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<p>Paulie Walnuts and Tony Soprano soak in the adulation that comes with &quot;The&nbsp;Sopranos&quot;&nbsp;being named the best-written TV&nbsp;show of all time by the Writers Guild of America.</p>

Paulie Walnuts and Tony Soprano soak in the adulation that comes with "The Sopranos" being named the best-written TV show of all time by the Writers Guild of America.

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'The Sopranos' tops WGA list of best-written TV shows ever

The WGA includes many worthy series in its top 101, but makes some odd decisions along the way

Last night, the Writers Guild of America released its list of the 101 best-written TV shows of all time, a delayed follow-up to the WGA's 2006 list of the best-written films ever.

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<p>Miley Cyrus' &quot;We Can't Stop&quot;</p>

Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop"

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Listen: Miley Cyrus' new single 'We Can't Stop'

Is it this summer's worst party anthem?

“We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus’s new single, never really starts.

[More after the jump...]

 The tune, which will be featured on Cyrus’s RCA Records debut this fall, is like a 3 A.M., zoned-out version of the far superior “Party In The USA.”  Everyone is tanked out of their minds, but they won’t, or can’t, find their way home.

Co-written by Cyrus, Mike Will and Rock City, it is a slow-jamming ode to partying that never gets out of first gear. It’s offers an insinuating start with a hypnotic groove, but then has nowhere to go. It’s like the guest who won’t leave the kitchen.

Cyrus seems to continually shout out from the roof top that she is GROWN UP and in the world where grown up means flashing side boob, singing about getting high with Snoop Lion/Dogg, and posing naughtily for V magazine, she has convinced us. However, in the world where talent matters, she’s got a far way to go and that’s a shame because she has a fine voice.

The bigger sin against “We Can’t Stop” isn’t that Cyrus seems to want to party all the time, it’s that the song is so lazy in its attempts to show that.  You don’t have to be adult to write lines like this— “We like to par-tee/dancing with Mi-ley, this is our house, this is our rules.” — a six-year old could have written that.

But our favorite lyrical transgression is where Cyrus praises the girl with the junk in the trunk for shaking what her mama gave her as if she’s in a strip club. Get on that pole, girl, and remember, only God can judge you. You go!! In case you don’t want to listen below: “To my home girls here with the big butt, shaking it like we at the strip club remember only god can judge you forget the haters cos somebody loves ya.”

That’s followed by a line that I’m taking as a big coke reference, but I’m hoping I’m not hearing it right: “Everyone in the line for the bathroom trying to get a line in the bathroom, we are so turned up here, getting turned up yeah, yeah.”  If it is, it’s not that big a surprise, since Cyrus hasn’t flaunted her drug use like Rihanna, but she’s not hiding anything.

If Cyrus wants to go the trashy party girl  Ke$ha route, that’s her prerogative, but could she at least be a little more creative about it?

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<p>ADHD Producer Hend Baghdady, Wolvesmouth Chef Craig Thornton and Head of ADHD Nick Weidenfeld</p>

ADHD Producer Hend Baghdady, Wolvesmouth Chef Craig Thornton and Head of ADHD Nick Weidenfeld

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FOX teams with Craig Thornton's Wolvesmouth to tease Animation Domination HD

Seven courses of delicious food, plus 'Axe Cop'
FOX's long-gestating Animation Domination HD block will launch on July 27 with the comedies "Axe Cop" and "High School USA!," but FOX began the promotional rollout for the late-night block this past week with a series of high profile dinners at the ADHD offices.
The dinners were run by Los Angeles chef Craig Thornton's Wolvemouth. You can read all about Thornton and Wolvesden in this rather exhaustive New Yorker profile. To appreciate the challenge Thornton and his culinary cast faced at the ADHD office, you have to know that while the ADHD offices include room after room of brand, spanking new computers that represent the epicenter and totality of the animation operations, they don't include any kind of true kitchen space.
ADHD moved into its Sunset Blvd digs earlier this spring after extensive renovations to a space that can feature as many as 110 workers. Each upcoming show has its own computer space, while a high-ceilinged library features both coffee table-style art books and vintage early addition Hardy Boys mysteries. Previous in-house dining endeavors in the ADHD offices seem to have been limited by the power of two microwaves, but Thornton's team came equipped with a small deep-frier and toaster ovens and they were able to produce a seven-course meal that I assure you that I could never produce with all the deep-friers and to toaster ovens in the world.
Calling it "a weird partnership that you wouldn't expect," Thornton explained that he knew ADHD head Nick Weidenfeld from multiple Wolvesden meals and relished the opportunity to create a dinner that embodied the spirit of the yet-to-premiere ADHD, while also playing off the limitations to the kitchen space.
The non-edible highlight of the evening was a screening of the first installment of "Axe Cop," which Widenfeld boasted "never left the building" in its production process. If you know the conceit behind "Axe Cop" -- it comes from the mind of six-year-old Malachai Nicolle and adheres to exactly the loopy internal logic that implies -- you're likely to be amused by the animated result, which features a fine lead voice performance by a certain "Parks and Recreation" star who will go uncredited for confusing contractual reasons.
I'll have more on "Axe Cop" and ADHD when we get a little closer to premiere, but for now, I thought I'd use this blog as an Instagram page to post some iPhone photos of the Wolvesmouth meal, along with complete descriptions of the myriad ingredients and preparations. [These pictures are from last Wednesday night's dinner, which was followed by five subsequent dinners...]
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'The Wire's' Dominic West will have an 'Affair' on Showtime

