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'True Grit' Takes Top Spot At Box Office

January 10th, 2011 8:36am EST
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The Coen Brothers' "True Grit" has taken over at the top of the box office after a strong third weekend on release.

The film, starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, fell behind chart-topper "Little Fockers" over Christmas, but it has replaced the comedy in the new box office estimates with a $15 million take.

"Little Fockers" slips to second with $13.8 million.

Nicolas Cage's supernatural thriller "Season of the Witch" debuts at three with $10.7 million, while Gwyneth Paltrow's country-music drama "Country Strong" enters the box office chart at six with a disappointing $7.3 million take.
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Elijah Wood Joins 'Tron'

December 30th, 2010 3:29pm EST
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Elijah Wood is joining the Tron franchise after signing up to voice a character in an animated TV spin-off.

The 1982 science fiction classic was rebooted with a big screen sequel, with the original film's star Jeff Bridges reprising his role as the software engineer who created the arcade game universe.

Tron: Legacy has proved popular with film fans, grossing more than $165 million worldwide since its release earlier this month, and now it has been revealed the sequel will be followed by a TV show featuring the voice of Wood.

Tron: Legacy screenwriter Adam Horowitz tells Boxofficemagazin...
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37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2010

December 30th, 2010 8:00am EST
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Yesterday we celebrated the 37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2010, and today it's the men's turn. There were tons of sexy actors, musicians and stars on our radar this year. Check 'em all out below!

Leonardo DiCaprio rocked the big screen with "Inception" and "Shutter Island." He also survived an emergency landing at JFK airport in New York City when the plane he was in experienced an engine failure. That didn't stop him from continuing on to Russia for a tiger conservation event hours after getting caught in the mid-air plane scare.

Johnny Depp

Robert Pattinson

Robert Downey Jr.

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Review: 'True Grit' 'Two Jews On Film' Go In Different Directions With Coen Bros Epic (Video)

December 21st, 2010 1:10pm EST
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'True Grit' written and directed by the Coen Bros. stars the brilliant Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn, a one eyed, tough, mean, hard drinking U.S. Marshal who thinks nothing about shooting first and asking questions later. He gets hired by Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), a no nonsense, prim, 14 year old from Arkansas to track down the man who murdered her father...Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) and bring him to justice. She's looking for someone that has 'true grit' and thinks Cogburn just might be that person. Against Cogburn's wishes, Mattie goes with him on the trek into the Indian Nations...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit,' & More

December 20th, 2010 10:11am EST
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Hopefully you have finished most of your Christmas shopping by now, but if you still need to brave the crowds for a few last minute gifts, I wish you the best of luck. If you do not celebrate Christmas though, and you'll be looking for something to do on December 25th, fear not, because there are plenty of movies coming out this week for you to see.

In preparation for the sequel, last week I released a review of the original “Tron” film which you can find here if you haven't checked it out yet. I also had the chance to watch the new movie “Tron: Legacy” which is visually stimulating and ...
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'Tron: Legacy' Takes Top Spot At Weekend Box Office

December 20th, 2010 8:37am EST
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Sci-fi epic Tron: Legacy has powered its way to the top of the box office grid, scoring $43.6 million in its opening weekend.

Jeff Bridges returns to his role as video game hacker Kevin Flynn in the new Disney 3D movie, reprising his character from the original "Tron" in 1982.

Family adventure "Yogi Bear," starring Anna Faris and featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake, cowered behind "Tron: Legacy" in second place, debuting with $16.7 million, while "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" slips to three with $12.4 million.

Hotly-tipped Oscar favorite...
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Review: Kosinski Delivers Beautifully Rendered Upgrade In 'Tron: Legacy'

December 17th, 2010 3:06pm EST
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Cult followers of the original “Tron” have been yearning for decades to see a follow-up, so that they could embark on another computerized adventure. The release of test footage at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con for a new movie, whet fans’ appetites, and since then, “Tron: Legacy,” has been one the most highly anticipated motion pictures of the last two years.

“Tron: Legacy” follows Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who was the protagonist in the first “Tron” movie. As it explains through flashbacks and a computer rendered version of a young Jeff Bridge...
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Jeff Bridges Talks 'Tron Legacy' And 'True Grit'

December 17th, 2010 2:00pm EST
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Jeff Bridges has two major movies coming out in the last weeks of the year. In Tron: Legacy he returns to the world of the computer grid from the landmark 1982 sci-fi film. In True Grit, he plays a grizzled western gunslinger based on the same book that inspired John Wayne’s Oscar winning role.

