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    • "Saturday Night Live" addressed the controversy surrounding the allegation of sexual misconduct against Aziz Ansari in the form of an uncomfortable dinner-party conversation.
    • A woman accused Ansari of sexual misconduct in a story on earlier this month.
    • Many have criticized aspects of the story's reporting, and The New York Times published an op-ed article defending Ansari.
    • The darkly funny sketch satirizes the difficulty of discussing the subject.

    "Saturday Night Live" tackled the tricky conversation surrounding the recent allegation of sexual misconduct against Aziz Ansari in a darkly funny sketch of a dinner-party conversation.

    In the sketch, the cast member Heidi Gardner asks others at the table whether they've read a New York Times op-ed article about Ansari, eliciting a series of uncomfortable responses that satirize the difficulty of discussing the topic.

    Earlier this month, an unnamed woman accused Ansari of sexual misconduct in a story on The woman, a 23-year-old photographer, told the publication that she "felt violated" during an encounter after a date with Ansari and described it as "sexual assault." Ansari said in a statement that from his point of view all indications were that the encounter was "completely consensual."

    Many have criticized aspects of the reporting of the Babe story — including the writer of the Times op-ed article defending Ansari — sparking the first substantive and mainstream public debate in the reckoning on sexual-misconduct allegations against powerful men since the #MeToo movement gained prominence late last year.

    In the sketch, the restaurant darkens and ominous horror music plays as the topic of Ansari comes up. The cast members take turns making hesitant remarks before another interrupts to keep them from going too far.

    "While I applaud the movement ..." Kenan Thompson says before Gardner quickly warns, "Watch it."

    Watch the sketch:

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    While some television shows come to an untimely end, others just seem to go on forever. 

    It's impressive when a show lasts more than 10 years, but that doesn't come close to how long some hit shows have lasted. "The Bachelor" has been on for 16 years, while "The Simpsons" has been on the air for 29 years. Even longer? A few soap operas have been on TV for more than half a century. 

    Excluding British shows like "Doctor Who" and news and talk shows, we've come up with the shows that have been around for more than 15 years.

    Here are 49 of America's longest-running shows. 

    "Guiding Light" (57 years)

    If you count the soap opera's radio run, "Guiding Light" was on for 72 years, but the soap only aired on TV for 57. Its final episode aired in 2009. 

    "General Hospital" (55 years)

    The medical soap opera started back in 1963 and is still going strong. 

    "As the World Turns" (54 years)

    More than 13,000 episodes of "As the World Turns" aired on TV during its 54-year run. It was on from 1956 until 2010.

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    Dakota Johnson on The Tonight Show

    • During her interview on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," actress Dakota Johnson was asked about a viral moment from the 2018 Golden Globes.
    • The camera caught Johnson watching Angelina Jolie while Jennifer Aniston was on stage presenting.
    • Johnson was quick to point out that she wasn't the only person looking at Jolie. 
    • "Truthfully, I don't think that I was really actually looking at her. If you look really closely at the angle of my eyes, they're over here," Johnson said, pointing to another direction.
    • According to Johnson, she might have been looking at the kids from "Stranger Things," who were sitting nearby, since she's a fan of the show. 
    • The supposed feud between Jolie and Aniston is well-known by people, including celebrities in Hollywood, and the two actresses aren't often seen attending the same event. 

    During the 2018 Golden Globes, one of the viral moments involved Dakota Johnson seemingly looking at Angelina Jolie when Jennifer Aniston took the stage to present an award— and now Johnson is explaining what was really happening. 

    While appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the 28-year-old actress started off by saying that although it looks like she was staring at Jolie, who was sitting at the same table as her, she wasn't the only one. Johnson noted that Armie Hammer's wife, Elizabeth Chambers, was also doing the same thing.

    "But so is Armie’s wife," Johnson said. "I'm not the only one. Elizabeth is very blatantly looking at her like, 'What is she going to do?’' and I was trying to be sly about it."

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    Fallon and Johnson started analyzing a photo from the moment, and Johnson suggested that perhaps she wasn't looking at Jolie. 

