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First Look: The Simpsons Meet Halle Berry

The Simpsons

The Simpsons are going to the Oscars on Fox February 20 (one week before ABC airs the real deal), and 2001 winner Halle Berry will be on stage to present an animated film award.

"Bart makes a short film version of his Angry Dad Web series and is up for an Oscar and other awards, but Homer tries to take all the credit," executive producer Al Jean tells TV Guide Magazine. "Halle starts talking about herself as she's presenting. She ad-libbed something she actually dreams about at night that we left in."

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Survivor's Rumble in the Jungle

Survivor

"Before I've seen a cut of the first episode, before I've seen one frame of footage, is it too early to predict a Top 5 season?" Survivor host Jeff Probst asks with breathless excitement. And for fans, that excitement is palpable as the CBS reality series enters its 22nd season with the ultimate face-off. Survivor All-Star Rob Mariano, donning his trademark Boston Red Sox cap for his fourth outing, and Russell Hantz, the game's most notorious sock-burning villain, are about to compete against 16 other contestants in a showcase of strategy and revenge in the Nicaraguan jungle (the same location of last fall's season).

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Glee's Lonely Hearts Club

Glee

By now, you'd think the kids of William McKinley High would have had enough of silly love songs. But we got a peek at Glee's emotional Valentine's Day episode, and we see that isn't so.

With cupid circling over more than one couple in crisis tonight, glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) asks his students to express their feelings through song. "My assignment to the kids is to have them perform love ballads," says Morrison. But for some, the holiday will prove painful. "It's high school, so the couplings are sporadic," explains Morrison, "just as it is in any real high school."

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Olympic Skiing Champ Lindsey Vonn Ready To Take on the World Again

Lindsey Vonn

The year since the Vancouver Olympics has flown by for U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn. After winning gold and bronze medals, she slowed down long enough to help crack a case on the Law & Order finale, accept two ESPY Awards and hit a hole-in-one at a golf event. Back on the slopes, she's again dueling her main rival, Germany's Maria Riesch, for the World Cup title. They'll face off at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, beginning Tuesday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — which happens to be Riesch's hometown. TV Guide Magazine recently caught up with Vonn to talk about life on and off her skis and her expectations for worlds.

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Poll: Will You Still Watch Two and a Half Men?

Charlie Sheen

One of TV's biggest stars is in the news again — and not for his acting or charity work.

After a string of arrests, drugs, adult escorts and smashed up hotel rooms, Charlie Sheen is once again attempting to clean up. But do his never-ending, destructive exploits somehow detract from his show's humor? Or make him a little less appealing? After everything Sheen has done, will you still watch Two and a Half Men?

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Fox's Super Night

Hugh Laurie

Sure, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers snagged the title of Most Valuable Player at Super Bowl XLV. But to TV viewers, House star Hugh Laurie was far and away the night's TV MVP.

Laurie and House easily scored the most promotional spots among all Fox series during Sunday night's big game. That's quite a coup for an aging series like House, now in its seventh year. But there's a reason why the acerbic doctor was tops (sorry, Fringe fans). House could use a little extra promo help, as the show's once-hot ratings have taken a beating this season ... read more

General Hospital Scoop on the Sonny-Brenda Wedding and the Return of James Franco

James Franco

Will it finally happen this time? General Hospital heroine Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) — whose past wedding days have all been disasters — is scheduled to marry crime lord Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) on February 18. Right now things don't look so good for the duo. Sonny is being haunted by prophetic dreams that something will go heinously wrong at the ceremony. His venomous ex-wife Carly (Laura Wright) plans to ruin the big day by revealing that Brenda has a secret past — and a child — with Sonny's son Dante (Dominic Zamprogna). And supervillain The Balkan (Daniel Benzali) also intends to be a party pooper — he's all set to kidnap the bride. Despite all this, head writer Bob Guza assures us that vows will be exchanged... read more

Exclusive First Look: Nathan Fillion Lights It Up as Green Lantern

Green Lantern, Nathan Fillion

He's enjoying mainstream success as the star of ABC's Castle, but Nathan Fillion is still a fanboy favorite — and a fanboy himself. So the Firefly and Dr. Horrible alum totally geeked out when he was offered the voice role of DC Comics superhero Green Lantern in the DVD movie Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, due June 7 from Warner Bros. Animation. Emerald Knights is a series of vignettes about the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force. Fillion plays Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth's space sector, who mentors Arisia, a new recruit played by Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss... read more

Watercooler: Glee Fumbles Its Super Bowl Shot

Dianna Agron

Wow, what a blowout. The long-hiatused Glee returned last night in the coveted, cushy, hype-addled post-Super Bowl spot and sadly it was, with that zombies-gone-gridiron business, pretty much undead on arrival. Not that there weren't great moments (Sue's two-part meltdown to "O Fortuna," the sudden use of Dianna Agron's Quinn), it's just that the show didn't really bring its A-game.

Built around what should have been a perfect fit for Super Bowl Sunday — McKinley's championship football game — the hour quickly went out of bounds by ... read more

Cheers & Jeers: And This Year's Best Super Bowl Commercial Is…

NFL American Families Ad

Cheers to the NFL for scoring the biggest victory on Super Sunday — and no, we're not just talking about the Packers' thrilling 31-25 triumph over the Steelers.

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There was plenty of star power on display in this year's Super Bowl ads: Oscar winners (Cuba Gooding Jr. and Timothy Hutton for Groupon.com, Adrien Brody coolly crooning for Stella Artois), overexposed pseudocelebs (Kim Kardashian's skanky Skechers spot, GoDaddy.com's tired trio of Jillian Michaels, Danica Patrick and... Joan Rivers?), rappers (P. Diddy predictably shilling for Mercedes Benz, a pair of Eminems — Claymated for Brisk and in the flesh for Chrysler's moving ode to Detroit) and truly odd couples ... read more

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