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John Oliver on 'The Daily Show': A look back at his best segments -- VIDEO


Tonight, John Oliver will take over for Jon Stewart as host of the Daily Show for three months. Oliver previously told EW he hasn’t been practicing his hosting persona — so it’s anyone’s guess how tonight’s debut may shake out. Will Oliver adopt Stewart’s angry outrage? Will he continue to be an above-it-all smug Brit? Will he become the zaniest version of himself because he’s losing the job regardless in three months, so really, who cares?

We’ll get our answer tonight at 11:00 E.T. One thing is for sure: He certainly won’t run out of material. The IRS scandal, possible government spying and even a Royal baby will all likely dominate the news cycle this summer. For now, get ready by watching 10 of Oliver’s greatest Daily Show moments (“We can change that!”) since joining the show as a Senior British Correspondent in July 2006. READ FULL STORY

Another shocker from 'Game of Thrones': Fans react to 'The Rains of Castamere'


[Warning: Spoilers and angst ahead!]

Have you recovered from last night’s Game of Thrones yet?

It’s all right if the answer is “no.” The last scene of “The Rains of Castamere” may have been the most brutal, shocking, heart-breaking sequence ever made for television — and though they’ve been primed to expect the worst (Ned Stark’s beheading, anyone?), Thrones fans who haven’t read George R. R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” books are still reeling from its effect.


'Arrested Development': Five episodes to watch to get ready for Sunday

We’re less than 48 away from BRAND NEW ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT EPISODES! They’re here! It’s really happening! So what better way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend than by re-watching some of the best episodes of the first three seasons? (Who needs the beach?)

This post isn’t intended for newbies — if you’ve never spent any time with the Bluth gang, you should definitely start at the very beginning and watch straight through. Instead, if you’re a banana stand regular who hasn’t dropped by the model home recently, read on for the best episodes to re-watch to get ready for Sunday. Note: I’m not saying these are the absolute best episodes of the series; rather, these are a few of the ones that introduced main recurring jokes/plot that might resurface come season 4. Come on! READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development': Five favorite 'sweet' Bluth family moments

Family love Michael and we all love the Bluths. In the lead-up to the fourth season premiere of Arrested Development on Netflix this Sunday, I thought back on the sweetest, most tender moments from the show’s whole crew. Of course, since this is Arrested — even their most heartwarming scenes have some kind of twisted take.

Check out a few moments that had viewers cringing and “aww-ing” all at once below (like George Michael and Maeby’s entire relationship!), and then add your own picks in the comments.

1.) When you think of karaoke with your niece (to prove a point to your son), it’s best to stay away from any tunes that involve lyrics like, “My motto’s always been when it’s right it’s right.” Unfortunately, the innocent-seeming title of “Afternoon Delight” tricks Michael and Maeby into crooning the surprisingly sexy tune at each other. It’s probably best that they avoided each other for the rest of the party. READ FULL STORY

'Glee': I don't know what month the show is taking place in and it's driving me insane!

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: If you’re looking for gritty realism, Glee is not the show for you. I understand that this is a musical comedy set in a high school and not Breaking Bad. But ever since Glee‘s fourth-season finale — which ended with middle-of-the-year Regionals as opposed to the typical ender of springtime Nationals (save for season one) — Glee‘s always funky timeline (remember when Blaine was older than Kurt!?) has gotten to some next level weird, and it’s time someone said something about it.

The first half of this season started off as normally as ever, with the show progressing in approximate real-time, with the new school year kicking off in September, and Thanksgiving happening just a week later than actual Thanksgiving. (We know Thanksgiving happened because of an unforgettable performance of “Turkey Lurkey Time.”) But around Christmas the timeline got crazier than Roz and Sue combined. The winter holidays came and went, but after that, it’s anyone’s guess what month it is. READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais character David Brent gives first guitar lesson -- VIDEO


Your dream of having David Brent teach you guitar is finally coming true.

