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'Survivor': Jeff Probst picks his favorite location ever

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In 21 seasons, Survivor has been to some pretty amazing locations, from the plains of Africa to the jaw-dropping beauty of the Cook Islands. So we went to one man who has seen it all, host Jeff Probst, to ask: What is the best Survivor location ever? Different locales offer different advantages. Some offer curious creatures that can add an element of spectacle and danger. Others offer breathtaking blue water that can be utilized for challenges. And others offer picture-perfect weather. For his favorite location, that wily Probst has picked the one that combines the best of all three elements, and having been there, I can’t say I disagree. To see Probst’s pick, just check out the video player below the jump, and then stay tuned to also see his selections for the best Tribal Council, best challenge, and best marooning ever. Do you agree with his choices? If not, then what are your picks? Hit the message boards and let us know.
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'Dancing With the Stars': Could Bristol Palin actually win?!? TV Insiders look into disco-crystal ball on podcast

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Bristol Palin may look like she doesn’t even want to be there half the time, but apparently lots of other people must want her on Dancing With the Stars, because the “teen activist” keeps on surviving week after week when other, clearly better dancers are shows the door. Which leads to many questions: How is this happening? Are fans of her politician mother voting along party lines for daughter Palin in droves? And could Bristol actually … gulp … win? Annie Barrett and Michael Slezak join me on the always non-partisan TV Insiders podcast to break it all down while also examining the big verbal dust-up between sassy Maks and sometimes lucid Carrie Ann. Plus: Someone admits to actually liking Survivor: Nicaragua‘s NaOnka, we grade the first week of Conan O’Brien’s new TBS talk show, and give our picks for the funniest Modern Family cast member. You can download all the insanity straight to your mp3 player, or click on the video player below to enjoy all the podcast magic on your screen right here, right now. And if you have a question for the TV Insiders, you can tweet it to @EWDaltonRoss. So get your dancing shoes on, click on the video below, and we’re off! READ FULL STORY

TV Insiders podcast: EW experts weigh in on Conan's first week and pick the funniest person on 'Modern Family'

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New network, new start time, same old Conan. Or is it? The TV Insiders are here to break down the first week of Conan and tell you (and him) what is and isn’t working so far on O’Brien’s new TBS talk show. Michael Slezak and Annie Barrett join yours truly to hand out our grades for week number one. Listen on, and see if you agree. But that’s not all we’re debating this week: We also give our picks for the funniest Modern Family cast member. (How will Mike and Annie take it when they learn how clearly right I am and clearly wrong they are?) There are also plenty of reality shenanigans to be discussed and dissected. You will sit in stunned silence as someone on our panel admits to actually rooting for Survivor‘s most hateful contestant ever NaOnka. And we will sit in stunned silence as we try to figure out how Bristol Palin has made it all the way through to the Dancing With The Stars final four. Is she the worst final four contestant ever? We’ll let you know! You can download all the insanity straight to your mp3 player, or click on the video player below to enjoy all the podcast magic on your screen right here, right now. Plus, if you have a question for the TV Insiders, you can tweet it to @EWDaltonRoss. And now, herrrrrrrrrrrrrrre’s Conan!

'Survivor': Jeff Probst picks his favorite Tribal Council ever

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Jeff Probst is a snuff-o-holic. He’s been snuffing since the summer of 2000. He’s snuffed from Africa to Aitutaki. But that’s what happens when you get paid to snuff torches, and Probst has now snuffed over 300 of them (with yet another one coming tonight on Survivor: Nicaragua). Tribal Council is his snuffing ground, and it got us thinking: With all the super-dramatic Tribal Councils Probst has seen up close and personal over the past 10 years, what stands as his ultimate favorite? I have to say, he chose quite a doozy, and the one that ranks as my personal fave as well. To see Probst’s pick, just check out the video player after the jump, and then stay tuned to also see his selections for the best Survivor challenge and maroonings ever. Do you agree with his choices? If not, then what are your favorites? Hit the message boards and let us know.
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'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' exclusive: Meet the 'Suckers'

Suckers-FallonImage Credit: Lloyd Bishop/NBCHere’s something that very well could take the place of 6-Bee as my favorite Jimmy Fallon series to date.

In this latest bit, Suckers, new show writer Angelique learns a sinister secret about Jimmy Fallon and some of the Late Night crew: They’re vampires. And if the preview is any indication, they like to drink blood from empty Orangina bottles.

So sink your teeth into the sneak peek below, PopWatchers, and watch the full segment premiere tonight. Meanwhile, ponder with me: Do you think Jimmy Fallon and his vampire brood sparkle? Is he drinking True Blood? And if you got to choose, who would you rather see cameo: Alexander Skarsgard, Ian Somerhalder, or RPatty? READ FULL STORY

'Survivor': Jeff Probst picks his favorite challenge ever

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While Survivor: Nicaragua has not turned out to be the greatest edition of the reality franchise, this season has introduced us to some nifty new challenges, including one in which players were strapped to a large wheel and dunked into water (which they then had to spit into little tubes). But with roughly 400 challenges to choose from since the show first went on the air back in the summer of 2000, we thought it would be fun to ask the host with the most, Jeff Probst, what his favorite Survivor challenge of all time is. His answer? Well, just check out the video player below and see for yourself. (Stay tuned because in the next clip he discusses his favorite marooning as well!) Then hit the message boards and let us know your favorite Survivor challenge and marooning ever. Survivors ready…GO!
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TV Insiders podcast: EW experts pick the best and worst 'Dancing with the Stars' contestants ever

