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December 18, 2008

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Trailer Preview of 'Obsessed' Arrives


December 18, 2008 09:25:46 GMT


A marriage life of Beyonce Knowles' Beth Charles and Idris Elba's Derek Charles is revealed through a newly-outed trailer preview of movie "Obsessed". Bringing out exclusively the preview to the movie's trailer is Entertainment Tonight.

Starting with a scene showing Beth lying on the bed with husband Derek, the trailer preview quickly moves to capture Derek involved in an affair with Lisa Sheridan, played by Ali Larter, during a seemingly to be drunken night at a club. It also presents a look into the first meeting between Beth and Lisa.
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Preview of 'Cold Case' 6.11: Wings


December 18, 2008 09:15:30 GMT


In the new "Cold Case", a flight can also be deadly from its internal affair. Traveling through time in the '60s when female flight attendants were dubbed the glamor girls of the air, "Wings" will re-open the case of a stewardess' death after her remains are found in the rubble of a demolished Philadelphia hotel.

Rush and the team discover many hostile suspects who resented Ally Thurston who was trying to assemble a stewardess union. Golden Globe Award nominee Adrienne Barbeau, Emmy Award winner Mariette Hartley and Golden Globe Award nominee Lee Majors guest star as former stewardess colleagues and a pilot colleague of the victim who are each questioned by the team. Also in this episode, Raymond J. Barry debuts in his recurring role as Rush's father.
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'The Spirit' Haunts Hollywood for L.A. Premiere

December 18, 2008 09:05:53 GMT


With "The Spirit" theatrical debut coming closer each day, Lionsgate Films held a special screening event for the comic adaptation movie. Taking place at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday, December 17, the Los Angeles premiere was made merry with the attending of many A-listers.

In the evening, director Frank Miller and producer Deborah Del Prete were seen coming to the premiere. The two were joined by the star-studded cast, including Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Jaime King, Paz Vega, Sarah Paulson, Stana Katic, Dan Lauria and Louis Lombardi.
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Taylor Swift Returns to Top Spot on Billboard Hot 200


December 18, 2008 08:32:25 GMT


Taylor Swift's sophomore studio effort "Fearless" is back reclaiming the first place on Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart. Selling another 249,000 copies, her album pushes down last week's chart topper Britney Spears' "Circus" to number two with additional 200,000 selling point.

At number 3 on the chart is Beyonce Knowles' third studio LP "I Am...Sasha Fierce" which in its fourth week on sales can only add 159,200 copies. Nickelback's "Dark Horse", meanwhile, lands at number four with a 17% increase to 156,000 copies sold.
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Video: Paris Hilton Gets Herself a Pink Bentley


December 18, 2008 08:15:59 GMT


Mad about pink, Paris Hilton buys herself a new Bentley, a pink one. Greater than that, she also has its interior being pimped out in pink.

Speaking to E! Online about her new ride, Paris, who also dresses in pink, tells all about her favorite color and relates it to her becoming a fan of Barbie and the Disney store. She also shares about the reason that prompted her to get the pink Bentley.
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Tim Robbins Potentially Be Howard Stark in 'Iron Man 2'

December 18, 2008 07:56:02 GMT


Another casting report has come in for "Iron Man 2" and it involves the founder of Stark Industries, Howard Stark. Exposing the interesting scoop is Latino Review, which claimed that "Mystic River" star, Tim Robbins, is going to fill in the shoes of Tony Stark's father in the sequel to blockbuster film, "Iron Man".

If indeed being cast for the part, the 50-year-old actor will replace Gerard Sanders, the actor who plays the character in the first film. In this second "Iron Man" film, his character reportedly will be seen in an important flashback sequence which will set up the "The Avengers" and "The First Avenger: Captain America" films; that is why, director Jon Favreau needs a good actor, so claimed the site.
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Preview of 'Private Practice' 2.11: Contamination

December 18, 2008 07:17:35 GMT


A preview of the eleventh episode on the second season of "Private Practice" has been released. The show will move on in a new time slot next year, every Thursdays at 10/9c right after the airing of its original show "Grey's Anatomy". The first episode of the new year will take impact on January 8.

