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'Gallery Girls' vs. Ukraine's real-life 'Sleeping Beauty' art installation: Which is worse?

Where’s the art? I’m stumped.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this “living fairy tale” exhibit (see video below) at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, at which any male suitor above the age of 18 may kiss a young painted lady who’s pretending to be asleep. If she opens her eyes, they must get married. This is real! Look at her ear doilies! It’s all so bizarre and disease-y — but after settling in for some Monday night cable, I had to ask: Is it worse than Gallery Girls on Bravo?  READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars' glamour shots: What's your damage?

The Dancing With the Stars promo pics for season 15 — All-Stars! — are out. This happens twice a year, and I love and hate it. LOVE because I get to create fictions about the couples based on one ridiculous photograph; HATE because 1) they’re a sign I’m about to lose my nighttime freedom in a few weeks and 2) the Planet Mirrorballus visitors are tragically not dahhhhhhncing together already.

Here’s how I ranked the couples on their chances to actually win this thing. But right now — for no reason at all other than “It’s a summer Friday” — let’s go through their press photos and determine where each couple falls on the Damages Scale from 1 (merely annoying) to 10 (bunny-boiling). And if you’re new, please keep in mind….I’m kidding! Always. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' art show celebrates the ones who knock (and paint) -- PHOTOS

Who’s that knocking at L.A.-based Gallery 1988’s door? Why, it’s Walter White — and he’s brought a slew of Breaking Bad-inspired art along with him.

Gallery 1988 specializes in pop culture-themed artwork; past shows include “Excuuuuuuse Meeeeeeeee,” a tribute to Steve Martin at its Venice branch, and “There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand,” an exhibition of art celebrating Arrested Development at its space in Melrose. The gallery’s latest is presented by Breaking Gifs, a site run by NTSF:SD:SUV star (and Breaking Bad super fan) Paul Scheer. And though the exhibit has a straightforward title — “The Breaking Bad Art Project” — its components are anything but uncreative.

Check out a sampling of the exhibit’s posters and pieces below, and visit the gallery’s site to see every piece of art in the show. You might even be able to purchase something to make your meth lab feel a little more homey– though most of the “Art Project”‘s pieces are already sold out.

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Hey Girl! Your favorite meme got mixed up with Paul Ryan and @PaulRyanGosling was born

Hey girl!

The Ryan Gosling meme that just won’t die got a neo-conservative twist over the weekend with the announcement that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) as his running mate. And as is the case with any big news these days (Angelina’s leg, NBC’s time-delayed coverage) it instantly had a parody twitter account. Having the same last name as Gosling’s first name has repercussions, girl.

Taking the same formula that launched many a Gosling Tumblrs, @PaulRyanGosling  plugged in some of Ryan’s more controversial policies and added an upbeat, flirty twist. It’s making politics fun! In a laughing to keep from crying sort of way.

Some of our favorites are below: READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead' coming to Universal Studios this Halloween

Have you ever wanted to wander through a zombie apocalypse? Me too, weirdo! And we’re both in luck, because this fall, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are celebrating their annual Halloween Horror Nights with a vivid recreation of AMC’s undead sensation The Walking Dead. This will be the first time that a TV show has been given the Horror Nights experience, says John Murdy, creative director on Universal Studios Hollywood. “We’ve focused in the past on movie franchises. We’ve done every major horror franchise you can imagine, from Nightmare on Elm Street to Friday the 13thSawHalloween. But now horror has become so big on television, and Walking Dead stands tallest among those series.” READ FULL STORY

MR. HULK GOES TO COMIC-CON

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BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, HULK WILL HAVE LEFT THE CITY OF ANGELS, DRIVEN DOWN THE 405 AND ARRIVED IN BEAUTIFUL SAN DIEGO. HULK WILL NOT BE ALONE. THERE WILL BE LONG LINES OF CARS SLOWLY INCHING FORWARD, ALL GOING TO THE SAME EXACT PLACE.

FOR ONE EXTENDED WEEKEND IT SEEMS THAT ALL OF HOLLYWOOD SAUNTERS ON DOWN TO “AMERICA’S FINEST CITY” (SELF-PROCLAIMED) IN ORDER TO GET THEIR PROMOTION ON. WHICH MEANS ONLY ONE THING: IT’S SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON TIME. THE LAST DECADE HAS SEEN AN EXPONENTIAL GROWTH OF INFLUENCE. GONE ARE THE DAYS OF COMIC-CON AND HOLLYWOOD’S FLIRTATION. THIS IS NOW A STRAIGHT UP MARRIAGE, COMPLETE WITH: BLOCKBUSTER TRAILER DEBUTS, BIZARRE PANELS, RARE COLLECTION SHOWS, EXCLUSIVE PARTIES, COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF DRINKING, COSTUMES, COSTUME CONTESTS, COSTUMED WEDDINGS, AND MORE COSTUMES. IT IS THE COMING TOGETHER OF FERVENT FANDOMS; THE HOLY GRAIL DESTINATION FOR ALL THE PROUD NERDS, THE LOVERS OF GENRE, AND THE HOLLYWOOD ELITE WHO SERVE THEM. OH, HOW GLORIOUS AND AMAZING COMIC-CON CAN BE… AND WITH THAT GLOWING APPRAISAL COMES ONE STUNNING, RUEFUL ADMISSION…

HULK HAS NEVER BEEN. READ FULL STORY

What is your damage, creepy boat scene from 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?

