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<p>The legendary Nirvana will soon be members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.</p>

The legendary Nirvana will soon be members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Nirvana, Kiss voted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Who else will be in the Class of 2014?

Kiss fans, rejoice! The hard rock band has finally gotten its due and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014.

The make-up wearing band will be joined by Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt, according to Rolling Stone.

Acts are eligible 25 years after the release of their first recording, which means Nirvana, to no one’s surprise, will be inducted in its first year of eligibility. For both Kiss and Hall & Oates, their entry comes after years of fans lobbying for their inclusion.

Peter Gabriel is already in the Hall as a member of Genesis.

On the ballot, but denied this year were Yes, LL Cool J, The Replacements, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, NWA, The Meters, Link Wray, and the Zombies.

The E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen's backing band, will be presented the award for musical excellence, while Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham will be inducted as non-performers.

The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on April 10, 2014, after being held at LA Live this year.  Tickets will be made available to the general public and will go on sale in January. HBO will air the ceremony.

 

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"Doomsday Preppers"

 "Doomsday Preppers"

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Exclusive: A 'Doomsday Prepper' grows pot for the apocalypse

Plus stats on who's prepared for the end - and who's not

Are you prepared for the end times? You know, bottled water, solar panels, leeches and medicinal marijuana? You don't have a grow house ready, chock full of choice bud? No? You are so not ready! At least, that's what we learn from the latest episode of "Doomsday Preppers" (Tues. at 9:00 p.m. ET on Nat Geo) and this exclusive clip. One doctor decides that, in addition to keeping leeches on hand, he's also growing pot to use as a drug. Right. No, really, he's just using it if society collapses. That's all. 

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<p>&quot;12 Years a Slave&quot; won five awards including Best Picture</p>

"12 Years a Slave" won five awards including Best Picture

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'12 Years a Slave' dominates Chicago film critics awards

Bringing the drama's Best Picture tally up to 14

Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" kept up its regional precursor dominance tonight winning the Best Picture prize from the Chicago Film Critics Association. The group's acting winners filled out accordingly with nary a surprise to be found. "Her" picked up two prizes, for original screenplay and original score. Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below, and as ever, keep track of it all via The Circuit.

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<p>Andrew Rannells and Josh Radnor in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Andrew Rannells and Josh Radnor in "How I Met Your Mother."

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Talkback: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Bass Player Wanted'

'HIMYM' ends 2013 with a whole lot of the Mother; better late than never?

Back when I was still doing actual weekly "How I Met Your Mother" reviews, I started keeping a checklist of things that I had come to expect from this final season, like Marshall being elsewhere, the Mother being absent entirely, an utter lack of recognizable emotion, etc. Well, "HIMYM" closed out 2013 with a kind of anti-checklist episode, as "Bass Player Wanted" offered up a whole lot of Cristin Milioti, finally brought Marshall to the Farhampton Inn, and had some nice moments between Lily and Robin and between Ted and Barney (even if some of it is wrapped up in dumb ideas like Ted's inability to get over Robin).

What did everybody else think? Does seeing Milioti this much please you, or just make you even more frustrated that it took this long? And are you hopeful to see lots of Marshall interacting with the rest of the cast in 2014, or are you expecting some kind of contrivance where Marshall is frequently stuck in an obscure corner of the hotel?

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The Fien Print's TV Top 10 for 2013 - 'Breaking Bad,' Sundance's big year and more

The Fien Print's TV Top 10 for 2013 - 'Breaking Bad,' Sundance's big year and more

Which animated series, documentary and Netflix original made the cut?
I keep meeting fewer and fewer people who use that dreadfully snooty line, "Oh, I don't really watch TV."
 
Yes, my perception on these matters is skewed. 
 
I also feel like we get fewer and fewer comments on the site lamenting that there's nothing on TV but "reality crap."
 
Again, my perception may be skewed.
 
Our definitions of "great TV" may differ, but I think there was more "very good TV" airing in 2013 than ever before and that there were more types of very good TV airing than ever before and they're airing in more places.
 
My Top 10 list includes an animated series, a documentary, a zombie show, a fantasy series, three or four things that are kinda comedies, period shows and contemporary. They're shows from cable, network, PBS and an online platform.
 
Seven of the shows in my Top 10 were no-brainers for me. Another was a no-brainer on quality, but its brevity and format left me briefly contemplating its place. And two of the shows on my list could have been replaced by six or seven other shows and I'd have felt *almost* exactly the same satisfaction. 
 
So that means that when I do my Second 10 in a couple weeks, I think that's a list of very good shows as well and some of them really hurt to exclude from this list. And if that list only includes 10-ish shows (I usually allow some cheating once I get out of the Top 10), I'll probably feel bad about another six or seven shows that I left out.
 
That's how this goes. 
 
Check out my Top 10 in video form above. It'll be in list form on Tuesday morning as part of HitFix's Now-Annual TV Critics Poll.
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Beyonce's new 'XO' video is a thrill ride: Watch
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Beyonce's new 'XO' video is a thrill ride: Watch

She's on a rollercoaster of love

Beyonce’s “XO” video, her second in a few days following “Drunk in Love,” compares love to a carnival.

Shot at Astroland at Coney Island, the clip features a sultry, slightly euphoric looking Beyonce walking on the boardwalk and dancing her way through the midway alone and with friends, intercut with other folks at the theme park and the rides. It also includes brief footage of her on stage.

It’s an interesting clip, almost as if we’re seeing her in some state of heightened reality enhanced by some mood-altering substance-- or maybe that’s just what love does to Beyonce.  "XO" will go to top 40 radio at the beginning of year.

