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<p>A scene from&nbsp;&quot;Moneyball&quot;</p>

A scene from "Moneyball"

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The top 10 shots of 2011: part two

Wrapping up the year in individual film images

In case you missed part one of this year's shots column, be sure to catch up before diving into the final five here today.

I glanced back at some prior lists yesterday for formatting reasons and was surprised to note that my closing commentary on the 2010 collective was remarkably similar to the sentiments I conveyed yesterday, namely the notion that a year thin on striking singular images makes my appreciation of the work that much stronger because of what goes into digging them up. Interesting.

Regardless, last year I was remiss in leaving out a few honorable mentions, which had been a bit of a tradition, so before getting to today's run-down and the top five shots of 2011, let's take a quick look at a few of the images that just missed making the cut.

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<p>Uggie at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards in January.</p>

Uggie at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards in January.

Credit: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Round-up: Uggie finally gets a bone

Also: Mourning 'Contagion,' and the decade-later Oscar vote

Whether you've been delighted or irritated by the publicity machine surrounding him, you'd have to agree that few stars this season have been run quite as ragged in their promotional duties as Uggie: in his position as official mascot for "The Artist," the adorable 10 year-old Jack Russell has been carted around from one red carpet do to another, performed tricks on demand, conducted interviews, with nothing but an unnamed shaking disease for his pains. Well, after months of helping his cohorts win awards, he received one of his own on the weekend: inevitably, Uggie took the Best Dog in a Theatrical Film prize at the Golden Collar Awards, beating, among others, his own performance in "Water for Elephants." Well deserved, boy. Now, go play. [The Odds]

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<p>Matthias Schoenaerts in best foreign language film nominee &quot;Bullhead.&quot;</p>

Matthias Schoenaerts in best foreign language film nominee "Bullhead."

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'Bullhead' director says don't spoil the secret of his Oscar nominated thriller

Could this foreign language film nominee upset 'A Separation'?

When I first spoke to Michael Roskam six weeks ago, an Oscar nomination for his feature film debut was still nothing more than a fleeting dream.  The filmmaker's thriller "Bullhead" had played some notable festivals since debuting at the Berlin Film Festival in February of 2011, but a best foreign language film nomination? Even after being selected to represent his native Belgium in this year's competition, it seemed during our conversation like Roskam was just enjoying the ride and hardly expected anything more. That all changed on January 24 when "Bullhead" became the first Belgian film nominated since "Everybody Famous!" in 2001 and the seventh overall since 1971.

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<p>Damon Herriman as Dewey Crowe on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Damon Herriman as Dewey Crowe on "Justified."

Credit: FX

'Justified' - 'Thick As Mud': End times for Dewey Crowe?

The series' biggest punching bag gets the spotlight in a terrific episode

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I knock over a fluff-and-fold...

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<p>Jeff Goldblum, Lea Michele and Brian Stokes Mitchell of &quot;Glee&quot;</p>
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Jeff Goldblum, Lea Michele and Brian Stokes Mitchell of "Glee"

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Recap: 'Glee' - 'Heart'

An episode that aims for past greatness but only wades through its current muddiness
Look, that wasn’t horrible. Sure, FOX isn’t going to use that sentence as a pull quote anytime soon in its advertising. But “Heart” worked in intermittent spurts, cutting through the narrative clutter and usual silliness to produce some solid musical moments. As an episode of television, it was as bad as the show has been all season. But there were a few things that weren’t intolerable. (Again: not a good pull quote.)
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<p>A.J. (Shaun Parkes)&nbsp;on &quot;The River.&quot;</p>

A.J. (Shaun Parkes) on "The River."

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'The River' - 'Los Ciegos': Eye of the camera

The Magus crew begins to go blind thanks to a native ritual

A few quick thoughts on tonight's "The River" coming up just as soon as I find a nice eco-hotel...

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<p>Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins in a scene from the &quot;Cougar Town&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

Courteney Cox and Josh Hopkins in a scene from the "Cougar Town" season premiere.

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'Cougar Town' - 'Ain't Love Strange': A perfectly predictable proposal?

Jules wants to be surprising, Ellie is afraid of her son, and Travis makes a move

"Cougar Town" is back for its third season. I offered a reminder yesterday that the show has nothing to do with its stupid title any more, and I have a review of the season premiere coming up just as soon as I throw my Too Creepy flag...

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<p>Chris Brown</p>
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Chris Brown

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Chris Brown tells the world to kiss off, he's got a Grammy now

Rapper has a special Valentine's Day message for his haters

Chris Brown is, apparently, feeling a little sensitive. 