After Ricky Gervais announced last week that his Office character would be returning to YouTube, fans may have rushed out to buy a guitar. Unfortunately, as he alluded to last time, David Brent isn’t so much “teaching” viewers guitar as telling them all about it. “I’m not going to teach you… YOU’RE going to teach you,” he explains and then goes on to decline to teach chord progressions or hand movements.

But all hope is not lost. Viewers do get to hear a full version of “Life on the Road,” Brent’s first single. A viral video star in the making à la Andy Bernard? You be the judge. Check out “Learn Guitar With David Brent” below: READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones': OK Cupid reveals which characters are most compatible

Could the Kingslayer and the Maid of Tarth be on the road to romantic bliss? Those who have read every published word of A Song of Ice and Fire may know the answer — but regardless of whether these two characters will hook up at some point, the Game of Thrones fans at OK Cupid certainly seem to think they should.

Just for fun, the site’s dating gurus calculated the compatibility of three couples who are currently betrothed on the show, as well as Jaime and Brienne (whose relationship is purely platonic…for now). After filling out OK Cupid surveys for each character, the engineers compared questionnaires to figure out which pairs made the most romantic sense. They then shared those results exclusively with EW. The resounding winner: Jaime/Brienne, who are 84 percent compatible, according to OKC’s algorithm.


'Arrested Development': Her? No Touching! Hey Brother! All the recurring jokes -- in one place


In the lead-up to the May 26 premiere, groups of friends are sure to argue over who is the biggest Arrested Development fan — but apologies to all members of Magician Alliances, Chris Doty has them all beat. Doty is a creative strategist at Beutler Ink, a research and creative design house. In November, he had an idea to create some kind of visual infograph of every recurring Arrested Development joke, searchable by joke or by episode. Tuesday night, the project, Recurring Developments, went live.

Fans of the extremely self-referential comedy (Her?) know that charting every instance of recurring moments such as “I’ve Made a Huge Mistake” (10 episodes) or “Steve Holt!” (9 episodes) was obviously time intensive. Doty guesstimates he worked between 100-200 hours on the project, alongside a small team at Beutler Ink. “In November we watched it through again and… put all [the jokes] into a database,” he says. “Pretty much everyone who works here is a huge fan, so as soon as info started going into the spreadsheet, it was really a group effort diving in, making sure we had everything, looking for typos.”

The team of about six decided that for a joke to be recurring, it had to occur at least three times over the course of the show. “It’s obviously not quite as interesting to visualize just two things,” he explained. “It’s much more interesting to visual like, Tobias is gay, which happens in almost every episode.” READ FULL STORY

Nerd alert: Bing adds Klingon translator in honor of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'


attentIon, gheetlhS! bolDly SIbI’ bing HoSDo’Hey pagh SearchH QuQ pa’ pong tlhIngan chel qutluch patlh Sovmo’ mughwI’ tool.

Translation: Attention, geeks! Bing has boldly gone where no search engine has gone before by adding Klingon to its official translator tool.

The addition comes in honor of Star Trek Into Darkness, which hits theaters this week. Phrases can be rendered either phonetically with Latin letters or in the Klingon’s own alphabet, a.k.a. the Klingon Language Institute’s pIqaD. The translator also makes it easy to morph any webpage into a Klingon-friendly site; here’s how EW.com would look if it were staffed solely by the residents of Qo’noS. And starting tomorrow, Bing’s homepage will house a bevy of Star Trek-related goodies as well — including interactive images and videos. READ FULL STORY

'Space Oddity' done right: Astronaut Chris Hadfield sings Bowie's hit in actual Space Station -- VIDEO

In space, no one can hear you sing. Well, unless you record yourself singing there, then post that video on YouTube.

Case in point: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield‘s incredible, anti-gravity rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” an awesome song made even more awesome by the fact that this dude is actually singing it in space. The commander, who’s currently wrapping up a five-month stay in the International Space Station, uploaded the clip yesterday; it’s already racked up over 1 million views. READ FULL STORY

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