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Tuesday

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Tuesday

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February 2010

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"My Sharona" Singer Dies

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Doug Fieger, the singer of the song “My Sharona” has died. Sharona and Fieger dated for three years, and Fieger described her as being a bit of a muse for him. They remained friends over the years and she continues to capitalize on the song. As a tribute to Fieger, please watch the video below in the privacy of your own home so that you can dance around wildly. Nothing beats My Sharona!

Tuesday

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February 2010

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The World Has Come to an End: Hulu to Start Charging??

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I have heard this nasty rumor many times, but it is starting to gain some ground. HULU is looking to maximize their profit, and they may do it by charging for select shows. The select shows so far include 30 Rock, Modern Family, and House. I suppose free online television was too good to be true after all.

Tuesday

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Barbara Walters is Done With Her Oscar Specials

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Barbara Walters has decided to hang up her Oscar specials because she has “been there, done that.” I don’t know about you, but this makes me very sad. I love Barbara Walters, and I look forward to her Oscar special every year. This year she will be interviewing Sandra Bullock and Monique. Watch her make this announcement below.

[Image via CP]

Monday

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February 2010

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Nancy O’Dell may be the new co-host of Dancing With the Stars

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Nancy O’Dell is rumored to be replacing Samantha Harris as the next co-host of Dancing With the Stars. Other rumored new co-hosts include Vanessa Minnillo, Melissa Rycroft, and Brooke Burke, but I think O’Dell is the front-runner. I still cannot believe that Samantha Harris would leave Dancing With the Stars to co-host The Insider. Aren’t you supposed to leave The Insider to co-host Dancing With the Stars? Interesting career move.

Monday

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February 2010

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NBC Expected to Lose 250 Million Dollars on the Olympics

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Despite viewership of around 97 million, NBC is still expected to lose 250 million dollars on the Olympics. So how did this monstrosity occur? In 2003, Dick Ebersol, the chairman of NBC Universal Sports and Olympics entered into a bidding war with Fox for the 2010 Olympics and won at the bargain rate of 2 billion dollars. Needless to say, Dick overbid. As Nikki Finke points out, Dick Ebersol is the same jerk that called Conan O’Brien an “astounding failure.”

Sunday

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February 2010

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John Mayer is STILL a Giant D-Bag

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Remember when I called John Mayer a D-bag? Yeah…he still is. The writer behind the Playboy interview with John Mayer has agreed to “speak out,” and he basically says a whole lot of nothing. I will give you the highlights to avoid boring you with the mundane details from this interview. Here is the gist: Mayer wasn’t drunk during the interview; the press took his statements out of context; and Mayer “spends a lot of time in his own head.” Whatever. I read the entire interview and he’s offensive in every context.

Sunday

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February 2010

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Valentines Day is Box Office Gold

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Valentines Day (the film, not the Holiday) came in number one at the Box Office this weekend, raking in about 55 million dollars. The film’s success is moderately surprising considering it got horrible reviews. Ensemble stunt casting has become a popular movie tactic, after the success of He’s Just Not That Into You and Love Actually. Am I the only person who didn’t like any of these movies? I find ensemble casting distracting. To quote the almighty Roger Ebert, this film “is a traffic jam of famous faces.” See the “traffic jam” in the picture below.

Saturday

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February 2010

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Katherine Heigl Becomes ‘One for the Money’

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Just as Sandra Bullock has Julia Roberts to thank for her roles in The Proposal and The Blind Side, Katherine Heigl has Reese Witherspoon to thank for her upcoming film entitled One For the Money. The film is about a jobless lingerie buyer that becomes a bounty hunter to pay her bills. Now why didn’t I think of that? Reese is rumored to have dropped out because the film kept getting postponed, but there is no official statement.

Saturday

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Hollywood Truth or Myth: Did Michael Jackson Invent the Moonwalk?

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The short answer to this question is no. Though Jackson popularized and transformed the move, he did not originate it. The first known recording of the move was in 1955, when tap dancer Bill Bailey performed it on television. It may date back even further though. Watch the first clip below to see Jackson perform the moonwalk for the first time in 1983 at Motown 25. In the second clip, he discusses the origin of the moonwalk. At the very end of the third clip, you will see Bill Bailey perform the moonwalk, or as he liked to call it, the “backslide.”