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'Survivor: Cagayan' betrayal: Cliff Robinson gets 3-to-1 odds to get axed next
8 hours ago
Doesn't seem fair: Cliff Robinson has the best odds to get the boot off "Survivor: Cagayan" this week, according to the latest predictions by Gold Derby's Users. How is that possible? Robinson has been a gracious contestant so far this season – kind, jolly and fair to fellow members of the Brawn Tribe. The former pro basketball player has obvious physical skills that may be key to help his team during tough challenges. So why do you think our Users believe he'll fall prey to devious scheming and betrayal? Share your views in our comments section below or in our lively message boards. -Break- Below are our latest odds on who'll be eliminated this week. See more "Survivor" odds here. Give us your predictions here and win prizes that include your personal webcam chat with host Jeff Probst plus $100 Amazon Gift Certificate. Check out our leaderboards to see who's out front »
'Survivor: Cagayan' betrayal: Cliff Robertson gets 3-to-1 odds to get axed next
8 hours ago
Doesn't seem fair: Cliff Robertson has the best odds to get the boot off "Survivor: Cagayan" this week, according to the latest predictions by Gold Derby's Users. How is that possible? Robertson has been a gracious contestant so far this season – kind, jolly and fair to fellow members of the Brawn Tribe. The former pro basketball player has obvious physical skills that may be key to help his team during tough challenges. So why do you think our Users believe he'll fall prey to devious scheming and betrayal? Share your views in our comments section below or in our lively message boards. Below are our latest odds on who'll be eliminated this week. See more "Survivor" odds here. Give us your predictions here and win prizes that include your personal webcam chat with host Jeff Probst plus $100 Amazon Gift Certificate. 1.) Cliff Robertson – 3/1 2.) Tony Vlachos – 9/2 3.) J'Tia Taylor – 5/1 4.) Lindsey Ogle »
'Survivor: Cagayan' results: J'Tia Taylor is most-hated castaway
9 hours ago
The good news for "Survivor: Cagayan's" J'Tia Taylor? She's a nuclear engineer. The bad news? You just voted her as this season's most-hated castaway. Being the most-hated anything is never something to aspire to, but we're hoping J'Tia takes the [dis]honor in stride. After all, no one made her throw out all of her tribe's rice. That bit of drama came to her directly from the "Survivor" gods and gave us one of Season 28's most DVR'ed moments so far. Even if she fails to win the title of Sole Survivor, she'll still go down in reality TV history for her crazy antics. J'Tia not only topped our poll for this season's most-hated castaway with 45% of your vote, but the Brains Tribe's resident rice-thrower also has the lowest chance to win "Survivor: Cagayan" with 50/1 odds (tied with Kass McQuillen). -Break- In other words, don't hold your breath that this Chicago, »
Here's why the Brains Tribe can win 'Survivor Cagayan'
10 hours ago
According to the predictions at Gold Derby, Woo Hang from the Brawn Tribe is best positioned to take out the title of sole Survivor for "Survivor: Cagayan" with 5-to-2 odds, followed by Jefra Bland from the Beauty Tribe with 3-to-1 odds. These seem like surprising frontrunners considering their lack of screen time and strategic moves in the first two weeks of the season. There's one quibble I have from Gold Derby's odds: Our Users are underrating the potential of Brain Tribe players, who all rank in the last half of the board. There's still time before "Survivor" airs on Wednesday night for you to make your predictions here and wager points against the current odds. Forecast winners week to week and at season's end and win prizes that include your own webcam chat with host Jeff Probst plus $100 Amazon gift certificate. Read contest rules here. Woo seems firmed »
How did TV comedies fare at guild awards?
