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  • Though she didn’t scream out, “I called it!” there was no question.

    A Stitch Before Dying

  • "If this is a colonialist conspiracy we are determined to defeat it, if this an internal conspiracy we are determined to defeat it!" he said.

    Gadhafi Closes In on Rebels

  • Kids are expected to adapt to the grown-up world and not vice-versa and aren't raised with exclamations of "great job!" buoying them along every milestone -- an annoying form of hyperbole to the French, who are far less focused on "just do it!" or "you're the best!"

    Debra Ollivier: Mothers Superior: From China To France, It's Childhood That Counts

  • Others focused on the budget, chanting, "Cut it or shut it!" in a call for the Congress to pass a reduced budget or face a government shutdown.

    A Rainy Day for a Tea Party

  • "Sing damn it!" vocal coach from hell Peggi Blu screams at two wispy teen chicks who long for the safety and comfort of their mani-pedi hangout in the mall.

    'American Idol' heads to Las Vegas

  • I have said things like, "I still can't believe you never mentioned it!" and she just replies by laughing - we keep it very light.

    Mom's hurt that daughter hid pregnancy for months

  • My other favorite sitcom meltdown of the week: The Middle's Sue Heck Eden Sher, dissolving in traumatized remorse over sneaking into a steamy R-rated movie against her dad's wishes — and putting extra pumps of butter on her popcorn, causing her to barf on the theater floor "I couldn't handle it!" she shrieks.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • YouTube proved a powerful catalyst for creativity; it gave the world Justin Bieber (but don't hold that against it!) but also improbable success stories like the Lonely Island, a comedy troupe of three guys in their 20s who parlayed making goofy homemade videos with their buddies into hit albums and gigs on "Saturday Night Live" (a show that has made television history by relying on the comic energy of several generations of ambitious 20-somethings).

    Two Cheers for the Maligned Slacker Dude

  • "I did one pageant in sixth grade and I loved it!" laughs the Texarkana native.

    5 Reasons We Love Castle's Molly Quinn

  • And you know it! she exclaimed as she stood resolute before a podium closing one of her early AMFAR speeches.

    Penelope Andrew: HuffPost Review: Oscar-Winner In a Better World, and Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

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