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Watch Julianna Margulies Reveal Her Good Wife Hair Secret

That's not the actress' real hair on TV

Julianna Margulies is known for looking impeccable on her hit CBS series The Good Wife. But as the actress told David Letterman when she visited the Late Show on Wednesday night, she has a little help in the hair department.

The curly-haired actress wears a custom-made wig in her role as Alicia Florrick. Letterman, who seemed shocked at the news, commented on the “fantastic” look of the hair piece. Turns out, that level of wig quality comes at a price — $10,000 to be precise. Margulies has said in the past she prefers the wig as it saves her time getting ready before filming.

The new season of The Good Wife premieres on March 1.

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Watch Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon Dance For Jumbotron Over and Over

The pair reminisced over their fondness for spilled popcorn and retro dance movies

Taylor Swift stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday night to help Jimmy Fallon celebrate the show’s one year anniversary.

During the singer’s appearance, Fallon took the opportunity to poke fun at her fondness for dancing at live events. He also mentioned that he missed the days when Swift would only dance with him on the jumbotron at sporting events. What followed was a montage of the two dancing their way through games of all of New York’s major sports teams, including the Brooklyn Nets, New York Giants and New York Islanders.

It’s now all too clear where Swift gets her dance inspiration from.

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Watch Conan O’Brien and Anna Kendrick Imagine Life as a Musical

The star of Into The Woods and Pitch Perfect gave the late-night host a taste of what the singing life is all about

If you’ve noticed that actor Anna Kendrick has been doing a lot of singing lately, you’re not alone. Conan O’Brien asked the Into The Woods star about her multiple musical roles when she appeared on his late show Wednesday night.

Kendrick, who has a number of past and forthcoming film roles involving musical numbers, told the comedian she’s a big fan of singing. “I love it so much,” she said. “[It] is near and dear to my heart.”

In fact, the 29-year-old actor is so keen on singing that when O’Brien asked her how she’d feel about living life as a musical, she readily joined him in song.

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Watch Jamie Dornan Read Fifty Shades of Grey in a Scottish Accent

Christian Grey goes international with Jimmy Fallon

When actor Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey, visited Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Monday, the late-night host decided to indulge in a little (clean) fun. In a game called “Fifty Accents of Grey,” the two men alternated using a device dubbed the “accent generator,” and reading aloud lines from the Fifty Shades novel in different accents.

Dornan, who hails from Northern Ireland, was tasked with reading the line, “I don’t remember reading about nipple clamps in the Bible,” in a Scottish accent, while Fallon gave his best Russian impression.

Though Dornan seems to have a range of accents down, die-hard Fifty Shades fans will be happy to hear that on-screen Christian Grey is still all-American.

Read next: Fifty Shades of Grey Director Didn’t Enjoy Working with Book’s Author

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See How Johnny Depp’s Daughter Helped Perfect His Movie Characters

It involves barbies

Johnny Depp explained how his daughter helped him develop many of his eccentric characters on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday—and it involves barbies.

Watch above to find out more.


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Kristin Chenoweth Says Her Dad Made Her Afraid Of Flying

She bought her dad a plane for Christmas

Kristin Chenoweth admitted to buying her dad a plane for Christmas, but she doesn’t share his affinity for flying– and it’s his fault.

When Chenoweth’s father took her flying once in a Cessna she bought him as a gift, he pulled a prank that made her less than comfortable in the air. The actress, promoting her return to Broadway next month in musical On the Twentieth Century, related the trick to Seth Meyers last night on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Watch above to find out more.

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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and the Case Against Originality

Maybe the new host will completely blow up the late-night format. But he doesn't have to do that to be an innovator.

Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, CBS announced the premiere date of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Sept. 8. It did not announce the content or format of the show, because Colbert is still figuring that out.

Speaking to reporters, CBS president Nina Tassler said that the network is, essentially, waiting for Colbert to work all of that out. “I have nine months to make a show, just like a baby,” Colbert said in a release. “So first, I should find out how you make a baby.”

