Star Scoop: Football’s Eve with Emmy, Timberlake’s True Blood, Dexter Wraps with a Record

By  September 23, 2013

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Sunday Night Football led to the Primetime Emmys’ biggest viewership since 2005. Last night’s broadcast drew in 17.6 million viewers, with a major lead-in from football fans who tuned in to coverage that ran past the game’s 8:00 p.m. time slot. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Justin Timberlake struck a new chord with fans at the 2013 iHeartRadio Festival by debuting three new songs from part two of The 20/20 Experience: “True Blood,” “Only When I Walk Away,” and, our new favorite “TKO.” [Billboard]

Even with some primetime competition (ahem, Emmys), Dexter managed to bow out with record numbers: 2.8 million fans tuned in to bid the serial killer adieu. [Deadline]

Breaking Bad hopped on the record train with its second-to-last episode, “Granite State,” which pulled in 6.6 million viewers, up from 6.3 million last week. [The Hollywood Reporter]

If you just updated to iOS7, then this news isn’t for you. BlackBerry is going private. The company’s largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial, is offering to buy the company for $4.7 billion in a deal that “will open an exciting new private chapter for BlackBerry,” and “deliver immediate value to shareholders.” To put things in perspective, Apple is worth more than $620 billion. Go figure. [CNN]

In honor of the Batman we’ve all grown to know and love, here’s a look at Christian Bale‘s first audition for the Dark Knight. Le sigh. We’re still rooting for #Batfleck, though. [Vulture]