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7 Things You May Not Know About ChewbaccaAfter 10 years of waiting for a new "Star Wars" movie, we're finally getting "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." To celebrate our return to a galaxy far, far away, let's get to know our favorite Wookiee.
In most films depicting the November holiday, Thanksgiving is a disaster. From travel nightmares to squabbling relatives to kitchen catastrophes, almost no one in the movies is able to stage a Thanksgiving that looks even remotely like a Rockwell painting or a Stewart magazine spread. Of course, since most of us fall similarly short of perfection at our real-life Thanksgivings, we can identify with both the frazzled hosts and irked guests we see on the big screen.

So, if you need to feel better about your own thankless Thanksgiving, here are 11 terrible Turkey Days you can watch. Have a little schadenfreude with your candied yams.thanksgiving movies
US-ENTERTAINMENT-SCREENING-CONCUSSIONWill Smith has already conquered Hollywood. Washington, D.C. might be next.

On the Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, Smith talked about how the character he plays in his upcoming movie "Concussion" made a real difference in the world. Dr. Bennet Omalu took on the National Football League for covering up concerns that concussions could have long-term negative effets on players. And Smith wants to do make a difference, too — perhaps by getting into politics.

"I think that that's what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime," he said, adding, "And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me. They might need me out there. This is the first year that I've been incensed to a level that I can't sleep, you know?"

Years ago, Smith joked about wanting to become the first black president. Too late for that, but there's always second, Will!

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Parents, you must guide your young padawans into using The Force wisely. "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" was given a rating of PG-13 for "sci-fi action violence." Five of the previous six "Episodes" had ratings of PG -- although they were also noted to have "sci-fi action violence" and in some cases "brief mild language." Only "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," which came out in 2005, was also give a PG-13 rating, for "sci-fi violence and some intense images."

PG-13 wasn't even a thing until 1984, with "Red Dawn" as the first movie with that rating from the MPAA. That was after the original releases of "Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), "Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), and "Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (1983).

Last year, Forbes wrote a whole piece titled "Why 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Should Be Rated PG," but apparently their arguments were not strong enough. It may not make parents happy, but a PG-13 rating shouldn't hurt the movie at the box office. As Entertainment Weekly noted, "Revenge of the Sith" grossed $380 million, which was $70 million more than its PG-rated predecessor, "Attack of the Clones." Plus, they noted, the top five movies in box-office history are all rated PG-13: "Avatar," "Titanic," "Jurassic World," "The Avengers," and "The Dark Knight."

Are you surprised/disappointed/glad/apathetic about the PG-13 rating for "The Force Awakens"?

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National Dog ShowEveryone has his or her holiday traditions and, from here, Thanksgiving would not be the same without "The National Dog Show Presented By Purina." It airs Thursday at noon on NBC, right after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

John O'Hurley returns to host the 14th annual Best in Show-case, with David Frei offering analysis, and Olympians Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir as reporters. Seven new American Kennel Club breeds will be introduced on the show this year — the Bergamasco, Spanish Water Dog, Miniature American Shepherd, Lagotto Romagnolo, Berger Picard, Cirneco dell'Etna, and Boerboel.

Here are descriptions for each new breed, from a National Dog Show media release:

Bergamasco - Sheepdog whose most unique characteristic is its coat, which contains "dog hair," "goat hair" and "wool" combining to form felt-like mats. The mats grow over the course of the dog's life, reaching the ground at approximately 6 years of age.

Spanish Water Dog - A rustic, multi-purpose breed, it was developed in Spain many centuries ago for a variety of purposes including herding, hunting, water work and companionship.

Miniature American Shepherd - Small herding dog developed in the U.S. It is a highly versatile, energetic dog with superior intelligence and a willingness to please.

Lagotto Romagnolo - An ancient breed of retrieving water dogs from Italy. It is excellent at for searching for truffles, a job it performs with passion and efficiency. Powerfully built, it has a dense, curly coat of woolly texture.

Berger Picard - A medium-sized, active and athletic herding dog, it is bred to be a working companion. It has a shaggy, wiry topcoat with a short, dense undercoat.

Cirneco dell'Etna - Present in Sicily for over 2,500 years, it shares a common origin with the Pharaoh Hound. As a hunter of small mammals and fowl, it is a hardy, compact dog that was successful in hunting under adverse conditions.

Boerboel - A large dog that is strong, confident and muscular with a distinctive, blocky head. It is the most agile of the mastiff-type breeds. It serves as a capable working dog as well as a loyal companion.

The Bergamasco -- shown above in an AKC photo -- looks like one of those lovable "mop" dogs, kind of like the Puli or the Komondor. (The photo at the top is from the 2008 show, not of a new breed; that's adorable Noodles the Basset Hound, when he won the Hound Group.)

Will you be tuning in to welcome the new dogs, or cheer on some old favorites?

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