    "Truthfully, I don't think that I was really actually looking at her," she said. "If you look really closely at the angle of my eyes, they're over here," Johnson said, gesturing to another direction not seen in the photo.

    According to Johnson, she might have been looking at a nearby table filled with the stars from "Stranger Things." Johnson admitted that she's a fan of the show and its young actors, and was trying to take a sneaky video of them to send to her friend during the Golden Globes. 

    At the Golden Globes, all eyes were on Aniston and Jolie. Aniston, who is currently married to Justin Theroux, was married to Brad Pitt from July 2000 to October 2005. The couple had an extravagant wedding, attended red carpets together, and Pitt even guest starred on an episode of "Friends." They were the biggest power couple in Hollywood at the time.

    But in early 2005, the couple's split was announced. It was speculated that Pitt's relationship with Jolie, who played his wife in the 2005 movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," was one of the factors that contributed to Pitt and Aniston's divorce. 

    Pitt and Jolie went public with their relationship in 2006 and in August 2014, Pitt and Jolie got married. The couple share six children together.

    Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016. The actress has since discussed her life as a single mother in an interview with Vanity Fair.

    Given the highly publicized history surrounding Pitt, Jolie, and Aniston, it's not surprising that people (even fellow Hollywood stars, like Johnson) can't help but see what happens whenever the stars attend the same event. 

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    • While appearing on "The Late Late Show With James Corden,""Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland revealed more details about her relationship with rejected "Bachelorette" contestant Wells Adams
    • When asked if Adams has met Hyland's family or her TV family, the actress explained that he unintentionally met her immediate family by the "second or third date."
    • At the time, her parents and brother were living with Hyland, and she tried to get them to leave the house before Adams showed up. Her plan didn't work out and her mom ended up answering the door when Adams arrived.  
    • "He met my entire family  my immediate family  right away, off the bat, which I think is great because now I know he really likes me because he's still here," Hyland joked.
    • Hyland and Adams have been dating since 2017.
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    brad pittDavid Gordon Green, Peter Berg, Jon Favreau, Gore Verbinski, David Fincher, and Zack Snyder all directed classic Super Bowl ads. Do you remember which ones?

    SEE ALSO: The 15 Oscar best-picture winners that made the most money at the US box office

    Ridley Scott: Apple — 1984

    We’re talking about Super Bowl commercials, so according to the rules of the internet, we’re legally obligated to mention this foundational Big Brother riff made by the “Alien” director himself. But Scott isn’t the only filmmaker who’s made a memorable Super Bowl commercial in the midst of (or before) a career making features. 

    Gore Verbinski: Budweiser — 1995

    A decade before he would send the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise into the stratosphere, Verbinski launched another iconic cultural landmark as the person behind the camera for the Budweiser Frogs ad. Verbinski enlisted help from Stan Winston’s creature shop to help make the legendary amphibians lifelike, just two years before making his feature debut with “Mouse Hunt.”

    Charles Stone III: Budweiser — 1999

    Wassup??” became an inescapable cultural catchphrase as the 20th century came to a close, but it was Stone’s own short film “True” that helped inspire the commercial he would later direct. After the ad became iconic, Stone went on to make “Drumline” in 2002. With the recently released Netflix film “Step Sisters” and the upcoming summer comedy “Uncle Drew,” Stone has had a busy 2018.

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    rick daryl walking dead season 8

    Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead if you're not caught up on "The Walking Dead."

    "The Walking Dead" returns to TV February 25 to wrap up its eighth season, and, when it does, it's a little unclear where the show will go.

    The mid-season finale introduced its largest departure from the comics yet when Carl revealed he was fatally bitten by a zombie. His impending death will have ripple effects throughout the rest of the season.

    Regardless of whether you're frustrated with the show's recent turn of events or are waiting with bated breath for it to return, here's where we expect the next eight episodes to go.

    Carl is toast.

    If there's one thing we're sure of it's that Carl (Chandler Riggs) is going to die. 

