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Happy Birthday, Mark Ballas! Check Out the Dancing with the Stars Pro's 'Perfect 30' Routines

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Happy Birthday, Mark Ballas! Check Out the Dancing with the Stars Pro's 'Perfect 30' Routines
Mark Ballas could get a pretty special 30th birthday present! The Dancing with the Stars pro and partner Paige VanZant are among the three couples who could take home season 22's coveted Mirrorball trophy when the results of Monday's performance finale are announced on Tuesday night. Whether tonight proves a third-time charm for Ballas (who took home the trophy in seasons 6 and 8) remains to be seen - but the pro's track record shows that he has plenty to celebrate regardless. Below, in honor of his 30th birthday, we run down the highlights of Ballas' "Perfect 30" performances.FreestyleBallas, and VanZant have
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Happy Birthday, Mark Ballas! Check Out the DWTS Pro's 'Perfect 30' Routines

Happy Birthday, Mark Ballas! Check Out the DWTS Pro's 'Perfect 30' Routines
Mark Ballas could get a pretty special 30th birthday present!

The Dancing with the Stars pro and partner Paige VanZant are among the three couples who could take home season 22's coveted Mirrorball trophy when the results of Monday's performance finale are announced on Tuesday night.

Whether tonight proves a third-time charm for Ballas (who took home the trophy in seasons 6 and 8) remains to be seen – but the pro's track record shows that he has plenty to celebrate regardless.

Below, in honor of his 30th birthday, we run down the highlights of Ballas' "Perfect 30" performances.

FreestyleBallas, and VanZant have wowed
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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Louis C.K. and Sam Smith

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Louis C.K. and Sam Smith
There have only been five new installments of “Saturday Night Live” this calendar year, so you’ll be forgiven if the pace of the season as a whole has seemed somewhat off. Throw in the fact that Seth Meyers left between one of the two lengthy breaks in the past three months, and you have a downright disjointed season. But starting tonight, “SNL” airs three new episodes in a row. Anna Kendrick and Seth Rogan will have their respective chances to shine in upcoming weeks, but tonight, it’s time for Louis C.K. to host for a second time. His first hosting gig back in the Fall of 2012 was a mixed bag, but did offer up some classic stuff (including the digital short “Lincoln” and the first installment of “Last Call,” a now-recurring sketch that tends to close out episodes) as well as fascinating disasters (“Mountain Call” is still cringe-worthy
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Modern Family Review: “And One To Grow On” (Season 5, Episode 11)

“And One to Grow On” will not go down on anybody’s list as one of Modern Family’s funniest 22 minutes, but it is one of the only episodes this season to focus on a theme and run with it, successfully. The final scene is another family gathering, to celebrate Fulgencio’s 1st birthday. To mark the occasion, however, the Modern Family writers uses the pre-party storylines to focus on the ways that growing up is not an easy thing. Episode scribe Jeffrey Richman does a stellar job at weaving the strands and similar behaviours from the different stories together, wrapping up the drama in satisfying ways.

This half-hour of Modern Family also diverts some of the more obvious sitcom archetypes that the episode could have used. The moment you see that the oblivious Haley is going to help an anxious, alert Alex learn to drive, you fear for the
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"True Blood" Season 5 Finale Recap: "It's the F*cking Rapture"

Well ... That happened.

For the capper to a wildly uneven season, True Blood decided to whack a major character, only to bring him back again seconds later as the Second Coming. That's right, folks - Lilith has passed on her bloody merkin, and Bill Compton has strapped it on as the new cherry-coated vampire demigod du jour.

That sound you hear is millions of shrugs as the half of the audience who gave up on the show years ago but still tunes in every week in the hopes that it will at least get their spouse horny enough for a little Sunday night nookie cancels their HBO in a fuzzy post-coital haze and forgets that any of this ever happened.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

"Blast him!"

Sookie (Anna Paquin) rallies her magical, dance belted army against Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) - but it does little to dissuade him.
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PSA Sunday: Jason Bateman Warns Against the Dangers of Noise Pollution

Sure, you probably know him as the actor playing the straight man in such comedies as Arrested Development, Couples Retreat and The Change-Up, but Jason Bateman was a kid once, too; a kid who hated noise pollution. Actually, from the look on his face in this PSA from 1987, it looks like Bateman hated being woken up to film this idiotic clip for One to Grow On, part of NBC’s Saturday morning lineup. It features a warning against blasting music from your shoulder-mounted boombox in public. It’s also a warning for future generations about the dangers of 1980s music and fashion. Hit the jump to bring the noise and here's our previous PSA Sunday articles. Here he is, fresh from 1987: Bateman was only 18 in 1987. His run on Silver Spoons had ended while his role on Valerie’s Family had just begun. That year, Bateman also starred in a
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