December 19, 2018

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Ranking Every ‘Parks And Rec’ Halloween Costume

by 7 mins ago

The “Parks and Recreation” Halloween episode is an annual delight that we look forward to every year. In this, the NBC show’s final season, there won’t be one because the seventh season won’t bow until early next year. We all mourn in our own ways — this is ours.

To celebrate Halloween this year, and to soften the blow of no new “Parks and Rec” Halloween episodes ever again, we ranked every costume from the show’s six seasons thus far.

Check out our ranking below.

25. Wendy as Cowgirl

wendy the cowgirlNBC

24. Andy as a Cop

andy copNBC

23. Ron as Pirate [Part I]

ron pirateNBC

Points for sass and daring.

22. April as a Clown

21. Ann as Little Red Riding Hood

ann little redNBC

20. Retta as a Cop

retta copNBC

19. Mark as Michael Cera in “Juno”

18. Ann as Raggedy Ann

17. April as a Flower

april flowerNBC

16. Ron as Pirate [Part II]


More points for going back for more.

15. Chris as Sherlock Holmes

Literally the best. (Not literally.)

14. Chris as “Old”

chris oldNBC

13. April as a Sumo Wrestler (After Losing The Weight)

april sumoNBC

12. Jerry as Mr. Potato Head

jerry mr potato headNBC

11. Tom as Flava Flav


10. Andy as Chuck Liddell

andy 6 millionNBC

9. Chris as ...

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What’s Your Favorite Song On Taylor Swift’s 1989? Hit The Poll

by 30 mins ago

Taylor Swift‘s latest masterpiece, 1989, has been here on this earth and available for purchase for nearly an entire day now. That is, of course, plenty of time for us to fall in love with songs, get choice lyrics tattooed on our forearms and update our statuses roughly four dozen times declaring our love for the album.

Everyone has their favorite track — what’s yours? Vote in the poll below, check out fellow fans stanning for their favorites, and tell us why you love your song in the comments.

What’s your favorite track on “1989″?

“Welcome to New York”

“Blank Space”


“Out of the Woods”

“All You Had To Do Was Stay”

“Shake It Off”

“I Wish You Would”

“Bad Blood”

“Wildest Dreams”

“How You Get the Girl”

“This Love”

“I Know Places”



“You R In Love”

“New Romance”

Related: Taylor Swift Finally Wrote The Happiest Love Song—But It’s Not About Her


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More ‘Elf’ Is Coming, So It’s Time To Stock Up On Maple Syrup

by 35 mins ago

Do you love smiling? Would you say it’s your favorite thing? Well, grab your maple syrup and wait in front of the TV, because you’re really gonna like what’s coming to the small screen this holiday season.

NBC will air a new stop-motion animated musical Christmas special on December 16, titled “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.”

Yes, that elf. The very same oversized actually-a-human-but-don’t-tell-him-that elf, Buddy, that Will Ferrell portrayed in 2003′s “Elf.”

Ferrell won’t return to the special, which features nine songs, according to a release from the network. The lead elf honor this time around belongs to Jim Parsons, with additional voice cast support from Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer and Gilbert Gottfried. Among the songs included are “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”

We have a lot of feelings about this, naturally.

First, we were like…

Then we were like…

Because we love “Elf” almost as much as we love spaghetti and maple syrup.

Like, really. We love it.

We’ll miss Will Ferrell in those green tights, but inside, we can’t help but feel like this:

Can’t. Wait.


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You’ll Like This Song About Shia LaBeouf Being A Cannibal Almost As Much As Shia LaBeouf Does

by 19 mins ago

Watch out, it would appear that The Beef is hungry…for human flesh.

In Rob Cantor’s “Shia LaBeouf,” the comedian tells the tale of the titular actor turned straight up cannibal. The monologue/song/spoken-word-poetry/your new pick for the theme song for your TV show describes “Hollywood superstar Shia LaBeouf” killing for sport, living in the woods, being an “actual cannibal.” No mention of his metamarathon or Broadway butt-grabbing antics, but you can’t have it all.

You’re gonna love it! We haven’t even mentioned the dancers, aerial performers, massive amounts of glitter and entire men’s chorus backing Cantor, either.

And, judging from the twist ending of the video, a certain very special cannibal likes it too. Who could we possible be talking about? You’ll have to watch to find out. (It’s Shia LaBeouf, duh.)


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Pumpkins Are Not Actually Vegetables And Life Will Never Be The Same

by 1 min ago

Are you sitting down? Sit down. Sit down, because we have a pumpkin spice flavored truth bomb to drop on you.

