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House of Cards: The Spoiler Guide to Season 5

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The fifth season of Netflix's House of Cards is perhaps the most unpredictable roller-coaster ride yet. This season packs in all the betrayal, murder, and shocking moments that make the show so unique - and then piles on even more. In case you need a refresh on what happens (or are too nervous to watch the whole thing, which is understandable) here's your guide to all the madness in season five of House of Cards. 1. Frank Steals The Election - Twice When season five starts, the election is looming and Frank's chances don't look too rosy, even with his impassioned speeches about the need for strength on terror. However, his final move on Election Day turns the tides. He convinces the governor of Tennessee to enforce a curfew based on false intel about a terrorist attack, which keeps many Republicans from voting. He also has his team challenge the election results in several other states, ultimately stalling the election without either Frank or Will Conway getting the necessary electoral votes. A few months later when the presidency comes down to Ohio's revote, Frank drops another bombshell, this time on Conway specifically: recorded audio of Conway violently threatening his pilot to give him control of the plane. Conway's sincere boy-next-door image is shattered and he fails to get Ohio's vote, giving Frank the presidency again. Sorry, kid. 2. Frank Strikes Up a New Affair Back in season two, Frank meets Civil War reenactor Eric, who plays Frank's own ancestor Augustus Underwood in a battle reenactment. Frank takes a liking to the young man, and Eric has obvious admiration for Frank. Eric is invited back to the White House in season five and becomes Frank's personal trainer, and their relationship soon moves beyond friendship. Though his true loyalty to Claire doesn't falter, the affair is a distraction for Frank during the controlled chaos of waiting for Congress to pick the winner of the election. However, later in the season Eric becomes more attached to Frank than vice versa, and Frank pushes him away when he gets too clingy. Eric is later shot and killed when he jumps the White House fence. 3. Laura Moretti Has Known the Truth About Doug the Whole Time A big part of Doug's storyline in season five (apart from doing Frank's bidding) focuses on his relationship with Laura Moretti, the widow of the man Doug bumps from the liver transplant list in season four to save Frank's life. It seems like his relationship with Laura is becoming the one real good thing in his life, and he finally confesses his involvement with her husband's death. But instead of being shocked, Laura reveals that she knew this the whole time, and claims she got involved with Doug as a form of revenge. Bummer. 4. Frank Takes Extreme Measures to Keep Cathy From Testifying The season's penultimate episode begins with a conversation between Frank and Cathy in the White House residence about her impending testimony against Frank for Romero's congressional investigation, and she is ready to tell the real truth. Frank's solution is simple - he pushes her down the stairs. While the moment itself comes as a shock, can we really be surprised at Frank using violence to keep someone from messing up his political future? We hear later that Cathy is in the hospital recovering, so she's alive (for now), but who knows what might happen when she does recuperate. 5. LeAnn Harvey Is Attacked Under "Mysterious" Circumstances After LeAnn Harvey gives Jane Davis the information from Aidan Macallan about the Underwoods' involvement with hijacking the election, Frank decides LeAnn's usefulness has come to an end. In the season's final episode she gets run off the road while driving to Doug's house, as Frank watches calmly through the camera in her phone. While it's still not officially confirmed whether LeAnn actually dies, it's clear Frank still has no qualms about having people taken out without remorse. 6. Tom Yates Dies Under Less Mysterious Circumstances Season five proves that not only does Claire accept when Frank kills off people who threaten their power, she's fully capable of doing the same. After finding out that her former lover Tom Yates has finished writing his book about her and Frank, and alludes to many details that would get the Underwoods in trouble, she seduces and fatally poisons him. There's no doubt Claire does feel something for Tom, but that inkling isn't stronger than her political ambitions. 7. Claire Becomes President - Twice Through the complicated machinations of American politics that follow an unsuccessful November election, Claire is sworn in as the acting president when the Senate picks her over Will Conway's vice presidential candidate Ted Brockhart. Her time in the Oval Office doesn't last long before Frank wins back the presidency with the Ohio House revote, but Frank's real plan revolves around her. With the increasingly bad press surrounding himself, he wants to hand the presidency back to her and wield his influence in the private sector. Frank resigns as president in episode 12, making Claire president once again. Of course, Frank's long game only works if Claire pardons him for the crimes he's being investigated for, and he's confident his wife will come through . . . but she doesn't. Claire goes back on her promise to pardon Frank, and at the end of season five we see her ignoring his calls. This time around, Claire isn't letting anything take the power of the Oval Office away from her - even Frank. Time will tell how Frank may retaliate in season six to Claire's betrayal, and whether this will lead to an all-out war between the Underwoods. Whatever happens, they're sure to leave plenty of destruction in their wake.
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Days of Our Lives: Gabi Takes Extreme Measures with Eli

Days of Our Lives fans aren’t all that excited about Eli and Gabi and the road their relationship is taking. He’s got some newfound interest in Lani when he finds out she’s lying in a hospital bed dying of a drug overdose and in so much pain. His good heart will get to him when he visits, and he’s spending a lot more time with her. This doesn’t seem good for Gabi, who seems to be the only person alone right now. She had a second chance at love with Chad, but she told him now when his wife left

Days of Our Lives: Gabi Takes Extreme Measures with Eli
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Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 5 Review: Extreme Measures

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Some days you just can't win.

