30 hour breakdown: what to do if you're not dancing

    For all those out there not dancing in DM this year, show your support for the cause by staying off of your feet for 30 hours. It’s too early to crack open the books or start any papers for Finals Week (that’s what Reading Week is for, right?), so give your brain a break and catch up on all you’ve been missing out on in TV and movies.

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    You want to be on top?

    When it comes to marathons, America’s Next Top Model has got you covered. Who hasn’t been sucked in at one time or another by an all day replay of cycle 1,094,239 on MTV or VH1? Yet, Tyra still finds a way to keep the show moving forward. The newest season premiered on Feb. 29. Cycle 18: British Invasion pits American contestants against British ones under the watchful eye of new judge Kelly Cutrone. Gorge yourself on top model do’s and don’ts: do smile with your eyes; don’t do this.
    Number of episodes in 30 hours: 42.857

    Sexy Supernaturals

    If you’re feeling empty now that American Horror Story has come to an end, there’s certainly no shortage of vampires, ghosts and witches out there to entertain. The Vampire Diaries, of which the first two seasons are available for instant streaming on Netflix, is returning for the second half of its third season on Mar. 15. It’s gaining more momentum, particularly spurred on by its trio of costars shamelessly flaunting their stuff on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
    Number of episodes in 30 hours: 42.86

    Live from New York…

    If you haven’t seen Lana del Ray dancing everywhere, you probably don’t know that the meme originates from her live performance on SNL this past January. Get in the loop and catch up on all the funnies you missed out on from the 37th season of Saturday Night Live which includes hosts such as Daniel Radcliffe and Channing Tatum, the return of veterans like Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler and musical guests like the ubiquitous Del Ray and Bonny Bear.
    Number of episodes in 30 hours: 28.125

    And the Oscar goes to…

    If you’re more of a cinephile, the Academy Awards aired last Sunday night, honoring the best in the film industry. But who had time to see every movie nominated, especially with nine films alone holding up the Best Picture category? Now’s the chance to catch up on all the Oscar buzz and impress those who have been dancing for 30 hours with your extensive movie knowledge. If you can’t manage to make it through all the nominees (or if your eyes start going funny when it comes to subtitles), you can use this little shorthand to tell what the movies are about.
    Number of films in 30 hours: 15-ish

    We found love in a hopeless place…and then lost it

    No movie or TV show would be possible without the actors and actresses who take part. But it seems that the love is fading for many of Hollywood’s hottest couples. 30 hours is practically the equivalent of five years in the 72-day marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. The divorce bug is spreading in Hollywood, with couples like Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore and Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard all meeting their end. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Miss Piggy and Kermit but who knows how many celebrity marriages you could watch dissolve in 30 hours.
    Number of celebrity divorces in 30 hours: 5.33333


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