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'Orphan Black' responds to Emmy snub on Twitter

4 hours ago

In case you haven’t heard yet: Orphan Black was totally snubbed at the Emmys this morning. Considering Tatiana Maslany plays an average of five characters a week on the show, that’s gotta hurt five times as much.

The show’s official Twitter had its own way of dealing with the news. First eager anticipation:

Attention #CloneClub: 15 minutes 'til Emmy nominations! Watch the announcement here: bit.ly/1nhcK1D #EmmyForMaslany— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) July 10, 2014

Then the awards were announced:

Next year, #CloneClub. #EmmyForMaslany— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) July 10, 2014

Everyone seemed to take things well.

Proud of #TatianaMaslany and the entire #OrphanBlack family. »


- Jackson McHenry

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Video: David Letterman explains 'Under the Dome' with musical accompaniment

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We give up: David Letterman has won at recapping Under the Dome

In a segment on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show, David Letterman succinctly recapped CBS’s “creepy hit series” Under the Dome through a supercut of all of the characters on show saying the word “dome.” And honestly, that’s about all you really need to see to understand what happens on the show—because when the characters aren’t talking about the Dome, they’re talking about the dome.

After showing his 20-second recap through once, he played it a second time through with musical accompaniment provided by Paul Schaffer. »


- Chancellor Agard

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Everything Hugh Jackman looks like now

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Hugh Jackman looks crazy.

The actor is currently playing Blackbeard in next year’s Peter Pan prequel Pan. Yup—everything in that last sentence proves that we’re living in the hilarious dystopia our greatest science-fiction writers warned us about. But don’t despair, because Jackman isn’t just playing Blackbeard: He’s also rocking a very distinctive Blackbeard look–bald head, elaborate beard–and he’s rocking it in public, mostly in the stands at Wimbledon. Here’s everything Hugh Jackman looks like now:

Walter White, Heisenberg Form.

Max Von Sydow as Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon.

Christopher Lloyd »


- Darren Franich

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'Seinfeld' emoji are on their way

9 July 2014 9:01 AM, PDT

Finding yourself using the balding old man emoji to incorporate George Constanza into text conversations? You won’t have to much longer: The guys behind the Seinfeld Current Day Twitter account will soon be debuting a set of 42 Seinfeld emoji, including pictographs of Constanza, Seinfeld, and the rest of the gang—plus Junior Mints, of course.

The Seinfeld Current Day Twitter answers the grammatically dubious question, “Imagen Seinfeld was never canceled and still NBC comedy program today?” by inserting the Seinfeld characters into modern-day situations: Elaine dating U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard, for example, and Kramer chugging some Four Loko. »

- Ariana Bacle

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This week's cover: Chris Pratt goes from zero to hero in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

9 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

A lot of people think EW writers spend their days boozing it up with stars. In the case of this week’s cover profile of actor Chris Pratt, that’s 100 percent accurate. The Parks and Recreation star already has one box office hit under his belt this year thanks to The Lego Movie, and he might well have another when the latest Marvel spectacular, Guardians of the Galaxy, arrives in theaters Aug. 1. On a break from shooting next summer’s dinosaur fourquel Jurassic World, Pratt hoisted some beers with EW’s Clark Collis in New Orleans while recounting his unlikely career trajectory. »


- EW staff

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Don't think 'Song of Ice and Fire' will get finished? 'F-- you,' says George R.R. Martin

9 July 2014 7:51 AM, PDT

The author of the Song of Ice and Fire Saga—still unfinished nearly 20 years after the publication of its first volume, A Game of Thrones—is unbent, unbowed, and unbroken…despite the naysayers who fear that he may never complete his magnum opus.

“I find that question pretty offensive, frankly, when people start speculating about my death and my health,” Martin said matter-of-factly during a recent interview with the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger. (Thank Uproxx for pointing it out.) “So f–k you to those people.” And yes, he punctuated that “eff off” with a chortle and a defiantly raised middle finger. »


- Hillary Busis

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Katniss, Elsa, Khaleesi predicted to be among 2014's most popular baby names

9 July 2014 7:14 AM, PDT

In a year with several successful franchises starring women, it’s no surprise that girls’ names are getting a pop-culture boost.

