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See Jimmy Fallon Channel Walter White in Amusing Breaking Bad Parody

Originally posted 09/12/2013 12:05PM

Think the dark world of crystal meth distribution is a seedy business? Apparently that's nothing compared to the sordid world of black market joke selling.

Just ask Jimmy Fallon.

The comic and his Late Night with Jimmy Fallon team debuted a Breaking Bad parody they dubbed "Joking Bad" on Wednesday night – and it's immediately gone viral.

The nearly 13-minute digital short features real life new father Fallon, 38, looking alarmingly like Bryan Cranston's Walter White, who is told he has no more than six months left on his late night show.

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Fan Creates Man of Steel Sequel Trailer with Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor

Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor in Man of Steel Sequel?

Originally posted 08/28/2013 01:00PM

Is Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston about to get even "badder" in his next role?

The Emmy-winning actor, 57, is rumored to have been cast as Lex Luthor, Superman's evil nemesis, in the much-discussed 2015 sequel to this summer's Man of Steel, according to information first published by Cosmic Book News.

Cranston and studio Warner Bros. have not commented on any reports.

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Breaking Bad Season Opener Dedicated to Teen Superfan Who Died of Cancer

Breaking Bad Season Opener Dedicated to Teen Superfan Who Died of Cancer

Originally posted 08/13/2013 12:45PM

Ailing California teen Kevin Cordasco shushed anyone who dared to speak whenever he watched his beloved Breaking Bad from his hospital bed.

And on Sunday night, his family is convinced, he was watching the long-awaited final season's opener in his own way, from somewhere, and acknowledged the nod to their astute young superfan.

The critically acclaimed AMC series dedicated Sunday's episode to Cordasco, who, at age 16, died in March after a seven-year battle with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer.

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Can't Wait for Breaking Bad? Here's How to Get an Additional Fix | Aaron Paul

Breaking Bad Fans Get Additional Fixes in Albuquerque

Originally posted 08/11/2013 04:00PM

When you hear about someone making money from methamphetamines, that's usually a bad thing. But not in the case of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city, which is the home of the hit show Breaking Bad, has a collection of local businesses that are cashing in on the show's methamphetamine theme with everything from candy to donuts.

The Emmy award-winning drama – about a struggling high school chemistry teacher (Walter White played by Bryan Cranston) who turns to cooking meth after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer – begins its last season on Aug. 11, but if you can't wait that long, here's some ways to satisfy your cravings.

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Toast Breaking Bad's Final Season with Cocktails Inspired by the Series

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UpdatePosted 08/10/2013 06:05PM

Toast Breaking Bad's Final Season with Cocktails Inspired by the Series

Originally posted 08/09/2013 01:00PM

Breaking Bad may be almost over, but the celebrations are just beginning.

With the final season premiering Aug. 11 on AMC, Albuquerque, N.M., is churning out methamphetamine inspired doughnuts and Pez dispensers modeled to look like the cast. But in Chicago, they're sending the Emmy award-winning series off with a drink.

Mac and Joe Boumaroun of River North hamburger joint 25 Degrees have created two Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) inspired cocktails.

Show off your chemistry skills behind the bar with these easy recipes – no cooking necessary.

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PEOPLE's TV Critic: James Gandolfini Was a True Television Giant | James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini Was True Television Giant: PEOPLE's TV Critic

Originally posted 06/20/2013 09:40AM

In a nutshell: James Gandolfini gave one of the greatest performances in one of the greatest roles in one of the greatest series at the dawn of what is now regarded as television's new golden age.

In fact, you could probably remove those qualifying “one of"s and still find heads nodding in agreement among critics, viewers and whatever poor thugs are left hanging around the Bada Bing club, nursing their beers and watching the dancers.

Gandolfini, who died at age 51 in Rome on Wednesday, was known throughout the world for his six seasons on The Sopranos (1999-2007), the classic HBO drama about a mob boss living in suburban New Jersey with his wife, two kids and some occasional, possibly symbolic ducks in the backyard.

Mobster and "waste management" executive Tony Soprano, as brilliantly conceived by series creator David Chase, was perhaps meant to put the kibosh on the romanticized Corleones of The Godfather, ruthless killers who nonetheless had the smooth beauty of movie stars, eyes full of regret and an air of tragic inevitability.

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Breaking Bad's Drug-Dealing Crooks Get Chance to Do Good

Breaking Bad's Drug-Dealing Crooks Get Chance to Do Good

Originally posted 02/26/2013 03:45PM

The characters on Breaking Bad usually give Albuquerque, N.M., nothing but trouble.

That's changing now that producers are donating clothing from the AMC show to an emergency shelter there – giving Breaking Bad's meth-selling crooks a chance to be good guys for a change.

"We got a call from someone from Breaking Bad saying, 'Hey, we're dropping off some clothes.' Then, here they were," Jeremy Reynalds, CEO of the Joy Junction shelter, tells the AP.

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Rebel Wilson Belts Out Lady Gaga's 'Edge of Glory' & Loses Her Shoes

Originally posted 10/02/2012 02:45PM

She's got a powerful voice – and one powerful kick, apparently.

On Monday night's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Aussie comedy star Rebel Wilson proved she could belt out a tune and be her own rhythm section all at the same time.

The Pitch Perfect actress joked with Leno in the interview about how she got the role of Fat Amy in the comedy about an all-girls a cappella group.

"It's a comedy, but you also have to sing in it," Wilson said. "And they're like, 'Well, she kind of looks like Adele – but can she sing?' "

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Which Basketball Star Told Rob Pattinson He's a 'Big Fan' in L.A.? | Kobe Bryant, Robert Pattinson

Which Basketball Star Told Rob Pattinson He's a 'Big Fan' in L.A.?

Originally posted 09/25/2012 06:00AM

A slam dunk for Twilight!

Robert Pattinson stepped out Sunday night to attend Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel's after party at Soho House in Los Angeles.

Joined by a male friend, Pattinson was dressed casually in a baseball cap and jacket, but every girl in the room was "trying to get his attention," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Inside the star studded event, guests sipped on Don Julio margaritas and Bulleit Bourbon Old Fashioned cocktails and snacked on sliders from Umami Burger.

Samantha Ronson deejayed a set full of current hits and classic rock while nominees, winners and guests including Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery, L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant and more enjoyed the evening.

"At one point Rob approached Kobe to say hi and tell him he was a big fan," the source adds. "Kobe said the same right back to him!"

– Jennifer Garcia

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PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes with Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More in Toronto! | Kate Hudson

Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck & More Stars in Fun Photo Shoots at the Toronto Film Festival

Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:15PM

While the Toronto International Film Festival may be over, PEOPLE went behind the scenes to capture some of the world's biggest stars.

Ben Affleck – who was promoting his spy thriller Argo (Affeck directed and stars) told his costars, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin to "look mean" while they playfully tossed popcorn in the air during their photo shoot.

"I've never had so much fun whoring myself out for a movie," Goodman joked at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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