    Fans were gutted when it was revealed on the mid-season finale Carl was bitten by one of the undead. Riggs then confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that his character will be killed off the series.

    "Yes, Carl is going to die," said Riggs. "There's no way he can get back from that. His story is definitely coming to an end."

    Carl's impending death will be a huge departure from the comics. The character is still alive in Robert Kirkman's monthly graphic series and has essentially taken on the lead role. It will definitely change up the dynamic of the show moving forward a bit.

    According to THR, Riggs has one episode of the series left — the mid-season premiere. We expect his death to come on that episode.

    Carl's going to impart some final words of wisdom to the group which will determine how the rest of the season plays out.

    If you watched the season eight mid-season finale closely, Carl was starting to set the wheels in motion with his father to make peace with Negan.

    Near the start of the episode, Carl challenges Rick. He asks the point behind them fighting Negan and suggests that it's senseless.

    "We're fighting so it's all of us working together for something more than just killing other people," Carl tells his father. 

    "You think we're going to be out there picking strawberries with Negan?" Rick asks Carl jokingly.

    "If that's what it takes. It's more than just hope. What are we just going to kill all of them?" Carl asks. "Finding some way forward, that's harder. That's something more. Dad, that's how it's gotta be."

    The official synopsis for the second half of the season teases that Carl will impart "lessons that the survivors around him would be wise to take with them as this war surges onward."

    What will those lessons be? We bet he's going to want Rick to swallow his pride and make some sort of peace with Negan. Continuing the war isn't the right answer when the dead are their real enemy.

    Daryl will take over Carl's comic role.

    Daryl's been making a lot of questionable calls. It was his decision to drive a garbage truck into the Sanctuary that led to the Saviors' escape and the destruction of his community, Alexandria. Daryl may do something else foolish in the latter half of season eight. But with Carl on his deathbed, he may also be willing to listen to his dying words and keep a promise to Rick's son to try and make peace with the Saviors. 

    Daryl doesn't exist in the comics. Instead, Dwight is his counterpart. With Dwight still around on the show, Daryl may need a fresh story arc. With Carl out of the way, that leaves a door wide open for Daryl.

    In the comics, Carl becomes rather close to Negan in the future. Could Daryl turn over the same leaf after the man had him tortured? It doesn't sound likely, but anything seems possible at this point now that the show is going very off book.


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    • Fox has agreed to a five-year deal with the NFL to broadcast "Thursday Night Football."
    • It will air 11 regular season games.
    • The deal is reportedly valued at $660 million annually.

    The NFL and Fox Sports have agreed to a five-year deal to broadcast "Thursday Night Football," according to a joint press release sent out by the network and league on Wednesday. 

    The network will air 11 regular season games between weeks 4-15 beginning in the 2018 season. (This excludes the Thanksgiving night game, which will still air on NBC). Fox will also have all digital rights, meaning Fox Sports will be able to stream Thursday night games for the first time ever. The NFL Network will air the other Thursday night games.

    The last two seasons, CBS and NBC paired up for the rights to air 10 Thursday night games (simulcast on the NFL Network). It cost them $45 million per game for a deal valued at a combined $450 million. This new deal is "worth an average of more than $660 million a year,"according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.

    The average audience for a 2017 regular season NFL game was 14.9 million, down 9.7% from 16.5 million in 2016, and the Thursday night games suffered the most. According to The Wall Street Journal, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus believes the addition of Thursday night games as well as NFL games in London have "diluted the Sunday afternoon packages and affected the ratings." 

    However, NFL games are still one of the most valued live-sports assets. The league boasts that the NFL had nine of TV’s 10 most-watched programs in 2017.

