Last night, Daniel Craig stopped by The Colbert Report to discuss his new movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...and then to engage in the most epic competition of masculinity in the history of time: Craig vs. Colbert—arm-wrestling.
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I can't believe we haven't heard of this sooner! Last night on The Late Show, Tom Hanks, master of the historical drama, showed the country the first footage of his new HBO miniseries about American hero Burt Loomis. Hanks has developed some masterful stuff in the past, from Band of Brothers to John Adams. But this new project, created by and starring Hanks, looks to be his most inspirational piece of work yet.
Matt Damon, who, by the way, is in the process of buying a zoo, appeared on The Daily Show to discuss, at length, his newly shaved head. After deliberating the pros and cons of the hairstyle, Damon went on to talk about working with Cameron Crowe and grizzly bears in We Bought a Zoo.
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Finally, a very sick Robert Downey, Jr., appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss his and Jimmy's hatred for their respective Christmas parties, and how cool it is to be friends with Sting.
Josh Holloway, a.k.a. Sawyer, visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about working with Tom Cruise on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, and the powers (and hardships) that come along with his signature stubble.
Barbara Walters showed up on The Late Show to debate the merit in many of her Fascinating People with Letterman, touching upon the Kardashians and Donald Trump. But the most mysterious part was the secret name of the Most Fascinating Person of the Year, whom nobody knows about...but Letterman thinks he cracked the code.
Dana Carvey appeared on The Tonight Show in character as Ron Paul, Barack Obama, Billy Crystal, Regis Philbin, Rain Man and more.
Finally, back on The Late Show, Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader stopped by to prove that he's funny no matter what he's talking about: he told a story about a family ski-trip from his childhood that went awry and resulted in a Swedish man coming to the rescue.
Last night, Lea Michele paid a visit to The Tonight Show to talk about two of her lifelong dreams coming true: starring in a movie with Robert De Niro (New Year's Eve) and meeting Barbra Streisand in a shady parking lot.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the cartoon character that is Russell Brand talked about making up for his past wrongdoings by getting involved a bunch of charities, including one that helps "monkeys lick owls." ...it's hard to explain.
The adorable Ellie Kemper appeared on Conan to talk about standing up and relish...and also some actual things, like her new engagement to a man who used to dress like a hot dog, and whom her disapproving granfather compared to a pie. It was a very food-oriented interview. She also talked about being tricked into thinking she's actually involved in romantic relationships when she's playing love scenes in movies and television.
Finally, Zac Efron joined Jimmy Fallon on Late Night to talk about the effect that High School Musical has had on him: he now dances EVERYWHERE. He also share that he'd like to be on Glee, and the time Tom Cruise taught him to ride a motorcycle.
Tom Cruise was visiting India this weekend and he was asked if he would ever consider doing a Bollywood film. He replied, “I love watching Hindi movies. There are many Hindi movies that come out every year but I do watch a few of them. (If offered a Bollywood film) I would never say no. I would love to do it.” So someone ask him, maybe? And then maybe Nicole Kidman could stop wondering why the kids she has with Cruise think he’s the better parent and choose to live with him? - THR
Kim Richards, one of the women featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has checked into rehab. Earlier in this season of the show, one of the other women, Brandi Glanville, observed Kim's unstable behavior and accused her of doing crystal meth in the bathroom on one of the girls' houses all night while she was drinking heavily. Additionally, Kim went to a plastic surgeon's office this season and listed off all the medications she was on (which included Tomomax (an anti-seizure medication), Trazodone (for depression) and Lexapro (for anxiety)), and the surgeon said the combination of all of them meant it made sense why Kim always looked like she was intoxicated. There's no word on where she's receiving treatment, or for what. - E!, Wetpaint
Have you thought about what you want to happen to your body after you die? If you haven't yet taken the time to instruct your loved ones on want you want done once you have passed on, then I suggest you put the process of writing letters to Milkbone and telling them about your smoothies idea on hold and follow Larry King's example and come up with a plan! King actually wants to be frozen, which is about as veritable an option as any! He explained, "I want to be frozen on the hope that they'll find whatever I died of and bring me back." So yeah, he’s essentially challenging us to keep him alive. And I don’t see why we should say “no thanks, Larry! We much more prefer Chinese finger traps!” because Larry is great. - People
Patrick Dempsey stopped by David Letterman's show last night to promote Transformers: Dark of the Moon and share some insight on his infamous director, Michael Bay. Of course, while Dempsey admitted he was scared to lock eyes with Bay, he insists he's a wonderful man. I guess someone doesn't want to be in another Michael Bay movie ever again.
Tom Hanks is amazing. Let's hope he never decides he doesn't want to be famous anymore. He stopped by The Daily Show to talk about his movie, Larry Crowne, Kevin Bacon's delicious scent, and leading the crusade for oppressed middle aged white men everywhere. And do we spy a Bosom Buddies shout-out? (Yep.)
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Weeds' Kevin Nealon stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote...well, Weeds. He's very much an old-fashioned comic, but it works. It also apparently means he's got some unconventional parenting methods.
How anyone could be scared of Tom Hanks, I don't know, but apparently his own granddaughter is absolutely terrified of him. Naturally, he tries his grandfathering skills out on David Letterman to show us just how terrifying he can be. Is anyone else weirded out that Woody has GRANDKIDS?
