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Celebrities' Halloween costumes: Heidi. 'The Today Show'. Nicole Richie. Who had the best get-up?

I must say, I was pretty disappointed in Jim Halpert during last week’s Halloween-themed episode of The Office, PopWatchers. John Krasinski’s Jim is usually so dependable when it comes to inspired, albeit sort of lazy, costumes. But instead of classics like Three Hole Punch Jim and Facebook (or, Bookface, if you will) we were treated — nay, tricked — into him teaming up with Kevin and Daryl to go as the Heat’s not-so-dreamy team. (Insert unamused Jim face here.)

Thankfully, perennial Halloween showstoppers like Heidi Klum and the gang at The Today Show left us with no such crushing disappointment. (Or, in Halloween terms, when someone gives you fruit or pennies instead of candy. WHY?!) Klum said “Auf Wiedersehen!” to her clothes (and, well, her skin for that matter), as she she showed up to TAO Las Vegas over the weekend — on gurney with a white bed sheet, no less — dressed as a corpse. Klum, who always pulls out all the stops for the holiday told People, “This is my 13th Halloween party. This year I wanted to be a dead person.” Robbie Williams, you just got served. Check it out: READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor': Is it refreshing or is it way too much?

Last night’s two-and-a-half-hour X Factor — a.k.a. American Idol on Steroids, a.k.a. Simon Cowell Must Think We’re REALLY Stupid — was a big ol’ trainwreck full of flashy lights, over-produced backing tracks, faux-bickering by the judges, rushed eliminations, and the list goes on. Reading over the comments on my recap of the telecast and Adam B. Vary’s hilarious on-the-scene report, it seems people are torn between liking the rawther British, unsentimental, over-the-top gaudiness of the show, and loathing it.

I can see both sides, and in my recap I said that The X Factor‘s quick pace and unsentimental approach was a refreshing change from American Idol. I miss Idol too, but this is a different show. Simon is clearly aiming for pure spectacle here, and if the U.S. X Factor is supposed to be as campy-bordering-on-idiotic as the British version or something like America’s Got Talent, then mission accomplished. But if it’s supposed to be a singing competition, it’s largely a joke. The question is, are we willing to let it be what it is and have some escapist fun, or does Simon’s idea of fun make us want to throw ourselves off a cliff? READ FULL STORY

When Beavis and Butt-Head met Snooki: Watch the trifecta converge on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

As promised, Beavis and Butt-Head paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel on his show last night. But before the animated duo made their Jimmy Kimmel debut, MTV’s other animated success, Jersey Shore‘s Snooki, was on first to discuss how Italy is different (“The roads… and the cobblestones… and the language”) and her arrests (“I’m a badass.”) When asked by Kimmel what her favorite TV shows are, Snooks replied she’s a fervent watcher of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Mob Wives.

In what could only be described as pure coincidence, Snooki also announced she was excited for the return of Beavis and Butt-Head. Which was convenient considering the duo were watching — and judging — the show from the comfort of their famous tattered couch. (“This is a horrible interview!”) Sick of the taunting from Beavis and Butt-Head (“This a whole other show.” “You said, ‘A hole’!”), Kimmel offers up his show to the pair. (Huh-huh, pair.)

Watch Butt-Head, host of Butt-Head Live!, attempt to interview Snooki (who they have already mocked on their own show), while Beavis holds up helpful cue cards. (“Talk About Boobs”) below. Come on, you don’t want to be the only one at your Mensa meeting to have missed this! READ FULL STORY

It's the end of the world as we know it (again) and we feel fine (again): Sorry, Harold Camping!

Harold Camping is nothing if not a man of his word. When he says the apocalypse is going to happen, he means it will happen… eventually… at some point.

If you recall, Camping’s first Judgment Day prediction indicated we were all going to meet our fiery, Bruckheimer-y end on May 21, 2011. To the untrained eye, it would appear as though we all survived. But, as Camping explained, that date was merely an “invisible judgment day.” (How sad. We hope you’re in a better place now, Hologram Will.I.Am.) The real Rapture, as it turns out, is happening tomorrow, October 21, which just so happens to be one day after the Jersey Shore finale and falls out on Kim Kardashian’s birthday. Coincidence?! Yeah, probably. READ FULL STORY

When will the '80s die? We need a 'Small Wonder' miracle!


