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January 31, 2013
2013: Top 10 Super Bowl commercials to watch

Here are 10 spots that sponsors hope will make you skip a break to the bathroom or the fridge during the big game. Most here are full commercials; a couple are small clips.

1. Samsung Mobile's 2-minute ad in the fourth quarter called "The Big Pitch" stars "Knocked Up" actors Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen and was directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man"). The company has not released details about the ad's plot other than to say that it shows Rogen and Rudd on a "quest to become the next big thing." A teaser ad shows Rogen and Rudd trying to talk about a Super Bowl ad without saying the words "Super Bowl."

2. Best Buy's 30-second ad in the first quarter stars Amy Poehler, star of NBC's "Parks and Rec," asking a Best Buy employee "lots of questions." This is only a sneak peek unfortunately.

January 31, 2013
Super Bowl is a family affair for the Harbaughs

Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, mom and dad to Super Bowl head coaches Jim and John are living the dream this week. On Wednesday they spoke to the media about their successful sons.

January 31, 2013
BlackBerry's Z10 unveiled: What you need to know

CNET's Bridget Carey breaks down the features and availability of BlackBerry's new Z10 and Q10 smartphones.

January 30, 2013
Updated: 2013 Super Bowl commercials - sexy sells

Mercedes Benz car wash with Kate Upton

Motorola's bath with Megan Fox

Godaddy.com's Danica Patrick offering comes without the racy overtones of the company's past commercials.

But wait - Godaddy gets back to its commercial roots as Bar Rafaeli lip-locks with a nerd.

Axe's New Apollo - lifeguards, beach, bikinis ... and heroes.

January 30, 2013
Updated: 2013 Super Bowl commercials - drinks

Got Milk - with The Rock

Beck's Sapphire

Budweiser's Black Crown (short clip)

Coca-Cola's "Chase"

January 30, 2013
2013 Super Bowl commercials - cars

Kia's 'Space Babies'


Audi's "Prom"

Volkswagen's "Be Happy"

Fiat's "Family Friendly"

RAV4 with Kaley Cuoco as genie

January 30, 2013
49ers take ET pop culture quiz at Media Day

ET's Rocsi Diaz gives the San Francisco 49ers a pop culture quiz. Who does the best?

January 30, 2013
Surfer Garrett McNamara rides historic 100-foot wave

Legendary surfer Garrett McNamara rides historic 100-foot wave in Hawaii. It's expected to be confirmed as a world record.

January 30, 2013
Is Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad racist? Watch and decide

The ad is part of Volkswagen's new "Get in. Get happy" campaign. New York Times columnist Charles Blow says it's "like blackface with voices."

Photo gallery: See which Super Bowl commercials are coming
January 29, 2013
Car stunts stop traffic on I-880 in Oakland
January 28, 2013
Raw: Sea foam blankets Australian beach town

A stretch of Australia's Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam, swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia last week.

January 28, 2013
Raw video: 49ers arrive in New Orleans for Super Bowl

With a team flag waving from an open window of their chartered plane, the San Francisco 49ers arrived at their first Super Bowl in 18 years on Sunday.

January 28, 2013
Narrow escapes: Snowmobile out of control at X Games and motorcyclist in China lucky he's not crushed

Snowmobile runs out of control at the X Games.

A motorcycle rider had a lucky escape when a truck overturned at an intersection in eastern China, narrowly missing him. Chinese media reports no one was killed or injured.

January 28, 2013
Super Bowl ads sneak peek

Kate Upton's sexy Super Bowl ad


The "Sports Illustrated" model shows off her curves in a car washing spot for Mercedes-Benz. See a sneak peek.

Godaddy.com's offering

In the annual battle for best Super Bowl TV ad, perennial contender godaddy.com has released this sneak peek at their offering.

January 26, 2013
Mid-air lightning strike scorches, shakes Turkish airliner

A Turkish Airlines jet landed safely, but only after several minutes of fear and tension caused when the aircraft was struck by lightning about 350 miles south of Istanbul. Passengers and crew were shaken but unhurt.


January 26, 2013
'60 Minutes' preview: Obama, Clinton share interview stage

President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are interviewed in Sunday's upcoming "60 Minutes" episode, and the president takes the opportunity to thank Clinton for her effective work as the country's most high-profile ambassador. Clinton explains why the one-time bitter rivals collaborated together so well.

January 25, 2013
Movie trailers and reviews for this weekend (1-25)

Click on the reviews to read. They are followed by pretty lengthy trailers. I think I like 'Parker' (huge Jason Statham fan) and 'Movie 43' (I laughed throughout the trailer) the best. 'Quartet' looks very well done. And I'm not too sure about 'Hansel' despite my fondness for Jeremy Renner's acting. But check them all out and you decide.

