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"The Golden Raspberry awards, Oscar's cackling ugly sister, ought to be a bitchy corrective to awards season hyperbole, to take Hollywood down a peg or two, and identify the bizarrely overrated as well as the obviously catastrophic," writes Tim Robey at the Daily Telegraph.
Have a Merry Christmas, but don't forget the most basic origins of the day, say several thousand billboards that show the glow of a fetal ultrasound, a halo above the infant.
And that would be Jan. 6, the second day that the bustling new Congress will be in session in the new year.
As climate scientists gathered in Cancun, Mexico, the past few weeks for yet another United Nations-sponsored global warming "summit," some were openly calling for the West to commit economic suicide. Professor Kevin Anderson, director of the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research, for example, claimed that the only way to curb greenhouse gas emissions enough to save the Earth from cataclysmic climate change - without punishing developing countries - is to halt, yes halt, economic growth in the developed world over the next two decades.
With the Beatles finally on iTunes, Garth Brooks and AC/DC are among the few notable acts that continue to staunchly hold out, unwilling to agree to Apple's restrictive pricing schemes and loath to see their albums chopped into singles.
A source has stepped forward with news that sales of "Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Teabagging of America" by The Washington Post's Dana Milbank were, well, tepid.
"[John Wayne] forced Siegel to redo the scene, declaring: 'Whatever the cause, I would never shoot anyone in the back. It's unthinkable for my image,'" writes Philip Horne at the Daily Telegraph.
Alas, these kind of internet hoaxes are becoming ever more common. Last week the web OMG'd itself hoarse over a story purporting to be about a woman quitting her job via messages on a whiteboard.
"Personally, my own week-to-week reaction to 3-D has been that I simply notice it less and less," writes Owen Gleiberman at the Entertainment Weekly blog The Movie Critics.