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Watch Bilbo Baggins Sell Paper in ‘Hobbit Office’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’
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“The Hobbit: The Battle For the Five Armies” has employed some impressive PR, most notably an interview on “The Colbert Report” with a fire-breathing Smaug. But even that may not top the sketch from this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” in which host Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) begins a second career as a paper salesman in a sendup of “The Office (UK)” More

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In Honor of Bob Barker’s Birthday, A Look at 5 of His Ridiculous TV Moments
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Today we honor the 91st birthday of Bob Barker: signature host of “The Price is Right.” Barker was the enthusiastic frontman of the program since it first aired in 1972, up until his retirement in 2007. Over his thirty-five year relationship with the show, Barker has helped countless contestants see their greatest game show dreams come true. Whether people walked away from the show with “a brand new car!” or merely the advice to “have your pets spayed or neutered,” Barker helped “The Price is Right” become the longest running game show in U.S. television, according to Guinness World Records. More

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Should Mark Wahlberg Really Be Hitting People in the Face on TV Right Now?
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Mark Wahlberg has been in the news for his attempts to receive a pardon for crimes he committed over 26 years ago, when he hit one Vietnamese man in the head with a wooden stick and another in the face, using racial slurs like “slant-eyed gooks” throughout. Now he’s back to hitting people in the head again, but this time it’s on national television. More

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James Franco and ‘SNL’ Bring Us ‘Star Wars: Everyone Is Old Now’ Trailer
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As we’ve already shown you, the “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” trailer has been parodied, remixed, and reimagined countless times in the week or so since its debut. ‘Saturday Night Live’ and host James Franco got in on the fun this weekend, helpfully reminding us that the stars of the original trilogy are going to be super old in the new sequel. More

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The Winners (And Losers) Of the 2014 National Dog Show
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If you’re anything like me, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has lost its luster. Why wake up early to watch gigantic inflatable gas-filled corporate monstrosities when I could turn on cable news any day of the week? The best way to do Thanksgiving morning is to sleep in until noon to fight off that Night Before Thanksgiving hangover, and watch the National Dog Show. More

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