Perhaps no decade has overstayed its welcome more egregiously than the 1980s. The party’s over, your guests have left, your spouse has gone to bed, and yet the ’80s are still jamming in your living room to Starship’s “We Built This City.” That’s not to say that everything from the ’80s was bad. Just most of it. The rest was mediocre. Yet for some reason, virtually every pop-culture property from the Reagan Era has been resurrected in recent years. Just last week, The Thing and Footloose were back in theaters, and though Footloose apparently proved to be harmless fun the second time around, the reimagining of properties already short on imagination has reached epidemic proportions. In the past two years, we’ve seen remakes, sequels, prequels and spoofs of The A-TeamTeen Wolf, MacGyver, Fright Night, Clash of the Titans, Conan the Barbarian, The Smurfs, and Arthur, just to name a few.

Though it’s difficult to pinpoint when our current infatuation with the 1980s began, I’m willing to blame 1999’s Inspector Gadget, one of the early needless adaptations and a template for the quality of recycled entertainment that followed. The Matthew Broderick-starring film was not good, in any respect, but was it even supposed to be? I mean, you remember the cartoon, right?

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. READ FULL STORY

'Law & Order: SVU': T. R. Knight's creepy return to television

The last time we saw him on our TV sets, T. R. Knight was playing Grey’s Anatomy‘s beloved Dr. George O’Malley before he met an untimely end in 2009. In his first television role since (he’s been continuing a successful stage career), Knight plays somewhat against type: George O’Malley was the bumbling, baby-faced surgeon with a nervous smile and horrible luck with women; his latest character, Gabriel Thomas from last night’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is an alleged (SPOILER ALERT!) “power-reassurance serial rapist” with a neck tattoo — sure, the tat is of a yin-yang symbol — but still, a neck tattoo pretty much never screams “nice guy.” Gabriel sure looks like George, but that’s where the similarities end. Like George, Gabriel’s into blonds, but only of the submissive variety — that would certainly exclude Izzie Stevens. READ FULL STORY

'Kim's Fairytale Wedding': Part 2 included an actual wedding...barely!

Last night, the final two hours of Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event aired. And if you managed to sit through three hours and 33 minutes, you were finally rewarded with an actual wedding. But more on that later.

E! packed even more wedding prep into last night’s special leading up to the actual nuptials. Seating charts, catering menus, a bridal shower, and bachelor and bachelorette parties Vegas style. All of which had Kim making this important life observation: “I don’t know how Elizabeth Taylor got married so many times!” So really, part 2 was just a continuation of part 1. But with the wedding right around the corner, Kim finally answered some of the important questions brought up in Sunday’s special. Which Vera Wang wedding dress would she choose? Why choose just one? Let’s go with three. Would she hire Robin Thicke or Christina Aguilera to perform on the big day? Mr. Thicke won the job and was seen serenading the newlyweds during their first dance. Also seen: Rob Kardashian showing off his pre-Dancing with the Stars moves. READ FULL STORY

'American Horror Story': Watch the first five minutes -- VIDEO

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One of the freakiest moments of FX’s American Horror Story, premiering this Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m., is its debut’s opening sequence, which depicts one of the multiple murders that have occurred in the show’s house over the years (Dylan McDermott’s and Connie Britton’s characters move into the house in the present day).

Set in 1978, the opener finds two twin boys entering the house and proceeding to basically destroy everything in sight with their baseball bats. Then, they pay a visit to the basement and that’s where all hell breaks loose. I don’t want to spoil the rest. Watch the terror below… READ FULL STORY

Anderson Cooper defends Nancy Grace, throws Wolf Blitzer under the bust

For those who were upset or traumatized by Nancy Grace’s alleged flash dance (for the sake of all of our sanity, I will not use the phrase “wardrobe malfunction”) during Monday night’s Dancing With the Stars, you’re making Anderson Cooper angry. And you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Unless, of course, you were hoping to wind up on his RidicuList. In which case, congratulations, at least someone will emerge victorious from this madness.

During Wednesday night’s Anderson Cooper 360, the host stood behind his CNN cohort (a.k.a. Tom Bergeron’s “Miss Kitty.”) “I’m taking Nancy’s side on this,” Cooper said, regarding Grace’s statement to TMZ that she was fully prepared against any clothing mishap. He also promised “not to break that industrial strength bra strap.”

That’s what friends are for! I think.

Watch the full rant, complete with boob puns and a strategically placed Wolf Blitzer, below: READ FULL STORY

Kim Kardashian -- recently named 2011's Most Annoying Celebrity -- is definitely a doll, right?

I was just watching a clip of tonight’s episode of The CW’s H8r — in which Kim Kardashian confronts a rather salty woman who openly hates her (pictured) — and kept imagining what would happen if someone suddenly reached over and attempted to flick Kim’s doll eyes shut. I’ve been fantasizing about this for months. Would she continue to smile placidly and caress her synthetic doll hair? Would the doll lashes snap off? Would she cross over to an even darker element and become the Kim Kardashian Old Navy Robot? Would she die? Because dolls are supposed to die when you do that. READ FULL STORY

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