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'The Bachelor' finale: Courtney wears Cruella de Vil gloves to protect hands from ring, greasy scalp

Who wears long, black, stripper/serial killer gloves to get engaged?!? READ FULL STORY

'Wallace and Gromit' take on science in new series coming out on DVD -- Exclusive VIDEO

Our favorite British inventor (ok, maybe second to Tim Berners-Lee — we couldn’t PopWatch without the Web!) and his smart but silent dog are back in a new six-part series available on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention. In the series, which originally aired on BBC One, Wallace is in front of the camera, teaching about inventions that help with everything from space travel to housework — and trusty cameradog Gromit is producing behind the scenes. Check out Wallace’s Rube Goldberg-meets-Mr. Wizard act in this exclusive clip after the jump.

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'The Simpsons' meet 'Game of Thrones' in intro -- VIDEO

So, it’s settled, at this point everyone is looking forward to the return of Game of Thrones, evenThe Simpsons. During the opening credits of last night’s episode, The Simpsons paid homage to Game of Thrones in their own special way: By transforming Springfield into the kingdoms of Westeros. (Naturally, Burns would be a ruthless ruler there.) Watch as two beloved pop-culture worlds collide when The Simpsons usual couch gag transforms to look like Game of Thrones‘ high-rising opening credits, complete with sweeping theme music and all. It is, in a word, exxxxxxxxxcellent.

Watch The SimpsonsGame of Thrones-inspired intro below:
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Join Oscar-nominee Matthew Wood (a.k.a. General Grievous) for 'Clone Wars' live-chat

Hang on tight, because Star Wars: The Clone Wars is making the jump to lightspeed.

Tonight’s episode, “Massacre,” kicks off a four-part season finale that will feature an interstellar rogues gallery of fan-favorite villains: Asajj Ventress, the Nightsisters, Boba Fett, Savage Opress, Darth Maul, and General Grievous. And tonight, Grievous’s voice actor, Matthew Wood, will be joining us for a live chat starting at 7:40 p.m. ET. Wood will be taking your questions and adding his running commentary to the episode. READ FULL STORY

Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg, and nine more(!) join DreamWorks' 'Turbo'

All that’s missing is Hector Elizondo, right?

In what’s shaping up to be the New Year’s Eve of animated movies, DreamWorks Animation has announced its cast for the upcoming Ryan Reynolds-voiced movie Turbo, and it’s a doozy. Included in the all-star ensemble are Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson. READ FULL STORY

We all know 'Beauty and the Beast 3D' got robbed

Plenty of Oscar snubs yesterday, but perhaps most egregious is the Academy’s woefully unenlightened cold shoulder toward Best Supporting Actor Lumière. Don’t they realize that the farther they walk away from his eternal flame, the less they will be able to see? What’s it like, Oscar voters, to live inside a great big gilded castle of DARKNESS? READ FULL STORY

PBS Kids gives you a way to introduce your child to Jon Hamm: Watch!

As an aunt who’s had to sit through her fair share of Dora and Diego DVDs (great, now the Rescue Pack theme song is stuck in my head), I’m happy to give parents, aunts, and uncles who are forced to watch PBS Kids’ Martha Speaks a bit of good news: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, and their German shepherd mix, Cora, provide voices in Feb. 20’s two-part season 4 premiere “Cora! Cora! Cora!” (check local listings). No wonder Cora’s always hounded by paparazzi!

Martha Speaks follows the adventures of Martha, a dog whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the power to talk. (Hey, it’s for ages 4 to 7.) In the episode, Ham Johnson (voiced by Hamm) and Kit Luntanne (voiced by Westfeldt) are actors in a traveling production of Antony and Cleopatra. Kit is upset that she’s had to leave her dog, Cora, at home, so Martha visits her at the theater to cheer her up.

Backstage, Martha meets Ham, an actor who wants to impress Kit. Together, Ham and Martha hatch a plan to reunite Kit with Cora. In part 2, Cora Encore!, confusion ensues as Martha and Ham cross paths with a troupe of circus dogs who all look exactly like Cora. Can Martha and Ham find the real Cora before she’s sent off to perform on the high wire? Or before Kit finds out about the mess they’ve made?” Drama! Watch a few clips below.   READ FULL STORY

Tom Hanks' Web series to stream on Yahoo

Tom Hanks’ long gestating Web series is coming to Yahoo.

Electric City, an animated futuristic series Hanks has been developing for years, will premiere on Yahoo this spring. The series includes 20 episodes, each three- or four-minutes long.

Yahoo, along with Hanks and production partners Playtone and Reliance Entertainment, are set to formally announce plans for the series Tuesday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. READ FULL STORY

'The Lion King Rises' mash-up: Oh, Simba just can't wait to be Batman! (VIDEO)

Alternatively, you could picture Jonathan Taylor Thomas tearfully ripping up a glamour shot of Christian Bale.

Thanks to this brilliantly edited mash-up by Brad Hansen for revealing to us the first great truth of 2012: It turns out that this summer’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises is a rather believable allegory for 1994’s The Lion King.

Are you ready for THE STAMPEDE? I don’t think you’re ready for this stampede. Watch the video:

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Lunchtime Poll: Would any of you blockheads buy Charlie Brown's sad little Christmas tree?

For our final Lunchtime Poll before the holiday weekend, I thought we’d check in with Charlie Brown — the only person Linus knows who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. “Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you’re the Charlie Browniest.”

In A Charlie Brown Christmas, after Lucy tasked him with getting the biggest aluminum Christmas tree he could find for the kids’ play, Charlie Brown instead picked a funny-looking hidden gem that was just like him: barely viable in a sea of brightly colored commercialism, sprouting just a few tufts of foliage in random directions, and in desperate need of a little love.

“Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?” wondered Linus. “It doesn’t seem to fit the modern spirit.”

I’m sitting three inches away from my parents’ glorious so-fake-it’s-real Christmas tree right now and must admit I find it very alluring. (DANCMSTR Dee and Barnacle Bill have always understood the importance of maintaining a modern spirit.) But I think I would buy a sad little Charlie Brown tree for my own sad little apartment. I’d call it a “statement piece” and decorate it with lightweight tinsel fringe, a single strand of sequined caramel corn, and a gem-encrusted Dancing With the Stars bangle to support the “trunk” like Linus adorably did with his blanket.

“Everything Annie touches turns into a disaster,” my regretful visitors would say, and I’d nod solemnly and then press play on Dragonette’s modern-day Charlie Brown anthem on my iTunes. They may be right, but those commercial dogs are not going to ruin my Christmas.

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