LISTEN UP: The Most Amazing Year End List Period.

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  • Block a good 4 hours from your work schedule today to peruse The Late Great‘s Top 2006 Songs from 2006. Our freshly brushed obsesive-compulsive hats off to the compiler of said insanity.
  • Merry Swankster brings you a taste of the Bristol music scene with the as-of-yet unknown band You & The Atom Bomb.
  • FLASHBACK FRIDAY! The Toms’ “I Wanna Be A Teen Again” at The Poor Ditching Boy will do for today.
  • No, The Besnard Lakes have absolutely nothing in common with The Barenaked Ladies (except for all the same letters in their name), but Idolator swears you’ll still like them.
  • Set the mood right this weekend by playing Asobi Seksu‘s “Strawberries” on your stereo real loud. Hear/translate them at Metro Distortion.
  • Finally, spend this weekend getting comfortable with one of Minneapolis’ hottest indie bands, Coach Said Not To, over at Collecting Mass.

WEST COAST READERS ALERT! Tori Spelling’s Garage Sale Starts Now!

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TORISPELLING.JPGWest Coast Readers, this one goes out to you: Tori Spelling‘s garage sale, her down-to-earth way of telling America that her Mom really screwed her over, is beginning right now! That’s right, at 9 am, Tori will get out her jewel-encrusted folding tables and lay out some of the finest clothing, accessories and home decor that 1997 had ever seen. Says the ex-trust-funder:

I’m having the sale because we’re moving and my taste has changed.

TRANSLATION: “Sure, 3 years ago a 12-piece chinchilla couch with crocodile feet seemed like a really tasteful way to spice up a living room. But, since my dad died, I realized it’s a little tacky… plus, Ikea’s having a sale.”

I’m a notorious pack rat; I keep everything.

TRANSLATION: “That Peach Pit leather bomber jacket is only $12.99.”

And I wanted to get organized before the baby arrives.

TRANSLATION: “Do you have any idea how much diapers cost?”

So this seemed the perfect time to clean house. It feels good!

TRANSLATION: “Life has never been more dire.”

If you do happen to stop by the sale, send in your purchases/pics to info@bwe.tv.

SHUFFLING TOWARDS THE WEEKEND: Shea Hess

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ipodshuffle.jpgYou know Shea Hess as one of our regular Best Night Ever panelists– she’s been walking you through some of the best moments on television for almost a year now. We know Shea as an actress who just got back from Japan having completed a tour of Rent. When we asked her to participate in this week’s iPod Shuffle she didn’t hesitate. I guess after performing in front of thousands of people on stage and millions of people online, it takes a lot more than that to make her nervous.

Shea Hess’ iPod Shuffle
1. Madonna “All by Myself”
2. Felix Da Housecat “Silver Screen Shower Scene Remix”
3. Pet Shop Boys & Kylie Minogue “In Denial”
4. Portishead “Biscuit”
5. Bloc Party “Staying Fat”

Now it’s your turn. Leave your Shuffle in the Comments. And remember- Don’t lie!

Netflix: Celebrity Holiday Envelopes

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netflix.jpgIf you’re a Netflix user like Miss Modernage and just about everybody else who owns a DVD player, you’ve probably noticed the holiday envelopes they’ve been sending you lately. Well, in case you didn’t realize it, the drawings are by Hollywood A-listers. Take the Leonardo DiCaprio one to the left, or the Scorsese, Theron, and Peter Jackson ones here. Believe it or not, they’re not the only ones who participated. Click below to see more.

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TRAILER MIX: Rocky Fights For My Ticket Purchase

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You know, I sat down to make fun of the trailer for the upcoming Rocky sequel Rocky 6: The Alzheimers Beatdown, but I’ve gotta say, I think I sort of want to see this. Am I still just talking hungover nonsense after last night’s MTV Networks Holiday Party/Vodka Guzzlefest, or does this underdog actually look decent? You make the call!

(SIDE NOTE: Mason Dixon is the worst boxer name since Soda Popinski.)

While You Were Xeroxing Your Junk For Co-Workers

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  • Al Gore appears to be flip-flopping in his commitment to the Lohanvolution.
  • George Clooney says he wants to act in an Indian Bollywood movie, because if there’s one the world expects from its Sexiest Man Alive, it’s wearing a neon pink sari and randomly breaking into weird wailing songs.
  • If her fashion choices are any indication, Kate Moss is back on the sauce.
  • Taking sex advice from gossip bloggers is like asking Nicole Richie for cooking tips.
  • This doesn’t have much to do with anything other than being the cutest f*cking thing I’ve ever seen. I wonder if you can shuffle him.

Best Night Ever: Thursday, December 7th!

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It’s Best Night Ever for Thursday, December 7th! Mindy is here to walk you through the best of Thursday night tv, including: Scrubs, 30 Rock, The OC, My Name is Earl, and wet hot fun on Survivor: Cook Islands.

You can check out more videos of Mindy HERE.

…Of The Day

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  • MUSIC TELEVISION: Click here to see the 50 best videos of the year. I wonder how many of these have ever aired on MTV? 2 maybe? (DoCopenhagen)
  • INFORMATIONAL… AND FUN!: Watch the history of snowboarding in 2 minutes flat. The knowledge will someday save your life. (Cityrag)
  • GUNN VIOLENCE: If the folks at Project Runway don’t go ahead and resign Tim Gunn already things are gonna get ugly. (Gothamist)
  • CUTTING THE FAT: Rosie O’Donnell may leave The View for a full time role on Nip/Tuck. Nipping and tucking everything is a full time job. (Eat The Press)
  • DECENT PROPSAL: For $10K, Jessica Simpson will read your magazine in her new movie. Or at least look at the pretty pictures. (TMZ)