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Super Bowl 2014 commercials sneak peek: Newcastle trumps Budweiser, Cheerios, Dannon's 'Full House' reunion?

From left, Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Uncle Joey

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The Super Bowl is only days away, and the commercials are here... in part. Several advertisers -- including Budweiser, Dannon, Cheerios and Wonderful Pistachios -- have released their ads, or at least teasers for the full-length versions set to air during Sunday's big game. Still more brands are making us wait. Here are ones in circulation online.

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Russell Crowe's 'Noah' movie poster revealed

Russell Crowe's "Noah" was filmed partly in Oyster

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The new poster for "Noah" (filmed in late 2012 in Oyster Bay) seems in keeping with the recent trailer, pitching the movie as an apocalpytic action-fantasy.

Check out the outfit on Russell Crowe in the title role: His vaguely biblical robe may say "The Ten Commandments," but the axe and the wrist-wraps scream "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome." The film, which is said to have an environmentally...

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Vin Diesel dancing to Beyoncé, Katy Perry: Watch

Vin Diesel dancing to Katy Perry's "Dark Horse"

(Credit: Vin Diesel via Facebook)

"Are you ready for / ready for" Vin Diesel's solo dance party, set to Katy Perry and Beyoncé?

If not, brace yourself because the "Fast and Furious" actor has some serious moves to show off in a video he posted to his Facebook page early Tuesday. After getting down to Perry's "Dark Horse," Diesel pauses to reveal the reason for his happy dance: He was just notified his movie "Riddick" is at...

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'Grace of Monaco,' starring Nicole Kidman, to open Cannes

Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at Variety's 5th Annual

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The Weinstein Company's bio-pic starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace Kelly is now scheduled to open the Cannes Film Festival, according to Variety. The film has been the object of some juggling by the studio. Originally positioned as an Oscar contender for Nov. 27 of last year, the film was judged incomplete and its release postponed to March 14. A final version of the film reportedly has...

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'Frozen' sing-along version to storm theaters

Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Olaf, voiced by

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After news of its Oscar nomination for best animated feature, the Disney musical is being reworked in a special sing-along version scheduled to hit theaters Jan. 31.

The movie, in which Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) must stop the Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) from trapping the kingdom in eternal winter, has been a smash hit, grossing $773 million worldwide since its Nov. 27 release.

The...

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Shia LaBeouf: Plagiarism was 'performance art'

Actor Shia LaBeouf chats with Sony Pictures Classics

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Shia LaBeouf is now claiming that his recent acts of plagiarism were part of an elaborate piece of "performance art."

The actor was recently exposed for lifting most of his short film "HowardCantour.com" from a story by the comics author Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf then issued a public apology via Twitter, though that also turned out to be partly copied from another source....

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Jenni 'JWoww' Farley expecting baby girl with fiancé Roger Matthews, report says

Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Roger Mathews arrive at

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Snooki's baby son will soon have a girlfriend, it seems.

Jenni "JWoww" Farley, former "Jersey Shore" castmate, best friend to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and one half of MTV's hit reality show spinoff "Snooki & JWoww," reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that she is expecting a girl.

"I pictured a boy this whole time, so when I saw 'girl'...

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Could 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' tie for Oscars' best picture, too?

Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from "12 Years

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For the first time in the 24-year history of the Producers Guild Awards, two movies have tied for best picture. One is "Gravity," the deep-space thriller from Alfonso Cuarón, who just won the Golden Globe for best director. The other is "12 Years a Slave," which won the Globe for best dramatic picture.

The Producers Guild is a fairly accurate predictor of the Academy Award...

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Kevin Hart's 'Ride Along' surprise: Here's why it topped the box office

Fast-talking security guard Ben (Kevin Hart, right) joins

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The Kevin Hart vehicle "Ride Along" set a new opening record for a January release, pulling in $41.2 million over the three-day weekend, according to reports.

That's a major milestone for Hart, a comedian with a large African-American following who starred in the recent rom-com "Think Like a Man." It's also a surprisingly strong showing for what initially looked like a...

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Roy Garber dead, 'Shipping Wars' star was 49

This photo from the "Shipping Wars" Facebook page

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Roy Garber, the 49-year-old star of the A&E reality series "Shipping Wars" has died, according to USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and other outlets.

Garber passed away Friday after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the A&E family," reads a statement on the show's Facebook page. "Our thoughts are...

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