'Hansel and Gretel' review

'Parker' review

'Movie 43' review

Read 'Quartet' review


January 25, 2013
Kaepernick on tattoos, Alex Smith and his new verb

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks about his tattoos, Alex Smith and 'Kaepernicking.'

January 25, 2013
Matt Damon steals Jimmy Kimmel show

A nice set of clips from WGN Morning News' What's Happening segment of the hilarious show.

January 25, 2013
Man's car explodes at gas station

January 24, 2013
Heidi Klum is a table dancer on Leno

Heidi Klum shows off her dancing moves on Leno while taking over his desk.

January 24, 2013
First look: Ashton Kutcher as the revered creative entrepreneur in 'jOBS'

Ashton Kutcher takes on the role of a lifetime in "jOBS," and we have your first look at the movie. Kutcher plays Steve Jobs. The movie is reportedly scheduled to hit U.S. theaters April 19, coinciding with the 37th anniversary of his co-founding of Apple Computer.

January 24, 2013
Interview preview: Manti Te'o admits he lied and explains why

In preview clips of his interview with Katie Couric, the Notre Dame linebacker explains why he fibbed. Hear his story.

January 23, 2013
Taylor Swift stuns as Rapunzel in Disney's new ad campaign

January 23, 2013
Kaepernick's parents on tattoos, dating

FOX40's Luana Munoz sat down with the parents of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to get their take on his tattoos and dating life.

January 23, 2013
Joe Paterno remembered at Penn State vigil

At least 150 people attended a vigil for Joe Paterno, one year after the former Penn State football coach died. Paterno's legacy was tarnished by the sexual abuse conviction of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

January 23, 2013
Shakira gives birth to baby boy Milan in Barcelona

Shakira has given birth to son Milan - her first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique.

January 22, 2013
First person: Grading Obama's inauguration speech

Tens of thousands of people attended President Barack Obama's second inauguration. They say they liked that his address stressed inclusiveness and success for all Americans.

Read the text of the president's speech

January 22, 2013
Raw inauguration video: Obamas Dance to 'Let's Stay Together'; Bidens to 'I Can't Stop Loving You'

At the Commander-in-Chief Ball, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared a dance set to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" performed by Jennifer Hudson.

At the Inaugural Ball, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, shared a dance to Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" performed by Jamie Foxx.


January 22, 2013
Report says Beyonce lip-synched at inauguration

Did Beyonce lip-synch her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the inauguration?

You be the judge. Here is her entire performance.

Read the story on Beyonce's pre-recorded performance.

January 22, 2013
Huge light fixture falls on wrestler

This senior wrestler from South Dakota is walking over and assuming the referee's positions when a huge light fixture crashes down on him. He later tweeted that he only required some stitches.

January 22, 2013
Marcos Breton on the possible Kings departure

Fox40 talks to Marcos Breton, Sacramento Bee columnist

January 22, 2013
Sheryl Crow's reaction to ex Lance Armstrong's doping confession

Nancy O'Dell sat down with music star Sheryl Crow to ask about her ex-fiance, former cycling champion Lance Armstrong, and his recent doping confession. Earlier, I posted a brief video of her reaction (second video). Here's a little more from the interview (first video).

January 22, 2013
Beyonce performs National Anthem for inauguration

Video from Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 21, 2013.


January 21, 2013
Video reports on sale of Sacramento Kings

Watch news reports from Seattle and Sacramento on the sale of the Kings to a group that plans to move the team to Seattle.


January 21, 2013
Clarkson Performs at Inauguration

Musician Kelly Clarkson performed 'My Country, Tis of Thee' at President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration on Monday.

January 21, 2013
Watch Obama inauguration video reports

Video reports from President Obama's inauguration:

January 19, 2013
Raw: Leader threatened with gun during speech

Bulgarian police detained a man after he pointed a gas pistol at a Turkish minority party leader as he was delivering a speech at a party caucus in the capital Sofia on Saturday. No shots were fired but plenty of blows were struck upon the gunman.

January 19, 2013
Sex shop? Cross dressing? Allegations of Monsignor Meth's secret life

A published report said the 61 year old Monsignor Wallin was suspended from his position as pastor of St. Augustine Cathedral in 2011, because rectory personnel discovered he was cross-dressing in women's clothing at the Cathedral residence - and having sex there.

January 18, 2013
Citrus Heights girls who lost their book of rules appear on 'Today'

Cousins Isabelle Busath and Isabella Thordsen appeared Friday on 'Today' after Citrus Heights' Walmart employee Raymond Flores found their handwritten book of rules in a parking lot. He found it inspiring and tracked down its owners. Flores also appeared on the morning TV show.

Read The Bee's story on the delightful book of rules that was found at a Citrus Heights Walmart.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

January 18, 2013
'Idol' hopeful with severe stutter has emotional audition

An "American Idol" hopeful, who has a severe stutter, wows the judges with his amazing voice.

