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Larry Wilmore calls Bill Cosby guilty on 'The Nightly Show'

Larry Wilmore certainly isn’t wasting any time when it comes to dealing with the big topics. During the second episode of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, Wilmore devoted the entire show to Bill Cosby and the many sexual abuse allegations filed against him.

Although a court has not ruled on the case, Judge Wilmore knows his personal verdict: “We’ll answer the question, ‘Did he do it?’ The answer will be ‘Yes!'” After all, there’s no statute of limitations on Wilmore’s opinion, and according to him: “That motherf—er did it.”

Watch Keri Russell and Jimmy Fallon play Inflatable Flip Cup

When The Americans‘ Keri Russell stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Fallon decided that the appropriate game to play with a spy would be flip cup … with a twist. They would be playing while wearing large inflatable suits.

After a quick dance break—Russell was really loving the suit—the two of them went head to head, as though they were back in (an inflatable?) college. The result: Fallon seems to win, though someone could probably argue for a tie.

Geekly Mailbag: The top five 'Battlestar Galactica' episodes and the best 'Walking Dead' analysis ever

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the first regular-season episode of Battlestar Galactica, a show I desperately adore and a high-water mark for sci-fi/fantasy television that hasn’t been remotely matched in the last decade. Readers responded with some happy memories about the show and some thoughtful remarks about the current state of network television. And then one responder sent in an email that had nothing to do with Battlestar Galactica, but which is currently my favorite Mailbag email ever. Put it this way: I’ve probably written at least a hundred thousand words about The Walking Dead, and this email made me look at the show in a completely new light.

But let’s start off with some Battlestar Galacti-love! (Remember: You can always email me at darren_franich@ew.com to tell me how completely wrong I am.) READ FULL STORY

It's official: It's the moment of Ruth (Wilson, that is)

Ruth Wilson didn’t get to go to her first Golden Globes. A nominee in 2008 for Jane Eyre, the actress was foiled by the writers’ strike, which reduced the ceremony to a news conference that she watched from a hotel bar. Seven years later, she returned for the ceremony—and won. “It was nice enough just to be there this time,” Wilson says the morning after she bested Viola Davis, Claire Danes, Robin Wright, and Julianna Margulies to win Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Showtime’s The Affair. “I was up against those incredible actresses; I didn’t expect to win at all.”

But while Hollywood may be calling her a newcomer, Wilson disagrees. “I feel like I’ve been around longer than people actually know,” the 33-year-old says over lunch in Manhattan a week before her Globes victory. “I haven’t shot to the top. I’ve just done this zigzag slowly uphill.” One major zig: an acclaimed yet brief role on the cult crime drama Luther. But then there was the zag of 2013 and a stretch of films in which she seemed to be acting in circles. “I found myself doing a lot of the same parts—mothers somehow left alone with a child in their hands,” Wilson jokingly recalls. “I felt like I was repeating the same thing. Once they used the same wig for Saving Mr. Banks and The Lone Ranger, I thought, I need to stretch out.” READ FULL STORY

Abbi and Ilana of 'Broad City' dress like Harry and Lloyd on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City brought out their finest—no, their dumbest—for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night. The ladies explained that they initially splurged on dresses for the show. But as Jacobson said, because they had never done “like an LA, late night show,” they decided to alter their plans. The duo ended up wearing tuxes and top hats à la Dumb and DumberREAD FULL STORY

Take note, Hollywood: 5 great portrayals of ethical female journalists

In television and film, female journalists have something of a bad rap. As New York magazine’s Marin Cogan pointed out recently, on shows like House of Cards and in movies like Thank You for Smoking, lady reporters spend more time getting romantically entangled with their sources than, you know, reporting.

Of course, as Cogan notes, characters don’t have to be picture-perfect people to be positive portrayals of female journalists. But they certainly don’t have to be sleeping their way to a good story, either. “We don’t need movies lionizing us as saints,” she wrote. “But would it kill Hollywood to give us one grown-up Rory Gilmore?”

Fortunately, some positive representations of female reporters do exist in pop culture. So, Hollywood, take note: Here are some fictional journalists—who are both female and good at their jobs—from whom storytellers could take some cues.

'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Kevin Hart leads with his strengths

I’m no fan of those Saturday Night Live opening monologues where the guest host goes out of his or her way to show us how multitalented they are. Typically, that means a song and/or dance from an actor best known for action movies. I prefer what Kevin Hart did: Give us an uproarious eight-minutes of stand-up about the wild critters skulking about his property, including one extremely gangster raccoon.

Hart, hosting for the second time in three seasons, led with what he does best, and though the rest of his sketches may have been uneven, he delivered more real laughs than most of his peers. He was the best part of the subpar Soap Opera Reunion sketch, playing the sound director with a conveniently limited grasp of the English language; and the Bushwick short was pretty great, at least for those Brooklynites in the know.

Overall, Hart was much improved from his SNL debut, and it will be interesting to see if he can dethrone Martin Freeman in our Mr. Saturday Night voting. The Hobbit star is our clear frontrunner, taking more than 50 percent of the vote in his second week on the ballot. Amy Adams seems doomed with a relatively paltry 29 percent after her debut, while Bill Hader and Jim Carrey finished third and fourth, though their support was slightly up. James Franco was voted off the island this week, drawing less than 3 percent of votes.


Kevin Hart hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend: Talk about it here!

The end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 have been kinda rough for Kevin Hart. In December, a leaked email thread revealed that he’d allegedly asked to be paid additional money beyond his $3 million salary to tweet about an upcoming movie; “I’m not saying he’s a whore,” a studio exec reportedly wrote, “but he’s a whore.” (“Knowing your self worth is extremely important,” Hart wrote on Instagram after the email was published. “I OWN MY BRAND….I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND.”) The jokes he made while presenting at last week’s Golden Globes—one about how animated filmmakers have imaginations “fueled by weed,” one about how he wasn’t going to promote his new movie from the stage…before he promoted his new movie from the stage—both bombed, loudly.

And the aforementioned movie, which Hart will undoubtedly promote early and often on Saturday Night Live as well, is earning dismal reviews and less than impressive box office—especially compared to the comedian’s last January release. (Ride Along made $14.4 million on Jan. 17 alone last year; it earned $41.5 million its first weekend in total, making it the strongest January opening ever until the blockbuster success of this weekend’s American Sniper. The Wedding Ringer doesn’t look on pace to earn anywhere near that much.)

So: Could tonight’s SNL give Hart a chance to turn it all around—or even, as Don Draper would say, to change the conversation?


Entertainment Geekly: How the last decade of genre television failed 'Battlestar Galactica'


When Battlestar Galactica aired its first regular-series episode 10 years ago, there were science-fiction TV shows and fantasy TV shows, but you wouldn’t quite call any of them “popular.” Lost was halfway through its first season, but Lost then was only barely a science-fiction show—years away from time travel and alternate timelines and immortal eyeliner and magic lighthouses with magic mirrors. READ FULL STORY

'West Wing' cast reunites to promote White House's Big Block of Cheese Day

Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of the White House, had a big block of cheese. Rather than stinking up the current White House, President Barack Obama is offering a virtual block of cheese, and he’s enlisted the cast of The West Wing to help promote it.


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