Tron: Legacy is out this weekend, updated with the 28 years of visual effects technology that evolved since Bridges’ last go round as Kevin Flynn. They even created a second character with a young Bridges face. Clu is the villain, created by Flynn in the ‘80s to run the grid, but now out of control ...
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'The King's Speech' Leads 2011 SAG Award Nominations

December 16th, 2010 10:49am EST
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British monarchy drama The King's Speech and boxing film The Fighter are leading the nominations in the motion picture categories at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, earning four nods each.

Both movies will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right and Facebook-inspired film The Social Network. The King's Speech star Colin Firth is among nominees in the best actor category, which also saw nods to Jeff Bridges (True Grit),

Robert Duvall (Get Low), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Jam...
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Review: 'Tron: Legacy' Game On!

December 15th, 2010 1:10pm EST
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In the 28 years it took for “Tron: Legacy” to reach your local Theater or IMAX screen, Communism fell, Al Gore invented the Internet and discovered global warming, and the idea of a movie based around video games became less of a “WTF”. The original “Tron”, for me, was always elusive. Every now and then I'd catch a half hour here, twenty minutes there, always on late night TV, but never had I seen the entire film.

This did not stop me from engorging myself on the Sequel. This movie is the visuals, and they deliver. They deliver in so many ways it's impossible to describe. For all the award...
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Radical Retro Movie Review: 'Tron'

December 15th, 2010 10:30am EST
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When Disney’s “Tron” zoomed in theaters during the summer of 1982, audiences were whisked away on an unprecedented journey into the digital space of video games and computers. Its unique storytelling experience rests mainly on its groundbreaking special effects, which mix live action and computer animation. With a sequel “Tron: Legacy” arriving in theaters this week nearly 30 years later, it feels appropriate to examine the impact of the original on popular culture.

It was the writer and director Steven Lisberger’s exposure to the videogame Pong that got him fascinated with concept o...
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Golden Globes: Who's In, Who's Not & The WTF

December 15th, 2010 9:41am EST
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As reported earlier, the Golden Globe nomination list is out. Among films, ‘The King’s Speech’ leads with seven nods, closely followed by ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Fighter’ with six apiece. ‘Inception’ and ‘Black Swan’ made strong showings as well among dramas. On the comedy side, ‘The Kids Are All Right’ – which needed a pre-Oscar boost to stay a contender – landed nominations for Annette Bening and Julianne Moore (although, strangely, not Mark Ruffalo) and for Best Comedy – where it’s a surefire winner, unless you can see some brainless foreign journalist voting for ‘RED,’ ‘Alice i...
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'Black Swan' Leads Critics' Choice Awards With 12 Nominations

December 13th, 2010 12:30pm EST
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Natalie Portman's hopes of Oscar glory for her movie Black Swan have been given a major boost by Broadcast Film Critics Association - the film has landed a record 12 nominations for the January prize giving.

The psychological thriller scored one more Critics' Choice Movie Awards nomination than The King's Speech and True Grit on Monday, while Christopher Nolan's mind-bending Inception will compete in 10 categories.

Colin Firth, James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Jesse Eisenberg and Ryan Gosling will fight it out for the Best Actor prize, while Portman will go up against other le...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Tron: Legacy,' 'Yogi Bear,' & More

December 13th, 2010 9:29am EST
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Last Thursday I saw “I Love You Philip Morris” starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. This film, which is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and Jon Requa, the team behind “Bad Santa,” advertises itself as a funny movie; however it leans more dramatic than expected. Most of the hilarious lines are spoiled by the trailer, so when you get a chance to see the whole product, you’ll find yourself a bit let down.

Both Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are incredibly convincing as a gay couple from the manner of their speaking down to the body language that they use. Their story is one that pull...
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Meet 'True Grit' Star-In-The-Making Hailee Steinfeld

December 12th, 2010 3:00pm EST
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Up-and-comer Hailee Steinfeld had very little acting experience before landing a role in the much-anticipated film "True Grit" opposite Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin.

The Coen brothers reportedly met with nearly 15,000 girls before picking Hailee to play Mattie Ross.

In the film, 14-year-old Mattie joins an aging U.S. marshal (Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory, an adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel.

Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, t...
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Jeff Bridges Gets High On Meditation

December 8th, 2010 11:47pm EST
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Jeff Bridges turned his back on drugs for good after swapping mind-altering narcotics for meditation.

