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My Damn Channel readies live online comedy show! Read our Q&A with host Beth Hoyt

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Tomorrow, the website My Damn Channel, home to funny webisodes like Wainy Days, will launch its first live series. Hosted by actor-comedian-writer Beth Hoyt, My Damn Channel LIVE will air weekdays at 4 p.m., with 30-minute shows every Wednesday and 10-minute segments on the other four days of the workweek. Before Hoyt takes the online stage tomorrow, EW asks the comedian what celebs she hopes to nab, whether she’s expecting the unexpected, and how she plans to translate a late-night format to an afternoon airtime. Get to know Beth Hoyt, and be sure to check out a promo for the show after the jump:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why should people tune in to the show?
BETH HOYT: Because it’s unlike anything out there and because it’s live. While anything can happen, we are planning a lot of exciting and crazy stuff. With the combination of what we’ve planned and what we are unable to plan… I don’t know what we’ll be hit with, but I’m ready for it. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Remembering the Japan tsunami, counting down to 'The Hunger Games,' and 'Idol' heats up

The Hunger Games film release is less than two weeks away – are you ready for the reaping? Join us on EW.com for the livestream of the premiere on Monday! But that’s hardly all that’s going on this week – there’s a bunch of Oscar-nominated films coming out on DVD so you can catch up on what you may have missed, plus Discovery Channel investigates life on ice and Idol is already down to the Top 12. Have a great week!

SUNDAY
YouTube: Japan in a Day 

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. In commemoration of the disaster and to focus on the resilience of Japan, filmmaker Ridley Scott is using today to kick off work on his new project, Japan in a Day, which asks people around the world to film whatever they are doing today, March 11, and submit it for inclusion in a crowd-sourced documentary. Scott previously collaborated with YouTube on Life in a Day, which gathered footage from around the world and told a story of humanity. You can watch the trailer on YouTube now, and submit a video from anywhere in the world up until midnight tonight.

MONDAY
The Hunger Games premiere, live on EW.com

The big day is almost here. You can officially start planning your Katniss/Effie/Peeta costume –The Hunger Games premiere in Los Angeles is Monday night and we’ll be streaming it live on EW.com! The movie officially opens around the country on March 23, but catch Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and co. on the red carpet here first. And if you’re in LA, you’d better already be downtown at the Nokia Theater where they are allowing fans to camp out overnight for a chance to attend the big event.

TUESDAY
Major DVD releases: Melancholia, The Descendants, My Week With Marilyn, Young Adult, The Adventures of Tintin

It’s a big day for home viewing – catch (nearly) everything you didn’t get a chance to see in the theaters before Oscar week as some major films come out on DVD. One of our favorite ‘Nominated for Nothing’ flicks, Melacholia with Kirsten Dunst, is in the mix, along with The Descendants, Michelle Williams’ nominated turn in My Week With Marilyn, animated film The Adventures of TinTin, and the edgy Jason Reitman-helmed Young Adult.

WEDNESDAY
American Idol : The Top 12 perform, Fox, 8p.m.

We’re getting there – American Idol is already down to its Top 12 contestants and tonight they take the stage for the judges. The theme hasn’t been announced yet, but rocker Daughtry will perform on the follow up results show Thursday, so maybe there will be a harder edge to the songs this week?

THURSDAY

Community, NBC, 8 p.m.
Bonus: DVD rental The Ides of March

As one astute commenter pointed out, Community makes its valiant return tonight on NBC. Will the fan favorite hold its own being scheduled up against ratings winner Big Bang Theory?

Also, just for fun – it’s the Ides of March– March 15, like the real ides of March — but this year there’s a film out on DVD to go along with the ever-ominous date. So grab a copy of the George Clooney/Ryan Gosling political thriller The Ides of March and do your best Caesar impression at home.

FRIDAY
Film releases: 21 Jump Street, Casa de Mi Padre

March is notoriously slow for movie releases, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fun (although perhaps a bit mindless) comedies hitting the multiplex. 21 Jump Street is a fun ride down memory lane (where’s Johnny Depp?), with Channing Tatum and Oscar-nominated Jonah Hill as a pair of ne’er do well cops sent to break up a school drug ring. Also out this weekend: hear Will Ferrell’s reportedly impressive Spanish in Casa di mi Padre.

SATURDAY
Chasing Leprechauns, Hallmark Channel, 8 p.m.

Don your favorite green outfit and check out Hallmark’s latest cutesy holiday-themed endeavor – the story of a corporate hack (Adrian Pasdar) sent to Ireland to close a deal on a construction site that – get this – is rumored to be inhabited by leprechauns. I kid you not, this is really on TV. Or there’s always the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day-themed horror flick, Leprechaun (1993), starring Jennifer Aniston in her film debut.

