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Liam Neeson is not stuck in the wilderness with the wolves. The poor wolves in the wilderness are stuck with Liam Neeson.

The actor's latest vehicle, The Grey, finished in first place at the box office this weekend, banking a strong $20 million in its first week of release nationwide.

Last week’s #1, Underworld Awakening, slipped to second, although the return of Kate Beckinsale as Selene added $12.5 million to a nice total of $45.1 million.

The second of three new arrivals at the movies this past weekend, One for the Money, settled for third place. The Katherine Heigl-led film made $11.8 million.

Rounding out the top five were Red Tails ($10.4M) and Man on a Ledge, which disappointed somewhat in its first week of release, earning only $8.3 million.

Meanwhile, a couple of potential Oscar favorites rallied a bit in the second half of our weekend top 10, which you can see in its entirety below:

  1. The Grey, $20 million
  2. Underworld: Awakening, $12.5 million
  3. One for the Money, $11.8 million
  4. Red Tails, $10.4 million
  5. Man on a Ledge, $8.3 million
  6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, $7.1 million
  7. The Descendants, $6.6 million
  8. Contraband, $6.5 million
  9. Beauty and the Beast, $5.3 million
  10. Haywire, $4 million

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Is Twitter about to start widely censoring and withholding Tweets for content? That's the implication of a new blog post - by the social network giant itself.

Twitter claims it will "reactively withhold content from users in a specific country - while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why."

With those words earlier today, in a blog posting titled "Tweets still must flow" the management of Twitter may be heading down a slippery slope indeed.

Twitter Dead

Twitter's management believes that there is value in being able to filter in this way, but the problems with this course of action are too numerous to list.

  • Will filtering software be able to detect irony and sarcasm, for instance?
  • How will they decide when it should be employed and when to let it slide?
  • Doesn't it cause legal issues? By essentially taking on a newfound editorial responsibility and therefore become a lightning rod for lawsuits?
  • Twitter is cool because it serves all of humanity equally in real time. By allowing politics to triumph over freedom of speech, it loses relevance.

In response to negative news coverage, Twitter said in a statement to Forbes:

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Both Tina Fey and Sofia Vergara came up short last night in the Best Actress in a Comedy category, losing to Betty White (see our full list of 2012 SAG Awards winners).

Consider this their chance at redemption.

The 30 Rock star is best known for being one of the funniest people on earth, but she's no style slouch, either. Sofia Vergara? She wows us with her dresses almost as much as she causes us to double over with her Modern Family quotes.

Vote for your favorite style star in THG's Fashion Face-Off below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed best at the SAG Awards, Tina Fey or Sofia Vergara? Vote for the 30 Rock star or the Modern Family star in THG's Fashion Face-Off! View Poll »

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It takes a lot to topple Brangelina.

But, let's face it, if one man were up for the job, it would be George Clooney.

That's the mission facing this wildly popular actor below, as he and girlfriend Stacy Keibler have teamed up to take on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in a SAG Awards-based Fashion Face-Off. Which couple looks hottest? Vote now:

Fashion Face-Off!

Two beautiful couples. One red carpet. One chance to vote. Choose now between the classic pair of Brangelina and the new one of Klooney. View Poll »

Among other match-ups from last night's star-packed event:

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It's a clash of stylish actresses from The Big Bang Theory vs. The Secret Life in THG's latest Fashion Face-Off from the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Every nerd's fantasy, Kaley Cuoco looked simply dazzling in her light blue gown, while Shailene Woodley, who branched out from her ABC Family hit to star alongside George Clooney in The Descendants, looked equally beautiful in a floral-patterned dress.

No one will really lose this Face-Off, but there can be only one winner, and it's up to you to pick it! Vote for the best dressed in our survey below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed best at the SAG Awards, Kaley Cuoco or Shailene Woodley? Vote for your favorite style star in this latest THG Fashion Face-Off! View Poll »

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We apologize, Adam Lambert. We're a day late in wishing you a happy 30th birthday.

But the important occasion seems worth calling attention despite our tardiness because the singer isn't asking for presents. Instead, he's asking fans to contribute to a worthwhile cause.

Adam Lambert on Ellen

“Today is my birthday, and for my 30th I’d like you all to help me change the world," Adam Tweeted yesterday, including a link to charity:water and asking followers to give what they can.

"Together, I bet we can raise over $1 million and bring thousands more people clean water," he added.

We've already donated. Won't you help Lambert and many others take this simple step toward a better, healthier universe?

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They are young. They are talented. And they will be posing on the red carpets of awards ceremonies for many, many more years to come.

We're talking about Emma Stone and Michelle Williams, of course, both of whom looked dashing at last night's SAG Awards. The former starred in almost every movie that came out last year, but is most talked about these days for her role in The Help; while Williams is an Oscar contender for her portrayal in My Week with Marilyn.

We're huge fans of each, but only one can earn the title of THG Fashion Face-Off winner. Study their looks at the event and cast your all-important vote now:

Fashion Face-Off!

It's Emma Stone versus Michelle Williams! And only one talented young actress can come out on top! Good luck to both contestants. View Poll »

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This isn't a "wanna get away" Snickers ad, though it sure could be.

A giant, obvious misspelling on an NYC crosswalk has city, utility and school officials pointing fingers ... and hopefully asking for more funding for the next Spelling Bee.

Everyone involved could use a boost in that area, based on this story. Hilariously, the misspelling outside the Manhattan high school involves THE WORD "school."

Shcool

The painted pavement on Stanton Street outside Marta Valle High School reads "SHCOOL X-NG," as seen here in footage captured by ABC News affiliate WABC.

The Department of Transportation claims the mistake was made by a utility provider conducting repairs, according to The NY Post, which first saw the mistake.

City officials say utility providers/contractors are responsible for returning city streets back to normal after repairs, but the school no doubt shares the blame.

After all, how do you not notice ... that of all things.

"Regardless of who painted it, someone from the school should have been outside supervising, or noticed it by now," a city worker said. "This is just sloppy."

And you thought THG's typos were bad.

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's daughter Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18, was hospitalized over the weekend.

Santorum left the presidential campaign trail in Florida to be with his three-year-old daughter Bella, the youngest of the former U.S. Senator's seven children.

Bella was admitted to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Saturday but has since made a "miraculous turnaround," according to sources close to the candidate.

Santorum Pic

Rick Santorum’s 20-year-old daughter, Liz, appeared on his behalf in Sarasota, Fla., giving a brief speech to a crowd of about 250 at an airplane hangar.

"My dad wishes he could be here today," she said, according to The Palm Beach Post. "My dad today is exercising his most important role; being a dad."

Santorum also received some help from supporters Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, who spoke at campaign events on his behalf.

The Florida primary is tomorrow.

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They are friends forced to be enemies during awards season, but both Meryl Streep and Viola Davis looked beautiful on the red carpet of the 2012 SAG Awards last night.

The latest round between this matchup of acting heavyweights went to Davis, who took home the trophy for Best Actress at the event, setting herself up as the Academy Awards favorite when that event airs on February 26.

But that's secondary to the following Fashion Face-Off, which pits one veteran against another. Do you like Streep's look? Prefer Viola's white gown? Vote now!

Fashion Face-Off!

Friends and fellow nominees, Meryl Streep poses off here against Viola Davis. Cast your vote for one of the actresses! View Poll »