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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

10 Emerging Stars That Grabbed Our Attention In 2014

December 20th, 2014 3:00pm EST
David Oyelowo
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
grey's anatomy
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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‘Awkward’ Recap: 6 Things You Need To Know About 'Sprang Break'

November 19th, 2014 8:45am EST
Awkward
Heeeyyyy party people, spring break’s here!! Grab the cooler, your two-piece beach suit and join the Palos Hills crew for “Awkward’s” penultimate episode “Sprang Break, Pt. 1” before the season finale. Here are six things you need to know before watching the upcoming season finale.

1. Jenna’s College Bound

J-Dawg has finally, finally landed in a four-year U that is all too happy to have her, or at the very least accepted her. Yayyy, Jenna. But take note, kiddies don’t be too eager to celebrate. Especially if you’re being stopped by the Mexican police for speeding (looking at you, Lacey). ...
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Top 10 Highly-Anticipated Celeb Biopics

November 16th, 2014 6:00pm EST
Aaliyah
So far this year Hollywood has given us the James Brown, Britney Murphy and Cesar Chavez biopics. (Bet you’d never thought you’d see those three personas looped together, did ya?) Brace yourself, La La land’s conveyor belt of biography films on the big and small screen will move next to R&B princess Aaliyah (premiering on Lifetime this weekend) followed by Angela Bassett’s take on Whitney Houston. Considering this trend shows no signs of slowing down we've compiled a list of the top 10 Highly-Anticipated celeb biopics that need to be made, like, right now.

Frank Sinatra

The rumors of ...
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‘Grey's Anatomy' Recap: 'Second Chances'

November 14th, 2014 9:20am EST
Grey's Anatomy
In “Grey’s Anatomy’s” penultimate episode “Could We Start Again, Please?” the docs tackle whether or not second chances are deserved for present and past mistakes.

The episode opens with a pre-teen Derek studiously reading while his lil sis Amelia plays close by at their dad’s general store. Then in walks a thug with a gun that he aims at Derek’s dad head.

Back to present day where Meredith and Maggie are hustling to treat incoming patients that were in a burning house. To kickoff the episode of penance Mer apologizes for being MIA for her own dinner party last night. Maggie shrugs it off...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Recap: ‘Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. Crossover’

November 13th, 2014 10:31am EST
Law & Order SVU
The much hyped “Chicago Crossover” episode of “Law & Order SVU” has finally landed on our TV screens. Was it worth the money in advertising? Eh, maybe if you’re a “Chicago P.D.” fan. Picking up where the Chi-town firefighters left off on “Chicago Fire”—firefighters uncover some child porn pics in a burning house that could be traced to New York and “P.D.” detective Lindsay’s half brother is one of the victims—SVU squad finds the stills are connected to a live stream site put up by a child sex trafficking ring. The Feds attempt to take down the site, but are thwarted by the pedophilia membe...
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‘Awkward’ Recap ‘Over the Hump’

November 12th, 2014 8:37am EST
Awkward
What’s that old saying about sticking to the old, tried and true and rejecting someone/something new? Thinking…thinking…Got it! “Familiarity breeds contempt.” It’s “Awkward” overarching theme in “Over the Hump.”

The ep opens with down-on-her-luck Jenna ruminating over the cold hard fact she has yet to get a big envelope from a college and it’s nearing spring break. Lacey has the perfect pick-me-up: Ally rented a beach house in Mexico for spring break in honor of Sadie getting into Columbia University.

Jenna says she’d rather wallow in her self-pity than attend a Sadie-based party. Lacey t...
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