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Colo. Police Investigating if Religious Ritual Was Involved in Deaths of 2 Girls Found Decomposing in Car

Colo. Police Investigating if Religious Ritual Was Involved in Deaths of 2 Girls Found Decomposing in Car
Colorado prosecutors are investigating whether a religious ritual was involved in the deaths of two young girls whose bodies were found last month in a car on a vacant property near Norwood, People confirms.

“It is part of the investigation by the sheriff’s office,” 7th District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Sherry McKenzie tells People. “It is a very concerning case whenever you find two young children deceased.”

Nashika Bramble, the 36-year-old Florida mother of the two girls, and 37-year-old Madani Ceus, of Haiti, were both charged late last week with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths. Both
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4 Arrested in Suspected Child Abuse That Left Two Girls, Aged 5 to 10, Dead on a Colorado Farm: Reports

Four suspects have been arrested in the tragic deaths of two young girls whose bodies were found Friday on a farm in San Miguel County, Colorado, according to multiple reports.

The girls, who were between the ages of 5 and 10, were said to be dead for at least two weeks before being discovered in the rural southwestern Colorado farm about 30 miles west of the ski resort town of Telluride, the Associated Press reports.

“In my 37 years as Sheriff, I have never seen anything as cruel and heartless as this,” San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters told ABC News-13.

The four people arrested — 23-year-old Frederick A.
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Masters of Sex Season 4 Finale: Foresaking All Others

We’ve arrived at a major turning point not only in Masters of Sex, but in Masters and Johnson’s history. In four seasons the show has covered the first half of the partners’s history from 1957 to when they marry in 1971. The core of their relationship hasn’t been a typical love affair, it’s been the intimate partnership they could achieve with no one else. It’s not as if they haven’t tried to connect with other people. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson have just never been able to give themselves up completely, either personally or professionally, with anyone else. For the

Masters of Sex Season 4 Finale: Foresaking All Others
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No S.H.I.E.L.D. for Nic Cage? Is Kimmel's Candy Shtick Stale? Bernadette Got Big Quick? Pitch Pal a Hit? And More Qs!

No S.H.I.E.L.D. for Nic Cage? Is Kimmel's Candy Shtick Stale? Bernadette Got Big Quick? Pitch Pal a Hit? And More Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Big Bang and Supernatural!

1 | The way Hawaii Five-0‘s Kono and Adam seem to get terrorized a few times s a season, did you think/hope their latest ordeal would be revealed as an elaborate Halloween prank?

RelatedFive-0′s Alex O’Loughlin Previews Episode 150, Hints at Exit

2 | Granted he’s only been in one episode, but is The Walking Dead‘s ridiculously over-the-top Ezekiel proof
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Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 7 Review: In To Me You See

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Bill has never been the most romantic man.

He's often clinical in his approach to sex, relationships, and love. However, there's one person from Bill's past who may have seen a different side of Bill.

On Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 7, Bill wrote a letter to his first love, Dody, in the hope that she would finally answer a question he's been carrying around for years.

Elsewhere in the episode, Virginia and Nancy went undercover at a retreat, and the clinic may finally be taking steps forward to expand its research.

We've seen Bill's relationships with both Libby and Virginia, but we haven't seen the man he was when he was with Dody. The way he described their youthful love is when I have a hard time imagining.

Who is this woman that captivated Bill? From what we've seen of her, she appears to be beautiful, smart, and able to joke around with Bill.
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Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 5 Review: Outliers

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History always has a way of repeating itself, but Bill Masters seems determined to avoid it.

As the trial was about to begin on Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 5, Bill was eager to revisit his past with Libby, but was saddened to learn that sometimes revisiting the past means there’s a larger issue at hand.

Elsewhere in the episode, Virginia admitted she belonged with Bill, and Betty confronted Helen about the future of their family.

There was a lot to love about this installment: Libby continued to shine, Betty and Helen’s family dilemma, but most of all, Bill’s addiction awareness.