Dubbed as "one of the best episodes in the season", the January 8 episode is called "Contamination". It centers its story on a six-year-old boy named Michael who just comes back from Switzerland, and interacted with farm animals like sheep and cows. Taking place in the pediatric ward, the case also focuses on the health of four-year-old Will and an autistic boy name Jefferey.
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Carrie Underwood Tapped to Perform at 35th Annual People's Choice Awards

December 18, 2008 06:55:00 GMT


Carrie Underwood has been lined up as a musical guest at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards. She will be delivering one of her songs at the live show on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 09:00-11:00 P.M., ET/delayed PT.

Hosted by Queen Latifah, the first awards show of 2009 will honor fans' favorites in television, movies and music in a total of 43 categories. Winners will be revealed during the live ceremony broadcast on CBS from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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Sarah Silverman and Andy Dick Among Stand-Up Comedians to Cameo in 'Funny People'

December 18, 2008 06:53:40 GMT


Telling the story of a stand-up comedian, "Funny People" reportedly will be flooded with many real life stand-up comedians. About it, Slash Film reported that Dave Attell, Sarah Silverman, Norm MacDonald and Andy Dick will all make a cameo appearance in the upcoming comedy movie as themselves.

According to Slash Film, Attell has revealed that he has filmed a scene with Silverman and MacDonald for the film on the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, December 17. The comedian further claimed that the scene was shot quickly and was highly improvised. The publication further noted that Dick has also shot a cameo scene as himself.
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Another Promo of Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher's 'True Beauty'

December 18, 2008 06:31:05 GMT


Another promo for "True Beauty", the latest reality show coming from Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher, has been released by ABC. The footage introduces once more on how the game will be played and when the show will start airing.

The network schedules the show to be premiered on January 5, 2009 at 10/9c. Six good-looking females and four males will live in the same house, thinking that they are competing for a regular beauty pageant where looks is the ultimate power. Little do they know that the judges, supermodel Cheryl Tiegs, fashion critic Nol Marin and host Vanessa Minnillo, will evaluate them based on the inner beauty.
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Jesse McCartney to Buy Mom a 67,000 Dollars Lexus SC Convertible


December 18, 2008 06:28:01 GMT


Jesse McCartney has revealed to In Touch Weekly backstage at Z100's Jingle Ball his plan to buy his mother, Ginger McCartney, a $67,000 Lexus SC convertible for this Christmas. Giving her the posh Christmas present, he credited her to have significant contribution into his life, personally and professionally.

"She hasn't asked for it but I know she loves it," the 21-year-old guy said. "My mom is the reason I am where I am right now, so I think I have to take care of her first. Every time we drive down the street, she's like, 'I love that car.'"
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Aretha Franklin Set to Play at Barack Obama's Inauguration


December 18, 2008 06:13:09 GMT


R&B and soul singer Aretha Franklin is announced to perform at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration. She will be making a live appearance in front of selected guests on January 20, 2009 beginning at 10 A.M. on the West Front of the Capitol.

Opened by U.S. Marine band, the event will also feature performances from violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Gabriela Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill. The four musicians will be playing a work composed by arranger John Williams just before Obama takes the Oath of Office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
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International Trailer of 'The Horsemen' Uncovered

December 18, 2008 05:15:57 GMT


BadTaste.it has obtained the international trailer for Platinum Dunes-production horror thriller, "The Horsemen". Though it is dubbed in Italian, it still helps to understand what the movie is all about, focusing the story on the on-going investigation of a series of murders by Aidan Breslin, a bitter detective played by Dennis Quaid.

Recently widowed and still grieving for his devoted wife's untimely death, Breslin is faced with a series of murders which killer uses a rare kind of violence. When going deeper into the investigation, he uncovers that the murders seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death, and that he has a shocking connection to the suspects.
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25 Women Competing in 13th 'The Bachelor' Unveiled


December 18, 2008 05:09:31 GMT


The identity of 25 women who have registered themselves to be the potential one true love of "The Bachelor" Jason Mesnick has been unveiled. For the first time in the history of the show, the line-up will include single mothers, Megan, Stacia, Stephanie and Treasure who also have successful careers.

