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Teen Who Strangled Brother: Dexter Made Me Do It

'Like satisfying a craving for a hamburger,' says killer 'inspired by TV show'

(Newser) - An Indiana teen who strangled this 10-year-old brother says he was inspired by the TV series Dexter. Andrew Conley, who pleaded guilty to murder yesterday, told investigators that he identified with the lead character in the Showtime series about a police blood-spatter expert with a sideline in serial killing, ABC... More »

NY Times Mocks Cancer-Stricken Michael C. Hall

'What's with the hat?' wonders uninformed fashion blogger

(Newser) - Dexter star Michael C. Hall’s battle with cancer has been well publicized—but apparently no one informed the New York Times. Someone at the paper’s Moment blog slammed the hat Hall wore to the Golden Globes, tweeting , “Is Michael C. Hall playing Bob Marley in an upcoming... More »

Precious, Basterds Lead SAG Noms

Up in the Air also scores three Screen Actors Guild nominations

(Newser) - Award-season frontrunners Inglourious Basterds, Precious, and Up in the Air led today’s Screen Actors Guild nominations with three apiece. Included in those nominations for Basterds and Precious is a nod for outstanding performance by a motion picture cast—SAG’s answer to the typical “best picture” category. Other... More »

Relationships That Wouldn't Work in Reality

Hollywood cooks up some screwed up matches

(Newser) - Hollywood’s great at making us root for relationships that shouldn’t work. But some of them really shouldn’t work. The Nerve imagines if the following couples moved in next-door:
  • Beauty and the Beast: No, I’m not kissing a dog … he’s really a prince! I swear!
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Dexter Sibs Say Killer 'I Do'

(Newser) - Dexter star Michael C. Hall has tied the knot with co-star Jennifer Carpenter and eloped to New York, E! Online reports. The on-air siblings married on the sly in Big Sur, Calif., as Carpenter's granddad's wedding band played on. The pair's first public appearance will be Sunday at the... More »

It's not HBO— It's Showtime

For programming that turns television on its head, it's the new destination

(Newser) - HBO was the network that was going to transcend television—and it did. But if you canceled your HBO subscription after the "Sopranos' " annoyingly ambiguous conclusion, Esquire has a suggestion to full the gap in your premium cable lineup. Showtime has been pushing the envelope with shows like... More »

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