    Fox Sports is one of the remaining pieces for 21st Century Fox after the company sold a good portion of its assets to Disney for $52.4 billion. Live sports seems to be something that Rupert Murdoch and his family wants to prove to the market that Fox is still interested in, people familiar with the Thursday Night Football deal told Bloomberg

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    Jamie Dornan on the Ellen Show

    • While appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Jamie Dornan talked about his role as Christian Grey in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" films and said that he panics when he interacts with fans in person.
    • "I'll be in a line at Starbucks or something and someone will be like, 'Oh, Mr. Grey,'" Dornan said. "I'm literally holding one of my children and they're so confused why they're calling me that."
    • He added that people will recite or reference specific parts from the books and films, which leads him to panic. 
    • "I just don't know how to respond to it because I'm not like him, obviously, so I'm always left panicking and I think they probably think I'm just really weird, which I'm fine with," he said.
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    • Hart Denton plays Chic Cooper on "Riverdale."
    • The actor spoke to INSIDER about his character's job as a video gigolo.
    • He said he watched documentaries as a way to research the role. 
    • He added that he wants viewers to learn about the career, instead of rushing to judgment. 

    Chic Cooper's job as a "video gigolo" came as a surprise to many "Riverdale" fans.

    Hart Denton, who plays Chic on the hit CW show, told INSIDER that he doesn't want people to judge how Chic makes his living.

    "I know that it's new to a lot of people. It's something that people don't understand or really know about, so I hope that they are slow to judge with it," he said. "That area of career sometimes calls for quick judgment from people. I'm sure I was wary of that before I started shooting this role, but when I dove into this character and I saw why he did what he did, it gave me a whole new perspective on the career itself."

    Denton, 24, joined the cast as Betty Cooper's long-lost brother during the show's second season. He was first introduced during episode 10 when Alice and Betty locate him at a hostel. The initial meeting doesn't go well, but when Betty later returns, she saves Chic from a violent man who cut his arm.

    During episode 11, Kevin tells Betty that he recognizes Chic because he is "a video gigolo, a web cam boy, a cyber-trick." But that wasn't Chic's original job, Denton told INSIDER.

    chic riverdale

    "It was close but there were a few tweaks and changes," he said. "But when they told me, I really launched into researching what that actually meant. I had no clue what that world consisted of."

    He said he dove into research and turned to documentaries to learn more about his character's job.

    "It was so eye-opening to see that this is a whole career for a lot of people," he said. "[The documentaries] were very honest ... There were people that were crazy and wild, and then there were people that were your everyday people, like that you would not imagine, but this is what they do all the time."

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    Chic's work is no longer a secret to the Cooper family, but he is trying to find his place in the household.

    "Joining the Cooper family as Chic was a bit of an adjustment," Denton said. "It was a very foreign thing to him. He's very out of his element, but he's trying to adjust, and he's trying to fit into this family and find a connection with Betty."

    Betty and Chic bonded over their anxieties. When Chic explained that he chose to be a video gigolo because it was both an escape and a way to earn money, Betty asked him to teach her how to do it. Fans will have to wait and see how the two siblings continue to bond as the season continues.

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 12 of "Riverdale," titled "The Wicked and the Divine."

    Chic Cooper's past has come back to haunt him on "Riverdale."

    Towards the end of Wednesday's episode of the hit CW drama, the Cooper house is visited by a creepy-looking man who's looking for Chic. The next time viewers see him, Alice is cleaning blood off the floor by his motionless body.

    Between this possible murder and Chic's past creepiness, viewers are finding it hard to trust Chic. But Hart Denton, the actor who plays Chic, told INSIDER that his character is just struggling to leave his past behind.

    "Going forward, all you can do is hope for Chic. But as far as his past, oh goodness. He's been caught up in some bad things," Denton said. "He's got some people from his past haunting him, and poor guy is trying."

    Viewers don't know anything about the man who shows up at the door. And right now, fans have no idea how he ends up on the floor surrounded by blood.

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    Earlier in the episode, Chic gets angry with Betty for insinuating that the kid from the theater could be one of his "clients."

    "Never; I'd never tell those guys where I live," he says. "And don't you do it either — ever. Boundaries are key. They'll keep you alive."

    So that begs the question: Who is the strange dude at the door?

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    "That guy that shows up is not very good news," Denton said. "And, well, sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. Especially on 'Riverdale.' They are tight-knit. They take care of one another."

