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Everyone’s Berry Best Friend Returns

in Two Fun-Filled Adventures Arriving on DVD March

Strawberry Shortcake is back just in time for Spring and is so sweet you will need two helpings! Touching the hearts of children for decades, this wildly successful franchise is back with two more magical tales, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road and Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden, blossoming on DVD March 6 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

First, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road follows Strawberry and her friends as they retell the classic “Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” When a cyclone blows Strawberry to the strange land of Oz, she runs into trouble with the Wicked Witch and must journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard how to find her way back home.

Next, Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden shows that it’s time for garden growing fun with Strawberry and her friends as they prepare for the Spring Flower Festival! But when magical sparkles make the Berrykins grow tall and the girls shrink down small, they discover that even when they’re tiny, they can make a big difference.

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road DVD Special Features

Printable Coloring Pages

Strawberry Shortcake: Blooming Berry Garden DVD Special Features

Printable Coloring Pages

Sunshine Girls Dance Instruction Video

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

About American Greetings Corporation

For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and electronic greeting cards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.6 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.

About Cookie Jar Group

The Cookie Jar Group is a Canadian-based global children’s entertainment and education company dedicated to excellence. Through Cookie Jar Entertainment, we are a leader in the creation, production, marketing and licensing of evergreen character brands that appeal to kids and families worldwide. Our library of nearly 6,000 half-hour episodes features some of the world’s most recognizable characters, including “Strawberry Shortcake”, “Care Bears”, “Caillou”, “Inspector Gadget”, “The Doodlebops”, “Arthur” and “Johnny Test”. We also own a one-third interest in international children’s television channel Kidsco. Through our pan-European merchandising subsidiary, Copyright Promotions, we are the worldwide licensor or agent for third-party brands such as McDonald’s and Mommy and Me. Cookie Jar Education, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of North America’s largest providers of supplemental education materials, reaching nearly 2,000 teachers across the United States, through the Carson-Dellosa and HighReach Learning brands.


Bingham Ray, Indie Film Veteran, Dies at Sundance

The respected independent film veteran Bingham Ray has died, the Sundance Film Festival announced on Monday. He was 57.

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Cooking with Notaspringchick goes to Europe


tn_DSC06315It will be the first travel show shot extensively in 3D.  It is a cooking and traveling show with guest hosts every week from the entertainment community or royal family from the area.  The producer/director of the series is a European prince. We'll be cooking favorites of our guest hosts in a style designed for Americans and the guest hosts will be escorting us to areas that they think are the best for their region, not necessarily what tourists know about


Snowing hard at Park City


Off ramps and on ramps a mess.

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ENCINO, CA (January 10, 2012) – Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The show is produced by dick clark productions and will be hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton.
The 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Zac Brown Band, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 1st, 2012. This live remote location gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Zac Brown Band and other top-tier music acts, to be announced at a later date. The ACM Fan Jam includes a profusion of entertainment, prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, including autographed guitars, trip packages to country music events and merchandise. The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecasts ends, with performances by Zac Brown and friends. Details will be announced soon. The inaugural ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Sugarland, took place in 2011.
Additionally, the Academy and dick clark productions will tape an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends - A Lifetime of Hits, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 2nd, 2012, to air at a later date on the CBS Television Network. This country collaboration with the legendary Lionel Richie, featuring duets from his upcoming album Tuskegee along with solo performances, will include some of Richie’s greatest hits performed by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers and many more. Tickets sales from ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends - A Lifetime of Hits will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, which works to improve lives through music. For more information, log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com.
For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com. Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com. ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on discounted room rates at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay, based on availability. The Academy will announce its full schedule of The Week Vegas Goes Country® events in the upcoming weeks.


10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • "Captain America: The First Avenger"
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2"
  • "Hugo"
  • "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol"
  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"
  • "Real Steel"
  • "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
  • "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
  • "The Tree of Life"
  • "X-Men: First Class"

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the 10 shortlisted films on Thursday, January 19. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.



