so delicious that it’s kind of gross but we can’t.stop.drinking.it. And while AHS is beyond wacky and sends us into eye roll spasms at times, the acting is what keeps us coming back: Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Dylan McDermott, Mena Suvari, Kate Mara, Burn-face Dude (the amazing Denis O’Hare), and the two Moiras (Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckenridge) all rock the sh*t out of some of the weirdest characters ever created. But our two favorites out of this amazing crop of talent are Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga, who play troubled ghost-human (and then ghost-ghost) teen lovers Tate and Violet.

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