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Someone on Capitol Hill made rude edits to Laverne Cox's Wikipedia page

14 hours ago

Anyone can edit Wikipedia entries, including those working in the House of Representatives—and thanks to Ed Summers, the developer behind Twitter account @congressedits, we can now know exactly what changes these Congress staffers are making. Summers tracks the edits of users with IP addresses in the Congressional range, and Wednesday, he discovered one anonymous staffer altered transgender actress Laverne Cox’s page.

According to the A.V. Club, Cox’s Wikipedia page originally read that she was a “real transgender woman” but the Wikipedia user changed it to read she is “a real man pretending to be a woman. »


- Ariana Bacle

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Watch George Takei reference 'Deep Throat', 'Bambi' in same interview

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George Takei’s laugh is as recognizable as his voice, and you’ll hear a lot of both in the new documentary To Be Takei, which covers the 77-year-old Star Trek star’s life from his childhood in a Japanese American internment camp, to his journey from closeted actor to activist alongside his husband/business partner Brad Takei.

You also hear a lot of laughter when Takei takes our Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video and read a full transcript below. To Be Takei opens in select theaters and hits On Demand and iTunes Aug. 22.

EW: What movie did you see too young? »


- Mandi Bierly

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Former child star Jonathan Lipnicki is all grown up in 'You Used To Be Cute'

15 hours ago

Once upon a time, Jonathan Lipnicki stole our hearts in Jerry Maguire. Then he grew up.

Like many former child actors, Lipnicki is forever stuck in people’s minds as that one cute kid in that one movie from awhile ago—and those same people are shocked when they find out that, crazily enough, he’s now an adult. Lipnicki pokes fun at this mindset in a new video that shows him auditioning for a role, only to find the casting team comparing him to other former child actors. And, naturally, interrogating him about his (fictional) addiction issues.

Though Lipnicki »


- Ariana Bacle

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Woman watches all the TV in EW's 24-Hour Emmys Binge Guide, lives

15 hours ago

It is a massive undertaking that requires a Stevie Nicks dance party, forced insomnia, and the stamina to do a whole lot of sitting.

Dedicated fan Ellen Lloyd (@eel8) took up EW’s challenge and livetweeted through an entire day’s worth of Emmy-nominated shows featured in the EW 24-Hour Binge Guide, with the Twitter time stamps to prove it. And Lloyd wasn’t messing around. Per the guide’s eating and drinking requests during various shows, Lloyd ate like the Dowager Countess during Downton Abbey with tea and Peppermint Milanos and drank like Scandal’s Olivia Pope (albeit in »


- Teresa Jue

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The bummer-tastic, body-shaming message of 'Scooby-Doo: Frankencreepy'

17 hours ago

The Scooby-Doo franchise—a consistent presence on TV since its first (and most iconic) series, 1969’s Scooby Doo, Where Are You?—has seen its fair share of ups and downs. But a new direct-to-dvd movie, Scooby-Doo: Frankencreepy, out this week, has an especially troubling conceit in the middle of its kid-friendly hijinks: the idea that not being thin is one of the worst punishments you can inflict on a girl.

First spotted by The Good Men Project and subsequently written about by The Huffington Post and the blog Mommyish, the movie involves the gang getting cursed and losing what means the most to them. »


- Joshua Rivera

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Anderson Cooper is now a comic-book character, won't quit his day job

17 hours ago

Joining the ranks of other esteemed public figures like Stephen Colbert and Barack Obama, Anderson Cooper is going to be a comic-book character.

First reported by E! Online, the famed anchor will appear in the 12th issue of Marvel’s Black Widow series, by writer Nathan Edmonson and artist Phil Noto. Just like in real life, comic-book Cooper will be a news anchor, breaking a story on the titular heroine. While Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanova, has a relatively high profile as a member of the Avengers, her history as a covert operative means there are plenty of »


- Joshua Rivera

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Justin Bieber finally shaves his 'stache in Instagram video

18 hours ago

In the pantheon of celebrity mustaches, Justin Bieber’s recent attempt ranks somewhere between a Matthew Broderick and an Ashton Kutcher. Unlike the greats—say, Hulk Hogan’s or Salvador Dali’s—a mustache like this mostly incites a desire to shave it off.

