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Willem Dafoe plays the Devil in Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl ad -- VIDEO

He’s played Jesus — now he’s playing the Devil. A 2013 Super Bowl ad is giving Willem Dafoe the chance to play Satan, in a promo for Mercedes-Benz.

In the commercial’s Faustian tale (backed by – what else? – the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”), Dafoe’s Devil tempts an impressionable young man to make a deal in exchange for Mercedes’ new CLA-Class – and all that comes with it (because everyone knows that owning a sleek car = scoring invites to red carpet events, getting your photo on the front of magazines and being chased by hoards of screaming girls).

Usher and model Kate Upton also appear in the ad. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Hobbits, holidays, and 'Homeland'

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — not just because the holidays are around the corner, but also because mid-season finales are at hand on TV, and a certain breed of small, fuzzy-footed creature is making its way back to the big screen. Check out our picks for the week below, including the all-star Hurricane Sandy benefit and the much-anticipated Homeland finale. Have a great week! READ FULL STORY

Mick Jagger hosts tonight's 'Saturday Night Live' finale: Talk about it here!

Mick Jagger has managed to stay both incredibly famous and beloved for half a century. Considering the modern era’s notoriously short attention span, that’s no small feat. But despite Jagger’s celebrity magnetism, SNL viewers might find their minds wandering when he hosts tonight’s season finale. Instead of focusing on Jagger, we’ll be focusing on Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg — three veterans who might be leaving the show once Season 37 ends. And if any of them goes, SNL as we know it will change significantly.

Cast members depart at the end of every season — but these three have particularly strong legacies. Or, at least, two of them do. Samberg’s Digital Shorts — created with the help of his Lonely Island cohorts Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer — kept SNL relevant in the digital age and drove the show to start posting its own sketches online. For years, it seemed like Kristen Wiig single-handedly played all of Saturday Night Live‘s female speaking roles — and though cast mates like Vanessa Bayer and Abby Elliott have started picking up her slack, she’s still SNL‘s MVP. Sudeikis hasn’t had as much of an impact as Samberg or Wiig, but he’s always been a solid supporting player; nobody plays a handsome, likeable goof quite like he does.

Even so, I hope the writers don’t use these potential exits to justify bringing back tired old characters — especially Wiig’s one-upper Penelope, or any of the old-fashioned broads she plays in various recurring sketches.  READ FULL STORY

'Exile on Main St.' movie: Who should play Mick and Keith?

Exile on Main St. is the most revered and emblematic of Rolling Stones albums, recorded mostly in Keith Richards’ basement in the south of France in 1971. The band had fled to France to escape Britain’s tax man, scattered through the country and descended on Richards’ drug-stocked bunker to record “under very chaotic circumstances,” as Richards wrote in his biography. The legendary sessions have been documented before in the heralded Mick Jagger-sanctioned 2010 documentary Stones in Exile, but Richard Branson now has plans to dramatize the album’s genesis as well. As reported by Deadline, Branson’s Virgin Produced will adapt Robert Greenfield’s book, Exile on Main St.: A Season in Hell With the Rolling Stones.

But who will play Mick and Keith in Branson’s proposed biopic? READ FULL STORY

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