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HERE IT IS: The Best of 2014, Minus Pants

HERE IT IS: The Best of 2014, Minus Pants

By Janet ManleyDecember 18, 2014
IT HAS BEEN A VERY BIG YEAR. We tried and failed to deport Canadian furball Justin Bieber,we wept over the engagement of Sir Cumberbatch, we went pantless, we painted our hair pastel to look like candy/My Little Ponies, we wanted a pet fox, we loved and also hated the casti More  →

Neville, Draco, and Ginny Reunite; the Triumph of Good Over Evil Has Worked Out Very Well for Everyone

By Nicole DiekerDecember 18, 2014
Did you see the pic of Neville, Draco, and Ginny all grown up? Matthew Lewis invited Tom Felton and Bonnie Wright to the set of his show Bluestone 42, and tweeted this drool-worthy picture: Towerblock and Rocket got to meet them two out of Harry Potter... More  →
Neville, Draco, and Ginny Reunite; the Triumph of Good Over Evil Has Worked Out Very Well for Everyone

We Go Into the Into The Woods Soundtrack and Live Happy Ever After

By Nicole DiekerDecember 17, 2014
We are slowly working our way through our Into the Woods advent calendar of frozen burritos (ONLY EIGHT DAYS UNTIL WE OPEN THE FREEZER ON THE LAST BEAN AND CHEESE), but got a special treat this week: Disney released the soundtrack on iTunes, More  →
We Go Into the <i>Into The Woods</i> Soundtrack and Live Happy Ever After
Annie Goss: We Interview the Cast and Dance With Brooms!

Annie Goss: We Interview the Cast and Dance With Brooms!

By Janet ManleyDecember 17, 2014
If you ever secretly wished you were orphaned, lovably precocious, capable of hitting a high A, and forced to dance while doing menial labor, YOU LOVED ANNIE as a wee tot. If you had red hair, that went doubly (Annie, and also Pippi Longstocking).In which case you will be VU More  →
The Fangirl's Gift Guide

The Fangirl's Gift Guide

By KathDecember 15, 2014
What do you get for the fangirl who has everything—at least online? Try these gifts on for size. They'll make your fangirl buddies squee with feels. Oh, and before you cry, "But where are the Harry Potter gifts!?", then friend, accio this article by Sparkler Elodie. More  →

Martin Freeman's Hobbit/Office Mashup Sees One Ring to Rule Them All Lodged in Jell-O

By Nicole DiekerDecember 15, 2014
If you missed Saturday Night Live last week, you missed Martin Freeman combining his roles of The Hobbit's Bilbo Baggins and The Office's Tim Canterbury and giving us: LORD OF THE REAMS (of paper, because it's a paper company) Luckily for you, we've got video: Now, a lot of you have... More  →
Martin Freeman's <i>Hobbit/Office</i> Mashup Sees One Ring to Rule Them All Lodged in Jell-O

The New Insurgent Trailer Doesn't Shut Us Down, It Wakes Us Up!

By Janet ManleyDecember 12, 2014
Put on your black puffer jacket, because we are headed back to DYSTOPIAN CHICAGO, aka regular Chicago in winter. The Insurgent trailer has dropped like freezing rain onto the tundra that used to be Lake Michigan, and it is electric as an RCA node to... More  →
The New <i>Insurgent</i> Trailer Doesn't Shut Us Down, It Wakes Us Up!

A List of Celebrities Who Like to Be Carried Around and/or Treated Like Babies

By Janet ManleyDecember 11, 2014
NO ONE LOVES A CRAZY RIDER LIKE ME. When I get my ten minutes of fame-fame, it will be all green M&Ms, corgi pillows and croissant ovens in my dressing room. My staff will speak exclusively to me in Friends quotes and I will have a wardrobe... More  →
A List of Celebrities Who Like to Be Carried Around and/or Treated Like Babies

Watch Anna Kendrick Sing "On The Steps of The Palace"

By Nicole DiekerDecember 11, 2014
If you've already heard the audio of Anna Kendrick singing "On The Steps of the Palace" from Into The Woods, which Disney released last week, well, WE HAVE VIDEO. OHHH, the way time stops when the Prince appears! We're sold, they can do anything they like... More  →
Watch Anna Kendrick Sing
Gifts For That Special Someone's Secret Laboratory (aka Cool Nerd Merch)

Gifts For That Special Someone's Secret Laboratory (aka Cool Nerd Merch)

By Abbey ClarkeDecember 10, 2014
GET INTO YOUR MILLENIUM FALCONS and GET YOUR BUTTS INTO HYPERSPEED, the season of gift giving is almost upon us! (Though we are sure gifts are welcome in other seasons as well.)We know that the nerdy runs deep among Sparklers, so we searched the internet high and low for the More  →