More than a few members of the Ed team seemed disheartened at the end of Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 5. Poor Nat and Sarah were in an impossible position, and even though Choi solved the mystery of his patient's illness, there was only so much he could do about the underlying cause.

A few were able to look for the silver lining though. Even if Will spent the majority of the hour freaking out and second guessing the decisions he made, he had Nina to fall back on for support. And Noah finally did something to make April proud!

I know we just talked about this, but the promos from hell struck again. And here's what I didn't say last time: this hurts the show. These promos, designed to get fans psyched while drawing in new viewers, only end up letting everyone down.

If I
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Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 4 Review: Brother's Keeper

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Another Dick Wolf fake-out trailer strikes again.

Seriously, if there was an Emmy category for most creatively misleading promo, Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 4 would have it in the bag. Despite the lack of follow through on all that hype, there was plenty of damn good medicine, and possibly the grossest procedure so far.

In addition to the nauseating abscess drainage, there was plenty of human drama to captivate us. Nat may be more confused about her relationships than ever, even as she helped Connor understand his teacher. And it turns out that Dr. Charles is great at helping others, but he's got plenty of his own problems too.

I can't decide if the editor who puts together the promos for Med should be fired or promoted to the writing staff. I'm sick of teasers that are so misleading, but at the same time, the stories that they pitch us are so much.
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Could ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Land Hugh Grant His First Oscar Nomination?

Could ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Land Hugh Grant His First Oscar Nomination?
This week, Paramount bows “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the true story of a very nice woman who happened to be a very bad singer. Many will talk about the fact that it’s likely to land star Meryl Streep her 20th Oscar nomination, which is staggering. But perhaps even more surprising is that her co-star in the film, Hugh Grant, has never even been nominated.

Maybe it’s not that shocking, considering Grant doesn’t usually make movies that compete in the Oscar race; with the exception of “Sense and Sensibility” in 1995, his work tends to be more populist than “prestige.” But “Florence Foster Jenkins,” directed by Stephen Frears, is the perfect combination of both. It’s a big crowd-pleaser, a period piece, and a true story. It also helps that the central characters are artists – something the Academy loves. The film itself is the first entry of the year that
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Star Trek Deep Space 9's top 25(ish) stories

Sven Harvey Oct 16, 2017

The hugely ambitious Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has no shortage of classic episodes. And you'll find a few Klingons here too...

Spoilers lie ahead for Star Trek: Deep Space 9

See related Little Me: My Life From A-z by Matt Lucas review

Overlapping with both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's seven seasons had some very high points, It also had some very low ones that strayed a bit too far from the core of Star Trek for some fans, yet gave the show a unique texture that some savour.

If you only ever watch 25 stories from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, these are they, at least in my opinion – the only rule being that multi-part episodes count as one story (but great big multi-season Dominion flavoured arcs don't!)

With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek as a whole this year,
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New Reign Season 3 Photos: Are Mary and Francis Saying Their Final Goodbye?

Reign fans already know that Francis will not survive the CW drama’s third season, but these new photos from the fourth episode of Season 3, titled “The Price,” may it look as if Francis’ death will happen sooner rather than later. Could the picture above be the final time Mary and her husband are together? That all remains to be seen, and it will certainly be dictated by whatever happens in this Friday’s all-new episode of Reign, “Extreme Measures,” which finds the royal couple enjoying somewhat happier times, as they dance together. However, there are two things we already know about “The Price,” although neither of them pertain to Francis and his health. The upcoming episode will feature the return of Amy Brenneman as Mary’s mother, and we know that she is dealing with a “dire situation in Scotland,” one that she needs Mary’s help with. Reign airs Fridays at 8 p.
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New Reign Season 3,Episode 3 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CW

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Recently, CW delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Reign" episode 3 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Extreme Measures," and it turns out that we're going to see some very drama-filled stuff go down as Mary tries to help Francis hide his weak condition from King Antoine, and more! In the new, 3rd episode press release: Mary And Francis Fight For His Legacy. Press release number 2: When King Antoine (guest star Ben Aldridge) unexpectedly returns to Court, Mary (Adelaide Kane) is going to have to help Francis (Toby Regbo) hide his weakening condition long enough to secure his family's future. With the Throne in jeopardy and time running out, they are going to have to turn to an unlikely ally in need of redemption. Megan Fellows, Anna Popplewell, Craig Parker, Torrance Coombs, Celina Sinden, Jonathan Keltz and Rose Williams star. Holly Dale directed the episode, and it
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Star Trek: 27 geeky things about the Jj Abrams films

Sven Harvey Oct 17, 2017

Here are more nerdy spots in the final two Trek films to date: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness...

