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'Dancing With the Stars': Hidden Gems of Week 2!

Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and flesh. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems! READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': Your Hidden Gems of the season 11 performance premiere!

Studies have shown that Hidden Gems of the Week, EW.com’s collection of reader-submitted ridiculata, is the best way to enjoy Dancing With the Stars without ever having to turn it on. It’s a visual feast of sparkles, fringe, and flesh. Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Behold this bountiful smattering of Visible Gems! READ FULL STORY

Jon Hamm's eyebrows even sexier, more expressive in the harsh light of morning television

Jon Hamm, TV’s Draper, appeared on this morning’s Today show to discuss The Town (out Friday; EW gives it an A-) and tickle us with an invisible feather about how of course he knows how the rest of Mad Men‘s season 4 will play out for drunkie Don, but we the loyal viewers will just have to wait. “I’m not going to spoil it for those who may want to watch,” he said as I thanked him with all of my heart for bestowing upon us such a benevolent favor.

Don’t worry, Hamm promises, The Town, Ben Affleck’s Boston-based film about cops and robbers, will be “lo-fi” with “no CGI.” Also, quick observation: “Star Market” is the perfect clichéd thing to say to let people know you’re attempting a Boston accent in a movie.

Five more cute Jon Hamm eyebrow shots — plus the actual video — after the break. These pics were made for tilin’, and that’s just what you’ll do. READ FULL STORY

'Top Chef: Just Desserts': The five most ridiculous shots from Bravo's low-rent Willy Wonka promo

TOP-CHEF-JUST-DESSERTSImage Credit: Scott Schafer/BravoWe’ve spent much of today tracking the Top Chef: Just Desserts truck in NYC, which has been serving up free ice cream, cupcakes, truffles, and “compost cookies” to regular pedestrians and important bloggers. The thing’s made at least three stops within a four-block radius of the EW office since this morning. (I had a huge scare around 12:30 when the truck was pulling away — only to discover it was just rolling down the street to 30 Rock. Almost had to go Pretty Woman on them. “Big mistake. Big. Huge! I have to go blogging now…”)

Archana Ram will be recapping tonight’s premiere later on, but for now, I could not resist sharing some choice moments from the low-rent Willy Wonka promo…. READ FULL STORY

'Paranormal Activity 2' updated trailer: an Easter egg to give you nightmares

Paranormal Activity 2 his theaters in five weeks, on Oct. 22. For those fans counting down the days (39), Paramount has updated the spooky trailer first unveiled in June. What’s new this time around? A creepy Easter egg involving the baby we first spotted in that crib. Unfortunately, the extra goody disappears when we embed the trailer here (below). But it’s there on the PA2 site if you know how to look for it. Which we do!

Here’s how: A little more than halfway through the trailer, after you see pots and pans dangling in the kitchen, and right when you spot the dog lying on the bedroom floor, move the playhead back a few seconds. It might take a couple of tries before it catches, but once it does, well, it creeped me out. It all goes by very quickly — and you can’t hit pause here — but the screen will shake and you’ll see a series of photos of the baby, held (presumably) by her mother, who in the very first shot has a bright green thumb. (Somehow, I doubt this is a clue to the sequel’s gardening subtext.) There’s also some blurry text and, when you hold the playhead still at just the right moment, you see the baby crawling next to what looks like a dancing figure. Creep-o. What does it all mean? You tell me, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY

'9 Chickweed Lane': I can't be the only one utterly riveted by this comic strip, right?

9-Chickweed-LaneImage Credit: United Feature Syndicate, Inc.For roughly the past ten months, I have been utterly transfixed by the comic 9 Chickweed Lane. I’ve actually been a fan of the daily strip for years, which, since its start in 1993, has focused primarily on headstrong professor-cum-farmer Juliette living at the titular address in New Hampshire, and her headstrong ballerina daughter Edda living in New York City. Drawn and written by Brooke McEldowney with a mix of elegant whimsy and tart erudition — words one rarely uses when describing the funny pages post-Calvin and Hobbes — it is always a brilliant way for me to start my morning.

Since last November, though, McEldowney has used 9 Chickweed Lane to tell a single ongoing story, which only this week appears to be coming together in a deeply poignant climax. READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: Peggy spying on Don in 'Mad Men'

Peggy Olson spying on Don Draper through the glass partition was my favorite moment of last night’s Mad Men and quite possibly the greatest hidden gem of the series so far. I found it so inspiring that I’m doing the same thing to Ausiello right now, and our offices don’t even have glass sections below the ceiling! All you really need is a power drill and one good eye.

Read more:
‘Mad Men’ recap: Pairs, pears, and despair
All Lunchtime Polls on PopWatch

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Movie mistakes! Which have gotten stuck in your craw?

Some nerds at Nightline did a segment on Jon Sandys’ “Movie Mistakes” blog and even threw a few inconsistencies of their own into the clip! See them, and the video, here. Sometimes Dorothy wasn’t wearing her magical red shoes, and other horrors!

I kept waiting for the segment to mention Girls Just Want to Have Fun among other classic films and was shocked that it didn’t. I don’t know if I would call this a “mistake” per se, but I used to get so peeved when Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker)’s hair suddenly went from city bus-frazzled to perfectly curled and camera-ready moments before the DTV dance contest. Look at this!

That would totally take half a day in real life.

Like I said, it’s not a mistake. I get how films, and the ’80s, work. It’s just jarring. And frankly those poor people on the bus shouldn’t have had to sit through the Before picture.

Which inconsistencies in important cinematic works have stuck with you? Bonus points if they involve hair. It’s DTV time!

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

'Saved by the Bell': Oil spill episode airs tomorrow

It’s like a hidden gem on the DVR! As I sit here struggling to decide whether to record Erin Andrews’ first segment about stalking on Good Morning America or Saved by the Bell‘s “Pipe Dreams,” I just want to let everyone know. TBS: 8:30 a.m. ET. SBTB: Poignant as always. Truly ahead of its time.

For a refresher course on “Pipe Dreams,” breeze through Buzzfeed’s 12 Things I Learned From The ‘Saved By The Bell’ Oil Spill Episode and an amazing mashup between “Pipe Dreams” and There Will Be Blood called There Will Be Bell. All together now: “Stop the drilling! Stop the oil!” Becky the Duck!

This concludes today’s PopWatch PSA.

Two years ago: Mark-Paul Gosselaar fed me a cupcake

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

Weirdest thing you've ever spotted in a record bin?

It wasn’t a record…it was a Ricky Martin calendar! Hey, everyone! Guess who can’t get The B-52s’ “Rock Lobster” out of her head? I’m back from my relaxing vacation and ready to resume my role as PopWatch’s hardest-hitting newsmaker. Here’s a Ricky Martin Year 2000 calendar I stumbled upon last week among heaps of crappy records at a junk store in scenic Grand Beach, Ind. For more random memories of the year two-thousaaaaaand, revisit EW’s 2000 time capsule photo gallery. It’s a nude, sequined bodystocking, bitch.

What’s the weirdest hidden gem you’ve ever spotted in a record bin?

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

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