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This week’s movie releases (through Dec. 25): The Adventures of Tintin, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, We Bought a Zoo, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, War Horse, The Darkest Hour

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Local Young Leaders to host NYE party

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Local Anniston ‘elves’ work to light up Quintard

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FICTION 1. (3) 11/22/63 by Stephen King (Scribner, $35) 2. (4) best of me by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central, $25.99) 3. (5) the litigators by John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95) 4. (7) KILL ALEX CROSS by James Patterson (Little, Brown, $28.99) 5. (8) RED MIST by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, $27.95) NONFICTION 1. (1) KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly (Holt, $28) 2. (2) STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, $35) 3. (6) BEING GEORGE WASHINGTON by Glenn Beck (Threshold, $26) 4. (11) NEARING HOME by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson, $19.99) 5. (12) THROUGH MY EYES by Tim Tebow (Harper, $26.99)

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Diane Keaton’s mom co-stars in quirky ‘Then Again’ Then Again by Diane Keaton; Random House, 2011; 304 pages; $26

By Douglass K. Daniel Associated Press

In her revealing and perceptive memoir, actress Diane Keaton recalls the bittersweet love affair that’s dominated her life. Not with Woody Allen or Warren Beatty or Al Pacino — with her own artistic ambitions. Diane Hall wanted so much to be a performer when she was growing up in Santa Ana, Calif. It took time — years, in fact — for her to realize that life wasn’t what it seemed to be in movies and on TV shows. It still didn’t seem real when she found herself an Oscar winner for Annie Hall, on Warren Beatty’s arm, and meeting remarkable people. She worried that she was in over her head in more ways than one. “You’re a movie star,” Beatty advised her. “That’s what you wanted. You got it. Now deal with it.” Then Again is about Keaton dealing

with it — the fame, the family, the future and her ongoing need to be creative. It’s refreshing to hear someone with her enviable success acknowledge that she has found it all a bit disorienting and, at times, unsatisfying. A much larger presence in her life than the men she loved and lost — larger than Woody or Warren or Al — was her mother. Throughout the book, Keaton contrasts her story with Dorothy Hall’s, told through her late mother’s journals and other writings. Having raised four children and toughed out a strained marriage, Dorothy found herself battling depression in middle age and beyond. She had no better answers to life’s challenges than did her successful daughter. “Bogged down by the same dilemmas, Mom and I shared a fear of failure, a concern for what others think, demean-

ing comparisons, and low self-esteem.” To cope, Dorothy tried to pep herself up with daily bromides; her daughter binged and purged. Keaton writes about their lives with a warmth and richness that matches her public persona. Her book isn’t filled with details about movies like The Godfather and Reds. One of her best and bravest performances, in Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is ignored, and she offers fleeting if telling observations about her fellow artists and former loves. Then Again is like one of her quirky, lovable, eye-catching outfits, put together with a little of this and a bit of that, striving for a look that roughly follows the norm before throwing in something unexpected. In other words, it’s unique — and just right for Diane Keaton.

Book details quest to make new friends MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche; Ballantine Books, 2011; 384 pages; $15

ation — go on one friend date a week over the next year, 52 in all. MWF SeekBy Rasha Madkour ing BFF: My Yearlong Search Associated Press for a New Best Making friends shouldn’t Friend chronicles be complicated. We’ve been Bertsche’s quest. doing it since we were kids, If reading about right? several dozen But for many of us, as a new meet-ups sounds book points out, “friend-mak- like a drag, it can be ing is not the natural process at times. But more it used to be.” Chicago transoften than not, Bertsche’s skill plant and journalist Rachel as a writer and the myriad Bertsche discovers this the ways she finds potential dates hard way when she finds keep things interesting. She herself without close friends asks current friends to set her up, approaches prospects at to speak of, two years after her yoga class and neighbormoving. She comes up with a game plan to change her situ- hood restaurant, signs up for

a speed-friending event, consults a friend matchmaker and, demonstrating she’s willing to give anything a shot, even tries a Renta-Friend website. The book is also peppered with intriguing research on topics like what makes friends click, how many friends we need and the health benefits of having friends. (“Researchers found that having low levels of connection is comparable to smoking fifteen cigarettes a day or being an alcoholic, more harmful than not exercising and twice as harmful as obesity.”)

The audience for this kind of a book is probably limited. But Bertsche seems to have a clear idea of her target audience. She gives no explanation when referring to the likes of Regina George (the lead bully in the 2004 movie Mean Girls), but feels the need to include this parenthetical comment when mentioning Gallup: “You know, the company that conducts all those polls.” For all the book’s weaknesses — the gimmicky premise, the repetitive comparisons between her old friends and new friends, the sometimes tiring accounts of dates — a reader cannot help but root for Bertsche, cheer her successes and consider trying out some of her ideas.

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Young Leaders to host NYE party By Erin Williams

of her husband, who works in downtown Atlanta. While she is very aware she If New Year’s Eve finds you could transition to the big city facing the challenge of celebratand make more money, she is ing with either Ryan Seacrest or pleased with the way things are Kathy Griffin, then consider donnow in her current position as ning your “Welcome 2012” best director of communications for and party for a cause at “The Eve,” BR Williams. an evening of dance, drinks and “The company I work for has music on Dec. 31 at the Hilton made it so hard for me to leave Garden Inn. — they are just amazing people,” The hosts? The service organishe said. “It’s like a family.” With zation known as the Young Leadher family and job in Calhoun ers Society of Calhoun County, a County, she doesn’t ever see hergroup that is focused on bringing self leaving the area permanently. back and nurturing young profes“I definitely will do everysionals in the county by providing thing I can to make it better and a place where they can both grow to bring more people here,” she their career, serve the commusaid. “I need to actually do what nity — and have a little fun while I’m preaching to people — ‘Hey, they’re at it. don’t go to Birmingham or Current president and foundAtlanta.’” ing member Misty Skinner knew For now, the group remains there was a void to fill when the focused on gaining more interest Oxford native moved back home from the community and making after graduating from Auburn Calhoun County a more attracUniversity in 2005. tive place for young people to stay “I can remember going to and thrive. Next month’s mingle Special to The Star meetings and [thinking] ‘Awewill feature a “rotating roundsome, everybody’s talking about From left: Derek Conrad Brown, Anna-Marie Ellison Moorer, Shannon Jenkins, Stephanie table,” where representatives their grandkids, and I’m their Hoskins Stamps, Misty Kowatana Skinner, Brandon Glover and Brooke McCulley of Young from local businesses, including age,’” she remembers about not Leaders of Calhoun County at the Second Annual Alabama Business Leaders’ Summit on Early Alabama Power and Noble Bank, seeing any young individuals at Childhood Investment in Montgomery in February. will discuss how their companies professional events. “I’m involved achieved success, and in Februin a lot of organizations, but there group. The society, which funcfrom heading United Way’s Day desserts and hors d’oeuvres and ary, members of the theater group is nothing that is structured just tions as an organization of United of Action in June to sorting food a midnight champagne toast. CAST will perform excerpts from for young people.” Way, was born in September for ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ to Proceeds from the fundraiser will At the urging of her employer, 2010. assisting in the monthly distribu- be given to Dolly Parton’s Imagi- past productions. Having more young professional events “are on BR Williams, she began working Open to individuals age 21tion of new mother packets to nation Library and United Way’s with a number of community 45, Skinner is striving to create a Regional Medical Center proSuccess by 6 program, which ben- the playbook to do,” said Skinner, whose two-year term as president service organizations, including strong community of like-minded vided by Concern for Children, efits children in the county, fallUnited Way, which, in early 2010, young individuals. As set in the along with a portion of membering in line with the organization’s ends in September. “We’re always approached her about garnerbylaws, individual members pay ship dues being contributed to support of youth in the area, says taking more people. We’re trying to always find ways to reach ing ideas geared toward young $200 annually ($300 for couples) United Way of Calhoun County. Skinner. new people, to come in, to hang people giving back to their comand are asked to make an addiThe society also hosts “monthly “We could have formed a out with us. Our doors are always munity. tional tax-deductible $300 minimingles,” where members meet group that’s [just] cool, but we open.” Skinner knew that whatever mum annual contribution to the up for dining and discussion. wanted to make it have a purTickets for the event are $50, was formed would have to have a county’s branch of United Way. “You do community service, pose,” she said of the overall misand can be purchased by calling fresh take for young profession“We lose a lot of young proplus you get to hang out with sion. 256-236-8229 or visiting Quintard als. fessionals to Birmingham or people that are young like you, Membership isn’t limited to Atlanta,” she said. “We’re trying to that are trying to move forward in those who only live or work in the Mall Guest Services. For more “Along the way, I just saw the get young people involved and let their professional career,” Skinner county, and Skinner should know information on the Young Leadstructure and went, ‘Well, let’s ers Society, visit the group’s webthem know ‘Hey you don’t have says of the group, which is now 83 — she drives nearly 150 miles not meet at lunch at a restaurant site at uweca.org/yls/. to [move].’” members strong. almost every day from her home and everybody wear their work Erin Williams is a graduate of The organization, whose YLS’ first signature event will she shares with her husband clothes. Let’s meet after hours Faith Christian School and the members are required to comopen its doors to the New Year in Villa Rica, Ga., to her job in and hang out,” she observed. plete 20 hours of community starting at 9 p.m. Dec. 31, with Anniston. University of Alabama. She is a A core group of about eight service a year, is always practicentertainment by regional band “My personality is to go, go, performing arts aide for the Washmembers came together that ing various forms of service, Daybreakk!, bottomless drinks, go, and he knows that,” she said spring to set the structure for the ington Post Style section. Special to The Star


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Anniston ‘elves’ work to light up Quintard

Just when it seems that everything’s already been said and done to celebrate Christmas, there’s one more story of good tidings to share. And it’s one to be enjoyed Hervey by the Folsom entire Artists in Action city. It’s a light story, yet it tells of some very heavy work involved by the people who make it happen each year. This account is about the lights on the Quintard Avenue median and “the elves” of the Parks and Recreation Department who make sure the avenue comes colorfully alive each holiday season. Since 1998, the department has lit Anniston with bright lights for several blocks, this year from the intersections of Sixth Street to 15th Street. The idea, which came from then Mayor Gene Stedham, has been carried out annu-

ally by PARD employees. Trees sparkle with white lights, and bushes are adorned with strands of colored lights. The angel scene across from Wells Fargo is outlined in blue this year, in memory of fallen police officer Justin Sollohub, according to Angie Shockley, project coordinator. The trees in that display are wrapped in white bulbs, in memory of Shockley’s mother, Joyce Shockley (who loved the color white), and fellow worker Robin Brothers’ grandmother, Lorene Renfroe. “This year, we made this space a remembrance block,” Shockley said. Brothers and Shockley put in many 8 a.m.-7 p.m. workdays to complete the glittering night showcase. “We try to make it different each year,” said Shockley, who has chalked up 11 years of experience in decorating the thoroughfare’s median. “We’ll always have the Nativity scene because that’s what Christmas is about.” The figures of Mary, Joseph and the Christ child

are across from Parker Memorial Baptist Church. Last year, Brothers added, the two planned a more contemporary color scheme, with the shapes of tree trunks marked in red and the limbs in green or blue. This year, the two returned to the traditional, decorating the 80 trees with a uniform plan of white and colored lights. They take their time in trimming the trees and bushes, starting in midSeptember to define their vision. First, they decide on the color scheme that will tie the entire display together. Then, the elves go to PARD’s basement, which becomes their North Pole workshop. There, they check the many strands of lights, making sure all of the bulbs work (each strand holds at least 100 bulbs). They also make sure the strands are rolled tight before loading them for the short trip to Quintard. On the first week of November, they place the lights on trees and scenes, check the lights for bright-

ness, and line up the extension cords in sequence to connect with the four to six outlets on each block. Finally, on Thanksgiving Eve, the lights go on, according to Shockley. “It’s a big moment for us,” she said proudly, “and a big welcome for visitors to our city.” The median’s decorations are indeed noticed by many. According to officials of East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, the traffic count shows that an average of 39,500 vehicles travel Quintard each day. The month of December is spent guarding the lights. “We’ve discovered that bulbs and extension cords were missing in past years,” Shockley explained. “But that doesn’t spoil our joy in it all.” On a cloudy day, the lights may pop on early, and they automatically turn off if it’s raining, Brothers said. But they are timed to shine from dusk to dawn on a clear day. The project takes

teamwork, according to Shockley. From eight to 10 people work each block, and there’s a spirit of fun in getting the work done. “We enjoy competition on who has created the prettiest tree,” she said. But after mastering the art of trimming the trees and scenes, Shockley and Brothers see every mistake in decorations elsewhere, they said. They’ve seen big displays in Birmingham, Nashville and Savannah, and in each site, tiny lights were missing from images. “It drives us nuts,” Shockley laughs.

The project takes patience. Much more time is taken to put up the lights than to take them down, which the department’s maintenance crew will do the first week of January. For that matter, just how many hours do Brothers and Shockley spend on illuminating the city’s main avenue? The two say they aren’t concerned about their time spent. “Elves don’t count hours,” Shockley answered. “We count the smiles on kid’s faces through the car windows.”

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Common regains soulful nature on new album By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press

Common, The Dreamer, The Believer (Warner Bros.) Even though Common is one of hip-hop’s premier lyricists, the socially conscious rapper fell short with his 2008 “techno-inspired” album, Universal Mind Control. But the Chicago-bred rapper effectively regains his soulful nature on The Dreamer, The Believer. The rapper digs deep with his clever rhymes with the aid of his childhood friend, No I.D., who produced the entire 12-track album. Common’s ninth album starts off with the compelling intro “The Dreamer,” featuring legendary writer Maya Angelou. The two-time Grammy-winner kicks off the opening track with a jovial vibe, rapping about the rise of his career, and Angelou caps off the song with an inspirational poem. As usual, Common’s lyrics have depth and are insightful throughout the album. He has a positive tone while talking about achieving his own

aspirations on “Blue Sky,” and shows his appreciation for life on “Celebrate,” a good-natured track that seems fitting for a family cookout or neighborhood block party. But while Common provides some feel-good jams, he unveils the grittier side of himself on “Ghetto Dreams,” featuring Nas. He also offers his thoughts on overcoming the struggle of being raised in the inner city on the track “The Believer” with John Legend. Common also raps about the maturation of love on “Cloth,” and the emotionally tough stages of a breakup on “Lovin’ I Lost,” with a sample from The Impressions’ 1968 song, “I Loved and Lost.” In all, the combination of Common and No I.D. make The Dreamer, The Believer work. The rapper finds balance with his complex lyrics and supplies a clear message that all dreams can be achieved with an unwavering belief system in yourself. CHECK OUT THIS TRACK: Similar to Common’s previous albums such as “Be” and “Finding Forever,” his father again shares his perspective on life through spoken word on the piano-driven outro, “Pop’s Belief.”

