'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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Don Pardo’s Most Memorable SNL Moments

August 23rd, 2014 11:00am EDT
Don Pardo’s Most Memorable SNL Moments
Longtime voice of NBC Don Pardo passed away this week at the age of 96. During his time at the Peacock network, Pardo was most famous, of course, as the announcer of “Saturday Night Live.” While his 40 years at “SNL” almost exclusively consisted of bellowing the names of every cast member and guest who strode the halls of Studio 8H, he occasionally made time to appear in sketches. Here are some classic moments when his contributions to the show went beyond the opening credits:

1. Season 1, Episode 1 Opening Montage (10/11/75)

This list actually will start with a moment from the opening...
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Rumor Patrol: Billy Crystal Too Overwhelmed To Pay Tribute To Robin Williams, Swift And Mayer Dating Again: More!

August 23rd, 2014 10:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Billy Crystal Too Overwhelmed To Pay Tribute To Ro
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake!

Billy Crystal Too Overwhelmed To Honor Robin Williams At Emmy Awards: The longtime pals shared many memories together, hosting Comic Relief, alongside Whoopi Goldberg, beginning in 1986. Crystal and Goldberg initially did not make comments regarding Williams' sudden death, as they were too grief stricken to reveal their deep feelings about their good friend. Crystal later released a short statement, "No...
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Justin Bieber Nearly Hits An Elderly Woman While Driving His Can-Am Spyder

August 23rd, 2014 9:21am EDT
Justin Bieber Nearly Hits An Elderly Woman While Driving His Can
Justin Bieber went for a little ride on his Can-Am Spyder in Beverly Hills, Calif., earlier this week and nearly struck an elderly woman on the sidewalk.

TMZ.com captured video of the singer, who got caught up in traffic and decided to take a shortcut by driving off the road and onto the sidewalk.

When he approached an intersection, he nearly struck an elderly woman who was using a walker. Unphased by the near collision, Bieber turned back on to the road and sped off.

Police were not present during the incident; however, they issued a statement saying that Bieber was driving recklessly a...
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'Mythbusters' To Take A 'New Direction,' Axes Kari Bryon, Tory Belleci & Grant Imahara

August 23rd, 2014 8:41am EDT
'Mythbusters' To Take A 'New Direction,' Axes Kari Bryon, Tory B
"Mythbusters" hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced on Thursday night's episode that Kari Bryon, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara won't be returning to the series.

After 10 years of work on the program, the trio expressed their thanks and love for the show on Twitter. Kari Bryon wrote:

The show is taking a new direction. It was an amazing run. I learned so much about myself and the world. I love you all @MythBusters

— Kari Byron (@KariByron) August 22, 2014

Savage thanked his co-stars for their decade of hard work.

.@KariByron, @grantimahara & @ToryBelleci, it's been a plea...
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Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Causes A Big Problem

August 23rd, 2014 8:26am EDT
Snake Bites Nicki Minaj Dancer During VMAs Rehearsal
Nicki Minaj was rehearsing her new song "Anaconda" for the MTV Video Music Awards when a six-foot-long snake reportedly bit one of her back-up dancers. The snake, believed to be an anaconda, struck at the female dancer in front of a group of people, according to TMZ.com.

The dancer was taken to the hospital to be treated for the snake bite, which if it was an anaconda is not venemous. However, these snakes can carry a bacteria that can harm humans. Another report claims it was a boa constrictor that bit the dancer.

Following the incident, the snake was removed from the stage in a contai...
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Happy Birthday!

August 23rd, 2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - August 23, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Scott Caan (1976)

English folk singer Lianne la Havas (1989)

Swimmer Natalie Coughlin (1982)

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (1978)

Actor Andrew Rannells (1978)

Actor Ray Park (1974)

Actor River Phoenix (1970; d. 1993)

Actor/comedian Jay Mohr (1970)

English musician Shaun Ryder (1962)

Actor Skipp Sudduth (1956)

Actor Chris Potter (1960)

Singer/soap star Rick Springfield (1949)

Actress Shelley Long (1949)

Late Who drummer Keith Moon (1947; d. 1978)

Actress Barbara Eden (1934)

Actress Marian Seldes (1928)

Actor Gene Kelly (1912; d. 1996)
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Check Out 'Blended' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Aug. 26

August 23rd, 2014 6:33am EDT
Blended
"Blended" stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as single parents Jim and Lauren who go on a disastrous blind date. Afterwards, they decide they never want to see each other again.

Things take a turn for the worst when they both sign up separately for a luxurious African safari with their kids, and they are forced to share the same suite.

Joining them on their adventure is Lauren's best friend Jen (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and her ex-husband Mark (Joel McHale).

They also encounter Eddy and Ginger (Kevin Nealon and Jessica Lowe), a sickeningly loved-up couple who are also at the resort. Ter...
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‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Is Another Fun Outing, But Lacks Creativity

August 23rd, 2014 5:42am EDT
‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Is Another Fun Outing, But Lacks
If you’ve seen 2005's Sin City, there’s not much that will surprise you about its sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Aside from using 3D and telling two new stories not found in Frank Miller’s pulp comic series, Robert Rodriguez covers almost exactly the same ground he did in his previous movie. There are more subtle differences between A Dame to Kill For and its predecessor, although they’re not positive ones.

A Dame to Kill For’s strongest segment is its opening “Just Another Saturday Night,” because it perfectly captures the comic’s brutal sarcastic tone. This funny tale featuring Mic...
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Trio Of Stars Leaving 'MythBusters'

August 22nd, 2014 7:01pm EDT
Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci
Hit Discovery channel series MythBusters is letting three of its five stars go as producers plan to take the show in "a new direction."

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the original two stars on the show, announced following Thursday night's episode that fellow MythBusters Grant Imahara, Kari Byron And Tory Belleci would be leaving the show.

Two of the three, Byron and Bellici, started appearing during the second season of the show as part of its "build team," setting up many of the experiments. A third member of the team, Scottie Chapman, left in the the third season and was replace by Ima...
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