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The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes’ 10 Stupidest Mistakes So Far

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Living in a zombie apocalypse must be hard for anyone, let alone the leader of a group. Yet still, when this fictional horror happens, time and time again we expect a man to rise up and take command. It’s just human nature – some people are born to lead, and just need the reason for doing so.

Rick Grimes is one of these men. As the for-all-intents-and-purposes protagonist of AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead, Rick has all sorts of problems. He began the series comatose, dealt with an unfaithful wife, a disrespecting son, various psychopaths and his rapidly-unraveling best friend, and that was just for the first two seasons. The third saw him engage in out-and-out war against another settlement while attempting to keep control of his own insanity.

Simply put, the man has it tough, so it’s only natural he’s going to make a bad decision every now and again. After all, nobody’s perfect, and when you’re under this much strain, it’s always possible that you’re going to screw up. So in honour of Walking Dead’s upcoming fourth series (which looks freaking awesome, by the way) I’ve decided to catalogue some of the Grimes Paterfamilias’ worst mistakes. If he can avoid errors of this magnitude this up-coming season, the prison might just have a shot.

Needless to say, there’s a SPOILER WARNING in effect.

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Breaking Bad: 5 Characters We Want To See Return For Spin-Off

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The news all Breaking Bad fans had been waiting for finally arrived last Thursday with the announcement that the hit Vince Gilligan-created crime drama is getting a spin-off.

Entitled “Better Call Saul”, the prequel will follow Walter White’s dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman before he ever became associated with the former Chemistry teacher-turned-meth-cook.

AMC have confirmed the show will be one hour in duration and will take a more comedic slant to the gritty drama currently on our screens.

The news was welcomed positively by fans who are waiting for the show’s two final episodes before Breaking Bad reaches what is guaranteed to be a thrilling conclusion come the end of the month.

The chance then to see more from the Albuquerque-based show long after its official conclusion can only be a positive thing, and you won’t be hearing any complaints from us.

By designing the spin-off as a prequel, a ton of opportunities are opened up, such as reviving recently-deceased characters and giving supporting cast members more prominent roles.

And, of course, we’re thrilled we will be seeing more of Bob Odenkirk’s fantastic character Saul, the shady lawyer at the centre of this new venture.

But he’s not going to make this show a success all on his own and here we take a look at 5 Characters we want to see return for the Spin-Off.

Click “Next” to begin.

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SELENA GOMEZ Suffers Awkward Technical Difficulty On Live TV (VIDEOS)

SELENA GOMEZ suffered an awkward technical difficulty right before her live TV performance on “The View” on Thursday, according to the latest entertainment news.

Yikes!

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Is Selena‘s song “Slow Down” jinxed?

Just a week after the pop star tripped and fell off stage during her performance of the song in Virginia for her “Stars Dance” tour, she suffered an unfortunate-and embarrassing-sound glitch on “The View” on Thursday.

And no, we’re not talking about her going out of tune.

Gomez was starting to sing her upbeat song when she made a false start, covered it up by saying she was “just kidding” and realized that something was wrong with her earpiece. She then later turned to her band and said:

“I can’t hear… I can’t hear myself.”

A few seconds of awkward silence ensued and the 21-year-old singer attempted to fill the dead air by scanning the room and offering small talk to a member of the crowd, before host Jenny McCarthy finally saved her and announced that they were cutting to a commercial break.

Selena had the chance to recover after the break… and she blew the crowd away with her sexy performance.

Watch the glitch and her performance below:

Do you think Selena handled the situation well?

Photo Via Video Screen Grab

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‘Doctor Who’ Casting Announcement: And The 12th Doctor Is…

The new doctor is in.

Whovians around the world are basking in the announcement just made by the BBC: the Twelfth Doctor on the beloved sci-fi program Doctor Who will be played by Peter Capaldi.

IT’S OFFICIAL! Peter Capaldi IS the next Doctor! http://t.co/MkFjVldAjv #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/HC0Q9M3H9V

– Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) August 4, 2013

“Being asked to play The Doctor is an amazing privilege,” Capaldi said of his new role. “Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.” [via the BBC]

The Scottish actor’s lengthy resume includes films World War Z, the upcoming Maleficent, and TV programs The Vicar of Dibley, The Thick of It and Skins.

Doctor Who trivia: Capaldi appeared on the second episode of the fourth series of Doctor Who as Caecilius, opposite Tenth Doctor David Tennant.

