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<p>Joel McHale and Alison Brie in the &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;season finale.</p>

Joel McHale and Alison Brie in the "Community" season finale.

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Season finale review: 'Community' - 'Advanced Introduction to Finality'

Jeff prepares to graduate, and visitors from the Darkest Timeline try to stop him

A review of tonight's "Community" season finale coming up just as soon as I give you proof of inseam...

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"The Vampire Diaries"

 "The Vampire Diaries"

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'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Were you shocked by 'The Walking Dead'?

Silas is on the warpath, but he may not be the biggest threat

This was starting to feel like one of those episodes where everyone runs around in search of someone else, then stops to spit out exposition, the runs around some more. Really, that would have been preferable, just because no one tends to DIE in those episodes (if you haven't seen the episode, for God sakes don't keep reading, seriously. Spoiler, spoiler, SPOILER alert!). No, Bonnie brings down the veil and all hell breaks loose, but not the hell we were expecting, and I think I may need to go lie down. This was just a lot to absorb, people.

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<p>Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski as Pam and Jim on &quot;The Office.&quot;</p>

Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski as Pam and Jim on "The Office."

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Review: 'The Office' - 'A.A.R.M.'

Jim settles in as Dwight's number two, and Angela's baby causes distractions

A review of tonight's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I throw the summoning bag at you...

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<p>Sandra Bullock's going to be tested severely in 'Gravity'</p>

Sandra Bullock's going to be tested severely in 'Gravity'

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Sandra Bullock struggles with panic in amazing teaser trailer for 'Gravity'

Plus we get a glimpse of some zero-g Clooney as well

That is how you cut a teaser trailer.

I would be perfectly happy if I didn't see another frame of footage from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming film "Gravity" until it opened in October. Until today, we've managed to go without seeing any moving images, and I already knew I was desperate to see the film.

Now, though, after that trailer? Holy cow. "Gravity" tells the story of two astronauts, played by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, who are in the middle of a space walk when their craft is hit by debris and Bullock becomes separated from the ship.

There is no more humbling concept to me than being adrift in space, alone and without any protection beyond the space suit you're wearing. If you want to feel very small, just looking up into space will do that, but to actually be lost in it, not sure if you're ever going to see another person again… I would imagine there's no easy way to express the horror that would set in.

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Shonda Rhimes profiled: The ABC hitmaker describes herself as a Tracy Flick-type


Shonda Rhimes profiled: The ABC hitmaker describes herself as a Tracy Flick-type

Rhimes, the subject of a NY Times Magazine profile, says she's earned a lot of political capital that ABC no longer sends her notes about "Scandal." "I had done 'Grey's,' I had done ‘Private Practice.’ What were they going to do, fire me? I wasn’t worried about what anybody else thought. This one was for me."


Which ABC pilots didn't make the cut?

Kelly Preston's "Keep Calm And Karey On," John Leguizamo's "King John" and Melissa George's "Gothica" are not going forward. PLUS: Will ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." have a Hulk connection?


Coming to Ovation: Jon Hamm & Daniel Radcliffe

Their four-part miniseries will air on the arts channel.


Mitt Romney to visit Jay Leno next week

The former GOP presidential candidate is making his first late-night appearance since the election. In fact, his only late-night appearance during last year's campaign was on "The Tonight Show."


"The Office" is going out on a high note

Even Andy Bernard has been redeemed.


Amy Poehler & Nick Kroll: A couple?

After being spotted on a date last month, the two funny people are now dating, according to Us Weekly.


Hilarie Burton taking a lot of heat for her "Grey's" guest stint
People who haven't spoken to her in a while are "upset that I'm disrupting things," she says.


"Real Housewives of NY" stars are banding together to get a raise
They're vowing not to continue until they get huge raises.


Aaron Paul: "Breaking Bad" has yet to air my favorite "bitch"

"Aw, man, there is one coming up in the final set of episodes that is just perfect," he says. "You haven't seen it yet, but you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when you do. It's amazing." PLUS: Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks are watching "Breaking Bad."


