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'The Amazing Race' prediction: Will Brooke and Robbie screw up again tonight?

7 hours ago

Shelley and Nici have the best odds (4 to 1) to be booted off "The Amazing Race" tonight, according to the latest predictions by Gold Derby users. This mother/daughter team has battled for five episodes now and their time may well be up. However, beware: they may not be the best wager for you to make, strategically speaking, when placing your own predictions at Gold Derby aiming to win our prizes (cash, a chance to chat directly with 'Amazing Race' contestants) and earn an honored place at the top of our official leaderboards of smartest reality TV prophets. -Break- Consider Brooke and Robbie as an option to wager on, for example. Because they have longer odds (8 to 1), you may earn more game points while competing against other Derbyites -- that is, assuming Brooke and Robbie screw up again as they've done so often in the past. These pro wrestlers »


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'Project Runway' contest winner Ryan Lapierre sounds off: Sean Kelly had 'worst collection'

9 hours ago

While Sean Kelly may have been lucky enough to win the 13th season of "Project Runway," our predictions contest champ Ryan Lapierre was not a fan of this designer. "I thought Sean had the worst collection," he declared to us. Rather, he was rooting for Amanda Valentine, who made a successful comeback to "Runway" after being eliminated two seasons ago. "She's made the most improvement, she had the best collection, and she's a designer who knows what she wants and has a career ahead of her," he explained.  -Break- This was Lapierre's fourth season watching "Project Runway," and he credits that experience with giving him the insight needed to predict this year's results so well. "The judges always favor certain contestants," he explained, "and when you watch season after season, you have an idea of who's gonna make it far and who's not." 'Surv...' »


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News Nuggets: Hottest Halloween costumes include 'Frozen,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Star Wars'

11 hours ago

Disney and Marvel characters are among the hottest Halloween costumes from Hollywood this year. A new feature showcases nine of the most popular choices for kids and adults. Topping the list is "Frozen," which opened in November of last year and is now one of Disney's top five franchises in their storied history. In second place are the zombies from AMC's "The Walking Dead." Others in the upper tier are "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Batman," "Despicable Me," "Maleficent," "Star Wars," "Guardians of the Galaxy" (especially Groot), and "Captain America." The Wrap -Break- HBO locks up the cast of "Game of Thrones" for a potential seventh season of their most popular series. The principal actors, including Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, were previously only signed through six seasons. For signing the new deals, the »


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Oscars news: Sneak peek at 'Interstellar,' Eddie Redmayne on 'The Theory of Everything'

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. In conjunction with its "Interstellar" cover story, Time also has a sneak peek at the picture, which opens next Wednesday. In this low-key clip, Matthew McConaughey’s character chides his daughter's principal for disciplining her after she told her classmates that the moon landing was real. Time -Break- Dave Karger is bringing his must-watch digital series "Frontrunners" to "Access Hollywood" this awards season. “Frontrunners” will debut on Fandango in November and his guests will include Angelina Jolie (director of “Unbroken”), Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Hilary Swank (“The Homesman”) and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood) Fandango Oscars predictions update: 'Interstellar' will win 5 Oscars, experts say Anne Thompson sits down with "The Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity ..."' »


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'Survivor' castoff Dale Wentworth on Baylor feud: 'I reminded her of her mom's exes''

22 hours ago

After getting his torch snuffed on "Survivor: San Juan del Sur," Dale Wentworth sat down with Gold Derby to discuss his relatively short time on the island. Dale opened up about that epic feud with Baylor Wilson, whether he knew Jeff Probst offered rice to the opposite tribe and if he would have voted out daughter Kelley Wentworth to further himself in the game. Gold Derby readers overwhelming predicted Dale would be voted out, giving him leading 11/2 odds in our weekly prediction contest. All of our users who correctly predicted Dale's elimination earned game points based on the odds they locked in throughout the week. If you want to join in our contest, simply click here or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! Our current contest leaders are: MarcusJamesDixon with 16,008 points, »


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'Amazing Race' predictions: Are Shelley and Nici the most irritating players ever?

