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'Breaking Bad' re-edit turns show into thrilling Walt/Jesse rom-com -- VIDEO

Slow clap, MHK Productions. Slooooow clap.

Creative editors have been reframing movies and TV shows for years, at least since that brilliant The Shining Recut” clip hit the Internet way back in the primordial days of 2006. But few work as perfectly as this reimagining of Breaking Bad, which casts sad sack Pilot Walt as a chemistry teacher in need of a little excitement.. and Jesse as the Manic Pixie Meth Cook of his dreams.

Watch out for perfectly chosen musical cues, a gasp-worthy plot curveball, and an underlying sweetness that might just convince you that this is the story Vince Gilligan’s been trying to tell all along. One warning: You’ll never be able to look at that awesomely awkward dinner scene from “Buyout” the same way again.

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Al Roker oversleeps, misses 'Wake Up With Al Roker' -- VIDEO

BREAKING NEWS: A man woke up late on August 6.

Okay, so the man in question was Al Roker — and oversleeping for the first time in 39 years meant that he wasn’t there to film Wake Up With Al, his early-early morning show. (Today, which airs an hour after Wake Up begins, is just early.) At 5:41 a.m. ET, he realized his mistake and quickly took to Twitter: READ FULL STORY

Watch Kanye West's remixed 'Canyons' trailer

Can moviegoers count Kanye West among those hoping for a Lindsay Lohan comeback?

By way of his multimedia production company DONDA, West has scored a recut version of the trailer for Lindsay Lohan-starrer The Canyons – this time featuring a lot of deep bass. But the specifics of the sound differences between Lohan’s sultry lines are the least of our concerns. More pressing: Does this mean West has seen the film? Is Part 4 of the Lohan comeback train appearing in a music video for Yeezus? Should we expect newly late night show-bound Lohan to start getting tips from reality mogul Kim Kardashian? So many questions!

Check out the new trailer, as well as the original, below: READ FULL STORY

Happy birthday, Neville Longbottom: A top 10 tribute to the character everyone forgets about

Dear Neville Longbottom, Professors’ Wing, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:

While the rest of the world is planning out their joint Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling birthday celebrations for tomorrow, I want to take a moment to celebrate you. You’re the perennial groomsman of the Harry Potter series, never as much of a sexy bad boy as Draco, not as funny as Ron, not as endearingly wacko as Luna, and you missed being The Chosen One by one day. (So close yet so far!)

So today, on your 33rd birthday, let’s look back on your Hogwarts years and highlight some moments where we were cheering for you. While your friend Harry Potter may have a crazy-popular book series named after him, you were great and managed some mischief on your own as well — and we haven’t forgotten that. Read on below for 10 of our favorite memories, and then add your own. READ FULL STORY

They're really making a 'Hot Wheels' movie. Which other toys could be big-screen bound?

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Thought that Battleship‘s sinking would make studios think twice about searching for ideas in the toy aisle? No dice: According to The Hollywood Reporter, a proposed Hot Wheels movie — first floated two years ago — is finally getting off the ground. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Simon Crane (second-unit director of World War Z) are both in the running to helm the film, which Legendary hopes to get “revving” during 2014′s first quarter.

THR describes the movie’s script as “more Mission: Impossible than Fast & Furious.” All I really hope is that the storyline focuses on a dude named Wheels who’s hot.

Actually, strike that: I also hope this means that Hollywood is truly recommitting to the “retro toy pastiche” genre, which would pave the way for films like these:
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I'm still not over... The heartbreaking ending of 'Bridge to Terabithia'

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Here at EW, we’re reminiscing about the pop culture moments that we still can’t get over — no matter how much time has passed.

Fact #1: A great book you read as a kid will always affect you more deeply than a great book read at any other age.

Fact #2: Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award-winning Bridge to Terabithia happens to be one of the greatest, saddest, most unforgettable children’s books ever written.

Fact #3: During a summer when Jeff Bridges’ long-in-the-works adaptation of The Giver actually seems to be gaining traction and theaters are finally showing a movie based on a Judy Blume book, it’s only natural to think about other kids’ classics that have made it to the big screen — bringing me back to Terabithia, which received its own overly CGI’d adaptation back in 2007. (The film starred baby Josh Hutcherson, pre-Hunger Games — check out his Bieber hair and chipmunk cheeks!)

All that is a long way of explaining why I found myself musing about Terabithia today — more specifically, about its ending, which has been responsible for more sobbing grade-schoolers than anything this side of Where the Red Fern Grows. (Spoiler alert: The red fern grows on top of dead dogs.) READ FULL STORY

Watch Henry Cavill train (shirtless) for 'Man of Steel' -- VIDEO

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Whether or not Henry Cavill’s physique as Man of Steel‘s Superman will inspire you to push your own physical limits in the name of self-discovery, which is the real message behind the National Guard’s SoldierofSteel.com video of him working out shirtless below, you’re going to want to watch it. READ FULL STORY

The wildly different paths of Ethan Hawke and Owen Wilson

In one version of the world, Ethan Hawke and Owen Wilson could have had nearly identical careers.

Both Texas-born and vets of the Austin indie filmmaking scene of the mid-90s, the two actors have since floated through independent, art house, and mainstream projects to varying degrees of success. Hawke, for the most part, stayed indie while Wilson went big. They are the story of Generation-X: Former malcontents grasping for authenticity and fame in an industry that is designed to make those dual aspirations somewhat impossible.

When observed as a series of choices beginning in 1994, the careers of Hawke and Wilson represent a case study of the ever-present tension between Hollywood, independent films, paychecks and prestige, culminating in this bizarre June 2013 weekend where Hawke’s modest $3 million horror film The Purge slayed Wilson’s glossy, “sure-bet” $58 million comedy, The Internship.

So, what happened?

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'Game of Thrones': OK Cupid reveals which characters are most compatible

Could the Kingslayer and the Maid of Tarth be on the road to romantic bliss? Those who have read every published word of A Song of Ice and Fire may know the answer — but regardless of whether these two characters will hook up at some point, the Game of Thrones fans at OK Cupid certainly seem to think they should.

Just for fun, the site’s dating gurus calculated the compatibility of three couples who are currently betrothed on the show, as well as Jaime and Brienne (whose relationship is purely platonic…for now). After filling out OK Cupid surveys for each character, the engineers compared questionnaires to figure out which pairs made the most romantic sense. They then shared those results exclusively with EW. The resounding winner: Jaime/Brienne, who are 84 percent compatible, according to OKC’s algorithm.

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'Splash' winner is [spoiler, on the off chance you care!]

As extreme skier Rory Bushfield (pictured, with Baywatch‘s Nicole Eggert) said, “I don’t think any skier would be impressed if I got beat by a couple of actors.” So who, in the hilarious words of Joey Lawrence’s cohost Charissa Thompson, was crowned “the greatest celebrity diver of all-time in our first-ever Splash grand finale?” READ FULL STORY

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