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'Big Bang Theory' star Kunal Nayyar takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test at Paleyfest 2013

Big Bang Theory will hit the stage at PaleyFest tonight, but tonight’s event is also a special one.

It marks the first time a Paley panel will be streamed live from select theaters across the country. (See participating theaters close to you here.) To celebrate the occasion, EW asked Kunal Nayyar to participate in our Pop Culture Personality Test.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Before we start, how are you feeling about being on the big screen?
Kunal Nayyar: At this point I can only speak for myself. It doesn’t make me nervous. If it was just me, and it was all this big stuff, it would probably make me nervous. But having the cast and producers there, [it will] feel like we’re just hanging on set. There’s a kinship and a friendship [among us]. We’re a family, so when we’re all on stage together, it’s just fun and a chance for people to see how we are off-screen.

Well, appropriately, I’ll start off your quiz with a movie-themed question: What was the last movie you saw on the big screen?
Argo. I loved it. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t love it. READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Guest: 

Argo tells the previously classified story about an American hostage rescue in post-revolutionary Iran. The story was so top secret that the film’s director is unknown to the Academy.”

 Seth MacFarlane at the Oscars.

Come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

Read more:
Morning Bite
What did you think of Seth MacFarlane as Oscars host?
Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar jokes — Read them here!
Oscars 2013: Winners and Losers

Oscar pool be darned! Which winners would make for the best television on Sunday night?

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With only 55 hours until the 84th annual Academy Awards, there is a subtle shift that takes place where the event suddenly becomes less about the movies we’re supposed to be celebrating and more about the television show itself. Who’s presenting? How will Seth MacFarlane be received? Will Sean Connery be part of the James Bond tribute? Who will be bleeped for profanity?

For months, I’ve debated the merits of the top films, and my choices for the major awards have been etched in cement that dried long before the Golden Globes were even handed out. Lincoln was and is my favorite (this Oscars is as close as I’ll ever come to voting the straight Republican ticket), but now, I find myself pulled in a different direction. The question isn’t necessarily, “Who deserves to win?” but rather, “Whose victory and subsequent acceptance speech will make for the best television?” As someone who’s watched every Oscar ceremony on television since 1983 — I was a disappointed Right Stuff guy then, even though I’d yet to see it or any of its rival Best Picture nominees that year — I am not immune from these forces.

Click below for my list of who I want to see win the major categories, ignoring the actual on-screen performances and based purely on my existence as a couch-potato and Oscar broadcast nerd. These aren’t the selections to refer to when you’re filling out your Oscar pool, but don’t be surprised if they correspond with ABC’s hopes and dreams. READ FULL STORY

Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'Argo'

Name: Argo

Release date: Oct. 12, 2012

DVD release date: Feb. 19, 2013

Run time: 2 hours, 20 mins.

Box office: Opening weekend: $19.5 million; Total domestic box office: $118.2 million

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

Argo movie math: Munich + Get Shorty + Ocean’s Eleven – onscreen George Clooney

Tweetable description: CIA agent helps 6 Americans pose as film crew to safely exit Iran during hostage crisis. Spoiler? Won’t matter. Still tense. #ArgoFYourself

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Dr. Ruth has some Super Bowl sex tips for you

If you’ve never imagined yourself being attacked by birds while your lover waits next to you in the closet, well…you may want to start.

Dr. Ruth — professional therapist, media personality and old lady sex enthusiast — yesterday tweeted a handful of suggestions for how to do it (if you’re doing it), and she did us all the courtesy of personalizing them for the Super Bowl and Oscars.

That’s great! (If you’re doing it.) The biggest surprise: It sounds like the doctor is an Argo fan.

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SAG Awards 2013 backstage: Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Tina Fey, Daniel Day-Lewis and more

At the SAG Awards, the stars get a few precious minutes to make their acceptance speeches. But that’s not their last say of the night. Next, they’re off to the press room backstage at the Shrine Auditorium. Read on for what the winners told reporters once they stepped offstage at the show on Sunday night – including Ben Affleck on Argo’s win in the top film category, Jennifer Lawrence on what she would tell her 14-year-old self and Bryan Cranston on what he hopes makes it into his obituary.

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This week's cover: The Oscar race is on!

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The Oscar race has turned into an all-out brawl. With Hollywood in an uproar over director snubs for Argo‘s Ben Affleck and Zero Dark Thirty‘s Kathryn Bigelow, and Lincoln trying to maintain frontrunner status in one of the most competitive and surprise-filled award seasons in memory, Entertainment Weekly plunges into the dynamics of the ongoing Oscar race in this week’s cover. Lincoln has a leading 12 nominations going into the Feb. 24 ceremony, but Affleck is generating sympathy from voters who feel he was robbed by not getting a director’s nod — especially since he seems to be winning everything else.
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Golden Globes 2013: After-parties boast celebs from Quentin Tarantino to Selena Gomez

Near-freezing temps were no match for Sunday night Globe winners such as Quentin Tarantino and celebrities like Selena Gomez, who were determined to keep the party going following the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Full of booze and ravenous for food, stars flocked to several bashes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel just after the awards ceremony, from HBO’s soiree at the downstairs Circa 55 restaurant and The Weinstein Company’s party at the old Trader Vic’s, to the NBC-Focus Features-Universal’s rooftop shindig, Warner Bros. InStyle‘s huge party in the Oasis Courtyard, and Fox’s tented bash just outside the hotel.

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Golden Globes 2013: Best backstage moments

You see their speeches on stage at the Golden Globes, but what happens after the talent walks off with their award? They are whisked back into the pressroom to answer reporters questions. Here are the best quotes from backstage at the ceremony!

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Las Vegas Oddsmakers like 'Lincoln', but you could win a bundle on 'Beasts'

Image Credit: David James

By now, Hollywood has had a couple of days to digest the Oscar nominations. And all of the industry’s swami-like prognosticators are staring into their crystal balls trying to divine whether Bradley Cooper has a shot to beat out Daniel Day-Lewis or if Argo — even without a Best Director nod for Ben Affleck — can still pull a stunning upset in the Best Picture race. But 300 miles or so east of L.A., a different group of Nostradamuses (or is it Nostradami?) didn’t need long at all to jump into the horse race.

That’s right, the bookmakers in Las Vegas have published their Oscar odds and if you’re feeling frisky — and you have a few disposable bucks to get in on the action — you could wind up winning a bundle on February 24th. Not that we encourage wagering, mind you.

Okay, so with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s take a look at what the Sin City number crunchers have to say about the main races. READ FULL STORY

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