30 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT

As Season 25 of "The Amazing Race" continues to heat up the globe, Gold Derby Executive Editor Paul Sheehan and I sat down to discuss the season so far. Who do we love? Who do we hate? And most importantly: Who are we predicting to win this season? Scroll down to see our Q&A. -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! Marcus: Hey Paul! So, let's get right down to the controversy surrounding Shelley and Nici. Some people really love this mother-daughter team from Michigan. I'm not one of them. As supposed "fans" of the show, they're playing the game like loose cannons, making enemies along the way and fighting with each other whenever possible. Is there anything redeemable about this irritating couple, or are they a complete train wreck? Paul: I don't think we can appreciate the stress under which these teams operate. »


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Will bumbling Brooke & Robbie get bounced from 'The Amazing Race'?

30 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT

Have you made your predictions yet as to what will happen on this week's episode of "The Amazing Race"? Which of the remaining seven teams will be last to the mat? That is just one of four questions we want you to answer. To help you out, consider our official odds that come from the rankings of other "Race" fans just like you. We have battling mother/daughter Shelley and Nici as the most likely to go at 9 to 2. But are we being too forgiving of the past mistakes made by pro wrestlers Brooke and Robbie?  -Break- We have them ranked as the fourth most likely team to be eliminated (with odds of 8/1). But remember, this season has seen its share of surprises already. Just last week, Keith and Whitney finished last, even though our users had them in the same fourth slot as Brooke and Robbie this week.   Ahead »


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15 hottest forums posts: Best young actress is Shailene Woodley, Anna Kendrick, Emma Stone or ...?

30 October 2014 8:38 AM, PDT

Join the fiesty discussion going on right now in our infamous message boards where Hollywood stars, directors, execs and other honchos hide behind cyber-nicknames. Sample comments below with links to those hot threads. See more here. -Break- Who is the best film actress under 30? Tye-Grr: Shailene Woodley. Ever since her Golden Globe nominated breakout role in 'The Descendants' opposite George Clooney as his foul mouthed, rebellious teen daughter, Woodley has shown again and again that she is incapable of delivering a false emotional note. She's so good at conveying what her characters are thinking and feeling that she makes it look easy, and is probably the least "actorly" of her contemporaries. Macbeth: Anna Kendrick is a very special actress - she isn't a conventional bombshell, but she has some of the biggest talents out of any actress working today. She can sing, dance and act. She is equally apt at comedy and drama, »


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News Nuggets: Jennifer Lawrence proclaimed the Most Valuable Star of 2014

30 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

Jennifer Lawrence tops this year's list of Most Valuable Stars, a rare accomplishment for an actress. In terms of box office alone, she is only the third woman to be the biggest box office draw since 1967 (Sandra Bullock, 2009; Julia Roberts, 1999). Lawrence stars in two major franchises with "The Hunger Games" and the "X-Men" reboot and continues to make awards-related films like "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook." Others in this year's top 10: Robert Downey, Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Bullock, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and Bradley Cooper. Vulture -Break- Amy Poehler confirms on NBC's "Today" that the next Golden Globes will be the last time that she and Tina Fey will host the ceremony. She says, "It’s the law of diminishing returns, which is why this is our last time. Unless you want to be a perennial host, there’s nowhere to go but down! »


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Oscars news: Is Eddie Redmayne ('The Theory of Everything') unbeatable for Best Actor?

30 October 2014 5:30 AM, PDT

. Sasha Stone takes us inside "last night’s packed academy premiere for 'The Theory of Everything'" and reports "it became clear that Eddie Redmayne has a good chance of unseating the two frontrunners in the Best Actor race, Michael Keaton for 'Birdman' and Benedict Cumberbatch for 'The Imitation Game.' The way the Best Actor race usually works is that it’s inextricably linked to Best Picture. This is the case almost every year but especially lately. The winning Best Actor is almost always in a Best Picture contender and when he isn’t he’s usually an overdue veteran whose number has at last come up." Awards Daily  -Break- Oscars predictions update: 'Interstellar' will win 5 Oscars, experts say Anthony D'Alessandro profiles "Whiplash" star Miles Teller: "Teller, who’s a rock drummer in his spare time, thirsted for something that connected to his mus..."' »


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SAG Award for Supporting Actress has topsy-turvy history with Oscars

