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    Influential Fans: The Webmasters of Westeros.orgGame of Thrones brought this couple together.
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    Influential Fan: Star Wars’s Dustin RobertsThis childhood fan is now content manager for the largest online Star Wars community.
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    Portrait of an Influential Fan: Trekkie Professor John TenutoIt all started with a Star Trek bridge play set. Now he teaches classes on the show.
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    Doctor Who Vs. Community Vs. Real HousewivesIt’s a Superfan Thunderdome as three true believers fight over which show reigns supreme.
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    Influential Fan: Twihard Laura Byrne CristianoThis fan got in on the ground floor and now helps run the oldest Twilight fan site.
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    Influential Fan: Harry Potter’s Melissa AnelliThe editor of fan website the Leaky Cauldron has since become close to J.K. Rowling.
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    Portrait of an Influential Fan: Marc Cohen, One of Lady Gaga’s Little MonstersThis 18-year-old NYU student first met her by tracking her down to a Detroit bowling alley.
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    Influential Fan: Mockingjay.net’s Kimmy WestThis 20-year-old first entered the fan world with a Twilight site before moving over to the world of Panem.
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    Influential Fan: TheOneRing.net’s Erica ChallisShe went from snooping around at New Zealand filming locations to being embraced by Peter Jackson.
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    Portrait of an Influential Fan: Justin Bieber Army’s Jackie AugustusThis 18-year-old Pennsylvanian is co-founder of one of the oldest Bieber fan sites.
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    The Master: Can You Really Make Booze Out of Paint Thinner?Joaquin Phoenix does in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film. But is it actually possible?
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    James Van Der Beek on Dawson’s Creek Nostalgia never gets old.
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    Vulture Diagnoses TV’s Most Notable Anti-heroesWe had a UCLA-affiliated psychiatrist diagnose, and prescribe treatments for, TV’s most compellingly mental characters.
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    Amanda Palmer Isn’t Shy About Nudity, Obviously“I’m sitting in a beer garden in Brooklyn right now, pretty much naked.”
  15. The Meaning of Marie’s Yellow Shirt on Breaking Bad Revealed!Theories abound, and we ran them by Breaking Bad’s costume designer.
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    Jim Parsons’s Favorite Season 5 Big Bang EpisodeCan you guess what it is?
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    Breaking Bad’s Season Five Costume Designer on Walt’s Darker Look“Walt wears those Wallabees 24/7.”
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    Ask a Doctor: Is Batman’s Healing Method Sound?The following contains spoilers of the filmic and medical varieties. Don’t read until you’ve seen The Dark Knight Rises.
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    Mayim Bialik May Feel Awkward at the Emmys“I don’t even do well at cocktail parties.”
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    Does Seth MacFarlane Love Talking Animals Because His Mom Masturbated a Dog?Could Ted’s talking stuffed bear be a manifestation of some deep psychological imprint involving his mother, a pet, and a happy ending?
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    Kathleen Turner Is Reviving Red Hot PatriotShe’s bringing Molly Ivins to Washington, D.C., in August.
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    Smash’s Megan Hilty on Prescription Drugs“I kept telling them, ‘Guys, I take prednisone all the time. All it does is make me a little bloated and a little shaky.’”
  23. How in the Name of Lannister Do You Write a Game of Thrones Cookbook?“I think we changed the name for Dothraki Sausage because it sounded too sexual.”
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    Rex Lee on Suburgatory, the Highly Suspect Entourage Movie, and the Piv“There’s this weird sort of protocol when you’re working with another actor, where it’s not cool for one actor to direct another actor. But whenever Jeremy had an idea about something and it was just so good that he couldn’t not share it, he would share it.”
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    And Now for an Upbeat Follow-up to the Viral Ukulele-Conga Subway DuetRemember that singer-rapper who entertained the A train last month? She now has a manager and opportunities aplenty.
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    Busy Philipps on Cougar Town, Freaks and Geeks, and Being a ‘Talking Prop’ on Dawson’s Creek“I had done 44 episodes of the show, and then they didn’t even want me in the series finale? I just felt like no one particularly cared about me.”
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    Vanilla Ice on Flipping Homes, To the Extreme, and His Car Club ‘Cadillac Ninjas’“I jumped a ‘67 Cadillac into a lake this year, sank to the bottom, and almost killed myself.”
