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<p>Alex Lifeson and Dave Grohl</p>

Alex Lifeson and Dave Grohl

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Watch: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame summed up in under two minutes

Plus, what to look for when the induction ceremony runs on HBO

HBO will telecast the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies on May 18, but you can get a snippet of what you’ll see then—and what you missed when the class of 2013 was inducted on April 18 in Los Angeles—in our wrap-up of the evening’s proceedings. This year's inductees were Albert King, Heart, Rush, Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Lou Adler, and Quincy Jones.

The actual program lasted nearly 4 1/2 hours, some of it glorious, some of it painful:

Among the glorious to watch for on the HBO special:

*Gary Clark Jr./John Mayer/Booker T Jones salute to Albert King, including their performance of Jones’ “Born Under a Bad Sign,” which he co-wrote for King when he was 19.

*Heart’s ferocious performance of “Crazy On You,” including Ann Wilson’s vocals, which only seem to get stronger.

*Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins’ hilarious salute to Rush

*Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” performance: if for nothing else, the great aerial shots of Neil Peart’s drum set up.

Not so glorious:

*Flavor Flav’s 15-minute rambling speech that had everyone in the room started to wish an extremely patient Chuck D would point to Flav’s clock and tell him his time is up

*Quincy Jones’s similarly rambling speech--although he has earned the right to drift and sail through his speech however he sees fit.

*Usher’s strangely lounge-like performance of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” (although he makes up for it with his dance moves

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<p>Kristen Bell in the &quot;Veronica Mars&quot;&nbsp;episode &quot;A&nbsp;Trip to the Dentist.&quot;</p>

Kristen Bell in the "Veronica Mars" episode "A Trip to the Dentist."

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Exclusive: 'Veronica Mars' movie brings in series veteran Diane Ruggiero

With Rob Thomas consumed with Kickstarter responsibilities, it helped to have a second voice

The "Veronica Mars" movie's reunions won't only take place in front of the camera. Rob Thomas needed help writing the script, so he recruited one of the show's original — and best — writers in Diane Ruggiero to do it with him.

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: Was Kenya crazy, fake or fabulous?

Porsha acts out, but Kenya really loses it when the men join the discussion

While the final part of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season reunion covered lots of territory -- Porsha's singing skills, Apollo's possible text flirtation with Kenya, twirl T-shirts -- but really, all of that paled in comparison to Kenya being plunked firmly on the hot seat and, yes, melting the hell down.

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<p>Christina Hendricks as Joan in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

Christina Hendricks as Joan in "Mad Men."

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'To Have and To Hold'

Don and Pete go after ketchup, Joan hosts an old friend and Megan gets a juicy storyline (at work)

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I imagine Joe Namath in a straw hat...

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"Once Upon A Time"

"Once Upon A Time"

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'Once Upon A Time': What do you think of Lacey and Mr. Gold's romance?

The fledgling couple gets off to a rocky start, but do they make sense?

I'll admit that "Once Upon A Time" has grown on me, as the show has put some wildly creative spins on creaky old fairy tales. One character I was looking forward to being rebooted was Belle, who kicked things off in Storybrooke locked away in an insane asylum. Evil queen Regina didn't even bother to give her a Storybrooke personality, as it didn't matter -- she was tucked out of sight, and any of her rantings would just be chalked up to mental illness. It was a dark but promising twist.

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<p>Emilia Clarke in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones."

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'And Now His Watch Is Ended'

Daenerys, Varys and Jaime are all seeking revenge, but who actually gets it?

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as the shrubbery has ears...

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<p>Max and Katie of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Max and Katie of "The Amazing Race"

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'The Ultimate Fun House'

The teams head to Germany and prove they know nothing about the Cold War
Sunday's (April 21) installment of "The Amazing Race" was definitely one of those Legs that would be much more fun for the people participating than for those of us sitting at home on our couches.
I realized that as Joey from Team YouTube made his way through the Roadblock, which basically asked one player from each pair to navigate the "American Horror Story" opening credits, which were set up in the back of a Berlin bar.
Joey, as he does, kept emitting high-pitched squeals of pleasure and he insisted that this was the best Roadblock in "Amazing Race" history. I'm sure it was amusing for the people actually doing it, because they kept comparing it to being high, but for me sitting at home, it was just a confusing, seizure-inducing mixture of blinking neon, arbitrary fright masks and other exposed oddities edited together without any sense of physical space. I don't have a clue how easy or hard the labyrinth was to traverse, nor a clue how long it was taking anybody to do. A couple people were making it look hard, but I don't know what they were doing wrong. And because the maze was obviously at least somewhat small and limited, there was no opportunity for anybody to gain or lose an advantage. 
From the perspective of a dude sitting at home on his couch watching on TV and hoping to enjoy the drama of The Race, it was a dreadful Roadblock. From the perspective of a shrieking YouTube sensation? Awesomesauce.
[More after the break...]
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<p>&quot;The New Normal&quot;</p>

"The New Normal"

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'The New Normal' and 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' take top GLAAD honors

Bill Clinton presented with first Advocate for Change Award at the 24th annual ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC's sitcom "The New Normal," FX's thriller "American Horror Story: Asylum" and NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" took home top TV honors at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday night in Los Angeles.

