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Hey, remember that time a 'True Detective' villain slept with Charlotte on 'Sex and the City'?

[Semi-spoilers if you haven't seen the True Detective finale. *shakes fist at HBO Go*]

Did Errol Childress — the sister-groping serial murderer whose reign of terror was finally foiled on Sunday night’s True Detective — look weirdly familiar to you? If so, you probably recognized actor Glenn Fleshler from Boardwalk Empire (he played bootlegger George Remus) or Damages (as Detective Milton Trammell).

What you may not realize, however, is that those two shows were hardly Fleshler’s first brush with prestige cable TV. Check out the bottom of his IMDB profile, and you’ll find that way back in 1998, he made one of his very first onscreen appearances in the very first season of Sex and the City — as Shmuel, a smoldering Hasidic artist who briefly tangles with Charlotte (Kristin Davis).

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Essay: Where are all the female friendships on TV?

Maybe it was when Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) split up on New Girl, and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) didn’t spend any time comforting her with smiley-face cupcakes or tearful screenings of Bambi.

Or maybe it was when Mindy (Mindy Kaling) broke off her engagement to Pastor Casey (Anders Holm), and no one was there to help her fill that sad-single-girl-shaped hole in her heart with extra helpings of glass noodle salad.

At some point, I started to wonder: Do any women on TV have female friends anymore? READ FULL STORY

Chris Colfer takes EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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Ask Chris Colfer for his favorite villain in children’s entertainment, and he can’t help but pick the titular character from the second book in his The Land of Stories series, The Enchantress Returns: “I purposely tried to make her a little bit of all the classic villains,” he says of evil Ezmia, who resurfaces long after cursing Sleeping Beauty to strike fear in the fairy-tale world and beyond. “I say she’s deliciously evil.”

Also wicked: Colfer’s sense of humor when he recently stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Your apartment is too big

Plenty of things are unrealistic about television: No iconic moment in my life has ever been accompanied by Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Can Happen,” despite how much I wish it were. But the perpetual tiny-but-annoying quirk that most shows are guilty of is the unemployed twentysomething with a fabulous apartment. I’m onto you, Girls: No matter how much junk you throw around in Marnie and Hannah’s onetime-shared living space, it doesn’t hide the fact that they’ve got a ton of room. I live in New York City; I know you’re lying to me.

This isn’t anything new, of course. The go-to example is usually Carrie Bradshaw and her ridiculous Manhattan apartment with its gorgeous walk-in closet full on Manolos when her only source of explained income was a weekly newspaper column. But while everyone loves some good 1998 nostalgia (the Friends’ West Village apartments are another egregious example), the trend of the unbelievably large home isn’t fading away. READ FULL STORY

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Why must the meet-cute always be so cute?

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There’s an implicit agreement we make when we go to the movies for a bit of magic and respite from the toils of our daily lives. In exchange for an hour-and-a-half-or-so of cinematic bliss, we suspend our disbelief so 3-D monsters, supernatural creatures, impossibly beautiful protagonists, and life-or-death scenarios can come to life without skeptical-moviegoer disruption. But there is a genre at which I think we must take a stand, and that’s the beloved rom-com — a.k.a. the genre that gave Katherine Heigl a career beyond Roswell (oh, and that little Grey’s Anatomy show).

I’m not poised to take down the entire romantic-comedy genre, but rather an insufferable plot device that says women only meet guys while in distress, as a lovable clumsy nutcase, or by the grace of a higher being. In romantic comedies, this particular plot conceit is called the meet-cute, in which the movie’s two love interests meet face to face. Yes, by the name, the nature of the meeting is supposed to be sweet and oh-so-charming, but I think it is the falsely named meet-cute that is responsible for millions of female moviegoers’ unrealistic expectations for meeting men and subsequent depression over finding themselves by their lonesome at their neighborhood faux-French cafes and indie bookshops (or is that just me?).
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Happy Bastille Day! Here are our favorite French moments in pop culture

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Happy Bastille Day (or La Fête Nationale, if you’re actually in France)! Though it’s a holiday celebrating French independence from monarchic rule, French culture — and Paris in particular — is a theme oft-represented onscreen. And who could blame writers, directors, and actors for falling in love with the City of Light? There’s the food, the national love of art, the PDA, the style — to celebrate, here’s a feast of our favorite French moments in pop culture.

Of course, there are classics like Breathless, modern marvels like Amour, and anything by Truffaut that should be included without mention, but we wanted to take a more literal approach to our roundup, choosing visually stunning moments, scenes that reference Paris, and clips that just ooze Parisian style.

Enjoy!
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Will Ray Donovan join Hollywood's best 'fixers'?

Showtime’s Ray Donovan is premiering tonight at 10 p.m. Liev Schreiber’s eponymous character is a “fixer” — I know, I know another one? But in this age of modern technology, a fixer has become more important than ever. You can’t erase your reputation when it’s living on the internet forever.

In honor of Ray Donovan, we’ve put together a list of the best fixers across the country in case you are in need of their services. Whether you’re a bratty child planning a bat mitzvah or someone accused of murdering your beard, we’ve got just the right fixer for you.
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'Sex and the City' premiered 15 years ago today. We can thank it for...

Sex and the City, the show you claim you’re totally over because it’s so annoying and materialistic but you find yourself re-watching on E! more than you’d ever admit, is 15 years old today. That’s right: It’s been 15 years since Carrie originally confidently stumbled around Manhattan and met Mr. Big, setting up women for a decade of unrealistic expectations about everything from New York real estate to how charming the average person will find a plethora of puns.

But dashing guys and great friendships are only part of the show’s enduring pop culture legacy. We couldn’t, ahem, help but wonder: What else did Sex and the City introduce to mainstream culture over the past 15 years? Read on to find out the original reason you can’t get away from Manolo Blahnik, Cosmos, or even the phrase “He’s just not that into you.”
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Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? Round 1, part 2

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Ross and Rachel. Carrie and Big. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now for the 16 couples in our “Pick Me, Choose Me, Love Me” conference. READ FULL STORY

'Sex and the City': New supercut reveals the show's dirty little secret

All this time, we’ve been led to believe that Sex and the City was a series about the perils of dating, the importance of friendship, and the fantasy of being able to afford $40,000 worth of shoes by only writing approximately 600 words for a tabloid every seven days. But thanks to the video wizards at Slackstory, we’ve just learned Sex’s true purpose: To see how many punny, incredibly awkward segues the series could stuff into six seasons.

The best/worst of those segues are collected in the supercut below. Take a look to see how far you can go without rolling your eyes; if you can make it past “the next day at the Hotel Vasectomy, I had some questions for the man… next to me,” you are a stronger person than I.

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