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Best Rumors of 2009

By Dan_BergsteinDecember 31, 2009
With so many gossip websites popping up, it's easier than ever to keep tabs on who's dating whom, and which reality TV star gained 4 lbs. While some of the stories are true, most are simply well-orchestrated lies that entice readers to click links. After... More  →
Best Rumors of 2009

Disney Princesses Who Are Mentally Ill

By peaceonearth34December 23, 2009
Sparkler peaceonearth34 reminds us that not all cartoons are crush-worthy! —SparkNotes editors Imagine this scenario: You're babysitting your 5-year-old cousin when she grabs an old Disney movie off of the shelf and begs you to play it. You smile and pop it in, preparing... More  →
Disney Princesses Who Are Mentally Ill

Guide to Oddball Holiday Movies

By Joe_LynchDecember 22, 2009
As you might have noticed, we love a heartwarming holiday flick as much as the next literature-obsessed semi nerd. But sometimes all the good cheer and wholesomeness on display in these movies start to feel as stale as last year's candy cane. Thankfully, over... More  →
Guide to Oddball Holiday Movies

The Best Holiday Movies

By Katie_RolnickDecember 17, 2009
You're gonna have lots of time on your hands over the winter break. And if you live near or north of the 35th parallel, there's a good chance it's going to be too cold to spend much of that time outside. That means movies (and, of... More  →
The Best Holiday Movies

Why We Love Glee

By Emily WinterDecember 11, 2009
This week marked the final episode in 2009 of the new musical comedy Glee. Sadly, and rather obnoxiously, the show won't be on again till April, but at least the hiatus gives skeptics time to catch up on past episodes and... More  →
Why We Love Glee

The Best Dance Moves on the Silver Screen

By Katie_RolnickDecember 8, 2009
Along with the endless loop of "Jingle Bells" playing at the mall, the holidays bring something we can all appreciate: lots and lots of movies. This Christmas Day, director Rob Marshall will try to replicate his foot-stomping Chicago success with the release of his... More  →
The Best Dance Moves on the Silver Screen

Top 10 Christmas Movies

By ContributorDecember 1, 2009
Yesterday we were giving out some serious Christmas negativity, so today we thought we'd switch gears and let mochalatte7362 give you a few reasons to get excited about the holiday! —SparkNotes editors I've been reading posts about how people are getting excited... More  →
Top 10 Christmas Movies

Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 20, 2009
Did you watch Sesame Street when you were a kid? Of course you did! And here's the awesome thing: So did we. Sesame Street is clearly the greatest children's show ever. With a classic-characters-meet-pop-celebrities approach that helps keep things fresh and fun, the show has achieved an... More  →
Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

Not (Just) Your Grandma's Comedy

By ContributorNovember 20, 2009
Mystery: solved. We finally know where Sparkler safetylast_23's nickname came from! —SparkNotes editors After years of spouting useless Humphrey Bogart trivia (he got his scar and lisp in WWI), scoffing at new movies (Paranormal Activity? Puh-lease!), and enduring constant sighs from my parents and... More  →
Not (Just) Your Grandma's Comedy

Twilight Spoofs and the Shame of Joe Jonas: Taylor Swift on SNL

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 9, 2009
Over the weekend, teen country sensation (and recent Kanye West abusee) Taylor Swift pulled double-duty as the host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live. And while we haven't quite forgiven her for yet another performance of “You Belong With Me” (the song has been... More  →
Twilight Spoofs and the Shame of Joe Jonas: Taylor Swift on SNL