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Falling in love with a television show can be very much like entering a relationship with a single parent. Initially, you get to know the characters and how they behave. You learn their catchphrases and find that time together once a week -or if on Netflix for 8 straight hours- comforting and protective. Then, after time they introduce their bratty precocious child who ruins everything. You struggle to look past the little tyke, despite their sudden and obnoxious insistence of being the center of attention. You long to embrace what you once could not imagine being without. We have all had the television show where a woefully obnoxious character is introduced and while they remain on the screen you have an incredibly difficult time reconnecting with the thing you once loved.
To take a quick look at where the love went wrong, I have complied a list of ten characters that really killed the connection. »
- Victoria Irwin
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Good morning! Can you believe it's the last day of May?
Look, it's Naomily on the set of Skins! They look bored.
Heather Hogan sent me two tweets and I'm not sure which one is more exciting.
As it seems there's some worry out there, #bombgirls fans, let me say that it does seem that good things are a-comin. #claimingthenomansland
— Michael MacLennan (@zenfandango) May 30, 2013
@luanarocha_lr awesome Paily scene in the premiere.
— I. Marlene King(@imarleneking) May 29, 2013
NFL player Deandre Hopkins said he's proud of his 15-year-old lesbian sister Shanterria Cobb. I love lesbros.
Want yet another sneak peek at The Fosters? We got you!
Archie Panjabi was part of »
What had ETonline readers buzzing this week?
1. Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had a Double Mastectomy
In an op-ed piece for the The New York Times, Oscar winning actress and mother-of-six Angelina Jolie reveals that she recently underwent a preventive double mastectomy.
In the article, the 37-year-old actress goes into great detail about how her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, fought breast cancer for almost a decade before dying from the disease at 56 years old.
After being told by doctors that she carried a "faulty gene" that increases the chances of breast and ovarian cancer -- with an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and 50 percent risk of the latter -- Jolie decided to be proactive and have a double mastectomy.
Here are some excerpts from the article:
"Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy »
Sons of Anarchy has always had a great cast no matter how small the parts became. Somehow, the best person for the job was always found and they delivered a performance that went beyond any expectations you might have had. Just look at Katey Sagal, who I grew up watching on Married With Children. She’s practically unrecognizable in her current role as Samcro matriarch Gemma. And it’s the same with every actor on the show. If you’ve seen them elsewhere, well, you haven’t seen them quite the way they are now. And because of the transformations they undergo, it’s always exciting to see new additions to the cast and wondering just how they’ll change to fit Kurt Sutter’s vision.
- Brody Gibson
Psychologist and advice columnist Dr. Joyce Brothers has died in New York of natural causes, according to The Associated Press. She was 85.
Related: Stars We've Lost
The news source reports that Dr. Brothers' longtime publicist Sanford Brokaw confirmed the news on Monday.
In addition to her widely published column, Dr. Brothers also paved the way for television advice shows like Dr. Phil when in 1958 she became a licensed psychologist and hosted her own TV show on a local NYC station.
Dr. Brothers was also the author of What Every Woman Should Know About Men and Widowed -- the latter of which was written following the death of husband Milton Brothers in 1989. The couple was married for forty years and had one child, Lisa.
According to the AP, Dr. Brothers first gained fame by becoming the only woman to ever win the top prize on the game show The $64,000 Question. Joyce made many guest appearances over the years »
Once upon a time, Chris Farley was known for his pratfalls, Phil Hartman was holding down most of the dad roles on SNL, and Christina Applegate was midway through her tenure on Married with Children. Twenty years ago today, that combined into a sketch about a motivational speaker named Matt Foley, who lived in a van down by the river.Foley started out as a character at Second City — created by Bob Odenkirk, but performed by Chris Farley. Eventually, the character made eight appearances on SNL. This first one is a personal favorite, though, not only because of David Spade and Applegate getting the giggles (corpsing makes me laugh!), but also because this is how I learned what a "doobie" was. Farley gives the character a surprisingly menacing quality; Matt Foley's not just a big weirdo — he seems like he could actually be dangerous. There's also the stiltedness of the »
- Margaret Lyons
Artie’s mother to arrive on the scene in May 2013 in this new Glee season 4 spoiler scoop. According to TV Line and their sources, Fox's hit show "Glee" is about to finally bring on Artie's mother and she'll be played by current Sons Of Anarchy and former "Married With Children" star ,Katey Sagal. Actually, It turns out that the show producer, Ryan Murphy,hopped on Twitter a few days back to deliver the exciting news,tweeting, " So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee. There is nothing this woman can’t do!” Artie's mother is queued up to debut in at least one of the May Sweeps episodes. Unfortunately, we don't know which one it will be at this time. In other news, the show's recent break will finally end this Thursday night ,April 11th with the new episode 18 titled, "Shooting Star."
Katey Sagal is returning to her comedic roots.
Creator Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter, giving away Sagal's role but not when she will appear:
Considering she has recorded albums and provided songs for the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack, it's a good bet that Sagal will lend her singing voice to the Fox series as well.
Kevin McHale summed up our reaction to this news with his own simple Tweet: Wooo! »
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In February 2012, Netflix premiered its first original series: the dramedy Lilyhammer. It took an entire year before their second was launched, but now that House of Cards has become one of the year's most popular programs, you can expect the Net to take less and less time between premieres.
In fact, six new shows are slated for release this year, including "season four" of Arrested Development, Ricky Gervais' Derek, Eli Roth's thriller Hemlock Grove, Orange is the New Black from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and Bad Samaritans, starring David Faustino.
