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Evangeline Lilly’s “The Hobbit” character revealed through new toy line


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Even with all the various trailers coming out for “The Hobbit,” we’re still yet to see some of the actors we’re most excited about in the movie. Our first image of Lee Pace as Thrandruil came through the Hobbit Movies application, we’ve yet to see any tease of what Smaug could look like, and Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel has been M.I.A. since she was first announced.

At least that last problem has now been remedied. stopped by Toys”R”Us to check out the new line of “The Hobbit” toys, and Tauriel was one of the Elves featured. The packaging for the action figures showed us our first glimpse of Lilly as the Peter Jackson-created Elf, who has caused something of a stir in the “Lord of the Rings” fan community because she wasn’t delved from J.R.R. Tolkien’s lore.

Even though Tauriel is included in the merchandising for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” believes that she actually won’t appear until “The Desolation of Smaug.” As she is packaged alongside a toy of Legolas, we’d guess that the two of them spend much of their time on camera together. Legolas isn’t explicitly in “The Hobbit” novel but his father Thrandruil (played by Pace) is, so it makes sense that he be included. Perhaps Tauriel is just one of his allies or love interests (you know, before Gimli rolled around).

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is due out on December 14, with “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” hitting theaters on December 13, 2013 and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” due out on July 18, 2014.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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