Joan Rivers is standing by the controversial joke she made Tuesday on TODAY, where she complained that her daughter's guest room was smaller than the basement the three captives shared in Ariel Castro's dungeon. After attorneys for two of the victims, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, demanded an apology, the 80-year-old Rivers took it even farther. "They got to live rent free for more than a decade," she told TMZ on Wednesday. "One of them has a book deal. Neither are in a psych ward. They're ok. I bet you within three years one of them will be on Dancing With the Stars.
Justin Bieber has apologized for praying at a war shrine in Tokyo this week, inadvertently offending those who believe the shrine an affront to other Asian cultures. The shrine honors 2.5 million war dead, including 14 convicted war criminals. China and South Korea consider the shrine a symbol of Japan's past militarism and believe that visiting it shows a lack of understanding or remorse over wartime history. Bieber Instagrammed photos Tuesday night showing himself praying at the shrine. He's since removed them and posted, "I was misled to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended, I am extremely sorry."
The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen earned its biggest sales week yet in the days leading up to Easter, which allowed it to sit pretty at #1 on on the Billboard 200 for the 11th week in a row. The soundtrack has now surpassed the success of The Lion King, which held the spot for 10 weeks as the longest-running #1 soundtrack by an animated film. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Frozen soundtrack sold 259,000 copies in the week ending April 20. That's up a whopping 94 percent compared with the previous week, when the album shifted 133,000 at #1.
Meg Ryan has been cast as the narrator for CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spinoff. The actress has landed the unseen vocal role in the How I Met Your Dad pilot, which is considered an obvious front-runner for a series order for CBS’ schedule next season. She’ll supply the voice of “future Sally” (played during the series in flashback by Greta Gerwig), the same way Bob Saget supplied the voice for future Ted in HIMYM. Like Saget, her character will never be seen.
Grey's Anatomy on ABC (Jackson must deliver bad news to the doctors; Derek's sister visits; Richard surprises Catherine in Boston; Bailey makes a risky decision about her research)
Black Box on ABC (Dr. Catherine Black tells her therapist that she is feeling unstoppable; Dr. Ian Bickman joins the staff at The Cube; Catherine's boyfriend pushes her to marry him)
The Big Bang Theory on CBS (Sheldon gives spontaneity a try, which causes unexpected friction for Penny, Bernadette and Amy; Raj asks Howard for help with preparation for a date with Emily)
Two and a Half Men on CBS (Alan finds an opportunity to make money; Walden addresses his co-dependency issues)
Bad Teacher on CBS (A former trophy wife poses as a teacher at an upscale school in hope of meeting the students' wealthy, single fathers; a faculty member becomes suspicious)
Parks and Recreation on NBC (Ben, Leslie and Chris go to San Francisco for a National Parks conference; Tom's restaurant opens; Ron has another encounter with Tammy 2, Leslie makes a big decision about the future.)
Saturday Night Live on NBC (Digital Shorts)
Hell's Kitchen on Fox (Contestants from each team must work in pairs and present a unique pizza dish to Ramsay; the losers clean up and prepare both kitchens for dinner service, while the winners go to a luxurious hotel; one team runs out of a crucial ingredient)
American Idol on Fox (A finalist is eliminated)
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (Stefan tries to distract Elena from her relationship problems; Bonnie struggles to be realistic about how the changes on the Other Side will affect her; Jeremy and Matt tell Damon the Traveler knife is missing; Enzo reveals what happened to Maggie)
Anger Management on FX (Charlie spends the night with Lacey to keep her from killing her ex-boyfriend)
iMPACT Wrestling on Spike (The era of Eric Young continues; Angle goes head-to-head with EC3's cohort Rockstar Spud; MVP battles Austin Aries)
David Letterman: Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Hyland, Ray LaMontagne
Jimmy Fallon: Dr. Phil McGraw, James Van Der Beek, Courtney Barnett, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
Jimmy Kimmel: Julie Bowen, Dave Attell, Cut Copy
Craig Ferguson: Emily Deschanel, Zoe Lister-Jones
Seth Meyers: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Ronan Farrow, Gary Gulman
Carson Daly: Matt Taibbi, Tinariwen, Steven Knight
Daily Show: Ramachandra Guha
Colbert Report: George Saunders
At Midnight: April Richardson, Tom Lennon, Steve Agee
Chelsea Lately: Ian Somerhalder, Julian McCullough, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Ian Karmel, guest host Mary McCormack
Watch What Happens Live: Mario Lopez, Brandy Norwood
Arsenio Hall: Taraji P. Henson, Earth Wind & Fire