Donald Trump skipped Miss USA, but his immigration comments clouded the pageant

Norman Weiss

Donald Trump skipped Miss USA, but his immigration comments clouded the pageant

The Miss USA runner-up, Ylianna Guerra, turned out to be a Mexican-American from Texas whose parents came from Mexico. The pageant never addressed Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants during the Reelz channel broadcast, but the fact that Guerra — who had spoken out about Trump’s comments — was runner-up wasn’t lost on people commenting on Twitter. PLUS: One Miss USA contestant didn't know the meaning of “politically correct."

John Oliver impersonates Friday Night Lights’ Coach Taylor to attack taxpayer-funded sports stadiums

On Last Week Tonight, Oliver also went after Whoopi Goldberg for seemingly defending every bad person.

Watch the first trailer for Kurt Sutter’s The Bastard Executioner

The Sons of Anarchy creator’s new 14th-century set drama was previewed during the premiere of The Strain.

Ryan Murphy reveals American Horror Story: Hotel character names, recalls Lady Gaga asking for a role

“It was one of the weirdest things of my career ever,” Murphy says of the note he received from Lady Gaga. “Horror Story has a lot of fans obviously and I get calls from some people…how it happened with Gaga is she wrote and said, ‘I love the show, would you consider putting me on it?’ And I wrote back, ‘Yes. CAPS CAPS…’ The best call ever is ‘Please wait for Gaga’…and she got on the phone and could not have been lovelier.” PLUS: Characters from previous seasons could return.

fans honored Jared Padelicki at Comic-Con for talking about his depression

The Supernatural panel on Sunday surprisingly ended with the entire hall holding up candles in support of Padelicki. "At first I didn't know what it is,” says Padelicki. "I thought people were holding up their iPhones or something. And then someone handed me the note explaining it and I found out what was really going on. It took everything in my power not to cry."

Why Conan at Comic-Con was a triumph

It didn’t hurt that every other late-night talk show was off last week. But as Brian Lowry notes, "these well-plotted, star-studded shows had an amiable and relaxed  quality, showcasing his smarts, quickness and grasp of the current cultural landscape. Just as significantly, they offered a reminder of the place he occupies in an increasingly vanilla-flavored latenight field, especially with his spiritual sire David Letterman and Jon Stewart signing off.” PLUS: Was Conan being sexist to Olivia Munn?

The Vampire Diaries
stars talk Nina Dobrev, reveal the return of Season 1 Damon

The “sexy, volatile, fun, dangerous” Damon will be back for Season 7, Ian Somerhalder revealed at Comic-Con.

Syfy promoted Sharknado 3 at Comic-Con with Uncle Sams on stilts with sharks bursting their bellies

Meanwhile, Sharknado’s writer is hoping to see Sharknado: The Musical on Broadway.

See pics of HBO’s Westworld starring Anthony Hopkins

HBO has released images of the sci-fi drama that also stars Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and James Marden.

Is Kate McKinnon’s Ghostbusters character based on the cartoon?

Some have noticed McKinnon looks like Egon from the Ghostbusters cartoon in the first picture released from Paul Feig’s remake.

HRG was the lynchpin for Heroes Reborn

“The lynchpin from the former cast was Jack and his character,” creator Tim Kring said at Comic-Con. “HRG was a hub character that a lot of the other stories spun off of. It was really important for me to bring him back.” PLUS: Watch the full Heroes Reborn Comic-Con trailer.

Jimmy Kimmel picked up a TV award in Italy

Kimmel was honored last night for his career at the Ischia Global Film Festival Awards.

John Oliver and Lena Headey join BBC’s Danger Mouse

The Last Week Tonight host will voice a mad scientist, while the Game of Thrones star will voice the role of U.S. Secret Agent Jeopardy Mouse.

Arya Stark meets Harry Potter

"I think this photo is gonna make the world implode,” Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams wrote in Instagram photo of her and Daniel Radcliffe together (along with Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman and co-star Hannah Murray) at Comic-Con.

The Strain
unveils an Airbnb spoof

Watch Thomas Eichhorst attempt to find new strains of revenue in pricey NYC.

Check out a clip from Syfy’s The Magicians

The TV series based on Lev Grossman’s fantasy trilogy was previewed at Comic-Con.