The announcement comes some two months after Matt Smith confirmed he would be stepping down from the role of The Doctor he portrayed on the small screen for three series from 2010 to 2013. His final Doctor Who appearance will be on the 2013 Christmas Special, the same episode the 12th doctor will be introduced in. (aka. REGENERATION).

The eighth Doctor Who series is scheduled to begin production next month, and will air in 2014.

Bless you, Mr. Smith.

[Lead image courtesy of the BBC]

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2013 MTV VMAs Promo: Miley Cyrus Is Coming For You

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Miley is coming for you, y’all!

Well, according to the latest promotional spot for the upcoming 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

In the just released clip, the 20-year-old singer makes a dramatic entrance at the Barclay’s Center Atlantic Avenue subway stop in Brooklyn. (Barclay’s is where this year’s show is going down.)

Miley goes on to strut her stuff to the tune of The Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn,” leading the station’s tunnel people – a crew of hip looking party people, graffiti artists, and fire-breathers.

She also sporting her signature crop top, booty shorts, and gold jewels. It’s pretty cool.

Check out the spot, above.

Ms. Cyrus is up for three Moonmen for “We Can’t Stop” this year and she sure wants you to know about it. She posted an Instagram video on Monday where she spells “Miley for VMAs” using alphabet soup – a nod to her nominated music video. (You may remember her writing out “twerk” in the original.)

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Lea Michele Tweets Photo From the Set of ‘Glee’

Late last night, Lea Michele tweeted an understandably somber-looking photo from the set of Glee’s upcoming fifth season, which began filming this month in the wake of Cory Monteith’s death.

It was the latest tease of sorts from the 26-year-old actress; on Monday she also told fans she “couldn’t have picked a more beautiful & perfect song to start the year with,” without actually revealing the title.

Privacy is, of course, a big deal for the show as it tries to incorporate the loss of Monteith, who died in July of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, into its plot. Last month, the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, told Deadline they’d shoot the first two episodes already written “so that people can physically go back to work.”

“We will then do an episode that will deal with the death of Finn’s character and follow that with a long hiatus,” he continued. “I don’t know how exactly we will come back, and we are trying our best with this attempt at damage control. We are planning a memorial for the cast and crew sometime this week on the Paramount lot.”

Michele dated Monteith on and off for years. On July 29, she thanked fans for “helping me through this time with your enormous love & support.”

“Cory will forever be in my heart,” she wrote.

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Recap: A Birthday Bash Gone Bad

Relationships were made AND tested on Tuesday’s episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars as Mona’s (Janel Parrish) confession helped Ashley Marin (Laura Leighton) get out of the big house, an old “friend” returned to Rosewood, and everyone celebrated Emily’s (Shay Mitchell) birthday.

Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Tuesday’s episode, “Into the Deep.”

Happy Birthday, Emily! Your girlfriend, Paige (Lindsay Shaw), who apparently hasn’t seen previous episodes of PLL, thought it was a great idea to get everyone together and throw you a surprise birthday party at her aunt’s lake house.

Big mistake, Paige. Nothing good ever happens at the lake in Rosewood, nothing.

And Emily’s party was no exception. Not only did Paige and Emily have a major fight, which appears to be sending them on their way to breakup city, but PLL foe, Jenna Marshall (Tammin Sursok), was found face down in the lake after a confrontation with Aria (Lucy Hale).

Did someone knock her out to prevent her spilling the details on Alison? Was that someone CeCe Drake (Vanessa Ray)? These are the questions we’re left wondering as this episode came to a close. Jenna and her friend/more than friend(?) Shauna (Aeri l Miranda) apparently think so but only time and Marlene King will tell.

Meanwhile, Jake (Ryan Guzman) got a peek into Aria’s (Lucy Hale) crazy life and instead of running for the hills, told her he’d like to help her “navigate” through it. The best part? She is going to let him.

I know Ezria fans may not be happy about this – especially after seeing Ezra’s (Ian Harding) jealously at the pair – but I really like Jake. He seems like a genuinely good guy and besides; he’s nice to look at and has no kids. I’m just worried he’s going to end up dead or something worse as a pawn in “A’s” game.

As for Ezra, I can’t see how a custody battle with Maggie (Larisa Olyenik) is going to end well or do anything good for his relationship with Aria but he appears game for whatever it takes to keep Malcolm with him.

Rekindled romance may be in the cards for Hanna’s (Ashley Benson) mom, Ashley and Ted (Edward Kerr) as the good pastor reached out to Hanna and apparently paid the $100,000 dollar bail set for her mom’s release after Mona’s confession.

