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  1. school daze
    The Nominated Chancellor of the Largest School System in America Has ‘No Governmental, Political, or Diplomatic Expertise’Other facts about Cathleen Black: She likes yellow taxi cabs and $47,600 bracelets.
  2. the industry
    Industry: Kelsey Grammer, Starring as the Mayor of Chicago?Plus: ‘Lone Star”s Adrianne Palicki lands on her feet as a psychopath on ‘Criminal Minds.’
  3. awards
    All Denzel Is Saying Is Give Peace a ChanceThe movie star will host the Nobel Peace Prize concert with Anne Hathaway.
  4. international intrigue
    Ben Bernanke Calls Out ChinaThe Fed chief tells the world to blame the other guys for slowing down the global economy.
  5. charts
    Glee Rendition of Teenage Dream Reaches No. 1 on BillboardIt’s the first time a single from the show has reached the top.
  6. the future is coming
    Strange Internet Virus Partially Explained“In recent weeks officials from Israel have broken into wide smiles when asked whether Israel was behind the attack.”
  7. death and taxes
    Congressional Dems to Obama: No DealOn extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy, at least.
  8. the industry
    Denis Leary to Play Emma Stone’s Dad in Spider-ManPlus: Angela Bassett as the NYPD commish?
  9. american idol
    Changes Coming to American IdolThe show will cut out a round and add new challenges, like making a music video.
  10. congress the new class
    The Man Who Now Runs the House Science Committee Does Not Believe in Global WarmingMeet Representative Ralph Hall, a Republican from Texas.
  11. the most important people in the world
    Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Are Getting a DivorceOne day after they said they weren’t.
  12. prizes
    Patti Smith Wins National Book Award for NonfictionA novel about horse racing in West Virginia wins the prize for fiction.
  13. welcome to the terrordome
    First Civilian Trial of Gitmo Inmate Ends With 284 Acquittals and One ConvictionIt’s not a good sign for Obama’s detainee policy.
  14. ceremony
    Obama Plans to Honor Former President BushThe dad, not the son.
  15. gays in the military
    Harry Reid Will Push for the End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’John McCain’s threats be damned.
  16. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Claire Danes Will Spy for ShowtimePlus: Playboy TV plans to announce “a new adult programming slate aimed at couples.”
  17. fi-cri fallout
    The Feds Are Investigating 50 Former Bank ExecutivesAt least some people may go to jail for wrecking the banking system.
  18. no tea time
    ‘Scheduling Conflicts’ Delay Bipartisan SummitObama and congressional Republicans won’t meet on Thursday.
  19. hotel florida
    Charlie Crist Wants To Pardon Jim MorrisonWhat’s the deal with southern governors going all bleeding heart for the decades-old minor sins of boomer rock icons?
  20. bill of health
    Congressman Joe Crowley Double-Dares House Republicans to Drop Their Health InsuranceDemocrats rediscover the joy of political gimmicks.
  21. ink-stained wretches
    Tina Brown Was Opposed to Newsbeast Until the Last Minute [Updated]What changed her mind?
  22. the industry
    Industry: Carey Mulligan Will Play Daisy BuchananPlus: Blossom joins the cast of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’
  23. white men with money
    Sam Zell Really, Really Promises That He’ll Go AwayThe man responsible for the fate of the Tribune Company promises to leave the company.
  24. ceremony
    Arnold Schwarzenegger Imitated Dino De Laurentiis’s Italian Accent at His FuneralAnd other highlights.
  25. tina fey
    Read the Sarah Palin Jokes Cut From PBS’s Airing of the Mark Twain PrizeLike the joke about Sarah Palin, rape kits, and evolution.
  26. aggregation aggravation
    Two Liberal Strategists Accuse Arianna Huffington of Stealing Their Idea for an Aggregated News WebsiteLawsuit!
  27. crimes and misdemeanors
    Charlie Rangel’s Very Bad Day Only Got WorseThe ethics panel he walked out on ruled that the facts of the case against him are not in dispute.
  28. going public
    GM: Not A Bad Investment!It looks like the taxpayers might make money off the bailout.
  29. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Brad Pitt and Chilean Miners?Plus: A guest star on Matthew Perry’s new sitcom.
  30. endless war
    U.S. Prepares Plan to Get ‘Out’ of Afghanistan by 2014“Iraq is a pretty decent blueprint for how to transition in Afghanistan.”
  31. beef
    Picket Lines Outside The Biggest Loser?It’s not because marching is a good form of cardiovascular exercise.
  32. casting couch
    Bill Clinton Will Make a Cameo in The Hangover 2He will not play a skirt-chasing governor of a southern state, but he will play himself.
  33. the future is coming
    Government Speeds Up Review of Comcast-NBC MergerThey may put some limits on Comcast, but they won’t stop the deal.
  34. white men with money
    CEOs Are Making More Money Than BeforeAnd people said wages were stagnating.
  35. don't ask don't tell
    Senate Republicans Promise to Keep ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ AliveJohn McCain and John Cornyn basically tell Senate Democrats it’s not worth their time.
  36. nightly news news
    Brian Williams to America: DVR My Show!NBC News reaches out to the youth and the not-yet-retired.
  37. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Starz Does NoirPlus: Fox is officially stalling ‘Running Wilde.’
  38. mj
    Akon, 50 Cent, and Lenny Kravitz to Make Appearances on New Michael Jackson AlbumThe Akon-Michael collabo will come out Monday.
  39. life during worktime
    In Disney World, Texting While Driving Is a Fireable OffenseIt’s true on the highways outside Hollywood and the golf carts inside Epcot.
  40. international intrigue
    Obama and South Korea Fail to Reach Trade DealHe’s really been having trouble getting people to listen to him.
  41. irl
    The Internet: Not Destroying Human Interaction!But only if you work for Twitter.
  42. gays in the military
    ACLU Challenges Another Military Rule That Penalizes GaysThe ACLU sues to repeal a rule that halves severance pay for those discharged due to “homosexual conduct.”
  43. tea time
    Radio Talk-Show Host Who Says Crazy Things Will Not Be a Congressional Chief of StaffJoyce Kaufman, of “if ballots don’t work, bullets will” fame, chooses to stay in Florida.
  44. the new new adventures of old christine
    Christine O’Donnell Likes David SpadeAnd other crucial information revealed on her visit to the Tonight Show
  45. late night
    Conan’s Night 2 Ratings Down But Not BadThey were down a third, which still meant a million more viewers than the average night of ‘The Daily Show.’
  46. books
    Dubya’s Book Sells 220,000 Copies’Decision Points’ sold well, but not as well as Bill Clinton’s memoir.
  47. the industry
    Industry: Christian Slater Returning to Primetime?Christian Slater might be coming back to television.
  48. we like country music
    Brad Paisley Is the Lady Gaga of Country Music or SomethingHe won Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.
  49. tea time
    Michele Bachmann Drops Bid for Actual PowerShe realizes that her fellow Republicans in Congress had almost zero desire to vote her into the House leadership.
  50. little brother is watching
    Has Google Street View Been Up to No Good?Feds investigate whether the search giant swept up confidential information from unprotected wireless networks.
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