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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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Adapt This: The 'Animorphs' series. Yes, again

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If you’re currently above the age of 28 or below the age of 22, the word “Animorphs” may mean nothing to you. If, however, you were in middle school in the mid- to late ’90s, chances are that you’ve read at least one book in the Animorphs series — a bestselling saga, published from 1996 to 2001, about five normal kids who fight body-snatching aliens by turning into animals.

I know, I know — that premise has “cheese potential” written all over it. Indeed, when Nickelodeon got its slimy hands on Animorphs in 1998, the resulting series was so crazy godawful that it introduced a generation of pint-sized Ani-obsessives to the concept of fan rage. (Yes, I was 10 years old in 1998; why do you ask?)

Like, just look at this, you guys. The effects and dialogue make Once Upon a Time in Wonderland look like Life of Pi.
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Happy Birthday Veronica Lake, Hollywood's quintessential femme fatale

If there’s a name synonymous with femme fatale and scene-stealer, it’s Old Hollywood legend Veronica Lake.

She would have been 91 today. The film noir starlet was famous for her enchanting presence in films like Sullivan’s Travels, The Blue Dahlia, and The Glass Key.

“Lake brought to the screen an air of mystery, contained sensuality and quiet wit that lit up the screen. But, as she herself said, she just wasn’t cut out to be a movie star — at least not as Hollywood in the Forties envisioned that role — and her later life was marked by broken marriages, addiction and illness,” writes Time magazine in “Veronica Lake: Hollywood Rebel and Self-Proclaimed ‘Sex Zombie’.”

The actress took a break from film work after the 1940s but continued working on the stage and the small screen. Time writes that the latter part of her life was full of personal tumult — multiple marriages, issues with alcohol and mental illness, and familial drama. Lake died in July 1973 from hepatitis and kidney injury.

Her smoldering legacy lives on, in countless fashion spreads attempting to emulate her mermaid curls and sultry makeup, in a thousand New Hollywood actress copycats, and in the old Hollywood film archives continuing to allure modern audiences.

Giant group recreates 'When Harry Met Sally' deli scene: We'll have what they're having -- VIDEO

Yes… yes… yes!

Improv Everywhere — a self-described “New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places” — recently took a group outing to Katz’s Deli on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The restaurant is justly famous for its corned beef and pastrami — but most non-New Yorkers probably know it best as the setting for an iconic scene from 1989’s rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally… (Five words: “I’ll have what she’s having.”)

The resulting video is indeed chaotic, joyful, and emphatically NSFW. It may also induce some serious pickle cravings. Watch below — and turn up your speakers, if you dare.

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Nick Reboot: Relive your youth with a '90s Nickelodeon live-stream -- UPDATE

UPDATE: According to a Facebook post from Nick Reboot, the website’s owner has cited a recent rise in publicity as the reason he’s decided to shut the site down completely.  He explained that “this amount of publicity will almost certainly force Viacom to come to a legal decision about us … I am absolutely horrified of what that might mean for myself, my loved ones, and for anyone else who was involved.”

“Do do do do do do do do do do do …” Oh, sorry. Didn’t realize I was doing that out loud typing that. What was I singing writing, you ask? Just the theme song for Doug. I know what you’re thinking. Why would that theme song be stuck in my head in 2013? Funny you should ask.

Welcome, nostaglic people of ‘Merica, to Nick Reboot, the website that offers a 24/7 live-stream of ’90s and early 2000s Nickelodeon shows (and commercials!). It’s a magical place in which I just watched a promo for an upcoming episode of CatDog as well as a commercial for Hot Wheels. Still don’t believe me? Because I just heard this direct quote from an episode of My Fairly Odd Parents: “Chew on your butt. Not my friend.” I couldn’t have made that up even if I tried.
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Miss Universe 2013: 10 eye-popping moments

Congratulations are in order for the new Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela, who beat out 85 other international beauties Saturday night at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall, wearing a shimmering silver dress.

