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Kelly Osbourne Has Left Fashion Police

attends ROCA PATRON TEQUILA at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Jonathan Leibson—2015 Getty Images Kelly Osbourne at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

The show will continue without her

It’s tough out there for a fashion cop. Co-host Kelly Osbourne has quit Fashion Police, according to a statement from the television network E!.

The show has weathered a tumultuous few months, first with the death of longtime host Joan Rivers and, more recently, with Giuliana Rancic’s controversial comments about Zendaya’s hair at the Oscars. E! said in a statement that Osbourne had left the show in order to “pursue other opportunities,” but that the show would continue on schedule.

While it’s not yet clear what caused Osbourne to leave, she was vocally upset about Rancic’s comments to Zendaya, whom she considers a friend.

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Kal Penn Explains How Battle Creek Differs From All Those Other Police Shows

Kal Penn 'Battle Creek'
Mathieu Young—Sony Television Kal Penn stars as Detective Fontanelle White on the CBS drama Battle Creek.

The actor talks to TIME about his new show, co-created by Breaking Bad mastermind Vince Gilligan, and the future of Harold & Kumar

He spent a few years on House, but now Kal Penn — otherwise known as Kumar from the Harold & Kumar series — is trading the lab coat for a detective’s badge in Battle Creek, a new police drama from Breaking Bad mastermind Vince Gilligan and House creator David Shore that premieres this Sunday on CBS.

TIME caught up with the actor and former White House employee to talk about what he learned from real-life cops, traveling with Obama and the future of Harold & Kumar.

TIME: There are plenty of cop shows on TV. What makes Battle Creek different?
Kal Penn: It’s a good question, because that was the first thing I was looking for when I was reading the script. It’s very funny, and that’s rare of the long format. I’ve only had the chance to work on either a straight drama or a straight comedy, but I was particularly excited about the humor that’s in this story.

I’d say it’s less procedural than House. We’re outside of the precinct quite a bit, and you get to see some of the bizarre scenarios that cops find themselves in. The writers have done a really good job of walking the line between things that are bizarre and funny and solving murders. The murders are serious — we’re not making fun of dead people.

With Breaking Bad mastermind Vince Gilligan serving as a co-creator, I bet there are some unusual murder cases.
One takes place at the annual Cereal Festival, which is a real thing in Battle Creek, Michigan. What could go wrong when everyone’s celebrating breakfast?

Someone gets drowned in a giant cereal bowl?
That would probably happen on a Comedy Central version of our show. In reality, a couple years there was an actual shooting.

You rode around with real Battle Creek, Mich., cops to prepare for this role. What did you learn?
I had the chance to see the things that make better television — so raiding houses or pulling people over — and also the more banal aspects of police work: what happens when you’re sitting in in your office for five hours doing paperwork, how you get a warrant through the process of probable cause.

Sounds thrilling.
This is going to sound hokey, and I really don’t mean to sound like I’m sugar-coating it, but the most surprising thing to me was the way in which officers were treating their suspects with respects. With the national narrative that’s happening police-wise, that’s not often you get to see. Their approach is very different from the big cities I grew up in, where things probably look more like Cops than Battle Creek.

Your upcoming National Geographic show, The Big Picture, is all about maps and data. That sounds like a hard topic to make a TV show about.
The things you see on TV are generally focused on the NSA doing something nefarious. But in reality, we all click yes on our iTunes user agreement, or if you download Google maps or check in somewhere on Facebook, these companies collect all that data. What do they do with it? This looks at the human interest stories behind that.

So what did you find?
One example: In Florida there was an uptick of STDs in a particular community that then reflected the largest uptick of sexual activity in America. It just so happened that it was taking place at a senior citizens community in Florida.

That is surprising.
They’ve grown up after sex education, they’re not worried about getting pregnant and many of them are newly single. So they’re all having incredibly sex apparently, but they don’t know about STDs. It’s not going down there and going, “Oh my God, look at all these old people having sex!” It’s saying, “This is a really fascinating scenario, let’s see how the data reflects what’s actually happening.”

You recently accompanied President Obama on a trip to India. Did you get to hang with Obama?
I was much more an observer than anything! It was really fascinating to see the work that goes on in a trip like that: a nuclear deal, an environmental deal, the dorky side of things.

But you worked in the White House for two years. You’re telling me you’re not fist-bump buddies?
I imagine once his next two years are over, he’ll have a lot more time for that. He’s exactly what you see on TV, that gregarious side, the ability to shake off things that shouldn’t weigh you down. The fist bumps are definitely part of that.

How’s Air Force One?
I’ve been going to India since I was kid, and the president’s plane definitely beats sitting in a middle seat with a next pillow.

