NeNe leakes exits ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

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NeNe Leakes exits Real Housewives of Atlanta

“My contract is up and I just think this is the right time,” Leakes says of her “hard decision” to exit the Bravo show. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”

NBC’s statement leaves wiggle room for Donald Trump to return to Celebrity Apprentice

As David Zurawik notes, “Nothing in today’s statement says they won’t be together again and joking away past differences – especially if NBC tries Apprentice for a cycle with someone else as host and the ratings tank. This is, after all, the company that brought Williams back.” PLUS: Trump threatens to sue NBC even though he claims he quit.

Report: A minority host is being “seriously considered” to replace Trump on Celebrity Apprentice

According to TMZ, “the minority host idea we’re told is an opportunity to make a powerful statement discrediting Trump’s campaign platform on immigration.”

Game of Thrones
only wants thin, tattoo-free extras for filming in Spain

Successful applicants will be paid 50 Euros a day for filming in Girona between Sept. 6 and 18.

Joel McHale: For Community to return for Season 7, we’ll have to get big raises

“All of our contracts ended this season,” he says. “They would have to significantly increase some of the pay of some of the actors, I think.” He adds: “I really do think there’ll be a movie.”

Meet SNL’s long-time cue card guy

Wally Feresten, 49, has spent 25 years supervising a team of 20 in crafting the handwritten cue cards every week on Saturday Night Live. Feresten — brother of Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten — also works for Late Night with Seth Meyers. “So many famous and nervous people have stared at Wally,” says Amy Poehler. “He has a huge heart and a blue-collar work ethic and never forgets that this whole thing is supposed to be fun.” PLUS: SNL releases a cut sketch of Chris Pratt as Jason Stratham.

Jeremy Clarkson’s final Top Gear episode was a ratings disappointment

Even before last night’s show aired, Clarkson accused BBC of downplaying his final appearance.

is the first antihero show created by, starring, and brutally satirizing women

The Lifetime series, says Willa Paskin, “skirts the mistakes that so many antihero copycat shows have made, not by forsaking the antihero or his attendant themes, but by putting them in a new, generative setting: one concerned with women. (Imagine True Detective set among, say, sister wives; I’d watch.) UnReal, a series created by women and largely starring women, eviscerates a format that mostly features women, and airs on Lifetime, a network for women.” PLUS: UnReal’s co-creators talk about avoiding parody.

Syfy picks up Bitten for Season 3

The supernatural series had already been renewed by Canadian TV earlier this year, will be a big part of John Singleton’s 1980s-set crack cocaine epidemic drama.

Why Orange Is the New Black needs a juvenile inmate

With a juvenile inmate, Jenji Kohan could focus on the prison industrial complex. As Amy Woolard argues, “Folding into the mix, for example, a 16-year-old girl serving 15 years to life would give Kohan a buffet of possibilities that would play to her best strength—raucous individual storytelling—while sharpening a critical weakness: strong policy indictments. PLUS: Season 3 was all about kindness.

Billy Magnussen joins FX’s Snowfall

The Boardwalk Empire vet, who’s currently playing Kato Kaelin on American Crime Story, will play a big role in John Singleton’s ‘80s crack cocaine drama.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel actually do 20 push-ups

The Mets and Stephen Colbert challenged Kimmel to “#GiveThem20.”

Presenting 15 shows that reinvented science fiction in the past decade

From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (starring Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey) to Fringe.

Showtime teases The Affair Season 2

“True love conquers all” in a new teaser.

Conan creates an end zone filled with Skittles for Marshawn Lynch to dive in

Watch Conan O’Brien fulfill a possible dream for the Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl running back.