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The most-Instagrammed place in 2012 was ...

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My apartment! No just kidding. But that is home to “the most-photographed television screen on EW.com in 2012.” Slightly different/just as important category. If your next guess on the Instagram winner was “the Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ in Bangkok, Thailand,” then you are….. READ FULL STORY

John Travolta floats the idea of a 'White Christmas' remake -- co-starring Olivia Newton-John

All was merry and bright at SiriusXM yesterday, when John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John stopped by for a town-hall event in the satellite radio giant’s human terrarium. The pair beamed, complimented each other, and discussed both their careers and their new Christmas album, all while snugly encased in a plastic-walled room within Sirius’s New York headquarters. They were clearly delighted to be in each others’ company — and in the company of Didi “Frenchy” Conn, who moderated the event (and even did the Hand Jive to entertain the audience before it began).

Unsurprisingly, the giddy fans from New Jersey, Staten Island, and Brooklyn who got to ask Travolta and Newton-John questions weren’t quite as probing as certain people were after seeing the music video for John and Olivia’s new Christmas single, “I Think You Might Like It.” (Travolta boasted that he’s heard the clip called “the video you have to see and can’t stop watching.” Agreed.) But Travolta did make one tantalizing statement when asked if he and Newton-John might ever star in another movie together:

“I have an idea for that,” the Oscar nominee began.  READ FULL STORY

Matt Damon's great Bill Clinton impression feels your pain -- VIDEO

Hold the phone — Matt Damon hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live since 2002?! That’s bananas. The show could definitely use a strong dose of Bourne 1.0 in 2013 — especially if Damon whips out his unexpectedly spot-on Bill Clinton impersonation.

The Promised Land star did that impression on The Tonight Show yesterday, regaling Jay Leno with an anecdote about a screening of Good Will Hunting at Camp David circa 1997. He sounded just like our 42nd president — or, at least, like Darrell Hammond speaking as our 42nd president. And as a bonus, the story revealed why Clinton loves Tom Hanks. (It’s not just because everybody loves Tom Hanks.)

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Nostalgia alert: Which '80s and '90s sitcoms should get 'Boy Meets World'-style reboots?

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The people have spoken — and they really, really can’t wait for Girl Meets World. In the month of November, stories about GMW — the as yet un-greenlit Disney Channel sequel-slash-spinoff of Boy Meets World — accounted for a staggering half a million pageviews on EW.com, indicating that you guys take your nostalgia pretty darn seriously.

And while we’re all for reveling in the return of Cory, Topanga, and (fingers crossed) more of the Philadelphia crew, your enormous interest in Girl Meets World got us thinking about which other beloved ’80s and ’90s sitcoms might be ripe for a reboot. And we want to know which comedies you’d put on the list.

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Best of 2012: EW imagines 'Game of Thrones' as an angsty CW soap -- VIDEO

Teen turmoil is coming.

What would HBO’s gritty, Emmy-nominated fantasy epic look like if it aired on The CW, the only network devoted solely to pretty people and their problems? There’d be fewer boobs, for one thing, and less edge — but even more angst. (And you won’t believe which characters hook up in this version of the show.)

Click below to see a promo for Westeros’s hottest soap — and click here to check out the video on YouTube.

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Butterfly in the sky: 'Reading Rainbow' gets auto-tuned remix

There’s something special about PBS’s latest adventure in auto-tuning. The network’s remixed Mr. Rogers montage was trippy. Its Bob Ross montage was gloriously kitschy. Its Julia Child montage was downright hilarious — hot chocolate truffles! But this soothing homage to Reading Rainbow isn’t just a novelty — it’s a weirdly moving look back at LeVar Burton’s book-positive program, which aired from 1983 to 2006 (!) and introduced millions of kids to the wonders of reading.

In fact, the trippiest thing about this video — crafted, as usual, by mixmaster melodysheep — is the fact that somebody’s made a song out of clips from a TV show that was in turn comprised of clips about how fun it is to read stories on paper. Adapt the remix into a film, and Reading Rainbow will have officially conquered all media. Take a look, it’s in a book on your browser:

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Diamond commercials that make you die inside

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With a slew of extra-cheesy/gross jewelry commercials surely right around the corner, I thought it important to determine which have been 2012′s absolute worst — rough diamonds, if you will — so far. I’m ready to propose some. Are you ready to propose? WHY NOT? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, IT’S DECEMBER. Seriously what is wrong with you? READ FULL STORY

Tom Brady's Ugg commercial is all kinds of confusing -- VIDEO

This must be a leftover sketch from when Tom Brady hosted Saturday Night Live.

That’s the only possible explanation I can think of for this Brady-starring Ugg advertisement that is part love story and part weird meet up.

A random football player goes to his locker and lovingly unwraps a box of Ugg slippers — not just for the ladies anymore, apparently! — and then Brady appears and…I don’t know. Are we to believe that Brady goes around gifting Uggs, but couples it with vaguely threatening gestures so that no matter how comfortable your Uggs are you’re never too comfortable?

In a behind-the-scenes video of the commercial, a woman explains that when developing segments for Brady, it has to “feel authentic.” Does that mean Brady really loves Uggs (Actually, yes. According to the Boston Globe, Brady gifted the New England Patriots with Uggs last Christmas.)

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Keira Knightley in 'Allure': 'I don't mind exposing my [breasts] because they're so small'

Mr. Darcy would be scandalized.

In this month’s Allure, Keira Knightley explains that she’s “quite rigorous” about which parts of her body she’ll bare onscreen. Specifically: “No bottom half! I don’t mind exposing my tits because they’re so small — people really aren’t that interested!” You’d be surprised, Keira.

The Oscar nominee also laments the dramatic photoshopping her chest is often subjected to on movie posters and in ads: “For King Arthur, for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy t-ts … I thought, well if you’re going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts.” READ FULL STORY

The 4 most ridiculous quotes from David Hasselhoff's latest interview

This story isn’t as random as it may appear. David Hasselhoff does actually have something to promote — a Lifetime Christmas movie opposite Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda!) that airs this Saturday — which is why the Associated Press recently interviewed him. But peg or no peg, I welcome any time The Hoff gets a chance to talk about The Hoff, because it leads to gems like these — which I’ve ranked in order of ridiculosity.

4. On his dream TV project: “I’d love to bring back, more than anything, [something] kind of like Murder, She Wrote.”

3. On the characters that appeal to him: “[A] little tongue-and-cheek like Cary Grant, and [I'd like to] play my age but still know that secretly [the character] is livin’ hard, livin’ fast and lovin’ it, because that’s kind of where I’m at in my life.”

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