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VMAs: Gaga delivers, Handler fizzles

 On Sept. 12, the annual MTV Video Music Awards was held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Calif.  The celebrities were dressed to impress at the awards as usual. Standouts included a dazzling Taylor Swift in a gorgeous dress and a very Barbie-luscious jump suit worn by none other than rapper Nicki Minaj.  The always dynamic and controversial dresses ...

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Larry Turner: student entrepreneur

�  In a mall where kiosk owners attack shoppers with less-than-fragrant perfumes, Larry Turner takes a more civil business approach.  Turner, VSU marketing major, owns his kiosk in the Valdosta Mall by Foot Locker and Spencer Gifts where he sells Roommates Peel and Stick reusable wall decals.  “I found this opportunity on the mall’s website and decided to try it ...

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Hopper late night dining gets mixed reviews

Hopper Dining is now open for late night dining Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. After coming back home from a party or a late night study session, Hopper Dining provides a place on campus to grab a midnight snack. Freshmen Rico Russell is pleased with the new dining hours. “I think Hopper has been a success ...

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Oprah, Sir Paul to receive honor at Kennedy Center

This holiday season, a grand gift waits for a few select individuals. Tune in to CBS on December 28th to watch as five tremendously successful individuals are honored as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts throws their 33rd Kennedy Center Honors gala. The honorees are talk show host extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey, country star Merle Haggard, Broadway composer ...

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2010: Year of Music Videos, Comebacks

When you listen to music on the iPod or radio, your ears are pleased with the sounds of your favorite artists; specifically artists you haven’t heard in years. 2010 has proved to be the year of The Comeback. But what actually defines a comeback? Is it when an artist has a powerful single? (We saw this with R&B legend Sade ...

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Faux trailer comes to life as comic thriller ‘Machete’

How does he do it? How does Robert Rodriguez present an audience with such absurd stories and cartoonish situations and make such fantastic films? I have no clue, but he continues his unblemished record with the release of “Machete.” Based on the popular fake trailer from the Rodriguez/Tarantino collaborative gore fest “Grindhouse,” “Machete” is the story of a Federale (played ...

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Stallone, pals bring macho back to screen

In an age where men wear pink and apply lotion to their skin, there is still one walking, breathing, line-slurring collection of macho muscle out there among the Hollywood Elite. That man is Sylvester Stallone. ‘The Expendables’ is a movie that he has yearned to do for a long time and finally has delivered it to the public in all ...

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Recasting the castaways

Soon there will be a feature film remake of the classic television series “Gilligan’s Island”, with the approval of original series creator Sherwood Schwartz. Schwartz has already said that he would prefer Michael Cera to play Gilligan and Beyoncé Knowles to play movie star Ginger. Who do you think would best fill the sand-filled shoes of the castaways? Cast your ...

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‘Takers’: All-star and all-action

Gun fire, armored trucks and an all star cast. If you love these things, then “Takers” is the movie for you. Directed by John Luessenhop, “Takers” is fast-paced and action-packed. However, for all its action and jumping in the plot, the story flows cohesively through the whole film. “Takers” is about a group of career criminals who get together once ...

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