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<p>Hook and Emma are going on a date on &quot;Once Upon a Time&quot;</p>

Hook and Emma are going on a date on "Once Upon a Time"

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Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue tease 'Once Upon a Time' Emma-Hook date

Why is it important that both characters changed clothes?

VANCOUVER, BC. It seems like so long ago, but "Once Upon a Time" actually began with Jennifer Swan's Emma Swan on a date.

Romantically it wasn't a successful liaison, but it established Emma's skip-tracer as a non-nonsense woman with no time for fairy tales. Eventually, she made time.

Another Emma Swan date last season, with Chris Gorham's yet-to-monkey-out Walsh, was used to show audiences how memory-free Emma was adapting to single life in New York City. 

This Sunday (October 19), Emma is back on the prowl, but as you can see from the picture accompanying this story, fans are going to see a much different side of Emma's romantic life. 

After several seasons of flirting and wooing and resisting and that awkward thing where Emma lost her powers by performing mouth-to-mouth on him, plus a big kiss and then more flirting and wooing, Emmy and reformed pirating bad-boy Hook are going out on a date. 

And no, they're not going to Granny's.

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<p>&quot;Blue Bloods&quot;</p>

"Blue Bloods"

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TV Ratings: 'Amazing Race' rises, 'Cristela' dips and CBS, ABC split Friday

As usual, 'Blue Bloods' and 'Shark Tank' lead the way

Fast National ratings for friday, October 17, 2014.

Although "Cristela" was down in its second airing, the freshman comedy still played its part in helping ABC narrowly win Friday night among young viewers. The margin-of-victory there was small because "The Amazing Race" delivered season highs for CBS, helping the network rule overall.

Otherwise, it was business-as-usual on Friday, "Shark Tank" delivering primetime's best key demo number, "Blue Bloods" leading overall and "Utopia" coming in a low.

Let's get to the numbers...

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<p>Kym and Alli on Sunday&#39;s &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Kym and Alli on Sunday's "The Amazing Race"

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Thinly Sliced Anchovies'

Attention-to-detail proves important in Copenhagen

Oh, come on. 

I'm doing a slew of set visits in Vancouver and I started watching "The Amazing Race" after midnight and within 20 minutes, it was clear that nobody was going home on Friday's (October 17) episode.

Nope. You can't make your entire episode into an semi-altruistic showcase, essentially a joint commercial for Ford hybrids and Danish eco-consciousness and then send somebody home. Nope, this was an episode about good feelings for both a country trying to do well by Mother Earth and a company paying "The Amazing Race" to talk about its automotive advancements. 

But then, to make matters worse, it became clear based on the editing -- and based on a week of very spoilery editing -- that this was the week that Jim's hubris would finally catch up with previously formidable Team Dentist. Actually, it had always been Jim's hubris that ran the risk of cursing the Dentists, but Misti got in on the action when she got to the Detour and talked about how their job was about attention to detail. I guess it's true that dentists are, by their professional nature, very invested in detail. The Dentists then proceeded to blunder every imaginable detail across three different tasks. 

But the Dentists have the all-powerful Save, so they were never going to go home no matter how badly they self-immolated -- between this and "Survivor," this was very much a week for CBS reality self-immolation -- so it was this was an episode that felt like a Non-Elimination episode and was going to be a Non-Elimination Leg regardless if Jim & Misti finished last.

So which was it? 

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<p>Andrea Riseborough</p>

Andrea Riseborough

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Andrea Riseborough says 'Birdman' was like working with a theater company of actors

'In so many ways, all of the characters in the film are looking for love.'

"Birdman" flies into theaters this weekend, and with it comes one of the year's most finely tuned and vibrant ensembles. Indeed, as wonderful as Michael Keaton is in the leading role, and as much as actors like Edward Norton and Emma Stone stand out on the periphery, one of the unsung stories of the film is how well the cast jumped through the hoops of production, turning out an incredibly organic community performance.

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<p>The Knick</p>

The Knick

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Season finale review: 'The Knick' - 'Crutchfield'

Thack's cocaine addiction goes too far, while Barrow looks to escape his debt

"The Knick" has wrapped up its first season, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as your colon has to go as well...

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'Scandal' appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers
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'Scandal' appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers

Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as 'Dancing with the Stars' co-host

"Scandal" appears to have moved past its dependence on cliffhangers
“Scandal” was written around cliffhangers in its first three seasons, but the cliffhangers have now passed on to “How To Get Away with Murder.” As Joshua Alston says of “Scandal,” "It’s no longer a political thriller with heavy-to-a-fault spy genre flourishes, it’s 'Grey’s Anatomy' in the White House. And if that’s indeed what the writers are going for, the absence of a central, hashtag-friendly mystery makes perfect sense. I’ve been suspiciously anticipating this direction, but I’m far less worried than I was. If 'Like Father, Like Daughter' is any indication, that version of Scandal would be well-worth watching, if perhaps not the Twitter fuel it once was.” PLUS: “Scandal” Secret Service agent talks about his big role.

