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12 TV Shows You Need To Binge Watch

March 21st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
House of Cards
When Netflix released House of Cards on February 14, many fans spent more time on Valentine's Day weekend with series character Frank Underwood than they did with their significant others.

If you've managed to get through all of House of Cards Season two episodes and are looking for something else to sink your teeth into, we've come up with a list of a dozen great shows that are worth a good binge. All of these shows are available on either Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Instant Video.

Orange is the New Black

If you're coming fresh off of House of Cards, why not take a look at Netflix's o...
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Connie Britton Still On Board For 'Friday Night Lights' Film

April 30th, 2013 10:07am EDT
Connie Britton
Ever since cult hit Friday Night Lights ended its run on television, fans have been clamoring for the characters to hit the big screen. Star Connie Britton is one of those fans.

Britton, who currently stars in "Nashville," talked about a possible film while on the red carpet for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. According to E! Online, she said, "I would love it to happen. I'm a big supporter of it happening. I don't know if we will see it or not.

"I know it was being written and Peter Berg is really serious about so I think if everybody got on board, I don't see why we couldn't hav...
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'Friday Night Lights' Author Buzz Bissinger Checks Into Rehab For Shopping Addiction

March 27th, 2013 8:17am EDT
Buzz Bissinger
Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger has entered into rehab after confessing he has a shopping addiction.

The writer, whose novel inspired the movie and TV drama of the same name, reveals he has spent over $600,000 in the past three years on designer clothes and his problem has become so crippling, he is now seeking professional help.

In an essay for the new issue of GQ magazine, he writes, "I own 81 leather jackets, 75 pairs of boots, 41 pairs of leather pants, 32 pairs of haute couture jeans, 10 evening jackets, and 115 pairs of leather gloves. I have an addiction...

"It isn't ...
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Mitt Romney's Campaign Accused Of Using 'Friday Night Lights' Slogan

October 13th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mitt Romney
"Friday Night Lights" creator Peter Berg has called out Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for allegedly using the show's popular catchphrase as part of his campaign.

Berg coined the term “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose” for the TV series several years ago, and now he has called on Romney to stop using the line to connect with voters during speeches and on Facebook.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Berg sent a cease-and-desist letter to the politician's camp on Friday.

An excerpt reads, "I was not pleased when I saw you (had) plagiarized this expression to support you...
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5 Best And 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations

September 4th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Friday Night Lights
A Beverly Hills Cop TV show seems like a sure-fire hit, especially with Eddie Murphy involved. However, it's not as easy as it seems to make a great film into a recurring TV series. Here are the 5 Best and 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations:

Best

The Odd Couple: Originally based on a play, the film (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) would be the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1968. The show would find similar success; the episode "Password" is ranked #5 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall would share three Emmys between them for their work....
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Judd Apatow To Be Honored CinemaCon Film Convention

April 12th, 2012 9:25am EDT
Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow's career will be celebrated at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention after he was unveiled as the recipient of an Excellence in Filmmaking award.

The director/producer will receive the prestigious prize at the annual CinemaCon convention later this month, while actor Taylor Kitsch has been named the Male Star of Tomorrow.

Praising the duo, CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser says, "Judd Apatow has written, directed and or produced many (of) this moviegoing generation's most memorable and entertaining comedies."

"Having impressed television audiences with his engros...
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TV Goodbye: Shows That Ended & Shows That Were Cancelled In 2011

December 31st, 2011 12:00pm EST
Canceled and Ended Shows in 2011
Ask the typical American to name 20 currently airing primetime television shows and they probably can't without doing some serious thinking. They'd probably even ramble off a few that were cancelled during the year or the year before without even realizing it.

In 2011 a myriad of television shows come to an end with over 80 leaving the airwaves, most of which you probably never even heard of (some were so small we didn't even include them in this year-end roundup).

Some had tearful goodbyes after long runs (Oprah, Big Love, Rescue Me), and others were canceled so fast we hardly even knew ...
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'Drive' And 'War Horse' Lead 2011 Satellite Awards Nominations

December 2nd, 2011 9:18am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive and Steven Spielberg's latest epic War Horse lead the International Press Academy's nominations for the 2011 Satellite Awards with eight nods apiece.