    Despite Chic's questionable past, Denton says he "has a really good heart." He has yet to interact with basically anyone outside of the Cooper family, so it will be interesting when he finally gets to hang out with Betty's friends.

    "I think he views a lot of people as chess pieces," Denton said of how Chic would react to meeting the crew. "He is excited to meet people outside of that house for different reasons than most ... He is super cautious with everything he does. There are a lot of people on 'Riverdale' who just click fire on what they want to do or say, and Chic thinks so many things through."

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    Ultimately, Chic just wants to be accepted, Denton said.

    "He's had nobody his entire life. He's been given way and pawned off and moved around, and I just think he wants to be loved," he said. "I know that sounds cliché, but I really do think that that's something he hasn't had ... He certainly doesn't need it. He just would like to add that to his life."

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    Warning: Spoilers ahead for season two, episode 12 of "Riverdale," titled "The Wicked and the Divine."

    "Riverdale" fans have been anxiously waiting for the moment when Betty and Jughead got back together, and it finally happened.

    After solving the case of the decapitated bronze statue, Jughead and Betty go back to Jug's place and talk about investigating Hiram Lodge and the other issues they have to solve. Jughead apologizes to Betty for pushing her away. When she says she should leave, Jughead places his hand on her leg and tells her to stay. 

    She climbs on top of him, he proceeds to unzip her dress, and they start to kiss. 

    Fans were beyond excited.

    But things may not stay happy between the couple. 

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    Early on the episode, the two are suspended from the newspaper staff because Hiram Lodge's lawyer called the school and said they were thinking of pressing defamation charges against the paper. When Betty and Jughead are discussing the suspension, she subtly hints at Jughead's close friendship with Toni Topaz.

    Toni and Jughead kissed after Betty had Archie break up with Jug because of the Black Hood. Jughead never told Betty this, but she says she saw the two of them together and felt like they were more than just friends. She then asks him if anything happened between the two of them. 

    "Yeah, the night of the gauntlet, after you sent Archie to break up with me," he says. "Toni stayed over. She gave me a tattoo, and we did some stuff, but not everything." 

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    Jughead then asks Betty if she had done anything with anyone else since the break up. 

    Betty says no, but fans know this is a lie. 

    Betty and Archie kissed the night they (maybe) caught the Black Hood. Archie was honest with Veronica about it, but Betty doesn't fess up to Jughead. 

    She also hasn't told him about her venture into being a web cam girl, either. 

    betty jughead riverdale

    It looked like she might reveal the truth when the two were making out. 

    "Wait, wait. I need to tell you something," she says as she pulls away from him. 

    But after a few moments, all she says is, "I just want you. I want all of you tonight." 

    If Jughead finds out that she lied to him, he could be hurt and refuse to trust her again. But that will be determined at a later date. 

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    Jamie Dornan on the Ellen Show

    • While appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Jamie Dornan talked about his role as Christian Grey in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" films and said that he panics when he interacts with fans in person.
    • "I'll be in a line at Starbucks or something and someone will be like, 'Oh, Mr. Grey,'" Dornan said. "I'm literally holding one of my children and they're so confused why they're calling me that."
    • He added that people will recite or reference specific parts from the books and films, which leads him to panic. 
    • "I just don't know how to respond to it because I'm not like him, obviously, so I'm always left panicking and I think they probably think I'm just really weird, which I'm fine with," he said.
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    Breaking Bad

    The most critically acclaimed TV shows in history have earned their praise by repeatedly producing innovative and memorable seasons.

    Shows like "The Wire,""Breaking Bad," and "The Larry Sanders Show" consistently won over critics, and their best seasons have set a standard for what great television should look like.

    To find out which series have been the most influential, we turned to the review aggregator Metacritic for its list of the all-time best TV seasons, which ranks shows by their composite critical reception. We used audience scores to break any ties.

