Miranda Penn-Turin/FOX(NEW YORK) -- There's no hope left for Raising Hope. Fox has cancelled the comedy after four seasons.
The network announced Monday that Raising Hope will come to an end with back-to-back episodes on Friday, April 4. The final episode will feature a musical performance by Kenny Loggins.
In a statement, executive producer Mike Mariano said the crew planned the fourth-season finale "with this possibility in mind."
Raising Hope, which premiered in the fall of 2010, focuses on a dysfunctional family raising a girl named Hope. Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman were both nominated for an Emmy Award for their roles on the show.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Garner and Jane Lynch are among the celebrities who are joining Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In foundation and the Girl Scouts for the newly launched "Ban Bossy" campaign.
The actresses star alongside Beyonce, Condoleezza Rice, Diane von Furstenberg and others in a 60-second Lifetime PSA that encourages leadership in young girls, who are often branded bossy while pursuing their ambitions.
"I think the word bossy is just a squasher," Lynch says in the video.
"Being labeled something matters," Garner adds.
The campaign has also launched a website -- banbossy.com -- to help young girls cultivate leadership skills as well as give tips to parents and teachers on how to properly encourage girls to be leaders.
Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) -- Zac Efron's role in his latest film, Neighbors, is definitely naughtier and raunchier than his days starring in Disney's High School Musical. Still, the actor says he could definitely see filming a reunion.
"We're all thinking about it," the 26-year-old told E! News, while promoting Neighbors, in which he portrays a wild college student who clashes head on with a young family that moves next door to his fraternity house.
"I continue to see all the guys from High School Musical and every time we do it's like -- I don't know -- there's just this look between us," he continued. "It's so cool because we never forget a single moment of that experience. As soon as you see Corbin [Bleu], Lucas [Grabeel], anybody, it just brings you right back to those days."
The High School Musical franchise was launched in 2006 as a TV movie on the Disney Channel. That was followed by High School Musical 2 in 2007 and a 2008 feature film titled High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Andi Dorfman knew Juan Pablo Galavis, the most recent season's Bachelor star, wasn't her soulmate, but she never lost faith in love.
Now, she's finally getting her big chance to find it. (Well, on TV, anyway!)
Andi has been named the new star of The Bachelorette.
"I'm speechless. It's so surreal. I went on The Bachelor to find my husband and to find the love of my life," she said. "It definitely gets lonely being single... I'm just looking to find that great love."
During her time on The Bachelor, the 26-year-old assistant district attorney made an effort to get close to Juan Pablo, but after her night in the fantasy suite, she broke up with him. Then, when he told her it was "OK," she snapped at him.
"It's not OK," she said. "I left behind family and friends, a job. I missed a wedding and things. I did that all willingly. I put myself out there, it's not OK. ... You saying it's OK comes off as you not having feelings."
Now, she said she's terrified about the prospect of kicking off nice guys, but she feels good about being the star of the show.
"I'm ready to fall in love," she told Chris Harrison. "I'm ready to meet the man of my dreams."
"Jeopardy!"(LOS ANGELES) -- Controversial Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu extended his winning streak to double-digits Monday night despite missing two big "Double Jeopardy" bets and guessing wrong on "Final Jeopardy!"
Chu's unconventional style of play has led some of the show's fans to jeer him on Twitter and dub him the "Jeopardy! Villain," but others cheer him and jump on board the #ChuChuTrain, which has been powered by Chu snarkily live-tweeting his matches and retweeting his haters.
On Monday night's pre-recorded broadcast, despite Chu's missteps, the Chu Chu train kept rolling as he squeaked out a 10th straight victory.
Chu, 30, an insurance compliance worker and voiceover actor from Broadview Heights, Ohio, came in with total winnings of $261,000 -- enough, according to host Alex Trebek, to prompt an ultimatum from Chu's mother.
"She said I have to take care of her now for the rest of her life," Chu told Trebek.
As has often been the case, Chu surged to an early lead by picking squares off the board out of the conventional order, moving briskly and employing elements of game theory.
By tending to pick the higher values first, Chu has sought out and often bet big on the "Daily Double" squares frequently found on that part of the board.
This time, however, the strategy nearly cost him.
In the game's first round, Chu put up everything he had -- $3,200 -- after locating a "Daily Double." He got dropped back to $0 by failing to know that the clue referred to the William Faulkner novel, The Sound and the Fury.
Even so, Chu's competitors were in negative territory, so Chu remained on top and got back to $3,200 by the first commercial break, with his rivals both still in arrears.
By the start of "Double Jeopardy!" Chu was at $6,200 and his nearest opponent had a mere $200.
The game tightened as Chu missed a second "Daily Double" bet, this time for $4,000. But then he won a $3,000 "Daily Double" and went on to run his score up to $18,200 by "Final Jeopardy!"
