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“I love the fact that she walks into a room and she wakes you up. She’s loud, she’s fast and she’s great at her job, and she says things that she probably shouldn’t say and she does things that she probably shouldn’t do,” she said. “I think that she’s probably the closest that I’ve played to myself, which is really fun.”

Longmire” premiered to 4.1 million viewers, making it A&E’s top-rated original series premiere ever. It’s been picked up for a second season.

“[The ratings are] four times what ‘Battlestar’ used to get an episode. It’s a hit and it’s really weird. I feel this fondness for it that I felt toward ‘Battlestar,’” Miss Sackhoff said.

She credited supporters of “Battlestar Galactica” with helping make “Longmire” a success.

“I do believe that loyal fan base is a large chunk of our viewership. I think that they’re amazing and I’m incredibly lucky and our show is lucky and ‘Battlestar’ was lucky. You know, they’ll probably follow me into romantic comedies, which would be nice,” she laughed.

Pattinson booked as guest on Monday’s ‘Daily Show’

Robert Pattinson is starting his TV media blitz for “Cosmopolis” a couple days earlier than expected.

The actor will appear as a guest on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Monday, the same day as the movie’s New York premiere. It will mark his first televised appearance since his girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, confessed to cheating on him.

News of his chat with host Jon Stewart, first reported by HollywoodLife.com, comes a day after it was revealed that Mr. Pattinson will give a live TV interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday.

Monday’s appearance will mark his second visit to “The Daily Show”; he first sat down in the guests’ chair March 2, 2010, to promote his movie “Remember Me.”

The British actor has kept a low profile ever since Miss Stewart, his “Twilight” co-star, admitted July 25 to having an affair with her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders. Mr. Pattinson has yet to address the scandal publicly.

“Cosmopolis,” directed by David Cronenberg from an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel, stars Mr. Pattinson as a billionaire whose mission for a haircut veers wildly off course. Juliette Binoche co-stars in the movie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Fallon turns down offer to host 2013 Oscars

Giving weight to a recent report that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was considering Jimmy Fallon as the host for the 2013 Academy Awards telecast, the “Late Night” host acknowledged Wednesday that he had been asked. He also said he turned the offer down.

Speaking with Matt Lauer during one of “Today’s” Olympic broadcasts in London, Mr. Fallon addressed the rumors head on.

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