Jason Bateman actually has a tattoo. I know, I was shocked too. But wait, he only did it because his wife said it was okay? Alright, that makes more sense. Anyway, he explained the whole ordeal to Jimmy Kimmel last night, so now we can hear just how whipped (and lovable!) he really is.
Again, because he's just so freaking hilarious, we have to shine a little light on Louis CK, who stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote Louie. And to defend fart humor. He's tired of farts taking shit. Yes, that's actually what he said. Where was he when four-year-old me asked where farts come from? I could have learned so much! There's no reason you shouldn't take five minutes to watch this and get in trouble for laughing at your desk.
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The TV critics have spoken, and they've decided to break off from the Broadcast Film Critics Association's and their Critic's Choice Film Awards to make their own telecast on June 20th. They've just selected, for the first time, their very own nominees for the brand new Critics' Choice TV Awards and they are:
Best Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire - HBO
Dexter - Showtime
Friday Night Lights - DirecTV
Fringe - FOX
Game of Thrones - HBO
The Good Wife - CBS
Justified - FX
The Killing - AMC
Mad Men - AMC
The Walking Dead - AMC
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire - HBO
Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights - DirecTV
Michael C. Hall - Dexter - Showtime
Jon Hamm - Mad Men - AMC
William H. Macy - Shameless - Showtime
Timothy Olyphant - Justified - FX
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton - Friday Night Lights - DirecTV
Mireille Enos - The Killing - AMC
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife - CBS
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men - AMC
Katey Sagal - Sons of Anarchy - FX
Anna Torv - Fringe - FOX
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Cumming - The Good Wife - CBS
Walton Goggins - Justified - FX
Shawn Hatosy - Southland - TNT
John Noble - Fringe - FOX
Michael Pitt - Boardwalk Empire - HBO
John Slattery - Mad Men - AMC
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Forbes - The Killing - AMC
Christina Hendricks - Mad Men - AMC
Margo Martindale - Justified - FX
Kelly Macdonald - Boardwalk Empire - HBO
Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife - CBS
Chloë Sevigny - Big Love - HBO
Best Reality Series
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - ABC
Hoarders - A&E
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Bravo
Sister Wives - TLC
Undercover Boss - CBS
Best Reality Series - Competition
The Amazing Race - CBS
American Idol - FOX
Dancing with the Stars - ABC
Project Runway - Lifetime
RuPaul’s Drag Race - Logo
Top Chef - Bravo
Best Reality Show Host
Tom Bergeron - Dancing with the Stars - ABC
Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance - FOX
Ty Pennington - Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - ABC
Mike Rowe - Dirty Jobs - Discovery
Ryan Seacrest - American Idol - FOX
Best Talk Show
Chelsea Lately - E!
The Daily Show - Comedy Central
The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Warner Bros.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The Oprah Winfrey Show - Harpo
Best Comedy Series
Archer - FX
The Big Bang Theory - CBS
Community - NBC
Glee - FOX
Louie - FX
The Middle - ABC
Modern Family - ABC
The Office - NBC
Parks and Recreation - NBC
30 Rock - NBC
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock - NBC
Steve Carell - The Office - NBC
Louis C.K. - Louie - FX
Charlie Day - It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - FX
Joel McHale - Community - NBC
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory - CBS
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox - Cougar Town - ABC
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie - Showtime
Tina Fey - 30 Rock - NBC
Patricia Heaton - The Middle - ABC
Martha Plimpton - Raising Hope - FOX
Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation - NBC
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell - Modern Family - ABC
Neil Patrick Harris - How I Met Your Mother - CBS
Nick Offerman - Parks and Recreation - NBC
Ed O’Neill - Modern Family - ABC
Danny Pudi - Community - NBC
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family - ABC
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen - Modern Family - ABC
Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock - NBC
Jane Lynch - Glee - FOX
Busy Philipps - Cougar Town - ABC
Eden Sher - The Middle - ABC
Sofía Vergara - Modern Family - ABC
Jon Stewart battled his conscious on The Daily Show -- and it turns out, Jon Stewart's conscious is made up of Tom Brokaw and Don Rickles. So, we watch those two duke it out and hopefully figure out his dilemma as to whether or not he should make jokes about his friend Representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter account sending weiner pictures to a girl WHEN HIS NAME IS WEINER. OH MY GOD. HIS NAME IS WEINER.
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So in news that doesn't surprise anyone, when you're Tom Cruise, movie studios are willing to pay you a lot of money. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has purchased an untitled pitch from screenwriter Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love) with Cruise attached to star for over $1.5 million. He'll play a politician who gets caught in an affair and retreats to his hometown to confront his troubled past. Vulture suspects that this could actually be an the adaptation of Andrew Young's novel about the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter affair called The Politician (that Aaron Sorkin plans to direct), but like we said, that's just speculation.
Tom Hanks announced on Twitter that he'll be making an appearance on 30 Rock this season. It hasn't been revealed what kind of character he'll play, but he has been known to star as himself, as seen on Life with Bonnie, The Naked Truth, and in the occasional Jimmy Kimmel sketch. Of course, there is a chance that he'll appear as a new member of the NBC Page Program who rides around on a scooter (so those skills that he learned while preparing for Larry Crowne don't go to waste). Will he interact with Liz Lemon? Of course he will! Lemon has fallen in love with one of her cousins -- she's definitely bound to rub elbows with a guy on on a motorized bicycle.