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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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‘Fast and Furious 7′ Moves to 2015

Leave it to Vin Diesel to bring us all the breaking news this weekend. Yesterday, the actor posted a photo on Facebook of himself with a statue of Groot from 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' confirming what we already pretty much knew about his part in the film. Tonight, the actor brings us official word on the anticipated release date switch of 'Fast and Furious 7,' which has now sped into a 2015 slot. 

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‘Gilligan’s Island’ Heads to Big Screen With ‘Jobs’ Star Josh Gad

Warner Bros. has apparently looked at its DVD shelf and randomly selected '60s TV series "Gilligan's Island" as the next property to get the big-screen modernization.

The studio has chosen to polish off the property and give it a go with "Jobs" and "Book of Mormon" star Josh Gad, who will co-write and star in the film adaptation.

And it should be a pretty easy, paint-by-numbers job since the roles and plot are all spelled out in the theme song as discussed on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" today.

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Legendary Actor Peter O’Toole Passes Away at 81

Sad news today, as legendary film and stage actor Peter O'Toole has passed away in London at the age of 81. The Irish actor, who just announced his retirement last year, was known for his work in films like 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'The Lion in Winter,' 'Goodbye Mr. Chips,' and the 2006 film 'Venus,' for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. 

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Paul Walker Dies in Tragic Car Accident at the Age of 40

It is with heavy hearts that we bring you this tragic news at the end of the holiday weekend -- 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker has passed away at the age of 40. Walker, who was working on 'Fast and Furious 7' with Vin Diesel and director James Wan, was killed in a car explosion in California on Saturday afternoon. 

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Batman Fan’s Wish Granted: Little Boy Gets to Be a Hero for a Day

In possibly the most heartwarming news of the year, the Make-a-Wish foundation has granted the wish of five year-old Batman super fan Miles, who will get to dress as his favorite crime-fighting superhero and defeat some of the caped crusader's famous villains. The foundation is turning San Francisco into the streets of Gotham for a day just so little Miles can make his dreams come true!

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