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'Parks and Recreation' lock attached to Paris bridge is missing, and people aren't happy

Bad news for believers in Parks and Recreation and the good of humankind: The lock Ben and Leslie attached to Paris’ Pont des Arts Neuf bridge in the show’s 100th episode has disappeared.

Ben surprises Leslie with a trip to Paris after her last day in office, and once there, they snap the lock (reading “LESLIE AND BEN” with a bright red heart) to the bridge. We all thought it would stay forever until a Tumblr post first alerted the world to the disappearance. The poster was in Paris recently and, being a Parks and Rec fan, decided to go on a mission to find the lock. But once they arrived at the sacred spot, they found the lock was gone. “Whoever you are, super hardcore Parks fan, you kinda suck,” the poster wrote. Agreed.

Series co-creator Michael Schur posted the news on Twitter, commenting it “stinks” that someone stole the lock and asking the thief to bring it back. He even said “please.”
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Damon Lindelof has left Twitter

Sigh: Looks like the idiots won.

One day after Damon Lindelof released a cryptic, purposefully unfinished tweet — “After much thought and deliberation, I’ve decided t” — it seems that the Lost creator has decided to bow out of Twitter entirely.

It’s possible that Lindelof is simply on sabbatical; before his account disappeared, Lindelof had changed his Twitter bio to read “On hiatus until the government shutdown ends.” Then again, given the amount of abuse heaped on the writer/producer via Twitter in the last few weeks — on the eve of Breaking Bad‘s finale, for instance, he was met with a barrage of messages from folks who are still angry about the way Lost ended — it’s also likely that this break could be a bit more permanent. There’s also this:

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey': When Bozos Collide

The real name of the latest RHONJ episode is “When Joes Collide,” yet I couldn’t help but feel that it should have promptly been renamed to something along the lines of “When Yellers Collide” or “When Really Annoying People Collide” or “When People Who Wear Way Too Much Make-Up Collide.” No matter what you want to call it, at least it featured a bit more action than last week’s snorefest. The real housewives and their househusbands left the comfort of the Garden State for a retreat to mend all of their wounds (organized by Teresa — what could go wrong?) near Lake George. Who knew that a retreat could be so stressful? Let’s break it down: READ FULL STORY

Can Clarissa explain why her Kickstarter failed?

Teenage witch Sabrina Spellman can solve almost any problem with good, old-fashioned pluck and a wave of her magic pointer finger… but she can’t make millions of dollars appear out of thin air.

On Monday, Melissa Joan Hart — the ’90s star best known for playing both Sabrina and sassy Clarissa Darling on two eponymous sitcoms — officially ended her attempt to fund a movie called Darci’s Walk of Shame via Kickstarter. Hart wanted to raise $2 million over the course of about a month; by the end of the campaign, she had rustled up only $51,605 from 315 backers.

Yipes. It’s one thing to fall short of a fundraising goal — but it’s quite another to raise just 2.5 percent of that goal. Given the smashing success of the Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff’s Garden State followup — two other nostalgia-fueled projects that quickly raised and exceeded their own $2 million goals on Kickstarter — why did Darci’s Walk of Shame fail so spectacularly?

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Which of Bill Hader's 'Saturday Night Live' characters will you miss most? POLL

First comes denial: “Wait, what? Bill Hader can’t leave SNL — he’s in, like, every sketch! There must be a mistake.” Next is anger: “This is crap. How could you do this to us, Hader? How could you deprive us of Stefon, and James Carville, and a screen presence that single-handedly elevates every dumb game show parody? We’ll never forgive you. Never.”

That’s followed, of course, by bargaining: “Listen — if you stay, we’ll stop complaining that the show hasn’t been funny since [insert year here]. We’ll laugh at all the musical monologues, and sympathize when you’re forced to fill a hole with a commercial parody rerun. We’ll even stop harping about how lame The Californians is. Just… just please don’t go.”

And then comes depression… the stage in which many of us find ourselves now.

We may never truly accept the fact that Hader is exiting SNL after eight rubber-faced, wonderfully goofy years. Perhaps, though, the road to acceptance is paved with Hulu videos — and if nothing else, we’ll take any excuse to watch and rewatch Hader’s greatest Saturday Night Live creations. Which of them will you miss most when the comedian takes his final bow this Saturday? Click through our unscientifically compiled list of his 10 best recurring characters — both impressions and originals, all of which have appeared at least three times on the show — and vote for your favorite at the end of the post.

