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Jessica Goodman is an Associate Entertainment Editor at The Huffington Post. She has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has also appeared in the Village Voice, NYMag.com and Mashable.com. She digs dumplings and sequins.

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer Was Too Hot For Television Audiences

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 8:39 AM

The wait is over. The "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer debuted on the "Today" show on Thursday, and it teases just about everything fans of the book will want to see -- plus a special, exclusive version of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love." (That explains...

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Pharrell's 'Come Get It Bae' Music Video Features Miley Cyrus

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 3:35 PM

We now live in a post-2013 VMAs world, where music videos featuring Miley's tongue and dancing models are considered kind of "meh." Pharrell's new video for "Come Get It Bae" just happens to star both (plus a sugar shaker). As Vulture points out, Pharrell wants you to know...

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Maude Apatow Will Guest Star On 'Girls' Season 4

(10) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Maude Apatow was seen dancing with Lena Dunham on the set of "Girls" Season 4, and now HBO confirmed to HuffPost Entertainment that she'll have a guest role on the hit show. TVLine was the first site to report the casting news.

Fifteen-year-old Apatow, who is best-known as...

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Weird Al Finally Hits No. 1 With 'Mandatory Fun'

(22) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Weird Al hit a major milestone in his 35-year career when his new album, "Mandatory Fun," hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. According to Nielsen SoundScan, it sold just over 104,700 copies in the week ending in July 20, making "Mandatory Fun" Yankovic's first No. 1 album.

Last...

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Rachel McAdams Cringes While Watching Her 'The Notebook' Audition

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 9:15 AM

The "Today" show put Rachel McAdams through some kind of cruel torture when the hosts made McAdams watch her audition tape for 2004's "The Notebook."

McAdams was on the show to promote her new thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," but Matt Lauer and Al Roker really wanted to talk about...

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HBO's 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay Z' Gets Premiere Date

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:49 PM

HBO's adoration of Beyonce and Jay Z continues with the premiere date for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z." The special will debut on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. ET. The network announced the couple's first HBO concert event will be taped on Sept. 12...

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Flume May Be America's New Electronic Darling, But He's Aiming Higher

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:40 AM

America's biggest Australian import in electronic music is barely allowed to drink here. Flume, also known as 22-year-old Harley Streten, can sell out three nights at New York City's Terminal 5 but has barely cracked the Billboard charts. He's friends with Lorde and produced the fan-favorite...

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Zendaya Explains Why She Exited Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic: The Production Value Wasn't There

(9) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Lifetime cast a new lead in its Aaliyah biopic after Zendaya Coleman backed out of the role last month without comment. Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp will now take her place, but Coleman took to Instagram to explain why she exited the made-for-TV movie.

In three separate videos (watch...

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Bill Maher Slams Militarized Police Culture In America

(242) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 12:08 PM

Bill Maher used his closing monologue on the July 18 episode of "Real Time With Bill Maher" to take a jab at militarized police culture in America. He listed different small towns that use military-style tanks and "toys" in their police departments. "Once you start dressing...

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Selena Gomez's See-Through Top Is ... Interesting

(24) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 11:52 AM

Selena Gomez wore a see-through outfit to a press conference during the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival in Italy. This outfit involved a long-sleeve collared shirt embroidered with roses, a cute white bra to match and a skirt that maybe doesn't match. Earlier this week, Gomez wore...

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Lea Michele's Teeny Bikini Goes To Italy

(32) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Lea Michele and her lil' bikini took in the Italian sun on a boat this week. Michele posted photos of her trip to Twitter and Instagram, and captioned them, "Italy." She tweeted, "Ciao Italy! You are so beautiful! I'm so happy to be here!" Summer vacation from "Glee"...

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Jimmy Fallon Thanks Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes For Their Unborn Child

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 10:11 AM

Jimmy Fallon predicted the future of Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes' unborn child while writing his thank you notes on "The Tonight Show" on Friday, July 18. "Most Beautiful Person of 2033," indeed. He also thanked geysers for being "nature's bidets" because, well, they are.

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Watch Zac Efron And Bear Grylls Rappel Down A Cliff

(4) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 9:19 AM

Zac Efron is the latest celebrity to join NBC's "Running Wild With Bear Grylls." In a new sneak peek of the show's season premiere, which airs Monday, July 28, the "Neighbors" star rappels down a mountain with Grylls after he tosses their backpacks into the water below.

Grylls...

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This 'Rude' Cover Turns The Sexist Chart-Topper Into A Feminist Anthem

(68) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 5:20 PM

Magic!'s "Rude" kicked Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" from the throne atop the Billboard Hot 100, but the song has inspired more backlash than loving remakes.

"Rude" tells the dumb tale of a dude who asks for a dad's blessing to marry his daughter. The father says no and...

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'Homeland' Season 4 Teaser Previews Carrie's New Life

(17) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Carrie's in for trouble on "Homeland" Season 4. Showtime debuted the series' new teaser and poster at the TCA summer press tour, and the one-minute video shows bits and pieces of what's to come. Most noticeably, there's a baby! And Carrie's holding it! She also throws back pills and chugs...

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Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya In Aaliyah Lifetime Biopic

(6) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Lifetime found a new actress to replace Zendaya in its Aaliyah biopic. The iconic R&B singer will now be played by Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed, before Lifetime tweeted the news:

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MTV Announces VMA Nominees Via Snapchat, Beyonce, Kanye, Miley Among Honorees

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 9:41 AM

MTV announced the 2014 Video Music Awards nominees via Snapchat on Thursday. The nods appeared in eight 10-second Snapchat videos, and featured appearances from MTV stars like Becky G and Austin Mahone. Last year, the network announced the VMA nominees via Instagram and Vine, so they're just really...

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'Big Hero 6' Features A Hidden 'Frozen' Cameo

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Disney placed a sneaky reference to "Frozen" in the trailer for new film "Big Hero 6." Released Tuesday, the trailer previews Disney Animation's first adaptation of a Marvel comic and is the studio's first post-"Frozen" feature.

"Big Hero 6" follows Hiro, a young boy, and his robot as...

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Noël Wells, John Milhiser & Nasim Pedrad Out At 'Saturday Night Live'

(86) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 5:40 PM

"Saturday Night Live" has shed two freshman and one veteran from its sprawling cast. Featured players Noël Wells and John Milhiser and long-time cast member Nasim Pedrad will not return to "SNL" for the show's 40th season, this according to Deadline.com. When asked to comment on the news...

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Paris Hilton's 'Come Alive' Music Video Is An Absurd Fairytale Rave

(11) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 4:59 PM

Unicorns? Check. Rainbows? Check. Mediocre bass drop? Check.

Paris Hilton created an insane world filled with glitter, flower crowns and studded bikini tops for her "Come Alive" music video. Call it Coachella on crack or Lisa Frank's private rave. Either way, this is not a drill:

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