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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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'MasterChef' season premiere features Baltimore contestant

Baltimore resident Andrew Michael Woods is among 40 of "the best home cooks in America" competing on the new season of "MasterChef," which premieres on at 8 tonight, May 20, on Fox with back-to-back one-hour episodes.

Woods, a native of Charleston, S.C., was not available to discuss his performance on this season's competition. But there's an encouraging sign -- he is the subject of the most prominent photo in the online press packet for the premiere episode.

Full disclosure: Woods and I are friends.

The first episode, "Let the Battle Commence," shows the 40 hopefuls presenting their signature dishes to host/judge Gordon Ramsay and judges Graham Elliott and Christina Tossi. The second episode, "The Battle Continues," follows at 9 p.m. with the top 22 contestants competing.


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'The Bachelorette' recap: Already getting hot and heavy

Episode two jumps right into where we left off -- at the mansion with Britt, the girl who gives free hugs on Hollywood Boulevard, and Kaitlyn, who told Prince Farming he could “plow the f--- out of her field anytime."

They are spending the final minutes of alone time with the suitors, hoping to woo them and impress them enough to vote for one of them to be this season's Bachelorette.

I can’t believe that is an actual sentence, but it is.


Things get exciting when Chris Harrison pulls Britt outside and tells her in his best Ryan Seacrest voice that she’s not going to be the Bachelorette. Britt looks genuinely surprised and in response, Chris tells her the vote was “very close” which seems comparable to telling the kid that sat on the side of the field during a soccer match eating grass that, "you still get a participation ribbon” for being there.

He escorts her to the limo, and here come the infamous tears. Too bad she didn’t bring the Kleenex from Tanner, who Britt called...

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