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Common performs at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Nov. 30, 2011, in Los Angeles.

‘Wayman Tisdale Story’ offers inspiration By Charles J. Gans Associated Press

The Wayman Tisdale Story (Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue) The Wayman Tisdale Story is the larger-than-life tale of a three-time college All-American, Olympic gold medalist and 12-year NBA veteran who after he gave up hoops turned to his “first love” — music — and became a contemporary jazz star with several chart-topping CDs. But it’s more than that. It’s also the inspirational story of a “gentle giant” — the son and brother of noted preachers— who always kept his trademark smile and faith in a courageous battle against the bone cancer that eventually claimed his life at age 44 in May 2009. The CD/DVD package includes a recent documentary, written and directed by Brian Schodorf, that includes some of Tisdale’s last interviews in the weeks before his death, as well as footage from his final concert in Memphis, Tenn., when despite

having lost half of his right leg, he still thrilled the crowd with his funky electric bass playing and singing. The documentary includes interviews with family members as well as with friends from the sports and music worlds whose lives he touched — from Michael Jordan, A.C. Green and University of Oklahoma coach Billy Tubbs to saxophonist Dave Koz, bassist Marcus Miller, and country star Toby Keith. The accompanying CD’s 13 tracks include highlights from seven of Tisdale’s nine albums — with such guest stars as saxophonist Koz and keyboardist George Duke — as well as the previously unreleased tune “Slam Dunk” that mixes smooth jazz and funk. The self-taught Tisdale, who played his instrument upsidedown and backwards because he was left-handed, was able to turn his electric bass into a lead solo voice on both funky, good-time groove songs

like “Let’s Ride” and more romantic melodies like the soft smooth ballad “Gabrielle” and the faithinspired hymn “Glory Glory.” Both the CD and the DVD close with Keith singing his poignant Grammy-nominated tribute song, “Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song).” The heartfelt lyrics note that Tisdale showed the singer how he’s supposed to live and die, with the refrain: “I’m gonna miss that smile.” CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: On “Rebound,” the title track of Tisdale’s last album, released after his cancer diagnosis, the self-styled “happy music man” begins with an inspirational lyric using a basketball metaphor (“When life tries to get you down, it’s the perfect time for a rebound.”) It segues into a gradually intensifying feel-good smooth jazz groove driven by Koz’s mellow sax that offers a message of hope in the face of life’s setbacks.

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iTunes Top 10 selling singles and albums Singles 1. “Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO 2. “We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris),” Rihanna 3. “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida 4. “It Will Rain,” Bruno Mars 5. “Ni**as in Paris,” Kanye West, JAY Z 6. “The One That Got Away,” Katy Perry 7. “Set Fire to the Rain,” ADELE 8. “Someone Like You,” ADELE 9. “Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith 10. “Young, Wild & Free (feat. Bruno Mars),” Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg Albums 1. Christmas, Michael Buble 2. Beyond Magnetic, Metallica 3. 21, ADELE 4. El Camino, The Black Keys 5. Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2, Glee Cast 6. Take Care, Drake 7. Mac and Devin Go to High School (Music from and Inspired By the Movie), Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg 7. Hats Off to the Bull, Chevelle 8. Back to Love, Anthony Hamilton 9. A Very She & Him Christmas, She & Him 10. The Essential NOW That’s What I Call Christmas, Various Artists — Compiled by the Associated Press


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Review | Movie

‘Ghost Protocol’ is action-packed fun By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

You’re going to want to spring for IMAX tickets to Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. If Tom Cruise is willing to hang off the walls of the tallest building in the world, where do you get off going cheap? Ghost Protocol is the most action-packed, most jokey and self-aware, most James Bond-ish of all the Cruise Mission films. Animation veteran Brad (The Incredibles) Bird creates a “Here’s what I can do with live actors” highlight reel of a film. And Cruise, as Impossible Mission Force agent Ethan Hunt, sets out to save the world from yet another Russian gone mad, yet another Russian with access to nukes and his finger on the button. An opening gambit has a slick IMF agent brought down by a lethal blonde assassin (Lea Seydoux) in Budapest. Paula Patton is Jane, the IMF agent who arrives — too late. “She left him just alive enough for me to see him die.” Jane wants revenge. But she needs Ethan H. to do that. Conveniently, she and her tech whiz pal Benji (a returning and even funnier Simon Pegg) are sent to bust Ethan out of a Russian prison. Bird pulls out all the stops in this opening stanza-wowza, from hiding Cruise’s face (Hunt spends his nights triple-ricocheting a rubber ball off his cell walls) to the ways Hunt goes off script — comically staring down Benji on the surveillance cameras (which Benji has seized control of), releasing block after block of fellow inmates. That rogue Russian, played by Michael Nyqvist of the Swedish-language original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is after launch codes as part of a mad dream of purging the human race and Planet Earth, mass extinction style. Hunt and his team must break into the Kremlin, which infuriates the Russians. The entire IMF is sent into mothballs — “ghost protocol.” Hunt & Co.

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Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt in a scene from ‘Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol.’ are utterly on their own as they dash from Dubai to Mumbai in an effort to head off global thermonuclear war. Well, on their own with lots of gadgets, of course. There’s a magnetic levitation suit, a computerized contact lens and a magic mask-making machine, for starters. And Jeremy Renner. The Hurt Locker star is an analyst sucked into the mission, where he’ll have to prove his mettle with the rest. Patton (Precious) makes a seriously credible butt-kicking spy bent on revenge. Pegg, whose character has to leave his computer behind and take up arms,

on occasion, is comically out of his depth. However, our villain is barely sketched in and barely worth the fuss (see: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, “wimpy-villain problem”). Renner, in essence being groomed to take a bigger role in future Impossible missions, is most interesting in his man-ofmystery early scenes — a guy who wonders how this or that Hunt stunt comes off. “Why would that work?” he wants to know as Hunt pulls off some wildly improbable-if-notquite-impossible escape. But Cruise makes us feel the stakes here. Time and again

Hunt shows his mortality and hesitates — looks before leaping, never more so than when he tackles one of the film’s signature moments, the one in all the TV commercials: scaling the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, in Dubai. The few static scenes seem more clumsy than planned moments of reflection and character development. The action beats are breathless, violent and visceral blurs. And Bird lets this go on too long, not lobbying hard enough to kill off a “Let’s wrap this up” epilogue. But Ghost Protocol shows Bird passing his audition for a career as a live-

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL HHH Rating: PG for sequences of intense action and violence Running time: 2:10 starring: Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Michael Nyqvist action director. And it more than makes its bones as an argument for why Tom Cruise should continue in this role as long as his knees, and his nerves, hold up.


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Reviews | movie

‘We Bought a Zoo’ not as hair as it looks By Christy Lemire Associated Press

Sometimes, reacting to a movie is all about the expectations you bring with you walking into it. We Bought a Zoo is about a family that buys a zoo. It’s as high-concept as you can get, outside of maybe Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and it’s equally straightforward in wearing its heart on its sleeve. We know to expect this ahead of time because We Bought a Zoo comes from Cameron Crowe, the writerdirector of Say Anything ..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous and, more recently, the 2005 flop Elizabethtown. We know there will be some poignantly phrased life lessons in store for this family as they struggle to reconnect after the mother’s death. The whole exercise could have been agonizingly mawkish, and/or filled with cheap, lazy animal-poop jokes. And yet, it’s not. It’s actually surprisingly charming and more emotionally understated than the material would suggest, and a lot of that has to do with Matt Damon’s performance. He is an actor incapable of faking it, one who cannot mail it in, and so he brings great authenticity and gravitas to the role of Benjamin Mee, a widower and father of two. (We Bought a Zoo, which Crowe co-wrote with Aline Brosh McKenna, is based on a true story with some tweaks.) Six months after his wife died of cancer, Benjamin is struggling to move on. He’s having trouble dedicating himself to his career as a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and finds himself squabbling with his troublemaking teenage son, Dylan

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Scarlett Johansson, left, and Matt Damon are shown in a scene from ‘We Bought a Zoo,’ which opens in theaters today. (Colin Ford); meanwhile, his younger daughter, Rosie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones), is an impossibly adorable angel. Benjamin thinks a change of scenery might help, so he quits his job and moves the family to a rustic, rambling house on 18 acres outside the city. Seems perfect — except for the fact that the land includes an animal park that has fallen into disrepair. Since Benjamin is a writer and not a zoologist, he has no idea what he’s doing. He gets some help from the park’s

ragtag, hippie crew, led by Scarlett Johansson as the hottest zookeeper on the planet. Moving to a zoo — spoiler alert! — eventually helps everyone reconcile. No big shocker there. And no, this does not occur through the mystical power of the animals radiating positive vibes to the universe. The lions and tigers and bears are mercifully free of cloying anthropomorphism. Basically, father and son are just stuck in the middle of nowhere and the necessity for teamwork thrusts

WE BOUGHT A ZOO HH1/2 Rating: PG for language and some thematic elements Running time: 2:03 starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones and Elle Fanning them back together. Dylan also makes friends with the only other kid his age on the grounds, the ebullient Lily, played by Elle Fanning. Yes, We Bought a Zoo is sentimental and overlong, and full of obligatory fish-out-of-water physical

humor. But everyone is so good in it — especially Damon, who brings real emotional truth to his character’s grieving process — that it’s hard not to be won over. Johansson has a no-nonsense likability about her performance,

and the suggested romance between her character and Damon’s, while easy to predict, isn’t milked for easy heart-tugging. It’s a beautiful film, too: Everything is bathed in this sort of magical sunlight, the work of cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution), which enhances the sensation that anything is possible. This is the first feature from Crowe since the heavyhanded, overly quirky Elizabethtown, and while it’s not a complete return to form, it’s close enough.


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H1/2, 1:25, G

A group of talking chipmunks and their human companions get shipwrecked on a remote island. With Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate and the voice of Justin Long. Written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Directed by Mike Mitchell.

Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro. Written by Katherine Fugate. Directed by Garry Marshall. sherlock holmes: a game of shadows

HH1/2, 2:09, PG-13

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes meets his match in the criminal mastermind known as Professor Moriarty in this sequel to the 2009 film. arthur Christmas With Robert Downey Jr., HHH, 1:37, PG Jude Law, Noomi Rapace In this animated film, and Jared Harris. Written the son of Santa Claus must by Michele Mulroney and complete an urgent mission Kieren Mulroney. Directed before Christmas mornby Guy Ritchie. ing dawns. With James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim The Adventures Broadbent and Bill Nighy. of Tintin (IN 2-D and 3-d) Happy feet two

HHH, 1:39, PG

In this sequel to the 2006 animated film, a dancing penguin must help his young son find his rhythm while also setting things right in Antarctica. With the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria and Alecia Moore. Written by George Miller, Gary Eck, Warren Coleman and Paul Livingston. Directed by Miller. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL

HHH, 2:07, PG-13

After being blamed for a terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, a secret agent and his team must clear their organization’s name and prevent another attack. With Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton. New Year’s Eve

HH, 1:57, PG-13

On the last night of the year, the lives of people searching for love, hope, forgiveness and second chances intertwine in New York City. With Halle Berry, Josh Duhamel, Michelle

HHH1/2, 1:44, PG

When an intrepid young reporter purchases a model ship that holds the key to a mystery, he and his dog embark on a globe-trotting adventure. With the voices of Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig and Simon Pegg. Written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish. Directed by Steven Spielberg. In Imax 3-D. The darkest hour (in 2-d and 3-d)

NR, 2:07, PG-13

Earth is once again under attack by evil aliens trying to conquer our planet. Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella lead the human resistance. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

HHH1/2, 2:38, R

A journalist and a hacker search for a woman who has been missing for decades in this adaptation of the novel by Stieg Larsson. With Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgard. Written by Steven Zaillian. Directed by David Fincher.

The Sitter

H1/2, 1:21, R An unlikely baby-sitter takes three out-of-control kids on a wild adventure through the streets of New York City. With Jonah Hill, Max Records, Ari Graynor, J.B. Smoove and Sam Rockwell. Written by Brian T. Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Directed by David Gordon Green. THE Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1

H1/2, 1:57, PG-13

In the first half of the conclusion to the Twilight series, human Bella and vampire Edward wed and conceive a child, with dangerous unforeseen consequences. With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Written by Melissa Rosenberg. Directed by Bill Condon. war horse

HHH, 2:26, PG-13 Steven Spielberg brings all his formidable skills to bear on this adaptation of the Michael Morpurgo novel about the bond between a young man (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse during World War I. “Think Saving Private Ryan,” only with less gore and with a horse instead of Matt Damon. Pack some Kleenex. Lots of them.

Dec. 23-29, 2011 NEW ON DVD

‘Dolphin Tale’ tops this week’s new releases By By Rick Bentley McClatchy Newspapers

This week’s new DVD releases range from a first-rate family film to a so-so concert movie. Dolphin Tale, Grade A-minus: A young boy tries to help after a dolphin loses its tail. Harry Connick Jr. stars in this movie that’s as remarkable as fitting a dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Director Charles Martin Smith’s loaded the film with first-rate veteran actors, including Kris Kristofferson and Frances Sternhagen, who give the movie instant credibility. But it’s Morgan Freeman, as the doctor who creates the faux tail, who brings a snap of energy to the production. The director blends numerous emotional elements to make Dolphin Tale the king of must-see movies. Just make sure you have plenty of tissues on hand. Colombiana, Grade B: A woman grows up to be an assassin after seeing her parents murdered. Colombiana is the story of a need for revenge that’s so hot it lasts years.