And Mona. Oh Mona. Her confession has sent her back to Radley Sanitarium and with the most devious smile on her face, whatever plan she has seems to be falling into place, just in time for the penultimate episode of Season 4A.

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OMG: I’ll go with the obvious here and say I was shocked when Jenna almost drowned but it was mostly due to the insanely creepy face Sursok had when pulled from the water. Did you see how big her eyes were?

Thank you, TV gods.: For some plot development!!

Awk-ward: So much jealously in Rosewood on this episode but none was more awkward than Jake and Aria at Emily’s party.

Hotness: Jake is rocking some serious abs, I mean, SERIOUS. Even Aria couldn’t look away.

Fab-u-lous: All of the PLLs were looking great before and during Emily’s bash. My faves included Hanna’s black shirt/coral pant combo and Emily’s Adidas track jacket. For more fashion info and where to get these looks, head to wornontv.net.

Can. Not. Wait.: To see what Mona is up to. Girl has obviously got some major plans in play.

Celebuzz (1-10): 8. Nothing tells you we are getting closer to the summer finale of PLL than tons of almost reveals and “Into the Deep” had plenty. As we inch ever closer to the big episode (airing Aug 27), I’m expecting a lot more to go down. I hope i’m not disappointed.

What did you think about “Into the Deep”? Who did you think knocked out Jenna? How do you feel about Aria and Jake!? Sound off in the comments below!

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Catching Up With the Cast of ‘Million Dollar Listing: LA’

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The new season of Million Dollar Listing: LA starts tonight, but before you watch all the drama play out on your TV, make sure you watch my interview with the show’s stars Madison Hildebrand, Josh Flagg and Josh Altman. They tell me the drama this season is bigger than ever as are the homes they’re selling. And on a personal note, this season continues to follow the romance between Josh and Heather Bilyeu heating up as they ultimately get engaged.

Madison, Josh and Josh schooled this New Yorker on the hottest Los Angeles neighborhoods. Plus, they told me about the big mansions and big tension you can expect on season six. You can catch the season six premiere of Million Dollar Listing: LA on Bravo tonight at 9:00 ET.

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Burn Notice: 4 Reasons Why It’s Right To End

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Beware, spoilers from the start.

Burn Notice is finally coming to an end on September 12th. Don’t get me wrong, for I am an avid fan of the series, it is easily one of my favourite shows currently on television, I do not want the series to end due to my own selfish reasons, but I do believe it is the right decision by the staff, it is better to go out strong rather than fade away.

Matt Nix’s series idealises a contemporary take on action vehicles of the 90 s, such as The A-Team and MacGyver, and has proved immensely popular with the series still competing strongly in the ratings table.

Burn Notice follows Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), a wrongly discredited spy, trying to figure out why he was ‘burned’ by the CIA and who was behind it, teamed with his on-off girlfriend and gun runner Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), ex-navy seal Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) and later on, a man who Michael accidentally got burned, Jesse Porter (Coby Bell), and supported by his hardskinned mother Madeline Westen (Sharon Gless) and brother Nate (Seth Peterson). The episodes follow a ‘villain of the week’ format whilst each season has an arc based on Michael burn notice.

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Seven seasons, and a TV movie (Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe) have come and all but gone with the final episode looming. This series has focused upon Michael’s final mission, one which will earn his and his friends freedom, yet means he has to go deeper than he ever has since being burned. We have seen a darker side to Michael, from the opening to the first episode ‘New Deal’ which sees Michael portraying a cover as “an alcoholic ex-spy committing the occasional crime to pay the rent” in the Dominican Republic, all the while hunting a former colleague Randall Burke (Adrian Pasdar), the man who the CIA believe is at the head of a terrorist organisation.

The seventh, and last, series has ended questions over the fate of ‘Dead Larry’ Sizemore (Tim Matheson) and even the diabolical anti-Michael, Simon Escher (Garret Dillahunt). Now it comes to the final episode and the fate of the main cast must be settled.

For me the series could have continued further but these are four reasons why the show is right to call time.

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Sons Of Anarchy 6.1, Straw Review

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The penultimate season of Sons of Anarchy has exploded onto television in bombastic fashion, featuring a shocking scene derived from the Sandy Hook’s massacre that is sure to split opinions around the world, torture porn (the literal kind), more characters addicted to heroin, and some shots of Charlie Hunnan’s ass to tide women over until 50 Shades of Gray hits theaters. Accounting for all of this and more though, series show runner Kurt Sutter has painted a poetic picture of themes that symbolize all hope, trust, and friendship are gone; something that you can bet will pave the way to a Season full of more betrayal than ever before.

