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CULPEPPER PUZZLED

We didn't realize he was giving us a spoiler when Tampa attorney Brad Culpepper grumbled in our interview earlier this week, "I can do puzzles." Sure enough, he bested Candice on Redemption Island and lived to fight another day on Survivor. The ex-Buccaneer's alliance had been dubbed the Brad News Bears for their inability to win an immunity challenge, especially with puzzles. In a tense battle between Culpepper and the Cody couple, the challenge was ... a puzzle! John finished first, only to watch his wife and Brad Culpepper race to a squeaker of a finish with Culpepper popping the last piece in place on the buzzer. Back on the tribe of Survivor alums, Laura Morett gets the boot because her mad puzzle skills are thought to be just the ticket needed to finally get Brad Culpepper off the island. -Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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Robin Thicke reveals who 'Blurred Lines' is really about

It may officially be fall now, but the song of the summer is still stirring controversy after Robin Thicke has yet again changed his tune about the meaning of his megahit Blurred Lines. You mean it's not about making an excuse to have a video full of naked models? "I wrote it about my wife," Thicke told BBC's Newsbeat, referring to Paula Patton. "She's my good girl. And I know she wants it because we've been together for 20 years." So we're guessing that means the other guy he refers to in the song, the one who tried to domesticate Paula, must have been some dude in high school, like a homecoming rival or something. Anyway, Thicke had previously countered that his song doesn't advocate date rape or dehumanizing women.

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With 'S.H.I.E.L.D.', Marvel planning five-series assault on television

Now that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been picked up for a full season, prepare yourselves for a whole slew of new comic book TV shows. Marvel is developing a secret deal to create four separate series and a miniseries, but not for broadcast networks, Deadline Hollywood wrote this week. There's no indication of what those projects are, but the one number being tossed around is a 60-episode commitment being shopped to video-on-demand services and cable networks. This strategy seems to target outlets relatively new to scripted series looking to build viewership. Geek-friendly offerings like this are allegedly going to be marketed to places like Amazon, Netflix and WGN America, and cable networks. Deadline Hollywood also says one potential Marvel series already being discussed is Agent Carter, based on Hayley Atwell's character from Captain America.

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