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<p>Patton Oswalt and Andy Samberg on &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Patton Oswalt and Andy Samberg on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Sal's Pizza'

Patton Oswalt guests as an annoying fire marshal

A review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as we stop home for my pizza bib...

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<p>Rockmond Dunbar in &quot;Sons of Anarchy.&quot;</p>

Rockmond Dunbar in "Sons of Anarchy."

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Review: 'Sons of Anarchy' - 'Aon Rud Persanta'

The club takes a vote, while Tara considers her options

Geoff Berkshire remains HitFix's regular "Sons of Anarchy" reviewer, and his take on last night's episode is here. I have a few thoughts of my own, though, coming up just as soon as I'm not allowed to take you to daycare...

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<p>Sean Bobbitt and Steve McQueen on the set of &quot;12 Years a Slave.&quot;</p>

Sean Bobbitt and Steve McQueen on the set of "12 Years a Slave."

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Roundup: Cinematographers come down on 3D

Also: McQueen defends '12 Years' aesthetic, and what about an R-rated 'Hunger Games?'

The Hollywood Reporter's annual roundtables with actors and directors always make for enjoyable reading, though one rarely loses the sense that it's being treated as a campaign exercise by all involved. Their first ever cinematographers' roundtable, however, is quite a fresh, candid affair. Five DPs, including Sean Bobbitt ("12 Years a Slave"), Barry Ackroyd ("Captain Phillips") and Bruno Delbonnel ("Inside Llewyn Davis") get together for a chat on subjects from 3D to film-versus-digital to why their films never look the way they should on Blu-ray. Interestingly, no one speaks in favor of 3D -- Ackroyd deems it a "gimmick," Dryburgh "unnecessary," and Bobbitt is "mystified" by it. Still, they'll have to make their peace with losing the Oscar to "Gravity."  [Hollywood Reporter

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<p>The Berserker staff causes all sorts of trouble in a special episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'</p>

The Berserker staff causes all sorts of trouble in a special episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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Asgard and 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' come together in a special 'Thor' related episode

The tie-in wasn't what we expected, though

"I can't think of a single time when anything alien in human hands ended well."

So here we are… the first direct tie-in to a Marvel movie currently in release on "Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD." I've been curious to see how they would handle this since the moment they announced the series, and considering how many dangling threads there are at at the end of "Thor: The Dark World," it seems like this is a perfect test case.

Here's where we start to see what happens after the events of one of the big Marvel films, as characters move in to clean up, categorize, and study the aftermath of something like, oh, let's say giant Elven spaceships opening interdimensional rifts centered in the middle of England while Asgardian superbeings beat the ever-lovin' crap out of evil creatures.

Skye (Chloe Bennet) gives voice to the average citizen here, reminding Coulson (Clark Gregg) that not everyone knows all of the backstory already. It's funny hearing her talk about Thor and remembering that her character hasn't been front and center for any of the truly cosmic stuff yet. She's taking it all on faith at this point.

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'Sons of Anarchy' Season 6

"Sons of Anarchy"

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'Sons of Anarchy' recap: Murder most foul in 'Aon Rud Persanta'

The body count skyrockets in the season's most shocking episode

Well, spoiler alert "Sons of Anarchy" fans: That happened.

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Dear 'New Girl': 'Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!'

Dear "New Girl": "Stop Trying to Make Nick and Jess Happen!"
"All the best parts of their personalities were dropped" since they got together, complains Natalie Abrams, adding: "Pairing two dysfunctional characters is a recipe for disaster because now Jess' shtick comes off as campy, not adorable." PLUS: Furguson the cat is coming back.

Rosie O'Donnell: I think I was Barbara Walters' least-favorite host on "The View"
On Twitter, Rosie weighed in on Jimmy Kimmel's question to Walters asking, "Who was your least favorite host?"

Josh Hutcherson gets punched in his "SNL" promos
Watch as Bobby Moynihan punches the "Hunger Games" star in the face.

Watch Vince Gilligan spend nearly 10 minutes unboxing the "Breaking Bad" DVD barrel
Gilligan "nerds out" over all the special features.

Kate Gosselin drops lawsuit against Jon Gosselin
Kate had accused her ex-husband of hacking and wiretapping. She is still, however, suing the author of "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World."

