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Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, more stars talk bullying at the GLSEN Respect Awards

The stars came together last night to celebrate the 9th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards at L.A.’s Beverly Hills Hotel.

Hosted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the event honored those who work to make the country’s schools safer by educating students and teachers about the effects of bullying.

The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons, Scandal‘s Dan Bucatinsky, and more of the celebrities in attendance talked to EW about their own personal experiences with bullying.

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'Scandal' behind the scenes: Josh Malina shares a musical moment with Katie Lowes -- VIDEO

We all know the cast of Scandal can act their butts off, but did you also know they could sing?

In this week’s Josh Cam, Josh Malina captures cast member Katie Lowes in a very musical moment as they head to a top secret filming location. And not only do we love her choice of song, but the girl can sing!

Check out the video below in prep for tonight’s new episode of Scandal, airing at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Warning: The video below contains adult content…and a Gregorian chant!
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'The Purge: Fear The Night' combines movie themes with real-life scares -- VIDEO

The Purge: Fear of the Night is not your average haunted-house experience.

For one, there are no ghosts or monsters or men in gore-tastic makeup jumping out at you. Second, and most notably, rather than being a spectator to scary events, you’re part of one. That was the goal from the start, according to Jason Blum, who was one of the producers on the 2013 film that inspired the live-action event, taking place now in Los Angeles. “We wanted to try something new and different,” says Blum, who is currently in pre-production on the fifth Paranormal Activity movie.
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On the scene at People's Ones To Watch party: Anna Faris, Kathy Griffin and more tell us who they are obsessed with

People and Essie came together this week to celebrate Hollywood’s next generation of talented stars at People’s Ones To Watch event.

L.A.’s trendy Hinoki & The Bird played host to the swanky soiree, which turned out a nice mix of fresh-faced stars on the rise and familiar faces. Read on to find out who Anna Faris, Kathy Griffin, and more had to say about which newcomer they’ve got their eye on right now!

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'Scandal' on-the-scene report: My day as an extra

My only instruction going into my day as an extra on ABC’s Scandal was to make my best attempt at dressing like a member of the White House press corps. Having worked on Capitol Hill for a summer about six years ago, I didn’t stress too much about the instruction . I got this, I thought.

That is, until I looked at my closet the day I was scheduled to report to set and realized that in the course of my many moves since leaving D.C., I had purged all remnants of my ill-fitting Ann Taylor Loft business attire and replaced the items with a wardrobe more fitting of an entertainment reporter. In other words, one look into my closet had me exclaiming, “Where are all my adult clothes?!”

I settled on a dress that had polka dot blouse and a leather pencil skirt — I’m pretty sure I bought it from Zara and forgot existed. Once I got to set, I was told what I probably knew already: my look was too hot for the White House. Luckily, costume designer Lyn Paolo has an arsenal of beautiful, sophisticated clothes, and in one quick swoop, she made me press corps-ready with a tweed skirt (which I placed over mine) and a low heel. Full disclosure: I loved the skirt, but the heels were about 4 inches shorter than what I am I used to wearing. The picture you see above, in which I’m on the far right, briefly horrified me. “This is what happens when I don’t wear my shoes! I look like a hobbit,” I told my sister. (At the time, though, I was so excited, I didn’t give the shoes much thought.)

Once dressed, we were given a once-over by the hair and makeup department. Luckily (or unfortunately?), my face is 95 percent man-made materials on a “natural” day, so all I needed was a little lip balm. Then, we were off to set.

I can’t say much about the scene, mostly because I’m afraid of being shot by snipers. But it involved a press conference with President Fitzgerald (Tony Goldwyn). Despite having been on many sets in my years covering entertainment, it never fails to amaze me how actors get in and out of character so quickly. Goldwyn’s performance in this scene was intense as you might imagine, but the moment the camera stopped rolling, he was his normal charming self.

It took about five hours from wardrobe-to-wrap for us — I was there with three other real-life reporters — to film what will likely be a 60-second scene. You may frequently hear about the work that goes into making TV shows, but I can tell you it’s all true. There are so many moving parts, things to do, and people to wrangle, I don’t envy those who do it every day. Of course, if you were to ask them, there’s nowhere else they’d rather be. And that’s the beauty of it.

'The Challenge': On the scene for 'Rivals II' reunion (and that slap!)