11 March 2014 7:02 AM, PDT
Just six of the twenty-three live-action comedies in contention won with the guilds this winter. (The full list is at the bottom of this post, with winners noted in gold). drop menu at the bottom of this post. Not really. While the PGA and Csa follow the Emmy eligibility period of June to May, the rest operate using the calendar year. Indeed, at last year’s Emmys, only one win was presaged by a guild victory: the PGA and SAG prizes to Comedy Series winner "Modern Family." While “30 Rock” claimed both the Emmy and the WGA Award for episodic comedy writing, these wins came for different episodes. “Modern Family” had led with a dozen nominations from seven guilds and it led the winners as well with a repeat victory at the PGA, a win wit »
Watch: 'Game of Thrones' trailer teases 'Secrets'
11 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT
Season four of "Game of Thrones" begins on HBO on April 6. The paycaster has been unspooling previews of this fantasy series which left fans reeling last year with the massacre at the Red Wedding. Below, the third trailer revisits that shocker as it opens with Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) asking Tyrion Lannister (Emmy nominee Peter Dinklage), “Do you know what they did to my brother and my mother?” What follows is 90 seconds packed with action, including clips of Daenerys Targaryen (Emmy nominee Emilia Clarke) preparing to do battle to claim the Iron Throne. -Break- Each of the first three seasons of "Game of Thrones" has contended for Best Drama Series at the Emmys, losing to "Mad Men" (2011), "Homefront ("2012) and "Breaking Bad" (2013) respectively. The reigning champ is a strong favorite to repeat for its final season. What do you think will win the top prize this year? Vote a »
First look: Kiefer Sutherland returns in '24: Live Another Day'
11 March 2014 3:23 AM, PDT
Four years after signing off after eight seasons, the taut drama series "24" returns to Fox on May 5 as a 12-hour miniseries "24: Live Another Day." Below, a tasty teaser of the all the action to come this summer. Emmy champ Kiefer Sutherland reprises his role as Jack Bauer, with fan favorite Mary Lynn Rajskub also back as tech wiz Chloe O'Brian. Kim Raver returns as Bauer's season four and five love interest Audrey Raines. Her father, James Heller (William Devane) is now president and she is married to his chief of staff Mark Boudreau (Tate Donovan). Bauer discovers a plot to kill the president but Boudreau is wary of him and his ways. -Break- "24" contended for Best Drama Series at the Emmys for each of its first five seasons, finally winning on its final try in 2006. Likewise, Sutherland picked up the Drama Actor award that night as well. This revival »
Sneak peek: Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts in 'The Normal Heart'
11 March 2014 2:24 AM, PDT
Almost three decades after Larry Kramer's play "The Normal Heart" debuted in 1985, this visceral look at the early days of the AIDS crisis is finally getting a screen adaptation. Ryan Murphy ("American Horror Story," "Glee") has assembled a top-notch cast for this telefilm that debuts on HBO on May 25. (Watch the trailer below.) Expect this production to be a major contender come Emmy time. With the splitting of the TV Movie & Miniseries category into separate ones, "The Normal Heart" is a strong favorite for the former. However, as the performance categories remain combined, there will be major competition for these awards. Vote for Best TV Movie/Mini Actor at the bottom of this post using our easy drag-and-drop menu. -Break- Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo ("The Kids Are All Right") takes on the main role of Ned Weeks, a man who fights back against the widespread fear of the disease. »
Poll: Do figure skaters Meryl Davis
10 March 2014 7:47 PM, PDT
Shortly after winning the Olympic gold medal for ice dancing – a first for an American team – figure skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White were announced as rival competitors for season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars." Should we already consider them the frontrunners, especially given that "DWTS" star Derek Hough choreographer their short program for the Olympics? -Break- Davis and White have obvious advantages. As figure skaters, they're already accustomed to choreography and performing to music. What's more, ice dancing, unlike other figure skating disciplines, is already based in large part on ballroom dancing, so if you can do it on a four millimeter blade, surely you can master it on your own two feet on solid ground, right? Figure skaters have done well in the past on "DWTS." Kristi Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist in the ladies' singles event, won the sixth season o »
MTV Movie Awards: Will Paul Walker win posthumous prize for 'Fast and Furious 6'?
