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<p>Rupert's back. If you care.</p>

Rupert's back. If you care.

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Recap: 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' Premiere - 'Blood Is Thicker Than Anything'

Returning players and their loved ones face a slew of twists
Intro and Re-Intro. Water! Blood! It's a structurally interesting start. The 10 pairs are being dropped off in 10 locations and they don't know that they aren't playing together. Let's meet and re-meet them! "I am the original, the OG," says Gervase, whose niece Marissa was nine when he originally played. Oh God. We're all so old. "It's cute that he thinks he's going to win," Marissa says. Ah, Kat and "Big Brother" winner Hayden. I assume their conversations mostly involve smiling prettily. "It is 'Survivor' in a house," says Hayden, who apparently knows precious little about "Survivor," while Kat insists this is her game. Monkey! Yeah, I don't remember Laura at all, so I don't have any real ties to her daughter Ciera. Yawn. Rupert. Rupert has somehow never made it to the end and his wife Laura wants to outdo her hubby. "This has always been about Rupert and Rupert playing three times and Rupert, Rupert, Rupert," Laura says. Oy. No, Jeff Probst. Colton didn't make "controversial" statements. He made bigoted statements. There was no "controversy." He was a pig, but he's hoping that his fiance will give him maturity. Colton's goal is to show us a new side, while Caleb swears he knows a different Colton and promises redemption. Candice and husband John are worried they may be perceived as too successful. Monica is joined by husband Brad Culpepper, who Jeff Probst calls "famous," even though if you showed his picture to 100 of the most dedicated NFL fans in the world, 98 couldn't identify him (the other two went to Florida). Brad's ready to play second fiddle to his wife. Former winner Tina is prepared to be competitive with daughter Katie who is, in turn, prepared to beat her mom at her own game. Tyson has been disappointed by "Survivor" (and "Survivor" fans by Tyson!) but he's going to do well this time, because he's prepared to take down the loved ones. "Exile Island" winner Aras is here with his somewhat estranged brother Vytas, who had a drug problem and spent a year in jail. This duo already intrigues me, even if Aras' season is one I only half-remember. The teams will all get to spend a night alone, without supplies, with the veterans expected to help prep their loved ones for the game. I just wish that the different locations didn't look awkwardly staged and lit. Gervase finally realizes it's been 13 years since he played "Survivor." "Do you want me to do something?" Colton asks Caleb. Kat is overrun by ants. And the game is on!
 
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NYPD shuts down filming on 'Person of Interest'


NYPD shuts down filming on "Person of Interest"
The CBS drama failed to inform the NYPD before filming a gun shootout scene on the streets of New York. Locals complained thinking the gunshots were real.


"Justified" promotes Jere Burns
Winn Duffy will be regular part of next season.


"Survivor" turns 400
Tonight's "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" season premiere is also the 400th episode of the CBS reality show.

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<p>Miley Cyrus's &quot;Wrecking Ball&quot;</p>

Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball"

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Miley Cyrus crashes into No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with 'Wrecking Ball'

Women rule the roost in the top 10

Miley Cyrus crashes into No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Wrecking Ball” becomes her first chart topper, soaring 22-1.

Streaming and digital sales propel the push following the controversial video, which features a nude Cyrus. “Ball” replaces Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which falls to No. 2, following two weeks at No. 1.

An interesting Cyrus family note: While Cyrus is the only member of her family to score a No. 1 song on the Hot 100, three Cyruses have landed top 10 hits: Miley, her father Billy Ray, who landed at No. 4 with “Achy Breaky Heart” 21 years ago; and her brother Trace, who hit No. 10 with “Shake It,” as part of Metro Station in 2008, according to Billboard.

Miley’s previous peak was No. 2 with “Party in the U.S.A.”

Lorde’s “Royals” holds at No. 3, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell,” falls 2-4, and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” remains at No. 5.

Jay Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake,” slides 4-6, Lady Gaga’s “Applause” is at No. 7 for the second straight week, Eminem’s “Berzerk” rises 10-8, Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” featuring Majid Jordan, slips one spot to No. 9, and Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais’ “Summertime Sadness” fades into fall as it declines four spots to No. 10.






 

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'Breaking Bad's' final 2 episodes will be 'extra long'


"Breaking Bad's" final 2 episodes will be "extra long"

The penultimate episode and series finale are each scheduled to run 75 minutes.


"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" is getting a 10-year reunion special
Andy Cohen has gathered the Fab Five for an October special, titled "Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later."