Thankfully, Bieber has taken the hint. In an Instagram video posted yesterday, he grabs a razor and an encouraging friend to help him say goodbye to wispy lip fuzz and hello to hairlessness. Bieber turns shaving in his cavernous bathroom into a full-on production, with sultry whispering, smoldering gazes, and awkward close-ups of his chin. »


- Kiley Bense

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Aaron Paul is running one last 'Breaking Bad' scavenger hunt

22 hours ago

Aaron Paul isn’t letting go of Jesse Pinkman yet.

In honor of the last time Breaking Bad will be nominated at the Emmys, Paul has decided to put on one final scavenger hunt for Bad fans living in the L.A. area on Monday, Aug. 25 (the day of the Emmys). Paul—who’s no stranger to scavenger hunts having hidden tickets to the Breaking Bad finale around town this time last year—announced the project on his Instagram, where he promised to hide all kinds of Breaking Bad memorabilia, from signed scripts to action figures and art as a »


- Samantha Highfill

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How 'Saved by the Bell' changed after the pilot

22 hours ago

Twenty-five years ago, Saved by the Bell began teaching teens important life lessons, and that didn’t just include how to “get yourself a look” or be on time for school. Rather, it demonstrated what it meant to be a true friend, how caffeine pills are always a bad idea, and of course, that wearing jean-on-jean is always acceptable.

But reflecting back on how the series began, it wasn’t always about Zack Morris, A.C. Slater, Kelly Kapowski, and the gang. In fact, the kids were more of a secondary storyline.

In honor of the show’s anniversary, I »


- Samantha Highfill

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'Spider-Woman #1' has a special variant cover that is causing some controversy for some reason

20 August 2014 5:24 PM, PDT

Good news: Marvel has a new comic book starring a female character! Better news: That female character is Spider-Woman, a.k.a. Jessica Drew,  a severely underrated B-lister who hasn’t had a solo non-limited series since the late ’70s. Best news: Spider-Woman will team up Jessica with Silk, another female superhero, therefore all-but-assuring that Spider-Woman will be passing the Bechdel Test all over the place.

Woohoo, Marvel! Woohoo, strong female character! Woohoo, illustrations of those strong female characters posing with strength and femininity! Why, just look at this variant cover of Spider-Woman #1 by Milo Manara:

Yep, there’s ol’ Spider-Woman, »


- Darren Franich

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Nick Offerman reads profound Shower Thoughts from Reddit

20 August 2014 4:42 PM, PDT

Call them Deep Thoughts for the Reddit generation.

Channeling his inner Ron Swanson in a video created by Mashable, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman reads simple yet great truisms from the best of Reddit’s Shower Thoughts.

In his signature deadpan, Offerman gazes off into the distance and shares knowledge that can only be summed up as pure Swanson genius. Because technically, he’s right—we’re all half centaur.

But the subreddit isn’t just a depository for readers’ soapy musings—Shower Thoughts is currently trying to raise money for Charity: Water, a non-profit organization seeking to provide »


- Teresa Jue

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Watch Norm Lewis as Broadway's first African-American 'Phantom'

20 August 2014 12:16 PM, PDT

On May 12 of this year, Norm Lewis became the first-ever African-American actor to take on the lead role of The Phantom of the Opera on (ahem) the Great White Way. (Robert Guillaume became the first-ever actor to do it regionally in 1990.)

Lewis, best known as Audra McDonald’s crook-walked would-be suitor in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Scandal’s broken-up Senator Edison Davis, has been earning plaudits for his smooth take on the tortured night dweller/crooner opposite Sierra Boggess as the lovelorn Christine Daae. Fan favorite Boggess also played Christine in the Phantom sequel musical Love Never Dies »


- Jason Clark

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Emma Stone to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

20 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

It’s official: Emma Stone will make her Broadway debut in the current Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cabaret.

The 25-year-old will replace Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who made her debut in the role of showgirl Sally Bowles when the revival opened at Studio 54 in April. Stone will take over as Sally beginning Nov. 11 (Williams exits Nov. 9) and will play the role until Feb. 1, 2015.

Alan Cumming—who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the show’s Emcee in the 1998 Broadway production, which serves as the basis of this revival—will extend his run through March 29, 2015, thus confirming that »


- Marc Snetiker

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'Pretty Little Liars' actors star in a short film about cults

20 August 2014 8:13 AM, PDT

Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell frequently escape death as teenagers targeted by a could-be murderer in Pretty Little Liars, but in short film Immediately Afterlife, they accept death… and then survive anyway.