Both movies are up for Best Film, alongside The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy while Drive's Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Competing with Gosling for the Best Actor trophy will be George Clooney (The Descendants), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Michael Fassbender (Sh...
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Zach Gilford And Kiele Sanchez To Tie The Knot

December 1st, 2011 11:16am EST
Zach Gilford
Actor Zach Gilford is engaged to marry his girlfriend, actress Kiele Sanchez, according to a report.

The Friday Night Lights star, who plays Matt Saracen in the TV series, started dating the Lost star after they appeared together in 2010 pilot The Matadors.

Gilford proposed to Sanchez recently, according to UsMagazine.com, and a source tells the publication, "They are both very happy."

Sanchez was previously married to filmmaker Zach Helm.
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Commentary: The 5 Things I'm Thankful For In 2011

November 23rd, 2011 11:00am EST
The Voice
With Thanksgiving tomorrow, many Starpulse writers are giving thanks for our favorite pop-culture moments. Here's what's on my list, from a reality show to a play that was all too real.

My list is a bit different from those of my colleagues. I've had a very blessed - and also very difficult - year that has had amazing highs and been marred by literally life-changing lows. When I look back on 2011, I'm not thinking just about things I enjoyed, but experiences and people that made a difference.

It goes without saying that I'd like to thank my loved ones and the doctors, surgeons, nurses, ...
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Connie Britton Adopts A Baby Boy

November 16th, 2011 11:20am EST
Connie Britton
Actress Connie Britton is a new mother after adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia.

The Friday Night Lights star brought nine-month-old Yoby - a nickname for his given name Eyob - to the U.S. from Africa earlier this month.

Britton began the adoption process three years ago, and she insists her hard work paid off as soon as she met her son.

She tells People.com, "It was such a wonderful moment of completion. I thought I was going to collapse into a puddle of tears. I was just grinning from ear to ear. I am thanking my lucky stars every day."
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TV Book Club Q&A: Danielle Turchiano Talks A 'Pop Culture' Life

November 12th, 2011 11:20am EST
Danielle Turchiano
Danielle Turchiano has a dream job: she turned her love of TV into a career in production and later journalism. Then she decided to share her stories with us.

In her second book, appropriately titled My Life, Made Possible By Pop Culture, Danielle speaks frankly about her passion for the small screen and how it has influenced her relationships over the years.

I've gotten to know Danielle fairly well as our careers have crossed paths, and have found her to be one of the most engaging fellow journalists I've gotten to spend time with. I couldn't resist asking her about her newest book and h...
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Q&A: 'Suits' Star Patrick J. Adams Returns To The Stage In '9 Circles'

November 10th, 2011 11:00am EST
Patrick J. Adams
You know him as Mike Ross on USA's new hit original series Suits. As fantastic as he is on that show, that's just one part of what the multitalented Patrick J. Adams is up to. He's currently on stage starring in the Bootleg Theater production of Bill Cain's 9 Circles, extended through November 19.

And in January, you'll see him in an ensemble cast including Dustin Hoffman in the HBO horse-racing drama Luck, written by David Milch (Deadwood) and directed by Michael Mann (Heat).

Whether it's breaking new ground as the star of a TV series, starring and producing in a play, or fitting ...
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The 10th Anniversary Of '24'

November 6th, 2011 3:17pm EST
24
How time flies: 10 years ago today, 24 premiered on FOX, and television - not to mention pop culture and the world - was never the same.

The action-drama series, created by La Femme Nikita bosses Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as now-famous government agent Jack Bauer, was a groundbreaking piece of entertainment. It introduced the idea of a television series in real time (each episode was an hour in a day) and employed a distinctive visual style that included the widespread use of "boxes" to provide simultaneous glimpses at multiple storylines. In concept ...
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Second 'Friday Night Lights' Movie A Possibility

October 7th, 2011 8:25am EDT
Friday Night Lights
Billy Bob Thornton's football movie "Friday Night Lights" is set to be remade with a heavy slant towards the cancelled TV series it spawned.

The critically-acclaimed spin-off, starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, picked up a Best Writing honour at the Emmy Awards last month, and now actress Britton has revealed there are plans to make a second Friday Night Lights movie.