Netflix braces for rivals’ onrush in 2012

Netflix braces for rivals' onrush in 2012
After its missteps of earlier this year, Netflix will face an increasing roster of competitors for streaming video content directly to consumers' television sets, according to an analysis of the digital video-on-demand scene. From powerful tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft to Hollywood studios, Hulu and incumbent multichannel providers, Netflix's dominance will be severely tested. Variety (subscription required


Appeals court upholds law protecting telecoms

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2008 law that grants telecoms immunity from lawsuits based on complaints arising from their role in aiding government surveillance efforts. Judge M. Margaret McKeown cited a Senate intelligence panel, which said that without immunity, "the private sector might be unwilling to cooperate with lawful government requests in the future." Reuters (12/29), The Washington Post/The Associated Press

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Updated New Release With Corrected Lot Numbers Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. recalls its 21% Dog Food

Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. The product is being recalled because the product was manufactured with corn which tested above acceptable levels for Aflatoxin. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.

The recall only applies 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging Date codes (lot numbers) 4K1011 through 4K1307. Updated lot numbers are 4K1011 through 4K1335.

The affected dry dog food was distributed in Petrus Feed and Seed in Alexandria, Louisiana.

While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 318-443-2259, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

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“How are feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Thank you I appreciate that. It’s good to be back we have a whole week of funny shows. Hey guys, huge international news, you guys. Kim Jong Il – you know, the crazy leader of North Korea who hate us? – well, he passed away over the weekend. And get this -- his 28-year-old son, Kim Jong Un is taking over. It won’t be easy – he’s got some BIG women’s sunglasses to fill.”
“Hey guys, tomorrow is the first night of Hanukkah, and the White House already had its annual Hanukkah reception. Yeah, first Obama lit a menorah – then Biden made a wish and blew it out. (‘Somebody keep him away.’)”
“And this is nice. President Obama and his family just released their official Christmas Card, which features their dog Bo in front of a fireplace. Of course, when the Chinese president got his, he didn't think it was a card - he thought it was a take-out menu.”
“Speaking of the holidays, the Salvation Army says that someone actually dropped a diamond ring into one of their donation kettles. Or as Kobe Bryant’s wife put it, ‘You’re welcome.’ (‘I won’t be needing that. That’s the end of that.’)”
“I read about a 94-year-old woman who recently died, and left 13 million dollars to her pet cat. You should have seen the cat's face when he heard – it was like, (EMOTIONLESS, LICK PAW.)”
“This is weird. A man in Israel recently changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg. Which explains that guy’s new website, ‘Facebuchhhas.’ ‘Hey what did you write on my wailing wall?’ ‘There is no ‘like’ button, there’s an ‘eh’ button. Eh.’”
“Hey, this is pretty interesting. Scientists just discovered that rats can actually show compassion. Which explains why this morning on the subway, I saw a rat give up his seat to an older rat with shopping bags. (‘It was just sweet…’)”
“And finally, a man in Washington known as the ‘Fast Food Bandit’ was just arrested for robbing 12 Subway restaurants. But the good news is, when he gets to prison, they’ll be offering unlimited footlongs.”
“How are you guys feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! I’m so excited, you guys! It’s gonna be such a huge show – tonight we have Tom Cruise on the show! And tech expert Josh Topolsky! Yeah, you heard it right, ladies—tech expert Josh Topolsky.”
“Hey, did you see this? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apparently went hunting, killed a bison, nicknamed it ‘Billy,’ then mounted its head on a wall. Yeah, then Zuckerberg was like, (WIPE HANDS) ‘Anyone else wanna complain about the new Facebook Timeline?’”
“That’s right, Mark Zuckerberg killed a bison and mounted its head on the wall. Which explains why today, all my Farmville animals migrated to Friendster.”
“Get this. According to a new survey, the most annoying word of 2011 was ‘whatever.’ Which is why I always go with the much less annoying option: “Whatevsies.”
“I just read this. In honor of Christmas, a town in the UK held a reindeer race on Friday night. And of course, it happened to be RIGHT when my Grandma was crossing the street.”
