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Joe Manganiello’s Evolution: 10 Totally Wrong Ways To Rationalize Buying It

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True story: I went to Barnes & Noble yesterday to get a sneak peek at Joe Manganiello’s new book, Evolution, and when I finally got over my embarrassment enough to sheepishly ask the clerk where it was, he said it was already sold out. But I have a sneaking suspicion that it was NOT solely in the hands of men who are looking for, as the whole title puts it, The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted. C’mon, ladies/gay men, fess up. You are wasting the True Blood star’s hard-earned wisdom by buying up these books just to stuff under your mattresses, aren’t you? I know, I have 10 guesses as to the totally wrong, non-fitness-related reasons you bought it.
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True Blood WTF: Who Died? And What Died On Alcide’s Head?

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I don’t know if I’m ready to talk about what just happened on the season finale of True Blood. I do know that I don’t necessarily believe that what happened is what it appears to be. Sookie herself said, “It’s not what you think.” Anyway, take this moment to marvel at Joe Manganiello’s terrible wig (which thankfully gave way to a foxy haircut later on), and try out his new nickname — Bright Eyes! — before we delve into the more serious ish of the episode.

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Renesmee, Sookie, Magnus And More: 25 Supernatural Characters Who Dazzled Us In 2012

Anna Paquin, Joseph Morgan, Mackenzie Foy and Godfrey Gao

Around this time last year, we made this list a roundup of our favorite vampires of 2011 — though we named Bella Cullen as our fave, it was Damon Salvatore who ruled your hearts. This year, we took a look around at our favorite movies, TV shows and books and discovered that, while the bloodsuckers of True Blood, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries were still among our faves, they had some competition from other supes, too. There were the characters wielding magic for good or evil — Snow White and the Huntsman’s Queen Ravenna, Beautiful Creatures‘ Lena, The Mortal Instruments‘ Magnus, TVD’s Bonnie. We had a nice crop of werewolves — Teen Wolf’s Scott and Derek, Nightshade’s Calla, True Blood’s Alcide. And then, of course, there were gods, genetic mutations, time travelers and Shadowhunters. Whether they were on the page, the screen or both, these beautiful, dangerous, ever-seductive heroes and villains made us feel a little bit inadequate for being mere humans. But there’s one power we have that they don’t: the ability to vote on which of these 25 characters was our favorite of the year. Take a look at the gallery and then vote!

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“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways, special editions of “RapFix Live,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV After Hours,” “You Oughta Know” and much more!

Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.

[Photos: HBO, The CW, Summit Entertainment, Twitter]

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Neil Patrick Harris’ Puppet Dreams Saves Us From Another Kevin Clash Lawsuit Story

Just when we were struggling to think of a new way of reporting on the latest lawsuit facing former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash, Neil Patrick Harris came bursting out of the darkness to rescue us — much the way he once saved Harold and Kumar from having to forgo their White Castle meal. NPH, partner David Burtka and none other than the Jim Henson Company teamed up to create Neil’s Puppet Dreams, a seven-part series on Nerdist.com about the actor’s tendency to “dream in puppet.”

Neil Patrick Harris and his dream puppets
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