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Chef and television personality Guy Fieri prepares food at the 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Punching Bags

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Dallas Roberts and Debby Ryan star in Insatiable, in which story elements are introduced and then abandoned; jokes fall flat, flatter, flattest; and characters change without any explanation or motive. Annette Brown/Netflix hide caption

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Oscar statues are seen backstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Changes Are Coming To The Oscars

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Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius Green in Sorry to Bother You, rapper Boots Riley's debut film. Peter Prato /Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Sorry to Bother You

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"Girls! Girls! Giii-iirls!" (Clockwise from top): Nancy McKeon as Jo, Mindy Cohn as Natalie, Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Garrett, Lisa Whelchel as Blair, Kim Fields Tootie. Frank Carroll/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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Elsie Fisher plays Kayla, a teenager voted the "most quiet" girl in her class, in the film Eighth Grade. A24 hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Eighth Grade

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A gamer plays The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during the "Paris Games Week" on October 31, 2017 in Paris, France. Chesnot/Getty Images hide caption

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Explore New Lands, Fight Ancient Monsters And Cook A Lot: We Tackle 'Breath Of The Wild'

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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) runs really fast in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the sixth entry in the franchise. Chiabella James/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout and What's Making Us Happy

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Oh, they go there, all right. From L to R: Beast Boy (Greg Cipes), Starfire (Hynden Walch), Robin (Scott Menville), Raven (Tara Strong) and Cyborg (Khary Payton) bust moves — and heads. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Electric Waterloo: (L to R) Young Tanya (Jessica Keenan Wynn), Young Donna (Lily James) and Young Rosie (Alexa Davies) feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Electric Waterloo: (L to R) Young Tanya (Jessica Keenan Wynn), Young Donna (Lily James) and Young Rosie (Alexa Davies) feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Jonathan Prime/Universal Pictures hide caption

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