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Ross Mathews Signs a Talk Show Deal

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Ross Mathews is (finally) getting his own talk show.

Mathews has signed a development and talent deal at E! Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal includes development for a new talk show and locks in his presence as a personality for the cable network. He has been a regular on many E! Shows, including Chelsea Handler’s late-night show, Chelsea Lately and has co-hosted E!’s flagship award show, Live from the Red Carpet. The Mathews talk show will be made under Handler’s production company, Borderline Amazing.

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Special Edition Most Wanted: The Oprah Finale

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This is the most important Most Wanted List to date, and you know why. This week, something historic will happen. So historic, it will change television and media overall forever. Daytime will never be the same again without her, and this week, she takes the top spot by a mile. More details below, but we also will see a plethora of finales and premieres this week. So large, in fact, that I decided to double the amount of things that are Most Wanted this week to 10. How’s that for a special edition?! The list is down below:

1. The Oprah Winfrey Show – Series Finale

It’s the end of an era. After almost 5,000 shows and millions of lives changed, Oprah is saying goodbye to her daily talk show on Wednesday and with it comes sadness for her dedicated fans (me included.) For the past 4 years, which have been the most important for me growing up (from 12 to now 16,) I have watched Oprah and if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t even be remotely interested in the television world. She set an example of how the medium of television is so powerful and how far you can go in this world. In this judgmental world, Oprah was my only escaping alternate dimension where I learned to be an open-minded person, and I owe any humility I have to her. My absolute favorite moment on the Oprah show was when she reunited Clemantine and Claire Wamariya with their family after they were torn apart from the Rwandan genocide. It gives me chills every time I watch that episode, and I well definitely never forget it. Make sure you watch these final three shows! Check your local listings if you don’t already know when Oprah airs in your area. Especially watch the final Oprah Winfrey Show this Wednesday.

2. American Idol

For American Idol, a completely revamped judge panel and format worked for the better, and everyone is calling it a comeback. This season has started with hundreds of thousands of contestants, and it all comes down to the final two: Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. The youngest final two ever are sure to bring a large audience this Wednesday, and a record number of votes. In recent seasons, the winners haven’t made it big. But this year the winner is sure to make a splash on the charts, if America gets it right, which I think will happen this year.

3. The Hangover Part II

Two years after the record-breaking comedy made it’s way to theaters, the guys are doing it again. This time it’s Stu, and you know it’s going to be crazy when you see a facial tattoo freshly imprinted around Stu’s eye. Problem is, that could stop the movie from coming out. Hopefully it won’t, but who knows what might happen at today’s hearing in Missouri. If the plaintiffs request for an injunction is denied, everything should be fine for The Hangover’s release this Friday.

4. Modern Family Season Finale

Another hilarious season ends with the family trying to surprise Jay with a birthday party, Phil meets an enemy from college, and Cam gets in some trouble at a bakery. You know, the typical craziness? The producers must have something special in store for this Wednesday’s finale, and you should definitely tune in.

5. Glee Season Finale

The most expensive Glee episode to-date airs tonight, and it happens to be the finale episode. New Directions makes it’s way to the New York City to make a splash at the nationals which are being held in the city. Will they win? And how is all the drama from this past season going to end? Tune in to find out!

6. The Middle Season Finale

The stellar second season ends with uncertainty that that Brick may be held back. Frankie does all she can to help Brick and keep the family from going over the edge as usual. Expect the ever-present craziness from Sue and Axl to also be a main point in this sweet and quirky comedy starring Patricia Heaton.

7. The Event Series Finale

A bumpy freshman run was all The Event got, and the disappointing show is ending tonight with an uncertain future. Will ‘The Event’ happen? If it does, when will it happen? And most of all: WHAT THE HELL IS THE EVENT?!

8. Kung Fu Panda 2

This hilarious animated comedy is back and will hopefully be better than the already great original. Word is that DreamWorks wants to make this a 6-Picture adventure. They’ll have to keep it fresh if they want to stretch it out that long. Either way, early reviews are overwhelmingly positive, and this movie’s sure to earn big bucks this Thursday.

9. Dancing With the Stars Finale

I truly thought that Kirstie Alley was going to get kicked-off in the opening week, and now she’s in the final two. Boy was I wrong! Alley and Chelsea Kane will dance all the way to the mirror ball trophy this Tuesday, which is probably very dusty right about now.

10. Chelsea Lately

Even with all these shows and movies, this hilarious late-night show has crept it’s way back into the list with a great week of guests. Tonight, American Idol Judge Randy Jackson makes his way on the show for what I believe will be the first time. You think that’s big? Wait later in the week for even more big TV and movie stars from shows like Glee and movies like The Hangover!