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is no fun: Where did it all go wrong?
"S.H.I.E.L.D." is the fall's biggest disappointment, transmitting "all the joy of an annual tax audit," says Maureen Ryan. "Why should viewers trust this show to transport them to interesting places?" she adds. "It has yet to appreciably deepen its characters beyond a trait or two. Ward remains cold and distrusting. May is remote and kicks ass. Coulson may not be what he seems. Fitz and Simmons are clumsy, socially awkward geniuses. Skye appears to exist on the show solely as an exposition-delivery system. Can you recall one villain? Can you remember which one is Fitz and which one is Simmons? Does it matter?" PLUS: An appreciation of Agent Coulson, and Chloe Bennet talks Thor.

"24" casts a charismatic hacker
Is Michael Wincott's character based on Julian Assange?

TV's older characters: Why are they so vulgar, inappropriate and/or moronic?
From "Mom" to "Dads" to "The Millers," older characters on sitcoms are behaving immaturely these days.

Check out TLC's "Buying Naked"
Here's a clip from the special, airing Wednesday.

Adam Levine named People's Sexiest Man of 2013
Says "The Voice" star: "As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn't really think that this was on the table."

Why is Sarah Michelle Gellar looking bloody and banged up?
Check out Gellar's new "Crazy Ones" look.

Animal Planet's canceled "Wild Recon" host pleads guilty to smuggling lizards
Donald Schultz admitted to violating the Endangered Species Act.

"The Tomorrow People" casts a "Queer as Folk" star
Robert Gant will play the "surprise boyfriend" of Stephen's mom.

Dianna Agron tries to explain why she wasn't in "Glee's" Cory Monteith tribute episode

"I've nothing but love for that show and everybody involved in it, and it was such a huge part of my life," she says.

Steven Moffat blames BBC's "outright stupidity" for canceling "Doctor Who" in 1989
"Ah, 50 years," he writes. "What can one say about 50 years of Doctor Who? Well, first of all, one can be pedantic. Doctor Who hasn't been on for 50 years – owing to the outright stupidity and unforgiveable blindness of the BBC (sorry guys, it needs to be said), there was a 16-year gap." PLUS: Daleks invade Buckingham Palace, a "Doctor Who" glossary for beginners, check out a remote-controlled flying TARDIS, and see 11 Doctors running in one GIF.

Taran Killam meets Karen Gillan
"We may be the same person from parallel dimensions," the "SNL" star says of the similarly named former "Doctor Who" star.

See "The Simpson"-ized Anderson Cooper
The CNN host is "very excited" to be on Sunday's episode. PLUS: What is your go-to "Simpsons" quote?

Is this the worst-ever "Family Feud" answer?
"Name something you know about zombies..."

Elizabeth Berkley hated her "Saved by the Bell" one-piece swimsuits

"They used to put me in a one piece," she says noting that Kelly Kapowski got to wear bikinis. "I'm sorry, but at 16 you don't want to be the girl in the one piece with baggy shorts."

Peek inside Steve Newlin's "True Blood" vampire field guide
The new book "True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires (And Other Creatures of Satan)" comes out Nov. 26. PLUS: "True Blood" stars come out for book launch party.

"Duck Dynasty" has the No. 1 Christmas album
In fact, the Robertsons have the biggest debut country Christmas album of the past decade.

Fox's ADHD comes up with its own "Sesame Street" Thanksgiving dinner
Is that Big Bird on a platter?

Which are TV's most bookish shows?
Literary references were a big part of shows like "The Simpsons," "Lost" and "Breaking Bad."

"Dexter" will live on in comic books
Marvel Comics has announced the Australian-based comic series "Dexter Down Under," penned by "Dexter" book author Jeff Lindsay.

Stop lying to children, Jimmy Kimmel!
Why Kimmel's annual Halloween candy stunt is bad for their development.

See Kathy Bates' head on a "Coven" platter
"American Horror Story" gets the Entertainment Weekly cover treatment this week. PLUS: Stevie Nicks has arrived on set.

"The Young and the Restless" swaps actors
Billy Abbott is out as Billy Abott, and David Tom is back in.

"Arrow" casts a "Spartacus" alum as the daughter of Ra's al Ghul
Katrina Law will play Nyssa al Ghul.

Finance workers box it out on "White Collar Brawlers"
This is reality TV on Esquire Network.

Mindy Kaling offers a "Dear Teenagers" essay

"I think about you all the time," Kaling writes for the website Rookie.

Watch Bjork deconstruct a TV set

Time magazine has unearthed this unusual old video in which Bjork compares the inside of a television to a miniature city.

"Frontline" updates its 1993 documentary "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?"
Tonight's broadcast is a two-hour edited version of the three-hour film that aired in 1993.

