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10 Saddest Deaths In Kids' Movies

September 1st, 2014 9:46pm EDT
Scar
Most movies aimed at children over the years teach important life lessons that the kids can use to make the right decision when they grow older. The movies often end with the protagonist learning some tired and true fact about how you should always follow your heart or be honest and kind.

In a lot of those same movies though, it's often the journey of how the character arrived at that life lesson that is just as remembered, especially if the events along the way were traumatic. Disney and other companies have not been afraid to put some very adult-like developments into their children's fi...
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'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: Cookie Blows the Lid off of 'Ray Donovan'- And Also a Character or Two

September 1st, 2014 10:25am EDT
'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: Cookie Blows the Lid of
Why, "Ray Donovan?" Why? Why do you do this to us?

Why do you trudge through seven episodes of ineffectual sludge, only for now- in "Sunny," the eighth episode of the season- to actually give us an undeniably terrific villain.

It's the same thing the show did last year. There was a bunch of jibber-jabber that didn't amount to much, and then in the latter half of the season- whoooooosh. Here's James Woods, to swoop in and terrorize the last couple episodes; a Big Bad that appeared out of nowhere and suffered greatly for the lack of introduction.

Now, Cookie Brown is doing the same. Had Co...
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'Saturday Night Live' Season 40 Host Predictions

September 1st, 2014 10:00am EDT
'Saturday Night Live' Season 40 Host Predictions
The season 40 premiere of “Saturday Night Live” is a little less than a month from now (September 27), which means it is time to start speculating how this year of the sketch comedy institution will shake down. To get that going, I will be predicting Season 40’s hosts and musical guests. I think of the guests of “SNL” as a sort of time capsule of who is big in entertainment during any given season – so who will be big in 2014-2015? I will start with the hosts, and my MG picks will follow soon.

The hosts tend to fit in a few particular categories: performers who are coming off a successf...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 30 Recap: A Slippery Slope

September 1st, 2014 9:30am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 30 Recap: A Slippery Slope
Since week 1, the Big Brother 16 game has been dominated by the Bomb Squad alliance. Now five members of it are so close to the finals. But could their loyalties finally waver on Big Brother 2014?

Paranoia Hits Frankie

The Big Brother 16 houseguests continue to fight for this week's Head of Household title. With Donny Thompson now evicted, only two players stand in the way of the Bomb Squad making it to the final 5: Nicole Franzel and Victoria Rafaeli.

Nicole knows she's public enemy number one. Frankie Grande's growing paranoia makes him ensure of his safety. Derrick Levasseur is skatin...
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'The Strain' Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: Insert Boxcutter, Remove Worm

September 1st, 2014 9:01am EDT
The Strain
Every television show in existence must do a bottle episode- it is written in the great cosmic TV code. Whether bound by a low budget (a "bottle episode" being an episode of a TV show that's filmed almost entirely in a single location) or just a sense of "hey, wouldn't it be cool if the whole cast was stuck in a walk-in freezer for a full hour?" the bottle episode must come.

"The Strain" is no different. Once "Creatures of the Night" gets going, it never leaves the confines of a lonely gas station convenience store (well, technically some people leave, but there's a 50% survival rate for t...
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'Masters Of Sex Recap:' The Best Moments From 'Mirror Mirror'

September 1st, 2014 8:25am EDT
'Masters Of Sex Recap:' The Best Moments From 'Mirror Mirror'
Here are a few of the top moments from a slow, but pivotal episode of Masters of Sex:

Christian Borle as Frank Mason

Tony winning Christian Borle, best known for his role on “Smash,” joins the cast of “Masters of Sex” as Frank Mason, a former medical school peer who has come from Kansas City with his wife to help get pregnant. The vibe between the two men is awkward from the start, with mentions of writing each other letters and an unspoken rift. Bill has never been the type of person to have friends, so the man’s presence is ominous throughout the episode, as Virginia and Betty try to gu...
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12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

August 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 29 Recap: Donny's Bold And Beautiful Offer

August 29th, 2014 8:12am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 29 Recap: Donny's Bold And Beautiful
Donny Thompson has been the underdog of Big Brother 16. People have repeatedly conspired to evict him, but he continued to beat the odds every week. Now it looks like his luck is finally over. Nicole Franzel has had an equally difficult time on Big Brother 2014. She was evicted two weeks ago by her Big Brother bestie Christine Brecht and was continuously betrayed by people she called friends in the Big Brother house. Now either Nicole or Donny will say goodbye to their shot at $500,000.

A Sprinkle of Doubt

Christine and Nicole start to bond again, which immediately creates paranoia in Fra...
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‘Candidly Nicole’ Season 1, Episode 7 ‘How to Say Yes’

August 29th, 2014 7:59am EDT
Candidly Nicole
Taking a page out of Jim Carrey’s cinematic playbook (anyone remember “Yes Man?” I didn’t think so. Netflix it, if you’re curious) Nicole decides to say yes…to everything. And her pals have a good ‘ole time taking advantage of her accommodating state.

“Candidly Nicole’s” “How to Say Yes” ep opens with Nicole and friend Jamie poking around an earthy bookstore. Jamie pushes them to get a reading from the in store witch. After dropping some Wicca gems—like the study of ghosts secretly sexing us, a startling claim that comes in handy later—the witch determines Nicole is a negative nilly. She c...
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'Extant' Season 1 Recap: Episode 9: 'Care and Feeding' and Episode 10: 'A Pack of Cards'

August 29th, 2014 6:00am EDT
Extant
Molly’s foreboding philosophy of “no risk, no reward” has finally come into play with “Extant’s” second “two-hour event;” episodes 9 and 10: “Care and Feeding" and "A Pack of Cards.” Sparks risks everything to reunite his broken family. Molly meets the son she never really had and Kryger makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Reunited and Feels So Wrong- The first hour of “Extant” opens right where we left off. Sparks is face-to-face with his long lost adult daughter again. Only this time he can touch her. Cue “The Twilight Zone” theme song. The corpse of Molly has vanished and been replaced with 1...
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