Weirdo of the Day: Joaquin Phoenix Tells Fake Engagement Story on ‘Letterman’

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Oh good, crazy Jaoquin Phoenix is back.

On the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night, Phoenix got into an insane yoga position called "harness of the hog" and then casually dropped some very big news: that he was getting married to his yoga instructor.

Wait… what?

But it turned out that whole part about getting engaged was a lie to make his story sound more interesting.

"I think like my life's so boring, and it seemed like something exciting to talk about, and I wanted the audience to like me," he told Good Morning America. "They really like people getting married."

Several years ago, a bearded Phoenix was a guest on Letterman in one of the most bizarre interviews of late night TV. The whole thing turned out to be a very elaborate hoax.

Guest Host of the Day: President Obama Takes Over for Stephen Colbert With ‘The Decree’

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Talk about a government takeover!

"The Colbert Report" was broadcasting from Washington D.C. on Monday when President Obama appeared on stage to announce that he was stepping in for Stephen Colbert in his segment "The Word."

Since Colbert had take so many shots at his job over the years, he said, he wanted a shot at his. And because he is the president, he naturally changed it to "The Decree."

"Nation, as you know, I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president," Obama says to kick off the piece called "To Health in a Handbasket."

While discussing his health care plan, he made fun of himself in the third person, Republicans and even the "fake news" channel "Fox News."

The Colbert Report is in its final stretch with the last episode to air December 18.

Indigestion of the Day: Discovery Daredevil Not Actually ‘Eaten Alive’ by Anaconda

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For weeks Discovery Channel teased that a man would be eaten alive by an Anaconda on television, but the attempt was a bit of a failure Sunday night, leaving a bad taste in everyone's mouth - including the snake.

Researcher Paul Rosolie had constructed a special suit that would allow both him the snake to survive inside the belly of the beast, and protect him from the force of constriction. A number of videos were posted online hyping the event and showing off the science behind the suit.

But at mealtime, instead of a engulfing the host whole, the snake had only started wrapping around his body and biting his helmet before rescuers came to his aid.

The internet was naturally expecting something a bit more extreme, and they took to Twitter to express their distaste - many comparing it to Geraldo's infamous special "The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults."

In an earlier interview with EW, Rosolie is careful not actually reveal how much he was eaten.

"Well, the story of this is an attempt. When you say Nik Wallenda is going to cross the Chicago skyline, they didn't promise he was going to make it; they promised he would attempt it," he said.

Animal rights groups initially protested the show, and Rosolie says he was attempting the stunt to raise awareness about the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest.

Preview of the Day: Simpsons are ‘Frozen’ in Christmas Couch Gag

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Fox has released latest couch intro for "The Simpsons" prior to this weekend's holiday themed episode.

Highlights: Otto smoking a candy cane bong, Mr. Burns as a snow queen in a sleigh of rottweilers and a brief but obligatory "Frozen" reference with Lisa as Elsa and Homer as Olaf.

First Look of the Day: AMC Airs New Clip From ‘Better Call Saul’

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"Breaking Bad" junkies were in for a little treat Sunday, when AMC premiered a new teaser for the spin-off series centered around the quirky criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.

The show, starring Bob Odenkirk, is set six years before Saul meets Walter White, and in the new clip, he encounters another fan favorite from "Breaking Bad," Mike Ehrmantraut.

"Better Call Saul" is scheduled to air on February 8, 2015.

Pilot of the Day: Joel McHale is Producing a TV Show about Internet Commenters

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"The Soup" host and "Community" star Joel McHale is about to take on the trolls!

E! has greenlit his pilot for "Comments Section," which will star Michael Kosta and "focus on deconstructing the often snarky comments on popular websites."

Not sure if this will shame them, or encourage them…

Things are about to get a whole lot nastier down there.

Resurrection of the Day: Evil Dead To Return as TV Series

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One word: "Groovy."

Starz has announced that it is bringing the Evil Dead series back to life, reuniting director Sam Raimi with producer Rob Tapert and the original star of the series, Bruce Campbell.

The show is titled "Ash vs. Evil Dead" and will run 10 episodes in the first season, which is scheduled to air in 2015.

But it's been a while since the last film - the original "Evil Dead" aired in 1981, and Bruce Campbell is now 56 years old. So what will the plot involve?

Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its "Evil" grip.
"I'm really excited to bring this series to the Evil Dead fans worldwide - it's going to be everything they have been clamoring for: serious deadite ass-kicking and plenty of outrageous humor," said Bruce Campbell.