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34350548.jpgSlow News Day: We admit that we laughed in places at this piece, but, c’mon, Mary McNamara. Is Tina Fey’s Amex commercial really worth 12 inches?

34251996-13123702.jpgPeople’s Choice Scales Back: The writers’ strike strikes again. The People’s Choice Awards hopes to avoid picket lines at its Jan. 8 show by presenting the awards “magazine-style” rather than in a live ceremony with presenters. Queen Latifah, will still host, but the show will consist of taped pieces. Don’t worry, though, viewers. It will probably be as awful as it always is.

34347376.jpg‘Into the Wild’ Gets Four SAG Noms: And in other shows-no-one-watches news, that Sean Penn movie is apparently pretty good.

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