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The Best Photobomb In The World Went Down At The True Blood After Party

We’re not sure how we missed the most magical photo in the world, taken at the season 4 True Blood premiere after party on Tuesday night. Yes, that is Amanda Seyfriend OMG-ing in Alexander Skarsgard‘s face. Yes, that is a stone-faced woman in a black sequin dress staring blankly into the camera. Yes, it is the best thing we’ve ever seen. Yes, we speak in superlatives. But seriously, look at this!

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Jon Hamm Signs Up For Three More Seasons Of Mad Men

Looks like someone’s going to have to shave! Critics’ Choice Television Award winner Jon Hamm just signed a deal with Lionsgate for three more seasons of Mad Men, following show creator Matthew Weiner’s contract for two more years (with an option for a third). What this means for fans is—bearing some tragedy or juicy drama worthy of a plotline itself—there will be at least seven seasons of Mad Men. After the scare Weiner and AMC gave viewers over the fate of Mad Men season 5, this only seems fair.

The move is  smart one for AMC, considering the negative buzz they got for tightening the budget on Weiner in the upcoming season. And with The Killing‘s season finale universally loathed, the last thing they want to do is lose their flagship show. Sincecable tv seasons already relatively brief, this new deal shouldn’t keep Hamm from sexing up movie screens as well—don’t forget, we’ve got his snowboarding vacation with Megan Fox to look forward to!

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Jon Hamm And Christina Hendricks Win At The Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Well, somebody’s in a good mood! The inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards went down yesterday—airing live on Vh1.com, with trophies going to a mix of familiar and not so familiar names. Mad Men walked away with Best Drama, Best Actor (Jon Hamm) and Best Supporting Actress (Christina Hendricks), though Hendricks actually split the award with Margo Martindale of Justified in a surprise tie. Modern Family won Best Comedy, with Tina Fey, Julianna Marguiles, Jim Parsons, Busy Phillips and Neil Patrick Harris nabbing the other acting awards. Of the stars, only Fey and Parsons have won Emmys for their work, so it’ll be interesting to see what influence these victories have on this year’s ceremony. After all, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards have always been a strong predictor of Oscar odds. Check out the complete list of winners and check out photos from the event in the gallery below.

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Dave Chappelle Planning A Comeback Show Via Subscription Service?

Though Dave Chappelle has performed a number of stand-up dates over the last few years, compared your usual attention-hungry star he’s been astoundingly quiet for the 6 years since he quit Chappelle’s Show in 2006. It looks like the man may be finally ready to return to the limelight, though—The Daily says he’s hard at work on a new show, though he’ll be avoiding the usual channels. “Dave Chappelle’s going back to TV,” says their source. “It’s not for a network. It’s for Netflix or Crackle or some other subscription service.”

It’s a logical move for a guy focused on creative control—compared to networks, subscription services are so hungry for new content that they’ll likely let him do anything he wants as long as he does it for them. So far Chappelle hasn’t given a clue as to what the show would be—maybe a cross between his old show and Louis CK‘s Louie? But you don’t have to be running a streaming service to be curious. Cross your fingers the buzz won’t make him run back to Ohio again.

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Charlie Sheen Loses Bid For Public Trial In Warner Bros. Lawsuit

Looks like The People won’t have the chance to shower Charlie Sheen with the millions he (feels he) rightly deserves. A judge has denied Sheen the public trial he was angling for in his $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. after they threw him off Two And A Half Men. Instead, Sheen’s lawyers will have to engage in arbitration as his contract initially stipulated. You don’t have to be a bipolar multi-millionaire sitcom star going through withdrawal to shout “BORING!” between nervous tics at that news.

This loss for Mr. #Winning could be a bad sign for his case, leading the star to take quick settlement for far less than he’s currently asking (though he’d still make more than most of us would in a lifetime). With a new sitcom for Sheen being discussed, it might be in everyone’s best interest to get this whole matter settled anyway. We can’t imagine CBS still wants this story in the headlines when Ashton Kutcher’s debut on the show comes this fall, and Charlie probably just wants a paycheck now.

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Kim Kardashian Cover Sales Slipping, People Worried About $1m Payday?

Paris Hilton isn’t the only reality star dealing with some consumer disinterest. Page Six says the people over at People are nervous about the $1 million they allegedly paid for exclusive rights to cover Kim Kardashian’s wedding after her engagement photos—which cost $300,000—failed to fly off the shelves. It’s too bad footballer Bret Lockett admitted he never met Kim despite his claims that they “hooked up”…People could use any controversy they can get! Maybe they even get the million back if Kim and Kris Humphries call everything off.

People and Kim deny that any deal has been made for the wedding photos, and if that’s true, the ratings of last night’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiere may decide how much Kim can actually expect to pull in for exclusive pics of the festivities. But even if the ratings slip, you can guarantee the Kardashian girls won’t just blame technical difficulties like Paris did. These women aren’t afraid to work for their money…as long as it doesn’t actually mean being good at anything. How about a pre-honeymoon sex tape, guys?

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Nicole S, J. Lo And Cee-Lo Share UK Stage: Who Looked Hottest?

Well at least they had something to talk about backstage! Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo Green and Nicole Scherzinger may all star on competing reality TV singing competitions but their day-jobs as professional singers brought them to the Capitol Radio Summertime Ball in London this weekend, allowing us to judge their ability to judge. J. Lo’s snake-skin ensemble was certainly daring, with Scherzinger rocking similar, albeit black, thigh-high heels with a short skirt. While some will argue Cee-Lo was considerably less hot than the ladies, we’re getting warm just looking at that bulky coat. Who’s look do you like most? Check out the gallery below and answer our poll.

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Shania Twain Falls At The CMT Awards

Last night’s CMT Awards were a pretty loose, easygoing affair, a good thing considering how often non-country stars like Justin Bieber, Ludcaris and Sheryl Crow (who accidentally flashed her panties while singing with host Kid Rock) appeared on stage. Despite the interlopers, pop-country titans were able to maintain their authority, either by winning big awards (like Taylor Swift and the recently married Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton did) or by falling on their ass while walking to the camera, like Shania Twain did in the above clip.

Not only did Shania immediately laugh off the tumble, she posted a video about it only hours later! Check it out after the jump, and check out the pop-country fashion on hand in the gallery below.

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Critics’ Choice Television Awards: Catch The Show And Interviews With The Stars On VH1.com

The first annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards are taking place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday, June 20th at 4/3c. VH1.com will be streaming the event live online as well as airing interviews and commentary hosted by yours truly. Yes, me! Kate Spencer! Watch as I wear a dress live on the internet! My co-host is professional funny lady Jamie Lee, who was a semi-finalist on this season of Last Comic Standing. We will be talking with presenters and winners, as well as video-chatting with TV bloggers from across the country about the show. Celebrities, awards and LOLS are a winning combination! Don’t miss it.

Check out the list of nominees and let us know your picks to win. I shall do my best to remain neutral, after I have one brief fangirl-y moment about Best Drama Series nominee Friday Night Lights. Clear eyes full hearts can’t lose! Okay, I’m done.