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The Karaoke World Championships begin streaming today: Here are 5 songs we don't want to hear

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The next time you’re belting a Journey tune while trying to keep your balance and not spill your third drink, don’t be embarrassed the next morning, stand tall — you were simply cross-training.

That’s right, singing poorly and loudly is all part of the long, hard fitness journey to sing-song domination at the 2013 Karaoke World Championships. File this one under: Things We Did Not Know Warranted Championship Competitions, But What The Hell. After all, a little karaoke competition with a very big title can’t be that far-fetched, considering we live in a world that validates far sillier fare, such as tournaments for extreme ironing, Rock Paper Scissors, and weirdest individual on TLC.

This year’s Karaoke World Championships, which features amateur singers from 32 countries, takes place in Lappeenranta, Finland. The competition begins today and runs until Sunday. You can watch it streaming today (see below). Last year’s 2012 World Champion was from Spain. ¡Ole!

In the world of karaoke, as in road-trip playlists, song choice is important. You’re not just singing for yourself, you’re singing for the audience’s enjoyment too. Pick a lovesick ballad that showcases your pipes, you risk making your friends feel empty and loathsome of your talent. Here are five songs I hope we won’t be seeing in the championships:
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Report: Stephen Amell is not shirtless in upcoming Hallmark Channel movie

We’re only one week away from the return of Arrow, so we think Stephen Amell fans can handle this news: We’ve fast-forwarded through the Hallmark Channel original movie When Calls the Heart premiering Oct. 19, and he does not appear to be shirtless in it. At all. There is some nice oatmeal-colored Henley action when his character, Royal Canadian Mountie Wynn Delaney, startles the new school teacher (Maggie Grace) by delivering firewood. But that’s as close as you’ll get.

The movie, based on Janette Oke’s Canadian West book series, is a prequel of sorts to a Hallmark original series debuting in January. In the film, a wealthy young woman receives a teaching assignment in a small 19th century coal town. As she decides whether to accept it, and then makes the journey there accompanied by a handsome young Mountie, she finds courage in the secret diary of her late aunt (Grace), who also had a teaching post in the western frontier –and, of course, a similar love interest.

Tony Danza on celebrity Internet death hoaxes: The second time, people buy it

Tony Danza is alive and well and starring in both the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Honeymoon in Vegas, opening Sept. 26 in Millburn, NJ, and in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon, which hits theaters (and the cover of EW) Sept. 27. But you might recall he’s been the victim of not one, but two celebrity death hoaxes. Stopping by The Editor’s Hour with Jess Cagle on Entertainment Weekly Radio this week, Danza explained that the second time the Internet proclaims you’re dead, more people actually buy it. “Like, I got messages on my phone, ‘Oh, Tony!’” he says, laughing. “It’s kinda weird — after you’re gone, still being able to know what would happen.” Listen to an excerpt below and hear the full interview on SiriusXM channel 105 tomorrow (Sept. 26). READ FULL STORY

'Sons of Anarchy' primer: Five things you need to know before tonight's season premiere

Tonight, Sons of Anarchy returns (10 p.m. ET on FX), and whether you’re a die-hard fan who’s forgotten where the season 5 finale left off, or a new viewer curious to see star Charlie Hunnam (the newly-cast Christian Grey) in action, here are five things you need to know/remember about the state of SAMCRO, which, newbies, stands for Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original (the outlaw charter Hunnam’s character, Jax, is president of). We’ll try to keep this as simple as possible. UPDATE: Read our season 6 premiere recap, and our extensive postmortem with creator Kurt Sutter.
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EW's sixth annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!

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It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites here. Click through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 12. Winners will be announced Sept. 13. Campaigning is welcome. There are trophies involved, after all, to which last year’s big winners can attest:
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Your guide to Labor Day TV Marathons 2013

There aren’t really any rules when it comes to celebrating Labor Day. Some people like to enjoy their last days of summer with a beach trip, and others like to use their Monday off to never change out of their pajamas. We’re not here to judge. But what we are here to do is give you your all-day TV marathon options, just in case you like to celebrate in front of the TV.