However, I can’t help but feel like Bill’s self-actualization process is just another plot device to keep Bill and Virginia apart. They are wrong for each other in so many ways, but the reality is that the real Masters and Johnson did get married (and
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Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 3 Review: The Pleasure Protocol

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It's about time, Bill Masters! You've finally begun to see the light. 

It may have taken Bill more than a decade to find some clarity, but he's finally begun to understand just how dysfunctional his desire for Virginia actually is. 

Elsewhere in Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 3, Bill and Virginia worked with their new associates, and Libby met a handsome stranger.

It's amazing how the tables have turned in the never-ending saga of Bill and Virginia's relationship. Bill had been floundering over his obsession with Virginia while she actively tried to find happiness away from him and their work.

Alice's appearance and subsequent revelation that Dan and Virginia never married was a wake up call for Bill. Alice had stood by Dan through countless affairs and even cleaned up the women's broken hearts after her husband was through with them. 

Seeing Alice's pathetic devotion to her husband shook Bill.
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Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 1 Review: Freefall

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Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson have a long and complicated relationship. After finally hitting rock bottom, has Bill finally learned to let go?

Even though he appeared to find some clarity in Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 1, I'm not betting on Bill's revelation lasting too long.

The world is quickly changing around them, but Bill and Virginia always seem to find their way back to one another.

We caught up with the estranged duo several weeks after the events of Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 12. Bill was trying out an overgrown beard and drinking himself into a stupor, while Virginia rambled on about her husband Dan and slept with a bartender.

It's unclear what happened with Dan and Virginia after they boarded that plane, but he was nowhere to be found. It's possible they never got married or they did get hitched and Dan turned out to not be the man Virginia thought he was.
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Masters Of Sex Season 4 Review

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There’s always a stealth reason to stick with the flawed, but occasionally brilliant Masters of Sex. For all of Season 3’s faults (an uneven and severely unfocused 12-episode arc, for starters), the show pulled all of its safest tricks to keep longtime fans invested. That unfortunately killed some of the excitement for the opening of Season 4, because at this point, haven’t we seen everything?

Season 4’s first episode, “Freefall,” makes the case that the series is yet to peak, perhaps because at last (12 years in), Bill Masters is shifting the narrative of his own story, dancing nicely in parallel to Virginia’s struggle to maintain her rise as she grows more independent of the “brand” they’ve built together.

Thankfully set in the wake of last season’s cliffhanger ending rather than an abrupt time skip, the first episode oddly takes
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Masters of Sex Catch-up: Our Story So Far

Season 4 of Masters of Sex premieres on September 11 at 10pm Eastern on Showtime. I’ve been blogging this show for all of its run.

Masters of Sex is based on the true story of the breakthrough sex research of Doctor William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) (“Masters & Johnson”), while intermingling fact and fiction. Some characters are entirely fictional, parts of the chronology are tweaked, but major historical moments are generally respected.

Where we left off: Here’s the quick summation of the Season 3 finale—read below for a detailed series summary. Bill Masters, realizing his love for Virginia Johnson, confesses his affair to his wife, who already knew. Too late; he’s chased Virginia and her new fiancé to the airport, but they take off for Mexico and presumably elopement. Barton Scully is in love with a hot gay doctor. Helen and Betty are expecting thanks to Austin.
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Best TV to Watch in September: 'The Exorcist,' 'Atlanta' and More

Best TV to Watch in September: 'The Exorcist,' 'Atlanta' and More
The TV calendar resets itself this month, with networks getting their dependable properties out of mothballs and shining up their brand-new programming for a grand debut. As students sullenly trudge back into classes, TV starts to get good again, following a long, blistering summer with a cavalcade of series premieres from well-pedigreed creators. While some of cable's edgiest returning programming turns up the sex and violence once again, budding visionaries such as hip-hop polymath Donald Glover, Selma director Ava DuVernay, and frequent Louis C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon all get their
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Masters of Sex: Bill/Virginia Make Amends, Women's Lib and Sexual Revolution Rule in Swingin' Season 4

Masters of Sex: Bill/Virginia Make Amends, Women's Lib and Sexual Revolution Rule in Swingin' Season 4
Masters of Sex‘s Virginia Johnson and Bill Masters have always been very forthright and non-judgmental about sex. And in Season 4, portrayer Lizzy Caplan says, the world is finally going to catch up to them.