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With Dancing with the Stars getting ready to celebrate its 200th episode, we thought it the perfect time to look back on 11 seasons of ballroom bliss and bedlam. On the latest edition of the TV Insiders podcast, DWTS expert Annie Barrett shares her selections for the best and worst hoofers to ever shake their groove thang on the dance floor. Who is the best of the best? Who is the worst of the worst? And who was neither good nor bad enough to merit our attention at all? Answers await in the podcast below! Also on tap for this special Halloween edition: Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and star Andrew Lincoln stop by to talk about the best way to kill a zombie, Michael Slezak and I discuss the latest developments involving urine on Survivor: Nicaragua, Michael Ausiello weighs in on the shaky future of NBC’s The Event, and Clark Collis shows up to flaunt his fancy English accent. You can download all the insanity straight to your mp3 player, or click on the video player after the jump to enjoy all the podcast magic on your screen right here, right now. And if you have a question for the TV Insiders, you can tweet it to @EWDaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

TV Insiders podcast: EW experts explain why 'The Walking Dead' will scare the beejezus out of you, and pick the best Halloween TV episodes ever

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BEWARE! Zombies are everywhere this Halloween! At least on TV they are. On Sunday, IFC will air the entire run of Dead Set — which, in the most genius plot device of all-time, centers on a zombie outbreak outside the Big Brother house. (Finally!) That same night, AMC will debut the first episode of The Walking Dead, the Frank Darabont-directed adaptation of the popular comic book. Zombie aficionado (zombionado?) Clark Collis joins the TV Insiders (Michael Slezak, Annie Barrett, Michael Ausiello, and yours truly) to rip, tear, and sink our teeth into both shows. Exactly how scary — and gory — are they? We’ll tell you on our latest podcast. Not only that, but Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and star Andrew Lincoln pop by to give us their unique, blood-splattered perspective. (Kirkman also gives his pick for the best zombie movie ever — and the choice may surprise you.) But that’s not all we have up our spooky sleeves. We’re also offering our picks for the best Halloween TV episodes ever, discussing the future (or lack of it) for The Event, breaking down Survivor etiquette when it comes to peeing in a pool, and sharing Annie’s picks for the best and worst Dancing with the Stars hoofers ever. You can download all the insanity straight to your mp3 player, or click on the video player below to enjoy all the podcast magic on your screen right here, right now. And if you have a question for the TV Insiders, you can tweet it to @EWDaltonRoss. Listen now…if you dare!

Click here to read Clark Collis’ extensive history of the ultimate zombie film: Night Of the Living Dead

Rejoice, Sally Draper fans: 'Mad Men' star Kiernan Shipka rules in real life, too

Recently EW gathered five of the most promising child stars — Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka, Let Me In‘s Chloe Grace Moretz, Modern Family‘s Rico Rodriguez, The Last Airbender‘s Noah Ringer, and True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld — to talk shop. We picked these impressive kids, who range in age from 10 to 13, because they are each doing incredibly sophisticated work that has earned them legions of adult fans. None more so perhaps than Shipka, whose extraordinary portrayal of Sally Draper on Mad Men, in particular her bravura run in season 4, has folks crying Emmy.

In real life, Shipka likes to unwind playing the piano. She’d love to star in a big action movie one day. She was aghast when one of the other kids revealed that he had never seen The Wizard of Oz. She does martial arts (!). She shot her first commercial — for Gerber Baby Food, of course — when she was five months old. Oh, and as you’ll hear in the video below, she sometimes has to fight the urge to give on-screen mom Betty Draper a proper beat-down. Do it! She also reveals whether she thinks a grown-up Sally would gravitate toward Joan or Peggy, and sounds off on how her character can possibly survive all this family drama intact.

For more on The Kids’ Table, check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on sale Oct. 29, and view our bonus interview with Kiernan Shipka in the video below. After that, check out what Hit Girl had to say in our video chat with Chloe Moretz. READ FULL STORY

'Gossip Girl' exclusive clip: Blair gets attacked by [spoiler]!

Any Gossip Girl fan knows of Blair Waldorf’s fondness for Audrey Hepburn and her repeated Hepburn dreams. “It was in the books that she was obsessed with Audrey Hepburn and there was also a part of the books that described how she was trying to live in the movie version of her life but things never quite lined up,” explains executive producer Stephanie Savage. “So we sort of combined those two elements to give her these signature dreams where she was trying to have these perfect Audrey Hepburn moments, but her subconscious always intruded.” Tonight’s dream includes a literal intruder in the form of a masked attacker, an homage to 1967′s Wait Until Dark. Savage says it’s an omen of bad things to come. “It’s kind of Blair’s sixth sense kicking in to warn her that something is afoot,” says Savage. “The last thing we saw Chuck do was make a call potentially summoning Jenny Humphrey to town. We always joked in the writer’s room of Blair’s sixth sense that she could literally, like, smell when Jenny Humphrey was back in Manhattan. We kind of used that heightened notion as a way of kicking off the episode.”Does this mean Little J is back for good? Says Savage, “I’d rather leave it open ended, but this is her re-introduction to Gossip Girl this season.”

And what else is in store for tonight’s GG? For one, a plethora of NYC-friendly cameos and locations. Says Savage, “In our episode, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are hosting a New York Observer event that Tim Gunn and Isaac Mizrahi, among others, are being honored at and they’re all there. We actually shot on the top of The Standard Hotel in The Boom Boom Room. We’re the first people who ever shot up there.”

Watch below for an exclusive look at tonight’s GG opening and for the show’s first-ever Hepburn-inspired dream sequence. READ FULL STORY

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