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Comic-Con 2013: The Awkward Hug Challenge returns

The Comic-Con Awkward Hug Challenge is something of an EW tradition, but for those who are not familiar: We’re sorry.

For everyone else, let us set it up for you. Since the beginning of time (meaning bianually) EW has had reporters Annie Barrett and Darren Franich storm the floor of the San Diego Convention Center, armed with one goal — to find a stranger who’s willing to give you the world’s longest awkward hug ever. Who was this year’s winner? Watch below to find out!
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'The Heat' and 'Man of Steel' lead final flight of Teen Choice nominations

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The third and final wave of nominees has been announced for Teen Choice 2013, with many of the most popular summer movies getting in on the action. At the head of the pack are Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, whose galmance comedy The Heat tied Man of Steel with five nominations. The ABC Family drama The Fosters also received wide popular support with four nominations.

Pitch Perfect and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 also received additional nominations after already getting nodds in the previous waves of announcements.

The teen awards show will feature fan favorites in all things entertainment, in addition to fashion, sports, comedy, and the Web. Joining a lengthy list of stars who have confirmed appearances at the awards show are Lucy Hale, Ian Somerhalder, Laura Marano, and Leven Rambin.

Between the ages of 13-19? Have a major opinion for best movie hissy fit or onscreen liplock? Fans can continue voting once-a-day per category in the first, second, and third waves of nominees through 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 10. Teen Choice 2013 airs live on Fox Sunday Aug. 11.

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Character rehab: How to fix Kitty on 'Glee'

Here at EW, we’re starting a new weekly series in which we — and readers — weigh in on ways to rehab much-maligned characters on some of our favorite shows.

Even Glee’s biggest fans would likely agree that season 4 of the show was fairly up and down: For every stellar moment — like the breakup episode or Rachel’s beautiful callback audition — there were parts that were painfully unrealistic or, even worse, boring. And many of the moments that made us groan came back to McKinley’s new mean girl: Kitty Wilde. But Kitty’s not going anywhere anytime soon (the actress, Becca Tobin, along with the actors who portray Marley, Jake, Ryder, and Unique were all recently promoted to series regulars for the new season).

At the risk of being the girl clinging to the past like the lady who’s still hoping Drake will return to Degrassi, let me preface this by saying I understand the show clearly isn’t going to refocus solely on “The Olds,” however much many viewers were hoping for an all-NYC show. We’re going to keep getting McKinley High stories, so my intention here is to think under what circumstances those plotlines — that for me personally were the weakest spot in Glee’s fourth season — can get better and more entertaining in season 5 (not to mention an already-confirmed season 6). While all the new characters have some moments that could be improved, an intervention is most necessary for Kitty, a.k.a. “A young Quinn Fabray.”

Kitty was clearly brought in to be the new sassy, popular cheerleader when she joined the show at the beginning of this season, but right now, the role is too cartoonish-ly overblown. As viewers, there has to be something that we can either relate to or (barring that) at least understand about a character’s motivation. For most of season 4, Kitty didn’t have that background; she was just a pile of racist, hateful remarks with a side of teen girl jealousy. It got a bit better when she confessed to Ryder she was molested a few years back (Side note: Boom! The show went there!), but that storyline was instantly dropped. Tobin is clearly talented — just check out her performance with Jake during  “Everybody Talks” — but her character needs some work for more viewers to be engaged with her on the next season of the musical dramedy. Here’s how to make the girl who once declared, “I am like a bad Carrie Underwood song once I get going” more compelling … and maybe even downright likable (or, at least, like-to-hate-able).
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I'm still not over... The heartbreaking ending of 'Bridge to Terabithia'

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Here at EW, we’re reminiscing about the pop culture moments that we still can’t get over — no matter how much time has passed.

Fact #1: A great book you read as a kid will always affect you more deeply than a great book read at any other age.

Fact #2: Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Award-winning Bridge to Terabithia happens to be one of the greatest, saddest, most unforgettable children’s books ever written.

Fact #3: During a summer when Jeff Bridges’ long-in-the-works adaptation of The Giver actually seems to be gaining traction and theaters are finally showing a movie based on a Judy Blume book, it’s only natural to think about other kids’ classics that have made it to the big screen — bringing me back to Terabithia, which received its own overly CGI’d adaptation back in 2007. (The film starred baby Josh Hutcherson, pre-Hunger Games — check out his Bieber hair and chipmunk cheeks!)

