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<p>Ian Ziering and friends in &quot;Sharknado.&quot;</p>

Ian Ziering and friends in "Sharknado."

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Review: Syfy's 'Sharknado' hits the schlocky motherlode

Ian Ziering + Tara Reid + horrible effects + sharks = social media paradise

Well, I just watched and live-tweeted all of Syfy's "Sharknado." Therefore, I must write about it here as well, coming up just as soon as I grab my bar stool...

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"The View"

 "The View"

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Is Jenny McCarthy the right replacement for Elisabeth Hasselbeck?

Rumor has it the actress will be the latest addition to "The View"

Elisabeth Hasselbeck "voluntarily left" (read: was kicked off of) "The View" this week, and though I think it was her time to go, it's a little sad. Whether or not you agreed with her politics, she was able to do something you wouldn't expect from someone whose only real credential coming into the job was not dying on "Survivor."

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Netflix in talks to renew 'Arrested Development'

Netflix on talks to renew "Arrested Development"

"We are in conversations to do another," producer Brian Grazer tells Bloomberg. "They are interested in doing that."



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<p>How would Aaryn's Head of Household reign end?</p>

How would Aaryn's Head of Household reign end?

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Recap: 'Big Brother' Thursday Results - Mom Squad versus Moving Company

Will The Moving Company keep Nick safe? Or is there a shocker in store?
Hey gang. It's Dan. It's Elimination Thursday and the people who monitor the feeds swear that there's excitement ahead. 
I hope so!
If Elissa goes home tonight on "Big Brother" it'll be one of the worst pieces of gameplay in "Big Brother" history. Perhaps even in reality TV history. 
With the MVP, the producers have given her more power than any "BB" houseguest has ever had, since apparently Elissa's sister's fans are so insane that they're willing to vote for Elissa despite getting no indication that she has any kind of strategic acumen at all. Elissa's being targeted because she's a threat, but how is she not using this MVP nonsense to her advantage?
If I'm her, I'm going at least seven or eight of the remaining hamsters and saying, "Look, I've been MVP two straight weeks and you're viewing that as bad. You think you can vote me out and maybe you'll get to be MVP. Guess what? That's true. But chances are, you won't be. Chances are good that whoever is MVP will be someone who doesn't like you, somebody who will put you up. So here's my deal: Keep me here and I won't put you up and I won't backdoor you. That's a guarantee. You won't get a better offer. Keeping me, means you don't have to worry about the MVP and you can just play the game." I don't know if that'll work late in the game, but it sure as heck should work this early. 
We'll see how things go down after the break...
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<p>Believe me... there's not much smiling or laughing in 'The Conjuring,' which is the summer's scariest movie.</p>

Believe me... there's not much smiling or laughing in 'The Conjuring,' which is the summer's scariest movie.

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Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga talk about faith and fear in James Wan's 'The Conjuring'

The stars of the year's scariest movie talk about the way it came together

I sincerely hope that "The Conjuring" is just the first of many films in which Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga play Ed and Lorraine Warren.

After all, the Warrens spent decades investigating paranormal phenomena in real life, and the film introduces a structure that practically screams for sequels. We see that the Warrens have in their home a room where they keep all of the various items they have removed from the haunted houses and the other supernatural events they've witnessed, and that room serves as a sort of museum and safehouse in one. Everything in that room has a story of its own, and "The Conjuring" begins with the story of the Annabelle doll, a sort of introductory haunting to show us who the Warrens are.

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Michael G. of "The Bachelorette"

 Michael G. of "The Bachelorette"

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'The Bachelorette''s Michael G. talks about heartbreak, betrayal and Ben

He talks about the 'undeniable chemistry' between Brooks and Des

On Monday yet another bachelor was sent packing on "The Bachelorette," and this time the unlucky-in-love competitor for Desiree's heart was Michael Garofola, a federal prosecutor based in Miami. While Des gushed that he always looked on the bright side of life (and, to their credit, neither one of them launched into a Monty Python song), he lacked Brooks' smoldering hotness, Chris' bad poetry-writing skills and, more importantly, his relationship with Des wasn't quite as advanced as some of the others on the show. Michael G. talked to reporters in a conference call about being on the show, getting cut, and going after Ben and James.

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Paula Deen dumps her legal team, hires another

Paula Deen dumps her legal team, hires another
Deen reportedly felt her old team was "out of their depth."

No, a "Sharknado" cannot happen in real life
A spokesperson for the National Weather Service says: "'Sharknado' seems to fulfill Syfy's description as 'a media destination for imagination-based entertainment." PLUS: Tara Reid on her "Sharknado" role, and "Sharknado" writer says: "This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read… I'M IN!"

