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Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow try to out-curse each other on 'Kimmel'

Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston spent five minutes cursing at each other last night, and it was all captured on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

Kimmel hosted the Friends duo for a game of Celebrity Curse Off, which involves the two celebrities shouting expletives at each other until one of them runs out of expletives. Easy, right? Not quite. READ FULL STORY

Cowardly Lion costume goes for $3 million at auction

Somewhere out there is a wealthy customer who just won himself one of the most expensive Halloween costumes out there: the Cowardly Lion costume from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz fetched over $3 million at auction at Bonhams in New York City on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, the costume was authenticated to be the one that Bert Lahr wore in the film; a back-up costume fetched almost $1 million in recent years. The costume’s previous owner, Los Angeles Museum of Television founder James Comisar, said that the costume was made out of real lion skins, and was extensively analyzed to conclude that this costume was indeed the one that was worn on-screen.

According to People, the costume had been found from an old MGM building by a junk dealer cleaning out the deserted lot in the 1970s.

The upright piano that Dooley Wilson played in 1942’s Casablanca also sold for more than $3 million, by an anonymous collector from Los Angeles.

James Gunn on Hollywood's shared-universe boom: 'This new business model is flawed'

James Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie which took the fictional universe established in the Avengers films and pushed the boundaries of that narrative reality into the furthest reaches of the cosmos.

So the man knows something about shared cinematic universes, which makes the mini-essay he posted to his Facebook page over the weekend all the more urgent. Titled “Carts Before Horses & Hollywood’s New Love of Shared Universes,” the post is most definitely not a rant against cinematic universes: Gunn begins by explaining that he loves “big ass shared universes in movies,” and he goes on to hold up Star WarsThe Dark KnightTwilightTransformers, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as good examples of film series that built off the success of their first films. READ FULL STORY

Watch what's coming to 'Destiny' in the game's first expansion trailer

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Destiny may have had its time to shine in September before many of the fall’s biggest game releases, but Bungie is looking to keep players coming back for more with the game’s first expansion, “The Dark Below.”

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Bono, Shia laBeouf lead GQ's 'Least Influential' 2014 list

As the year comes to a close, it’s time for the inevitable look back on some of the most important people, events, and releases of the year. But what about those people, events, and releases that were a complete waste of our time?

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'Assassin's Creed: Unity' is far from revolutionary

Assassin’s Creed: Unity comes out just in time for the holidays, but this may be one stocking stuffer you want to give back.

The seventh installment in the Creed franchise is plagued with technical glitches that ultimately diminish the franchise’s reputation for spacious open worlds, creative new stealth techniques, and seamless fighting sequences.

Let’s set aside the myriad of technical issues for a moment—don’t worry, we’ll come back to them later—and begin where Unity does.  READ FULL STORY

Watch Batman take down an army in 'Arkham Knight' trailer

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Batman doesn’t break his one rule—but in the new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, he sure gets awfully close.

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'The Hunger Games' star Willow Shields, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy walk into an elevator and...

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After a huge opening weekend for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, it seems Willow Shields’ days of hobnobbing with A-listers are far from over.

While taking EW‘s Pop Culture Personality Test, Shields—who plays Primrose Everdeen, the younger sister of Jennifer Lawrence’s heroine Katniss—recalled having a fan-girly run-in with Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy at San Diego Comic-Con. There was even a little danger involved.

Watch the video below to find out out what made Shields’ heart race (other than the X-Men stars), then read on for a full transcript and more of Shields’ insights on Prim’s beefed-up part in the new film. (Warning for those who haven’t seen the third Hunger Games installment: Stop reading now if you don’t want to know details from Mockingjay — Part 1.)

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Rio de Janeiro unveils weird new Olympic and Paralympic mascots

Rio De Janeiro announced mascots for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and they are somehow cute, ageless hybrids of Brazilian wildlife.

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This week's cover: Angelina Jolie and Jack O'Connell in 'Unbroken'

All she can see, in every direction, is water. It’s Oct. 16, 2013, the first day of filming on the WWII drama Unbroken, and a barge has taken Angelina Jolie, her crew, and an enormous crane camera onto the open Pacific off the coast of Queensland, Australia. As she stands on the ship, silhouetted by bright blue sky and deep blue sea, actors Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Finn Wittrock float nearby in a small yellow raft. They are skinny and weak and starving, having subsisted on just 500 calories a day for two months. Suddenly, the wind picks up, stirring salt spray and waves. The crew on the barge begins to slip and fall. Jolie can barely hear O’Connell, her young star, deliver his lines, and for a moment she can’t even see him. As the camera zooms in for a close-up, he bobs helplessly in and out of frame.

“If you saw that first shot and my reaction to it, you’d be absolutely sure that this was going to be one of the great disasters of filmmaking history,” Jolie says today with a smile, sitting on a sofa at Milk Studios in Los ­Angeles. “The only thing you could do was laugh at how insane this was all going to be. And then you just had to take a deep breath and figure out what to do next.” READ FULL STORY

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