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Carmelo Anthony to Produce Roberto Clemente Biopic

Basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony has turned his sights to another sport: baseball. But don’t fret, the Denver Nuggets small forward won’t be ditching the court anytime soon. Instead, he’s set to produce a biopic about the legendary Roberto Clemente, Major League Baseball’s first Hispanic star player.


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Shakira Heads to Oxford

On Monday, our girl Shakira spoke to the Oxford Union about the importance of education in the fight against poverty. “That is how I want the youth of 2060 to see us: That our mission for global peace consisted of sending 30,000 educators to Afghanistan, not 30,000 soldiers,” she said referring to President Obama’s recent announcement of a troop surge in Afghanistan within six months.


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Argentina Halts South America’s First Gay Marriage

Well so much for progress. What would’ve been South America’s first gay marriage was halted last night after an Argentine judge issued an order blocking today’s ceremony, The NY Times reports. Jose Maria Di Bello and Alex Freyre still planned to go to the civil registry in the hopes that they’ll be able to tie the knot anyway.


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Ahmadinejad Visits Brazil, Obama Writes Letter to Brazilian Prez

Last week, President Obama sent a three-page letter to Brazilian leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva restating America’s stance on Iran’s nuclear program a day before Brazil hosted Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Though the letter didn’t criticize the visit, Obama requested that da Silva use this opportunity to encourage Iran to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.


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Levi Johnston Works Hard for the Money

If you feel like you’ve seen enough of Levi Johnston’s mug, then brace yourself for more. Apparently the media whore has been going hardcore at the gym for his upcoming Playgirl spread. Last month, Johnston agreed to pose for a future issue for an undisclosed amount, although he did once say that he'd only pose nude if "the money was right."


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A Kid's Guide to Latino History

With Hispanic Heritage Month upon us, now is a great time to really teach your child about our history, culture and all the reasons why we should celebrate being Latino! If you’re looking for creative ways to grab your child’s interest (and trick him into learning while having fun), then check out A Kid’s Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities (Chicago Review Press, $14.95).


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How To Prevent H1N1

Last Spring, we got an unexpected flu scare when the H1N1 (or Swine) Flu crashed onto the scene. Now that flu season is right around the corner, it’s important to know the differences between seasonal Influenza and the H1N1 Flu, what to do if you get either one and how you can protect yourself and your family from contracting them.


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Please Don’t Stop the Music

For a woman, getting in the mood has a lot to do with her mind and her surroundings: scents, lighting and music. Luckily, there’s a vibrator that pulsates to the beat of your favorite crooner as he sings into your ear: the OhMiBod Club Vibe ($69, of course, goodvibes.com).


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J.Lo Hopes to Silence the Sounds of Pertussis

A baby’s coos and ga-gas can melt any parent’s heart, but there’s one sound that can fill it with fear: a whooping cough. Also known as pertussis, this condition is highly contagious and it’s estimated that there may be as many as 3.3 million adults and teens with the disease in any given year. Symptoms are often milder in adults—where the condition is usually mistaken for a cold or bronchitis—but more severe in vulnerable babies who are not fully immunized. In recent years, about 90 percent of pertussis deaths have occurred in babies younger than four months.


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Let's Get Physical

You know you should schedule a yearly physical exam, but do you actually do it? Seeing the doc on the regular (yes, even if you’re not sick) not only helps detect diseases before they turn serious, but also keeps your vaccinations up-to-date and reduces your risk for future problems too.


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