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Yeah, Kate Mulgrew doesn't really think the sun revolves around the Earth

(Wait, what?)

So here’s the situation: On Monday, word broke that Kate Mulgrew — best known these days for playing Red on Orange Is the New Black – is the narrator of an upcoming documentary called The Principle. Spoiler alert: The principle is that contrary to Copernicus and, you know, centuries of documented science, the sun revolves around the Earth.

This is notable for several reasons, including but not limited to these:

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'Glee' 100th episode: Do you know what HASN'T happened on the show? QUIZ

How many times can you go to Regionals?

The Glee kids hit the big 100th episode milestone this week, which means it’s time for a look back. Remember when Rachel thought she was pregnant? Remember when Brittany had a web series titled Fondue for Two? Remember when there was a shooting at McKinley? NEVER FORGET.

Even a casual viewer of the show knows this musical dramedy goes through plot faster than the Glee kids go through crushes on each other. We don’t know what’s in store for the McKinley kids as they all become Broadway stars in New York (RIP, Smash!), but we do know there’s very little the show hasn’t already explored.

Below, test your memory about all the crazy things that have happened at one point or another — and see if you can spot the few things that never actually took place. Good luck!

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'Toy Story' theory: Are Andy's mother and Emily the same person?

Jon Negroni is about to expand your Toy Story-lovin’ minds with one simple question: Is Andy’s mom Emily?

For a little background, Emily was Jessie’s previous owner that we only briefly saw in flashbacks. When she grew up, Emily gave the toy away, which is when Jessie went to storage. But thanks to a few specific clues, it seems highly possible that Jessie magically found her way into the hands of Emily’s son years later.

The first clue is Andy’s hat. It doesn’t quite match Woody’s, and when you watch the flashback with Jessie and Emily, you see a nearly identical hat on Emily’s bed. And thanks to the size of Emily’s donation box, it’s clear that the young Emily didn’t give away the hat when she got rid of Jessie. Therefore, did Emily keep the hat and eventually pass it on to her son? READ FULL STORY

'The Voice': Who should replace CeeLo?

CeeLo Green is done with The Voice, it seems. And that means one thing: The producers have a swiveling chair to fill.

Now, while I’m sad about his departure — judging panel chemistry is hard to find; just ask The X Factor — I have to admit that I’m not Simon-Cowell-leaving-Idol devastated. More than a loss, this is an opportunity. And it should not be squandered.  READ FULL STORY

Brian Williams apologizes to Arsenio Hall -- VIDEO

Late night wars: They aren’t just Jay Leno versus everyone.

Brian Williams — charmingly! — apologized to Arsenio Hall yesterday after leaving him off a picture of all the late night hosts during a segment about Jimmy Fallon on NBC Nightly News.

Hall didn’t take too well to the original snub, pointing it out on his own program earlier this week. Hall brought out Suge Knight — for reasons unexplained — and Knight proceeded to go off-script and jokingly threaten that the snub needed to be correct…or else. Later, Hall reported that NBC switchboards were blowing up with people demanding this grievous wrong be righted.

Williams, of course, made everything right. (Would you expect anything else from the most laid-back serious man on TV?) During yesterday’s NBC Nightly News broadcast, Williams, while also calling out an also-forgotten Pete Holmes, chalked up the omission of Hall’s photo to “being on the air at 4 AM in the morning in Russia,” as well as noting that mistakes are inevitable.

Hall seemed touched by the apology, so this is one late night feud that can finally be put to bed — at least until the next time Hall wants a jolt of publicity. Watch this Arsenio Hall Show clip for a rundown of the past week’s events: READ FULL STORY

Shia LaBeouf and Jerry O'Connell are #SORRY, and we have thoughts

First Shia LaBeouf was accused of plagiarizing his short film HowardCantour.com. Then he was accused of plagiarizing his apologies. Then he relentlessly tweeted the phrase “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE,” before showing up to the Nymphomaniac premiere wearing a tux and a paper bag on his head that included that same phrase. THEN he wore that same tux and paper bag for a recent art installation, where people waited in line to come face-to-face with the actor.

