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SNL Debuts The Li’l Poundcake HPV Vaccine Doll

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There was a lot to love when Melissa McCarthy hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. But my fave was a sketch she wasn’t even in: the Li’l Poundcake HPV Vaccine Doll. It might beat Kristen Schaal’s bit on “The Daily Show” for best comedic send-up about the HPV vaccine panic. [Hulu]

Melissa McCarthy Knocks “SNL” Out Of The Park

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There have been some good “Saturday Night Live” hosts (Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm) and some bad (January Jones). There have been far too many mediocre hosts to count. But count Melissa McCarthy among the rare celebrity hosts (like Justin Timberlake) that can actually hold her own among, and at times outshine, the show’s cast. As the host of SNL’s second show of the season, McCarthy nailed each and every sketch, from her opening monologue (above) which saw her “dancing” alongside “Bridesmaids” co-stars Kristin Wiig, to a skit in which she played a desperate-to-please taste tester at a focus group. Check out some of our favorite moments in the video clips above and then cross your fingers that she ends up hosting again, sooner rather than later!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt On His Head Shaving Scene

“My heart was beating hard, because we only had one take. You can’t shave your head twice. It doesn’t work … Normally, you can always do it over again when you’re making movies. You get a take two. But we only got take one, and it worked.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about one of the most pivotal scenes, in “50/50,” where he spontaneously shaves his head as Seth Rogen watches. Personally, I am so pumped to see this movie this weekend. It’s a comedy about two 20-something friends whose lives are turned upside down when one of them is diagnosed with cancer, and it’s based on the story of Seth’s real life best friend, Will Reiser. [MTV]

Next Reality TV Stars: Mandela’s Granddaughters

Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, meet Zaziwe, Swati, and Dorothy: The newest trio of ladies to enter the big bad world of reality TV will be none other than Nelson Mandela’s granddaughters, the women announced today in Johannesburg. The unnamed show, which will likely air next year, will follow the lives of Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway (34, a pregnant mother of two); Swati Dlamini (32, a single mom planning to restart her career); and Dorothy Adjoa Amuah (27, a socialite with both a law degree and MBA), all of whom grew up in Boston—Mandela will not play any role in the show, reports the Times of South Africa. Read more…

Fall TV Guide: “Homeland,” Which Just Might Be The Best New Show Of The Season

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The last time Claire Danes was on television, she inspired a generation of girls to dye their hair red, listen to Frozen Embryos, and externalize their deep thoughts peppered with lots of ‘likes.’ Sixteen years and one scandalous Hollywood romance later, Claire is back on the small screen in a television show I can’t wait for—”Homeland.” Maybe this time around, she’ll inspire women to become CIA agents hiding psychological issues from her superiors?

In “Homeland,” Claire plays CIA agent Carrie Matheson, who works in counter-terrorism and is known for risky tactics. When an Iraqi source tells her that an American prisoner of war had been turned to Al Qaeda, she sets her sights on stopping his re-entry into American society. Shortly after, Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody—who has been missing in action for eight years—is found in Afghanistan. And so she is sure he is planning a terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Sergeant Brody is traumatized from spending years as a prisoner of war, and is having a hard time readjust to his life with his family, who had presumed he was dead. What sounds so fascinating about this show is that it’s impossible to tell who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. Is Carrie Matheson right, or delusional? And is Nicholas Brody a terrorist, or a POW being harrassed by a CIA agent?

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A Frequent Sperm Donor Tells His Fiancee He Fathered 70 Kids

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So, apparently, I have been missing a show on the Style Network called “Sperm Donors,” all about the men who wanked into cups in order to give the gift of life to whoever opted to buy it. On Tuesday night’s episode, a man shocks his fiancee by telling her that, via sperm donation, he has fathered 70 kids. Oh, but it gets better. He says that many of these kids—15 to 20 of them—have been in contact with him. Wow, they say every relationship has a surprise, but, man, is that an unexpected one. Yep, it’s time to start watching this show. [Gawker]

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