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Kevin Spacey stars in new 'Call of Duty,' makes Frank Underwood seem like a pushover

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“People don’t want freedom. They want boundaries, rules, protection — from invaders and from themselves. People need a leader who can give them both the support and the constraints to keep chaos at bay. You give them that and they’ll follow. And that’s where I come in.”

As far as presidential addresses, it’s not exactly Lincolnesque or Jeffersonian — but then that’s not exactly what Kevin Spacey is going for in the first trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. In fact, he might not even be a president; he sounds more like a corporate schemer from the military-industrial complex, like Giovanni Ribisi’s character in Avatar – swathed in Frank Underwood relish.

It’s somewhat perfect to have Spacey starring in the new Call of Duty, since his House of Cards character is such a fan of first-person shooters. The new game’s slogan, “power changes everything,” also playfully blends the two brands and characters. I’m in. Lock and load.

Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

What is Kevin Spacey talking about? Is this a 'House of Cards' clip?

The last time we saw Kevin Spacey, he was sizing up the Oval Office on House of Cards after his President Frank Underwood had been sworn in to the nation’s highest office. After backstabbing his way to the presidency, it will be interesting to see what kind of leader he is when the bulls-eye is on his back. Will he be like Nixon? LBJ? Clinton? Or Lincoln?

I’m ruminating because of a mysterious audio snippet that recently popped up on Complex.com. In it, Spacey — not necessarily Underwood — talks skeptically to someone who thinks “you can just march into these countries based on some fundamentalist religious principles, drop a few bombs, topple a dictator and start a democracy?” READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Week 2 is live! Plus: How to vote for The Switch

Tonight the season 18 sparklebots attempt their second dances — supposedly the styles they’d claimed to want to do the most (though clearly some of the contestants were like “Huh? I never said that….”). We’ll also find out how the big partner Switch will work. I’ll update this post with how to vote for The Switch once we get the information.

Okay, here’s the deal with the Switch Up: You have to TWEET it. (I guess if you don’t have a Twitter account you’re not participating… which is crazy.) During Weeks 2 and 3, tweet “#DWTS” along with the first names of the people you want together. Full instructions over at ABC.com, plus they’ll tweet for you.

UPDATE: There’s a double elimination tonight (click here for the results) and it could take place at any time during the show.

In the meantime, discuss the show below, ahead of my full recap later tonight!

 

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'American Idol' 2014: How'd the Top 10 do?

Tonight the Top 10 contestants could sing any Top 10 hit. Any hit! That’s, like, any J. Lo song. The possibilities were… finite.

Below is my ranking of the Top 10 after just a first listen. Leave your own ranking in the comments, and stay tuned for my full recap later on! READ FULL STORY

How did Erin Andrews do on 'Dancing With the Stars'?

Last night’s 18th season premiere of Dancing With the Stars (read EW’s full recap here) was chock full of cha-cha-cha changes — the tallest and loudest of which was new cohost Erin Andrews, who has swept in to give Planet Mirrorballus the sports-arena treatment it apparently deserves. Unlike the somewhat robotic (yet beautiful) eveningwear paper doll she replaced (Brooke Burke Charvet), Erin wasn’t afraid to muscle her way through post-dance chit chat with the couples and ask ask questions beyond “How do you feel?” READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' 2014 results: The Top 12

Would the judges use their one save of the season on the least popular singer of the Top 12?

Find out tonight’s results — following guest performances by season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and Randy Jackson’s favorite new Irish band Kodaline — after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Hidden Gems of the 2014 Pizza Oscars

These Oscars were unusually lacking in memorable reaction shots — perhaps Amy Adams’ quick iPhone-check sums up the whole show?

Below, my quick play-by-play of the Oscars’ (arguably) least significant details: READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' 2014 results: Top 13 elimination is...

Would the judges use their one save of the season on the first least-popular singer of the Top 13?

Find out tonight’s results — following guest performances by season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover and Keith Urban’s fave “rawwwwr, authentic” British teen Jake Bugg — after the jump. (Read my full recap here.) READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' react: Davina intervention

Hell hath no fury like a vampire, a teenage witch, an adult witch, a pregnant werewolf, and a human woman scorned. That’s basically what I took away from this episode. That, and the fact that Elijah’s attractiveness knows no bounds. Is it just me, or is he even prettier in 2014? It’s probably that he was in a T-shirt this episode. A T-shirt, you guys! So much for only wearing suits. But before I write this entire react about Elijah’s appearance — and I could — let’s get down to business … to defeat the Huns. READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelor' episode 2

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Last week I got to feel the full force of the polar vortex in New York City, but it was well worth it as I had the amazing opportunity to co-host with the ladies of The View. It was an absolute blast, an honor, and I can’t wait to get back to do it again. Every Sunday during the month of Juan-uary we’re airing specials that take you behind the scenes of your favorite show. It will all culminate with Sean and Catherine’s live wedding event on Sunday, January 26th.

Sunday night’s episode was a behind-the-scenes look at the show. I love that through these specials we’re able to show our fans more and more of what really happens on The Bachelor. We showed you how last week Juan Pablo and I continued the tradition of crashing Bachelor viewing parties around town. I always love doing this, walking into the homes of our fans and seeing what a real impact this show has and how it really does bring people together. I honestly don’t think any other show on television promotes that sense of community. I also enjoyed the fact that this special allowed me to show all of you my casual sit-down talk with Juan Pablo the day after the rose ceremony. It’s been great to show you sides of our Bachelor we usually just don’t have the time to show you.

I thought this was an exceptional second episode. READ FULL STORY

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