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'Jeopardy!' champion Julia Collins loses

Who is Julia Collins? She’s the most successful woman in the history of Jeopardy! — and unfortunately, her time on the show has come to an end.

Collins lost during her 21st appearance, which aired Monday, after betting everything in Final Jeopardy and answering the question incorrectly. The clue that stumped her? “The New England writer who in 1999 became the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel as a screenplay.” The correct answer: “Who is John Irving?” (Collins guessed Michael Chabon instead.)

Collins lost to Brian Loughnane — but walked away from the show with a total of $428,100 and 20 victories. For those of you keeping count, that officially puts her ahead of David Madden and firmly in the second place spot for most consecutive wins, behind only Ken Jennings. See the Final Jeopardy question that finally defeated her in the video below. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' episode 4: 'I came on this to meet a person, not a TV actress.'

Arrrrrgh! It’s all too much! The whole thing is so sad and uncomfortable and now this?? Sorry for wigging out on you, rose lovers, but if you’ve just finished watching tonight’s episode you’re probably dealing with many of the same feels. Click through so we can discuss more openly. READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 3

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I hope you enjoyed night one of our special two-night Bachelorette event. Night two airs tonight in our regular Monday primetime slot. This week we were still at the mansion but all the dates were just north of LA up in the town of Santa Barbara. Nick got the first one-on-one date. Andi was impressed by Nick and was really looking forward to their date. It’s really interesting to see these men melt into nervous little boys when they get around Andi. We saw it with Josh last week, and we now saw it with Nick. Is it just me, or does Andi seem to have deeper more meaningful conversations than many Bachelorettes have in the past? Nick and Andi shared an incredible evening. He easily got the rose but more importantly, got his first kiss.

The group date this week was easily one of Andi’s favorite dates of the entire season. To this day she’s still talking about her time with Boyz II Men. I have to say that they were awesome to work with and our entire crew enjoyed this day. We took over an open-air mall in the middle of Santa Barbara called Paseo Nuevo. The way it all worked is the Boyz put on a little show for the big crowd that showed up. By the way, a huge thanks to the thousands that took the afternoon off to show up and party with us. It was a phenomenal crowd and they were fired up. After the Boyz got done, our “boys” got up and sang so poorly that whales were congregating off the coast. One of my favorite parts of the day was standing offstage with the band while the guys made us all endure their rendition of “I’ll Make Love To You.” We were laughing so hard we could barely contain ourselves. Everybody had fun with it and it was a great experience. READ FULL STORY

'The Bachelorette' episode 3: 'I'm pretty sure I touched my first butt to 'I'll Make Love to You' in seventh grade.'

Who among us didn’t — amirite, rose lovers? Tonight’s “special” episode of The Bachelorette taught us two things: The regular broadcast season is over, and those guys from Boyz II Men really deserve their own reality show. (Wanya for the Bachelor!) (If he wasn’t already happily married!) Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to Kristen’s full Bachelorette episode 3 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive behind-the-scenes blog), but if your senses haven’t completely gone on strike after the travesty that was the group date’s “performance” of “I’ll Make Love to You,” let me hear your thoughts on what transpired this evening. Is JJ telling the truth about Andrew? Why did Nick’s jacket have so many damn pockets? And am I actually starting to root for Cody? Somebody help me!

PopWatch Planner: 'The Fault in Our Stars' in theaters, 'Enlisted' returns, 'Tony Awards,' and more

The first full week of June has everything you could ask for from summer entertainment: Comedy, action, love, sex, awards, “reality” television, and Tom Cruise. From The Fault in Our Stars finally hitting theaters to the return of fan-favorite comedy Enlisted, here’s what your pop culture calendar looks like this week: READ FULL STORY

'Community' coming back? Hulu should revive these shows, too

Remember the days when network cancelations felt absolutely irreversible? I’m sure networks do. But a world with Kickstarter, Netflix, Hulu, social media, and all things interactive, cancelation has morphed from a death knell to a possible new beginning.

As Veronica Mars fans know, if you want more of your favorite story, it’s not impossible to get your wish — and in their case, they helped to make the revival happen. The latest example: Community getting canceled, only to be in talks for a Hulu pickup. If Community ends up getting its #sixseasons, could Hulu become TV’s newest superhero? And if so, which other shows would we like to see it rescue? READ FULL STORY

Here's what you need to know about 'Jeopardy!' champion Julia Collins

If you haven’t already heard the name Julia Collins, it’s only a matter of time.

Collins has now won 18 straight games of Jeopardy, giving her the most wins of any woman in the show’s history and putting her in third place on the show’s all-time win list. Ken Jennings and David Madden currently hold the top two spots for most consecutive non-tournament wins.

But with nearly $400,000 in winnings, Collins isn’t done competing yet. So before she goes on to break any more records, it’s time you got to know a little about her. READ FULL STORY

The other, less obvious reason you should be watching 'So You Think You Can Dance'

I don’t remember how I got into So You Think You Can Dance, or which episode I watched first. But I do know that after one viewing, I was hooked. As someone who appreciates dances — and thoroughly enjoys a spontaneous dance party — I loved watching the choreographers and contestants work together to craft something memorable. Then there were the judges, whom I immediately enjoyed. But as I continued to watching SYTYCD, the show became about more than just dance. Suddenly, my iPod was benefiting from my addiction as well.

At this point, I’m confident in saying that the hidden reason — my ulterior motive, if you will — for watching this show is the music it’s helped me discover. Every routine needs a song, and if I can give advice to any of you, it’s to stop looking through iTunes for new and exciting artists. Instead, let SYTYCD‘S choreographers do the work for you. READ FULL STORY

BBC didn't think Benedict Cumberbatch was sexy enough to play Sherlock Holmes

Cumberbitches, cover your eyes. You won’t like what you’re about to read.

According to Radio Times, Sherlock and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat revealed at Monday’s Hay Festival that the BBC wasn’t always happy with his casting choices. Specifically: They didn’t think David Tennant was a sexy enough Casanova, and shockingly, they thought the same of Cumberbatch, who apparently lacked a certain sex appeal.

“They said of casting David Tennant as Casanova, ‘Damn, you should have cast someone sexier’,” Moffat said. “With Benedict Cumberbatch, we were told the same thing. ‘You promised us a sexy Sherlock, not him.'”

While it may make fans scream in protest, this actually isn’t the first time we’ve had this discussion. In EW’s cover story on the show, published this past January, writer Clark Collis chimed in on the Cumberbatch’s casting after talking to Moffat, Cumberbatch, and producer Sue Vertue: READ FULL STORY

'The Night Shift' premiere: All the cool kids work at night

When I started seeing promos for The Night Shift, NBC’s new medical drama about a sexy soldier-turned-surgeon, I had two thoughts: 1) There’s no way this character does the soldier thing better than Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy, and 2) This show is everything Enlisted was talking about when it brought about the “Afghanistan excuse,” a.k.a. ex-soldiers using “I was in Afghanistan” as a way to be cool/get out of something. And now, having watched the premiere, I’d say my first impression was pretty valid.

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