All that is a long way of explaining why I found myself musing about Terabithia today — more specifically, about its ending, which has been responsible for more sobbing grade-schoolers than anything this side of Where the Red Fern Grows. (Spoiler alert: The red fern grows on top of dead dogs.) READ FULL STORY

Teen Choice Awards nominations: 'Pitch Perfect' and 'Glee' have a musical face-off

The second wave of Teen Choice Awards 2013 nominees is full of aca-awesome. The Monday announcement revealed that Pitch Perfect received four nods, only coming second to Fox’s Glee, which swept round two with five nods.

Whether you find these musical sensations aca-amazing or aca-awful, the show is sure to feature something for everyone. Other nominees include Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke, Adam Levine, and Demi Lovato, who will all join the previously announced nominees across a fun bundle of categories, ranging from Choice Comedian to Choice Twitter Personality.

The show is shaping up to be quite the medley of teenage favorites in film, television, music, fashion, comedy, and sports. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once-a-day per category for their favorite Teen Choice nominees at the TCA website. Voting ends at 11:59 PM PT on Saturday, Aug. 10. A list of second-wave nominees is below, and the two-hour ceremony airs Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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Dax Shepard 'can't accept' PETA's 'Sexiest Vegetarian' title because he likes chicken

Say what? The only reason this crucial bit of info is coming out right now is because, alongside fiancé Kristen Bell, the duo were named PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegetarians.’ But now only Bell can accept the title, because of course the woman who loves sloths more than life itself would be a friend to the animals.

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Backstreet Boys prove that without them, you're still 'Incomplete' with a hilarious 'Late Show' appearance

Quit playing games with my heart, Backstreet Boys!

The Boys stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night to participate in the Top 10 segment — and if you ever belted out “Larger Than Life” with an assist from a hairbrush, you’re going to be seriously charmed. How did it take us so long to highlight this video? It’s completely unmissable: The boys’ category is “Top 10 Backstreet Boy Lyrics,” but this time around, the words are a bit more risque than your junior-high self probably remembers. (“Am I sexual? Yeah-ah” still takes the cake, however.) These guys touch on everything: Men’s Wearhouse, Justin Bieber’s monkey, the NSA — all with their signature, swoon-worthy five-part harmony.

I don’t care who you are or where you’re from, you must watch below: READ FULL STORY

'America's Got Talent': Even Scary Spice is scared

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What kind of 6- and 9-year-olds have never heard of the Partridge Family? Unassuming DEATH METAL SPAWN with serene smiles, colored tights, and apparently the coolest dad ever, that’s who. Here’s the type of act that’s been making it through to Vegas while you haven’t been watching America’s Got Talent. Delight in the dulcet tones of Aaralyn’s original tune, “Zombie Skin.” I can’t wait to hear her debut single, “How I Ate My Brother.”
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Kim and Kanye have named their baby ...

America, if you’ve been Keeping up with the Kardashian baby name saga, the speculation game is officially over.

And the answer isn’t Kaidence. (Unfortunately?)

People confirms that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their celebspawn … NORTH WEST.

Yes, far less awesome than North-by-North, but we’ll take it. I guess. If I’m being honest, I’m a little underwhelmed — mostly because rumors of a baby named North have swirled since March.

TMZ, the common man’s wooden easel, was the first to report.
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James Franco writes the most ridiculous superhero article ever. We have some concerns.

Dear James Franco,

Congratulations! You’re kind of having a moment right now. Your hilarious turn as “yourself” – an art-obsessed serious actor who may or may not be gay – in This Is The End is a recent high point for you that is charming audiences and critics alike. This is a great break because, despite being an Oscar-nominated dramatic actor, people tend to kind of roll their eyes at you and your various projects, books, and college courses. (Not me! But some people.) I figured you could ride this out and parlay it into a few more great, interesting films that would remind people why they were intrigued by you as an actor in the first place and I wouldn’t have to worry about what’s become of you anymore, and I could move on to worrying if Ryan Gosling has become a parody of himself.

But then you went and wrote one of the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read from you. I don’t even know what to do with it. According to an all-over-the-place article you wrote for Vice about superheroes, you snuck into the premiere of Man of Steel and now you’ve got thoughts about superheroes! And money! And Henry Cavill! And sequels!

Let’s highlight a few quotes from your piece, shall we?
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