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Alfre Woodard’s Daughter Mavis Spencer Is Miss Golden Globes 2010

To a genuinely illustrious list that includes Linda Evans, Melanie Griffith, Laura Dern, Joely Fisher and Freddie Prinze, Jr., the name Mavis Spencer may now be added. The 18-year-old daughter of Oscar-nominee and four-time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard and her longtime husband, writer-producer Roderick Spencer, has been named by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to the post of Miss Golden Globe.

Free Movie of the Day: ‘Salome’s Last Dance’

‘Salome’s Last Dance,’ a minor masterpiece directed by Ken Russell, one of the more sex- and faith-obsessed of British cinema’s bad-boys, was released in 1988 and, while he has worked on a slew of film projects in the 20 years since then, this one, for all of its narrative and visual quirkiness, remains a testimonial to the director’s idiosyncratic style. That’s why ‘Salome’s Last Dance’ is our pick for movie of the day.

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Video from ‘Half-Blood Prince’ DVD

It was virtually a wall-to-invisible-wall ‘Harry Potter’ last weekend as ABC Family broadcast several installments of the franchise, including ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.’

What was even more exciting (and of major note to Potterheads) was that ABC also broadcast footage from ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I,’ the penultimate film in the series. The video has now made it way across the Web faster than you can say “expecto patronum!” Watch the clip after the jump.