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Jimmy Kimmel put Benedict Cumberbatch's deep baritone voice to good use last night when the actor appeared on his late-night show to promote "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
Kimmel had the 37-year-old British actor recite the lyrics to the new R. Kelly song "Genius," which is off the singer's latest album. Video of Cumberbatch's performance of the song, as well as his interview on the show can be viewed below (Warning: Video contains censored expletives and sexually implicit lyrics).
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Check out photos from the dress rehearsals of 'The Sound of Music Live!' with Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer and more.
Tony-winning Broadway performers Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle also appear in the cast. Underwood plays Maria, a role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1968 film of the same name, and Moyer plays Captain Von Trapp. The show airs on Dec. 5.
A "Wonder Woman" pilot that had featured Adrianne Palicki of "Friday Night Lights" did not appear to impress NBC, which has decided not to pick up the television adaption of the hit DC comic book series, a cast member says.
"I am very sad that NBC passed on Wonder Woman," Tracie Thoms, who was cast as Etta, best friend of heroine Diana Prince, said on her Twitter page on Thursday, May 12. "But that just goes to show you: There is no such thing as a 'sure thing' in this biz."
Claire Danes is well aware of her "Homeland" character Carrie Mathison's infamous "crying face," and she's not concerned about it either.
The actress spoke about various "Claire Danes Cry Face" memes that poke fun at her on the Internet, telling Glamour magazine in their January issue that she isn't fazed by the comments.
The midseason finale of season 4 of AMC's "The Walking Dead," "Too Far Gone," featured an epic prison showdown between Rick and the villain the Governor, chaos and bloodshed and the death of a veteran character.
Check out 15 highlights from the episode, which aired on Sunday, Dec. 1. Spoilers ahead!
The midseason finale of season 4 of hit AMC zombie show "The Walking Dead" was watched by more than 12.1 million people.
The episode, which aired on Sunday, Dec. 1, was the eighth show of the season and earned a rating of 7.7 among adults between ages 18 and 49. The average rating for all of the season 4 episodes of "The Walking Dead," one of the most popular programs on television, that have aired so far is 8.4 in the targeted demographic. The series returns on Feb. 9.
Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lawrence are featured on ABC News' veteran newswoman Barbara Walters of "10 Most Fascinating People" of 2013 list.
The 84-year-old's TV special, "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year," is set to air on Dec. 18 on ABC at 9:30 p.m. ET and will feature interviews with the subjects of her 2013 picks. There, she will reveal who came in at No. 1. This marks her final "Most Fascinating" special, as she is retiring next spring.
"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014" is set to ring in the new year with performances by Robin Thicke and more.
Other recently announced performers include Jennifer Hudson, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo and Enrique Iglesias. More performers are set to be announced at a later date.
Jimmy Fallon, "Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood teamed up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to perform an epic holiday song medley which parodied some of the biggest hits of the year.
The performance, which can be seen below, aired on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Fallon, Jones and Underwood put a holiday spin on songs like "Get Lucky," "Royals," "Roar" and "Blurred Lines."
Check out photos from Lady Gaga's special with the Muppets called "Lady Gaga and The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular."
The 90-minute special will air on Nov. 28, Thanksgiving night, at 9:30 p.m. ET and will include duets with Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul and Kermit the Frog. Lady Gaga will also perform songs from her new album, "ARTPOP."
Is "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus set to appear in the anticipated reboot of "The Crow"?
The website of Los Angeles-based podcast "Schmoes Know" reported late on Thursday that the 44-year-old actor is the "top choice" to play a secondary character named James in the reboot. A link to a similar story was posted on Reedus' official Twitter page on Friday, Nov. 22. Reedus' spokesperson told OTRC.com the news is inaccurate and that the actor is not involved in the "Crow" movie at this time.