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"Revenge"

"Revenge"

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Who do you think will die on the season finale of 'Revenge'?

Creator Mike Kelley says a 'core cast member' will be offed, but who?

The two-hour season wrap-up of "Revenge" isn't upon us until May 12, but we already know one thing. ABC has promised that "someone will die," and show creator Mike Kelley has told TVLine that it will be "one of our core cast members" who won't make it to season three. Apparently this demise will come as a shock to Emily, but I'm not so sure it will be as much of a shock to us. After all, there are only so many "core" characters who could be sent packing without ruining the balance of the entire show. 

After tonight's episode, we seemed closer to narrowing the field of possibilities as well. Here's a totally uninformed look at who could go, how likely that might be, and what we'll do (or not do) without them.

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<p>Oona Chaplin and Richard Madden in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Oona Chaplin and Richard Madden in "Game of Thrones."

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'Kissed by Fire'

Oaths are tested, names are changed, and the Lord of Light intercedes

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I offer to scream loudly...

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<p>Jen and Caroline flirt with Scottish poet Robert Burns</p>

Jen and Caroline flirt with Scottish poet Robert Burns

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Working Our Barrels Off'

Haggis, whiskey, kilts and bagpipes come into play in Scotland
I feel, and I'm sure that 18th Century Scottish poet Robert Burns would agree with me, that people who don't like haggis are fundamentally untrustworthy. 
 
Sure, you can hear what haggis is and get a little freaked out. If you're a wimp. I mean, haggis isn't anymore terrifying as a concept than most sausage products and it's a good deal less sketchy than most hot dogs that regular folks nosh on all the time. But if you want to hear "It's offal stuffed in a sheep's stomach and get freaked out? I guess that's fine.
 
But once you have bite of haggis, steaming, meaty and rich, if you make a face and call it "awful"? Sorry. You're just not entitled to the finer things in life. 
 
In that spirit, I'd like to say that leaving aside which team did or didn't actually get eliminated in Sunday's (April 28) "Amazing Race," Derby Moms Mona and Beth have been eliminated from my heart. And they were never actually in my heart, since through 10 Legs, I remain incapable of telling them apart or giving any minor differentiating detail about their personalities, either as individuals are a pair. 
 
No, I'm intolerant of haggis intolerance. 
 
[Full recap after the break.]
 
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<p>&quot;The&nbsp;Rocket&quot;</p>

"The Rocket"

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2013 Tribeca Film Festival award winners: 'The Rocket,' 'The Kill Team,' 'Bridegroom'

The 11th annual event draws to a close

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival has wrapped itself up with a special presentation of the new restoration of Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" last night. If I hadn't been traveling so much the last few weeks, I'd have tried to make it to more events. There was some top-notch programming this year as the festival pivoted toward a new identity.

Friday and today, winners were announced across a wide variety of categories, and the big winner in the narrative jury and audience competitions was Kim Mordaunt's "The Rocket." The film also picked up a prize for actor Sitthiphon Disamoe.

Check out the full list of winners below.

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10 under-the-radar movies for summer 2013

10 under-the-radar movies for summer 2013

Seek out these counter-programming entries during the hot months

If you've been paying attention to HitFix's on-going 2013 Summer Movie Preview Countdown, you know what the site's staff is eagerly anticipating as we turn the corner into blockbuster season. High concept entertainment like the comic book stylings of "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel" and "The Wolverine" have already been mentioned, as well as other genre fare, from westerns ("The Lone Ranger") to horror ("The Conjuring"), comedy ("The World's End") to sci-fi ("Star Trek Into Darkness"). How will the top five turn out next week? We'll know soon enough, but in the meantime, we've cooked up a list of under-the-radar goodies to check out in between all the big budget fun.

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<p>President Obama as Daniel Day-Lewis playing President Obama.</p>

President Obama as Daniel Day-Lewis playing President Obama.

Watch: President Obama as Daniel Day-Lewis as Obama in Steven Spielberg's 'Obama'

Plus: Tracy Morgan as...?

The White House Correspondents' Dinner has always been an occasion where the President of the United States can poke fun at himself, the press and Washington.  The POTUS then usually endures some good ribbing from that night's comedic headliner. This year, President Obama had a little more fun than usual.

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<p>George Jones</p>

George Jones

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Music Power Rankings: George Jones, Justin Bieber and Michael Buble

Fall Out Boy and Psy also make this week's list.

1. George Jones One of the greatest singers who ever lived, who recorded one of the greatest songs of all time, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,”  takes The Grand Tour to the sky.

2. Neil Diamond:
After “Sweet Caroline” sales soar following his appearance at a Boston Red Sox game, Diamond donates all the royalties to the One Fund Boston. Good times never felt so good.

3. Fall Out Boy: Following a five-year hiatus, Fall Out Boy returns with “Save Rock & Roll,” which bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Why stop with just saving rock and roll?

4. Will.I.Am: He accidentally steals a song for his new album, “#willpower.”   Oops.

5. Psy: “Gentleman” soars into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, making the S. Korean rapper a two-hit wonder.

6. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: The rap pair becomes the first group since The Blackeyed Peas to score the No. 2 and No. 3 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.  Think how high they could go if they had lady lumps.

7. Justin Bieber: His road woes continue as Swedish police find pot and a stun gun on his tour bus. It sounds like someone needs a time out.

8. Amy Winehouse: As word of her new documentary comes out, her father declares in no uncertain terms that he is not a fan of Beyonce and Andre 3000’s cover of “Back To Black.” Did you really expect him to be?

