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Throwback Thursday: 'The Wonder Years' cast reunites -- PHOTOS

This Throwback Thursday is full of good news for children of the 1980s and 1990s: The Wonder Years is coming to DVD. And to promote that release, the cast recently reunited — a mere 21 years after the show finished singing out of tune. Let’s just say that after 21 years, the gang has really stepped up their selfie game.

Check out some photos of Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Danica McKellar, Jason Hervey, Josh Saviano, Alley Mills, and Olivia d’Abo below: READ FULL STORY

Laverne Cox is 'Time' cover star, talks transgender movement

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Orange is the new black, and Laverne Cox is the new face of a movement.

The actress — best known as Sophia on Netflix’s hit prison dramedy — is on the cover of the latest issue of Time, accompanied by the cover line “The Transgender Tipping Point.”

While the full cover story — which “examines the radical rise in awareness of transgender Americans and how this movement is reshaping our definitions of gender” — isn’t yet online, Time has an extended Q&A up on their website, in which writer Katy Steinmetz talks with Cox. (The cover and interview come a month after Time made waves by not including Cox in its annual list of the world’s most influential people, despite overwhelming online support for her.) READ FULL STORY

Red alert: Shonda Rhimes is live-blogging the National Spelling Bee

Shonda Rhimes is a woman of many talents. When she’s not busy running her production company, the Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator is known for her ability to craft some of television’s greatest characters. She is also responsible for adding “Mc” nicknames and “Gladiator” to our everyday vocabulary.

Oh, and she’s live-blogging the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Like, right now.

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'Scandal' star Bellamy Young reacts live on TV to Critics' Choice Awards

Score one for Drunk Mellie.

Scandal actress Bellamy Young, who portrays First Lady Mellie Grant on ABC’s crazy hit drama, was scheduled to appear on Los Angeles’ KTLA earlier today. Because the Critics’ Choice nominations had just been announced, the anchors asked Young to help them out with reading the names on air — briefly hiding from her that she herself had been nominated as well.

When they reveal that she also scored a nod, she’s obviously overwhelmed and thrilled. And this reaction is way better than the “Oh, I even forgot nominations were happening today!” response that celebs are so fond of. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Hogwarts Alumni Newsletter: Emma Watson graduates, Tom Felton plays a creep, and more!

Break out your Marauder’s Map, Invisibility Cloak and Time-Turner: It’s time for another Hogwarts Alumni Newsletter.

It’s been nearly a year since the last installment of  Hogwarts’ Alumni Newsletter, a post designed to keep you all informed of the latest happenings from Hogwarts’ most famous young wizard alums (err, or the actors who portray them). While the main trio may not be reuniting to film a video for Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as was a recent rumor, many of the now-grown-up cast have announced various upcoming projects over the past few weeks.

Below, see highlighted (read: not comprehensive) accomplishments that have been announced recently, as well as the resulting even more subjective list of House Points. Surprise! Gryffindor looks like it’s going to snag the House Cup once again. READ FULL STORY

Bill Murray imparts wisdom and thrills at random bachelor party -- VIDEO

Sick of Kimye? This news is the perfect palate cleanser: Bill Murray, who has a charming way of popping up in the most ordinary of places, was the surprise toastmaster at a Memorial Day weekend bachelor party in Charleston, S.C. The actor has a home in the area and owns the Charleston Riverdogs minor league baseball team. When some Boston College alumni saw him dining at a local steakhouse, they invited him upstairs to celebrate the waning bachelorhood of their engaged pal, E.J.

Murray rebuffed them at first, according to Deadspin — but just as they were about to give up, the man, the myth, the legend waltzed in and imparted some wisdom about life and love. Since E.J., who’s scheduled to be married on June 14, is already committed, Murray directed his remarks towards the flabbergasted men in the room who are still looking for Ms. Right. “You know how funerals are not for the dead, they’re for the living?” he said. “Bachelor parties are not for the groom, they’re for the uncommitted.”

The room erupted with giddy delight, though one surmises Murray could’ve received a similar response for anything he uttered, even gibberish like “Gunga galunga. Gunga gunga da gunga.”