While it’s another year of bleached perma-smiles, bizarro-glam costumery that make an ’80s Cher look modest, and suspiciously impressive résumés, for all the glitter and iridescent excess of Miss Venezuela’s finale dress, the event itself seemed a little lackluster this year. Maybe it was the absence of wonderfully cheeky host Andy Cohen paired with the pure cheesiness of Giuliana Rancic? Or perhaps it was the lack of cringe-worthy fashion dialogue from usual suspect and style commentator Jeannie Mai? Or maybe my crazy-meter broke from the VMAs and Kanye rants and that Emmy musical number? Well, thankfully, it’s not completely broken, because there were still plenty of silly sights to spare. Behold, my picks for the 10 eye-popping Miss Universe 2013 moments:
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Adapt This! Pulp's 'Common People'

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There’s nothing new under the sun — but somehow, these awesome properties have never been adapted for screens big or small. Psst, Hollywood: Let’s change that.

It’s the plot of Titanic. And The Notebook. And Aladdin. Also, Good Will HuntingPirates of the Caribbean, Wild at Heart, Say Anything, A Knight’s Tale, Atonement, The Great Gatsby, The Princess Bride and thousands of other stories that we’ve seen and read time and time again.

She’s rich (and beautiful). He’s poor (and beautiful). And he worships the privileged ground she walks on. Obviously they must end up together.You’d think that all love stories were really about class.

Because what’s more appealing than a tale of a scrappy, devilishly handsome fellow from the wrong side of the tracks who lusts after the privileged, sheltered beauty raised with silver spoons and gold forks and strands of pearls and eventually wins her pretty little heart?  No, not a reverse gender take. We’ve seen that a million times too. (Hi, Love Story, Pretty Woman, Maid in Manhattan, etc.)

Maybe what we need is a devilishly handsome fellow from the wrong side of the tracks who realizes that the privileged, sheltered beauty raised with silver spoons and gold forks and strands of pearls was full of sh-t? That’s why we should adapt Pulp’s “Common People.” Here’s my modest proposal.

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'The Nightmare Before Christmas' turns 20 -- but is it a Halloween or Christmas movie!?

Tim Burton’s seminal stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas turns 20 years old today, which is surprising since Jack Skellington is looking as slim as ever. That means that the question of when-do-you-watch-it has never been more relevant. READ FULL STORY

'Queer Eye Reunion 10 Years Later' react: Still fabulous

For the Fab Five, things just keep getting better. The chemistry, the sitcom-ready-banter, the outfits, the memories, it was like nothing had changed when the cast of Queer Eye sat down with Andy Cohen for their ten year reunion on Sunday night. It was also seven years since Jai, Kyan, Thom, Carson, and Ted had all sat in the same room. No matter, the reunion was akin to receiving a warm hello from your oldest, chic-est, and most potty-mouthed friends and realizing just how much you’ve missed them.

“We’re just thrilled that Ted’s still alive,” joked design doctor Thom Filicia, about their elder statesman Ted Allen. Just like the tone of their Emmy-winning show, quick wits and double entendres ran rampant as Cohen and the guys chatted about the silly, the serious, and the scandalous.

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'Queer Eye': The Fab Five's best manscaping moments in one supercut -- VIDEO

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A filthy bathroom, cinder block furniture, bad hair, terrible manners — there was nothing the Fab Five couldn’t fix. The stars of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy transformed many hopeless hetero men using their patented “make better” treatment when the series aired on Bravo from 2003 to 2007. Ten years later, the lifestyle triage team reunites to reminisce with Andy Cohen this Sunday night.

To celebrate, we’ve compiled the Queer Eye guys’ most “Oh. Em. Gee.” moments — from Carson Kressley quips like, “It’s so Gay’s Anatomy right now!” to Kyan Douglas declarations like, “This is why they’re fat.” — and best handy-dandy “Hip Tips.” If only they could pile into their black SUV and roll up now….

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