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Weekend TV highlights, Jan. 29-30, 2011

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SATURDAY


"Dreamgirls"
(7 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): And I am telling you . . . to revisit Jennifer Hudson's supreme performance. Beyonce who?

"Pit Boss" (9 p.m., Animal Planet): New season! Shorty tries to rescue three it bulls trapped in a house. My money's on Shorty.


"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"
(9 p.m., TBS): Oscar-nominated Amy Adams co-stars in this 2006 classic, in which Will Ferrell prays to the baby Jesus.

"Saturday Night Life" (10:35 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Oscar-nominated Jesse Eisenberg makes funny, with Nicki Minaj as the musical guest. The big question: Will Andy Samberg give Rahm Emanuel some well-timed publicity with his foul-mouthed impersonation?

SUNDAY

"Celebration of Gospel" (7 p.m., BET): Steve Harvey hosts, with performances by Keith David and El DeBarge, among others.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (7 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): Justin Bieber alert! He appears on an episode with a family affected by texting-and-driving.

"The Lost Valentine" (8 p.m., WBBM-Channel 2): Betty White alert! She plays a World War II widow profiled by TV reporter Jennifer Love Hewitt. Tissues required.


"Bridalplasty"
(8 p.m., E!): Crestwood's Allyson Donovan is in the finale, competing against Jennessa for the honor of extensive cosmetic surgery and a happy ending.

"Kennedys' Home Movies" (8 p.m., TLC): Three generations of private videos that are not to be missed. There's footage of JFK on crutches, older siblings Joseph and Kick, little John-John, and even those famous touch-football games.

"Holly's World" (9:30 p.m., E!): In an episode titled "The Way We Weren't," the woman scorned confronts Hef about his new engagement.

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