"Chinatown" screenwriter Robert Towne joins "Mad Men" writing staff

The 78-year-old Towne is considered a legendary screenwriter, having worked as a "script doctor" on movies from "Bonnie and Clyde" to "The Godfather" to "The Rock." He also directed "Personal Best" and "Tequila Sunrise."


ABC developing "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" event series
The writer of "Snow White And The Huntsman" will take on "the Hunchback" in a limited series called "Esmeralda."


Mindy Kaling: No, I'm not a Republican
A Salon article labeled Kaling a "Republican" after last night's season premiere. To which she says: "I'm not, it is bewildering!"

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Watch: Justin Bieber raps on Maejor Ali's 'Lolly' video, featuring Juicy J
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Watch: Justin Bieber raps on Maejor Ali's 'Lolly' video, featuring Juicy J

We don't think they're talking about candy

Check out Justin Bieber rapping on the new video for Maejor Ali’s “Lolly,” which also features Juicy J.

Though the song has been on YouTube since February, it was only released on iTunes yesterday, the same day the video came out, and it has quickly climbed into the Top 10 in iTunes.

Maejor Ali has a piece of candy and it’s just for you, girl, and he’s so thrilled that you want to kiss the top. If you haven’t gathered that he’s talking about his tootsie roll yet, we can’t really help you.

Justin Bieber doesn’t embarrass himself as a rapper and he saves most of the provocative lines for Juicy J.
The video features women and Ali, Juicy J and Bieber dancing against a colorful background and that’s really about all there is to it, aside from some licking of actual lollypops.

It’s a big week for Juicy J, who is also on the new Katy Perry single, “Dark Horse.”

What do you think of “Lolly?”

 

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Marvel's about to publish a huge crossover event called 'Inhumanity,' but could this all be laying groundwork for the films to figure out a way around the 'X-Men' mutant issue?
Marvel's about to publish a huge crossover event called 'Inhumanity,' but could this all be laying groundwork for the films to figure out a way around the 'X-Men' mutant issue?

Is Marvel planning for 'Inhumans' movies to make an end run around Fox's 'X-Men' rights?

A new rumor would certainly connect the dots on some recent Marvel choices

So far, Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios have been running things separately, and there's been almost no synchronicity between their storytelling. That's great because it means the writers and artists working on the comics aren't being forced to build the work they're doing around someone else's storyline, and it means that movie fans don't have to feel driven to read comics between the movies just to figure out what's going on.

That may be changing, though, and some recent rumors about the plans they have for Phase Three as well as some behind-the-scenes battles that have plagued the studio for the last few years raise some fascinating questions about the future of the studio.

As strange as it sounds, I'm not sure I'd put Stan Lee on the short list of credible sources when it comes to Marvel's upcoming plans. Sure, he has a cameo in everything they make, but I don't think he's consulted on anything they're doing. Still, he made a recent mention of several movies that he says are being developed right now by the studio, including the long-rumored "Black Panther," Kevin Feige's pet project "Doctor Strange," and, to the surprise of many, "Inhumans."

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<p>Right now, I have a feeling this is the only way you can see 'The Good Dinosaur,' but hopefully they'll fix that by November of 2015.</p>

Right now, I have a feeling this is the only way you can see 'The Good Dinosaur,' but hopefully they'll fix that by November of 2015.

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Two shuffled dates mean Pixar will go two full years between theatrical releases

'Good Dinosaur' moves to 2015 and pushes 'Finding Dory' back to 2016

Twenty-four solid months without a single Pixar film in theaters seems almost unthinkable.

At D23 Expo recently, Disney seemed like everything was full speed ahead on the Pixar slate, and they announced that "The Good Dinosaur" was set for release on May 30, 2014, with the highly-anticipated sequel "Finding Dory" set for November 25, 2015.

They still have a film set for November 25, 2015, but now it's "The Good Dinosaur," and unless something radical happens, that means "Inside Out" is the next movie the studio is releasing, and that comes a full two years after the release of "Monsters University." While Disney has plenty of major content brands under the larger umbrella of Disney these days, and they seem to be gearing up for something like nine Marvel movies a year, two years without a Pixar film sounds like a genuine crisis for the studio.

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"The New Atlanta"

 "The New Atlanta"

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'The New Atlanta' recap: Is this a smarter 'Real Housewives'?