Two weeks have passed since the climactic ending of Season 5 that left SAMCRO’S Redwood Originals’ friendship in shambles and hanging on by a thread. Jax is lost and still torn between his mother Gemma and wife Tara (whom was arrested for unintentionally aiding Otto in killing a nurse), while the club itself lacks any direction on where to go,or who to trust.

All of the falling out has caused Bobby to relinquish his duties of club Vice President while Chib’s is now shown to have taken up the mantle. It’ll be interesting to see if throughout the Season he too cracks under the constant internal struggling that is sure to only expand within the titular motorcycle gang. Chib’s is easily one of the most likeable characters on the show too with his Scottish accent and more humorous dialogue, so here’s hoping he can maintain order but I get the feeling that in the gang’s current state, a Vice President badge doesn’t mean squat.

Multiple characters are still jailed including Clay, Tara, and Otto (whom is still on death row) and while they don’t have any interaction between each other, it’s some of their individual scenes that stand out among the highlights of the episode. The aforementioned highlights include a graphic prison rape scene on Otto as U.S Marshall Lee Toric continues to have him tortured by other inmates for the intentional death of his sister (he brutally murdered her with a cross if you forgot). Afterwards though we see that he’s not perfect himself as in an isolated bedroom it’s revealed to us that he is a heroin user; a revelation that is sure to spice up the arc even further. Admittedly however, it does feel like a randomly generated topping to further dramatize the dilemma. Nevertheless, the execution is what will truly matter and obviously remains to be judged.

Shifting back to our other inmates, Tara learns how to attain some prison credentials by fighting back after some inmate bullying, but what’s most tantalizing about her arc is how she willingly distances from her husband Jax, requesting that he cannot come to court hearings. She essentially feels ashamed of her current predicament and even utters something along the lines of “Jax can’t see me like this”. Meanwhile, Jax is practically handed on a platter from his mother Gemma that she is the one responsible for Tara in jail, causing Jax to become visibly upset with her for the never ending plotting and scheming that never fails to stir controversy. Nevertheless,Jax abides by his wife’s wishes and stays away from her but his inability to cope with being pushed away sets him down a path of adultery. The elements for a compelling arc are most definitely being planted here in what will inevitably unfold into a primary story arc.

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Other quick tidbits involved a scene of Tig giving Juice some good old comeuppance in the form of repeated closed fists as a long-awaited response to his Season 4 betrayal. An involvement of a new rival gang in the background of Iranians crops up with a shootout over their torture porn side business. It’s not too clear where the arc is heading yet but the shootout is broken up by a police squad led by a Peter Weller cameo. Finally, there is a reminder that Tig is still wanted dead and not off the hook for killing Pope’s daughter.

What anyone reading a review for this episode wants to have elaborated on however is the school shooting from a clearly disturbed and bullied child whom was seemingly injected into the show without explanation or dialogue. It was an absolutely incredibly racy and cruel scene to shoot, but for something so despicable it was tastefully executed in a way that will further the core narrative of Jax’s wish to distance himself from all of the violence, especially when you consider the gun came from somewhere within his band of outlaws. This is a plot point that could have come off sickening (and to some it probably did) but Kurt Sutter and FX filmed the scene with enough necessary restraint and precautions by not showing us the actual shooting. Instead, filming was wisely done from the school’s outside perspective with the distressing cavalcade of bullets audible, allowing you to reach the obvious conclusion of “people got mowed down”. In the end, Season 6 will benefit with engrossing television moving forward from treading on such a touchy subject. You know what they say, “Go big or go home”

My only real nitpicks are that it was a very disjointed episode constantly shifting not just from story to story, but character to character to character. It just never settled down into a logical flow and instead felt like a composition of scenes edited together randomly. And once again, I hope the decision to make Toric a drug addict from seemingly out of left field is handled more carefully than the writers saying “he takes heroin and gazes into a mirror naked, deal with it”. We need some believable exposition and back-story on that one.

It’s ultimately a solid opener though as some very interesting seeds were planted for the episodes to come. We were embraced with quite a bit of shock and mystery from events and key characters. The happenings should keep viewers coming back for more betrayals and twists, provided the school shooting scene didn’t rub them the wrong way of course. I have high hopes for this penultimate Season and feel that things are kicking off with a swift and relatively exciting bang.

What did you think of the Season 6 premiere? Let us know below!

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