A young Cataleya watches her parents killed by a local Colombian drug lord. She escapes and then spends the next 15 years becoming a top-notch assassin. She’s a phantom to the authorities and the criminals who want her stopped. Only a rare moment of emotional weakness puts her in danger. The film works because Zoe Saldana plays the over-the-top action scenes with the same commitment as the more intimate moments. Glee: The Concert Movie, Grade C: This film, shot during the summer’s Glee tour, features the strong singing voices of the TV cast and the choreography isn’t that bad. The problem is that the real magic of Glee has been the blend of music and story. Take away an interesting plot and all you have left is a production that only die-hard fans will love. Also coming to DVD this week: Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen’s tale of life in 1920s Paris. One Tree Hill: The Complete Eighth Season: Includes 22 episodes plus more than two hours of bonus material.

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A single father moves his family into a house situated in the middle of a rundown zoo, which they try to restore. With Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe. Directed by Crowe. RATING: H poor, HH fair,

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Morgan Freeman and Austin Highsmith are shown in a scene from ‘Dolphin Tale,’ out this week on DVD.

SUPER SAVER TUESDAY: Shows Before 6PM $6.00, After 6PM $6.50 Additional charge for 3D features LIMITED EDITION TIN TIN GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE AT BOX OFFICE! WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) (11:00 1:40 4:20) 7:05 9:50 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D (PG) (11:30 2:05 4:45) 7:10 9:35 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG) (1:05 PM) THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) (12:30 3:45) 7:00 10:10 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL (PG13) (11:00 1:45 3:55 4:35) 6:55 7:25 9:45 10:15 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G) (11:15 11:45 1:25 1:55 3:35 4:05 5:45) 6:45 7:55 9:00 10:05 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG13) (11:05 1:10 1:50 4:00 4:40) 6:50 7:30 9:40 10:20 NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG13) (11:35 2:10 4:55) 7:35 10:15 THE SITTER (R) (11:55 2:20 4:50) 7:20 9:30 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG) (11:20 4:30) HAPPY FEET TWO (PG) (2:00 PM) THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - PART 1 (PG13) 7:15 10:00

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From left, Tintin, voiced by Jamie Bell, Haddock, voiced by Andy Serkis, and Snowy await rescue in a scene from ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ which opened in theaters Wednesday.

Tintin’s adventure makes you hope for a sequel By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The Adventures of Tintin is the Raiders of the Lost Ark sequel Steven Spielberg might have made if he hadn’t felt the need to keep Shia LaBeouf on the payroll. A rollicking, breezy motion-capture animated romp, Spielberg & Co. have adapted the comic book character Tintin in a way that avoids all that worry about killing stuntmen and all that fuss about obeying the laws of physics. In this world, datable to the mid-1950s thanks to the presence of a Jeep, a World War II-vintage tank and a Triumph TR3, the freelance journalist and his intrepid dog Snowy are well-known figures with an eye for trouble. And being modestly famous doesn’t keep them out of danger. One of the great conceits of the Herge comic book this is based on is that Snowy,

a white Wire Fox Terrier, is usually a couple of clues ahead of his master. Not being able to talk, Snowy has to wait for Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) to figure out that the model sailing ship he bought from a street vendor has a hidden clue in it, a clue to the lost treasure of that very ship — the Unicorn. A pushy American wants the model, and a conniving professor type (Daniel Craig). And before Tintin can figure out why, bullets are flying and he and the dog and a sea captain (Andy Serkis) with a serious weakness for drink are on the run, off on the search for clues. Daring escapes from a freighter, a seaplane, stranding in a desert and a chase by tank will conjure up fond memories of Raiders of the Lost Ark. And the funny way the dog is used brings to mind Wallace and Gromit. The trio of Brits who scripted this ensure that the Belgian Herge’s character becomes much more British and flippant.

the oaths are goofy and mild (“Great SNAKES!”). The bursts of drunken ineptitude from Captain Haddock and action beats that remind one of everything from Pirates of the Caribbean to Indiana Jones’s greatest hits don’t obscure what is, at its heart, a ripping good adventure yarn. The variations on well-worn gags — Tintin faking his way through piloting a plane with “I interviewed a pilot, once” — are sure to make you grin. Spielberg, with producer Peter Jackson, push the animation beyond its Polar “Mrs. Finch,” Tintin informs his landlady, “a man’s been shot on our doorstep!” Express origins and into something livelier, though the faces still lack the plasticity “Not again.” you’d like out of this art form. Co-writer Edgar (Shaun of the Dead) But this opening adventure of Tintin Wright’s biggest contribution may have been landing his pals Simon Pegg and Nick make one hope that there’s a future in this Frost as the voices of matching INTERPOL franchise and that there are more secrets inspectors who help Tintin in his quest. than those of the Unicorn that the reporter The gunplay may be plentiful, but and his clever little dog will plumb.

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN HHH1/2 Rating: PG for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking Running time: 1:47 starring: The voices of Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Toby Jones, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost


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Jeremy Irvine is shown in a scene from ‘War Horse,’ which opens in theaters Christmas day.

‘War Horse’ a vivid depiction of WWI By Roger Moore

war-hobbled dad (Peter Mullan) buys the colt at an auction and Albert gets to train him, to show the farm folk and snooty Men on opposing sides of war find their landlord (David Thewlis) what Joey can do shared humanity in their love of animals with a plow. in War Horse, Steven Spielberg’s sentimen“You keep looking after Joey and he’ll tal epic about a country thoroughbred who keep looking after you,” his mom (Emily travels from the fields of Devonshire to the Watson) counsels. trenches of the Somme in World War I. But war is declared and Dad has to sell The film — based on a play that was the horse to an Army cavalry officer to pay based on Michael Morpurgo’s children’s the rent. Horse is wrenched from boy, and book — is a tale told on a vast canvas, with vice versa. At least Captain Nicholls (Tom a wide array of characters — each of whom Hiddleston) is sympathetic. develops a connection to “Joey,” one of the “I’ll respect him and all the care you’ve prettiest equines ever to grace the silver taken with him,” the soldier promises. screen. But that crowded hodge-podge of Think of the sale as a “lease,” he says. Joey characters fritters away the potential poiwill come back to Albert after the fighting gnancy as we’re taken away from the sto“Over There.” ry’s heart and soul — a boy and his horse. What follows after this 40-minute proAlbert, played by newcomer Jeremy logue is a magnificent and misguided cavIrvine, has been in love with this horse alry charge that leads Joey on an odyssey since first he was a foal. The animal is of that puts him first in German hands, then little use in farm country in pre-World War in the care of a French teen and her grandI Britain. He’s a racing stallion in a hardpa, a pawn of war hauling ambulances and scrabble land where draft horses are all artillery and experiencing the horrors of anyone wants. But his drunken, proud and No Man’s Land and the world’s first tanks. McClatchy-Tribune News Service

track of Albert for most of the picture, robbing Irvine of the chance to move us with his sense of loss. Spielberg is proficient at making us fear for the horse, but his peerless ability to tug the heartstrings fails him. And John Williams’ score may be the most forgettable of his legendary career. Still, it is a vividly detailed depiction of a time, a place and a conflict — Spielberg’s Spielberg, known for taking his visual cues from earlier classics, pays homage to World War I movie, to go along with his World War II movie and his upcoming Dr. Zhivago, The Black Stallion and especially Gone With the Wind here — wordless Civil War piece. The naivete of a horsescenes showing the horse’s point of view, drawn age faced with the reality of mechabattles choreographed David Lean-style nized war is perfectly captured. He gets and spot on recreations of GWTW shots the big theme — measure a man by how he that capture the vast fields of carnage and acts toward animals (the Germans were a sunset homecoming. nicknamed Huns in that war, the film sugBut despite borrowing from the best, gests, for good reason) — across. despite a horse that has as much personBut those hoping for a holiday weeper ality as any animal actor we’ve ever seen might as well leave the hankies at home. on the screen, War Horse never achieves This War Horse does well by war and justhe pathos, awe and lump-in-the-throat emotion that director, composer and tice to the horse. It’s the people who are screenwriters were aiming for. We lose shortchanged.

WAR HORSE HHH Rating: PG-13 for for intense sequences of war violence Running time: 2:26 starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson and David Thewlis


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‘Dragon Tattoo’ kicks proverbial butt By David Germain Associated Press

Hollywood has commandeered Sweden’s big literary export, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, without compromising the story’s Scandinavian roots or its top-of-the-world, Seasonal Affective Disorder sense of barrenness, even hopelessness. It could have been transplanted Stateside for American audiences, but thankfully, what happens in Sweden stays in Sweden in David Fincher’s stark but enthralling adaptation of the first novel in late author Stig Larsson’s trilogy. Its harsh emotional terrain, where cruelty flourishes and compassion suffocates, could have wound up softened and sweetened, yet this was an ideal match of filmmaker and material. Fincher’s one of the least sentimental directors in Hollywood. If anything, his Dragon Tattoo is even bleaker than the 2009 Swedish-language hit. Those preliminaries aside, here’s the really good news: this movie kicks ass. Rooney Mara, who had a small role in Fincher’s The Social Network, gives a controlled detonation of a performance as traumatized victim-turned-avenger Lisbeth Salander. Mara’s the breakout star of the year, a cold, detached waif in form, a fearsome, merciless zealot in spirit. How strange it is to say that the nice guy here is Daniel Craig — who, of all the big-screen James Bonds, comes closest to the nasty, tortured soul Ian Fleming created. Mara and Craig make an indomitable screen pair, he nominally leading their intense search into

She is horribly violated by a social worker appointed as her new guardian, a sickening scene balanced by Lisbeth’s equally bestial act of vengeance. You perversely want to cheer Lisbeth for her triumph while bemoaning the world that made her such a pitiless creature. Screenwriter Steven Zaillian, an Academy Award winner for Schindler’s List, again adapts a dense literary work with a sharp eye for the most critical exchanges. Craig shares some delicious moments with Plummer, along with Robin Wright as his lover and magazine co-owner and Stellan Skarsgard as one of the more personable members of the rather despicable Vanger clan. Rarely a filmmaker of brevity, Fincher gives Zaillian room to let the story and characters reveal themselves slowly. The film could stand some surgery to nip away at the excessive, repetitive Sony, Columbia Pictures/Associated Press sequences of discovery as Rooney Mara, left, and Daniel Craig are shown in a scene from ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,’ which Lisbeth and Mikael endlessopened in theaters Wednesday. ly scan old photos, files and newspaper clippings. We get decades-old serial killings, disgraced journalist Mikael that they’re ace researchshe surging ahead, plowBlomkvist (Craig). ers; we don’t need to see so the girl with the dragon tattoo HHH1/2 ing through obstacles with The company’s client, much of the paperwork. Rating: R for brutal violent content including rape flashes of phenomenal retired industrialist Henrik What is wonderful to and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity and intellect and eruptions of Vanger (Christopher Plumsee is the grand severity language physical fury. mer) hires Mikael to make of the northern Sweden Running time: 2:38 A ward of the state since a last-ditch effort to find landscapes. Cinematogstarring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher an act of childhood vioout who killed his beloved rapher Jeff Cronenweth Plummer lence, Lisbeth has been at teenage grand-niece, who captures the coldness of the the mercy, and mostly the vanished 40 years earlier. climate and remoteness of malice, of others for so long Mikael eventually perthe countryside in a tactile that she anticipates and suades aloof, suspicious Girl with the Dragon Tattoo revolves like a demon. With fashion to complement the incorporates their brutality Lisbeth — who has every frosty and distant nature of takes on a relentless though her body piercings, black into her own calculations reason in the world to revile unhurried momentum as leather and hooded jackets the characters. for maintaining control of men as a loyal order of per- the two find links between This is a team that that seem like her version her life. petrators of violence against the girl’s disappearance deserves an encore, and of a mad monk’s cowl, LisPeerless as a computer women — to join his inves- and a series of murders of beth tears about icy Sweden Larsson left behind two hacker, Lisbeth finds occatigation. more novels loaded with young women butchered in on her motorcycle, wan, sional employment with The film is gripping more dark doings for unspeakable ways. scrawny, scarier than any a security company, for early on, when Lisbeth and Lisbeth and Mikael. We Craig is an anchor of cool of the night creatures in whom she runs a not-tooMikael are on their own. rationality and judiciousHollywood’s glut of vampire haven’t seen the last of this legal background check on Once they team up, The tattooed girl. ness around which Mara movies.