Ian Somerhalder tweets cryptic quote after after split with Nina Dobrev

"A thought for today: 'People change and forget to tell each other,'" Somerhalder tweeted. Was he alluding to his "Vampire Diaries" co-star? PLUS: "Vampire" season finale poster unveiled.


Ex-Agents sue Donald Faison over his "Scrubs" money

The United Talent Agency claims Faison stopped paying his 10% fee in Season 9.


"HIMYM" teases "the mother of all secrets"

Watch the promo for Monday's season finale.


Amy Sherman-Palladino reacts to her "Bunheads" limbo
She calls it "a little heartbreaking."


"Dawn" from "Mad Men" tells of her reaction to getting a meaty episode
"Whoa, this is a lot of paper!," says Teyonah Parris, who suddenly finds herself playing one of Don Draper's longest-serving secretaries. PLUS: Meet secretary Meredith.


Nat Geo announces a new slogan as shifts towards shows like "Wicked Tuna"

The new slogan is: "The places we take you ... aren't just on the map."


Jon Cryer looks back at his acting career

From working with Charlie Sheen in the '90s to working with Sheen in the '00s.


Charisma Carpenter would like to be in the "Veronica Mars" movie

But it looks like there won't be Kendall Casablancas in the "Veronica" film.


Meredith Baxter: On "Glee," you don't have to make a statement

She says of her guest role of being in a lesbian relationship with Patty Duke: "I'm on Glee, I don't have to make a social statement. It's done."


"Homeland" is seeking extras who look South American or Latin American
Also wanted: "Washington Power Types" and "CIA Types/Government Types."


Check out Matt Groening's "Simpsons" family tree
How does his real family stack up to his fake family?


Natalie Dormer takes a break to get under Sherlock's skin on "Elementary"

Dormer's three-episode arc kicks off tonight.


Susan Lucci: "We're trying" to work out a deal with "All My Children"
Lucci says she hopes to appear on the online version of "AMC."


See a preview of Fox's "Survivor" meets "The Office"

On "Does Someone Have to Go?," the employees decide who gets fired.


"New Girl" producers dig into Season 2, episode by episode

Why did they receive a notice from Fox Broadcasting Standards and Practices?


Why are children so obsessed with Elmo?
Is it his "mother-ese"? Or his bright red color?

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<p>James McAvoy was fairly clean-cut for 'X-Men:&nbsp;First Class,' but that may not be true for his return to the role next year</p>

James McAvoy was fairly clean-cut for 'X-Men: First Class,' but that may not be true for his return to the role next year

Credit: 20th Century Fox

James McAvoy is looking shaggy on the set of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

Xavier is pretty much the opposite of bald this time

One of the keenest pleasures of "X-Men: First Class" was seeing how Matthew Vaughn treated the styles of the '60s while also making a heightened-reality X-Men movie. I thought they walked the line very carefully, and the costume design work by the great Sammy Sheldon was immaculate and often very cheeky.

Bryan Singer has been tweeting all sorts of things from the set of "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" so far, and they're still just gearing up. I'm glad to see they didn't just jump right to shaving James McAvoy's head and that, if anything, Xavier's looking a little shaggier this time.

I'm curious to see how this one works. I still don't know if it's more of a sequel to "First Class" with cameos from the other timeline, or if it's a return to the Singerverse with cameos from the "First Class" team. Either way, it's such an interesting collision of actors that it's going to be thrilling to see it play out.

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<p>Please don't play &quot;Girl on Fire,&quot; Alicia Keys.</p>

Please don't play "Girl on Fire," Alicia Keys.

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Recap: 'American Idol' - Top 3: Results - Plus Alicia Keys and Lauren Alaina perform

Angie, Kree and Candice will wait a long time to learn their fates

I don't have a clue who's going home on Thursday (May 9) night's "American Idol." Not a clue.

I do, however, know that Alicia Keys is performing. So she gets to be my picture for what promises to be the most drama-filled "American Idol" results show since I missed last week's "American Idol" results show.

I just hope she doesn't perform "Girl on Fire."

Click through and find out who received the fewest votes between Kree Harrison, Candice Glover and Angie Miller...

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Fox may revive '24' as a limited series

Fox may revive "24" as a limited series
After canceling Kiefer Sutherland's "Touch," Fox is in preliminary talks with him to reprise his role as Jack Bauer with a completely new story arc.


