President Obama to Address the Nation in Primetime on Terror Threat

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

President Obama to address the nation in primetime on terror threat

In wake of the San Bernardino shooting, the president will deliver a rare Oval Office address at 8 pm ET on Sunday that will delay several primetime shows by about 15 minutes (in the Eastern and Central time zones). CBS and NBC haven’t said if they’ll carry the address, but Fox will delay showing The Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, while ABC will push back the fall finale of Once Upon a Time. The address will also keep Obama from attending the Kennedy Center Honors, which is taping Sunday to air on CBS later this month.


Shailene Woodley is set to join Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman on HBO

According to Kidman, Woodley is expected to play one of the “triumvirate of killer moms” on David E. Kelley’s limited series Big Little Lies. HBO has yet to make Woodley's casting official.


SNL spoofs The Wiz Live!

Check out Ryan Gosling as the Scarecrow — the 1939 version.


Simon Cowell’s London home hit by burglars while he was sleeping

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IFC cancels David Krumholtz’s Gigi Does It

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Buffy’s Nicholas Brendon pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge for allegedly choking his girlfriend

As a result, Brendon could avoid nail time if he stays out of trouble for a year while completing drug and alcohol counseling.


Doctor Who delivers a great season ender

“That ending? Was the greatest,” says Charlie Jane Anders. "That ending retroactively made the whole thing great.” PLUS: Steven Moffat explains that ending, this is was one of Moffat’s best years helming Doctor Who, and the season finale traded epic for personal.