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MUSIC Steve Green and Southern Pride When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Golden Saw Music Hall, Williams Community, Jacksonville Cost: Free Contact: 256-435-4696 6th Annual Christmas Party When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 Bobby Thomas What: Country, rock, blues When: 8 p.m. Where: Our Place, 407 Hunter St., Anniston Cost: Free 10/55 What: Rock, country When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Upstairs in loft, The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 DJ What: Dance music When: 9 p.m. Where: Downstairs of The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Rob Dunaway What: Acoustic When: 9 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville Cost: Free Contact: 256-405-4366 Keitha Williams What: Acoustic rock When: 9:30 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-1899 event Wine Tasting When: 1-6 p.m. Where: White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston

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MUSIC DJ What: Dance music When: 7 p.m. Where: Downstairs of The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 DJ Rockin’ Roger When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 eVENTs Wine Tasting When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-231-7998 Wine Tasting When: 2-6 p.m. Where: Wine Cellar, 309 Quintard Ave., Anniston Cost: $5 Contact: 256-237-5996

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MUSIC DJ Tommy When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-5996

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MUSIC Karaoke by Mossburg When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Jefferson’s, 407 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville Cost: Free Contact: 256-435-3456

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MUSIC Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

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MUSIC Mossburg Karaoke When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom patio, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford Cost: Free Contact: 256-831-1444

Karaoke with Billy 2 Bare When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-235-0613

Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-5996

Karaoke with Brett When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

event Trivia Night When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford Cost: Free Contact: 256-835-1444

Bring Your Own Vinyl Records What: Featuring DJ Shon Don When: 9 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-1899

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Open Mic with Riley Green When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville Cost: Free Contact: 256-405-4366

MUSIC Karaoke by Mossburg When: 9 p.m. Where: Applebee’s, 612 E. Hamric Drive, Oxford Cost: Free Contact: 256-835-2434

DJ Sky When: 10 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville Cost: $3, women free Contact: 256-435-6090

event Texas Hold ‘Em When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

EVENT Wine Tasting When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Tyson Art & Frame, 3326 Henry Road, Anniston Cost: $5 Contact: 256-236-9910


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Dazzling Destinations A guide to the best places in our area to see Christmas lights By Deirdre Long

Homestead Hollow’s Christmas Light Spectacular, Springville What: This driving tour takes you through displays of tens of thousands of lights, as well as a Christmas village with outdoor ice skating, Santa, crafts and games. When: Through New Year’s Eve, dusk-10 p.m. Cost: $4 What you think: “Homestead Hollow are new on our list of great Christmas lights,” wrote Marsha Dutton Armstrong. Contact: www.homesteadhollow. com, 205-467-2002 or 205-467-3681

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There’s still time before Christmas to get out and see some of the lights and decorations, both in and out of town. We asked our friends on Facebook to contribute their favorite destinations, be it a specific place or general area, and included them here. Gilley house on Gilley Road, Hokes Bluff/Ball Play This house on Gilley Road has been a Christmastime destination since the 1980s. All hand-built, the house has many moving mechanical displays covered in lights, everything from an elephant to a helicopter. Although the original builder, Jordan Casper “JC” Gilley, died in 2002, the family still sets up the displays every year to keep the tradition going. For the best directions, search for “Gilley Road” on an online map. Once you turn on Gilley Road, you can’t miss it. What you think: “Gilley Road in Ball Play … been going there since I was a young kid and I love taking my kids every year god bless those people that do all that hard work for everyone to enjoy,” wrote Charles N Marsha Smith. Cost: Free, donations accepted Old Gadsden Highway, Saks Various decorated houses What you think: “Old Gadsden Hwy in Saks!!! My mother and my step-

dad make all the wooden cut-outs and paint them themselves! Along with all the lights and decorations, Santa is there every Fri. and Sat. night to talk to the kids, have pictures made, and give goodie bags to girls and boys!! Every goodie bag contains a Bible and they want everyone to know the true meaning of Christmas!!!” wrote Donna Trantham Kay. Keisha White said: “Old Gadsden Hwy in Saks is the best!!!” Christmas at the Falls, Noccalula Falls, Gadsden What: Every winter, Noccalula Falls Park gets a Christmas makeover with thousands of lights. This walking tour takes attendees through the pioneer village, but there is also a train ride, visit with Santa, cookie decorating,

a petting zoo and a post office where children can write a letter to St. Nick. When: Open through today, 5-9 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults and children over 5. Children under 5 admitted free. Contact: 256-549-4663, noccfalls. homestead.com First Baptist Church of Glencoe, U.S. Highway 431 What: The building is decked out in thousands of lights, all synchronized to blink to music you can listen to on your radio (90.5 FM). When: Nightly. The show lasts about 30 minutes, and is on a loop from 5:30-10:30 p.m. What you think: “The First Baptist Church in Glencoe is awesome!” wrote Holly Hamilton Ramsey.

Fantasy in Lights, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. What: This self-driving or openair trolley ride takes you seven miles through more than a dozen lighted scenes, each with its own sound system, which surrounds you with tailored musical arrangements as you ride through. Fantasy in Lights also has a 22,000-square-foot heated haven of shopping, dining and entertainment. When: Through Dec. 30, 6-8 p.m. Cost: Reserved tickets: prime night (tonight and Saturday) - $22 for adults; $11 for children (6-12). Value night - $16 for adults; $8 for children. Sameday-tickets are $25 for adult, $12.50 for children (6-12). Contact: 1-800-225-5292 or www. callawaygardens.com.

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ABOVE: Figurines are seen dancing inside a lighted spinning display at the Gilley house on Gilley Road in Hokes Bluff. The house has been a popular destination during Christmastime since the 1980s. LEFT: One of the Christmas light displays at Noccalula Falls is shown.

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Dazzling Destinations A guide to the best places in our area to see Christmas lights By Deirdre Long

Homestead Hollow’s Christmas Light Spectacular, Springville What: This driving tour takes you through displays of tens of thousands of lights, as well as a Christmas village with outdoor ice skating, Santa, crafts and games. When: Through New Year’s Eve, dusk-10 p.m. Cost: $4 What you think: “Homestead Hollow are new on our list of great Christmas lights,” wrote Marsha Dutton Armstrong. Contact: www.homesteadhollow. com, 205-467-2002 or 205-467-3681

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There’s still time before Christmas to get out and see some of the lights and decorations, both in and out of town. We asked our friends on Facebook to contribute their favorite destinations, be it a specific place or general area, and included them here. Gilley house on Gilley Road, Hokes Bluff/Ball Play This house on Gilley Road has been a Christmastime destination since the 1980s. All hand-built, the house has many moving mechanical displays covered in lights, everything from an elephant to a helicopter. Although the original builder, Jordan Casper “JC” Gilley, died in 2002, the family still sets up the displays every year to keep the tradition going. For the best directions, search for “Gilley Road” on an online map. Once you turn on Gilley Road, you can’t miss it. What you think: “Gilley Road in Ball Play … been going there since I was a young kid and I love taking my kids every year god bless those people that do all that hard work for everyone to enjoy,” wrote Charles N Marsha Smith. Cost: Free, donations accepted Old Gadsden Highway, Saks Various decorated houses What you think: “Old Gadsden Hwy in Saks!!! My mother and my step-

dad make all the wooden cut-outs and paint them themselves! Along with all the lights and decorations, Santa is there every Fri. and Sat. night to talk to the kids, have pictures made, and give goodie bags to girls and boys!! Every goodie bag contains a Bible and they want everyone to know the true meaning of Christmas!!!” wrote Donna Trantham Kay. Keisha White said: “Old Gadsden Hwy in Saks is the best!!!” Christmas at the Falls, Noccalula Falls, Gadsden What: Every winter, Noccalula Falls Park gets a Christmas makeover with thousands of lights. This walking tour takes attendees through the pioneer village, but there is also a train ride, visit with Santa, cookie decorating,

a petting zoo and a post office where children can write a letter to St. Nick. When: Open through today, 5-9 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults and children over 5. Children under 5 admitted free. Contact: 256-549-4663, noccfalls. homestead.com First Baptist Church of Glencoe, U.S. Highway 431 What: The building is decked out in thousands of lights, all synchronized to blink to music you can listen to on your radio (90.5 FM). When: Nightly. The show lasts about 30 minutes, and is on a loop from 5:30-10:30 p.m. What you think: “The First Baptist Church in Glencoe is awesome!” wrote Holly Hamilton Ramsey.

Fantasy in Lights, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. What: This self-driving or openair trolley ride takes you seven miles through more than a dozen lighted scenes, each with its own sound system, which surrounds you with tailored musical arrangements as you ride through. Fantasy in Lights also has a 22,000-square-foot heated haven of shopping, dining and entertainment. When: Through Dec. 30, 6-8 p.m. Cost: Reserved tickets: prime night (tonight and Saturday) - $22 for adults; $11 for children (6-12). Value night - $16 for adults; $8 for children. Sameday-tickets are $25 for adult, $12.50 for children (6-12). Contact: 1-800-225-5292 or www. callawaygardens.com.

Photos by Deirdre Long/The Anniston Star

ABOVE: Figurines are seen dancing inside a lighted spinning display at the Gilley house on Gilley Road in Hokes Bluff. The house has been a popular destination during Christmastime since the 1980s. LEFT: One of the Christmas light displays at Noccalula Falls is shown.

