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Watch: Aubrey Plaza and Alia Shawkat get funny talking 'The To-Do List'
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Watch: Aubrey Plaza and Alia Shawkat get funny talking 'The To-Do List'

Interview 'touches' on boners, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and drinking for breakfast

SAN DIEGO - "The To-Do List" linked up with HitFix for a party at Comic-Con this year, but before we could put our party pants on, the film's stars Aubrey Plaza and Alia Shawkat and I needed to hack our way through the 1990s.

The flick centers on Plaza's enterprising high-schooler Brandy Klark, whose sexual experiences become goals on a to-do list in much the same way she'd study for a test. Shawkat plays one of her best friends Fiona, and they are featured in all manner of 1993: from Caboodles to Gin Blossoms and -- God help us -- overalls (on men and women).

I know for this writer it brought back some pretty keen memories of the age and the era.

"I remember going like, 'Oh shit we're playing teenagers.' After we shot the first day I was like, I really need to check in with playing an actual teenager and not just a precocious know-it-all," Shawkat said in our interview. "So i kinda hung out with teens... got stoned with them. Y'know just for research..."

The two actresses dropped a couple of names and music notes from the '90s like New Kids on the Block and Devon Sawa and "90210." But "The To-Do List" was actually originally titled "The Handjob," so the actresses felt there was some other prep work and research to do.

"We all gave each other handjobs, to get into the characters," Plaza said.

"We introduced ourselves while two hand simultaneously..." said Shawkat.

"The director forced us to it."


We talked about the occurrence of the female orgasm on film especially since titles like "American Pie" and "40-Year-Old Virgin" had their own first-timers theme (but with men). Plaza described what it was like to act out her O-face in front of the "To-Do" crew.

"Breathing is a private thing. You don't want a bunch of grown crew members watching you breath heavily," Plaza explained.

"And they were not shy about their boners. They were popping up all over the place."

"'I can't even get to my mark there's so many boners.'"

Boop! Check out the rest of our discussion of Kriss Kross, oral sex with Donald Glover, getting drunk at breakfast and all other manner of plain-speaking the word "penis."

"The To-Do List" heads to theaters on July 26.

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'Family Guy' enlists Peter Dinklage, Conan O'Brien, Bryan Cranston, Asthon Kutcher

"Family Guy" enlists Peter Dinklage, Conan O'Brien, Bryan Cranston, Asthon Kutcher

Watch a preview of Season 12, which will also feature Jon Cryer, Jeff Daniels, Liam Neeson and Adam Levine.

"Person of Interest" promotes Amy Acker

She'll be a series regular next season.

"Arrow" adds Kevin Alejandro and Michael Jai White
At Comic-Con, a sneak peek of Season 2 was unveiled.

"HIMYM" co-creator calls Season 9 a "bonus year and it's the wild west"
Although next season takes place over one weekend, there will be lots of flashforwards and flashbacks.

"Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson weds

Ferguson tied the knot with boyfriend Justin Mikita before many of his co-stars.

Meet Twitter's fake Will McAvoy
An anonymous Twitter user has been parodying "The Newsroom" character.

NBC developing  "Clone" from Robert Kirkman

The proposed project asks: “What if there were more of you? And what if you could save those versions of yourself from being killed."

"The Vampire Diaries" can't wait to go to college
How much partying will there be in Season 5?

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Revolution' gets new Big Bad, conspiracy

More intrigue, less 'running and gunning' in season two

The Comic-Con 2013 panel for "Revolution" (which returns for a second season Wed. Sept. 25 at 8:00 p.m.) filled every seat, but still show creator Eric Kripke spent plenty of time promising that the upcoming season would be much better than the first. The first step in doing that? While the power is on, it won't stay on for long. "Just long enough to get the nukes in the air," he said. "Our heroes are heroically striving to stop those bombs. Spoiler alert: They don't stop them. We're trying to be the first network show that loses two cities in the first fifteen minutes. The East Coast is totally destabilized. How would we survive in this neo-primitive world and how do we go from there? And then hilarity ensues."

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<p>Stephen Amell of &quot;Arrow&quot;</p>

Stephen Amell of "Arrow"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Arrow' Live-Blog

What's in store for Oliver and company in Season 2?

I always find it hard to write about "Arrow," because I never remember if Stephen Amell spells his name with one "m" and two "l's" or if it's two "m's" and one "l." I've always had the same problem with Steve Carell. I can't explain it.

Anyway, I've already live-blogged "Bates Motel," "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries" today.

So... On to "Arrow."

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<p>&quot;The Vampire Diaries&quot;</p>

"The Vampire Diaries"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'The Vampire Diaries' Live-Blog

After 'True Blood,' it's time for Elena, Damon and Stefan




We just spent 45 minutes talking about "True Blood." 

Now it's time for some "Vampire Diaries" fun. 

Follow along...

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"Once Upon A Time"

"Once Upon A Time"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Once Upon A Time,' Peter Pan and Ariel

In a video clip the creators hint the mermaid will be in season 3

The "Once Upon A Time" panel followed hot on the heels of the "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland" panel, and as much as fans enjoyed visiting the spin-off, they were even more excited to see the landing of the mothership.