There was a chill in the air of a Midtown Manhattan TV studio when taping began for last night’s The Challenge: Rivals II reunion show — and it wasn’t the oncoming fall. Though the winners had just been announced, about 10 minutes into the live reunion, no one was talking about the results. Twitter feuders Frank and Knight – who weren’t technically rivals on the show — sat down to talk to host Jonny Moseley with a palpable tension between them as they discussed sparring online over comments Frank made about Knight’s ex (and Rivals II competitor) Jemmye. Flash-forward a few minutes: Bodyguards were escorting Knight out of the studio as a cluster of Challengers checked to see if Frank was okay. My first response: This has to be fake, right? But what went down in the few minutes after the altercation assured me it was not.
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On the scene at the Emmys: Five things you didn't know about the live show

Ah, The Emmys!  TV’s prom night — but with fewer virgins than your average high school dance.

The annual salute to the television industry’s best and brightest took place last night, as you may have heard (or seen flooded across your Twitter timeline). And while you saw the show as it was intended — on your television — seeing it play out from inside the Nokia Theater is an entirely different experience. Not to say it’s better or worse, simply different. A little eye-opening. A little magic-killing. And with much fewer snacks than you probably had at home.

Here are five things you probably didn’t know about what goes on during the show when you’re not watching: 
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'The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All' on the scene: We take the guys speed-dating

After the grueling two-hour Men Tell All special, I thought the boys of The Bachelorette deserved a break. So I let a handful of them try to impress me with the answers to four important speed-dating questions to determine who would be getting a rose from me — you know, if I had roses.

Juan Pablo and I chatted primarily about his favorite subject: his daughter Camilla. He deferred to her love of all the Disney princesses when I asked him his favorite, and in the end he didn’t come up with a straight answer. But now I know Camilla had a Minnie Mouse-themed birthday party in February and loves to sing along to the Tangled soundtrack.

His favorite superhero — though he isn’t really into them — is Batman. “I used to like watching the movies, watching the outfits, the guns and everything, that was pretty good,” he said. “The suit that he wore, that guy was freakin’ ripped. I liked it.”

His favorite romantic comedy is a Spanish langugage film from Argentina called El hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride), so we couldn’t connect over that, but he said he’d take me to the jungle on a date. Then he backed up.

“Honestly, any date’s good. Go to dinner, or a soccer game — if you like music, go to a concert,” he suggested. “I’m not high-maintenance at all. I like to be with someone who will get along with doing things, like if I said, ‘Let’s go to a soccer game,’ and they said, ‘Oh, that’s boring, I don’t like that.’ You know, just go and maybe you want to go to a ballet and I’m like, ‘Okay let’s do it. I like that.’ An easygoing woman.”

So that’s not happening.
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'The Walking Dead' cast, more celebs celebrate the comic book's 10th anniversary at Comic-Con party

The Walking Dead took Comic-Con by storm yet again with another packed Hall H panel on Friday, but the celebrations for the zombie series didn’t stop there. Celebs and other Comic-Con attendees celebrated the comic book and the AMC TV show it inspired at a party near the San Diego Convention Center last night.

A follow-up to last year’s 100th issue celebration for The Walking Dead in Petco Park during Comic-Con, this year’s Hyundai-sponsored event celebrating the comic book’s 10th anniversary was in a parking lot in downtown San Diego. (Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ had commandeered Petco Park.)

Weezer performed at the event — so yes, a bunch of Hollywood celebs did rock out to A-lister wannabe anthem “Beverly Hills.” Nathan Fillion beelined for the center of the pit in front of the stage as soon as he arrived. Among the other attendees were Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, Fillion’s Castle co-star Molly Quinn, Buffy alum Seth Green, and Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley. Of course, talent from AMC’s The Walking Dead were also in attendance, including Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), David Morrissey (the Governor), comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman, and Danai Gurira (Michonne).
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Nerdist does 'Star Wars' musical tribute in prep for charity race. Watch it here.

The cantina is about to get wild. Patton Oswalt is behind the bar. Billy Dee Williams is waiting to get on stage for a karaoke performance. And Jason Schwartzman just finished trying to sweet talk a Twi’lek.

It’s anything but a common day at Nerdist Industries but it’s certainly a freaking awesome one. READ FULL STORY

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