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Essential Info: Jeremy Renner Edition

Here at PopWatch, we understand that some information is important and some isn’t. But we also believe that some unimportant information can be essential: For example, do you need to know that Jeremy Renner grew up with a pygmy goat named Sugar? No. But like us, you want to. It’s with that in mind that we launch a new recurring PopWatch category, Essential Info.

We begin with more of what you want to know about the Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol star from his fascinating Details cover story:

• He and his best friend, actor Kristoffer Winters, renovate homes, which Renner sometimes lives in while they’re under construction. Sometimes, the homes have no working electricity or indoor plumbing

• He was a professional makeup artist

• He was starstruck when he met… Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan

Read more:
New ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ clips feature jumping Jeremy Renner, silly Simon Pegg

The Muppets go to the mat on WWE's 'Raw'

I must have eaten too much Halloween candy last night, because I had this disturbing dream that my beloved Muppets were on WWE’s Monday Night Raw. Jack Swagger was threatening to turn Piggy into a ham sandwich, Gonzo’s arms got stretched out of their sockets, and Cody Rhodes put a bag over Kermit’s head. “It was bad enough that Hugh Jackman took over our show,” sneered Vickie Guerrero. “Now we have to share out airtime with a bunch of livestock?”

Wait, what? It really happened? Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'Puss in Boots': a good kitty and one (deliciously) rotten egg

Puss in Boots was the creation of French author Charles Perrault (also responsible for Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella)  who in 1697 published Le Maistre Chat, ou Le Chat Botté, about a clever cat who helps his poor master win riches and a princess. But thanks to Dreamworks, isn’t it now impossible to imagine Puss without his smooth-talking, Latin-lover moves courtesy of a (fantastic) Antonio Banderas?

When we first met today’s Puss, it was as a scene-stealer in 2004’s Shrek 2  and — as some critics have pointed out — it’s hard to give a secondary character his own movie. But so far audiences are  flocking to the family-friendly flick – it was the top grossing film of Friday with 9.6 million dollars. The animation is vivid and terrific, and there’s plenty of good cat jokes that people who like cats will particularly enjoy. (Even Puss himself says cat people are crazy so….) I’m particularly taken with the idea of a dastardly Humpty Dumpty — voiced in the film by Zach Galifianakis, which, of course, helps. Whoever came up with the idea that Humpty is a lonely, misunderstood genius really deserves some credit. Humpty, while understandably hindered by the fact that he is, you know, an egg, plots and schemes and betrays, and yet is still weirdly quite lovable. And while I’m worried that kids will grow up thinking that all these different folklore characters were hanging out together (Puss also dips into Jack and the Beanstalk, The Golden Goose, and Jack and Jill), it certainly makes for some good adventure.

But I’m curious, have you guys seen Puss in Boots yet? Do you have a favorite fairy tale character you’d like to see get the star treatment next? Sound off below!

Who should be the voice of 'Mr. Ed: The Movie'?

There’s a Mr. Ed movie likely coming to a theater near you, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Fox 2000 — which is still swimming in Alvin and the Chipmunks money — has acquired feature film rights to the beloved-when-not-watched-in-decades TV show about a talking horse, according to Variety. Let’s try to minimize the damage to our frontal lobes by asking the important question: Who should voice Mr. Ed? Below, a few of our humble suggestions — write your own in the comment boards!

Zach Galifianakis: Think Bill Murray doing Garfield. All great comedians deserve a nice paycheck every now and then, and letting Galifianakis do his free-association-riffing thing could be pretty darned funny. (Three words: Horse. Playing. Piano.) READ FULL STORY

EWwy winner Courteney Cox would like to kiss EW's...ewe

Well this is a delightful way to kick off a weekend. I’m suddenly more ready than ever to pound some grape!

