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Someone on Capitol Hill made rude edits to Laverne Cox's Wikipedia page

Anyone can edit Wikipedia entries, including those working in the House of Representatives—and thanks to Ed Summers, the developer behind Twitter account @congressedits, we can now know exactly what changes these Congress staffers are making. Summers tracks the edits of users with IP addresses in the Congressional range, and Wednesday, he discovered one anonymous staffer altered transgender actress Laverne Cox’s page.

According to the A.V. ClubCox’s Wikipedia page originally read that she was a “real transgender woman” but the Wikipedia user changed it to read she is “a real man pretending to be a woman.” Calling Cox a “real man” rejects the idea that gender is formed by multiple factors and dismisses her chosen identity as a transgender woman.

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Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling to star in Off Broadway play this winter

Ahh, just what we’ve all been waiting for: Tyrion Lannister and Piper Chapman on stage together! It sounds like a TV lover’s dream mash-up to have Emmy darlings/hopefuls Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) matched together, but dream no more: The duo will topline the Classic Stage Company revival of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, beginning previews in January 2015.

The play—part of an already starry CSC 2014/15 season that also includes Peter Sarsgaard in Hamlet and Chris Noth in Doctor Faustus—concerns a young country wife named Natalya (Schilling) who becomes interested in the tutor of her young son, much to the chagrin of her good friend Rakitin (Dinklage), who is already taken with her. The production will mark the NYC stage debut of Schilling and offer up Dinklage’s first theater performance since 2007, when he appeared in the Ethan Hawke-directed play Things We Want. And it appears to be a family effort of sorts, as Month will be helmed by Dinklage’s wife, theater director Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse).

Given the small environs of Off Broadway’s Classic Stage and its thrust setting, if you want the best chance to see these TV jailbirds in action, sooner is preferable to later. A Month in the Country begins previews at NYC’s Classic Stage Company on Jan. 9, 2015, with a limited engagement through February 15. For tickets and additional information, visit the company’s official website.

Watch Uzo Aduba teach Conan O'Brien how to make 'crazy eyes'

On Monday night, the cast of Orange Is the New Black went on its first-ever late-night appearance as a group when stars Kate Mulgrew, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Biggs, Laverne Cox, and Lea DeLaria joined Conan O’Brien to talk about their hit Netflix show.

Perhaps the highlight of their appearance was Aduba revealing the secret to Crazy Eyes’ signature facial expression. But when she tried to talk O’Brien through the process of making his eyes pop like Aduba’s do on the show, he looked less crazy and more creepy and confused.

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Jason Biggs talks 'Orange is the New Black' with real-life Larry

Larry gets a bad rap on Orange is the New Black. He’s annoying, fans say, the worst. True, Larry isn’t the most likable—he used Piper going to prison to get ahead in his work, he is incredibly self-absorbed, and, oh yeah, he had an affair with Piper’s best friend. Oof. 

Though Jason Biggs’ portrayal doesn’t exactly always inspire sympathy, the real Larry—a writer named Larry Smith, who in real life is married to Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman—doesn’t seem to have hard feelings: The two recently got together for an interview in which Smith claimed he didn’t fart in bed with Piper (yeah, okay, Larry) and Biggs revealed what scenes make him uncomfortable, and how he prepares for them (hint: he doesn’t). Highlights from their chat:

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'Orange Is the New Black': Finish season 2? Talk craziest moments (and that ending) here

[Spoilers for all of season 2 of Orange Is the New Black]

Finish your binge?

Now that you’ve gotten through the whole second season at Litchfield, we want to hear what you thought the craziest moment was. (Refresh yourself with EW’s recaps of all the episodes.) Will Vee continue to haunt your nightmares? Did Pornstache’s return make you gasp with fear — or glee? Who else teared up when we first saw Red’s injuries in the hospital?

Vote on the most shocking moment in the back half of the season below — and let us know what you thought of that OMG finale (#RosaForever). READ FULL STORY

'Orange Is the New Black' costume designer Jennifer Rogien on styling Litchfield Prison

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Most of the time spent on screen in Orange Is the New Black is in uniform, in orange (or khaki) as the title suggests. Inmates look alike. Guards look alike. There’s little variety. Why, then, would the show need a costume designer?

It’s a question that Jennifer Rogien, costume designer of the Netflix hit, often faces. She sees merit in the query, telling Entertainment Weekly how seemingly ridiculous her position could be construed on a very simplistic level. But, within this community of orange, Rogien says, “There is a whole world of tiny details to worry about.” READ FULL STORY

'Orange Is the New Black': What if Uzo Aduba played every part? -- VIDEO

Tatiana Maslany isn’t the only actor who’s prepared to take on multiple roles in a television show. She’s also not the only actor who knows how to rock a wig (or five).

In a new Funny or Die video, Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba “auditions” for various other roles on the show, including Piper, Red, Taystee, and more. There’s stretching, singing, and even a Lil’ Wayne impression of sorts. They might’ve wanted her to read for the part of Crazy Eyes, but it’s obvious Aduba could’ve taken on a number of characters.

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'Orange Is the New Black': Watched the first half of season 2? Talk craziest moments here!

[Spoilers through season 2, episode 7 of Orange is the New Black]

Were you binge-watching this weekend?

Assuming you’ve come up for air since season 2 of Orange Is the New Black was released Friday on Netflix, we want to hear what you thought was the most surprising moment of the first half of the new episodes. (So for this post, no spoiling anything past episode 7.)

As Hillary Busis noted in her recaps of the second season, we’re getting even deeper into the backstories of these characters — particularly ones who were on the backburner for the first season, like Miss Rosa. What gave you the biggest OMG moment? Was it Piper’s airplane ride? Red and Vee’s deep history with each other? The fact that Lorna Morello is actually an attempted murderess? (It’s totally that one, right?)

Vote below. READ FULL STORY

'Orange Is the New Black' meets 'Arrested Development' in new promo -- VIDEO

Netflix, marry me.

The streaming service put out a promo for Orange Is the New Black on Wednesday in the style of Arrested Development‘s memorable opening credits — the Bluths are swapped with “wealthy girl” Piper Chapman; the women of Litchfield stand in for Michael Bluth; Ron Howard’s narration is as smooth as ever. In a word, it’s perfect.

Orange Is the New Black‘s second season premieres June 6 on Netflix. Watch the promo below: READ FULL STORY

Yael Stone of 'Orange Is the New Black' has a thing for Papa Ingalls, does a mean Sinead -- VIDEO

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“Can we talk about how terrifying the words ‘personality test’ are?” asked actress Yael Stone — whom you may know best as red-lipped, self-deluded Lorna Morello on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black — right before sitting down to take EW’s very own pop culture-slanted quiz.

Luckily, the bubbly Aussie passed our “test” with flying colors — waxing rhapsodic about the torch she still carries for Michael Landon’s character on Little House on the Prairie, singing Lauryn Hill songs from the very depths of her soul, and the sci-fi touchstone she saw way too young. (A guy with a melting face is involved.) Before the references started flying, she also opened up a bit about her character’s quirky manner of speaking, which is sort of like a 1940s moll by way of Bora Bora Bora: “It’s like a Long Island sound with some Boston vowels in there, with the ‘ahh’ stuff,” Stone explains. “I wouldn’t like to say that I’m really wonderful, like, that’s my thing — but I really like accents, and I like learning about people’s accents.” READ FULL STORY

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