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Gregory Weinkauf

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Walter's World: Stars Trek to Celebrate Mr. Koenig

Gregory Weinkauf | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
On Monday the 10th, to great fanfare, Walter Koenig received his long-overdue star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. People love Walter. He summons, let us say, hearty conviviality.
Trish Bendix

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AfterEllen.com's Best Lesbian Week Ever: Sept. 8-14

Trish Bendix | November 14, 2012 | Gay Voices
We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our series "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.
Mike Hogan

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'Innocence Of Muslims' Proves That Literally Anyone Can Make A Movie These Days

Mike Hogan | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Independent film isn't what it used to be. Declining production costs and ever-proliferating distribution options have encouraged everyone from the U.S. Navy to fringe religious groups to dabble in filmmaking, with results that range from unsettling to explosive.
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

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A Trio of New Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Film Genre

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | November 14, 2012 | Weird News
Fascinatingly, a real-life Dr. Dippel Frankenstein engaged in alchemical experiments to create an animate bioform called a "homonculus" utilizing both animal and human cadavers at Castle Frankenstein in southwestern Germany in the late 1600s and early 1700s.
CC Stinson

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'The Words' and Swirling in Hollywood

CC Stinson | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Hollywood often ignores pleas for more diverse casting and continues to deny the negative impact it has on society as a whole. Seeing more diverse couples on screen makes the subject easier to discuss around the dinner table.
Ricky Gervais

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An Amazing Week

Ricky Gervais | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Finished principal photography on Derek. Quite simply the best shoot I've ever been a part of.
Erica Abeel

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Toronto Wrap: A Dissenting View and the Rest of the Best

Erica Abeel | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Against the tsunami of praise for The Master, a period piece about the roots of Scientology by Paul Thomas Anderson, allow a minority dissenting voice.
Mike Ryan

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Paul W.S. Anderson's 'The Master: Retribution'

Mike Ryan | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Both Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master and Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Retribution are currently out in theaters. These two men, as directors, have absolutely nothing in common. Right now, in an alternate universe, however, Paul W.S. Anderson just released a movie that's tangentially about...
Tribeca

Future of Film: Resurrecting Abe Lincoln's Bodyguard (Via Twitter)

Tribeca | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
What happens when a 19th century bodyguard is sent 150 years into the future to help with an indie film's marketing campaign? He holsters his gun and sits down at the keyboard: meet Ward Hill Lamon.
DJ Louie XIV

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The Day Beyonce Emailed Us

DJ Louie XIV | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
"Ugh, Beyonce stop emailing me," is something no one has ever said ever. This is what makes Thursday September 13, 2012 a very special day for us, the peasants who toil away tirelessly in the Carter-Knowles fiefdom.
Matt Kohn

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Save Our Species!

Matt Kohn | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Before long, you are on earth and in space, and feeling around your own brain, and your connection to the global history uncovered through anthropology and archaeology. Never will you be just a tourist at a World Heritage site, but a witness.
Shira Lazar

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Meet The Electronic Violinist Who Will Blow You Away (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Rocking violinist Lindsey Stirling  tore up the What's Trending studio with her live performance of original song, "Electric Daisy Violin."
Bonnie Fuller

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Why Kate Middleton Can't Go Topless Outside Anymore!

Bonnie Fuller | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
Kate Middleton you've been photographed topless and French magazine 'Closer' has published the pics. It's so sad, but honestly Kate -- you are too public a figure to go topless.
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

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Dog Ears Music: Volume 245

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | November 14, 2012 | Entertainment
This week we review music by Yma Sumac, Link Wray, Michael Kiwanuka, Wilmer & The Dukes, Lévon Minassian and Alabama Shakes.
Frank Bua

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What's Wrong With The New Normal

Frank Bua | November 14, 2012 | Gay Voices
Frankly, I wanted less kitsch and more class. During a time when same-sex marriage is being subjected to popular referenda in Maryland, North Carolina, Washington, and Minnesota, The New Normal presents a new danger.
Michael Russnow

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Danielle's Decision on Big Brother 14: Is She Out of Her Mind?

Michael Russnow | November 14, 2012 | TV
Big Brother is a social game more than anything. If so, then Dan committed more fouls and faux pas than can be imagined, and if the others write him a big check then it isn't because they like him and how can they really admire him?
Peter Dreier

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Honor Pete Seeger

Peter Dreier | November 14, 2012 | Arts
This is the season for New Yorkers and all Americans to honor the 93-year old Seeger, who has devoted his life to educating Americans, and the world, about peace, social justice, the environment, and our country's folk tradition.
Eliza Wood

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God, the Celebrity

Eliza Wood | November 14, 2012 | Religion
The religious and irreligious alike will likely continue to be outraged by some of God's portrayals from whatever media they emerge. But with built-in audiences from here to forever, Hollywood won't be killing off God any time soon.
Thomas Gladysz

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The Movies: 10 Must-Read Books Coming This Fall

Thomas Gladysz | November 14, 2012 | Books
Seen the movies? Now read the books. Here's a guide, ordered by date-of-release, to the big new releases and lesser-known titles which should pique the interest of film buffs and book lovers alike.
Noel Gallagher

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Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Where I Salute the Families of the Hillsborough 96

Noel Gallagher | November 14, 2012 | UK Entertainment
They never let you down them Scousers. While I'm at it let me say I'm writing this on the day that THE TRUTH has finally been exposed about the Hillsborough disaster. Respect to the family's of the 96 for exposing the lies of Thatcher's government. With my hand on my heart I salute you.
Laura Brounstein

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10 Fall 2012 Shows Worth Your Time

Laura Brounstein | November 14, 2012 | TV
In a sea of how'd they convince anyone that was a good idea pilots, there are ten newbies that you should not miss, that everyone will be buzzing about because they are so transportingly fun.
Liz Smith

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Will 'The Master' Command an Oscar At Last For Joaquin Phoenix?

Liz Smith | November 14, 2012 | Celebrity
In Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, "The Master" (his sixth), not only does he go out on a limb, but he allows two of our finest actors--Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman--to hang precariously from that limb with him.
Jeff Pollack

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Live & Dangerous: Austin City Limits 2012

Jeff Pollack | November 14, 2012 | Arts
Austin City Limits, often shortened to simply ACL, is an annual three day music festival held every fall in Austin,TX. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Zilker Park festival, accommodating over 70K fans each day. In fact, like Coachella, it looks like ACL will be...
Sharief Easterling

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Red Hook Summer

Sharief Easterling | November 13, 2012 | Black Voices
Spike's track record speaks for itself, he continuously pushes the envelope by tackling the social and political issues that are prevalent within the African American community. So do the right thing and go see Red Hook Summer. No pun intended.
Mike Ragogna

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50 Years of A&M Records: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Mike Ragogna | November 13, 2012 | Entertainment
"If you're prepared for what you'd like to do with the rest of your life and you're putting in the time and are passionate about what you're doing, you have to just stay with it. There's no magic formula for how to get through the maze."