    Check out the 50 best TV-show seasons of all time, according to critics:

    SEE ALSO: The 20 most-watched TV episodes ever, ranked

    50. "The Hollow Crown" (Season 1)

    Metacritic score: 91/100

    User score: 6.5/10

    Notable episodes: "Richard II,""Henry IV,"Henry V"

    49. "Louie" (Season 5)

    Metacritic score: 91/100

    User score: 8.4/10

    Notable episodes: "Pot Luck,""A La Carte,"Bobby's House"

    48. "Transparent" (Season 1)

    Metacritic score: 92/100

    User score: 7.5/10

    Notable episodes: "The Letting Go,""Best New Girl,"Why Do We Cover the Mirrors?"

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    President Trump's first State of the Union on Tuesday didn't help calm down the rumors that the president and first lady, Melania Trump, are at a rocky moment in their marriage. 

    First there was the story that came out alleging Trump's lawyer paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 before the 2016 presidential race so she would stay quiet about their alleged sexual encounter in 2006. 

    The news reportedly "blindsided" the first lady, and she did not accompany her husband on his trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. Melania's communications director stated that she did not go to Davos due to "scheduling and logistical issues."

    And then on the night of the State of the Union, Melania arrived without her husband, and wore an all-white pant suit, leading to a theory that she was supporting the #MeToo movement.

    So on Wednesday, Stephen Colbert had Melania Trump on "The Late Show" to get to the bottom of all this. Well, he had the show's regular Melania Trump impersonator, Laura Benanti, on the show. And once again, she just killed it as Melania.

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    Coming on the show, "via satellite" from The White House, sporting a all-white pant suit, "Melania" addressed if she purposely wore the outfit in support of women's rights and suffrage.

    "Yes, everyday I'm suffraging," she told Colbert, who pointed out that suffrage means the right to vote. 

    "I know," she replied. "I cannot wait to vote in the next presidential election."

    Colbert asked if she would vote for her husband. 

    "Of course," Benanti as Melania replied. "Unless I have a scheduling and logistical issues."

    Colbert then asked what she thought of her husband's State of the Union address. 

    "I was glued to my seat," she said, then added, "No, no, Stephen, I was literally glued to my seat. That General Kelly is quite the prankster," referring to White House chief of staff John Kelly. 

    Then Colbert brought up the rumors of Trump's infidelity. 

    "It's fake news, Stephen," said "Melania.""I do not believe my husband slept with this woman, Spank Banjos," referring to Stormy Daniels. "I mean what kind of disgusting pig monster would cheat on his wife with a porn star right after she gave birth, and then would pay hush money to this Cranky Ponchos. Everyone here thinks it’s a lie and I agree. Hashtag me too.”

    Colbert then asked if she was angry at all, and she said she wasn't.

    “If my husband is watching, I have a message," she said. "Donald, time’s up — on your cheeseburger it’s ready, happy anniversary sweetheart.”

    Colbert asked if the president got her anything. She said a hat. “He paid for it, but I picked it out.”

    Benanti as Melania then put on a pink winter cap, which many women wore during the Women's March the last two years.

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    Everlane makes excellent clothes and sells them for affordable, transparent prices, and its Choose What You Pay event gives shoppers even more spending freedom. The startup prides itself on showing your exactly where your money's going, and its Choose What You Pay sale is no exception. Whether you choose the lowest price or highest, you'll be saving a substantial amount of money.

    Shop Choose What You Pay items for men here.

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    5. Save 20% on Valentine's Day gifts for him or her at Birchbox

    Birchbox rounded up a collection of gifts for everyone just in time for Valentine's Day. On top of making shopping for beauty and grooming products easy, the startup has made it affordable by offering 20% off its Valentine's Day collection. You'll get to choose between the all-new 3 month subscription gift and many other gift sets. Just use the promo code "VDAY20" at checkout to save.

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    6. Save up to 80% on photo gifts from Snapfish

    Memories with the person you love deserve to be printed out and put on display, not kept in your camera roll. Now through February 2,  you can save up to 70% on all prints by using the promo code "SWEETPT" at checkout. You can also save 50% on all other orders by using the promo code "50SWEET"at checkout.