In the meantime, “Beyonce,” the album she dropped at midnight on Friday, continues to sell well. It set a iTunes record for best U.S. sales in a week at 617,000.
 

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<p>Shia LaBeouf may have shot his own directorial ambitions in the foot today. At least he's in a Lars Von Trier film. Maybe they can compare notes on career suicide.</p>

Shia LaBeouf may have shot his own directorial ambitions in the foot today. At least he's in a Lars Von Trier film. Maybe they can compare notes on career suicide.

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Shia LaBeouf pulls short film from Internet after charges of plagiarism emerge

The sad thing is he may have had a point

What was he thinking?

That is the one question I'm going to want answered with Shia LaBeouf finally makes some sort of comment on the bizarre story that's been unfolding today. If you haven't been following it, the day began with people linking to a short film that originally played at the Cannes Film Festival this past May. I guess no one who was at Cannes is a Daniel Clowes fan, though, because there was nary a whisper afterwards about any sort of issues that there might be with the film that Shia made.

Now, though, thanks to the fact that plagiarism is nearly impossible to get away with in the age of the Internet, in less than 24 hours, LaBeouf has had to lock the film behind a password because the connection was instantly made between his film, "HowardCantour.com," and a comic by Clowes, best known as the creator of "Ghost World," called "Justin M. Damiano." I really like Clowes, but I'm no authority on his work. Still, when BuzzFeed ran the short film past Clowes today, they did it because they were surprised he wasn't credited on the film. What seemed like an odd oversight at first became something more when Clowes replied.

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Eminem strolls down memory lane in 'Monster' clip with Rihanna: Watch

Eminem strolls down memory lane in 'Monster' clip with Rihanna: Watch

It's not a pleasant trip

Rihanna wears more clothes than we’ve seen her wear in years in the video for Eminem’s “Monster” clip.

The "Marshall Mathers LP 2"  tune, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, features Rihanna as a therapist who is helping treat Eminem, who revisits his much-used theme of going insane.

The video starts with the good doctor showing Em a tape of his life flashing before him. The tape is comprised largely from events in his life and from his past videos.

From there, it alternates between Eminem reliving the scenes from the tape, such as the rapper in an asylum, along with Dr. Dre;  shots of Rihanna singing her refrain, and Eminem standing in front a hotel on 8 Mile Road, in concert, and performing with Elton John at the 2006 Grammys. The images mirror the lyrics of the song, which take a trip back in time by referencing many of Eminem’s past hits.

He ends up on rooftop with a SWAT Team recalling a time when he was encaged... either in reality or in his own head... with the monster that lives there.

The clip doesn’t have the impact of their previous collaboration, “Love The Way You Lie,”  but that’s also because the song doesn’t have the same heft to it. However, it’s beautifully shot and both Rihanna and Eminem make the most of their parts. Plus, it’s a nice way to revisit much of Eminem’s career without doing a standard flashback video.

 

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"Oprah: Where Are They Now?"

 "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"

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Exclusive clip: Get personal with 'Project Runway' winner Christian Siriano

Meet his boyfriend, too

Ever wonder what happens after you win a reality TV competition like "Project Runway"? Is it just a slow descent into obscurity and depression with a nice pile of parting gifts? Sometimes, sure, but that hasn't been the case for Christian Siriano.

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<p>Jay&nbsp;Z attends the New York premiere of &quot;The&nbsp;Great Gatsby.&quot;</p>

Jay Z attends the New York premiere of "The Great Gatsby."

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Jay Z, Coldplay and U2 make the Oscar eligibility cut for Best Original Song

'Kamasutra 3D,' this is your moment

On the heels of our piece detailing the unfortunate ineligibility of "Please Mr. Kennedy" from "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Academy has announced 75 original songs in competition for the Best Original Song Oscar at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

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<p>Tom Hanks</p>

Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks joins Palm Springs fest's starry list of honorees

The 'Captain Phillips' and 'Saving Mr. Banks' star gets the Chairman's Award

It's funny having Tom Hanks back in the awards hunt this year. He's such a dab hand at the whole campaign spiel, and has been such a quietly familiar presence in the season thus far, that it hardly feels like 13 years since he was last nominated for an Oscar. (Meanwhile, kids born around the time he tearfully accepted his second Oscar for "Forrest Gump" are now legal adults. Where do the years go?)

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<p>Seen here in 'Hesher,' Gordon-Levitt seems pretty much ideal to bring Gaiman's iconic lead character to life.</p>

Seen here in 'Hesher,' Gordon-Levitt seems pretty much ideal to bring Gaiman's iconic lead character to life.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt set to dream up Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' with David Goyer

This just got reeeeeeeeeeally interesting

"Sandman" is heading to theaters with Joseph Gordon-Levitt producing, directing and starring in the film, and with David Goyer co-producing, in a story that was first reported in November and then seemingly confirmed according to a report just published, and if that actually happens, it's going to be a really interesting ending to a long and difficult development process for Neil Gaiman's landmark comic series.

The first time I met Neil Gaiman was to discuss his work writing the English-language script for "Princess Mononoke," but most of our conversation was about "Sandman" and the long, ugly string of near-misses that happened on the film. When I was at Ain't It Cool, I wrote a piece about Bill Farmer's adaptation that was in development at that point, and I consider it a bullet dodged that the studio didn't end up making it. That piece got Neil's attention, and he told me how skeptical he was that anyone was going to be able to crack it as a movie.

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