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HBO Just Created the Most Supremely Uncomfortable Ads of All Time

It’s a teenager’s nightmare: You’re watching a movie or TV show with your parents when, horrifically, the characters on screen start having sex. The only choice is to white-knuckle your way through the action and hope you don’t suffer any lasting trauma. HBO has smartly captured this painfully awkward experience in a series of new ads promoting its HBO Go streaming service.

In the ads, a pair of Millennials and their out-of-touch parents have a variety of cringeworthy conversations as they watch HBO shows in the living room. During a scene of adultery in True Detective, Dad reminisces on the other women he could have bedded over the years. Mom uses a make-out scene between two women on Girls to discuss her daughter’s sexual preferences with her. Perhaps most upsettingly, the mother shows no outward uncomfortableness watching an intense True Blood sex scene with her son in a spot titled “Appreciation.”

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RECAP: Mad Men Watch: A Day’s Work

A partners' meeting on Mad Men.
A partners' meeting on Mad Men. Jordin Althaus—AMC

It's Valentine's Day at SC&P: Don spends quality time with Sally, Peggy royally embarrasses herself and Joan triumphs at work in the seventh season's second episode

Finally, after a season premiere that saw most of its characters treading water trying to stay afloat, Sunday’s Mad Men was full of the kinds of boiling points, breakdowns and breakthroughs fans have been awaiting. And for once — maybe the episode’s Valentine’s Day theme had the writers in a good mood — almost all the characters walked away happy.

When he’s not stuffing his face with Ritz crackers, Don Draper is still trying to pretend he’s not an unemployed alcoholic, but word of his Hershey meltdown has spread, and the lunch meetings he’s set up to get out of the house aren’t fooling anybody. Sally already saw Don in one compromising position (on top of Sylvia, cheating on the world’s coolest stepmom) and here Sally finds him in another when she shows up at SC&P only to find Lou Avery in her dad’s old office (no nude Freaks and Geeks alumna in sight, though). Just as Sally catches him in a lie about what he’s been up to, Don catches her in a lie about just how much she knows, and the two spend several minutes trying to out-Draper one another until Matthew Weiner and company bust out some character development. Sally seems perfectly content to lord parental disappointment over his head, as she does with Betty, but when Don confronts her about his current situation, she admits that seeing her father for who he really is legitimately traumatized her (to say nothing of the fact that he was totally doin’ it with the neighbor). “It’s more embarrassing for me to catch you in a lie than for you to be lying,” she tells him.

Don’s awkward attempts at making conversation with Sally indicate he won’t be polishing a Father of the Year trophy anytime soon — after all, his idea of a bonding experience is to dine and ditch — but he knows that repairing their relationship beats wasting daylight with his new roommate the cockroach. The sincere effort pays off surprisingly quickly, with Sally tossing Don an “I love you” that even he’s shocked to hear by the end of the episode.

Back at the office, Joan is roped into her coworkers’ petty drama, rearranging secretary assignments to quell the completely displaced rage of Peggy and Lou Avery. Joan’s got better things to do—her Avon account, literally anything else—but her temper flares in front of Jim Cutler, who realizes she’s overworked and upgrades her office. Up until this point, Jim was the least interesting of all the partners, but Sunday’s episode suggests he’s not only one of the more attentive bosses (seriously, someone only just noticed that Joan hustles harder than anybody?), he’s also capable of a power play — his elevator remarks to Roger after butting heads throughout the episode sound like both an olive branch and threat. (Jim Cutler may seem like a nice guy now, but Harry Hamlin will always inhabit the character that did [redacted horrible thing] to [redacted character] on Veronica Mars, and I’ll never stop being suspicious.)

Joan’s old office ends up going to Dawn, and it’s hard not to see the quasi-promotion as a reward for her speaking up. After Sally shows up in Lou’s doorway while Dawn was out, Lou demands Joan reassign Dawn, but not before Dawn pipes up to say it was his own damn fault — she was out picking up a Valentine’s Day gift for his wife when Sally materialized. The outburst is, of course, what everyone who watches Mad Men has been thinking for years: How many times is some old white dude going to take his screw-ups out on somebody else before getting called out? More importantly, though, it puts Dawn — who’s been supplying Don with updates on the company’s accounts — in a better position to assist the Draper comeback that seems more likely than ever now.

The two characters who didn’t really get what they wanted this episode were Peggy and Pete. They have a few things in common: Their names both start with P, they once made a baby together, and they both deserve to have viral Tumblrs made in their honor: Pete Campbell’s Bitchface (which already exists) and Peggy Crying Behind Closed Doors (which is bound to happen at the rate this season is going.)

