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‘The Good Doctor’ Features Actor With Autism for an Insightful Episode That Highlights the Need for More Inclusion

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‘The Good Doctor’ Features Actor With Autism for an Insightful Episode That Highlights the Need for More Inclusion
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Good Doctor” episode, “22 Steps.”]

The Good Doctor” is a way for viewers who have never met a person with autism to get to know more about the differences in neurology and behaviors that may accompany the disorder. For the show’s central character Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a surgical resident with autism and savant syndrome, he hasn’t met anyone with autism either, at least not until Monday’s episode.

When a young man named Liam (Coby Bird) is wheeled in on a gurney, Shaun immediately understands why the boy is struggling with the nurses. Far from needing to be restrained, it turns out he has autism and doesn’t like to be touched. Shaun proves to be instrumental in understanding Liam’s needs and relaying them to the hospital staff. IndieWire spoke with series creator David Shore to get his take on the insightful episode.

“I just thought we’d see how
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Lady Gaga's 9 Best Grammy Moments Ever Ahead of 2017 Performance With Metallica

Lady Gaga's 9 Best Grammy Moments Ever Ahead of 2017 Performance With Metallica
We're gonna let you finish Kanye, but Lady Gaga has had some of the best Grammy moments of all time.

The Joanne singer is following up her electrifying Super Bowl Li halftime show performance by collaborating with Metallica this Sunday at the annual music awards show, and if her past appearances are any indication, we should expect her to go bold.

Watch: 10 Times Lady Gaga Blew Our Minds With Her Super Bowl Li Halftime Performance

In the meantime, Gaga's upcoming performance has us thinking of all the times the eccentric artist has totally stolen the show on music's biggest night.

Here now are Lady Gaga's nine best Grammy moments.

1. When she arrived in an egg...

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Gaga's red carpet game has certainly toned down a bit over the years, but it's kinda hard to outdo herself when one of her earliest Grammy fashion statements literally involved incubation. The pop star let us all know we
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Lady Gaga and Metallica to Duet at Grammys

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Lady Gaga and Metallica to Duet at Grammys
Lady Gaga and Metallica will share the stage at the 59th Grammy Awards, Rolling Stone reports.

Whispers of the forthcoming collaboration on Music’s Biggest Night first began making the rounds late on Monday, when a Gaga fan account tweeted a snippet of an alleged promo clip for the show, which announced: “Lady Gaga duets with Metallica.” The clip also featured shots of previously announced performers Little Big Town and Katy Perry.

The Grammys news came one day after the “Million Reasons” singer, 30, headlined her show-stopping (not to mention, high-flying) Super Bowl halftime performance in Houston, where
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Legends of the Fall: 12 TV Actors We’re Happy to See Back on the Small Screen

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Legends of the Fall: 12 TV Actors We’re Happy to See Back on the Small Screen
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things

Compared to Adlon’s “Louie” character, the actress’ new role as single mom Sam is just as blunt and borderline provocative but far less intimidating. In fact, she’s kind of adorable in a painfully put-upon but unapologetic way. The semi-autobiographical story has us cringing alongside every embarrassing audition, parental freakout and unfair setback, and yet, Sam’s integrity and backhanded optimism is apparent in that she doesn’t give up, but instead copes (with vodka, but copes nonetheless). Sam is the promise of “Louie’s” Pamela fully realized.

Read More: ‘Better Things’ Trailer: Pamela Adlon Struggles To Make A Living & Raise Three Kids In FX Series Co-Created By Louis C.K.

Kristen Bell, “The Good Place

Bell came of age playing a girl sleuth on “Veronica Mars” and then pulled a 180 by embracing a truly adult role as the ruthless but complex Jeannie on Showtime’s “House of Lies.
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Legends of the Fall: 12 TV Actors We’re Happy to See Back on the Small Screen

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Legends of the Fall: 12 TV Actors We’re Happy to See Back on the Small Screen
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things

Compared to Adlon’s “Louie” character, the actress’ new role as single mom Sam is just as blunt and borderline provocative but far less intimidating. In fact, she’s kind of adorable in a painfully put-upon but unapologetic way. The semi-autobiographical story has us cringing alongside every embarrassing audition, parental freakout and unfair setback, and yet, Sam’s integrity and backhanded optimism is apparent in that she doesn’t give up, but instead copes (with vodka, but copes nonetheless). Sam is the promise of “Louie’s” Pamela fully realized.

