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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/ 3/2011

Harry Potter earns special honor; sneak peeks at Super Bowl 'Glee' episode and commercials

By Jen Chaney

Harry Potter and co., BAFTA honorees.(Warner Bros.)

Some pop culture stories on our radar at the moment...

The "Harry Potter" franchise will receive a special award at the BAFTAs for its contribution to British cinema. (BBC)

The final season of "Friday Night Lights" -- which is almost over if you've been watching it on DirecTV -- will begin its NBC run on April 15. Clear eyes, full hearts can't make plans on Friday nights for the rest of the spring season. (TV Line)

Maria Schneider, who starred opposite Marlon Brando in "Last Tango in Paris," has died at age 58. (Associated Press)

Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcoate may star opposite Johnny Depp in the "Dark Shadows" adaptation. (Deadline)

Get a sneak peek at the gratuitously attention-getting (on purpose) opening of the "Glee" Super Bowl episode. (Entertainment Weekly)

Watch a mini-Darth Vader start a Volkwagen -- and catch a sneak peek of more pop culturally-related Super Bowl commercials -- after the jump...

The Super Bowl commercial that features Darth Vader:

The traditionally inane Go Daddy commercial, starring Jillian Michaels and Danica Patrick:

And the Transformers team up with Chevy:

By Jen Chaney  | February 3, 2011; 12:15 PM ET
Categories:  Daily Mix, Pop Culture  
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Comments

So, no home rape kits in honour of Ben's appearance?

Posted by: byoolin1 | February 3, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Byoolin earns another Oak Leaf Cluster for his Lindbergh Baby Medal.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 3, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Took a while to get byoolin's posting, till I recalled that he used to live near Pittsburgh. Oh, snap!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 4, 2011 2:35 PM | Report abuse

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