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Rick and Morty Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland on Their Surreal New Series

Rick and Morty

Like most Adult Swim fare, there's a manic quality to Rick and Morty, but co-creator Dan Harmon instills an oddly emotional realism to it, helping it stand out amongst the crowd. 

The series follows Rick, an alcoholic mad scientist, as he drags his slightly dimwitted grandson Morty on a series of adventures across time and space. While Rick has no qualms roping Morty into his own self-serving schemes and even knocking off a few of his classmates along the way, there's a thrilling freedom to watching Rick indulge in his bad tendencies.  

As Harmon explains toTVGuide.com, part of Rick's appeal is the fantasy fulfillment of "wanting to be the smartest [person]  in the room and telling everyone else that none of their problems matter ... and just burping and walking away." Though over time, Harmon says, people will start to understand Rick is the way he is because he "has seen a lot of things that would challenge a normal person's ability to continue thinking that certain things are sacred."

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Lady in the Lake Actress Audrey Toter Dies at 95

Audrey Totter

Audrey Totter, a 1940s noir actress who appeared in Lady in the Lake, passed away Thursday at West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles. Totter, 95, had a stroke and suffered from congestive heart failure, her daughter Mea Lane told The Los Angeles Times.

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Paul Walker Laid to Rest in Los Angeles

Paul Walker

Family and friends of Paul Walker gathered for a private funeral service to say their final goodbyes to the late actor on Saturday, E! News reports.

The Fast and Furious star's remains were cremated and his ashes were interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.

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Ed Helms to Star in Naked Gun Reboot

Ed Helms

Ed Helms has signed on to star in Paramount's reboot of The Naked Gun franchise, Variety reports. The former Office star will play Detective Frank Drebin, the role made iconic by Leslie Nielsen.

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Megyn Kelly Stands By "Santa Is White" Remarks

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly returned to the air Friday night for the first time since insisting to children on-air that Santa and Jesus are white.

"Apparently we ignited quite a controversy the other night," Kelly said on The Kelly File, according to Yahoo News.

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Homeland Downgrades Two Original Cast Members

Morena Baccarin, Morgan Saylor

Homeland original cast members Morena Baccarin and Morgan Saylor will not return as regulars in Season 4, TVLine reports.

Saylor's character Dana has been scrutinized since the series' launch, but became a focal point of fan contention this season when given a more prominent role. With Brody (Damien Lewis) absent for most of the beginning of Season 3, the focus shifted to Brody's family, specifically Dana's struggles in the wake of her father's alleged terrorist attack.

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Jack White and Karen Elson's Divorce Finalized

Jack White, Karen Elson

Jack White and Karen Elson's divorce is finalized, two years after their initial separation.

According to The Associated Press, a Nashville judge signed the divorce agreement on Nov. 26, naming Elson as primary caregiver for the couple's two children, Scarlett, 7, and Henry, 6. White will be given 150 days a year with them.

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Beyonce Releases Surprise New Album and Videos

Beyonce

Beyonce surprised her fans Thursday night by releasing a new album exclusively on iTunes. The self-titled "visual album" features 14 songs and 17 music videos.

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VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for House of Cards Season 2

Kevin Spacey

Things are not looking up for Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) in the new trailer for House of Cards

The two-minute video finds Underwood struggling to combat a flurry of threats to his potential vice presidency, ending with the tagline, "And the butchery begins."

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VIDEO: Fox News' Megyn Kelly Insists Santa and Jesus Are White

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly caused controversy Wednesday night when she responded to a Slate article questioning the depiction of Santa Claus as white.

"For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white," Kelly told her viewers on The Kelly File. "But this person is arguing that we should also have a black Santa, but, you know, Santa is what he is — just so you know, we're just debating this."

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