Nameberry.com has released its mid-year prediction of the most popular baby names of 2014. Imogen and Asher took the top spots, but the big news is the arrival of Khaleesi (of Game of Thrones at number 18) and Elsa (of Frozen at number 88) in the top 100 projections for most popular. They join Katniss (of The Hunger Games), which occupies an impressive spot as the predicted 14th most popular girls’ name, and Hazel, which got a Fault in Our Stars boost »


- Jackson McHenry

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Video: Halle Berry and Jimmy Fallon literally roll together on 'Tonight'

9 July 2014 6:13 AM, PDT

Halle Berry’s next project, Extant, is full of mysteries, so it only serves to reason that she’s going on talk shows and doing mysterious things.

Or at least that’s the only way we can think to make sense of this clip from The Tonight Show Tuesday night, which features Berry and Jimmy Fallon doing some sort of joint hamster-ball somersault to the sound of crashing cymbals. In case you were wondering, we counted two and a half revolutions.

In addition to the hamster wheel thing, Berry also took on a game of charades with Fallon and Chris Colfer and talked Extant. »


- Jackson McHenry

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'Hunger Games,' 'Game of Thrones' among mtvU's Fandom of the Year nominees

9 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT

Forget the World Cup’s USA-Portugal-Ghana-Germany nightmare. A competition category that pits fans of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Breaking Bad, and Teen Wolf against each other is a real “Group of Death”—and that’s just the TV Dramas.

After announcing the nominees for its Fandom awards last month (including everything from best ship to best new fandom), mtvU has upped the ante today to announce the contenders for the big prize: Fandom of the Year.

Culled from four categories (Movies, TV Dramas, TV Comedies, and Animation), the 32 nominees will duke it out through online voting on the network’s website. »


- Jackson McHenry

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Video: Jane Lynch combats noseblindness in Funny or Die PSA

8 July 2014 4:15 PM, PDT

Have you ever been to someone’s home and just been hit in the face with a stench completely unbeknownst to the owner? Sure you have, and you’ve likely been the guilty party as well. Jane Lynch addresses this issue–noseblindness–in a mock PSA for Funny or Die and Febreze, which describes the condition thusly: Noseblind (adj)–Unable to recognize foul smells one has grown accustomed to.

Lynch elaborated on the matter when Entertainment Weekly met with her at the shoot. “There’s probably smells that you’re kind of used to and it takes somebody coming over »


- C. Molly Smith

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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' gets a Russian remake

8 July 2014 1:23 PM, PDT

As much as it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, you might be surprised to learn that it’s also always sunny in Moscow. Well, sort of.

Philadelphia’s City Paper has discovered that there is a Russian knockoff of the hit American show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is titled—you guessed it—It’s Always Sunny in Moscow. The Russian take on the show premiered on May 12 and has reportedly aired 16 episodes, drawing inspiration from the first three seasons of the American show. City Paper used Google Translate on the official page of the TNT network to »

- Samantha Highfill

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Who said it, Charles Dickens or World Cup announcer Ian Darke?

8 July 2014 12:50 PM, PDT

Cristiano Ronaldo is great and all, but soccer commentator Ian Darke is the real star of the World Cup. In fact, he’s so well-spoken that Sports Illustrated noticed some of his most eloquent comments are indistinguishable from Charles Dickens’ own words. Example: “A great big bacon sandwich, dripping with fat.” Guess who?

Take Si’s quiz to find out how well you really know your Dickens (or your Darke), and catch the latest World Cup game today at 4 p.m. Et when Germany plays Brazil. »


- Ariana Bacle

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First listen: Audra McDonald channels Billie Holiday in Broadway's 'Lady Day'

8 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT

It’s the performance everyone’s been talking about: Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald set a Tony record with her latest star turn, playing troubled blues singer Billie Holiday in the final months of her life in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.