“That’s right, there was a reindeer race on Friday. The runners included Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and the winner of the race—Mutumbe, the reindeer from Kenya.”
“And finally, I heard that the Kardashian family just released a special 3-D Christmas card. And this is nice – the card even plays Kim’s favorite Christmas song, ‘The 12 Days of Marriage.’”
“How are you guys feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Christmas is just around the corner, and everyone’s traveling for the holidays. So get this -- yesterday TSA workers sang ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ for passengers at LAX. And I thought this is cool – for JetBlue passengers, they sang ‘I Believe I Can Fly Six Hours Later Than I Was Supposed To.’”
“The TSA workers also sang ‘Deck the Halls’ -- not to be confused with their normal song, ‘Check the Balls.’”
“Hey, here’s an election update. In a new interview, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he advised Mitt Romney to be ‘edgier and bolder.’ Or as Romney put it, (REBELLIOUS) ‘Goodbye black socks, hello blue socks.’”
“Some sports news. The NCAA announced that Ohio State will be banned from bowl games for a year because of a bribery scandal involving players. Then Penn State was like, ‘Wait, but WE’RE still okay??’”
“Hey listen to this. I heard that Jay-Z and Kanye West were paid three million dollars each to perform at a sweet 16 party in Dubai. Well, I don’t want to brag, but when I was 16…I had my birthday at (COCKY) ‘The Ground Round.’”
“Some celebrity news. This week, Chaz Bono announced that he split up with his longtime girlfriend after six years together. Yeah, it’s a classic case of girl meets girl, girl becomes boy, then other girl who stayed a girl leaves boy slash ex-girl.”
“And finally, a man in Connecticut proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out the words ‘Will you marry me” in Christmas lights. It was a little awkward – before she could answer, the guy’s neighbor Bill was like, ‘YES! A thousand times, yes!’”
“Hey guys! Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon everybody! Christmas is almost here, you guys! I’m excited! And this nice is—yesterday President Obama bought about 200 dollars worth of Christmas presents at Best Buy. Then it got awkward when he asked the Geek Squad if they fix economies.”
“The New York Daily News reported that Obama bought the Wii game ‘Just Dance’ for his daughters, Sasha and Malia. Or in other words – the New York Daily News just ruined the fun of opening presents for Sasha and Malia.”
“I just saw this. A recent survey found that 40 percent of parents tell their kids Santa isn’t real after they turn eight years old. (WORRIED) While the rest aren't total liars – right, Mom and Dad??”
“Speaking of Christmas, this is interesting…A new study found that Christmas is the best time to tell loved ones they are overweight. On the other hand, no it’s not.”
“In a new interview, President Obama was asked to describe Michelle, and he used the words ‘beautiful, smart, and funny.’ When asked how he picked those, he used the words, ‘she’s, sitting, and right-next-to-me.’”
“Speaking of Michelle Obama, A Wisconsin congressman is facing criticism after saying that Michelle Obama has a quote ‘large posterior.’ Though Michelle took it as a compliment when she heard the guy's name: Congressman Mix-a-Lot.”
“And finally you guys, I heard that a White Castle in Indiana has actually started selling wine and beer. Really? You don’t go to White Castle and get wasted – you get wasted and then go to White Castle.”
“How are you guys feeling tonight? Welcome to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! Hey, I can’t believe this is our final show of 2011. And on a serious note, I don’t write these jokes by myself. So I want to thank the people who make them possible - Charlie Sheen, the Kardashians, Herman Cain, and Anthony Weiner.”
“Here’s an election update. Yesterday in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney spent an hour knocking on doors, trying to meet with voters. While Rick Perry spent an hour knocking on doors, trying to remember which house was his.”
“Hey, Happy Birthday to Ryan Seacrest, who turns 37 years old this weekend! His party was kind of annoying – he was like ‘We’ll find out what people gave me – (POINT TO CAMERA) right after the cake.’”
“Check this out. This week, a man in Indiana was arrested for robbing a bank with a hot glue gun. It wasn’t that scary – he was like, ‘Nobody move! Or I’ll…plug in this glue gun, wait for it to heat up, and then, I don’t know—you know what, just arrest me. What am I doing this is silly.’”
“This is interesting. It turns out that 80 percent of all fake Christmas trees are made in China. Yeah, it’s a little weird when kids in China all gather ‘round the tree…to finish making the tree.”
“And finally, did you guys hear this? Kobe Bryant’s wife says he cheated on her with 105 women during their marriage. Which means after 104 women, she was like, ‘Okay, NOW this is getting inappropriate.’”

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