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'The Middle' Season 6, Episode 4 Review: Happy 20-Somethingth Anniversary

October 23rd, 2014 10:50am EDT
The Middle
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” These words of wisdom popularized by W.E. Hickson are a constant source of inspiration, or the complete opposite of inspiration, for the Heck family. “The Table” was an emblematic episode demonstrating how much everyone in this family believes that it is never worth trying but they ultimate make do with the beaten-down lot they have in a way that is really all about trying anyway. Except for Sue. Sue never hears the same message about giving up from the universe that her parents hear.

The funny thing about not trying when it comes to Fra...
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Air New Zealand's 'Most Epic Safety Video' Features Hobbit Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson

October 23rd, 2014 10:35am EDT
Air New Zealand's 'Most Epic Safety Video' Features Hobbit Elija
One way to get airplane passengers to pay attention during a flight attendant's safety speech is to air a video centering on Middle Earth and characters from "The Hobbit."

Air New Zealand really wants its customers to be safe when flying, and they also have a sense of humor. The company, which bills itself as the official airline of Middle-Earth, just released "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made."

The four-minute video begins with two "Hobbit" superfans who get on an airplane and discover Elijah Wood, who plays Frodo in the blockbuster films, sitting across the aisle. The fans are then...
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'Arrow' Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: 10 Incredible Moments From 'Corto Maltese'

October 23rd, 2014 9:47am EDT
Arrow - The CW
Three episodes in and "Arrow" keeps throwing new stuff at us. It wasn't enough that the CW killed off one of our favorite superheroes, and threw another character into evil ninja-training mode. Not nearly enough.

So despite "Corto Maltese's" obvious storylines in Corto Maltese, we've got just as much stuff going on at home. Laurel and Felicity and Ray Palmer? All going through some major life changes.

But we'll detail those in the list below. Let's get to it already.

10. Retractable Tether Arrows!

Maybe not the biggest deal, but hey- that's why it's at the top of the list. And besides, ...
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Melissa Rivers Inherits $100 Million From Mother Joan's Estate

October 23rd, 2014 9:44am EDT
Melissa Rivers
Joan Rivers left her daughter Melissa more than $100 million from her estate. The comedienne and "Fashion Star" host died in September after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest following a routine throat procedure in New York City.

According to Us Weekly, Melissa will receive $75 million in cash and a condo in the city's Upper East Side worth $35 million. Melissa's son Cooper, 13, is also expected to receive his own inheritance.

It has previously been reported that Joan also left provisions for her four rescue dogs. The comedienne's longtime assistant Jocelyn was granted custody of t...
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6 Powerful Scenes From Duke Porn Star Inspired 'Law & Order SVU' 'Porn Star Requiem' Episode

October 23rd, 2014 9:19am EDT
6 Powerful Scenes From Duke Porn Star Inspired 'Law & Order SVU'
"SVU’s" “Porn Stars Requiem” episode picks up where the writers left off: on a never-ending loop of ripped from the headlines story lines. Suddenly the vision of a newbie writer slaving over an original sex-based trauma tale to present to the exec producers comes to mind, only to find it in the trash alongside “Law & Order L.A.” But I digress; this week’s installment is inspired by Duke porn star Belle Knox, a staunch defender of using porn to pay her college tuition, and the recent spike in college sexual assaults. In SVU’s case the coed/porn star attends Hudson University and is the victi...
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'American Horror Story Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Edward Mordrake Part 1'

October 23rd, 2014 8:39am EDT
'American Horror Story Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Edward Mor
Can anyone decipher the main plot of Freak Show? Is it Elsa Mars’ quest for fame and the horrors she’ll commit to get it? Is it about Dot and Bette skirting the law, joining a freak show, and fighting each other? Or maybe it’s about the tough life of Jimmy, who was born into a world he despises? Or is it about a crazy clown, his rich best friend, and the town they’re terrorizing? There are so many major plots that they all start to feel insignificant as the episodes go on, especially since there’s a new threat introduced in every episode. It could be the result of having too many beloved ac...
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Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboard 200

October 23rd, 2014 8:33am EDT
Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboar
For a third week, country rules the top spot of the Billboard 200. Last week it was Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt (who settles for #2 this week). This week’s honors go to Florida Georgia Line who sells a strong 197,000 copies of Anything Goes. Anything Goes is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week and outpaced the second place album by more than 100,000 copies. Guess Tyler and Brian have something to celebrate – as if they weren’t celebrating already.

Even though the numbers continue to stink, there are plenty of new albums being dropped by many notable artis...
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Happy Birthday!

October 23rd, 2014 7:00am EDT
Ryan Reynolds
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Ryan Reynolds (1976)

Actress Amandla Stenberg (1998)

Actress Taylor Spreitler (1993)

Singer Stevie Brock (1990)

Actress Jessica Stroup (1986)

Actress Briana Evigan (1986)

Brazilian model Izabel Goulart (1984)

Actress Leticia Dolera (1981)

So You Think You Can Dance hostess Cat Deeley (1976)

Guitarist Jimmy Wayne (1972)

TV doctor Sanjay Gupta (1969)

Director Sam Raimi (1959)

Singer/comedian Weird Al Yankovic (1959)

Country singer Dwight Yoakam (1956)

Singer Dianne Reeves (1956)

Director Ang Lee (1954)

Author Michael Crichton (1942; d. 2008)

Director...
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Review: The UE BOOM Delivers Durability And Great Sound

October 23rd, 2014 5:50am EDT
Review: The UE BOOM Delivers Durability And Great Sound
When I initially opened the Ultimate Speakers (UE) Boom cylindrical package, I had no idea what it was. Once my brain registered that it was a speaker, I was immediately drawn to its compact stylish design. Weighing in at 1.2 pounds, the UE BOOM by Logitech is marketed as a durable and portable water resistant Bluetooth speaker that delivers 360-degree sound performance. Does it live up to its hype? Absolutely!

Figuring out what was in my hands was the most complex task, as the speaker itself is a breeze to turn on and connect with my phone via Bluetooth. You can’t miss the on/off switch ...
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Pennsylvania Judge Refuses To Dismiss Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Lawsuit

October 22nd, 2014 11:05pm EDT
Led Zeppelin
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a plagiarism lawsuit against Led Zeppelin over their classic hit "Stairway To Heaven" can proceed despite the group's members not having any ties to the jurisdiction in which the suit was filed.

The group's lawyers requested that the suit, which was brought against the band by the family of late Spirit guitarist Randy California, be dismissed on the grounds that the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has no right to rule on the case.

"The individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylv...
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