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'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno'

Secrets drive the Liars into taking desperate action

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If nothing else happened in this episode, there's only one thing that would truly matter to me at the end of the day: a Liar finally acknowledged that if they STOPPED keeping secrets, then maybe A wouldn't have anything to hold over their heads.

That's it, recap over, I'm officially a happy blogger.

Yeah, OK, that lasted all of five seconds.

In all reality, tonight's episode...

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Sally Field, Rob Lowe, more stars on game shows

Sally Field arrives for the 19th Screen Actors

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Because I'm just too impatient for Throwback Thursday, I'm deeming today "Throwback Tuesday," in honor of this YouTube gem: a really fabulous montage of stars who appeared on game shows before they were famous.

Who knew Sally Field was on "The Dating Game," or what "Sex & The City"'s Cynthia Nixon was like at eight years old? (Spoiler: She was pretty sassy.)...

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'Dallas' premiere recap: The Ewings are comic gold

Larry Hagman as J.R Ewing and Josh Henderson

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On the prime-time soaps episode of PBS' “Pioneers of Television” series, Larry Hagman notes that he approached “Dallas” as a cartoon. The man did — and does, in the current season — play his J.R. as much for laughs as to move the plot. Hagman never takes himself too seriously, which allows the show to reflect societal flaws without being preachy. I find this more truthful than the more melancholic...

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Kate Upton's sexy Mercedes commercial draws split criticism

Kate Upton attends the 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit

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Mercedes-Benz released a commercial for its new CLA model Tuesday, featuring curvaceous Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton. Titled, "Kate Upton Washes the All-New Mercedes-Benz CLA is Slow Motion," the ad should be getting flack for false advertising, as Upton does not actually wash the car herself during the minute-and-a-half spot. Rather, she stands by and watches a group of young jersey-clad...

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Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie gets April release date

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the film

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Open Road Films announced Wednesday that its biopic of Steve Jobs will be released April 19 of this year. April will mark the 37th anniversary of the Apple Computer Company that Jobs helped found.

"jOBS," starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, will premiere Friday as the closing night film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written...

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'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'Misery Loves Company' goes beyond misery

Surprises abound for Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer,

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OK, so I know with “Pretty Little Liars” I often find myself saying, “I don't know where to begin,” but this week I REALLY mean it.

Wow, just WOW. If this isn't the best, most action packed, revealing episode of the season, then I don't know if my brain can handle what the writers have in store for viewers.

All that aside, I was so hopeful that Spencer's little romantic surprise for...

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Beyoncé lip-synced the 'Star-Spangled Banner' at Obama inauguration

President Barack Obama greets Beyonce on the West

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Be still, my heart.

My girl Beyoncé knocked it out of the park Monday with her rendition of the national anthem at President Obama's swearing-in ceremony in Washington — as if we, the people of the United States of America, expected anything less from Sasha Fierce.

But what we didn't expect (most of us anyway) is that she would lip-sync. I say "most of us" because sadly B has...

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Jennifer Lawrence on 'SNL': Trashes Jessica Chastain, other Oscar nominees

Jennifer Lawrence, winner of Best Performance by an

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Should Jennifer Lawrence put her foot in her mouth, or is her sarcastic brand of humor just misunderstood?

The actress, 22, hosted the first "Saturday Night Live" episode of 2013 Saturday, and she didn't hold back as she took some (lighthearted?) digs at her fellow Oscar nominees.

Playing off her best actress acceptance speech at the Jan. 13 Golden Globes -- when she exclaimed,...

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'Spring Breakers': Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens run wild in racy movie

Selena Gomez at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards

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If Selena Gomez and pal Vanessa Hudgens are trying to shed their Disney child star images, the upcoming movie, "Spring Breakers ," is one way to do it.

Judging by the trailer released Thursday, the film is sexy, seedy, and unlike anything Gomez or Hudgens has ever done -- unless you count Hudgens' supporting role in 2003's good-girl-gone-bad drama, "Thirteen." (I don't.)...

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Anna Kendrick's racy Ryan Gosling confession

Anna Kendrick attends "Paranorman" during Comic-Con International 2012

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Anna Kendrick will "never" see a Ryan Gosling movie in theaters again, she said Monday.

It's not that she isn't a fan of the heartthrob. Rather, Kendrick is such a huge fan, she just can't help engaging in a little self-love while watching Gosling on the big screen.

"Ugh - NEVER going to a Ryan Gosling movie in a theater again. Apparently masturbating in the back row is...

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