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Watch a wacky new MGMT video for 'Your Life Is a Lie'

Watch a wacky new MGMT video for 'Your Life Is a Lie'

Eggs, lizards, a little person, bondage gear and a disappointed little girl

Sometimes, you'll dream of random artifacts from your day and your childhood, with every object and silly action feeling like it's all in good fun. But then you wake up feeling icky, like you forgot to do something important from the day before, or have many secrets you're bound to share.

In the music video for MGMT's new song "Your Life Is a Lie," those artifacts are of life and illusion. It is filled with symbolic and random ephemera including lizards, soccer balls, a dying man, bondage gear, a pyramid of eggs and your wife.

And like your dream, MGMT forgot to do something important, as in: they forgot to make a real song. The video is kind of great. The song may be from a forgotten episode of "Space Ghost."

"Your Life Is a Lie" is off of MGMT's next, self-titled album, out Sept. 17.

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GOP threatens debate boycott of NBC and CNN over Hillary Clinton TV specials


GOP threatens debate boycott of NBC and CNN over Hillary Clinton TV specials
Republican National Committee chair Reince Preibus sent letters to NBC and CNN saying that if NBC doesn't cancel its miniseries and CNN doesn't yank its planned documentary, the RNC will vote next week to "neither partner with you in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates which you sponsor."


MTV orders a reality show about virgins
Cameras will follow young adults ages 18 to 25 as they deal with the pressures of being a virgin. PLUS: MTV orders "Snackdown" and "MTV's House of Food."


"Awkward" renewed with 2 new showrunners
The MTV series will officially be back for Season 4.


Shonda Rhimes wants to know early if her original cast members are leaving "Grey's Anatomy"
Rhimes has asked ABC Studios to figure out who's going to stay or go sooner than later. "If one of the Originals is going to be leaving I want to give them the beautiful exit they deserve," she says. "I don’t want to be kept guessing about what’s going to happen."


"Scandal's" Season 3 will start 22 minutes after the end of Season 2
Shonda Rhimes and her cast revealed that and other tidbits last night at the TCAs.


ABC has begun talks with Lucasfilm for a live-action "Star Wars"

"I certainly have a glint in my eye," says ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee. "They have a lot on their plate when you look at the features that they’re planning on rolling out for the next few years, but we’ve started conversations with them."


Zooey Deschanel defends the way she speaks
The "New Girl" star tells Marie Claire: "I became aware that people were criticizing the way I speak, which seems weird to me. I speak the way I speak, and I am an intelligent person."


"The Simpsons" theme park selling Conan O'Brien-themed ice cream
Visitors can buy "Ice Cream Conans" at Lard Lad Donuts.

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<p>In the final season premiere of &quot;The O.C.,&quot;&nbsp;Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie)&nbsp;turned to cage fighting. </p>

In the final season premiere of "The O.C.," Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie) turned to cage fighting.

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'The O.C.,' 10 years later: Josh Schwartz looks back, part 2

Revisiting Oliver, Johnny's knee and Ryan Atwood, cage fighter
Tonight is the 10th anniversary of the premiere of “The O.C.” on FOX. Last night, I posted the first part of a very long interview with the series’ creator Josh Schwartz, focusing on the show’s origins, casting the main characters and developing the sound of “The O.C.” In part 2, we spend more time on the ups and downs of the series as it continued well past the point anyone expected it to, and as rookie showrunner Schwartz had to figure out what to do after cramming three seasons’ worth of plot into his first one.
 
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<p>Kathryn Bigelow after winning Best Director at the 2009 BAFTA Awards.</p>

Kathryn Bigelow after winning Best Director at the 2009 BAFTA Awards.

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Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley to be honored at BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

The ceremony takes place on November 9, and will be televised on BBC America

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that George Clooney will receive the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film at the Britannia Awards, an annual event held by BAFTA's Los Angeles division to celebrate unity between the British and US film industries. Today, two further honorees were confirmed for the November 9 ceremony: Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley.

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<p>Christian Bale waits patiently for the season to start, just like us.</p>

Christian Bale waits patiently for the season to start, just like us.

