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Hi, this Natalie. If I had to narrow down when I became addicted to pop culture and TV, hands down it would be when I tuned into dun-a-nun-a-nunt-na-na Beverly Hills 90210. I became obsessed with all things 90210 and carried that addiction over to other dramas and sitcoms. Parlaying my love of writing and TV watching with a blogging gig at MTV and entertainment and pop culture writer for Regal Magazine. You can follow me @forevergoode

6 Pearl-Clasping Moments Of Showdown On 'Empire's' 'The Devil Quotes Scripture'

January 22nd, 2015 10:05am EST
'Empire' Recap: 6 Pearl-Clasping Moments Of Showdown - 'The Devi
Heavy is the head that wears the crown and Lucious’ (Terence Howard) throne was really tested in “The Devil Quotes Scripture;” third episode of “Empire.” It’s him versus the world. And the world being a pesky manager, a disloyal ex-wife and rebellious son. We countdown the six most shade-worthy showdowns in “The Devil Quotes Scripture.”

“Now, Who Needs Protection”

Within the first 15 minutes of the episode Lucious is threatened by one of his artist’s (Veronica, the bald-headed balladeer we were introduced to in the pilot episode of “Empire.”) manager. The confrontational manager sticks hi...
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'Empire' Recap: No Apologies - 'The Outspoken King'

January 15th, 2015 9:42am EST
'Empire' Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: No Apologies - 'The Outspoke
If secrets were tombstones the Lyons’ family would inherit several cemeteries. And if Lucious (Terrence Howard) had his way he’d keep them all six feet under, alongside Bunkie (RIP, buddy). It’s a good thing we’ve got Becky (Gabourey Sidibe) snooping for answers, on her iPhone to uncover her boss’ three year life expectancy. Some skeletons have to creep out.

Lucious’ secret is safe for now, but how long before Cookie’s shocking reveal as a snitch for the Feds is uncovered? Judging by next week’s promos, not long.

Let’s jump into the second episode of “Empire.” “The Outspoken King” ep lau...
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Cookie's 5 Scene Stealing Moments From FOX's New Drama 'Empire'

January 14th, 2015 1:39pm EST
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Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) came in like a storm cloud over Lucious Lyons’ (Terrence Howard) music “Empire”, vowing to “take back what’s hers.” And the mink-clad, potty-mouthed, possible niece to Mr. ‘Godfather of Soul’ Brown has no qualms about her H.B.I.C. takeover. In the words of Lucious, “the queen has returned.” Watch how she holds court…and demands respect.

Long Overdue Mama Beat Dow

Cookie waited 17 years in jail, do you think she’ll wait 17 minutes to see her youngest son, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray)? Uh, uh. So, Hakeem’s shape up and side-eyed barber be damned, she storms in out of l...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Winter Premiere: ‘Forgiving Rollins’

January 8th, 2015 10:09am EST
Law & Order SVU
Happy New Year, SVUers!! We’re starting the year off on a somber note, with Rollins’ painful admission of being raped by her former boss, deputy chief Patton (Harry Hamlin) in the “Forgiving Rollins” winter premiere episode.

Kelli Giddish (Amanda Rollins) gives a phenomenal performance as a sexual assault survivor battling PTSD; the more Rollins tries to keep her dark encounter hidden the more emotionally unhinged she outwardly appears to be.

Triggering those skeletons is the “SVU” crew’s case of the week: an Atlanta-based detective, Reese (Dreama Walker of “The Good Wife” and “Don’t Trus...
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Top 10 Gif-able Celebrity Moments Of 2014

December 29th, 2014 1:06pm EST
Top 10 Gif-able Celebrity Moments Of 2014
Before the events of 2014 become a boozy blur that can only be recalled from rapid Apple recaps and Youtube videos. We’ve assembled our own refresher list…with Gifs!! We’re counting down the top 10 most you-gotta-gif-it celeb moments of this year.

