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Mr. Nice is an interesting story told in a half-good film. But it's a treat to see Welsh actor Rhys Ifans in a role that lets him stretch his lanky charm.
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Can anyone tell me why so many famous and powerful men decide not only to take pictures of their private parts but to text, tweet and email them to people? How many men have to be caught before men actually learn from the guys who have gone before?
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Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin share next to nothing in political ideology or background. Here's what they do have in common: both woman candidates were victims of a media smear campaign which played a major factor in their temporary political demise.
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More games have been published on Apple's platforms than any other. They are far and away the most commonly created and downloaded apps, and millions of birds are not happy.
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Two summers ago, I was ready to proclaim Fox's X-Men movies "done, done, done." I've never been more happy to be proven wrong.
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Ring-A-Ding Ding With New Bells and Whistles: A Sinatra Classic Gets a Much-Needed Upgrade
Drinker of booze, listener of music, watcher of baseball, writer of words
Serious Sinatraphiles need to buy Ring-A-Ding Ding! again, no matter how many times they've bought it before. Why? A 50-year-old screwup that's dogged every release of the album has finally been fixed.
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