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Ranking Saks's 'SNL' collection items, from least to most ridiculous

If you’ve ever wanted to dress like a super chic version of your favorite Saturday Night Live character, Saks Fifth Avenue has you covered. Especially if your favorite SNL character is Gilly.

The department store’s “Live From New York” collection, which was guided by SNL‘s costume designer Tom Broecker, features items from a variety of high-end designers that were inspired by classic SNL sketches. In some cases, the connections to SNL are tenuous at best. (Hello, Coneheads beanie.) In others, they’re obvious—which is good news for those who can spend upwards of $1,000 to look vaguely like Mary Katherine Gallagher. (I guess that would truly make one a superstar.) READ FULL STORY

That's no moon: 'Star Wars' invades real life photos

As a child, it’s easy to imagine aspects of blockbuster movies like Star Wars appearing in everyday life—but growing older can make that magic more difficult to muster. So photographer Thomas Dagg tapped into his childlike wonder in a series of photos that make an encounter with an Ewok as pedestrian as, well, a pedestrian.

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Giants victory extends Steve Perry's concert stand for at least two more dates

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The San Francisco Giants advanced to the World Series last night, with a walk-off three-run home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals. In bigger news, the victory extends the AT&T Park residency of Journey’s Steve Perry, the diehard Giants fan who’s turned every San Francisco home game into a personal concert. For some, i.e. Perry, the Giants are just the warm-up act for his animated lip-syncing of his own stadium-thumping songs in between innings, like last night’s rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin'”.

Perry is obviously a big fan of the hometown Giants, and he’s been driving the bandwagon with his surreal karaoke since 2010, when the Giants won the World Series for the first time since 1954. That year, he told MLB.com, “I can’t put into words what the Giants have done for me emotionally. It’s beyond words. In a lot of ways, they’ve saved me, and they’ve gotten me back into music, to be perfectly honest with you. They touched me in a way that made me excited about music again.”

And when he says excited, he means EXCITED. Check out some of his recent hits, and take special note of his more-enthusiastic back-up singers. READ FULL STORY

Hear the debut single from 'South Park's' Lorde

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South Park already revealed that Lorde is actually the middle-aged father of Stan Marsh. But that doesn’t mean Lorde can’t make great music, as evidenced by “Push (Feeling Good on a Wednesday),” which has been released in full. READ FULL STORY

Allison Williams takes flight in 'Peter Pan Live!' poster

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And with a hint of fairy dust, Allison Williams is flying as Peter in the new poster for NBC’s live production of Peter PanREAD FULL STORY

Al Pacino headed back to Broadway in new Mamet play

After last appearing on Broadway in a revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, Al Pacino is headed back to the Great White Way in a new work from the playwright.  READ FULL STORY

The most important news from Apple's iPad event

Like a cool dad who just can’t help but show off all his cool new gizmos, Apple is back one month after unveiling it’s big new iPhones and super fancy watches in order to show a little love to the other things it makes. If today’s event seemed a little less buzzy to you, it’s probably because it was more of a mixed bag of an event with a number of announcements in several categories, as opposed to the crowd-pleasing Cracker Jack of an iPhone event with the attention-grabbing “surprise” of the Apple Watch at the bottom.

That doesn’t mean interesting things didn’t happen. Here’s what we learned about today:

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Neil Patrick Harris was almost in 'American Horror Story: Murder House'

Neil Patrick Harris has no shortage of things to do: He stars in the box office hit Gone Girlrecently finished a 20-week run as the title character in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inchjust released his first book, and will be hosting this year’s Oscars. But one opportunity he missed? Starring on American Horror Story.

Long before Twisty the Clown made his debut on this season of the FX show, American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy asked Harris and his husband, David Burtka, to play a couple in the show’s first season, Murder House. But the two had just played a dysfunctional “couple” in A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, and Harris didn’t want a repeat—so the roles went to Zachary Quinto and Teddy Sears instead. The show’s now in its fourth season.

Harris, who was apple-picking with his twins’ pre-school class before news that he’d be hosting the Oscars broke Wednesday, stopped by EW Radio on Sirius XM Thursday to talk with EW editor Matt Bean about what he doesn’t want the Oscars to look like, who his celebrity crush is, and why exactly he skipped out on that Horror Story role. Here’s the rest of what Harris revealed. READ FULL STORY

Bill Murray ditches the 'Late Show' to train for the NYC marathon

Bill Murray is a very busy man—and sometimes, being very busy means going for a run in a tux in the middle of a talk show interview.

On last night’s Late Show, Murray realized that he was less than a month away from the NYC Marathon. Apparently, he’d made a promise to himself that he was going to enter this year. In a panic that he wouldn’t have enough time to train, Murray took his interview on the run. After putting a little Bengay on his hands—to help with his achy knees, obviously—Murray took off for a quick, marathon-worthy sprint around the block, during which he stole from strangers and realized what it feels like to be born again.

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Brad Pitt has a 'breakdance conversation' with Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

It’s a little less conversation, a little more action in a new video from The Tonight Show that features Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon engaging in a “Breakdance Conversation”—meaning they breakdance in response to one another as subtitles tell us what words their moves translate to.

For example: Pitt, who currently stars in World War II film Fury, back-flips off a wall at one point, which apparently means, “If you don’t see [my movie], I’ll be furious.” Breakdancing Brad’s got jokes! READ FULL STORY

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