But Murray took his task seriously. “If you have someone that you think is The One … take that person and travel around the world,” he suggested. “Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”

Click below for the video: READ FULL STORY

That's what 'Friends' are for: David Schwimmer helps police solve stabbing case

David Schwimmer: Friend, and now, crime-solver.

Early Monday morning, a fight broke out in the lobby of the building next to Schwimmer’s New York City residence. The brawl sent both men to the hospital — and shortly afterwards, Schwimmer offered to let the police take a look at footage from his security cameras so they could see what really went down. Admittedly, Schwimmer still isn’t at Ryan Gosling status — he would have had to actually stop the fight and, you know, be Ryan Gosling — but hey, a man can try.

Schwimmer’s security footage ended up being a big help, as it recorded the fight and may be used in court now, according to the New York PostNow we really know Ross will be there for you when the rain starts to pour.

New 'Big Trouble in Little China' comic book: Read the first six pages -- EXCLUSIVE

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John Carpenter’s 1986 kung fu fantasy masterpiece Big Trouble in Little China was a flop when it was first released, but a long life on home video helped foster a retroactive appreciation for star Kurt Russell’s fast-talking Jack Burton and the style with which Carpenter delivers his crazy tale. It is now a bona fide cult classic, and it is getting resurrected in comic book form. READ FULL STORY

Chris Harrison blogs 'The Bachelorette' episode 2

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This week’s show aired on Memorial Day. I would be remiss if I didn’t give a special mention to those service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I know this day is about remembrance but I’d also like to salute all those who are currently serving this great nation. I hear from many soldiers who are proud members of Bachelor Nation. I love that this show can entertain and give you even a moment of rest from the great service you provide our country. It’s not nearly enough but, thank you.

Watching Eric’s one-on-one date, I think you can clearly see now why we made the decision to include his moments this season. He made a big impression on Andi the first night, but she also decided to give him the first date, and what a date it was. The date took them from the beaches of Southern California to the snow at Big Bear Mountain. It was a perfect date for an adventurous man like Eric, and he was clearly in his element. It’s fun to see the excitement on Andi’s face and how impressed she is with Eric’s life and spirit. Their conversations were deep and meaningful, yet easy. Eric easily got the first rose on the first one-on-one date and quickly became a front-runner in Andi’s mind and heart.

The good news about the first group date is it was part of Bachelor Gives Back, which raises money for a variety of charities. Now for the bad news: To raise that money I had to endure a bunch of dudes stripping in a room full of very excited women. On a serious note, I want to thank all those that spent their hard-earned money to buy a ticket, and then those that donated at the event with tips or just filling the hat we passed around. There was also a small group of fans that gave extra to our charity event to attend a special reception and meet-and-greet after the show. I really enjoyed meeting and taking pictures with all of you. I love Bachelor Nation but at times like this I especially love how big your heart and soul is.  READ FULL STORY

'Godzilla': The secrets behind the roar

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Few sound effects in film are as iconic as Godzilla’s roar. So the task of updating it for Gareth Edwards’ reboot of the monster franchise was nothing short of daunting.

For starters, there were 60 years of history to contend with. “It’s kind of a part of our culture — Godzilla and his roar,” says Erik Aadahl, sound designer on the film, which topped the box office last weekend. “It’s one of those sounds where you can go anywhere in the world and everybody knows what it is. It comes with a lot of responsibility to redesign it. Our starting point really was wanting to embrace the original and pay homage to it.”

So Aadahl and fellow Godzilla sound designer Ethan Van der Ryn went back to the very beginning. As the legend goes, the team designing the original roar for the first Godzilla film in 1954 tried recording animal sounds, but were unhappy with the results. It wasn’t until the film’s composer, Akira Ifukube, suggested using a musical instrument that they reached their eureka moment: They coated a leather glove with pine tar resin (to create friction) and rubbed the glove down the strings of a double bass, resulting in that classic “aaaAAAAaaaa” shriek.

Aadahl and Van der Ryn embarked on a similar process of experimentation. They also tried animal sounds, and even reproduced the glove-on-strings test, “but it still didn’t feel right,” Aadahl admits. The pair spent six months over a three-year period trying to perfect the roar, and finally found a scream worthy of the King of the Monsters with the aid of new technology, including scientific microphones that record above the range of human hearing. READ FULL STORY

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