In the press release, issued by ABC, the group of women will among others, consist of "a Brazilian seductress who aggressively pursues the Bachelor, a woman who is one of Jason's biggest fans and thinks she knows him better than himself, a gorgeous pageant queen who can't wait for motherhood, a clever Canadian gal who wants to put Jason to an unusual test and a voluptuous free spirit who has her eye on Jason to fulfill her dream of a big, international-type family."
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The Death of Mark Ruffalo's Brother Scott Ruffalo Ruled Homicide

December 18, 2008 05:08:05 GMT


The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has on Wednesday, December 17, given an update on the case of Mark Ruffalo's brother Scott Ruffalo's death, ruling it as homicide. Contrary to earlier claim made by the lawyer of Shaha Mishaal Adham, who used to be a suspect in the case, Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey has confirmed an autopsy determined that someone deliberately shot the 39-year-old hairdresser in the head.

Police, in the meantime, do not have any suspects in custody and haven't been notified of the coroner's determination by Wednesday evening, Sgt. Michael Publicker testified. He said the agency had no further statements on the case. A motive for the shooting also hasn't been made just yet.
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Britney Spears On Top of Simon Cowell's List for 'American Idol'


December 18, 2008 04:45:19 GMT


Following rumor claiming that Paula Abdul may not return to "American Idol" season eight, Simon Cowell, one of the show's judges tells MTV during a conference call that he welcomes Britney Spears to be either its performer or mentor. "I would love to see her mentor the contestants, but if she doesn't want to do that, and she wants to come on the show and perform, I would welcome her anytime," he says.

"The buzz we had on our show when she came on was extraordinary," Simon shares what makes him jumps to such an idea for the TV show, which was announced to begin its Season Premiere Part I on January 13, 2009. "And even with all the stuff that's gone on with her the past two years, there was more excitement and interest in her than I've seen in anyone in years. She would be very, very welcome."
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Josh Duhamel Wooing Kristen Bell in Two New Pics of 'When in Rome'

December 18, 2008 04:45:17 GMT


Two brand new stills of "When in Rome" have made their way out. The two pictures expose Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel as Beth Harper and her love interest Nick Beamon in two separate occasions. The first one seems to have the background of the fountain of love, while the other looks like to take place in some sort of an exhibition room.

This romantic comedy movie follows Beth Harper, an ambitious young New Yorker and successful real estate agent who can't find a lasting relationship. When her younger sister impulsively marries in Rome, she takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There, she picks up coins from a reputed "fountain of love" and finds herself to be the object of affection from an odd group of suitors from a sausage magnate to a self-admiring model.
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Akon Pleads Guilty to Fan-Tossing Incident

December 18, 2008 04:30:14 GMT


Hip-hop artist Akon appeared in court in Fishkill, New York on Wednesday morning, December 17, pleading guilty to second-degree harassment charge, a violation, stemmed from a fan-tossing incident happened on June 3, 2007. In lieu of jail time, he, as stated in the plea bargain, was ordered to perform 65 hours of community service that must be completed before June next year. Besides, he was ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Having his child-endangerment charge dropped by prosecutors as part of the deal, Akon will have to avoid arrest within the next 12 months, otherwise he will have to reappear in the Fishkill court. After the court hearing, he was seen shaking hands with Anthony Smith, the now 16-year-old fan whom he threw off the stage, and apologizing to him and his parents.
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Jennifer Aniston Addresses GQ Cover on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

December 18, 2008 04:12:45 GMT


Jennifer Aniston made a visit to "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday, December 17 to promote her new comedy, "Marley & Me". During the chat also, the show's host David Letterman, took out the latest issue of GQ where Jennifer is on the cover nude.

David tried to make Jennifer explained about her decision to bare her body and have a tie as the only piece of cloth. But Jennifer quickly took over, pulled a gift from the back of her seat and gave it to David. It was the similar tie that she used on the cover shot of GQ. David went on to wear it with the help from Jennifer.
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Keanu Reeves Spills the Bean on Live-Action 'Cowboy Bebop' Project


December 18, 2008 04:03:51 GMT


Keanu Reeves reveals in recent interview that he is indeed involved in the "Cowboy Bebop" live-action project. "We're trying to do that," the 44-year-old told MTV News of the project though not giving any clue on whether he is attached to portray Spike Spiegel, as many have speculated back in July.