While there's plenty of fighting, the talent may be better

Having found a formula that works in "The Real Housewives" franchise, Bravo has done its level best to milk it dry before flogging it to death in endless permutations (look for a "Real Housewives" in a town near you!). With the franchise aging and America possibly running low on actual housewives to film, the network has been sniffing around for new territory with mixed results. Very mixed results, mind you.

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Australia wooing 'Modern Family'


Australia wooing "Modern Family"

The Australian Tourism Board is offering to pay the bills if "Modern Family" shoots a special episode Down Under.


"Big Bang Theory" gives Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch a raise

As contract negotiations for the rest of the cast commences, the two actresses are getting a pay bump -- at least double of the $20,000 to $30,000 an episode they were making.


Danica Patrick: Awards show host

The NASCAR star will co-host the American Country Awards with Trace Adkins.


"Grey's Anatomy" offers sneak peek at the season premiere
Does this nearly two-minute reveal who dies?


"Ax Men" star dies in helicopter crash
Bart Colantuono was transporting logs in Oregon when his helicopter went down.

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<p>Amy Poehler still doesn't have an Emmy for &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;&nbsp;This must change.</p>

Amy Poehler still doesn't have an Emmy for "Parks and Recreation." This must change.

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Emmys 2013 Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actress for Comedy/Drama

Will Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Claire Danes both repeat?

The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at 8 Eastern on CBS, with Neil Patrick Harris as host. From now until Sunday (sometimes multiple times a day), Dan Fienberg and I will be making our usual picks for the major categories — for both what should win and what will (and keep in mind that Dan is much better historically at predictions than I am).

Next up, we're dealing with the comedy and drama lead actress categories. The former includes three former winners for their nominated roles, while the latter has seven nominees due to ties, which will likely be rendered moot when Claire Danes repeats.

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'Bonnie & Clyde' miniseries will air on Lifetime, A&E and History channel simultaneously


"Bonnie & Clyde" miniseries will air on Lifetime, A&E and History channel simultaneously
The four-hour, two-part miniseries has been scheduled for Dec. 8 and 9.


Emmys to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK assassination and The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Carrie Underwood will lead a performance on Sunday marking the music of the era.


"New Girl" books Taye Diggs
He'll play a ladies' man named Artie.


Tony Soprano's wardrobe going up for auction
Included in the auction is Tony's Fila tracksuit.


"WKRP in Cincinnati" turns 35
The classic CBS sitcom debuted on Sept. 18, 1978.


Jimmy Fallon's ad breaks will feature live improv comedy promoting Lexus
The unique ad strategy will use Twitter and other social media to inspire routines that will be shown during ad breaks.


Bill Clinton to visit Letterman for the 9th time
The ex-president will sit down with Dave for the first time in two years.


Can "Mad Men" cast members keep their mouths shut for a year after filming the finale?
The series finale being filmed one year before it airs could pose problems.


ABC buys "The Bounty" from the creator of "CSI"
Anthony Zuiker's latest project revolves around a nationwide manhunt for a killer.


"American Masters" creator jumps from PBS to HBO
Susan Lacy, who launched the acclaimed "American Masters" in 1986, is a big get for HBO's documentary unit. "I've long admired her film portraits, which have been consistently stellar over the years," says Sheila Nevins, who's in charge of HBO's documentaries.


Bravo announces November premiere dates
"Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" returns with new cast members on Nov. 4. PLUS: Watch the Season 4 Beverly Hills "Real Housewives" trailer.


Rashida Jones dating an "SNL" writer

The "Parks and Rec" star is reportedly in a relationship with fellow Harvard alum Colin Jost.


Jerry Seinfeld imagines what "Seinfeld" characters would be like today
George, he says, "would probably have a wife and kids -- very normal, suburban. And he would be tortured."


"Downton Abbey" previews Lady Mary in Season 4
"She's very much within her own grief," says Joanne Froggatt.


"American Horror Story" unveils 4 new creepy posters
Including one with Angela Bassett's eyes scratched out.

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<p>&quot;American Horror Story: Coven&quot;</p>

"American Horror Story: Coven"

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'American Horror Story: Coven' releases four new images

See the spooky, witchy images from the new season

The enticing (but not revealing) images keep spilling from the vaults for FX's "American Horror Story: Coven." Today we get four new poster images, each one spookier than the last (although I'll say the spookiest has to be Voodoo Queen). Here they are. Consider yourself warned. And oh, remember that the show premieres Wed. Oct. 9 at 10:00 p.m. If you don't watch, there's a chance you will be cursed. Or something.

See the images below: 

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