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John Sellers

Arcade game inspires the Strokes

Videogame junkies don’t have much occasion to thank Drew Barrymore, but they’ll get an opportunity after seeing the cover of the Strokes’ latest single, ”Reptilia.” The artwork, which depicts a hostile-looking alien insectoid, is taken from the cabinet of the trackball-tastic Atari arcade classic Centipede. ”Drew has [the game] at her place,” says Julian Casablancas, the band’s mush-mouthed lead singer. ”It’s such a cool image. I saw it on the side of the machine and said, ‘Hey, look – it’s Reptilia. [The cover’s] done!”’

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James Woods prepares for his role as NYC's ex-Mayor

James Woods, Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story

In real life, actor James Woods says he is a card-carrying Democrat. But in the new USA Network movie ”Rudy” (premiering on March 30 at 8 p.m. ), he’ll play Republican bulldog and former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani. With that kind of range, he should be able to handle our bipartisan stupid questions.

Do you insist that people call you Mr. Mayor now? Not anymore. ”Your Majesty” will do.

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Olympic Medals We'd Like To See

BEST CAMEO BY DINOSAURS Aging Utah-born popsters Donny and Marie Osmond, voicing a pair of giant Tyrannosaurus rex puppets at the closing ceremony

THE MILLI VANILLI AWARD FOR BAD LIP-SYNCHING Silver – uh, gold – medalist Jamie Sale, stumbling through ”O Canada”

HOMER SIMPSON’S BEST CHANCE FOR OLYMPIC GOLD The U.S. men’s curling team

WORST EXTENDED METAPHOR The child of light

DAN QUAYLE SPELLING AWARD NBC caption writers using bobsleigh though anchors all pronounced it ”bobsled”

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Equal 'Justice'?

Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice…Although it’s hard to believe such a super idea eluded them for so long, the Cartoon Network has finally reassembled Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and other DC Comics heroes for Justice League (premieres Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.). How does their new entry stack up against the time-tested 1973-86 Saturday-morning staple The Super Friends? Holy comparison chart, Batman!

[JUSTICE LEAGUE]

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Cartoon Network's new ''Justice League''

Justice League

Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice… Although it’s hard to believe such a super idea eluded them for so long, the Cartoon Network has finally reassembled Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and other DC Comics heroes for ”Justice League” (premieres Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.). How does their new entry stack up against the time-tested 1973?86 Saturday-morning staple ”The Super Friends”? Holy comparison chart, Batman!

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Elwes Sightings

Though members of the David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade might be distraught that The X-Files (premiering Nov. 11) is continuing without their favorite stud, the rest of us can get our hunk fix with the series’ newest preternaturally handsome cast member, Cary Elwes. The 39-year-old British actor with Ken-doll good looks – best exemplified by his turn as the chivalrous swashbuckler Wesley in Rob Reiner’s 1987 flick The Princess Bride – will help beautify Files this season with his portrayal of shifty FBI paper-pusher Brad Follmer.

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Richard Kline: Wild About Larry

He’s put away the leisure suits and his hair’s gone gray, but it’s still easy to recognize Richard Kline, best known as sleazy neighbor Larry Dallas on Three’s Company. The former sitcom womanizer, now 50, is back on the boob tube playing Breckin Meyer’s daft dad on NBC’s new post-Friends sitcom Inside Schwartz. ”I see him at work and say, ‘Hey, I saw you last night on Three’s Company. It was a great episode where there was a misunderstanding!”’ jokes Meyer. Here, we subject Kline to even more good-natured ribbing. Work with us, Lar!

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''Three's Company'''s Larry returns to TV

Richard Kline

He’s put away the leisure suits and his hair’s gone gray, but it’s still easy to recognize Richard Kline, best known as sleazy neighbor Larry Dallas on ”Three’s Company.” The former sitcom womanizer, now 50, is back on the boob tube playing Breckin Meyer’s daft dad on NBC’s new post-”Friends” sitcom ”Inside Schwartz.” ”I see him at work and say, ‘Hey, I saw you last night on ”Three’s Company.” It was a great episode where there was a misunderstanding!”’ jokes Meyer. Here, we subject Kline to even more good-natured ribbing. Work with us, Lar!

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