SUNDAY
Frozen Planet, Discovery Channel, 8p.m.

Penguins, and polar bears, and sea lions, oh my! In this new co-production with the BBC, Discovery Channel explores life in the polar areas of the world, giving a new view of these vast, frozen landscapes. Alec Baldwin narrates the seven-episode series.

OK Go 'Sesame Street' video will edu-tain you about primary colors

The guys who previously taught us how to properly use a treadmill and master the art of canine-based dance are now tackling another subject: color theory.

Rock band OK Go, known for their offbeat viral videos, created an educational music video called “3 Primary Colors” for the folks down on Sesame Street. If we know anything, it’s that Sesame-related music videos are a special breed of wonderful.

The video features the same creative stop-motion style that the band commonly employs, with kid-friendly lyrics that explain the basics of primary colors: red and blue make purple, yellow and blue make green, red and yellow make orange, and so on and so forth. (If any of those statements came as a shock to you, then you might want to tune in when the clip airs on February 2nd.)

Check out the song after the jump, and let an educational palette of primary hues wash over you:
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Gets Better Every Time: He's Elmo and he knows it!

I’ll be the first to admit, I have spent way too many Friday nights revisiting old viral videos on YouTube. There’s something entrancing, hypnotic even, about re-watching favorite clips that have somehow managed to permeate everyday conversation and are entertaining enough to view 5, 10, or 50 times. (I wish that was hyperbole, but I digress.)

That’s why I’m happy to introduce Gets Better Every Time, where we’ll share the funny (Charlie bit that finger!), sad (Army veteran reunites with dog!), and disturbing (orange, anyone?) videos that, even months later, we just can’t seem to get out of our heads.

One such culprit is “I’m Elmo and I Know It,” a kid-friendly parody of LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It” featuring the eternally cheerful Elmo and a crew of supporting puppets who bop along as Elmo dances atop globes and serenades Whoopi Goldberg’s upper thigh. READ FULL STORY

Steven Tyler's national anthem rendition booed on the Web

Steven Tyler’s hometown Patriots may be through to the Super Bowl, but his performance of the national anthem at the AFC championship game today was less than through-to-Hollywood worthy. The American Idol judge messed up a lyric (“as bomb bursting in air”) and screeched his way through the song. The rendition was slammed by several sports blogs as well as TMZ, not to mention hundreds of Twitter insults from fans. Check it out for yourself below and share your thoughts.

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'Wall-Etheus' mash-up: Has WALL-E met his end?!

If you didn’t think last week’s mash-up trailer of The Lion King and The Dark Knight Rises could get any better, think again. Brad Hansen has put his mash-up mastermind to a new task: placing universally adored robot WALL•E against the backdrop of the harrowing music and jarring stylistic edits of the Prometheus trailer. See the full video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Jason Segel takes YouTube fan Chelsea Gill out on the town

Last week, we told you about Chelsea Gill, Jason Segel’s “sane, tested, and disease-free” megafan who wrote a brilliant song asking The Muppets star on a date and posted it to YouTube. Segel quickly declared it “My favorite thing, maybe ever” and tweeted that he’d need a couple of days to put his response together. Four days later, he went above and beyond expectations, as witnessed by a picture that Gill shared with the Chicago Tribune. READ FULL STORY

Jason Segel fan's online dating plea hits the mark as his 'favorite thing, maybe ever'

It was one of 2011′s favorite memes, and it’s not showing any signs of stopping in 2012. Yes, PopWatchers, I’m talking about those ubiquitous online fan dating invitations. The first celeb to ring in the new year with an ask was Jason Segel. So what made superfan Chelsea Gill’s YouTube proposal stand out from the pack (besides the fact that she could be Mena Suvari’s younger sister)? What inspired Segel to post the video on his Twitter feed, calling it, “My favorite thing, maybe ever”? See her online plea below. READ FULL STORY

Haven't gotten enough Muppets lately? They're still hanging out.

If you have ever wished Kermit would lip sync to Queen, you’re in luck. In this new YouTube spot for Google+, the whole gang joins in to show off how the new video-chat service works. Best moment? “Swedish Chef joined this hangout.” Now if I could just get my friends to jam like Animal or air guitar with a dead fish like Fozzie. Check out the video after the jump.
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Marcel the Shell with shoes on gets even more adorable in sequel

Since the debut of his ridiculously adorable viral video in 2010, Marcel the Shell has achieved two of his biggest goals in life: He’s published a beautifully illustrated biography, and now it looks like he owns a dog (although it terrifies him). Finally, we have a sequel from creators Dean Fleischer-Camp and Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate, who provides Marcel’s signature, pipsqueak voice. In it, we get some burning questions answered about our favorite shod shell: What does he use as a bed? What does he use as a car? Does he have any siblings? Find out below: READ FULL STORY

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