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Celebritology 2.0 Archive: Friday Lists

Oscars 2011: Five reasons the Academy Awards may be less predictable than usual

Sure, Oscar looks boring. But he may have some life in him this year. (AP) Every year, roughly one millisecond after the Academy Awards ceremony ends, the grumbling begins. The show was too long. The host wasn’t funny enough. The ceremony was boring. Honestly, the only thing more predictable than what happens during the Oscars is the post-telecast whineapalooza. But there’s reason to be optimistic about the potential for surprises during this year’s broadcast, which airs Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Specifically, five reasons. And here they are....

By Jen Chaney  | February 18, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Awards Season, Friday Lists, Oscars  
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On Valentine's Day, our favorite romantic movie scenes

Disclaimer: Celebritology is not responsible if, while viewing these clips or the films that spawned them, a salt-watery substance begins to leak from your eyes.

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | February 14, 2011; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Super Bowl: Best non-football moments ever from Super Bowl Sundays past

Terry Tate (aka Lester Speight), office linebacker. (Reebok) Before the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers battle for the title of Super Bowl XLV champs -- and before we're subjected to the sight of Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne in a Best Buy commercial -- let's pause for a bit of list-oriented Super Bowl nostalgia. Today we offer our rundown of some of the best moments from Super Bowls past -- from finest halftime show to, of course, the best commercial featuring an office linebaker. We did our best to be definitive, but odds are we left out something important. So by all means rectify any oversights by posting a comment about your favorite Super Bowl moment. Related content: A Super Bowl game plan for the non-football fan The post-Super Bowl slot: The best and worst TV it's given us Lea Michele to sing at Super Bowl...

By Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly  | February 4, 2011; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Friday Lists, Pop Culture, TV  | Tags:  Super Bowl  
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Friday List: Five unconventional holiday movies

Nothing says Christmas like Jake Gyllenhaal in a Santa hat. (Universal) Like so much about the yuletide season, when it comes to our Christmas movies, we tend to fall back on tradition. Hence, at some point in December, we feel obligated to sit down and watch one or all of the following: "It's a Wonderful Life," "A Christmas Story," "Miracle on 34th Street," "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and/or "Elf." And hey, there's nothing wrong with that. I also feel like something is amiss if I haven't spent time with George Bailey or Ralphie Parker before the holidays are over. But sometimes it's nice to mix it up. Which is why, five years ago, I wrote this list of unconventional holiday movies to watch on DVD. That first list led to a second list, then morphed into an annual little Washington Post tradition of its own. This year's rundown of...

By Jen Chaney  | December 17, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Friday Lists, Movies, Pop Culture  
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Friday list: Most random retro holiday specials

Grandma ... look out! (Time Warner via Christmas Specials Wiki) In last week's Friday List, Liz asked readers to rank their favorite holiday fare from most favorite to least, touching on all the usual sugarplum-related suspects. (For the record, the original "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" are currently leading the pack.) Today's Friday List will take us in a different yuletide direction. Instead of examining the classics, this rundown pays tribute to the holiday specials so random that time has (nearly) forgotten them. So join me on this magical journey through the craptastic Christmas fare of yesteryear, proof that for every "Grinch," there is a "Claymation Christmas Celebration" and for every "Charlie Brown Christmas" there is a "Christmas Comes to Pac-Land." (And don't forget to chime in with your own random holiday favorites by posting a comment.)...

By Jen Chaney  | December 10, 2010; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Friday List: Rank the best (and worst) holiday viewing

A scene from 1983's "A Christmas Story." (Reuters) Ah, December -- the time of year when one can settle in for a favorite (or not so favorite) holiday-themed movie or TV special 24 hours a day. In lieu of our normal Friday List, today we're asking you to rank holiday viewing -- from the best to the worst. Write in candidates are welcome in the comments section below....

By Liz Kelly  | December 3, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Friday Lists, Insta-Polls  
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