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Brittany Frederick is an award-winning entertainment journalist with more than 40 million readers and 14 years experience. You can reach her at her official website or on Twitter. For past stories, click here.

Maroon 5 'V' (Deluxe Edition) Review: Two Sides To One Successful Record

September 2nd, 2014 12:05pm EDT
V
As mentioned in our review of Maroon 5's Overexposed, this is a band that's constantly evolving. None of their records sounds quite like any of the others; whether or not that's a good thing depends on which incarnation you prefer. Fifth album V does its part to continue the group's transition into slickly produced pop-rock that began with Overexposed, yet what makes the record worth a listen are the few tracks where it breaks from effects and goes back to the band's true musicianship.

If you've heard the first three singles - "Maps," "It Was Always You" and "Animals" - you've got a good s...
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Will Power Wins First Verizon IndyCar Series Championship

August 31st, 2014 9:08am EDT
Will Power Wins First Verizon IndyCar Series Championship
Four months after he spoke with Starpulse at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, Will Power has clinched his first ever Verizon IndyCar Series championship, and the first for Team Penske in eight years.

"You've just got to always be out there, knocking on the door," said Power when we asked him in April what it would take for him to capture a title. "I think that's the only way you're going to win a championship."

Having been doing just that for several years, on Sunday night the door finally opened for the Australian-born driver. Power's ninth-place finish in Sunday's MAVTV 500 clinched him th...
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Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This Weekend's Convention

August 28th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This
Dragon Con 2014 is upon us! The massive Atlanta convention gets underway tomorrow, and our coverage begins with introducing you to some of the folks who make it possible. Sean Magee is one of Dragon Con's Directors of Social Media: he and his team bring Dragon Con to Twitter, Facebook and all your social media platforms. Sean kindly connected with us this week to talk about how he keeps on top of everything at the convention, and how you can get connected during this weekend's festivities.

Hosted in Atlanta, Dragon Con is one of the country's biggest pop culture events - right up there wit...
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'Motive' Season Finale Recap And Review: 'For You I Die' - Angie's Past Is Revealed

August 28th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'Motive' Season Finale Recap And Review: 'For You I Die' - Angie
In the season finale of Motive, we finally get answers about the League of Nations trial slash Angie's past subplot that's been running through the whole cycle. Unfortunately, somebody really cool has to die for that to happen. We're just going to guess there's more than 30 seconds of Warren Christie in this episode.

The story begins not in the present day, with a flashback to the fateful call Angie and Cross responded to ten years ago. It's a domestic disturbance with Alfonso Dyer holding his wife at gunpoint. There's no right way out of this situation, and it ends with both Alfonso and h...
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Comic-Con 2014: Jenna Busch Unites Female Fans With Legion Of Leia

August 27th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Comic-Con 2014: Jenna Busch Unites Female Fans With Legion Of Le
Conventions like San Diego Comic-Con and this weekend's Dragon Con are all about bringing pop culture fans together. Not just to have a good time, but often we can change the landscape of fandom. That's what our colleague Jenna Busch is striving for with her new organization Legion of Leia, which aims "to raise awareness of the fact that women love sci-fi...and our contributions to it are out of this world." We sat down with Jenna at Comic-Con to learn more about Legion of Leia.

"It all came out of the Star Wars [Episode VII] casting, with the initial announcement that there was only one n...
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'The Good Wife' Season 5 DVD Review: Brilliant Season, Fantastic Set

August 24th, 2014 1:06pm EDT
'The Good Wife' Season 5 DVD Review: Brilliant Season, Fantastic
Season five of The Good Wife was a game-changer, but is its home video counterpart as impressive? On Tuesday, CBS Home Entertainment released The Good Wife: The Fifth Season on DVD, and we've examined the multi-disc set to render a verdict about whether or not it belongs on your shelf.

(SPOILER ALERT - This DVD review contains discussion of the fifth season of The Good Wife. If you're not aware of the season's major plot twist and don't want to be spoiled, skip this review.)

By the fifth season, many TV shows have settled into a comfortable routine. The creative teams know what works for ...
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'Doctor Who' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Deep Breath' - Peter Capaldi's Debut A Success

August 24th, 2014 7:29am EDT
'Doctor Who' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Deep Breath' - Peter Ca
Ever since Peter Capaldi was announced as the next Doctor, we've been excited for the new season of Doctor Who. Capaldi made us cry laughing as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It and just plain made us cry as John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth. And he's just as brilliant as the Twelfth Doctor.

So how do you introduce a new Doctor? Oh, hey, there's a dinosaur. That's pretty cool. Except it's stomping around Victorian-era London. Thankfully, we have something for that - the TARDIS, which the dinosaur actually coughs up. Familiar faces Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax go down to see ...
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Tory Kittles Previews 'Intruders': 'It Was A Fascinating Piece Of Material'

August 23rd, 2014 2:09pm EDT
Tory Kittles Previews 'Intruders': 'It Was A Fascinating Piece O
Following the season premiere of Doctor Who, BBC America is hoping audiences stay tuned for its new supernatural thriller Intruders, the story of a secret society devoted to the pursuit of immortality - in the bodies of other people.

It's up to former cop Jack Whelan (John Simm, Life on Mars, Doctor Who) to stop them, with Jack's high school buddy Gary Fischer along for the ride. True Detective's Tory Kittles plays Gary, and sat down with us last week to give a few clues as to the mystery of Intruders.

What made this the right choice to follow up his role on the critically acclaimed HBO d...
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'Doctor Who': Get To Know New Doctor Peter Capaldi

August 23rd, 2014 12:02pm EDT
'Doctor Who': Get To Know New Doctor Peter Capaldi
Tonight, Doctor Who fans will finally get to see Peter Capaldi's debut episode as the Twelfth Doctor - but how much do you know about the fantastic Scottish actor who's taking over the TARDIS from Matt Smith? To get you caught up before Twelve and his companion Clara Oswald set off on their next adventure, we've put together this quick guide on the coolness that is Peter Capaldi.

Before his casting as The Doctor, Capaldi's best-known role was as the savagely awesome political operative Malcolm Tucker in the BBC's political satire The Thick of It and its feature film sequel In The Loop. HBO...
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5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching

August 22nd, 2014 12:09pm EDT
5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching
In honor of FXX's marathon of all 552 episodes of The Simpsons, which began yesterday and runs through September 1, we've put together a list of our favorite shows to waste a half-hour watching. They're those programs that you can tune to when you've only got a little time and always enjoy yourself. From Springfield to the United Kingdom, here are our six picks for half-hour escapes.

The Simpsons

Whether you're still a devoted fan or don't watch as much as you used to, chances are you've still got dozens of fond memories from The Simpsons. There's Homer falling down Springfield Gorge, Ma...
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