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"Iyanla, Fix My Life"

 "Iyanla, Fix My Life"

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'Iyanla, Fix My Life' dishes up truth to DMX and a former 'Real' housewife

Iyanla Vanzant may not be a doctor, but she still cuts to the core

Recently, Iyanla Vanzant has been given the task of fixing all things broken, from minds to marriages, on her OWN show "Iyanla, Fix My Life." (Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. ET). This is usually the job of a therapist, but as far as I can tell, the closest Vanzant comes to having those particular credentials is being the author of piles of self-help books, the recipient of a masters degree in spiritual psychology, a Yoruba priestess, and an ordained New Thought minister (yes, those are things, I guess). She calls herself a spiritual technician, which means she's about as qualified, at least on paper, to fix your car as she is your mind. 

But none of that matters, as Vanzant has been touched on the shoulder by the mighty one, Oprah Winfrey, and that's as good as a doctorate, at least in TV terms. Still, even She can change her mind, and when it comes to Vanzant, She did. 

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Tell us what you thought of 'Oblivion'

Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster hits theaters this weekend

I'm out in LA for a wedding this week so I haven't gotten around to seeing Tom Cruise's latest, "Oblivion," from "TRON Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski. The film is shaping up to be one of the star's biggest box office debuts, which is saying a lot. I've heard a bunch of different reactions and despite the negative takes, I'm still looking forward to settling in and seeing the movie soon.

For now, though, tell us what you thought of it. Is it a great new sci-fi entry? Does Cruise's work touch his best? Or is it, well, not so much? Let us know in the comments section and feel free to vote in our poll below.

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<p>Taylor Swift</p>

Taylor Swift

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Music Power Rankings: Rush, Taylor Swift and Psy make the list

Pink and Paramore also have reasons to cheer

1. Rush: After years of being eligible, the rock trio finally makes it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in part, due to its loyal fans ongoing lobbying efforts. Is Kiss’s turn next? Plus, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins’ induction speech set the standard for hilarious inductions.

2. Twitter Music: Twitter launches its own music service, claiming “it will change the way people find music.” Yeah, we’ve heard that one before.

3. P!nk: Her single “Just Give Me A Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess leaps to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, giving her her fourth No. 1 single.

4. Blur:
The British band gets the nod to close out Friday night at Coachella on the second week, bumping the Stone Roses to their opening act.

5. Paramore:
The pared-down group earns its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with its fourth album.

6. Daft Punk:
The French dance duo unveils the first single, “Get Lucky,” from its highly anticipated new album “Random Access Memories,” and the even better news is it was worth the wait.

7. Taylor Swift:
In a staggering move, she lands her 41st top 40 song on the Hot 100 with “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw’s tune, which features her and Keith Urban. That ties her for 10th place among all acts... joining the likes of Elvis Presley, Elton John, the Beatles, and, uh, the “Glee” cast.

8. Record Store Day: Saturday is the annual Record Store Day, but please remember to support your local indie record store the other 364 days of the year too so it doesn’t go the tragic way of Bleecker Bob’s.

9. Psy: In one week, “Gentleman” has racked up more than 168 million page views. 

10. Justin Bieber: He blunders by writing that he hopes that Anne Frank would have been a “belieber,” in his latest series of missteps.  Growing up in public is very tough, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, baby, baby....

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'Saturday Night Live' power rankings: Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Nasim Pedrad, more

'Saturday Night Live' power rankings: Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Nasim Pedrad, more

We analyze the current cast’s overall importance to the show

We’re heading into the home stretch of the 38th season of “Saturday Night Live”. With only a few episodes left, it’s time to look back at the season as a whole and analyze the cast’s overall importance to the show at this point in time. These Power Rankings have absolutely nothing to do with the comedic skill of anyone currently on the show’s cast. These rankings reflect how “SNL” perceives them in the pecking order, based on overall appearances, number of signature roles, and other intangible qualities that can be assessed by watching each episode. Wonder why certain cast members only seem to appear during the host’s goodbyes? Has it ever seemed like certain not-ready-for-primetime players seem to be at the forefront of each sketch? These Power Rankings might help explain why.

Check out our rankings blow. Do you agree or disagree? Who are you favorite "SNL" players?

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