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Breaking Bad Wins Big, Modern Family Five-Peats at Emmy Awards

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad's farewell tour went out on a high note, as the AMC drama won five awards including drama series at Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards, while Modern Family completed a historic five-peat.

Bad, which also scored drama series last year, became the sixth show to win for its final season after The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Barney Miller, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Sopranos. It's also the first to win the top prizes at ...
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Emmys: Who Do You Want to Win?

Modern Family

The Primetime Emmy Awards has a case of the Mondays this year, but there is still plenty at stake.

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5 Things to Expect From Covert Affairs' Season 5 Summer Finale

Piper Perabo and Nic Bishop

Did he or didn't he?

All signs — you know, like a floor plan layout in a bunker — point to McQuaid (Nic Bishop) being the mastermind behind the Chicago facility bombing on Covert Affairs. But in the closing moments of last week's episode, he convinces Annie (Piper Perabo) that he was framed and she lets him go — after which she lies to Auggie (Christopher Gorham) about being in contact with him.

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Lifetime Orders Glen Mazzara's The Omen Sequel Straight to Series

Harvey Spencer Stephens

Lifetime has ordered Glen Mazzara's thriller Damien straight to series, the network announced on Monday.

Based on the 1976 horror classic The Omen, the follow-up series is about the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the original film, who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him.  Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages.

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"We are thrilled to be bringing a contemporary version of The Omen's Damien Thorn back to the screen. Glen Mazzara has re-imagined him as a dark, romantic, anti-hero and this fresh take blends complex characters with premium storytelling to make something truly original," Lifetime's Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow said in a statment.

This is the first television gig for Mazzara since his exit s the showrunner of The Walking Dead. It is also Mazzara's first project under his deal with Fox Television Studios.

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10 Things We Learned About the Real Larry from Orange Is the New Black

Jason Biggs and Taylor Schilling

As most people know, Netflix's successful series Orange Is the New Blackis based on the memoir of Piper Kerman's time spent in prison. But while Kerman has spoken about what's true and what the show has taken liberties with — and the "real" Alex has also spoken out in a detailed Vanity Fair piece — for the first time, the man in Kerman's life, Larry, is opening up.

In an article in the online magazine Matter titled "My Life with Piper: From Big House to Small Screen," Smith talks about the other side of the true story. From his near-perfect life essentially crashing at 29 to Kerman's incarceration, her book, the TV series and everything in between, Smith shines a light on what it's like to be that guy -- played by Jason Biggs -- who inspired a big part of Orange. Here are 10 things we learned from his story.

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The Vampire Diaries Exclusive Video: Go Behind the Scenes of the 100th Episode Party

The Vampire Diaries

Counting down the days before The Vampire Diaries returns? Us too! Which is why we're here to satisfy your craving with an exclusive video from the Season 5 DVD.

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Among the big moments last year (RIP Katherine!) was the CW series' milestone 100th episode. And as with most epic achievements, this one came with an awesome party filled with pretty people — in this case our favorite cast members past and present. read more

Rose McGowan Chops off her Hair and Makes Hitler Joke

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is making headlines for her haircut. But it's the not necessarily the style that's shocking.

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On Friday, the actress posted a close-up shot of her new and extremely short 'do on Instagram saying, "I look like Hitler's stoned cousin #newhair #notstoned #hitlersucked":

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Nicki Minaj's VMAs Wardrobe Malfunction: What Really Happened

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj kicked off the MTV Video Music Awards performances with some aggressive booty-shaking — and nearly suffered a major wardrobe malfunction.

After performing her new single "Anaconda," Minaj quickly changed and returned to the stage with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for their song "Bang Bang." But all eyes were on Minaj who was literally holding together her tight black dress as she rapped her verse. 

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So what happened? "We ran out of time getting the dressed zipped up," the performer said backstage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. read more

Beyoncé Puts Divorce Rumors to Rest with a Kiss from Jay Z on VMAs Stage

Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce

Beyonce used the MTV stage yet again to put rumors to rest. Although she confirmed her pregnancy with a belly rub a few years back, this time she used a kiss with her husband Jay Z  to perhaps squash reports that the couple is heading for divorce.

On hand to receive the prestigious Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, the 32-year-old diva performed a 16-minute set (watch it here) that included "Drunk in Love," "Mine" and "Jealous" as Jay watched from the audience with the couple's daughter Blue Ivy on his lap. After the performance, Jay and Blue came onstage to present a tearful Queen Bey with the award as the adorable 2-year-old said, "Good job, Mommy." Jay Z and Beyonce kissed after he handed her the statuette.

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Miley Cyrus Nabs Top Honor at VMAs, Homeless Teen Accepts Award on Her Behalf

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus was the big winner at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, but it wasn't receiving the top honor or giving an outrageous performance that had people talking. Instead, Cyrus didn't even take the stage -- she had a young homeless man accept the trophy on her behalf, while she watched through tears from her seat.

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After Jimmy Fallon announced that Cyrus won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," the 21-year-old hugged a young man who then walked on stage, speech in hand. "My name is Jessie," he said. "I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now ... Though I may have been invisible to you on the streets, I have the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight." After sharing staggering statistics about homelessness, particularly in Los Angeles, Jessie pointed the audience to Cyrus' Facebook page, adding, "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. But a dream we dream together is reality."

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