Is that Harold & Kumar cartoon ever going to see the light of day?
Animation apparently takes a long time! We’re working on a pilot for Adult Swim. It’s almost done. I just saw a couple of clips last week. I think we’re finding out in the next two months whether Adult Swim is going to turn it into a series. John and I just shot something last week — we’re all very good friends outside of the workplace and have been now for 10-plus years. We just fall right back into it. I always say playing Kumar is probably the coolest character I’ll have the chance to play, so anytime I’ll have a chance to revisit that, I’m happy. We all have a soft spot for these guys. Mostly because when we shot the first movie, we had no idea if anybody would like it. It totally tanked at the box office — I think it got pulled before the second weekend. And then fans discovered it on DVD and gifted each other, so we really feel it was such a fan-driven franchise. There are good vibes around it, and we’re very grateful. Hopefully it turns into something.

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When Will Justin Bieber Have His Lady Gaga Moment?

Justin Bieber leaves adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1 fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson Sq on Feb. 12, 2015 in New York City.
James Devaney—GC Images/Getty Images Justin Bieber leaves adidas Originals x Kanye West YEEZY SEASON 1 fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Skylight Clarkson Sq on Feb. 12, 2015 in New York City.

Bieber has a lot going for him, including a legion of fans who are waiting for new music

Justin Bieber has never been out of the headlines since his recording debut in 2009. And yet he’s never seemed more irrelevant. The pop singer, who turns 21 on Sunday, can barely be called a “pop singer” anymore; his last studio album was released in June 2012, with a 2013 compilation of previously-released singles failing to chart at all.

Nearly three years is a fairly significant gap between albums for an artist of Bieber’s tender age, leaving entirely aside the fact that Bieber has replaced productivity as an artist with a seemingly insatiable attitude for consumption, aggressive attitude, and hijinks that Bieber, turning 21, is getting a bit too old to call “youthful.”

Bieber has a lot going for him, including a legion of fans who are waiting for new music. The cycle of approval and disapproval for stars has been moving faster than ever in recent years, proven positive by Lady Gaga’s successful Oscars performance being understood, widely, as practically a full-scale comeback after a down period in her career. One good single, and then a subsequent album of strong material, could sate a fan base that has had little to celebrate in recent years.

Bieber’s participation in a seminude Calvin Klein shoot was headache-inducing for those who care about Bieber’s prospects; playing the bad-boy only works if there’s another side to the story. (Mark Wahlberg, after all, leveraged his underwear ads into movie stardom. With nothing to promote besides his body, what’s Bieber’s endgame?) A more promising sign, though, is Bieber’s participation in an upcoming roast on Comedy Central airing March 30. It’s true that participating places him in somewhat ignominious company: Past roast subjects, including Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen, have been pop-cultural punchlines with little prospect of getting taken seriously by the public at large. But in order to get out of his current morass, Bieber has to think creatively. Presenting himself as someone who’s in on the jokes, and ready to get them all out of the way in a single evening, is a canny way to move forward. Bieber has already apologized to the public for his behavior; it’s addressing it straightforwardly, and with wit, that will prove he’s ready to move on to the next phase of his career.

Bieber’s not really comparable to many other pop stars: Only Miley Cyrus began her mega-famous period quite so young, and Cyrus saves her child-star-gone-bad act for the stage. It is, fairly transparently, an act. Bieber’s current problems are difficult to overcome because they look, uncomfortably, less like a phase in an artist’s career and more like what he has grown into. There simply isn’t enough precedent for an artist who’s practically spent his entire adult life behaving badly in public to prove that he’s changed other than by doing the work of an artist every day.

Bieber should not apologize again—been there, done that—but instead devote himself to changing the conversation around him. A new album, with the associated live performances and concerts, would be part of making that change. Having people around him willing to be straightforward and honest, even if they’re only the roasters on a soundstage for a single night, would be another.

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Watch These Game of Thrones Season 5 Clips

The new season will air on April 12

HBO has released a couple more short previews of Game of Thrones season 5. One scene features a dismayed Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) talking to her eager squire Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman). The second has Jon Snow (Kit Harington) trying to convince a captured Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds) to bend the knee to Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane). (Note the scenes are part of HBO’s “The Sight Visions” marketing campaign which post clips in grey raven-vision). Thrones returns for its eagerly anticipated new season on Sunday, April 12.

And for those who still haven’t seen it, here’s the official full trailer:

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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How to Watch Leonard Nimoy’s Most Memorable Performances Online

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CBS/Getty Images Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in in Star Trek in 1968.

This list of Nimoy's essential performances can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more

Leonard Nimoy, who died at the age of 83 on Feb. 27, left behind a long and memorable career of performances that stretched from Earth throughout the final frontier of space.

Much of that work can now be revisited for longtime fans or seen for the first time for those looking to see some of Nimoy’s best work. Here are some of the essential performances that can be found on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more.

Star Trek
Available on: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime
Nimoy’s most iconic role is, of course, as Spock in the many incarnations of the Star Trek franchise. Thankfully, all three seasons of the original series that made Spock and the Vulcan Salute household names can be found on most major streaming services. For one of Spock’s best outings, try season two’s premiere, “Amok Time;” it’s an incredible example of Nimoy’s work on the show.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Available on: Netflix
Several of the Star Trek films are streaming on Netflix—but for many fans, few compare to The Wrath of Khan, the second major film in the franchise. Spock’s climactic death scene is paramount to the movie’s place in the franchise’s history—and while fans have seen Spock since, Spock’s last moments are among the most iconic sendoffs for a character in cinematic history.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime
Nimoy had a supporting but memorable role in the 1978 Body Snatchers as psychiatrist Dr. David Kibner. He also played his character’s alien double, who in part helps to explain what exactly the aliens’ goals are in the film.