His nearest rival, Sean Sullivan, was at $7,800, and reached $15,199 by knowing Stephen Sondheim was the "American Composer" who was the protege of Oscar Hammerstein who had Grammys, an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize and more Tonys than any other composer.
Chu guessed incorrectly, but only wagered $2,000, and still walked away the winner.
SGranitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The only person to witness the accident that killed Australian wildlife expert Steve Irwin opened up for the first time about the final moments of "The Crocodile Hunter."
“He just sort of calmly looked at me and said, ‘I’m dying,’” cameraman Justin Lyons recalled on the Australian television show Studio 10.
Lyons said that they were about eight days into a shoot for a documentary called Ocean’s Deadliest in 2006. The day Irwin died, they had been looking for tiger sharks, when they found a massive stingray, Lyons recalled.
According to Lyons, just he and Irwin began shooting the stingray in chest-deep water. After a couple minutes of filming, the two stood up and decided to take one last shot of Irwin getting behind the animal, while Lyons would film it swimming away.
“All of a sudden, it propped on its front and started stabbing wildly with its tail, hundreds of strikes within a few seconds,” Lyons said. “It probably thought Steve’s shadow was a tiger shark, which feeds on them very regularly, so it started attacking.”
Lyons said he hadn’t been aware the stingray caused any damage until he panned the camera back to Irwin, who was standing in a pool of blood. The stingray’s barb had gone through Irwin’s chest.
“He thought it had punctured his lung, and he stood up and screamed, ‘It’s punctured me lung!’”
The rest of the team threw Irwin back onto their inflatable boat. While Lyons said he performed CPR on Irwin for over an hour, he said medics later pronounced him dead within 10 seconds of looking at him.
According to Lyons, another cameraman on board filmed the entire experience because they had an agreement with Irwin that if he was ever injured, they had to keep filming. Lyons said he doesn’t know what happened to the video, but he never wants it to be seen.
“He was so good with animals. Nothing was going to get him,” Lyons said. ”We thought he was going to live forever.”
C Flanigan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Elisabeth Moss is all smiles on the cover of New York Magazine, but the actress revealed in the magazine that her short-lived nuptial to Fred Armisen was anything but happy.
“Looking back, I feel like I was really young, and at the time I didn’t think that I was that young,” Moss, 31, said in the March 10 issue of New York Magazine. “It was extremely traumatic and awful and horrible.”
While Moss’s first marriage didn’t turn out exactly how she wanted it to, she still managed to find the bright side to all of it.
“At the same time, it turned out for the best. I’m glad that I’m not there. I’m glad that it didn’t happen when I was 50. I’m glad I didn’t have kids. And I got that out of the way. Hopefully," she said. "Like, that’s probably not going to happen again.”
Moss and Armisen, 47, married in October 2009 and filed for divorce by September 2010.
Moss said “it sucks” to have had tabloids talking about her divorce and her feelings.
“I always knew that the stuff that you read is not true, but when I was in the situation and you really, actually read things that you apparently said or did that are 100 percent made up," she added. "It’s just the strange, simple thing of, that’s your heart they’re talking about, and it just…it sucks.”
(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Looks like things are heating up once more for on-again, off-again couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
While in town for South by Southwest, Gomez and Bieber had a private breakfast/lunch together at Don Pepe's McAllen Mexican restaurant on Friday in Austin, Texas.
The couple, who first split in 2012, has been on and off ever since.
Don Pepe's manager Raul Mares said the couple's people called around 10:30 a.m. that day asking for a private meal. After at first saying "No," Mares called the restaurant's owner and they said it was OK. The duo came in around 11 a.m., he said.
"It was Selena, Justin, his bodyguards and two other people," he told ABC News. "One looked like a friend and the other maybe a manager, someone who pays the bills."
Mares said the group came in two SUVs -- one red and the other black -- and that four bodyguards waited outside in the cars for the singers.
"They came in through the side door," Mares said. "Selena was pretty cool. Justin didn't say much. They were really affectionate, Selena was on his shoulder. They look like boyfriend and girlfriend."
He said there was some kissing.
Following their reunion, Gomez performed in Hidalgo on Saturday night and reports had the "Baby" singer, 20, on hand that night to support her. He even tweeted about the show the next day.
"Saw a great show last night," he said.
The weekend didn't end there. Cosmopolitan magazine reported that Bieber performed a surprise acoustic set at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden. The magazine reported that he dedicated "As Long As You Love Me" to Gomez -- who was there -- saying "this next song goes out to my baby."
Lacey Terrell/HBO(NEW YORK) -- Fans of HBO's True Detective waived their rights to remain silent Sunday night after so many viewers tried to watch the series' finale that they crashed the cable network's HBO Go download service.
Users flamed HBO Go on Twitter after officials posted an apology that read, "Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we've been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon."
The reaction was immediate.
"[S]ome users? Try every user," griped one die-hard.
