Kristen Lessinger

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Shonda Rhimes Admits She Killed Off a Character Because She Disliked the Actor

Shonda Rhimes wields a lot of power over her Shondaland empire, and that apparently extends to killing off characters for personal reasons.<p>During an appearance on "The Nightly Show" this week, Rhimes confessed to host Larry Wilmore that she's axed an actor simply because she didn't care for him (or …

Hollywood

The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Books

Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore site

LONDON (AP) — Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.<p>The creator of boy wizard Harry …

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JK Rowling Is Building Her Very Own Hagrid Hut

Hogwarts IRL!? The Harry Potter author isn't over it, either: She plans to build an almost-replica of Hagrid's famous hut on her Scottish estate.<p><i>Hagrid's Hut, from the movie series / Warner Bros.</i><p>It may be seven years since the publication of <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i>, but JK Rowling—like, …

James Earl Jones Returns as Darth Vader in 'Star Wars Rebels'

The Force is still with James Earl Jones - or at least his voice, which is all that's required for his iconic role as Darth Vader. James will slip into the voice again for a special presentation of "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 26 on ABC.<p>The one-hour animated …

Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle breaks hand blocking shot in New York debut, out 4-6 weeks

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand while blocking a shot in his first game with the team.<p>Rangers coach Alain Vigneault revealed the injury following New York's 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in the season opener Thursday night.<p>Boyle …

Emma Stone, Sofía Vergara, and Mindy Kaling React to Mean Tweets

Jennifer Lawrence made quite the splash on late night TV last night, telling Seth Meyers how she puked at an Oscars party while Miley Cyrus told her to get it together. (WHATEVER J.LAW, YOU DO YOU.) Not to be outdone, on his own show, Jimmy Kimmel unveiled a hilarious sketch <i>full</i> of celebs, …

Rachel Bilson Is Pregnant!

Congratulations to our favorite <i>The O.C.</i> alum (just kidding, Adam Brody)! According to , actress Rachel Bilson and boyfriend Hayden Christensen are expecting their first child together. The two have been together since 2007—they briefly broke up and called off an engagement in 2010, but reconciled …

The Characters Of "Game Of Thrones" As Cats

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TV Series

"Take A Minute" To Watch Elliott Morgan's New Show With Mashable

<b>Elliott Morgan</b>‘s first new gig since leaving SourceFed takes him to <b>Mashable</b>. Morgan is the host of the <i>Mashable Minute,</i> a daily series where he spends …

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Chris Kreider returns for Rangers

NEW YORK -- Chris Kreider made his much-anticipated return to the New York Rangers' lineup in the team's 4-2 loss in Game 4 of its second-round …

Ice Hockey

Catfish Season Premiere Recap: Meet the First 'Catfish Terrorist'

<i>Catfish</i>, the TV show turned buzzword, is back to help love-struck young adults track down their Internet paramours IRL (in real life).<p>On Wednesday, …

Catfish

'Family Feud' Fail Is One For The Game Show Ages

Even compared to painful game show moments of late, Tuesday's "Family Feud" was a doozy. The Sass family, of Stockton, California, needed a mere 18 points to score 200 in the final round and secure $20,000. That pretty much meant that all Anna Sass had to do was utter just one semi-popular answer …

'Game Of Thrones' Characters Texting About The Latest Episode Is Everything

All men must text.<p>The Sunday, May 4 episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones," "First of His Name," was crazy, but it could've been even crazier if they had texting.<p><i>"Game of Thrones" airs Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>"Game Of Thrones"

'Grey's Anatomy': Relive Cristina and Meredith's Best Moments (Video)

With only two episodes remaining before Sandra Oh exits the series, ABC is reminding viewers how powerful it is to find your "person."<p>With only two …

Stanley Cup playoffs: New format, realignment already paying off for NHL

The league is banking on its new playoff structure to help organically create rivalries and increase interest. It looks like it's beginning to work.<p>We're one round and a weekend in to the NHL's new playoff way. And while it's somewhat similar to the old way, there is much to look forward to.<p>The …

25 Movie Posters Recreated in MINECRAFT

'Game Of Thrones' Says Goodbye To The First Cat Of Westeros

You got to be <i>kitten</i> me!<p>Ser Pounce, the adorable fluff ball who made an appearance in last week's "Game of Thrones" episode won't be making another <i>cat-meo</i> (that's the last one, we promise) this season. During Sunday night's episode, the furry feline and beloved pet of the new King Tommen popped up …

Important: The Best Character On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Isn’t Returning This Season

I watched the first 33 episodes of <i>Game of Thrones</i> waiting for the 34th. Everything that happened before it didn’t matter — Ned Stark? Never heard of him. The Golden Crown? Whatever. Hot Pie’s hot pies? Try again. Then finally, in “Oathkeeper,” we saw him, the one true king of the Seven Kingdoms on …

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Death in 'Game of Thrones' Never Looked So Beautiful

You could say that the deaths in <i>Game of Thrones</i> are pretty important — many would call them central to the plot. They're shocking and gruesome, but …

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Pregnancy

A Brief History Of The British Royal Pups

The British monarchy has a rich and fascinating history, rife with scandals, love stories, power struggles and…dogs! Today, Corgis are often seen as …

Prince Charles

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

How To Get Paid To Play With Lego All Day

Have a passion for bricks and a willingness to really get inside your work.<p>David Fautley has what has to be one of the best jobs around: He plays with Lego for a living. As a modeler at England’s Legoland Windsor, he designs and assembles the Lego models set up all around the park, from a …

Freediving with sharks in Roatan, Honduras – in pictures

Freediving with sharks off Honduras's Roatan island is a thrilling, if nerve-racking, experience. Professional freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria shot these photographs as they explored the Cara a Cara site, famous for Caribbean reef sharks. Eusebio runs a freediving school in …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

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