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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Music Companies Suing 'Ellen'

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is being sued by a number of record labels, including Sony, Warner Bros., and Motown, for unauthorized use of music in a segment on the program in which the host dances to her desk. What do you think?
  • "Well, I guess we'll just have to get used to Ellen dancing to her desk to 'The Battle Hymn Of The Republic' from now on."

    Martin Speck Operations Manager
  • "They have to send a message to our middle-aged generation that it's not okay to steal music."

    Liz Fish Accupuncturist
  • "You can't sue people for dancing unless that dance results in murder, as per the precedent set in 1961 by Sharks v. Jets, 1961."

    Richard Williams Quality Assurance Analyst

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