Russia Closes The Olympics By Poking Fun at Themselves, NBC’s ‘Heroes’ Returns, and More

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Happy Monday! Let’s begin the week with some pop culture news de jour. Heroes makes a surprising return to the NBC schedule, Dancing with the Stars hires a new host and Scandal wins big at the NAACP Image Awards. Those stories and more in today’s celebrity headlines!

Here are the six stories you need to read this morning:

1. So long, Sochi! Russia poked fun at the infamous snowflake malfunction that occurred during the Opening Ceremonies by having one cluster of dancers remain closed when the collection of silver sequined sparkly entertainers attempted to recreate the iconic Olympic rings. The fifth ring eventually opened up as the dancers recreated the beautiful symbol of the Olympic games. [E Online]

2. Save the Cheerleader, save the planet… again. NBC announced a 13-episode, stand-alone resurrection of the once popular series Heroes that is set to air in 2015. Heroes Reborn, as it will be known, will welcome back original series creator Tim Kring, but the cast of characters joining him have yet to be announced. [EW]

3. See the 2014 Best Picture Oscar nominees like you’ve never seen them before: Lego-fied! Take a look at Lego Jennifer Lawrence and Lego Tom Hanks as the Lego Movie leaves its unmistakable mark on the movie posters of the 2014 Oscar nominated films. [Yahoo]

4. Never let go… of your love for Titanic! During an interview with CBS This Morning, Leonardo DiCaprio discussed his affinity for his blockbuster hit Titanic. “You know, it’s been such a long time, but it was such, you know, a huge part of my life,” DiCaprio declared. “And people maybe think I have a reaction to that film. But the truth is, I’m incredibly proud of it. And not only that, the movie has really made me be in control of my career.” [Us Weekly]

5. ABC’s popular thriller Scandal was the big winner at this year’s NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, presented the series, as well as stars Kerry Washington and Joe Morton, with awards in the categories of Drama Series, Drama Actress and Drama Supporting Actor. [TV Line]

6. FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews is replacing Brooke Burke-Charvet as host of Dancing with the Stars. Andrews, who competed on season 10 of DWTS, joins co-host Tom Bergeron for season 18 of the popular reality series. [People]

Read More:
 The 8 Best Moments From the Sochi Olympics
The Top 5 Musical Performances From the 2014 ‘BRIT Awards’
5 Movies To Help Cope With Olympics Withdrawal

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