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Cookie Monster spoofs 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

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Harry Potter, who? Sesame Street‘s Cookie Monster becomes his own Triwizard champion of sorts in Furry Potter and The Goblet of Cookies.

The video—a parody on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire—acts as a lesson in listening. Professor Grumblemore (get it?!) gives Furry Potter three challenges (hence the Triwizard joke!) with very specific directions. In each challenge, Furry Potter has to sort the cookies and place them in the appropriate jar. When he follows the directions, he gets one step closer to the Goblet of Cookies.

“My favorite part of cookie magic, to make these cookies disappear,” Furry Potter says upon completing the challenges. Take a cue from him, and watch the video here.

Study: Pop stars die 25 years earlier than U.S. population average

The road to pop stardom is paved with a fast-paced lifestyle—one that may be shortening the lifespans of many pop musicians, according to a new study.

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Superman is kind of a jerk in his very first (very valuable) comic

The Superman of today and the Superman that first appeared in 1938 are very different characters. While some of the important stuff is in place—Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and the tights—one of the more well-known bits of Superman trivia is that most of the stuff strongly associated with Superman didn’t come along until later. Originally, Superman couldn’t fly, he didn’t have heat vision or freeze breath. (To be fair, a lot of modern Superman stories are strangely embarrassed by that power for some reason.) And much of what becomes familiar hasn’t quite taken its final form yet: Krypton and Metropolis are both unnamed, The Daily Planet is The Daily Star.

Oh, and Superman is a total prick.

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'The Walking Dead' stars and more share their best Halloween costume stories

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Still need some inspiration for this year’s Halloween costume—or want to commiserate about that costume you can’t believe you once wore? Watch the video below. We asked celebs visiting EW‘s video studio to reminisce about their greatest Halloween hits and biggest misses.

In order of appearance: Seth Green, Let’s Make a Deal‘s Wayne Brady, George Takei,  Saturday Night Live‘s Jay Pharoah, Cristela‘s Cristela Alonzo, The Walking Dead‘s Alanna Masterson, Constantine‘s Matt Ryan, TWD‘s Josh McDermitt, TWD‘s Michael Cudlitz, TWD‘s Chad Coleman, Teen Wolf‘s Holland Roden, Bones‘ Tamara Taylor, Gene Simmons, Under the Dome‘s Rachelle Lefevre, and Marry Me‘s Dan Bucatinsky.

A tease: Someone got bit by a dog, someone dressed as Crystal the Monkey, and someone needs your help getting a message to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. READ FULL STORY

'Snowpiercer,' 'The One I Love,' 'Nebraska,' more arrive on Netflix in November

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New movies, television seasons, and comedy specials arriving on Netflix in November have been announced.

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'I bombed my D off in front of his whole family': Comedian Beth Stelling talks hell gigs on 'Polished'

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This week on Polished: Comedian Beth Stelling and host Jamie Lee recount their best horror stories from performing stand-up. Stelling, who lives in Los Angeles but cut her teeth in Chicago’s famous comedy scene, has a good one that has a nice extra layer of embarrassment. It’s the kind of thing she mines well on Sweet Beth, her great debut stand-up album, which she released in 2012.

This week's cover: First look at 'Terminator: Genisys'

The Terminator is having a bad day. It’s a muggy July afternoon in New Orleans—the temperature is loitering in the triple digits—and Arnold Schwarzenegger is inside a giant warehouse on the grounds of NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. Suited up in a black leather jacket with green-painted latex obscuring most of the right side of his face, he is again playing the indelible robot that solidified his place in Hollywood some 30 years ago. So far today the former governor of California has been stepped on and forced to crawl on the ground, and now, as he gasps for breath fighting his opponent, he’s about to get transported to a different time—which, if you know anything about Terminator mythology, is a very bad thing. Especially if your metal endoskeleton is showing.

The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected. READ FULL STORY

Chris Rock's 'SNL' promos are mostly about Prince

But really, can you blame him?

Sure, former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Rock returning to host the show for the first time since 1996—his musical guest was The Wallflowers! The Wallflowers!—is a pretty big deal. But even Rock admits it’s not quite as exciting as the presence of the Purple One, whose Nov. 1 performance will take the format of one uninterrupted eight-minute jam session. (Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 2, giving some viewers an extra hour on Sunday to replay that eight-minute jam session over and over.)

So even though The Artist doesn’t actually show up in these promos—unless you count Bobby Moynihan’s impish impression of him—Prince is basically the invisible star.

Also all over the video: Unfamous people filming its filming on their phones, which is what happens when you decide to shoot the promos in the middle of Rockefeller Center. What a time to be alive. READ FULL STORY

Funny or Die has 'Game of Thrones' on the brain for Halloween

There’s nothing wrong with going all-in on a Halloween costume, even if your neighbor’s kids have to stand in for the members of the Night’s Watch.

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Ashton Kutcher is over Charlie Sheen's 'Two and a Half Men' comments

When Ashton Kutcher appeared on Conan on Oct. 28, Conan O’Brien asked him about Charlie Sheen’s recent comments suggesting he’d like to return to Two and a Half Men in its final season. And it’s clear in his response that there’s not much love for his sitcom predecessor.

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