Sympathies for Peggy’s sad-sack routine are dwindling, and her fixation on the Valentine’s Day flowers she mistakes as a present from Ted felt like something out of a Tuesday night on FOX. It’s one thing for Mindy Lahiri or Jess Day to misinterpret signals and treat break-ups like battles to be won, but when Peggy gestures to the roses and shouts, “Are these some symbol of how much we’re loved?” it’s neither adorkable, insightful, nor funny, really — it just reveals what a mess she is. The creative team’s quips about how she’s not getting laid seemed cruel at first, but after observing the self-centered temper tantrum Peggy throws in this episode, it’s no wonder she’s the butt of their jokes. Just look at what they have to deal with on a regular basis.

Ted isn’t having the time of his life following their affair, either, but at least he keeps it together enough to remain the show’s sole voice of reason while Pete feels — surprise! — under-appreciated in Los Angeles. Pete’s existential hissy fit is only interesting for two reasons: First, it’s set off by the imminent return of the mysterious Bob Benson, who’s been in Detroit; second, it sends him running to his real-estate-agent girlfriend Bonnie (the delightful Jessy Schram, who, it turns out, also did a stint on Veronica Mars). Instead of some afternoon delight, though, she gives Pete a reality check and savvy business advice: If you want something, you have to fight to take it.

No, the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” didn’t start playing — that’s 10 months away in the Mad Men universe – but the title of Sunday’s episode, “A Day’s Work,” almost makes the same point. If you speak up and put a little work in, you just might find you get what you need.

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Discovery Channel Cancels Everest Jump After Deadly Avalanche

Relatives of mountaineers, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal on April 21, 2014.
Relatives of mountaineers, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal on April 21, 2014. Niranjan Shrestha—AP

The channel has decided not to go ahead with its planned Everest Live Jump, following the deadliest day in Everest history, which killed at least 13 people last week

The Discovery Channel has canceled plans to air a live jump off the summit of Mount Everest following an avalanche that killed at least 13 people on the mountain last week.

“In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mount Everest and out of respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live,” the network said on its website. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community.”

Jumper Joby Ogwyn was already on site preparing for the televised event to air on May 11 when an avalanche killed a group of Sherpa guides and support staff in the deadliest day in the mountain’s history. Ogwyn was unharmed. The Discovery Channel had planned several hours of programming around the jump and hoped it would be a ratings draw, the Associated Press reports.

The Sherpa community is currently threatening to boycott the upcoming climbing season unless the Nepalese government provides more compensation to the families of those killed and injured. Three people are still missing.

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RECAP: Game of Thrones Watch: History Lessons


Some try to take advantage of a king's death — while others merely try to survive it

Caution: Spoilers ahead.

“I will not become a page in someone else’s history book.”

Game of Thrones has always had an interest in history, in no small part because of the vast universe and backstory that George R.R. Martin built into his A Song of Fire and Ice novels. But in the fourth season of the HBO show, that interest has become an obsession. In the opening episode, Prince Oberyn recounted how the bad blood between the Lannisters and Martells boiled over. A few scenes later, Joffrey flipped through the pages of The Book of Brothers to belittle his uncle-father Jaime about his lack of accomplishment. Then, last week, Tyrion gave Joffrey the Lives of the Four Kings, which survived all of a few minutes before being chopped to pieces by Widow’s Wail. Shortly thereafter, Joffrey gave a speech about weddings being history, not amusement, after which he survived all of a few minutes before his death by poison.

Point being, history has become both a specter hanging above the Westerosi’s heads and the driving force behind their decisions. Stannis is determined to not become a footnote in it, Tywin is determined to keep his surviving grandson from repeating it and, right now, all Tyrion wants to do is survive it.

This week’s episode began right where we left off, with a dead king and his mother screaming for her brother to be arrested for committing the crime. As Tyrion is being hauled away, Ser Dontos is shuttling Sansa through King’s Landing in an attempt to escape the city before Tywin Lannister can have it completely closed off. The fact that Dontos — a literal fool — is able to thwart Tywin’s effort so effortlessly was a nice hint that he wasn’t acting alone. Strange things happen in Westeros all the time, but the idea that a bumbling former knight could thwart the designs of the realm’s most manipulative thinker would require too much suspension of disbelief. Sure enough, when Sansa and Dontos arrive at the large ship, accompanied by so much fog it practically deserves its own place in the credits, we discover that Littlefinger has been the one pulling these particular puppet strings.

