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Top 25 Movies of 2011

30 December 2011 5:23 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" counts down the 25 highest grossing movies of 2011... Find out what made No. 1!

Top 25 Grossing Movies of 201125. 'Bad Teacher' (Sony)

$100.2 MilBest QuoteElizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz): "I tell you what I know. A kid who wears the same gymnastics sweatshirt three days a week isn't getting laid until he's 29. That's what I know."

24. 'Just Go With It' (Sony)

$103 MilBest QuoteKatherine (Jennifer Aniston): "My tolerance level is here... [holds her hand at chest level] and if it goes up to here, »

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Who was 2011's worst-dressed TV character?

28 December 2011 2:30 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Let’s face it: Not everyone on TV can be Victoria Grayson (Madeline Stowe), whose immaculate gown collection on Revenge makes her look like she’s stepped out of a magical silk sea that changes jewel tones at her every whim and envelops her in liquid wealth for every occasion — “breakfast,” for example. Nope, sometimes people on TV just look like crap. I’ve started a list of 2011′s Worst-Dressed TV People below. But it will likely seem as incomplete as Kurt’s ridiculous one-sleeved cowl-neck sweater on Glee, so please add your own suggestions in the comments!

Any Real Housewife, »

- Annie Barrett

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Marvel Set Game Of Thrones’ Alan Taylor To Direct Thor 2

27 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The first of our superhero films from Marvel this year, Thor was an impressive box office and critical success when it came out in April this year, taking just shy of $450m. from its $150m. budget.

Pretty much ever since it found such success in cinemas, there’s been talk of a sequel, and it officially came out in the summer that the original’s director, Kenneth Branagh, was opting out of returning for the sequel, in what seemed to be a completely friendly parting.

Since then, there was first talk of Brian Kirk, best known for his work on Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, coming on board the project, but then in October, Patty Jenkins officially signed on for the director’s job instead.

Earlier this month, though, word came that Jenkins and Marvel had parted ways based on creative differences, and the search has been back on »

- Kenji Lloyd

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TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: The Worst Show of 2011

26 December 2011 8:44 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Over the last couple weeks, TV Fanatic staff members have been debating the Best of 2011, from villains to comedies to couples.

But not every program was a winner this year. Some were quickly canceled. Others delivered a disappointing season after years of quality. Others remain on the air... for some inexplicable reason. Below, we debate the following question and then pose it to readers:

What Was The Worst Show Of 2011?

Matt Richenthal: Due to expectations, it has to be season six of Dexter. It's not like anyone expected anything from The Playboy Club or How To Be a Gentlemen. But Dexter had been one of my favorite shows for years... until out-of-touch writers delivered two of the most desperate storylines I've ever witnessed: an imaginary character, and Deb actually falling in love with her brother. Icky, unnecessary, depressing.

Jim Garner: Camelot on Starz. Just because you're on cable does not »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: Breakout Star of 2011

15 December 2011 10:25 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It's Breaking Bad vs. The Vampire Diaries vs. Game of Thrones vs. Revenge vs. many other shows in our latest edition of the TV Fanatic Staff Round Table.

With 2012 drawing to a close, your favorite Tvf critics are gathering to debate various topic from the year that was. First, it was the Best New Show of 2011. Now, we're asking our writers, and then our readers, to answer this question:

Who Was The Breakout Star Of 2011?

Matt Richenthal: Giancarlo Esposito. I had never heard of this actor before he first appeared on Breaking Bad as businessman/drug lord Gustavo Fring. And after watching his chilling work on season four, I'll never forget him.

Steve Marsi: Joseph Morgan. A relative unknown before being cast as The Vampire Diaries' Klaus, he was given the arduous task of playing a character billed as the most evil, powerful bloodsucker in the history of time. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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2 Broke Girls Midseason Report Card: C

14 December 2011 2:02 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Before you unwrap any presents, are you ready to unwrap another Midseason Report Card?

With every show either on hiatus or about to take a very long break for the holidays, our staff has been taking this opportunity to evaluate where a handful of programs stand around their seasonable halfway point.

Among other shows, we've covered Supernatural; Private Practice and Fringe. Now, chief 2 Broke Girls critic Kris Hemki take on this popular new CBS sitcom...

Best Character: Max. I’m a huge fan of Kat Dennings’ heart, wrapped in a hard shell of snark. Max also gives us a wonderful backstory to root for, and a love story that really made her vulnerable and lit up the few episodes in which they were highlighted. Max can swagger Brooklyn all she wants, but she’s relatable. At the end of the day, I can’t help but wish her much success. »

- kristene@gmail.com (Kris Hekmi)

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Celebrity Tweets Worth Remembering

14 December 2011 8:39 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Check out 2011's most memorable celebrity tweets!

2011 Celebrity Tweets Worth RememberingCher

Mindy Kaling

@MindyKaling "'Why did my lane stop?' said everyone, all day, every day, in Los Angeles."

