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'Supernatural' recap: Killing things that need killing

On a normal day, the Winchesters would take the case of a girl who was abducted and imprisoned by a family of vampires pretty seriously. “Save the girl!” and all that jazz. But the case featured on Tuesday night’s episode was anything but straightforward.

Why? Because the girl at the center of the case was almost as bloodthirsty as the nest with which she’d spent the last few years. READ FULL STORY

'Agents of SHIELD' react: A little night music

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has really been on a roll these past few episodes, and “The Only Light in the Darkness” was no exception. It was an episode that I had been looking forward to for awhile thanks to the inclusion of Coulson’s mysterious cellist, but after last week’s development, I was also super curious to see what would happen now that Ward had rejoined the team with his Hydra cover intact. READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' recap: An officer and a gynecologist

“When I need to take the Pill/ I look upon the window sill…”

Mindy Lahiri and her cohorts dove headfirst last night into what is (somehow?) one of the big political debates of 2014: Birth control access! Dr. Lahiri was counseling an 18-year-old who wanted a prescription for the Pill without telling her overprotective detective father (Tim Daly), who proceeded to find out anyway, and then storm into Mindy’s office to demand answers. “You just watch yourself, you sex-crazed quack. I could get you on the no-fly list like that,” Detective Lang threatened.

Mindy, already on a no-fly list and never one for letting other people win an argument, chased him out of the building and proceeded to give him a piece of her mind. “Where do you get off on coming into my office and yelling about your outdated views on birth control? Who do you think you are, Rick Santorum? Obviously not, because you’re not hot.” (Real talk: Tim Daly is totally hotter than Santorum.) Get it, girl. On second thought, maybe we shouldn’t be cheering in the streets just yet. Detective Lang wrote her a ticket for Public Female Hysteria. Turns out it’s still on the books. READ FULL STORY

'Faking It': Are you on board with MTV's faux lesbians?

What does it take for a gimmick-based show to rise above its gimmick?

The same things it takes for any series to succeed, I suppose: writing that avoids cliche, strong plotting, assured performances from actors playing fully formed characters. Still, a show like Faking It — one that’s designed around a purposefully shocking premise (“pretend lesbians!!!”) — might necessarily find it more difficult to grow past its pilot than, say, a show that’s about six pals just hanging out, or one that focuses on the minutiae of office life.

That said: There’s definite potential in Faking It, which takes the basic DNA of Awkward. (girl’s social status changes after everyone starts believing a lie about her) and gives it an even edgier twist. READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' recap: Let's talk about hex, baby

The storm clouds are gathering guys, and it’s looking more and more like this war is about to go down. But for now, we’re getting warmed up with a few bombs and a deadly hex. Fun, right? Let’s do this!

We kicked things off up in the attic of gloom and doom, where Kieran was hallucinating that Josh and Cami were Sean and Bastiana. And leave it up to Josh to make a scene this intense funny. But things quickly got serious when Kieran had a very brief moment of sanity and a lightbulb went off in Cami’s head. No matter how thick the crazy was, Cami was determined to get through it … by using a shock treatment? Whose mind just goes there as their first idea? Cami’s a lot darker than I previously gave her credit for. Is it weird that this makes me like her more? Although, watching her actually shock Kieran had the opposite effect. You know it’s bad when Klaus winces.

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'The Voice': Eliminated singers are...

And just like that, the Top 12 is down to a Top 10.

Tuesday’s episode of The Voice marked the first time this season that contestants and coaches got a sense of America’s feelings toward this year’s line-up, and lo and behold, we have been heard. But…have we actually? Well, that’s definitely up to your own opinion—you’ll find out whether I agree with America’s decisions in tonight’s recap.

But onto the results!

The two singers headed home tonight are…

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'Parks and Rec': Paul Schneider, a.k.a. Mark Brendanawicz, has no plans to return to Pawnee

Bad news, Mark Fan-danawiczes: Even though this Pawneean lives in Indiana’s greatest town, the chances of him paying another visit to the Parks department are slim to none.

Scratching your head right about now? Here’s a refresher: Way back when Parks and Recreation first premiered, Leslie Knope’s number one crush was hunky city planner Mark, played by indie film actor Paul Schneider. Mark was basically the Hoosier State’s answer to The Office‘s Jim Halpert — wry, boyish, bored to death by his job but forced by sitcom laws to spend all his free time with his co-workers. He never exactly jelled with the rest of the show’s cast, especially after Parks morphed from an Office clone into its own sweetly optimistic thing in season 2 — and, at the end of the series’ first full year, Mark and Schneider both left Parks for good. READ FULL STORY

Which movie scared Amy Schumer so much she slept with her back to the wall? -- VIDEO

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Amy Schumer might be fearless on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, but when she visited EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test, we discovered she hasn’t always been so brave. Watch the video below to find out which movie scared her, which classic Disney scene her sister used to force her to re-enact, how she would describe her personal dance style, and what movie she has to watch every time she spots it on cable.

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A serious attempt to explain Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' music video

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So Avril Lavigne has made a new music video, about which there are several dozen completely accurate, utterly withering comments to make. She’s trying to out-Miley Miley; she’s aiming for Gaga but barely achieving Xtina; Kesha wants her dollar sign back; this is literally just “Hollaback Girl.”

There are serious questions about whether it’s offensive (expressionless Asian dancers, Tokyo-as-prop) or offensively obvious (this one’s for you, large Japanese fanbase!). There are even more serious questions about the title, “Hello Kitty,” which is also like half of the lyrics, and which everyone agrees is a double entendre. READ FULL STORY

'Mean Girls' star Daniel Franzese writes moving coming out letter to his character Damian

You go, Daniel Franzese.

Franzese, who is best known in the pop culture world for his role as Damian in Mean Girls, wrote a letter addressed to his Mean Girls alter ego — published on Indiewire — that the time had come for Franzese to publicly come out of the closet.

“After the countless number of fans who have come up to me over the years telling me what an inspiration ‘Damian’ had been to them in their coming out process, I thought it was time I honored them and myself with the truth,” Franzese told EW about the decision to write the letter. READ FULL STORY

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