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The last word in astrology: 1/10/10
January 9, 2010 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on The last word in astrology: 1/10/10

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Janet Jones, 49; Pat Benatar, 57; George Foreman, 61; Rod Stewart, 65

Bookie refuses to pay out $11 million on snow bet
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Bookmaker Ladbrokes is refusing to pay out more than 7 million pounds ($11 million) to a man who gambled on a white Christmas across the UK, as the bet was accepted by mistake.

Imperious Vonn wins fourth successive downhill
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American Lindsey Vonn beat the fog and unusual race conditions to win her fourth successive World Cup downhill this season in Haus im Ennstal on Saturday.

Jets tame Bengals in AFC wild card game
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Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez and the NFL’s top-ranked defense carried the New York Jets to a 24-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC wild card game on Saturday.

FIFA president has confidence in Africa
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Saturday he had confidence in Africa and the continent’s ability to organize this year’s World Cup despite Friday’s attack on the Togo team bus at the Nations Cup finals in Angola.

Nations Cup matches to go ahead in Cabinda
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African Nations Cup matches will be played in Cabinda despite Friday’s attack on the Togo team bus in the province, organizers CAF said.

Bolt unlikely to compete at Commonwealth Games: agent
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Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt is unlikely to compete at October’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi because of the timing of the event, his agent Ricky Simms was quoted as saying on Sunday.

CBS chief: Failed Leno/NBC experiment boosted CBS
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CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler said on Saturday that the No. 1 U.S. television network had reaped advertising benefits from rival NBC’s decision to move comedian Jay Leno to prime time in place of scripted drama.

Corinne Bailey Rae charts rough waters in “The Sea”
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Almost as quickly as she showed up, Corinne Bailey Rae has disappeared.

Nashville band pays tribute to classic LPs
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The album concept is enjoying a big comeback — if not in record stores, then at least on the live concert stage.

“Sex & Drugs” and punk nostalgia in Ian Dury movie
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Rowdy and a bit ragged but wholly entertaining, Mat Whitecross’ “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” is a biopic of British punk rocker Ian Dury with a sensational lead performance by Andy Serkis, best known as Gollum from the “Lord of the Rings” films.

“Garbage Dreams” a green success story
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Shortlisted for this year’s feature-documentary Oscar race, “Garbage Dreams” is poised to benefit from the current passion for going green.