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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, Fuller House, Good Fight, Big Bang, Supernatural, Once and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Walking Dead, Fuller House, Good Fight, Big Bang, Supernatural, Once and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m having Walking Dead withdrawal already. Help! —Nick

Ausiello: Help is on the way, Nick — literally. Ahead of Season 8’s Saviors/Scavengers-vs.-Alexandria/Hilltop/Kingdom war, AMC’s monster smash is casting two new recurring good guys: Dillon, a sexy, blue-collar twentysomething whose survival skills include sarcasm, and Abbud, an innately likable Muslim American whose nerves are, let’s say, jangled, because he’s flown solo for too long in zombieland. Of the pair, the former
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The Big Bang Theory Season 10 Episode 12 Review: The Holiday Summation

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In one of the funniest episodes we've seen in a while, The Big Bang Theory Season 10 Episode 12, "The Holiday Summation," also delves into some pretty serious issues.

The gang gets together for the first time since the holidays, and they all have stories of an imperfect holiday season.

View Slideshow: The Big Bang Theory Photos From "The Holiday Summation"

Sheldon and Amy

Sheldon and Amy's trip to Texas is eventful to say the least. With it we get the return of Sheldon's mother, which is always a treat. 

What Mary reveals in her reaction to the news that Amy and Sheldon are living together is as funny as it is important. She always worried Sheldon would end up alone.

She also alludes, quite obviously, to Sheldon's autistic characteristics when she recalls Sheldon's ability to memorize trains when he was three. 

For a moment, I thought Mary might actually reveal a diagnosis.
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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Sizing Up the Final Four

Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Sizing Up the Final Four
Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and a member of the jury on Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance. He has been blogging about Survivor strategy for People since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"I didn't realize how much of your heart and your soul and your spirit and your body are involved in this game. Your head is just a little bitty part of it." –Lisa Whelchel, Survivor: Philippines

It's hard out there for a Joe. Every Survivor Joe has met with a brutal physical end to his hard-fought game.

Joe Dowdle on Tocantins was pulled when he
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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Sizing Up the Final Four

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Sizing Up the Final Four
Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and a member of the jury on Survivor Cambodia: Second Chance. He has been blogging about Survivor strategy for People since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach."I didn't realize how much of your heart and your soul and your spirit and your body are involved in this game. Your head is just a little bitty part of it." -Lisa Whelchel, Survivor: PhilippinesIt's hard out there for a Joe. Every Survivor Joe has met with a brutal physical end to his hard-fought game. Joe Dowdle on Tocantins was pulled when
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Cinema’s Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood

Banished by Josef Goebbels and threatened by the Reich, the creative core of the German film industry found itself in sunny Los Angeles, many not speaking English but determined to carry on as writers, directors and actors. More than simply surviving, they made a profound impact on Hollywood moviemaking. Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 2009 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 117 min. / Street Date April 12, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Cinematography Joan Churchill, Emil Fischhaber Film Editor Anny Lowery Meza Original Music Peter Melnick Written, Produced and Directed by Karen Thomas

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood is the perfect docu to introduce people to the way film and world history are intertwined... and also to generate interest in older movies and classic cinema. Instead of a story about the making of movies, it's about a fascinating group of filmmakers forced to abandon
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The A Word review: a drama about autism that punches the parental heart

This BBC 6-parter feels slightly underpowered so far, but it will be worth tuning in next week to see how it unfolds. Plus, The Battle for Christianity: tensions over liberalism within the church

The A Word (BBC1) is about autism, but at first the word in question is “accretion”. How many odd – but harmless! So, so harmless – behaviours do you notice in your child, how many times do you bend the family round them, how many birthday invitations that do not come do you ignore, how many gentle hints do you absorb from friends that all might not be as it should be before you start to admit that something, somewhere may be wrong with your son?

Alison (Morven Christie) and Paul (Lee Ingleby) live an ostensibly enviable life in the Lake District. They are the parents of adored five-year-old Joe (Max Vento), who prefers to have his headphones on
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Her Majesty, Love

It's the final Hollywood film by the legendary Ziegfeld star Marilyn Miller, and it's also a terrific talkie feature debut for W.C. Fields -- with one of his dazzling juggling bits. But the real star is director William Dieterle, whose moving camera and creative edits rescue the talkie musical from dreary operetta staging. Her Majesty, Love DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1931 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 75 min. / Street Date January 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Marilyn Miller, Ben Lyon, W.C. Fields, Leon Errol, Ford Sterling, Chester Conklin, Clarence Wilson, Ruth Hall, Virginia Sale, Oscar Apfel. Cinematography Robert Kurrie Film Editor Ralph Dawson Songs Walter Jurmann, Al Dubin Written by Robert Lord, Arthur Caesar from story by Rudolph Bernauer, Rudolf Österreicher Directed by William Dieterle

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The Warner Archive Collection has been kind to fans of early talkies. We've been able to discover dramatic actresses like Jeanne Eagels
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The Voice Blind Auditions (Night 4) Recap: Crazy X(tina) Girlfriend!

