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Want to Take Home a Prop from How I Met Your Mother? You Can!

Josh Radnor

When How I Met Your Mother ended its run after nine seasons, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas found themselves left with roomfuls of the comedy's inanimate actors: the many props used as sight gags and personal touches on set. And when a show calls it quits, its actors are notorious for raiding the closets and taking home the mementos from set they want the most. So which How I Met Your Mother actors ran off with what? 

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John Travolta Addresses Gay Allegations in Rare Interview

John Travolta

John Travolta commented on the years-old allegations that he is gay in an interview with The Daily Beast published on Tuesday. The actor also addressed the pending lawsuit against him by Douglas Gotterba, a former employee of Travolta's who is suing for the right to write a book about his alleged romantic relationship with the Pulp Fiction star.

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Jenny McCarthy Thinks She Knows Why She Was Fired From The View

Jenny McCarthy

When Jenny McCarthy was let go as co-host of ABC's The View in June along with Sherri Shepherd, the network never really said why it wanted to flip the table over and basically start from scratch. But McCarthy thinks she knows why she was fired.

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Dancing with the Stars: Did Lolo’s Low Score Send Her Packing?

Keo Motsepe, Lolo Jones

It's Dancing with the Stars déjà vu Tuesday night, with the results show rising like a phoenix from the ashes. (Not to fear, though: While there will also be aTuesday results show next week, the show will then return to its single Mondaynight format.) Julianne Hough is wearing a mostly sheer top, which somehow manages to still be more modest than her Monday night ensemble.

To the results!

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Why Is NBC Reviving the Critically Trashed Problem Child As a TV Series?

Michael Oliver

There are many movies from the 1990s that would make great television shows: GoodfellasSe7en... heck, evenBoogie Nights comes to mind. Way, way, way down that list would be the 1990 critically maligned comedy Problem Child, a movie that most would want to forget they ever saw. No network in its right mind would ever want to bring that movie back, right?

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A Revenge Switcheroo! Find Out Who's After Emily Now in the Season 4 Trailer

Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe

The revenger has become the revengee! After three seasons of watching Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) unleash the R-word in ABC's sudsy drama Revenge, it looks as though the tables will turn in Season 4. There will still be plenty of revenge served, but according to the new trailer, it won't be from Emily.

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Mega Buzz: A Once Couple, Sleepy Hollow's New Threat, and an SVU Romance

Jennifer Morrison, Tom Mison, Mariska Hargitay

Each week, executive editor Adam Bryant satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

What will Emma and Hook's dating life be like on Once Upon a Time? — Val
The good news: The producers are going to let them go out somewhere other than Granny's Diner. The bad news: "It's going to be tricky for the two of them," executive producer Adam Horowitz says. "Just because we saw their feelings reach a new level at the end of last season doesn't mean that that's the end of the story." And Emma may be the problem. "Emma is obviously a person who has a tough time trusting people and letting her guard down," executive producer Edward Kitsis says. "Sometimes you may feel something for somebody but your feelings hold you back."

What sort of monsters will Abbie and Ichabod face when Sleepy Hollow returns? — Andre
Remember how Judas was paid in silver to betray Jesus? What happens when someone in Sleepy Hollow literally gets their hands on the same silver? ... read more

Phil Robertson Is Now Saying AIDS Is God's Punishment for Immorality

Phil Robertson

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has added even more offensive remarks to his repertoire. During an interview with the president of the Family Research Council last week, Robertson began discussing the "physiological downside to immorality," claiming that all sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, are punishments from God.

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VIDEO: See Why Debra Messing Calls Her Mysteries of Laura Character a Badass

Charlie Reina, Debra Messing, Josh Lucas

Like the song she belts out in the pilot, Debra Messing says her Mysteries of Laura character is a warrior.

"She's a badass," Messing tells us in the video below. "I love that she is the top of her game at work, she doesn't care what she looks like, she is deeply in love with her sons [and] no matter what kind of torture they do on the school or the babysitter or whatever, she always has their back."

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Meet the Teens and Docs of Fox's Red Band Society

Red Band Society

For the hospital kids of Red Band Society, death may be around the corner, but life is just beginning.

Set in the children's ward of a Los Angeles hospital, Red Band Society (premieres Wednesday, 9/8c, Fox) is about an unlikely group of friends who've come together — some begrudgingly — to face their life-threatening sicknesses. Zoe LevinCharlie Rowe, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Ciara Bravo and Nolan Sotillo make up the Breakfast Club-like gang, while Griffin Gluck stars as a coma patient from whose perspective and narrative the story is told.

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