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Stuntman dies on the set of “The Expendables 2”

Stuntman dies on the set of “The Expendables 2” (photo)

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We’ve been so looking forward to next summer’s “The Expendables 2,” with its insanely awesome new school meets old school cast and Mount Rushmore of Action Twitpics, so this news is really, really sad.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that one stuntman was killed and another sent to the hospital in critical condition after a special effect went awry on the set of “Expendables 2” in Bulgaria. According to the article, “two stuntmen were in a rubber boat in the water when, around 7 pm local time, a planned bomb explosion went wrong.” The shot was being recorded by the second unit; writer/star Sylvester Stallone and the rest of the main cast were shooting another scene several hours away. The film’s production company, Nu Image, issued a statement confirming the accident and expressing its regret over the tragedy.

It’s horrible whenever any accident like this occurs, but it feels particularly cruel on the set of a movie called “The Expendables 2.” Far too often stuntmen do get treated like they’re expendable, or at least unimportant, when the fact of the matter is without stuntmen there would be no “Expendables 2” or “Expendables 1” or just about any other action film worth a damn. Their anonymity is vital for the illusion of Hollywood movies, but at times like this it’s worth remembering that these men and women knowingly risk their lives for our amusement while their famous co-stars get all the credit. So to the two men involved, and to all the others in their field who we constantly ignore: thank you for everything you do. And please be careful.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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