Wow! Isn’t it packed?! This is going o be one hell of a week! Here’s another reminder to make sure you watch the Oprah Finale this Wednesday Come back next week for an all-new Most Wanted List!

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‘Chelsea Lately’ Spinoff ‘After Lately’ Premieres TONIGHT!

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After over 3 years on the air, Chelsea Lately is ready for a spinoff, and it premieres tonight. After Lately is complicated in terms of what it exactly is. Its scripted, but it’s also ad-libbed, also, it’s based on true events that have happened in the offices of Chelsea Lately. It’s also a workplace comedy that has a bit of a mockumetary format, similar to NBC’s The Office. It’s a lot, right? I’ll just call it a comedy/reality hybrid. Chelsea had many misses in terms of television shows, with many of her past shows falling flat. That was until Chelsea Lately came around, that is. Since her hit late-night show premiered on E back in July of 2007, Chelsea has been on a roll, releasing several New York Times best-selling books and even being the host of last year’s VMAs. Her show has grown as well, becoming a staple of E! and late-night television, becoming the second woman to have a late-night show on American television, the first being Joan Rivers.

Early reviews of After Lately have been positive, with many saying that regular Chelsea Lately watchers will find the show hilarious, while others may be confused at first glance. If you don’t already know the plot, it’s about the staff of Chelsea Lately and all the “shenanigans” that happens before and after the show, and how the writers fight to gain Chelsea’s attention (in tonights episode, the staff will be sucking up to Chelsea so they can go vacation with her to Cabo). I haven’t seen the pilot, so I’m cautiously anxious to see how the show will play out, but I am excited. After Lately premieres tonight at 11 P.M. on E!

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The Most Wanted List: Entertainment Weekly’s Parks and & Rec Cover!

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1. Entertainment Weekly’s Parks & Rec Cover

How long I’ve waited for this cover. After 3 seasons on the air, NBC’s Parks and Recreation is finally getting the recognition it deserves as Entertainment Weekly becomes the first magazine to feature the cast on the cover. Adam Scott was the only member of the cast that wasn’t on the cover because at the time, there was a snowstorm in New York(where he was located. It’s ratings are much higher this season than last and it got a series high in viewers when it came back for Season 3. It comes out this Friday on newsstands, but I got the cover extra early! EW gave 101 reasons(!) why they love Parks & Rec, and I agree with every single one.

2. Justin Bieber on Chelsea Lately

He’s already been on the show 3 times, and every time he comes by, it’s hilarious. The quick jabs that Chelsea throws and Bieber’s immediate flirting makes the interview informative, awkward, and very, very funny. This comes after a very great weekend at the box office with his movie (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) being a close second to blockbuster vets like Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s new comedy (Just Go With It), and he’s only 16. Justin makes his fourth appearance on E!’s Chelsea Lately tonight.

3. Fox’s Traffic Light

I saw the Pilot of Traffic Light a few days after it aired and it was absolutely incredible. It set out everything that’s great for a new comedy series: Likable characters, relationships, and an everlasting storyline about 3 college friends who maintain their friendship going into their thirties. Reviews of the show were great and many say that the pilot was actually weaker than future episodes, so I can’t wait until this Tuesday at 9:30!

4. Grammy Fallout

The ceremony was painfully long, and the outcome of the major categories were too. I’m fine with Lady Antebellum winning Record or Song of the Year, but why the hell did they win both? Also, I truly thought it was Eminem’s comeback year, and even though it was, it was not recognized as it should’ve been by Grammy voters. Instead, Arcade Fire won (I’ll be trying them out soon) and what’s surely the most shocking win in the Best New Artist category in over a decade, the underdog that is Esperanza Spalding won the category after almost everyone predicted that it would be either Drake or Justin Bieber. It worked in Spalding’s favor though, her album is at it’s highest point ever on iTunes.

5. The Return of Fizbo and DeDe on Modern Family!

Cam’s hilarious clown returns for the first time in Season 2 of ABS’s Modern Family and it shouldn’t disappoint. He apparently has problems with Mitchell about being the clown on Lily’s birthday party. Also, Mitch and Claire’s crazy mother is coming back and she’s bringing Claire’s ex-boyfriend (who’s going to be played by Matt Dillon) along with her. It’s an episode of Modern Fanily you can’t miss!

That’s a wrap! Sorry I took a while, I was a bit busy, but make sure you check back next Monday for a brand new Most Wanted List!

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