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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Four Walls and a Roof'

Rick's group goes against the Terminus cannibals one more time

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I really like the middle...

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<p>Christopher Nolan</p>

Christopher Nolan

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When will Christopher Nolan make a smaller movie again?

'Interstellar' is 'the best of both world for a director,' he says

BEVERLY HILLS — Four years ago, when he was in the thick of an "Inception" Oscar campaign, I couldn't help but ask Christopher Nolan if he had any desire to go back to more modest filmmaking, smaller films akin to "Memento," which debuted at Slamdance in 1999. "It depends on the story, really," he said, unsurprisingly. "I tend to think that if you have the chance to do a big film, you should do it while you can. I’m always worried maybe I won’t be able to do a big film again."

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Chris Rock: I wasn’t asked to host the Oscars — because I would’ve said yes
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Chris Rock: I wasn’t asked to host the Oscars — because I would’ve said yes

Photos show Mama June with her alleged child molester boyfriend

Chris Rock: I wasn’t asked to host the Oscars — because I would’ve said yes
The 2005 Academy Awards host says of a report that the Academy was interested in him returning as host: “I didn't get an offer. I mean, it's Neil Patrick Harris. It's like, who would pick me before Neil Patrick Harris? He's an amazing host.”

Photos show Mama June with her alleged child molester boyfriend
The “Honey Boo Boo” star’s daughter, Pumpkin, had claimed they hadn’t seen each other in 10 years.

Female lawyers group: “Bad Judge” is “damaging to women in the legal profession”
The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers sent a letter to NBC asking that the Kate Walsh comedy be pulled: “Unfortunately, 'Bad Judge' is a step in the wrong direction. The show depicts a female judge as unethical, lazy, crude, hyper-sexualized, and unfit to hold such an esteemed position of power.”

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<p>Kelley Wentworth of &quot;Survivor&quot;</p>

Kelley Wentworth of "Survivor"

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Interview: Kelley Wentworth talks 'Survivor: San Juan del Sur'

Latest bootee discusses the unfortunate Shuffle and Drew calling her "evil"

It never fails that I get an early "Survivor" exit interview that makes me lament that fate or one wrong move cost us a potentially interesting castaway.

Kelley Wentworth didn't make much of an impact in the season's first three "Survivor: San Juan Del Sur" episodes, which made it surprising that Drew felt her to be a big enough threat that he threw an Immunity Challenge in an ill-fated attempt to vote Kelley out. That flawed gambit blew up in Drew's face and in our conversation, he said Kelley had "something evil" about her, but because it was an email interview, I couldn't follow-up. 

Kelley didn't show that "something evil" in this past week's episode, but she still found herself a slightly confusing target when Jon & Jaclyn decided to align with Baylor & Missy instead of Kelley and her father Dale.

Between her endearing tendency to start answers with "Gosh," and her willingness to laugh, sometimes spontaneously and unprompted, at Drew, Kelley was a fine interview and showed more personality here than she got to on the show. She couldn't quite explain why Drew thought she was "evil," nor could she explain why she was voted out instead of her less-than-popular father, but she highlighted many of the strategic flaws I've been noticing this season.

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Jim Carrey and Aidy Bryant

Jim Carrey and Aidy Bryant

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea

The "Dumb And Dumber To" star returns for the third time

Will it be third time’s the charm for Jim Carrey and “Saturday Night Live”?  We shall see as the show returns from its first hiatus this season. When Carrey last hosted in January 2011, only five current cast members were still around. That offers up a lot of new comedic combinations tonight. Plus, as Carrey looks to plug his upcoming film “Dumb And Dumber To,” don’t be surprised to see Jeff Daniels pop by, hopefully in full Will McAvoy mode. (After all, “The Newsroom” is already plenty funny, and sometimes even intentionally so.)

As per usual, I’ll assign grades to each sketch while liveblogging all the action. As per usual, I urge you not to get bent out of shape should these grades not align with your own. If you did, well, that would be super strange and kind of boring. See you at 11:30 pm EST when things kick off properly.

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Doctor Who - In the Forest of the Night
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Recap: 'Doctor Who' - 'In the Forest of the Night' is a good old-fashioned fairy story

They are the fae, they speak for the trees.

After a series high last week where audiences played at being a Time Lord, complete with all the haunting decisions that stick with you forever, what adventure will our plucky heroes get up to this week? With no real villain* to tie the season together, it’s like getting dressed in the dark as to what theme we’ll be exploring each week is. Will there be ramifications to Clara’s psyche for letting people die on her watch? Will Danny discover her lies? Only time will tell “In the Forest of the Night.”

*Obviously Missy is the Big Bad™ (or the Big Red Herring™) but she’s too mysterious to be properly afraid of. She hasn’t even welcomed anyone to “Heaven” in forever.


