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Nostalgia alert: Which '80s and '90s sitcoms should get 'Boy Meets World'-style reboots?

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The people have spoken — and they really, really can’t wait for Girl Meets World. In the month of November, stories about GMW — the as yet un-greenlit Disney Channel sequel-slash-spinoff of Boy Meets World — accounted for a staggering half a million pageviews on EW.com, indicating that you guys take your nostalgia pretty darn seriously.

And while we’re all for reveling in the return of Cory, Topanga, and (fingers crossed) more of the Philadelphia crew, your enormous interest in Girl Meets World got us thinking about which other beloved ’80s and ’90s sitcoms might be ripe for a reboot. And we want to know which comedies you’d put on the list.

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Best of 2012: EW imagines 'Game of Thrones' as an angsty CW soap -- VIDEO

Teen turmoil is coming.

What would HBO’s gritty, Emmy-nominated fantasy epic look like if it aired on The CW, the only network devoted solely to pretty people and their problems? There’d be fewer boobs, for one thing, and less edge — but even more angst. (And you won’t believe which characters hook up in this version of the show.)

Click below to see a promo for Westeros’s hottest soap — and click here to check out the video on YouTube.

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Butterfly in the sky: 'Reading Rainbow' gets auto-tuned remix

There’s something special about PBS’s latest adventure in auto-tuning. The network’s remixed Mr. Rogers montage was trippy. Its Bob Ross montage was gloriously kitschy. Its Julia Child montage was downright hilarious — hot chocolate truffles! But this soothing homage to Reading Rainbow isn’t just a novelty — it’s a weirdly moving look back at LeVar Burton’s book-positive program, which aired from 1983 to 2006 (!) and introduced millions of kids to the wonders of reading.

In fact, the trippiest thing about this video — crafted, as usual, by mixmaster melodysheep — is the fact that somebody’s made a song out of clips from a TV show that was in turn comprised of clips about how fun it is to read stories on paper. Adapt the remix into a film, and Reading Rainbow will have officially conquered all media. Take a look, it’s in a book on your browser:

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Diamond commercials that make you die inside

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With a slew of extra-cheesy/gross jewelry commercials surely right around the corner, I thought it important to determine which have been 2012’s absolute worst — rough diamonds, if you will — so far. I’m ready to propose some. Are you ready to propose? WHY NOT? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, IT’S DECEMBER. Seriously what is wrong with you? READ FULL STORY

Tom Brady's Ugg commercial is all kinds of confusing -- VIDEO

This must be a leftover sketch from when Tom Brady hosted Saturday Night Live.

That’s the only possible explanation I can think of for this Brady-starring Ugg advertisement that is part love story and part weird meet up.

A random football player goes to his locker and lovingly unwraps a box of Ugg slippers — not just for the ladies anymore, apparently! — and then Brady appears and…I don’t know. Are we to believe that Brady goes around gifting Uggs, but couples it with vaguely threatening gestures so that no matter how comfortable your Uggs are you’re never too comfortable?

In a behind-the-scenes video of the commercial, a woman explains that when developing segments for Brady, it has to “feel authentic.” Does that mean Brady really loves Uggs (Actually, yes. According to the Boston Globe, Brady gifted the New England Patriots with Uggs last Christmas.)

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Keira Knightley in 'Allure': 'I don't mind exposing my [breasts] because they're so small'

Mr. Darcy would be scandalized.

In this month’s Allure, Keira Knightley explains that she’s “quite rigorous” about which parts of her body she’ll bare onscreen. Specifically: “No bottom half! I don’t mind exposing my tits because they’re so small — people really aren’t that interested!” You’d be surprised, Keira.

The Oscar nominee also laments the dramatic photoshopping her chest is often subjected to on movie posters and in ads: “For King Arthur, for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy t-ts … I thought, well if you’re going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts.” READ FULL STORY

The 4 most ridiculous quotes from David Hasselhoff's latest interview

This story isn’t as random as it may appear. David Hasselhoff does actually have something to promote — a Lifetime Christmas movie opposite Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda!) that airs this Saturday — which is why the Associated Press recently interviewed him. But peg or no peg, I welcome any time The Hoff gets a chance to talk about The Hoff, because it leads to gems like these — which I’ve ranked in order of ridiculosity.

4. On his dream TV project: “I’d love to bring back, more than anything, [something] kind of like Murder, She Wrote.”

3. On the characters that appeal to him: “[A] little tongue-and-cheek like Cary Grant, and [I'd like to] play my age but still know that secretly [the character] is livin’ hard, livin’ fast and lovin’ it, because that’s kind of where I’m at in my life.”

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Five reasons to be happy you're not Kate Moss

There are plenty of reasons to envy Kate Moss: she’s incredibly gorgeous, she dated Johnny Depp, and she singlehandedly changed the face of modeling. (Thanks for the size zero, Kate!). But if her new interview with Vanity Fair is anything to go by, then there are plenty of reasons to be happy you’re not a supermodel as well. So if you, like me, have been living on a diet of Halloween candy and Club crackers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (that’s what happens when you have no power and trick-or-treating is postponed — it’s inevitable), then here are five reasons not to feel guilty about those 10 fun-size Snickers bars.

1. She’s insecure: “I don’t want to be myself, ever,” said Moss. She even admitted to asking John Galliano to give her a character on her wedding day. “[Galliano] said, ‘You have a secret — you are the last of the English roses. Hide under that veil. When he lifts it, he’s going to see your wanton past!’” READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' graph breaks down every episode

Have you ever wondered why you keep watching The Walking Dead, even when nothing ever seems to happen? Well, thanks to this colorful graph from the good people over at Blame It On The Voices, now we know and — spoiler alert! — it’s because all the episodes follow basically the same pattern. Check it out below (NSFW):

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Donald Trump has YUUGE info about Obama that could change the election, claims Donald Trump

So that‘s why Donald Trump’s hair is so fluffy: It’s full of secrets. And tomorrow, he’ll reveal one of those secrets to the world at large.

It’s gonna be yuge.

Trump announced on Fox & Friends yesterday that he knows “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States.” The mogul told TMZ Live that he plans to release said information “around noonish” on Wednesday, though he demurred when asked to give any more information about it — including whether Obama will be happy once Trump’s October Surprise has gone public. So far, Trump’s extremely active Twitter page has remained mum on the issue, though he has opined about Lance Armstrong and his “enemies.”

So, what could Trump possibly have up his incredibly luxurious sleeves?  READ FULL STORY

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