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Moving Up In the World: Deena Cortese Takes Off For Her Couple's Therapy Debut at the Empire Hotel Rooftop

For all you reality TV buffs, this is for you. The spirited Deena Cortese of Vh1’s Jersey Shore debuted her newest endeavor and did so the only way she knows how: with a star-studded party. Streams of reality stars arrived at the Empire Hotel rooftop in support of Deena’s added appearance on the fifth season of Couple’s Therapy. Big names, like Mikey P from Dating Naked, Erica Mena from Love and Hip Hop, and Farrah Abraham from Teen Mom dropped by with words of wisdom for their host, and the latest scoop on their next moves.

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Judd Apatow Bringing New Show to Netflix

Judd Apatow is bringing his talents to Netflix with a new comedy entitled Love. The show has been green-lit for a 10-episode first season, to air in 2016, and a 12-episode second season premiering the following year.

The series is a comedy following Gus and Mickey, played by Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Gillian Jacobs (Community), respectively. Rust is also credited as a co-creator of the series, along with Apatow and writer Lesley Arfin, who had written for Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In grand Apatow-tradition, the cast and crew is comprised of people he's previously worked with.

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Fall’s Best Bets: The Most Anticipated New Shows

Every fall a whole batch of new comedies and dramas premiere. Some are better than others, and only a few will make it onto the must-see lists and became watercooler fodder. Who wants to be out of the TV loop? No one! So here’s a handy list of the falls most anticipated new series that you need to be watching.

  1. Gotham (Fox): Undeniably the most buzzed-about new show of the fall TV season, Gotham is a new take on an old classic. The show follows Detective Jim Gordon before his ascent to commissioner, when Bruce Wayne was nothing more than a young, newly orphaned boy. Starring Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland) as Gordon the drama is can’t-miss television. It’s even inked an unprecedented deal with Netflix, granting them streaming rights after the first season ends despite the show not having aired or found an audience yet. That’s what I call a vote of confidence. Gotham premieres on FOX September 22nd at 8 pm.





  2. Gracepoint (Fox): Adapted from the U.K. series Broadchurch, this 10-part ‘event series’ follows two detectives investigating a young boys death. The series stars Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Anna Gunn, of Breaking Bad fame. The cast enough is a major selling point, but given how fantastic the source material is there’s a good chance this is going to be network TV’s very own “prestige drama.” Gracepoint premieres on Fox October 2nd at 9pm.










  3. The Affair (Showtime): Hello Pacey Witter! Joshua Jackson is back on TV in a complex new Showtime drama. The Affair explores the implications of an affair for all involved. Rounding out the cast is Maura Tierney, Dominic West, and Ruth Wilson – so, really, how can you not watch with a cast that superb? The shows pilot episode is already getting glowing reviews so make sure to tune in on October 19 at 10pm.






  4. Jane the Virgin (The CW): This CW dramedy boasts the most absurd, and likely the most original, premise of all the fall pilots. Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is a, duh, virgin who has been pushed to abstain from sex until marriage – but that doesn’t help her from getting pregnant. Jane ends up artificially inseminated after a mix-up at the doctor’s office. Oops? The pilot is already a critical darling, appearing on many must-see lists – so make sure you check this one out. Jane the Virgin premieres on The CW October 13th at 9pm.


  5. Marry Me (NBC): Two of comedies finest character actors have come together for this take on modern marriage that is falls must-see comedy. The show follows Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) as they traverse the trials and tribulations of getting to the “I do.” Marino and Wilson are both stars on the rise, and this may be the project that launches them into household names. Marry Me premieres on NBC October 14th at 9pm.
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Now streaming: New TV Pilots for Your Viewing Pleasure

Fall is arguably the best time of the year. The leaves change, everything tastes like pumpkin, and TV watchers are served up a whole new batch of shows for their viewing pleasure. Waiting for those new shows can be tortuous – especially those hotly anticipated ones. So to ease those impatient minds here’s a few of the new fall pilots that are already streaming ahead of air date.

  1. Selfie is a self-described “modern re-telling” of My Fair Lady that follows internet celeb and social media-addict Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) as she tries to forge real, human connections. If you can make your way past the cringe-worthy title you’ll find a show with charming characters, plenty of laughs, and a whole lot of potential. Check it out on the ABC.go.com website. Selfie officially premieres on ABC on September 30th.



