Washington on TV: Political Comedies and Dramas That Flopped

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Tonight, Tea Leoni comes back to primetime TV in CBS’ new political drama, Madam Secretary. While shows set in Washington, D.C. are certainly having a moment, Leoni’s fans should take heed that many political series have gotten canned right out of the box. Will Madam Secretary be a hit or join other D.C. scripted shows that didn’t get our votes?

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5 International Versions of Your Favorite Reality Shows You Need To Watch

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When it comes to reality TV, there are plenty of options to choose from. In the U.S., fans have everything from long-running classics, such as America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway, to the new era of celebreality on VH1 with Candidly Nicole and Love & Hip-Hop. While the U.S. seems to have mastered the world of addictive reality programming, there are definitely international options that are worth making time for.

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Learn How To Survive the Apocalypse with Dylan O’Brien and the Guys from The Maze Runner

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This weekend welcomes the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic film The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner. Aside from stating the obvious (it’s filled with buff guys and testosterone galore), it’s time you get to know these leading men a little bit better. Read more…

Get Jessica Alba’s Pink Moto Jacket and More in This Week’s Celebrity Shopping List

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This was a big week for fashion, kids! Searingly chic New York Fashion Week gave way to the funky-cool London version — plus, every actress worth their weight in Prada went hyper-glam for the Toronto Film Festival red carpet. From Emma Stone in a fringe-y, lacy black number (and a gorge new bob), to Olivia Palermo bringing back Western wear (fringe purses for the win!), every look was hotter than the next. Read more…

There Are Only 5 Things You Need To Know About This Is Where I Leave You

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Yes, This Is Where I Leave You is another family dramedy, but it’s definitely worth catching this weekend. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Jane Fonda star in an ensemble film that makes us reflect on our own lives and families (and wish they were a tad bit crazier).

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This Week in WTF: Nick Cannon and His Emancipation from Mimi

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It’s been a strange week for Nick Cannon. Ever since the tabloids revealed — and then he later confirmed — that he and Mariah Carey were headed for a divorce, the actor and one time singer has been subject of a lot of press. Among the highlights: his plan to make Amber Rose a star, questions about his net worth and $2 million shoes, and rumors about hanging with Toni Braxton.

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Shonda Rhimes Does Not Appreciate Being Called an “Angry Black Woman” by New York Times TV Critic

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New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley wasted no time addressing Shonda Rhimes‘ race in a piece on the upcoming ABC series, How To Get Away with Murder: “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.’” Read more…

Yas Girl of the Week: Mindy Kaling

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Is there anything Mindy Kaling can’t do? At 35, Mindy created and stars on her own TV show, wrote and acted on The Office for eight years before that, and published a book. With The Mindy Project starting up its third season this week to the best hype it’s ever had, Mindy is on a roll. She is also carving the way for Indian-American women behind and in front of the camera on American television.

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