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‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Skip Comic-Con Due to ‘Production and Scheduling Conflicts’

They wanted to request a trial by combat, but there was no one in the world who’s seen season 8 that wanted to be their champion.

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13 TV Reboots That Should Never Have Happened

Some shows are meant to stay dead. 

But with creativity at an all-time low in Hollywood, networks are banking on reboots of former successful shows to bring in a crowd. 

For the most part, reboots suck. 

These 13 shows forever tarnished the names of the shows that came before them. 



1. 90210 - The CW

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The CW always seems to have reboots in the works. One of the earlier ones, 90210, was lackluster from start to finish. It had appearances from a select few original series stars, but it was too melodramatic to take seriously. It ended after five seasons after ratings collapsed.

2. Murphy Brown - CBS

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From the get-go, there was a dark cloud hanging over the Candice Bergen-fronted Murphy Brown. It was never a stellar ratings performer, and the show was not as talked about as the likes of Roseanne. When it premiered, the ratings were paltry and the reviews were just as bad. The only good thing is that much of the show's original cast returned, but the show was not as good as it was back in the day. It was canceled after just one season.

3. Heroes: Reborn - NBC

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Heroes suffered from terrible writing and low ratings in its final two seasons, leading NBC to cancel the series after four seasons. To the surprise of many, it returned several years later in the form of Heroes: Reborn, with a largely new cast. It suffered from the same problems the original series had: Bad writing. It was canceled after one season.

4. Charmed - The CW

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The original Charmed was a huge success, but the reboot decided to ditch everything that came before it and the result was a TV show that felt like a low budget imitation. Despite horrible ratings, The CW renewed it for a second season.

5. Dynasty - The CW

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The CW's take on Dynasty suffers as a result of a limited budget. It mostly sticks to the same sets every week, and is saddled with predictable plots, and has very little resemblance to the original series. Additionally, the cast seems to be changing on a weekly basis. It should never have been a thing.

6. Charlie's Angels - ABC

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A decent cast was squandered with terrible dialog and even worse plotting. The series paled in comparison to the original series and even the two terrible movies.
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It’s Emmy Nomination Day, Another Big Year For Networks That Let You Say ‘Fuck’

I feel like the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is mainly comprised of teenagers, because for at least five years the way to get an Emmy nom is to be on a show where you can either say fuck or show boobs. Preferably both.

Don’t believe me? HBO had a record number of nominations for a single network, 137, most of them going to the final season of Game of Thrones which everyone hated. Seriously, it was nominated for 32 Emmys, also a record. The Big Bang Theory, which also ended at the same time and had more viewers, got a total of three nominations, all for minor technical awards.

Let’s not forget Jim Parsons has won four Best Lead Actor awards for this show and then suddenly started getting shut out completely for Veep, which… fair, but most other nominees aren’t even comedies. Same with Modern Family, which has a lifetime 80 nominations and 22 wins including 5 for Best Comedy, and was completely shut out of the Primetime awards this year without a single nomination. Maybe it’s not as good as it used to be, but if nothing else Ty Burrell deserves a nod, especially since all the cast members submit as supporting actors and not leads.

Let’s take a look at the nominees.

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Barry
  • Fleabag
  • The Good Place
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Russian Doll
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Veep

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Bodyguard
  • Game of Thrones
  • Killing Eve
  • Ozark
  • Pose
  • Succession
  • This Is Us

The first thing you might notice is that if you don’t have HBO and Netflix you’ve probably never heard of any of these shows. And a lot of the comedies should probably be dramas. Like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I like that show, but it’s not a comedy, it’s a drama about a comic. Fleabag, The Good Place, Schitt’s Creek and Veep are all great comedies, though GLOW really should have been nominated. And if Game of Thrones got a nod then Modern Family should have, too, because we’re clearly just nominating shows because we’ve been watching them for a long time at this point.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Mandy Moore, This Is Us
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

House of Cards? Really? I know, it’s not their fault Kevin Spacey is a dick grabber, but that show was not the same without him.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish
  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

If Julia Louis-Dreyfus doesn’t win this category, I will eat my hat. It’s hard to say who should win best actor, I’m torn between Ted Danson and Eugene Levy, but I have a sneaking suspicion Bill Hader is going to be the actual winner.

Outstanding Reality Competition

  • The Amazing Race
  • Nailed It!
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

I don’t know if you’ve seen Nailed It! on Netflix, but you really need to, and it absolutely needs to win this category. Nailed It! is sort of like Cupcake Wars or Chopped, only the competitors are all terrible at baking and given an impossible timeframe so they’re guaranteed to fail horribly. Also, every time Sylvia Weinstock is on as a guest judge he wanders around the set and steals a pot or pan or something, and that’s just really worth seeing all on its own.

Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris
  • Documentary Now
  • Drunk History
  • I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Who Is America

Anyone who thinks the most recent season of Saturday Night Live deserved an Emmy nomination over I Think You Should Leave should be drug out into the street and shot. Seriously, is this a joke to you, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? You need to take this seriously. I Think You Should Leave is clearly all sketches rejected from Saturday Night Live for being actually funny and not leaving time for some dumbass joke about wanting to blow Robert Mueller.

I’m not even going to go over the Supporting Actor and Actress categories; basically everyone nominated is either from Game of Thrones or Barry. If you don’t like those shows, I guess you can go fuck yourself. You know Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was eligible this year, you don’t think Tituss Burgess is as good as yet another guy from from Barry?

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13 Shows That Need to End… Right Now!

These shows were great at one point. 

But nowadays they're just circling the drain, preventing the inevitable. 

They should be put out of their misery before they are remembered as some of the worst shows around. 


1. Grey's Anatomy

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The series is entering a record-breaking 16th season at ABC, and despite a few good episodes, the series is starting to circle the drain. Ratings are starting to reflect the quality of the show, and it's not in a good place creatively. It would be wise to bring the show to a close and allow the cast to move on to new projects.

2. Riverdale

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Riverdale started off well, with a coherent murder mystery. By the time Season 3 arrived, there were floating babies, teenagers running nightclubs, and underground boxing fights. It's turned into a laughing stock and needs to end.

3. Arrow

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Arrow should not even be getting a short final season to wrap the story up. The writing has been abysmal on the show for around four years, and the ratings are dropping like a rock. The show could be wrapped up in a throwaway scene on one of the spinoffs.

4. Fear the Walking Dead

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As if killing off most of the original cast was not bad enough, the fifth season put the characters in a radiation-filled wasteland, and they made some more bad decisions. The scenes drag on for dear life as a result of the pitiful dialog. It's time to go go.

5. Suits

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Suits has been circling the drain for years, to the point that nobody would care if USA Network decided to ditch the final season entirely. Nothing worth noting has happened since Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams ditched it.

6. How to Get Away with Murder

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This convoluted series which follows essentially the same format every single season should have been a one-season thing. The most recent fifth season was not only embarrassing to watch, but it proved the characters are getting dumber with age.
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13 TV Characters Who Were Royally Screwed

You know what sucks?

Watching a TV show ... only for your favorite character to get an unfulfilling conclusion. 

These 13 shows ruined the exit storylines for all of the below characters. 

We will never forget the way things panned out for them. We will never, EVER forgive them.

1. Daenerys Targaryen - Game of Thrones

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Daenerys went from being the breaker of chains to a tyrant who killed thousands of civilians in the battle of King's Landing. She was subsequently murdered by her nephew/lover, Jon Snow. It was awful.

2. Lexa - The 100

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Lexa was one of The 100's best characters, and she was killed off thanks to a stray bullet during the show's third season. This shocking development came as her relationship with Clarke was blossoming. It was a direction to take things, and it paved the way for many fans to boycott the show.

