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Oscars 2014: Toast tonight's awards with these Academy-inspired cocktails

It’s Oscar night, PopWatchers! Time to celebrate in style with with a host of cocktails inspired by the movies the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has anointed from the past year. Sip these cultural concoctions at your own pace (the ceremony will be more than three hours long, after all) or spice things up by playing our original drinking game. The Best Picture race may be tight, but EW’s bar is wide open. Cheers to Hollywood!  READ FULL STORY

Maybe vodka can cure Bob Costas' eye infection

If laughter is the best medicine, then Bob Costas…. well, no, screw laughter, Bob Costas needs a few more stiff Russian vodkas.

“Is this the Hoda and Kathie Lee portion of this evening?” Mary Carillo wondered following her special segment on Russian vodka production during the Monday-Tuesday overnight Olympics telecast. Damn straight, Carillo — and you’re the Hoda.

“I’m not really a vodka guy, but look at it this way: My eyes can’t get any redder, no matter what I do,” Costas joked. He’s laughing about his double pinkeye! Get this man some more shots.

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John Stamos and 'Full House' gang are together again in Oikos Super Bowl ad -- VIDEO

You’ve seen the teaser, and now it’s time for the real deal: Here is a yogurt commercial that implies John Stamos, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier are 1. living together, 2. basically extensions of their Full House personae, and 3. still all up in each others’ business. How rude!

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'Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off 2014' premiere: Vanilla Ice the Vegetarian, plus others

It’s hard to tell what’s worse in Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off 2014: the food or the general display of humanity. Imagine The Celebrity Apprentice, but with a fire pit. No one can cook. Like, these people can feed their dependents, because they’re wealthy, but the skills are just not there. You are basically watching random divas fail, and flail, and fight, and then over-spice stuff. It’s hilariously awful, much like this choice quote about hosts and team leaders Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray:

“They’re like the Heisman Trophy winners of food,” said actual Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker with a straight face.

Let’s rank season 3′s eight celebrity “chefs” from least to most tolerable after tonight’s extremely unappetizing Medieval Times challenge:

8. Jake Pavelka: The former Bachelor star put a ROSE on his stupid barely salad because it needed a little “touch of love.” My dislike for him sprouted anew when he said, all zen-like in Team Rachael’s trailer, “I can do a barley salad. There’s nothing complicated about it.” It was all downhill from there; the guy’s super serious about competing on any and all televised programs. “In competitions, you’ve gotta peak at the right time,” he claimed, with scientific precision. “Not week 1.” Whaaaaat?! In competitions. READ FULL STORY

'The Taste' season 2 premiere: Cuisine is blindness

“It’s like I have an amputated arm squirting blood all over the place, and you’re saying ‘At least it’s not cancer!’” –Anthony Bourdain after a fellow judge gently pointed out that a vegan cupcake had tasted dry

First of all, I still can’t get over how Anthony Bourdain turned out to be the perfect Evil Tom Bergeron and no one in Hollywood had to script/cast that. It just happened! Too funny.

For season 2 of The Taste, Bourdain is joined by Nigella “Seduce Me Orally” Lawson, the Sriracha-tempered Ludo Lefebvre, and — new to the table, replacing Brian Malarkey — Ethiopian-born Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson. Tonight’s two-hour premiere covered the entire audition process, thank God. (And wow!)

Fire up the huge spoons that make the judges look like kids eating cereal! The 16 finalists are…. READ FULL STORY

Cheers to 2013! Ring in the new year with pop culture-inspired cocktails

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This New Year’s Eve, celebrate in style with themed cocktails based on some of 2013′s most memorable pop-culture moments. Once we pop the cork on our cultural cocktails below, it’ll be likely “We Can’t Stop.” In fact, if you “Take Back the Night” with these themed libations, you’ll be having less than a 20/20 Experience… you’ll probably be seeing “Blurred Lines” (hey hey hey!).  READ FULL STORY

E L James launches 'Fifty Shades of Grey' wine

If you read and/or are reading Fifty Shades of Grey completely sober, you might be doing it wrong (unless you’re under 21). And if you read and/or are reading it with a beer in your hand, well then you’re definitely doing it wrong (especially if you’re under 21). Fifty Shades of Grey is to be read with a glass of wine in your of-age hand. At least, that’s what we learned from E L James’ latest project. More specifically, it’s meant to be read with a glass of Fifty Shades wine in your hand.
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'MasterChef' react: Three potato, two potato

In another double episode of MasterChef — “The most. Explosive. Episode in HISTORY!” claimed a stunning Gordon Ramsay voiceover — we saw the Top 4 become the Top 3 following a dreaded pressure test that had me digging desperately through my cabinets to find even the oldest, grossest shavings of chocolate to snack on. I shall never learn. I need to just slather cookie butter on top of, like, six Twix and nibble on them gradually throughout the two hours. Boom. MasterChef.

Then, the judges narrowed it down to just two home cooks to compete in next week’s fin-ah-lee. And they are (SPOILERS JUST AHEAD)…. READ FULL STORY

'Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles': 'I might be a Jew, but I love German pancakes!'

As reality TV-watching wasteoids, we’re using to dealing with annoying on-screen pop-up polls, aggressive hashtags (yes, even things in grey fonts at 75 percent opacity can be aggressive — it is the ’90s!), and promotional tie-ins. They’re so awful. Oh, how we suffer! But last night’s Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles offered up the most absurd and inconsequential — and therefore my favorite — real-time viewer poll of the summer, when squirmy real estate weasel Josh Flagg agreed to let an underling treat him to an IHOP breakfast.

The passion of Flagg’s argument that IHOP needs to permanently switch its style of German pancakes from the half moon (pictured, barely, in diagram) back to the traditional rectangle really hit home for me. And the poll question stuck with me all night, whispering softly in my ear things like “You should be eating more carbs in Los Angeles” and “Why not pancakes topped with eggs?” It was stirring.

“The ones in West Hollywood — they serve it more like a Crepe Suzette!” Flagg continued angrily. It’s so true, and it should be a national outrage. The show needs more impassioned arguments like this one to balance out the intramural bitchery we usually between Flagg and Josh Altman.

“I might be a Jew, but I love German pancakes!” –Flagg  READ FULL STORY

'The Soup' simmers Paula Deen in yummy Nutella

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I just knew The Soup would help us make sense of this Paula Deen mess. Joel McHale noted that Deen’s impassioned “I is what I is” speech to Matt Lauer on the Today show made her sound like a “racist Popeye,” and marveled that with her plea for any Americans who never said something they wish they couldn’t take back to “pick up that stone and throw it so hard that it kills me,” Deen had invented a new carnival game.

“Paula says she’s hoping to become the spokesperson for Nutella,” said McHale, “since that’s her second-favorite N-word.” Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

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