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Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have A Dream”

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, readers! Hopefully you have the day off to (sleep in and) do some sort of public service, but regardless, here is the full version of MLK’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech. Keep reading »

The Good, The Meh & The WTF At The 2011 Critics Choice Awards

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Hollywood spent the weekend celebrating themselves — first up, the Critics Choice Awards! There were some amazing standouts amongst the women walking the red carpet, plus a handful of WTFs and a couple of ladies just phoning it in. Only a few completely knocked my socks off, but hopefully that’s because everyone else was saving the glam for the Golden Globes? (Find out when we post that slideshow later this morning…) Who was your best and worst dressed?

Trailer Park: “The Dilemma,” “The Green Hornet,” “Barney’s Version,” “Every Day,” “Burning Palms”

I know a movie wouldn’t be interesting if it was about a marriage where neither part wanted to cheat on the other, but what’s with the movies this week? They’re all about sordid people doing their sordid deeds, seemingly unaware of the destruction they bring to their loved ones. I guess this is how Hollywood plans on warming us up for Valentine’s Day? After the jump, this week’s new movies.
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Adorable Baby Panda Makes Even More Adorable Noises


I would like to dedicate this video to Jessica, who is off today, moving her stuff out of the place she shared with He Who Shall Not Be Named Because He Is Lame. She loves baby pandas. As Jess would say, “Squeeeeeee!” Keep reading »

Little Girl Resists Eyebrow Wax On “Toddlers & Tiaras”


Fifty percent of the time while I’m watching “Toddlers & Tiaras,” I have my thumb poised over the “call” button on my cell phone, ready to dial Child Protective Services. This clips falls under that 50 percent. Watch a pageant mom force her 5-year-old daughter to get her eyebrows waxed and then curse humanity. Keep reading »

5 Reasons The Golden Globes Are Better Than The Oscars

Hooray! Award season has begun! On Sunday, the Golden Globe Awards will be handed out in Hollywood and I couldn’t be more excited. The Globes are my favorite award show of the season. While the Academy Awards have more “prestige,” I could fast-forward through about 90 percent of it. (Ditto for the Emmy Awards, which never fail to put me in a catatonic state.) No, the Golden Globes are the best and I’ve got five super solid reasons why. Keep reading »

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