The Voice Blind Auditions (Night 4) Recap: Crazy X(tina) Girlfriend!
Are we 100 percent certain that Christina Aguilera isn’t the newest and most dangerous protagonist in the X-Men universe?

VideosReality Check: We Tell American Idol How to Fix Its Farewell Season! Plus: The Voice Winner Spoiled Already?

When the reigning queen of NBC’s The Voice opens her mouth to sing, she possesses the brute power of Colossus, the heat of Pyro and the fantastical flourishes of Storm conjuring up a monsoon — without so much as the slightest wobble in pitch or pocket.

Yes, only the woman who brought us classics as disparate as “Fighter,” “Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful
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Stephen Fishbach Blogs About Survivor's Most Moving Moment Ever and an 'Amazing' Ouster

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for People since 2009. This season, he has been blogging about his experiences in Cambodia as a competitor on Survivor: Second Chance. Follow Stephen on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"Everyone has the knife and it's stab or get stabbed." –Joe Anglim, Survivor: Worlds Apart

Walking out of the game after the last Tribal Council, I had two major preoccupations.

First: I was coming to terms with the end of my own Survivor journey.

Second: I felt so guilty for Jeremy and my other allies that I
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Whole Foods Announces It Will Sell Coffee for (Gasp!) 25 Cents a Cup

Move over, pumpkin spice latte fans. A good old cup o' Joe may finally give the drink a run for its money. Whole Foods recently launched a new program that will offer customers a cup of coffee for 25 cents—no strings attached. That's a whole lot of beans for pennies. Patrons of the store can buy as many 12 oz. cups as they want each day without facing any kind of repercussion. Unfortunately, the very fine print on this deal says that the cheap java will run out at the end of September and only applies to stores in the United States. The perk is one of many featured at Whole Foods this fall, tailored around a new marketing venture by the chain called "Love Fest," a...
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Forgotten Actress Bruce on TCM: Career Went from Dawn of Talkies to L.A.'s Punk Rock Scene

Virginia Bruce: MGM actress ca. 1935. Virginia Bruce movies on TCM: Actress was the cherry on 'The Great Ziegfeld' wedding cake Unfortunately, Turner Classic Movies has chosen not to feature any non-Hollywood stars – or any out-and-out silent film stars – in its 2015 “Summer Under the Stars” series.* On the other hand, TCM has come up with several unusual inclusions, e.g., Lee J. Cobb, Warren Oates, Mae Clarke, and today, Aug. 25, Virginia Bruce. A second-rank MGM leading lady in the 1930s, the Minneapolis-born Virginia Bruce is little remembered today despite her more than 70 feature films in a career that spanned two decades, from the dawn of the talkie era to the dawn of the TV era, in addition to a handful of comebacks going all the way to 1981 – the dawn of the personal computer era. Career highlights were few and not all that bright. Examples range from playing the
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The Flash: Jesse L. Martin Talks Barry's 'Huge Decision,' Teases 'the Gist of the Finale'

The Flash: Jesse L. Martin Talks Barry's 'Huge Decision,' Teases 'the Gist of the Finale'
As The Flash gears up for a dramatic season finale, Iris (Candice Patton) has finally learned the secret identity of her best friend – and will soon learn that she was the last to know.

In a chat with People, Jesse L. Martin, who plays Iris' father, Joe, tells People that she'll react to that lie of omission from her loved ones about as well as you might expect.

Martin, 46, also reveals a little bit about the events surrounding the Flash finale and the "huge decision" that Barry (Grant Gustin) will need to make if he wants to save his parents
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Vince Vaughn and His Co-Stars Prove Stock Photos Can Be Entertaining and Dare We Say Hilarious—Take a Look!

Who said stock photos have to be so boring?! The average Joe may find the common business practice to be bland, unreal and even the butt of way too many jokes. But Vince Vaughn wants everyone to lighten up and switch things up just a tad. In support of the new movie Unfinished Business, Twentieth Century Fox teamed up with iStock by Getty Images to create a set of stock photos featuring Vaughn and co-stars Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco. Set in an office setting, the cast tries their best to blend right in with the professional models as they discuss top-secret topics in the boardroom or cross their arms in an attempt to prove just how legit they are. But perhaps it's Franco that goes...
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La Bête Humaine and Cat People Actress Remembered Part 1 (Revised and Expanded Version)

'Cat People' 1942 actress Simone Simon Remembered: Starred in Jacques Tourneur's cult horror movie classic (photo: Simone Simon in 'Cat People') Pert, pouty, pretty Simone Simon is best remembered for her starring roles in Jacques Tourneur's cult horror movie Cat People (1942) and in Jean Renoir's French film noir La Bête Humaine (1938). Long before Brigitte Bardot, Mamie Van Doren, Ann-Margret, and (for a few years) Jane Fonda became known as cinema's Sex Kittens, Simone Simon exuded feline charm in a film career that spanned a quarter of a century. From the early '30s to the mid-'50s, she seduced men young and old on both sides of the Atlantic – at times, with fatal results. During that period, Simon was featured in nearly 40 movies in France, Italy, Germany, Britain, and Hollywood. Besides Jean Renoir, in her native country she worked for the likes of Jacqueline Audry
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Broadchurch series 2: 20 burning questions we have about episode 1

It was worth the wait, wasn't it? After nearly two years of speculation, a month of mysterious adverts on loop on ITV and CIA-esque level of secrecy surrounding the plot, Broadchurch series 2 finally arrived last night.