For anyone who has paid even the slightest attention to Petyr Baelish’s actions over the course of the first three seasons, the idea that he could be the one behind Joffrey’s assassination isn’t far-fetched. After all, he’s the one who disputed Varys’ assertion last season that chaos is a gaping pit, instead insisting, “Chaos is a ladder.” If you go back and listen to that episode-ending monologue, it quickly becomes apparent that Littlefinger — with the proper plan and tools at his disposal — could be far more dangerous to Westeros than any of the Lannisters — even Joffrey.

Baelish’s scene with Sansa this week only helps to confirm that idea. Immediately after bringing her onboard his ship, he has his men put arrows through Ser Dontos, explaining, “Money buys a man’s silence for a time. Bolt to the heart buys it forever.” (There’s some delicious irony in the former Master of Coin criticizing Dontos for helping Sansa in exchange for money.) That’s something Sansa would be wise to remember, because just moments after reminding her that everyone in the capital lies, Littlefinger promises Sansa that she is now safe. Lord only knows how many dead Westerosi have heard those words from Baelish before. This turn of events doesn’t confirm that he’s the one who killed Joffrey, but it’s safe to say that he’s right at the top of the list.

Also near the top of that list is Tywin himself. It’s possible he’s just a kindly old grandfather trying to make the best of a bad situation, but that sounds even more far-fetched than the notion that Ser Dontos outsmarted him. As Cersei and Tommen grieve for Joffrey, Tywin enters to give his remaining grandson the sort of kingly advice that Joffrey would never accept. Tommen fails the Westeros version of the Little Big League managerial test, so Tywin tells him what he must do to be a good king (using history, naturally). Tommen must not be holy, lest he starve to death. He must not value justice above all else, lest his brother kill him in his sleep (that one seems a little far-fetched at this point, unless the White Walkers get ahold of Joffrey, but it’s certainly the sort of thing Joffrey would do if he were second-in-line to the throne). He must not focus solely on strength, lest he confuse winning with ruling as his “father,” Robert Baratheon once did.

Instead, Tywin instructs, Tommen must be wise in way that Joffrey never was. “Your brother was not a wise king — your brother was not a good king.” And according to Tywin, being wise means listening to his council — in particular the Hand of the King. As Tyrion later points out, Tommen will prove far more malleable than Joffrey ever did. Joffrey was Cersei’s son above all else, possessing all of her worst qualities and none of her best ones (few and far between though they may be). Tywin clearly hopes it’s not too late for Tommen to avoid that particular path. A clever bit of direction from Alex Graves drives the point home, as Tywin physically removes Tommen from his mother’s side, guiding him out of the hall with a hand on the future king’s shoulder.

Over in Dragonstone, the rightful king once again proves himself incomparably dour, even at the most opportune of moments. Stannis Baratheon is thrilled (well, at least his version of thrilled) that Joffrey is dead and that Melisandre’s magic appears to have worked its wonders yet again. But his excitement is outweighed by the fact that he sees no way to take advantage of the chaos that could follow in the wake of Joffrey’s demise. The biggest issue he faces: he simply has no men following his defeat at Blackwater. He rejects Ser Davos’ suggestion that they purchase the services of the Golden Company (10,ooo sell-swords) even though Davos is quick to point out Stannis’ hypocrisy: the would-be king is willing to use blood magic to put himself on the throne, but not willing to pay men to fight for him.

Of course, the bigger issue is that Stannis has no money. Fortunately for him, it seems that Davos is well aware of the debts that King’s Landing (more specifically, the Lannisters) have racked up with the Iron Bank over the years. Olenna Tyrell warned Tywin not to make enemies with the Braavosi bankers during last week’s wedding. If Davos’ plan is to use the Lannisters’ debt to gain the support of the Iron Bank for Stannis, that particular chicken may be coming home to roost for Tywin and company far sooner than anyone could have imagined.

More pressing for Tywin — who, it seems, is moving rapidly to the very center of the Game of Thrones universe — is his son’s imminent trial. Cersei’s accusations (along with Tywin’s apparent support) have landed Tyrion in jail and he has little recourse at his disposal. Sansa has fled the city, meaning she can’t appear as a witness for him. Varys has already been called as one of Cersei’s witnesses. And Podrick informs Tyrion that Bronn isn’t even permitted to visit the prison, due to his close relationship with Tyrion and repuation as a sell-sword. When Tyrion learns that Prince Oberyn is to serve as the third judge at his trial, he appears even more deflated (though he may recognize that regardless of what Tywin told Oberyn, the Dornish prince has far more reason to hate his father).

