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Gaze at this awful 'Buffy' parody from 2007 starring Jennifer Lawrence and Alison Brie

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Although not as risible as the similarly-named Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer spoofs, 2001’s Not Another Teen Movie wasn’t exactly beloved, either. (Its MetaCritic score is a basement-dwelling 32.) Nevertheless, it made money, and years later its writer, Mike Bender, took some of that, uh, magic to a pilot called Not Another High School Show.

Even though its cast featured Alison Brie and a future Oscar winner named Jennifer Lawrence, it didn’t get picked up—and with good reason, judging by this clip Uproxx found. While a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Brie and Lawrence may sound like it could work, it most certainly does not. Brie and Lawrence are obviously no worse for the wear, but Bender’s last writing credit was the 2008 MTV Movie Awards. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last night, Conan O’Brien followed in Jimmy Fallon’s footsteps and took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which was designed to spread the word about ALS. Those who perform the challenge can then challenge someone else. If the person challenged doesn’t complete it in 24 hours, they have to donate $100 to ALS.

Only someone didn’t fully explain that to O’Brien. After trying to fake his way through the challenge to earn $100 bucks, O’Brien was in for a rude awakening when he realized that not only was he was supposed to donate the money, but a real bucket of ice water was waiting for him. After the traumatic experience, a very cold O’Brien passed the challenge on to Jimmy Carter, Pelé, and Haley Joel Osment. So I guess we’ll see how that goes.

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'Gang Related' star Ramon Rodriguez really loves Lucy (also Cheetera)

The season finale of Fox’s Gang Related (airing Aug. 14 at 9 p.m. ET) is going to be a dramatic one, as Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez) and Sam Chapel (Terry O’Quinn) seek vengeance for the murder of Jessica (Shantel VanSanten), Ryan’s girlfriend and Sam’s daughter. But Rodriguez’s mood was considerably lighter when he stopped by EW to reveal his first celebrity crush, what he used to act out as a child, his junior high jams, and his prized pop culture possession.

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Last call: Vote for all 15 EWwy categories here, honor Emmy-snubbed

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With polls for our 7th Annual EWwy Awards honoring the Emmy-snubbed closing Friday, Aug. 15 at noon ET, it’s now or never to fill out your ballot. Below are this year’s 15 categories. Vote away.

Winners will be announced live Monday, Aug. 18 on EW Radio (SiriusXM 105), starting at 10 a.m. ET. READ FULL STORY

Taylor Swift gets nerdy in Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!' sketch

Taylor Swift? Ew.

Swift is the latest star to guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show sketch “Ew!,” a mock Teen Nick show that features Fallon dressed as a teenage girl who says “Ew!” in response to almost everything. In the sketch, which aired Wednesday, Swift plays a nerdy 13-year-old named Natalie who likes “to eat apricots” and has “a Band-Aid collection.”

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Who's the biggest Emmy snub? EWwy voting is incredibly tight

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Polls for EW.com’s 7th Annual EWwys, our reader-voted awards for the shows and performers left out of this year’s Emmys race, remain open through noon ET on Friday, Aug. 15. Every vote counts—really. At this second, just nine votes separate first from second in the Best Variety Series category. Equally impressive, less than a thousand votes separate first from sixth. Which nominee (listed alphabetically) deserves the coveted golden ewe statuette: @midnightDrunk HistoryInside Amy SchumerKey & PeelePortlandia, or Watch What Happens LiveHit the comedy categories and tell us.

The closest race on the drama side, at this moment? Best Supporting Actor. Those nominees, again in alphabetical order: Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Sam Jaeger (Parenthood), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing), and John Slattery (Mad Men). Head here for the drama categories.

EWwy winners will be announced live Aug. 18 on EW Radio (SiriusXM 105), starting at 10 a.m. ET.

'Outlander' star auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' seven times

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He may be the perfect Jamie Fraser, but he’s no Jaime Lannister.

Starz’ Outlander star Sam Heughan told Vulture that he auditioned for that other  premium cable fantasy drama — HBO’s Game of Thrones – a whopping seven times.

“I auditioned for Game of Thrones seven times!” the actor said. “Loads of times. I auditioned for Renly, Loras, some of the members of the Night’s Watch. And I’d always get so close! I’d be like, ‘Guys, just give me a sword!’ [Laughs.] Everyone was going in for those parts. But you know, it’s funny about those things. You’re up for so many things, and coming from those auditions, and testing on other shows, I had more experience, more experience with the process. And maybe I was more confident. And I don’t know, something about this one just felt right. This part felt different. I knew this character. I felt a connection with him.”

The Scotland-set romantic drama based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon series premiered last weekend to solid ratings and continues with its second episode Saturday night.

Allison Williams shares video of her 'Peter Pan Live!' flying training

It’s only been about two weeks since Allison Williams started using Instagram, but she’s already proven herself a master of the medium. She’s done a throwback post, an aw-shucks shot of her performing, and even Instagrammed her breakfast (a very Marnie-on-Girls thing to do). But on Wednesday, Williams posted a video of her first day of flying lessons for Peter Pan Live!

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Jimmy Fallon gets power played by a former 'Tonight' host in 'House of Cards' parody

Like political offices on House of Cards, TV hosting gigs aren’t assigned through democracy. So it’s almost no surprise that when Jimmy Fallon did a parody of the popular Netflix drama on The Tonight Show Tuesday, his hosting chair was quickly nabbed by a former Tonight star.

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Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers pay tribute to Robin Williams

Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show started not with a “hello,” but with a “nanu nanu” from The Roots’ Questlove. The drummer was paying tribute to Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63: “Nanu nanu” was how Mork said goodbye to his fellow aliens in ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy, the show that gave Williams his start.
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