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What To Watch This Week on TV: 'Walking Dead' Returns, 'Looking' Picks Up - VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— It's a big week for superhero fans this week. On Tuesday at 8 p.m., Marvel legend Stan Lee makes his inevitable cameo on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Then, if you're more of a DC Comics fan, Katrina Law (Spartacus) makes her debut on Arrow as a member of the League of Assassins Wednesday at 8 p.m. on the CW.

More picks and clips, including Hannah's latest humiliation on Girls and what's to come on LookingAFTER THE JUMP...

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News: George Clooney, 'American Hustle,' Carnegie Hall, Jesus Christ

Road LenaAll Kanye all the time: Mr. West takes over Kimmel, says Kim Kardashian deserves a star on the walk of fame.

RoadAndrew Sullivan on the ever-shrinking Republican Party: "There is effectively no Republican party any more. There is a radical movement to destroy the modern American state and eviscerate its institutions in favor of restoring a mythical, elysian, majority-white, nineteenth-century past."

RoadDon't eat cat vomit.

RoadUsher reminds us he still has an impressive six pack.

RoadFed up with government shutdown nonsense, Jon Stewart turns to his wheel of happy stories. One of the options? "Full Frontal George Clooney," complete with a real NSFW image of full frontal nudity (though probably not of George Clooney, by the looks of it).

RoadLena Dunham milks a cow for Billy on the Street.

RoadNew trailer for American Hustle with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

RoadBritish boyband McFly goes camping. Thankfully, Attitude magazine was there to document.

CampRoadQueer Nation NY to protest at Carnegie Hall tonight: "Conductor Valery Gergiev, a longtime friend and supporter of Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, will appear at Carnegie Hall. Gergiev has refused to make any comment on Russia’s anti-LGBT laws. He was honored by the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church. Carnegie Hall has not responded to a request to oppose the Russian government’s attacks on LGBT Russians. The demonstration at Carnegie Hall follows a recent action by Queer Nation during the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala on September 23. Protesters inside the Met delayed the start of the night’s program, while protesters outside held signs and a giant rainbow flag banner to demand that the Russian government repeal their anti-gay laws. Gergiev led that performance as well."

RoadThe Jonas Bros reunion tour has been cancelled amidst rumors of a breakup.

RoadTwo years since his passing, the ashes of legendary gay rights activist Frank Kamey have still not been laid to rest.

RoadIam Somerhalder kissing and hugging adorable animals.

RoadFor the Bible tells me so? Academic claims Jesus Christ was invented: "Ancient confessions recently uncovered now prove, according to [American Biblical scholar Joseph] Atwill, that the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats and that they fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ."

RoadPriorities: the government may be shut down, but the congressional gym remains open.

RoadJude Law's son is kind of a Baldwin.


Netflix Snags Emmy Award Nominations: Full List

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul read the nominees joined by Neil Patrick Harris (a last-minute replacement for House of Cards' Kate Mara). 

Netflix earned its first Emmy nominations since debuting original programming. 

Check out the full list of nominees announced this morning, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Five Things To Watch For In The 2013 Emmy Nominations

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) will announce nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards tomorrow morning. We’ll have the full list of nominees once they are announced, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start speculating now.

While perennial favorites like Mad Men, Modern Family and 30 Rock are all likely to make an appearance, there are still plenty of wild cards. We’ve combed critics’ perspectives on potential nominees and compiled some insight into a few key questions going into Thursday’s announcement. 

More, AFTER THE JUMP...

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A Huge Round-Up of Celeb Reactions to SCOTUS Rulings On DOMA, Prop. 8: VIDEO

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Today's rulings issued by the Supreme Court have certainly elicited strong reactions from friends and foes of marriage equality. 

Judy_shepardJudy Shepard, LGBT advocate and mother of Matthew Shepard, reflected upon a conversation she had with Matthew about marriage equality:

"After Matt came out to me, he once asked me if I thought gay couples would ever be allowed to get married. I told him I didn’t think it would happen in my lifetime, but it probably would in his. It’s so sad and ironic that it turned out the other way. But this case warms my heart, to think that his dream is still coming true. Dennis and I look forward to the day when loving, committed couples are able to marry in every state.”

AppleApple, which filed an Amicus brief in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, along with many other major corporations, issued a statement today, expressing its support for the rulings that were handed down:

"Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today."

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in a joint statement issued with San Francisco's Archbishop Salvitore Cordileone, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, expressed his disapproval: 

“Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so."

The fashion industry has been practically unanimous in its support for the in-roads made today in the battle for marriage equality, with Isaac Mizrazhi declaring "HOORAY!," and Marc Jacobs unfurling new celebratory window dressings (pictured above), replete with the popular phrase, "love is love."

WynneCanada's only openly gay premier, Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, remarked, "I am so happy for our neighbours to the south," calling today's rulings, "an important step."

Glenn Beck and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul discussed their fear that we might now be heading down a road to state-sanctioned polygamy. Outgoing Rep. Michelle Bachman bemoaned the victories for marriage equality, noting, “no man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted." To which Nancy Pelosi pithily responded, "Who cares?"

RuPaul, meanwhile, delcared today a double elimination: "I'm sending you both home. #DOMA and #Prop8, sashay away!"

GagaLady Gaga noted the work that still needs to be done to achieve full equality, given the somewhat limited nature of the court's ruling, tweeting: "Who will be our Abe Lincoln today? Who will make the choice of FREEDOM FOR ALL."

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand echoed the sentiment: "Congress must finish the job #SCOTUS started by repealing #DOMA in full. Join me & @DailyKos in urging Congress to act http://t.co/EQlFEreIOy"

Marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe referenced the DOMA ruling in particular, noting, "Giving states the right to decide on issues means nothing if they disenfranchise certain populations."

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who has long fought for marriage equality in his own state, commented, "I applaud #SCOTUS for striking down #DOMA & affirming that the way forward is always found through equal rights & respect for human dignity."

Senator Jim DeMint called attention to what he believes will be the likely aftermath of the day's events: "The debate about marriage will continue after today and states will lead the way."

2_ricky_martinProud papa Ricky Martin celebrated on twitter, proclaiming, "🎉🎉🎉🎉#SCOTUS Justice for all! #DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉"

And of course, our most beloved comedians and comediennes weighed in on the news.

Seth Meyers aptly advised, "DOMA and Prop 8 should get married."

Neil Patrick Harris, ever the musically-inclined commentator, quipped, "DOMA-it-just-lost-O Mr. Roboto! So, so happy for Edie, et al."

Meanwhile, Lena Dunham and Joan Rivers had their minds on the actual business of getting married, with Dunham remarking, "Don't wanna traffic in stereotypes but let's be real: I'm gonna love a gay wedding" and Rivers suggesting, "Any straight person complaining about the Supreme Court striking down DOMA should be forced to hire a heterosexual wedding planner."

Check out  a video of ABC weatherman Sam Champion discussing his "heart-pounding" response to today's news (warning: autoplay) AFTER THE JUMP...

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1273

'KEEP THE FIRE GOING': Barbara Walters gets bawdy with the Obamas.

HEY LADIES!: Trailer for GIRLS season two.

TORNADO!: Video footage of a tornado rolling through an Alabama Walgreens on Christmas Day.

ALAN WATTS: Philosopher discusses what life would be like if money didn't matter.

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