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Sunday Roundup

Posted: 02/26/2012 12:00 am

Oscar Sunday is traditionally the one day of the year when Hollywood turns its back on sequels. This week's headlines, on the other hand, were rife with stories we'd seen before. In Afghanistan, 13 people, including two American soldiers, were killed in the aftermath of the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base (is unhinged Florida pastor Terry Jones preparing to demand royalties?). At the White House, President Obama again broke out in song, this time riffing on "Sweet Home Chicago" (as usual, the sequel didn't live up to the original: His "Let's Stay Together" was much cooler). Meanwhile, in Arizona, the GOP gave us the latest installment in the longest running horror series since Friday the 13th (this time out, Romney returned from the dead yet again after goading Rick Santorum into making a spirited defense of Senate process and earmarks). My actual Oscar picks: The Artist, Clooney and Viola Davis. The envelopes please...

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