"The Wire's" Dominic West will have an "Affair" on Showtime
"The Affair" will feature the British actor as a "good husband" who suddenly finds himself cheating on his wife with a women whom he thinks is his soulmate.

Alyssa Milano to host "Project Runway: All Stars"
The "Mistresses" star will host the 3rd season of the "Project Runway" spinoff.

Will Ferrell's "Spoils of Babylon" will feature Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, Tobey Maguire
The IFC parody of TV miniseries will also star Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment and Tim Robbins.

"Glee's" Charice comes out
The Filipina pop star, who played Sunshine Corazon, has revealed that she's a lesbian.

"Arrested Development" fan creates a chronological version of the Netflix season
At least two different fans have been putting the shows together in sequence.

Starz greenlights "Outlander" from "Battlestar's" Ron Moore
The romantic time travel series is based on the books by author Diana Gabaldon.

History channel orders "God, Guns & Automobiles" starring radio DJ Mancow

Eric "Mancow" Muller and his brother will star in a reality show about their "throwback auto dealership."

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<p>John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser in &quot;Mad&nbsp;Men.&quot;</p>

John Slattery and Vincent Kartheiser in "Mad Men."

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'A Tale of Two Cities'

While Don and Roger go to California, Joan and Jim stir up revolutions at home

A review of last night's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I'm Vasco da Gama and you're some other Mexican...

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George R.R. Martin explains the 'Game of Thrones' shocker

George R.R. Martin explains the "Game of Thrones" shocker
"I knew it almost from the beginning," he says of the developments in "The Rains of Castamere." "Not the first day, but very soon. I've said in many interviews that I like my fiction to be unpredictable. I like there to be considerable suspense." He adds: "That was the hardest scene I’ve ever had to write. It’s two-thirds of the way through the book, but I skipped over it when I came to it. So the entire book was done and there was still that one chapter left. Then I wrote it." PLUS: The final scene was impeccably well-constructed, the ending will be hard to forget, the episode went too far, congrats if you were unspoiled, "Thrones" characters get 90s makeovers, the scene took 1 week to film, and Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley discuss the episode.

"The Sopranos" named the No. 1 best-written TV show of all time, "Seinfeld" No. 2
The Writers Guild of America's list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time" also includes No. 7 "Mad Men," No. 9 "The Wire," No. 10 "The West Wing," No. 11 "The Simpsons," No. 12 "I Love Lucy" and No. 13 "Breaking Bad."

"All in the Family's" Jean Stapleton: An appreciation
Stapleton's Edith Bunker on "All in the Family" was truly different, says Neil Genzlinger. "What set Ms. Stapleton's work in the show apart was her ability to create a character who was not imprisoned by her own daffiness," he explains. "There have been plenty of female airheads on television: bikinied bimbos, empty-headed housewives, batty old broads. But only a few have been able to make the kinds of transitions from the comic to the dramatic that were asked of Ms. Stapleton in 'All in the Family.'" PLUS: Edith Bunker was no doormat.

"Community" stars may be responsible for Dan Harmon's return
In his tweet announcing his return, Harmon thanked Joel McHale -- which, says Alan Sepinwall, "squares with what I've heard from people close to the show:  several of the castmembers weren't happy with the season 4 scripts and pushed Sony for Harmon's return."

Could the Rolling Stones end up on "Downton Abbey"?

Hugh Bonneville has been pitching a cameo for Mick Jagger and his legendary bandmates, who are huge "Downton" fans: "Obviously they wouldn't play themselves, but they could be a rag-tag bunch of traveling entertainers or even a circus act."

