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Will Ferrell appeared on the Bismarck, North Dakota KXMB newscast as guest anchor Ron Burgundy, his character from 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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The video done for Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” was done by Israeli video artist Vania Heymann, who started out with a number of shorts going viral on YouTube and this beer commercial for Maccabee Beer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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What a smart, savvy show this is. Last week, it managed to put Alicia and Will (Juliana Margulies, Josh Charles) in the same courtroom, arguing different sides of the same case. And tonight, it finds a way to put two powerful mothers in the same room, in a rare and much-anticipated meeting between Alicia’s mother (played by Stockard Channing) and Peter’s mother (played by Mary Beith Peil). All that, and the newest cast member addition as well: Jason O’Mara (pictured), who made
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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MIDSEASON FINALE: The previous two episodes have focused exclusively on the Governor (David Morrissey), leading him, ultimately, to the gates of the prison. This week, in the last episode before The Walking Dead walks away for a midseason hiatus, the Governor and Rick’s crew clash again. And, as always with this show, virtually no character is safe.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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SEASON PREMIERE: “Thirty-eight months after.” To start the new season, the first piece of music we hear – played by our favorite Treme deejay, Steve Zahn’s Davis – is “Every Man a King,” corrupt vintage Louisiana politician Huey Long. A title card identifies the time as “thirty-eight months after,” with the “after” referring, of course, to Hurricane Katrina. That time span makes it Election Day in New Orleans, where Barack Obama a
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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One thing you can’t accuse this series of, this season, is doing the expected. It’s managed to keep its three primary characters separated, one way or another, for most of this first half of the season. And no sooner does Damian Lewis’ Brody get returned to the United States than Saul and Carrie (Mandy Patinkin, Claire Danes) pack him off on a very dangerous mission to Iran. How dangerous? Most of this episode has him ensnared in the mission’s first phase: crossing the Ir
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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Last week, The Mentalist finally put its Red John story to rest. And now, we follow Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) as he readjusts to life without his ongoing obsession with revenge – and life, it appears, takes him far from sunny California, to other, even sunnier climes. And it’s quite a distance, in more than miles: The action picks up two long years later.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
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All this month, sporadically but impressively, MGM’s High-Definition movie channel presents what it’s billing as the most complete retrospective of Woody Allen films ever televised. On this first day of December, this tribute kicks off at 10 p.m. ET with one of Allen’s all-time best, 1979’s Manhattan – followed by one of the first of his movies to confound many critics and fans at the time of its release, only to be reappraised and more warmly received later: 1980&r