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Off the Carpet: Gearing up for the 2013-2014 season

A few updates and thoughts before the fall festival circuit sends us into the fray

We have a host. Studios have made their fall festival moves. Potential season players like "Captain Phillips" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "The Fifth Estate" and "Gravity," etc., have secured their big reveals. Telluride is on the horizon and with it, the season. You ready to do this?

I'm not. Not yet, anyway. We looked at the sidebar and figured it's been a month, let's refresh the predictions and typically, a column comes with that. But what's there to say? Okay, there is this and that…

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Ryan Seacrest officlally named host of NBC's 'Million Second Quiz'


Ryan Seacrest officlally named host of NBC's "Million Second Quiz"
He'll also executive produce the game show event, airing from Sept. 9 to 19.


Preview Oprah's grilling of Lindsay Lohan
"Are you an addict?"


"The Simpsons" coming to Legos
A special "Simpsons" family Lego set will debut worldwide in 2014.


Spike TV greenlights Adam Carolla's "Catch A Contractor"
Carolla will host the unscripted series in which the former carpenter as he calls out terrible contractors.


Keith Urban to kick off the NFL season on NBC

The "Idol" judge will perform during the pregame show on Sept. 5.


"Breaking Bad" gets the middle school musical treatment

Watch kids recreate the AMC series for the stage.

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Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis are Mumford & Sons in new video

Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis are Mumford & Sons in new video

Two 'Horrible Bosses' leads reunite for hilarious clip for 'Hopeless Wanderer'

Band wanders down a dusty road. Band in a barn. Band in a boat. Band under old-timey lightbulbs. Band in matching outfits. Band metaphorically making out with itself. Band making out with itself.

With exception to the latter, the new music video for Mumford & Sons' "Hopeless Wanderer" makes fun of the folksy tropes of roots rock bands with the help of Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte starring as Mumford & Sons themselves.

What starts out as a normal, sun-spattered trip into a grassy field turns into literal chaos as two "Horrible Bosses" leads, Helms and Sudeikis' "Saturday Night Live" cohort Forte bang out comedy gold. Homoeroticism, unbearable melancholy, banjo solos, The Who-inspired breakage, dripping instruments, vaudeville and a singularly spectacular beard combine for this effective interpretation of the "Babel" track.

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'The O.C.' premiered 10 years ago today


"The O.C." premiered 10 years ago today
Josh Schwartz looks back on the drama that became a Fox sensation when it premiered in the summer of 2003. PLUS: 10 ways "The O.C." helped shape today's TV, from making nerds cool to the "Real Housewives of Orange County."


Steven Moffat: Peter Capaldi's age wasn't a factor in "Doctor Who" casting, but...
Moffat says he couldn't go with another 20-something after Matt Smith hit it out of the park. "I think it's good that we’ve got a different age," he says, "just because I cannot imagine what somebody in their 20s would do with the Doctor after Matt showed us all how to be a 20s Doctor. I don’t know what you would do after that, because he was so perfect." PLUS: Some fans say 55-year-old Capaldi is too old to play the Doctor, and why Capaldi is perfect for the role.


CBS is expected to lose $400,000 a day from Time Warner blackout

That's the "minimal" assessment from one analyst.


Joss Whedon: "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will stand alone from the movies
"We don't just want to be an Easter egg farm," he told critics. "We want people to come back because of these people and not because of some connection to the movie universe. This show has to work for people who aren't going to see those movies and haven't seen those movies."


Turns out "Sharknado's" midnight theater screenings were a disappointment
The film reportedly only made $200,000 from screenings in 200 theaters. PLUS: Ian Ziering to stop by "Shark After Dark," and Tara Reid takes back claim that Jedward will star in "Sharknado 2."


Gordon Ramsay made Fox more than $150 million last year

The British TV chef has become a powerhouse at Fox with his five shows.


Jeff Garlin takes on critics

The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star held a session on his new show "The Goldbergs" "hostage" at the TCAs on Sunday.


Maksim Chmerkovskiy may return to "Dancing"
"Maks is part of the family. He may well be back," ABC Entertainment boss Paul Lee told critics.


