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July 12, 2014

Finally, some details about Vince Gilligan's hotly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul.

Gilligan and fellow writer-producer Peter Gould took questions at Friday's Television Critics Association's press tour, and they offered up some tantalizing snippets about the show, set to premiere in 2015, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Star Bob Odenkirk isn't even "Saul," yet, for one thing; he's Jimmy McGill, a hustling lawyer facing off with fixer Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks, reprising his beloved role from Breaking Bad). Other confirmed series regulars include Michael McKean as Jimmy's brother Chuck, Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin, and Michael Mando as Nacho.

The series will begin in 2002, six years before Walter White and Saul crossed paths ("I hesitate to say it, but it is indeed a period piece," Gilligan noted). Nevertheless, Gilligan promised a similar "non-linear storytelling" style to Breaking Bad, although he added that, "we're doing our damndest to make it as different as possible. It's important that this not look like a carbon copy of Breaking Bad."

While the Q&A left plenty of questions that will likely remain unanswered until the 10-episode first season premieres, take your best guesses with AMC's released photos, below. --Sarah Eberspacher

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman | (Ursula Coyote/AMC)

Odenkirk confers with Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan between takes | (Jacob Lewis/AMC)

Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, Michael McKean as Chuck | (Ursula Coyote/AMC)

July 11, 2014

As far as Jerry Seinfeld's fashion career is concerned, he's most famous for the endless array of white Nikes he wore during Seinfeld's run. But his latest career move just might change that.

Seinfeld is now modeling for luxe label Rag & Bone's Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collection. There are only two shots of Seinfeld sporting the designer duds, but it's safe to say there's nothing normcore about it. He's not the only celebrity Rag & Bone tapped for the campaign — the lookbook also includes Knicks player Carmelo Anthony and writer Glenn O'Brien.

Check out Seinfeld's foray into high fashion below. --Meghan DeMaria

May 10, 2014

In a quiet ceremony watched by few bystanders, the unidentified remains of those killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center returned to the site today.

Officials plan to store the remains in the same building that will house the National September 11 Memorial Museum, opening later this month. While emergency personnel and construction workers paused to pay their respects as the procession passed by, some family members of 9/11 victims protested the move, saying the remains should be stored above ground, in a different location.

Below, images of a ceremony divided. --Sarah Eberspacher

April 1, 2014

Despite being a White Sox fan, President Obama on Tuesday hosted the 2013 Boston Red Sox to congratulate them on their World Series victory. Jonny Gomes wore an American Flag suit, the team gave Obama his own Red Sox jersey, and slugger David Ortiz interrupted the ceremony to snap this selfie with the president:

Ellen DeGeneres' record-setting selfie may finally have some competition. Jon Terbush

April 1, 2014

On April 15, 2013, a bombing attack at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 264 more.

As the city mobilized for a manhunt, eventually tracking down brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it also remembered those who had been standing near the crowded finish line on a fateful Patriots' Day morning. People began leaving mementos at a makeshift memorial in Copley Square — a T-shirt worn in the race here, a small American flag there.

When it was time, finally, for the items to be collected and carried away, members of the City Archives in Boston gathered the mementos. They've spent the last year processing and recording the objects, many of which will go on display back at Copley Square, this time inside the library, as part of an exhibit running April 7 through May 11.

Below, photographs of several of the mementos left behind. --Sarah Eberspacher

**All photos: REUTERS/Brian Snyder**

March 27, 2014

When you're president of the United States, you get all kinds of weird gifts. For instance, President Obama has received crocodile insurance, 50 pairs of underwear, and a donkey, among other things. Come next Tuesday, you can add "kitschy Stars and Stripes jacket" to the list.

The Boston Red Sox will visit the White House on Tuesday wearing blazers befitting a carnival barker. And according to team, they're bringing an extra one just for the president. --Jon Terbush

March 27, 2014

After discovering a new icy dwarf planet past Pluto, two astronomers are reporting in the journal Nature that a larger planet might be concealed in the outer limits of the solar system.

National Geographic reports that the newly discovered dwarf planet, named 2012 VP113 (nicknamed "Biden") and located more than 800,000 million miles away from the sun, has an orbit that seems to be affected by another, mystery planet predicted to be two to 10 times heavier than Earth. That same mystery planet also possibly stretched out the orbit of Sedna, an object the size of a dwarf planet discovered 10 years ago. "To all intents and purposes, in the current architecture of the solar system, Sedna and 2012 VP113 should not be there," astronomer Megan Schwamb of Taiwan's Academia Sinica said in a commentary in Nature. "This suggests that Sedna and 2012 VP113 are the tip of the iceberg."

This composite photo shows 2012 VP113 in motion — the red, green, and blue dots are colored photos of the dwarf planet taken two hours apart. --Catherine Garcia

Scott S. Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science

March 25, 2014

Finished with the Veronica Mars movie, and unsure where to get your next fix? Series creator Rob Thomas has the perfect answer: The audiobook version of the new Veronica Mars novel The Thousand Dollar Tan Line, which is read by none other than Kristen Bell.

In an email to Veronica Mars' Kickstarter backers, Thomas teased that the novel — which takes place after the events of the movie — includes the return of "another important character from Veronica's life" who wasn't in the movie. He also revealed that Bell voices all the characters in the audiobook version, giving fans the chance to hear her version of characters like Weevil Navarro and Cliff McCormack.

If you'd rather read The Thousand Dollar Tan Line the old-fashioned way, it's officially available today. For everyone else, here's a sample of the audiobook. --Scott Meslow

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