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Andy Samberg is Making Us Watch the Emmys

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The 67th Emmy Awards air on FOX this Sunday, September 20 at 8 PM EST, showcasing the best of the best in television for the year. Expect stars, slinky gowns and hopefully a few musical numbers from host Andy Samberg (Yay!). To get everyone pumped, here are the top five things we’re looking forward to in this year’s show. The Red Carpet We can’t be the only ones who like the fashion parade on the red carpet way more than the actual ceremony. The Emmys are like a slightly watered down version of the Oscars—still glamorous, but with a few more risks thrown into the bunch. Either way: dresses, tuxes, shoes and jewels? Sign us up. Mad Men Mania The…

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Entourage: Keep the bad boys in entertainment, where they belong

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Let’s face it—when it comes to entertainment, we all love our bad boys, and the badder the better. Such has been the case with the smash hit TV-series Entourage, which, after years of clamoring by fans (and a level of behind-the-scenes machinations that we can only imagine, given the content of the show) is finally hitting the big screen on Friday. The men in Entourage aren’t the quite the boys that you’d like to take home to meet Mom. Instead, New York native A-list movie star Vince and his Big-Apple buddies E, Drama and Turtle are the poster boys for men who, while often funny and loveable, behave badly amidst a veritable amusement park of sex, drugs and dirty Hollywood…

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3 Mad Men fan theories we wish were in the finale

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It’s always a little bittersweet when a show you watch has its series finale. On the one hand, you finally get to see exactly where the characters end up, and hopefully it’s more or less what you wished for. On the other, those final scenes also bring with them the death of possibility. The show is complete, and everything you imagined—or couldn’t even imagine—is over, and the questions you’ve been pondering for years no longer really matter. When it’s a show like Mad Men, which aired its final episode last night after seven great seasons, you’re used to unanswered questions. Will Don get a happy ending or will his past finally consume him? Will Peggy realize her feelings for Stan?…

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Mad Men: Substance AND style. LOTS of style

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Mad Men is returning with its final episodes on April 5th, and there’s never been a better time to look back on the influence the show has had on popular culture over the past eight years. It’s rare for anything to garner as much buzz as Mad Men continually has, and it’s even rarer for a television show to actually influence our modern style and design. But there’s no denying that Mad Men has helped create a return to the retro-styling of the 1950s and ‘60s. When the show first aired, everyone was talking about the goings-on at Sterling Cooper, but we were also talking about the style: the red-lipped women in tight ‘50s dresses and circle skirts, the men…

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The evolution of style of Mad Men women

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Mad Men is in its seventh and final season, and while the show has given us plenty of memorable moments over the years (Betty shooting her neighbor’s pigeons, anyone?) I will always remember it for its fashions. The fitted dresses, the flared skirts, the adorable cigarette pants – Mad Men didn’t just change the way we watch television, it also ushered in a whole retro-chic trend. From 1960 to 1969, the show has brought us on a fashion journey, highlighting the way styles have changed with the times and how those changes have affected culture, advertising and the way we perceive the world around us. Now that Mad Men is close to the end (the second half of season seven…

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Books for Mad Men addicts waiting for Season 7

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It’s been a little over a month since the mid-season finale of Mad Men, and I still can’t get “The Best Things in Life are Free” out of my head. Actually, I can’t stop thinking about Mad Men in general. It’s a show that always keeps you guessing – just when you think everything is a little too calm, someone gets run over by a lawn mower. This season was no exception. From the quiet moments (like Don and Peggy’s moving dance), to the explosive ones (like Peggy getting a hacked-off nipple as a present), Mad Men never disappoints. The second half of Season 7 won’t air until 2015, and I can’t even begin to guess where the show will…

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Fiction’s five most misunderstood mothers

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So maybe there was that incident with the apple. Or the embarrassment at the dance at Netherfield. And trying to rip Beowulf from stem to stern was probably a bit extreme. But really, aren’t some of fiction’s mothers just misunderstood? There are plenty of good mother role models: Marmee in Little Women. Mrs. Miniver. Mrs. Lancaster in The Fault In Our Stars. But are the “wicked” moms really so bad? Or are they victims of bad publicity? Maybe they just need a second look: Regina Mills, Mayor of Storybrooke, Maine a.k.a. Snow White’s Stepmother, aka Wicked Queen Once Upon A Time For a do-it-all modern mother, look no farther than Mayor Regina Mills. Regina might have a problem with jealousy,…

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