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Å Comedy Central Roast COMEDY Tosh.0 Å Sons of Guns “Will’s Floating Fortress” ’ Å Sons of Guns “Honey, I Blew Up the USS Kidd!” Sons of Guns “Flamethrower Cannon” ’ Å Sons of Guns “Honey, I Blew Up the USS Kidd!” DISC Sons of Guns ’ Å “Beethoven’s Christmas “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!” (2011, Comedy) Bridgit Mendler. Members Shake It Up! CeCe buys a So Random! ’ Å Austin & Ally “Kangaroos Austin & Ally Ally loses Shake It Up! “Camp It Up” DISN Adventure” (2011) ‘PG’ of a family get separated during the holidays. ’ ‘NR’ Å purse instead of a gift. & Chaos” ’ Å her top-secret diary. ’ ’Å Kardashian ›› “Evan Almighty” (2007) Steve Carell. God commands a newly elected congressman to build an ark. Scouted “Amy & Jillian” Amy has a twin sister. Fashion Police Chelsea Lately E! ●College Football Sheraton Hawaii Bowl -- Nevada vs. Southern Mississippi. From Honolulu. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN ●SportsCenter (N) Å ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (N) Å ●Year of the Quarterback ESPN2 ●NBA Basketball Game 5. NFL PrimeTime (N) (Live) Å ›› “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” (1992) Macaulay Culkin. Kevin ends up in New York when he boards the wrong plane. The Santa Clause (1994) FAM Santa Is Comin’ to Town The Year Without a Santa Claus Å Restaurant: Impossible “McShane’s” Restaurant: Impossible “Mad Cactus” Iron Chef America “Flay vs. Morimoto” FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible “Coffee’s Boilin’ Pot” World Poker Tour: Season 9 (Part 2 of 2) World Poker Tour: Season 9 World Poker Tour: Season 9 World Poker Tour: Season 9 FOXSS Bowl Breakdown Ice Age: Dawn of Dinos ›› “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (2007) Jason Lee. Three singing chipmunks become pop sensations. ›› “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (2009, Comedy) Voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary. FX ››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994, Fantasy) Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins. Å ›› “Jingle All the Way” (1996, Comedy) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman. Å FXM ››› Big (1988) Å Family Feud Å Family Feud Å Family Feud Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å GSN Family Feud Å “Fallen Angel” (2003, “The Christmas Card” (2006, Romance) Ed Asner, John Newton, Alice Evans. A soldier falls for a woman who “November Christmas” (2010, Drama) Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Karen Allen. A community works together to HALL Drama) Gary Sinise. Å wrote a well-wishing card. Å bring an early Christmas to a sick girl. Å ›› “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (2011) Zachary Gordon. ‘PG’ ››› “The Blind Side” (2009, Drama) Sandra Bullock. A well-to-do white couple adopts a homeless black teen. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å HBO ›› Charlie St. Cloud Design on a Dime Å The High Low Project Color Splash Å Dina’s Party Å Hunters Int’l Hunters Int’l H&G Celebrity Holiday Homes Celebrity Holiday Homes Å Swamp People Liz is in- Swamp People “Deadly Skies” A severe storm apSwamp People “Rising Sons” Liz returns; Bruce has Swamp People “Full Moon Fever” Joe and Tommy look Swamp People “It’s Personal” Liz offers some hunting HIST jured during a capture. proaches. Å his hands full. Å for a new honey hole. Å ideas to Troy. Å “A Diva’s Christmas Carol” (2000, Fantasy) Vanessa L. Williams, Kathy Griffin, Chilli. Å LIFE Home for the Holidays “Undercover Christmas” (2003) Jami Gertz. An FBI agent protects a waitress at his parents’ home. Å Strike Back ’ Å ›› “Hereafter” (2010, Drama) Matt Damon. 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NGEO Secret Service Files Big Time Rush The boys record a Christmas EP. ’ That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” (2008) Drake Bell, Josh Peck. ’ Å Oddities ’ Å Oddities ’ Å Oddities (N) ’ Å Oddities ’ Å Oddities “Ghost Rider” Oddities ’ Å Oddities ’ Å Oddities ’ Å SCIENCE Oddities ’ Å ›› “The Switch” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman. iTV. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å SHOW Homeland “Marine One” ››› “The Company Men” (2010) Ben Affleck. Corporate downsizing throws three men into turmoil. ‘R’ The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff SPEED Dumbest Stuff ›››› “Jaws” (1975, Horror) Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw. ’ SPIKE ›››› “Jaws” (1975, Horror) Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss. Premiere. A man-eating shark terrorizes a New England resort town. ’ ●XTERRA USA Championship The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2011 Big Ten Basketball Big Ten Basketball Inside the Orange: Basketball Preseason Special SPSO Big Ten Basketball ››› “The Fifth Element” (1997, Science Fiction) Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman. A New York cabby tries to save Earth in 2259. ›› Batman Forever SYFY › “Red Planet” (2000, Science Fiction) Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss. In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Å Hour of Power Å Billy Graham Crusade The Nativity TBN Precious Memories ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983, Comedy) Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin. Å (DVS) TBS The Big Bang Theory ’ ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983, Comedy) Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin. Å (DVS) ››› “Meet Me in St. ›››› “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947, Fantasy) Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn. An ad››› “Margie” (1946, Romance-Comedy) Jeanne Crain, Glenn Langan, Lynn Bari. Premiere. A teenage flapTCM Louis” (1944) Å (DVS) woman’s boyfriend defends Macy’s Santa in court. Å per develops a crush on her French teacher. This is Justin Bieber ’ Å My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas ’ Å DC Cupcakes ’ Å Cake Boss ’ Å This is Justin Bieber ’ Å TLC Toddlers & Tiaras Å ›› “Men in Black II” ››› “Forrest Gump” (1994, Drama) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. A slow-witted Southerner experiences 30 years of history. Å ››› “War of the Worlds” (2005, Science Fiction) Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning. A TNT (2002) Will Smith Å man and his children try to survive an alien invasion. Å The Oblongs ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Boondocks Stroker and Hoop TOON ››› “Shrek” (2001, Comedy) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. Roseanne “Santa Claus” Roseanne ’ Å Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ TVLND Hot in Cleveland Å NCIS Secrets about Gibbs’ past are revealed. 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Meyer Youssef TBN Rhema ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983, Comedy) ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983, Comedy) ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983, Comedy) ›››› “A Christmas Story” TBS ›››› “A Christmas Story” (1983, Comedy) ›››› “Ben-Hur” (1959, Historical Drama) Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd. ››› “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965, Historical Drama) Max von Sydow, Charlton ››› “King of Kings” (1961) Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna. TCM Friends become bitter enemies during the time of Christ. Å (DVS) Heston, Carroll Baker. A chronicle of the life and times of Jesus Christ. Å Orson Welles narrates the story of Jesus. Å Invasion: Lights More Crazy Christmas Toddlers & Tiaras ’ Gypsy Christmas Christmas Trees Cmas Lights This is Justin Bieber Cake Boss TBA TBA TLC Christmas Light ●NBA Tip-Off Å ●NBA Basketball Boston Celtics at New York Knicks. From Madi- ›› “Men in Black II” (2002) Tommy ››› “War of the Worlds” (2005, Science Fiction) ››› “Forrest Gump” (1994) Tom ››› “King Kong” TNT (2005) Naomi Watts. son Square Garden in New York. (N) (Live) Å Lee Jones, Will Smith. Å Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning. Å Hanks, Robin Wright. Å Chowder Tom & Jerry: Nutc. Adventure Looney Looney Looney Looney Looney Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball Gumball ››› “Shrek” (2001, Comedy) TOON Garfield GoodTime GoodTime GoodTime Sanford 3’s Co. Griffith M*A*S*H “Dear Dad” M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Roseanne TVLND Bewitched Bewitched Bewitched Jeffersons Jeffersons The Jeffersons Å ››› “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) ››› “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Harrison Ford. “Indiana Jones and Crystal Skull” USA ›››› “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) Å Pop Up VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul ’ ›› “The Jacksons: An American Dream” (1992, Drama) Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs. ’ Å ›› “Shall We Dance?” (2004) Richard Gere. 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Zion Christmas Special A country Christmas. 1st Baptist Church Saks Crosspoint Christmas Special 8 WJXS Can-U-Relate Show NBA Basketball: Bulls at Dr. Seuss’ How the ›› “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, Fantasy) Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski. A curmudgeon hates ABC 33/40 News at 10PM The Zone H WJSU Lakers Grinch Stole Christmas the Christmas-loving Whos of Whoville. ’ Å (N) 60 Minutes ’ Å CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Fracked” Investigat- The Good Wife “Net Worth” A young billionaire sues a CSI: Miami “On the Hook” A fisherman narrowly esInside Sports ’ NUMB3RS “Traffic” ’ Å J WIAT ing the murders of two men. ’ Å (DVS) film studio. ’ Å capes death. ’ Å “Christmas Mail” (2010, Romance-Comedy) Ashley Scott, A.J. Buckley. ’ “A Christmas Kiss” (2011) Elisabeth Röhm. ’ L WPXH “12 Wishes of Christmas” (2011) Elisa Donovan, Gabrielle Carteris. ’ ›› “Home for the Holidays” (1995, Comedy) Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft. Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris Hollyscoop (N) ’ Å Paid Program ¥ WABM The Unit “Bedfellows” CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Action News Nightbeat ●Sports Zone Sunday ^ TV-2 Local Programming Criminal Minds Several families are murdered. Å Criminal Minds The team races to find the Reaper. Criminal Minds “Public Enemy” ’ Å Criminal Minds The BAU goes on a manhunt. Å A&E Criminal Minds ’ Å ››› “El Dorado” (1967) ››› “Rio Bravo” (1959, Western) John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Sheriff and deputies try to hold rancher’s brother in jail. Å ››› “El Dorado” (1967) John Wayne. A gunfighter AMC John Wayne. Å and a drunken sheriff face an evil land baron. ANPL Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman (N) Call of the Wildman (N) Call of the Wildman ’ Call of the Wildman ’ Doctor Who Time and space hang in the balance. Doctor Who Evacuating to an old house in Dorset. (N) ’ Å Doctor Who Highlights from the Christmas specials. Doctor Who ’ Å BBC Doctor Who ’ Å Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines Reed Between the Lines BET The Perfect Gift (2011) › “The Perfect Holiday” (2007, Romance) Gabrielle Union. Romance blooms between a single mother and a storefront Santa. Å Inside Story Inside Story: The Santa Clause ’ Å Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy Making ventriloquism hip again. Å BIO The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Whine Bar” The Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim gives birth. The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Law by Sheree” The Real Housewives of Atlanta “New Tricks” BRAVO Housewives/Atl. ›› “Facing the Giants” (2006) Alex Kendrick. A Christian football coach inspires his players. ’ Å CMTV ›› “Fireproof” (2008, Drama) Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea. A divorcing couple turn to God to save their marriage. ’ Å ›› “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” (2008, Romance-Comedy) Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks. Å COMEDY ›› Just Friends (2005) ››› “Bad Santa” (2003) Billy Bob Thornton. Two criminals disguise themselves as St. Nick and an elf. MythBusters “Newton’s Crane Cradle” ’ Å MythBusters “Let There Be Light” ’ Å MythBusters “Dodge a Bullet” ’ Å MythBusters “Let There Be Light” ’ Å DISC MythBusters ’ Å Jessie “Christmas Story” A.N.T. Farm “sANTa’s little So Random! ’ Å ››› “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005, Fantasy) Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly. Five Jessie “Christmas Story” A.N.T. Farm “sANTa’s little DISN ’ Å helpers” ’ Å children tour the wondrous factory of an odd confectioner. ’ ‘PG’ Å ’Å helpers” ’ Å ›› “Serendipity” (2001, Romance-Comedy) John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale. Keeping Up With the Kardashians Kourtney & Kim Take New York After Lately Chelsea Lately E! ●NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder. From Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors. (N) (Live) ESPN ●SportsCenter (N) Å ●College Basketball Diamond Head Classic, Final: Teams TBA. From Honolulu. (N) (Live) ESPN2 ●College Basketball Diamond Head Classic, Third Place: Teams TBA. From Honolulu. (N) (Live) ››› “The Polar Express” (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye. ›› “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989, Comedy) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo. FAM Home Alone 2 Cupcake Wars “Surf’s Up!” Iron Chef America “Zakarian vs Casanova” (N) Iron Chef America Symon, Cora; Anne Burrell. Chopped Gingerbread oysters; big birds. FOOD Next Iron Chef ●ACC Road Trip Special ’11 ●Predators Snapshot BCS Breakdown World Poker Tour: Season 9 FOXSS World Poker Tour: Sea ●UFC Countdown 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem ››› “Kung Fu Panda” (2008, Comedy) Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan. ››› “Kung Fu Panda” (2008) Voices of Jack Black. Animated. A clumsy panda learns martial arts with legendary masters. FX ››› “Home Alone” (1990) Macaulay Culkin. A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. Å ››› “Home Alone” (1990) Macaulay Culkin. A left-behind boy battles two burglars in the house. Å FXM ››› Home Alone Å Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Å Are You Smarter? Are You Smarter? Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Are You Smarter? “A Dog Named Christ›› “The Ultimate Gift” (2006, Drama) Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin. A young man makes a jour- ›› “A Season for Miracles” (1999, Drama) Carla Gugino, David Conrad, Laura Dern. A woman gives her HALL mas” (2009, Drama) Å ney to claim his inheritance. Å jailed sister’s children a real Christmas. Å ›› “Dinner for Schmucks” (2010, Comedy) Steve Carell, Paul Rudd. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “Due Date” (2010, Comedy) Robert Downey Jr. ’ ‘R’ Å ›› Predators (2010) HBO ››› Inception (2010) Hollywood at Home Celebrities share their homes. Celebrity Motor Homes House Hunters: RV Å House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l H&G Hunters Int’l Pawn Stars Stradivarius Pawn Stars The gang is Pawn Stars Santa Claus American Pickers “The Pick, the Pawn & the Polish” American Restoration Å Pawn Stars “The Pick, the American Eats “Holiday Foods” Various holiday seaHIST violin; Star Wars figures. surprised with a treat. makes an appearance. The guys try to find a 1957 Chevy. Å Pawn & the Polish” son foods. Å “12 Men of Christmas” (2009, Romance-Comedy) Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hopkins. Å “Dear Santa” (2011, Drama) Amy Acker. A party girl has to change her ways or get cut off. Å LIFE Nothing Like ›› “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997, Adventure) Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX › Little Fockers (2010) ››› “Megamind” (2010, Action) Voices of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey. ’ ‘PG’ Å Secrets of World War II ’ Å Secrets of World War II “Home Run From Colditz” Secrets of World War II “Merrill’s Marauders” ’ MILIT Secrets of World War II Secrets of World War II “Merrill’s Marauders” ’ ›› “Legally Blonde” (2001, Comedy) Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair. ’ Teen Mom 2 “Intensive Care” Kailyn moves out. ’ MTV Teen Mom 2 “Curveball” Teen Mom 2 “Intensive Care” Kailyn moves out. ’ Brain Games The illusion of feeling via eyesight. Brain Games Magicians use attention control. Brain Games How the brain creates memories. Brain Games The illusion of feeling via eyesight. NGEO Brain Games That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å The Nanny ’ Å Everybody Hates Chris Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants That ’70s Show ’ Å Firefly The body of a dead smuggler turns up. ’ Firefly The crew strives to protect a bordello. Å Firefly A bounty hunter tries to capture River. Å Firefly The body of a dead smuggler turns up. ’ SCIENCE Firefly “Trash” ’ Å Homeland “Marine One” (iTV) Saul investigates Carrie’s theories. ’ Å ›› “The Mechanic” (2011, Action) Jason Statham. iTV. ’ ‘R’ Å ›› “Faster” (2010) Dwayne Johnson. iTV. ‘R’ SHOW Dexter (iTV) ’ Å General Hospital Maxie takes control of a situation. General Hospital ’ Å General Hospital Sonny and Carly comfort Michael. General Hospital Dante and Lulu get a surprise. ’ SOAP General Hospital Å My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules SPEED My Ride Rules 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die A nurse strips down. ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ 1,000 Ways to Die A purse snatcher take a fall. ’ 1,000 Ways to Die ’ SPIKE 1,000 Ways to Die ’ College Flash Classics Auburn vs. Louisiana State. College Flash Classics: N.C. vs. N.C. St. College Flash Classics College Flash Classics: N.C. vs. Ga. Tech SPSO Darrin Horn Face Off The contestants craft a original zombie. Face Off The contestants disguise themselves. Face Off The contestants are given a fairy tale. Merlin Morgana tries to sap the Prince’s life force. SYFY Face Off Joel Osteen Å Kerry Shook Ministries Believer’s Voice-Victory Changing Your World The Nativity The story of a young girl with a momentous role in history. The Perfect Gift TBN Jack Hayford Å ›› “Shrek the Third” (2007, Comedy) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. TBS A Christmas Story (1983) ›› “Shrek the Third” (2007, Comedy) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. ››› “King of Kings” ›››› “Going My Way” (1944, Musical) Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Rise Stevens. A new priest breathes ››› “Make Way for Tomorrow” (1937, Drama) Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter. Elderly parents find TCM (1961) Jeffrey Hunter. new life into a debt-ridden parish. Å that their children don’t want them. Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “Life-Sized Cake” Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ Å Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “Bakers on Ice” ’ Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “Life-Sized Cake” TLC To Be Announced ››› “Forrest Gump” (1994, Drama) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. A Leverage “The Lonely Hearts Job” The team encoun- ›› “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008, Adventure) Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem. A TNT slow-witted Southerner experiences 30 years of history. Å ters web of scams. (N) Å professor and his nephew go below the Earth’s surface. Å World of Gumball The Looney Tunes Show Robot Chicken Aqua Teen Hunger King of the Hill ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Robot Chicken TOON ››› Shrek (2001) Roseanne ’ Å Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND Roseanne ’ Å ››› “Elf” (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart. Å ››› “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” USA Indiana Jones-Kingdom ››› “Elf” (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart. Å ›› “Roll Bounce” (2005, Comedy-Drama) Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Mike Epps. A roller-skater prepares for a big showdown. ’ VH1 ›› “The Fighting Temptations” (2003, Comedy) Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé Knowles. ’ CABLE NEWS The Facebook Obsession The rise of Facebook. Big Mac: Inside the McDonald’s Empire CNBC Wall Street Journal Rpt. Walt: The Man Behind the Myth Walt Disney’s life and achievements. Piers Morgan Tonight A Piers Morgan Christmas CNN On The Frontlines CNN CNN On The Frontlines Piers Morgan Tonight British House/Commons Road to the White House Q&A CSPAN Washington This Week Q & A Book TV Book TV: After Words Book TV Book TV CSPAN2 Book TV Huckabee (N) FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace ’ Å Geraldo at Large (N) ’ Å Huckabee FNC FOX Report (N) Caught on Camera “Wrong Side of Law” (N) Sex Slaves: UK Sex trade in Europe has ties to UK. Å Sex Slaves in America MSNBC Caught on Camera