“Now we’re in the swinging ’60s, and everybody is f–king everybody,” Caplan joked during a Television Critics Association panel Thursday. “All of a sudden, the world is reflecting a lot of the stuff these two people were doing behind closed doors.”

RelatedMasters of Sex Stages Getting On Reunion, Recruits Corey Reynolds as Niecy Nash’s Husband in Season 4

Caplan and co-star Michael Sheen,
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Sarah Silverman on Boyfriend Michael Sheen: 'He Classes Me Up'

Sarah Silverman on Boyfriend Michael Sheen: 'He Classes Me Up'
Sarah Silverman can't help but gush about her "real-life lover" and co-star Michael Sheen.

"He really classes me up and I just pull him right down to my level unfortunately for him," the comedian told James Lipton while appearing on Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio. "I could go on and on."

The couple, who have been dating since early 2014, play alongside each other in Showtime's Master's of Sex. Despite having been together for quite some time, Silverman couldn't quite seem to remember her beau's name when asked who plays the role of Bill Masters.

"Bill Masters is played by the sexy,
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Sarah Silverman Gets Candid (And Funny) About Relationship With Michael Sheen on Inside the Actors Studio

Sarah Silverman Gets Candid (And Funny) About Relationship With Michael Sheen on Inside the Actors Studio
Sarah Silverman is not mincing words about her "real-life lover" Michael Sheen. The Emmy winner sat down with James Lipton for Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio and discussed a bevy of things, including her work on Showtime's Masters of Sex where she plays a lesbian wanting a baby and acts alongside her real-life beau. When describing Masters of Sex, Silverman praised Lizzy Caplan and when it came time to discuss Sheen, well, that's when she launched into it. "Bill Masters is played by the sexy, gorgeous, astoundingly-brilliant—I'm just stalling because I can't remember his name— Michael Sheen, who is also my real-life love," she told Lipton. Lipton's reaction?...
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Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 12, 'Full Ten Count': 'Masters of Sex' Surrenders Control

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 12, 'Full Ten Count': 'Masters of Sex' Surrenders Control
Previously: Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 11, 'Party of Four': Fear and Trembling Back in the boxing ring -- a familiar metaphor for his pugilistic relationships with the scientific establishment, midcentury mores and the personal and professional families he's built over the course of a decade -- Dr. Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) begins the season finale of "Masters of Sex" bloodied and staggering. The lopsided match is only a dream, of course, but as his father and son jeer from the front row, it's clear that Bill's desperate efforts to stay in control have already started to unravel: "A man's got to know when he's beat, son," his father snipes. In a season consumed by what we can chart and measure, contain and explain, the wonderfully chaotic "Full Ten Count" thus focuses on what we cannot, and in doing so suggests -- in contrast to the season premiere,
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Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 7, 'Monkey Business': No Use to Man or Beast

Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 7, 'Monkey Business': No Use to Man or Beast
Previously: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 6: The Trial and Error of 'Two Scents' The Syllabus In Howard Hawks' antic comedy, "Monkey Business" (1952), buttoned-up chemist Barnaby Fulton (Cary Grant) ingests an elixir of youth and spends a freewheeling afternoon with buxom secretary Lois Laurel (Marilyn Monroe). The experience, he relates later, is one of "maladjustment, idiocy and a series of low-comedy disasters," but this screwball spirit unfortunately fails to translate to tonight's "Masters of Sex." Culminating with a scene in which Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) aims his recent cruelty at erstwhile partner Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), the episode fails to make hay from its droll premise, preferring instead a bewildering blend of squeamish humor, strange secrets, and slight camp. "Monkey Business" may be designed as a mischievous double entendre, but it blares its tired understanding of the battle of...
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Masters of Sex Recap: The One With All the Football

