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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Enter to Win a Costume from 'Star Trek into Darkness'

You too could own one of these stylish costumes!
Benedict Cumberbatch (center) stars in "Star Trek
into Darkness." (Paramount Pictures)

Here’s a bit of odd news, Paramount Pictures are literally giving away the shirts off their actor’s backs. It’s true. They will be giving away 50 costumes from the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie, which be arriving in theaters on May 17 (and a IMAX advance screening on May 15). There is a catch though. You will need to install the Star Trek app first.

The Star Trek app “employs cutting edge technology that allows users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe by interacting directly with materials from the eagerly awaited film to auto-accomplish missions within the application,” says the studio in a recent press release. “Utilizing geo-location awareness software, image recognition technology and audio scan functions, users can collect points, see content and work their way through Starfleet Academy.” Not surprisingly, you can purchase tickets through the app as well.

So, if you are feeling lucky, download the app from the App Store and Google Play here and click the “Sweeps” button. You have until March 31 to enter.

(NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) AND CANADA 13 AND OLDER.  
VOID IN QUEBEC AND WHERE PROHIBITED.Sweepstakes ends 3/31/13. For Rules, alternate entry, and complete details, visit www.startrekmovie.com/startrekapp/sweepstakes-official_rules.html. Sponsor: Paramount Pictures Corporation.)



          

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