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Watercooler: Community's Mean Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Hilary Duff

What is wrong with you people who aren't watching this show? Every week, the ratings for Community are lower than a C-student's GPA, yet the comedy itself is totally A+. Just take last night's Mean Girls-inspired outing.

Not only did uber-hyped guest star Hilary Duff not suck (extra credit) as the alpha-bitch tormenting Annie, Britta and Shirley, the writers were also smart enough to throw the always awesome Abed into the gag as the ladies' RoboCop of retaliatory retorts... read more

Are Wildlife Shows Real?

Great Migrations

TV is a wildlife lover's Garden of Eden. Networks like Animal Planet, Discovery, National Geographic, NAT GEO Wild and PBS fill their schedules with documentaries and critter reality programs. These shows promise a real glimpse into the behavior of wild animals. But just how authentic are they?

"There's a degree of audience deception that goes on," says veteran wildlife producer Chris Palmer, whose recent book, Shooting in the Wild, reveals some of the trickery. read more

Watercooler: Hellcats is One Hell of a Party

Hellcats

To those of you who dropped the freshman drama Hellcats for being nothing but an experiment in cheerleaders-gone-wild, it's time to re-enroll. Because this thing is some serious fun.

Last night, the Lancer pep goddesses turned it out for an '80s-themed Spirit Party to celebrate the team's 25th anniversary, complete with costumes, kitsch and — siss-boom-yeah! — a killer cover of Squeeze's "Tempted" by series regular Sharon Leal.

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Matt's Weekend Picks: November 5-7

The Simpsons

Blue Bloods (Friday, 10/9c, CBS)
This week, it's Erin the assistant district attorney who's in the family's crosshairs — and if you've been watching this Friday night hit, you know the dinner-table debates in this multigenerational crime-fighting family are a weekly highlight. What's got the Reagans riled up this time? Erin's methods in taking down a notorious gang leader, which involves... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Terriers Shows Some Bite

Terriers

Cheers to Terriers for sinking its teeth into some meaty drama.

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FX's P.I. series has suffered from a bit of an identity crisis in its first season — is it a breezy caper comedy, a dark conspiracy thriller, a character-based drama or some combo platter of the three? That, along with... read more

Eliza Dushku Makes a Big Bang

Eliza Dushku

"Comedy is definitely a huge part of who I am," insists Eliza Dushku, best known for playing tortured vampire killer Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the tragic fembot Echo on Dollhouse. "I know everyone says.... read more

Ty Burrell's a Family Guy

Ty Burrell

Everybody loves Ty Burrell! At 43, he's hitting his stride playing the funniest dad on prime time: man-child Phil Dunphy on the Emmy-winning Modern Family ...

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Yvette Nicole Brown Visits Cubicle Confessions

Yvette Nicole Brown

Class is in session! Community funny lady Yvette Nicole Brown stopped by TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions to share scoop about the NBC comedy, reveal who the biggest jokester on set is and reveal the worst job she's ever had. She also teaches us what it takes to become a professional bowling heckler! Check out the exclusive video!

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After a Pit Stop in Smallville, Lindsay Hartley Heads to All My Children

Lindsay Hartley

Lindsay Hartley was dumped by Days of Our Lives and her character, ex-undercover agent Arianna Hernandez, died last week from a hit and run. But shed no tears for this gal! She's moving from Salem to Pine Valley — with a stop along the way to battle Clark Kent. Starting December 8, Hartley will be seen on All My Children as ... read more

Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Game Over For Rick Fox

Rick Fox

"It's shocking," says two-time champ Cheryl Burke, moments after she and former L.A. Laker Rick Fox were eliminated from Dancing With the Stars. "It's America's show," says Fox, "and it's out of our control." After their names were announced, the judges' mouths dropped, and you could hear a collective gasp from the studio audience. One man turned to his wife. "He was robbed," he said, simply.

Not that the man wanted Kyle Massey gone, the last contestant standing in jeopardy with Fox. No, the man in the crowd was annoyed because Bristol Palin once again ... read more

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