Read More: ‘Better Things’ Trailer: Pamela Adlon Struggles To Make A Living & Raise Three Kids In FX Series Co-Created By Louis C.K.

Kristen Bell, “The Good Place

Bell came of age playing a girl sleuth on “Veronica Mars” and then pulled a 180 by embracing a truly adult role as the ruthless but complex Jeannie on Showtime’s “House of Lies.
See full article at Indiewire Television »

8 Musicals We'd Love to See Lady Gaga Star In!

8 Musicals We'd Love to See Lady Gaga Star In!
Now that Lady Gaga is coming to American Horror Story, it's safe to say her comeback (should we call it a comeback?) is fully underway.

Seeing Lady Gaga kill it at the Oscars singing Julie Andrews' classic standards (after months of hard work and preparation), coupled with the fact that she's doing more acting, has us dreaming of Broadway being the next step in Mother Monster's career. So we started thinking of musicals she'd be great for.

Theeen we got a little carried away....

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1. The Sound of Music (obviously)

Perfect Part: Maria

Goes without saying, we all saw her show-stopping performance!

2. Guys and Dolls

Perfect Part: Adelaide

Gaga would be particularly comfortable with this role, because she actually already played Adelaide in high school!

some things never change...here's a photo of my in highschool in the school play (set that wig + did my own
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Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape

Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.

Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.

Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.

20. Billy Zane

The suave American actor looked set for big things in the '90s thanks to impressive roles in Dead Calm and Tombstone, but his time in the purple Phantom
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'The Voice' Recap: Could Jacquie Lee Win?

'The Voice' Recap: Could Jacquie Lee Win?
Yoink. That's the sound of Jacquie Lee stealing the crown on this season of The Voice. That's one possible scenario, at least.

The other? Tessanne Chin wins it all.

Rolling Stone's Complete Coverage of 'The Voice'

The only thing that's probably a lock at this point: The winner won't be Will Champlin. (Sorry, buddy.) Double-header coach Adam Levine had to pick someone to throw under the bus, and he went all in on Chin.

During the final performances leading up to the Season Five coronation, each of the
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Bradley Manning Acquitted — Shocked Celebs Tweet WikiLeaks Trail Verdict

After a months-long trial, Bradley was acquitted of the most serious charge he faced — aiding the enemy. Read on to find out how stars felt about the verdict.

After Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old Army private who sent thousands of classified U.S. military documents to WikiLeaks, was acquitted of aiding the enemy on July 30, celebrities took to Twitter to voice their mixed feelings about the verdict.

Bradley Manning Acquitted — Celebs React To WikiLeaks Trial Verdict

Although Bradley was acquitted of the most serious charge brought against him, he was convicted of six espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions. His fate was decided by a judge, and many celebrities took to Twitter to voice their disapproval over the verdict.

Rosie O’Donnell tweeted, “Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, Un torture chief rules http://gu.com/p/365ac/tw via @guardian This Is America?
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Happy 27th Birthday, Lady Gaga! Let's Rank Her 27 Best Songs.

Lady Gaga turns 27 today. Ugh, Madonna invented that in 1985.

Just kidding. Since I had such a good time toasting Mariah Carey's extensive canon yesterday, I thought we'd take a chance on another birthday girl today. Bow down to Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, who will no doubt kick off another spectacular year of Lgbt activism and phenomenal pop culture sorcery beginning today. I hope she's wearing only the sleekest wig, blazer, and leotard set as I write this.

Shall we rank the superstar's 27 greatest songs, kids? I apologize for what I've left off, but I'll leave "marrying the night" to you Scotus-approaching domestic types. 

27. "Boys, Boys, Boys"

Boys in cars, boys in bars! The Dr. Seuss version of boy-craziness.

26. "Christmas Tree"

Aggressive, Christmas-themed innuendo. She's the Star On Top, everyone.

25. "Speechless"

Elton John by way of Billy Joel by way of drunken teenage poetry. 