NBC orders "Wall of Fame," a family game show featuring celebrities
They'll battle it out in a game of pop-culture trivia.

Jane Lynch thanks Fox for letting her host "Hollywood Game Night" on NBC
She says of the game show, premiering tonight: "You need to be up on your Madonna and your Oprah and your Brad Pitt, your movies and your songs."

More "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." details revealed

We'll have to wait to learn Agent Coulson's story.

Aubrey Plaza is "dangerously funny"

The "Parks and Rec" star gets a NY Times profile as her career begins soaring. PLUS: Jean-Ralphio will be back.

"Shark Week" shoes available
Toms shoes has come out with a limited edition "Shark Week" line to fund conservation efforts.

Why waste a roast on James Franco?

There are better celebrities Comedy Central could've targeted.

"The Simpsons" theme park is out of "Bort" name tags

Fans have been grabbing Bort in reference to a Season 6 episode in which Bart couldn't find his name.

"Airplane Repo" debuts on Discovery

The new reality show delves into the world of airplane repossession.

"The Vampire Diaries" is back at work
See pics from the set of Season 5, which won't premiere until mid-October.

"Sons of Anarchy's" Kurt Yaeger joins "Quarry"

He'll co-star in the Marine sniper Cinemax drama.

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NBC to Betty White: You're canceled

NBC to Betty White: You're canceled
"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" won't be back for a 3rd season.

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Watch: Bruce fans, even Elvis, go nuts in 'Springsteen & I' preview

Watch: Bruce fans, even Elvis, go nuts in 'Springsteen & I' preview

Ridley Scott-produced doc about the Boss and his followers comes out July 22

“Springsteen & I,” a documentary about Bruce Springsteen and his relationship with his fans, created by his fans, comes out July 22.

The film, directed by Baillie Walsh  and produced by Ridley Scott, focuses on the overwhelming kinship that exists not only between The Boss and his fans, but between the fans themselves. As Springsteen himself talks about, his career is an ongoing "conversation" with his fans, an ongoing communion that gets renewed everytime he steps on stage.

As a die-hard Bruce fan who’s attended around 45 Springsteen shows, this preview of the film looks about right. Sure, it’s glowing, but to be a Springsteen fan is to feel like this. Some of the absolutely happiest hours in my life have been spent in the pit at a Springsteen show singing along with strangers and feeling like nothing in the world existed but us and Bruce and the E Street Band.

I’ll have a review of the documentary as it gets closer and, hopefully, an interview with Walsh.



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Kristen Bell headed to 'Parks and Rec'

Kristen Bell headed to "Parks and Rec"
The "Veronica Mars" star will play Ingrid, a council member from Eagleton. "She's Leslie’s equivalent, but richer and better dressed," says "Parks" co-creator Michael Schur.

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Listen: Pearl Jam's new single, 'Mind Your Manners,' will melt your brain

Listen: Pearl Jam's new single, 'Mind Your Manners,' will melt your brain

Track is first tune from upcoming album, 'Lightning Bolt'

First came word of a Pearl Jam tour on Monday, and today fans got the news they really wanted: a new Pearl Jam album, “Lightning Bolt,” will drop Oct. 15.

First single, “Mind Your Manners,” came out today and it’s a bullet-train, punk-rock rush of a song as Eddie Vedder sings about disillusionment and unlikely redemption. It ends with a cacophony of call-and-response vocals screaming “living hell.”

The song is anchored by Matt Cameron’s insistent, powerful drumming, a wily guitar solo, and Vedder’s intense vocals.  The single’s artwork, which features a gun, drops of blood and a rosary on a plate, heighten the drama.

And yes, Pearl Jam’s website, after featuring a countdown clock for the tour and then the album announcement, now has a countdown clock for the album release. It’s 94 days away as of July 11. 

Fans can pre-order the album on, as well as on iTunes now.

Here's the cover art:

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<p>Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo</p>

Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo

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Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo reunite for Martin Luther King drama 'Selma'

The director and actor collaborated on 2012 Sundance winner 'Middle of Nowhere'

I wish nothing but the best for Ava DuVernay. If female filmmakers are already a regrettable minority in Hollywood, African-American female filmmakers are still practically novelties, so anyone working to bust that particular glass ceiling has my attention. Still, DuVernay deserves notice on her individual gifts alone: the writer-director's coolly assured breakthrough feature "Middle of Nowhere," which won her the Best Director prize at Sundance, was one of last year's most richly characterized, formally striking US microbudget indies. Furthermore, DuVernay's not only looking out for number one: the former film publicist is doing much to support other independent talents via her own distribution outlet, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement.

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