New ‘Entourage’ Movie Trailer Features a Flood of Testosterone and Celebrity Cameos

Entourage may not have ended with as much of a critical bang as it experienced in its early days — but,… Read More

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10 Famous TV Showrunners’ Biggest Regrets

With all the vainglory and self-promotion festering on the Twitter frontier, we gotta say it’s refreshing when people use their 140 characters for humble purposes (notwithstanding the fact that the existence of a singular selfless tweet has yet to be confirmed). A fine example of this would be last weekend’s cavalcade of TV showrunner remorse, incited by Damon Lindelof’s, “The weather in LA this week has been as consistent as the third season of LOST.” Bill Lawrence stepped up next, tweeting, “Many, many episodes of Scrubs sucked balls” and “Cougar Town’s first six eps made me sad.” Then Shonda Rhimes came forth, confessing that Seasons 4 and 5 of Grey’s Anatomy make her “want to hide in a dark cave and maybe change my name.” Which actually had us feeling bad as one can for famous rich people, and then scouring for other confessionals like these. Click through to see what we found, and please join in to add your favorite showrunner regrets in the comments! … Read More

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Which HBO Series Has the Creepiest Sex Scenes?

Girls is a hyper-realistic comedy set in present-day New York. Game of Thrones, by contrast, takes place in a fantasy world of castles, dragons, and knights. But they both have one thing in common, aside from the fact that they both air Sunday nights on HBO: creepy sex. Their strange convergence got us thinking about how often we come away from an evening of high-quality premium cable feeling a bit scarred by all the bizarre sexual contact we’ve witnessed. To try and quantify the damage that’s been done to our impressionable minds, we’ve ranked ten of its best-known series to determine, once and for all, which HBO show has the creepiest sex scenes. Let us know if you agree. … Read More

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9 TV Characters Who Hate Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, folks! To celebrate this lovey-dovey occasion, we’ve been enjoying everything from a romantic witch house DJ mix to love-themed DIY projects to Downton Abbey Valentine’s cards. Now, it’s time to honor those who might be slightly less enthusiastic about the annual February festivities. Y’know — those who would rather toy with others’ restaurant reservations and invent alternative holidays for the 14th. Anna Howard Shaw Day, anyone? Check out a collection of TV characters who hate Valentine’s Day after the jump, and hit the comments to let us know of the other lovable Valentine’s Grinches that have graced your TV screen. … Read More

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10 Incredibly Awkward TV Sex Scenes

Sex on television can be fairly unrealistic. For instance, it’s not possible for someone as cute as Zooey Deschanel to bomb with someone as equally cute as Justin Long (see New Girl episode #8). That said, the bottom line rings true: sex isn’t always pretty. Time and time again we learn that scented candles and starfish lingerie straps prove useless in diffusing the awkwardness of human intimacy. Which is why this Valentine’s Day we’re cutting through the hoopla and spotlighting some of the biggest romantic misfires in television history (no pun intended). And since we’re not total curmudgeons, we’d like to point out that, sometimes, bad sex is beautiful. It can blossom into true love, bring a couple closer together, or even save a friendship. Just click through and see for yourself. And be sure to add your own favorite awkward couplings in the comments! … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we tried to imagine a world where Ringo Starr didn’t end up as one of the Beatles. We thought that Jillian Tamaki’s “Have a Sexy Halloween” illustrations for The Hairpin were laugh out loud funny. We watched Rihanna puke out a bunch of ribbons in her new… Read More

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The Top 10 Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of All Time

Here at Flavorpill, we often sing the praises of such genuinely excellent TV shows as Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, and everything David Simon has ever done. But, as much as we love that stuff, we can’t deny that we have our fair share of guilty pleasures. No, we’re not talking about cult series with small, vocal followings (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who) or shows whose main audience is little kids or raunchy sitcoms that somehow manage to double as biting social critique. For our purposes, a guilty pleasure only qualifies if we (or others whose taste we trust) know it’s bad but enjoy watching it anyway. We’ve listed our all-time top 10 after the jump; clear your conscience by confessing your own in the comments. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Beloved late-night indie-rock show 120 Minutes returns Saturday on MTV2, with music nerd extraordinaire Matt Pinfield set to resume hosting duties. The first episode will include PJ Harvey, Dave Grohl, Cults, and Das Racist, among others. “I stopped hosting the show in 1999,” said Pinfield, “so that’s 11 years since I hosted, 16 years since… Read More

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Anthony Weiner Will Not Cameo on ‘Entourage’

Do not believe the wild rumors that are flying around: While it might sound like a match made in heaven, Anthony Weiner will not be making a cameo in an upcoming episode of Entourage. Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter ran a story that said that executive producer Doug Ellin had reached… Read More

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