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5 Reasons Why Jaleel White Will Win ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The cast of season 14 of 'Dancing with the Stars' was just announced, and among the usual boring parade of C-list "stars" (Melissa Gilbert?) and random athletes looking for a career boost (how soon before Donald Driver is dating Kim Kardashian?), there was one fantastic inclusion. The fact that Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel of 'Family Matters' fame, has only just been included on the Vegas-y dance-athon is pretty surprising. If anyone is suited to cutting a rug on TV, it's the man formerly known as Urkel (and also Stefan Urquelle).

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10 Wonderfully Awesome ‘Berenstain Bears’ Books

Fans of quality children's books were saddened by the passing of Jan Berenstain, cocreator (with her husband Stan) of the long-running 'Berenstain Bears' books series. (Stan passed away in 2005 from cancer.)

Cartoonists and parenting book authors, Stan and Jan sought out to create a series that could deal with the ups-and-downs of parenting. The Berenstain Bears launched in 1962 with 'The Big Honey Hunt,' and includes over 300 titles published in 23 languages.

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Uggie the Dog Vs. Angelina Jolie’s Leg – Who Was the Bigger 2012 Oscars Star?

The 2012 Oscars have come and gone, and two breakout stars have clearly emerged. No, we're not referring to Jean Dujardin and Jennifer Lopez's nipple. We are of course talking about Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell terrier who was the true star of Best Picture winner 'The Artist,' and the almighty leg of Angelina Jolie. 

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Blue Ivy Carter Photos Debut – See What Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Baby Looks Like

The pictures of a certain famous Blue are here. No, we're not talking about Blue from 'Blue's Clues' or Blu Cantrell.

Yep, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have released the first photos of baby Blue Ivy on Jay'z Life and Times website. They're here and...

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Is Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown Meme-Worthy? [IMAGES]

By now you've probably seen the video of Kristen Bell's adorable reaction to meeting a sloth for her birthday. As she revealed on 'Ellen,' she's a huge fan of sloths-- and an easy crier. So when fiancé Dax Shepard surprised her with a one-on-one interaction with a sloth, she completely lost her mind.

The video of Bell's meltdown got us thinking that we may have a meme on our hands. Take a look below. 

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Wikipedia Is Down — Take Comfort In These Vintage Encyclopedia Britannica Ads [VIDEOS]

Thanks to Wiki going dark to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills, you're likely at a loss for facts and useless trivia, wandering the streets accosting random people until someone tells you which movie Arnold Schwarzenegger costarred with Jim Belushi in. (Answer: 'Red Heat.')

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5 Awesome Hanukkah Mascots [VIDEOS]

Now that we're in the holiday season, it's officially Santa Claus 24/7. But what about the little boys and girls of the Jewish faith who are currently celebrating Hanukkah? Who is their jolly mascot?

Looking at pop culture, there are a few characters who could be dubbed the official mascot of Hanukkah's eight nights. Check out our nominations for the Santa of Hanukkah below. 

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Wendy’s Is the No. 2 Fast Food Chain — Celebrate With Some Wonderfully Cheesy Training Videos

Consumerist is reporting that Wendy's is about to unseat Burger King as the country's number two fast-food chain. According to research firm Technomic, the house that Dave Thomas built earned an estimated $53 million more than Burger King this year.

In celebration of Wendy's new title as the second-place "burger king," we present our favorite so-bad-they're-good Wendy's training videos from the '80s and early '90s, AKA the heyday of VHS. Grab a medium-sized Frosty and check them out below.

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10 Wonderfully Nostalgic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Moments [VIDEOS]

For kids of all ages, the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade means one thing: awesome floats. And no time were they more awesome than during the '80s and '90s.

Whether it's lavish spectacles that bring cherished childhood favorites (He-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog) to life or guest appearances from stars like The Backstreet Boys and ALF, parade floats from years past provide a nostalgic window to a simpler, more Dolph Lundgren-filled time.

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Billy Crystal To Host the 2012 Oscars — Watch His Best Opening Montages [VIDEOS]

Earlier this week, Eddie Murphy dropped out of hosting duties for February's Oscars telecast leaving a large void to fill. (Chances are he would've worn a fatsuit.) Who would step in to introduce the presenters and crack jokes about Jack Nicholson keeping his sunglasses on during the show? Ben Stiller? The Muppets? An old standby like Whoopi Goldberg or Billy Crystal?

Turns out, the smart money was on the tried and true, as Billy Crystal announced on Thursday that he would be stepping in to host the Oscars for the ninth time

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