    Shop all photo gifts at Snapfish.

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    7. Save up to $70 on Amazon Cloud Cams

    The all-new Amazon Cloud Cam allows you to stay connected 24/7 with 1080p Full HD recording. You can watch, download, and share the last 24 hours of motion alert video clips for free, use the Cloud Cam App to check in anytime with live view, and use two-way audio to check in with family. They're great for security or baby monitors. use the promo codes "2CLOUDCAM" and "3CLOUDCAM" to save on two and three pack bundles.

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    9. Save up to 65% on watches at Jomashop

    Every man should own an attractive watch, and there's never been a better time to buy one. Jomashop's Valentine's Day sale includes brands like Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Hamilton, Timex, Invicta and more. With prices that are just as good as, if not better than, Black Friday, now is the perfect time to get him a gift he'll truly love.

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    10. Save 50% on final sale items at Bonobos

    Bonobos is one of our favorite menswear brands for its stylish designs and premium quality. Right now, the brand is having a huge clearance sale and any guy looking to add a few new pieces to his wardrobe should head over to Bonobos. Now, you save an extra 50% on all sale items by using the promo code "ITSOVER" at checkout.

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    • HBO has reached over 5 million online subscribers in the US, according to Bloomberg. 
    • The company has more than doubled its online subscriptions in the past year, in part by making its content available to Amazon and services like DirecTV Now.
    • HBO's subscription revenues increased 11% in 2017, according to a year-end earnings report from its parent company, Time Warner Inc.


    HBO has more than doubled its number of online subscriptions in the past year, reaching over 5 million online subscribers in the US, according to a report from Bloomberg's Gerry Smith.

    The network's online growth has reportedly been driven in part by making its content available to Amazon users and online-TV streaming services like DirecTV Now. 

    While around half of the network's subscriber growth in the past year came from its standalone streaming service, HBO Now, the other half came from new users to the network who signed on to HBO through its Amazon channel or application add-ons to streaming TV packages like DirecTV Now.

    Time Warner Inc., which owns HBO, saw its revenue increase 7% in 2017, while HBO's subscription revenues increased 11% over the year, according to a year-end earnings report

    "Led by its great content, Home Box Office delivered its highest increase in domestic subscribers ever in 2017 and its best subscription revenue growth in over 20 years," Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said in a statement for the earnings report. 

    HBO Now, the company's direct-to-consumer streaming service, is currently outpacing the products of its cable and legacy media competitors in domestic subscribers, according to a recent report from Morgan Stanley.

    Here is a chart that shows how it stacks up against the competition: 


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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "The Walking Dead" if you're not caught up with the midseason finale.

    Carl's got jokes when it comes to "The Walking Dead."

    Chandler Riggs, who plays one of the original survivors on the AMC hit series, went on a bit of a Twitter spree Thursday evening about his role on the show and how it was coming to a close.

    He added several jokes to an old tweet from January 11 showing his character Carl get carried away from a burning house by Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira).

    Riggs homed in on the image and started giving it different, humorous captions comparing the look on his character's face to video gameplay and music software.

    But it was one tweet that stood out.

    Tucked in among the rest, it reads, "When u spend like 3 years in the apocalypse but die bc you tripped and fell."

    If the joke is lost upon you, you may want to go back and rewatch parts of season eight. In the midseason finale, it was revealed that Carl was bitten by a walker on his stomach, and there's no coming back from that.

    If, like many, you were wondering when this occurred, you can when it happened on-screen in season eight's sixth episode. While helping his new pal Siddiq kill walkers in the woods, Carl trips, stumbles, and falls. A few of the undead fall atop him, and he gets bit. You don't directly see it on-screen, but you can see Carl wince in a few frames of a scene.

    (You can read our full breakdown of the scene here.)

    Riggs has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he'll be killed off the show when it returns from its winter hiatus. The death came as a huge surprise since the show had broadly followed the arc of the comics, where Carl is still very much alive long after the latest events from the TV show.

