National Geographic Channel leaves the snickering behind (though we probably won't) and dives into the science behind arousal, orgasms, partner preference and sexual dysfunctions with "Sex: How It Works," a two-hour special premiering Tues. June 18 at 8:00 p.m. The show weaves together real-life case studies, the latest technology and cutting-edge computer graphics to explore the topic.
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There are few things more important to me than my friendships. In general, I consider myself a friendly person, and there are many people that I deal with who I would say I've got a pleasant but casual relationship with, and a few special people who I consider genuine pick-up-the-phone-anytime friends. They are hard-won, and even if I don't get a chance to see all of them as often as I'd like, they are important to me.
One of the reasons I take those relationships so seriously is because I know how rare they are, and I know how uncommon new ones can be. The worst feeling for me is when things shift, when one friendship starts to crowd out another. It's happened in my life, and it's never something calculated or intentional. It's just evolution, the way things happen, and it can hurt when it happens. "Frances Ha," the latest film by Noah Baumbach, mines that material in a very smart way, and with a very different voice, so does "This Is The End."
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have a storytelling voice that I like enormously. Both "Superbad" and "Pineapple Express" are movies I enjoy top to bottom, and watching them navigate the offers and opportunities that have come to them, and even the projects that I think are less successful are choices that make perfect sense, and I think their approach is always recognizably theirs. That is not easy to do working inside the system, and it feels to me like they've been working their way up to "This Is The End," a summation of everything they've done so far.
John Oliver on guest-hosting "The Daily Show": "The ratings are going to go down"
"Ice is cold, and the ratings of this show are going to go down in the summer," he says. "Add to that the fact that I’m here, so you’ll have your regular summer decline and that will become a more elemental nosedive."
Jeff Probst, e-mailing from the "Survivor" set, recalls his date with Katie Couric
"What I remember most about the date is how nervous I was and how little I offered to the conversation," says Probst, who never asked for a 2nd date because he didn't have her number. PLUS: Yes, "Survivor" will have family members next season, Probst confirms.
California woman becomes the 2nd "Wheel of Fortune" player to ever win $1M
How did Autumn Erhard pull it off?
"Does Someone Have To Go?" drops in 2nd week, "Mike & Molly" finale dips
The workplace reality show fell 23% from its disappointing debut. PLUS: Nepotism wins on "Does Someone Have to Go?"
Jacoby Jones hopes to avoid the "Dancing with the Stars" curse on NFL players
As ESPN points out, "the four active NFL players to participate on DWTS before Jones -- Jason Taylor, Chad Johnson, Hines Ward and Donald Driver -- failed to play a full season in the year they competed on the show and all were either on different teams or retired by the following season."
"GMA" wins its first May sweeps since 1994
"Good Morning America" had averaged 5.704 million total viewers to "Today's" 4.783 million.
See images from the final "Skins" season, including "Game of Thrones" star Hannah Murray
Murray will reprise her Cassie role in one of three "Skins" films to mark the end of the teen series.
For the third summer in a row, we're revisiting David Milch's classic revisionist HBO Western "Deadwood," this time discussing the third season.
While I once upon a time posted two separate reviews so people who hadn't watched the whole series would have a safe place to comment, almost no one bothered commenting on the newbie reviews last year, and they've been ditched. If you haven't finished the series, just avoid the comments of this review and you'll be fine.
Thoughts on the season premiere, "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood," coming up just as soon as I tend bar and let people punch me in the face...
Larry King: Russia Today did not hire me
The headlines are wrong, says the former CNN star. "RT has not hired me. They have licensed my shows," King explains on Facebook. He also says that the Russian government will have no oversight on his content.
"Revenge" won't bring back Ashley Madekwe
Her Ashley Davenport character had exhausted all her storylines.
Watch Snoop Lion on "One Life to Live"
Snoop made a cameo as himself.
Cheryl Burke: I hope to stay on "Dancing with the Stars"
Burke responded to a report that she was "unlikely to return," saying: "I can only speak for myself, and as long as 'Dancing With the Stars' wants to have me, I'll be there."
"The Voice's" Judith Hill on her shocking elimination
"Yeah, it kind of took me by surprise," she says.
Blake Shelton's NBC tornado relief concert raises more than $6M
Proceeds from "Healing in the Heartland" are going to the United Way of Central Oklahoma.
Superman has a long and, frankly, completely barking insane history.
One of the amazing things about a character like Superman is that because of his longevity, you can read through his publishing history and trace the various ebbs and flows of the comic industry. You can see how storytelling developed, and you can see how DC managed their key players because no matter what, Superman is always involved.
"Man Of Steel" is just a few weeks away now, and it is officially time to start getting very, very excited. Right now, fans are still speculating about what sort of riffs the new film will play on the long-established conventions of the character and the world around him. Will we see Lex Luthor in the new film? Is he a reporter for the Daily Planet? How do they handle Krypton's fate? Why does General Zod want him and how much does Superman know about his true identity as Kal-El?
When you show a character onscreen doing something that is supposed to be genuine magic, the use of special effects and camera trickery is perfectly acceptable and even understood as a given. When you're showing a character onscreen who is performing stage magic, something meant to be an illusion performed for a live crowd, I find it far more problematic when I don't believe what I'm looking at. "Now You See Me" is energetic, well-cast, and very, very narratively busy, but it fails the most basic test for me: the magic is a bust, so nothing else matters.