She tells UsMagazine.com, "It's happening for realsies (real). (Director) Pete (Berg) is totally fired up to do it and I know Jason Katims is talking about writing a script. I think it's really a matter of... getting...
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Kelly Clarkson Has A Crush On Kyle Chandler

September 24th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has fallen for Emmy Award winner Kyle Chandler after reading all about the actor in a recent Men's Journal magazine.

The singer tweeted a photo of the cover of the men's publication after reading all about Chandler before a doctor's appointment and asked followers for more information about the "Friday Night Lights" star, but she now accepts a romance is not meant to be.

She explains, "I found out he was married, so I can't stalk him now. He's hot... They don't make 'em like that anymore."

Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, Clarkson had a special message fo...
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Nina Dobrev, Lea Michele & Other Stars Look Ravishing In Red On Emmy Red Carpet

September 19th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Nina Dobrev
It was a sea of red at Sunday night's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev (above), looked radiant in a strapless mermaid gown.

Other stars who opted for crimson included Kate Winslet, Kerry Washington and Connie Britton.

Which actress wore it best? Check out the photos below, and let us know in the comments!

"Glee" star Lea Michele

"Mildred Pierce" star Kate Winslet

Kerry Washington

Adrianne Palicki

"Friday Night Lights" star Connie Britton

"The Office" star Angela Kinsey

Nancy O'Dell

CHECK OUT THE WINNER'S LIST HERE!

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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
Modern Family
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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Early 2011 Emmy Predictions: Here's Who Will Win

August 20th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Mad Men
It may be a little early to predict the Emmy winners, but unlike the Oscars, not much changes in the Emmy Awards season once the nominations are out.

The Emmys can be very tough to predict, but we'll take our best shot. Here's who we think will go home with the gold on Sept. 18th. Do you agree?

Outstanding Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire'
'Dexter'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Game of Thrones'
'The Good Wife'
'Mad Men'

After yet another outstanding season, it looks like 'Mad Men' may make it four in a row. Its only real competition is 'Boardwalk Empire,' which took the Golden Globe, and...
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'Friday Night Lights' Wins 'Program Of The Year' At TCA Awards

August 8th, 2011 10:04am EDT
Friday  Night Lights
Critically acclaimed sports drama "Friday Night Lights" triumphed at the 2011 Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night by landing the coveted Program of the Year prize.

The drama joined "Game of Thrones," "Modern Family," "Sesame Street" and "Mad Men" among the big award winners in Beverly Hills, while Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman and Ty Burrell picked up the top acting statuettes.

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Career Achievement Award and the TCA also paid homage to The Dick Van Dyke Show by presenting the beloved series with the Heritage Award.

The list of win...
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Rising Hollywood Stars To Keep Your Eye On

July 19th, 2011 11:10am EDT
Taylor Kitsch
We're always on the lookout for riding Hollywood stars, and today we have another crop of small names that are about to become big names.

Taylor Kitsch: He's been on Friday Night Lights for five years and had a supporting role as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Next year he will be starring in John Carter as the titular character, and we expect Kitsch to go far riding the buzz the film earns him. He also is set to star in the film adaptation of Battleship - yeah, the board game.

Lily Collins: Being the daughter of Phil Collins is enough to get attention, but Lily Collins is workin...
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What Happened To The Emmy Nominations?!

July 14th, 2011 2:07pm EDT
Justified
What happened to this year's Emmy nominations? They're...actually pretty great.

I normally can't stand TV's big awards show; it seems like the same people and series get nominated all the time, with the occasional "why did that get nominated at all?" head-scratcher for variety. But the 2011 nominations were announced early Thursday morning, and while it's still a little puzzling (though let's not name names), there's a bevy of deserving names on that big list.

Here are some of my favorites:

Finally, some love for Justified: I still maintain that star Timothy Olyphant was robbed l...
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'Mad Men' And 'Mildred Pierce' Lead 2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations (See List)

July 14th, 2011 10:19am EDT
Mad Men
Hit drama Mad Men looks set to dominate the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards after scoring 19 nominations, including Best Drama.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will go up against the likes of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Hugh Laurie (House) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while his co-star Elisabeth Moss will battle for the lead actress prize against Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law).