The subsequent farewell between Tyrion and Podrick provides a rare emotional moment in a week largely devoted to moving the show’s various pieces closer to position. Tyrion, after learning that Podrick was approached by “the ominous they,” immediately recognizes that his squire has two choices: talk willingly, or die after being compelled to talk. Podrick turned down the offer to become a knight in exchange for flipping on Tyrion, and any student of Westeros history knows all too well that a lack of self-interest never provides a happy ending for the selfless party (see: Stark, Ned).

Much of next week is likely to focus on the continued march toward Tyrion’s trial. When faced with a similar predicament way back in Season 1, he was able to thwart Caetlyn Stark’s attempts to have him executed (Cersei even mentions his uncanny ability to “squirm free” when talking with Jaime), but Tywin is a far more formidable opponent than any of the Starks. Only time will tell whether history is fated to repeat itself.

And now for the hail of arrows:

  • Speaking of potential Joffrey assassins: Lady Tyrell doesn’t seem too broken-up over her grandson-in-law’s demise, telling Margaery she’s much better off than if she’d remained married to Joffrey (though Olenna likely would have had the good sense to allow the two to consummate the marriage before taking any action).
  • Poor, poor Margaery. All she wants is be queen, but odds are she’ll have to settle for title of Kingslayer once Jaime is done with it — she’s already two-for-two with Renly and Joffrey. (Lady Tyrell: “Next one should be much easier.”)
  • Seemed as though Cersei was as much trying to convince herself that Tyrion had killed Joffrey as she was Jaime. Then he raped her near the dead body of their son, so I guess the Kingslayer Character Rehabilitation Program was suspended this week.
  • The Hound and Arya were back this week — this time not quite on the same page (he robs a father and daughter, then tells Arya: “There are plenty worse than me. I just understand the way things are. How many Starks will they have to behead before you figure it out?”) Guess all the rehabilitation programs are on hold for this week.
  • Sam takes Gilly away from Castle Black, but her new home doesn’t seem a whole lot better than her last. Can we get these kids a spot on that ship with Shae so they can go live happily ever after?
  • Prince Oberyn is quickly proving himself the rare worthy adversary for Tywin, but he doesn’t seem to have quite the same vision as the Hand of the King, who wants to barter the Mountain and a spot on the small council for Dornish support should Daenerys ever make it to Kings Landing (at this rate, in Season 32).
  • Tyrion rightly points out that if he had arranged Joffrey’s death, he wouldn’t have done so only to be “standing there, gawking like a fool” when his nephew died.
  • Also: “I’ll give it to my father — he never fails to take advantage of a family tragedy.”
  • Between their paltry forces, the incoming Wildlings (led by the cannibalistic Thenns) and the information possessed by the mutineers beyond the wall, the gang at Castle Black finds themselves in a good bit of trouble. Let’s see how Jon Snow bails them out of this one.
  • Oh yeah! Daenerys is continuing her long march, this time approaching the city of Meereen. Looks like she’ll be adding a few more slaves to her forces after Daario Naharis killed Meereen’s champion in truly badass fashion. Between him, Jorah Mormont, Barriston Selmy, the Unsullied and the dragons, Dany should truly be a force to be reckoned with — if she can ever get to Westeros.
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VIDEO: Lindsay Lohan Confirms Her Sex List is Real

The singer's rumored list of conquests was accurate after all

On Watch What Happens Live, Lindsay Lohan confirmed that a list of her alleged sexual partners was written by her — but said writing it was part of completing rehab.

“That’s a really personal thing, and that’s… it’s really unfortunate,” Lohan said.

Lohan said that someone must have photographed her list while she was moving during her OWN show, but In Touch Weekly has a different story of how they obtained the list.

Watch the video above for more.

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RECAP: Parenthood Season Finale: The Tomato in the Room

Parenthood - Season 5
Sam Jaeger as Joel Graham, Savannah Paige Rae as Sydney Graham, Erika Christensen as Julia Braverman-Graham Ben Cohen—NBCU Photo Bank/NBC

Hot tomato, that is. The season 5 finale — which may be it for the series — saw steamy twists, but not a lot of resolution

The NBC family drama wrapped its fifth season — and possibly its last, as the show is currently on the bubble — with plenty of romantic revelations, mostly predictable but with one big surprise (at least for those who didn’t have it spoiled during last week’s preview).