Discovery pays tribute to its fallen "Storm Chasers"

Sunday's "Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster" was dedicated to Tim Samaras and Carl Young, who perished Friday during the 2nd tornado to strike Oklahoma in as many weeks. PLUS: 12 days ago, Samaras talked about chasing the first Oklahoma tornado.

Jay Leno victorious in his final May sweeps
"The Tonight Show" topped David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel in total viewers and the key 18-49 demo.

What happened to Jimmy Fallon's hand?

The "Late Night" star's left hand is heavily bandaged up.

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to make a cameo on today's "Judge Judy"
Harbaugh is such a huge "Judge Judy" fan -- she taught him to never tell a lie -- that he's appeared in local commercials promoting her show.

"The Newsroom" releases its "Desert Promo"
Check out the latest glimpse from Season 2.

Oprah's "Voice" special: She asks Carson Daly about the lack of breakout stars

Daly's response: "Oprah, when did the endgame become success? And what does it mean to be successful? What does it mean to be a breakout star?"

"Blue Bloods" promotes Marisa Ramirez as Jennifer Esposito's replacement

She'll become a series regular next season.

See Amy Poehler & Seth Meyers hanging out in real life

The former "SNL" Weekend Update duo were spotted grabbing coffee in NYC on Sunday.

Who should replace Matt Smith on "Doctor Who"?
How about somebody not white and/or male? PLUS: Jenna-Louise Coleman pays tribute to "very special friend" Smith, and bookies offer odds on Smith's replacement.

Kim Kardashian is expecting a girl
"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" revealed her upcoming baby's gender.

Heidi Klum celebrates 40 years
The "Project Runway"/"America's Got Talent" star celebrated entering her 40s with a hat-themed party.

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<p>Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley as Robb and Catelyn Stark in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley as Robb and Catelyn Stark in "Game of Thrones."

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Rains of Castamere'

A wedding doesn't go quite as planned, Bran discovers a new gift, and Dany's men make their move

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I can always tell what's going on beneath a dress...

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<p>Hannah Ware of &quot;Betrayal&quot;</p>

Hannah Ware of "Betrayal"

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DVR Gridlock 2013-14: Sunday Nights

Will ABC's 'Betrayal' shake things up? Ummm... No.
[Over the next six days, I'm going to be glancing, night-by-night, at how the primetime schedules have changed after the network announcements at upfronts. I'll be looking at how the various changes will impact the ratings races on each night, as well as my own DVRing habits. Readers can chime in on how their own DVRs will be impacted. And yes, this brief series assumes that anybody still watches TV on their TVs. I'm old-fashioned. Check out last year's DVR Gridlock installments.]
7:00 p.m.
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos"
CBS: "60 Minutes"
FOX: "The OT"
NBC: NFL Pre-Game
8:00 p.m. 
ABC: "Once Upon a Time"
CBS: "The Amazing Race"
FOX: "The Simpsons," "Bob's Burgers"
NBC: Sunday Night Football
9 p.m.
ABC: "Revenge"
CBS: "The Good Wife"
FOX: "Family Guy," "American Dad"
NBC: Sunday Night Football
10 p.m.
ABC: "Betrayal"
NBC: Sunday Night Football
What's Changed: Very little. Apologies for starting this project with the most boring night of the week. CBS' Sunday is untouched. NBC is still airing football. Other than not announcing anything animated for the 7 p.m. hour, FOX's Animation Domination isn't going anywhere. For the fall, the only new show is ABC's "Betrayal," which looks to capitalize on a "Revenge" lead-in that doesn't exist as the bloom continues to fall from that former rose. Things might get a bit more interesting in the spring when FOX is likely to introduce "Murder Police" and NBC will premiere the J.J. Abrams drama "Believe" and the Dermot Mulroney thriller "Crisis." I mean... Dermot Mulroney! Sunday will never be the same. But until that time, Sunday will be very much the same.
How the Ratings Race Is Impacted: It isn't. NBC will dominate all fall, while CBS will remain a competitive second in total viewers. In weeks with NFL overrun, people will complain, but CBS will also be a solid second in the 18-49 demographic, unless the overrun games were on FOX.  It's hard to know what it would take for "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" to halt the viewer erosion that didn't really set in last fall, but became increasingly problematic as the spring progressed. Some people had enthusiastic words about the "Revenge" finale, but with Mike Kelly departing, is it already too late? And will the thought of a Peter Pan-heavy season really reinvigorate "Once Upon a Time"? Yeah. Probably not. With no star power, a weak lead-in and a ton of competition from both network rivals and cable, "Betrayal" is dead. It has no chance at success at all. If ABC had faith in "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" as a full-run series, rather than as a fill-in for the mothership, the network could have aired that at 9 p.m. and pushed "Revenge" to 10 and sacrificed "Betrayal" on Thursdays at 8 p.m. where nothing works anyway. Or, more logical still, ABC could have renewed "Body of Proof" and aired it at 10 p.m. on Sundays, where it would have done poorly, but almost certainly would have done better than "Betrayal" will do. I'm not ready to predict that "Betrayal" is going to be the first show cancelled, because ABC has let a bunch of weak shows air a bunch of episodes in this time slot, but I can't think of any new show on any network that has less chance of success.

