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PopWatch Pet Peeve: Subtitles on English-speaking immigrants or just straight-up old people

Dear Reality TV,


Love, Annie

P.S. American Idol, you are just as bad.

Oh and speaking of pets, I think we all know who’s behind this…. READ FULL STORY

Westminster's New Top Dog: Malachy the Pekingese

If you missed the cutest three hours on primetime last night, there’s a new top dog: Malachy the Pekingese, Best in Show at the 2012 Westminster Dog Show. The first night of the doggy showdown featured the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups. Last night featured the Sporting, Working, and Terrier groups. (Click here for a gallery of the show’s top dogs.)

Malachy competed in the Best in Show group last year but lost to Hickory the Scottish Deerhound. But the Pekingese rose to the occasion this year, making him the first Pekingese to take the title since 1990. READ FULL STORY

Westminster Dog Show 2012 -- PHOTOS


Dog Show! Well, the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, to be exact. Yesterday the 136th annual Westminster festivities kicked off in New York City with judging in the Hound (including the basset hound, bloodhound, and the adorably named otterhound), Toy (poodles! pugs! pomeranians! the very luxurious Cavalier King Charles spaniel pictured to your right!), Non-Sporting (bulldogs, though somehow, not this one) and Herding (like collies, German shepherds) breeds.

Today’s judging, which airs on USA from 8-11 p.m. EST, will include Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds and varieties, all leading up to the announcement of Best in Show. (In the meantime, you can watch a live feed of the show on the WKC’s website, sadly none of which includes the dazzling commentary of Buck Laughlin.)

Casey Abrams shaves beard for Inflammatory Bowel Disease awareness, completes transformation into Cabbage Patch Kid cop -- VIDEO

It’s an important milestone in any doughy young boy or doll’s life. Watch American Idol season 10 standout Casey Abrams (have his dad) shave his beard after the jump. Then tell me what frustrates you more — the kid’s complete inability to groom himself or his neglect to put Haley Reinhart on speakerphone?!


Doritos wins the 2012 BrandBowl: Did pregame buzz help?

The New York Giants didn’t need to slingshot any babies or cover up the whereabouts of a cat to earn their thrilling Super Bowl victory. (That down-to-the-last-second fourth quarter was crazy enough as is.) But that strategy certainly worked for Doritos as commercials featuring those very scenarios helped them win the 2012 BrandBowl.

For the second year in a row, Doritos had the most-talked-about ads on Twitter. Doritos Super Bowl commercials generated 48,687 tweets, which was up from 34,063 tweets last year. Even sentiment was up significantly from last year when Doritos earned just a plus-6 percent Sentiment Rating — which differentiates between positive and negative tweets. This year, they received a solid plus-29 percent. Still, there was something America loved even more than cat murder and child endangerment… M&Ms! According to MarketWatch.com, the candy, which introduced their new brown M&M earned plus-41 percent positive feedback on Twitter. (Unsurprisingly, GoDaddy.com was the least liked of the evening with minus-10 percent Sentiment.)

Super Bowl 2012: Best and Worst Commercials

What is…football? Is it that thing where polar bears try to maul each other to death while figure skating, all for the sake of a bottle of Coca-Cola even though we all know by this point that polar bears subsist ONLY on Coke and have a seemingly endless supply? Sports are amazing.

Anyway, you know I just tune in for the commercials. I’ve seen a bunch of them, but obviously I’m not as sensitive as EW’s morality maven Adam B. Vary, who thinks that seeing Super Bowl ads before the Super Bowl is wrong and possibly also un-American. Whoa. Get in the game, Adam! Pour a bowl of queso on your head and look alive! These are the most exciting commercials of the YEAR! We might get a better glimpse of David Beckham’s bulge!

You can watch all the commercials HERE.


Essential Info: Which actor has eaten possum and may be a taxidermist when he retires?

Here at PopWatch we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, yes, go ahead and guess which TV actor is an avid hunter with an adventurous palette and a passion for taxidermy?  READ FULL STORY

Martin Scorsese campaigned successfully for 'Hugo' Doberman, but what other animals deserve accolades?

Martin Scorsese knows a thing or two about painful awards snubs. Not this year, mind you, as his cinematic love letter Hugo leads the Oscar race, but certainly in years past. Perhaps that’s why the legendary director felt so compelled to launch a campaign to get Blackie, the law-enforcing Doberman from Hugo, rightfully nominated for a Golden Collar Award. (“I’m proud of Blackie, who laid it on the line and dared to risk the sympathy of her audience. Let’s just say that on the set, she had a fitting nickname: Citizen Canine. The bath scene alone is a masterpiece of underplaying, with Blackie’s wonderfully aquiline face accentuated by the 3-D,” Scorsese wrote in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times.)

Contrarian Corner: Let's talk about 'The Grey'


The Grey, Liam Neeson‘s latest January release that features the gruff 59-year-old Irishman screaming at and fighting with every living creature around him, may have gotten a middling review from EW critic Lisa Schwarzbaum, but it still managed to debut with $19.6 million over the weekend, and earned many positive reviews from critics across America. (Audiences issued the film a “B–” CinemaScore grade, with 76 percent giving it an “A” or “B”.) A lot of people, it’s safe to say, were very much on board with the man vs. wolf film.

Here’s the thing, though: The Grey was the most depressing film I’ve seen in years. I disliked every single character in the film. Heck, I was rooting for the wolves to prevail, just so the movie would end! (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD) READ FULL STORY

Want to see Kristen Bell lose her mind over a sloth? Oh yes, you do. You really, really do.

Celebrities, they’re just like us!  I mean… doesn’t everyone totally lose their mind when presented with a sloth on their birthday?

Today the lovely Kristen Bell appears on Ellen and tells the story of her 31st birthday present from her boyfriend, Parenthood‘s Dax Shepard. The Veronica Mars actress apparently has always had sort of a thing for the furry folivores, and when she heard that Shepard had a surprise for her, she said she knew that it just had to involve a sloth. “I didn’t know how to process that … my entire life has been waiting for this moment, waiting to interact with a sloth,” she says. READ FULL STORY

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