The Outstanding Drama Series category will be a closely-fought affair - Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Friday Night Ligh...
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A Tribute To 'Friday Night Lights'

April 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
FNL
The end of any game I ever played was always a little sad to me as an athlete. And so it is with Friday Night Lights, which begins airing its final season tonight on NBC (8 PM ET/PT). Many people have already seen its final episodes, either in firstrun on DirecTV or on the DVDs released two weeks ago, but this will be the last broadcast run of what some have called one of the best shows in television history.

I don't know if I'd go that far myself - as I've only watched the fourth season and part of season five - but already, I know that this is still a moment worth recognizing. I ...
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I'm Just Not That Into TV Romance

April 12th, 2011 3:59pm EDT
Tiffani Thiessen Tim DeKay
In real life, I'm all about love - but when it comes to TV, the last thing I want is romance.

The reason for the dichotomy? Romantic subplots on television are problematic things in my experience. For a variety of reasons, I've seen them end in disaster more often than not, which has conditioned me to want to avoid the subject altogether. When it comes up for one of my favorite shows, I can't help but cringe.

Before we start this discussion, it's worth noting that there are TV romances that are great. I don't mean to say that they all fail, nor to say that some are right and some are...
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Interview: Talking 'The Chicago Code' With Matt Lauria

April 11th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
The Chicago Code
Did you miss Matt Lauria? I did. After two weeks of reruns, he's back tonight as FOX's The Chicago Code returns with the first of six all-new episodes to finish out its critically acclaimed first season. To mark the occasion, Lauria and I sat down to discuss his role as Chicago rookie detective Caleb Evers, the NBC premiere of his previous series Friday Night Lights, and what it's like working with some true heavyweights to make one of the best shows on television.

You're in a unique position: you're not in production while your show is airing. Is it different to have done all the wo...
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TV on DVD: 'Friday Night Lights: The Fifth Season'

April 5th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
FNL
Today, after its run on DirecTV and ten days before it debuts on NBC, Universal Home Video has released the fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights on DVD. Here's an inside look at the three-disc release.

The Show

In the interest of not spoiling things for viewers who are waiting to see this last season on NBC, I'm not going to give a detailed review of the fifth season itself. I will say that if you're a fan of the series by this point, it's more of the same - you're going to love this season just as much as you loved the previous four. I actually hadn't even seen the serie...
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Adrianne Palicki Rocks The New 'Wonder Woman' Costume

March 21st, 2011 12:04pm EDT
Adrianne Palicki
The first image of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman has been released by NBC, and the revamped costume does not disappoint.

Updates to the new costume include skin-tight blue latex pants and silver bracelets (instead of gold ones); but most noticeabe are the blue boots instead of the traditional red ones. The new outfit also seems to coincide with the recent comic book update to the costume as well, as seen in artist Don Kramer's artwork for Wonder Woman #607, which came out in February.

The Friday Night Lights star was announced as the star of TV creator David E. Kelley's revamp of the l...
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Minka Kelly Lands Top Spot In 'Irish Girls' Survey

March 17th, 2011 10:32pm EDT
Minka Kelly
Actress Minka Kelly has landed on top of a new poll to find the Hottest Irish Women.

The new Charlie's Angels star beat Olivia Wilde and Megan Fox to land the number one spot on Complex magazine's St. Patrick's Day survey.

Reality TV star Noirin Kelly is the only all-Irish girl in the top five, but all ladies with Irish blood were eligible.

The top five are:

1. Minka Kelly
2. Olivia Wilde
3. Georgia Salpa (model)
4. Megan Fox
5. Noirin Kelly

Minka was spotted earlier this week filming scenes for the upcoming remake of Charlie's Angels with castmates Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh. Ch...
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Elizabeth Hurley Turns Heads On The Streets Of London

March 13th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley left her home Thursday and arrived at a London hotel looking casual in a tight pair of black jeans and a black fur vest. We think she looks fantastic, and apparently the guy behind her does too!

The actress has signed on to play the villain in David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman TV series reboot. Last week the actress confirmed the news via her Twitter.com account.

"Thrilled to be doing the NBC pilot Wonder Woman. I'll be playing the evil villain. Can't wait," she Tweeted.

Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki will play the heroine in the series.

Liz also met with some c...
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