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Larry KingLarry King made history last night by signing off on his last installment of "Larry King Live," but not everyone watching was a huge fan. Actually, there were a few critical grumbles in the feed today, with Greg Grunberg sounding off about Larry, Greg Mottola calling out the MPAA with a disagreement and Damon Lindelof calling out NBC's "The Cape."

Yesterday also brought one of the great accomplishments in trending hashtag use of 2010, however. Patton Oswalt and Jon Hurwitz led the charge their own picks for "Unfairly Maligned Film Characters," and the rest of Twitter just sort of followed along. Check out the whole archive of those posts on Twitter, as well as a couple of my favorites after the jump.

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PaulIt's hard to put our collective Movies Blog finger down on what exactly it is we love so much about the new "Paul" trailer.

Maybe it's the clear, loving homage to "2001: A Space Odyssey" at the beginning of the trailer when this film is an extra-terrestrial movie that's anything but. Maybe it's the way Seth Rogen's voice is so perfectly suited for this tiny rude green alien. Or maybe it's just that we're happy to see Simon Pegg and Nick Frost back together again.

Regardless of the reason, the "Paul" trailer has hit the web courtesy of Yahoo UK, and it's pretty freaking fantastic. In addition to our three heroes, Kristen Wiig joins the team to help protect Paul, and ends up having some romantic moments with Pegg in the meantime. And then there's Jason Bateman as a special agent out to capture and presumably kill Paul for setting foot on planet Earth. And is that Sigourney Weaver's voice we hear as his commander? It sure is! Read More...

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Howard SternSo who in Twitter-Wood is thankful for Howard Stern sticking it out for another five years with Sirius Radio? Well, John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris and Brent Spiner for starters. Much of our feed breathed a collective sigh of relief this morning when news of Stern's renewed deal broke.

As for Seth Meyers, I don't know how he felt about the Stern announcement, but he was appreciative of Mindy Kaling's congratulatory tweet today after he made headlines as the next White House Correspondents' Association Dinner host. His reaction, along with Greg Mottola on "Superbad 2," Jon Favreau on doing the Soulja Boy dance and David Slade on "Eclipse" await you after the jump

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The battle to overtake Justin Bieber in Twitter's trending topics rankings gained two determined competitors with the new "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" trailer and John Cusack's relentless support of "Hot Tub Time Machine." Both films got some face time with Twitter, but Bieber has thus far stayed the course.

In other tweets, Jessica Simpson and Fred Durst mourned the loss of famed rock photographer Jim Marshall, and Simpson posted some shots of his work that she's collected over the years. See for yourself below, where you can also find out about a runaway monkey in Florida, see who else has been trying out Chatroulette and read Aziz Ansari's thoughts on Chris Evans as Captain America. It's all in Twitter-Wood for March 25th, 2010. Read More...

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The health care bill that passed through the U.S. House last night dethroned Justin Bieber on Twitter's trending topics, but both of them showed up in Twitter-Wood chatter today. The bill had supporters and critics, and former Bieber critic Ken Jeong switched sides to Bieber neutrality, according to a confession post yesterday.

Elsewhere, everyone was watching something last night and had an opinion. Jessica Alba watched frogs jumping off cliffs, Edgar Wright caught a Blur documentary and Greg Mottola saw Ben Stiller in "Greenberg." Find out what they thought and which David Lynch collaborator and composer has a birthday today. It's all in Twitter-Wood for March 22nd, 2010. Read More...

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A little help would be appreciated here. The Daily TwitPic this morning comes to us courtesy of Simon Pegg, star of "Shaun of the Dead" and "Star Trek." It's a shot of three guys standing together, not posing per se, but at least looking at the camera. They're three faces that we know: Pegg, Nick Frost and Greg Mottola, who are all working together now on the comedy "Paul."

Simple, right? Wrong. Here's where the confusion comes in. When Pegg tweeted this image yesterday, he included the comment "One of these men has won an Oscar ...." Huh? Does anyone know what he's talking about? Some kind of inside joke? As far as I can figure, none of the three have won an Oscar. So either there's something more to that comment or the men in the picture are not who they appear to be. Anyone care to take a stab at solving this puzzle?

Wait! Edgar Wright figured it out! As he later tweeted to Pegg: "@simonpegg I am guessing it was Nick Frost for Best Supporting Actor at 0.33 in this" Read More...

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Twitter-Wood had plenty to celebrate this weekend, with a mini "Full House" reunion between John Stamos and Candace Cameron to Brett Ratner's wrap on his new Mariah Carey video and Greg Mottola's pre-release praise for Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."

Elsewhere, "Eclipse" actor BooBoo Stewart is still making his photography rounds, this time picking Hugh Jackman's nose -- and Wolverine looks shockingly comfortable with the pose. Check out those posts after the jump along with Steve Agee's porn benefit surprise and Alex Meraz's stolen jacket shocker. It's all in the Twitter-Wood report for December 7, 2009. Read More...

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I'm a fan of Greg Mottola. I'll never forgive him for moving the setting of this year's "Adventureland" away from my childhood home of Long Island, but he's a fellow Islander and I just can't stay mad at him. Plus, Mottola can bring the funny like few others can. "Superbad" is laugh-out-loud hilarious and "Adventureland," despite its shortcomings, manages to strike a fine balance between the crass hilarity of its predecessor and the more gentle trappings of a teenage love story. Plus, "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart is central to the story.

Mottola is also a fan of jazz, as this morning's Daily TwitPic illustrates. While out the other night in New York City, he caught a performance from no less a personality than Woody Allen, accomplished filmmaker and notable jazzhound. After the jump, you'll find the picture that proves it. Read More...

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If you read Twitter-Wood for the pictures, you picked a good day to stop by, because I've got a veritable Twitter slideshow set up for you today, starting with a Woody Allen jazz performance and including but not limited to Emmy Rossum in a turkey hat and Shakira hobnobbing with Larry King.

You may or may not have known that "Pulp Fiction" writer Roger Avary was currently serving time at Ventura County Jail in California. His tweets from inside recently came to my attention, such today's where he introduces a new neighbor. Check those posts out after the jump along with Richard Kelly's question about "Avatar," Dane Cook's problem with Adam Lambert and Michael Showalter's feelings about "Bad Lieutenant." It's all in the Twitter Report for November 24, 2009. Read More...

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Sometimes a movie comes along that we know precious little about, except that we might want to keep an eye on this thing. “Paul” is one such project – a random mix of comedy and sci-fi starring fan favorites Simon Pegg, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig and Sigourney Weaver. Mix in the fact that it’s written by Pegg and his “Shaun of the Dead” partner Nick Frost, and directed by “Superbad” helmer Greg Mottola, and the recently-wrapped flick could be something special when it hits theaters next year.

Oh, and did I mention that it also stars Seth Rogen as an alien? Read More...

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