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Sean P. Means
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(L-r) Elijah Wood as Frodo and Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins in the fantasy adventure “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
The Cricket's Daily 3: "Hobbit" habit on last weekend of 2012

Here's what's being talked about in pop culture on the last day of 2012:

• Is "Les Mis" fever subsiding? The movie musical only came in third place in the weekend box-office race – behind "The Hobbit" and "Django Unchained." [Box Office Mojo]

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• Veteran character actor Harry Carey Jr., a member of the "John Ford Stock Company" who appeared in "The Searchers" and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," has died at the age of 91. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a baby? Well played, Mayans, well played. [The Guardian]

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