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Tell us what you thought of 'Birdman'

Tell us what you thought of 'Birdman'

The Michael Keaton vehicle makes it to 50 more locations this weekend

I'd say we've pretty much covered it around here as it pertains to "Birdman." Interviews with Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis & Amy Ryan, etc. I've banged the gong for Keaton this season (I have a favorite, sue me) and the Academy seemed receptive enough. We've even gone deep on the costuming of it and the creation of the iconic Birdman superhero suit. The movie is out there in the world now, though, dealing in the court of public opinion.

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<p>Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals</p>

Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals

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TV Ratings: 'Constantine' premieres soft against FOX's World Series Game 3

'Amazing Race' drops, but 'Blue Bloods' rises for CBS

Fast National ratings for Friday, October 24, 2014.

Game 3 of the World Series, a low-scoring pitching duel between the Royals and Giants, did the 2014 Fall Classic's lowest numbers to date, but still helped FOX lead Friday night in all measures.

In Friday's other big news, NBC's "Constantine" premiere came in far below last October's "Dracula" launch, though the return of "Grimm" was also well below last season's premiered.

There were a couple good news/bad news situations for other networks.

Over on CBS, after last week's big and inexplicably rise, "The Amazing Race" took a large drop against baseball, though "Blue Bloods" had one of its best overnight performances of the season.

And over on ABC, both "Last Man Standing" and "Cristela" were down, though that can be attributable to the World Series and the network can be pleased that no gap is growing between the two comedies.

Remember, again, that the baseball numbers are inexact and time period data.

On to the numbers...

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Series premiere talkback: 'Constantine' - 'Non Est Asylum'

What did everybody think of NBC's new supernatural drama?

This morning, I posted my review of NBC's "Constantine." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight — or saw an earlier version at Comic-Con, or through other methods — what did you think? Was Matt Ryan a better or worse choice than Keanu Reeves? If you're a fan of the character from the comics, did this feel like an authentic translation, or one that just got the surface aspects right? Did you like Lucy Griffiths as Liv, or did you understand why the producers were so eager to dump her after this episode? How did you feel about Harold Perrineau as the angel? Did you like the Constantine vs. Constantine climax? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Gregg Alexander</p>

Gregg Alexander

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New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander breaking his silence to talk 'Begin Again'

He's set to perform for the first time in 15 years at next month's Hollywood Music in Media Awards

BEVERLY HILLS — Gregg Alexander is enamored by movies. He grew up in a conservative household where television was "Satan's tool," but he'd sneak off to friends' houses to watch theirs instead. He talks passionately about filmmakers like the Coen brothers, Michael Haneke and Mike Leigh and seems eager to be a part of an industry he finds incredibly efficient. So it's perfectly fitting that he would eventually make his way there via a collaboration on John Carney's "Begin Again," and maybe even more understanding that after 15 years of being relatively reclusive away from touring and the media, he's finally speaking out again in support of the film and his work on tracks like "Lost Stars," which is primed for a Best Original Song Oscar nomination.

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<p>&quot;The Amazing Race&quot; hits Morocco</p>

"The Amazing Race" hits Morocco

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Morocc' and Roll'

Tanning, twirling and tea-pouring come into play, as does a U-Turn

I missed the monkey in Friday (October 24) night's episode of "The Amazing Race."

Before the episode, Phil Keoghan tweeted a picture with a money, so I was excited for a monkey, but rather than being a heavily featured monkey, there was apparently just a single monkey on a leash and I missed him. I caught the monkey in the odd Prego commercial that aired after the episode, but I sat in disappointment not noticing the Moroccan monkey who apparently appeared.


So Friday night was one big disappointment for me.

That's not entirely the fault of the "Amazing Race" episode, mind you. There was a good Detour and a nicely chaotic Roadblock, but is anybody else feeling like this season is slowly devolving into a mixture of unlikable teams and boring teams?

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Why TLC quickly ditched 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'
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Why TLC quickly ditched 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'

Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester

Why TLC quickly ditched “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”
Quick and decisive action was the only choice TLC had to make, says Josef Adalian, because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, if the facts of the situation change, TLC could easily un-cancel the show. Still, “Honey Boo Boo’s” ratings have declined recently, and its loss won’t really hurt TLC.

Mama June’s 20-year-old daughter Chickadee claims she was also victimized by the same child molester
TMZ reports that Anna Cardwell, AKA Chickadee, who is married with a child, says she was also molested, at age 8, by the child molester whom Mama June is allegedly dating.

Rainn Wilson drops the Vine star who was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend
Vine star Curtis Lepore was announced earlier this week as starring in Wilson’s Vine-inspired scripted series “Hollywood and Vine.”

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