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Don Pardo’s Most Memorable SNL Moments

August 23rd, 2014 11:00am EDT
Don Pardo’s Most Memorable SNL Moments
Longtime voice of NBC Don Pardo passed away this week at the age of 96. During his time at the Peacock network, Pardo was most famous, of course, as the announcer of “Saturday Night Live.” While his 40 years at “SNL” almost exclusively consisted of bellowing the names of every cast member and guest who strode the halls of Studio 8H, he occasionally made time to appear in sketches. Here are some classic moments when his contributions to the show went beyond the opening credits:

1. Season 1, Episode 1 Opening Montage (10/11/75)

This list actually will start with a moment from the opening...
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'Mythbusters' To Take A 'New Direction,' Axes Kari Bryon, Tory Belleci & Grant Imahara

August 23rd, 2014 8:41am EDT
'Mythbusters' To Take A 'New Direction,' Axes Kari Bryon, Tory B
"Mythbusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced on Thursday night's episode that Kari Bryon, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara won't be returning to the series.

After 10 years of work on the program, the trio expressed their thanks and love for the show on Twitter. Kari Bryon wrote:

The show is taking a new direction. It was an amazing run. I learned so much about myself and the world. I love you all @MythBusters

— Kari Byron (@KariByron) August 22, 2014

Savage thanked his co-stars for their decade of hard work.

.@KariByron, @grantimahara & @ToryBelleci, it's been a plea...
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5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching

August 22nd, 2014 12:09pm EDT
5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching
In honor of FXX's marathon of all 552 episodes of The Simpsons, which began yesterday and runs through September 1, we've put together a list of our favorite shows to waste a half-hour watching. They're those programs that you can tune to when you've only got a little time and always enjoy yourself. From Springfield to the United Kingdom, here are our six picks for half-hour escapes.

The Simpsons

Whether you're still a devoted fan or don't watch as much as you used to, chances are you've still got dozens of fond memories from The Simpsons. There's Homer falling down Springfield Gorge, Ma...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Baby

August 22nd, 2014 10:03am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Bab
In the second half of the Rookie Blue season finale (here's part one), the team continues their search for a lethal suspect with a four-year-old grudge and winds up sort of back at the beginning. Ben Bass reminds us all that someone needs to give him an acting trophy at some point already, Missy Peregrym might be indestructible, and just wait until you find out all the personal problems that we're going to need until season six (which there will be!) to resolve.

Andy is uncomfortable about having to work alongside Marlo (Rachael Ancheril) in the hunt for mad bomber Ted McDonald. You know w...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The House

August 22nd, 2014 9:59am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The Hou
We've come to the end of another season of Rookie Blue. It's been a season of ups and downs this year, so a strong finish is definitely in order. Boosted by the return appearance of a fantastic guest actor, "Fragments" starts an interesting enough story, although it places a tremendous amount of emphasis on a character who hasn't ever quite worked.

It's not uncommon for season finales to start well and end badly, so it's no surprise that everyone's getting ready for the Commissioner's Gala, Holly wants to get back with Gail, and Sam is offering Andy a key to his place that she doesn't want...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole Says Hello

August 22nd, 2014 9:42am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole S
The revolving door of Big Brother 2014 players happened on Thursday's live eviction episode. Since the first double eviction, host Julie Chen teased viewers with the promise of a returning houseguest. On last Thursday's episode of Big Brother 16, Julie announced that this would be the week for a juror competition. Thursday's episode led to one epic farewell and one possibly explosive return on Big Brother 2014.

Zach's Last Shot

Donny Thompson promises Zach Rance that his has his vote to stay. This sparks a fire in Zach to try to campaign for three votes to stay this week. Zach makes two...
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What Made This 'Dating Naked' Star So Angry?

August 22nd, 2014 8:16am EDT
'Dating Naked' Star Files Lawsuit After VH1 Fails To Blur Her Pr
"Dating Naked" star Jessie Nizewitz is suing Viacom and two production companies for $10 million because they filmed her private parts.

In the episode, Nizewitz, 28, was wrestling with a male contestant on the beach when her crotch was momentarily flashed across the screen, and it wasn't blurred.

The reality show contestant, who is also a model, claims she was assured that her privates would be blurred out. She says the response she got through social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook was embarrassing and humiliating.

She issued a statement via her attorney to Entertainment Wee...
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Julianne Hough Joins 'Dancing With The Stars' Judging Panel

August 21st, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Julianne Hough
Dance pro Julianne Hough is returning to "Dancing With The Stars" - as a judge. The dancer/singer/actress won twice on the show and will be joining Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman. The news was revealed this morning on "Good Morning America."

Hough said she was excited to join the judging team. "'Dancing With the Stars' has always been a part of my family. That’s where it all began for me, so .... It just felt like the right time and the right opportunity," she explained.

Hough won the coveted mirror ball trophy with Apolo Anton Ohno and Helio Castroneves. She left the co...
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'Rookie Blue': What We Want To See For Each Character In Season 6

August 21st, 2014 12:07pm EDT
'Rookie Blue': What We Want To See For Each Character In Season
Tonight, ABC wraps up the fifth season of Rookie Blue by giving us the final two episodes back-to-back. While there's no word yet on whether 15 Division will get a season six, we're hoping it will - and so we're making a wish list of what we'd like to see for each of the show's main characters in the future. Read our thoughts below, and leave yours in the comments, then stay tuned for our recap and review of the finale.

(SPOILER ALERT - This article contains spoilers for the current season of Rookie Blue. Please note that we're making these predictions before having seen tonight's episodes...
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'Breaking Bad' Fans Will Want To Try This

August 21st, 2014 10:54am EDT
Aaron Paul Announces 'Breaking Bad' Scavenger Hunt
Aaron Paul is giving fans a chance to win memorabilia from "Breaking Bad" by participating in a scavenger hunt prior to Monday night's Emmy Awards.

The series ended last September, and the 66th Primetime Emmys is the last one the show will be eligible for to take home any awards. The show has been nominated for seven awards, including Best Series. Aaron has been nominated for his role as Jesse Pinkman.

On Wednesday, Paul announced on Instagram that he will award prized props and scripts to fans prior to the Los Angeles ceremony.

He wrote, "Dear friends, In honor of the Emmys and the fina...
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