3. Roseanne Conner - Roseanne

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Roseanne Barr may have paved the way for her show to be canceled, but the spin-off which launched in the aftermath chose to kill the character off following a lethal drug overdose. It was not only too serious for such a lighthearted comedy, but it felt like a copout.

4. Maggie Green - The Walking Dead

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Lauren Cohan decided against renewing her contract as a series regular for The Walking Dead Season 9. As a result, the character of Maggie was written out of the series early into the season, but it was an off-screen departure. She took her son with the aim of helping emerging communities realize their full potential. There was no emotion attached to the exit because it happened off-screen.

5. Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon

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Clayne Crawford was ousted from the series after two seasons following allegations of bad behavior. His character, Martin Riggs was fatally shot in a graveyard, and the show was never the same. It was canceled just one year later.

6. Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead

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Madison was ominously missing from the present timeline during the first half of Fear the Walking Dead Season 4, leading to many fans speculating that the lead character had died. This was confirmed in the midseason finale, which revealed that Madison sacrificed her own life for the good of the many. It was a terrible way for the lead character to go. A fan site even closed down for good because they decided the show was no longer the same for them.
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‘Teen Mom’ Star Attacks Boyfriend With Machete

Man, the people on MTV’s Teen Mom are crazy. You might remember that Janelle Evans’ husband murdered her dog, but that’s probably not even going to end up being the worst thing someone on that show has done. Not one to be outdone, Amber Portwood came for her boyfriend with a machete during an argument.

TMZ initially broke the story that she had been arrested for the attack, but all the details hadn’t come in yet.

Prosecutors just hit Amber with 3 felony charges … domestic battery, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and domestic battery in the presence of a child. Unclear what the deadly weapon would be since police docs only mention her hitting Andrew with a shoe.

Portwood’s boyfriend Andrew Glennon filed for a restraining order, and then we found out what the deadly weapon was.

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15 TV Shows About to End… Forever

Love it or hate it, TV shows have to end. 

Some shows go on longer than they should have (Supernatural), and others conclude while they're in their prime. 

Below, we've rundown some shows that will be wrapping up for good during the 2019-20 season. It's tragic, but it's true.

Which will you miss the most?

1. Empire

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This soapy drama will conclude with its sixth season on Fox.

2. Modern Family

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This once-funny show will end for good in 2020 with its eleventh season.

3. Criminal Minds

Criminal minds stars
Fans were stunned when CBS renewed the show with low ratings, but it will go out with a 10-episode 15th season.

4. Madam Secretary

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Truncated final seasons are becoming the norm at CBS. Madam Secretary will end with a short final season.

5. Blindspot

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A show that started with a woman losing her memory will become just a distant memory in the near future. NBC has renewed Blindspot for a fifth and final season.

6. Supernatural

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Supernatural was originally supposed to end after its fifth season, but by the time the show concludes, it will have gone on for a decade longer than that. Season 15 is the final season.
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Aziz Ansari’s Comeback Special ‘Right Now’ is Actually Good

Good news for Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari’s comeback special is on Netflix and it’s actually really funny. Bad news for Louis is that one a scale of 1 to 10 what Aziz did is a 2 at the highest and what he did was jack off in front of every woman he worked with for like, three decades.

But we’ve heard some of Louis’ new material and it was good for an in-progress set.

Now anyone with a Netflix subscription can hear Aziz Ansari’s new material, and I suggest you do because it’s maybe his best set ever.

Aziz starts the set by addressing the elephant in the room, that one time we found out he tried to do weird sex stuff to a girl who was just trying to give him a blowjob, saying basically that the end of his emotional journey was “I feel bad that she felt that way.” Ansari quickly moves on to a punchline, and that sets up the rhythm of his comedy; slow, insightful setups highlighted with loud, excited punchlines.

Aziz’s style has changed a bit. He’s always been a storyteller as a comic, but his act is a lot more muted. His set-ups are softer and more insightful and his punchlines are more subdued. His new material is also a lot more personal than his older work, which had a lot of what I’d define as star fuckin. Instead of bits about meeting Kanye West or seeing Batman with his chubby cousin Harris, Aziz talks about the realization that he doesn’t have a lot of time left with his parents or trying to explain racism to his girlfriend who is from a racially homogenous country. He also spends a good long chunk of the act talking about “woke” culture, which you will either hate or love depending on if the material reminds you of yourself or your most annoying friend.

In fact, Aziz even mentions that joke and how he probably wouldn’t do a whole section about his teenage cousin today, but Harris turned out okay despite Aziz scarring him for life.

The special was directed by Spike Jonze and is very distinctly visually different from his older specials. Ansari isn’t wearing a purple rhinestone suit in this, just black jeans and a Metallica shirt. I don’t want to define the aesthetic as “lo-fi” because I’m not a douchebag, but the use of an on-stage steadicam and the “aged filmstrip” filter the special uses will bring the phrase to mind. Aziz mostly stays on a stool in the center of a stage that’s devoid of the normal backdrop comedy specials use, instead giving a view of people watching the show in the wings behind Ansari.

Basically, Aziz Ansari delivers a special that feels like he’s grown as an artist. His material now is more personal and less silly than his older hours, but his wit is even sharper now. He’s moved beyond “Hey, aren’t rappers weird,” and into a place where he’s being real, and it’s a great way to come back to the scene.

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Evan Rachel Wood Wants You to Hate ‘Stranger Things’

Evan Rachel Wood seems to really not like Stranger Things.  Specifically, she thinks Hopper is an abusive partner, which isn’t a particularly terrible opinion, but she’s on about it for two fucking days and at a certain point you end up like Michael Che and you’ve spent an entire month being mad online under the guise of “I’m just dabbing on the haters.”

At this point, we’re pretty normal. The dude does have a temper, I don’t think the show is trying to signal that the character is abusive but maybe if he wasn’t fictional it would be a red flag. She even says as much.

Great, time to move on?

Obviously not, because she’s still going on about it days later.

Lady, that was three days ago at this point.

Maybe if she didn’t keep logging on and fighting with them it would have stopped by now.

I haven’t gotten around to Stranger Things 3 yet but I can pretty much assure you Hopper isn’t abusive. And I don’t think the people defending him on the internet are, either. People get mad when you shit on a thing they like. Why do you think Star Wars fans are so mad all the time? Over 40 years, a dozen movies and absolutely nothing worth watching for even a second has been created after 1983.

Also, did anyone watch the second season of Westworld? That was on already, right? Season one was going to be the next Game of Thrones, and season two came out and I haven’t heard a peep. So I get it. Maybe Evan Rachel Wood is spending so much time responding to angry tweets because she just wants to get the word out that she does indeed still have a TV show.

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The Bachelorette Recap: How Did Hannah Make History?

She did it, folks!

Hannah Brown defied the odds, stared history in the face on Monday night and did something no other Bachelorette in history has ever done before.

Tragically, no, we don't mean she punched Luke Parker in the face.

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But Brown did visit the hometowns of four suitors, prompting Tyler to say some pretty heavy stuff about the Alabama native while the two were visiting his folks in Florida.

“One day I’ll be able to say ‘I love you,’ and I do believe that I’ll be able to stand 100 percent behind it,” the 26-year old said in an on-camera interview after a successful visit with his relatives.

This was very sweet and seemed very sincere -- but it still paled in emotional comparison to what Jed (THE CHEATER) and Luke (THE SEXIST PIG) told Hannah.

During his hometown date in Georgia, Luke took Hannah to Sunday school... where he once again  relayed the story about how he found Jesus in the shower.

