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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

What book was Eric reading in the 'True Blood' finale? PopWatch investigates!

If you weren’t immediately distracted by Alexander Skarsgard’s nakedness in the True Blood finale, you may have noticed that Eric was reading a book while lounging on a snow-covered mountaintop in Sweden. EW has confirmed that the book is Den allvarsamma leken by Hjalmar Söderberg. Translation: The Serious Game. According to True Blood showrunner Brian Buckner, it was Skarsgard’s pick: “This was the book that Alex wanted to be reading because it is an old Swedish favorite.”  READ FULL STORY

Why [spoiler] is the next Bachelor: God tells all!

Are you there, Kristen? It’s Me, God. Please forgive Me for the tardiness of My reply. While I received all of the prayers you sent and read the numerous supplications in your Bachelorette recaps asking Me to please, please, pretty please make Juan Pablo the next Bachelor, it’s been a little busy up here what with flash floods and the whole Egypt situation and now that tainted salad mix business. (Seriously, why does anyone even eat at Olive Garden anymore?) And don’t even get Me started on the Doctor Who fans — I mean, I like Idris Elba as much as the next guy, but I can’t force him down producers’ throats, can I? I gave you people free will for a reason. It’s over. Please stop spamming My Gmail.

Anyhow, as My friend Chris Harrison announced tonight on After the Final Rose, I’ve decided to grant your request: The Bachelor starring Juan Pablo is coming to a TV near you in January 2014. You’re welcome.

Now, I want to clarify a few things here. READ FULL STORY

Who would my mom cast in 'The Best of Me'? Hint... Matt Damon gets the lead

The big-screen adaptation of the 2011 Nicholas Sparks novel The Best of Me has switched hands from Warner Bros. to Relativity, the studio that ushered Safe Haven and Dear John into theaters, Deadline reports. While I have seen every Nicholas Sparks movie, I don’t actually read the books. Therefore, to help cast the film — i.e.  the  people who will inevitably be touching each other’s faces on the movie poster — I reached out to my mother, who’s read the entire Sparks canon and is currently bored awaiting release from the hospital. (She’s swooning over her doctor – she’s fine).

The story, if you are unaware, revolves around Dawson and Amanda, former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks who return to Oriental, North Carolina 25 years later to attend the funeral of Tuck, a man who supported their young, star-crossed love. Per the synopsis on Sparks’ site: “As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew — about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear — was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?READ FULL STORY

Read along: 'ESPN The Magazine' Body Issue edition!

Even if you’re not into sports, odds are you’d happily sit down with ESPN The Magazine‘s annual Body Issue. You might flip to the features, which include pieces on how a female athlete’s breasts can be an obstacle (p. 112) and why the 1,700-pound bucking bull Bushwacker “may just have the baddest body in all of sports” (p. 129). But you’re most likely headed straight to the nude photo spreads, which begin on page 51. (You’re welcome.) So you’re not “reading” alone, we’ll read along with you. READ FULL STORY

Fourth of July TV concerts and fireworks: Celebrate from the comfort of your couch

If you don’t live in one of the cities — New York, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia — where the networks are planning to broadcast July 4 festivities —  or if you’re just not that interested in leaving the great air-conditioned indoors, TV offers several alternatives to the local fireworks displays.

The 37th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York hosted by Nick Cannon, features musical performances by Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Cher, Pitbull, and Selena Gomez. Despite the special’s star-studded lineup, the highlight is the fireworks show, this year entitled “It Begins with a Spark.” Curated by Usher, the pyrotechnic extravaganza will include over 40,000 fireworks over the Hudson River.

Not to be upstaged, the nation’s capitol will hold its own concert and fireworks show, fittingly titled, A Capitol FourthDancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron hosts and Barry Manilow headlines the PBS broadcast live from Washington, D.C., which includes additional performances by Neil Diamond, Scotty McCreery, Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Motown the Musical, John Williams, and more.

VH1 is set to air Philly 4th of July Jam, the largest free outdoor Fourth of July concert in the country. Hosted by actor-comedian Kevin Hart and featuring homegrown house band The Roots, the exhibition will showcase sets from Jill Scott, J. Cole, Grace Potter, John Mayer, and Ne-Yo. The show was originally slated to feature Demi Lovato as well, but due to strep throat, she’s cancelled her appearance. Rising country star Hunter Hayes takes her place to round out the night’s performances.

Check out the listings to watch these bombastic displays of patriotism, music, and pretty lights in the sky.
NBC: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (Live 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Repeat 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET)
PBS: A Capitol Fourth (Live 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET. Repeat 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. )
VH1: Philly 4th of July Jam (Live 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

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