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<p>MK Nobilette or Justin Bieber? You decide!</p>

MK Nobilette or Justin Bieber? You decide!

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 Rush Week - Top 13 Revealed

America picked 10 favorites and the judges will add three Wild Cards

When it comes to Thursday (February 20) night's "American Idol" results, I'm not confident on much. I know who I thought gave the best performances between the Top 15 Girls on Tuesday and the Top 15 Boys on Wednesday, but I don't know how America will respond.

I'm using a picture of MK Nobilette with my recap because I'm sure that even if America didn't love her, the judges will use a Wild Card for her. 

Beyond that? Well, let's see who makes the season's Top 13. Then I'm gonna go out and interview them.

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Noah Wyle's TNT 'Librarian' movie franchise is set to become a TV series


Noah Wyle's TNT "Librarian" movie franchise is set to become a TV series
TNT is close to ordering a 10-episode "Librarian" series, with Wyle poised to reprise his role.


Lena Dunham: Before "Girls," HBO "sweetly" fired me from "Mildred Pierce"
Dunham worked one day on the HBO miniseries before being dumped by a producer whom she would end up working with on "Girls."


Preview Sarah Palin's new reality show
She's hosting Sportsman Channel's "Amazing America."


E! bringing Kristin Cavallari back to TV

The former MTV star will co-host a new weekly series called "The Fabulist," starting next month.


Introducing Mario Seinfeld
What if "Seinfeld" was mashed up with Super Mario Bros?


Christina Aguilera is pregnant
The newly engaged "Voice" star is expecting her 2nd child, Us weekly reports.

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Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Supporting Actor - Will Jared Leto continue to dominate?

Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Supporting Actor - Will Jared Leto continue to dominate?

Five younger actors square off as the vets sit this category out for a change

In the lead-up to the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2, HitFix will be bringing you the lowdown on all 24 Oscar categories with multiple entries each day. Take a few notes and bone up on the competition as we give you the edge in your office Oscar pool!

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<p>Adewale Akinnuoye-Abgaje has every reason to smile based on how much fun he has playing his part in 'Pompeii'</p>

Adewale Akinnuoye-Abgaje has every reason to smile based on how much fun he has playing his part in 'Pompeii'

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on the pleasure of playing a hero in 'Pompeii'

How do you think his publicists prepare interviewers on saying his last name?

If correctly pronouncing the name of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was an Olympic event, our own Dan Fienberg would be in Sochi winning medals right this moment.

When I went to the "Pompeii" press day recently, I was met outside the room by a publicist who was speaking on behalf of another publicist who was inside the room, and they all wanted to make it clear that I shouldn't bother trying to say anything beyond "Adewale" when I walked into the room. "You don't have to try his last name," she said.

Hey, if he wants to go the full Madonna, fine by me. I've always had a great time interviewing him, and I've liked his work as far back as I can remember seeing him. He made such a huge impression when he was on "Oz" that the only real danger for me as a fan is that I would call him "Adebisi" instead of Adewale. One of the things that becomes clear if you spend more than ten minutes in conversation with him is that he is crazy smart, a guy with a knack for running a conversation.

At a press day for "The Thing," we had some time to just sit and chat while they were re-lighting the interview set, a good twenty minutes or so off-camera, and we talked about his background, a Masters degree in law, and how I'd like to see him cast as the lawyer in something instead of the perpetual client. It's one of those things where I don't even think it's about race as much as it is about a sort of failure of imagination on the part of filmmakers thinking about how to cast him.

My kids were excited to talk to him for a moment about "Thor: The Dark World," and he was incredibly gracious when talking about the part he played. Personally, I thought it was yet another film where they made less than ideal use of him, burying him in (admittedly well-designed) monster make-up for most of the movie. I'll say this for "Pompeii"… Paul W.S. Anderson gives Adewale a lot of screen time, and his character plays more than just a bad guy or a tough guy. I'll have my actual review of the movie up on Friday, but it's safe to say that I was happy to see Adewale get to play someone who we can actually root for and who has more than one big moment to play.

"Pompeii" is out in theaters on Friday, and you can see "Thor: The Dark World" on Blu-ray and DVD on February 25.

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<p>Steve McQueen accepts Best Film at last weekend's BAFTA&nbsp;Awards.</p>

Steve McQueen accepts Best Film at last weekend's BAFTA Awards.

