As Super Bowl festivities kick into high gear, there are seven New Jersey natives- players & coaches- facing off in the Big Game. Five of 'em for the Falcons, and two for the Patriots. Here's who to look for...(Bergen, Camden, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex and Morris counties are all represented!)

Melissa McCarthy is an eco-warrior facing hazards among early favorite Super Bowl commercials. In a 'sign o' the times', most of the Big Game spots have been teased early (there's a roundup here.)

In case you missed it - there's a movie being made about NJ's near fabled destination, Action Park- by 'Jackass' creator Johnny Knoxville.

New movies this weekend include Jersey's own Danny DeVito trading barbs with Robert DeNiro in 'The Comedian'... co-starring Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel & more.

Also out in theaters: 'Rings', the third in this horror movie franchise... and sci-fi adventure, 'The Space Between Us'.

Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee.  A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.

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