Suggesting that the feature adaptation of the popular Japanese anime is moving forward, the star of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" claims, "We've got the rights, we've got a writer. He's putting together a scene outline." He further lets out that the idea for the storyline is to focus on the origins of the "Bebop" drug developed by the military, which allows its users to get a brief surge of superhuman reflexes and awareness.
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie Blasting 76 Million Dollars Divorce Settlement Report

December 18, 2008 03:43:36 GMT


Estranged couple, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, issued a joint statement Wednesday, December 17, pouring cold water to recent report claiming they have reached financial settlement in the divorce with the singer agreeing to pay the film director between $76 million and $92 million. It was the singer's longtime spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, who confirmed that matter to the Associated Press.

Contrary to the claim, Madonna and Guy stated in their joint statement, "We have tried to maintain a dignified silence regarding the details of our divorce for the last few months whilst accepting the obvious media interest." They continued, "A misleading and inaccurate statement, specifically in relation to the sums of money involved, was wrongly issued to AP this week."
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will.i.am to Perform on 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009'

December 18, 2008 03:41:02 GMT


Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am has been announced by ABC and Dick Clark Productions to make a live appearance on holiday's show "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009". At the Hollywood Party segments, he is scheduled to perform "It's A New Day", the song he created to celebrate the historic victory of President-elect Barack Obama.

Also joining will.i.am to rock the Hollywood Party segments of the show are Natasha Bedingfield, Fall Out Boy, Jesse McCartney, Ne-Yo, The Pussycat Dolls, Solange Knowles and Robin Thicke. Meanwhile, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie will be performing live from Time Square for the upcoming event.
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Video: Britney Spears Caroling on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'


December 18, 2008 03:31:40 GMT


In the Christmas spirit, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" presents a holiday theme episode on Wednesday, December 17 that involves Britney Spears. The talk show's host, Ellen DeGeneres, sets out for a Christmas caroling in the neighborhood of Los Angeles with the pop star, singing seasonal songs and delivering 'Christmas decorations' for the unsuspecting residents.

Ellen and Britney first visited a house whose resident is surprisingly calm upon seeing two celebrities on her front step, and sang "Chesnuts (Roasting on an Open Fire)" before deciding to go with "Silent Night". They also put up a photo of Aretha Franklin for a lady's front door and left a Polaroid of the two of them in front of somebody's window.
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Teaser Trailer for Greg Marcks' Thriller 'Echelon Conspiracy'


December 18, 2008 03:28:10 GMT


When every phone call, text message and even e-mail is being monitored, recorded and analyzed, there is one device which could escape all of that and Max Peterson gets his hands on it, allowing him to get what ever he wants. But, there is a catch, everyone wants it. Being guided by the device, he now has to fight to keep it from others.

Nearly half a minute long, the newly released teaser trailer of "Echelon Conspiracy" displays what the device is capable to do. It also shows how Peterson played by "A Walk to Remember" actor Shane West gets entangled on the conspiracy drama upon receiving a package wherein lies the sophisticated device.
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Katy Perry Denies Engagement Report

December 18, 2008 03:13:39 GMT


Katy Perry put to rest the mounting reports claiming she is engaged to boyfriend Travis McCoy of band Gym Class Heroes. She wrote a brief denial on her blog, dated Wednesday, December 17, under the title "From the horses mouth."

"NOT engaged!" she wrote. "But thanks for the free press, New York Daily News!" She went on adding, "You should fact check with the source before you spread world wide news like that."
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Lily Allen 'In Serious Trouble' After Covering Britney Spears' 'Womanizer'

December 18, 2008 03:09:00 GMT


Lily Allen gets a "serious trouble" with her recording company EMI following her cover version of Britney Spears' single "Womanizer". She posts a message on her MySpace page thanking Mark Ronson, who played the song for the first time during his weekly show on December 12, and at the same time admitting that EMI are not happy with the situation.