The Bachelorette on ABC

“I was starting to experiment with things like partying and drinking and things that I knew that I shouldn’t be involved with,” the 24-year old explained of his high school years while speaking to a group of young adults from his church.

“And college, it was just crazy. I was chasing sex and I was entangled and caught up in sin of all kinds.”

Chasing sex in college?!? For major shame, dude.

Hannah, who has told off Luke on multiple occasions for the way he has slut and sex-shamed her, appreciated how Parker stuck to these convictions.

“It’s cool to see that Luke really lives his faith,” she said.

From there, Luke took the ex-pageant queen to meet his mother, father, brother, sister-in-law and grandparents.

Neither Brown nor Parker attempted to hide the struggles of their relationship while talking to his family, with the latter admitting that confessing his love after about a half hour caused things to go "downhill" between the pair.

“Sometimes it was like he thought he had it in the bag and it was really frustrating, ‘cause it came across as a little arrogant,” she candidly said of Luke.

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Making it evidence that Luke's intense apple didn't fall far from his father's tree, Luke's dad said he totally saw the future "Mrs. Parker" when looking at Hannah -- which is also sort of sexist when you think about it.

But this caused Luke to open way up to his potential wife once more, as he poured it on very thick as follows:

I know that we have struggled. I have put you through a struggle through all of this and I have struggled just completely letting go and I just want to tell you that I am sorry.

We are finally back on track but I know that there still may be concerns that you have about us being able to get where we need to be.

I’m going to continue just to show you who I am. [I] without a doubt I see a future with you. Without a doubt looking in your eyes, I feel like I am looking at my future wife.

And without a doubt I can tell you that I do love you.

Luke P.

Hannah's response?

"I’m falling in love with Luke."

Damn, girl.

How would Jed top this during his hometown date in Tennessee?

By declaring his own love for Hannah early on, that's how.

The reality stars started off in Knoxville, where Jed - who allegedly had a girlfriend during his time on the show, remember! -  tried to win over Hannah via his music skills.

They wrote and performed their own original song in a recording studio... and he ended their time together by declaring, “I love you. I can feel it.”

Hannah told the camera later that she was "falling in love" with Jed as well.

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However, when Hannah met Jed’s family, his mother, Gina, expressed concern that Brown went around sharing that feeling with all of her suitors, to which Hannah replied that this wasn't the case.

“I wouldn’t have felt that way before just because he’s a musician,” Gina told Hannah of whether she felt Jed is ready for marriage, adding:

“You don’t get a diploma to be a musician. So, I mean, Jed’s had to have jobs and try to create time and space to do his music. It’s his heart and his soul. He couldn’t go to work and do music, so his path is different.

"It’s very different.”

Jed's sister agreed that him falling for Hannah could ruin his music career, which was an odd twist and weird thing to say to The Bachelorette.

This made it very confusing for Hannah to decide what to do at the Rose Ceremony.

“I was hoping that hometowns would give me clarity, but my heart is still open to each relationship and doesn’t feel confident in closing the door,” Hannah said in an on-camera interview.

Still, Tyler and Peter earned a flower right away -- only for Hannah to duck away before figuring out the fates of Jed (THE CHEATER) and Luke (THE SEXIST PIG).

“I can’t make a decision,” Hannah claimed to host Chris Harrison.

“I don’t know what to do. I have four great men and I can look at a life with each of them, but I don’t know if I’ve had time to know who my person is because I need more time.

"I want to dive in and I don’t feel like I’m diving in the way I could with any of the relationships.”

How did Harrison help Hannah solve this dilemma?

By giving her the first-ever extra rose! She was permitted to keep all four men around leading into next Monday's episode fantasy suite episode!

“It feels like it was really hard for her to make a decision between me and somebody who’s been a complete scumbag through this whole process,” Jed told the camera.

“I don’t want to be in the same category or even close to the same category as him," he added of Luke.

"He’s been a constant toxin through every bit of this. And to feel like a tossup between me and him now, I don’t know. As of right now, I am so unsure about all this.”

And yet... we're pretty sure he'll gladly get it on with Hannah next week.

To find out whether or not this actually happens, visit our section of The Bachelorette spoilers now!

The Bachelor Recap: Hannah Takes the Plunge!

According to the latest set of The Bachelorette spoilers we've come across, there's a brand new and unexpected winner of Season 15.

According to previews for this week's episode, meanwhile, viewers were going to be treated to something else new and unexpected:

A naked bungee-jump by Hannah and one of her suitors!

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Alas, this did not prove to be entirely accueate, although it wasn't really ABC who lied about the adventurous outing -- it was Garrett.

Early in the installment, he and Hannah did, indeed, take a major plunge off a cliff; their arms wrapped around each other and a very springy rope tied to their ankles.

But Hannah was only topless.

She had underwear on during the long and fast fall, despite what it may have looked like on television and despite what Garrett said about it afterward.

“We decide to bungee jump naked. Naked!” Garrett told the other eight men after also saying he was falling in love with Hannah.

He added in this not-so-humble brag: “I essentially was hugging her and she was hugging me and she put her head right here. It was cool, man.”

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Not to Luke Parker it wasn't.

As teased in this disturbing video, the villainous front-runner was PISSED over Hannah daring to get close to another man.

(Have we mentioned yet how much Luke Parkre sucks? Because he sucks!)

"I’m hearing Garrett’s story and I don’t know if that’s how it went down,” Luke said in an on-camera interview.

“Who would want to be naked with that guy? There is no way Hannah went bungee jumping naked with Garrett.”


Luke ended up on the group date with Connor, Dustin, Dylan, Jed, Mike and Tyler C., much to his continued annoyance.

After they explored a Latvian market - where the contingent took moonshine shots and ate pickles and cheese - Hannah confirmed the nude bungee jumping story.

She explained to everyone there that this activity is a Latvian tradition

Shockingly, though, such an explanation did not satisfy Luke.

“Is this like when you’re an official couple kind of tradition?” he asked.

When Hannah replied that they did not have to be an “official couple,” the import/export manager was totally floored. And irate for the most sexist and selfish of reasons.

Hannah B and Luke P

“I’m shocked,” he said to the cameras.

“This is sheer fact. I mean, this is a woman I want to spend the rest of my life with and [I] totally thought that was crossing a line. Her body is her temple and to expose it to anyone who isn’t her husband, that was a slap in my face.

"If she really is the one for me, which I believe she is, there’s a lot of answers that I need. I have to say something.”

(This is where we remind readers that Luke previously admitted to sleeping around a lot, around the time he was in college, only to claim that God then spoke to him in the shower and basically told him to cut it out.)

With Hannah enjoying herself on a group date, Luke barged in and did his best to slut-shame The Bachelorette.

Mike, Dustin, Hannah Brown, and Tyler C

“Have you ever been cheated on in your relationship?” he started by asking Hannah. “

And then he really went off on her:

"You know that feeling, your stomach turns inside out? It’s just twisted. I’m not gonna lie, I had that feeling this morning. We were about to get sent off for the group date and Garrett stated blurting out a whole bunch of stuff about what happened with you guys on the one-and-one and honestly, like it was hard for me to receive. A

"And it’s just because I know that your body is a temple and honestly I’m just thinking of you holding him, bare-skinned and I’m just thinking in my mind it just pissed me off, it really frustrated me.”

It does make us happy to imagine Luke in pain at least.

But Hannah was understandably anything but happy upon hearing his complaint.

It wasn’t in a sexual way. It was in an experience that I wanted to have for myself," she responded.

Luke P.