Prodigal daughter Haddie is back with a whole new look — and a big surprise. She comes home from college for summer break with her “best friend” in tow: blonde cutie “Lauren,” played by Tavi Gevinson of Rookie Magazine fame. She keeps the sexual nature of their relationship secret at first, then hints at their intimacy to her dad, but he doesn’t put two and two together until Lauren drops a heavier hint. Kristina finds out after Max, who has walked in on the two smooching, bluntly asks his mom, “If two girls are kissing, does that mean that they’re lesbians?” Though stunned, Kristina accepts and embraces the news in the family’s signature Berkeley way.

It’s an odd choice on the writers’ part to so heavily feature a character who’s been absent all season in the finale. And Haddie’s not the only long-forgotten character to crop back up: Ryan, who was hospitalized last week but had been gone for months, has a large role in the episode when his mother arrives to take him home to Wyoming. After his medical discharge from the army, it seems he has no other choice — though a romp in the hospital bed with Amber confuses the matter and leads her to pick up a pregnancy test later in the episode. Though she’s smiling, it’s hard to root for a positive result knowing that he’s laid up from drunk driving.

As for the plot lines we’ve been focused on for the last stretch of the season, not much comes into focus. Adam and Kristina’s school plan gets no air time at all, much less a decision on whether Bob Little will lease them the property. And Joel and Julia all but fall back into each other’s arms after Victor wins an essay contest at school — emphasis on the “all but.” Even a bedtime story with Sydney, who throws a tantrum until Joel agrees to stay for the night, delivers nothing but smiles and meaningful eye contact. All that will-they-or-won’t-they tension, and all the viewer gets to show for it is an awkward Breyer’s commercial between segments in which a husband asks his wife, “Who’s hotter? Me or Joel?” (Joel, dude. Always Joel.)

The other will-they-or-won’t-they plot line, between Sarah and Hank, resolves as expected: with hesitation on her part, then talk of how much work it will be with his Asperger’s (a diagnosis he still hasn’t formally received), then a kiss. It’s nice to see one “tomato in the room” plucked, though not exactly cathartic to revisit a relationship that has failed once before, and was never especially passionate in the first place. Also in the category of relationships it’s hard to care about: Drew and Natalie. They were thrown together in the penultimate episode and are now apparently so in love that Zeek is inspired to loan Drew the freshly-finished Pontiac (which gives the episode its name) to drive up to see his girlfriend.

The real strength in this finale lies in its more quotidian moments — as is always the case for Parenthood. Adam and Crosby’s vigorous victory lap around their childhood home is sweet, and Zeek and Millie’s last dance through the empty living room is even sweeter.

In what may be the show’s final sequence, the Braverman clan gets together for one last feast on the lawn. Their dialogue is muted in favor of the soundtrack, a thoughtful cover of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin,'” putting special emphasis on one piece of advice — “your sons and your daughters are beyond your command” — that’s never been a great problem for the Bravermans. If there’s one thing they’re good at, it’s supporting for their children, no matter what’s going on in their own lives. This last barbecue, reminiscent of so many others on the show, doesn’t expand on the plot, but it does stay in line with the vibe. As Sydney tells her parents while begging them to get back to normal, “It’s not special, it’s how it’s supposed to be.”

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Scandal Watch: A Child For A Child, The True Explosion In The Season Finale

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Who lives, who dies.

Beware, spoilers ahead. Because… this is a recap.

Suffice it to say that for the past week Scandal producers have been building an exponential amount of hype, almost to eye rolling proportions, around how insane this season finale would be. “Watch tonight or hate yourself tomorrow,” warned teasers promising, “Twisty, crazy, OMG moments.”

Kerry Washington said that the cast was “floored” over and over again during the table read. Scott Foley promised the Hollywood Reporter a “divisive” final moment that would leave people “up in arms” and cause “Twitter [to] explode. Explode!” So did it live up to the hype?

The end of last week’s episode left audiences with the promise that a literal ticking time bomb was going to go off (with Cyrus’ blessing) during a high profile funeral that could kill Sally Langston, Leo, Andrew (Mellie’s love interest). But that was not the real explosion, so to speak. In the opening minutes Jake warned Fitz, cops were called, and the bomb exploded only after all the main characters were evacuated. Cyrus’ soul is saved. But since this occurred in the very beginning, the end had to be even more dynamic. So the episode was jam packed with twist after twist, reveal after reveal, and the final moment didn’t go out with a boom — like James’ murder — but was rather a culmination of the sociopathy and moral depravity we have come to expect from the cast of characters.