January 18, 2013
Stylish Michelle Obama debuts bangs during big week

The first lady tweets a photo of her new hairstyle. Her style switch comes as she celebrates her 49th birthday and prepares for the inauguration.

January 18, 2013
Will scandal affect Manti Te'o's NFL future?

James Brown, host of "The NFL Today" on CBS Sports, talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about the Manti Te'o hoax and its possible affect on his future, as well as the upcoming NFL championship weekend.

Read more: Questions about hoax mount

January 17, 2013
In time for Sunday's Bacon Fest: Jim Gaffigan

Bacon Fest Sacramento 2 kicks into gear Sunday, with the celebrations of that cured pork belly goodness lasting through Jan. 27 at a variety of regional restaurants. In honor of the sizzling celebration, I post one of my favorite stand-up performances - Jim Gaffigan's bacon skit.

Read the story: Bacon Fest Sacramento expands to 8-day event

January 17, 2013
49ers enjoy a laugh at locker room high school throwback

As a stress relief leading up the this weekend's NFC Championship showdown, players were treated to throwback photos of their high school playing days Wednesday. CBS San Francisco's Dennis O'Donnell reports.

Read more about the 49ers from The Bee's Matthew Barrows.

Also, join Barrows at 11:45 a.m. Friday to talk about Sunday's NFC Championship Game against Atlanta. Then join The Bee's Matt Kawahara beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday for an in-game chat. http://www.sacbee.com/live

January 17, 2013
Watch Beyonce's 'home' movie

So this is what happens around Beyonce's house. Add rock 'n' roll to a steamy GQ photo shoot - and it's just another day home alone for the star.


January 16, 2013
White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly."

Read the story here.

January 16, 2013
Obama takes 23 actions aimed at gun violence

President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime. (Jan. 16)

January 16, 2013
LeAnn Rimes talks infidelity, treatment and her ex Dean Sheremet

January 16, 2013
President, V.P. unveil package of proposals to reduce gun violence
January 16, 2013
Crime beat: Police chase on TV ends outside viewer's home; neighbor confronts burglar with shotgun

Imagine this: a police chase you're watching on TV ends right outside your home. What are the chances?

In the middle of a heated national gun debate, this video report crops up.

January 15, 2013
Kim Kardashian talks candidly about her fertility challenges

Celebrity Kim Kardashian spoke publicly during an interview about problems she had getting pregnant.

January 15, 2013
21-month-old shows off amazing golf skills

His name is Owen Kopinski of Addison, Illinois.He's 21-months-old and he's striping the ball a couple of times a week at the PGA Superstore, But it's not so much the ball striking, it's the putting. For dough, for sure.

January 15, 2013
Watch: Man uses arm as fish bait

A Florida man is seen on video catching a giant fish with his bare hands.

January 15, 2013
Oprah on 'biggest interview I've ever done' - the Lance Armstrong talk

Oprah Winrey speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about her "exhausting" interview with Lance Armstrong and the manner in which he confessed to doping.

Read about the Lance Armstrong interview

Oprah Winfrey calls her "no-holds barred" interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong the biggest of her career "in terms of it's exposure," compares it to 1993 interview with Michael Jackson.

Oprah Winfrey talks about how she managed to get Lance Armstrong to sit down for a wide ranging interview. Winfrey shares details about their private lunch in Hawaii over the holidays.

January 14, 2013
Golden Globes: Plenty of style on the red carpet before the show

As usual, followers of the Golden Glove awards had their attention on the pre-show entertainment as styles and the stylish made their way along the red carpet for all to see. Here's a recap.

January 14, 2013
Golden Globes: Jodie Foster speech hits several topics

Jodie Foster, who has achieved fame as an actor and director, and other attention for the degree to which she tries to protect her private life, shared thoughts on many topics during her speech Sunday accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes.

January 12, 2013
Python Challenge: Burmese battle in the Everglades

Only in Florida, you might say. Hunters in the Python Challenge will try to rid the area of the estimated 150,000 Burmese pythons slithering around the Everglades.

January 12, 2013
Kobe, Vanessa call off divorce; Britney, Jason Trawick split

January 12, 2013
Are Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart headed For Splittsville, again?

Rumors are swirling that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart might be headed for another breakup. Splash tells you why.

January 11, 2013
Top gadgets at CES 2013

Rich DeMuro shares some of his favorite CES 2013 gadgets, from pillows with speakers to a product that will track your luggage at the airport.

More gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show

Boston Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray shows us some new technology incuding an inflatable solar-powered light, a keyboard for the iPhone, and pet doors controlled by your smart phone.

January 11, 2013
Survivors mark one-year anniversary of Costa Concordia crash

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the terrifying capsizing of the Costa Concordia off Tuscany. Here is some coverage of the event. The video includes an illustrative look at how the wreckage will be recovered.

