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Beyonce and Jay-Z name baby girl Blue Ivy Carter: Reports

Chartreuse Algae must have been taken.

Congratulations to new mama Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z, and happy belated B’Day to baby Blue Ivy, who was born by Destiny (C-section) in NYC Saturday. Blue Ivy may sound like a detergent, trendy liqueur, or curious shade of denim (and surely within a few months all of these products will exist), but at least her parents won’t have to whip up an imaginary pop star name like “Lakoda Rayne” when she’s older.

Blue Ivy. The more I type it, the more I LIKE it. Maybe I’ve had too many shots of it!

Of course it wasn’t an easy road to Blue Ivy — when the news first broke this morning, people, confused by the genius they were beholding, passed along the baby’s name as Ivy Blue. (Thank you Gwyneth Paltrow, who swooped in this morning with a clarifying tweet. Goop in a pinch!) So already — along with “Aunty Gaga,” “Uncle Kanye,” and “Uncle Chris Brown” — #NamesBetterThanIvyBlue is trending on Twitter. Which is ridiculous, because what name could possibly be better than that? Okay, gotta go buy some jeans.

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'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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Cheeta, chimpanzee and Tarzan movie star, dies at 'roughly 80'

Cheeta the chimpanzee, who starred in Tarzan movies alongside Olympic swimmer-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s and ranked #1 on EW.com’s list of the 10 Best Monkeys at the Movies, died of kidney failure Saturday. According to the Suncoast Primary Sanctuary’s outrach director, Cheeta was “roughly 80 years old, loved fingerpainting and football and was soothed by nondenominational Christian music.”

Roughly 80?! Way to live, chimp! That’s amazing! (Cheeta was an anomaly; the average zoo chimp dies around age 35-45.) I sure hope my favorite chimp lives that long.

The similarities between Cheeta the chimp and your average human don’t stop there: Cheeta loved to see people laugh, abandoned art projects as soon as he got bored with them, enjoyed standing up nice and tall, and “when he didn’t like somebody or something that was going on, he would pick up some poop and throw it at them.”

Primates: They’re just like us!

RIP, Cheeta.

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10 Best Monkeys at the Movies (PHOTO GALLERY)
PopWatch poll: What’s your favorite primate movie?

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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Lunchtime Poll: Which 'Love Actually' couple ended up staying together the longest?

Have you ever wondered what happened to all the couples from 2003′s Love Actually? I watch it often enough that I’ve spent way too much time thinking about this. ‘Tis the season to watch Love Actually with your family and have to listen — for the thousandth time — about how much your dad hates that sleazebag secretary Mia for ruining Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson’s marriage!

Let’s think about this for real. David and Natalie (Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon, pictured) made a great couple in that they were so different, but would their relationship crumble in the national spotlight? Uncle Jamie (Colin Firth) and his Portuguese housekeeper-turned-fiancée Aurélia had good chemistry despite that pesky language barrier that prevented them from communicating before their tear-jerking proposal scene. Sometimes things are so transparency. Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Juliet (Keira Knightley) had a pretty good shot — especially if Mark (Andrew Lincoln) never showed up to convert them both into Walking Dead zombies and if she continued to keep him interested by wearing wild and crazy things like white cropped sweaters in late December.

Actor stand-ins John and “Just Judy” probably had the most in common. Little drummer boy Sam and his American sweetheart Joanna were probably destined to fail — but that’s fine, because they were so tiny. Meanwhile, Daniel and Carol (Liam Neeson and Claudia Schiffer) just might beat them all. They’d only just met when the movie ended!

I’ve listed all potential long-term couples below. Vote! READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: What did 'Home Alone' kid Kevin McCallister grow up to be?

One of my favorite holiday movies is the 1990 home security comedy Home Alone. Does anyone better embody the spirit of Christmas than Polka King of the Midwest John Candy as he offers Catherine O’Hara a ride in the back of a van from Scranton to Chicago? You gotta love the Kenosha Kickers! (I never appreciated them at the time; now I think they’re one of the most brilliant parts of the whole movie.) Also, sometimes when I see “Merry Christmas” emblazoned on something, I hear those words as spoken softly by Old Man Marley in the sad church scene. You’d think I’d imagine them as spoken by Santa, or my parents or something — but nope, it’s the scary snow-shoveling neighbor from Home Alone. Whatever works!

I’ve recently been wondering what Kevin McCallister might have made of himself. Crafty little freak, that one. He’d be a thriving, well-fed, hopefully non-vampiric 29-year-old today. On which of his many talents — interior design, trickery, sabotage, coupon-clipping — would Kevin choose to capitalize? Would he get his own OWN program following the cancellation of The Nate Berkus Show? Would he and his monogrammed backpack resurface on TLC’s Extreme Couponers? Would he become an all-grown-up spokesperson for aftershave? The founder of an institute for infectious “you’re such a” disease research? The possibilities are as endless as Kevin’s quest to reach Buzz’s tarantula on the stairs to the third floor.

I’ve listed some career options below — vote or suggest your own! READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: The Year in Memes

After 2011, will the word “occupy” ever mean the same thing to you again? Can you ever deny the omnipotence of Ryan Gosling? (He’s a gentleman and a feminist scholar!) A Californian taxidermist and a Pop Tart-shaped cat with a catchy theme song suddenly had relevance, and everyday folks like you and me suddenly had a chance for a date with the likes of Justin Timberlake.

These are just a sampling of the most memorable memes to overtake the World Wide Web over the last 12 months. We’ve got one for every month. Check them out after the jump! READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: Viral video edition!

The first 10 years of the new millennium brought us Christian the LionAntoine Dodson, and some formerly floppy-haired Canadian kid you may have heard of named Justin Bieber, so how has the first year of this decade shaped up, virally speaking? Well, let’s see… hydrangeas were pronounced hateful (or, to be more accurate, loathsome), Beauty and the Beast got the West Hollywood treatment, a respected newsman collapsed into giggles over a Frenchman’s urine, a teen shot to stardom by serenading a day of the week, and… well, we could go on and on. Instead, we’ve posted all that’s fit to embed over the next several pages. Get ready to lay your emotions bare like the girl in this 2008 viral fave, then click through!

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'Glee': Sam and Mercedes: Yes, please?

Fans’ mixed reaction to last night’s Glee is loud and clear. And I’m right there with you on much of it. Here’s a bit of what you had to say:

–”‘We Are Young’ reminded me of the ‘old’ Glee

– “The only problem I had with the show was how quickly and easily Glee wrapped up several story-lines in what I considered to be a totally unrealistic manner.”

– “Jenna Ushkowitz is such an unsung hero on this show.”

But one thing I think stirred little debate (at least from what I saw on Abby West’s recap) was how great it was seeing Sam pine after Mercedes — and her clearly enjoying it. READ FULL STORY

'The Muppets': Who was your favorite celebrity cameo?

I walked into The Muppets this weekend completely unsure of what to expect. For the past few weeks — save EW’s cover story (woo for self promotion) — I’d generally avoided any and all stories, blurbs, and clips that threatened to spoil the movie and its surprises for me. When I’m excited about a movie — and, if I’m being honest, there aren’t that many I get excited about every year — there is no greater sin than spoiling it for me. (TV is, obviously, a different story.)

My patience was rewarded this weekend when I walked into the unspoiled glory of The Muppets and was treated to a number of great cameos, including one from [Spoiler alert, obviously…] READ FULL STORY

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