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The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival for 2018 begins January 31st and runs through February 10th. Some of the attendees this year include: Savoirse Ronan, Gary Oldman, William Dafoe, Sam Rockwell, Margot Robbie, and Allison Janney. This year's poster was created by Barbara Boros.
A beautiful YouTube video posted by Ellen with her and Oprah discussing the devastating mudslides that recently hit the coastal community of Montecito where they both reside. We will recover. #montecitostrong
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Guess Zillow has cornered the market on North Pole properties as they've created a page for Santa Claus's North Pole home! It's actually pretty entertaining with a video, a 3-D perspective, and little homes for the Elf's all valued at $710,559. Click on the link and enjoy, and Happy Holidays! Sa...
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