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Ease the pain of summer's end with these Labor Day weekend marathons

The sun is shining, the grill is grilling… but all you want to do is sit around and watch the tube. We at EW feel your pain; it’s tough to celebrate a holiday that marks the beginning of the school year, the advent of autumn chill, and the last episode of Breaking Bad until 2013.

Happily, if you choose to spend the next three days glued to your couch, you’ll have plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained. Here’s a guide to the best of this weekend’s marathons — which include ’90s nostalgia-fests, geeky favorites, and a whole day of movies in which Clint Eastwood does not yell at a chair.

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Disney characters model designer clothes for Barneys holiday campaign

Image credit: Barney’s New York

Your favorite Disney characters are swapping their classic clothes for designer duds. Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Snow White, Cruella de Vil, and Princess Tiana will model high fashion threads for Barneys New York’s upcoming holiday campaign. They will strut their stuff as supermodels for a 3-D short film featured in the store’s window displays as part of an extravagant light show. Take that, Lady Gaga!
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Fourth of July TV marathons: Catch TNT's 'Dallas' from the beginning!

Holiday TV marathons have become almost as great a tradition as Fourth of July fireworks. Wednesday’s best bet: TNT’s Dallas marathon. If you haven’t yet caught the reboot — as gloriously unruly as Larry Hagman’s eyebrows — you can watch the first four episodes (starting at 5 p.m. ET) leading into a new one at 9 p.m. ET. It’s already been picked up for a second season, so it’s safe to get invested.

Also at the top of our list: Two tributes to the late Andy Griffith. TV Land marathons The Andy Griffith Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, while the Hallmark Movie Channel, not to be outdone, airs Matlock from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET the following morning.

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Forget the outdoors: Here's your guide to Memorial Day weekend marathons

This Memorial Day weekend, you could head to the beach, have a barbecue, and spend quality time with your loved ones…or you could stay glued to your couch and watch 72 consecutive hours of television. Given some of the marathons planned, we won’t judge anyone who chooses option B.

Here’s the best of what will air as we celebrate everyone’s favorite military-themed federal holiday. (Better luck next year, Veterans Day!) Whether you’re looking for classic flicks, absurdist comedy, garbage reality shows, or slightly less trashy reality shows, that miraculous box will have you covered. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Saturday, May 26
AMC has your tickets to the gun show: Memorial Day War Heroes Weekend begins Friday and includes back-to-back showings of iconic war movies like Letters from Iwo Jima and Patton. You can catch both of those films tonight, provided you’re willing to stay up late; they air at 11 p.m. and 2:10 a.m., respectively. (5:30 a.m.-6 a.m.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday)

Travel back in time with Showtime’s The Tudors, which will air in its entirety on BBC America all day today and tomorrow. Watch your head. (6 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday)

Still don’t know why your friends won’t stop gabbing about Camille Grammer at brunch? Figure it out by tuning into a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills marathon on Bravo. (11 a.m.-8 p.m.)

Feel like a kid again with several straight hours of Adventure Time on Cartoon Network; the ‘toon channel will also air another AT marathon tomorrow. (11 a.m.-7 p.m.)

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'Dancing With the Stars' to feature sneak peek of Disney doomsday film starring William Levy. Plus: Annie predicts season 14 finalists in EW's podcast

Okay, that’s not “true.” I just wanted to sneak in an April Fool’s Day headline while I still had the chance. Happy holidays to all.

But hear me out: This could happen. The Dancing With the Stars crowd’s reaction to sizzling filet of man William Levy — a Cuban-American telenovela actor and model — is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Brookebot and T-Berj can barely introduce him and his professional partner Cheryl Burke over the SOUL-DEADENING SCREAMS transmitted from three floors of fans. It’s like these visitors to Planet Mirrorballus have never seen a hot person before, and certainly not one from Cuba.