Following a steamy spa one-on-one date with Peter and a serenade at her hotel room from Jed (WHO HAS A GIRLFRIEND!), Hannah still could not move on from Luke's harsh words.

She spoke to him prior to the rose ceremony.

This is what she said:

“I so appreciate you coming to me and having a real conversation and actually sharing concerns because I respect that a lot, but the conversation, it didn’t sit well with me.

The issues were the language that you used to describe why you were upset.

You felt like it was a slap in the face because you want to spend the rest of your life with me and then you said, ‘We all make boneheaded mistakes.’ Oh, there was one other thing that really hurt me that you said.

You were talking about me meeting your family and you wanted to be able to feel confident in doing that and it was referring to the bungee jumping thing and I was like, what does that mean with me meeting your family?

I told you it wasn’t a sexual thing at all and it wasn’t.

But even if it was, at this point it doesn’t matter because you’re not my husband. You don’t own my body, you don’t own me. It’s my body.

Responded Luke:

“I am never going to control you.

"I will never tell you what you can and can’t do with your body. But when we get into things I brought up … I was not referring to that. I was referring to the future.”

Nope, though. This didn't sit well with Hannah, either.

“I want a man that doesn’t take me screaming and in your face to finally be like this,” she said.

“This process doesn’t work if you’re not yourself 100,000 percent. I need to know its real and it’s all the time. Like, why is it so hard with us?”

Luke simply asked Hannah to "keep fighting" for him and, sadly, she agreed to do so.

Instead of sending this sexist pig packing at the rose ceremony, The Bachelorette cut Dylan and Dustin, two men who apparently had not been cut already.

Even host Chris Harrison didn’t understand why Hannah wanted to keep Luke P. in contention, despite very likely being one of the producers who forced her to do so for the sake of ratings.

“What do you like about Luke?” he asked Hannah.

“I’m either falling in love with Luke, or Luke is making me go crazy,” Hannah responded. “I’m not sure which one."

Allison Mack’s ‘Smallville’ Co-Stars Weigh in on Her Sex Cult

Smallville was kind of a big moment in television history, even if it doesn’t seem like it now. It was a Superboy show without having Superboy, instead showing a young Clark Kent discovering his super powers in the days before he became Superman. Of course, as the series ran for like, 10 years instead of two or three, that kind of wore thin eventually and all you could think was “Dude, you’re 30, put on a fucking cape! The Legion of Super-Heroes couldn’t bring you a cape and a flight ring?”

Instead of Superman characters, the series had Superboy’s supporting cast from the 50’s comic, like Clark’s parents, his best friend Pete Ross and his first love Lana Lang. The producers also added a new character, Clark’s schoolmate and friend/potential love interest Chloe Sullivan, played by Allison Mack. The character was so popular that she eventually showed up DC’s Superman comics as Jimmy Olsen’s girlfriend (not anymore though, I’ll bet) and every super hero show since has had a similar character. Spider-Man: Homecoming even made a joke about how Spider-Man needed a “guy in the chair.”

She was also popular enough to get her very own sex cult. Cult leader Keith Raniere was found guilty of all the illegal that having a sex cult comprises and Mack pleaded guilty to some crimes around the cult to avoid a trial.

This is all super awkward for Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor on Smallville. See, it’s Smallville week on Rosenbaum’s podcast insideofyou, and it was bound to come up that one of their friends and co-stars went on to have sex slaves.

USA Today had a partial transcript, which isn’t as interesting as I had hoped.

“I didn’t know anything about it. … I was very surprised to read anything about it,” said Welling, who played Mack’s best friend, Clark Kent, on the hit CW show. “It’s sounds very bizarre. Allison was always a nice person around me.”

He added, “It’s also funny that people think that we would know, or that we would have some perspective on it.”

If you think about it, it makes sense that they didn’t know anything, Mack always seemed brainwashed to me. I don’t want to excuse what she did but come on, the woman a million fanboys spent the better part of the 2000s thinking about every time they masturbated doesn’t just suddenly decide she’s going to run a sex cult for a shitty motivational speaker. She absolutely got taken in by a cult, and now she’s basically the only Smallville actress who doesn’t get to be a guest star on Supergirl.

Rosenbaum said he was aware that Mack was taking “part of, like, a self-help thing” when they were co-stars, although it’s not clear if he’s referring to NXIVM.

“I remember one time, maybe it was Allison who asked me or something and she was just like, ‘Hey, you should try coming to it,’ and I was like, ‘No. I don’t know. It’s not for me,’ ” he said.

Rosenbaum concluded: “We’re all figuring out what the deal is.”

Yeah, imagine your friend goes to what you think is a Tony Robbins seminar and they come back with some dude’s initials branded into their outer labia. I mean, you probably wouldn’t know, but if one of your friends goes to a TED Talk and comes back wincing every time they cross their legs, make sure they’re okay.

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A Christian Group Want Netflix to Cancel ‘Good Omens’, a Show That Already Ended and Isn’t on Netflix

If there a two universal truths in this world, it’s that censorship is stupid and Neil Gaiman is good. Nothing really brings those principles into focus more than Christian watchdog group Return to Order making a petition demanding Netflix cancel the television how Good Omens, written by Neil Gaiman and based on book written by Gaiman and the late, great Terry Pratchett. The only problem is Netflix doesn’t have any relationship to Good Omens at all, which is a co-production of Amazon and the BBC. Oh, and it’s a miniseries, they were never going to make more than the six episodes they already made. So well done, Return to Order, you won? Kind of?

They’ve since corrected the petition to reflect that the series was co-produced by Amazon (no one told them about the BBC, I guess), though they still haven’t acknowledged that because of the nature of the how no more episodes were ever going to be produced anyway.

But because of this, I got to have a look at their petition and ooohh boy.

This series presents devils and Satanists as normal and even good, where they merely have a different way of being, and mocks God’s wisdom in the following ways:

God is voiced by a woman.

God being a woman “mocks God’s wisdom.” I don’t even get what the problem is here.

The four riders of the Apocalypse, God’s means of punishing sinful earth, are portrayed as a group of bikers.

This makes even less sense. It’s kind of a gag that because it isn’t 120 CE anymore the four horsemen wouldn’t ride horses because they’re supposed to be scary, not rich teenager girls trying to pad out their college application so mommy and daddy can save a little bit of money on their bribe.

If you haven’t seen Good Omens, without doing a full review, everything these dipshits hate about it is awesome and Michael Sheen and David Tennant give incredible performances as the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley.

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Michelle Obama Hit Harry Styles in the Dick

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This Guy Takes “America’s Got Talent” As Seriously As I Do

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Bella Thorne Won’t Be Shamed By ‘The View’ For Taking Nude Selfies

Someone hacked Bella Thorne’s phone recently and got a hold of some naked pictures she took. This person tried to blackmail her with them, so Bella did the one thing that would absolutely cut that option out of the equation and shared them on Twitter herself (link NSFW).

Well the ladies on The View had some strong opinions on this, especially Whoopi Goldberg, who went on a pretty decent rant about celebrities should “know better” than to photograph themselves nude for their intimate partners because celebrities shouldn’t have normal sex lives.

Personally, I think Bella should have to shave her head like one of those Japanese idols who got caught holding a boy’s hand in public. I mean, either that or we say the dude blackmailing her was the bad one and not her.

Bella posted a video response to the segment and it’s a doozy.

Through tears, Thorne says she’s cancelling her interview with The View because she doesn’t want a bunch of older women shaming her for her sexuality. She ended the video with a “shame on you” for Whoopi Goldberg.

