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<p>Terry Crews and Andre Braugher in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Terry Crews and Andre Braugher in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Operation: Broken Feather'

A post-Super Bowl episode loaded with guest stars still managed to showcase the regulars

A review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I'm starring in an Albanian remake of "The Cosby Show"...

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<p>We'll give you a hint.. Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is most likely modeled on someone who is reading this photo caption... right... now!</p>

We'll give you a hint.. Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is most likely modeled on someone who is reading this photo caption... right... now!

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Who is Jesse Eisenberg really playing in the 'Man Of Steel' sequel?

We have a theory, and you're probably not going to like it

Who is Jesse Eisenberg actually playing in "Man Of Steel 2"?

There's not a trick answer to this. When Warner Bros. announced last week that Jesse Eisenberg had been hired to play Lex Luthor in the sequel to last year's "Man Of Steel," that is correct. He is playing Lex Luthor. But when they say that, it's still not a definitive explanation of what you're going to see when that film arrives in theaters on the now-scheduled date of May , 2016. Which Lex Luthor is he going to play? For comic book fans, there are many possible answers to that question, and for fans of the various live-action and animated interpretations, there are even more possibilities in the mix.

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Super Bowl Blowout ratings down from last year, but in the Top 5 all-time


Super Bowl Blowout ratings down from last year, but in the Top 5 all-time

Four of the Top 5 Super Bowls of all-time have happened in the past four years. PLUS: Super Bowl stadium is covered in snow less than 12 hours after the game.


Fox and Jerry Seinfeld insist "Seinfeld" reunion wasn't a commercial, even though it promoted his Crackle web series
No money was exchanged for the promotion. As Jerry Seinfeld says in a statement: "Fox approached Larry and me about doing some kind of ‘Seinfeld’ reunion for the halftime broadcast because of the New York connection. So we thought throwing Jerry, George and Newman into a ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ was a fun way to do it. Larry and I wrote the script in one sitting, just like old times, and working with him, Jason and Wayne was a total blast, as it always was." PLUS: What a disappointing reunion!, and it was much ado about nothing.


Watch all the "24: Live Another Day" Super Bowl trailers
Featuring Jack Bauer and "Goth Chloe." PLUS: Watch Super Bowl ads for Fox's "Cosmos" and "The Following."


Bruno Mars gets credited with "rescuing" boring Super Bowl
Mars suddenly became the main event as the Broncos were getting blown out in the first half. And he lived up to the billing. PLUS: Mars' halftime was "solid-meh," the Red Hot Chili Peppers got the biggest cheers, and Mars delivered after baring scrutinized over his inexperience.


Super Bowl champion QB Russell Wilson will be on Letterman tonight
It's become a tradition for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback to appear on "The Late Show" first.


Seattle Seahawks use "Community's" Jeff Winger in celebrating their Super Bowl victory
Joel McHale is, of course, a diehard Seahawks fan.


"SNL" had its 2nd-best ratings of the season, thanks to Seth Meyers' farewell
Apparently viewers were tuning in for Seth's goodbye, not Melissa McCarthy.


Opera superstar Renee Fleming was "living and breathing" the national anthem for weeks
"This is not for civilians," says the Super Bowl soprano.


Super Bowl ads: Less risqué and crude, more warm and fuzzy
There was also a lot of nostalgia this year, including a Radio Shack '80s reunion ad and, of course, the "Full House" reunion. PLUS: "Puppy Love" wins USA Today's Ad Meter.


Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad brings out a racist backlash
Some "ugly Americans" were ticked off to see "America the Beautiful" sung in foreign languages.


Aziz Ansari tweeted a "Friday Night Lights" Super Bowl -- "Street" and Vince Howard join the fun
Ansari's all-day Sunday tweet fest inspired a photo from Scott Porter and Michael B. Jordan.


All performers on Letterman this week will sing Beatles songs
"The Late Show" and the Ed Sullivan Theater is commemorating Sunday's 50th anniversary of the Beatles famous performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."


Time Warner's Super Bowl ad features "Duck Dynasty" cast minus Phil Robertson

The controversial "Duck" star was conspicuously absent from last night's commercial.


Puppy Bowl vs. Fish Bowl vs. Kitten Bowl

Which put on the cutest performance vs. the Super Bowl, Animal Planet, Nat Geo or Hallmark Channel?


Hillary Clinton sent a tweet joking about Fox News during Super Bowl

"It's so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl"


Kim Kardashian in Vogue?
The E! star reportedly was photographed for the fashion magazine this weekend.


Prince and Zooey Deschanel had a duet on "New Girl"
Prince did sing on last night's Super Bowl episode.


Stephen Colbert had his head cracked open in Super Bowl ad
Watch Colbert pitch pistachios.


Meet the "Supernatural" spinoff characters

All new spinoff characters will be introduced on the CW series' 20th episode. PLUS: Jared Padalecki under fire for calling Philip Seymour Hoffman's death "stupid."


Rainn Wilson tweets a childhood photo of him wearing a Seahawks shirt
"This goes out to all the as*holes calling me a #Bandwagon fan."

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Jerry Seinfeld's 'Seinfeld' reunion was to promote "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"


Jerry Seinfeld's "Seinfeld" reunion was to promote "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

Watch the bit he, Jason Alexander, Wayne Knight and Larry David did for Fox's Super Bowl coverage.

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<p>Anthony&nbsp;Hopkins holds the Best Actor Oscar aloft at the 64th Academy&nbsp;Awards in 1992.</p>

Anthony Hopkins holds the Best Actor Oscar aloft at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992.

