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'The Bachelorette' recap, Of boxing gloves and Amy Schumer

The episode begins with Kaitlyn waking up in full makeup, with freshly plumped lips and a blowout, because that’s how all women wake up. After gazing longingly out of her bedroom window, she makes her way to the kitchen, where Chris Harrison shows up unannounced.

They talk about what it feels like to be the Bachelorette, and then we head to the mansion.

As the men arrive at the mansion for the first time, they stand around the island with mimosas in hand, because that’s the drink of choice for adult men. Kupah, the 32-year-old with chin fuzz and earrings, toasts a room full of men competing to marry the same woman, wishing them not as much luck as he will have.

In true frat house fashion, the guys take their mimosas outside, where they compare the size of their… just kidding; they take turns confessing if they voted for Britt or Kaitlyn to be the Bachelorette, which is equally as important.

Before we actually get to watch the winning Bachelorette begin her journey to find love, we are...

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'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The Gift'

Is it wrong I’m geeking-out over Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen finally meeting face-to-face?

For five seasons, Daenerys has been on another continent from the other main characters on “Game of Thrones”: the Lannisters, Starks and Baratheons. Now, the two most popular characters on the show are finally sharing a scene – albeit a short one.

Sold into slavery, Tyrion and Jorah Mormont are sent to fight in Meereen’s fighting pits, where, luck should have it, Daenerys – the queen of Slaver’s Bay (and arguably rightful queen of Westeros) – is taking in her first gladiator fight.

It’s gruesome stuff, with the crowd literally watching people getting murdered in front of them. Dany is so grossed out she wants to leave.

Mormont – whom Dany banished for treachery – realizes that the queen is watching and decides to go all Maximus on the competition. He wrecks dudes left and right, but upon winning, gets no love from Daenerys.

He then tells her he brought her a gift – and it’s Tyrion! This...

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Travel Channel to feature Baltimore's National Museum of Denistry

Tonight's episode of the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" will feature Baltimore's own National Museum of Dentistry. 

The "mystery," according to a news release from the Travel Channel? How one ad man got a nation of people with no concept of dental hygiene (and many gaps in their teeth) to start brushing. When Claude Hopkins got the account of new Pepsodent toothpaste around the turn of the 20th century, Americans generally didn't brush -- they already figured they'd eventually lose their teeth. The episode features one of those early boxes of Pepsodent, so critical in literally changing the face -- or at least the smile -- of America. 

The episode airs at 9 tonight.

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Coldplay teams with 'Game of Thrones' cast for fake musical

What do you get when George R. R. Martin, whose novels inspired "Game of Thrones," meets Chris Martin of Coldplay?

"The greatest rock opera of all time," according to Liam Neeson.

As part of NBC's Red Nose Day telethon Thursday to raise money for children living in poverty, Coldplay staged a fake "Game of Thrones" musical that featured a Rastafarian theme, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau singing a romantic ballad about incest and a bloody Red Wedding rhyme.

"People are literally stunned," Chris Martin said, later adding, "I think we're onto something really special."

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'Survivor' finale recap, 'It's a Fickle, Fickle Game'

We start out tonight with Jeff, live in Los Angeles; social media; voting for next season, hashtag blah blah blah.

Let’s get on with this finale -- it’s two hours long.

But I spoke too soon, because it seems we’re going to recap the whole season, explaining the whole White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar thing again, but this time with a sweetheart edit for the Blue Collar tribe. No Collar also went to Tribal Council a lot.

Mike screwed up by being a jerk at the auction and pissed off his whole alliance, but then he won Immunity a bunch of times, so he was OK. Will was a jerk, Dan spouted off a lot and and Mike made a new alliance with Carolyn

At the most recent tribal council, Dan tried to use his two-vote advantage to get rid of Carolyn, but she had an Immunity Idol that she’d been keeping under wraps. It was awesome to watch. Bye Dan!

So now we’re left with Sierra, Will, Carolyn, Rodney and Mike. Sierra is a non-entity, Will is a loudmouth who sucks at challenges, Carolyn is a real...

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HBO sets Aug. 16 debut for David Simon miniseries

HBO today announced an Aug. 16 debut date for "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour mini-series written and produced by David Simon and William Zorzi and directed and produced by Paul Haggis.

Simon and Zorzi are former Sun reporters.

Here's the release from HBO:

            Your readers may be interested to know that part one of the exclusive HBO miniseries SHOW ME A HERO debuts SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT).

            From creator David Simon (HBO’s “Treme” and “The Wire”) and director Paul Haggis (“Crash”), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY.

            In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of a mid-sized American city is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income...

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