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You need to watch 'The Simpsons' premiere's insane opening sequence

Shout all you want that The Simpsons hasn’t been good for the past [insert number less than or equal to 16] years; either way, you can’t deny that the show’s recent spate of elaborate, extended couch gags has led to some dazzling, audaciously creative stuff.

This is especially true when The Simpsons turns over its opening to famous animators and filmmakers like Michal SochaGuillermo del Toro—and, most recently, indie idol Don Hertzfeldt, beloved for absurdist fare like the Oscar-nominated short film Rejected. (Contrary to semi-popular belief, he has nothing to do with those lookalike Pop Tart commercials from 2011; as the F.A.Q. section of his website states, “Unfortunately it seems to be the vogue these days for creatively bankrupt corporate types to copy his work, which is why you may be noticing an abundance of vaguely familiar, cowardly lifeless parrots parading around selling Pop Tarts or mobile phones.”) READ FULL STORY

Kerry Washington schools Jimmy Fallon in a game of Box of Lies

Oh, Jimmy Fallon. Don’t you know not to challenge Olivia Pope to a game about lying?

Last night, during Kerry Washington’s appearance on The Tonight Show, Fallon and Washington played a very quick game of “Box of Lies”—in which each contestant picks a box, describes what’s in it, and the other person has to guess if they’re lying about the box’s contents. You know, the one he played with Jennifer Lawrence.

Let’s just say that Washington proved that Pope’s lie-detecting talents aren’t entirely fictional.
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Robin Williams' Mork spacesuit is going up for auction

In Mork and Mindy, the sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1982, Robin Williams played Mork, an extraterrestrial who made his way to Earth in an egg-shaped spaceship. (Yep, Williams did the whole extraterrestrial thing before E.T. made it cool.)

Now, more than 30 years later, Williams’ spacesuit is reportedly going up for auction, along with Mork’s spaceship.

According to AFP, both items will go on sale at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia that will be held in Calabasas, California. Mork’s spacesuit has an estimated price of $20,000, while the spaceship is expected to go for anywhere between $4,000 and $6,000.

The auction will be held from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20.

'Grey's Anatomy' cast poses as 'Orange Is the New Black' characters

In a new photo Ellen Pompeo posted on WhoSay, some of the Grey’s Anatomy cast got into character as their Orange Is the New Black favorites, including Sara Ramirez as Alex. Welcome to what Pompeo calls “Blue is the new black.”

If Meredith Grey were a member of Litchfield prison, who would she be? Well, that probably depends on whether we’re talking about dark-and-twisty Meredith or present-day Meredith, but regardless, Ellen Pompeo seems to be a fan of Tricia (and her cornrows). And considering these guys are all still alive despite working at what will always be known as “Seattle Grace-Mercy Death,” I’d say they’d have a good shot against the women of Litchfield. Well, until they met Red.

Grey’s Anatomy returns Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

See The Rembrandts perform the 'Friends' theme live at 'Central Perk'

Thought Manhattan’s Central Perk pop-up coffeeshop couldn’t get any cooler? Think again. (I should note right up top that I’m using the word “cool” relatively.)

Last night, a preview of the temporary space—which officially opened Wednesday—featured a very special musical guest. Nope, it wasn’t Lisa Kudrow as Central Perk mainstay Phoebe Buffay, or David Schwimmer’s Ross showing off his “sound”: It was the pop-rock duo of Phil Solem and Danny Wilde, better known as The Rembrandts. Really, though, they’re best known as the guys who sing Friends‘ clap-happy earworm of a theme song.

After strumming through three of their original compositions, The ‘Brandts gave the people what they wanted: a tuneful, energetic rendition of “I’ll Be There For You.” Click below to find EW‘s admittedly amateur video of the performance, guest-starring a professional cameraman who blocks our view of Wilde for much of the song and some very enthusiastic audience singing.

(If you’re listening closely during the second verse, you’ll also hear one of those superfans ask an immortal question: Who takes time to make breakfast when they’re already two hours late for work?)

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'Orange Is the New Black' meets 'Golden Girls' in new mash-up video

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Orange Is the New Black has often been called the Golden Girls of a new generation. Okay, so it’s never been called that, but thanks to a new theme song mash-up video, we wish it were. Can you imagine if the ladies of Litchfield considered one another pals and confidants? Oh, the things they could talk about over a good cheesecake.

That being said, there is one thing we can all agree on: Red is obviously the Sophia of Litchfield, Big Boo the Dorothy, Morello the Rose, and Nicky the Blanche. As for Piper, she’s easily Rebecca Devereaux, Blanche’s daughter, right? They were both engaged to a man at one point.

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Funny or Die spoofs 'Divergent' with Michelle Obama, Chloe Grace Moretz

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Let’s face it: Divergent is a fictional story. But if an apocalypse doesn’t seem realistic, what about a snackpocalypse? Sadly, a snackpocalypse is much more realistic.

And that’s the basis of a new Funny or Die video that features Chloe Grace Moretz, Tyler Posey, and, just because it can, Michelle Obama. In Snackpocalypse, Moretz plays the heroine destined to stand out amongst the factions of Pizza Pals, Pop Rockers, Hufflepuffs, and more when her peers abandon healthy food for junk food. And because every reluctant heroine needs a push, Posey (and his alleged back tattoos) shows up to encourage Moretz on her journey to stop everyone from eating all the junk food and, you know, try an apple every now and again.

As for the First Lady? Well, she’d just rather watch Frozen again.

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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch complete the Ice Bucket Challenge naked

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Today’s the day. Today is the day when the internet might actually implode. Not only has everyone’s favorite internet boyfriend, Benedict Cumberbatch, joined the trend and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but he did it more than once … and one time, he did it naked.

After being nominated three times for the challenge, Cumberbatch completed it sitting down, in the shower, in a suit, on his motorcycle, and on his way to his car. In other words, he completed it in a T-shirt, naked, a suit, a leather jacket, and a white T-shirt.

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Watch the hilarious ALS Ice Bucket Challenge blooper reel

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At this point, celebrities like Chris Pratt and Lady Gaga have made the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge look easy. But in case it wasn’t clear before the challenge, celebs are not always just like us.

For a number of ordinary citizens, there’s nothing simple about filling up a bucket (or a trashcan) with ice cold water and dumping it on themselves/someone else/from a balcony. In other words, America’s Funniest Home Videos needs to donate some money to ALS as a nice thank you for the number of quality bloopers this fundraising effort has provided.

From scared dogs to weak children (no offense) and every clumsy person in between, watch a compilation of what is now trending as #IceBucketFail below:

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5 Australian pop-culture imports you should know

Sick of explosion-filled blockbusters and snoozy summer reality TV? Here’s a solution: Try looking to the Southern Hemisphere to fill your entertainment needs. Several EW staffers have fallen under the spell of Australian TV and music, especially Josh Thomas’s charming comedy Please Like Me (which returns to Pivot on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET).

And it’s not just people who write about this stuff for a living: A friend of mine is obsessed with Dance Academy, a teen drama that’s exactly what it sounds like (and is available for streaming on Netflix). Another swears by Australia’s Next Top Model, which has supposedly produced more successful models than its American counterpart. And then there’s Iggy Azalea, the New South Wales-born rapper whose music has been inescapable for months (even if plenty of writers refuse to admit that “Fancy” is 2014’s Song of the Summer).

Want to jump on the bandwagon, or however they say that expression in Australia? Here are some of the best wonders Down Under has to offer right now: READ FULL STORY

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