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The lyrics of 'It's the Hard-Knock Life,' according to this ridiculous 'Annie' emoji video

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So, there's an Annie movie. And if the trailers are any indication, it's probably going to be hilarious. Not "ha-ha, isn't this whimsical?" hilarious, but "Pierce Brosnan is giving his all in Mamma Mia!" hilarious. But the one thing that isn't funny is the movie's social media campaign. Annie's marketing team seems to actually understand its target demographic: tween girls and reluctant adults whose fingers are glued to their phones. The latest proof of that awareness is a goofy lyric video accompanying the first full track release of "It's the Hard-Knock Life," the show's orphan ensemble opener (calm down, »


- Marc Snetiker

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Taylor Swift and Jamie Oliver turn 'Shake It Off' into 'Bake It Off'

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Taylor Swift is not taking Jamie Oliver's crap in a new parody of "Shake It Off," aptly titled "Bake It Off." Swift and Oliver made the video for Stand Up to Cancer, so it's all in good fun (and for a good cause), but in the context of their sketch, she is just barely tolerating him as he botches her lyrics and sings out of tune. "Don't steal my ingredients," she says as he pilfers an orange. "That was mine. We don't cheat. This is a serious competition." And even though he taunts her—"pop stars can't bake, bake, »


- Esther Zuckerman

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2,000+ sign petition to remove 'Breaking Bad' toys from Toys 'R' Us

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For Breaking Bad fans, an action figure of Heisenberg carrying a gun might sound pretty cool. But when said action figure is sold on the same shelf as a Barbie at Toys "R" Us, well—odds are Skyler White wouldn't be too happy about it. Susan Myers, who started a petition on Change.org, is campaigning to get the Breaking Bad action figures removed from shelves. As Myers wrote, "Their decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children’s toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values. »


- Samantha Highfill

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Marcel the Shell returns, sings, is generally wonderful in new video

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On has a song to share in the latest video from Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp. It's "A Perfect Day" and Marcel learned it at camp. "I sing it because my best friend lives far away," Marcel explains. Marcel also reveals the truth about shrimp ("They're the idiots of the sea"), where he puts deodorant ("in between my shell and my shoe"), and his favorite saying ("Life's a party, rock your body"). He also shows how he unwinds and how he contends with allergies. It's all, obviously, adorable. Marcel's new video comes a day ahead »


- Esther Zuckerman

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'Star Wars' exclusive: Check out this Alex Ross cover for Marvel's 'Star Wars #1'

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Marvel published an ongoing Star Wars comic book for nearly a decade. The first issue went on sale in April 1977, and the series lasted until 1986, a time when it totally made sense for Lando Calrissian to wear whatever he's wearing in this picture. In 2015, the Star Wars universe returns to Marvel, with the company launching a new ongoing Star Wars series in January 2015. Written by Jason Aaron and drawn by John Cassaday, the series focuses on the original-trilogy gang of Han, Luke, and Leia. To mark the occasion, Marvel asked photorealist comics illustrator Alex Ross to design an homage to »


- Darren Franich

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BBC to release 'Doctor Who' game to teach children programming

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While he won't be going by The Teacher anytime soon, Doctor Who's 12th Doctor will now be helping children to learn how to code. On Monday, the BBC announced a new game based on world of Doctor Who titled The Doctor and the Dalek. The game will be written by one of the show's writers, Phil Ford, and it will tell the story of the Doctor as he teams up with one of his mortal enemies, a Dalek, to save all of creation. Don't expect to play the game on a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, though—the educational game »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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John Oliver wants to give Supreme Court coverage some bark

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As watchdog citizens of this great nation well know, the Supreme Court is camera-shy. Since 1946, the Court has maintained that televising—or even photographing—the Justices at work might, as Chief Justice John Roberts reiterated in 2006, "have an adverse impact" on the proceedings. So, to C-span's undying frustration, the hallowed institution refuses to have television cameras inside the nation's highest court, forcing Americans to rely on audio recordings, transcripts, and the media's sketch artists to understand how some of our country's most important issues are being decided. Sunday night on HBO, John Oliver conceded that hypothetical television coverage of the »


- Jeff Labrecque

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Jay Leno awarded Mark Twain Prize, roasted by fellow comedians

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On Sunday night, Jay Leno received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, and the event wasn't without its share of cracks at the former Tonight Show host. According to the Associated Press, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Garth Brooks, Kevin Eubanks, and Chelsea Handler were on hand to pay tribute to Leno, and they did not hold back on lobbing zingers about Leno. "When I first heard that Jay was getting this Mark Twain Prize tonight, which is a huge honor, I found out it was for humor, and I was a little bit confused, »


- Teresa Jue

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Check out these exclusive images from the bootleg 'Judge Dredd' miniseries

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In the two years since the release of Dredd, the bloodsoaked dystopic action has developed a significant cult following, buoyed by the possibility/hope that the film might spawn a sequel that dives deeper into the mythology of 2000 Ad, the British comic that spawned it. You want a sequel! We want a sequel! Karl Urban wants a sequel! But until that happens, Dredd producer Adi Shankar has produced a new animated web series inspired by the beloved "Dark Judges" story arc. Titled "Superfiend," the series is intended as a kind of sequel to Dredd, although it's technically a part of »


- Darren Franich

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This Week on Stage: New York, New York – a helluva 'Town'

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The randy sailors of On the Town are back in the Big Apple, and taking up permanent residence at the newly-renamed Lyric Theatre (where the beleaguered Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was the previous tenant), with lots of dancing boys and girls courtesy of Smash's acclaimed choreographer Joshua Bergasse (keep your eyes peeled to EW.com for a future feature on him, by the way). In other news, "Big" Al Pacino is coming back to Broadway next fall in a brand-new play written expressly for him by master wordsmith David Mamet, about a billionaire taking a fateful phone call before semi-retirement. »


- Jason Clark

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