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  • Betty White’s dusty muffin gave Saturday Night Live its highest ratings in over a year. – NY Times
  • The other thing people watched this weekend was Iron Man 2. – E!
  • Some sad news to report: legendary singer and actress Lena Horne passed away last night. – NY Daily News
  • The Lost finale extravaganza is going to be hours and hours, and involves Jimmy Kimmel. – TV Guide
  • Mystery! No one can figure out if Joaquin Phoenix’s documentary is real or a farce. – LA Times
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  • When I first heard that Kristen Stewart (pictured above with Dakota Fanning) was cast as Joan Jett in The Runaways I cringed. And then I caught the trailer, and holy cow I can’t wait to see this movie. –Trailer via YouTube
  • Saturday Night Live shows Betty White some love! —USA Today
  • Conan O’Brien launches a 30-city tour next month, the Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour. So take that NBC/Leno…no one puts CoCo in the corner! —LA Times
  • Okay, so maybe “money never sleeps” but for now it’s going to be taking a little nap, as the Wall Street sequel premiere date has been bumped back a few months. —Hollywood Reporter
  • For those of you wondering whatever happened to American Pie’s Jason Biggs (or maybe I’m the only one?), well search no more, he’s signed on to star in a pilot for CBS (along with Richard Dreyfuss). —Hollywood Reporter
  • OMG, Mad Men Barbie dolls! Now you know what to get me for my birthday. — NY Times

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  • It looks like Betty White might get to host Saturday Night Live after all! Okay, well, more like co-host, as there will be other funny ladies there too (the more the merrier I always say!). — EW
  • Shit that’s cool: William Shatner will star in the pilot of CBS’ Shit My Dad Says…I said it before and I’ll say it again, PLEASE KEEP THAT TITLE. —Fishbowl LA
  • I think it’s safe to say that Better Off Ted won’t be renewed. The guy who plays Ted (Jay Harrington) is set to star in a new show called Nathan v. Nurture and Bill Pullman has just signed on to co-star. Whoa, Bill Pullman! Where has that guy been? — Hollywood Reporter
  • Quentin Tarantino did something nice. And I’m sure it’s purely a coincidence that it was announced to the press right around Oscar time. —ABC

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This year’s Super Bowl ads: Leno/Oprah/Letterman kind of play nice, Betty White in the mud, The Griswolds…and a killer whale

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Congrats to the Saints for their big win last night! Okay, let’s move past football, because as we know the Super Bowl telecast isn’t really about the game but the commercials.

With the exception of a couple of gems, I found most of the ads this year to be boring, and in some cases kind of disturbing (who knew Doritos had so much rage). Oh, and CBS really cranked out the promos…was that how they were able to sell all the ad space because they kept more than usual for the network? Hmmm. Anyway, speaking of promos, definitely the  highlight of the night was the Late Show with David Letterman spot, with guests stars Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey. Wow, everyone was able to stay hush-hush weren’t they, as we definitely didn’t see that coming:

And then the Snickers ad which featured Betty White and Abe Vigoda. Awesome:

I was mildly interested in HomeAway.com with the whole National Lampoon’s Vacation thing:

What else…the Google ad was two parts ridiculous and one part clever; the Denny’s ads made me chuckle; and the killer whale in the backseat for Bridgestone Tires was way too obvious before they even mentioned bachelor party, although it kind of gets funnier the more you watch it. Here’s the clip…because I’ve always wanted to end a blog post with video of a killer whale:

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  • Talk about hot for teacher!  Before he became a big television star, Don Draper taught high school drama in St. Louis–and guess which actor from a hit NBC show was his student? — E!Online
  • Calling all “wealthy businessmen,” Jennifer Aniston is looking for a date. — US Weekly
  • A Real Housewives of New York City insider (a.k.a. one of the housewives) spills the beans that Alex & Simon have been dropped from the guest list. — NY Daily News
  • Betty White’s cult-success (!) continues, this time with the magic of Facebook. — PopCandy

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