24. "Hair"

Pure madness
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Morning Meme: Frank Ocean Steps Out, Matthew Mitcham Gets Artsy, and P!nk Announces Her New Album

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Frank Ocean, of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, came out and said that his first love was a man, in a moving post to his Tumblr. Global Grind is saying that he's come out as bisexual. Rumors started spreading after a radio station noticed lyrics in his debut solo album used male pronouns, and Ocean verified it in a post of the CD liner, which is where he intended to come out. Adding a young, emerging hip-hop star to the constellation of out celebrities is a great thing, and we salute his bravery.

Cern is confirming they have a 4.9 sigma result of a new particle being discovered that strongly resembles the elusive Higgs boson, which would complete the standard model in physics. It may take the better part of the year before they're willing to confirm it is the actual Higgs boson.

The New York Times has an interesting take
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City Slickers Director Ron Underwood to Film Skiing Comedy Woodchucks

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City Slickers director Ron Underwood is set to direct a new ski comedy called Woodchucks.

The script was written by Len Britton (Precious Find) and Rick Parks (Ever After).

Len Britton is a former professional ski coach. He was, even more, 2009 running for U.S. Senate as a Republican and told that understood problems Vermonters face. Britton is the father of five children and I believe he is the right person to pen such a scenario. Despite his only sci-fi movie wasn’t well-liked.

On the other side, Parks’ co-written Cinderella is far a better movie so no needs to doubt him. Rick Park is a Vermonter too and is partnered with Britton in the Vermont-based media company Britton-Broyles Media.

The dramatic comedy follows a Vermont ski team as it tries to prevent a corporate resort developer from wrecking their local mountain. Principal photography is set to begin at the
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American Idol Recap: Those 24 About to Rock, We Salute You!

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American Idol Recap: Those 24 About to Rock, We Salute You!
What Thursday night’s American Idol telecast lacked in suspense, it more than made up for in terms of surprise.

Ryan Seacrest pulled a Gwyneth Paltrow and went all Country Strong on us, but not before getting lifted like a set of Jersey Shore dumbbells by male and female contestants alike. Rachel Zevita opened up a commanding lead in the Season 10 Millinery Race. A pissed-off rocker chick took home the prize for Most Endearing Contestant (I kid you not!) by candidly flipping off the Idol cameras. And Sam Cooke’s classic civil-rights anthem “A Change Is Gonna Come” underwent radical
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Will Lady Gaga debut 'Born This Way' on Grammys?

Will Lady Gaga debut 'Born This Way' on Grammys?
Lady Gaga announced via Twiitter that her new single "Born This Way" will drop on Feb. 13 while the album of the same name is due out on May 23. That Sunday in February just happens to be the date of the Grammy Awards where Lady Gaga is contending in six races, including the coveted Album of the Year prize for "The Fame Monster."  Last year, Lady Gaga won just two of her six bids -- best electronic/dance album ("The Fame") and best dance recording ("Poker Face") -- and lost in the general field for album, record and song of the year. She was denied a chance to contend for best new artist because she had received a nomination in 2009 for best dance recording ("Just Dance"). Lady Gaga opened last year's Grammys with an electrifying six-minute set that saw her sing "Poker Face" before duetting with Elton John on her hit
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Lady Gaga teases Elton John duet 'Hello, Hello' for animated movie 'Gnomeo and Juliet'

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Elton John's duet with Lady Gaga at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2010 was so epic, it definitely called for a follow-up collaboration. Both artists, while notorious for their flamboyant fashion sense and occasionally wacky antics, are undeniable musical innovators, and we've been itching to see what they come up with.

Gaga is feuling the anticipation herself, as she's recently released the title of their next song together. On Oct 27 she tweeted, "Eltoneo + Guliet! Finishing our duet Hello, Hello in studio. Sounding so amazing, some last finishing touches and off to the movies!"

The song is the theme track from the upcoming animated movie "Gnomeo and Juliet" from Touchstone Pictures and will play as the two main characters - lawn ornaments voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt - meet for the first time.

