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Your Day in Pop Culture (Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013)

This Day in Pop Culture History
1996: NASA unveils the ALH 84001 meteorite, which they believe came from Mars and contained evidence of primitive life. Gary Sinise is still searching to discover the origins of the meteorite.

Famous People Have Birthdays Too
1911: Lucille Ball, actress (I Love Lucy)
1942: George Jung, cocaine smuggler, basis for Johnny Depp's character in Blow
1970: M. Night Shyamalan, director (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable, a bunch of other awful stuff)
1972: Geri Halliwell, singer (Spice Girls)
1973: Vera Farmiga, actress (The Departed, Source Code, Bates Motel)
1976: Soleil Moon Frye, actress (Punky Brewster)
1978: Marisa Miller, model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue), actress (RIPD)
1981: Travie McCoy, rapper (Gym Class Heroes)
2001: Ty Simpkins, actor (Iron Man 3)

Who's On What: Your Guide to Late-Night TV
CONAN: Saturday Night Live legend Steve Martin, The Hunger Games' Leven Rambin
KIMMEL: Veep's Julia Louis-Drefus, Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman, musician Michael Kiwanuka
LENO: President Barack Obama
FALLON: The Newsroom's Jane Fonda, Steve Ward, music group The Head and the Heart
FERGUSON: The Bridge's Diane Kruger, Veep's Tony Hale

New on Blu-Ray
Oblivion: Director Joseph Kosinski follows up Tron: Legacy with an original and stunning science-fiction movie. Tom Cruise reminds us why he's an international movie star.
Mud: This one wasn't in theaters long, but Mud is one of the best films of 2013.
The Place Beyond the Pines: Another one of 2013's best films, The Place Beyond the Pines comes across like three movies, with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Dane DeHaan all carrying it.

Your Day in Pop Culture (Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013) Reviewed by Popculturology on 8/06/2013 Rating: 5

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