9. Michael Buble: As Mother’s Day approaches, buyers come out in droves around the globe to purchase the crooner’s latest, “To Be Loved.”  Just think how it would sell if Warner Bros. had packaged it with a pair of mom jeans?

10. Record Store Day:
The annual event drove vinyl sales to a historic high of a combined 244,000 copies, the highest one-week tally since SoundScan starting counting sales in 1991. If we can add three more zeros then we’ll be talking sales to get excited about.

 

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From Timberlake to Kroll - Actors we'd love to see join 'Saturday Night Live'

From Timberlake to Kroll - Actors we'd love to see join 'Saturday Night Live'

Some realistic and unrealistic options to reinvigorate the 'SNL' cast

As we come to the close of another season of “Saturday Night Live,” it’s time to think ahead to what changes will happen in the show’s cast when it returns for its thirty-ninth season this Fall. While Lorne Michaels traditionally likes to draw nationally unknown talent from the nation’s top improv troupes, is it time for him to think about drawing from a better-known pool of talent? After all, there is precedent for this in the show’s history, even if Michaels himself wasn’t involved in bringing in cast members such as Christopher Guest and Billy Crystal.

Looking at already-known actors might seem counterintuitive, and logistically implausible. But let’s imagine that a full season commitment wouldn’t be necessary. Imagine if intermittent stints on the show were allowed, providing a constantly rotating pool of talent that would not only provide comedic depth and breadth for the show, but also make each installment unique unto itself? Let’s look at some names that might fit the bill, looking at the likelihood they would be good full-time participants or simply part-time players.

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"Survivor"

 "Survivor"

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Reality TV Roundup: 'Project Runway,' 'Amazing Race,' Ryan Lochte

It's been a busy week, so get all your reality news here, now

Welcome to Reality TV Roundup -- a quick look at some of the reality TV-centric stories that have recently popped up across the fine, old Interwebs. Click away, my couch potato friends. But before you do...

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! One more time: SPOILER ALERT. If you watch any competition shows, the latest elimination for each show is probably revealed in the text below. The hope is that, if you missed this week's program and would rather clear out your DVR than watch the episode, you can get a quick hit here. But don't come crying to me if you find out something you didn't want to know. You've been warned. Also note: lots of non-competition reality info lurks below, too. 

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<p>Ramin Bahrani and Dennis Quaid at the LA premiere of &quot;At Any Price.&quot;</p>

Ramin Bahrani and Dennis Quaid at the LA premiere of "At Any Price."

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Dennis Quaid and Ramin Bahrani on flipping the American Dream in 'At Any Price'

And how did 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' get Quaid the part?

Chasing the American Dream is a theme so pervasive in US cinema – and often beyond – that it scarcely seems like a theme at all: it's the principle upon which much Hollywood storytelling is built, after all. But few filmmakers have done as much in recent years to redefine and recontextualize the Dream as Ramin Bahrani. North Carolina-born, but of Iranian heritage, Bahrani has a distinct personal perspective on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that has colored all his work to date: the late Roger Ebert, one of his earliest and most loyal champions, has repeatedly described him as the best American director of his generation.

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<p>Jeff Probst snuffs Malcolm's torch on &quot;Survivor: Caramoan&quot;</p>

Jeff Probst snuffs Malcolm's torch on "Survivor: Caramoan"

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Interview: Malcolm Freberg talks 'Survivor: Caramoan'

Always quotable Favorite talks Three Amigos, The Specialist and more
I seems like I just talked to Malcolm Freberg about his last "Survivor" experience, a near miss on "Survivor: Philippines."
 
Malcolm didn't fare nearly as well on "Survivor: Caramoan." The X Factor among the returning Favorites, Malcolm had only two weeks between his seasons and he wasn't the dominating force he was the first time around. He also never had the strong alliance he had the first time around, when he paired with eventual winner Denise from the first day. Instead, he found himself forming an minority alliance with Alpha Males Reynold and Eddie, who were outsiders in the Fans tribe from the start.
 
Still, despite never having a power position or any real traction, Malcolm made things interesting. Malcolm found two Hidden Immunity Idols and used both of them in a dramatic move to take Phillip "The Specialist" Sheppard out of the game. That came one week after Malcolm got Reynold to hand him another Idol in an ultimately unnecessary attempt to shake up the game.
 
Regrets? Malcolm's got a few and, as always, he shares them with good humor. 
 
Click through for discussion of the Three Amigos, The Specialist and his between-seasons conditioning strategy...
 
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<p>Michael Buble performs at the Juno Awards</p>

Michael Buble performs at the Juno Awards

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Michael Buble croons his way to the top of the Billboard 200

Where does Phoenix come in?

Fans are showing plenty of love to Michael Buble’s “To Be Loved” as the crooner’s latest album will handily top the Billboard 200 next week with sales between 150,000-170,000.  That tally is close to double the amount for Fantasia’s “Side Effects Of You,” which will come in at No. 2 with up to 95,000 copies.

They are joined in the Top 10 by two other likely debuts: Phoenix’s “Bankrupt” at No. 4 (45,000-50,000) and Rob Zombie’s “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,” at No. 8 (27,000-32,000).

Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” remains in the top 3 at No. 3, while this week’s No. 1, Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock And Roll” falls to No. 5.

Kid Cudi’s “Indicud” likely falls 2-6, while Blake Shelton’s “Based On A True Story” will be at No. 7, according to Hits Daily Double.

Rounding out the Top 10 will be Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Heist” at No 9 and Lil Wayne’s  “I Am Not A Human Being II” at No. 10. 
 

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