The actor has been open about his dalliances with cocaine and hallucinogenic LSD in his youth in the 1960s.

He famously quit smoking pot for his starring role in 1998's The Big Lebowski, but later admitted he struggled to keep up his clean-living when the film wrapped.

However, the Oscar winner insists his wild days are behind him now, and he prefers to get his highs from spirituality.

He tells Britain's Elle magazine, "When I was (in my) late teens or so I was a bit of a handful, but I...
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Olivia Wilde Bores In One-Shoulder Dress At 'Tron: Legacy' Premiere

December 6th, 2010 10:00am EST
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Olivia Wilde wore an assymetrical dress for the U.K. premiere of "Tron: Legacy" in London yesterday. We're not crazy about the dress. What do you think?

The actress recently talked about her "Tron Legacy" character Quorra's revealing skintight suit.

She explained, "I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, 'Oh, hell no. I'm doing kicks and backflips in this thing?' We modeled the character on Joan of Arc but with the hair of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

The Master Control Program is booted back up in the revamped "Tron" continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Brid...
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Jeff Bridges Hopes 'Tron' Technology Replaces Actors

December 1st, 2010 12:49am EST
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Jeff Bridges hopes the new visual effects used to take 30 years off him in the new Tron sequel will allow him to continue making movies - but never set foot on a film shoot again.

The 60-year-old veteran actor stars as video game hacker Kevin Flynn in Tron Legacy, reprising a character he played in the original Tron in 1982.

Experts were able to create a digital version of Bridges in his 30s by recording his facial movements and superimposing them onto the body of a younger man - and the Oscar winner has hailed the advancement as a "new era of film-making."

He tells Britain's Live magazi...
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Olivia Wilde Was Skeptical About Skintight 'Tron' Suit

November 23rd, 2010 8:21am EST
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Olivia Wilde talks about her "Tron Legacy" character Quorra's revealing skintight suit.

She explains, "I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, 'Oh, hell no. I'm doing kicks and backflips in this thing?' We modeled the character on Joan of Arc but with the hair of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

The Master Control Program is booted back up in the revamped "Tron" continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world.

Or...
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James Franco, Drake & Other Celebs Named GQ 'Men of the Year'

November 17th, 2010 6:00pm EST
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GQ’s Men of the Year issue hits newsstands nationwide on Nov. 23, but we got a sneak peek of the celebrated stars, including Drake (Breakout of the Year), Jeff Bridges (Icon of the Year), Stephen Colbert (Patriot of the Year), James Franco (Leading Man of the Year), and Scarlett Johansson (Babe of the Year).

James has been making waves for his recent film "127 Hours." Filmmaker Danny Boyle adapted the true-life story of Aron Ralston, detailing the hiker's harrowing quest for survival after losing an arm to a fallen rock and the grueling five-day ordeal that finally ended with his rescue.

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'127 Hours,' 'The Social Network' & 'The King's Speech' Are Early Oscar Contenders

November 6th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
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The King's Speech and The Social Network have emerged as clear Oscars favorites for movie of the year in the first serious odds chart of the upcoming awards season.

Experts at top awards show website GoldDerby.com have ranked their top picks and have suggested "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" will fight it out for the Best Picture honor in February.

The GoldDerby editors have Colin Firth's "The King's Speech" as the film of the year, just ahead of "The Social Network" and James Franco's gripping new survival movie "127 Hours."

They have Firth as the favorite to win Oscar gold...
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2011 Early Oscar Predictions: And The Oscar May Go To...

October 27th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. And only a few days after that, critics groups will start doling out year-end best-of movie awards. Oscar season is officially underway.

This is the time of the season where anything could happen. But in just five weeks or so, most films’ Oscar prospects will be much, much clearer. Only a few things are virtually certain: ‘The Social Network’ will ride its buzz to a Best Picture nomination, and Jeff Bridges will be in the Best Actor race for the second consecutive year. Oh, and Sandra Bullock will not be so lucky.

Let’s break it down by the majo...
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Grassroots Campaign Wants 'Psych' Stars On 'SNL'

October 27th, 2010 10:35am EDT
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If one show has impassioned, loyal fans to be reckoned with, it's "Psych."

They call themselves "Psych-Os," and in just a couple of weeks, nearly 30,000 of them have united in an online effort to nab leads James Roday and Dulé Hill a dual hosting gig on NBC's long-running, live sketch show.

