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Admit It: Don Draper Is the Worst

Don may be a product of his time, but it's not his time anymore. Don Draper has been in our collective cultural life for nearl…

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A Personal History of Gay TV

We've come a long way, baby. When I used to chronicle my TV habits for Nerve, I maintained that I wasn't raised by TV &mda…

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The Ten Most Insufferable Rom-Com Protagonists Ever

That is not cute, Winona. Rom-coms may not always be high art, but at their best they're charming, hilarious, and life-affirmi…

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10 Former Teen Idols Scrambling For Credibility

As Robert Pattinson seeks credibility in Cosmopolis, we assess those who came before him. Pity the teen idol. Sure, for a few year…

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Will Ferrell vs. Zach Galifianakis

In honor of this week's The Campaign, we're putting America's biggest funnymen against each other. Some comedians have…

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Matt Damon Vs. Jeremy Renner

Matt Damon Vs. Jeremy Renner And now, the action spectacular you've been waiting for. The Contestants This Friday marks the re…

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On The Relative Sexiness of The Two Spider-Man Franchises

The results of this appraisal will make two actors into permanent Hollywood legends, while plunging the other two into C-list…

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Five Things Michael Fassbender Should Learn From Ewan McGregor

The costars of Haywire have a lot in common. by James Brady Ryan Before Michael Fassbender became the latest indie dreamboat, we h…

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Five Once-Promising Actors and the Franchises That Ruined Them

Run, Kristen Stewart! Run! Promising acting careers can be derailed by many things — sex scandals, drug habits, bad hair &md…

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Five Characters Who Are Sexier Than The Actors Who Play Them

Hugh Jackman is one thing, but Wolverine is another. We tend to praise the sexy stars who make themselves totally unfuckable on fi…

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Ryan Gosling Vs. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Ryan Gosling Vs. Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is this not why you are here? Are you not entertained? The Contestants Ryan Gosling and Jose…

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Ranked: Every Character on Community, From Least Funny to Funniest

An ode to Greendale’s finest. Tomorrow night, Community returns to TV. To celebrate, we gave ourselves an assignment: r…

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5 YouTube Rap Videos That Shame Us All

Not everyone can be Jay-Z and Kanye. This week the highly anticipated collaboration between Kanye West and Jay-Z, two of the most&…

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Five Reasons to Celebrate Geek Culture

Who runs the world? Nerds. Last week, my coworker Peter Smith used ComicCon 2011 as an opportunity to take down geek culture. And …

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Dear Liberals, Stop Calling Marcus Bachmann Gay

You can’t mock Michele Bachmann’s husband for being effeminate just because you’re a Democrat.  Oh man, Mar…

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Five TV Shows That Alternate Between Amazing And Terrible

Can you have a love-hate relationship with a guilty pleasure? Wouldn’t it be easier if the world were divided into black and…

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Five Movies That Should’ve Gotten Musicals Before Ghost

Office Space, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and others that actually need more songs. Broadway's lust for movie adaptations …

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5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before The Green Lantern

A case for Storm, The Invisibles, Luke Cage, and more…  The Green Lantern is out this week, and in the middle of a sum…

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Five Reasons Anthony Weiner Should Not Resign

In defense of the dick-tweeting Congressman. More lewd pictures of Rep. Anthony Weiner have hit the internet. (Everyone now knows …

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Three ’80s Reboots from the Makers of MTV’s Teen Wolf

Exclusive leaked script pages from upcoming remakes of Soul Man and Teen Witch. MTV's Twilight-influenced remake of …

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