We’ve rounded up the marathons that will keep you busy from morning till night (none of this five-episodes-and-done stuff):

*Note: Final time is when final episode begins; all in ET

US Open Tennis (CBS, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Criminal Minds (ION, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.)

Storage Wars: Texas followed by Storage Wars (A&E, 9 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m.)

Call of the Wildman and Call of the Wildman: More Live Action! (Animal Planet, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m.)

Untold Stories of the E.R. (DFH, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.)

Two and a Half Men (FX, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

American Ninja Warrior (G4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Minute to Win It (GSN, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Pawn Stars (History, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Arrested Development (IFC, 6:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.)

Ridiculousness (MTV, 1 a.m. to 2:13 p.m.)

Life Below Zero (NGC, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tues)

The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tues)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Oxygen, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Beverly Hills Pawn (Reelz, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

MythBusters (SCI, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tues)

The Millionaire Matchmaker (Style., 6a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Long Island Medium (TLC, 6 am to 1 p.m.) followed by an episode of Long Island Medium On the Road at 2 p.m.

Castle (TNT, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

The Andy Griffith Show (TV Land, 8 a.m. to 5:12 p.m.)

NCIS (USA, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) followed by an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles at 7 p.m .

Roseanne (WE, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Bonus shark movie marathon: Sand Sharks, Jersey Shore Shark Attack, Dinoshark, Sharktopus, Super Shark, Ghost Shark, Sharknado, 2-Headed Shark, Super Shark (Syfy, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.)

Our recommendations: Arrested Development, Ridiculousness, Castle, maybe just a little bit of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and as much of the shark movie marathon as you can possibly consume. Happy Labor Day!

Giphy gives the gift of GIFs for use on Facebook

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Today marks a revolutionary day in Internet expression. GIF search engine website Giphy announced its latest development in posting this image on its blog. READ FULL STORY

The March on Washington's 50th anniversary: Your guide to the festivities -- LIVE STREAMING VIDEO

Want to celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1963′s historic March on Washington — and Martin Luther King Jr.’s seminal “I Have a Dream” speech? You’re in luck: Coverage of Washington, D.C.’s anniversary events will be ongoing all day, both on cable news channels and three major networks. Look below for a brief guide to the day’s most notable programs, as well as a live stream of the festivities on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (All times are ET.)

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Sean Young, Vincent D'Onofrio to star in new 'Tales from Beyond the Pale' terror tales

Director Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix company has announced that season 2 of the horror-themed Tales from Beyond the Pale audio play series will be released on the suitably spooky date of Friday, Sept. 13. The second batch of terror tales was recorded live in New York and features actors Sean Young, Vincent D’Onofrio, James LeGros (Living in Oblivion, Girls), and Kate Lyn Sheil (Sun Don’t Shine), among others. “Having a season of tales already behind us, we thought it would be a fun challenge to pull back the curtain on our process and perform them live,” said filmmaker and Tales cocreator Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead) in a statement.

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Your Netflix Instant Queue isn't gone, but it is different: Meet My List

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By now, Netflix users understand that the streaming service is constantly evolving, but adding more movies is one thing. Taking away a person’s Instant Queue is quite another.

But don’t fret. Netflix hasn’t really taken away your Instant Queue as much as they have replaced it with something they think will be a lot more helpful to your user experience. Meet My List, a place for you to collect all of the titles you’ve found and enjoyed on Netflix. My List will appear as a row or gallery on your homepage, with the titles Netflix thinks you’re most likely to want to watch at the beginning of the list. And yes, it will appear across all of your devices.

However, if you don’t like the look of your list, you can go in and manually change the order, etc. But the less you use it, the further down on your screen it drops, so don’t be neglectful. And last but not least, the new My List feature will include special tags for things like TV shows with new seasons available or a movie that is about to expire on Netflix. Nifty, right?

Watch a tutorial on My List below: READ FULL STORY

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