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Pop culture hits and misses

We rate pop culture for the week of December 1, 2008 including the John Favreau in ”Four Christmases,” Anderson Cooper, and Rick Astley

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HITS
· One of our Favreau stars of 2008 steals all his scenes in Four Christmases
· Good idea: Fame remake; better idea: Make it a Cheers reunion
· Anderson Cooper takes off his shirt on 60 Minutes

NEAR MISSES
· …to race against Michael Phelps
· Emille Hirsch, James Franco, and Diego Luna sport curly coifs in Milk. Because ”straight” hair wouldn’t have been in character?

MISSES
· Rick Astley: Great Rickrolling at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now, about that Clay Aiken ‘do…
· Dancing With the Stars withdrawal

NOT EVEN CLOSE
· Just when ukuleles and dreadlocks were starting to regain their cred, Jason Castro’s li’l bro reportedly makes Hollywood Week on American Idol.
· Utterly bizarre CBS public service announcement implores women to get their husbands a prostate exam for Hanukkah. Tip: Don’t make it last eight days.
· Reports of Wii shortage… Sorry, gotta run!