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Sarah Jessica Parker shrieks over pointe shoes in New York City Ballet reality show -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Sarah Jessica Parker is not Carrie Bradshaw, but that doesn’t mean the lines don’t blur a little bit — especially when shoes are involved.

In a new reality show, city.ballet, premiering Nov. 4 on AOL, Parker takes audiences into the world of the New York City Ballet. The idea of a reality show about a well-respected institution like the New York City Ballet and its dancers might seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but through Parker’s guidance and the cooperation of the Ballet, city.ballet hopes to give an unparalleled look at the lives of professional dancers — right down to their blisters and bloody feet.

It’s not the poppy confection of Center Stage, the hellish nightmare of Black Swan, the surrealist fantasy of The Red Shoes, or a tawdry, exploitative reality show. It’s just real, and it proves that the lives of these dancers are difficult enough without manufactured drama of reality television (or the threat of black feathers sprouting through their backs).

Take a look at two exclusive clips from city.ballet below — one has ballet master in chief Peter Martins explaining the stakes, and the other shows Parker having a Carrie Bradshaw moment in a closet full of pointe shoes.

Sandra Bullock's likeability meter goes up and up in 'Vogue': 'I am exactly where I want to be now'

Sandra Bullock is Vogue‘s October cover girl, and at 49, she looks just as glam as her first cover in June 1998.

Bullock stars in Gravity with George Clooney (in theaters Oct. 4) and details to writer Jason Gay about her charming life in Austin, Texas, her love for son Louis, how they filmed those heart-stopping space scenes, and casually addresses her post-Jesse James life.

As if we needed more reasons to love her, here are seven things we learned about the unsinkable Sandra:

'Hostages,' 'Mom,' and more: 6 shows our TV critics are keeping an eye on

As EW’s TV critics, we’ve already weighed in with our six best new shows of the fall, including buzzy series like Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Blacklist. But now, we present six more new shows — these ones aren’t necessarily the best, but there is potential in them. Here are the shows we’ll be keeping our eye on this fall.

Premieres Friday, Oct. 25, at 10 p.m. on NBC
The vampire drama has been done to death. But if anyone can bring it back from its shriveled, dehydrated-human-jerky corpse, it’s Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who’s such a pale, slithery nightstalker, it’s easy to believe he actually spends his nights slurping from goblets of Type-A Negative and growing out his fingernails to Nosferatu lengths. So it’s a stroke of genius to cast him as Dracula in this 19th century period drama, which finds our fanged hero posing as an American entrepreneur so that he can seek revenge on the Order of the Dragon, a group of Victorian high-society folks who cursed him long ago. Because Dracula is brought to you by the exec producers of Downton Abbey, there’s also plenty of frilly costumes and forbidden romance: Dracula keeps getting distracted by the beautiful Mina (Jessica DeGouw), who might be the reincarnation of his dead wife. The melodrama is cranked up so high, you can almost see Rhys Meyers stifling laughs. But Dracula’s fight against the rich kids does have a certain 99-percenter timeliness, and the secret-society angle should excite the Comic-Con geeks — especially when Van Helsing shows up. —Melissa Maerz


EW's sixth annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!


It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites here. Click through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 12. Winners will be announced Sept. 13. Campaigning is welcome. There are trophies involved, after all, to which last year’s big winners can attest:

The 'Bunheads' perform one last dance


The Bunheads could have staged a revolt when news came that the beloved ABC Family show was not returning for a second season. We would have been right there with them.

But the ballerinas chose to bow out elegantly — with an emotional dance choreographed by Marguerite Derricks and directed by showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino. Featuring stars Julia Goldani Telles (Sasha), Bailey Buntain (Ginny), and Jeanine Mason (Cozette), the dance references various numbers seen throughout season one, including Sasha’s incredible “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” routine. Kaitlyn Jenkins, who played Boo, does not appear in the video due to an injury. Also absent are Sutton Foster, Kelly Bishop, and Emma Dumont.

Check out their final, bittersweet goodbye below.


Google Doodle celebrates Claude Debussy with moving moonlit musical


Today’s Google doodle features a movable feast for your eyes and ears.