Spoilers for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness lie ahead.

Like their forerunners, the two latest Star Trek films, in their semi-rebooted, alternative universe, are replete with famous faces from outside the franchise, surprising cameos and multiple little touches that raise a smile.

With the third film in the rebooted series coming next year, the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek on TV in 1966, let's take a look at a few of the geeky nods in Jj's Trek films.

1. Star Trek Nemesis left a lot of dangling threads, on purpose, as a story treatment for a direct sequel was already being worked on. Unfortunately due to some less than stellar decisions by executives, the release date of the film was repositioned and the decision
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Star Trek: 27 geeky things about the Jj Abrams films

  • Den of Geek
Here are more nerdy spots in the final two Trek films to date: Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness...

Spoilers for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness lie ahead.

Like their forerunners, the two latest Star Trek films, in their semi-rebooted, alternative universe, are replete with famous faces from outside the franchise, surprising cameos and multiple little touches that raise a smile.

With the third film in the rebooted series coming next year, the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek on TV in 1966, let's take a look at a few of the geeky nods in Jj's Trek films.

1. Star Trek Nemesis left a lot of dangling threads, on purpose, as a story treatment for a direct sequel was already being worked on. Unfortunately due to some less than stellar decisions by executives, the release date of the film was repositioned and the decision was made to
See full article at Den of Geek »

New Jurassic World Movie Delivered Great Thrills,Suspense,Action & More

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Universal Pictures released their new action/thriller flick, "Jurassic World," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, delivering a ton of suspense and action galore. It stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bd Wong, Omar Sy, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley. In the new flick, the plotline is set 22 years after the Isla Nublar incident, and Jurassic World is a new, fully functional dinosaur theme park located on the island. Brothers ,Zach and Gray Mitchell, go to visit their aunt Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), who is the park's operations manager. However, when they get there, Claire's too busy for them, so she hands them off to her assistant , Zara, promising she'll spend time with them later on. From there, Claire gets a first look at the new
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‘Divergent’ Author Veronica Roth Scores Deal to Write Two More Books

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‘Divergent’ Author Veronica Roth Scores Deal to Write Two More Books
Good news, “Divergent” fans: Veronica Roth is ready to bang out another couple of books. The author of the young-adult book series has signed a deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books to pen two new works, which will be published in 2017 and 2018. See video: ‘Insurgent’ Final Trailer: ‘Dark Times Call for Extreme Measures’ The upcoming novels are described as a “highly anticipated duology in the vein of ‘Star Wars'” by HarperCollins. The first installment will focus on a boy who forms an unlikely alliance with an enemy. Both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most.
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The Walking Dead Recap: Unwelcome Wagon

The Walking Dead Recap: Unwelcome Wagon
Though a simple handshake would have sufficed, Rick rolled out the welcome mat for fresh-scrubbed stranger Aaron in this week’s episode of The Walking Dead by laying claim to his rations, slugging him, tying him up and sentencing him to cruel and unusual punishment. Which amounted to what, exactly? Read on and find out.

PhotosThe Walking Dead: Meet the Newcomer Behind Aaron, the Show’s First Major Gay Character

No Kidding | As “The Distance” began, Sasha and Maggie introduced Aaron to Rick and Co., and explained that the mystery man had a camp and wanted them all to audition for membership.
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Jennifer Lawrence Takes Extreme Measures in New Serena Trailer

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Magnolia Pictures has released the official Us trailer for director Suzanne Bier’s drama Serena. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, which seems like a slam dunk except for the fact that the film was shot before Silver Linings Playbook and has been sitting on the shelf ever since. Apparently it’s just not that great as distributors refused to acquire the film for quite some time, but this trailer certainly makes the movie look at least interesting in a go-for-broke kind of way. Lawrence and Cooper play 1920s newlyweds who begin to build a timber empire, but their passion becomes hindered as a hidden past is discovered and Lawrence’s character decides to take fate into her own hands. Watch the new Serena trailer after the jump. The film also stars Toby Jones and Rhys Ifans, and will be released on iTunes and VOD on February 26, 2015 and
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Paul Apted, Sound Editor on ‘Fault in Our Stars,’ Dies at 47

Paul Apted, Sound Editor on ‘Fault in Our Stars,’ Dies at 47
Paul Apted, a sound editor and son of director Michael Apted, died Friday of colon cancer in Los Angeles. He was 47.

