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UNDERRATED 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia': We...

October 05, 2008

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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia': We long resisted this plucky, generally tasteless FX sitcom, but now that we've come around there's something to be said for a show that regularly delivers at least one laugh-out-loud moment every episode. Short of "Seinfeld," it's hard to remember when such completely reprehensible characters could come together for a laugh, but we're grateful that they did.

Robert Plant's reluctance: As much as we Southern Californians must delight in those Zeppelin-to-Coachella rumors that have been swirling, it's hard not to appreciate Plant's staunch refusal to go along for the ride. Repeat after us, everyone: Without John Bonham, it's not Led Zeppelin, and frankly, Plant's doing just fine with that award-winning "Raising Sand" record with Alison Krauss.

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Megan Fox: Just for fun, walk to your local newsstand and count how many magazines are featuring this scantily clad "star." We remain in awe of the fame-churning potential of summer blockbusters ("Transformers," in this case) combined with a willingness to wear very little clothing, but it's a bit off-putting when someone who's done so little earns as many cover stories as the presidential candidates. Was Mila Kunis busy this month?

Mining '80s movies for sequels: Judging by their DVD-only releases, we're guessing not many people noticed the puzzling return of decades-old hits like "WarGames: The Dead Code" and "Lost Boys: The Tribe," and we're not happy about where this is going now that another "Ghostbusters" is in the works. Can "The Breakfast Club: The College Years" starring Michael Cera be far behind?

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