In Samaritans, Faustino stars as Wendell, the downtrodden leader of a community service group and, as ETonline learned upon chatting with the actor, this was the first role in a long time that he felt an immense need to play.
ETonline: What attracted you to Bad Samaritans?
David Faustino: I simply read the script and loved it. I thought »
Fox Digital Studio announced today that the series Bad Samaritans and the feature Shotgun Wedding will premiere on Netflix on March 31 and April 1, respectively. The Walt Becker-produced Bad Samaritans will have all episodes of its first season available simultaneously. Here’s today’s release: Los Angeles, CA – Fox Digital Studio will premiere its original comedy series “Bad Samaritans” on March 31st, and original feature film “Shotgun Wedding” on April 1st, both via Netflix streaming. “Bad Samaritans” was produced by Walt Becker, director of “Van Wilder” and “Wild Hogs,” and creator of TBS’s “Glory Daze” in partnership with Fox Digital Studio specifically for digital distribution. The ensemble cast includes Julianna Guill (“Friday the 13th”), Brian Kubach (“Piranha”), Tommy Snider (“Cartoon Cartoon Fridays”), Alice Hunter (“Girlhouse”), Robert Lasardo (“Nip/Tuck”), and David Faustino (“Married with Children”). The show also includes guest starring roles by Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”), Brian Huskey (“Veep »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Christina Applegate is an example of how a young performer can make a graceful and successful transition to an adult career, and every time I hear someone make excuses for a Lindsay Lohan or an Amanda Bynes during a spectacular public flame-out, I feel like Applegate is the perfect way to refute the claims that it's the system that ruins these people. After all, when Applegate was cast on "Married With Children," she was a kid, and she'd already been acting for the better part of a decade. She did guest bits on TV shows like "Charles In Charge" and played »
- Drew McWeeny
Ladies and gentlemen: Meet the new Mrs. Griswold. Former co-star Christina Applegate is in discussions to join New Line.s Vacation remake-reboot project, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She would be cast opposite The Hangover standout Ed Helms, who.ll actually be playing Rusty Griswold in the new film. The role was originated by Anthony Michael Hall in Harold Ramis. 1983 comedy, though Jason Lively, Johnny Galecki, and Ethan Embry played him in the later sequels. Rumors also continue to swirl that Chevy Chase and Beverly D.Angelo are coveted to reprise their roles of Clark and Ellen, Rusty.s clueless parents. One way to help get us excited for a resurrection of the Vacation property is to cast Applegate as Helms. wife, who THR says .may be losing interest in him.. The Married With Children actress is frequently funny on screen, and can hold her own against big-screen partners like »
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Good morning! How about that Pretty Little Liars season finale, huh? I think the Jenna revelation was the biggest shock, Imo.
Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights will start screening this spring. I'm not sure if there's a lesbian component, but there should be!
The Huff Po has a piece on interracial lesbian relationships.
Out reality star Po Johnson has released her video for "This My Ish." Listen to it and maybe it will be your ish, too.
I la la love this Salon interview with out actress Lily Tomlin about feminism.
I know that the first thing you were dying to know after Hillary Clinton came out »
While the rest of Hollywood was hitting one pre-Oscars bash after another, Christina Applegate and longtime love Martyn LeNoble kicked back at home Feb. 23 -- and got married! As revealed on Academy Awards Sunday, the Up All Night actress, 41, wed the Porno for Pyros rocker, 43, in an extremely intimate ceremony held in the living room of their Los Angeles home. Engaged to LeNoble since Valentine's Day 2010, the Married With Children alum donned a Maria Lucia Hohan gown. "It was a long hippie [...] »
- Justin Ravitz
Well, this is unfortunate. Originally, I was assigned to write an essay about Cheers versus Married with Children. That’s a piece I could do in my sleep with one hand down my pants. (An Al Bundy reference, not a masturbation reference, just to be clear.) I was going to pretend to struggle with this alleged dilemma (Married with Children was so groundbreaking, so criminally underrated, a refreshing tonic to the sweetness of The Cosby Show, I’d claim), before “deciding” on Sam and Diane and friends.But then my editor changed the assignment. The original bracket shrunk from 32 to 16 shows and somehow Married with Children did not make the final cut. I now have to write Cheers (1982–1993) versus The Office (2005–2013). Dammit. No more fake struggling. This is a genuine angst-causing, brain-hurting dilemma. These are two brilliant shows; my favorite from the 20th century pitted against my favorite from »
- A.J. Jacobs
This motorcycle gang drama gets larger Us audiences than Homeland and is every bit as ambiguous. 'I love those grey areas,' says its infamously touchy creator Kurt Sutter
Something stinks in the otherwise fragrant garden of Us cable drama. It's an acrid smell of burning rubber, motor oil and unleashed middle-aged testosterone. Sons Of Anarchy, the source of said aroma, does not bask in the critical glow of a Homeland, a Game Of Thrones or a Breaking Bad. It gets no Emmy love. Here in the UK, it's about to air its fifth season on the small-ish 5Usa. When lists are made celebrating the Golden Age of Television we currently enjoy, the show is conspicuous by its absence. But this saga of a dysfunctional southern California motorcycle club hiding deep, dark, deadly secrets has cultivated and maintained a vastly larger audience than the aforementioned award magnets. It's with good reason. »
- Jonathan Bernstein
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