Welcome to ‘What Is Your Damage,’ Annie Barrett’s summer shop of all the melodrama and self-absorption she misses from springtime reality TV. Every Tuesday and Friday, she’ll rant about a current offense to her humanity, then assess readers’ damages via video replies. Don’t be shy about admitting what annoys or intrigues you. We’re all in this pop cult together!

What is your damage, creepy boat scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Now that it’s officially summer, I thought this would be the perfect time to examine how my obsession with a boat ride from hell has chartered my own slow but sure descent into madness.

This s— gets dark. Read on at your own risk.
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'Prometheus': Have you seen it? Are you confused? Let's discuss!

Last night, at a packed Manhattan theater for an opening night showing of Prometheus, a friend turned to me and said, “It’s really kind of weird you even want to see this. Don’t you hate outer space?” The answer is yes! I won’t bore you with the reasoning behind my terror of outer space (except to remind you we’re in it, hurtling through it, right at this very minute. Brawwwwng!). Suffice it to say nothing makes my heart beat a little faster than a wide shot of a vast (oh so vast) planet- and star-filled sky. And who does a gleaming spaceship gliding through terrifyingly cold skies better than Ridley Scott? For that matter, who does totally bananas things better than Ridley Scott? And really, is there a better scary sci-fi movie than 1979’s Alien?

But love of good movies trumps irrational fears. I was also determined to keep my eyes open through the whole movie. But in the spirit of honesty, I failed hard on that account. My eyes stayed firmly shut during the following scenes: When the snake-y thing in the cave wrapped around poor Millburn’s (Rafe Spall) arm, audibly breaking it and then diving through the helmet to plunge down his throat. Nope, no can do. Ditto Noomi Rapace’s self-administered C-section. (By the gasps I heard around me, it must have been impressive.)

But on the flip side,  I couldn’t take my eyes off Michael Fassbender as David, the polite and ever-malevolent robot aboard the ship Prometheus. I was already well primed to love this character after seeing this video. But after seeing it, I have to give Fassbender the movie’s MVP award. (Also, all robots should pattern themselves after Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia.) I also very much enjoyed Charlize Theron, so cold and slim that it wasn’t a stretch to wonder, as Capt. Idris Elba does, if she’s a robot. It was beautiful, it was exciting, and sure — for this amateur sci-fi-watcher, anyway — a little confusing.

After the movie finished, so began a discussion about what it all meant in relation to 1979’s Alien. In her review of the film, EW’s critic, Lisa Schwarzbaum says, “But oh, mortals, beware the WTF? awaiting any who try to shed light on the heavy, heavy heaviosity of Prometheus‘ mythology.” Well, sure. But much like the characters on board the ship, I still want to know! And what about that ending? Are we supposed to believe that it’s this planet, this fallen ship, and this hybrid of alien and Original Human (as I like to call them) that eventually populates the land in preparation for when the Nostromo arrives? And why were the “Engineers” so much buffer than us, their creations, anyway?

So, you guys, I’d like to open this up to you. Which parts of Prometheus did you close your eyes for? Did you understand that ending at all and how it relates to Alien? And did you enjoy it? Please please please, sound off in the comments section below.

Avengers Files: HULK IN NEW MOVIE OUT FRIDAY! HULK SMASH YOUR PUNY BRAIN WITH FACTS ABOUT HIM!

Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?

Name: Hulk, The (Incredible)

First comic appearance: The Incredible Hulk No. 1 (May 10, 1962), created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby.

First movie appearance: 2003’s Hulk directed by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’s Ang Lee, whose artsy-fartsy superhero spectacular fizzled. Global gross: $245 million. READ FULL STORY

Chevy Chase's angry 'Community' rant (and four other vicious voicemails)

There isn’t a whole lot of that feeling of Community going on right now. In a profanity-laden voicemail, Community star Chevy Chase unleashed on the show’s creator Dan Harmon after the latter publicly reprimanded Chase in front of his family and colleagues during a speech at the NBC comedy’s wrap party.

According to Deadline, Harmon scolded Chase for walking off the set, causing Chase to respond with a scathing phone call blasting Harmon for his behavior at the party, as well as his conduct as producer (Chase allegedly became frustrated with Harmon’s tardiness in delivering scripts and stormed off, which other sources from the show confirmed to Deadline). Listen to the voicemail here.

“You didn’t give us a script to begin with so nobody knew what the f—- was going on,” said Chase in the voicemail before launching into a list of derogatory names that he attributed to Harmon. “I don’t get talked to like that by anybody, certainly not in front of my wife and daughter.”

EW reached out to Sony Television and NBC, but neither the studio nor the network would comment on the situation. A rep for Chase could not be reached.

Whether or not Chase’s angry phone message was justified, it’s well worth its weight in swear words, enough to rank up there with some of the other vicious voicemails that have made the rounds in Hollywood. Here’s a list of just some of show business’s most memorably motormouth memos (and feel free to share your favorite in the comments): READ FULL STORY

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