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First look at the poster for Broadway's 'Picnic' with 'Lost' star Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan -- EXCLUSIVE

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Maggie Grace and Sebastian Stan get close — Nicholas Sparks-movie close — in the brand-new poster for the Broadway-bound revival of Picnic, William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer-winning drama about steamy passions in the mid-20th-century American heartland. Stan, a Gossip Girl alum who appeared in Captain America and last summer’s USA miniseries Political Animals, plays a handsome young drifter who crashes a Labor Day picnic in a small town — and catches the attention of the beautiful but innocent Madge Owens (played by Grace, a Lost alum who most recently reprised her role as Liam Neeson’s daughter in Taken 2). The limited-run play, directed by Sam Gold, begins previews Dec. 14 before a Jan. 13 opening at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre.

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Taylor Swift unveils new photo book -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

It looks like Taylor Swift is debuting more than just a new sound, she’s also debuting a new, mature look.

The singer teamed up with famed photog Nigel Barker for 8 Hours/Taylor Swift, a limited edition photo book that captures the crooner’s various sides: casual, Hollywood glam and and performer-chic. According to Sony, 8 Hours promises to be “one the most extensive photo collections of Swift published to date.” (You know, not counting the posters on your wall).

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See Pharrell's new YouTube show, featuring intellectuals & naked ladies -- EXCLUSIVE

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Like Johnnie Walker Blue Label or extra fancy potato chips, the videos on YouTube’s Reserve Channel are just a little more special than the rest. And this fall, the Inter-network is premiering a slate of programs that should appeal to the online epicure in all of us — including three talk shows hosted respectively by actress Joy Bryant, Top Chef‘s Tom Colicchio, and Renaissance man Pharrell Williams.

We’ve got the exclusive premiere of the latter’s series, called ARTST TLK, below. Press “play” to hear some big ideas from writers Ben Mezrich (The Accidental Billionaires, Bringing Down the House) and Andy Greenberg (This Machine Kills Secrets)… and if you really want your mind to be blown, fast forward to the 19 minute mark. According to our sources, we can expect to see this happen in every episode.

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Sackboy gets fast and furious in 'LittleBigPlanet Karting' -- EXCLUSIVE TRAILER

Sackboy and his burlap buddies are back, but this time the craft-y characters are hitting the open road in an all new take on the LittleBigPlanet brand. Forgoing his signature platforming skills in favor of piloting rubber-burning rides, Sackboy stars in LittleBigPlanet Karting, a fresh twist on the familiar racing genre made popular by the Mario Kart franchise.

Narrated by Stephen Fry, this exclusive trailer offers a sneak peek at Karting’s charming story mode. Check it out below:

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'Buffy' season 9 spin-off 'Willow': Our favorite witch tries to bring magic back to the world -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 — the spin-off comic book series, overseen by Joss Whedon, that continues the story of his distaff dispatcher of neck-biters — the world is devoid of magic. It’s made life less outrageous for Buffy and her friends — no giant Dawn rampaging through the streets of Tokyo, for example — but for one of the Scoobies, it’s also made life simply less, period.

For Willow, reverting from a righteously powerful witch to just another mortal person has proven so painful, her one goal in life has been to bring magic back to the world. But how? Willow recently finished an arc on the sister comic series Angel & Faith in which the trio ventured into a hell dimension in the pursuit of their own impossible goals. And in this first look at the five-issue Willow miniseries (subtitled “Wonderland” and launching Nov. 21), we get a sense of what’s at stake for Willow’s quest other than the return of her magical mojo.  READ FULL STORY

'Robot Chicken': New York Comic-Con exclusive! -- PHOTO

Cartoon Network’s heavily-caffeinated mega-spoof Robot Chicken is currently in the middle of its sixth season of frantically satirizing every element of geek culture. Chicken‘s co-creator and patron saint Seth Green will be at New York Comic-Con tomorrow talking about what’s coming up on the show, but Cartoon Network has given EW.com an exclusive — and, absent any context, somewhat horrifying — image from an upcoming episode. Suffice it to say that you may never watch E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial the same way ever again. Look upon the image if you dare! (And click on the image for a bigger image if you double-dare!) READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs the 'Bachelor Pad' season finale

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There is so much we need to discuss that took place on the finale of Bachelor Pad 3 but let’s be honest the only thing that anybody on the planet will be discussing is Nick deciding to keep the money all for himself leaving Rachel heartbroken and just plain broke. I can’t wait to hear from all of you and get your feelings on this situation. While I don’t necessarily want to just throw out my own opinion I do have a unique perspective of this situation and there are some things I think you should know that might change your perspective.

But first I want to say that no matter what you think of Nick’s decision, you have to feel bad for Rachel. Whether she was used by Michael or not, I think we could all see she was falling in love with a guy that was just never going to have those same feelings for her. She was left heartbroken. She did a very good job of expressing her feelings for Michael and did the best she could to try and get some sort of answer. But let’s face it, we’ve all been in that situation, and there is never an explanation that will make anybody feel better about it.

The only thing that made any of that okay was the fact that Rachel knew she would at least walk away from this $125,000 richer. Unfortunately for Rachel, Nick had other plans for that money — which is to say, he really wanted it for himself. Let’s put Rachel’s feelings aside and the fact that Nick didn’t handle the situation well after he won the money, and let’s lay out a few facts:  READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'Bachelor Pad' episode 7

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The final episode in the house was the biggest one yet. Next week’s episode will be the finale which takes place in front of a live studio audience and I’ll talk a little bit about that later.

This week was different as we held two competitions. The first competition was a huge project. We blacked out the windows in the back of the house so the contestants couldn’t see what was going on but due to all the noise they knew something big was happening back there. Our crews worked non-stop day and night to quickly build that contraption over the pool.

This challenge was completely based on who knew the most Bachelor and Bachelor Pad related trivia. Last week we saw Chris and Sarah dominate the Spelling Bee and this week they did it again. In all fairness, it was Sarah that dominated this competition by herself. All Chris had to do was sit there and enjoy the view as each competitor fell into the pool one by one. This challenge wasn’t even close, and Sarah could’ve gone on answering questions all day. She got several questions that I didn’t even know the answers to.

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Chris Harrison blogs 'Bachelor Pad' episode 6

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It was really interesting to read the reactions to last week’s elimination. Many of you respected what Erica did, and many of you were in Michael’s camp. One of the things I love about this show is the different emotions and opinions it brings out in our fans. One thing is for sure, and that is Rachel is not happy that Michael is gone, especially now as the contestants are partnered up all the way to the very end. The good news for Rachel is that her new partner Nick (I had no idea he was on this season, but apparently he has been living in the house for weeks) is a good business partner that now wants to do the same thing she does: Survive. And in an exciting twist, we not only got to see Nick, but he said these three inspirational words: “Let’s do this.” READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'Bachelor Pad' episode 5

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Once again this episode starts with the fallout from the last elimination. As you can see, the anger management classes aren’t exactly working for Chris. He’s an angry little elf, isn’t he?  Michael had a great line when he said Chris was taking up “all the a-hole space” in the house. You know things are getting out of hand when even Michael Stagliano thinks you’re being a dill-weed.

This week’s challenge, “The Great Fall of China,” really did seem simple when I was explaining it, but as you saw, it was pretty difficult to execute. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun we had coming up with the names of the challenges this season. To think there could be that many seemingly “intelligent” adults having a conversation about “Hot Sludge Funday” or “The Great Fall of China” is outstanding. But that’s why we get the big bucks — we’re making important decisions that will change the world for the better! READ FULL STORY

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