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You'll lose if you try to dress as a winning Charlie Sheen for Halloween. What should you be instead?


Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and even Pinhead have got nothing on this hell-raiser. Just look at him — high on tiger blood, wrath, and headlines, Charlie Sheen is one of the most frightening(ly hilarious?) figures of 2011. So, as hard as it is to resist being Sheen this Halloween (it even rhymes!), you must not impersonate the “winning” walking punchline this holiday. Why? Well, it’s impossible to score when when you choose the most unoriginal costume on Oct. 31. And, in 2011, Sheen will be unoriginal. In fact, according to CNNMoney, the former Two and a Half Men star is the top choice for costumes this year. READ FULL STORY

The 25 most addictive Labor Day TV marathons


Another holiday, another chance to get sucked into a TV marathon. Here are the 25 that stand the best chance of hooking you. Times are when the first and last episodes begin.

• Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Chiller, 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET): This includes “Helpless” (2 a.m. ET), “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1 p.m. ET), “Band Candy” (4 p.m. ET), “The Prom” (5 p.m. ET), and “Graduation Day, Part 1 and 2″ (6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET).

NCIS (USA, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET): This includes the two-part season 5 finale “Judgment Day” (noon and 1 p.m. ET), the season 6 finale “Aliyah” (5 p.m. ET), the Tiva episode “Jetlag” (6 p.m. ET), the Abby and McGee in Mexico hour “Borderland” (7 p.m. ET), and the season 7 finale “Rule Fifty-One” (8 p.m. ET).  READ FULL STORY

Barney's New York invites you to 'Gaga's Workshop' this Christmas

A family trip into the city during the holiday season isn’t complete without a stop to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the Christmas spectacular at Radio City, and a face-to-face with the man himself at Macy’s. Now Barney’s New York is adding something special for your little monster, be he/she naughty or nice. Beginning in mid-November, the entire fifth floor of the flagship Barney’s New York on Madison Avenue, as well as its window displays, will be converted into Gaga’s Workshop, a special collaboration with the stylish performer. READ FULL STORY

Brian Unger names his 10 favorite TV and film patriots. Top of your list?

As we celebrate the Fourth of July, PopWatch asked Brian Unger, host of History’s How The States Got Their Shapes (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET), to list his 10 favorite TV and film patriots. Here they are, in no particular order. Check out his list, then tell us who tops yours:

• Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Woodward & Bernstein, All the President’s Men: To the 18-to-24 year-old, unfamiliar demo — no, they were not a law firm. Armed only with a pen they saved the country from itself.

• Hal Holbrook in All the President’s Men: The Real Deep Throat and a national treasure.

• Martin Sheen as The West Wing‘s President Bartlet: You would never call this president a d–k.  READ FULL STORY

Happy Independence Day! Let 'John Adams' provide the ceremonial reading

To celebrate our nation’s independence, it’s a tradition for local leaders or family members to read aloud the Declaration of Independence, beginning with the famous words, “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

The words still have weight, though it’s sometimes difficult to appreciate the magnitude of their meaning when they’re being read at the family barbecue by your uncle who’s wearing a Kiss the Chef apron. Instead, I recommend re-watching the moment of independence from HBO’s 2008 miniseries, John Adams. As the representatives of the original colonies ponder separation from Great Britain, the political fire-breathing is over and the celebration is a long way’s off. As Adams (Paul Giamatti) tells Thomas Jefferson (Stephen Dillane) in an earlier scene, “We’re about to take a leap in the dark.” READ FULL STORY

This year's must-have Christmas toy in the U.K.? An inflatable, battery-powered Dalek you can actually sit in!!! Dear Santa...

Last Christmas, my nieces gave me what at that time seemed like the best present a Doctor Who fan like myself could ever receive. That’s right, I’m talking about an inflatable Dalek! In fact, the sucker has been sitting outside my office door all year, prompting envious remarks from my co-workers like “What is that ugly thing?” and “Seriously, are you, like, 12?” and “This is definitely represents a massive fire hazard.”


National Donut Day: Bring back the vanilla kreme, Dunkin' Donuts!

It’s National Donut Day, which, for those of you wondering, is why both Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme are trending on Twitter. In this epic battle, I’m going to have to go with Krispy Kreme because you don’t have to purchase a beverage to get your free donut from them today. Also, I’m still bitter that my local Dunkin’ Donuts recently did away with the vanilla kreme-filled donut, which was my favorite, and Krispy Kreme still had theirs the last time I checked. Poll below.  READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman isn't shaving for the environment's sake. Join him.

What’s the best email subject line we’ve read today? “Nick Offerman’s beard saves the planet.” The Parks and Recreation star, a.k.a. Ron Swanson, has teamed up with Budweiser to promote its “Grow One. Save a Million” campaign, which encourages men to grow beards as awesome as his — and therefore conserve water — in advance of World Environment Day (this Sunday, June 5). According to Budweiser, on average, a man uses 5 gallons of water every time he shaves. The company hopes enough men will take the pledge to put down the razor to save one million gallons of water.

“The only thing manlier than growing a big, burly beard is ripping a big, burly beard off of a charging grizzly with your bare hands,” Swanson Offerman says in a release.  READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: I love that my mother loves...

In honor of Mother’s Day, let’s each take a moment to celebrate our mother’s good taste in entertainment — or, at least her passion for pop culture, which, even if misdirected, is something we can appreciate. Finish this sentence: I love that my mother loves… I’ll go first:

• Nathan Fillion. As I’ve had the pleasure of telling him in a Stupid Questions interview, he is, in fact, my soon-to-be 64-year-old mother Joyce’s third favorite male celebrity — after Johnny Depp and Jeff Goldblum. (I love that she loves them, too.)

• Craig Ferguson. When I visit, I can sometimes hear her laughing at him down the hallway from her bedroom.

• Otis Redding’s “Love Man.” She knows it’s on my iPod, so when I’m DJing in the car, it’s often requested. She always raises her right arm and shimmies in her seat. She’s also always driving.  READ FULL STORY

April Fools' Day: Nathan Fillion tweets that 'Castle' is canceled. Plus, other shenanigans we saw on the worst day for internet surfing.


Today is the worst day of the year — especially for a gullible person like myself. (I’m not ashamed to admit it.) I would normally avoid the Internet completely, but when Nathan Fillion’s tweet declaring Castle had been canceled appeared in my Twitter stream, there was a momentary pause in my heartbeat. (Actually, it was probably more like a couple of minutes — I can’t be sure. I was sprawled on the floor when I came to.) Of course, I realized soon after that it was April Fools’ Day — and I’d been made a fool. Oh, Nathan.

So ‘fess up, PopWatchers. Have you been fooled today? Perhaps you’ve been duped by one of the things on my list of Top Ten Internet Shenanigans (detailed below). Share your stories of Foolishness —  there’s no shame here… but people may laugh at you — and feel free to add to the list. READ FULL STORY

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