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Jennifer Lawrence & Alison Brie Almost Starred In An Awesomely Horrible TV Show Together

Jennifer Lawrence And Alison Brie Almost Starred In An Awesomely Bad TV Show Together
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Let’s all pour one out for missed opportunities.

Before “Mad Men” and “Community,” Alison Brie was just another starving actress looking to break into the biz. And before Jennifer Lawrence won over our hearts as Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games,” she too, was hoping for a big break. It’s safe to say that Comedy Central did them each a favor by passing up the opportunity to air the pilot for “Not Another High School Show” in 2007, a spoof TV show from the guys who brought us “Not Another Teen Movie.” Keep reading »

Watch The First Episode Of Comedy Duo Garfunkel And Oates’ New Series Online Now!

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You'll Laugh So Hard You'll Cry

Set your Tivos: “Garfunkel and Oates,” the new IFC show named after Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci’s musical comedy duo, is premiering August 7th. To get yourself psyched up, the show’s entire first episode is available for a sneak peek on YouTube. Score! The first season will feature guest stars like Ben Kingsley, Tig Notaro and John Oates, and a whole lot of awesomeness from its two stars. In the premiere, watch the pair try a new “mermaid-style” dating tactic (huh?) to hilarious results. [Splitsider]

“Orange Is The New Black” Made Orange Jumpsuits So Trendy That Prisons Are Switching Their Uniforms

"Orange Is The New Black" Does Not Need To Tell Male Prisoners' Stories

A Saginaw, Michigan sheriff is so convinced that “Orange Is The New Black” made orange jumpsuits cool that he’s assigned inmates at the Saginaw County Jail to switch up their uniforms. The jail’s 513 inmates will likely all have switched over to old school black-and-white striped uniforms by the end of this year. Sheriff William Federspiel, the man behind the change, told Saginaw County News that line has become too fuzzy between pop culture and actual prison culture because of shows like “Orange Is The New Black.” He says that people think it’s cool to dress like an inmate, “wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public.” The inmates aren’t pleased, and have complained about the change in attire. I guess they can direct their blame past Federspiel and right over to Piper and Alex for looking so good onscreen. Federspiel told the News, “It’s not to be crass. We’re not trying to embarrass or shame them. It tells me something, though, when the inmates think that it’s bad: It’s probably good.” Keep reading »

Shonda Rhimes Has Already Decided When “Scandal” Will End

  • Shonda Rhimes said ”Scandal” has an expiration date and it will come sooner than we thought. “I think there’s only so much ‘Scandal’ you can tell satisfactorily,” the showrunner told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be.” Bummer. [THR]
  • Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy Scott Disick was secretly hospitalized for alcohol poisoning last month. [TMZ]
  • Uh oh: Matt Lauer was spotted in the Hamptons with a “smoking hot blonde” ladyfriend who was most definitely not his wife. This news comes from the ever-questionable National Enquirer, so there’s still an excuse to hold out hope that he’s not a cheating-faced cheater. [Jezebel]
  • Jason Biggs tweeted some icky jokes about the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed this morning, and then got super defensive when people called him an asshole. Ugh. [Mediaite] Keep reading »

Watching TV Is Killing Us, According To Science

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Our worst fears are confirmed:  TV is bad — like, really bad — for our health. Anyone could have hypothesized that tons of binge-watching isn’t ideal, but as it turns out, watching more than an hour of TV per day is plain dangerous.

For the study, researchers from the University of Navarra in Spain observed 13,284 participants over the course of four years. They found that those who watched three or more hours of TV a day had a doubled risk of mortality compared to those who watched less than an hour per day.

Well, that’s dark. Keep reading »

Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

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Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m not exactly shocked it’s also true for romance.

Why Dave Is Still Single, a study by University of Michigan researchers, asked participants how frequently they watch rom-coms, marriage-themed reality shows and sitcoms.They discovered that participants who watch a lot of rom-coms and romantic reality shows were more likely to believe in things like love at first sight and “The One” – you know, the stuff that keeps us forever alone because we’re stubbornly waiting for some ever-elusive meet cute with a Ken doll that will never arrive. These participants were more likely to agree with phrases like “My ‘true love’ will be nearly perfect” or the concept that they’d know immediately if their significant other was right for them. Keep reading »

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