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Theater, bitch! 'Breaking Bad' mini-opera in the works

Breaking Bad musical? Eh, we’ve seen that before. But a Breaking Bad opera? Now that’s something we didn’t expect.

One World Symphony’s artistic director and conductor Sung Jin Hong has confirmed that he’s working on composing Breaking Bad — Ozymandias, a mini-opera based on both the show itself and the Percy Bysshe Shelley’s sonnet (titled “Ozymandias”). Although specifics are yet to be released, Hong wrote a blog explaining that the mini-opera hopes to “explore the question that the drama obsessively and hauntingly asked: ‘are we all breaking bad?’”

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Ellen Pompeo talks Isaiah Washington, Katherine Heigl leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

It’s been a while since Grey’s Anatomy fans have seen Izzie Stevens’ blonde locks bouncing down the hallway, and it’s been even longer since we’ve even heard mention of that Harper Avery-winning cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Preston Burke. Unlike many others, Burke and Izzie were two characters who managed to make it out of Seattle alive. Their real-life counterparts, however, didn’t slip away so quietly.

When Isaiah Washington left Grey’s after season 3, there were rumors about a dispute between Washington and co-star T.R. Knight (George O’Malley) during which Washington supposedly used a homophobic slur. Washington left the show that same season, with Knight following two years later. However, now that the show is in its tenth season, original cast member Ellen Pompeo, who has been there all along, is talking about the show’s most controversial departures.

Pompeo told the NY Post that originally, Washington was up for the role of McDreamy. “You know they wanted Isaiah Washington to be my boyfriend,” Pompeo said. “Shonda [Rhimes] really wanted to put a black man in the mix. I didn’t think they were really going to put an interracial couple on the show and I didn’t want him. It was too close to home.” (Editorial note: Pompeo is married to African-American music producer Chris Ivery.) “I said I wanted that Dempsey kid. I think that once Isaiah did not get the role it backfired.”
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Miley Cyrus takes over 'Saturday Night Live' tonight: Talk about it here!

Oh boy. Where do we even begin?

When Miley Cyrus first hosted SNL in 2011, she was a fresh-faced teenager with Disney Princess hair and middling name recognition among the over-18 set. (Hannah Montana‘s finale had aired just two months before.)

Sure, Cyrus’s reputation wasn’t exactly squeaky clean — not after her Teen Choice Awards pole dance, or that videotaped bong rip. But when Cyrus addressed her growing pains in a cheeky musical monologue, she seemed no different from countless former child stars who had followed similar rebellious trajectories. Plus, as she reminded us in song, it’s not like she had ever done anything illegal or truly harmful: “I never stole a necklace or got a DUI/Never cheated on my wife like that golfer guy/So what, you can see a little boob from the side?/I’m sorry that I’m not perfect.”

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Banksy hits New York with daily street art

Welcome to New York, Banksy.

Or not.

The notorious U.K. street artist (and Exit Through the Gift Shop subject) hit the walls of NYC this week with a new month-long “exhibit,” his first work in the city since 2010. After announcing the show Tuesday, his first piece — a stencil depicting a boy grabbing a can of spray paint from a sign saying “Graffiti Is A Crime” while standing on another boy’s back — appeared in the Lower East Side and was painted over less than a day later. The second has also been removed.

So far, the disappearances haven’t deterred the artist, who continues to post a piece a day along with an accompanying audio clip on his website that’s meant to “enhance your enjoyment.”

While we’re waiting for his next pieces to appear, we’re keeping track of what he’s done so far. Below are the images Banksy has posted, and tell us, PopWatchers, will you be following the elusive artist along for his show? READ FULL STORY

A 'Gossip Girl' movie? We imagine the scenarios

Gossip Girl ended its six-season run with a five-year flash-forward, in which Nate was considering a mayoral run, Chuck and Blair had a young son named Henry, Lily and Rufus had found happiness with other people, and Serena and Dan finally said “I do.” However, Gossip Girl promised, “You may be rid of Dan Humphrey, but you’ll never be rid of me. There will always be someone on the outside wanting to get in. Who I am now … that’s one secret I’ll never tell.” And so the cycle continues.

But Vulture recently spoke to Kelly Rutherford (Lily) about a possible Gossip Girl movie. “I was wondering if they’d do a movie,” she said. “I don’t know, we’ll see if we can get Blake [Lively] on. I think it would be a lot of fun for everyone.”

So the question is: How would a movie come together? And where would the characters be? Here’s what we imagine:
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Emmys by the numbers: The biggest nominees and winners of the past 10 years

It’s no secret that the Emmy Awards certainly have their favorites. Year after year, we can predict at least some of the names that will appear on the ballot. But how often do the shows and individuals on the Emmys “typical” ballot change? Who’s gotten the most Emmy nominations? What about wins?

We looked back over the past 10 years (2003-2013) and rounded up the shows and performers with the most wins and the  most nominations for each of the major categories. Not surprisingly, we ran into a lot of Mad Men, a fair amount of Tina Fey, a bit of Modern Family and only four instances of 24.

*Keep in mind that actors can choose which category they want to be in. For some of the actors, they chose a lead category one year and a supporting the other, so their number might not seem as high as it should. Also, some nominations include an actor being nominated for multiple shows between 2003 and 2013.
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'The O.C.' gets a Turkish remake: 15 things it must include

Turkey, here we come?

Variety reports that Turkey’s Star TV is adapting onetime Fox phenomenon The O.C. into a new series that (if Google translate was even close to right) is titled something similar to Tides. And if we look at the show’s first promo, O.C. fans can see the similarities — theft, fistfights, sail boats, a love connection, big parties, and even one instance of a drunk girl being carried:
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'Breaking Bad' odds: Who will walk away with the money?

After Sunday’s traumatizing episode of Breaking Bad, we are now more confused than ever. So in our desperate search for answers, we have once again reached out to the experts. We already talked to an oddsmaker about everyone’s chances of survival — sorry, Hank — but what about the many other possibilities for how this show could end? Like what will happen with the money? Could Walt and/or Jesse actually end up behind bars?

Well, thanks to Rupert Adams, spokesman for William Hill, we have a few more numbers for you.

First up, what are the odds that (insert character) will walk away with the money?
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Who will die by the end of 'Breaking Bad'? An oddsmaker gives his take

After the ending of last week’s Breaking Bad episode, things aren’t exactly looking good for some of our favorite characters. Hank, considering he just had what could very easily be his final conversation with Marie, could be on his way out, and let’s not forget that Todd’s uncle originally brought his boys out to kill Jesse. And then there’s the fact that Walt’s cancer is back. So with only three episodes left, is anyone going to make it out of New Mexico alive?

The short answer is: We have no idea, which is why we turned to someone who has a little bit more experience with odds than we do. Kevin Bradley, a sportsbook manager for Bovada, is a huge fan of the show and was willing to take the time to give us what he believes are the hypothetical odds that Walt, Jesse, Skyler, Saul, and Hank will die before the series ends:
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Nicolas Cage swings around on Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' -- VIDEO

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After Miley Cyrus’ much-debated VMA’s performance, the singer decided the only way to top her stint of near-naked twerking on stage was to get completely naked in her newest video for the song “Wrecking Ball.” Oh, and obviously she had to lick a sledgehammer, too.

But now that (quite literally) everyone has watched the new video, what’s next? Well, thanks to one YouTube user, how about a remix of the “Wrecking Ball” video featuring none other than Nicolas Cage? How would that work, you ask? It’s simple really: Just paste Cage’s face onto Cyrus’ naked body, and watch him/her swing around on a wrecking ball. Happy Friday to you!

Watch what’s sure to become a viral video below:
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