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The Long Shot: 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' and a little less conversation

The implications of this year's Best Picture race are exciting whatever the outcome

Admittedly, Oscar season never felt half as long when it wasn't part of my profession to cover it -- and to think there was a time when the Motion Picture Sound Editors' awards would simply pass right by me -- but it's increasingly hard to believe we once put up with it all the way until late March (or even early April, in some extreme years). The internet has doubtless egged on the speedier expenditure of Oscar-related conversation, exhausting relevant points of argument from as early as September.

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2014 Winter Olympics

 2014 Winter Olympics

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Winter Games Round-Up: Skier Maddie Bowman, ski cross are must-sees

Hey, Team USA got some more gold medals, people!

Okay, we're not going to talk about what happened with the women's hockey. We're just not. That was heartbreaking. But the men are in the semi-finals. So there's that! They could win! 

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<p>I should be afraid of his anger issues, but he's just so darn adorable.</p>

I should be afraid of his anger issues, but he's just so darn adorable.

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New behind-the-scenes video finally gives us a peek at Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon

Plus check out the first poster for the film

Last night, as I got home from a screening, I was about to climb out of my car when I saw something or someone moving stealthily in the area beside my garage. I turned the headlights back on and revealed two large raccoons who were standing on their back legs picking through our recycling bin. They didn't look startled by my lights, but more annoyed than anything as they turned and walk off through my backyard. I started laughing because, after this week's reaction to (and omnipresence of) the "Guardians Of The Galaxy" trailer, it felt more like viral marketing than anything.

Part of what I find fascinating about the way they've brought the character to life for the film is that he looks like a photo-real creature. He's the right size, and aside from the fact that he talks and he lives in outer space and he can operate heavy firearms, he looks pretty much exactly like those two I saw last night. We've gotten to a point where the visual effects work is almost spooky it's so realistic.

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<p>Tim McGraw</p>

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw debuts new song, 'Shotgun Rider' on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'

He also plays a mean game of charades

Tim McGraw debuted a new song, “Shotgun Rider,” on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last night and it’s a vast improvement on his current single, “Lookin’ For That Girl.” Both will appear on his new album, out later this year.

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<p>Amy&nbsp;Adams,&nbsp;Bradley&nbsp;Cooper and Christian&nbsp;Bale in &quot;American Hustle&quot;</p>

Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale in "American Hustle"

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Oscar-nominated 'American Hustle' designers reflect on bringing the 70s to life

Production designer Judy Becker and costume designer Michael Wilkinson had a colorful opportunity on their hands

"American Hustle" has lit up both the movie-going public and the Academy with its cool take on late-1970s Americana. While an enormous amount of credit obviously goes to the acclaimed performances and the atmosphere created by director David O. Russell, the look and feel of the era was also largely the result of the collaboration between costume designer Michael Wilkinson and production designer Judy Becker, both Oscar-nominated for their work on the film.

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Jimmy Kimmel takes credit for Olympic Wolf hoax


Jimmy Kimmel takes credit for Olympic Wolf hoax
That YouTube video that U.S. luger Kate Hansen posted that has attracted more than 1 million views? That was a hoax orchestrated by Kimmel and Hansen, and the two will discuss their prank via Skype on tonight's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."


"Modern Family" fan charged with indecent assault for groping Sarah Hyland

The fan allegedly grabbed Hyland's breast after a "Modern Family" after-party in Sydney.


TLC is bringing back the original "Breaking Amish" cast for "Return to Amish"
The "Breaking Amish" spinoff will air in June.

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<p>Elisha Cuthbert</p>

Elisha Cuthbert

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Elisha Cuthbert joins NBC's 'One Big Happy' family

This story is an excuse to post 'Happy Endings' clips
Remember how when "Happy Endings" premiered everybody was all, "But Elisha Cuthbert isn't funny, at least not intentionally." And then after one season we were like, "Wait. Maybe Elisha Cuthbert is funny if you use her correctly." And then after two seasons, we were like, "Wait. Elisha Cuthbert is just plain funny." And then when "Happy Endings" ended, we were like, "Get Elisha Cuthbert a new comedy, now!"
 
It took a little while, but a network is finally trying.
 
We can confirmed that Elisha Cuthbert has been cast in the NBC/WBTV comedy pilot "One Big Happy," a multi-cam sitcom from writer Liz Feldman.
 
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Katy Perry exacts revenge in fun video for 'Dark Horse' featuring Juicy J

Katy Perry exacts revenge in fun video for 'Dark Horse' featuring Juicy J

She the queen of the Nile in colorful clip

A girl may love diamonds, but cheetos are really what she craves, especially if that girl is Katy Perry… or Katy-Patra in her new video for “Dark Horse.”

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