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Hollywood Insider: Michelle Gets Locked Up on the Set of Law And Order!

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Did you know that Law and Order has been on the air for 20 years now? To celebrate this unique television milestone the Producers of Law and Order held a little Press Event for Online Media today. When I walked into the production offices I was attacked by a vicious dog, of course the owner was like don’t worry he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Yeah, right, this beast was ran up on me growling and everything. After that little bit of excitement the rest of the morning went really well, we did a really fun 50 minute Q and A with Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, and Alana De La Garza.  The three had a really good time and it seemed like there was great chemistry with them.  They were fun and down to earth, after the Q and A. I think today’s Q and A will be on the DVD they filmed it. The cast took us on a tour of the set, but there wasn’t much to see, we saw the interrogation room, but couldn’t see the squad room because they were filming.  I will be posting the full audio from today’s Q and A sometime in the next few days – it’s very funny and a transcript wouldn’t do it justice. Be sure to check it out Friday nights at 8am. Pictures and Some things that I found out during the Q and A can be found after the break.

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“Trauma” Soars as an Entertaining Ride

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Watching the first five minutes of TRAUMA, there were moments I may have actually forgotten to breathe! What seemed to start out as a typical let’s-get-to-know-the-characters scenario quickly evolved into an action-packed, adrenaline-rush roof rescue complete with terrific special effects. While most medically-oriented shows take place inside the hospital and revolve around events and what happens to patients once they get past the sliding double doors, TRAUMA lets us experience the events surrounding the scene of the accident before those patients get through those sliding double doors (and before we have any need for a scorecard to keep track of which doctor and nurse are sharing a bed for the week).

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Television: Kanye Tears up on Jay Leno

Kanye West

Ok, I don’t buy it. Kanye was on Jay Leno’s new show last night and he broke down when Jay asked him what Kanye’s mother would have thought about is behavior at the VMAs. The moment felt staged to me. I’ve always really liked Kanye – until he decided to become a “singer.” He’s not afraid to speak his mind, his interrupting Taylor Swift’s moment at the VMAs was classless, but now it seems like useless piling on.  Let it go people.  Here’s the clip from Jay Leno  and after the break you can see some more highlights from Leno’s premiere show.  I don’t keep up with today’s music any more, do they even show music videos, anywhere? I know they don’t on MTV so the very idea they have a Video Music Awards show is laughable. Anyway, I digress, was Beyonce’s video that good?

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Television: America’s Got Talent not featuring AMERICAN Stars for Finale

America's Got Talent

I’m proud of the fact that I haven’t watched a single second or wasted a single byte of digital data on this show. But I feel compelled to let you know that the folks at America’s Got Talent is going to have a big season finale this Wednesday night. The season finale of NBC’s hit summer series “America’s Got Talent” Wednesday, September 16 (8-10 p.m. ET) will feature special performances from Latin pop star Shakira, British singing sensation Leona Lewis, country music superstars Rascal Flatts, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil and many more special guests to be announced.  Previously announced finale performer, Susan Boyle will debut her new song “Wild Horses.” At the conclusion of the finale, the winning act to take home the million-dollar prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas will be announced.   Shakira will perform the world premiere of her mega-hit single, “She Wolf” from her forthcoming album of the same name, Leona Lewis will world premiere her song “Happy,” Rascal Flatts will be singing their latest hit “Summer Nights” and Cirque du Soleil will present a sneak peek performance from their brand new theatrical production “Banana Shpeel.”  Ummm…. The name of the show is AMERICA’S Got Talent. Not WORLD or Britain’s Got Talent. Where’s the AMERICAN talent?  This is pretty lame. But I do love Cirque and I kind of like Leona Lewis, don’t know anything else about these other people.

HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: The great, but silent Ray Park Talks Michelle’s Ear Off! We talk a bit about Star Wars, GI Joe, Heroes and more!

Ray Park

A few weeks ago I had the chance to talk to the great Ray Park – a man who is quickly becoming quite a geek celebrity.  You may not recognize his name but you know his work. He was the iconic dual lightsaber wielding badass Darth Maul Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.  He had a brief appearance as Toad in the X-Men movie and now he’s playing another iconic, silent but deadly character – G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes.  While he usually doesn’t get much of a chance to speak in his movies, you just know whenever he shows up something’s going to go down. Any movie Ray is in, he’s usually the character that ends up stealing every scene he’s in.

This fall he’s going to get a big chance to expand his range by actually speaking – a lot, in NBC’s hit show Heroes, where he plays – what else:  A bad-ass guy with knives.  If you want to see a different side of him check out the movie Fan Boys he does a very funny cameo towards the end. I caught up with him a few days before the debut of G.I. Joe and a day after he finished shooting an episode of Heroes for a man who doesn’t say much in his films he was in a really excited and talkative mood during our call.  You ask him a question and he’ll give you a million stories.

EM – So you just finished filming Heroes can you talk a bit about your role?

Ray Park

I’m Edgar, we’re part of the new breed of power.  We’re all part of a traveling Carnival.  At the Carnival my disguise is a knife thrower and my power is speed. I’m really fast and accurate with weapons. Samuel is the driving force behind the Carnival.  His brother was killed and I’m his conflicted henchman.  Originally I was only supposed to be in a couple of episodes but my role has been expanded and we’ve already filmed quite a few episodes. I’m a really big fan of the show and in the past I’ve met cast members who were huge fans of mine.  With this part I really get to show something different than I’ve been able to show in my films.

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TELEVISION: NBC.com Gives Fans Chance to Catch Up on Their Favorite Shows!

So, you missed a key episode of Chuck, eh? Or maybe, The Office… or Days of Our Lives?

Chuck

For a limited time, NBC.com is making all current and returning series available online so that you can catch up. The complete list of titles available follows the jump.

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TELEVISION NEWS: Silverman Out at NBC; Leaves For Start Up With Barry Diller!

Ben Silverman announced this morning that he was leaving his position as Co-Chairman of NBC Universal Entertainment to join Barry Diller’s media and Internet company, IAC, to start up a new venture.

Ben Silverman

Almost simultaneously, NBC announced that Jeff Gaspin, head of NBCU’s cable operations would step into the Chairman position, combining Silverman’s duties with his own.

Silverman will stay with NBC through September to help Gaspin’s transition into his new position – and oversee the launch of NBC’s fall programming.

TELEVISION REVIEW: Merlin is a Fun, Fluffy, Summer Series.

Merlin

So far this Summer has been really sparse when it comes to new programming. There’s a lot of good stuff coming in the next few weeks, but it seems like instead of hitting us with new Summer programs all at once everything is being spread out. A few weeks ago we had Burn Notice, Royal Pains and I’m A Celebrity Get me Out of Here premiere, Sunday night we have the long awaited debut of NBC’s surprisingly "lavish" production of Merlin (Colin Morgan). The production features an interesting cast that includes Buffy’s Anthony Head as the magic fearing King Uther Pendragon.

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