"I am incapacitated right now. I'm binge eating graham crackers," lamented another.
Many users took to posting pictures of the service's unresponsive "downloading" symbol on their otherwise blank screens where Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson should have been seen.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jennifer Beals is returning to television to star in a new supernatural medical drama produced by Kyra Sedgwick.
Deadline reports that The L Word actress will play Dr. Kathryn Russo in Proof, a TNT drama about a hard-nosed surgeon struggling with the loss of her teenage son, who begins to investigate that there may be life after death.
Beals, 50, who previously starred in Fox’s Chicago Code, joins a long list of celebrities playing doctors.
Since her breakout role in 1983′s Flashdance, Beals has starred in over 50 films as well as the popular Showtime series The L Word, playing Ivy-league educated lesbian Bette Porter.
Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- It's a good thing Khloé Kardashian has her sisters to lean on.
In Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the 29-year-old reality star opened up to her older sisters Kim and Kourtney about the struggle she faced while deciding whether to file for divorce from Lamar Odom.
"It's something I thought I'd never [have] to do," she tearfully told her sisters. "It's not fair that like, this is even something that I think anyone has to go through."
Kim, 33, pointed out that Khloé had been doing "every last thing a person can do," including showing up to couples therapy sessions that Lamar skipped.
"You don't have to go through it alone. That's why we're here," Kim said. "We know it's hard on you. It's the hardest thing, but you've told him, 'Come fix this marriage.'"
However, Khloé didn't think that Lamar understood the consequences of his actions, which only made her feel more guilty about pulling the plug on their relationship.
"I don't think he understands and that's what's so hard. I've said, 'OK. Like, do you understand, if you keep not showing up to therapy then I'm done. I'm gonna file,'" she said. "The saddest part is when you do that and it doesn't even rattle the person. When I threaten it, and no one even blinks an eye."
ABC/CRAIG SJODIN(LONDON) -- Nigella Lawson is moving forward -- with very little from her past.
After enduring a painful split from Charles Saatchi last year, she reportedly only asked for one thing -- her beloved kitchen items, Vogue UK reported.
In the magazine's cover story, writer Fiona Golfar wrote: "Nigella adores the indulgences in life -- good food, good face cream, good bed linen. But she's not [spoiled]. The very fact she walked away from her marriage without asking for anything other than the contents of her kitchen is testament to that."
In June, photos emerged of Saatchi grabbing Lawson by the throat. Though he first downplayed what was happening, calling the argument "a playful tiff," the two split shortly thereafter.
A painful trial forced them to work together, however, especially after their former assistants accused Lawson of drug use. ("I've never been a drug addict," she said after.)
Now, she's starting a new chapter, both personally and professionally. After agreeing to pose for the magazine without makeup, a prospect that "terrified" her, she opened up about what's next for her career-wise.
"I love what I do, but there are other parts of my brain that I haven't flexed in a professional way. I do sometimes think that I've let the more analytical part of my brain slump slightly," she told the magazine. "I do like writing about food, but there's so much that interests me...I've been working -- in a cottage-industry way -- on an app, which, if it works, could be deeply thrilling."
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is back on Broadway. The 59-year-old actor is starring in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play, A Raisin in the Sun.
In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, the Flight actor talked about his Broadway history.
“That’s the foundation for me. That’s how I started. I believe that’s where you really learn how to act,” he said. “It’s alive. It’s a living thing. And you get an energy from the people.”
Originally produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun is set on the South Side of Chicago. Washington’s character, Walter Lee Younger, is an aspiring entrepreneur struggling with the limited opportunities for African Americans in the work force.
The actor explained the character of Walter Lee Younger to Roberts. “He’s hungry. As a driver he’s taking his boss to places that other African Americans or colored people didn’t get to see in those days. So he’s got a taste of it but he’s not a part of it,” Washington said.
A Raisin in the Sun was the first play ever written by an African American to be produced on Broadway and the big screen. The title is based on a line from the poem “Harlem,” in which the poet Langston Hughes contemplates what could happen as a result of dreams being deferred.
The 1961 film starred Sidney Poitier, and Washington knows that he has big shoes to fill. Calling Poitier “an institution,” Washington also acknowledged being “star-struck.”
“Well, you know, I spent some time with him in the last couple of months,” he said. “I’ve been stopping by his house. He’s a character. And he’s a very sweet man. A gentleman.”
Washington isn’t the only talent in his family. He and his wife, Pauletta, raised four children to pursue careers in the arts.
“They are film buffs. They are real movie people,” he said of his children, John David, Katia, and twins Malcolm and Olivia. “So they just all found their way there on their own. We didn’t push anybody into the business. Two are behind the camera and two are in front of the camera.”
Washington previously appeared on Broadway in Julius Caesar and Fences. He won a Tony Award for best performance by a leading actor in a play for his work in Fences.