I have to take Bella’s side here, everyone takes naked pictures of themselves nowadays. It’s a side-effect of having cameras in their pockets and being a normal amount of horny for an adult human. There’ no reason to shame people for completely normal human behavior.

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Keeping Up with the Kardashians Rekap: The Klaws Kome Out!

Keeping Up with the Kardashians is getting pretty desperate for storylines in Season 16.

It's nothing to be ashamed over. It's something that happens to all long-running television shows.

On Sunday night, however, the reality star really scraped the bottom of the writing barrel, pretending that feuds existed between multiple family members who always get along.


FIRST and FOREMOST, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian continued to have beef... for really the dumbest of reasons.

"Kourtney and I have been getting a bit closer over the past couple years and I love that she hangs out with me and my friends," Kendall explained in a confessional.

"But, to be honest, I felt like there were just some moments where she was a bit rude and it really started to get to me at a certain point."

She was referring here to Kourtney coming on a ski vacation with Kendall and allegedly "trying to be cool" by insulting her half-sister all over the place.

For example, the oldest Kardashian put her "muddy" shoes all over Kendall's car, Jenner told Khloe and also told her to "chill the f-ck out" when she was stressed about losing keys while skiing.

annoyed kendall

Did Kourtney agree with this analysis? 

Of course not.

She also confided in Khloe and said the thought Kendall was being "so f-cking annoying," supposedly throwing a fit over adding potatoes to a grocery list and then getting mad when Kourtney said she would cover the cost.

Yes, these were truly, reportedly topics of debate between the loved ones.

"I definitely think it was unfair for Kendall to say I was bullying her," Kourtney told Khloe in the car, adding:

"We were just having a good time. She's just way more uptight than I thought, because I wasn't trying to make fun of her at all."

The argument over the potato actually continued between Kendall and Kourtney later on because the former took major exception to how the latter was making her look.

"Shut the f-ck up she said that," Kendall snapped.

"I did not say one thing about steering off of a f-cking list. This is gonna make me mad, right now. I hate that she's like trying to make herself look better to make me look f-cking crazy.

According to Kendall, she just wanted to avoid "wasting food."

Following her chat with Khloe, a peeved Kendall called up Kourtney to hash things out; that was NOT the end result, however.

"Listen, I don't have time to talk with a lunatic. We can talk when you're ready to talk like an adult," Kourtney told her.

After Khloe tried to make peace, and got blamed herself for spreading so much gossip, this happened:

YIKES, right?

Naturally, it was revealed that the two sisters were play fighting in order to punish Khloe.

"We came to the conclusion that Khloe made this a little bit worse than it needed to be," Kendall confessed later on.

"So, we decided to stage a little fight to annoy Khloe and freak her out a bit for getting into our business."

This had to be the first time the stars admitted a storyline was fake, right? Progress!

Elsewhere on the episode, Kris got into it with Kylie over... a parking spot? Over Kylie being a successful businesswoman?

It was hard to really tell because this was also so stupid.

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“In front of everybody at the office she’s like, ‘Don’t ever park in my parking space again. It’s the one thing that means something to me. I’ve worked so hard,’" Kris told Kourtney over the phone at one point, stunned that Kylie talked down to her.

And also seemingly stunned that Kylie does work, despite Kris often defending her in the past over this exact issue.

"I’m important,” Kris added. “I’ve helped build this business with Kylie and I’m older. I’m the mom. I deserve a little bit of respect.”

How did Kylie feel about her mom challenging her at work? We've also got a clip of this ridiculous exchange and debate below:

What did you think of Keeping Up with the Kardashians this week?

Engrossing and suspenseful and intense and emotional?

Or is Blac Chyna right for once and this show has gotten very contrived and lame?

Tracee Ellis Ross is Leading ‘Daria’ Spinoff ‘Jodie’

A while back, we learned that MTV had plans to reboot their classic 90s cartoon Daria, about a disaffected teen making her way through high school, for a modern audience. My major problem with the reboot concept was that it was called Daria & Jodie and was centered on Daria, the protagonist of the original series and Jodie, who had only been prominently featured in a handful of episodes and was mostly a foil to Daria and was not, as the new series described her “one of her closest friends.”

Today it seems like those plans have changed because Deadline reported that Tracee Ellis Ross is going to produce and star in the show, now being called Jodie, a spin-off of the original series focused on Jodie Landon as she enters the workforce after college.

Created and written by Grace Nkenge Edwards (Insecure)Jodie will be centered around fan favorite and Daria’s good friend Jodie Landon (voiced by Ross), an African American character from the original series credited with helping to shape a generation of women. Jodie will follow her as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech. Other former students of Lawndale High will also appear.

This announcement doesn’t explicitly say that this is the show originally announced as Daria and Jodie, but it’s written and created by the same person (Grace Edwards) and it’s focused around Jodie, who was a fairly minor character on the original series.

I was a big fan of Daria, so I’m glad to see it back in any way, honestly, even if I think it’s going to be weird with everyone having new voices. The other good news is that Deadline said Jodie is “the first in a series of spinoffs based on MTV’s iconic Daria franchise.” So there’s more Daria on the horizon, hopefully written by someone who remembers Daria’s best friend is Jane Lane and not Jodie.

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Michael Che Spent an Entire Day Obsessing Over Mild Criticism From a Former ‘Kimmel’ Writer

As long as I’ve worked here, I’ve only had one celebrity take issue with me making fun of them, and that was the late Margot Kidder who wanted to make it very clear she was crazy and not on pills. I am totally looking forward to the second one which is probably going to happen today after SNL co-head writer Michael Che spent all day obsessing over a former Jimmy Kimmel writer for taking issue with a strange clause in SNL’s submission disclaimer.

So the clause that they’re absolved from stealing your submitted ideas is standard boilerplate in case you’re watching and you go “Hey, I submitted a pitch for Donald Trump singing ‘I Fought the Law’ while Robert Mueller breakdances outside his prison cell, I’m going to sue!” The thing about everything on your social media is really fucking weird and unusual, though.

Anyway, Michael Che lost his entire goddamn mind for an entire day about this tweet.

Yeah, he kept posting to his Instagram Story which is really strange.

Yeah, they’re doing a bang-up job at SNL right now.

God, that is by far the worst thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen that movie where John Wayne played Genghis Khan. I would not be even a little bit surprised if they were scouring Twitter for ideas if this is the stuff that makes it to air.

Keep in mind that basically the only thing Allison has said before Che made all these posts was “SNL’s submission rules are weird.”

And of course, the ever-present “I feel like blacklisting people who criticize me is entirely reasonable” makes an appearance after too long.

If you’re not familiar with him, Jack Allison got into a bit of a thing on Twitter a few months ago after writer Sarah Watson said that saying you didn’t like a movie on social media could hurt your chances of getting staffed because it could have been written by a friend of a showrunner. Seriously.

Jose Molina then immediately proved his point.

This is likely what Che is talking about.

Allison had the last laugh, because here’s the video he tweeted.

Based on what we learned about Che I fully expect him to go off about what an asshole I am.

I know what you’re thinking; why would Michael Che give even the tiniest fuck what you think about him? And I have no idea, but there’s no way that dude doesn’t have multiple Google alerts for his own name. I will personally be devastated by this attention, so please, Michael Che, don’t go on an Instagram Story rant about how mad you about this article. We need you to focus on writing those super funny cold opens that no one thinks are hacky and lame and that totally get laughs from people who aren’t drunken 50-year-old women with “Still With Her” bumper stickers.

Allison’s Struggle Session co-host revealed the damage that Che’s wrath had brought on them.

Please, we don’t want any part of that, Michael.

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The Bachelorette Recap: Which Luke Did Hannah Choose?