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'Godzilla' storms into Hall H to kick off Warner's Comic-Con presentation

It looks like he's got some serious foes to face

SAN DIEGO - For the second year in a row, Legendary and Warner Bros. came to San Diego's Comic-Con so they could promote one of the biggest films they have on their release schedule, next summer's "Godzilla."

As they did last year, Warner Bros. blew everything out to three screens that surrounded the front end of Hall H. It's a very clear sign that they want to overwhelm the audience that's gathered here at the start of the day. The presentation began with black and white footage of nuclear bomb tests, filling every screen until a logo emerged from the ash, the single word. "Godzilla."

Chris Hardwick, the panel moderator for the day, introduced the mood piece that was shown last year. It really is a gorgeous introduction to what director Gareth Edwards hopes to accomplish with the film, with Oppenheimer's narration placed over visions of mass destruction, evidence of something that has already happened, holes in skyscrapers and derailed trains and bodies positively everywhere. And then, at the very end, just a hint of Godzilla himself looming up out of some smoke.

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<p>Stephen Moyer of &quot;True Blood&quot;</p>

Stephen Moyer of "True Blood"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'True Blood' Live-Blog

Vampires, werewolves, faeries and other critters hit Ballroom 20

Hey Gang. Welcome to Saturday's (July 20) second live-blog. 

I've already done "Bates Motel" today. Here comes "True Blood" and then "The Vampire Diaries" and Arrow" will be back-to-back. 

Whee! Follow along!

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<p>Cover of Greg Pak's &quot;Batman/Superman&quot; #2 drawn by Jae Lee</p>

Cover of Greg Pak's "Batman/Superman" #2 drawn by Jae Lee

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It's about time: WB announces Superman/Batman film at Comic-Con

Plus: Vote on who you think should play the Dark Knight this time around

First reported in the LA Times this morning and confirmed at Warner Bros. Pictures' Comic-Con panel shortly thereafter, the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight are finally going to share the big screen together in 2015.

"Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder, (executive) producer Christopher Nolan and writer David Goyer are reuniting on the sequel to this summer's Superman reboot, which will introduce the Caped Crusader to the newly established DC Universe on film. And all I can really say is…it's about time.

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Ryan Murphy: 'Glee' will deal with Finn Hudson/Cory Monteith's death in Episode 3

Ryan Murphy: "Glee" will deal with Finn Hudson/Cory Monteith's death in Episode 3
Finn's absence likely won't be addressed in the season's first two episodes, says Murphy. "We had several options," he explains. "We could delay shooting until November, we could delay shooting until January. But, ultimately, what we decided to do for the cast and crew was start shooting with something that we had already written."

Watch a preview of the "Veronica Mars" movie

The cast and crew unveiled this lengthy trailer at Comic-Con.

"The Carrie Diaries" casts Young Samantha
Newcomer Lindsey Gort will take on the character famously played by Kim Cattrall.

"Lost's" Naveen Andrews joins "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"

He'll play "Aladdin's" Royal Vizier of Agrabah.

Ted Mosby's kids cuss out dad in "HIMYM" Comic-Con video

"I went through puberty on this couch."

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"Once Upon A Time in Wonderland"

"Once Upon A Time in Wonderland"

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Comic-Con 2013: 'Wonderland' gets a 'Lost' connection

Horowitz and Kitsis reveal a familiar face who has joined the cast

"Once Upon A Time in Wonderland" kicked off its panel with a screening of footage from the new spin-off. Like the series it's based upon, "Wonderland" tweaks stories we all know and love, in this case "Alice in Wonderland." And like "Once Upon A Time," it seemed the 19-minute presentation already has fans sucked in, eager to see more.

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<p>Will the &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother&quot;&nbsp;cast suit up for their first and only Comic-Con appearance?</p>

Will the "How I Met Your Mother" cast suit up for their first and only Comic-Con appearance?

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Comic-Con 2013: 'How I Met Your Mother' panel live-blog

'HIMYM' comes to the Con for the first (and last) time

"How I Met Your Mother" doesn't fit the classic definition of a Comic-Con-friendly TV show, but that definition becomes less relevant with each passing year. What we have here is one of the most popular comedies on television, with a cast that includes Willow Rosenberg, Dr. Horrible and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill. Between those two factors, "HIMYM" should easily fill the mid-sized ballroom they've been slotted in. (Fans have been camping out in line since yesterday.) The panel will have the full cast — Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel — plus creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays and the series' longtime director Pamela Fryman. You know that I'm incredulous that Thomas and Bays actually mean to stretch the final season over the long weekend of Robin and Barney's wedding, but maybe the panel will shed more light on exactly what that'll mean, and whether the wedding may just be a framing device while we visit the past and future of the gang and the Mother (new castmember Cristin Milioti). Assuming the wi-fi holds up, I'll be live-blogging the whole thing, so check back frequently for updates.

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