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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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Denis Leary Drops By Comedy Club To Try Out New Ford Commercial

LOS ANGELES—The Laugh Factory audience† received a surprise Thursday when actor-comedian Denis Leary dropped by to try out material for his upcoming Ford commercial. "I just like to get up there every once and a while, try out a new bit on the F-150's payload capacity, and see what's working, you know?" said Leary, whose unscheduled appearance bumped two struggling comedians from slots booked more than two months ago. "I've got 15 seconds on zero-percent APR financing that I think is going to kill." Leary later dealt with a heckler by showing him one of the company's many J.D. Power and Associates awards.

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