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Good luck!

How well do you know Swedish furniture?
The IKEA Game tests your knowledge of the store’s strangely-named products.

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She’s Back!

Did You Know That She Is Married To Maury Povich?
CNN debuts Connie Chung tonight.

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Hmmm…

Bassett: ‘Monster’ Role Was Demeaning
Angela Bassett turned down a lead role in the movie “Monster’s Ball” because she believed an affair the character had was demeaning and stereotypical, the actress said.
“It’s about character, darling,” she told Newsweek for the July 1 issue, which goes on newsstands Monday. “I wasn’t going to be a prostitute on film. I couldn’t do that because it’s such a stereotype about black women and sexuality.”
The actress made it clear that she didn’t mean to criticize Halle Berry, who starred in the movie as a troubled waitress who had an affair with her husband’s executioner. Berry won an Oscar for the role.
Bassett was one of several actresses who passed on the role in “Monster’s Ball.”
“It’s about putting something out there you can be proud of 10 years later,” she said. “I mean, Meryl Streep won Oscars without all that.”

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Guess what you are doing next Valentine’s Day?

Psst!
Wanna see the trailer for DAREDEVIL?
All I have to say is that Jennifer Garner is sooooo hot as Elektra!

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Freaky!

It Was On March 4, 2001, To Be Exact
The Lone Gunmen Made a 9/11 Prediction.

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Me, pick me! I look exactly like him!

LOOKING FOR JOHN JOHN
TBS announced on Friday that it is still searching for an actor to play John F. Kennedy Jr. in America’s Prince: The JFK Jr. Story, a television movie about his life. The biopic costars Jacqueline Bisset as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Ally McBeal’s Portia de Rossi as Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.

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R.I.P.

SIGNING OFF
Ann Landers, aka Esther “Eppie” Pauline Friedman Lederer, reputedly the most widely read syndicated advice columnist in the world for the last 40 years, died Saturday of multiple myeloma at the age of 83. Her column was carried by over 1,200 newspapers.

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Surprise! Surprise? Surprise.

ON THE OUTS?
Angelina Jolie not commenting on rumors that her two-year marriage to Billy Bob Thornton is over. The actress is reportedly living in a hotel in Beverly Hills after moving out of the home she has shared with Thornton, Thornton, meanwhile, has been seen cavorting with various women while cutting a solo album in Memphis.

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“I amm so happpppy dat youse have given me dis dagree!”

CALL HIM DR. TERMINATOR
Arnold Schwarzenegger accepting an honorary doctorate on Sunday from Chapman University in Orange, California. The school recognized the actor’s work on behalf of such causes as the Special Olympics and the Inner-City Games Foundation.

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I can see some new DVD’s In your future…

Tomorrow’s Major New Home Entertainment Releases
If you just cannot wait until tomorrow to find out about the big new releases on video and DVD, here’s a preview!
Gosford Park- When I saw this film, with my friend Margaret, we decided it was “quaint.” I stand by that word now. Robert Altman’s deliciously entertaining “we-don’t-care-whodunit” is so good, it proves he will never win anything but an honorary Oscar. If Altman couldn’t snag a statue with this sexy, funny, Anglophilic romp (and against less than formidable competition), then what could he win with? It improves vastly with repeated viewing, so don’t bother renting it. For all the humor, it’s the emotional wallop in the final scene between Helen Mirren and the legendary Eileen Atkins that sticks with you. Secret weapon: Kelly MacDonald in the central role of the maid, holding her own with Maggie Smith and the rest of the superlative cast. In my opinion it’s not a classic, but many of you won’t share my opinion. Like I said, it’s “quaint.”
A Beautiful Mind- Boooooooring! For all the cavils people might have about this as a movie or as history, one thing is clear: Russell Crowe’s withdrawn and interior performance is intelligently done, but its not brilliant. Crowe, suggests flashes of wit, anger, fear and self-knowing mockery all through his eyes, but the movie suffers from the fact that he is no longer an actor, but a larger than life star. Crowe is also let down at the very end by poor aging makeup and a Nobel acceptance speech that is far more maudlin than John Nash would have ever countenanced. But then there is Jennifer Connelly. She looks so exquisite and deserves the Oscar she won. The movie is good, but it’s not great.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Complete Second Season- Does Fox do the best jobs of repackaging TV shows because it’s smart or does it look smart because it has the best shows to repackage? It follows “The X-Files” and “The Simpsons” – which set the standard for TV shows on DVD – with the second season of “Buffy.” For two years, beginning with these shows, there was simply no better series on television. Buffy’s passionate romance with Angel came to the fore, Willow fell for a werewolf, Xander and Cordelia turned from bickering as enemies to bickering as a couple and Spike (the marvelous James Marsters) came to town. Future generations will curse us for not showering “Buffy” with the Emmys it deserved as surely as Angel was cursed for discovering true happiness with his mortal honey.