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'Sons of Anarchy' Season 6

"Sons of Anarchy"

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'Sons of Anarchy' recap: Murder most foul in 'Aon Rud Persanta'

The body count skyrockets in the season's most shocking episode

Well, spoiler alert "Sons of Anarchy" fans: That happened.

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Dear 'New Girl': 'Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!'

Dear "New Girl": "Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!"
"All the best parts of their personalities were dropped" since they got together, complains Natalie Abrams, adding: "Pairing two dysfunctional characters is a recipe for disaster because now Jess' shtick comes off as campy, not adorable." PLUS: Furguson the cat is coming back.

Rosie O'Donnell: I think I was Barbara Walters' least-favorite host on "The View"
On Twitter, Rosie weighed in on Jimmy Kimmel's question to Walters asking, "Who was your least favorite host?"

Josh Hutcherson gets punched in his "SNL" promos
Watch as Bobby Moynihan punches the "Hunger Games" star in the face.

Watch Vince Gilligan spend nearly 10 minutes unboxing the "Breaking Bad" DVD barrel
Gilligan "nerds out" over all the special features.

Kate Gosselin drops lawsuit against Jon Gosselin
Kate had accused her ex-husband of hacking and wiretapping. She is still, however, suing the author of "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World."

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is no fun: Where did it all go wrong?
"S.H.I.E.L.D." is the fall's biggest disappointment, transmitting "all the joy of an annual tax audit," says Maureen Ryan. "Why should viewers trust this show to transport them to interesting places?" she adds. "It has yet to appreciably deepen its characters beyond a trait or two. Ward remains cold and distrusting. May is remote and kicks ass. Coulson may not be what he seems. Fitz and Simmons are clumsy, socially awkward geniuses. Skye appears to exist on the show solely as an exposition-delivery system. Can you recall one villain? Can you remember which one is Fitz and which one is Simmons? Does it matter?" PLUS: An appreciation of Agent Coulson, and Chloe Bennet talks Thor.

"24" casts a charismatic hacker
Is Michael Wincott's character based on Julian Assange?

TV's older characters: Why are they so vulgar, inappropriate and/or moronic?
From "Mom" to "Dads" to "The Millers," older characters on sitcoms are behaving immaturely these days.

Check out TLC's "Buying Naked"
Here's a clip from the special, airing Wednesday.

Adam Levine named People's Sexiest Man of 2013
Says "The Voice" star: "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table."

Why is Sarah Michelle Gellar looking bloody and banged up?
Check out Gellar's new "Crazy Ones" look.

Animal Planet's canceled "Wild Recon" host pleads guilty to smuggling lizards
Donald Schultz admitted to violating the Endangered Species Act.

"The Tomorrow People" casts a "Queer as Folk" star
Robert Gant will play the "surprise boyfriend" of Stephen's mom.

Dianna Agron tries to explain why she wasn't in "Glee's" Cory Monteith tribute episode

"I've nothing but love for that show and everybody involved in it, and it was such a huge part of my life," she says.

Steven Moffat blames BBC's "outright stupidity" for canceling "Doctor Who" in 1989
"Ah, 50 years," he writes. "What can one say about 50 years of Doctor Who? Well, first of all, one can be pedantic. Doctor Who hasn't been on for 50 years – owing to the outright stupidity and unforgiveable blindness of the BBC (sorry guys, it needs to be said), there was a 16-year gap." PLUS: Daleks invade Buckingham Palace, a "Doctor Who" glossary for beginners, check out a remote-controlled flying TARDIS, and see 11 Doctors running in one GIF.

Taran Killam meets Karen Gillan
"We may be the same person from parallel dimensions," the "SNL" star says of the similarly named former "Doctor Who" star.

See "The Simpson"-ized Anderson Cooper
The CNN host is "very excited" to be on Sunday's episode. PLUS: What is your go-to "Simpsons" quote?

Is this the worst-ever "Family Feud" answer?
"Name something you know about zombies..."

Elizabeth Berkley hated her "Saved by the Bell" one-piece swimsuits

"They used to put me in a one piece," she says noting that Kelly Kapowski got to wear bikinis. "I'm sorry, but at 16 you don't want to be the girl in the one piece with baggy shorts."

Peek inside Steve Newlin's "True Blood" vampire field guide
The new book "True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires (And Other Creatures of Satan)" comes out Nov. 26. PLUS: "True Blood" stars come out for book launch party.

"Duck Dynasty" has the No. 1 Christmas album
In fact, the Robertsons have the biggest debut country Christmas album of the past decade.

Fox's ADHD comes up with its own "Sesame Street" Thanksgiving dinner
Is that Big Bird on a platter?

Which are TV's most bookish shows?
Literary references were a big part of shows like "The Simpsons," "Lost" and "Breaking Bad."

"Dexter" will live on in comic books
Marvel Comics has announced the Australian-based comic series "Dexter Down Under," penned by "Dexter" book author Jeff Lindsay.

Stop lying to children, Jimmy Kimmel!
Why Kimmel's annual Halloween candy stunt is bad for their development.