We're on the edge of our seat waiting to hear what Gaga and Elton have come up with.
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37 Reasons Why We Love Birthday Boy Neil Patrick Harris

It's no secret that we hold Neil Patrick Harris in the highest esteem here. He's both an inspiration and pretty much the template for how to live openly in Hollywood and still have the kind of career most actors would kill for.

It basically comes down to class, talent, and having a sense of humor - about the business, the baggage that goes along with it, and especially about yourself. Nph is remarkably self-aware, which is extraordinary considering he's spent most of his life surrounded by a facade.

Today he's celebrating his 37th birthday, and we'd like to celebrate by mentioning a few things that have endeared him to us. 37 things (in no particular order) ... plus one to grow on.

1. Unlike a lot of child stars, Nph fully embraces his early claim to fame ... sometimes brilliantly.

2. No words needed...

3. Even while navigating new-fangled technology, his humor remains wonderfully intact.

4. One
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Sting Joins Elton John And Lady Gaga For Rainforest Charity Concert

Sting and Trudie Styler hosted the 16th annual Rainforest Foundation benefit concert to celebrate the organization’s 21st anniversary at Carnegie Hall on Thursday night. This year’s performers included Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry, Mary J. Blige and Shirley Bassey.

The event – which has been the Foundation’s main fundraiser since 1989 – was dubbed as an evening of 1980s hits and stars (“Sting told me we’re doing a show of ’80s nostalgia,” said Springsteen. “I said, ’That’s easy! We’re both ‘80s nostalgia!’”). And the concert didn’t let fans down, with Sir Elton covering Madonna’s Material Girl and The Boss singing a version of Bryan Adam’s Cuts Like A Knife. Sting duetted with Lady Gaga on Stand By Me, while Gaga joined Sir Elton for Speechless/Your Song. Sting also joined Mary J. Blige for their 2003 duet Whenever I say Your Name.
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2010 Los Angeles Film Festival: Official Film List

The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival is set to run June 17-27 in a brand new location. Oh, it’s still in L.A, but it’s moving across town, from Westwood — where it’s been held the past few years — all the way over to Downtown.

The main “hub” for the fest will be the new L.A. Live complex, but there will also be screenings at other locations, such as the Downtown Independent and Redcat theaters. The city is really trying to build downtown up into a major arts and culture hub, so the festival moving there fits in with that agenda. Film Independent, the organization that runs Laff, also runs the annual Independent Spirit Awards, an event that also moved downtown — from Santa Monica — this year.

On Bad Lit, I tend to like to put up festival lineups that include days and times of screenings. However, since I
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Bret Michaels, Lady Gaga And Perez Hilton: Three To See

Every morning, MTV News delivers the top news stories in music, movies and pop culture hot and fresh for your reading and watching pleasure. We then bring together a trio of the biggest headlines for "Three to See," the daily digest of the top stories making noise on our site and across the Internet. This morning, stories on Bret Michaels' recovery, Lady Gaga's support for the rain forest and Perez Hilton's ongoing feud with Lily Allen lead the way.

Bret Michaels Plans Return On "The Celebrity Apprentice," Tour

Poison frontman Bret Michaels has only been out of the hospital for 10 days following a brain hemorrhage that nearly killed him, but according to People magazine, he is already on the comeback trail. Michaels apparently intends on being there for the live finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" on May 23 and then heading out on tour on May 28.

Lady Gaga
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Pictures of Lady GaGa Walking on Her Toes

Lady GaGa has come out with another jaw dropping outfit. Making her way into the Almay Concert to Celebrate the Rainforest Fund on May 13, GaGa was seen donning black Calvin Klein Collection dress and a very high platform shoes which only have front soles, making her looked like walking on just her toes.

At the Almay Concert to Celebrate the Rainforest Fund, which was held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, GaGa, who sported white caterpillar-themed outfit, collaborated with Sting, performing their rendition of "Stand by Me". The two artists later had Elton John joining them on stage for a piano duet of "Speechless".

Other artists who attended the event are Bette Midler, Chris Noth, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken. Meanwhile, for the fund-raising ceremony, "Raising Helen" star Kate Hudson was dubbed the new Global Brand Ambassador for cosmetics brand Almay.

"Almay is known for its fresh,
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