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'Vikings' Star Katheryn Winnick: 'Lagertha Is A Free Woman'

February 26th, 2015 12:02pm EST
'Vikings' Star Katheryn Winnick: 'Lagertha Is A Free Woman'
Katheryn Winnick doesn't just kick people's behinds as Lagertha on Vikings; she can do that in real life, too. Actress, martial artist and generally strong woman, this is a lady who doesn't have to pretend to be cool - she's as impressive off camera as she is in front of it.

What makes her so inspiring? We caught up with Katheryn last week to discuss where Lagertha is headed in the new season of Vikings, her memorable guest stint on TNT's Transporter: The Series, and how she became the woman audiences know and love today.

"It's a bit surreal," she said, when we asked her about the fantast...
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'Empire' Recap 'Lyon's Roar' Jamal’s Coming Out Song

February 26th, 2015 11:56am EST
Empire - FOX
The last time the Lyon’s family put on a united front—that wasn’t a publicity stunt---was right before Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) went to prison. Sadly they’re even more divided now that she’s out.

Inspired by her and Lucious’ sexual reunion, Cookie wants to bring the whole family together for a Lyon’s legacy album and accompanying documentary. It will kill two birds with one stone: make Lucious immortal and mend family ties (at least some of them.) Basking in the day after hookup, Lucious (Terrence Howard) agrees. But Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) warns him about seconds.

“You want Cookie’s n...
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'The Middle' Recap: "Steaming Pile of Guilt'

February 26th, 2015 11:49am EST
The Middle
The funny thing about how forgetful Frankie and Mike are with Brick (and with everything in general) is how much they expect themselves to not remember. That is just the nature of forgetfulness: you might recognize this trait in yourself, but that might only make you powerless to stop the inevitable. The extent of their neglect of their youngest child has become so thorough that they have a set of tricks for covering their tracks, like delaying his birthday to the following year. But it has gotten to the point that the usefulness of these tricks has been exhausted (they delayed his birth...
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Kelly Clarkson 'Cried For A Solid Hour' Over This Project

February 26th, 2015 11:06am EST
Kelly Clarkson Cried And Pleaded To Get Out Of Making 'From Just
Kelly Clarkson revealed a few personal tidbits about herself in a recent feature with Us Weekly, including how she felt about making the 2003 film "From Justin To Kelly."

Hint: she wasn't thrilled about the project.

"I cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol and pleaded to be let out of the contract that said I had to film From Justin to Kelly," she confessed to the magazine in which she lists 25 things you may not know about her.

Clarkson made the film after winning the first season of "American Idol," and runner-up Justin Guarini was her co-star. The film ...
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'Disgraced' Paula Deen Bounces Back With New Show

February 26th, 2015 11:02am EST
'Disgraced' Paula Deen Bounces Back With New Show
Disgraced Food Network personality Paula Deen has partnered with Compass Media Networks for a daily radio show and weekly podcast featuring some of her favorite recipes and cooking tips.

“I had my first day in the studio yesterday and we had so much fun! I cannot wait to bring my vignettes and podcast to listeners around America,” Deen, 68, told People. “I have a ton of fun tips up my sleeve to make their life a little easier.”

Deen's podcasts will debut on May 1. Her daily "Get Cooking with Paula Deen” segment will feature a 1-minute tip to help listeners “in both kitchen and life,” Deen...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Homesman'

February 26th, 2015 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Homesman'
Ready to head out on the open plains with Tommy Lee Jones? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Homesman" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if home is indeed where the heart is below/

Title: "The Homesman"

Grade: 4

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Rating: R

Runtime: 123 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Steeped in mood and rich landscapes, "The Homesman" marks a real accomplishment for Director Tommy Lee Jones. With a firm underst...
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Singer Jonathan Knight And Boyfriend Join Cast Of 'The Amazing Race' (Watch)

February 26th, 2015 10:43am EST
Singer Jonathan Knight And Boyfriend Join Cast Of 'The Amazing R
"The Amazing Race" returns for season 26 of the reality competition series and will feature none other than New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight, who will compete alongside boyfriend Harley Rodriguez.

Knight revealed to People Magazine that he was nervous to spend three weeks traveling with Rodriguez, admitting that it was probably the longest amount of time the couple has spent together continually.

Knight, 46, was a member of New Kids on the Block until he decided to leave the band in 1994. He reunited with the group upon its reformation in 2008.

The older brother of NKOTB ban...
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LA Rocker Is Very Upset About Something Scarlett Johansson Did

February 26th, 2015 10:26am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Bandmates Scarlett Johansson and Haim rocker Este Haim have received a cease-and-desist notice from a Los Angeles-based group over the name of their band.

The actress announced last week that she, Haim, and musicians Kendra Morris, Holly Miranda, and Julia Haltigan had formed The Singles and were planning to release a new single titled "Candy."

Rocker Vincent Frederick is already in a band called the Singles and is taking legal action, according to Pitchfork. He said in a statement: "It's hard to believe that any musician would do something like that to another band. The Singles has been ...
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DVD Review: 'Altar'

February 26th, 2015 10:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Altar'
Ready to get possessed? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD chiller "Altar" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We review who is left unscathed below!

Title: "Altar"

Grade: 1

Cast: Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine, Steve Oram

Director: Nick Willing

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: A blatant rip off of "The Shining" masked as a haunted house meets demon possession flick, "Altar" isn’t scary or entertaining even by accident. Director Nick Willing even goes so far ...
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Madonna Falls Down a Flight of Stairs Mid-Concert (Watch)

February 26th, 2015 9:31am EST
Madonna Falls Down a Flight of Stairs Mid-Concert (Watch)
Here's an important safety tip we've learned from Madonna:

Performing onstage in a giant cape is probably not a great idea.

Because Madonna was rocking a massive cape during her performance of "Living for a Love" at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night. And it was that cape that caused her downfall- literally.

At one point in the performance, it was planned that a backup dancer would yank the cape off her shoulders, and Madonna would twirl it like a matador in a crowd of shirtless dudes wearing bullhorns.

But the cape was fastened a bit too tightly around her neck. So when the dancer grab...
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