10 March 2014 7:06 PM, PDT
The "Fast and the Furious" action franchise has never been an awards magnet, even at the blockbuster-friendly MTV Movie Awards. To date, the only award it has won at these kudos was Best On-Screen Team for Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for the first film in the series back in 2002. Walker was killed in a car accident last November. MTV has honored his memory by nominating him and Diesel for Best On-Screen Duo this year for "Fast and Furious 6." And it's looking they will win according to our predictions. -Break- Diesel and Walker lead our racetrack odds with 4/5 odds. They're followed by the team of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart ("Ride Along") with 4/1 odds, and close behind them are Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill ("The Wolf of Wall Street") with 9/2 odds. Walker wouldn't be the first posthumous winner at the MTV Movie Awards. Heath Ledger was named Best Villain in »
Can second-place Ben Briley take down Sam Woolf to win 'American Idol'?
10 March 2014 6:13 PM, PDT
Check out the charts above showing who you think will win Season 13 of "American Idol." The chart on the left is from last week's Top 12 showdown, while the right-hand side is this week's current results for the remaining Top 11 contestants. Sam Woolf is still the far-away frontrunner to win the title with leading 27/20 odds, but check out the drama that's happening in second place. Malaya Watson and M.K. Nobilette were tied for the runner-up position last week with 3/1 odds each, but this week they've dropped down to sixth place (for M.K.) and seventh place (for Malaya). Taking their position on our charts is Ben Briley (3/1 odds), who's jumped all the way up to second place from last week's seventh. 24-year-old Ben hails from Gallatin, Tn and says that his music inspiration is Johnny Cash. During last week's Top 12 performances, Ben sang "Turning Home” by David Nail. His rendition »
MTV Movie Awards: Will Jennifer Lawrence
10 March 2014 12:58 PM, PDT
In the 23 years of the MTV Movie Awards, only four same-sex scenes have won Best Kiss, and just one of those was between two women. But another such sapphic smooch is tipped to take the prize this year: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams are the overwhelming favorites to win for locking lips in "American Hustle," getting 1/5 odds from our predictors. (Take a gander at these gals in action at the bottom of this post.) Two of three smacks between fellows were played for laughs: Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott in "American Pie 2," and Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen in "Talladega Nights." -Break- The only genuinely romantic same-sex kiss to win was between Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in "Brokeback Mountain," which was probably the first and only time the award had cultural significance: only a few months after the Oscars rejected "Brokeback" for Best Picture, the MTV generation threw t. »
MTV Movie Awards: Check out odds (and photo) of Shirtless nominee Sam Claflin ('Hunger Games: Catching Fire')
10 March 2014 11:53 AM, PDT
Does Sam Claflin flex his acting muscles – or, well, his actual muscles – enough to win Best Shirtless Performance at the MTV Movie Awards? The answer may depend on how much of the squealing-teenage-girl vote is available now that "Twilight" is over. (Taylor Lautner won last year.) So far things are looking good for Claflin – and his odds aren't bad either. The 27-year-old joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" as Finnick Odair and gets field-leading 4/11 odds for offering Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) a sugar cube while bare-chested. -Break- But to win he'll have to grapple (shirtless?) with a godly Chris Hemsworth ("Thor: The Dark World"), who ranks second with 6/1 odds; Leonardo DiCaprio, who is in various states of undress throughout "The Wolf of Wall Street" and gets 33/1 odds; and former teen star Zac Efron, all grown up and wearing very little in "That Awkward »
News Nuggets: Angry protesters demand Jennifer Lawrence be added as MTV Hero
10 March 2014 10:24 AM, PDT
Angry fans of Jennifer Lawrence are protesting her snub at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards. The ballot for Best Hero is filled with five men but no women, especially her character Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Over 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Lawrence be added to the nominees, which currently are Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel"), Robert Downey, Jr. ("Iron Man 3"), Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"), Chris Hemsworth ("Thor: The Dark World"), and Channing Tatum ("White House Down"). Lawrence does have MTV nominations this year for Best Female Performance and Best Fight for that blockbuster sequel plus Best Kiss (shared for "American Hustle" with Amy Adams). E! Online. Jeff Jensen reviews the finale of HBO's "True Detective" as "truth, justice, and the surprise of a happy ending." He calls it the culmination of "a rema »
Poll: Will 'True Detective' finale twists turn into Emmy win?