I'm sure having David Copperfield consult and build things for you is a great anecdote for the press day, and they get the trappings of stage magic right, especially as it pertains to Las Vegas. But there's not a moment in this movie where it doesn't feel like a movie, like everything is heightened and slightly ridiculous and impossible, and for that reason, I find myself less able to engage with the genial caper film that uses magic more as set dressing than anything else.
NBC has renewed "Hannibal" for a second season.
"Hannibal" renewed for Season 2
NBC's final bubble show of last season got good news: It'll be back for a 13-episode 2nd season.
Nicki Minaj confirms she's leaving "American Idol," too
After Mariah Carey confirmed her exit, Minaj tweeted: "Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn't trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!"
Robin Roberts: Daytime talk show host?
ABC is said to be considering Roberts for her own syndicated talk show that would be a spinoff from "GMA."
Oprah tells Harvard grads: "I have turned that network around"
After picking up an honorary doctorate, Oprah Winfrey told Harvard graduates that she worked hard to turn OWN around in time for her speech.
Animal rights activist Alec Baldwin explains why he's OK introducing bear-hunting documentary
Baldwin says he was told the Nat Geo doc "Mystery Bear of the Arctic" he's introducing involved a legal hunt.
Dr. Phil: My family members lost a house in the Oklahoma tornado
"I have family there whose entire house was wiped off this land," he said on his talk show.
Marine biologist: Animal Planet's "Mermaids" doc was irresponsible
The "fake documentaries" had plenty of people fooled.
"30 Rock"-inspired poster features all 204 hats worn by Frank
Check out the poster from designer Jon Skaggs.
Martin Short is writing his memoir
"Although I've never read a book all the way through, I'm sure excited to write one," Short said in a statement announcing his memoir from HarperCollins.
Topless women disrupt Heidi Klum's "Germany's Next Top Model" finale
Two topless women with anti-Heidi messages scrawled on their bodies stormed the stage.
"Arrested Development" on Netflix is something completely new: "dada televisual art"
"It's like the bastard comic progeny of 'Rashomon,' 'Memento, and 'The Dictionary of the Khazars.' On acid," says Christopher Orr. "As such, it all but demands to be watched in as compressed a schedule as one can manage without sacrificing health, employment, or custody of one's children." PLUS: Season 4 will ultimately be remembered for its greatness, and Lindsay Bluth's plastic surgery has been referenced many times.
Tyler Perry's "Love Thy Neighbor" debuts to strong ratings on OWN
About 1.65 million watched last night's debut of Perry's 2nd comedy for OWN. PLUS: Is Perry the Lena Dunham of black people?
Shonda Rhimes played a "Scandal" season finale prank on Joshua Malina
In one version of the script, David Rosen dies at the end.
BBC debuts a comedy about early 20th century suffragettes
Watch a preview of "Up with Women."
Mike Rowe offers "Alternative Catch" commentary to "Deadliest Catch"
What if Rowe decided to do his own commentary on the hit reality show?
Autumn Reeser is expecting her 2nd child
The former "O.C." and "Last Resort" star revealed the news on Twitter.
Behind the scenes of "The Mindy Project"
Spend a day in the life of Mindy & Co.
Check out the Sharon Tate photoshoot that inspired "Mad Men"
Esquire has posted its photos from the 1967 photo shoot.
How to achieve that natural "Nashville" look
"Nashville's" makeup artist shows how she makes Hayden Panettiere glow.
Bill Hader doubts we'll see Stefon again
The "SNL" character won't even likely appear in a movie.
"Big Bang Theory" vs. "Mary Tyler Moore"
Turns out "MTM" characters have "Big Bang" doubles.
Aussie writer: "The Americans" is "Felicity: The Next Generation"
Keri Russell is essentially reprising Felicity Porter in her new FX series, says Jenna Clarke, who adds: "The similarities between Elizabeth and Felicity aren't just superficial."
Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) and Miley Cyrus’s video for “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” pays homage to the ones who have left us.
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The reggae-inflected track from Snoop Lion’s new album, “Reincarnated,” is a loping number with an enigmatic video that takes place in a city with a spectral, track-suited Snoop dancing and smoking his way through some seeming conflict. He and Cyrus never appear together or in the main action of the video other than as projections on glass, puddles, etc.
I’m not sure if the “full up all the ashtrays” is just another way of saving “smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em,” but the rest of clip features some people in conflict, a little girl idyllically jumping rope, and an old man feeding the pigeons... all tableaux from the modern inner city, as Snoop and Cyrus remind us to “raise a glass to the memories,” and as his huffing and puffing shows, clearly also light one up for them as well.
Check out my interview with Snoop Lion about “Reincarnated” here
Mariah Carey confirms she's leaving 'Idol,' via retweet
Carey's official Twitter account retweeted a tweet by her PR firm that she is saying goodbye to "American Idol."
"The Voice" expanding to 2 hours for final performance shows
The June 10 and June 17 performance shows will each run two hours.
"House of Cards" adds Molly Parker and Sam Page
Details of their roles have yet to be revealed.