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Hopefully you've prepared for the zombie apocalypse like you were supposed to because KRTV's emergency broadcast system in Montana announced that the dead have risen from their graves and are attacking the living.

In reality, the alert was the work of a tech-savvy hacker that toyed around with KRTV's emergency broadcast system in — we'll admit it — the best way possible.

The alert caused enough panic that its merited a police response. Lt. Shane Sorensen (via LA Times) did his best to calm the area's "Steve Wilkes Show" fans. "We can report... there have been no sightings of dead bodies rising from the ground."

Watch the alert after the jump!

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For the second episode of his Oscars spectacular, Zach Galifianakis invited Jessica Chastain, Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Bradley Cooper to sit between his two ferns. Without giving too much away, one of those guests is not who he says he is, and another throws a fern in Galifianakis' face.

We really need more of these episodes, if only for the possibility to see Galifianakis get hit in the face with a fern.

You can check out the first installment of the "Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition" here.

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For the first part of his Oscars preview, "Between Two Ferns" host Zach Galifianakis invited nominees from the acting categories to his horribly awkward talk show, and one guest, Jennifer Lawrence, was not going to let him get the better of her.

JLaw quickly responded to what Bradley Cooper told Galifianakis about her appearance, and now "You should be off pudding" is now a classic comeback, even by Lawrence's high standard.

The other guests to "Between Two Ferns" were a little more accommodating to Galifianakis' interview style. Naomi Watts talked a bit about the side effects that shrinking causes (diarrhea). Anne Hathaway was a complete fool. Christoph Waltz has considered changing his name to "Christoph Break Dance." And Amy Adams is a really good sport.

Check it all out in part one of the "Between Two Ferns" Oscar Special.

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Yesterday, Marvel announced a new partnership with book publisher Hyperion on a series of "action and adventure romance novel" targeting a female readership. "The She-Hulk Diaries" and "Rogue Touch" will supposedly explore the female protagonists of the comic book world in a way that's more relatable to the modern woman reader.

While we're not totally shocked by an apparent cash-grab for that sweet, sweet "Fifty Shades of Grey" money, it's a little upsetting to see such a revered brand stooping to that level. But hey, it's just business, and when it's business, nothing sentimental can last.

With Marvel going down the road of the romance novel, it's only a matter of time before we start seeing the same for "Star Wars," so we beat Lucasfilm to the chase. Here's how we imagine a series of "Star Wars" romance novels going down.

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FROM FILM.COM

Fans of horror movies know that sometimes there is nothing creepier than a precious little child. They're small. They can move quickly. Oh Lord, don't even mention when they start singing slowly in unison.

But not all children in movies are creepy, so the folks over at Film.com have compiled a helpful scale to place the youthful characters of the world, ranging from "cute" to "demonic."

And while we take issue with a few of the classifications—Li'l Dice is "precious"?—you should find the scale helpful when thinking of adopting the silent kid whose hair hangs in front of her face.

Click here to check out the full infographic!

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FROM NEXT MOVIE

Most movies go through rounds of casting where actors commit and then have to step away or deals never materialize, even Academy Award-nominated films.

This year's contenders especially seemed to go through several different versions of their cast before finding the group of actors that would eventually lead them to Oscar night.

But what about those unseen versions? How would Liam Neeson have done as Abraham Lincoln? Would Will Smith make a better Django? We'll never know, but the folks over at Next Movie have put together posters for several hypothetical casts.

Check out a few after the jump and more over at Next Movie!

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Anyone who ventured onto Twitter during the Super Bowl understands that the place becomes a one-upping joke contest about who can riff on live events faster and funnier.

When the lights crapped out in the Superdome last night, many of the social media quasi-comediennes put the blame squarely on the shoulders of one man...

And while we chuckled at the well-timed "Dark Knight Rises" reference, we gave our gold medal of power outage jokes to a YouTube user, RB3TV1, who combined nostalgia with perfect video editing to land the win, which you can check out after the jump.

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Super Bowl XLVII is days away, but already the super-sized ads are coming.

This Samsung spot featuring Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Bob Odenkirk discussing what they can actually say about the Super Bowl without getting sued.

It turns out you can't say much. Check out the full ad below!

We predicted what will happen during the Super Bowl movie ads.

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If the movies have taught us anything, it's that animals are inherently better than us at sports. We may have created the games, but our furry friends have mastered them, on film at least.

As a reminder of our athletic inferiority, the folks over at Film.com have assembled a supercut of animals excelling at games that range from football and basketball to beach volleyball and boxing.

It's only a matter of time before humans are rendered athletically irrelevant by our ferocious teammates, but at the very least it will be adorable.

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It looks like we finally have a director for "Star Wars: Episode VII," and it seems to be J.J. Abrams. We've dissected the questions we have, the potential look of the film, and Abrams' "Star Wars" love affair over at MTV News, but as psyched as we are about the prospect, we're having a hard time getting a different Abrams property out of our heads.

Let's see if we can explain this to you. We're going to start describing "Star Wars" and then let's see what happens.

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