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It’s the battle of the roses dueling prints! And Diane Kruger is the ultimate winner!!

The Bridge star attended the FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party in El Lay Thursday night, and was as lovely as the blossoms on her Mary Katrantzou dress.

The bust-hugging number was SUCH an intriguing marriage of geometry and florals that it was hard for us to notice anything else, but we did take a split second to admire her simple Stuart Weitzman strappy sandals and Edie Parker clutch.

As for Diane’s hair and makeup, she kept things simple by leaving her blonde locks down in soft waves and sporting a deep red lip.

Gorgeous!

[Image via WENN.]

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Both Fox and NBC have announced plans for a comic book television show, after ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered to huge ratings this week. Twelve million people tuned in to see ABC’s big super hero series, now other networks want in on the action.

Fox won a bidding war for Gotham, an origin story series about Batman’s Police Commissioner James Gordon. The show will chronicle Gordon’s days as a rookie police officer with the Gotham City Police Department. While the show reportedly will feature some famous Batman villains, it will not feature the caped crusader himself, whom Gordon did not meet until late in his career. It’s created by Bruno Heller, the showrunner for The Mentalist.

NBC, too, has announced it’s working on a super hero series, this one about Constantine. A part of the DC Comics universe, Constantine is a cynical supernatural detective, he was previously played by Keanu Reeves. The pilot’s script is being written by David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone, currently an executive producer at The Mentalist, and Heller’s co-worker.

It’s your move now, CBS.

Dearest Gleeks: here is the first promo for the upcoming fifth season of FOX’s Glee.

The 22-second preview, unveiled Friday, comes just over a month after the tragic passing of Cory Monteith.

“Once again with feeling . . . once again with drama . . . once again with passion . . . are you ready to go . . . once again?” the clip asks in Glee font, along with footage from last season.

As FOX previously announced, the new season’s third episode, airing Oct. 10, will pay tribute to Monteith and his beloved character Finn.

Show co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed more details about the episode this week.

“Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died,” Murphy told Deadline. “The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.'”

He continued: “We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around. We’re trying to craft an episode that’s not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving.”

Glee season 5 premieres on FOX on Sept. 26.

Brave soul Lea Michele was spotted in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday as the Glee star met up with some friends for actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler‘s baby shower at the Thompson Beverly Hills hotel.

Michele, 26, looked pretty in a white lace dress, nude pumps and a pair of shades as she made her way from her vehicle to Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room inside the hotel, where the soiree was thrown.

The sighting comes just one day after the actress reported for work on the FOX series – some three weeks after the tragic death of boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith.

“First day of glee today..And at my first wardrobe fitting for Rachel Berry for Season Five! I’ve missed her so much,” Michele wrote.

Earlier in the week, the grieving star posted a message of thanks to her 3.6 million Twitter followers, adding that “Cory will forever be in my heart.”

Season 5 of Glee will premiere on FOX on Sept. 26. The season’s third episode will address drug addiction and the “circumstances surrounding Cory’s death,” the network’s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly confirmed on Thursday.

Show co-creator Ryan Murphy and the Glee family will also shoot PSAs that will run throughout the tribute episode.

Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the beloved series, was found dead at his Vancouver hotel on July 13. The 31-year-old died of a toxic mixture involving heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia Coroner’s Office confirmed three days later.

Oh la la!

Zooey Deschanel showed off her petite frame and tiny waist in a black Preen dress on Thursday at the FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party in El Lay.

The New Girl‘s bright seafoam Chanel purse complemented her green pendant perfectly, and if you look just a liiittle below that necklace you’ll see a very small piece of bra sticking out next to her cleavage.

Oops. LOLz!

Because no Zooey outfit would be complete without them, she wore her signature black tights, which seemed completely out of place at a “summer” party.

Come on, show off those legs, girl! We know you have a great pair of stems!

[Image via Brian To/WENN.]

Mike O'Malley

Glee fans know Mike O’Malley as Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) father, a single dad who dated Finn’s (Cory Monteith) mother. O’Malley has a new show on NBC, Welcome to the Family, and when NBC presented the show to the Television Critics Association, O’Malley shared his thoughts on Monteith’s death and plans to appear in the Glee episode about Finn’s funeral.

