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Confess: What unintentionally scary stuff frightened you most? — Ghosts, ghouls, vampires, demons-they've been frightening kids for centuries, and with good reason. But children's brains are strange, malleable places that can perceive even the most unassuming figures-a cute, helpful Jedi Grand Master, a cuddly elephantine creature, a precocious baby dinosaur-as sinister agents of terror.
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But really, have you SEEN the Looney Tunes body snatchers ep? It is terrifying.…

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Halloween PopWatch confessional: What non-scary thing scared the hell out of you? (I had nightmares about Star Wars.)…

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Scandal,' 'Walking Dead, 'Blacklist' and more — Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what's coming next on their favorite shows-and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to

Are we tired of reality TV? — Maybe it was DC Cupcakes, because we didn't need another cable reality show about cake bosses. Or perhaps it was the latest chronicling of blue-collar workers in Alaska or Louisiana. (Doesn't Crawfish Catchers look tedious? And we bet you can't even tell whether that title is real or not).

Entertainment Geekly: On Baudrillard, Taylor Swift, and New York — History reduces the 2009 Video Music Awards to the big moment when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift to talk about Beyoncé. This is one of the most important things that ever happened to Kanye West and Taylor Swift; for Beyoncé, it was something that happened on a Sunday.
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.@DarrenFranich's Entertainment Geekly column this week is an odd, wonderful stew of Baudrillard, Taylor Swift & NYC:…

How 'The Big Bang Theory' scored Billy Bob Thornton for a surprise guest spot — The Big Bang Theory moved back to Thursday night with nothing short of a miracle: The show was able to keep a surprise cameo under wraps ahead of airing, an act that's nearly unheard of in an age where spoilers freely leak long before episodes debut.
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Thx @SteveMolaro for chatting about Billy Bob Thornton on Big Bang Theory! Still can’t believe it stayed under wraps

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How The Big Bang Theory scored Billy Bob Thornton for a surprise guest spot @BigBang_CBS

Fall sitcom ratings bummer continues — Remember a few years ago when broadcast comedies were hot again? That feels like a long time ago. The final new fall comedy of the season debuted Thursday night and the overnight ratings told a familiar story. CBS' The McCarthys launched to 8.8 million viewers and a 1.9 preliminary rating among adults 18-49.

13 Movie Creeps: Harmless or Horrifying? — 13. Mark Zuckerberg: Creeped us out in: The Social Network (2010) The ruthless, arctic-cold tech whiz (Jesse Eisenberg) invents Facebook-and Facebook stalking.
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13 Movie Creeps: Harmless or Horrifying?:

Jane Fonda plays Mr. Burns' secret lover on 'The Simpsons' — This week on The Simpsons, Lisa Simpson (friend of planet Earth!) recruits Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard (voiced by activist/actress Jane Fonda!) to thwart Mr. Burns' fracking racket. Not surprisingly, passions run hot on this divisive issue. But as Burns and Lombard discover, so does romance.

Benedict Cumberbatch: Yeah, Sherlock Holmes is pretty great at sex — There's no denying it: Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes is the object of affection for just about anyone who watches BBC's Sherlock, whether its Molly's unrequited love on the show itself or the legion of Tumblr fans who turn every wink, smirk, and step into a GIF-able moment.

What We're Reading Now: 'Sharp Objects' by Gillian Flynn — Inevitably, you are aware of Gone Girl. The movie, the book, both, Ben Affleck, all of it. Hopefully you're as swept up in it as I am. I read the book when it came out and was standing in line at the theater on the night the film premiered.

'Sons of Anarchy' wraps its series finale — Well, the fates are decided: Sons of Anarchy has wrapped its final episode. Creator Kurt Sutter tweeted and Instagrammed a photo and thank you to mark the occasion on Oct. 30. The episode will air Dec. 9. He also shared a photo of a helicopter used earlier in the day...

Before I Go To Sleep — For a disorder that is relatively rare, anterograde amnesia-the brain's sudden inability to create new memories-has been at the center of an alarming number of movies: It afflicted Guy Pearce in Christopher Nolan's backwards noir Memento, doomed Drew Barrymore to 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler, and threw a monkey wrench into small-time hood Joseph Gordon-Levitt's life in The Lookout.
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Between this movie & "Stoker," Nicole Kidman is my favorite actress (mildly silly psychological thrillers division),,…

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' recap: Cutest demon ever hijacks Halloween — Note: Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a security blanket during my formative teenage years. I'm overjoyed to relive the show with all of you through a new series of recaps. I'm starting with season 4, while other fine contributors will take previous seasons.

See 'Walking Dead' cannibal Andrew J. West hunting his next target on 'Hot in Cleveland' — Andrew J. West sure does have an appetite. First we saw him eating humans on The Walking Dead as leader of the cannibals at Terminus, and now the man who played Gareth is following that up with a scene in - where else? - a restaurant. West will be appearing on the Nov.

Seth Rogen in talks to play Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs biopic — Seth Rogen may soon have his big dramatic break, perhaps joining Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, as Jobs' Apple co-founder. A source confirmed to EW that Rogen is in talks to play Steve Wozniak. Sony had no comment.
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Seth Rogen to possibly play Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs biopic… Christian Bale is already playing Steve Jobs

'Scandal' recap: 'An Innocent Man' — MELLIE RISING The First Lady has her eyes opened and set on a career of her own. Nicole Wilder/ABC This week's episode ended up being all about women in the world, and the various ways they are used by men-and turn that using around.

'How to Get Away With Murder' recap: 'Freakin' Whack-a-Mole' — ASHER WRATH He may look like a rich douchebag, but he's actually a rich douchebag with a conscience. Mitchell Haaseth/ABC WHAT JUST HAPPENED!? No, like, for real, what just happened? #OhMyGAWM indeed. Did anyone see it coming-that Bonnie and Asher would be hooking up on the Night of the Flying Cheerleader?

'Arrested Development' creator: New version of season 4 is on its way — Whether you loved or hated it, Arrested Development 's fourth season was a departure for the show, telling its story out of sequence as each episode focused on a single character's perspective. Sometimes it worked (i.e., Maeby's episode) and sometimes it didn't (some of George Sr.
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Just realised I never finished S4 of Arrested Development... this might be what I need to go back to it…

The Real Thing Review — Tom Stoppard is justly renowned for his erudition and wit, but in his 1980s drama The Real Thing he also found a (philandering) heartbeat beneath all the allusions to Strindberg, Wilde, Coward, and Herman's Hermits.
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#TheRealThing Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal make their Broadway debuts in Tom Stoppard's erudite drama