1. Oscar Pic Crashes Twitter

It felt like yesterday when a couple of A-listers (Bradley Cooper,Ellen Degeneres, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o and Kevin Spacey) gathered around—during movies biggest night’s—for a group pic to post on Twitter, thus caus...
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10 Emerging Stars That Grabbed Our Attention In 2014

December 20th, 2014 3:00pm EST
10 Emerging Stars That Grabbed Our Attention In 2014
The sun may soon be setting on 2014, but for 10 entertainers—that made us sing, dance, cry and think in those 365 days—their celebrity status has rose. Below are stars we couldn’t help but take notice of in 2014 and are anxious to see what’s next for them in the New Year.

David Oyelowo- Breakout Actor

The British-bred actor was a scene stealer in Lee Daniel’s “The Butler” playing opposite Forrest Whittaker and Oprah Winfrey. Reteaming with the media mogul in “Selma,” the spotlight is mostly on him as he channels Martin Luther King Jr. and it’s not going unrecognized as he’s already nabbed...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Midseason Finale

December 11th, 2014 9:08am EST
Law & Order SVU
Welcome back, SVU-viewers. Is it just me or did those two weeks on hiatus feel like two years? Now that we’ve seen every holiday-based SNL made, we’re back to NBC’s regularly scheduled "Law & Order SVU" show about sex crime scenarios, or what I’ve been nicknaming it lately “Ripped from the Headlines: Real Life Sex Crime Re-enactments,” but on a serious note the midseason finale covers a topic that should be in more headlines: backlogs of rape kits that go uninvestigated throughout the country.

Given the amount of sexual assaults happening, if you read daily papers, it’s definitely a releva...
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'Awkward' 5 OMG Moments From Season 4 Finale

November 26th, 2014 8:43am EST
'Awkward' 5 OMG Moments From Season 4 Finale
Is your jaw still on the floor? Mine is too, alongside my TV remote that I threw at my 35” (don’t worry, I throw like a girl) after “Awkward” aired its final scene. I think I speak for everyone when I write this: can Jatty happen, already. Please “Awkward” writers’ with sugar on top? Other than Jatty’s status still stalled, “Awkward’s” season 4 finale was jam packed with OMG, WTF and No Way moments and I list Every. Single. Shocker. So, without further ado below are the five cliffhangers from “Sprang Break, Pt. 2) that you’ll be obsessing over till season 5.

Val Swims with Sharks

Remember...
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5 Shocking Moments From The 'Grey's Anatomy’ Winter Finale

November 21st, 2014 8:18am EST
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I was all set to label “Grey’s Anatomy’s” winter finale a snooze fest, until the last 20 minutes told a completely different story. Fans of any Rhimes produced show know it’s the Shonda way; lull viewers into a false sense of security than when complacent BOOM, CLAP!! We’re hit with the best emotional bombshell. Still reeling from “Risk’s” ricochets, below are the 5 most shocking moments from the winter finale.

Shepherd Goes to Washington (For Real)

After spending half the season sparring, Meredith and Derek have reached the ultimate impasse when he decides to take Obama—not Fitz—up on hi...
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'Law & Order SVU': Ray Rice Themed Episode: No More

November 20th, 2014 10:26am EST
'Law & Order SVU' Recap: Ray Rice Themed Episode: No More
Has everyone recovered from last week’s “Chicago Crossover” episodes? I hope so because it’s back to “SVU’s” regularly scheduled headline-swiping episodes.

In “SVU’s” 9th episode “Spousal Privilege,” the detectives tackle (no pun intended) a pro-footballer that may be abusing his girlfriend. The whole episode is pretty vague in terms of how often the abuse occurs, mainly because the baby mama Paula (Meagan Good) refuses to admit it’s happening, until she doesn’t have a choice.

An online image-infused bulletin board, you know the one that posted the celebs leaked nude pics, posted security...
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