29 October 2014 9:52 PM, PDT

No SAG Award has a more complicated history with Oscar than Best Supporting Actress. Neither supporting category is as reliable at predicting the academy's choices as the lead races, but Supporting Actress has the lowest rate of overlap for nominees of any of the acting categories. As for the rate of winners, that's a longer story. -Break- Will there be another shocking Supporting Actor split between SAG & Oscar? Click here to start entering your predictions in all five of SAG's top races, or use our easy drag-and-drop menu below to get started. Your predictions determine our racetrack odds, and you can keep editing them right up until the day SAG nominations are announced. You score points based on how accurately predict the nominees (you get more points if you correctly predict a long-shot candidate before anyone else does), and if you're one of our most accurate predictors, you'll be included »

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'Survivor' recap: Did fake Immunity idol save Dale Wentworth's game?'

29 October 2014 8:55 PM, PDT

On Episode 6 of "Survivor: San Juan del Sur," Dale Wentworth played his heart out to try to remain on the island. Unfortunately, no amount of strategy, gameplay or fake Immunity idols could save him, and for the second week in a row, a Wentworth was voted out by the Coyopa tribe. Gold Derby readers overwhelming predicted Dale would be voted out, giving him leading 11/2 odds in our weekly prediction contest. All of our users who correctly predicted Dale's elimination earned game points based on the odds they locked in throughout the week. -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! If you want to join in our contest next week, simply click here or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Congratulations to our site user Daniel B. for reaping the most points this week (5,600) on our Episode 6 leaderboard. »


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Just in time for Halloween: Top 13 scariest Emmy wins of all time (Photo Gallery)

29 October 2014 9:36 AM, PDT

With Halloween just around the corner, we put together a list of the 13 scariest Emmy wins of all time. Scroll through our photo gallery below, if you dare.... -Break- Join the frightening Emmy discussion in our fiery forums It's no secret that TV shows with sci-fi, horror or fantasy angles face an uphill battle at the Emmys. In fact, only one such show has ever won Best Drama Series: "Lost" in 2005. The good news? In recent decades, buttoned-up Emmy voters have slowly started to embrace actors and actress from genre series, which suggests they may not be as chicken as they once were. Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files"), Michael Emerson ("Lost") and Jessica Lange ("American Horror Story") are just a few spooky examples from the past 20 years, but there are many more. What is your current Golden Globe prediction for Best TV Movie/Limited Series? Will it be the spooky "American Horror St. »


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News Nuggets: Marvel unveils ambitious new slate of superhero films through 2020

29 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

Marvel Studios unveils its third phase of their ambitious superhero slate of films for 2016 and beyond. "Doctor Strange" will star Emmy winner Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock: His Last Vow"). The lead of "Black Panther" will be Chadwick Boseman ("Get On Up"). Others will include a female "Captain Marvel" and "The Inhumans." Sequels to "Captain America" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" will also be part of the plan. The final "Avengers" film with Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo will actually be broken into two parts for 2018 and 2019. Variety -Break- Liz Raftery offers up 10 things to be learned about Amy Poehler in her new memoir "Yes Please." She devotes a good bit of ink telling readers she "had no business" writing a book in the first place with her grueling schedule for "Parks and Recreation...." »


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Oscars news: 'Interstellar' advances in Best Picture race, 'Imitation Game' retreats one week

29 October 2014 3:56 AM, PDT

. Pete Hammond offers his take on "Interstellar": "The Best Picture category was made for films of this scope, ambition and achievement. And it is largely CGI-less, a rare move for epic movies of this scope, which should impress filmmakers. The major computers used for this film are on screen more than off. I would be surprised if Oscar voters left their love for this only to technical categories as they did all those years ago with '2001'."  Deadline -Break- And Sasha Stone explores the visual effects of "Interstellar," observing that "they have to be seen to be believed" before showcasing them in a video from Wired. Awards Daily  Anne Thompson delves into why the Weinstein Company pushed back "The Imitation Game" by a week to Nov. 28 and finds, "both 'The King's Speech' and 'The Artist' opened the same Friday. There may be more competition for screens wi..."' »


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Will there be another shocking Supporting Actor split between SAG & Oscar?

