The weekly entertainment news wrap is here. A primetime series launched a podcast, and the Game of Thrones cast went on a hilarious trip down memory lane — here’s all the top news and gossip you missed over the last week from Hollywood.
Law & Order “Spinoff”
Law & Order: SVU has jumped on the podcast bandwagon. The show has officially launched Squadroom and the first one has a special guest — series star Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson). It’s set to be released every week on Thursdays.
Turning Back Time
Conan O’Brien took Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, and Isaac Hempstead Wright on a trip down memory lane, when he hosted a reunion special and showed them throwback footage. You won’t want to miss the cast’s reactions to their younger selves.
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Empire Strikes Back
Empire is back and better than ever. (Did anyone really expect anything less?) Here’s a list of the premiere’s top five moments.
Plus, we’ve got a sneak peek of the series’ upcoming second episode that you won’t want to miss. And here’s a video prepared by Taraji P. Henson (Cookie), Terrence Howard (Lucious) and others filling fans in on what they can expect from the show’s final season.
Entertainment News and Interviews
The Conners is back on ABC for another season, and series star, Michael Fishman (D.J.) is dishing about life on the popular sitcom. The actor shares his thoughts about working without Roseanne Barr, those gay rumors about his character and more.
Remember this scene from The Real Housewives of New York? It was the time Bethenny Frankel called out Luann de Lesseps as “pretentious” and a catfight erupted. The tumultuous twosome also butted heads another time, when Frankel blasted de Lesseps for only caring about her cabaret.
Frankel has also had heated exchanges with other castmates. In this clip, from The Real Housewives of New York’s tenth season, her friendship with Carole Radziwill came crashing down — hard! And in this reunion special from the same season, Radziwill lashed out at the Skinnygirl creator and dubbed her “a bully.”
Speaking of Frankel, here are some fun facts about the controversial, yet always entertaining, New York housewife and star.
The Danger Zone
In this Law & Order: SVU flashback, bad guy Rob Miller (Titus Welliver) followed Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and her son Noah (Ryan Buggle) to a restaurant and made a threat against the twosome. Then, there’s the time Benson saved the day when Carisi (Peter Scanavino) found himself in some serious danger.
Grey Anatomy Moments to Remember
Grey’s Anatomy kept Derek Shepherd’s (Patrick Dempsey) memory alive long after he was gone. In this scene, Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey goes to the hospital chapel to talk to her late love.
And in this classic video Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) offers a heartfelt apology to Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti), after beating him to a pulp for wrongly believing he was attacking Jo Wilson (Camila Luddington).
Last, but not least, this emotional flashback features Amelia Shepherd (Caterina Scorsone) sharing a major secret. In it, she tells Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) that she had a son when she was living in Los Angeles.