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  1. oscars 2019
    You Can Now Wager on the Academy Awards — LegallyWant to sink your savings on the long-shot chance that Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Picture? Now’s your chance.
  2. tv
    Chris Rock to Produce Sketch Comedy Pilot D-Raw for Comedy CentralStarring the Rap Battle parody guy.
  3. usa swim team
    USA Olympic Swim Team Performs Fittest Version of ‘Call Me Maybe’ EverEven Michael Phelps participated.
  4. how rude
    Sony Nabs Social Networking Comedy De-FriendedFacebook etiquette, dissected.
  5. weddings!
    Dan Aykroyd Officiates Chevy Chase’s Daughter’s WeddingAnd he cracked up the entire bridal party, obviously.
  6. box office
    Prometheus and Madagascar 3 Devour Box OfficeIn a big weekend for theaters overall.
  7. movies
    Clooney to Direct Film About U.S.-Born Rebel in CubaBased on David Grann’s piece The Yankee Comandante.
  8. clickables
    Watch Katy Perry Dangle From the Ceiling in ‘Wide Awake’ DebutWith a little help from some aerialists.
  9. castings
    Saoirse Ronan to Star in WWI-Era Film Testament of YouthThe story follows a jaded wartime nurse and her life after.
  10. reunited and it feels so bad
    David Lee Roth (and His Dog) Explain Van Halen Reunion Tour CancellationsFinal answer: Exhaustion.
  11. castings
    Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy Buddy Up for Cop MovieMcCarthy’s character is “unconventional.”
  12. r.i.p.
    Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees Dies at 62Gibb succumbed to cancer after a long battle.
  13. the avengers
    The Avengers Rakes in $80.5 Million on Second Biggest Opening Day EverThe Hunger Games opened with “only” $68 million.
  14. catching fire
    Michael Arndt May Rewrite Hunger Games SequelLionsgate is going to the bullpen.
  15. banjos
    Ed Helms to Release Bluegrass AlbumHe’s just a man who loves his banjo.
  16. castings
    Robert Pattinson to Star in Thriller About Saddam Hussein CapturePattinson will play the Army interrogator involved in Hussein’s capture.
  17. mistresses
    Alyssa Milano Joining ABC’s MistressesShe’s classy but possibly scandalous, too.
  18. castings
    Hugh Dancy to Star in NBC’s HannibalAs FBI agent Will Graham.
  19. Watch Lana Del Rey Perform on American Idol StageThis time with some smiling.
  20. trailer mix
    Watch Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted TrailerWiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, yeah.
  21. reality shows
    R. Kelly, Eddie Murphy, and Will Smith’s Ex-Wives to Star in Reality Show Hollywood ExesAn ex-wife all-star team has convened.
  22. movies
    New 1984 Adaptation in the WorksIt’s dystopia all over again.
  23. noah's ark
    Russell Crowe to Play Noah in Darren Aronofsky’s Epic Biblical RetellingThere will be only one Crowe on this ship.
  24. katni$$$
    The Hunger Games Has Already Sold Out 2,000 ShowtimesThat’s a lot.
  25. tours
    KISS and Motley Crue Announce Summer Tour by Striking Contrast With Rihanna and ‘Fake Bullshit’Telling us how they really feel.
  26. movies
    Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb Cast in Horror-Comedy Hell BabyVatican exorcists come to the rescue.
  27. renewals
    Portlandia Will Be Back for a Third SeasonIFC is also serving up new comedies.
  28. ralph lamb
    Terra Nova’s Jason O’Mara Cast in Las Vegas-Based Pilot With Dennis QuaidThe pilot about a Las Vegas Sheriff will also star Michael Chiklis and Carrie-Anne Moss.
  29. layoffs
    Oprah Winfrey Network Slashes 30 Jobs in RestructuringThat’s one fifth of its staff.
  30. movies
    Paramount Wins Rights to Seth Rogen and Kevin Hart Buddy-Cop Action-ComedyJudd Apatow disciples sure love to wear the badge.
  31. ghosts
    Kathy Bates to Guest-Star As Charlie’s Ghost on Two and a Half MenSheen’s television afterlife takes an unexpected turn.
  32. movies
    Paul Rudd Looking to Enroll in Tina Fey’s AdmissionHow adorkable.
  33. castings
    Lost’s Yunjin Kim Cast in ABC’s MistressesLost and found.
  34. castings
    Sword-Wielding Michonne Enters The Walking DeadWalkers beware.
  35. box office
    21 Jump Street Holds Up the Box Office for $35 MillionPlus, John Carter sinks further.
  36. trailers
    Watch New Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter TrailerThis explains why Abe was such a melancholy fellow.
  37. bully
    Weinsteins Still Quarreling Over R-Rating for Bully DocThe MPAA is unwilling to issue a Weinstein or bullying exception.
  38. Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke Pleads Guilty of Conspiracy in Massive Marijuana RingMassive, as in, more than 1,000 kilos.
  39. name change
    Disney Renames Welcome To People Dramedy People Like UsStarring Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer.
  40. shakespeare
    Paul Giamatti to Play Hamlet in Yale ProductionThe Yale alumnus is going back to campus.
  41. movies
    Gavin O’Connor to Direct Peter Pan Movie NeverlandRu-fi-ohhhh.
  42. l.a. noir
    Simon Pegg Narrows In on Frank Darabont’s L.A. NoirPicture Pegg in forties Los Angeles.
  43. disqualified
    American Idol Producers Confront Contestant Jermaine Jones About Criminal RecordScolded and sent packing.
  44. movies
    Chloë Moretz, Rupert Grint to Star in Beach Boys BiopicThey get around.
  45. west memphis three
    West Memphis Three’s Jessie Misskelley Jr. to Help Produce Film Devil’s Knot Starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon.
  46. movies
    Jeremy Irons Joins Cast of Beautiful CreaturesTaking the reins as the story’s boogeyman.
  47. sadface
    Another Horse Dies in Connection With HBO’s LuckThis is the third equine to go down.
  48. crimes and misdemeanors
    American Idol Contestant Jermaine Jones Disqualified“Awww I will no longer b on the show,” Jones wrote on Twitter.
  49. castings
    Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis to Co-star in ComedyOne character is agoraphobic, the other is riddled with anxiety.
  50. tv
    Nick Jonas Will Return to Smash for Season FinaleLyle West is back on May 14.
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