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Spike's Guys Choice Awards: Jimmy Kimmel recovers from Jennifer Aniston roast -- VIDEO

The casual irreverence of Spike’s Guys Choice Awards was evident everywhere during the show’s taping, from the upscale tiki/woodsy decor and leopard-print carpet to the green room that felt more like an A-list cocktail party than a staging area for busy celebs just waiting to do their bit on stage and rush off to another, possibly cooler event.

But that didn’t stop Jimmy Kimmel from putting the show in its place. “People talk about the Oscars and they talk about the Emmys and they talk about the Tonys, the People’s Choice Awards, the Soul Train Awards, ” Kimmel said backstage Saturday, after receiving his Mantler trophy for being the Funniest Motherf—er of 2013. “This is not as good as any of them,” he joked. Perhaps that had something to do with Jennifer Aniston’s unfiltered introduction, recorded in Los Angeles on Saturday for broadcast Wednesday. “Jimmy you’ve got a lot going on in your life,” Aniston said. “Like me, you got engaged this year, unlike me, nobody cares.”

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On the scene at the 2013 Webby Awards: What you didn't see at home

The Webby Awards aren’t the world’s shortest award ceremony — including a dinner break, the ceremony takes the standard three hours — but they feel like it. Part of that is the famous five-word limit on acceptance speeches (like Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton: “Still can’t pay my rent”); part of it is just how fast everyone moves. At last night’s 17th annual ceremony, host Patton Oswalt was a speedy presence, which is why (I assume) he felt the need to jokingly remind us that, no really, he’s out of shape.

The atmosphere inside the Cipriani’s cavernous Wall Street ballroom was decidedly different than it was for anyone streaming the show at home: All the funniest jokes didn’t get the best reactions, Frank Ocean baffled most of the room, and The Onion guys were maybe a little rude?

Here’s what you didn’t see this year…

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'Hangman with prizes': On the scene at the 30th anniversary of 'Wheel of Fortune'

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If you’ve always dreamed of yelling “Wheel… of… Fortune!” on national TV, prepare to be disappointed. It turns out that the shouts you hear when viewing the show at home are prerecorded — the voices of people you’ll never know, excited about a game you’re not actually watching. READ FULL STORY

'Arrested Development': On the scene at New York's banana stand with Terry Crews

There’s always money in the banana stand — especially when it’s located at the end of a long, long line filled with hungry Arrested Development superfans.

The Bluth family’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is currently wrapping up its second day in New York City, having launched its stateside tour in Manhattan yesterday. The stand started serving frosty confections at noon, though would-be customers began lining up even earlier than that. (One pair told EW that they had arrived at the stand at 11:40; 45 minutes later, they were still waiting, albeit fairly close to the front of the line.)

By 12:30ish, the line stretched from Columbus Circle to 62nd Street and Broadway, broken only occasionally so that it wouldn’t block access to buildings like the Trump International. A line-tender dressed in a gigantic banana suit handed out “Mr. Manager” stickers to those just joining the pack and estimated that they’d likely be waiting an hour or longer before getting their hands on Giddy-Girly Bananas, George Daddies, or Simple Simons. READ FULL STORY

On the scene: NKOTB take it step by step at Andy Cohen's 'Watch What Happens Live'

When Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen described the members of New Kids on the Block as the first boy band-turned-man band, he wasn’t kidding. Faster than you could say “Mazel!” the Beantown balladeers were talking about Joey McIntyre’s junk, and the adult conversation didn’t stop until the WWHL aftershow cameras clicked off.

Fresh off the release of their album 10, McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight were eager to take on everything Cohen had on tap. As is custom at the Bravo Clubhouse, this included cheekily named games with titles like “New Kids on the Jock” (yes, that was a bulge-identifying contest — which they nailed) and “Who Kids on the Block” — a kiss-and-tell, Newlywed Game-style lark during which we learned Danny has always done well with the ladies and that Joey is, very proudly, the quintet’s biggest Masshole. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2013: Celebs mingle, cheer each other on inside the Dolby Theatre

Inside the Dolby Theatre, the array of dresses, tuxes, champagne flutes, Hollywood chatter, and discussion of which commercial break is best for making a run to the bar sometimes overshadow watching the show itself. Sunday night was no exception, as the audience from our vantage point in the first mezzanine reacted positively to host Seth MacFarlane and screamed loudly for winners like Life of Pi and Argo. But what happens when the show takes a break? Who’s hanging out with whom in the lobby? Here are a few of our favorite insider scenes from Sunday night’s Oscars.

