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Author: Diana Price

“The Walking Dead” Becames a College Course and Everyone Is Excited About School

We already knew that people love to talk about “The Walking Dead,” to the point that AMC developed a post-episode discussion series, “The Talking Dead.” But did you know that you can now take it a step further by taking an online college course about the hit series? This takes the intellectualization of zombies to a whole new level. The University of California at Irvine added a new eight week course, titled “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.'” The multidisciplinary course is taught by multidisciplinary faculty, so apparently a lot of professors at this college are fans of “The Walking Dead.” Just some of the courses’ topics of discussion include applying Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to a post-apocalyptic world, population modeling and the spread of infectious disease, and social identity, gender roles, and stereotyping “as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor.” They also get into physics, analyzing the scientific dynamics of head shots to zombies. This course can handle huge numbers because it’s a massive open online course (MOOC) and, best of all, it’s free. The University of California Irvine is the first university to team up with AMC for the offering, but a few other colleges independently created their own courses based on the TV series. Michigan State University added “Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Disasters, Catastrophes and Human Behavior” to their course...

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The 5 Hottest Curvy Women on TV

They’re smart, sassy, and sexy: Melissa McCarthy, Lena Dunham, Rebel Wilson, Brooke Elliott and Christina Hendricks have not only excelled at entertaining us, but they’ve helped us broaden our horizons of what we call beautiful. Forget those Skinny Minnie TV actresses that have basked in the spotlight for so long and let’s embrace these five fabulous ladies with curves. Or, as we like to call them, real women. 1. Melissa McCarthyAfter years of working as a relative unknown in the shadow of famous cousin Jenny McCarthy, Melissa McCarthy made her breakout TV perfromance on “Gilmore Girls,” followed by the big-screen smash, “Bridesmaids.” Since then, she’s been on a roll with follow-up hits such as “Identity Thief,” “The Hangover: Part III,” and costarring with Sandra Bullock in “The Heat.” She currently stars on TV in “Mike & Molly,” and got rave reviews for her smoking hot cover on “Elle” magazine. 2. Lena DunhamOne would be hard-pressed to think of Dunham as plus-sized, as she appears to be just a normal size woman. And yet, there’s been such a fuss about all the nude scenes in her HBO series “Girls.” She’s funny, she’s smart, and she doesn’t suffer the comments lightly, recently chastising a reporter who asked her about the nudity on the show. Being comfortable in your own skin is sexy, as is being smart. Dunham isn’t just the star...

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Patrick Faucette Fights to Survive on “The Haves and Have Nots”

Patrick Faucette is becoming a regular on Tyler Perry’s soap opera, “The Haves and Have Nots.” The physical therapist turned actor got a break when his drive-by role in the series expanded into multiple episodes, and he’s in the thick of the biggest plot of the season now. Patrick sat down with CableTV to give us some insight about his character and the life of an actor.  Q: Right now you’re on “The Haves and Have Nots” on OWN and I understand your character Tony was originally only supposed to be on for one episode, but they’ve kept you on for a bit. Patrick Faucette: Yeah. Originally Tony was just supposed to be a blind date for Hannah. And when I got to Atlanta and they saw that I looked a lot like Tyler Lepley, who plays my son, Benny, Tyler Perry changed the script and threw some stuff in there to make me his father, which was pretty exciting. Q: So you thought you were just going to just have a one episode run, and you found out you were a daddy. PF: I know. I found a long-lost kid. Q: Now your character is kind of involved in a pretty intense plot line going on right now, debating keeping your comatose son on life support, and it looks like you’ve been getting a little hate on Twitter....

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Paranormal Investigator Amy Bruni of “Ghost Hunters” Wants to Go to Graceland

“Ghost Hunters” is celebrating a decade of tracking things that go bump in the night. Paranormal investigator Amy Bruni gave us an exclusive interview to discuss the show and the upcoming season, which premieres January 22 on Syfy. Q: You’re in your 10th year of “Ghost Hunters.” How do you keep coming up with new approaches to keep the show fresh? Amy Bruni: We’ve definitely been trying out some new things this coming season. We’ve been using these full spectrum glasses. I haven’t used them, but Jay’s in love with them, which is probably why I haven’t used them because he never lets me! But they actually record video from the viewpoint of your eyes. We’ve gotten some pretty startling evidence this season, especially the first case back in Gettysburg. There’s something pretty spectacular that happens there that I have not seen before. Q: You’ve been at this a long time so it’s probably pretty hard to surprise you. AB: Yes, it is, actually. There have been some really great things recently that have just kind of blown my mind. And for me to say that, that’s huge, because I have been at this for a very long time. So I think that viewers are going to be really excited when we come back. Q: One of the great things about “Ghost Hunters” is that unlike some shows, you...

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Exclusive Interview with Greyston Holt of Syfy’s New Series, “Bitten”

With a resume including TV hits like “Alcatraz,” “Fringe” and “Once Upon Time,” actor Greyston Holt has found himself on Syfy’s new series, “Bitten,” where he gets in touch with his beastly side. He sat down for an exclusive interview with us to talk about the show. Q: You’ve got a new series coming up called “Bitten,” based on the popular books by Kelley Armstrong, but werewolves on TV are pretty rare, probably due to the heavy special effects. What are some differences in this series from say, the “True Blood” werewolves or the “Twilight” movie series? Greyston Holt: I mean, to be honest, I haven’t seen the other ones. But I just consider ours as a very grown-up, adult version of that. Our wolves look fantastic and the tone of our show’s just a little darker. It’s pretty amazing what we pulled together. I mean, we didn’t have a “Twilight”-like budget, obviously. But our team really came through and created some really neat wolves. They actually even have our own eyes. We did these eyes scans, so if you freeze a frame or there’s a close-up, those are our eyes in the wolves. Q: So now, the premise of the series is that there’s a pack of wolves but it’s headed up by a woman? And she’s the only female werewolf, correct? GH: She doesn’t really head the pack....

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