See Kathy Bates' head on a "Coven" platter
"American Horror Story" gets the Entertainment Weekly cover treatment this week. PLUS: Stevie Nicks has arrived on set.

"The Young and the Restless" swaps actors
Billy Abbott is out as Billy Abott, and David Tom is back in.

"Arrow" casts a "Spartacus" alum as the daughter of Ra's al Ghul
Katrina Law will play Nyssa al Ghul.

Finance workers box it out on "White Collar Brawlers"
This is reality TV on Esquire Network.

Mindy Kaling offers a "Dear Teenagers" essay

"I think about you all the time," Kaling writes for the website Rookie.

Watch Bjork deconstruct a TV set

Time magazine has unearthed this unusual old video in which Bjork compares the inside of a television to a miniature city.

"Frontline" updates its 1993 documentary "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?"
Tonight's broadcast is a two-hour edited version of the three-hour film that aired in 1993.

Josh Holloway to become a dad again
The "Lost" alum and "Intelligence" star is expecting his 2nd child with his wife.

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Watch: Katy Perry's  gorgeous 'Unconditionally' video
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Watch: Katy Perry's gorgeous 'Unconditionally' video

She has never looked more beautiful or vulnerable

Katy Perry is the fairest of them all in the beautiful video for new single, “Unconditionally.” She travels through time and different scenarios —outside in the snow, at a ball — as her love burns through her (literally).

With frozen scenes that look like lavishly photographed tableaux, the video is a sumptuous visual feast with looks inspired by films like “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Anna Karenina,” according to Perry.

Love is a serious matter and it can feel like you’ve gotten hit by a truck when the right one comes along. In a beautiful explosion of color, the outdoor Perry gets hit by a car and the hit causes another version of herself to be immersed in flower petals that flow around her until the two images meld into one stunning final image.

It’s an intense video that attempts to capture real love. Perry isn’t winking to the camera. She is at her most vulnerable and her most beautiful. We never see the object of her desire and we don't need to. We know her love for him is complete.

"Unconditionally" is the second single from her No. 1 album, "Prism." 

What do you think of “Unconditionally?”


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Winners and Losers: Where are the 'Twilight' saga cast one year later?

Winners and Losers: Where are the 'Twilight' saga cast one year later?

You might be surprised who is in the winners list

It's been a little over a year since the "Twilight" saga said goodbye with the final chapter, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2."  In the 12 months since Hollywood just hasn't been the same.  Studios have tried to recreate the screaming tween magic with numerous faux franchises such as "The Host" and "Mortal Instruments," but moviegoers just won't have it.  Sure, there's "Hunger Games" and potential future players like "Divergent" and "The Maze Runner," but where is our pop culture phenomenon to fill the "Twilight" void?  

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Bill Murray joins HBO miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge'

Bill Murray joins HBO miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"

Murray will return to TV to play a widower in a small New England town who befriends the title character, played by Frances McDormand.

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<p>Bruce Dern at the LA Film Festival.</p>

Bruce Dern at the LA Film Festival.

Credit: AP Photo/Vince Bucci

Palm Springs Film Festival boards the Bruce Dern express

The 'Nebraska' star will receive the fest's Career Achievement Award

If Oscars were awarded purely on the basis of who wants it the most, Bruce Dern would be a tough man to beat this year. The 77-year-old veteran's first and last Oscar nomination came 35 years ago for "Coming Home," and he's seemingly revelling in the greatest amount of critical and media attention he's had since then, or perhaps ever.

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Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks 

She's here! Stevie Nicks arrives at 'American Horror Story: Coven'

The Fleetwood Mac diva is on the set and looking fine

We all knew that we absolutely needed Stevie Nicks to show up on "American Horror Story: Coven" (Wed. at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX) once we saw Lily Rabe's Misty Day character. Guess what? Show creator Ryan Murphy agreed, and now Stevie is on the set. Better yet, Murphy tweeted a picture, so we have proof positive that Nicks not only accepted the offer, she's there in her best witchy garb, ready to twirl and croak and curse and do whatever the role demands. How much do we love Stevie? Let us count the ways -- though quietly, and to ourselves. It's the only respectful way.

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<p>Ike Barinholtz of &quot;The Mindy Project&quot;</p>

Ike Barinholtz of "The Mindy Project"

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'The Mindy Project' star Ike Barinholtz talks acting, writing and impersonating Chris Messina

What makes Morgan Tookers tick?
Every night, Twitter creates its own ecosystem of TV co-viewing, a constant feedback loop in which critics, fans, haters and the people associated with different shows can be in constant communication. 
Last Tuesday night at Microsoft offices in Venice (the California variety, not the one I'd want to spend my Tuesdays in), the loop came to life as the cast and producers of "The Mindy Project" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" got together and ate, drank and tweeted through the West Coast airing of the FOX comedies with an assortment of journalists and network types.
During the pause between two shows -- also known as "New Girl," which wasn't represented at the event -- I sat down with "Mindy Project" co-star Ike Barinholtz to talk about the comedy's transition through an inconsistent and fitfully funny first season into one of the more reliable laugh-generators in FOX's Tuesday lineup. 
Barinholtz, also a writer and executive story editor on "The Mindy Project," discusses what makes Morgan Tookers tick, his pleasure at getting to play straight-man sometimes this season, the cast's ubiquitous Chris Messina impressions and more.
Click through for the full Q&A...
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Mayor Rob Ford's reality show canceled after 1 episode

Mayor Rob Ford's reality show canceled after 1 episode

Canadian TV's "Ford Nation" premiered on Monday night.

