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Music, All Shook Down Bringing Funny Back: Justin Timberlake Owns Television This Week

Bringing Funny Back: Justin Timberlake Owns Television This Week

If we were going to nominate a Song of the Week this week, it wouldn't go to any ordinary single. It wouldn't go to a song that's about to set the Billboard chart on fire. It wouldn't go to anything…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Olympics Theme Songs That Are Especially Terrible (Because Most Are Fairly Terrible)

Five Olympics Theme Songs That Are Especially Terrible (Because Most Are Fairly Terrible)

Originally, we were going to do this list as a top five. But then it became apparent that Olympic theme songs are always so incredibly awful, it becomes difficult to figure out who did the worst job. When we started…
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Calendar, Night&Day Funny People

Funny People

It's no secret that SF Sketchfest draws celebrity performers, so let's dispense with this year's biggest names straightaway: Zach Braff, Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, Garry Shandling, Neil Patrick Harris, David Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Cloris Leachman. And there are dozens more…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jane, You Ignorant Drunk

Jane, You Ignorant Drunk

Vinting is the new writing, at least for celebrities looking to travel the country selling something. Plus you get drunk on your product and not just when the reviews come out. Dan Aykroyd is the latest star to show up…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Dreams of Syndication

Dreams of Syndication

Will & Grace: Series Finale (Lions Gate) The way this got hustled to shelves, mere days after Will Truman and Grace Adler said their mushy farewells, you'd think this were some classic adios -- another M*A*S*H or Cheers wrap-up. Alas,…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish

New releases available this week

The Blues Brothers 25th Anniversary Edition (Universal Studios Home Video) Dan Aykroyd and John Goodman's modern-day revival of the Blues Brothers is less a stroke of comedy genius than a dose of karaoke night at Hooters. Fight off those thoughts…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

On the Town The Little Tramp fingers the brim of his bowler, coyly cocks his head, and mouths a question. "So you can see?" the intertitle reads. Cut to the flower girl -- but before she can reply, a soft…
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The House of Tudor

Los Straitjackets are proud to know them, Dan Aykroyd once hired them, and the Reverend Horton Heat thinks they are amazing. Who are they? you ask. They are brothers -- The Sprague Brothers to be exact -- who still live…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Reno: Gateway to Gambling, Tributes, and Vomit "Reno, Nev," as Sinatra would say, may call itself the biggest little city in the world, but its real claim to distinction is an astounding propensity for nostalgia. The Chamber of Commerce might…
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