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Jeff Giles

A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste Magazine, Movies with Butter, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, Diffuser, and Loudwire. He's also the editor-in-chief of Popdose and its parent-oriented affiliate, Dadnabbit, and the author of the upcoming book "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of 'One Life to Live.'"
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5 Ridiculously Expensive Foods

We suddenly became hungry -- and wanted a bigger paycheck -- after reading about wacky, overpriced foods like the $1,000 jam and the world's most expensive chocolate pudding. But this is far from the first time someone's had the bright idea to charge thousands of dollars for high-end victuals.

In fact, it's a weird sort of tradition in the food world, and after looking at a few of the more notable examples, we decided this would be the perfect time for a list. Grab your utensils, guard your wallet and take a look at some of the most opulent foodstuffs in the world.

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‘Where’s Waldo?’ Coming to the Big Screen — Check Out Our Casting Picks

In their never-ending quest to turn everything we loved as children into a film, Hollywood has set its sights on 'Where's Waldo?'

The character, originally created by illustrator Martin Handford for popular series of children's books, has popped up in comic strips, TV shows and video games over the last 25 years. Now, with MGM reportedly getting ready to base a live-action film around the franchise, we thought we'd help them out by suggesting a few potential fits for the ol' striped shirt, fuzz-topped beanie and Coke bottle glasses. 

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10 Crime Shows From the ’80s That Need a Reboot

Love 'em or hate 'em, reboots are all the rage in Hollywood -- both on the big screen, where you can't go a week without a new version of 'Footloose,' 'The Three Musketeers,' and 'The Thing,' and on the TV, where '90210' is back and 'Charlie's Angels' briefly took flight again this fall.

Recognizing a trend when they see it, the folks at NBC have decided to reboot the cult 1987-90 CBS hit 'Wiseguy,' which starred Ken Wahl as a tough-as-nails undercover cop who infiltrated the Mob. (Kevin Spacey gave a memorable performance as a creepy, drug-addicted gangster.)

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Proof That Pretty Much All Movie Posters Look the Same [IMAGES]

The lack of originality in Hollywood is a common complaint these days, and rightly so -- we can't go a week without hearing a new reboot, remake, or sequel. But outside of film buff circles where the name Drew Struzan means something, you don't usually hear people pointing out the lack of originality in movie posters.

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‘Star Wars Disco Ballet’ Is a Thing That Exists [VIDEO]

What do you get when you put together disco, a few dozen yards of gold lamé, a troupe of ballet dancers and 'Star Wars' mania at its late '70s peak?

The answer, as demonstrated by this mesmerizing four-minute "disco ballet" from a French TV show, is one of the most mind-bogglingly awesome insane 'Star Wars' tie-ins we've ever seen -- and yes, that includes the infamous 'Star Wars Holiday Special.' 

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5 Things That Were Shorter-Lived than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ Marriage

It seems like everyone is having fun listing all the things that lasted longer than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' 72-day marriage. But since we're a kinder, gentler pop culture website, we decided to go the opposite route and try to cheer up the newly non-betrothed couple by maki

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What the Heck Is ‘Tebowing’? [PHOTOS]

Since being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft, Tim Tebow has been one of the most talked-about quarterbacks in professional football -- and after leading the team to a fourth-quarter comeback against the Miami Dolphins last week, he's hotter than ever.

It wasn't enough for Tebow to take over the Broncos offense -- now he's taking over the 2011 photo meme craze that gave us planking, stocking, horsemaning and batmanning. That's right, folks: We've moved on to Tebowing.

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Amazing! Man Solves Rubik’s Cube While Juggling Two More [VIDEO]

For kids of the '80s, few accomplishments were more meaningful than solving a Rubik's Cube without having to resort to removing the stickers. But for Cube master David Calvo, it's no longer enough to simply line up the colors on each side -- he's actually mastered the art of solving a Rubik's while juggling two more at the same time.

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Five TV Shows Based on Fairy Tales That Predate ‘Grimm’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ [VIDEOS]

ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' debuted to unexpectedly strong numbers last night, delivering the highest ratings for any new drama series this season and bringing ABC a much-needed hit after the quick cancellation of its heavily hyped 'Charlie's Angels' reboot.

The show, which follows the real-world adventures of classic characters such as Snow White, Prince Charming and Pinocchio, is one of two new series (the other being NBC's upcoming 'Grimm') that take inspiration from fairy tales. As it turns out, these two buzzworthy shows are part of a long, somewhat eccentric TV tradition. Here are five other shows, from comedies to dramas, that cribbed from the Brothers Grimm first.

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MC Hammer Has His Own Search Engine For All Your Mc Hammer-Related Needs

In news that should go a long way toward reaffirming Middle America's vision of Silicon Valley as a place full of silly people with too much money and not enough common sense, hip-hop legend and honorary 'Addams Family' member MC Hammer has started his own search engine, the oddly-named WIREDoo

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‘Police Academy’s’ Michael Winslow Performs Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’ Entirely With His Mouth [VIDEO]

If you're old enough to remember the 'Police Academy' movies, you might recognize Michael Winslow, a.k.a. 'The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects,' as Sgt. 'Motor Mouth' Jones, the officer who, well, made a lot of sound effects with his mouth. And if you love Led Zeppelin, you're going to want to watch his amazing cover of 'Whole Lotta Love.' 

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Elvis Costello Duets with Elmo on ‘Sesame Street’ [VIDEO]

It's anti-bullying week at 'Sesame Street' and everyone's favorite Muppets are speaking to the importance of treating everyone with kindness and respect.

To commemorate the occasion, rock legend Elvis Costello stopped by the Street to share the story of the time a mean old monster came along and kept him from counting to 10. 

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Five Things ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted

After more than 20 years and nearly 500 episodes, the Simpsons have seen and done just about anything you can think of (much to the chagrin of the 'South Park' kids).

In fact, in their ongoing quest to make fun of anything and everything, our favorite Springfield residents have occasionally managed to predict the future. Here are just a few surprising examples.

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