Thrilled to be the esteemed recipient of a trophy in the shape of a ewe after winning the Lead Comedy Actress category of the 2011 EWwy Awards — EW.com’s annual celebration of the television performers and series (for comedy and drama) that you readers said deserved Emmy nods — Cougar Town star Courteney Cox leans in for a smooch (in a pose strikingly similar to the way Jules Cobb performs damage control on an oversize glass of red)….

“I’m not kissing your butt,” she claims. “But Thank You so much EW!!!!!”

Invisible opera gloves to you, Courteney!

Cougar Town‘s midseason premiere can’t come soon enough.

EWwys 2011: Meet your 10 winners!

To see all of this year’s nominees, flip through our photo galleries for the Comedy and Drama categories.

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The 2011 EWwy Winners: Matt Czuchry thanks his fans!

Are you a responsible pet-lover suffering from 'Harry Potter' withdrawal? Padfoot is now up for adoption!

Over the past few weeks, beta testers for J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore experiment have expressed a range of opinions about the interactive site. Many have complained about the slow admittance process, but the fortunate few who have seen the site have praised both its artwork and the completely immersive experience it has to offer. Keith Staskiewicz, EW’s lucky Potter-tester, said the site will “let you experience some of the fun of living in the world of Harry Potter.”

The fun of living in the world of Harry Potter, eh? Isn’t this ‘fun’ what we’ve all been chasing since our first visit to Hogwarts in 1997?  Isn’t it the reason behind the valuable time I’ve spent taking Sorting Hat quizzes (Hufflepuff? I think not), and debating whether to  buy a plane ticket to Orlando to sample Universal Studios’ interpretation of Butterbeer? My verdict is a definitive yes. Anyone who has read this series without experiencing the serious side effect of Hogwarts-envy is probably a Death Eater.

Well, now Potter fans (or really just responsible dog lovers) can join in on the fun by making a beloved member of the Potter family a member of their own family! READ FULL STORY

Ryan Gosling lets Conan O'Brien in on a dirty Disney secret

Wouldn’t it be nice if Ryan Gosling made the talk-show rounds at least once a week? Granted, it’s certainly starting to feel that way considering he’s had three movies to promote (Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, The Ides of March) over the past few months, but the guy is one seriously entertaining talk-show guest. Plus, he’s easy on the eyes, if you catch my drift. (Pssst, it means he’s very, very handsome.)

Gosling proved all this once again Monday night when he visited Conan and chatted about, among other things, his gripe with Disney (which, surprisingly enough, had nothing to do with The Mickey Mouse Club.) READ FULL STORY

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes': Did anyone else feel weird rooting for the monkeys?

If the big box office is any indication, a lot of you have already seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the franchise reboot/prequel that explains how monkeys first began to take over the world. I had low expectations for the film, but I found it surprisingly engaging — I was impressed that the filmmakers actually got me to care about Caesar, the CG-created chimpanzee at the center of the story. More surprising, though, was the complex moral conundrum I was left processing for hours after seeing the film. Was it okay that I was rooting for the primates? (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.) READ FULL STORY

Who knew? Beluga whales love mariachi music

You know what the problem is with being a beluga whale? Your fins make it really hard to select songs on your iPod. Maybe that’s why this whale seems so psyched about the mariachi band that showed up at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut to perform for a wedding. While the big guy doesn’t dance, he does hang out by the band and nod his head to the music. Isn’t that just like a hipster whale? Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

Watching 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' as an adult is a freaky marvel. Did you know that?

In the wake of PBS’ announcement of a Mr. Rogers next-generation spinoff featuring a descendant of Daniel Tiger, I set out to recall exactly who Daniel Tiger was by watching a few clips of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on YouTube. (Because that’s what the internet, and my work days, are for.) The show was not much like I remembered — the rhythm, dialogue, and messages seemed absolutely foreign to me. Do you ever go back and watch a children’s show after 20-25 years and it’s just completely different? And you think, wow, maybe I should be learning anew from this kiddie crap every day?  READ FULL STORY

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