Leah Remini will sub for Erin Andrews as “Dancing with the Stars' co-host
Andrews is taking next week off to cover the World Series for Fox.

“Idol” fans will get to reward 1 contestant with a Golden Ticket to Hollywood
Four hopefuls — whom the judges won’t see -- will be judged exclusively by the audience via an online poll.

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Tell us what you thought of 'Fury'

David Ayer's WWII actioner hits theaters this weekend

David Ayer's World War II actioner "Fury" with Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman and Shia LaBeouf has arrived in theaters nationwide. The film enters the awards season without bothering with a festival bow (aside from this weekend's post-release closing night London Film Festival slot). It might be an Oscar contender at the end of the day, it might not, but surely Sony is mostly concerned with finding some box office capital before worrying too much about that.

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'Book of Life' director talks about the 'heart' of his Best Animated Feature Film contender

'Book of Life' director talks about the 'heart' of his Best Animated Feature Film contender

Will you see him checking out audience reaction this weekend?

One of the unique fixtures of an opening weekend in Los Angeles, whether it's an art house release or a studio blockbuster, are filmmakers and sometimes stars popping their heads into a theater to see how their baby plays. Well, if you're going to a screening of the new animated feature "The Book of Life" in the Southland this weekend, there's a good chance you might see Jorge R. Gutierrez dropping by your theater.  

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<p>Spoilers make Batman sad.</p>

Spoilers make Batman sad.

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Local reporter believes Detroit extra knows major character spoiler for 'Batman v Superman'

Watch how this game of Internet Telephone evolved

Warner Bros has been hard at work on "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" in Detroit, where local news crews have been stalking the film, trying to break whatever they could about the production.

Now it appears one station is at the center of a controversy about information they revealed. While there are plenty of details that have already been confirmed about the film, the vast majority of what we'll see in March of 2016 is still a mystery. And good for them. Warner Bros. has no other film in production right no that is more important to their overall game plan for their tentpole movies for the next six years. Forget about the creative side for a moment… just in terms of numbers, this movie matters more to them than anything else they're making right now. If it works, they are off to the races. If it doesn't, then they're looking at a whole slate of stuff they might start second-guessing.

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'Marley & Me' sequel is coming to NBC
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'Marley & Me' sequel is coming to NBC

Viacom fires back at VH1 'Dating Naked' contestant who sued for $10M

“Marley & Me” sequel is coming to NBC
The Peacock is developing a sequel to the 2008 film starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, with the sitcom picking up where the movie left off.

Viacom fires back at VH1 “Dating Naked” contestant who sued for $10M
Jessie Nizewitz filed suit because producers failed to "blur out her vagina and anus.” But Viacom says Nizewitz signed three separate releases allowing VH1 to show her naked. Viacom also released a quote from her saying the "nude thing isn’t a big deal to me, I’m very comfortable being naked and with my body in general.”

“Scandal” bringing back Paul Adelstein
The “Private Practice” alum will reprise his role as Sally Langston’s questionable campaign consultant.

DirecTV renews “Kingdom” for 20 more episodes
The MMA drama has received an order of 20 more episodes to go with its 10-episode 1st season.

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<p>Michael Keaton in &quot;Birdman&quot;</p>

Michael Keaton in "Birdman"

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Give Michael Keaton the Oscar

'Birdman' serves as a reminder that he's one of the industry's most versatile actors

The conversation around "Birdman" has shifted a little bit since early raves out of the Venice and Telluride film festivals. Maybe as expected, a number of writers are taking umbrage with a certain critic depiction in the film. Some reviews go so far as to read like performance art based on that depiction. Nevertheless, there was always going to be a bend in that road, and I'm fine with that. But I want to talk about something else. I want to talk about how Michael Keaton deserves the Oscar for Best Actor walking away.

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Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime
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Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime

Stephen Colbert takes us through his 'Colbert Report' day

Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime
Sarandon will star in the miniseries “Marilyn,” based on the book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” Because of her mother’s mental instability, Marilyn Monroe lived in several foster homes and was a ward of the state during her childhood.

Stephen Colbert takes us through his “Colbert Report” day
Colbert reveals in a Slate podcast that he calls a script “that won’t kiss me back” a “bad girlfriend,” that he tests his audience by stroking his makeup artists hair, and that he only watches 10% of his shows.

McDonald’s hires ex-“MythBuster” Grant Imahara to find out what’s in its food
The hiring of Imahara is part of McDonald’s effort to become more transparent.

Ben Whishaw to star in BBC America’s “London Spy”
The “Skyfall” and “The Hour” actor will join Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling in the story of an "innocent young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage.”

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