What more is there to say about LaBeouf’s bizarre 2014? A lot, actually. The latest twist in the LaBeouf saga is a possible Funny or Die response from Jerry O’Connell, and when news broke of the stunt, it set off a firestorm in the EW.com chat room. So get ready to be a fly on our Facebook Wall as we replay the conversation below: READ FULL STORY

Not-famous Shia LaBeouf out-weirds himself at 'Nymphomaniac' premiere

In case you haven’t heard, Shia LaBeouf isn’t famous anymore. And he’s serious about it. Well, as serious as a guy with a bag on his head can be.

At the Berlin premiere of Nymphomaniac, the forthcoming Lars von Trier film which has made headlines because of its explicit content, LaBeouf walked the red carpet sporting a paper bag with the phrase, “I’m not famous anymore” written on it. Neither the bag nor the phrase are anything new for LaBeouf, who has worn the accessory before and used the phrase frequently on his Twitter account in the past weeks.

The stunt comes after the actor walked out of a press conference for the film earlier in the day, per THR.

In all honesty, we think the actor might be onto something; can you wish upon a bag and make it come true?

Eight unexpected trends inspired by Disney's 'Frozen'

Friends, reindeer, ice harvesters, lend me your antlers: I have been tumbling through the wormhole that is the Internet fandom of Disney’s marvelous blockbuster Frozen. I have trudged through the snowy hills of fan-fiction, braved the icy winds of Deviantart, and prowled hashtag upon hashtag devoted to the greatest thing to happen to Disney musicals since July 22, 1949 (Alan Menken’s birthday, whaaat).

Beyond my Tumblr-inspired downward spiral, my social media feeds have abounded with proclamations of Frozen love following the film’s release in the now-ancient November 2013. The sprightly little musical has topped the box office charts, rivaling Avatar and Titanic, and gifted the world with a top-notch soundtrack that I haven’t been able to “let” “go” (get it? GET IT?) for weeks. But most interestingly, Frozen has given birth to some pretty bizarre trends—let’s examine. READ FULL STORY

TBS' 24 hours of 'A Christmas Story': What other holiday movies should be mega-marathoned?

TBS’ 24-hour marathon of A Christmas Story makes my sister want to shoot her eye out.

I learned this a few years ago when, as we started the present distribution process on Christmas morning, she begged the family for an alternative viewing option. “I can’t watch this movie anymore,” she declared. At the time, I was horrified, appalled, and wanted that ruiner of Christmas joy I once called a sister cast away from the home like the filthy turncoat she was. (Spoiler: We let her stay.)

Flash-forward to last year, when, I hate to admit, I started to understand where she was coming from. After multiple viewings and multiple years of 24-hour marathons, I’m kind of sick of A Christmas Story.

This won’t be the case forever, I hope. Maybe after a few years of avoiding it, I will be able to return and once again be charmed. But until that day comes, I need a break. In fact, I think we all deserve one — it’s time TBS changed up their movie marathon.

I know what you’re probably thinking, why would I be in favor of another movie-ruining marathon? Well, the answer is simple: For a very long time, the Christmas Story marathon wasn’t a bad thing. Actually, it was something of a treasured “Christmas is here” tradition. I just think it’s time for the tradition to evolve — like all of them do.

I asked my family for their thoughts on movies they’d like to see get the 24-hour marathon treatment (on TBS or another network) last night at the dinner table. (Dirty truth: we were all on the couch eating Whataburgers.) Here were some of the alternative options suggested — and some choice commentary:
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'Revenge' wedding: Where have I seen that church before? PopWatch investigates!

Every girl has an idea of what their perfect wedding would be, and a fair share of them probably have a Pinterest board to prove it. My ideas have been inspired by a handful of movies, TV shows, pictures, real-life events, and so on. However, the single biggest inspiration was Caleb and Julie’s wedding from season 1 of The O.C. Before you judge me, there are actually only two things I liked about their wedding: Their first dance to Jem’s cover of “Maybe I’m Amazed,” and the idea of getting married in a glass chapel. Take one look at that view and tell me it’s not amazing:
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