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‘Gossip Girl’ Wisdom: 50 Ways To Make Your Life Better

August 19th, 2014 7:07pm EDT
‘Gossip Girl’ Wisdom: 50 Ways To Make Your Life Better
Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester), Nate (Chace Crawford), Chuck (Ed Westwick), Dan (Penn Badgley), Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and a coterie of others had it all. But “all” was more than just clothes, travel via private jet, and elevators that open right into the penthouse. They had a point of view as inspiring as the one from their expansive terraces.

I realized this when recently binge-watching the iconic show that ran from 2007 to 2012. Although I could have done without seasons three and four, I found one, two, five and six rather entertaining. Even though the plots are thin an...
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'Under the Dome,' Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Barbie The Scientist, Big Jim the Conspiracy Nut

August 19th, 2014 10:10am EDT
'Under the Dome,' Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Barbie The Scientist
Last week, "Under the Dome" defied all logic and normal convention by putting out an episode that was actually... dare we speak it out loud... good.

Well, "good" under "Under the Dome" terms, which means it was so unabashedly ridiculous that it soared above all other "Under the Domes" this season. And solely for one reason- it grabbed a handful of characters, threw them outside the Dome's confines, and commanded them to scatter about the real world.

We're continuing in the same vein with "Awakening," which finds Barbie very much wanting to return to the Dome's comforting confines (also, ...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Summer Finale Recap: 'Someone's Little Sister' - Sealed With A Kiss

August 19th, 2014 9:24am EDT
'The Fosters' Season 2 Summer Finale Recap: 'Someone's Little Si
Exciting, heart-wrenching, and mouth-dropping cliffhangers dominated The Fosters' summer season finale. The Fosters season 2 episode 10, "Someone's Little Sister" revolved around opening a door to another path for Callie. She took one step back from becoming a member of the Fosters family, and one step closer to joining the Quinn household.

My Two Families

Callie visits Rita at her apartment; she sees that Rita is not in great shape. She is on the brink of giving up hope for reestablishing Girls United. At work, Daphne suggests that Callie ask Robert for help with Girls United. Suddenly...
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'Bachelor In Paradise' Recap: Chris And Elise Fall For Each Other, In The Creepiest Way Possible

August 19th, 2014 9:10am EDT
'Bachelor In Paradise' Recap: Chris And Elise Fall For Each Othe
Here's how you know the last episode of "Bachelor in Paradise" was the greatest thing to happen in the history of people acting foolish on reality TV: after the usual "last time on 'Bachelor in Paradise'" recap, detailing the walking barrel of pyschosis that is Elise, we get a second recap, courtesy of the remaining contestants.

Because Dylan dumping Elise- who then assumed the act of being dumped was a secret code for "I love you madly, please stalk me"- was so compelling that ABC thinks the "Bachelor in Paradise" audience will gladly watch it at least three times.

They're totally right,...
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ABC's Shondaland Thursday Stars Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19th, 2014 8:57am EDT
Grey's Anatomy
This fall, ABC's "Shondaland Thursday" (coined after Shonda Rhimes) is sure to heat up now that Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder will all air on the same night, but the stars of all three shows kept cool this week by taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge, put in motion by the ALS Association, initially began as a way to create awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants are urged to dump a bucket of ice water over their head or donate to the charity. As of Monday, Aug. 18, the ALS Association raised $15.6 million in donations.

The...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Benefactor Reveal Wasn't Disappointing, It Was Awful

August 19th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Benefactor Reveal Wasn't Disappointing, I
The Benefactor is supposed to be some big reveal but I can’t help but feel cheated. Cheated of this great big reveal only for it to mean absolutely nothing because I was too busy trying to make sense of what the hell actually happened this episode. There were convoluted plots that were poorly explained, awful pacing and awkward edits. I’m declaring it: this episode is the worst episode of recent memory for Teen Wolf, even after it started out so strong.

What’s so freaking problematic about this is that it just feels off. I’m sure the editors did their best with such a choppy script that we...
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'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 21 Premieres Tonight - See Pics Of The Contestants

August 18th, 2014 8:01pm EDT
'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 21 Premieres Tonight - See Pics
It's hard to believe that "America's Next Top Model" is in it's 21st cycle (or season, as most of us call them). The series first premiered in 2003 and 11 years later is still going strong.

The new cycle features seven men and seven women and a panel of famous judges, including the fierce Tyra Banks. Fashion public relations maven Kelly Cutrone and runway coach J. Alexander will also critique the model wannabes.

The winner of this cycle will receive a pretty incredible prize: $100,000 cash from GUESS, a fashion feature in Nylon magazine and a modeling contract with Next Model Management.
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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: Suicidal Toddlers

August 18th, 2014 2:02pm EDT
‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: Suicidal Toddlers
Previously - Hoyt and Jessica re-connected. Eric used Sarah Newlin to cure himself of Hep-V. Vampire Bill Compton inspired a Bon Temps-wide eyeroll when he refused to take the cure.

Ah, it’s the penultimate episode of this epic vampire saga. "Love Is To Die" was sort of necessary but somewhat low-key, obviously intended to clear the decks of all of our secondary characters’ needs, wants, and problems. It also gave Eric some time to show some depth beyond “I’m going to eat Sarah Newlin's face!!” and displaying airbrushed disease veins.

As often happens on True Blood, we start off where we ...
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Heidi Klum, Nikki Reed, Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg & More Hit The Red Carpet At The Creative Emmys -- See Pics!

August 18th, 2014 12:44pm EDT
Heidi Klum, Nikki Reed, Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg & More H
The stars were out Saturday evening at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for the 2014 Prime Time Creative Arts Emmys.

The ceremony honors TV specials, reality shows, guest stars, those who work behind the scenes, like directors and choreographers, and even commercials.

Not surprisingly, HBO led the pack with 15 awards thanks to shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Treme and True Detective.

Project Runway star Heidi Klum showed off her impeccable style, wearing a blue fringed gown that was designed by one of the show's contestants, Sean Kelly, for a recent challenge.

When Heidi s...
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6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV

August 18th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV
As the Rolling Stones once sang, you can't always get what you want. And so it is for TV as well. For a variety of reasons - network decisions, production demands, behind the scenes developments - sometimes what happens or doesn't happen isn't what we would've wanted. Even though that might have been a good thing, even if we completely understand why, we can't help but wonder 'what if.'

This TV season has had quite a few of those moments, whether it's plot twists that broke our hearts, cancellations we wish we could reverse, or just things we would have enjoyed seeing even if they had no r...
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