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'RuPaul's Drag Race' react: Monica Beverly Hillz talks to EW about her shocking runway revelation

You never know what kind of craziness is going to go down on RuPaul’s Drag Race — especially once the show heads to its rather unpredictable runway. In the past we’ve seen queens be disqualified (Willam) and admit that they were HIV-positive (Ongina), and last night included another runway shocker, one that deserves a SPOILER ALERT in case you haven’t seen it: Contestant Monica Beverly Hillz admitted that she is a transgender woman.

“It’s true what you’re saying — there is a lot going through my head,” she said through tears to the judges, after they critiqued her rather harshly and said that she seemed “sad” and “disconnected” and not like herself. “I feel I’m not here. I’ve just been holding a secret in and trying so hard. I’m not just a drag queen — I’m a transgendered woman.”

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Super Bowl 2013: Best and Worst Commercials

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My overwhelming thought following tonight’s rippling terrain of pricey Super Bowl commercials was that Doritos missed a great cross-promotional opportunity by not joining forces with Calvin Klein. There’s always next year. Below, zip through a bunch of 2013′s most memorable — best AND worst! — Super Bowl ads. READ FULL STORY

We 'Like' this: 'Downton Abbey' fake Facebook newsfeed

Credit: HappyPlace.com

Credit: HappyPlace.com

[Spoiler Alert for those who have yet to see this past Sunday’s episode of Downton Abbey.]

Think you’ll never laugh again after witnessing the most recent episode of Downton Abbey? HappyPlace.com feels your pain and is turning it into laughs, however inappropriately timed they might be. The site, which has put up a “Facebook recap” for every episode this season, has gone viral with a fake Facebook newsfeed covering all the characters’ plots on the show from episode 4. All the highs, such as Thomas’ borderline-stalking crush on Jimmy, and lows — obvious — from this past week’s sobfest are there. One million ‘Likes’ for jokes such as “Ethel Parks left a job at Loving You Long-Time.”

For those who were hoping Mary and Edith would finally bury the hatchet after Sybil’s death, this page isn’t for you. For those that agree, however, that Matthew probably has quite a few follow-up questions for Dr. Clarkson (and some ill-timed ones for Mr. Murray) click on over and see when in the hour Mary and Matthew check in to “The Really Crappy and Gross Part of Downton Abbey.”

Does anyone know a good marriage counselor near the Downton area?

Read more:
The ‘Game of Thrones’/’Downton Abbey’ mashup you didn’t know you needed — VIDEO
‘Pride and Prejudice’ celebrates 200 years: Its influence on modern pop culture
Watch ‘Downton Abbey’ as a video game — VIDEO

Zoanette Johnson: Really, 'American Idol'?! Behold a 'Star-Spangled Banner' mess -- VIDEO

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During Thursday’s Oklahoma City auditions episode (read my full recap here), colorful wackaloon Zoanette Johnson, “19,” brutally murdered the national anthem to the unfathomable delight of the American Idol judges, her pitchy runs eventually knocking featherweight pleasure hub Keith Urban onto the floor. At least she didn’t lip-sync it? READ FULL STORY

'Fiorello!' kicks off Encores! musical revival series in New York

Danny Rutigliano has been kicking around New York theater circles for years. (His last Broadway credit: the bellhop in the 2011 revival Born Yesterday.) But the fire-hydrant-sized actor finally gets his moment in the center-stage spotlight in the new revival of composer Sheldon Harnick and lyricist Jerry Bock’s 1959 biomusical Fiorello!, running through this Sunday at New York City Center as part of the Encores! series. Rutigliano makes the most of the opportunity, bringing an infectious energy (and some surprisingly light-footed dance moves) to the role of Fiorello LaGuardia, the five-foot-tall New York city pol who challenged the corrupt Tammany Hall machine in the early 20th century before winning his first mayoral race in 1933. (The role famously earned a Tony for Tom Bosley, who’s perhaps better known as Mr. Cunningham in Happy Days.) READ FULL STORY

'Pride and Prejudice' celebrates 200 years: Its influence on modern pop culture

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice – first published in three volumes in January, 1813 – has left quite a mark on pop culture, far larger than Jane Austen herself could have ever envisioned. In celebration of the book’s 200th (!) anniversary, EW is singling out (in honor of literature’s favorite single gal) our favorite pop culture gems that we can trace back to an origin at Pemberley. We all may have eaten up the 2005 movie adaptation starring Keira Knightley, or other modern-day films that celebrate Austen such as The Jane Austen Book Club, but that’s only scratching the surface of Austen’s pop culture superpowers — and the lovefest isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Austenland, a new movie starring Keri Russell, premiered at Sundance last week. Read on below for more things we can thank Pride and Prejudice for in modern pop culture, and definitely give a shout out to your favorites in the comments.

Colin Firth: Not to diminish his Oscar for The King’s Speech, but Firth owes his career to Pride and Prejudice. Not only did he tackle the role of Mr. Darcy in the iconic 1995 British miniseries, but his performance in that version inspired Helen Fielding to write Bridget Jones’s Diary, which is basically just a modern-day Pride and Prejudice. The best part? Firth of course agreed to star in the movie version, playing a character named Mark Darcy. That’s a whole heck of a lot of pop culture gold all beginning with Ms. Austen. READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey wage shade-throwing war in Baton Rouge

It’s hard to pick a winner here — both grown women reached such stunning levels of immaturity throughout tonight’s Baton Rouge auditions episode. I’m going with Mariah, for at least having the decency to direct her shade at her target of loathing with a tremendous side-eye, while Nicki opted to draw the contestant into her ongoing epic battle to take down one of the top-selling female artists in history. Subtlety is everything. READ FULL STORY

Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America' studio

Robin Roberts has returned to the set of Good Morning America – but isn’t making her TV return just yet.

She arrived at the Times Square studio at 5 a.m., ABC reports, for her first in a series of dry runs before returning to her anchor role. “My doctors want me to see how many people I actually come in contact with.  How my body reacts to the stimulation, that’s code word for stress, of being in the studio environment,” she explained. “My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights. My vision is still a little blurry from the treatment. All of this is getting better day by day so that is the next step.”

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Happy Hump Day! Here's Kate Upton washing a Mercedes-Benz in slow motion

Oh Wednesdays, the most painful of days. Or maybe that’s Mondays? Whatever. Thankfully, we have this Super Bowl ad, featuring the super sexy Kate Upton, to brighten this subzero morning. Because nothing says hump day like “Kate Upton Washes the All-New Mercedes-Benz CLA in Slow Motion,” amiright?

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The best awards show category ever: The Golden Globe for Best Supporting TV Actor and Actress

There are many off-the-wall awards show categories, like the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Face of Heroism (which Jennifer Lawrence won this week for The Hunger Games), or the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (which Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have won for four years running). But my absolute favorite awards show category is far and away the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, or TV Film.

Nowhere else can one enjoy the silly spectacle of actors in half-hour network sitcoms (Sean Hayes, Neil Patrick Harris, Megan Mullally) pitted against actors in multi-hour pay cable miniseries (Jeffrey Wright, Tom Wilkinson, Mary-Louise Parker). It’s crazy and awesome in equal measure, like a dadaist satire of the entire institution of televised awards shows that also happens to be completely real. READ FULL STORY

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