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Even if the groundhog sees his shadow on Thursday and winter sticks around, awards season is still heating up. Tonight’s Screen Actors Guild awards will honor the industry’s best — and feature some of Hollywood’s hottest names. Later this week, Super Bowl madness begins, starting with Lenny Kravitz at the NFL Honors on Saturday and running straight through to a halftime show starring Madonna and LMFAO that’s sure to blow Indianapolis away. We’ve got all the info on the week for your pop culture needs. xoxo, EW.


SAG Awards, TNT and TBS (8 p.m./7 p.m. Central, live on the West Coast at 5 p.m.)

With the lead actor’s race in hot contention, the annual Screen Actors Guild awards are a clash of the (heartthrob) titans this year, as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio are all up for the prize. Check back to for the winners and on-the-scene updates later tonight!


Gossip Girl, CW, 8 p.m.

There have been hundreds of shows about New York City, but Gossip Girl holds a special place in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s heart. Monday, the show celebrates its 1ooth episode. But we still don’t know who’s writing all those xoxos.


Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 7 p.m.

He’s already taken home the Golden Globe and tonight he’s up for a SAG award as well. With the Oscars just around the corner, George Clooney is the man of the hour and James Lipton is back for a sitdown with the star in the season premiere of Inside the Actors Studio.


Change Your Password Day, the Internet

Not the most fun of PopWatch events this week, but definitely one you should put on your calendar. Tech blog Gizmodo has declared February 1 “Change Your Password Day” to encourage protection against fraud and identity theft on the web. A trick: Think of a phrase you use all the time and use the first letters of each word to come up with a new password for your favorite sites.


American Idol, Fox, 8 p.m.

It’s Madge’s week — the video for her new single “Give Me all Your Luvin'” premieres on Idol Thursday night, her directorial debut about Wallis Simpson, W.E., is out in theaters this weekend, and she’s performing at the Super Bowl half-time show. Idol needs a boost of energy, and Madonna (with help from friends Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.) could be just the ticket.


Woman in Black released in theaters

Will Daniel Radcliffe be able to break through his squeaky-clean Harry Potter image as he stars alongside Oscar nominee Janet McTeer in this dark new thriller? Check out a preview and the movie poster here.


NFL Honors: Indianapolis with Alec Baldwin and Lenny Kravitz, NBC, 8 p.m.

If halftime is your favorite part of the Super Bowl, get ready a day early as the NFL starts the party with 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin and rocker Lenny Kravitz live from Indianapolis. The event will feature the MVP award and other end-of-season honors.


Super Bowl XLVI, NBC, 6:30 p.m. ET

Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet, 3 p.m.

Spend Super Bowl Sunday flipping between Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl (all together now: awwwww!) and the Super Bowl on NBC, where the Giants will be playing the Patriots in a massive East Coast matchup live from Indianapolis.

Football players vs. cute puppies…. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m just watching for the commercials.

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Spotted: Serena, Dan, Blair, Chuck, Vanessa, and Nate — hooking up, breaking up, and freaking out. You know you love it! Xoxo!
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