Jimmy Fallon

@JimmyFallon "Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber adopted a dog. Not to be outdone, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie adopted Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. "

Weird Al Yankovic

Nicole Richie

@NicoleRichie "J Lo's new song just came on the radio, and I immediately thought of the Fiat. »

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TV Fanatic Round Table: Best New Show of 2011

13 December 2011 12:27 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

From the brilliance of Breaking Bad to the cuteness of Zooey Deschanel, from the nudity on True Blood to the tears we're still shedding over Friday Night Lights... it's been quite a 12 months in television.

Over the next couple weeks, members of the TV Fanatic staff will gather for a handful of Round Table discussions, all based on a single, year-end question and all concluding with a poll that asks readers for their opinions. Ready to debate? Let's start with...

What Was The Best New Show Of 2011?

Matt: Homeland. This may be the easiest Round Table question I've ever answered. 2011 Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama, thy name is Claire Danes.

Jim: 2 Broke Girls. Max and Carolyn are the Felix and Oscar of the 21st century. What a great pairing of actresses. I adore both Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs.

Eric: Game of Thrones. I couldn't even imagine »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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2 Broke Girls Review: A Ring and a Ding

13 December 2011 12:46 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

In "And the Pop-Up Sale," the 2 Broke Girls tried to raise money for a new oven by selling off one of Caroline's expensive ring. The episode executed the personal storyline well, but it failed to deliver laughs again. Let's go over the good and the bad, shall we?

The Good. They've got the girls down pat. Their characters, the way they interact and play off each other, it's all done very well. My favorite part of the episode was Max's icy attitude towards Caroline after Caroline abandoned her, and then their eventual reconciliation. First, it gave Max another note to play: that of the hurt and betrayed friend. I could feel her heartbreak, her insecurity, all covered up with a hard shell.

Max hasn't had a lot of good things come her way in her life, and the show has done a good job of setting that up. Caroline's sacrifice, »

- kristene@gmail.com (Kris Hekmi)

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2 Broke Girls 1.12 "And the Pop-Up Sale" Review

12 December 2011 8:27 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

2 Broke Girls 1.12 "And the Pop-Up Sale" Review

2 Broke Girls pops out its latest "And the Pop-Up Sale" from its freshman season, which sees Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) looking to sell off some of Caroline's old jewelry in order to afford a new oven for their apartment.  "And the Pop-Up Sale" offers up an improvement from last week, even if it isn't going the extra mile just yet.

For 2 Broke Girls last effort “And the Reality Check,” I laid some harsh criticisms on the nature of the series and the audience it writes for as well, not counting myself among those who would relate to its particular brand of humor.  I don’t know that I’ll ever relate to the trials of 2 Broke Girls living in the big city, even as 1 broke boy, but nor would I expect the writers of the show to sit in their »

- Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Hottest Newcomers of 2011

7 December 2011 10:55 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

This year, a whole new crop of entertainers broke through in music, TV and films, from feisty sitcom star Kat Dennings and soulful singer Adele, to silver screen stud Armie Hammer. "Extra" has the names you'll need to know in 2012.

Take a look at the new stars on our radar!

Breakout Stars of 2011Kat Dennings

The spunky actress is now a household name since her new sitcom, "2 Broke Girls," is a CBS hit.She also »

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2 Broke Girls 1.11 "And the Reality Check" Review

5 December 2011 8:10 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

2 Broke Girls 1.11 "And the Reality Check" Review

2 Broke Girls checks out its latest "And the Reality Check" from its freshman season, which sees Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) turning to Max's employer Peaches to find a home for their horse Chestnut amidst The Real Housewives of Tribeca.  It's a difficult-to-access plot for certain, one that might leave even casual viewers re-evaluating their view on the series.

I asked myself why I watch 2 Broke Girls during the view of “And the Reality Check” tonight (other than the fat stacks of cash and corporate jet on retainer of course), feeling like there isn’t anything for me to enjoy.  Perhaps holed up in my ivory tower of a New York City apartment for some decades now, I’ve grown out of touch with the fads pop culture likes to parody.  I’ve not watched a single episode of any reality… »

- Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Amber Heard, Amy Poehler, and the stars of "Glee" turn out for The Trevor Project's 2011 Trevor Live!

5 December 2011 9:44 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

The Trevor Project’s annual star-studded benefit, "Trevor Live," took place in Los Angeles last night, benefiting the organization's crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

The Trevor Hero Award was given to Lady Gaga for being an "inspiration to youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community" and Google was honored with the Trevor 2020 Award for "increasing visibility and understanding of Lgbtq issues."

The Washington Post reports that Lady Gaga was presented the award by the family of  Jamey Rodemeyer, the bullied teen who took his own life in September. Gaga said in her acceptance speech, "I appreciate this award so much. But truthfully, I am not the hero. The hero is Jamey. I want my fans and people all over the world to know that there’s always somebody that’s listening. But I »

- Karman Kregloe

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Flood Disaster Led To Acting Success For Dennings

3 December 2011 6:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

A flood nightmare put actress Kat Dennings on the path to Hollywood after her art school dreams were destroyed by a leaking water pipe.

The Thor star was considering becoming a professional artist when the incident left her reconsidering her options.