Two Lukes entered on The Bachelorette this week, both hoping to enter Hannah Brown at some point.

But only one Luke left.

Indeed, the rare Tuesday installment of this beloved ABC franchise produced what amounted to a one-on-one battle for Hannah’s affections, following some serious back and forth between two men with the same first name.

Would producers make Hannah choose the stalker-ish one who declared his ever-lasting love for her after about three hours?

Or the one who warned her that this guy is a phony who isn’t exactly on the level?

This is what it came down to for Brown this week, who jetted off to Scotland while pondering the decision and giving each suitor a forum with which he could trash the other.

More or less, that is.

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At one point, Hannah pulled the two Lukes aside to get them to talk out their differences.

The Bachelorette told these fellas, who previously got into a physical altercation on the rugby pitch, that she was irritated with their accusations against each other, along with their perceived dishonesty.

“I’m not going to sit here and ever tell Hannah anything I don’t believe,” Luke P. said, adding he didn’t see Luke S. as “a fit” for the woman he wanted to be his wife.

Added Luke Parker:

“At the end of the day, I told Hannah how I feel. My feelings about you being here for the right reasons haven’t changed.”

angry luke

However, Luke S. wasn’t convinced his rival’s intentions were pure, telling him flat out:

“With you, it’s just lie after lie, manipulation after manipulation. I wish Hannah could see what’s going on right now.”

The viewers can see, of course. And numerous celebrities can see, having alerted Hannah to all the clear red flags Parker is basically waving high in the air.

But Hannah continues to either be blinded by love or lust when it comes to this contestant.

Very frustrated by the entire situation, she actually cancelled the night’s cocktail party, calling it a “confusing night” that ended a “hard week” at the subsequent rose ceremony.

Announcing she intended to follow her instincts with the evening’s selection, Luke S. made a point to pull Hannah aside for the final time, telling her he intended to send himself home amid the drama.

For real!

“I would just urge you to keep your eyes open for … I think you know who I’m talking about,” he told her, obviously talking about that other, allegedly conniving Luke.

You know, the one who did receive a rose from Hannah.

“Luke P. is still here because my heart wants him to be here – my head doesn’t always want him to be here,” Hannah explained to the camera.

She added:

“It makes it really difficult to know what’s the best decision to make. We know we have chemistry, but there are red flags and I honestly haven’t had time to explore our relationship the way it needs to be explored.”

She wants to have sex with him. We think that’s what Hannah is saying here.

With Luke S. outta there due to his drama with the overwhelmingly disliked suitor, Jed warned the rest of the men to watch their backs going forward.

“We’ll have to be really careful in this,” he told the group. “He will do anything to rise up. He will pull anyone down. He’s not a good dude, he’s proven it over and over again.”

This is starting to sound more like Game of Thrones than The Bachelorette, huh?

Tune in next week (on Monday!) to see who figurative dies and who figuratively lives — and click below to read through a bunch of The Bachelorette spoilers.

Russia Wants to Blame the CIA in Their Own ‘Chernobyl’ Doc

Having the American HBO blame Russia’s government for covering up their failure to evacuate an irradiated city due to a nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in its latest docuseries Chernobyl did not sit well with Russia. It was sort of an embarassment. So much so that Russian media has been implying the series was made to “tarnish this country’s image as a nuclear power.” Now Russia’s NTV channel is making its own Chernobyl series. With blackjack… and hookers! Or, in this case, the CIA and their nefarious plan to sabotage Russia.

Still, an attempt will be made to put an entirely different spin on those events. Russia’s NTV channel has already announced that it is shooting its own “Chernobyl” series based on the premise that the CIA sent an agent to the Chernobyl zone to carry out acts of sabotage.

As justification for the story, the film’s director, Alexei Muradov, cited fringe conspiracy theorists: “One theory holds that Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that, on the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station.”

It’ll most likely prove difficult to sway people’s opinions after everyone has seen the HBO series. It’s like when your girlfriend dumps you and all your friends know about it and you tell them that YOU’RE the one who dumped HER. Aww, sure you did, buddy.

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AT&T Killed the DCEU Movie Universe, Is the DCU Streaming Service Next?

DC Comics really can’t catch a break. They wanted to build a big cinematic universe like the one Marvel did with The Avengers, but it didn’t work out so well. They had a few hits but when you can’t make Batman and Superman, the two most iconic comic book characters with the strongest archetypes, work as a movie, you’re gonna have a bad time. Warner just gave up on the whole idea and decided to focus on making good movies, which is a novel idea.

TV-wise, however, thing have been going well for DC. They have six DC shows on the CW next season, including the new Batwoman, the final season of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, the best of the bunch. They’ve also had the much better than the trailer indicated Teen Titans and the critical darling Doom Patrol on the DC Universe boutique streaming service.

You’d think things would be great, because the first episode of their new DCU show Swamp Thing just debuted to mostly positive reviews as well. But then Swamp Thing was suddenly cancelled after one episode. Why on earth did that happen if the show is good?

It happened because of an accounting error. CBR reported that the show was not only cancelled but also cut to ten episodes from 13 because the production was expecting a $40 million tax refund from North Carolina and it only got $14 million.

If that wasn’t bad enough news, there are whispers that the DCU service itself might be on the chopping block.

The reason is that it isn’t doing super well and AT&T, the new owners of Warner Brothers, want to have a big streaming service like Disney is launching. Warner had been running little niche services like DCU but now AT&T wants to make a big play, and the Wall Street Journal says they’re going to roll all of their other services into one that costs around $16 a month. What everything means is HBO and Cinemax in addition to all their little niche services and their entire film and television catalogue. It’s a lot of stuff.

So if all of this is true, DCUniverse will be going away but all its content will be available alongside a huge amount of other content. Except for Swamp Thing. Although there are rumors HBO and The CW are both looking at picking that up, too, and they’re both owned by AT&T as well. SO this whole thing could end up being  a wash.

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It’s Not Your Imagination, ‘Game of Thrones’ Had Way Fewer Nude Scenes in Later Seasons

One of the hardest things to do in fiction is make expository dialogue seem interesting. Writers tend to call it “laying pipe” because you need to get the information to the audience for the story to work but it’s very hard to make a talking-head info dump a memorable scene.

Television shows and movies go to great length to present these scenes in an interesting way. In the famous script writing guide Save the Cat, screenwriter Blake Snyder covered the issue in detail with an example he used in one of his films and Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon have talked about it on the Rick and Morty DVD commentary tracks.

Game of Thrones (and other prestige television shows) tended to use sexposition for these foundational dialogue scenes, which is to say they distracted you from exposition dumps with tits. Mr. Skin, the definitive authority on what scenes in what shows you can use to jerk off to your favorite celebrities, recently catalogued all the nudity in Game of Thrones‘ entire run (link NSFW).

The thing that stands out the most is that yes, the amount of nudity on the show went down as the show went on, with the exception of a slight resurgence in season five. Season one had 19 nude scenes compared to just six in the penultimate season. The site doesn’t have stats for season eight but I can only think of two or three nude scenes and they were all incredibly brief. Keep in mind this is a show that once created a new character (Esme Bianco’s Ros) just to be in sexposition scenes and is rumored to have killed her off because she wanted a no nudity clause in her renegotiated contract. The quality of the nudity went downhill, too. Remember Emilia Clarke’s sex scenes in season one? Compare those to her eventual rumpy pumpington with Jon Snow at the end of season six where all we saw was a bit of Kit Harrington’s ass.

