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The last word in astrology: 1/8/10
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ami Dolenz, 41; R. Kelly, 43; David Bowie, 63; Robby Krieger, 64

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Girl beats boys to pluck cross from water
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A 16-year-old Albanian girl broke with tradition by retrieving a cross from the bottom of a wintry Ionian Sea ahead of a dozen boys and men diving for it as part of a male-only Orthodox ceremony.

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Federer survives scare, Nadal through in Qatar
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

World number one Roger Federer had to play three sets to reach the Qatar Open semi-finals on Thursday, while number two Rafael Nadal had an easier ride when his opponent retired injured to put him in the last four.

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Mike Ribeiro out for up to six weeks with throat injury
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Dallas Stars center Mike Ribeiro will be out for four to six weeks with a throat injury suffered against the New York Rangers, the team said on Thursday.

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Eddie the Eagle still carrying torch for underdogs
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Plucky ski jumper Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards who soared to fame at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games was back in Canada on Thursday, taking part in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics relay still carrying the torch for underdogs everywhere.

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Pacquiao camp expected to name March opponent this week
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Manny Pacquiao’s opponent for a fight in March is expected to be named this week now that talks with American Floyd Mayweather Jr. have fallen apart, promoters for the Filipino WBO welterweight champion said on Thursday.

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Mangini to stay on as Cleveland head coach
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Eric Mangini will return for a second season as Cleveland Browns coach after capping a losing campaign with their longest winning streak since 1994, the NFL team said on Thursday.

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A Minute With: Emily Blunt on being “Young Victoria”
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

British actress Emily Blunt first captured worldwide attention in 2006’s “The Devil Wears Prada” and earned a Golden Globe best supporting actress nomination for her portrayal as Meryl Streep’s assistant.

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Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” Won’t Stop On singles chart
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Rookie pop singer Ke$ha led Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for a third week on Thursday, and she is locked in a tight battle with Susan Boyle for the crown on next week’s albums chart.

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Lil Wayne album still due February 2, label insists
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

After online reports suggested that Lil Wayne’s oft-delayed “Rebirth” album was once again delayed, this time to June 22nd, the rapper’s publicist said the rock-leaning set is still scheduled for a February 2 release.

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“Avatar” lands on list of directors’ top films
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Directors Guild of America unveiled nominees for its film awards on Thursday, pitting James Cameron and his box office hit “Avatar” against his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow and her war film “The Hurt Locker,” among others.

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“American Idol” returns, but how long can it last?
January 7, 2010 – 11:00 pm

TV ratings juggernaut “American Idol” returns next week for a 9th season with comedian Ellen DeGeneres joining the judging panel but a big question mark hanging over the future of the show’s biggest star — Simon Cowell.

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