He’s said he’ll have guests and that he won’t host in character. He has not said whether or not he’ll have a monologue. Beyond that, it’s a blank. “Part of the opportunity of being in business with brilliant talent like Stephen Colbert,” Alan Sepinwall reported Tassler saying, “is really letting him do what he wants to do.”

So it sounds like Colbert has fairly free rein. He could tear up the whole blueprint if he wants. He could invent a new format much as he did with his nine-year performance piece on Comedy Central. He could bust up the desk for firewood, tear the whole thing down and rebuild from the ground up.

Maybe he shouldn’t.

Before you say it, I know: I’m a hypocrite. I have written, over and over, about how tired the monologue-desk-and-interviews late-night format is. About how the real late-night energy is in shows doing anything but that. About how the desk is, creatively, the world’s most expensive (albeit also well-paying) pair of cement shoes. I am, to an extent, playing devil’s advocate with myself here.

Colbert is creative and ambitious. I don’t doubt he’ll bring tons of ideas. But I also bet you agree to host an 11:35 late night talk show because you want to host an 11:35 late night talk show. Within that format, there’s still plenty of room to distinguish yourself.

Letterman gave the format possibly its biggest remake ever–but what he did, at NBC then CBS, was still a talk show. Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show was still a talk show, a very traditional one in many ways, yet it was still a significant, and short-lived, departure for NBC simply because of his sensibility. Conversely, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight is really more different from Jay Leno’s in format than Conan’s was–but it’s closer in terms of upbeat attitude.

And look: it’s only fair to expect someone to build a network late-night show for those people who will actually, regularly watch a late-night show. I’m not one of them. I love Colbert, and however great a show he creates, it will go into the same DVR queue of recordings that The Colbert Report did, to be watched now and then when I have spare time, if I don’t just catch the highlights in online video form. He would be forgiven for not creating a show specifically with me in mind.

Of course, I’d love it if he did! I believe Colbert may be the biggest talent in late night since the guy he’s replacing, and if he comes up with some scheme to rethink the post-evening-news hour, I will be eager to see what it is. If Colbert wants to blow up the desk, give the man as much dynamite as he needs. But I wouldn’t underestimate the difference Colbert could make just by being himself.

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Know Right Now: Colbert Signs Off

'Truthiness' on cable comes to an end

Comedy Central’s most vocal pundit, Stephen Colbert, hung up the towel Thursday, as he prepares to leave The Colbert Report after nine years to replace David Letterman on Late Night.

During Colbert’s tenure, he lambasted President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner, testified in front of Congress, led a march on Washington and even ran for President. On his show, he satirized the news of the day and newsmakers themselves. Each show ended with sportive interviews with famous writers, musicians, actors and, most recently, President Obama.

Watch today’s Know Right Now to find out more.

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Watch Conan O’Brien Take a Tango Lesson From JB Smoove

As Andy Richter looks on

If you’re going to get an on-air tango lesson, you could do a lot worse for a teacher than a guy named JB Smoove.

And Smoove, who costars in Chris Rock’s new film, Take Five, didn’t disappoint pupil Conan O’Brien Tuesday night, when he appeared on Conan for the impromptu tutorial.

Watching the two 6-foot-plus men dip each each extremely low as co-host Andy Richter looks on is, well … honestly, it’s actually hard to look away, like watching tropical birds perform their mating dance.

Smoove recently told The New York Times that he actually got started in the entertainment industry as a hip-hop dancer, and mentioned to Conan that he’d be fine with competing on Dancing with the Stars. Whether or not that happens – and if it does, whether O’Brien will show up as his partner – remains to be seen.

Watch the full segment from the show below.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Why Jennifer Lawrence Is Terrified of Singing in Public

Says she sounds like a tone-deaf Amy Winehouse

Jennifer Lawrence admitted singing in public is one of her biggest fears on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday.

It all began, the Mockingjay Part I star said, when she had to sing Holly Jolly Christmas in a school production at the age of 8, and her parents laughed at her for days afterward.

Lawrence jokingly says she now sings in a tone-deaf Amy Winehouse voice. Watch the video above to hear it for yourself.

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