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Conan O'Brien is fluent in emoji

The host of TBS’s Conan is a man of many talents, like telling jokes, interviewing guests, and looking exactly like Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland. As it turns out, he’s also got another secret aptitude—Conan O’Brien is also fully fluent in the strange language of emojis, a.k.a. the goofy, tiny pictures of eggplants and smiley poops that have largely replaced more prosaic forms of digital and textual communication, like words.

What does “castle balloon crescent moon sleepy bearded face” mean when translated into plain English, or “heart shoe basketball saxophone”? (That one’s kinda dirty.) O’Brien knows—and after watching the following clip, you will too. BRB; I’ve gotta go tell everyone I know that this is the episode of Dr. Phil where the rodeo clown has a heart attack. (Update: The video has been removed from Conan’s official channels, which is a shame. Guess you’ll just have to trust us on that.)

'Titanic,' 'Seinfeld' top best of '90s poll

Ahh, nostalgia. Between VH1’s I Love the 2000s and National Geographic’s The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?, it appears that there’s been a whole lot of looking back at our fairly recent history. But how do people really feel about the turn of the century?

Through a survey, Nat Geo gauged America’s attitudes toward the ’90s specifically, asking whether it really was “The Last Great Decade.” Here are the pop culture results: READ FULL STORY

Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' set, doesn't sit on pretend seat of power

Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the Belfast set of Game of Thrones Tuesday, touring the series’ vast armory, perusing its racks of lavish costumes, and meeting actors including Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Conleth Hill (Varys), and Rose Leslie (Ygritte). The real queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries did not, however, attempt to gain control of seven fictional kingdoms by taking a seat on the show’s fearsome Iron Throne—a chair constructed by a thousand surrendered blades, “heated white-hot in the furnace breath of Balerion the Black Dread.”

Naturally, the wildest and most lawless kingdom of all—The Internet—was most displeased: READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 6

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This week we touched down in easily one of, if not the most romantic cities in the world: Venice Italy. As Andi said herself, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love in Venice. We stayed in a small town just outside of Venice called Abano.

Andi met the boys in Venice and let them know the week would start off with a one-on-one date immediately. Most of the guys assumed that Cody would get it as he was the only guy left who hadn’t received a one-on-one yet. Much to Cody’s chagrin, Andi decided to give Nick the first date this week. Andi had some unresolved issues with Nick that were lingering from last week. Some of the guys Andi really believes in let her know that Nick wasn’t the most popular guy in the house and she was a bit worried about that. I think she took Nick on the first date this week to get to the bottom of that. The situation with Nick is one that I see a lot on the show. At what point are you just being bold, strong, and looking for love and at what point are you being rude or disrespectful? Nick hasn’t shied away from anything he’s said or done and completely owned up to it with Andi. If he’s denied it or acted like he was being bullied, it would have been a disaster for him, but instead he’s open and honest and flat out told Andi exactly how he feels. As you saw, Andi loved it and it only got deeper and better from her perspective at the rose ceremony. Nick and Andi have something strong between them, and he easily got the rose. READ FULL STORY

Everything mentioned from 2008 to 2009 in VH1's 'I Love the 2000s'

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The years 2008 and 2009 really weren’t that long ago. So it seems a bit odd to reflect on Breaking Bad—it just wrapped its final season in September and is an Emmys hopeful this year—or Lady Gaga when they are still relevant today. “Remember when” just doesn’t carry as much meaning here as it does with the earlier episodes in VH1′s I Love the 2000s series.

That being said, the show’s brilliant talking heads brought the last two installments in the series to life. (I certainly wasn’t sorry I spent my Saturday night watching them, and I found myself laughing out loud often.) Bust out your Snuggies, people, and walk down memory lane with this comprehensive list of everything mentioned in the show’s final two episodes. Until the 2010′s… READ FULL STORY

Which 'Orphan Black' clone won season 2? A needlessly detailed analysis

SPOILERS AHEAD. If you’ve been following our coverage of Orphan Black, BBC America’s clone-tacular sci-fi thriller, you know that we’ve been ranking the clones every episode. Why? Well the answer was never really clear at the time, but now we have found the deeper meaning: So we could determine which version of Tatiana Maslany won the show’s sprawling season 2.

How did we decide our rankings, you ask? Based on a totally scientific analysis of the amount accomplished per clone, per episode (Cosima, for instance, occupies a happy, illness-induced medium). We gave big points for power plays, but couldn’t help it if our rankings occasionally played favorites (Alison scored for appearing in community theater) and occasionally moralized (see Rachel’s abduction of Kira).

Then, with the help of the chart below—which tracks our rankings episode-to-episode and comes along with handy annotations—we assigned points to each clone (6 for first, 5 for second, etc., no points if they went AWOL). The winners are… READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' newbie? We've got your vampire explainer here

Are you planning on being True to the End tonight when the seventh and final season of True Blood premieres?

Many EW staffers eagerly have their DVRs set to check out the latest happenings in Bon Temps, but there’s a few who remain (blissfully?) ignorant of all the political intrigue and naked bodies that populate HBO’s drama. For the faithful: EW has plenty of news for you to consume. Are you a little clueless? We’re here to help.

In the Explainer below, we take a newbie and break down the crazy plot twists going on over six seasons–along with some of the most common terminology. “Fangbanger” may be obvious, but some of the others, not so much. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

I'm Still Not Over: Dan Scott's ridiculous heart transplant on 'One Tree Hill'

One Tree Hill was a serious drama. It was about life and death and basketball and murder and high school and basketball and love and stalkers and brotherhood and basketball. (Plus, if the subject matter ever confused you and you found yourself doubting that the show was a drama, Chad Michael Murray looked like this 99 percent of the time.)

And like every good, very serious drama, One Tree Hill needed a villain. That villain materialized in the form of Dan Scott, the bad father-turned-murderer-turned-a-million-other-things, because this show seemed to never end and only got more ridiculous as time went on. But ironically enough, Dan Scott turned out to be one of the greatest television characters of all time—in an unintentionally comedic context. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Girl Meets World,' 'True Blood' premiere, 'Transformers' in theaters, and more

This week gets off to a supernatural start, with the return of both True Blood and Teen Wolf, but by the time it’s over, just about all of your pop-culture appetites should be filled. We’ve got finales, premieres, a big summer blockbuster, and some summer tunes to add to your beach playlist.

Check out your week in pop culture below: READ FULL STORY

Sam Trammell confirms actor parents judge babysitters' book reading -- VIDEO

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It turns out Sam Merlotte isn’t the only mayor True Blood star Sam Trammell is currently playing. When he stopped by to take our EW Pop Culture Personality Test, we learned he happily performs the role of mayor from the children’s book Little Blue Truck when reading to his twin boys. He also revealed what he was really doing at an Asia concert (with bonus air guitar and drum). Check out the video below. READ FULL STORY

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