Starting with a statement saying the reason behind her action to do the cover is because she loves Britney, Lily continues writing, "It wasn't my intention for it to have whizzed round the world like it has, Mark Ronson asked me for something no one had heard to play on his radio show and womanizer was the only song I had as an attachment on my blackberry and I couldn't get home to send him anything else in time."
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Taylor Swift Claims Chace Crawford as Her 'Celeb Dream Date'


December 18, 2008 02:51:40 GMT


In the new issue of Your Prom magazine, Taylor Swift comes clean about her love for Chace Crawford, admitting she considers him as her "celeb dream date" for the prom. However, this isn't the first time that she publicly shows her admiration for the 23-year-old guy. Last month, she told Extra she wouldn't mind making a cameo on "Gossip Girl" and would like to have Chace as her ideal co-star.

In further interview with Your Prom, Taylor also opens up about her tendency to use her relationships as songwriting inspiration. "I like to write about boys and relationships," she tells writer Antonia Van Der Meer. "I write songs about the things that happen to me, because it helps me figure them out. Writing songs is like breathing for me."
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New Year Promo of 'Gossip Girl'


December 18, 2008 02:50:20 GMT


"Gossip Girl" will not be on screen for another two weeks, and to keep fans of the show longing for more, The CW has released a promo for the new year. The first episode in 2009 will be called "In the Realm of the Basses" and aired on January 5.

The video shows among others, Serena making advances in her relationship with Aaron, Chuck taking over his late father's business empire with the assistance of his Uncle Jack, Dan staying behind bars and Lily and Rufus ending up on bed together.
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Shoshanna Dreyfus of 'Inglourious Basterds' Exposed


December 18, 2008 02:43:04 GMT


Fresh picture from "Inglourious Basterds", has brought forth another principal character from the action drama movie aside from Lt. Aldo Raine and Bridget von Hammersmark. Posted through Filmz.ru, the new picture focuses on Melanie Laurent's Shoshanna Dreyfus character. In it, the Jewish girl who survives a bloody Nazi manhunt brings an axe to a table on which her projectionist friend Marcel slammed a man's head.

An ensemble war film from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds" is set in German-occupied France. It begins when Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping the brutal murder, Shosanna flees to Paris, changes her identity and plans a revenge. Elsewhere, Lieutenant Aldo Raine assembles a group of Jewish soldiers known as "The Basterds". Joining forces with German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark, they set on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.
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Mindy McCready Hospitalized After Apparent Suicide Attempt

December 18, 2008 02:20:15 GMT


Troubled country singer Mindy McCready was hospitalized in a Nashville-area hospital on Wednesday morning, December 17 after an apparent suicide attempt. The 33-year-old star was taken to nearby Centennial Hospital for a psychological evaluation Tuesday night, December 16 after her brother, Timothy McCready, "discovered that she had cut her wrists and taken several pills."

The incident report filed by Nashville's Metropolitan Police Department stated Mindy arrived at Timothy's house "intoxicated" at 3:30 A.M. Tuesday, following a night of drinking in downtown Nashville. She then immediately went to bed.
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Lil Wayne's Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Continues


December 18, 2008 02:14:03 GMT


Following the legal document filed last May over Lil Wayne allegedly taking an illegal sample from Karma-Ann Swanepoel's song "Once" for his single "I Feel Like Dying", lawyers for Swanepoel continue seeking for compensation. This time, they demand the rapper to turn in documents that would reveal the total income generated by his track.

In return to the request from Swanepoel's camp, Wayne's attorneys have filed papers asking judge to postpone the deadline for the demanding document and other material until Friday, December 19. It is still unclear whether the extension is yet to be granted.
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Eddie Murphy Possibly Set for The Riddler in 'Batman 3'


December 18, 2008 02:06:01 GMT


Eddie Murphy is The Riddler in "Batman 3", so claimed The Sun. According to the British publication, the "Meet Dave" actor has been signed by director Christopher Nolan to carry out The Riddler, a villainous character once made famous by Jim Carrey in 1995's "Batman Forever", in the sequel of "The Dark Knight".

On the speculation over the actor's possible involvement, an insider stated, "Eddie's a fantastic addition. Everyone's excited to see what he does as the Riddler." If this casting report is proven to be true, it will put off the circulation rumor that "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor Johnny Depp is in the forefront run for the part.
 
 
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