After a number of people—journalists, bloggers, fellow celebrities—expressed dismay that Brown, who assaulted Rihanna on the eve of the Grammys three years ago,  performed not once, but twice, at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday,  he couldn’t hold back and he had a little outburst (sound familiar)?

Today, as a Valentine’s Day bon mot, he tweeted, “Hate All U Want Becuz I Got A Grammy Now! That’s the ultimate F*** OFF!."  As you can imagine, that tweet quickly disappeared, although Mashable has the screen shot of it. Then came a kinder, gentler Brown: “I’m back so watch my back as I walk away from all this negativity #teambreezy grammy.” At least he didn't throw a chair like he did while on "Good Morning America" a few years ago.

Brown not only performed twice— he danced to “Turn Up the Music/Beautiful People,” and then sang “I Can Only Imagine,” his duet with David Guetta—He then went on to win the Grammy for best R&B album for “F.A.M.E.,” and gave a short, gracious acceptance speech.

Read the Academy's explanation to bringing Brown back to the Grammys.

If Brown is feeling sorry for himself, we’re sure he can find comfort in the arms of plenty of girls, who, apparently, don’t mind if their man comes with a history of violence.

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<p>Fiona Apple</p>

Fiona Apple

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Fiona Apple confirms SXSW festival gig: What can we expect?

New Apple album on the way in 2012, so is this a way to introduce it?

Fiona Apple hasn't done many high-profile gigs in the last five years, but the Los Angeles-based songwriter is stepping out this spring at South By Southwest. The 34-year-old has been confirmed for Pitchfork's SXSW showcase at the Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas on March 15.

The space holds around 400 people, reserved only for badgeholders during the music conference -- that's not a lot of people to witness what may be Apple's first new songs since 2005's "Extraordinary Machine."

Epic's LA Reed Tweeted earlier this year that fans could expect her next album in a "few weeks," causing a spokesperson to reel that claim in. “It’ll absolutely be this year,” said the spokeswoman. "But timing wise, I don’t know exactly when.”

Every year breeds talk that it will be the year Apple releases new music, but even Apple herself mentioned that an album was finished -- and has been finished for more than a year. During a rare appearance at Largo in L.A. with frequent collaborator Jon Brion, Apple declined singing any of her new songs. "I can't remember [how to play] any of my new songs because they've been done for a f*cking year."

Apple has sung jazz and traditional tunes live in years after she was finished touring off of "Machines," and contributed some help to new recordings like the Buddy Holly cover "Everyday" for 2011's "Rave On Buddy Holly" tribute comp and "Hey Big Dog" on Margaret Cho's 2010 comedy album "Cho Independent."

SXSW may be Apple's larger-scale introduction to her new music.

Are you ready to have her back?

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<p>Jack White and Ruby Amanfu in &quot;Love Interruption&quot;</p>

Jack White and Ruby Amanfu in "Love Interruption"

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Watch: Jack White has a 'Love Interruption' with blue-hued music video

Former White Stripes frontman set solo dates in conjunction with 'Blunderbuss'

Nothing says Valentine's Day like the line "I want love / to murder my own mother."

Jack White has released the accompanying music video to his single "Love Interruption," and you can be assured by his baller status because he surrounds himself with beautiful women. Duetting singer Ruby Amanfu, singer-songwriter Brooke Waggoner on wurlitzer and classical performer Emily Bowland on bass clarinet round out the band on this sparse track, their beehives cast into the blue, blue air of the clip.

OH! And there's a dog. There's a widdle wuv for you. White directed the clip himself.

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"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

 "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

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Recap: 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' - 'Reunion Pt. 3'

It's Kim's turn on the reunion that seemingly will never end

We have finally reached the end of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" three-part reunion, which feels a bit like having gotten through a particularly tedious government studies class or a "Nightline" marathon. But the good news is that we finally get to see Kim post-rehab, Dana (before she's shuffled off into the reality TV sunset, I'm sure) and all the many men of the show (all three of them). And really, isn't that enough?

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Watch: Train takes classic cars in sweet video for 'Drive By'

Watch: Train takes classic cars in sweet video for 'Drive By'

It's hard to do a 'Drive By' in a locomotive

Train’s Patrick Monahan likes his lady, his wine and his classic car and not necessarily in this order.

In the video for the jaunty “Drive By,” he’s done his woman wrong and has to figure out a way to get back into her good graces. He’s got a lot going for him (besides being a rock star): he’s got a 1967 Pontiac Firebird and lots of friends who also can caravan with him in their classic cars  (remember, the song is called “Drive By”) from San Francisco to Sonoma.

[More after the jump...]

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