Set in a seedy bar in the late ’50s, McDonald plays the jazz legend in one of her final performances. It’s a fully transportative experience for the audience, whose reactions help create the illusion carried by McDonald’s performance. To reflect that experience, Lady Day’s new original Broadway cast album was »


- Marc Snetiker

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Fancy cinemas, friendships with robots: The future according to celebrities

8 July 2014 11:59 AM, PDT

To celebrate its 125th birthday, The Wall Street Journal got a bunch of big names to write down their thoughts on what tomorrow will be like for a package called “The Future of Everything.” Mark Zuckerberg wrote about how the internet needs to—and will—be accessible to everyone one day; Taylor Swift revealed musicians just need to keep surprising their fans to keep the music industry alive. Oh, and Tyra Banks predicted everyone will have a robot friend who they rely on to boost their self-esteem—so basically, society is doomed.

Not everyone’s predictions are as extreme as »


- Ariana Bacle

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150 random celebrities, painstakingly sorted into Hogwarts houses

8 July 2014 11:42 AM, PDT

On July 8, J.K. Rowling released a short, short story about grown-up Harry Potter and the Sequel She Swore She’d Never Write, and over in the magical land of central Florida, the Harry Potter theme park’s Diagon Alley expansion is entertaining six-hour lines on opening day. So apparently, it’s Harry Potter day, and to celebrate this completely random occasion, I’ve decided to do something equally arbitrary and sort a bunch of celebrities into the four houses of Hogwarts. Why? Art needs no reason.

First, the criteria. The Hogwarts houses are divided based on traits: Slytherins are cunning, »


- Marc Snetiker

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Mac is launching a Marge Simpson-inspired makeup line

8 July 2014 9:06 AM, PDT

You have two reaction options here—disapproving grunt or “Woohoo!”

So, yeah: This summer, fictional housewife Marge Simpson joins a long line of boldfaced names—including, most recently, Lorde, Kelly Osbourne, and, er, Maleficent—who have inspired Mac cosmetics makeup collections. The 10-piece line includes lip glosses, false eyelashes, nail stickers, brightly colored eyeshadows (yes, there’s a bright blue) and blushes, though, curiously, none come in shades of yellow. (How can you really get the Marge Simpson look without aping her signature skin tone?)

Here’s what “Marge” “has to say” about the products, according to a press release »

- Hillary Busis

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7 terrible things that could happen if Netflix paid you to watch Netflix

8 July 2014 8:46 AM, PDT

Netflix has a job opening that most of us probably want to fill: the opportunity to be paid to watch Netflix. The website is looking for a Tagger in the UK and Ireland, someone who watches hours upon hours of TV (and even some Netflix originals in advance) and then assesses the genre, tone, and personality of each piece of content to help determine what users might want to watch next.

According to Netflix’s job posting, the Tagger’s job is to “deconstruct” the films and TV programs that will be on Netflix in the future, and then describe them using objective tags. »


- Jackson McHenry

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Entertainment Geekly: 'Community' survives. Television dies?

8 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT

Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!

If you’re a human being, you probably don’t watch Community. The show’s audience is engaged, empowered, and one-sixth the size of the audience accidentally watching whatever’s on after The Big Bang Theory. And I know why you don’t watch. Even by the standards of low- rated cause-célèbre wonder shows, Community is hard to like. The lead characters are pricks, lunatics, deluded mock-intellectuals, and self-important gasbags. The most likable »


- Darren Franich

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Watch 'Neil Young' cover Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' on 'Jimmy Fallon'

8 July 2014 6:19 AM, PDT

It’s “Déjà vu” all over again.

In a segment on Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon appeared in the guise of rock legend Neil Young to put an acoustic spin on “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea. Fallon crooned, and even threw in a little harmonica, but the performance kicked into a whole other gear with the arrival of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash, who worked up the famous four part harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (with Fallon making this a Csn”Y” reunion).

The performance isn’t a total surprise coming from Fallon, who »


- Jackson McHenry

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Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 8

7 July 2014 10:03 PM, PDT

I understand that much of what will be talked about this week centers on Eric Hill and how we decided to handle his tragic death. I will definitely get to that below, and I will fully explain how and why everything happened, but before that I do want to give a brief mention to each gentleman’s hometown as I think it was a very interesting group of hometown dates.

I know Nick has been in the hot seat the last couple of weeks, and maybe deservedly so, but I really think his hometown showed a very different side of him. »


- Chris Harrison

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