The grassroots campaign appeared about a week before the official "Psych" Facebook page cracked the 1 million member milestone on October 20. Dubbed "Psych Out SNL," the movement's own Facebook group states that the writers of USA's quirkily funny police procedural have given the undertaking their o...
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Keith Urban Honored By ACM

September 22nd, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Keith Urban was among the stars honored by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) in Tennessee on Monday night, winning praise for his long-running international career.

The big names of country music gathered at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the star-studded show which saw performances from acts including John Rich, Kenny Rogers and Martina McBride. Urban was presented with the Jim Reeves International Award and he used his acceptance speech to relive the moment he was introduced to country music at a Johnny Cash concert when he was just a child.

He told the crowd, "I couldn't say it w...
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Fall Movie Preview Part 4: December

September 14th, 2010 12:29pm EDT
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This December will provide moviegoers with a very eclectic and abundant selection of films to choose from. Regardless of your preferred genre or style of filmmaking, chances are there are at least a couple of movies you’ll be looking forward to.

The most-talked about and most highly anticipated release is unarguably “Black Swan” from director Darren Aronofsky. Speculation about the film’s plot as well as star Natalie Portman’s performance has been building for months. Aronofsky has described “Swan” as a sort of companion piece to his 2008 film “The Wrestler” in terms of the focus on the ph...
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Jeff Bridges: Comic-Con And Fans Responsible For Getting 'Tron Legacy' Financed & Rolling

July 26th, 2010 10:08am EDT
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Jeff Bridges followed up his Oscar winning role in Crazy Heart with a return to his 1982 cult classic Tron. Attending San Diego Comic-Con with the Tron Legacy cast and filmmakers, Bridges hung out with the fans at a party in Flynn’s Arcade, a recreation of his character’s hangout in Tron. He took photos with anyone who asked and signed autographs for gamers and movie buffs.

“It’s so exciting,” Bridges said in a press conference in San Diego. “Comic-Con wasn’t around back when the first one came out. To feel the energy of the people, we really sensed it when we came here last year and showe...
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Bowling Hall Of Fame Nominees Include Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Jeff Bridges & Other Stars

July 14th, 2010 9:05am EDT
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From Hollywood "A"-listers and the stars of the silver screen to pro athletes and celebrities who like to bowl for fun, the revitalization of bowling is evident across all sectors of pop culture.

To pay tribute to celebrities and notable individuals who help contribute to the enduring popularity of bowling, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America announced its 2010 class of nine nominees for consideration into the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.

Nominees include Hollywood megastars Bill Murray (Kingpin), Jeff Bridges (Big Lebowski) and Paris Hilton, pop music ar...
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April DVD Releases: 'Avatar,' 'Crazy Heart' & More

March 30th, 2010 9:04am EDT
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Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron's "Avatar" in the comfort of their own homes. But there are plenty of other new DVD releases this month:

April 6

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Buy it.

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Apparently this is one of those "Good" Nicolas Cage movies. Worth a watch to see why everyone is so excited about his appearance in the upcoming Kick-Ass.

The Collector - Skip it.

Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Juan Fernandez, Andrea Roth

Lord of the Rings Tril...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies-'How To Train Your Dragon,' 'Greenberg,' & More

March 22nd, 2010 9:09am EDT
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On Thursday night I finally went to see “Crazy Heart” since it was still playing at one of my local theaters. While it’s not always the happiest film, it is grounded and real, like you’re actually following the life of a country musician addicted to the rock star lifestyle, despite being past his prime.

Jeff Bridges gives a deep and nuanced performance as the lead character Bad Blake, convincingly portrays a washed up country singer riding on fumes. Blake’s selfish behavior and penchant for the bottle alienate him from other characters in the film, but Bridges’ kind face and sense of hum...
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Andy Garcia & Jeff Bridges To Record Together?

March 18th, 2010 10:07pm EDT
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Movie veterans Andy Garcia and Jeff Bridges are plotting a duets album after both finding success as musicians.

Garcia has composed music for and performed on soundtracks to films "The Lost City", "Ocean's Twelve" and "The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca", and Bridges, who has released albums via his website, wowed movie fans with his musical skills as a grizzled country star in "Crazy Heart".

And now Bridges is an Oscar winner for his role in the film, Garcia is keen to revisit the late-night sessions he had with his old pal when they both lived in Los Angeles.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com,...
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