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TCM's 'And the Oscar Goes To' documentary skips a stone across the Academy's 85 years

A rare glimpse behind the veil of Hollywood's biggest night

I remember for a number of years I used to own a VHS tape called "Oscar's Greatest Moments," a unique peek at the Academy Awards over a 20-year stretch, from 1971 to 1991. Unique because the Academy rarely offers up this sort of material, for whatever reason. The organization's YouTube channel has been a nice resource in recent years, but it's been a while since we've seen something quite like Turner Classic Movies' "And the Oscar Goes To" documentary, which premiered Saturday night and aired again this evening directly after the Super Bowl.

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<p>Emmett and Batman have to stop the evil President Business from, uh... oh, who cares?&nbsp;They're Legos!&nbsp;And it's a movie!</p>

Emmett and Batman have to stop the evil President Business from, uh... oh, who cares? They're Legos! And it's a movie!

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Review: 'The Lego Movie' delivers pure delight for young and old fans alike

Lord and Miller continue to prove themselves capable of anything

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have a very special skill set.

Anyone can take a great premise for a movie and make a great movie out of it. But Miller and Lord seem to be able to take ridiculous premises and still somehow fashion emotionally resonant, thematically-consistent, intelligent and satisfying films. "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" is a very slight but charming book with no real narrative, and they turned it into something remarkably silly and also quite sweet. "21 Jump Street" was a show I couldn't have cared any less about, and yet the film ended up being both a witty deconstruction of TV-shows-turned-movies and a genuinely satisfying buddy cop comedy.

Now they've taken a toy, something that has no narrative attached, and they've turned it into a film that works as a celebration of the art of creation, a movie that encourages kids to embrace the unlimited creativity of imagination while also reminding a specific generation of parents to share their damn toys. It is a canny piece of pop art, and "The Lego Movie" should end up delighting old and young viewers in equal measure.

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<p>Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk during the Grammy Awards</p>

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk during the Grammy Awards

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Daft Punk and other Grammy acts surge on next week's album chart

'2014 Grammy Nominees' album may freeze 'Frozen' out of top spot

Grammy Award winners and performers will see a big uptick next week as acts like Kacey Musgraves, Daft Punk, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gallop back into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 following exposure on the Jan. 26 show. Even the show itself sees a victory as the “2014 Grammy Nominees” album surges to No. 1, selling up to 95,000 copies.

The soundtrack to “Frozen” continues to do well, dropping from No. 1 to No. 2 (90,000) and trading places with the “Grammy Nominees” set.

The latest from Christian contemporary group Casting Crowns, “Thrive,” will bow at No. 3 (75,000), while Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” moves up one spot to No. 4 (70,000). The only other debut in the Top 10, Of Mice & Men’s “Restoring Force” will launch at No. 5 (55,000).

 Grammy show opener Beyonce’s self-titled set falls 4-6, but the remaining four performers/winners all see rises. Imagine Dragons’ “Night Visions” rises 11-7 (35,000), Kacey Musgraves’ “Same Trailer Different Park” surges 28-8 (35,000), Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning album of the year “Random Access Memories” rises 39-9 (27,000) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “The Heist” moves 14-10 (27,000).

 

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<p>Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in &quot;Sherlock.&quot;</p>

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in "Sherlock."

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Season finale review: 'Sherlock' - 'His Last Vow'

Holmes and Watson go up against a blackmailing media mogul

"Sherlock" season 3 just concluded airing on PBS, and I have a few thoughts on the finale coming up just as soon as I lick your face...

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<p>Zooey Deschanel, Prince and Jake Johnson on &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Zooey Deschanel, Prince and Jake Johnson on "New Girl."

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Prince'

Prince helps Jess and Nick through big milestone in their relationship

A review of tonight's "New Girl" — and thoughts on this season to date — coming up just as soon as I'm turned on by gas mileage on a Thursday...

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"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey" 

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'Downton Abbey' recap: Rose breaks the color barrier, big time

Rose has a little 'surprise' for Robert on his birthday

Heavens to Betsy, there's a BLACK man in Downton Abbey! Quick, somebody hand out the smelling salts and make absolutely sure everyone has at least one eyebrow raised to fully capture an uncomfortable mix of bemusement and fear! Oh, and do make a very quiet, restrained phone call to the authorities! This is bedlam, mind you, bedlam!

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<p>Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander as Jerry and George in a &quot;Seinfeld&quot;-themed Super Bowl spot.</p>

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander as Jerry and George in a "Seinfeld"-themed Super Bowl spot.

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'Seinfeld' reunion in Super Bowl ad: Not that there's anything wrong with that?

Jerry and Jason Alexander get back into character for 'Comedians in Cars' spot

Last week, the TV world was abuzz with the idea of a "Seinfeld" reunion, as Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander were photographed, Alexander clearly costumed as George Costanza, entering Tom's Restaurant, the New York diner that inspired Monk's on the NBC sitcom. Then Seinfeld did an appearance on WFAN radio's morning show in New York, where he teased that it was a reunion, featuring multiple actors from the show, that it wasn't for his Crackle.com series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," and that it would be seen very soon.

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<p>Bruno Mars performing during half-time of the 2014 Super Bowl.</p>

Bruno Mars performing during half-time of the 2014 Super Bowl.

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Review: Bruno Mars delivers a fun, soulful halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII

Were the Red Hot Chili Peppers necessary?

Bruno Mars delivered an energetic half-time performance tonight at Super Bowl XLVIII that recalled the glory days of Motown, while still sounding fresh and new.

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