This week, two dearly departed comedians were honored by the TV industry at large: Billy Crystal paid tribute to his friend Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Phil Hartman finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as well as an entire day dedicated to him). Elsewhere, Jeff Bridges — or was it The Dude? — stopped by The Colbert Report, a new trailer for Gone Girl debuted, and a pair of elephants rocked out to violin music. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
The Dude apparently does not abide the rules of baseball. At Friday'sDodgers game, Jeff Bridges put a Big Lebowski spin on the ceremonial first pitch, bowling it to home plate.
This week, Bill Nye (the Science Guy) participated in a debate about the origins of matter with Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum, and Jon Stewart paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman on The Daily Show. ABC Family's The Fosterslaunched its web series, and BIO released a collection of videos online in honor of Black History Month. Oh, and Tara Lipinski did an amazing Big Lebowski-inspired figure skating routine. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away at 46, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
According to a law-enforcement official, the Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday afternoon. The New York Police Department is currently investigating and no cause of death has been determined.
Emmy-winning actor Ben Gazzara, whose TV credits included Run for Your Life and Arrest and Trial, has died from pancreatic cancer.
Best known for his powerful and scary mythical characters, Mark Pellegrino is just plain scary as an escaped murderer on this week's Breakout Kings (Sunday, 10/9c, A&E). The good-natured actor filled TV Guide Magazine in on his latest role and some of his favorite non-humans (Lost's Jacob, Supernatural's Lucifer and Being Human's Bishop) as well as peek at his new Fox pilot
TV Guide Magazine: So who is Virgil Downing, the latest escaped con that the Breakout Kings have to haul back to prison?
Pellegrino: He's an enigmatic assassin, an efficient killing machine. The Kings are trying to figure out why he's on a murder spree and what his victims have in common...
John Goodman has joined the cast of Damages as Season 4's new villain, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Goodman will play...
Veronica MarsHere’s what is clearly wrong with Duncan and Veronica’s relationship (sorry to all two of you Veronica-Duncan lovers out there): He’s still clearly a bit hung up on Meg, and she’d rather watch and quote scenes from The Big Lebowski than make out on the couch with him. Oh, and that he may or may not be sleeping with the sexy Ms. Casablancas. Seemingly the down-but-not-out Kendall took Logan’s advice to pick the richest guy in the hotel suite to be her new sugar daddy. Logan, in his so perfectly egotistical way, turned down the gig. “Bessie, when the milk stops being free, I stop drinking it.” I know he’s a total jerk, but he’s almost more fun when he is being mean to Veronica and Duncan, or teasing Ms. Mars about their dismantled relationship. But the funniest line o