Erin Whitney
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Erin Whitney is an Associate Entertainment Editor for The Huffington Post. She graduated from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a concentration in "The Critic As Artist and Enlightener," or in plain terms, entertainment criticism. She's also written for Variety, Indiewire, Moviefone, New York magazine and Backstage, and has covered the New York and Tribeca film festivals. She loves the work of Terence Malick as much as binge-watching "Law & Order: SVU." Follow her on twitter: @Cinemabite

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Here's What Neill Blomkamp Doesn't Want His 'Alien' Movie To Look Like

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 10:44 AM

Neill Blomkamp is basically living every "Alien" fan's dream: the "District 9" director drafted his own concept art for a new entry in the beloved franchise, shared it on Instagram and has started the process of turning it into a movie.

Not that he can...

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We Finally Know What That Huge 'American Horror Story' Top Hat Clue Means

(44) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 12:52 PM

Ryan Murphy fooled all of us.

"American Horror Story" fans fell deep into a speculating rabbit hole last year when Murphy pointed out a major clue appearing throughout Season 4 of the horror anthology series. The big Season 5 clue was the reappearing image of a top...

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'Game Of Thrones' Star Natalie Dormer Makes Out With Strangers In New Hozier Music Video

(38) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 5:16 PM

From Renly Baratheon to Joffrey, and likely Tommen next season, Natalie Dormer's Margaery Tyrell has had to kiss a bunch of guys (more like boys) on "Game of Thrones." But in Irish singer-songwriter Hozier's new music video, Dormer only imagines that she's kissing people.

In the new...

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'Orange Is The New Black' And 'Wet Hot American Summer' Get Netflix Premiere Dates

(10) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 3:44 PM

Mark your calendars, cancel your plans and get the snacks ready: "Orange Is the New Black," "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," the Wachowski's "Sense8," Jennette McCurdy's thriller "Between" and a handful of other new Netflix originals have premiere dates. Check it...

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This Fake 'SpongeBob' Episode Melted Reddit On Sunday

(2) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 1:53 PM

On Sunday, Redditor ItsNotDrew discovered an odd IMDb description for an upcoming Season 10 episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants." (Although IMDb lists that the episode aired in 2012, Season 10 is expected to return later this year.) In the episode, reportedly titled "The Other SpongeBob Is Back:...

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Maggie Smith Will Remain On 'Downton Abbey' Until The Show Ends (UPDATE)

(87) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 10:16 AM

UPDATE: Despite hinting that she would leave "Downton Abbey" after Season 6, Maggie Smith's publicist told BuzzFeed News that “she would stay in the show for as long as the show runs.”

EARLIER: The Dowager Countess may finally have some time off to discover the meaning of a...

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'SNL' Women Take Sara Bareilles' 'Brave' Lyrics Literally And Say What They Wanna Say

(12) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 4:47 PM

Do you suffer from politeness? Are you tired of making coffee dates with people you don't like or holding back spoilers for the sake of your friends? You don't have to anymore, you just have to be brave!

The ladies of "SNL" embrace their audacity in a new sketch...

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Taylor Swift Calls Out Sexist Critics Again

(127) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 3:52 PM

Taylor Swift is focusing on herself right now.

The "Blank Space" singer recently opened up in an interview with The Telegraph, saying right now "love isn’t really a priority," and joked that she's going to end up like a single cat lady in five years' time.

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Melanie Griffith And Don Johnson Reunite For Dakota Johnson's 'SNL' Monologue

(57) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 12:58 PM

Dakota Johnson's stint as host on "Saturday Night Live" this week was the occasion for a little family reunion.

During her opening monologue, Johnson revealed that her father, Don Johnson, proposed (for the second time) to her mother, Melanie Griffith, after Griffith hosted "SNL" in 1988. Dakota, who was born...

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Les Pussy Riot règlent leur compte avec le président russe (fictif) dans «House of Cards» (ATTENTION SPOILER)

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 11:30 PM

On savait que les Pussy Riot allaient faire une apparition dans le saison 3 de House of Cards lorsque des photos de la distribution ont été dévoilées l'année dernière. C'est effectivement ce qui est arrivé et le résultat est génial.

ATTENTION SPOILERS

Le troisième épisode de la nouvelle saison «Chapter...

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Pussy Riot Tells Off Fictional Russian President On 'House Of Cards'

(18) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 8:03 AM

We knew Pussy Riot would make an appearance in Season 3 of "House of Cards" when they posted photos from the set last year. Now it's finally happened and it was awesome.

Spoilers to follow for "House of Cards" Season 3, Episode 3.

The...

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Kanye West Apologizes To Beck On Twitter

(119) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 6:26 PM

Kanye West took the Twitter on Thursday to apologize to Beck for blasting the singer at the Grammys.

During the Grammy Awards earlier this month, West...

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Despite What You Think, David Cronenberg Doesn't Actually Hate Hollywood

(3) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 2:24 PM

"Maps to the Stars" is a nauseating ride through the conniving, narcissistic and (literally) incestuous world of modern day Hollywood -- at least as imagined by writer Bruce Wagner and brought to life by director David Cronenberg. Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and even Carrie...

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What 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Could Be About

(53) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Lady Gaga announced on Wednesday that she'll star on the next season of "American Horror Story": "American Horror Story: Hotel." That's all the official news we have at the moment, but since creator Ryan Murphy is known for sprinkling clues throughout "AHS," it's possible we already...

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'Parks And Rec' Finale Pays Tribute To Producer Harris Wittels

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 11:00 PM

After flashing forward to reveal each character's future, the series finale of "Parks and Recreation" paid tribute to another important part of the team. The episode ended with a message in honor of series co-executive producer, writer and guest star Harris Wittels, who died last week.

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'Walking Dead' Fans Upset Over Gay Kiss, Tweet Homophobic Comments

(585) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 5:16 PM

Television shows upset their fans for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's the sudden death of a character, a controversial rape scene or even character changes. But it was something else entirely in Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead" that has...

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Ranking 32 Of The Best Recurring 'Parks And Rec' Characters

(25) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 10:28 AM

"Parks and Recreation" not only introduced us to the ambitious, goofy and government-hating employees of the Parks Department -- it also unleashed seven seasons full of incredible minor characters. From the many unforgettable one-time cameos that surprised us (hey, Bill Murray!) to the staple Pawneeans (and some Eagletonians),...

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Patti LaBelle And Rumer Willis Join New 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast

(27) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 9:38 AM

Legendary singer Patti LaBelle is about to dance it out on live TV. The musician is one of many to join the latest celebrity cast for Season 20 of "Dancing with the Stars," as announced Tuesday on "Good Morning America." Some other big names joining LaBelle are actresses...

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Calista Flockhart Joins CBS 'Supergirl' Series As Cat Grant

(9) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 4:00 PM

Ally McBeal is joining the superhero universe.

Calista Flockhart, best known for "Ally McBeal," is the most recent actress to join CBS's drama "Supegirl." Flockhart will play Cat Grant, a former journalist turned "self-made media magnate" and founder of her own global powerhouse company CatCo. The character was previously described...

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Things Get Tense In Latest 'House Of Cards' Season 3 Trailer

(7) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 9:39 AM

"I'm starting to question all of this. What are we doing this for?" Claire asks in the latest "House of Cards" trailer. "For this house, for the presidency," President Frank Underwood responds forcefully.

"House of Cards" Season 3 is only days away and by the looks of the newest...

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