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Benedict Cumberbatch To Voice ‘The Grinch’ Who Stole Christmas
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We recently saw Benedict Cumberbatch in action as Doctor Strange in the first trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie of the same name, and now comes word that the actor is set to voice a new take on a famous holiday season character.

During Despicable Me and Minions studio Illumination Entertainment’s presentation at CinemaCon today, they revealed that Cumberbatch will be playing none other than the Grinch himself in a new animated take on the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Geek Gear: Doctor Who ‘Space Time Impressionism’ & ‘Grinch Who’ Shirts
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The deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a Doctor Who-inspired shirt with a nod to Van Gogh’s Starry Night called “Space Time Impressionism” by FrederickJay (this design is a reprint); there’s also a Doctor Who mash-up with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas called “Grinch Who…” by onebluebird.

Both shirts went on sale at RIPT today, Monday, December 9, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s & 5) cases for $18; prints 18″³x24″³ for $20 and 24″³x32″³ for $40; headphones for $40; laptop sleeves for $30-$40.

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Lightning Deals: The Boondock Saints II, Zombieland
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Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.

Typically you don’t know what will be on sale until the minute it gets posted, but as part of their Holiday event, Amazon has released this week’s Lightning Deal schedule for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.

There’s also TONS of extremely low prices and great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays right now, so visit the TOP HOLIDAY DEALS page to see the wide selection.

Also, Amazon’s Blu-ray box set deal of the week is the Glee: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Edition for only $34.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $69.99). The TV Deal of the Week is Married…with Children: The Complete SeriesDVD box set for only $116.99 (that’s 53% off the list price of $250.95). Both deals are valid only for this week through December 18, 2010.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010

5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PST

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition)
DVD – $9.99

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition)
DVD – $9.99

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
DVD – $6.49

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Dog Adoption Fair Kicks Off ‘Grinchmas’ At Universal Studios Hollywood
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This weekend marked the beginning of Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood, the annual holiday event hosted by The Grinch and his sidekick Max the Dog from Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale How The Grinch Stole Christmas. To kick off the event, the California theme park is partnering with the Amanda Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services to host the Max to the Rescue: Whoville’s Have A Heart Pet Adoption Fair happening today, Sunday December 12, 2010, from noon to 4PM in an area located near the theme park’s main entrance.

Max the Dog will be there to greet the animal shelter dogs and potential new pet owners. “Max” is actually Dusty, Dexter, Buster, and Scrapper, former shelter dogs, who were “discovered” by trainers who felt their playfulness, intelligence and “look” who perfect for the the Grinchmas celebration, as well as for TV and film productions.

According to USH, during Grinchmas, the four Max dogs perform for 30-minutes at a time, then enjoy a leisurely hour and half break, all the while interacting with their trainers. The rest of their time is spent in dog runs and in the company of other canine friends.

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Robert Zemeckis Says ‘Roger Rabbit 2’ Script Already Being Developed By Original Writers
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We’ve been hearing a lot from Robert Zemeckis in the past few months in regard to a potential sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, his classic live-action/cartoon hybrid. We’ve heard some good news, like that the 2-D animated characters will remain 2-D, though some new 3-D characters could be introduced (Read: SDCC 09: Director Robert Zemeckis Says 2D Characters Would Remain That Way In A “˜Roger Rabbit’ Sequel). We’ve also heard bad news, such as Bob Hoskins saying that he wouldn’t be able to come back and do a sequel if it happened (Read: Bob Hoskins Says “˜Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2″² Won’t Have Eddie Valiant? I Call Shenanigans!).

To add to all of that, Zemeckis recently spoke to MTV and shared some new news that will get fans really excited: not only is he serious about wanting to make Roger Rabbit 2, but he already has the original movie’s writing team of Jeffrey Price and Peter Seaman developing a script right this moment.

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