Lady Gaga will Sing a ‘Special Tribute’ at Oscars

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Lady Gaga will sing a “special tribute” at Oscars
“Lady Gaga is a once-in-a-lifetime artist whose musical evolution keeps growing,” the Oscar producers said in a press release. “We are proud to have her perform on the Oscars for the very first time.” PLUS: Eddie Murphy will present an Oscar.

CNN would “love” to have Jon Stewart
CNN boss Jeff Zucker, who headed NBC during the Conan-Leno Tonight Show debacle, said The Daily Show host is welcome at CNN, if he’s interested. Stewart has repeatedly criticized CNN, most famously on Crossfire.

Brian Williams may go on an apology tour
The suspended NBC News anchor is considering a strategy of apologizing fully to the public, according to The Wrap, which notes that Williams is “deeply distraught over his suspension, and acutely aware that he brought the situation on himself.”

Parents TV Council outraged at Family Guy for joking about statutory rape
The watchdog group is calling on its members to file complaints over this past Sunday’s episode, in which a character was on trial for statutory rape. “We believe that Family Guy‘s description of this explicit sexual terminology violates the broadcast indecency law. And we believe that joking about statutory rape, as Family Guy did throughout this episode, exceeds contemporary community standards of decency for the broadcast medium,” says PTC president Tim Winter.

Banshee renewed for Season 4
Cinemax has ordered an eight-episode 4th season of the small-town crime drama.

60 Minutes will devote a full hour to Bob Simon
Sunday’s episode will include Simon’s last piece, on Ebola, plus remembrances of his five-decade career with CBS News.

Drea de Matteo is headed to Agents of SHIELD
“The Sopranos” and “Sons of Anarchy” alum will join forces with Kyle MacLachlan.

Cinemax orders The Walking Dead creator’s exorcism drama Outcast to series
Robert Kirkman’s Outcast is based on his comic book by the same name, starring Patrick Fugit as a young man who tries to get rid of the demonic possessions that have been plaguing him throughout his life.

Rob Lowe to star on Fox’s The Grinder pilot
He’ll play a fictional TV lawyer named “The Grinder” who moves back to his small hometown to take over his family’s law firm.

Starz is using Fifty Shades of Grey to promote Outlander
Starz hopes the similarities between the two will drive fans of the movie to the 2nd half of Season 1 of Outlander.

Amazon is remaking Sigmund And The Sea Monsters
The 1970s Sid and Marty Krofft underwater children’s series is getting a reboot.

The Americans producers walk us through that pliers scene
Was that one of the most harrowing scenes in television history?