President Obama Challenges Japanese Robot to Soccer Game

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The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars stormtrooper. "It's nice to meet you, too," Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named Asimo, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Despite Obama's background in constitutional law, there's a presidential geek side to him that always seems charmed, if not bemused, by technological advances. Asimo, made by Honda, See more »

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Mind-Blowing Meg Ryan Theory: The How I Met Your Mother Spinoff Is Actually When Harry Met Sally!

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How I Met Your Mother creators, we are onto you. We totally figured out the ending of Himym way before it happened, and now, your surprise casting of Meg Ryan in the Himym spinoff as—wait for it... "Future Sally" (!!!)—has given us another colossal Aha! moment: You are totally doing When Harry Met Sally mixed with Sleepless in Seattle. Don't try to deny it! See, we here at E! Online worship at the altar of Meg Ryan romantic comedies, so you can't pull a fast one on us. Her You've Got Mail character Kathleen Kelly See more »

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What's in the Black Box? A Mind-Numbing Dance

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A gifted, bipolar woman struggles to stay on her meds to function in her high-demand job and has a thing for jazz. If Black Box sounds like Homeland, Kelly Reilly doesn't know it.

"I've only seen a little bit of Homeland. I think I saw an episode of Season 2. I really can't compare them," Reilly tells "I know it's a great show, but I don't really know what they're doing there. I just don't want to do a generic bipolar person. Catherine is not [Carrie Mathison]."

Scoop! 39 must-see season-enders

No one will ever confuse the two. As ABC's omnipresent ads have already burned into your, See more »

- Joyce Eng

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7 Things Space Ghost Coast to Coast Can Teach Stephen Colbert

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Twenty years ago this week, as the dust of the late-night talk show wars between Letterman and Leno had finally begun to settle, a familiar face came on the scene: Space Ghost. In 15-minute episodes that would have gone viral had anyone known what viral was back then, the Cartoon Network series (which eventually became the linchpin of the channel’s late-night programming block, Adult Swim) cast the stiff-as-a-board 1966 Hanna-Barbera action hero as a talk-show host, interviewing a roster of celebrities — some in on the joke, some very clearly not — in awkward, unforgettable segments that anticipated See more »

- Ivan Cohen

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Peter Jackson retitles The Hobbit part three The Battle of the Five Armies

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Director calls previous sub-title There and Back Again redundant as 'Bilbo has already arrived there'

The final film in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has been retitled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

The New Zealand film-maker made the announcement on his Facebook page following weeks of speculation surrounding the movie, which was previously titled There and Back Again. The third instalment of Jackson's adaptation of Jrr Tolkien's book is due in cinemas this December. The Oscar-winning director said the change had been made because the old title no longer felt right for a trilogy, having been conceived back when See more »

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The Third Hobbit Is Now Subtitled The Battle Of The Five Armies

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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has seen many ups and downs in its journey to the screen. It's changed director, gone from two films to three, and now sees the third film retitled from There And Back again, the book's subtitle, to The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.There were See more »

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Nine Inch Nails Fans Will Be Surprised By This Album

3 September 2013 11:50 AM, PDT

Nine Inch Nails, "Hesitation Marks" (Columbia)

Sun-kissed harmonies, funk-flecked guitar lines and – whisper it – a saxophone workout all make an appearance on "Hesitation Marks," a surprising new offering from Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus.

In the five years since the industrial rockers' See more »

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MTV Movies Blog

The Best Movies Of 2013

17 December 2013 12:00 PM, PST

To clarify, this is my top ten today at this very moment. It's going to change. Even as I wrote out the below list, I was dramatically shifting these worthy films up and down. For one thing I want — no, need — to see all of these again and See more »

- Josh Horowitz

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Filmmaker Magazine

“What I Regret Most in My Life Are Failures of Kindness”: George Saunders, Animated

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Author George Saunders’ 2013 Syracuse University commencement address dealt with the subject of kindness. Much in the same way that David Foster Wallace’s This is Water was turned into both an animated short as well as a tasteful stocking stuffer, so too Saunders’ rueful musings. Congratulations, by the Way: See more »

- Scott Macaulay

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Exclusive Godzilla IMAX poster roars in

11 hours ago

It's only a matter of weeks until Godzilla stomps into cinemas, and we've just landed an exclusive look at the big fella's IMAX poster. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters), the film reboots the classic movie monster, who goes on a destructive rampage once more. Attempting to bring See more »

- Josh Winning

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