If you’ve ever wondered how much nudity there actually was, the site reports that over the course of the series we saw 134 boobs, 60 butts, 28 vaginas and 7 dongs over 108 minutes of on-screen nudity. Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington are the two stars people wanted to see naked the most, which makes their disappointing sex scene all the more disappointing.

Rewatching Game of Thrones is certainly going to be an interesting experience. Back in the halcyon days of season one the show was still sexy and well-written, a big departure from the extended boobless montage sequence that was the final two.

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Alex Trebek Says He’s ‘Near Remission’

When Alex Trebek announced a few months ago that he had stage four pancreatic cancer, we were all pretty worried about him. It’s not a good diagnosis to get. But he’s been getting chemotherapy and he’s telling People that his doctors tell him he’s “near remission” and that some of his tumors have shrunk by 50%.

“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” the 78-year-old says, in PEOPLE’s new cover story. Although the cancer has a 9 percent survival rate, Trebek has been responding very well to chemotherapy. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory…some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”

This is really great news, and Trebek says that he credits the support he’s gotten from fans for his recovery.

“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers,” he says. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”

He adds, “I’ve got a lot of love out there headed in my direction and a lot of prayer, and I will never ever minimize the value of that.”

I’m not religious, but the outpouring of love Trebek has gotten has to make this sort of thing easier to deal with. And we here at The Blemish are also hoping this means he’ll make a full recovery.

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Zach Roloff Reveals Scary New Health Problem: What Will This Mean?

Should the Roloffs sell their farm?

This has been the main question permeating Little People, Big World this season and it stirred up a bunch of tension between loved ones.

On Tuesday night's installment of the TLC hit, however, the in-fighting stopped for a bit because one member of this famous family faced a question not about the property's future...

Happy Tuesday!

... but about his own.

"I've been having a lot of pain in my back and my legs," Zach told the cameras early on, explaining what was happening:

"There's like a tightness to my thighs, there's a weakness in my knees. Something's not going right."

Yikes. That definitely does not sound right.

Considering all the activity surrounding pumpkin season on the farm - as well as playing and coaching soccer and being the father of a energetic toddler - Zach wasn't certain what could have triggered his symptoms.

One second he felt fine, the next second he was actually "paralyzed for a minute," to use his own frightening words.

Afraid mostly for his own safety, but also for what might happen if he was holding young son Jackson when such a symptom kicked in, Zach made an appointment to see a doctor.

He got an MRI there.

"It's scary, because I can't help him, and it's also like we don't know what's causing the issue," wife Tori Roloff confessed.

Unfortunately, upon getting the results back from this big test, Zach and Tori were stunned to learn that his prognosis wasn't very positive:

Zach has been diagnosed with multilevel degenerative disc disease causing spinal stenosis.

Tori, Jackson and Zach Roloff

"It's a common thing with people with achondroplasia," Zach explained of the condition. "But average-sized people only get it when they're like 60."

Zach is only 29.

As a dwarf, his life expectancy is not very different from that of an average-sized individual; he just needs to face health issues such as this along the way.

(For the record, Jackson is also a dwarf and Tori recently said the odds of their second child being a dwarf is about 50/50.)

With bulging and degenerating discs in his spine pinching the nerves, Zach would need to see a spinal specialist to determine whether he would have to undergo surgery now or later.

Either way, though, it's inevitable. Something must be done to fix his spinal chord.

A Big Brother To Be

Discovering that he would almost certainly have to undergo major surgery, Zach admitted he was "in denial," adding:

"Two months, three months ago, I was in a soccer tournament, and now I have arthritis in my back? What's going on here?"

Tori was equally freaked out, telling the camera in a confessional:

"I am scared. That's the worst case scenario in my head for him to have surgery. I'm trying really hard not to panic."

We feel awful for Zach.

After all this debate about the farm and what to do about it, such a defelopment really puts things into perspective, doesn't it?

Yes, whether to sell the farm and move on is a big deal for Amy and Matt Roloff -- but it's nothing at all when compared to the well-being of their child.

Dan Harmon Gave Us All a Look Behind the Scenes on ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5

Rick and Morty has become a pop culture phenomenon in the six years since it debuted, and season four is coming later this year. The highest rated show in Adult Swim’s history, the network renewed the show for 70 episodes after the long wait between seasons two and three lead fans to basically go crazy and start attacking McDonald’s locations to get dipping sauce that was mentioned in an episode of the show. Seriously. And they didn’t even do ads for McDonald’s.

With season four in production and on the way to our airwaves in November, co-creator Dan Harmon (the uptight one) gave us a look behind the scenes at the ideas writer Rob Schrab had given him, some of which will undoubtedly make their way to our screens over the course of the 60-some episodes they have to write.

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These ideas range from bad puns to truly insane visual gags, like “artificial person w/ real leg.” That is 100% going to make into an episode. How do you not want to make that. Also, I can’t stop thinking about what a “when-wolf” might be.

Harmon also did this freestyle rap about banging your mom to celebrate Memorial Day.

Keep in mind that Harmon is the down-to-Earth one, it’s Roiland who’s weird.

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Coke Wants to Relive the Horror That Was New Coke

In 1985, Coca-Cola released a new formula of their classic drink, New Coke. An update to a 99-year-old classic recipe. It was a miserable failure. The outrage from their pre-diabetic sugar sucking addicts was too much for them to handle causing Coke Classic to return a few months later.

But it’s 2019. Every remnant of pop culture is being dug out from its grave and forced to dance for us one last time. So why not New Coke? And what perfect way to turn a hated soft drink into a piece of nostalgia than to partner with season 3 of Stranger Things. The show that has things from when people were kids! I remember that!

Coca-Cola is releasing a limited number of 12-ounce cans of New Coke on its 1985 site. It’s been so popular that at times the site has gone down from all the traffic. Presumably from people trying to relive their youth.

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Adam Levine Bids Very Fond Farewell to The Voice, Curses Off Blake Shelton

In the end, it was just time.

After 16 seasons as an entertaining, talented and devilishly handsome coach on The Voice, Adam Levine has decided to hang up his red chair.

Carson Daly confirmed on Friday morning that the Maroon 5 frontman is leaving this beloved NBC competition.

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Insiders say the singer was annoyed by the rule change this season that did NOT guarantee at least one performer from each coach's squad advance to the Live Playoffs -- and was also irritated he didn't have a member in the finals.

He didn't hide this irritation, either, when singing with very little passion in front of potential advertisers in New York City at the NBC Upfront Presentation on May 13.

Such a lethargic performance sparked anger among network higher-ups, some of whom TV Line claims wanted Levine fired immediately.

Instead, both sides appear to have arrived at a mutual decision that Levine's time on the program had finally come to an end.

Levine paid tribute to his lengthy run on the series via a lengthy Instagram caption this afternoon.

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"About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage," he said to open a message that accompanied an old Rolling Stone cover.

"First thank you must go to Mark. We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself ‘Theres [sic] some magic here. Something is definitely happening.'

"It went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.

"Thank you NBC for signing me up. I am truly honored to have been a part of something I'll always cherish for the rest of my life."

After doling out praise to some of the folks behind the scenes at The Voice, as well as host Carson Daly, Levine went on to single out this past season's panelists.

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He started, of course, with the other half of television's favorite bromance.

Thank you to the people behind the scenes who do the real work and make this machine hum. To the amazingly talented vocalists who competed on the show and blew my mind on a daily basis.


I couldn't hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can't do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books. Whatever this whole surreal experience was, Im [sic] just happy I got to experience it with you. You're my brother for life.

Kelly and John, take care of the cowboy and I'm sure I'll be back to say hi very very soon. So much love to you both.

And lastly, to all of the loyal [V]oice fans, there's literally no show without you guys. For me, it was time to move on. Your support has meant EVERYTHING.