Josh Holloway to become a dad again
The "Lost" alum and "Intelligence" star is expecting his 2nd child with his wife.

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Watch: Katy Perry's  gorgeous 'Unconditionally' video
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Watch: Katy Perry's gorgeous 'Unconditionally' video

She has never looked more beautiful or vulnerable

Katy Perry is the fairest of them all in the beautiful video for new single, “Unconditionally.” She travels through time and different scenarios —outside in the snow, at a ball — as her love burns through her (literally).

With frozen scenes that look like lavishly photographed tableaux, the video is a sumptuous visual feast with looks inspired by films like “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Anna Karenina,” according to Perry.

Love is a serious matter and it can feel like you’ve gotten hit by a truck when the right one comes along. In a beautiful explosion of color, the outdoor Perry gets hit by a car and the hit causes another version of herself to be immersed in flower petals that flow around her until the two images meld into one stunning final image.

It’s an intense video that attempts to capture real love. Perry isn’t winking to the camera. She is at her most vulnerable and her most beautiful. We never see the object of her desire and we don't need to. We know her love for him is complete.

"Unconditionally" is the second single from her No. 1 album, "Prism." 

What do you think of “Unconditionally?”


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Winners and Losers: Where are the 'Twilight' saga cast one year later?

Winners and Losers: Where are the 'Twilight' saga cast one year later?

You might be surprised who is in the winners list

It's been a little over a year since the "Twilight" saga said goodbye with the final chapter, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2."  In the 12 months since Hollywood just hasn't been the same.  Studios have tried to recreate the screaming tween magic with numerous faux franchises such as "The Host" and "Mortal Instruments," but moviegoers just won't have it.  Sure, there's "Hunger Games" and potential future players like "Divergent" and "The Maze Runner," but where is our pop culture phenomenon to fill the "Twilight" void?  

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Bill Murray joins HBO miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge'

Bill Murray joins HBO miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"

Murray will return to TV to play a widower in a small New England town who befriends the title character, played by Frances McDormand.

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<p>Bruce Dern at the LA Film Festival.</p>

Bruce Dern at the LA Film Festival.

Credit: AP Photo/Vince Bucci

Palm Springs Film Festival boards the Bruce Dern express

The 'Nebraska' star will receive the fest's Career Achievement Award

If Oscars were awarded purely on the basis of who wants it the most, Bruce Dern would be a tough man to beat this year. The 77-year-old veteran's first and last Oscar nomination came 35 years ago for "Coming Home," and he's seemingly revelling in the greatest amount of critical and media attention he's had since then, or perhaps ever.

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Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks 

She's here! Stevie Nicks arrives at 'American Horror Story: Coven'

The Fleetwood Mac diva is on the set and looking fine

We all knew that we absolutely needed Stevie Nicks to show up on "American Horror Story: Coven" (Wed. at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX) once we saw Lily Rabe's Misty Day character. Guess what? Show creator Ryan Murphy agreed, and now Stevie is on the set. Better yet, Murphy tweeted a picture, so we have proof positive that Nicks not only accepted the offer, she's there in her best witchy garb, ready to twirl and croak and curse and do whatever the role demands. How much do we love Stevie? Let us count the ways -- though quietly, and to ourselves. It's the only respectful way.

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<p>Ike Barinholtz of &quot;The Mindy Project&quot;</p>

Ike Barinholtz of "The Mindy Project"

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'The Mindy Project' star Ike Barinholtz talks acting, writing and impersonating Chris Messina

What makes Morgan Tookers tick?
Every night, Twitter creates its own ecosystem of TV co-viewing, a constant feedback loop in which critics, fans, haters and the people associated with different shows can be in constant communication. 
Last Tuesday night at Microsoft offices in Venice (the California variety, not the one I'd want to spend my Tuesdays in), the loop came to life as the cast and producers of "The Mindy Project" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" got together and ate, drank and tweeted through the West Coast airing of the FOX comedies with an assortment of journalists and network types.
During the pause between two shows -- also known as "New Girl," which wasn't represented at the event -- I sat down with "Mindy Project" co-star Ike Barinholtz to talk about the comedy's transition through an inconsistent and fitfully funny first season into one of the more reliable laugh-generators in FOX's Tuesday lineup. 
Barinholtz, also a writer and executive story editor on "The Mindy Project," discusses what makes Morgan Tookers tick, his pleasure at getting to play straight-man sometimes this season, the cast's ubiquitous Chris Messina impressions and more.
Click through for the full Q&A...
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