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Morning Shots: Superman, The Super Bowl, And Oprah The Superstar

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The big pop-culture news over the weekend was that Henry Cavill, familiar to viewers of Showtime's The Tudors, has landed the role of you-know-who in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot.

The Carnegie Museum Of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum have a bet on the Super Bowl, and naturally, they bet paintings. Come on, that's kind of great.

Without getting into any details whatsoever about whatever is going on with Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen, the fact remains that he's out of commission for some period of time, and that has potential tangible effects for CBS and Warner Brothers (the studio that makes the show). The Hollywood Reporter considers what those effects might be.

A so-so weekend at the box office was led by Anthony Hopkins in The Rite. But in other news, The King's Speech is still capitalizing on all those Best Picture nominations.

If you're breathlessly watching the progress of Oprah Winfrey's OWN, here's an update on new plans for more original series as the cable network tries to goose its thus far so-so ratings.

Fans of CSI may be excited to know that William Petersen, who played lead Gil Grissom for many years before departing a couple of seasons back, is reportedly returning for a cameo appearance.

The Los Angeles Times has a look at how coming-of-age films are changing, as filtered through this year's just completed Sundance Film Festival.