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The Melange: What People Are Talking About

The Melange: What People Are Talking About

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Take five and read about everything that people are talking about:

Elmore Leonard, the author of such novels as "Get Shorty" and "The Big Bounce," died this morning at the age of 87.

The Obamas got a new dog. Her name is Sunny and she looks almost exactly like their first dog, Bo. In other words, she's cute.

*NSYNC fans should definitely watch the MTV VMAs this year. Word is that Justin Timberlake, J.C. Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and that fifth guy with the dreads are reuniting for a performance.

If you pee on the seat in Shenzhen, China, you're going to get fined by "authorities." It's still unclear how the authorities will be monitoring your peeing habits.

Olivia Munn (of HBO's "The Newsroom") fell from a faulty indoor swing and dislocated her shoulder. And then she posted a video of the incident on Twitter.

Sara Bareilles joined Taylor Swift on stage in L.A. for a performance of Bareilles' song "Brave." To no one's surprise, Swift was wearing those dang shorts again.

Dick Van Dyke's car caught fire on the highway. With him in it. He's fine, by the way.

Uncle Jesse is 50, but he doesn't look a day over 37.

 

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