Morning Shots: Which One Is Franklin And Which One Is Bash, Again? : Monkey See Today: Simon Cowell, Return Of The Jedi, London's weird museums, and lots more.
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Morning Shots: Which One Is Franklin And Which One Is Bash, Again?

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar is curiously resilient for a guy who started out on Saved By The Bell. In a new interview, he talks a little about the writing on that show not necessarily being so great, and he discusses his TNT show Franklin & Bash, where he yuks that as long as he gets paid more than co-star Breckin Meyer, he doesn't even care which of the guys he's playing: "I could be the ampersand." [Yahoo TV]

I absolutely love the fact that the trailer for Jeff Probst's new talk show suggests he has braved the elements for Survivor just like the people who live on the beach in tents. [Deadline]

Neat story on Galleycat about Colleen Hoover, a self-published author who leveraged her love of The Avett Brothers to help connect with potential readers of her novel. [Galleycat]

Jason Sudeikis isn't opening up yet about whether he's returning to Saturday Night Live in the fall, but he tells Rolling Stone what he'll miss about it — if, you know, he leaves. [Rolling Stone]

This list of the strangest museums in London is absolutely awesome. Museums devoted to fans! The dental museum! The Freud museum! It almost makes me want to go back sometime when I'm not in a fairly large crowd. [The Telegraph]

If the fact that Simon Cowell is reportedly working on a food-themed talent show means that somewhere down the line, he and Gordon Ramsay are going to start pulling each other's [chest] hair and hitting each other with their purses, I am so on board for that I cannot tell you. [The Guardian]

A few minutes of Super 8 footage that a Star Wars fan managed to grab while peeking at the Return Of The Jedi set has surfaced. It's kind of adorably, silently neat. [Slashfilm]

Clearly, I am not the only person who enjoys watching Judge Judy serve up a little comeuppance to people who deserve it. She's kicking some serious patoot in syndication, with about eight million people tuning in. [The Hollywood Reporter]

If you've been reading about BookExpo America and you want a general idea of what's going on, here's one roundup. [The New York Times]