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Masters of Sex Recap: The One With All the Football
With each passing episode of Masters of Sex, I continue to fall somewhere along the mild-annoyance-to-outright-rage scale regarding the show's continued focus on the (imagined) personal lives of its main characters. But last night's episode, which featured, of all things, an extended subplot about Bill Masters becoming a children's football coach, may have driven me over the edge.Anyway. Bill is apparently a passionate American football fan, as of, like, three episodes ago (seriously, am I forgetting references to football in previous seasons?). A quick glance through Thomas Maier's book about Masters and Johnson reveals a few references to Bill's college-football days, but I can't remember Bill taking a particular interest (or at least not a fanatical one) in the sport in season one or two. He decides to start assistant-coaching a pee-wee team, and insists his son John join. This is as baffling as Bill's sudden interest — as
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Secrets to 5 Key Sets on 'Masters of Sex'

Secrets to 5 Key Sets on 'Masters of Sex'
"I see the sets as characters," "Masters of Sex" production designer Michael Wylie says, and though the expression is as common in Hollywood art departments as sexual dysfunction was in midcentury St. Louis, one glance at Wylie's Emmy-nominated work on Showtime's period drama is enough to know he means it. Wylie spoke to Toh! recently about five key sets from the series, created by Michelle Ashford and starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as pioneering sex researchers Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson. Read More: "Emmy Watch: 'Masters of Sex Is One of the Best Shows on Television. Will Voters Notice?" Washington University HospitalMuch of the action in the series' first season, which opens in 1956, takes place in the offices and corridors of Washington University Hospital's obstetrics department, where renowned physician Bill Masters (Sheen) embarks on a controversial, off-the-books sex study with the help of his new assistant, former nightclub.
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Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 4: The Anxiety of 'Undue Influence'

Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 4: The Anxiety of 'Undue Influence'
Previously: Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 3: After 'The Excitement of Release,' the Sweet Smell of Success The Syllabus As Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) scans the "thimble-deep" wisdom of Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," his eyes dart toward the emblem of his own limited clout. Nearing the end of its first print run, "Human Sexual Response" has sold a "respectable" but unspectacular 15,000 copies, tucked into the dim back aisles of bookstores where prying eyes can't see, and Bill is willing to intervene if it ensures his study's read. He sidles up to a shamefaced customer and berates the store's snobbish owner, and if the suggestion that "winning friends is not [Bill's] strong suit" draws the connection rather too keenly, this week's "Masters of Sex" earns the chance to weave its tangled web nonetheless. Written by Gina Fattore and directed by Christopher...
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Emmy episode analysis: Will 'Masters of Sex' guest role win Beau Bridges a fourth award?

Emmy episode analysis: Will 'Masters of Sex' guest role win Beau Bridges a fourth award?
Will second time be the charm for "Masters of Sex" recurring player Beau Bridges? He was nominated last year for playing Provost Barton Scully on the inaugural season of this Showtime drama but lost out to Joe Morton ("Scandal"). His episode submission in this year's Best Drama Guest Actor race is "Parallax," the emotional Season 2 premiere of this period piece. -Break- Join the 'Masters of Sex' discussion in our lively message boards Synopsis: Barton Scully, Provost of Washington University, asks Bill Masters if he'll drive him home after the procedure, since his wife doesn't know he's there. Barton then goes in for drastic electroshock therapy in order to try to cure his homosexuality. He wakes up later with mild amnesia, having no memory of the therapy at first, and vomits on Bill's suit. At home, Barton looks at male pornography in order to get in the mood, and then tries.
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