Paul Apted was a native of Manchester, England. His recent credits include “The Fault in Our Stars,” “A Good Day to Die Hard,” “The Wolverine,” “Prisoners” and “The Book Thief.”

He worked with his father on “Nell,” “Extreme Measures” and “Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”

Besides Micheal Apted, Paul Apted’s survivors include his wife Gemma; children Thomas and Rose; mother Jo; and siblings Jim, John and Lily.

A memorial has been scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on July 13 at Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills. A funeral service will also be held at a later date in the U.K.
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Sarah Jessica Parker: 'I want to start each day with you'

Has Sjp's role as Kira Supernova in Escape From Planet Earth fostered a belief in aliens? Is it the best-named character she has ever played? And is she sick of being asked about Sex and the City 3?

Hello Sarah. Is Escape From Planet Earth your first animated movie?

I think it's the first full-length theatrical release. I don't recall any more, to be honest. I've probably done short-form voice stuff before. (1)

And this is your third space-themed movie.

It is? Remind me.

Well, there was Flight of the Navigator, and then Mars Attacks!

Ah, yes, you're right. I seem to be drawn to the genre, even though I don't even remember that I am.

In some ways, would you see this as the completion of a trilogy?

Oh my God, I love that you're looking at it with such a scholarly approach. Yes! Let's pretend that that's exactly why I did it.
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Katherine Webb Makes Horrified Face During Aj McCarron’s Big Game

Katherine looked on as her quarterback boyfriend lost the 80th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic on Jan. 2 and she appears shocked and saddened at numerous points during the game!

Katherine Webb couldn’t hide her emotions during the Sugar Bowl. The former Miss Alabama looked on with Aj McCarron‘s family, as the best football team in the country lost to Oklahoma.

Katherine Webb Makes Hilarious Face During Aj McCarron’s Game

The final score of the highly anticipated game was 45-31 and the Crimson Tide was incredibly upset over the season ending this way. Especially, since it was Aj’s final game as a senior, it was not the way he wanted to remember his time on the field.

Katherine Webb Talks About Aj McCarron Take Our Poll Katherine Webb’s Diet — Extreme Measures To Stay Slim

Katherine, who is 5’11″, recently revealed that she doesn’t eat very much,
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Anne Rice to Serve as ThrillerMaster at 2013 ThrillerFest in NYC

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New York City is once again the setting for Gotham noir as the International Thriller Writers (Itw) brings ThrillerFest VIII to town from July 10-13, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel to celebrate the "art of the thrill."

What exactly is ThrillerFest? It's a four-day celebration of thriller books, the authors who write them, and the fans who read them. Below are all the details you need if you plan to attend:

From the Press Release:

Spines are already tingling for the legendary Anne Rice (pictured above), Queen of the Gothic Thriller, who will make a rare appearance to serve as the 2013 ThrillerMaster. Rice is the author of 31 novels, including The Vampire Chronicles, Songs of the Seraphim, and the new Wolf Gift Chronicles.

New this year at ThrillerFest is FanFest, an opportunity for thriller writers to give back to their most loyal fans. These lucky readers will join such big-league talent as Joseph Finder,
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Katherine Webb Brags: I Only Eat 1,120 Calories A Day — Dangerous?

The former Miss Alabama revealed her super low calorie diet in a new interview — she eats about 1,120 calories a day. Experts say it’s about 600 calories below where it should be — can you believe she eats so little? Sound off below.

Katherine Webb, 24, revealed the skimpy diet that keeps her looking slim in skimpy bikinis in the June 3 issue of People. But is her diet too extreme? See exactly what she eats and what a doctor has to say about her diet below.

Katherine Webb’s Diet — Extreme Measures To Stay Slim

Katherine, who is 5’11″, revealed a typical day’s diet to People magazine. “I try my hardest not to even consider getting something like pasta. It’s all about self-control.”

Here’s the exact breakdown:

Breakfast: 8-oz homemade smoothie with strawberries, banana, protein powder, almond milk, 1 packet Truvia sweetener

Snack: Green apple

Lunch: Water with lemon; Spinach salad with almond pieces,
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Thoughts on the new Star Trek Into Darkness trailer

Villordsutch on the latest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness...

Being spoon fed snippets throughout the previous year has led to this latest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which judging by the content I would say is the last. I think we can finally put to bed the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison (J.H.) is now not Khan, which I’m thankful for. I adore The Wrath of Khan so what I didn’t want to see was a 21st shiny remake, and I’m glad I won’t.

However, running through this film is the core of Wrath of Khan, a film about vengeance and the destruction it brings. You have John Harrison whose vengeance has been long burning, vicious and aimed directly for the heart, then you have Kirk (Chris Pine) against J.H. which is new, out of control and destructive.

The trailer
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