Television

Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History

July 10th, 2014 11:56pm EDT
Transgender 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Makes Emm
Transgender actress Laverne Cox made history on Thursday by becoming the first openly transgender person to earn an Emmy nomination.

Cox, who plays transgender prisoner Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black," will compete for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award against co-stars Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonee as well as Joan Cusack (Shameless) and Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live).

The popular series earned a total of 12 nominations, including nominations for Taylor Schilling (Best Actress) and Kate Mulgrew (Best Supporting Actress).

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Kelly Ripa Tries To Avoid Getting Wet In Jimmy Fallon's 'Pop Quiz'

July 10th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon
On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, you can't hold a simple pop quiz. No, you have to give your celebrity guest a dunce cap with a spike on the end of it and sit them beneath a balloon with four gallons of water inside.

That's what Kelly Ripa was faced with when she visited the show and had to face off against Jimmy in a battle of "pop" (get it?) culture. With their dunce caps on (and a raincoat for Kelly), the two sat in chairs that would be lifted every time the other contestant answered a question correctly – or go their question wrong. The first to pop the balloon above them los...
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2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

July 10th, 2014 10:57am EDT
2014 Emmy Nominations Announced
Actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this morning.

True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Downton Abbey and House of Cards will battle it out for Outstanding Drama Series, while True Detective stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will fight for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series against Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).

Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Louie will vie fo...
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'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Pitfall' - The Compassionate Killer

July 10th, 2014 10:02am EDT
'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Pitfall' - The Compassionate Killer
This week's Motive is one of the best of the season, because it expertly mixes the cocktail of everything that makes this show a sleeper hit: plotlines that are entertaining, expertly cast with tremendous character actors who blend seamlessly into the story, and those little scenes of development amongst the main ensemble that keep us wanting to spend more time with them. It all works well in "Pitfall," which tugs at the heartstrings from beginning to end.

At an accident scene, it's up to paramedic Stuart Fletcher (Callum Keith Rennie, who's so awesome he even made The Firm cool) to save a...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Partner

July 10th, 2014 9:45am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Par
The top-20 dancers selected partners on last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 11. Some dancers were fortunate enough to dance in the style they're trained in, but for most it was a new experience. Some dancers delivered mesmerizing performances, but others didn't live up to their hype. Read below to find out the first two dancers eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

Tanisha Belnap and Rudy Abreu

Sonya Tayeh choreographs Tanisha and Rudy's contemporary dance. It a piece filled with aggression, but layered with intricate and structured movement. Guest judge ...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: The Honeymoon Ends

July 10th, 2014 9:20am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: The Honeymoon Ends
Last night's Big Brother 2014 episode set up the explosive drama to come on tonight's one. This episode showed Devin Shepherd again trying to force his Bomb Squad alliance to obey him. However, when two members of it questioned his decisions, his erratic behavior got worse. By the end of this episode of Big Brother 16, the Bomb Squad explodes.

Bomb Activated

Devin starts to worry about Caleb Reynolds' infatuation with Amber Borzotra causing the Bomb Squad problems later in the game. While talking to her, Derrick Levasseur, and Christine Brecht, Caleb comments that he doesn't like how Devi...
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'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Leveraged' - Mike Crosses The Line

July 10th, 2014 9:03am EDT
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Leveraged' - Mike Crosses The Line
Suits is back after the holiday break, and charging full speed ahead with its usual careful co-mingling of professional warfare and personal conflict. Besides, any time you manage to hire Neal McDonough to be on your series, you're pretty much guaranteed to have an awesome show.

Donna has decided to invite herself into Mike's office to give him a lecture on the events of the last episode. "Don't ever betray me again," she tells him, and leaves just as quickly as she arrived. Her awesome appearance even gets a compliment from her wannabe counterpart Amy. After she leaves, Mike gets called i...
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'Extant' Series Premiere: Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: Re-Entry

July 10th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Extant' Series Premiere: Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: Re-Entry
Welcome Extanters or Extantees—we’re still trying to launch the appropriate fan name—have you accepted this sci-fi series’ 13 week mission of uncovering what might be an unidentified fetus? Well, if you watched “Exant’s” first episode “Re-Entry,” you’d know the pregnancy is just the foil on top a freeze-dried ice-cream sandwich with layers of intrigue and deception; you won’t know which sticky situation Molly (Halle Berry) will tackle first.

Let’s start with the obvious conundrum: her pregnancy. The episode opens with a space shuttle slowly passing what looks like the moon when in reality ...
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BBC Renews 'Orphan Black' For Third Season, Announces Two New Series

July 10th, 2014 8:33am EDT
BBC Renews 'Orphan Black' For Third Season, Announces Two New Se
BBC America anncounced during the Television Critics Association on Wednesday that it will be renewing its hit series "Orphan Black" for a third season.

The upcoming season will consist of 10 episodes and air in 2015. Season two ended in June, and over. 1.3 million viewers tuned in - a series high.

The program focuses on a woman named Sarah, an orphan whose life changes after she witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. There's no turning back once she learns the dead woman and she are clones.

The show has made a star of lead actress Tatiana Maslany, who won a TCA Award ...
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George R.R. Martin Flips The Bird To Those Who Doubt He'll Finish 'Game Of Thrones' Book Series

July 10th, 2014 8:00am EDT
George R.R. Martin Flips The Bird To Those Who Doubt He'll Finis
It's generally common courtesy to not speculate how someone is going to die - especially when that person is... you know, a real, living, actual person. And double-especially when that person is George R.R. Martin - the acclaimed author behind the incredibly popular 'A Song of Ice and Fire' book series, and the mastermind of HBO's 'A Game of Thrones.'

Now, granted, we've all theorized about how our favorite or most hated characters will die on Game of Thrones. "Who's going to bite the dust next?" is the thought that's on everyone's minds as they are reading the books or watching the show. ...
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