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Why Apple sent ‘Modern Family’ producers a brand-new Mac — Tonight's episode of Modern Family, called Connection Lost,takes place entirely on Claire Dunphy's (Julie Bowen's) desktop. The footage was shot with iPhones, and graphics producers made the screen look like a MacBook Pro navigating between FaceTime, Facebook and online shopping.

How a penguin waddle can save you in the snow

5 more animated shows Netflix can reboot — Now that Netflix is reviving Inspector Gadget and Disney XD is rebooting DuckTales, we got to thinking about all the other animated kids' shows that could be revisited. For your consideration: Rebooting this show about an Australian wallaby might be exciting for adults, too. Actually, it might just be exciting for adults.

Oscar acceptance speeches … from people on the street!

From ‘Bambi’ to ‘The Big Snit': Animated features that inspired Oscar-nominated directors — Before directors become Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature, they have to be inspired to become filmmakers in the first place. So, which movies started their love affair with animated films? We asked nominated directors (and co-directors) that exact question at last night's Academy event: "The Iron Giant struck a real emotional chord and felt like a fresh voice.

Wait, what’s going to happen to Toothless in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’?! — Writer/director Dean DeBlois told us at the Academy event honoring animated features (including his Oscar-nominated How to Train Your Dragon 2) that he's "in the early stages" of making How to Train Your Dragon 3.Naturally, we wanted to know what to expect in protagonist Hiccup's third act, so we asked DeBlois to give us a little preview of the movie.

Why ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ put Jessica Williams in the future ‘Daily Show’ chair — When the characters on Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (out Feb. 20) travel to the year 2025, they watch The Daily Show on a futuristic TV. The show's host? Jessica Williams. Of course, this part of the movie was written and shot well before Jon Stewart announced he was leaving the show and Williams declared she was definitely not replacing him.

‘Hot Tub Time Machine — The film title Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a special string of words. We may even call it the best movie name ever. But that was until we heard what the comedy could've been called... That's right: The movie almost skipped No. 2 as an insider joke about the time-traveling plot.

Watch: Actor takes on every Oscar-nominated lead performance — You may have seen all of the performances that are up for Oscar nominations this year, but have you seen them all reenacted by one actor? In one sitting, working actor Stanley Bahorek took on all of the performances that are in the running for Best Actor and Best Actress, and told USA TODAY what he thought about the roles.

B.J. Novak explains his fake Twitter sister, Keough — If you're one of Mindy Kaling's 3.7 million followers, or one of B.J. Novak's 740,000, then there's a good chance you've seen The Office writers/stars interact with someone on Twitter named Keough Novak: Who is this Keough, whose Twitter profile photo is of Kendall Jenner? At the Natural History Museum in D.C.
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So cool: Tonight's @ModernFam takes place on Claire's desktop and is shot entirely with Apple products

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