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Jackie Races the Dopey Challenge: Part 3

Wow. It took me awhile to get to this one: Part 3 of my Dopey Challenge saga.

Why you ask?

Well, I really crashed and burned in Part 3, where I ran the half marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

If you aren't familiar with half marathons, that is 13.1 miles. Not to sound like I just got off the bus from bragging camp, because 13 miles isn't a very difficult distance for me.

I have run for so many years that 13 miles is a staple in my weekly training. In college, 13 miles was also known as Sunday.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Sneak Peek [Video]

Last week gave us our first look at 'Game of Thrones' season 4 in its impressive, if not mind-blowing trailer, but who's ready for a more in-depth look? The first behind the scenes featurette for our next return to HBO's fantasy drama has hit, offering sneak peeks of the season's major set pieces, new characters and more!

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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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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Seahawks’ Richard Sherman Trash Talks About 49ers’ Michael Crabtree [Video]

Sunday night's NFC championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers came down to the final moments.

Down by six points with just a minute left, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pass to receiver Michael Crabtree was tipped by Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman and then intercepted, sealing the 23-17 victory for the host Seahawks.

After the game, ESPN's Erin Andrews interviewed Sherman about the final play.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Ride Along’ Drives Away

In the first truly busy weekend for new releases in 2014, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart took the competition, bent it over the knee and gave it a good spanking.

OK, you probably didn't want the image of those two spanking animated squirrels, demonic babies or Chris Pine in your head, but how else does one talk about the opening weekend for "Ride Along?"

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‘Godzilla’ Offers Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peak With Bryan Cranston

One of our most anticipated films of the year is Gareth Edwards' take on 'Godzilla,' which stars 'Breaking Bad''s Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, and will hopefully avoid the pitfalls of the previous American version.

Now there's a behind-the-scenes look, and it offers Cranston a chance to get goofy.

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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale Spoilers 200th Mythology
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CBS’ ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale’s Title Revealed

While this past week's 'How I Met Your Mother' landmark "Slapsgiving" installment saw the series getting into a bit of insensitivity trouble, the long-running CBS comedy will bounce back in a big way with the coming 200th installment "How Your Mother Met Me," including some major mythology reveals for the story, and plenty of surprises in the weeks to come!

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Metallica Reveals Plans for Grammy Performance with Pianist Lang Lang

Earlier this month, Metallica announced that they would be performing with Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang at this year's Grammy telecast on Jan. 26.

They just announced which song they'll be playing together.

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RECALL: GM 2013 Pickups

GM is recalling over 300,000 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups in the United States..

The recall is to reprogram software that may cause exhaust components to overheat and catch fire.  Eight fires have been caused by the problem, but no one has been injured

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Preview: Drake is Saddest Boy in Canada [Video]

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" will make its 2014 debut on Saturday as rapper Drake pulls double duty as both host and musical guest.

But will cast members new and old pull focus from the Canadian performer?

Find out in the first official promos from Drake's 2014 "SNL" premiere.

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North American International Auto Show: Cars Are the Stars [Video]

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off Monday with news media preview days.

Monday and Tuesday are the two days when automakers introduce their new products to the world via the media. The show for the general public opens Saturday, and runs through runs through Jan. 26 at Cobo Center.

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Man Fatally Shot in Florida Theater over Texting at ‘Lone Survivor’ Matinee [Video]

Going to the movies turned out to be a deadly excursion for one Florida man.

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