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    Fred & Kristen are Garth & Kat

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    The 25 Best Songs of 2009

    Dubai seriously messed with my December listomania madness plan, so here's my first attempt at getting back on track. Today & tomorrow I'll offer my best-of-2009 lists for music & film, take a break for the holiday (where I hope to be internet free for at least 4 days), and then come back strong with the rest of the best of 2000s lists (I like the idea of actually waiting for the decade to be over to finish those off anyway).

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    The Biggest Cast of All-Time

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Things I Learned on the Weekend Party Circuit

    Things I Learned on the Weekend Party Circuit

    1. There's girl-on-girl snogging between Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as bisexual rock stars in The Runaways. That's why it's R-rated.

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    "Locker" For Houston Critics

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    Fourteen Questions for It's Complicated's Nancy Meyers

    Fourteen Questions for It's Complicated's Nancy Meyers

    During a few scenes in It's Complicated, the latest comedy from writer-director Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give), I laughed so hard that tears came out of my eyes.

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    Brittany Murphy Dies of Heart Attack at 32

    Actress Brittany Murphy has died of a heart attack. She was 32. TMZ broke the news, per usual, reporting that her husband made the 911 call. LA firefighters responded, performing CPR after she collapsed in the shower at her West Hollywood home. She was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at Cedar Sinai Medical Center.

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    Brittany Murphy Found Dead!?

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Avatar is at once a fascinating and a frustrating movie. I found much of it captivating, and while I resist the hype-driven phrase “immersive experience,” I did find myself drawn into its 3-D world, an extraordinarily rich cinematic environment created, in breathtaking detail, by artists and computers. I didn’t think I could care about odd-looking humanoid characters, but I did. I didn’t think I would relate to the interaction between humans and aliens, but I did. Writer-director James Cameron has delivered on his promise to take filmmaking to another level by fully realizing his imaginative visual concepts of character and design...and by turning the 3-D process inside out by pulling us through the looking glass instead of...

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