    Is Riggs sending a bitter message AMC's way about his impending departure?

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    Maybe. But it's doubtful.

    If you follow Riggs on social media, the 18-year-old actor and musician likes poking fun at the show.

    The vocal teen has never been one to shy away from calling out the series on social media when it makes a silly error in a tweet or at poking fun at his character's faults.

    Many fans saw Riggs' dig at the show as a lighthearted jab even though it made them sad.

    Others showed their frustration with how his character's arc is coming to a close and saw it as the actor throwing shade at the show.

    Riggs' father, William Riggs, showed frustration back in November with the way his son was leaving the show. After the show's midseason finale aired, he put the show on blast in a since-deleted post to Facebook.

    "Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing," the elder Riggs wrote in the now-deleted Facebook message. "I never trusted Gimple or AMC, but Chandler did. I know how much it hurt him. But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!"

    Riggs has made it clear to fans that while he's sad to be leaving the show he grew up on, he's extremely proud of his final work.

    Before the latest midseason finale, Riggs reached out to the spoiler site The Spoiling Dead and ask it not to spoil his character's impending death.

    "I poured my heart into a couple of episodes this season, and 808 is one of them," he wrote to the site. "I'm so proud of my performance and a lot of it rides off of a surprise ending. The integrity of what happens is pretty crucial to my performance throughout the rest of the episode and I'd really appreciate it if you all would hold back just this one time."

    Riggs recently cut his hair, is working on a movie, and has been putting out his own music, which you can listen to here.

    Carl's final appearance on "The Walking Dead" is set for February 25, when the show returns for its final eight episodes of the season.

    You can follow Riggs on Twitter here and follow along with our "Walking Dead" coverage here.

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    • Football wasn't a strong category for "Jeopardy" contestants Thursday night.
    • All three contestants failed to answer a single question in the "Talkin' Football" category.
    • Host Alex Trebek poked fun at their lack of football knowledge, mimicking some moves and hitting them with some one-liners.
    • "Do you think we should go to commercial?" he asked. 
    • The "Jeopardy"Twitter account also had fun with their tweet that said, "Fun fact: Our contestants answered as many clues in this category as the @Browns had wins this season."
    • (The Browns had zero wins this season.)
    • The 2018 Super Bowl takes place on Sunday. 
    • Watch the hilarious video below. 


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    Takeshi Quell and Rei Altered Carbon Character guide

    Netflix's new sci-fi series "Altered Carbon" is a cyberpunk noir story set in a world where human consciousness can be downloaded into any new body (or "sleeve"). This advance in technology means that the same person can appear in multiple forms throughout the show's 10 episodes. 

    Whether you've just started watching "Altered Carbon" or binged the whole series and need help dissecting the characters, keep reading for a look at the main characters on the show. 

    Takeshi Kovacs (present day in "Altered Carbon" season one)

    Takeshi Kovacs — pronounced co-vach — is the protagonist of "Altered Carbon," but we see him in three different sleeves throughout season one. The present-day version of Takeshi is played by Joel Kinnaman (as seen above).

    Takeshi Kovacs (as seen in flashbacks to his time with the Envoys)

    This sleeve is the one Kovacs spent most of his life with. In a Netflix press release, Lee's version of Kovacs is referred to as the "Original Sleeve" or "OG Takeshi Kovacs."

    Takeshi Kovacs (from the opening season one scene where he is arrested)

    This Kovacs-sleeve is seen the least in season one of "Altered Carbon." But he is the first Kovacs shown on screen. This is the sleeve Kovacs used while on the run after the Envoys were destroyed at Stronghold (and it's the one he was killed in before being put into storage for 250 years). 

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    • In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, Jimmy Kimmel recruited some of the NFL's biggest stars for his popular mean tweets segment.
    • Participants in the video included Rashad Jennings, Peyton Manning, and Travis Kelce.
    • "Peyton Manning is the only NFL player that looks like the mascot of the team for which he plays. #horseface," one tweet read.
    • Watch the video below.

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