"Necessary Roughness" canceled by USA

The USA series starring Callie Thorne as a psychologist won't be renewed for a 4th season.

"Eastbound & Down" ends with a season high
The series finale was watched by 899,000 viewers.

Kelly Clarkson is pregnant

The "Idol" champ is expecting her first baby with new husband Brandon Blackstock.

Fred Dryer joins "Crisis"

The "Hunter" alum will recur as a veteran CIA agent.

Elizabeth Vargas exits rehab
"I am so much better and taking it one day at a time. :)" she tweeted on Tuesday.

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<p>Vince Vaughn tries something different in 'Delivery Man,' and we talked about why he made that choice.</p>

Vince Vaughn tries something different in 'Delivery Man,' and we talked about why he made that choice.

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Vince Vaughn says 'Delivery Man' connects for both adults and young audiences

We talk about striking a very different note in this one

What would motivate any filmmaker to make a film that ends up being a success and then immediately turn around to make that same exact movie again with a different cast?

It's always seemed like a very strange move to me, and I had the same questions about Ken Scott remaking his 2011 film "Starbuck" as the upcoming Vince Vaughn movie "Delivery Man." It also seemed like an odd decision to cast Vaughn in the role, as the slacker charisma of Patrick Huard is almost completely different than the manic giant that Vaughn normally plays. I was curious to talk to Vaughn about what he liked in the material and why he signed on.

Vaughn's been one of those guys I've known and chatted with the entire time I've been writing about movies online. "Swingers" broke out at the very start of my time writing online, and it's been fascinating watching Vaughn work to define himself over time. It has not always been an easy process for him, and he has a reputation as a guy who pushes himself and his collaborators very hard behind the scenes. It seems almost unreal that "Delivery Man" would have come together as quickly and evidently painlessly as it did.

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Don't leave Britney Spears alone in your bedroom: 'Perfume' lyric video

Don't leave Britney Spears alone in your bedroom: 'Perfume' lyric video

Stalking, or looking out for what's yours?

Don’t leave Britney Spears alone in your bedroom. That’s the takeaway from the lyric video from her new ballad, “Perfume.”

The clip features time-lapse Los Angeles traffic footage (see, we do have a skyline!), as the words to the song pop up on screen. “I’ll never tell, tell on myself, but I hope she smells my perfume,” Spears sings as she (or at least her hands) trawl through her lover’s things. She leaves her lip print on a book of matches, goes through his drawers, leaves love notes where they can easily be found, and even spritzes a sheet of paper with her perfume and hides it in her bow-tie-wearing beau’s shirt jacket. To her credit, the cologne she sprays doesn’t even look like it’s one of her signature scents. It’s rare these days for an artist to bypass a product placement, but it looks like Spears did...

There’s a fine line between stalker and just looking out for what’s yours and Spears comes a little close to stalking here, given that her boyfriend is nowhere in sight, but we’ll wait to see how the full video unfurls to decide whether he needs to take out a restraining order.

"Perfume" is the second single from "Britney Jean," Spears' eighth studio album out Dec. 3. Another track, the William Orbit-produced  "Alien," leaked yesterday. Like "Perfume," it features Spears signing rather than her breathy talking vocals as as  on "Work Bitch." She's questioning life beyond earth in the new tune.  Hear "Alien" here.

In the meantime, MTV is offering you a chance to attend Spears' new Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino as part of a new contest. Fans can enter between now and Dec. 1 at

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<p>They're all smiles here, but things get serious this time around for Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson in 'The Hunger&nbsp;Games:&nbsp;Catching Fire'</p>

They're all smiles here, but things get serious this time around for Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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Harrelson and Hemsworth on fanning the flames of revolution in 'Catching Fire'

We discuss just how much support these supporting characters offer

Thanks to the way the release schedule came together this fall, I have interviewed Woody Harrelson thirty-seven times since September. Thank god it's Woody Harrelson, one of the easiest guys to chat with in this business, because when this happens with a star and with the strange ways things end up getting timed, it's easy to run out of things to talk about, and that doesn't seem to be the case with him.

When I went to the press day that Lionsgate held for 'Catching Fire,' the sequel to 'The Hunger Games,' Harrelson was paired with Liam Hemsworth, who returns as Gale, the young man who grew up with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as her best friend. Both of them play supporting roles in the film and, more than that, both of them are playing characters who have hidden agendas in the film, which means that they've got to play two totally different levels to what's happening from scene to scene.

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