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Dr. Phil News CBS News CBS News J WIAT Let’s Make a Deal George Movie Varied Programs L WPXH Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. George Steve Wilkos Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The People’s Court Judge Judge Judge Mathis Maury Fam. Guy Fam. Guy Simpsons ¥ WABM Paid Prog. Love Lucy Jerry Springer CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News at Noon Local Programming Chan. 2 Action News Chan. 2 Action News Chan. 2 Action News Local Prog ^ TV-2 The Doctors CSI: Miami The First 48 Hoarders Intervention Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Varied Programs A&E CSI: Miami M ›› “Sabrina” (1995) Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear. Å ›› “Meet Joe Black” (1998, Fantasy) Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani. ››› “A League of Their Own” (1992) Tom Hanks. Å T ››› “Mystic Pizza” (1988) Å ››› “A League of Their Own” (1992) Tom Hanks, Geena Davis. Å ›› “EDtv” (1999, Comedy) Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman. Å ›› “Patch Adams” (1999) Robin Williams. Å ››› “The Aviator” (2004, Biography) Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale. Å ››› “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) George Clooney. Å AMC W Stooges ›› “Mission: Impossible” (1996, Action) Tom Cruise. Å TH ››› “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007) Tom Hanks. ›› “Flight of the Phoenix” (2004) Dennis Quaid. Å ››› “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976, Western) Clint Eastwood. ›› “The Quick and the Dead” (1995) Å F ›› “Force 10 From Navarone” (1978) Robert Shaw. Å ›› “Spy Game” (2001, Suspense) Robert Redford, Brad Pitt. Å ›› “Christine” (1983) Keith Gordon. Å › “Wild Wild West” (1999) Will Smith. Å BBC Varied Programs Bernie Parkers Parkers My Wife My Wife Movie Chris Chris My Wife My Wife Parkers Parkers 106 & Park: BET’s Top 10 Live BET Bernie Varied Programs Jewels Varied Programs Celebrity Ghost Stories Para-State Para-State City Confidential Notorious American Gangster I Survived BIO BRAVO Varied Programs Varied Programs CMTV Music Varied Programs Movie Comedy Futurama Futurama Varied Sunny South Park Scrubs Tosh.0 30 Rock COMEDY RENO 911! Movie DISC Varied Programs Random Varied Programs Shake It Good Luck Jessie DISN Varied Programs Varied Programs E! News Varied Programs Kourtney and Kim Varied Programs E! News E! ●SportsCenter ●SportsCenter ●SportsCenter SportsCtr Varied Programs ESPN ●SportsCenter ●ESPN First Take ●NFL32 Varied Programs Numbers Le Batard Jim Rome Varied Programs Basketball ESPN2 ●ESPN First Take Gilmore Girls Still Stnd Still Stnd Grounded Grounded My Wife My Wife 8, Rules 8, Rules ’70s Show ’70s Show ’70s Show ’70s Show Movie Varied Programs FAM The 700 Club Good Eats Guy’s, Bite Cooking Home Contessa Giada Secrets Dinners Cooking 30-Minute Contessa Giada Paula Cooking Varied Programs FOOD Cooking B. Flay ●NHL Hockey Varied Programs FOXSS ●The Dan Patrick Show Movie Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs Movie Varied Programs How I Met How I Met Two Men FX M ››› “Man Hunt” (1941) Walter Pidgeon. Å ››› “Call Northside 777” (1948) Å ››› “Kiss of Death” (1947) Victor Mature. Å ›› “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” (1967) ›› “Popeye Doyle” (1986) Å T ›› “Island in the Sun” (1957) Harry Belafonte. ›› “The Hunters” (1958) Robert Mitchum. Å ››› “Conrack” (1974) Jon Voight. Å ›› “The Manhattan Project” (1986) Å ›› “The Fury” (1978) Kirk Douglas. ›› “The Pleasure Seekers” (1964) Ann-Margret. ›› “How to Steal a Million” (1966) Audrey Hepburn. ››› “An Affair to Remember” (1957, Romance) ››› “Harry and Tonto” (1974) FXM W ››› “Holiday for Lovers” (1959) TH ››› “Anna and the King of Siam” Life After... ››› “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison” (1957) Å ››› “An Affair to Remember” (1957) Å ››› “Bedazzled” (1967) Peter Cook. Å ›› “Unfaithfully Yours” (1984) Å F ›› “Where the Sidewalk Ends” ›››› “A Hatful of Rain” (1957, Drama) Å ›› “Love Me Tender” (1956) Elvis Presley. Å ››› “Seven Thieves” (1960) Rod Steiger Å Life After... ›››› “Young Frankenstein” Å Pyramid Match Gm. Match Gm. Lingo Lingo Deal or No Deal Catch 21 Deal-Deal Whammy! Chain Rctn Fam. Feud Fam. 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Å Vietnam in HD Å F American Pickers Å American Pickers Å American Pickers Å American Pickers Å American Pickers Å American Pickers Å American Pickers Å American Pickers Å American Pickers Å Pickers Chris Chris Varied Programs LIFE Varied Programs MILIT Varied Programs ’70s Show ’70s Show ’70s Show ’70s Show Varied MTV Varied Programs Border NGEO Varied Programs Parents Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. Kung Fu Penguins Winx Club Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. Varied Programs NICK Parents Build It Bigger Head Rush How Do It? How Do It? How-Made How-Made Varied SCIENCE Varied Programs The O.C. One Tree Hill One Tree Hill One Tree Hill Beverly Hills, 90210 Beverly Hills, 90210 Brothers & Sisters Brothers & Sisters The Young SOAP Young & Restless ●Gearz Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Varied Programs On Edge Mon. Jam Varied Hot Rod Pimp, Ride Pimp, Ride ●Pass Time SPEED Varied Programs SPIKE Varied Programs Pregame SPSO Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Varied Programs SYFY Varied Programs Varied Programs Behind Varied Life Today Today The 700 Club J. Hagee Varied Programs TBN R. Parsley Your Day Believer Browns Payne Jim Yes, Dear Yes, Dear Amer. Dad Earl Raymond Raymond Raymond Raymond Friends Friends Friends Friends King King Seinfeld TBS Browns M That-Wmn ››› “The Scarlet Pimpernel” ›››› “The Four Feathers” (1939, Adventure) ›››› “The Thief of Bagdad” (1940) Sabu. ››› “The Drum” (1938, Adventure) Sabu. ››› “Jungle Book” (1942) Sabu. T Treasure ›››› “The Maltese Falcon” ›››› “Casablanca” (1942) Humphrey Bogart. ›› “Stage Fright” (1950) Jane Wyman. Å ››› “Witness for the Prosecution” (1957) Å ›››› “Touch of Evil” (1958) Å ›› “Dr. Kildare Goes Home” (1940) ›› “Dr. Kildare’s Crisis” (1940) ›› “Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day” ›› “The People vs. Dr. Kildare” ›› “Dr. Kildare’s Victory” (1942) TCM W Secret-Dr. ›› “Dr. Kildare’s Strange Case” TH For Me ››› “Anchors Aweigh” (1945, Musical) Frank Sinatra. 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BROADCAST CHANNELS House Cuddy’s mom is admitted to the hospital. ’ House “After Hours” House gets devastating news. FOX6 News at 9:00 PM FOX6 News at 9:30 PM FOX6 News at 10:00 PM America Now ’ Å & WBRC Inside Edition (N) Å PBS NewsHour (N) ’ Å Antiques Roadshow “Phoenix, AZ” Advertising display Antiques Roadshow “San Jose” Tlingit bowl and ladle. “The Buddha” (2010, Documentary) Narrated by Richard Gere, Narrated by Blair Brown. An Indian sage gains _ WCIQ for baby pants. ’ (Part 1 of 3) Å ’ (Part 1 of 3) Å enlightenment and inspires a multitude. Access Hollywood Lady Who’s Still Standing? “An Ivy League of Her Own” A Fear Factor “Scorpion Tales” Family duos face stunts. Rock Center With Brian Williams (N) ’ Å Alabama’s 13 News at The Tonight Show With ` WVTM Gaga; ‘Mirror Mirror.” ’ paralegal competes in a trivia battle. (N) ’ Å ’Å 10:00pm (N) Å Jay Leno ’ Å Seinfeld ’ Å 30 Rock ’ Å The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ ›› “The Education of Charlie Banks” (2007, Drama) Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter. ’ What a Deal Dick Van Dyke Cheers ’ Å TV24 News at Nine Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS The Lucy Show Å Wheel of Fortune “Best of Rudolph’s Shiny New Year New Year Baby in fog. You Deserve It (Season Finale) (N) ’ Å Castle “Eye of the Beholder” Investigating a murder ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å H WJSU the Best” (N) Å and a theft. ’ Å (N) Entertainment Tonight (N) How I Met Your Mother 2 Broke Girls “And the Two and a Half Men ’ Å Mike & Molly Mike turns Hawaii Five-0 “Hana ‘a‘a Makehewa” McGarrett’s fa- CBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å “Hopeless” ’ Å Disappearing Bed” Å into a couch potato. ’ ther’s killer resurfaces. ’ Å Letterman ’ Å Criminal Minds The team tries to expose a mole. Criminal Minds Psychopathic killer. ’ Å L WPXH ››› “The Fugitive” (1993) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones. An innocent man must evade the law as he pursues a killer. ’ Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Taken” Å Excused ’ Å American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld “The Stock Tip” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Asunder” Å CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming NFL Football Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Hoarders Hoarder is banned from her own home. Intervention “Jimbo” A man snorts drugs. Å Intervention “Linda” Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Å A&E Hoarders “Lloyd; Carol” Hoarders Roy hoards vehicles on his property. ››› “A League of Their ››› “The Polar Express” (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye. Premiere. Ani››› “The Polar Express” (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye. Animated. A conAMC Own” (1992) Å mated. A conductor guides a boy to the North Pole. ductor guides a boy to the North Pole. The Haunted Odd activity at an inn. ’ Å The Haunted A family is drained of energy. Å The Haunted A family home is inhabited by spirits. The Haunted Odd activity at an inn. ’ Å ANPL The Haunted ’ Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 25-21. Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 20-16. Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 15-11. Å Top Gear “Top 40” Challenges 10-6. Å BBC Top Gear “Top 40” Å ›› “Fat Albert” (2004, Comedy) Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Shedrack Anderson III. Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live ›› “Dr. Dolittle” (1998) Eddie Murphy. Premiere. A 20th-century doctor can talk with animals. Å I Survived Å Paranormal State Å Paranormal State Å Paranormal State Å Paranormal State Å My Ghost Story The ghostly “man on the stairs.” Paranormal State “I Am Six” Å BIO The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills “Uninvited” BRAVO Real Housewives ››› “Tombstone” (1993) Kurt Russell. Doc Holliday joins Wyatt Earp for the OK Corral showdown. ’ CMTV Kitchen Nightmares ’ ›› “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie” (2003, Documentary) Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall. ’ Å Workaholics Å South Park Å It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report Å COMEDY 30 Rock ’ Å Storm Chasers “Behind the Storms 2011” (N) Å The Year the Earth Went Wild (N) ’ Å Raw Alaska Incredible stories in Alaska. (N) Å The Year the Earth Went Wild ’ Å DISC Storm Chasers ’ Å Austin & Ally Austin So Random! Cheer squad ››› “A Bug’s Life” (1998, Fantasy) Voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Animated. InJessie Jessie accepts an Austin & Ally Austin So Random! Cheer squad DISN makes an Internet video. tryouts. ’ Å sects help an ant fend off grasshoppers. ’ ‘G’ Å invitation for lunch. Å makes an Internet video. tryouts. ’ Å Kourtney and Kim Kourtney & Kim Take New York “True Colors” E! Special Recent memorable celebrity weddings. Scouted Cheyann lacks confidence. (N) Chelsea Lately E! Special E! ●NFL Football Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints. From the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN Monday Night Countdown (N) (Live) Å ●Sport Science Poker - Europe 2011 World Series of Poker - Europe Main Event. 2011 World Series of Poker - Europe Caesars Cup. ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN2 College Football ››› “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003, Action) Johnny Depp. A blacksmith and a pirate must rescue a kidnapped damsel. The 700 Club The challenges of a premature birth. FAM ›› Richie Rich (1994) Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives “Best From the Road” Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive FOOD Diners, Drive ●Tennis Champions Series: Las Vegas. Agassi, Sampras, McEnroe and Courier. ●ACC Road Trip Special ’11 World Poker Tour: Season 9 FOXSS Barclays Premier Two and a Half Men ’ ›› “27 Dresses” (2008) Katherine Heigl, James Marsden. A young woman is always a bridesmaid and never a bride. ›› “27 Dresses” (2008) Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman. FX ››› “The Verdict” (1982, Drama) Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling. A lawyer’s career hinges on a controversial lawsuit. Å ››› “Brubaker” (1980, Drama) Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto. Å FXM ›› Popeye Doyle Å Chain Reaction Å Chain Reaction Å Chain Reaction Å Chain Reaction Å Chain Reaction Å Chain Reaction Å Chain Reaction Å Chain Reaction Å GSN Chain Reaction Å “Gift of the Magi” (2010) ›› “Silver Bells” (2005, Drama) Anne Heche, Tate Donovan, Michael Mitchell. A teenage runaway brings two “A Christmas Wish” (2011, Drama) Kristy Swanson, Tess Harper, Edward Herrmann. The owner of a diner HALL Marla Sokoloff. Å lonely souls together. Å helps a homeless woman and her children. Å ›› “The Losers” (2010, Action) Jeffrey Dean Morgan. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Bought a Zoo Boxing’s Best of 2011 (N) Å HBO ›› “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (2011) Zachary Gordon. ’ ‘PG’ Love It or List It A couple live in their fixer-upper. House Hunters Å House Hunters Å House Hunters (N) Å House Hunters Å House Hunters Å House Hunters Å H&G House Hunters Å American Pickers “Juras- Pawn Stars “Pony Up” Å Pawn Stars “$ Equals American Pickers “Fast Eddie” Mike and Frank pick Pawn Stars The original Pawn Stars An original American Pickers “Not so Cheap Thrills” Terry’s scrap HIST sic Pick” Å MC2” Å Minnesota. (N) Å AC motor; 1968 VW Bug. print by Albrecht Durer. yard; coin-op kings. Å Wife Swap Couple dress as superheroes. ’ Å Wife Swap A farmer trades places with a “diva.” One Born Every Minute Å How I Met Your Mother Reba ’ Å LIFE Wife Swap ’ Å ››› “The Nutty Professor” (1996, Comedy) Eddie Murphy. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› Bad Boys II (2003) MAX ›› “Hereafter” (2010, Drama) Matt Damon, Cécile de France. Death touches three people in different ways. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “633 Squadron” (1964) Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris. An American squadron must take out a Nazi fuel factory. ’ Å Heroes of World War II ›› “633 Squadron” (1964) Cliff Robertson. ’ MILIT The First World War Awkward. ’ Awkward. ’ Awkward. ’ Awkward. “No Doubt” Awkward. “Fateful” ’ Awkward. ’ Teen Mom 2 Ali must be sedated for an MRI. ’ MTV Awkward. ’ Inside the Green Berets Troops in Afghanistan. Super Carrier: Hi-Tech Superlaunch (N) World’s Deadliest Arms Race (N) Inside the Green Berets Troops in Afghanistan. NGEO Border Wars My Wife and Kids Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants My Wife and Kids Å Meteorite Men Investigation of the Morasko craters. Meteorite Men Geoff and Steve hunt for gold. (N) Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman Å SCIENCE Through the Wormhole Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman Å ››› “The Sum of All Fears” (2002) Ben Affleck. Jack Ryan fights terrorists planning a nuclear attack. ››› “Fair Game” (2010, Drama) Naomi Watts. iTV. Valerie Plame is revealed as a CIA agent. ‘PG-13’ SHOW The Canyon (2009) ‘R’ Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless ●Monster Jam Racing from Ford Field, July 9, 2011. Pass Time ●Monster Jam Racing from Ford Field, July 9, 2011. Pass Time Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride SPEED Pass Time Band of Brothers “The Last Patrol” A green officer leads a patrol. ’ Å Band of Brothers “Why We Fight” Abandoned concentration camp. ’ Å Band of Brothers Å SPIKE Band of Brothers “The Breaking Point” ’ Å SPSO ●FIGHTZONE Presents ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●Jay Adams Brawl Call ●FIGHTZONE Presents Being Human “I Want You Back (From the Dead)” Being Human Rebecca finds out Aidan killed Bernie. Being Human Rebecca walks out on Aidan. Being Human Nora’s pregnancy concerns her. SYFY Being Human Live From Holy Land Creating Your World Kingdom Connection Jesse Duplantis Å ›› “Fireproof” (2008, Drama) Kirk Cameron. A divorcing couple turn to God to save their marriage. TBN The Potter’s Touch Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Conan Actor Tom Hanks; BBQ chef Myron Mixon. TBS Seinfeld ’ Å ››› “Jungle Book” ››› “Little Dorrit Part One: Nobody’s Fault” (1988, Drama) Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Pickering. An Englishman investigates a family in debtors’ prison. ››› “Little Dorrit Part Two: Little Dorrit’s Story” TCM (1942) Sabu. Å (1988, Drama) Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi. Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “Let the Sparks Fly” Candy Queen (N) Å Candy Queen ’ Å Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “Bakers on Ice” ’ TLC Cake Boss: Next Baker Cake Boss: Next Great Baker “Bakers on Ice” ’ Law & Order Hate crimes The Closer “Road Block” Brenda uncovers a scandal. The Closer “Silent Partner” Brenda seeks the help of a Rizzoli & Isles “Burning Down the House” (Season Fi- The Closer “Silent Partner” Brenda seeks the help of a TNT against Hispanic men. ’ Å businessman. (N) Å nale) Jane and Maura investigate a fire. (N) Å businessman. Å Adventure Time MAD King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON World of Gumball Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Hot in Cleveland Å The Exes “Working Girl” The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H Å ●WWE Monday Night RAW Starring John Cena, Randy Orton, CM Punk & Triple H. (N) ’ (Live) Å ›› “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (2007) USA ›› “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (2007, Action) Nicolas Cage. Å Love & Hip Hop Jim buys a new car. (N) ’ T.I. and Tiny Love & Hip Hop Jim buys a new car. ’ T.I. and Tiny Love & Hip Hop Jim buys a new car. ’ VH1 Love & Hip Hop ’ CABLE NEWS Supermarkets Inc: Inside a $500 Billion The Facebook Obsession The rise of Facebook. BMW: A Driving Obsession Pepsi’s Challenge Pepsi tried to get healthier. CNBC The Coffee Addiction Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Politics & Public Policy Today CSPAN House of Reps. The Communicators Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report To Catch a Predator “Petaluma 1” To Catch a Predator “Long Beach 1” To Catch a Predator “Long Beach 2” MSNBC Predator Raw: Unseen To Catch a Predator “Georgia 2”