Related:

One of sacbee.com's most popular galleries: View photos of when the ship went aground and recent recovery efforts.

Today's news: Survivors still suffering from Concordia disaster.

January 11, 2013
Tarantino freaks on reporter, refuses to answer question about movie violence

Movie director Quentin Tarantino "shuts down" question on move violence.

January 11, 2013
Exclusive video from inside Taft high school minutes after shooting

KTLA 5 shows exclusive video from the Taft shooting in their coverage of the news event. Also, they have exclusive photo of suspect.

January 11, 2013
Will Ferrell, Ryan Gosling confront Kimmel about changing his show's time in hilarious skit

The actors confront Jimmy Kimmel about changing his show's time in a hilarious skit.

January 10, 2013
Britney's leaving 'X Factor'

The megastar is walking away from the show after one season. Get the details from E! Online.

January 10, 2013
Invisible driver spooks fast-food workers

Check out the reaction to the invisible driver at the drive-thru, thanks to MagicoRahat.

January 10, 2013
2013 Oscar nominations

The announcement of the 2013 Oscar nominees. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone make it fun.

See the complete list of Oscar nominations here

2013 Oscar Nominations: Shocking Snubs & Surprises

January 9, 2013
Live stream: From King5 television in Seattle, on Kings move

News update from King5 television in Seattle on a possible sale of the Kings.



January 9, 2013
Tiger Woods' ex-wife not shying away from public eye any longer

Putting her rocky split with the pro golfer behind her, Elin Nordegren, 33, shows off her figure beachside in the Bahamas.

January 9, 2013
Seahawks Richard Sherman mic'ed up and talking smack

Q13 FOX Sports put a microphone on Richard Sherman and he didn't disappoint. Come inside the fierceness of the NFL.

January 8, 2013
Tech companies show off gadgets in Vegas

Tech companies show off their edgiest, most innovative gadgets at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas


January 8, 2013
A.J. McCarron's girlfriend Katherine Webb is BCS game winner, too

It's good to be Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron. He's coming off a national championship that solidifies his crimson tide's legacy as a dynasty and he's dating Katherine Webb, aka Miss Alabama who definitely stole a little of his thunder during ESPN's broadcast. Her twitter followers have exploded after she was mentioned several times during the broadcast.

Alabama QB A.J. McCarron finds out how his girlfriend Katherine Webb's Twitter account gained thousands of followers, including LeBron James during the BCS Championship Game.

Related story: Notre Dame is no match; Alabama repeats as champion

Slideshow: Alabama bashes Notre Dame

January 8, 2013
Candlelight vigil held for elk killed by police officer in Boulder, Colo.

January 8, 2013
Saban on second consecutive title

Nick Saban on Alabama's BCS title win over Notre Dame.

January 7, 2013
Popular broadcaster Huell Howser, who traveled to world, dies

Huell Howser, whose unique, down-home style and gee-whiz enjoyment of the sights he saw as he brought his world travels to a dedicated audience, has died. Here's a look at some of his legacy.

January 5, 2013
Inside Kim and Kanye's empire

How much is Hollywood's newest power couple worth? Get a peek at the super posh life awaiting Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby.

January 4, 2013
The next 'Jersey Shore:' West Virginians react to MTV's 'Buckwild'

MTV's new reality show, "Buckwild," features young West Virginians at play but it's not a portrayal many in the state are happy about.

January 4, 2013
Trailer for 'Texas Chainsaw' 3D

January 4, 2013
Woman busts a move in airport baggage claim

Although the people around her aren't looking for some reason, she's worth watching.

January 4, 2013
Little girl breaks down bad call during football game

Football analysis you can't get anywhere else. Is that her sister on the phone to Roger Goodell?

January 3, 2013
Picture of baby reaching out of womb creates buzz

As any mother can tell you, giving birth can be a blur, but ever so often a picture brings it into crystal-clear focus. Such an image is getting a lot of attention.

January 3, 2013
Radio-controlled 'Superman' startles beachgoers

January 1, 2013
This blog's Top 10 videos of 2012
January 1, 2013
Celeb news to kick off 2013: Justin Bieber reveals newest tattoo; Kim Kardashian exclusive - pregnancy is hard

Justin Bieber keeps getting more and more ink. Check out his latest tattoo.

Kim Kardashian tells ET that pregnancy is harder than she imagined and the changes to her body are difficult. She also says that she is taking a lot of naps.



About Video Break

David Caraccio is a Sacramento native and online news editor with over 23 years of journalism experience. A graduate of San Diego State University, he enjoys finding and viewing videos worth watching. Email: dcaraccio@sacbee.com. On Twitter: @DavidCaraccio. Phone: (916) 321-1125.

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