As writer Chris Chibnall promised, this wasn't simply another murder mystery whodunnit in the same town. In fact, it's quite the contrary - it's a can-you-prove-he-did-it.

Oh and that little case in Sandbrook that tormented Di Alec Hardy in series one. Yes, that reared up again.

At the end of the opening hour, we were left with questions piled on top of questions, and with a week to wait before we get episode two, here are the 20 most burning matters that we'll be mulling over until next Monday.

1. Why did Joe plead 'not guilty'?

"The evidence against you is clear."

"Not just me. Everyone... Nobody's innocent, Paul. Everyone's hiding things."

The exchanges between Joe Miller and Rev.
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Joe Cocker, R.I.P.

Long before John Belushi mugged his spastic body movements and raspy vocals in an SNL parody, the Sheffield, England-born Joe Cocker was the voice that could sing any rock song and make it his own. His riveting performance at Woodstock, on the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour of 1970, and early solo albums made him an unlikely rock star in the Us. Joe may have lost his battle with lung cancer, but his songs will live on. His Beatles' cover "With a Little Help from My Friends" remains one of my favorite songs by him. Rest in peace, Mr. Cocker.
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Sleepy Hollow, Ep. 2.06, “And The Abyss Gazes Back”: Hungry like the wendigo

Sleepy Hollow, Season 2, Episode 6, “And The Abyss Gazes Back”

Written by Heather V. Regnier

Directed by Doug Aarniokoski

Airs Mondays at 9pm (Et) on Fox

In the last few weeks, Sleepy Hollow has settled into what appears to be a fairly comfortable episodic groove. There’s a monster of the week that benefits from some truly exceptional character design, exchanges that are at times witty and emotional between our two leads, a few bits of American history warped to serve the writers’ purpose, and everything comes to a head with a well-executed action climax and a closing scene of John Noble doing something cryptically menacing. It’s a solid enough formula for the show, and it’s yielded a series of entertaining episodes following the dramatic escapes of Ichabod and Abbie in the premiere.

However one of the things that makes Sleepy Hollow stand out is that for all its
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$2 million-plus pledged for Oz docs

In a single, extraordinary day more than $2 million in donations was pledged to seven Australian feature-length documentaries on Wednesday.

The scale of the financial support stunned the organisers of the first Good Pitch Australia event, which aids social impact documentaries.

Equally surprised were the recipients. .I am speechless,. said producer Marguerite Grey, who is collaborating with director Belinda Mason on Constance on the Edge, which looks at the struggles of a Sudanese refugee, Constance Okot, and her six children in Wagga Wagga.

The docu was the biggest single recipient with pledges of more than $500,000 for the production and an initial outreach strategy which includes hosted regional film screenings and education and training resources.

Screen Australia provided $15,000 for research and development in March and in September Screen Nsw gave $10,000 for filming a trailer for Good Pitch and for broadcasters to help secure project finance.

However the ABC and Sbs rejected the producer's initial requests for investment,
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Playlistmania

Tim Sommer, rock raconteur extraordinaire, recently wrote a playlist for Tim Broun's blog Stupefaction. (#1 choice shown above.) Mr. Sommer has lately been writing a daily column in The Brooklyn Bugle (motto: "On the Web because paper is expensive") that immediately became the one thing that I read every day, just so I can enjoy his combination of cultural erudition and lunatic whimsy. In one of his Bugle columns he wrote about making the list. And in that article he posited other approaches/lists that I found myself wishing he had made as well. But he's undoubtedly got better things to do with his time. I apparently do not, however (okay, I do, I just have poor impulse control), and made my own lists based on his criteria.

And here they are. I could have gone thirty deep on each of these lists just as he did on Stupefaction (well, maybe
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TV Recap: 'The Following' Episode 210 - 'Teacher's Pet.'

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TV Recap: 'The Following' Episode 210 - 'Teacher's Pet.'
The Following Episode 210

“Teacher’s Pet”

Written By: Brett Mahoney

Directed By: Marcos Siega

Original Airdate: 24 March 2014

In This Episode…

Wrapping up last week’s cliffhanger, Claire didn’t really die; the FBI just faked it to get her into witness protection and keep her safe. But she is sick of witness protection, upset by the resurgence of Joe and Lily’s new cult, and she misses Ryan. By the episode’s end, she has told her security detail to make whatever arrangements they need to - she is going to visit Ryan and she claims to know the key to bringing Joe down. But she doesn’t just want Joe arrested - she wants him dead.

Back to the crazy. Robert points out the “psychos” from the hole: Tilda, who killed her brother; Patrick, who was dishonorably discharged from the Army for torturing POWs; Lucas, a narcissist; and Mallory,
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