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Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart and Justin Bieber switched bodies. Hilarity ensued.

As we head into Super Bowl weekend, the fact that the game will be followed by the post-hiatus return of Glee has led to a few interesting tidbits today, chief among them this interview with co-creator Ian Brennan who, among other things, writes most of Sue Sylvester.

Where does Stephen King come down on a feature version of The Stand? "You absolutely can't make it as a two-hour movie. If it was a trilogy of films ... maybe." More of his decidedly lukewarm and skeptical response here. (Link not safe for people who can't tolerate hearing King referred to as "Uncle Stevie.")

And speaking of King, Cinematical has taken up the challenge of naming some of his works that really might be adaptation candidates — in theory. I haven't read everything on this list, but I wholeheartedly agree that nobody is going to make Rage any time soon, and probably not The Long Walk either, though the latter bears an interesting resemblance to the super-hot Hunger Games series.

The Parents Television Council has had pretty good luck pressuring a number of advertisers (including Taco Bell, Subway, and H&R Block, among others) into pulling their ads from MTV's controversial Skins, but according to this report, Clearasil isn't among those advertisers — it says it buys advertising time in blocks, and it doesn't fuss over which shows the ads accompany.

NBC picked up a few pilots yesterday, including one from a producer of Parks & Recreation and one from Kyle Killen, the creator of Lone Star, the very good show that was almost immediately canceled last fall. It's no surprise to see that guy bounce right back, but it's a relief nonetheless.

And finally, in preparing for the Super Bowl, do not forget to listen to this fantastic poem from comedian Paul Gilmartin, called "Tim The Die-Hard Packer Fan." (All hail poetry with "Sheboygan" in it.)

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