All these years while you were pinning all pumpkin everything and feeling smug because, like, your special seasonal treat was a vegetable, so very GOOP of you.

Well, guess what, everything you know is wrong, especially if you thought you knew, really knew, in your heart of hearts, that pumpkins were vegetables. But, guess what.

You’re wrong.

Because they’re fruits.

And not only that, but they’re berries.


It has to do with seeds, partially.

According to Foodbeast, a berry is a “Fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary.”

Pumpkins aren’t alone in this. Watermelons are berries. Bananas are berries. AVOCADOS ARE BERRIES.


And as if all this wasn’t enough, science says that strawberries aren’t even real berries. They’re “accessory fruits.”

Come on, science. Give us a break.


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‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Expecting First Child With BFF

by 13 mins ago

Looks like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer will soon have a little X-man or X-lady of his own: the filmmaker is expecting his first child with his BFF, actress Michelle Clunie, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

The baby, which is due in 2015, is being carried by Clunie as a surrogate. The director and the “Queer as Folk” actress have a friendship spanning longer than two decades.

“Mother and father are both very excited about the upcoming birth and look forward to co-parenting the child together,” Singer’s rep said in a statement to THR. “The pair have been planning this baby for years and have been trying for the last two.”

Singer is next slated to direct “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 26, 2016.


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Is ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ A Christmas Movie Or A Halloween Movie? A Scientific Analysis

by 11 mins ago

It’s a question as old as time itself (assuming time began in 1993): Is Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas” a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie? It has one foot in both worlds, straddling Halloween Town, the home base of Jack Skellington, and Christmas Land, Santa Claus’ domain.

In the interest of distracting ourselves from just how many pieces of “Nightmare” memorabilia we own (Lock, Stock and Barrel stuffed animals? Check. Jack bone-printed hoodie? Check. The list goes on.) and to avoid the harsh reality that there are no Jack and Sally Halloween costumes that actually look good (humans just don’t look like skeletons when you get right down to it), we decided to settle the debate once and for all.

Christmas? Or Halloween? Let’s review the evidence.

Christmas: It’s part of ABC Family’s Christmas lineup!

The same holy force that somehow turned the “Harry Potter” franchise into holiday films has dubbed “TNBC” a Christmas marathon-worthy movie, which holds weight with us. But then…

Halloween: It’s about Jack embracing his identity as a civic leader in Halloween Town.

If you read into where Jack ends up, as a very serious Halloween lover (and Sally-lover), this really seems to come down firmly on the side of Halloween.

Christmas: It shares all the classic Christmas movie themes.

Sacrifice, togetherness, love? Check, check, check. Jack is melancholy and struggles with the sameness of his everyday life, until he discovers the magic of Christmas. What better endorsement ...

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These Movie-Themed Jack-O-Lanterns Are Cooler Than Your Pumpkin

by 30 mins ago

It’s an unfortunate reality for most of us that when it comes to our dream pumpkins and our reality pumpkins, the images just don’t quite match up. Movie buffs/gourd enthusiasts among us are all like, “I want to make a Harry Potter pumpkin this year!” And, uh, it has a lightning bolt on it, so sure it’s a Harry Potter pumpkin, but you just know that you didn’t quite do the Boy Who Lived justice with your paltry carving skills.

We’ve rounded up several jack-o-lanterns that do make our celluloid dreams come true in fruit form. From “Terminator” to “The Hobbit,” check them out below.




“The Walking Dead”






“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

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“The Walking Dead,” Take 2

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“Snow White’

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

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“The Dark Knight”



“Lilo and Stitch”


“Star Wars”





“The Hobbit”




“Harry Potter”



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Someone Mashed Up Taylor Swift And ‘Lion King’ And We Don’t Hate It

by 23 mins ago

Sometimes, something magical happens. Something that you just didn’t expect at all. For Taylow Swift, these magical things involve being enchanted by someone at a party and writing a song about it (“Enchanting”) having a fight with someone and writing a song about it (“Stay”) or viciously destroying a rose and writing a song about it (“Back to December”).

Related: 31 Totally Awesome Things That Happened In 1989, The Year Taylor Swift Was Born

For us, it involves some mad genius mashing up Swift’s new track, “Out of the Woods,” with the opening song from “The Lion King,” “The Circle of Life.”

It’s…it’s enchanting beautiful. We wish to give it everything the light touches. Everything.

Related: Taylor Swift Can Literally Make A Hit Single Out Of 8 Seconds Of Air

Give it a listen at remixer extraordinaire Dan Chamberlain’s tumblr.


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