In the film, Bellisario and Mitchell play two cult members who were supposed to partake in a group suicide but end up surviving. Bellisario’s Bennett is a religious fanatic who thinks she’s done something wrong, while Mitchell’s Marissa cracks jokes and has trouble understanding why Bennett isn’t happy to be alive. All the while, they’re wearing white sheets (similar to what the lady-cultists »


- Ariana Bacle

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Fallon plays 'Goldeneye' with Pierce Brosnan, becomes a Bond villain

20 August 2014 7:45 AM, PDT

When Pierce Brosnan first took on the iconic role of James Bond in 1995’s Goldeneye, he very likely had no idea he was becoming a part of video game history. But Goldeneye 007, the 1997 video game adaptation of the film, was a huge success, and a whole generation of video game fans grew up with Brosnan’s face plugged into their Nintendo 64.

So when the actor came by The Tonight Show last night, host Jimmy Fallon, a huge video game fan, challenged him to a match.

Brosnan isn’t very good, but Fallon doesn’t really care—he’s too busy »


- Joshua Rivera

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See Mark Wahlberg with the Johnny Drama (in China)

20 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT

Tonight’s episode of Wahlburgers finds esteemed youngest child Mark Wahlberg in Hong Kong promoting his new movie. And he’s not alone: As you can see from the photo above, he’s joined by best pals Henry “Nacho” Laun and Johnny “Drama” Alves. Or should I say: Real-Life Turtle and Real-Life Johnny Drama. The guy on the far right is Henry Penzi, who let’s pretend is Real-Life Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

While they’re in Hong Kong, Wahlberg sends Johnny Drama to audition for a local commercial, while Nacho scouts out a new restaurant location. So, confirmation: Mark Wahlberg’s life is Entourage, »


- Darren Franich

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Lindsay Lohan posts selfie with Tina Fey during EW's 'Mean Girls' reunion

19 August 2014 5:24 PM, PDT

Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey together again? That’s so fetch!

And it’s just a taste of what’s to come in the upcoming Entertainment Weekly reunions issue. The pic was snapped during an exclusive photo shoot that brought the Mean Girls co-stars together again, 10 years after the film premiered. (Fey also wrote the classic teen comedy.)

Lohan posted the selfie on Instagram earlier today. (It’s since disappeared from her account.) The caption read: “Lovely running into an inspiring, funny, beautiful old friend!!!! #tinafey.” The photo received more than 60k likes.

Read the full details from this Mean Girls »


- C. Molly Smith

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The Rock is starring in DC's 'Shazam'... as the villain? An investigation

19 August 2014 3:39 PM, PDT

As Warner Bros. continues its slow-but-steady-but-really-quite-fast expansion of the DC cinematic universe, rumors have been swirling that Dwayne Johnson will star in an adaptation of Shazam, playing a character who is confusingly sometimes known as Captain Marvel, which is also the name of a character in the Marvel universe. (Yes, there have been lawsuits.) Johnson himself stoked those rumors last month, and today he apparently confirmed his involvement in the movie. However, according to The Associated Press, Johnson might not be playing the lead–the AP claims that he “has yet to decide” whether he’s playing the superhero or his greatest enemy, »


- Darren Franich

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Exclusive: The cast of Broadway's 'It's Only a Play' reenacts Ellen's Oscar selfie

19 August 2014 3:03 PM, PDT

Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence were Rupert Grint.

Okay, now take that one step further and replace Ellen DeGeneres with Matthew Broderick, Bradley Cooper with Nathan Lane, Angelina Jolie with Megan Mullally, Meryl Streep with Stockard Channing, and so on and so forth. See what we’re getting at?

Ellen’s epic Oscar selfie gets sent up, Broadway style, in the first look at the upcoming comedy It’s Only a Play. The production examines the frantic behind-the-scenes antics of a new Broadway show and the eccentric creative and business types behind it. The link to Ellen’s selfie is directly »


- Marc Snetiker

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Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling to star in Off Broadway play this winter

19 August 2014 2:54 PM, PDT

Ahh, just what we’ve all been waiting for: Tyrion Lannister and Piper Chapman on stage together! It sounds like a TV lover’s dream mash-up to have Emmy darlings/hopefuls Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) matched together, but dream no more: The duo will topline the Classic Stage Company revival of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, beginning previews in January 2015.

The play—part of an already starry Csc 2014/15 season that also includes Peter Sarsgaard in Hamlet and Chris Noth in Doctor Faustus—concerns a young country wife named »


- Jason Clark

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