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'Community' season (series?) finale two-way react: Choose your own timeline

As season 4 wraps up, Community fans are left in limbo, wondering whether or not we’ll get to see more of our favorite study group.

Granted, we’re used to this kind of treatment, although this season the cries for #sixseasonsandamovie are not as loud. Perhaps you are of the opinion that it’s best to leave the show where it is, and remember the somewhat less uneven days of seasons past. Or, maybe you’re willing to stay with the show another season to see if it will get its sea legs.

In order to appease both parties, tonight’s finale react will be told from two different timelines — the perspective on light and dark is up to you. READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan gives interview to Piers Morgan: 'I've never been a huge drinker'

Lindsay Lohan has a few more confessions from a broken heart.

Before  — finally – checking herself into court-mandated rehab for 90 days, Lindsay Lohan sat down with Piers Morgan for a Q&A just published in the U.K.’s Daily Mail. There’s nothing fans or critics haven’t heard before about how or why her life got so off track (she hits on sad but well-worn topics such as her dad selling a recording of her complaining about her mom, the stolen necklace she says was a misunderstanding, and how everyone — even court judges — “believe the rumors”), but it is rather interesting to hear Lohan discuss what the media has been opining about for years (EW reached out to reps for Lohan and Morgan, who didn’t respond to a request for comment). Read on for Lohan’s side of the story when it comes to drinking, drugs and (mandatory) rehab.  READ FULL STORY

'Mark McGrath & Friends Cruise' is no more

The “Mark McGrath & Friends Cruise” — a musical sea adventure scheduled for the fall that would have featured Sugar Ray, the Spin Doctors, Smash Mouth and other stars from a time when our stars all had frosted tips in their hair — has been cancelled, according to an announcement posted on the event’s website and Facebook. (Both have since been deleted.)

What happened? Speculation so far is a mixture of “that poop cruise [the one involving a stranded Carnival cruise ship and days of accumulating human waste] did us no favors,” from McGrath himself, and “tickets were $649,” from everyone else.

The unlucky heartbroken among us have two options: 1) Call and ask after a refund and/or 2) Listen to “Every Morning” radio on Spotify and remember a happier time when you bought copies of “The Best of Sugar Ray” for everyone in your family.

That’s what I’ve been doing and I’m pretty sure no one can see my tears.

Read more:
Mark McGrath marries longtime girlfriend
Scott Weiland ‘terminated’ from Stone Temple Pilots [UPDATE]
MC Hammer arrested in California, claims racial profiling

Oscar snubs Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew McConaughey: Which omission hurts the most?

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and while we all congratulate the lucky ones, we can also lament those left off the list. Let’s start with EW Entertainer of the Year Ben Affleck: Although Argo nabbed seven nods, including Best Picture, supporting actor Alan Arkin, and adapted screenplay, he didn’t make the director’s cut. Zero Dark Thirty helmer Kathryn Bigelow was also snubbed, despite the film’s five nominations — among them Best Picture, actress Jessica Chastain, and original screenplay. The directing category is always ripe for gripes when it doesn’t include those behind the year’s Best Picture noms (see also: Django Unchained‘s Quentin Tarantino and Les Miserables‘ Tom Hooper this year).

As for acting snubs, there’s The Sessions‘ John Hawkes, Arbitrage‘s Richard Gere, and Django‘s Leonardo DiCaprio — all of whom scored Golden Globes nominations. And our dream of seeing Matthew McConaughey recognized for Magic Mike has sadly gone unrealized.

Which snub have you dubbed the most egregious this morning? Feel free to tackle any category. (No screenplay nod for Perks of Being a Wallflower or Looper!)

Read more:
Oscar 2013: The nominations revealed …
Gallery: 25 Biggest Oscar Snubs of All Time
EW’s Oscars 2013 HQ
Anthony Breznican’s Prize Fighter column

What's your favorite parody of Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 commercial?

Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 commercial – with his nonsensical rambling (“The world turns and we turn with it.”) and his unnerving stare — is ripe for parody. Taran Killam skewered the commercial on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live (“I can just start making up words… Bittalicious.”), but he’s not the only one to have done so. Check out five other parodies we loved, then vote for your favorite below!

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