28 October 2014 11:42 PM, PDT

The SAG Awards and Oscars usually match closely when it comes to the individual acting awards, though not so much when it comes to SAG's Ensemble race and Oscar's Best Picture, which agree less than half of the time. But there has been plenty of room for surprises in Best Supporting Actor. -Break- Is it possible to win Best Actor Oscar without taking SAG first? Click here to start entering your predictions in all five of SAG's top races, or use our easy drag-and-drop menu below to get started. Your predictions determine our racetrack odds, and you can keep editing them right up until the day SAG nominations are announced. You score points based on how accurately predict the nominees (you get more points if you correctly predict a long-shot candidate before anyone else does), and if you're one of our most accurate predictors, you'll be included next year among our elite Top 24 Users, »

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Did Gwen Stefani just steal 'The Voice' championship with a Pharrell Williams mistake?

28 October 2014 7:00 PM, PDT

The Tuesday episode of "The Voice" only offered three knockout round battles, but the final one provided one that shocked three of the coaches. -Break- Pharrell Williams chose Elyjuh Rene over Ricky Manning in that last contest after everyone agreed that Manning was the clear winner. Rene performed the Chris Brown song "With You," and Manning sang the Miley Cyrus hit "Wrecking Ball." Williams said he had more work still to do with Rene, clearing the way for fellow rookie coach Gwen Stefani to steal away Manning. She said it felt like she had magically just won this season of "The Voice" with that surprise move. Did Adam Levine make his team '10 times stronger' with key steal on Monday? Monday's two-hour show featured six knockout rounds with 12 artists, but Tuesday's episode was much shorter. Pop and country superstar Taylor Swift continued to assist all four coaches with advice for their contenders. »


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'DWTS' controversy: Should Broadway vets Alfonso Riberio & Lea Thompson be bounced?

28 October 2014 4:35 PM, PDT

The appeal of "Dancing With the Stars" is watching celebs try their hand at a skill they're unfamiliar with. Sometimes the stars surprise us with their natural rhythm, while other stars ... don't. Then there are contestants who have past training or experience that gives them an unfair advantage against their amateur rivals, like Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro. Sure, our users are predicting he will win the mirrorball trophy but should he even be allowed to compete? -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! Do you think Riberio will waltz away a winner? Use our drag-and-drop menu below to forecast who will be crowned champ. Or click here to predict that as well as who will be next week's highest scorer, lowest scorer, and elimination. Your predictions determine our racetrack odds, and you score points for every right answer (click here to see our leaderboard). Can you overt. »


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'Top Chef' predictions: Our contest leaders say Katie Weinner, Melissa King in danger

28 October 2014 4:03 PM, PDT

As Season 12 of "Top Chef" continues to heat up Boston, let's check in with last week's contest leaders to see who they're predicting to win the season and which cheftestants will get cut on Wednesday's new episode, titled "The Curse of the Bambino." -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! On last week's Episode 2 leaderboard, is2gucci scored the highest points for "Boston's Bravest and Finest" by correctly predicting the shocking elimination of Joy Crump. Also predicting Crump's dismissal were benutty, Pandamonium, rkenny4 and tonyrandall. While four of these Top 5 have made their predictions for this week's new episode, Pandamonium still has until 4 p.m. Pt to log his choices. Let's examine the current Episode 3 predictions from four of our contest leaders. Who will win 'Top Chef'? is2gucci predicts Adam Harvey benutty »


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'Amazing Race' losers Keith & Whitney: Shelley & Nici's U-Turn of us 'made no strategic sense''

28 October 2014 8:52 AM, PDT

Keith and Whitney, the most recent team to be ousted from "The Amazing Race," are still wondering why Shelley and Nici wasted the U-turn on them. During my recent chat with these newlyweds, who met on "Survivor" three years ago, Whitney criticized these self-proclaimed "superfans" for not U-turning Misti and Jim. As she explained, that would have forced this highly competitive team to use the Save they won in the first episode. Listen to our very revealing conversation below. -Break- Were you as surprised as Keith and Whitney were by the outcome of last Friday's episode?  If so, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? You could win a chance to chat with the ultimate winners as well as a cash prize and a place on our leaderboards. Show our users who really got this one wrong -- they had Shelley and Nici as the most likely »


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