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Watch the trailer for the sequel to 'Love Actually' (not actually) -- VIDEO

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There was once a lovelorn boy named Sam in a little film called Love Actually who told his grieving father, “Let’s go get the sh– kicked out of us by love.

Judging by this trailer for the sequel, it looks like they certainly did.

Fine — it’s a parody. The video, a masterful compilation of some of the ensemble’s post-Love Actually work, weaves a storyline that sees Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson at a certain school for witchcraft and wizardry, a profanity-loving Colin Firth, and an Andrew Lincoln battling the zombie apocalypse (which the actor himself outlines as the fate for his character, Mark).

Still, if you actually (natch) imagine the futures of all the characters from the original film, wouldn’t this be the most exciting possibility? The POTUS is now a Bad Santa. The Prime Minister is making American Dreamz (speaking of which, sigh, “American”). And Liam Neeson is Liam Neeson. That doesn’t change.

Check  out the “trailer” below. And tell us: Which character do you think got the best sequel storyline?
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The five Hallmark Channel Christmas movies you're going to watch this year

The Hallmark Channel’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming extravaganza begins Nov. 2. Here are the abbreviated synopses for the five original movies you’ll tune in for (whether you’ll admit it or not):

1. Snow Bride (premieres Sunday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. ET): Katrina Law (Spartacus: War of the Damned) stars as “Greta, an L.A. tabloid reporter assigned to get the scoop on a senator’s son whom they hear is planning a Christmastime marriage proposal. If Greta gets it right, there’s a big promotion in it for her. But when she sets out for the political family’s snowy estate, a series of crazy mix-ups lands her in a wedding dress posing as a runaway bride to handsome son Ben (Jordan Belfi). After spending time with the family, including Ben’s mom, (Patricia Richardson), Greta must decide between her career, the truth — and her attraction to Ben.” Note: I obviously pitched my movie, Spoiler Alert: Love!, to the wrong network. Call me, Hallmark. I’ll add snow.
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'Big Bang Theory' star Kunal Nayyar takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test at Paleyfest 2013

Big Bang Theory will hit the stage at PaleyFest tonight, but tonight’s event is also a special one.

It marks the first time a Paley panel will be streamed live from select theaters across the country. (See participating theaters close to you here.) To celebrate the occasion, EW asked Kunal Nayyar to participate in our Pop Culture Personality Test.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Before we start, how are you feeling about being on the big screen?
Kunal Nayyar: At this point I can only speak for myself. It doesn’t make me nervous. If it was just me, and it was all this big stuff, it would probably make me nervous. But having the cast and producers there, [it will] feel like we’re just hanging on set. There’s a kinship and a friendship [among us]. We’re a family, so when we’re all on stage together, it’s just fun and a chance for people to see how we are off-screen.

Well, appropriately, I’ll start off your quiz with a movie-themed question: What was the last movie you saw on the big screen?
Argo. I loved it. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t love it. READ FULL STORY

'Love Actually': Which storyline is your favorite? VOTE

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If it’s December, you can bet that Love Actually is on television.

Since debuting in 2003, the film — filled with all your favorite British actors — has become a modern classic. And whether you’re watching with friends or alone with a bowl of ice cream (no judgment!), chances are there is one plot that you’re just slightly more invested in than the others. During an EW staff meeting last week, it came out that people are pretty passionate defenders of which storylines they to and don’t deem acceptable. Personally, my favorite plot is the one between Colin Firth and Lúcia Moniz. Not only is it the most realistically romantic (he jumps in the pond, but only after her!), but his travels to the restaurant kick off the whole climactic ending of the film. Language isn’t a barrier! Love is universal! What’s not to love?

Check out some other EWers nominations, and then vote for what is the best Love Actually plot below. READ FULL STORY

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

All I want for Christmas is more videos like these two. Internet, will you accept that challenge?

I already know this is going to be a very, very good Christmas. How can I be so certain? Because any holiday season that includes a viral video in which dancers Alex Karigan and Zac Hammer expertly shimmy and prance to Mariah Carey’s best-Christmas-pop-song-ever “All I Want For Christmas” — all off it shot Bob Fosse style in one continuous take — is already a thoroughly happy holiday season indeed. From their Santa red unitards to their knee-high Christmas stockings, this is just absolutely perfect. Watch, and enjoy:  READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor': Are you intrigued or fatigued?

Simon Cowell’s The X Factor got its “world premiere sneak peek preview” just before last night’s MLB all-star game. So I guess this thing is really happening! Still hard to believe, considering the glut of singing reality competitions on network TV and the fact that it’s July and since when is Simon Cowell anywhere near TV in JULY? Watch the preview below. Try not to get lost in the pink cable-knit cloud of Simon’s faux-fluffy new image! READ FULL STORY

Can any all-star romantic comedy measure up to 'Love Actually'?

It seems like just about every day there’s new casting news regarding the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Heidi Murkoff’s pregnancy bible What To Expect When You’re Expecting. Yesterday, we announced that Chace Crawford has joined the ever-expanding ensemble, which already includes — so far — Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Anna Kendrick, Brooklyn Decker, Elizabeth Banks, Rob Huebel, and Bridesmaids‘ breakout Rebel Wilson. Phew!

But does a growing cast mean growing anticipation for a film? After all, a great all-star cast doesn’t always translate to a great all-around film. (See: Bobby.) And all too often over the past year, our attitudes while watching all-star comedies have shifted from, “Wow, that’s an amazing line-up of stars!” to “Wow, that’s a whole lot of people crammed into one movie!”? I certainly felt the latter with the releases of 2009’s frustrating He’s Just Not That Into You and 2010’s insufferable Valentine’s Day. But will similarily star-packed flicks New Year’s Eve (which features, among many others, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Jessica Biel, Robert DeNiro, Josh Duhamel, Lea Michele, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Sofia Vergara) and What To Expect hold the same fate? Or can they pull off a Love Actually? READ FULL STORY

Hugh Grant to get animated for 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits.' Hey, we'll take him any way we can get him.

Aaargh! After a two-year absence from the big screen, Hugh Grant has finally chosen his next project. But, unfortunately, we won’t even get to see him in it. Instead, he’ll lend his voice to the upcoming stop-motion 3-D animation flick The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Sony Pictures confirmed to EW that Grant — alongside the likes of Salma Hayek, Brendan Gleeson, and Ashley Jensen (you can just go ahead and add this to animated movie casts we wish would appear in a live-action flick together à la Despicable Me), will appear in the film, which is slated to hit theaters in March 2012. While it’s never disappointing to hear that Grant will be in a movie (Heck, I’d take a Music and Lyrics sequel at this point. Pop! is long overdue for a reunion tour anyway, no?), it’s a bit of a bummer fans won’t actually get to see the handsome actor’s face. Jeez, just, look at it. READ FULL STORY

Royal Wedding flower girl Grace Van Cutsem is not having it, you guys

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the amazing dress, the pomp and circumstance, the enormous circular cake. Sorry, but the Royal Wedding was all about seriously unimpressed flower girl Grace Van Cutsem, who upstaged the entire thing with a photo-ready pout. (Sorry, Posh, Grace’s was better.) Seriously, she’s already got her own tumblr! If looks could kill, there would have been scads of British goners today.

Read more:
Kate Middleton’s dress: Most perfect wedding gown ever?
Ken Tucker on coverage of the Royal Wedding
18 Wonderful TV Weddings

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