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DirecTV Manipulates Hollywood to Tout Virtues

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In the commercials, actors break out of iconic scenes from movies to spout the virtues of DirecTV. Charlie Sheen stops mid-pitch in Major League to sell high-definition TVs. Sigourney Weaver is actually battling a creature in a scene from Aliens when she says: "All I want to do is kick back and enjoy the DirecTV we just hooked up."