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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Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Over 'Acts That Go Against Morals And Customs'

August 22nd, 2014 11:36am EDT
Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Over 'Acts That Go Against M
Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, next month, but officials have pulled the plug on her concert over morality concerns, ABC News reports.

The country's commission that oversees public performances said in a statement on Thursday that they are concerned the pop star will undertake "acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

They state Cyrus performs with "unsuitable costumes" and uses "language and images which encourage sex and violence" and "inappropriate objects", while also alluding to "crime... and denigrat...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Girl Next Door'

August 22nd, 2014 11:18am EDT
The Girl Next Door
With "Let’s Be Cops" still holding its own at the box office, we thought we’d take this opportunity to look back at Cops Director Luke Greenfield’s past work and there’s a hidden gem waiting to be brought to justice...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection seems on the surface to just be a steamy salacious romp, but nothing could be further from the truth. Cool comedy, colorful characters and surprisingly real romance are at the heart of a film that frankly deserves its due. I remember the 2004 film..."The Girl Next Door."

Matthew Kidman is a high school senior with ...
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Katie Holmes & Daughter Suri Move Back To California

August 22nd, 2014 10:40am EDT
Katie Holmes & Daughter Suri Move Back To California
After spending two years in New York City, Katie Holmes has decided to move back to California with her daughter Suri. The mother and daughter have relocated into a $3.8 million home in Calabasas, Calif.

The actress lived on the West Coast when she was married to Tom Cruise. She moved to the East Coast when she began divorce proceedings in 2012.

The couple were married for five years, and the actress was awarded full custody of Suri.

During an interview with "Today" earlier this month, Holmes was asked whether she would consider going back to her old life.

"I never really look back," th...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Baby

August 22nd, 2014 10:03am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Bab
In the second half of the Rookie Blue season finale (here's part one), the team continues their search for a lethal suspect with a four-year-old grudge and winds up sort of back at the beginning. Ben Bass reminds us all that someone needs to give him an acting trophy at some point already, Missy Peregrym might be indestructible, and just wait until you find out all the personal problems that we're going to need until season six (which there will be!) to resolve.

Andy is uncomfortable about having to work alongside Marlo (Rachael Ancheril) in the hunt for mad bomber Ted McDonald. You know w...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The House

August 22nd, 2014 9:59am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The Hou
We've come to the end of another season of Rookie Blue. It's been a season of ups and downs this year, so a strong finish is definitely in order. Boosted by the return appearance of a fantastic guest actor, "Fragments" starts an interesting enough story, although it places a tremendous amount of emphasis on a character who hasn't ever quite worked.

It's not uncommon for season finales to start well and end badly, so it's no surprise that everyone's getting ready for the Commissioner's Gala, Holly wants to get back with Gail, and Sam is offering Andy a key to his place that she doesn't want...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole Says Hello

August 22nd, 2014 9:42am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole S
The revolving door of Big Brother 2014 players happened on Thursday's live eviction episode. Since the first double eviction, host Julie Chen teased viewers with the promise of a returning houseguest. On last Thursday's episode of Big Brother 16, Julie announced that this would be the week for a juror competition. Thursday's episode led to one epic farewell and one possibly explosive return on Big Brother 2014.

Zach's Last Shot

Donny Thompson promises Zach Rance that his has his vote to stay. This sparks a fire in Zach to try to campaign for three votes to stay this week. Zach makes two...
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What Made This 'Dating Naked' Star So Angry?

August 22nd, 2014 8:16am EDT
'Dating Naked' Star Files Lawsuit After VH1 Fails To Blur Her Pr
"Dating Naked" star Jessie Nizewitz is suing Viacom and two production companies for $10 million because they filmed her private parts.

In the episode, Nizewitz, 28, was wrestling with a male contestant on the beach when her crotch was momentarily flashed across the screen, and it wasn't blurred.

The reality show contestant, who is also a model, claims she was assured that her privates would be blurred out. She says the response she got through social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook was embarrassing and humiliating.

She issued a statement via her attorney to Entertainment Wee...
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Happy Birthday!

August 22nd, 2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - August 22, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Kristen Wiig (1973)

Actor Dakota Goyo (1999)

Actress Laura Breckenridge (1983)

Canadian actress Jennifer Finnigan (1979)

Actor Rodrigo Santoro (1975)

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough (1973)

English actor Richard Armitage (1971)

Actor Rick Yune (1971)

Actor Jonathan Goldstein (1969)

Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967)

Actor Ty Burrell (1967)

Actor Courtney Gains (1965)

Singer/songwriter Tori Amos (1963)

Actor Colm Feore (1958)

Actress Cindy Williams (1947)

Actress Valerie Harper (1940)

Godfather of Go-GoChuck Brown (1936; d.2012)

Actress Honor Black...
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'M:I 5' Star Tom Cruise & Director Chris McQuarrie 'Take A Hit For The Team' With Epic ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21st, 2014 11:44pm EDT
Tom Cruise and Chris McQuarrie Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS
Tom Cruise and the cast of the upcoming Mission: Impossible 5, including director Chris McQuarrie, were nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Hugh Jackman and the cast of Pan, and despite the fact that filming of "M:I 5" hasn't even begun yet, Cruise and McQuarrie decided to accept the challenge anyway.

McQuarrie explained that the film's "entire cast and crew are spread out over three continents" but they didn't want to miss the 24-hour deadline that goes along with the challenge once you've been nominated.

"So Tom and I are here to 'take a hit for the team,'" McQuarrie added.

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