  2. If you’re a romantic comedy buff with a serious love for (500) Days of Summer, then A to Z is about to be your new favorite show. Starring Cristin Milioti (the titular ‘mother’ on How I Met Your Mother) and Ben Feldman (Mad Mens’ Michael Ginsberg) the show follows the beginning, middle, and eventual end of a relationship between Andrew and Zelda (get it? A to Z?). While the premise gives way to more than a few hokey, cliché moments the show also has real heart and humor. Plus, who knew that under all period-appropriate Mad Men outfits and bushy facial hair that Ben Feldman was a total hunk? Check this one out at NBC.com. A to Z officially premieres on NBC on October 2nd.


  3. This new drama follows Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Guffund), a brilliant medical examiner who has a slight problem – he can’t die. Morgan studies the dead in an attempt to understand his own mortality, or lack thereof. This Sherlock Holmes-esque show is a good old fashioned procedural about a two partners (Alana De La Garza rounding out the other half of this partnership) to investigate deaths. Oh, and one of them is an immortal who is always naked when he’s resurrected. Check this one out over at ABC.go.com. Forever officially premieres September 23rd on ABC.

  4. Bonus: an Amazon pilot! Amazon.com has released a new batch of comedy and drama pilots online as a part of their ongoing foray into original programming. One of the most promising of the five pilots is Red Oaks, a 1980s set coming-of-age tale. The show follows David Myers (Craig Roberts) as he traverses through the summer before he has to return to college and decide what to do with the rest of his life. It’s relentlessly funny and even stars ‘80s darling Jennifer Grey. You can stream this one over at Amazon.com.
#TBT: Commercials We Will Never Forget

Wonderball


Before they were banned for saftey reasons, the Wonderball changed the candy game. Candy, with more candy inside? It was unfathomable.

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Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace join 'The View'


After Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were let go from The View this summer, there were some seats left to fill before the talk show’s new season starts.

Also with Barbara Walters retirement in May, the only panelist left on the daytime talk show was Whoopi Goldberg. In July though it was announced that Rosie O’Donnell would be returning to the show. She previously co-hosted the show for one year before leaving in 2007.

This week it was announced that actress Rosie Perez and former President George W. Bush’s communications director Nicolle Wallace will be joining the talk show for its upcoming eighteenth season.

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Celebrities That are Winning Instagram Right Now

1) Rihanna

Well, back when she had an Instagram, Rih was known for posting the most badass pics known to the social media site. After a racy photo shoot that beared her body in all its glory, her Instagram disappeared. Apparently, even celebs have to follow the Terms and Conditions that nobody ever reads. Nudity is a no-go on IG, and her blatant rule-breaking is what earned her the number 1 spot on our list.

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More Celebs Confirmed For 19th Season Of Dancing With The Stars

Get ready! Carlton Banks will showcase his signature dance moves one more time. Alfonso Ribeiro, known for his role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will be a contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

Carlton, we mean Alfonso, is among the short list of confirmed celebs looking to claim the Mirrorball Trophy on the 19th season of DWTS. US Weekly also confirms Jonathan Bennett of Mean Girls, Lea Thompson of Back to the Future, and YouTube star Bethany Mota will be contestants on the new season.

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Mini 'Friends' Reunion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

While on appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new film Life of Crime, Jennifer Aniston found out what a big Friends fan Kimmel was. So much so that he even wrote some of his own fan fiction that he wanted to perform with the actress which included a huge surprise for the audience.

“I wrote myself into it as Ross. I was wondering if you would do a scene from it with me?” Kimmel said to Aniston. After seeming a little reluctant to participate, Kimmel revealed an exact replica of Monica’s kitchen from the show to which Kimmel joked, “I actually spent $80,000 making it.”

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Central Perk is Coming to NYC in Real Life

We all know, whether you live in NYC or not, it has always secretly been your dream to sit down in a cafe with your best friends and live life just like the cast of Friends did for those ten incredible years. Well, thanks to Warner Bros. Television Group and Eight O’Clock Coffee, all those unfulfilled wishes and desires can finally come true starting this September!

For one month only, Friends fanatics can head to downtown NYC to enjoy free coffee, iconic photo-ops on the signature orange couch, or with the various props, and even some weekly musical performances, which will be sure to include a couple of Phoebe Buffet originals.