What was the moral depravity? The murder of a child. After the explosion, when Sally Langston is shown making on-site tourniquets, it becomes clear that Fitz isn’t going to win the election. “Dad, I’m sorry you’re going to lose,” says his son Jerry, which become his final words before stepping onstage during a campaign event. Mid-speech, Jerry starts seizing and bleeding through his mouth and nose onstage and in spite of doctor’s best efforts, he dies. We soon find out that he was purposely infected with meningitis. Immediately we are led to believe Mama Pope is the culprit — which, in all honesty, doesn’t make total sense because isn’t her goal to cause havoc and ruin the presidency? While this would emotionally scar Fitz, it would win him an election. So Fitz reinstates Papa Pope/Eli (whose stabbing at the end of the last episode didn’t prove fatal) as head of B613 to take control of the situation and towards the end of the episode we find out that, in fact, it was Eli who killed Jerry. Why? Well Olivia wanted Fitz to win presidency. Eli wanted to regain power. And as for poor Fitz? As Eli put it, incredibly chillingly, “He took my child, so I took his.”

Other key moments:

-When Fitz thinks he’s going to lose the election, he tells Liv that he’ll finally divorce Mellie, they can finally get married and move to Vermont to make jam. (If only the biggest scandal in season four could be a huckleberry shortage.) Unable to live in the reverie, Liv tells Fitz that Mellie was raped by Big Jerry. This led to a beautiful scene between Fitz and Mellie where he kisses the top of her head. Mellie tells him that Jerry is his son (“I don’t care,” says Fitz) and that “I fought him” (he holds her.)

-Huck and Quinn get caught having sex in the office. “Oh dear Lord my eyes,” Abby says. The voice of the people. They continue their affair, although Quinn shows Huck where his family, who was taken from him by B613, lives. Which will complicate things. Charlie gave Quinn the address, so I hope they don’t end up murdered.

-Mama Pope is back in a hole underground thanks to Papa Pope (who told everyone she’s actually dead).

-David has all the B613 files and Jake’s blessing to catch the bad guys

-Harrison might get murdered by Papa Pope, the newly instated head of B613.

And then there’s Olivia

-Olivia finally decided to take evil Papa Pope up on his offer of getting on a plane and leaving the country. When Abby (who needs more lines next season) demands to know why, Olivia gives one of the most gripping mini-monologues of the night: “I’m the thing that needs to be fixed. I’m the thing that needs to be handled. I’m the Scandal. And the thing to do with a Scandal is shut it down.” She flies off on a private plane with none other than… Jake.

So what say you? Great finale or was it overhyped?

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The Creator of Adventure Time Drew Himself As One of His Own Characters

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Illustration by Pendleton Ward for TIME

No, he's not making bacon pancakes

Pendleton Ward, the creator of the TV show Adventure Time, drew himself in the style of his popular cartoon for this week’s issue of TIME. Seen above are characters from his show, with Ward himself in the middle.

From left to right: Flame Princess, Cinnamon Bun, Tree Trunks, Shelby, Marceline, Gumdrop Lass, BMO, Pendleton Ward, Lumpy Space Princess, Finn, Princess Bubblegum, Jake, Ice King, Snail, Embryo Princess and Gunter.

Read TIME’s interview with Pendleton Ward here.

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VIDEO: Porsha Williams Charged With Battery for Real Housewives Fight

Even NeNe and Kim's drama never got this heated

Porsha Williams of the Real Housewives of Atlanta turned herself in to police after they issued an arrest warrant stemming from an on-screen fight between Williams and co-star Kenya Moore at the show’s reunion taping nearly a month ago.

She was charged with battery and released on a $2,000 bond, according to CNN.

The reality TV star obviously had time before getting her photo taken, and apparently, her mug shot looks pretty great — TMZ called it “the most glam mug shot ever.”

Watch the video above to see what happened.

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VIDEO: Joan Rivers Slams Gwyneth Paltrow on Watch What Happens Live

Friendly reminder not to get on Joan Rivers' bad side

Last night, Fashion Police host Joan Rivers revealed on Watch What Happens Live that Gwyneth Paltrow is the celebrity who’s given her the harshest feedback regarding her E! show.

“The worst criticism was — ugh — Gwyneth Paltrow,” Rivers said while making a face.

And of course, in true Joan Rivers fashion, the jokes were enough to make even Andy Cohen hide his face.

Watch the video above to see what went down.

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