My Predicted DVR: In the fall, things will remain unchanged. I'll still recap "Amazing Race" on ET, so that I can DVR FOX's 8 p.m. block and "Once Upon a Time," which remains just tantalizing enough that I'm not ready to quit. I'll stick with "The Good Wife" at 9 p.m. and then record "Revenge" in the fall, just to see how a new showrunner changes things. Assuming that "Revenge" continues with its Season 2 morass, I'll drop it at midseason for "Believe," which may or may not be good, but at least has a pedigree that demands some attention. I watch cable stuff at 10 p.m., either live or DVRed from 7 p.m. on East Coast feeds, but I'll give "Crisis" a couple episodes. 
How have the new schedules impacted your Sundays?
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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

 "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' season premiere: 'Garden State of Emergency'

The adults act like children, fittingly enough, because of a playdate

The season premiere of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" revolves around two crisis situations: Hurricane Sandy and a kids' playdate. Of course, the latter is the bigger deal. Yeah, people lost power and their houses and even the housewives themselves had the furniture in their second homes, like, totally ruined. But the playdate involved Melissa and Teresa having to sit in the same room and pretend that they didn't hate each other for the sake of their kids and a Bravo camera crew. Needless to say, the possibility for destruction was much higher. 

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<p>Peter Sarsgaard in &quot;The Killing.&quot;</p>

Peter Sarsgaard in "The Killing."

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Season premiere: 'The Killing' - 'The Jungle'/'That You Fear the Most'

What did everybody think of the AMC drama's return?

"The Killing" returned from the dead tonight on AMC with another two-hour premiere. I published my review earlier in the week. Now it's your turn. For those of you who came back tonight, what did you think? Did it feel like Veena Sud and company learned anything from the problems of seasons 1 and 2? Or did it feel like she just embraced the serial killer zeitgeist to spruce up the show? Were you shocked to see the expression on Linden's face in her introductory scene? Did you like the stuff with Peter Sarsgaard at the prison? The teen runaways in the Jungle? Holder in a suit? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Tatiana Maslany as Alison on &quot;Orphan Black.&quot;</p>

Tatiana Maslany as Alison on "Orphan Black."

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Season finale review: 'Orphan Black' - 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful'

A thrilling end to an out-of-nowhere great first season

Last night, "Orphan Black" wrapped up what turned out to be a terrific first season on BBC America. Liane Bonin Starr has been covering the series for us for a while (here's her take on the finale), but I caught up just in time for some thoughts of my own (on the finale and the season), coming up just as soon as I throw your felt Christmas angel in the garbage disposal...

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Oklahoma tornado kills 2 Discovery Channel "Storm Chasers"

Oklahoma tornado kills 2 Discovery Channel "Storm Chasers"
Discovery Channel stars Tim Samaras and Carl Young, along with Samaras' son Paul, reportedly died while chasing Friday night's tornado. Tim's brother, Jim Samaras, wrote on Facebook: "They all unfortunately passed away but doing what they LOVED."

"All in the Family's" Jean Stapleton remembered by Norman Lear, Rob Reiner

Said Lear in a statement: "No one gave more profound 'How to be a Human Being' lessons than Jean Stapleton. Goodbye Edith, darling."

"Idol" alums Diana Degarmo and Ace Young get married
The Season 3 and Season 5 stars tied the knot Saturday in Hollywood. (See the photo)

USA decides against saving "Happy Endings"
The comedy's low ABC ratings was a big factor as USA execs were not willing to make a large investment in marketing and promotion.

Gay man who sued the voice of Elmo was allegedly attacked in NYC

Five men were taken into custody for allegedly assaulting Kevin Kiadii, who made headlines in April when he filed a federal lawsuit against Kevin Clash.

Lake Bell weds tattoo artist she met on "How to Make It in America"
Her new husband, Scott Campbell, played himself on the HBO series.

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