“I hope to,” O’Malley said. “I’m here doing Welcome to the Family and we shoot one episode five days a week, but Burt is a very, very important role to me. It’s been a great, great part and I’ve said to all those guys I’ll work early in the morning, late at night, Saturdays, Sundays to participate in not only continuing to be on that show, but honoring Cory and his passing and that character. He is on the show my stepson so I certainly plan on being there, and they may possibly be shooting that episode in the time we’re on hiatus.”

Recalling his time with Monteith, O’Malley praised his work in a famous scene where Burt caught Finn using the F-word towards his son. “I had many of my scenes on Glee with either Chris Colfer or Cory Monteith,” O’Malley said. “I think that I had what was probably the toughest scene I’ve ever acted in my career as an actor opposite him when I had to throw him out of the house because his character Finn out of the house because of a slur that he used. It was remarkable to me when we were shooting that scene over and over again, the depth of emotion that he was able to portray, the sorrow, the shame.”

Since Monteith died, all of his Glee costars have spoke about his kindness and work ethic, O’Malley included. “Ever since I met him, he was the fictional quarterback on that show and he was the very real quarterback on that set. He was an incredibly warm guy, a guy who was welcoming to everyone who came on that show from the beginning through the new folks who came onto the show this past year. He was a very, very hard working actor. I just loved working with him. He was a great guy. I miss him very much.”

Glee returns this fall on Fox and look for Welcome to the Family on NBC.

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American Idol

So far this season has been essentially a typical one for ‘American Idol.’

Despite the promise of revolutionary and wholesale changes from the producers running into the season, we’ve essentially seen nothing new thus far except for the new judges. Yes, that could be considered a big change, but really it’s been the same nonsense as any previous season – the same type of auditions, the same bickering, and the only real difference being determining whether or not Keith Urban is actually a living human being or a tattoo practice mannequin with a bad wig.

Last night, we saw our first big wrinkle and I’m not sure it worked.

Group night used to be the most “reality” show evening of the entire ‘Idol’ run, a night where having to choose groups, rehearse and the drama inherent with watching a bunch of people who think they’re God’s gift to music actually try to work with a few other people took the show off its feel-good rails for a few hours and finally got down and dirty with the rest of the reality dreck.

In other words, it was just horrible and nasty fun.

Last night, not so much. A steamrolled 120-minutes that saw no ladies, just dudes paired together by the producers and ramrodded through a dozen or so performances before we even realized who had sung what, who got through and if anybody got into a fight backstage.

All that drama was cut for the most part while we focused on singing. None of it very compelling, a lot of it downright bad.

First, it was an a capella round for the individual boys. My favorite (the singing doctor) went out before he got a breath of screen time and a few fan favorites got through. It all happened so fast that I barely caught who was left standing. For a show notorious for stretching time as much as it possibly can, this was like Usain Bolt on bath salts – fast and delirious.

Once that confusion was settled, it seemed like the fighting and bickering about who would be in whose group was about to begin. But what’s this? Nigel Lythgoe is putting the groups together!? Well isn’t that…boring?

This seemed like a perfect opportunity to see the stuttering guy wandering around for a group to join. For the outcast kid to end up without a group. For diva-tastic Papa Peachez to proclaim he doesn’t need a group and attempt to go it alone before getting stuck with the stuttering guy and outcast kid and yelling at them the whole time.

Where was that moment? I wanted that moment! There’s really not much use to Hollywood week besides those moments. A bunch of overtired wannabes stumbling over lyrics to songs everybody’s heard 15,000 times while trying to choreograph a lame dance routine in a hotel lobby bathroom. That’s what we’re supposed to get out of this round.

Instead we just got a whole buncha singing. Endless singing. Performance after performance with little more than Seacrest’s introducing the groups in a quick breeze through fifteen seconds of their rehearsal and then…there they were. Performing. Like this was a singing competition and not a bizarre Thunderdome of emotional breakdowns that made this such a unique and compelling week for this show.

Sure, some of the performances were memorably bad, but not enough to undo the lack of the backstage squabbles that are supposed to define this stage of the just. The whole evening was just lacking without these, like a circle that doesn’t quite come fully rounded – just left feeling utterly incomplete.

I don’t know what other changes the producers have in store for us this season, but so far they 0-for-1.

What did everybody else think of Hollywood Week’s new look?

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