TV picks: Thursday, Dec. 13

"Glee" takes on "Love Actually" in a holiday-themed episode.


COMEDY. “Glee” pays homage to “Love Actually” as four holiday-themed storylines intertwine — minus one involving Andrew Lincoln. Boo.

Midseason finale, 9 p.m., Fox

“The Vampire Diaries”

DRAMA. Here’s a fun game: Guess which supernatural creature will first ruin the town’s Winter Wonderland-themed party! Will it be a vampire? Vampire hunter? Werewolf? Hybrid? Witch? Weird professor guy who is inevitably something other than human?

Midseason finale, 8 p.m., The CW

“The Big Bang Theory”

COMEDY. A game of Dungeons & Dragons dredges up Christmas memories — which possibly involve games of Dungeons & Dragons — for Sheldon.

Midseason finale, 8 p.m., CBS


DRAMA. A “secret investigation” and “shocking betrayal” are all in a day’s work for Olivia and her team as the boss lady attempts to discover who plotted the assassination attempt on the president, aka her former lover.

Midseason finale, 10:02 p.m., ABC


Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…


Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

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Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

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Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win


NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1


MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing


MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox


VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.