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BROADCAST CHANNELS Glee A crisis leads to a theology discussion. Å & WBRC Inside Edition (N) Å PBS NewsHour (N) ’ Å The Botany of Desire Four species. ’ Å _ WCIQ

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FOX6 News at 9:00 PM FOX6 News at 9:30 PM FOX6 News at 10:00 PM America Now ’ Å Frontline “The Undertaking” Americans cope with Doing Virtuous Business Basic virtues in business. ’ death, grief. ’ Å (DVS) Å Access Hollywood Lady The Biggest Loser “Where Are They Now?” Reconnecting with former contestants. ’ Å Parenthood “Nora” Sarah’s ex threatens her relation- Alabama’s 13 News at The Tonight Show With ` WVTM Gaga; “Mirror Mirror.” ship. ’ Å 10:00pm (N) Å Jay Leno ’ Å Seinfeld ’ Å 30 Rock ’ Å The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ “Keith” (2008, Drama) Elisabeth Harnois. Natalie has life all figured out, then she meets a guy. ’ In. Gamecock Most Wanted The Andy Griffith Show Cheers ’ Å TV24 News at Nine Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS The Lucy Show Å Wheel of Fortune “Best of Last Man Standing “Co- Last Man Standing “Last The Middle “Heck’s Best Suburgatory Dalia plans Body of Proof “Lazarus Man” A “dead” man leads the ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å H WJSU the Best” (N) Å Ed Softball” ’ Å Christmas Standing” ’ Thing” ’ Å Tessa’s sweet-16 party. team to a case. ’ Å (N) Entertainment Tonight (N) NCIS “Defiance” A suicide bomber kills a Marine. ’ Å The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Entertainers receive recognition. (N) ’ Å CBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å (DVS) Letterman ’ Å Criminal Minds “Lauren” ’ Å (DVS) Criminal Minds A stalker targets college students. Flashpoint The team’s actions are questioned. (N) Flashpoint A girl is abducted from her house. (N) L WPXH Criminal Minds ’ Cold Case Decapitated female bodies. ’ Å Cold Case A cult member’s 1978 suicide. ’ Å Excused “Mac Attack” American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld ’ Å CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Texas (N) Storage Wars Texas (N) Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å A&E Storage Wars Å ›› “Patch Adams” ››› “The Polar Express” (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye. Animated. A con- ››› “The Polar Express” (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye. Animated. A conAMC (1999) Robin Williams. ductor guides a boy to the North Pole. ductor guides a boy to the North Pole. Wild Russia “Arctic” ’ Å Yellowstone: Battle for Life Animals living in Yellowstone. ’ Å Wild Russia “Arctic” ’ Å ANPL Wild Russia ’ Å Kitchen Nightmares “Sushi Ko” ’ Å Kitchen Nightmares A failing Italian restaurant. ’ Kitchen Nightmares Reviving a French restaurant. BBC Kitchen Nightmares ’ Kitchen Nightmares “Mama Rita’s” ’ Å “Motives” (2004) Vivica A. Fox, Shemar Moore. A successful businessman cheats on his wife. Å BET ››› “Baby Boy” (2001) Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding. A man juggles womanizing with fighting his mother’s boyfriend. Å Pro Wrestling The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance Access to the 35-year journey of Rocky. Å The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance Access to the 35-year journey of Rocky. Å BIO Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Five selfish owners. Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Salon owner’s shtick. Tabatha’s Salon Takeover “Avanti: Boston, Mass.” Tabatha’s Salon Takeover A tyrant salon owner. BRAVO Tabatha’s Salon Take Country Fried Videos “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road” (2006, Comedy) ’ CMTV ››› “Tombstone” (1993, Western) Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer. Doc Holliday joins Wyatt Earp for the OK Corral showdown. ’ Å South Park Å Futurama ’ Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report Å COMEDY 30 Rock “Reunion” Å Best in the Business ’ Best in the Business (N) Dirty Jobs The millennium seed project. (N) Å Swamp Loggers “The Tipping Point” (N) ’ Å Dirty Jobs The millennium seed project. ’ Å DISC Dirty Jobs ’ Å Austin & Ally “Kangaroos Wizards of Waverly Place ›› “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” (2005, Adventure) Taylor Laut- Wizards of Waverly Place Jessie Jessie defends Mr. Austin & Ally “Kangaroos Wizards of Waverly Place DISN & Chaos” ’ Å “Harperella” Å ner. Three children try to save a distant planet. ’ ‘PG’ Å “Beast Tamer” ’ Kipling. ’ Å & Chaos” ’ Å “Harperella” Å E! News (N) Fashion Police Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Sex and the City Å Chelsea Lately E! News E! ●College Football Belk Bowl -- Louisville vs. North Carolina State. From Charlotte, N.C. (N) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) Å ESPN College Football ●College Basketball Wisconsin at Nebraska. (N) (Live) ●SportsNation ESPN2 ●College Basketball Pittsburgh at Notre Dame. (N) (Live) ››› “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) Johnny Depp. Five children tour the wondrous factory of an odd confectioner. The 700 Club The candy cane; holiday food. (N) FAM ››› “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Chopped Champions Chopped Champions Chopped Champions Chopped Eight-armed mystery ingredient. FOOD Chopped Champions ●UFC Countdown 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem BCS Breakdown College Football Preview FOXSS World Poker Tour: Sea ●Boxing Toshiaki Nishioka vs. Rafael Marquez. From Las Vegas. Two and a Half Men ’ ››› “Zombieland” (2009) Woody Harrelson. Survivors of an apocalypse join forces against zombies. ››› “Zombieland” (2009) Woody Harrelson. Survivors of an apocalypse join forces against zombies. FX ››› “Kiss of Death” (1995) David Caruso. An ex-con agrees to help dismantle a stolen car operation. ››› “Hoffa” (1992) Jack Nicholson. Corruption taints Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa. Å FXM ›› The Fury (1978) The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game GSN The Newlywed Game “The Three Gifts” (2009, “All I Want for Christmas” (2007, Romance) Gail O’Grady, Robert Mailhouse, Greg Germann. A boy asks con- “Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle” (2009, Drama) James Van Der Beek, Erin Karpluk, Doris Roberts. A sinHALL Drama) Dean Cain. Å test organizers to find his mother a husband. Å gle man hires a nanny for his 6-year-old twins. Å ›› “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (2011) Zachary Gordon. ’ ‘PG’ Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Boxing’s Best of 2011 (N) ’ Å HBO Dinner for Schmucks ’ REAL Sports With Bryant Gumbel ’ Å My First Place (N) Å My House, Your Money Property Virgins Å Property Virgins Å House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l H&G House Hunters Å MonsterQuest Monster of Pawn Stars “Mile High Pawn Stars 1937 Oldsmo- Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide A team looks for sasquatch explanations. Å Modern Marvels “Weird Machines” Some machines HIST Whitehall. Å Club” Å bile; Olympic torch. built for sheer spectacle. Å America’s Supernanny (N) Å One Born Every Minute “An Unexpected Delivery” One Born Every Minute Å LIFE America’s Supernanny America’s Supernanny “The Carzell Family” Å ››› “Cedar Rapids” (2011, Comedy) Ed Helms, John C. Reilly. ’ ‘R’ Å › “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son” (2011, Comedy) Martin Lawrence. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX ››› “First Blood” (1982) Sylvester Stallone. ‘R’ Secrets of World War II “Adolf Hitler’s Last Days” Hitler’s Last Deadly Secret: The Hunt for U-864 ’ Nazi Collaborators Nazis were the lesser evil. (N) Secrets of World War II “Adolf Hitler’s Last Days” MILIT Doolittle Raid Teen Mom 2 Ali must be sedated for an MRI. ’ Teen Mom 2 “Intensive Care” Kailyn moves out. ’ Teen Mom 2 Ali’s MRI is negative. (N) ’ Teen Mom 2 Ali’s MRI is negative. ’ MTV True Life ’ CIA Confidential “Inside the Drone War” CIA Confidential “Pakistan Undercover” The Last Days of Osama bin Laden CIA Confidential “Inside the Drone War” NGEO Border Wars My Wife and Kids Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants My Wife and Kids Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å Mantracker “Rob and Mike” (N) ’ Å Mantracker “Mike & Becka” (N) ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å SCIENCE How It’s Made ’ Å Shameless “Daddyz Girl” Fiona finds a new friend. Shameless Frank and Karen’s secret is revealed. ››› “Ondine” (2009, Drama) Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda. iTV. ‘PG-13’ Boys of 2nd Street Park SHOW ››› The Italian Job Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Stuntbusters (N) Stuntbusters Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Wrecked “The Blizzard” Wrecked Stuntbusters Stuntbusters SPEED Pass Time Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ SPIKE Auction Hunters ’ ●Hawks Live! Postgame ●Spotlight Inside Israeli Basketball SPSO ●NBA Basketball Atlanta Hawks at New Jersey Nets. From Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (N) (Live) › “Halloween” (2007, Horror) Malcolm McDowell. An escaped psychopath slashes his way through his hometown. Å My Bloody Valentine SYFY › “Friday the 13th” (2009, Horror) Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker. Å Behind the Scenes Å Joyce Meyer John Hagee Today Å Breakthrough W/Parsley Left Behind TBN The Potter’s Touch Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan Justin Timberlake; Jon Ronson. TBS Seinfeld “The Cartoon” ›››› “Touch of Evil” ›››› “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977, Science Fiction) Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr. UFO sighters finally ›› “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” (1956, Science Fiction) Hugh Marlowe, Joan TCM (1958) Å meet the aliens that obsessed them. Å Taylor. Earth is invaded by the survivors of a doomed solar system. Å What Not to Wear “Wanda” ’ Å What Not to Wear Christine is an Army veteran. (N) Couponing All-Stars Couponing All-Stars What Not to Wear “Wanda” ’ Å TLC What Not to Wear Å ●NBA Basketball Boston Celtics at Miami Heat. From the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. (N) (Live) Å ●NBA Basketball Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers. From Staples Center in Los Bones Body beside a TNT garbage truck. ’ Å Angeles. (N) (Live) Å King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON The Looney Tunes Show The Looney Tunes Show World of Gumball Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Hot in Cleveland Å The Exes The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H “Smilin’ Jack” Pirates of the Caribbean USA Pirates of the Caribbean ›› “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007, Action) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley. Jack Sparrow’s friends join forces to save him. Å T.I. and Tiny T.I. and Tiny Mob Wives Drita continues to steam. ’ Å Mob Wives The wives reminisce about the season. Behind the Music “50 Cent” ’ Å VH1 Love & Hip Hop ’ CABLE NEWS American Greed Michael Mastromarino. Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) Biography on CNBC “Dave Thomas” Dave Thomas. 60 Minutes on CNBC Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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Fuse launching street-based game show in NYC By David Bauder Associated Press

Starz/Associated Press

Director John Landis, left, and comedian Jerry Lewis pose after the Encore Original premiere of ‘Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis’ in Los Angeles, Dec. 7, 2011.

