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Bill Murray Talks Tinder, Is Bill Murray on ‘Kimmel’

Last night Bill Murray, the grandfather of every American twenty-something, made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he continued… Read More

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Examining the Post-‘Will & Grace’ Careers of the Show’s Four Stars

From 1998 to 2006, Will & Grace was one of the most popular sitcoms on television and its four stars — Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes — were inescapable. They were an infectious cast of actors who worked best when together; Will & Grace was not always the strongest sitcom but it was made infinitely better by the chemistry between the leads and the comedic talent they all shared. These four actors catapulted to stardom early in the series’ eight season run and each won Emmy Awards for their roles (Mullally received two), so greatness wasn’t just expected — it was practically guaranteed. But now? Hayes recently started a run on the lifeless CBS sitcom The Millers, Messing is slumming it on a weekly basis with the aggressively terrible The Mysteries of Laura, and McCormack and Mullally have been all over the place during the last few years — was Will & Grace the peak for them? … Read More

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‘Constantine’ Primer: The Five ‘Hellblazer’ Stories To Read Before The Show Premieres

On Friday, NBC premieres Constantine, a supernatural drama based on Hellblazer, a long-lived but relatively niche DC Comics title about a Liverpudlian punk-rocker-turned-sorcerer with suspect decision-making skills. Given the post-Whedon ubiquity of wisecracking antiheroes battling literal and figurative demons, those unfamiliar with the character can hardly be blamed for rolling their eyes at the prospect of another addition to the ghostbusting pantheon. And yet, if the showrunners do their jobs right, John Constantine has the potential to eclipse the trenchcoat brigade of paranormal investigators that preceded him to the small screen. He springs fully-formed from 25 years of paradigm-shifting comics that hit consistent high notes in terms of literary and artistic ambition, propelled by the (yes, I’ll say it!) auteurist idiosyncrasies allowed to flourish under DC’s once-hallowed Vertigo imprint. … Read More

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Celebrate Leslie Jones’ “Saturday Night Live” Promotion with Her Career Highlights to Date

SNL writer, stand-up comedian, and all-around hero lady Leslie Jones was officially promoted to featured player last night, and those of us who’ve been paying attention to the sketch show’s 40th season know the news was a long time coming. Since joining the show as a writer at the beginning of 2014 — part of the same talent search that recruited cast member Sasheer Zamata and fellow writer LaKendra Tookes, who has since left the show — Jones has become one of the show’s most memorable faces, even without her name in the opening credits. Here’s some of Jones’s best material; watch it all, and get as excited as we are for this Saturday. … Read More

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15 Fictional TV Characters’ Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Many people argue that the magic of Halloween disappears once you’ve grown up, but let’s be honest: dressing up is always fun. Pop culture provides us with endless ideas for Halloween costumes, whether it’s a favorite TV character, the many iterations of Lady Gaga, or some clever take on an Internet meme. And because TV writers are just as informed by media as we are, their fictional television characters will often also end up in pop culture-inspired costumes. From Bob’s Burgers to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, here are 15 of the best pop culture costumes in television. … Read More

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Shonda Rhimes Responds to Twitter Complaint of “Gay Scenes” that Are “Too Much”

Shonda Rhimes got a very annoying Tweet of homophobic constructive criticism, saying, “The gay scenes in Scandal and How… Read More

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: “The Weeping Lady”

In “The Weeping Lady,” Tim Mison’s sexy-fine looks finally get the recognition they deserve: Three ladies are all pining/dying for Crane. The first is Caroline, a sharp, present-day woman with an obsession for all things colonial. In fact, the episode opens with Caroline delivering a bunch of handmade goods to Crane before he realizes her romantic intentions. The second is this episode’s titular character, Mary, a woman from Crane’s time who was promised his hand in marriage by her parents. And the third is, of course, Katrina, his loving and spiteful wife. … Read More

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Ryan Murphy & ‘Glee’ Co-Creators Working on Anthology Series ‘Scream Queens’

Ryan Murphy is keeping pretty busy: in his spare time away from turning familiar horrendous crimes in American history into… Read More

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‘Simpsons World’ To Launch Tomorrow With On-Demand Access to Every Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Just when the effects of FXX’s “Every. Simpsons. Ever.” marathon were beginning to wear off, just when you were finally… Read More

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