So far William Levy has worn a sleeveless shirt (to insane applause, for week 1’s cha cha — pictured) and a full-coverage black tie affair (to blood-curdling screams seemingly out of a horror movie, for week 2’s quickstep). I ask you, DANCMSTRs and fellow logicians: What is going to happen when William Levy wears no shirt at all? Will people drop dead from proximity to sexiness and the sight of his bare flesh? Will they screech until their heads explode? Now more than ever, I am frightened for our future. READ FULL STORY

Cue that scream: 'Home Alone' to get a Macaulay Culkin-free fifth (!?) installment

Assuming this won’t be some sort of insane hybrid of beloved holiday classic Home Alone and Uwe Boll “masterpiece” Alone in the Dark, ABC Family has announced that they will air the fifth installment in the Home Alone franchise, titled Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark. (On second thought, that would be sort of amazing.)

Alas, fans of the 1990 Macaulay-Culkin-battles-home intruders comedy will still watch in complete horror as the Home Alone name carries on without the exploits of Kevin McCallister and the wet/sticky bandits. In addition to coming to terms with this, devotees of the original and defenders of Lost in New York (who stored the third Home Alone in the part of their pop culture brains called this never happened where Scream 3 and Saved by the Bell: The College Years also reside) will now also have to absorb the notion that there was even a fourth one to begin with and it was called Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House. This is my Home Alone, PopWatchers, I have to defend it.
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Your afternoon delight: Will Ferrell leads Mardi Gras parade -- PHOTO

By the beard of King Bacchus! Will Ferrell dressed as the Roman god of wine (surprisingly, not Ron Burgundy’s favorite Scotch) for New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras parade. Joining him during Sunday’s festivities? Zach Galifianakis, who stars with Ferrell in The Campaign. So Ferrell and Galifianakis are currently in the Big Easy becoming co-people with the good folks in New Orleans, while we’re sitting in front of our computers with nothing to do but quote Anchorman. Son of a bee sting, that’s not fair.

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PopWatch Confessional: The ballad you're 99.9 percent sure you're the last person to listen to

In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s each confess a ballad we’re 99.9 percent sure we are the last person to have listened to — and see if we’re right. I’ll start, with a quick scroll through my Recently Played list:

Air Supply’s “Chances”: Because I was supposed to see them — for a third time —  on Saturday night but missed the show. I used to have to listen to their entire Greatest Hits 8-track before I would get dressed for elementary school (minus “Sweet Dreams,” because the intro scared me). Everyone knows “Making Love Out of Nothing At All.” But what about this song?
Kenny Rogers’ “I Don’t Need You”: Because it’s a song my late father and I both liked, and it’s my first Valentine’s Day without him.
Conway Twitty’s “(Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date”: Because I’m a sucker for a steel guitar.
O-Town’s “All or Nothing”: I’m choosing this one because I imagine someone else has listened to Backstreet Boys’ “Incomplete” and Hanson’s “I Will Come to You” recently since they’re still together.
Lionel Richie’s “Stuck On You”: Because I’ve been wishing I was in a cabin in Kentucky, and this song came on the radio during my last road trip there, so it makes me feel like I’m on my way.
• Laura Branigan’s “Over You”: I think of it as precursor to Adele’s “Someone Like You.”  READ FULL STORY

'Hawaii Five-0' Valentine's promo not as ridiculous as it looks

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a man (or two) possibly falling to his death. “It’s the day before Valentine’s… and Five-0 has a heart-stopping new episode,” the promo for tonight’s Hawaii Five-0 promises. Watch it below. Reaching? Not so fast: What you can’t tell, is that like the rest of CBS’ Monday night lineup, Hawaii Five-0 is actually celebrating Valentine’s Day within the hour. A black tie charity event lets McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) pull his weapon while wearing a tux — which is our second favorite look for him (after “emerging from an ocean swim shirtless”).  READ FULL STORY

'Chasing Leprechauns': The Hallmark original movie that celebrates St. Patrick's Day but sounds like April Fools'

On March 17, Hallmark Channel will premiere the original film Chasing Leprechauns starring Adrian Pasdar and Amy Huberman. With that title, it’s already legendary, but now read the synopsis: READ FULL STORY

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