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Here are a few things in news, entertainment and pop culture that we’ve been talking about lately.

n The cast of “Glee” beats the Beatles for most appearances by a nonsolo act on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Now come the fights, the bitter breakup and, inevitably, the overpriced Cirque du Soleil show.

n Carrie Fisher reveals that she did cocaine on the set of “The Empire Strikes Back.” Apparently, snow wasn’t the only white powder found on the ice planet of Hoth.

The NFL investigates allegations that Brett Favre u25B6 sent X-rated photos to a female sports television host. Good thing he didn’t retire; Lord knows what mischief he would’ve gotten into with even more free time on his hands.

n Microsoft unveils a line of new smart phones. Because consumers can never have enough reason to hate Microsoft.

JOHN PRZYBYS (jprzybys@reviewjournal.com)

"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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