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'Masters of Sex': 13 things you didn't know

Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters and Lizzy

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Friday we chatted with Thomas Maier, whose "Masters of Sex" book has been translated into a hit (and Golden Globe-nominated) Showtime series. Maier, an investigative reporter and 30-years-and-counting Newsday employee, released "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love," in 2009 and is a show producer.

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'Masters of Sex' author Thomas Maier chats live before Showtime finale

Caitlin Fitzgerald as Libby Masters and Michael Sheen

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Newsday investigative reporter Thomas Maier answered fan questions during a live web chat about his 2009 book, "Masters of Sex," and its Golden Globe-nominated TV adaptation.

Showtime's drama stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, and is based on Maier's biography.

The show is nominated for best drama; Sheen is nominated...

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Tila Tequila goes on Hitler sympathy rant on her blog

Tila Tequila at the premiere of "The Mechanic"

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Tila Tequila, a former Maxim model and reality star of MTV's "A Shot at Love," has revealed she is an Adolf Hitler sympathizer.

The former "Pants-Off Dance-Off" host, 32, took to her blog on Dec. 7 with a lengthy pro-Hitler rant, "Why I Sympathize With Hitler Part 1: True History Revealed." It's an angry, stream-of-consciousness spew, rife with grammatical errors...

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'Nymphomaniac' gets U.S. release date

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Danish director Lars von Trier's sexually graphic movie starring Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman and Charlotte Gainsbourg is set to be released in two parts on March 21 and April 18 next year, according to Magnolia Picutres. The film will open in Denmark on Christmas Day.

The movie centers on Gainsbourg, who plays Joe, a self-described nymphomanic. In "Part One" she relates the erotic...

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'The Sound of Music' movie and play: '16 Going On 17' things you probably didn't know

Julie Andrews and cast in "The Sound of

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Think you're the biggest "Sound of Music" superfan? Test your knowledge with these golden trivia nuggets you may or may not have known about the play, the movie and the actors, as you anxiously await the broadcast of NBC's special, airing at 8 p.m. live from Grumman Studios in Bethpage.

1. Julie Andrews was in the middle of filming "Mary Poppins" (1964) when she was offered...

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Amanda Bynes leaves rehab to recover at parents' home, report says

Amanda Bynes and her mom attend the launch

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Former child star Amanda Bynes has left a Malibu inpatient rehabilitation facility and is staying with her parents, according to People.

Bynes' mother's attorney, Tamar Arminak, said in a statement to the magazine that the 27-year-old is "feeling better every day" after psychiatric treatment. The actress had been placed under an involuntary 5150 hold at UCLA Medical Center in July...

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Paramount announces $33 'Anchorman 2' SuperTicket

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How do you feel about shelling out $33 to see "Anchorman 2"?

If that seems like kind of a big deal, consider what Paramount Pictures and AMC theaters are offering. First, you'll get to see the movie Dec. 16, two days ahead of its official theatrical debut. You'll also get a poster and a $5 voucher for the concession stand.

Most intriguing, the so-called SuperTicket comes with...

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Joe Jonas talks sex, smoking weed with Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato in revealing essay

Joe Jonas arrives at Xbox One Official Launch

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Joe Jonas must feel a huge weight just lifted off his chest.

The middle Jonas Brother -- who spent a good part of his teens and early 20s as a member of one of the biggest boy bands in the world, along with brothers Kevin and Nick, until their breakup in October -- came clean about sex, drugs and Disney in an essay published in the Dec. 9 issue of New York Magazine. 

Joe Jonas,...

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Katy Perry's geisha costume at American Music Awards: Was it racist?

Katy Perry performs during the 2013 American Music

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Will fans still love Katy Perry "Unconditionally" after her performance at Sunday night's American Music Awards?

The pop star opened the awards show with that new hit song, without a backing track, it sounded like (go her), but her stellar vocals were overshadowed by the Japanese theme that many viewers are calling racist. Perry and her backup dancers took to the stage in geisha-like...

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Miley Cyrus' home burglarized on the eve of her 21st birthday, report says

Miley Cyrus' home was burglarized the day before

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Poor Miley.

The pop star did not ring in her birthday on Saturday as a carefree, twerking 21-year-old, but instead spent it "extremely upset" and "shaken up" by a home burglary, Us Weekly reports.

Cyrus' Studio City home was broken into on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. Luckily no one was home at the time, but sources told the magazine...

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