Jay Leno begins his final May sweeps at No. 1
Leno comfortably beat out David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, while Jimmy Fallon is barely edging out Craig Ferguson.


Why "Community" deserves cancelation

Tonight is likely the series finale of the beloved comedy, but it's clear the cast has to move on. PLUS: Why "Community" should be saved, and looking back at "Community's" comedy evolution.


Spike renews "Bar Rescue"
The reality show will be back with 20 new episodes.


"HIMYM" to fix mariachi joke
Mariachis have nothing to do with Spain, co-creator Craig Thomas admits.

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Watch Pusha T's 'Numbers on the Boards' video with Kanye West and Chief Keef

Watch Pusha T's 'Numbers on the Boards' video with Kanye West and Chief Keef

Brief cameos make for a focused video

If Pusha T's "Numbers on the Boards" is a prime example of what to expect from the rapper's oft-delayed album "My Name Is My Name," add me to the pre-orders.

I like Push's ferocity and sense of humor here, displayed in this new video as a series of neck-ups with the usual backdrops: dark tunnels, rooftop views, the Paris Metro. But it's all pretty dark -- the execution, plus the shots -- equalling something tight, focused, minimally produced but lithe and bounding. It's a cool creation, produced by Kanye West who makes about a one-second appearance at the end. Chief Keef took time out to stop reading Shakespeare to make a cameo too.

"I might sell a brick on my birthday," the former dealer boasts in one of his many drug-dealing boasts. "Thirty-six years of doing dirt like it's Earth Day (god)."

"My Name Is My Name" is due on July 16 via mouthful Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./The Island Def Jam Music Group.

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Kiefer Sutherland's 'Touch' canceled after 2 seasons


Kiefer Sutherland's "Touch" canceled after 2 seasons

Just 2.22 million watched last week's episode of the Fox series. "Touch" airs its last episode Friday.


CW renews "Nikita" and "The Carrie Diaries"

"Nikita" will return for a shortened 4th season.

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Watch Avril Lavigne's, like, totally immature 'Here's to Never Growing Up' music video

Watch Avril Lavigne's, like, totally immature 'Here's to Never Growing Up' music video

Co-written by fiancé Chad Kroeger, co-sponsored by 1998

My favorite part of Avril Lavigne's "Here's to Never Growing Up" is that there isn't a single acoustic guitar or drum machine in it. Think about it.

My least favorite part is there was no pig's blood involved.

While the track itself is a combo of Ke$ha's "We R Who We R" and Miley Cyrus' "Party In the U.S.A.," the video will remind you why you left your prom early to go drink in the car. In 1998.

"Here's to Never Growing Up" is the first song from Avril Lavigne's next album, her fifth, due some time in 2013.

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<p>Pele's bicycle kick is one of the most famous moves by any athlete in any sport</p>

Pele's bicycle kick is one of the most famous moves by any athlete in any sport

Credit: Legends 10

Brian Grazer and the directors of 'The Two Escobars' team to tell the true story of Pele

This could be one of the greatest movies ever about the sport

Our own Alan Sepinwall has spoken very highly of "The Two Escobars" by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist. You can see that film on Netflix Instant right now as part of ESPN's "30 By 30" series, and I highly recommend you do so. Alan was right about how good it was, and it's one of the few documentaries from this series that I've seen more than once. It's that dense and rewarding a piece.

Here's the first thing you need to know about Michael and Jeff Zimbalist as filmmakers. They get soccer. Football. Whatever you know it as, they understand the drama of the game, and they understand the world's relationship to it. More than that, they understand the drama of the life story of a person, and that's a hard thing to do right.

There are any number of biopics that are technically proficient, well-acted, well-cast, and utterly stiff. To tell a story using the highlights of a real person's life is very difficult, much more difficult than it seems. You can't just make it a greatest hits montage. It takes a deft touch to turn that into something really affecting, and the remarkable part of "The Two Escobars" is seeing just how good they are at all of it. They tell a hell of a story, they make it human and emotional, and they dig deep to try to show how soccer affects these countries.

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