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'Walking Dead' graph breaks down every episode

Have you ever wondered why you keep watching The Walking Dead, even when nothing ever seems to happen? Well, thanks to this colorful graph from the good people over at Blame It On The Voices, now we know and — spoiler alert! — it’s because all the episodes follow basically the same pattern. Check it out below (NSFW):

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Make your own munchkins with the 'Wizard of Oz' Facebook game

Waiting a day to harvest your soybeans is sooo 2009. Forget the fields, Facebook’s next big game centers around a certain Yellow Brick Road. That’s right, my pretties. The Wizard of Oz is coming to Facebook.

Spooky Cool Labs has developed the classic film into a multi-platform game that is currently in beta testing on the social networking site. (For those of you that are desperate to try it, you can pick up a beta key on the site’s Facebook page.) The fully 3D virtual world reunites you with your favorite Oz characters — Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion — while you journey down the Yellow Brick Road, building your own Munchkinland as you go.

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What kind of 'X Factor' hosts will Khloé Kardashian and Mario Lopez be?

After what felt like months of speculation and unconfirmed reports, Fox officially announced on Tuesday that Khloé Kardashian and Mario Lopez will be your new X Factor hosts.

The two won’t be appearing on the show until it goes live in November, so there’s no telling what kind of hosts they will be just yet (though here’s hoping they won’t be the fiasco that was “Stevecrest,” aka Steve Jones), but we certainly have enough material to brainstorm. After all, Lopez has been the host of Extra since 2008, while Kardashian has starred on a bevy of E! reality shows including Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Khloé & Lamar. We break it down for you pro/con style below:

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Now 'The Onion' will mock TED talks with 'Onion Talks' -- VIDEO

For the past while, folks ’round the Internet have been grumbling that TED’s conference series — high-minded lectures delivered by luminaries like Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, and Malcolm Gladwell, as well as a host of less-famous names — is past its prime. Evidently, America’s greatest news source has heard this griping — and it’s responding by releasing its own series of satirical addresses called “Onion Talks.”

The bad news: The first Talk won’t premiere on the satirical site’s YouTube page until next Wednesday. The good news: Judging by this brief preview, these videos are going to be as hilarious as the Onion News Network’s content. Regardless of whether you’re a TEDhead or you’ve never seen a single talk, you should get a kick out of this:

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Nick Offerman sings ode to his wife Megan Mullally on 'The Late Show' -- VIDEO

Nick Offerman paid a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman last night and graced us with a ditty he uses to romance his wife, actress Megan Mullally.

The Parks and Recreation star whipped out a “conveniently-placed” guitar, then revealed that he composed “The Rainbow Song” for Mullally’s 50th birthday. “My first tip for prosperity is to engage in romantic love,” Offerman said. One example of such prosperity was his ode to Mullally, which included lines like “I’ve got my Cialis so I will not fail” and “You’re the one that I want to impale.” Enjoy a video of the performance below: READ FULL STORY

It's Neeson season in 'Liam Neeson: The Musical' -- VIDEO

“When your daughter has been taken and you’ve got to track her down, it’s Neeson season.”

So sing the lyrics of Liam Neeson: The Musical, a delightful two and a half minute video highlighting the 60-year-old’s “very particular set of skills.” Check it out below, then start petitioning to actually see this on Broadway. READ FULL STORY

David Blaine to go electric -- Look back on his most memorable stunts

David Blaine has announced his next stunt and this one’s literally shocking.

The illusionist held a press conference on Tuesday to describe the challenge, which is called “Electrified: One Million Volts Always On.” Starting on Friday, Blaine will spend three days and three nights conducting a million volts of current channeled by Tesla coils in a stunt worthy of Jason Statham’s Crank character. (Hey studios, I’m thinking Crank 3: Tesla Ignition.) The illusion will take place on New York’s Pier 54, where spectators will be allowed to participate by writing messages to Blaine, manipulating the current around him and generally helping him stay awake. Here’s hoping David Bowie puts in an appearance.

“I don’t know how I could ever top this,” Blaine said. “This is an overly-ambitious idea, and I’m literally shocked that it came together. This is one of the craziest things that I ever dreamed up, and I don’t know how I could go beyond it.”

In honor of Friday’s stunt, we’ve put together a list of his most memorable feats thus far. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

'Fringe' actors accept their EWwy Awards -- VIDEO

The actors on Fringe may have gotten teary at Comic-Con talking about the end of the series, but on set last week, they sang a stronger tune. They’re about halfway through filming their final season, and the end game still seems like a distant future, most said.

But when EW handed Anna Torv a pair of tiny golden Ewes — her awards for winning Best Actress in a Drama and Best Drama in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — that’s when she began to tear up. And who can blame her? 1) The sheep are adorable. And 2) as you’ll hear her say, the statues come from the people who kept the show alive for five years.

Click below to watch Torv, John Noble, and former executive producer Jeff Pinkner accept their bounty. (Note: We made sure Josh Jackson got his as well!)

UPDATEFringe executive producer/showrunner J.H. Wyman also shared some kind words! “On behalf of everyone involved in Fringe, I want to take a moment to thank all of our incredible fans who voted and have made Fringe the winner of Entertainment Weekly’s Best Drama Series EWwy Award for the third year in a row,” he tells EW. “We are honored to have had such a dedicated and loyal fanbase supporting this show over the years, and we are working overtime to deliver an unforgettable fifth and final season.”
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'Law and Order: SVU' to tackle 'Fifty Shades' -- What other popular books would you want to see as episodes?

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Law & Order: SVU is officially the latest to embrace the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. As we reported on Wednesday, the show has announced plans to dedicate a whole episode to E L James’ erotic novel. The episode will follow the author of a “wildly successful S&M romance novel” called “25 Acts.” When she is assaulted by the host of a popular TV show, the team tries to convince her to press charges. But in their attempt to help her, they uncover a secret from her past that could threaten her very livelihood. (DUM DUM.)

While the Law & Order franchise is famous for featuring “ripped from the headlines” plot lines, this may be the first time we’ve seen them tackle a book. (I confess, I have not seen every episode of Law & Order: SVU, so correct me if I’m wrong.) We think they’ve put their finger on a sleeping market, however, so we’ve decided to help the showrunners along by suggesting some other book-based story lines.
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Gina Carano signs on to female 'Expendables' -- What other action heroines should join the team?

As we reported yesterday, MMA fighter Gina Carano is attached to star in an all-female version of The Expendables. The project was announced in August when scribe Dutch Southern signed on to write the film. Carano, who made her Hollywood debut in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, is the first actress to sign on to the movie. “I don’t know how I’m supposed to make a movie that is supposed to be the female version of The Expendables without Gina Carano in it,” producer Adi Shankar told Variety. “It would be like making Twix without caramel or Jamba Juice without jamba.”

While Carano is certainly a powerful headliner (just watch this), we already have a few of our own dream cast members in mind. Take a look at the list below, then make your own suggestions in the comments! READ FULL STORY

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