The commercial breaks seem so fast. You may be longing for the DVR when you watch the Oscars at home, but inside, the breaks feel faster than you can say “and the Oscar goes to.” Commercials are the only time you can move into the lobby or back to your seat — and in floor length gowns, that’s no small task.

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Oscars 2013 backstage: Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck, Anne Hathaway, Adele, and more

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Oscar winners get 45 seconds to gush about their journey to Oscardom and pack in a bunch of thank-yous in their acceptance speech. Most of them aren’t Quentin Tarantino and don’t get to turn the tables, cutting off the orchestra with their speech like the Django Unchained director managed to tonight, but they do have the chance to get in a few extra words backstage. Read on for what the winners at the 85th Academy Awards said in the press room Sunday night – including Ben Affleck on hearing the First Lady announce his win, Jennifer Lawrence on why she felt like Steve Martin on Sunday and a short filmmaker’s response to a surprise celebrity in the room.

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On Michelle Obama announcing Argo’s win live from the White House:
“I was sort of hallucinating when that was happening. In the course of hallucination, it doesn’t seem that odd. It’s like, ‘Oh, look, a purple elephant. Oh look, Michelle Obama.’  Honestly, I was just asking these two guys outside, ‘Was that Michelle Obama?’ The whole thing kind of alarmed me at the time, but in retrospect, the fact that it was the First Lady was an enormous honor, and the fact that she surrounded herself by service men and women was special and I thought appropriate.” READ FULL STORY

On the Scene: Oprah gets the last word at the 'Essence' Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

In the midst of the Hollywood awards season, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon is a welcome departure from the scripted formalities of awards speeches. Everyone already knows who is being honored, so there’s no pressure, and the guests are just happy to be there to support their peers and idols. Held Thursday over a long lunch in the elegant Beverly Hills Hotel, the 2013 honorees were: Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends), Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris (Skyfall), and Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild).

The crowded red carpet had the feel of a happy high school reunion — with Naomi Campbell, Blair Underwood, Ava DuVernay, and Kelly Rowland. But the excitement about Oprah kept everyone anchored and thrilled. “People respond to truth. She owns her body, she owns her truth,” said Tamera Mowry-Housley. David Oyelowo (LincolnMiddle of Nowhere) told EW, “Oprah means the world to me.” Having just come off of filming The Butler with Winfrey, he added: “She’s become a great friend and a great mentor. She’s just a wonderful, wonderful human being. It’s a real privilege to be here.”

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'The X Factor' season 2 finale: 10 things you didn't see on TV

In the course of The X Factor’s two-hour finale, the Fox show crowned a winner, went overboard on Christmas sets and provoked screams out of dozens of teenage girls. You saw all that watching at home, but what didn’t you see? EW was on the scene for the taping of X Factor’s wrap-up to its sophomore season. Read on for 10 things going on at CBS Television City during the taping that you didn’t see on TV. Warning: spoilers ahead! READ FULL STORY

On The Scene at WWE: John Cena gets upended, Brooklynites chant 'Feed Me More!'

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Like most fans of professional wrestling, my enthusiasm for it has ebbed and flowed quite a bit ever since I got hooked on watching Hulk Hogan, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and the Ultimate Warrior toss people around in the late ’80s. I was a weekly TV watcher during childhood, drifted away around middle school, came back around again in the late ’90s, ignored it during college, then became mildly obsessed again around 2005. Oddly, though I no longer watch any of the weekly WWE TV shows with any sort of regularity, I’m more invested than I have ever been, thanks to the Internet.

But no matter what the state of WWE Raw has been, I have always enjoyed the live experience of going to a wrestling show. So when WWE rolled into Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the first time for the TLC pay-per-view, I couldn’t pass it up.  READ FULL STORY

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