Film details Lewis’ ‘Method’ By Lynn Elber

near-complete access as he followed Lewis from his yacht in San Diego to his home in Las Vegas to concert dates and Associated Press to the Cannes Film Festival in France, the country that idolLOS ANGELES — Gregg Barson is a documentarian, not izes Lewis as a cinematic genius. a comedian. But when Jerry Lewis let him know that more He was good company, Barson said. “He’s always up, than a dozen people were waiting in line to tell his story, funny and playful. ... The sparkle, he didn’t put in on for the Barson offered a persuasive punch line. camera. He’s being real.” “Yeah, but they’re not me,” was Barson’s comeback, folMethod to the Madness, which opens with Jerry Seinlowed by a momentary quiver of fear that he’d gone too far feld, Eddie Murphy and other comedians anointing Lewis with the veteran star. as comedy royalty, is an unabashed valentine. It is also a “He said, ‘I like that. You know why? Because you reminder that Lewis inspired rock-star levels of fan devoremind me of me,’” Barson recalled. That chutzpah-fueled tion, and of how impressively The Bellboy (1960) and many exchange led to Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, other films starring and written and directed by Lewis ruled debuting at 7 p.m. Saturday on Encore. Other airings the box office. include 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Barson, who made the well-received Phyllis Diller docuThe film focuses on what makes the 85-year-old — and mentary Goodnight, We Love You, sees parallels between still working — Lewis tick as a performer and filmmaker. Diller and Lewis, including their work ethic. Those looking for dish on his family life or breakup with “She was 84 when she retired, and he’s 85 and still workstage and screen partner Dean Martin or abrupt departure ing. They never rest on their laurels,” Barson said. “They from the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon he’d still care. They’re not phoning it in.” nurtured for nearly five decades won’t find it here. And that, he said, is part of Lewis’ method: Every aspect Barson, who describes himself as being “in heaven” of his performance is planned. whenever he caught a Lewis film on TV as a youngster, said “As Eddie Murphy says (in the film), slapstick looks his intent was to focus on Lewis’ career from vaudeville on simple but the reason it’s been around so long is how well and his contributions to comedy and movies. thought out it is,” Barson said. Younger people without exposure to Lewis’ work likely Lewis is pleased with the film. And his health is good, consider him as “that telethon guy. Hopefully, the film will according to the filmmaker, who spills one appropriately open their eyes as opposed to thinking he did one thing quirky personal secret on his subject: “He drinks a lot of one day a year,” Barson said. During more than three years of filming, Barson had orange soda. Maybe that’s the fountain of youth.”

NEW YORK — The music-based Fuse network is branching out into comedy with a game show filmed on New York City sidewalks. Think Cash Cab without the cab, and with some New York attitude. Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street features comic Billy Eichner, who has made a popular series of videos with sassy street encounters. The series, which premieres Dec. 22 at 10 p.m., is the third television production launched by the comic website Funny or Die. Eichner stalks the sidewalks to find people willing to answer music and celebrity-based questions for money. Not a lot of money, mind you. One woman was insulted when Eichner counted out single dollar bills as part of her winnings. The questions aren’t typical, either. Eichner had a particularly ribald way of probing how well contestants kept up on John Mayer’s love life, for example. The idea for him is to give celebrity gossip the same weight as issues of war and peace and see how people react, he said. Eichner studied tapes of Discovery Network’s Cash Cab before hitting the streets. The three-time Daytime Emmy winner turns a New York cab into a game show set for unsuspecting passengers. “I watched it and started to think what my version of it would be,” he said. “Cash Cab is considered a funny show, but I’ve never laughed at it.” His own show is “crazy and raw,” he said, without much preparation beyond taking a camera, microphone and stack of questions with him on the street. Most of the people he encounters are good sports. “It’s fascinating to me how even jaded New Yorkers who you think wouldn’t want to be on television are really very excited to be on television,” he said. With the new series, Fuse walks the delicate line between expanding its music programming while not appearing to stray from it. “We’re a music network, first and foremost,” said David Clark, Fuse’s general manager. “The music world takes itself very seriously, so we thought we needed something to lighten things up.” Within the 12 initial episodes that Fuse has ordered is one well-placed celebrity cameo. One stumped contestant is asked if she wants some celebrity help, and from a car parked nearby, Joan Rivers popped out. The street encounter happened on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, near where a line of people — mostly older women, the sweet spot of Rivers’ audience — gathered for a taping of Live! With Regis & Kelly. “They started freaking out like Joan is Lady Gaga,” Eichner said.


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Searching for old movie titles, videos By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal

Q: Sometime after 1947, Mel Ferrer (not Jose), appeared in a movie based on a physician living in Keene, N.H. Two days a week he would go to Boston to help at a black hospital. The family secret was that not even the children knew they were African-American, being white-skinned. I would love to obtain the movie or book but cannot remember the name. A: The movie is called Lost Boundaries, from 1949. It is available on DVD through Warner Bros.’ on-demand service at www.wbshop.com. The film was based on a Reader’s Digest article and book by William L. White. It does not appear that the book is currently in print. There are old copies around; Amazon.com has some available, although they can be expensive. Q: I have been looking for a Christmas-type movie. I believe The Red Shoes is the title. It stars Rob Lowe and a little boy trying to buy a pair of red shoes for his dying mother. Is there a DVD or VHS that you know of? A: The name of the movie is The Christmas Shoes, the same name as the song which inspired the film. It has been released on DVD. Q: Is Laurence Fox on the Inspector Lewis mysteries related to Edward Fox, who played in Masterpiece plays such as Shaka Zulu? A: Laurence Fox, who plays Detective Sgt. Hathaway in the series of programs airing under the Masterpiece Mystery banner, is the son of actor James Fox, the nephew of Edward Fox and the cousin of Emilia Fox (Merlin), a daughter of Edward. Laurence is also married to the actress Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Doctor Who). Q: I came across a movie on cable late one night. It starred Aidan Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. Quinn’s character was a ghost hunter investigating an old English manor, where Beckinsale’s character was a ghost along with her two brothers. I wonder if you could tell me the title of the movie and if it is available on DVD. A: It would appear you saw the movie Haunted, from 1995, with Quinn, Beckinsale, Anthony Andrews and John

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Gielgud. There was a DVD release about 10 years ago, and I have seen some copies for sale on Amazon.com. (Note: More than one production has been called Haunted, so take care when looking for this one.) Q: In the summer of 1957, I worked at a Poconos resort called Unity House. Next to our resort was Tamiment. They were filming a movie I think was called Marjorie Morningstar featuring Natalie Wood. We used to sneak over the fence and actually got a glimpse of her. Was this the movie? How long did they film there? Who were the stars? A: There is a 1958 movie called Marjorie Morningstar, based on a novel by Herman Wouk. It starred Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor, Martin Milner, Carolyn Jones and Akron’s own Jesse White, among others. I do not know how long or how much was shot in the Poconos; the movie is available on DVD if you want to see which scenes look familiar. Q: In 1984, there was a CBS Christmas-themed musical hour starring Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, DOWN 1. “How to __ __ __” called Kenny and Dolly: A Christmas to Remember. Was 2. In fine shape (hyph.) it ever released on home video? 3. Nolte’s initials A: As far as I can tell, the special, tied to the Rogers-Par- 4. 1958 best picture ton audio recording Once Upon a Christmas, is not availOscar winner able on an authorized video.

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Chopped Champions “$50,000 Tournament: Part 3” Chopped Champions “$50,000 Tournament: Part 4” Chopped Champions Four repeat winners compete. Cupcake Wars The 100th episode celebration. FOOD Chopped Champions ●Sonic Generations of Skate ●ACC Road Trip Special ’11 ●College Basketball UCLA at Stanford. (N) (Live) FOXSS World Poker Tour: Sea World Poker Tour: Season 9 How I Met Your Mother Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ Two and a Half Men ’ ››› “The Incredible Hulk” (2008, Action) Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth. FX ›› “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” (1993, Comedy) Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees. Å ›› “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1986, Comedy) Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, John Wood. Å FXM ›› Unfaithfully Yours Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Deal or No Deal ’ Å “Fallen Angel” (2003, “A Princess for Christmas” (2011, Comedy) Katie McGrath, Roger Moore, Travis Turner. An English duke re- “Mistletoe Over Manhattan” (2011, Drama) Tricia Helfer, Greg Bryk, Tedde Moore. The wife of Santa Claus HALL Drama) Gary Sinise. Å connects with members of his family. Å tries to help a divorcing couple. Å True Blood Sookie makes a deal with Eric. ’ Å Boxing’s Best of 2011 (Series Finale) (N) ’ Å HBO Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy True Blood Sookie journeys away from Bon Temps. True Blood “You Smell Like Dinner” ’ Å Urban Oasis Giveaway House Hunters Å Selling L.A. (N) Å Selling New York (N) House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l H&G House Hunters Å Vietnam in HD Å American Pickers “Pandora’s Box” The guys try to find Swamp People “Beat the Clock” Joe faces the Big Shrimpin’ “First Come First Serve” Bullfrog and Top Gear “The $500 Challenge” Pacific Coast Highway HIST an odor in the van. Å swamp’s obstacles. Å Roundhead reposition. (N) Å clunker race. Å “Betrayed at 17” (2011) Alexandra Paul. A teen commits suicide when her racy video becomes public. › “Obsessed” (2009) Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles. A stalker threatens a married man’s idyllic life. Å LIFE Dead at 17 (2008) Å “Beatdown” (2010, Action) Rudy Youngblood, Michael Bisping. ’ ‘R’ Å ››› “Get Him to the Greek” (2010, Comedy) Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss. ’ ‘NR’ Å MAX ›› “MacGruber” (2010) Will Forte. ’ ‘R’ Å Secrets of World War II ’ Å Secrets of World War II “Merrill’s Marauders” ’ Secrets of World War II Rommel. ’ Å MILIT Secrets of World War II Secrets of World War II Rommel. ’ Å Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Beavis and Butt-head ’ Beavis and Butt-head (N) Good Vibes (N) ’ Good Vibes (N) ’ Beavis and Butt-head ’ MTV Ridiculousness ’ Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011 Witness: Disaster in Japan 2012: Countdown to Armageddon Witness: Tornado Swarm 2011 NGEO Border Wars My Wife and Kids Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants My Wife and Kids Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made (N) Å How It’s Made ’ Å How Do They Do It? (N) How Do They Do It? ’ How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å SCIENCE How Do They Do It? (N) How It’s Made ’ Å › “Love, Wedding, Marriage” (2011, Comedy) Mandy Moore. iTV. ‘PG-13’ ›› “Ceremony” (2010, Comedy) Michael Angarano. iTV Premiere. ‘R’ Penn & Teller: Bulls...! Beach Heat: Miami SHOW The Last Play at Shea Days of our Lives ’ Å One Life to Live ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride Wrecked “The Blizzard” Wrecked American Trucker American Trucker Pimp My Ride Pimp My Ride SPEED Pumped ●iMPACT Wrestling (N) ’ Å ●UFC 141 Countdown (N) ’ SPIKE ››› “A Bronx Tale” (1993, Drama) Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri. ’ ●ACC All-Access (N) ●College Basketball The Citadel at Tennessee. Inside the Orange: Basketball Preseason Special Auburn Football Every SPSO ●College Basketball The Citadel at Tennessee. (N) (Live) Three Inches “Pilot” Walter Spackman develops a super power. (N) ›› “House of Wax” (2005) Elisha Cuthbert. SYFY ›› “Dark Water” (2005) Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly. Premiere. Behind the Scenes Å Joel Osteen Å Joseph Prince Å Houston at Hillsong TV Jesus of Nazareth Jesus is crucified. (Part 4 of 4) Å TBN The Potter’s Touch Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan Shaquille O’Neal; Brian Posehn; Seether. TBS Seinfeld “The Apology” ››› “That’s Entertain- ›››› “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936, Musical) William Powell, Luise Rainer, Myrna Loy. Oscar-winning account of showman Florenz Ziegfeld’s life. Å ››› “Love Crazy” (1941) William Powell. An anniverTCM ment! III” (1994) Å sary celebration takes an unexpected turn. Å NY Ink Ami reaches his breaking point. ’ Å NY Ink “Kings of NY” Ami’s hard work has paid off. Hook, Line and Sisters “Combat Fishing” ’ Å NY Ink “Kings of NY” Ami’s hard work has paid off. TLC NY Ink ’ Å ●NBA Basketball New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers. From Staples Center in Bones A bone-smuggling ●NBA Basketball Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder. From Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. (N) (Live) Å TNT ring is uncovered. Å Los Angeles. (N) (Live) Å Regular Show “Go Viral” MAD King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy “Dog Gone” Family Guy ’ Å TOON Adventure Time Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Hot in Cleveland Å The Exes “Pilot” The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H Å Burn Notice A robbery at a fashion house. Å Burn Notice A paranoid kidnapper. Å Burn Notice A terrorist plans to detonate a bomb. Burn Notice Michael is hired for an assassination. USA Burn Notice Å Love & Hip Hop Jim buys a new car. ’ T.I. and Tiny Basketball Wives LA ’ VH1 ›› “Roll Bounce” (2005, Comedy-Drama) Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Mike Epps. A roller-skater prepares for a big showdown. ’ CABLE NEWS 60 Minutes on CNBC American Greed “The Black Widows” Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) Biography on CNBC “Sears” Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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