Fringe
Available on Netflix, Amazon Prime
Before Nimoy even appeared on Fringe, his character, Dr. William Bell, played an integral role in the series’ mythology and the history of John Noble’s Walter Bishop. Nimoy first appeared in the season one finale and would occasionally pop up throughout the series, despite his announced retirement from acting during the show’s run. The producers even worked around his retirement in season three with an episode, “Lysergic Acid Diethylamide,” that included animated sequences using only Nimoy’s voice.

Mission: Impossible
Available on Netflix
Nimoy joined the cast of Mission: Impossible in its fourth season and remained with the show through its fifth. Playing The Great Paris, he essentially replaced Rollin Hand on the show, and used his history as a magician to disguise himself on missions. One of his most memorable outings came in season four’s “The Great Falcon,” the show’s only three-part mission.

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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Exciting News for The Fault in Our Stars Fans

John Green Looking For Alaska

The same team who perfected Hazel and Gus on the big screen will tackle Looking for Alaska

The writing duo that adapted John Green’s beloved young adult novel The Fault in Our Stars is teaming up again to take on Green’s first, and arguably most beloved novel, Looking For Alaska.

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will write the screenplay for the story that follows Miles Halter’s experiences at prep school in Alabama, where he falls for an elusive and beautiful girl named Alaska. The book recently celebrated 10 years of publication with a special edition.

Weber and Neustadter are also behind the adaptation of Green’s Paper Towns, set to hit theaters in June. It was previously reported, and confirmed by Green, that filmmaker Sarah Polley would be writing and directing the Alaska adaption. Though Green confirmed the latest screenplay news, it remains unclear whether Polley will still direct the film.

Regardless, fans can trust that Neustadter and Weber will do the book justice. When adapting The Fault in Our Stars, Weber explained the mindset behind adapting a story so many treasured.

“Our attitude resembled the fans who thought this might get screwed up,” Weber said in 2013.

The team is also responsible for the original screenplay of 500 Days of Summer. The pair are also adapting the bestselling novels Where’d You go Bernadette and Me Before You.

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Leonard Nimoy Was So Much More Than Mr. Spock

See nine memorable moments from his career outside of Star Trek

By the end of the 1960s, Leonard Nimoy’s name was so synonymous with his wildly popular Star Trek character that he titled his first autobiography I Am Not Spock. But the actor, musician and director did a lot more than just serve as the first officer on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

 

  • The Twilight Zone and Other Early Roles

    Nimoy’s roles before Star Trek were mostly smaller parts in popular TV shows like Wagon Train and Dragnet. In 1961 he was featured in the Twilight Zone episode “A Quality of Mercy,” joining a long list of famous guests including his longtime friend and costar William Shatner.

     

  • Music Career

    Nimoy had a colorful career as a recording artist that earned him a significant cult following. Banking on his success on Star Trek, he released his first album in character, 1967’s Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music from Outer Space. Four more folk albums followed until 1970. In 1997 he released a compilation album, Spaced Out, that featured performances from Shatner.

  • In Search of…

    In 1977 Nimoy started hosting In Search of, a documentary television series that explored mysterious phenomena. He also wrote two episodes for the show, one of which investigated the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh.

     

  • Mission: Impossible

    After Star Trek ended, Nimoy took a role as IMF Agent Paris, a former magician, in the spy show Mission: Impossible. He was with the show for two seasons, until 1971.

  • Directing

    Nimoy’s career as a film director began with the Star Trek sequels. After directing the third installment, he made Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, in 1986, which remains one of the most popular films in the franchise. Other directing endeavors include the comedy film Three Men and a Baby, which was the highest-grossing film of 1987.

     

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    He starred with Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldbulm in the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The film was a critical and box office success: It currently holds a 95% fresh rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and is widely considered one of the most successful remakes ever made.

  • The Simpsons

    Nimoy appeared twice on the animated TV series the Simpsons as himself. In the 1993 episode “Marge and the Monorail” he spoofs his role on Star Trek, and the 1997 episode “The Springfield Files” references his time on In Search Of….

  • Fringe

    In the late 2000s he began a guest role on the science fiction TV show Fringe as the genius scientist William Bell. During a period of temporary retirement in 2011, Fringe’s creators animated an episode to accommodate Nimoy’s appearance as a voice actor.

  • The Big Bang Theory

    Nimoy provided his voice for a 2012 episode of the geek-chic sitcom for a cameo scene in which the Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons, hallucinates that his Spock action figure is speaking to him.

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Leonard Nimoy’s Life in Memorium

Live long and prosper

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek, died Friday. He was 83 and had lung disease. “I loved him like a brother,” said William Shatner, who starred alongside Nimoy as Captain Kirk. “We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”

Watch his life in memorium above.

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