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James Gandolfini's best 'Sopranos' lines: The Tao of Tony

While James Gandolfini died Wednesday at the far-too-young age of 51, the actor left behind a body of work that belies his only half-century of life. And nothing stands out in that career quite like Gandolfini’s near-decade embodying Tony Soprano on HBO’s The Sopranos.

David Chase’s groundbreaking series about the complicated mob boss was powerful for many reasons, none more so than Gandolfini’s delivery of Chase’s dynamic dialogue. During six seasons and 86 episodes, Gandolfini’s Soprano unspooled a life philosophy through impatient (but ultimately loving) interactions with his family, gruff instructions to his underlings and reluctant therapy sessions with Dr. Melfi.

Here is Life According to Tony Soprano, in his 16 best quotes:
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'The X Factor' poetry roundup: 12 most powerful lines from departing judge Nicole Scherzinger

Hot on the heels of a real tragedy, sources close to The X Factor say that judge Nicole Scherzinger will join host Steve Jones in their expulsion from the harsh, red galaxy. Nicole will not return for season 2, having received Simon Cowell’s blessing to go forth — far, far, away… no, no, a little farther… please, love, if you could just keep walking — and work on her music.

Since turning my “I love Steve Jones” post inside out and doing “10 Things I Won’t Miss About Nicole Scherzinger” seemed a bit cruel, here’s a benign roundup of some of Nicole’s most poignant and thought-provoking utterances in season 1. Print these out and let her wisdom guide you through life. You’re an inspiration for her.

Merely 12 of Nicole Scherzinger’s Most Powerful Lines of Poetry from ‘The X Factor’

“We’re nothing without the talent.” (during a confessional from her hotel suite in Seattle)

“If I were a teenager again, you’d be all over my walls.” (to the Brewer Boys) (ew?)

“If I were a season, I’d want to look just like you.” (to Lakoda Rayne) READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Pop Quiz: 'The Bachelor' or 'Intervention'?

Last night’s Intervention featured Kimberly, an alcoholic who lives in a big house and spends all of her spare time drinking. The Bachelor features “ladies” who “live” in a big house and spend all of their spare time drinking. It’s only a matter of time before the Champagne Flute of Fate will get us all.

Try to determine which quote is from which show. It may be harder than you think!

‘THE BACHELOR’ OR ‘INTERVENTION’? for Jan. 23, 2012

1. “I am 100 percent thinking I cannot do this. I’m scared.”
2. “I sat there and I was just crying in the street.”
3. “F—- her! F— her!”
4. “I almost want to rip her head off and verbally assault her.”
5. “I am one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.”
6. “I just can’t listen to this because it’s too absurd.”
7. “It’s always about you, you, you, you, you. One is a lonely number, and you’re going to die.”
8. “It’s the most painful thing in this world. I want what I couldn’t get here. I want all that good stuff; I want it to last and I want it to be right. And I’m skeptical that it even exists anymore.”
9. “I wonder if you’ll take this seriously enough.”
10. “The only emotion I feel when I look into that house is shame.”

GOOD LUCK! And the answers are…. READ FULL STORY

Snooki, Michele Bachmann top 'Bad Science List'

The Sense About Science (SAS) campaign has named Jersey Shore doctor of grain liquor Snooki and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann as two of 2011′s worst offenders of Bad Science. Bachmann went on TV to tell a story of a Tampa woman who claimed her daughter had become “mentally retarded” from an HPV vaccine, and Snooki — well, Snooki’s sort of a science experiment gone wrong in so many (and some delightful) ways that I’d like to give her scientific claim its own paragraph. Let it breathe a little, like seamen amidst a gust of sea air.

“I don’t really like the beach. I hate sharks, and the water’s all whale sperm. That’s why the ocean’s salty.”

The untethered inclusion of “I hate sharks” in there is almost poetic. Think about it for a few seconds. NO, I’m just kidding, don’t hurt yourselves. READ FULL STORY

Matt Damon hits President Obama again. Does he only hurt the ones he loves?

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Looks like Matt Damon is going to have a big serving of humble pie at his Christmas feast this year. The Oscar winner just backpedaled on his harsh words for Bourne writer Tony Gilroy, and now he’s gone and done it again. In an interview with ELLE ironically titled “Matt Damon: Hollywood’s Sexiest Mr. Nice Guy,” Damon reiterated his previous criticism of President Barack Obama. READ FULL STORY

EWwy winner Courteney Cox would like to kiss EW's...ewe

Well this is a delightful way to kick off a weekend. I’m suddenly more ready than ever to pound some grape!

Thrilled to be the esteemed recipient of a trophy in the shape of a ewe after winning the Lead Comedy Actress category of the 2011 EWwy Awards — EW.com’s annual celebration of the television performers and series (for comedy and drama) that you readers said deserved Emmy nods — Cougar Town star Courteney Cox leans in for a smooch (in a pose strikingly similar to the way Jules Cobb performs damage control on an oversize glass of red)….

“I’m not kissing your butt,” she claims. “But Thank You so much EW!!!!!”

Invisible opera gloves to you, Courteney!

Cougar Town‘s midseason premiere can’t come soon enough.

EWwys 2011: Meet your 10 winners!

To see all of this year’s nominees, flip through our photo galleries for the Comedy and Drama categories.

Read more:
The 2011 EWwy Winners: Matt Czuchry thanks his fans!

Best Headline of the Day: 'Nicolas Cage awoken by naked man with Fudgesicle'

Okay. I’M SORRY Nicolas Cage was Trespass-ed against years ago and had to live through a real-life home invasion by a naked man who loved Fudgesicles. That sounds terrible and the part about the leather jacket is not helping, either. But since this Reuters story produced my favorite sentence on the Internet today…  READ FULL STORY

Eminem has now dissed all celebrities; nation yawns

Eminem’s at it again with the celebrity disses in “A Kiss,” a track off his forthcoming album Hell: The Sequel. But are they even that bad, compared to some of the more ridiculous s— he’s doled out? Below, I’ve listed some of the Chrysler enthusiast’s more egregious celeb disses. And it’s not even all of ‘em! (I know you guys have been on the edges of your seats waiting for my opinions on Eminem.)

Lady Gaga (“A Kiss”)
Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office
She’s already a male lady
Wouldn’t f— her with her d—
The verdict’s in.

She must be heartbroken about that! READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy' season finale: Shouldn't the worst movie of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy make the best spoof?

In the opening crawl of Family Guy‘s third Star Wars spoof, Seth MacFarlane openly admits his fatigue in having to give us a Return of the Jedi parody. Even though there’s a lot of good stuff in “It’s a Trap!,” the writers aren’t entirely joking when they tell us to lower our expectations — it’s clear from the early scenes (Rush Limbaugh as the Rancor … eh) that this episode feels a bit more dutiful and less exuberant than “Blue Harvest” and “Something, Something, Something Dark Side.” READ FULL STORY

'Community' finale: Was that Laurie and Travis from 'Cougar Town'?

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Image Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC

What's the only thing better than
Community meets Sergio Leone meets Star Wars? An awesomely unnecessary and unexplained cameo by Laurie (Busy Philipps) and Travis (Dan Byrd) from Cougar Town. They appear for less than a second after [SPOILER ALERT]

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