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Lily Collins plays Snow White in Mirror Mirror opposite Julia Roberts as the vain Queen jealous of Snow's beauty. Jan Thijs/ Relativity Media hide caption

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Snow White Rising: Why This Princess, And Why This Moment?

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Niecy Nash is the star of the new family "docu-sitcom," Leave It To Niecy, on TLC. Robert Ector/TLC hide caption

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Niecy Nash Puts Her Blended Family In The Reality Spotlight

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Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara) and Noriko Nakagawa (Aki Maeda) are two Japanese high school students among 42 left on a deserted island, each with a bag of supplies and weapons, and forced to fight to the death in Battle Royale. Toei / The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Wal-Mart Backs Hollywood's UltraViolet System

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An employee packs a customer's takeout order at a Panda Express restaurant in Los Angeles. Fred Prouser/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Jason Isaacs as Michael Britten in NBC's Awake, from writer Kyle Killen. Lewis Jacobs/NBC hide caption

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'Awake': Can A Risky New Drama Break A Streak Of Bad Luck?

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The Wild Ranger crew of Bering Sea Gold: Steve Riedel, owner Vernon Adkison and Captain Scott Meisterheim. Ryan Rude/Discovery Channel hide caption

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Etta James rehearses a song before recording at Fame Studios circa 1967 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. House Of Fame LLC/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Etta James, Stunning Singer

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Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before the Federal Election Commision in Washington, June 30, 2011. The FEC granted Colbert's request to form a political action committee. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Stephen Colbert Wants You To Know: That's Definitely Not His SuperPAC

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