10 March 2014 9:51 AM, PDT
The first season of the anthology series "True Detective" concluded its eight-episode run on HBO Sunday night. And our message boards have been buzzing with the pros and cons as to how the mystery was (and wasn't) resolved. Join in the debate here and vote in our poll below. Related: Dream cast for season two: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Jack Nicholson ... Our savvy posters also cast an eye on the show in terms of its potential at this summer's Emmy Awards. With the reinstatement of the separate Miniseries category, it is all but certain to reap a bid there. However, what of the leads -- newly minted Oscar champ Matthew McConaughey and Emmy winner Woody Harrelson. They have to contend in the combined category of TV Movie/Miniseries Actor. Watch: 'SNL' skewers Oscar champ Matthew McConaughey Before casting your ballot in that competitive race, which you can find »
'The Amazing Race' contest: See how you scored predicting Episode Three
10 March 2014 1:58 AM, PDT
Spoilers for episode three of "The Amazing Race" are below! Congratulations to our site user jonny who remains out in front of all other competitors in our "The Amazing Race" Season 24 contest after three episodes. If jonny winds up with the most points at the end of the season, he will win a chance to chat with host Phil Keoghan and a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Can you put an end to his race? To make your own weekly predictions, log into your Gold Derby account and click on the "Amazing Race" button. Cast your vote each week for questions like, "Will Cord and Jet use their Express Pass in this episode?" and "Which team will win Season 24 of 'The Amazing Race'?" In episode three, father-and-son cancer survivors Dave and Connor came in first while YouTube stars Joey and Meghan were eliminated. -Break- Bogie Miller has jumped from fifth to second with 2983 points, »
New 'Da Vinci's Demons' adventure: Emmy treasure hunt in Peru
9 March 2014 10:30 PM, PDT
Last year "Da Vinci's Demons" earned Starz its first Emmys, winning for theme music and title design, and now it returns on March 22 with more ambitious scope for Emmy voters to consider. It's got a bigger cast, heightened drama, more adventure. Political intrigue builds in 15th-century Florence as Leonardo Da Vinci battles the forces of Pope Sixtus, but he also breaks out beyond the city in a bold plot twist. "There's a period in Leonardo's life when nobody has any idea where he was," series star Tom Riley says in our video chat. "It's manna from heaven because you can say, 'Ok, I've got five years when someone dropped off the map and this is someone we know was constantly pushing himself, constantly exploring the limits of what was possible, so chances are he might be on the other side of the world in Peru just having a nose around. »
'Gravity' wins top prize at Society of Camera Operators Awards
9 March 2014 8:15 PM, PDT
The last awards of the industry guilds for film and television were handed out Saturday night by the Society of Camera Operators. Soc 's (they kept the abbreviation from their original Society of Operating Cameramen name) awards are rarely covered by the media, perhaps due to their dubious status, if any, as Oscar precursor. Unlike the other guilds, no equivalent Oscar or Emmy exists and the Soc Awards take place after the Oscars. "Gravity" was victorious — not unusual this season — as cameraman Peter Taylor claimed the top honor for his tracking shots in the effects-driven space film. The other nominated movies were "American Hustle," "Labor Day," "Lone Survivor" and "Saving Mr. Banks." This is Taylor 's first win. His past work includes "Gladiator," "Love Actually" and two of the "Harry Potter" movies. Taylor filmed one other 2013 film: the British thriller "All Things »
News Nuggets: 8 things you need to know about the new 'Veronica Mars' movie
9 March 2014 5:44 PM, PDT
Sadie Gennis claims that "no one's safe" in the new "Veronica Mars" movie debuting this Friday. It is just one of her eight warnings/clues about what to expect in the reboot of the TV series. She says that with car crashes, gunshots, and electrocution, "everyone's at risk and no one's above suspicion." With Kristen Bell as the title character, she has moved on from her days as a teen detective to become a New York lawyer. Other hints about what to expect: Veronica is still her own worst enemy, the plot is all the fault of actor Adam Scott from season one, and be sure to stay for the credits for "the cherry on top of the marshmallow." TV Guide. Is Charlie Sheen up to his old ways? Recent absences from shooting the FX comedy series "Anger Management" are said to "have angered his co-stars." One source says the »