She tells Bust magazine, "I knit, I paint, I draw, I was gonna go to art school for classical illustration. I was getting a portfolio together. Every piece of art I'd ever made was on the floor where I was living. I go away for a while, come back, and a pipe had burst or something. It was flooded. Everything got destroyed - every single piece of art I had ever done (so) I didn't go to art school. I took it as a sign."

And now Dennings is one of Hollywood's top young actresses and the star of new U.S. TV hit 2 Broke Girls. »

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Kat Dennings Addresses Those Comments About Her '2 Broke Girls' Uniform

1 December 2011 4:12 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"2 Broke Girls" is a certified hit for CBS, but does Kat Dennings know that a few extra fans are tuning in because of her figure-hugging waitress uniform?

"Eww! Why are they looking? That's sick," she said when Access Hollywood asked about some fans online who've suggested her uniform was geared toward highlighting her assets.

"Everybody must dress to highlight their shape," she continued. "In my case, I have a figure that needs a waist. When you have an hourglass shape, you must highlight your waist, ladies. When you do that, it highlights everything else. I can't help ...

Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- nobody@accesshollywood.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Entertainer of the Year 2011: The Women of Comedy at No. 3

30 November 2011 5:15 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

This year saw a surge in successful female-driven comedies -- from the hilarious film "Bridesmaids" to the hit Fox show "New Girl" - and it's all due to the funny ladies who star in them, making them No. 3 on our Entertainer of the Year list.

Take a look at the wonderful women who made chick time fun in 2011!

The Top 5 Women of Comedy 2011Melissa McCarthy

Entertainment Weekly dubbed this funny lady the Queen of Comedy »

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Gay Girl’s Goggles: "2 Broke Girls" SnapCap (1.10)

22 November 2011 11:42 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

When only four percent of scripted TV shows feature Lgbt characters, what's a gay girl to do? Why, strap on your gay goggles and watch TV along with us, of course! Our handy appraisal scale is better than any old letter grade. Other sites A+. We say, "What about our lezzy-lady feelings?"

Max and Caroline get in the holiday spirit. But first, Caroline has to convince Max of the reason for the season. Namely, they need money to buy a new mixer after Caroline broke their own one in an always-put-a-towel-over-the-bowl mishap. Turns out “this is a hard time of year for people who have feelings,” and Max ends up helping Caroline make it through the season instead. Also, always sip the energy drinks, yo.

Afterellen Bait

They dress up as elves. They wear funny tights. They name-drop Davis Sedaris. Caroline tells Max how she used to stand in line »

- Dorothy Snarker

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2 Broke Girls 1.10 "And The Very Christmas Thanksgiving" Review

21 November 2011 7:51 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

2 Broke Girls 1.10 "And The Very Christmas Thanksgiving" Review

2 Broke Girls gobbles up its latest effort "And the Very Christmas Thanksgiving" from its freshman season, which sees Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) taking second jobs as hired holiday help in a department store to make some extra cash for supplies.  There's a few cute moments to be sure, but if someone leaves this episode in your stocking you might be left wondering where you went wrong this year.

If it feels like the holidays come earlier and earlier each year, it’s because they do, and 2 Broke Girls treats us to what is ostensibly a Christmas episode before Thanksgiving has even occurred with very appropriately titled* “And The Very Christmas Thanksgiving.”  Granted the episode focuses more on Black Friday and the rush of holiday spending/jobs created in its wake, but having never participated in a Black Friday sale »

- Kevin Fitzpatrick

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Happy 50th Birthday, Meg Ryan

19 November 2011 7:18 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

She rose to fame just before Julia Roberts who rose to fame just before Sandra Bullock. Together the three of them inarguably ruled the Romantic Comedy genre for a full decade back when, and this is an important note, the genre was producing regular classics. (Look at any modern RomCom Queen's filmography and try to find films half as good; the qualitative dropoff is more like a horror movie!) 

Cut to 2011 and the other two members of America's Sweetheart Trinity: 1990s Division are still headliners and now Oscar Winners. So what happened to Meg Ryan and why did goodwill not follow her or rescue her as it did her royal sisters in big screen love and laughter? For a good long while people wondered when her Erin Brockovich would arrive. Eventually they stopped wondering but why couldn't she even stumble onto her own The Blind Side

It isn't a simple matter of talent. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Gay Girl’s Goggles: "2 Broke Girls" SnapCap (1.09)

15 November 2011 11:48 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

When only four percent of scripted TV shows feature Lgbt characters, what's a gay girl to do? Why, strap on your gay goggles and watch TV along with us, of course! Our handy appraisal scale is better than any old letter grade. Other sites A+. We say, "What about our lezzy-lady feelings?"

Ok, it can’t just be me imagining things – this show is getting progressively funnier, right? Hell, I think I got in a pretty descent ab workout from last night’s episode from all the genuine guffaws. Max and Johnny’s non-relationship relationship makes it to first base, despite him still having that beautiful, black, British girlfriend. And then they get hired by said girlfriend to cater Johnny’s art show. And then the frosting really hits the fan, so to speak. And I haven’t even gotten started on the subtext. And cleavage adjustments. And waking up in bed together. »

- Dorothy Snarker

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