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‘Wolverine: The Musical’? [Video]

In case you didn't know by now (or if your mom didn't make it a point to tell you, since it's like, one of the only facts she probably prides herself on knowing about actors), Hugh Jackman has some musical theater chops. Oh, you didn't see 'Les Miserables'? The 'Wolverine' and 'X-Men' star recently took that talent to BBC Radio 1 to perform a cover of the 'Les Mis' song "Who Am I," repurposed with lyrics about his on-screen alter ego, Wolverine, and the results are, well, okay, they're pretty charming. 

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Character Actor James Rebhorn Dies at 65

Sad news today: beloved character actor James Rebhorn, who most recently starred on Showtime's 'Homeland' as Carrie Mathison's father, has passed away at the age of 65. Rebhorn, who also recently appeared on 'White Collar' and is known for roles on 'Seinfeld' and in 'Scent of a Woman,' passed on Friday afternoon. 

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‘After Earth’ and ‘Movie 43′ Top 2014 Razzie Awards Winners

While we're all gearing up for the 2014 Academy Awards, there's a different sort of long-standing awards tradition that took place over the weekend: the Razzie Awards, which honors the best of the worst in film in each year. And this year M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith's 'After Earth' and the celeb-heavy ensemble anthology comedy 'Movie 43' took home the most prizes with three awards each. 

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NBC’s ‘Heroes’ Returning to TV in 2015

Those who tuned into NBC's live coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi tonight were greeted with a little something extra from the network: during a commercial break, NBC teased the return of 'Heroes,' the television series created by Tim Kring, which ended in 2010. The new standalone series is appropriately titled 'Heroes Reborn,' as teased when the word "Reborn" flashed under the classic logo during the special promo.

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Watch Scarlett Johansson’s Banned Super Bowl Commercial [Video]

If you're like some of us around here, you mostly watch the Super Bowl for the hilarious commercials and the awesome new movie trailers. But there's one you won't be seeing on TV: Scarlett Johansson's Super Bowl commercial for SodaStream, which was banned from airing during the upcoming game. 

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Script Complete, J.J. Abrams Says

Finally, after months of development, J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he's ready to move on to the next stage: this weekend at the Television Critics Association, the director confirmed that the script has been completed for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' and that the production is now in "deep prep" on the upcoming film, which is scheduled for a December, 2015 release.  

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James Avery, Star of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ Dead at 68

It brings us great sadness to report this news on the first day of the New Year -- James Avery, the beloved actor who portrayed Uncle Phil on the hit '90s sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' has passed away at the age of 68. Avery, who passed away late last night in Los Angeles, was an actor known for his warmth, and continued to appear on many TV shows over the years after 'Fresh Prince' concluded. 

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Most Painfully Awkward Movie Sex Scenes of All-Time [Video]

Tired of these glamorized sex scenes in movies?

The truth is that sex is awkward and weird sometimes, and it's greeat when movies get it right.

There's nothing quite like a painfully awkward sex scene in a movie, whether it's played for laughs or for discomfort. Here's an unofficial list of the most awkward sex scenes in movies, ranging from the hilarious to the embarrassing, cringe-worthy and hard to watch.

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Cast of ‘Scrooged’ Then and Now [Video]

Released in 1988, "Scrooged" was a darkly comedic take on Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol,' starring Bill Murray in the Ebenezer Scrooge role as Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive alienated from his family and unable to find real happiness.

Struggling to put together a live production of "A Christmas Carol" on Christmas Eve, Frank finds that his real life begins to resemble the story he's producing as three ghosts visit him throughout the evening to try and get him to change his ways before it's too late.

The film took Murray from battling ghosts in 'Ghostbusters' to learning lessons from them, and over time it's become a holiday comedy classic.

Twenty five years later, take a look back at the cast of the film and see where they are now.

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