12-year-old "Kids' Jeopardy!" contestant: I was "cheated"

I was pretty upset that I was cheated out of the final 'Jeopardy!' question. It was just a spelling error," 8th grader Thomas Hurley III said of his answer being ruled wrong because he added an extra "t" to emancipation proclamation.

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<p>Benjamin McKenzie, Mischa Barton and Peter Gallagher in &quot;The O.C.&quot;</p>

Benjamin McKenzie, Mischa Barton and Peter Gallagher in "The O.C."

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'The O.C.,' 10 years later: Josh Schwartz looks back, part 1

Olivia Wilde as Marissa? Garrett Hedlund as Ryan? And whose idea was Rooney?
Ten years ago Monday night, FOX debuted a primetime soap called “The O.C.” It was a genre that had mostly disappeared from network TV, starring a bunch of unknown young actors and Peter Gallagher’s eyebrows, from a 26-year-old creator named Josh Schwartz who had no real experience in television. And it turned out, for a while, to be a phenomenon and a delight: funny and self-aware, and yet capable of being a sincere, well-constructed teen melodrama. It introduced the world to the concept of Chrismukkah and to many of Schwartz’s favorite indie rock bands. Later seasons were bumpy (though the barely-watched final season was a funny and touching return to form), but that first year was something to behold.
 
In honor of the 10th anniversary, I sat down with Schwartz to revisit exactly how things were done in Orange County. It's a very long interview, so I'm splitting it up into two parts (and several pages among each part, to avoid breaking the site). In part 1, Schwartz and I discuss the show's origins, casting the characters, the music and more. Look for part 2 tomorrow, focusing on some of the bumpier spots like Oliver and Johnny's knee. And later Monday, I'll also have a shorter interview with longtime "The O.C." writer J.J. Philbin, who was one of the minds behind Taylor Townsend, Ché, "Je Pense" and a lot of the wackier moments from that weird, lovely final season.
 
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"True Blood"

 "True Blood"

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'True Blood' recap: Are our vamps destined to be 'Dead Meat'?

Sarah takes the crazy train to a horrible stop

As the war on vampirism deepens on "True Blood," it's becoming more and more obvious that non-vampires are going to have to pick sides and make sacrifices -- and none more so than Sookie.

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<p>Sounds like 'Mockingjay' is at the top of Liam Hemsworth's priority list right now.</p>

Sounds like 'Mockingjay' is at the top of Liam Hemsworth's priority list right now.

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Liam Hemsworth says his part really doesn't kick in until the third 'Hunger Games' film

'Catching Fire' still has him playing supporting part

Sitting across from Liam Hemsworth at the press day for "Paranoia," it struck me that the thing that he and his brother Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor) have most in common physically are their eyes. Otherwise, they seem like very different types. I have a feeling those differences will serve them well in the long run because they seem to be different enough that they won't be undercutting each other in terms of the roles they want to play.

What the Hemsworths have in common beyond the eyes is a no-nonsense oversized masculinity. I've complained in the past about how most of our lead actors these days are boys, no matter how old they get, instead of men. It's a generational thing. People in my generation never really got tested in any significant way. Not like a Depression or a World War. And so there are a lot of actors who seem soft to me onscreen, even in action roles.

The Hemsworths, though, are just these two charming giants, Australian boys who obviously drank their milk. Liam's been working like a madman for the last few years, and I think it' s safe to say that at this point, the biggest thing he's ever booked was his role as Gale in "The Hunger Games." In that first film, it doesn't really seem like much of a break for an actor, and I asked him when we sat down to talk about "Paranoia" if it felt good to finally jump in for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

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"Big Brother"

 "Big Brother"

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'Big Brother' recap: Which hamster stopped floating and self-destructed?

The pressure of floating along finally sinks one player

First off, let's all congratulate McCrae and Amanda on their 'Big Brother' (read: totally fake) engagement. So… the "Big Brother" house is kind of like Las Vegas? Does that apply to making racist comments? Because I think Aaryn, GinaMarie and a couple of other people would REALLY like to invoke that rule. 

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