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Lunchtime Poll: Don Draper's new hit single?

Is anyone considering taking up swimming after last night’s Mad Men? I was going to start jogging one of these days, but that’s so pedestrian. I’m a woman of distinction in New York City. I gotta own it. I gotta go swimming. Swimming is my new thing. You should also be swimming. We should all be in pools all the time. I could blog from the pool. Yes, it is settled. I am going to swim the hell out of autumn.

Don Draper in a Swimsuit. Thank you AMC. Vote below.

Read more:
‘Mad Men’ recap: A swimmingly good time
All Jon Hamm-related items on PopWatch

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Alex O'Loughlin shirtless in 'Hawaii Five-0' (and our Fall TV Preview issue)

hawaii-five-0-oloughlinImage Credit: Mario Perez/CBSIt’s a great day for TV fans: Our Fall TV Preview issue is now on stands (or in your mailbox). But it’s an even better day for fans of Alex O’Loughlin, because you can see this photo, larger, on page 47. I live in constant fear that O’Loughlin will one day decide that he’ll no longer bare his chest for his “craft,” so I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw this. That day has not come, nor will it on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0, which (surprise!) was named one of the fall’s five best new shows by our critic Ken Tucker. It’s clear producers are willing to use every weapon/ab muscle at their disposal.

My colleague Michael Slezak — who is now using, “He totally belongs on page 47,” as a synonym for “sexy” — and I are both hoping this picture is of Det. Steve McGarrett’s daily morning swim. Which we’d like to see in every episode. I can promise you we’d give his swim trunks their own photo gallery (as we’ve done for Sue Sylvester’s tracksuits). Do you agree? Or should this be a one-time occurrence for impact — the most striking since Daniel Craig’s baby blues in Casino Royale?

Hawaii Five-0 extended preview waits 69 seconds to show Alex O’Loughlin shirtless, but who’s counting!
Open letter to showrunners of procedurals starring actors we’d like to see shirtless

For all the buzz on Hawaii Five-0 and 85 other shows, check out EW’s Fall TV Preview issue on stands now.

'The Tourist' or 'Burlesque': Which duo looks more flawless?

tourist-BurlesqueImage Credit: Peter MountainBefore you answer, look closely. Your gut will say Cher and Christina in the Chicago-esque Burlesque poster because they look like paintings, but the latest shot to be released of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist shows her shielding her eyes from the divine light that is bathing him. (Or, she’s just looking for their makeup artist, who really should be commended.) You’re gonna need to see that one blown up, we know.

Read more:
The Tourist set for Dec. 10
Breaking: Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp have good hair in The Tourist
Burlesque: Xtina’s big-screen debut or Cher’s comeback?
Burlesque trailer

Dancing Merengue Dog better than how many of the new 'DWTS' contestants?

The video of a dog (Carrie) dancing with a partner is making the rounds today, and if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch below. Carrie has apparently been dancing for years (as evidenced by this TV clip that shows Modern Family star Sofia Vergara witnessing a performance and this one), but I think the raw street performance embedded below is required viewing to truly appreciate the level of talent we’re talking about. It’s when Carrie tilts her head to spin under the man’s arm and her raised paw that gets me.  READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Skarsgard your eyes!

Heidi-Bikini-alexImage Credit: Guess Jeans; Kevin Perkins/PacificCoastNews.comHappy 34th birthday, Alexander Skarsgard! We are sorry and shocked that you didn’t win Sexy Beasts. To add garlic salt to your wound, we’re posting an amazing/tragic image of you modeling for Guess Jeans [Dlisted]. Wouldn’t you know it, today’s also the day Heidi Montag decided to keep the fameball rolling by announcing she wants a breast reduction! Happy birthday indeed.

Read more:
PopWatch category: Skarsgard Your Loins
All Lunchtime Polls on PopWatch

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

Miss Universe 2010: 10 ridiculous opening gasps

miss-universe-mexicoImage Credit: Miss Universe OrganizationCongratulations to Mexico’s Jimena Navarrete, the winner of Miss Universe 2010, and to host Natalie Morales for speaking to her in Spanish! Isn’t she lovely? Now get thee to the after-party! Other host Bret Michaels: “I’m glad they’re taping this, because I’m not going to remember any of it.” Olé.

It’s important, though, to recognize the night’s complete range of talents. The introductions featured 83 contestants and then…poof! Within moments, only 15 were left. So if you were a smart cookie (who is never allowed to eat a cookie), you knew that a sultry open-mouth gasp was the best way to make your mark and appear on EW.com’s PopWatch the next day. Below, a tribute to the fallen heroes, in ascending order of ridiculousness.

Italy will cut you. READ FULL STORY

Miss Universe: Help me convince myself to watch

Miss-UniverseImage Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty ImagesI used to watch pageants all the time — we’d time our junior high sleepovers around them and just rip on the contestants all night even though we were the ones wearing overall-shorts. It doesn’t count if you’re a Mean Girl to the TV. Keep telling yourself that!

But now I’m older, “wiser,” and have better things to do with my Monday night, like watch Dating in the Dark. I need a push, PopWatchers! Let’s convince each other to just nut up and watch Miss Universe tonight (NBC, 9 p.m. ET). I’ll start.

–Bikinis! I just don’t feel quite fat enough today. I’d love to feel fatter! READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Get lost in a Reese's...quandary

I watch a lot of reality TV, so I often depend on Reese’s commercials to prompt some of my deeper thoughts. The latest, set to Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend,” is a real stunner.

I take no issue with the notion that chocolate and peanut butter is the best combination since Saturday and Sunday. They were smart to use “best since” instead of something preposterous like “better than,” you know? I mean, I like chocolate peanut butter ice cream, but I love that it’s almost the weekend. (And it should go without saying that “I love my Prada backpack.”)

Suddenly a doomsday scenario struck my low-activity brain. What if I could only enjoy ONE of these four elements — each of which I consider to be just as important as earth, air, water, or fire — for the rest of time? It was too much to process and I don’t want to bum you out, so instead vote below for which element you could potentially live ***without.***

If you think you have a beter combination than either chocolate/peanut butter or Saturday/Sunday, suggest it in the comments so everyone else can call you an idiot!

Read more: All Lunchtime Polls on PopWatch

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

'Glee': Britney Spears jazzed to find out dolphins are just gay sharks

“All my GLEEKERS in the crowd, Grab a partner take it down.” –@britneyspears

Now that this Brit-on-Brit shot (Heather Morris vs. Britney Spears…”Glee Against The Music”?) is circling the Twitpic Ocean like a hungry gay shark, we are about a billion times more excited for Glee‘s Britney episode. Even though we can’t count.

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

News Corp's $1 million donation to RGA: Jonstewartissa Explains It All

I’m so glad Jon Stewart conjured up the visual aids to help explain News Corp’s $1million donation to the Republican Governors Association on last night’s Daily Show. I usually watch Glenn Beck bounce off the invisible walls surrounding his chalkboard if I need to understand high-concept political gobbledygook. But Stewart makes things even easier! Video after the break. READ FULL STORY

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