AOL.com's Snapshot: The stories you need to see

BY ALEXIS SHAW and MORGAN WHITAKER

Making the news a little more digestible, AOL.com's Snapshot is your quick guide to the biggest stories of the day.

Today we're following President Obama's reaction to the video purporting to show Islamic State militants beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff, the possibility of lobster disappearing from the shores of Maine and -- get ready for it -- a new "Frozen" film.
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Allison Williams gave fans a sneak peek of how she'll embody J. M. Barrie's beloved hero, Peter Pan, on NBC come winter. The "GIRLS" star took to Instagram to post a first look at the costume she'll wear to play the boy who never wants to grow up. "The transformation begins! My first shoot as Pan," she wrote. "Fun fact: I was all ready to cut my hair, then was told by the folks who actually know what they're doing that a wig works better for everybody. So, December 4th, here we come. #wiglife #peterpanlive #nbc"" 

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Didn't get in front of a TV today? Check out the Midday Mashup: In this edition, we highlight "Today" anchor Willie Geist trying to mimic the viral dancing guardsman and failing, Lara Spencer making a special announcement to her fellow "Good Morning America" anchors and "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade pointing out meteorologist Maria Molina wasn’t wearing her usual footwear.
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