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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

How to get Ryan Gosling at your place, on demand, this Valentine's Day

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It’s not with chocolates, it’s not with roses, it’s not even by luring him with the promise of adorable hipster dogs or intentionally getting into street fights in the hope that he’ll show up in a tank top and break it up. No, all you’ll need to do to get Ryan Gosling out of Eva Mendes‘ arms and over to your place this Valentine’s Day is… pay cable! And you thought paying for 789 channels would all be in vain.

In honor of Valentines Day, Time Warner Cable will be offering Ryan Gosling movies on their On Demand feature until Feb. 27. After heading to the aptly titled “Ryan Gosling” section in Movies on Demand, for up to $4.99 a pop you can re-establish your crush on 2011’s boy man wonder with his swoon-worthy flicks like The Notebook (that kiss!), Lars and the Real Girl, Remember the Titans, Crazy, Stupid, Love. (those abs!) and Drive. (What? Just us? Nothing says defending your lady’s honor quite like smashing in another guy’s head in an elevator.)
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What is your New Year's pop-culture resolution?

Some New Year’s resolutions are easier to keep than others. That’s why we here at EW like to make pop-culture resolutions. Check out some of our vows for 2012 here, and please, offer your own below. We’ll pick our favorites and turn them into a gallery for all to see and hold you to. You only need one goal, but I’ll offer a few to get us started. In 2012:

• I will not allow a smartass stranger to spook me when I leave the movie theater after seeing The Woman in Black as I did in when I left a London theater after seeing the play in 1996.

• I will have at least one conversation about John Carter and Battleship star Taylor Kitsch in which the word “hair” is not used. He deserves that.

• I will lower the number of Bon Jovi songs in my Top 25 Most Played list from three to one (“This Ain’t a Love Song”). Sorry, “It’s My Life” and “Runaway.” I just can’t.

• I will not let anything get in the way of my seeing George Jones live for the first time.

• I will not get so vicariously embarrassed for women on The Bachelor that I hide my head in a pillow, beat the couch with a pillow, or toss a pillow across the room.

Your turn!

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13 Pop Culture Resolutions for ’12 At the EW Office

Kathy Griffin strips to underwear, but Anderson Cooper still more embarrassed by Green Goblin abduction on New Year's Eve

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Kathy Griffin broke CNN’s “no nudity” order on New Year’s Eve when she stripped down to her bra and underwear shortly before midnight. Watch the video below. Sadly, we’ve yet to see anyone upload her and Anderson Cooper’s second most talked about moment: That bizarrely unfunny interruption of the telecast when we — and all of the confused Times Square revelers looking up at the JumboTron beneath the ball — watched the Green Goblin from Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark try to convince a kidnapped Cooper to become an anchorman on his World Wide Freak Network (WWFN). Maybe that bit would have played better if the Green Goblin had identified himself sooner, or had the picture and sound not gone in and out for home viewers, or had it felt at all timely. Still, watch Spider-Man save Cooper below in a short clip. Griffin properly ridiculed Cooper afterward, at least, with lines like: “This is what happens when I take a day off,” “If you think you’re ever gonna live this down,” “Was that your integrity coming up and now it’s gone?” (after Cooper coughed), and “After that last bit, I feel above you. Trust me.”

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