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    Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon on the State of Agent Van Alden’s Soul “Everybody is probably wondering: Where the hell has Van Alden run off to and what did he take with him?”
  29. Watch a Dead Boardwalk Empire Character’s Farewell RapTake it from the late Agent Sebso: “Listen up, any bad guys / If you are Jewish, don’t you ever get baptized.”
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    A Feminist-As-Ever Tori Amos on Her Latest Album and ‘Penetrating’ Classical Male Composers “They became the egg and I acted as the penetrator.”
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    Jerry Weintraub on Taking Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace Biopic to HBOAnd a long digression on why his Communist granddaughter is not thrilled with his wealth.
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    Watch Rip Torn Go Street Fighting in They Might Be Giants’ New VideoTo fight a tank-topped Rip Torn is to lose to Rip Torn.
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    Evan Rachel Wood on Her Justin Bieber Video, Making Music, and Her Ides of March Co-star Ryan Gosling“I think he’s the James Dean of now. And he’d better kiss my a-s for saying that.”
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    Lauren Ambrose Stays Mum on Funny Girl, But Compares Herself to Carrot Top and Talks Torchwood“It goes along being cute and campy and gay, and then all of a sudden it’ll nail you.”
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    Entourage Creator Doug Ellin on the Show’s Final Season“If Jeremy Piven doesn’t win an Emmy for this season coming up, I just don’t know what to say. It has to be that people just don’t like him as a human being.”
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    They Might Be Giants: Sixteen Random Tales From 30 Years on the RoadIn the band’s nerdy tradition, they’re not about groupies and drugs: They’re about cow crap, Bob Mould dinner dates, and high-voltage electrocutions.
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    Is the Mob Now As Laughable As Reality TV Makes It Seem? We Ask an FBI Agent“Based on my knowledge, the mob looks at these TV shows as a mockery of what they do.”
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    A Guide to the Revamped Torchwood for Both Newcomers and Longtime FansThe show’s selling points and stumbling blocks.
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    Torchwood’s John Barrowman on ‘Man Sex,’ Glee, and Closeted A-Listers“I will say this: Half of the straight actors who are playing straight characters in Hollywood are actually gay.”
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    Willie Garson of Sex and the City and White Collar Tells 12 Odd Stories From 12 TV RolesLike that time Jimmy Smits broke his ribs on ‘NYPD Blue.’
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    The Borgias’ Francois Arnaud on His ‘Natural Darkness’ and Getting Yelled At by Jeremy Irons“He was like, ‘Don’t you ever be sorry when you do something good!’ And that went on for three minutes.”
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    Stephen Root on Red Staplers, Kevin Smith’s Red State, and Glee“I see at least two red staplers a week and sign them. I did ‘Justified’ a couple of times, and on shooting day, I had four staplers in a box waiting for me.”
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    Watch the Doctor Who Cast Challenge Each Other to Doctor Who PinballAnd in between grudge matches, we grill them about the new season of the show.
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    Watch The Book of Mormon’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone Discuss Just How to Find a Rhyme for ‘Scrotum’We sat down for a video interview with the dependably crass ‘Book of Mormon’ writers.
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    Guy Pearce on Batman, Being Offered Daredevil, and Avoiding Terrible Scripts“You feel embarrassed when people give you the congratulations that Colin Firth should be getting.”
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    Can a Ballerina Make Out With Her Alternate Self? An Expert Debunks Multiple-Personality Movie TropesDo all real split-personality patients have a “little girl” alter? Do they talk to themselves in the mirror? And much more.
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    Michael Gladis From Mad Men and Adult Swim’s Eaglehart: Paul Kinsey Isn’t Dead“I would love to see [Paul Kinsey] tripping on acid and running into Don Draper in Central Park.”
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    The Star Market: Ashton Kutcher Has Built a Career Out of Goofy Charm and Trendspotting — How Long Can It Last?When a movie fails, he walks away unscathed. Natalie Portman beware: ‘No Strings Attached’ is all on you.
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    Southland’s Tom Everett Scott on Poker, That Thing You Do!, and the Joy of Getting Shot“It’s fun to get shot.”
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    Boardwalk Empire Creator Terence Winter Debriefs on the Half-Faced Man and All That Nudity“People seem to get bent out of shape at seeing women’s breasts and nobody comments on the violence!”
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