And Lastly, I'd like to thank my manager Jordan for convincing me to take that meeting. What an amazing ride. Thank you all so much.


As for who will be taking Levine's spot?

Former coach and ongoing Blake Shelton lover Gwen Stefani has landed the gig.

She has previously been a chair-sitter on the show across three separate seasons, but no Team Stefani team member has ever captured The Voice crown.

Will that change on Season 17?

Tune in to find out!

The Bachelorette Recap: Luke Gives Love a Bad Name

He earned the First Impression Rose on The Bachelorette premire.

But Luke Parker truly made an impression on Week 2 of this ABC francjise.

“Luke has the body of a Greek god,” confessed fellow suitor John Paul Jones with reluctant appreciation on Monday night. “The guy looks amazing.”

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We've included the visual evidence to go along with this quote above, courtesy of something called "Mr. Right Pageant," which is what the men were forced to participate in during their group date.

Luke stood out for his abdominal muscles and perfectly-sculpted physique.

But he later stood out for his mouth; more specifically, for one word that came out of it.

But we'll get to that in a little bit...

An Excited Hannah

Grant, Luke S., Mike, Jed, Jonathan, John Paul Jones, Dylan and Luke P. were the ones selected to strut their stuff on stage, doing so in front of Alyssa Edwards and Alaska, both of RuPaul's Drag Race fame -- and Miss J of America's Next Top Model.

Each guy rocked a Speedo and had to come up with a talent competition, such as Jed singing and Luke... confessing he's in love?!?

“Hannah I know that the Mr. Right for you is a man that’s going to love you fiercely,” the early front-runner/villain said in front of everyone, adding:

“I can’t believe I’m saying this right now, this is so crazy because it’s so soon, but I can’t hide it. Hannah, I’m genuinely starting to fall in love with you.”

The men rolled their eyes at this claim, along, we assume, with Internet users who do not trust Luke.

But Hannah fell for it, hook, like, amazing six-pack and sinker. She proclaimed Luke the winner. (But she gave Jed, below, the Group Date Rose.)

Jed on The Bachelorette

Later that evening, Luke doubled down on his profession and again, Hannah seems totally into it.

“I am glad you told me - that’s all I’ve been asking for, is for someone to fight for me,” she said. “I asked for bold and you’re bold.”

“I believe him,” she later added. “It makes me feel excited.”

(Editor's Note: Hannah, you've had many six minutes woth of conversations with this guy. Please slow your roll.)

Anyway, on to the one-on-one date: You're up, Tyler G.!

After zooming around and slinging mud at each other via a four-wheeler excursion, the two cuddled up to enjoy the views from the top of the Los Angeles hills.

“I’m feeling revved up like my engine,” Hannah said. “I’m a dirty girl.”

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Hannah and this Tyler bonded over their shared anxiousness of dating, with the suitor swearing to try his best to be “real” with her.

From there, he didn't say very much besides repeating how lucky he feels to be with her and constantly emphasizing how "surreal” the entire experience has been.

He earned himself a Rose after asking Hannah about her hopes and dreams.

For the second group date. Devon, Mateo, Darren, Connor J., Kevin, Dustin, Tyler C., Joey, Peter and Garrett met Hannah to go roller skating/roller derby-ing... despite none of them knowing how to stay upright on wheels.

Dustin took a hard fall and earned some shade from Chris Harrison ("He came here for love and he’s leaving with a broken ankle."), but then also some alone time with Hannah during he cocktail hour that night.

The two even swapped some spit after he explained to her that, although he may be quiet, his heart is still in it to win her over.


Cam, however, ended up being the true star of this cocktail hour.

By which we mean he swooped in and insisted on crashing the date and chatting with Hannah.

“Some guys are going to be upset but I can only be true to me. I always say, ABC - always be Cam,” he actually explained of his actions.

“When I’m sitting here thinking about the inevitability of you creating other bonds and relationships, I’m trying not to get over Hannah-lytical,” he added of why he decided to show up.

After Hannah kicks Cam out and Kevin says he exhibited "poor judgment," Dustin is given this Group Date Rose.

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This sets the stage for the weekly Cocktail Party, as Cam is agitated over his lack of time with The Bachelorette.

At one point, he steps in to invite both Kevin and Hannah to eat some chicken nuggets with him, prompting the former to grow angry and frustrated.

“I think you’re just coming in at a really weird angle with trying to impose your will,” Kevin said to Cam, adding:

“I think what you did with me tonight was honestly ridiculous as well with the whole chicken nuggets thing. I think you can go f-ck yourself, dude.”

Cam repets his ridiculous ABC motto and we move on from his nonsense... and back to Luke P.!

He's giving Hannah a massage and taking off his shirt and then things get extra awkward when Jed walks in on Hannah and a half-naked Luke P. making out.

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“He’s so hot, it’s easy to get caught up in what this is,” Hannah says.

Finally, the rose ceremony comes around and Hannah ends up sending Connor J., Matthew and Daron home.

But the episode isn't over!

Luke P. sneaks away and walks in on Hannah doing her confessional interviews! The two quickly begin yet another hardcore makeout session!

“I felt like time stopped when I was looking you in the eyes for the first time,” Luke tells the star. “Honestly, everything has just been like magical."

“Everything I’m telling you is 100 percent real,” he adds. “You can trust me.”

And, for now at least, Hannah completely does.

Will this continue, though?

Click on the gallery above to scroll through some The Bachelorette spoilers and find out if Luke comes out on top -- of both Hannah and the show in general.

Emilia Clarke’s Worst Fear Was Beyonce Hating Her

Game of Thrones is over and as we know, Daenerys Targaryen went all the way crazy. She burned King’s Landing to the ground and killed a million men, women and children, then had her men execute the prisoners. Once it became clear her plan was to keep doing this all over the world again and again, Jon Snow killed her and set the ending of the show in motion.

I thought it was a pretty brilliant move. People wonder how fascism can take hold in a country, and Game of Thrones absolutely encouraged us all to root for Daenerys Targaryen even as she proved to be completely inept as an actual leader and a ruthless, bloodthirsty tyrant in the making. When you stop to think about it, her army of the Unsullied even looked evil, dressed all in black leather and marching in lockstep. How many hints did we need?

Still, almost everyone was rooting for her. More people named their daughter Khaleesi than Stacy in recent years. Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard and current US Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren publicly expressed their support for Dany and even Beyonce loved her.

That last one was a bit awkward for Emilia Clarke who played the hero-turned-villain before the world found out about her heel turn on Sunday. Clarke told The New Yorker that when she met Beyonce she was terrified that the singer would end up hating her for betraying the sisterhood or whatever.

And Beyoncé says to me, ‘Oh, my goodness, it’s so wonderful to meet you. I think you’re brilliant.’ I just couldn’t handle it! I was on the verge of tears. I could see myself reflected in her eyes. I could see her go, ‘Oh, no. I misjudged this. This girl is crazy and I’m not going to have a real conversation with another celebrity. I’m having a conversation with a crazed fan who’s looking at me like a rabbit in the headlights.’ Which is exactly what I was. I said, ‘I’ve seen you live in concert and I think you’re amazing and wonderful! Wonderful!’ And all I wanted to scream was ‘Please, please still like me even though my character turns into a mass-killing dictator! Please still think that I’m representing women in a really fabulous way.’ ”

You don’t have to be the hero or a role model. No one should be looking to prestige TV stars to be “representing womanhood.” But hey, Daenerys proved that even women can be war criminals, and she’s letting all the female war criminals out there finally see themselves on the small screen.

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