French composer Claude Debussy (pronounced “Deb-u-see”) was born 151 years ago today and Google mocked up an elegant animated moonlit scene set to one of Debussy’s most prominent compositions, “Clair de Lune.” Taking place along the Seine river, there’s a backdrop of late 19th century street scenes: a windmill guards the sky, a penny-farthing bicycle and streetcars glide along the road, balloons soar, and a steamboat lumbers through the waters. The lights of the buildings flicker on and off, syncopated to the notes of “Clair de Lune.” The denouement of the doodle occurs when two rowboaters, stuck in the rain, come together under a single red umbrella. So romantical, ain’t it? READ FULL STORY

Shailene Woodley chops her hair for 'Fault in Our Stars' (and a good cause) -- PHOTO

Starting with her breakthrough role in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Shailene Woodley has been known for her long, brunette locks. For her Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Descendants, her flowing hair was nearly its own character, as she whipped it to and fro to drive home her teenage angst.

But for her upcoming lead role in the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, her mane had to go — and she made the most of the big change by donating her trademark tresses to the nonprofit Children With Hair Loss, which will create a wig for someone in need. Her new bob made its debut on Twitter, and though she looks a little apprehensive about the adjustment, calling it a “work in progress,” she also notes “#itgrowsback.”

Greatest comic relief on a TV drama: Your pick (after Louis Litt)?

This week’s episode of USA’s Suits should be remembered as the hour in which Jessica (Gina Torres) made Harvey (Gabriel Macht) a name partner, having no idea he’s been plotting to take control of the firm from her. But really, it’s feline-lover Louis (Rick Hoffman) meeting the cat of his archenemy, Nigel (Adam Godley), that we won’t soon forget. Watch the scene below. Just the look on Hoffman’s face when he first sees her — already, you want to rewind. Also, that cat should be in this gallery of MVPs: Most Valuable Pets.

For me, this moment encapsulates why Louis is one of the best comic reliefs on a TV drama: He’s not just a walking one-liner. The humor comes from the character, which the show’s writers have taken time to build. They’d already established Louis’ affinity for cats (RIP, beloved Bruno) and all high-maintenance beings (see: Louis mudding, which is now a delightful recurring theme; his former relationship with Sheila Sazs). There’s something very Denny Crane about his unapologetic joy and total commitment to whatever he does. What also makes Louis great is that we don’t laugh at him, we laugh with him, and he can make us do more than chuckle. (I’d like to think the writers knew fans would be so upset seeing Louis hurt when Patrick J. Adams’ Mike ditched him to reteam with Harvey that they had to issue a mea culpa in the form of Amanda Schull’s Wire fan Katrina joining Team Litt and Louis cat-sitting).

Tell us: Who is your pick for the greatest comic relief on a TV drama? I’d also nominate True Blood‘s Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), who, while being a fabulous human in a world of vampires, werewolves, shifters, and fairies, never feels like a caricature — even when he’s teaching Terry (Todd Lowe) to “sexy the dip” and “cha-cha the dip” at the fryer. READ FULL STORY

NBC's 'Hollywood Game Night' makes you feel like a genius

Why go out and make friends when you can watch Hollywood Game Night? I checked in on host Jane Lynch and her stable of celebs — this week: Anthony Anderson, Rose Byrne and Stacy Keibler (pictured), Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patricia Heaton, and Tom Arnold — and must admit I had an altogether good time. The people in my TV kept me company! It was not that sad!

The show’s as simple as it sounds: Two teams (three celebs plus one commoner) play various word-association games about Hollywood happenings. If you tend to feel like a brainless turd during Trivial Pursuit Entertainment, you will LOVE this show. I’ve never felt smarter in my life. So I guess the show was a LITTLE sad.

I still can’t believe anyone would attempt a game night sober. Hopefully they were toasted. Potent Notables below! READ FULL STORY

'Girls' of summer: Marnie daintily fights for her life in a shocking Argentine tango twist! -- NOT REAL

I can’t get over how much So You Think You Can Dance contestant Hayley Erbert resembled a super sequin-y Allison Williams last night. Anyone else? Bueller? Brian? Oh well. READ FULL STORY

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