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Simpsons-Family-100713.jpg "The Family Guy" and "The Simpsons" did a crossover show on Sunday night that saw the shows' leads - Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin - hanging out and drinking beer. "This beer tastes exactly like Duff!" says Homer of Peter's preferred brew, Pawtucket Ale. "It may have been inspired by Duff, but I like to think that it goes in a different direction," Peter responds.

Nina-Dobrev-092614.jpg Nina Dobrev ("Vampire Diaries") will star in the fifth episode of season two of "The Originals." According to showrunner Julie Plec, Nina stars as Tatia. "There's a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate 'The Vampire Diaries' mythology into 'The Originals' mythology," Plec told E!

mythbusters-kari-092614.jpg Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, former stars of "Mythbusters," are returning to the Discovery Channel to cover Delaware's Punkin Chunkin event. According to Entertainment Weekly, it will be the pair's first appearance on the network since Discovery confirmed their departure last month. The competition features over 100 teams with home built machines designed to throw pumpkins.

shannonrichardson-092614.jpg Shannon Richardson, an actress who appeared in "The Walking Dead," and "The Vampire Diaries," has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for mailing ricin laced letters to President Obama and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. "I never intended for anybody to be hurt," she told the court after pleading guilty to the charges. "I'm not a bad person. I don't have it in me to hurt anyone."

lenadenham-022614.jpg Lena Dunham has written a book called "Not That Kind of Girl," which recounts her struggles with self image and anxiety. In one chapter, she reflects on her attempts to lose weight during the first season of "Girls." She says that her eating habits were so poor that at one point she ended up "in the hospital with crazy stomach pains."

DerrickLavasseur-092514.jpg Derrick Levasseur has been crowned the champ of season sixteen of CBS' reality series "Big Brother." The 30-year-old police sergeant from Providence, Rhode Island took first place, and $500,000 in prize money, over runner-up Cody Calafiore. Speaking with the jury, Derrick said he deserved to win the competition because in 55 nominations and re-nominations he'd never once been put on the block.

christopherwalken-071414.jpg NBC has released a photo from its upcoming live production of "Peter Pan" - the first featuring Christopher Walken in full Captain Hook makeup and costume. Walken told Entertainment Weekly that he's "not a good singer," but drawing inspiration from Rex Harrison in "My Fair Lady," and doing more of a "patter." Allison Williams ("Girls") will star as Peter Pan in the production.

christina-092414.jpg Christina Applegate will star in multiple episodes of the upcoming fourth season of "Web Therapy." The Showtime comedy, starring Lisa Kudrow, features Applegate as a Boston based "fixer" named Jenny who reaches out to Fiona (Kudrow), offering damage-control services after the NSA scandal. Jenny also has a disturbing secret that she discloses to Fiona.

img1-092414.jpg "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland has filed a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop. According to TMZ, the actress alleges that Prokop choked her and threatened to set her house ablaze. "His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life," the testimony from Hyland reads.

lenadenham-022614.jpg Lena Dunham is producing a documentary about a LGBT tailor for HBO. The doc, titled "Three Suits," follows Brooklyn-based Bindle & Keep, a business that specializes in suits for transgender clients. Dunham hit Twitter to note that Bindle & Keep is in the biz of "breaking down binaries, making smart suits."

katyperry-062013.jpg Paula Deen returned to the set of "Today," 15 months after she left the show in tears. Following a lawsuit alleging sexual and racial discrimination, Deen sat down with Matt Lauer for a tear stricken interview. Shortly thereafter, she was dumped by Food Network and lost several sponsorships. Returning to "Today," Deen had trouble watching the footage from her former appearance.

CharlieSheen-051711.jpg Charlie Sheen may be planning a return to "Two and a Half Men," the show from which he was fired in 2011. Speaking with TV Guide, Sheen said that he had "reached out" to the producers "and they've reached back." "We're trying to figure out what makes the most sense. If they figure it out like I've presented it to them and they want to include me in some final send-off, I'm available . . ."

KiraKazantsev-091514.jpg Kira Kazantsev, winner of the 2015 Miss America pageant, has responded to allegations that she cruelly hazed members of her college sorority. Speaking on "Good Morning America," Kira denied the claims. "They are not true . . . I'm incredibly hurt that someone has said these things." The website Jezebel reported that pledges in the incoming class were called names.

img1-092314.jpg Kris Jenner has filed for divorce from her husband Bruce Jenner, after separating from him 11 months ago. Bruce is expected to file soon, ending the pair's 22-year marriage. In her filing, Kris cited irreconcilable differences. She requested joint custody of their 17-year-old daughter Kylie Jenner. According to TMZ, the pair have come to an agreement regarding a division of assets.

pollybergen-092214.jpg Polly Bergen, the actress and singer best known for her role in "Cape Fear," has died at the age of 84. She passed away in her Connecticut home on Saturday, suffering from a variety of ailments, among them emphysema. In "Cape Fear," she played the wife of a lawyer (Gregory Peck) who is stalked by a psychopath (Robert Mitchum). Bergen made her debut in "At War with the Army."