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

■ Tiger Woods’ creepy new Nike ad features the disembodied voice of his late father. Don’t do it. For God’s sake, just don’t do it.

■ Las Vegas hosts a sale of pieces from the now-closed “Star Trek: The Experience” at the Las Vegas Hilton. We’ll take a Seven of Nine to go, please, no need for gift wrap.

■ Vanessa Hudgens u25B6 is cast as a drug addict and exotic dancer in a Los Angeles production of “Rent.” Alternate title: “High School Musical 5: Gabriella’s College Career Doesn’t Go So Well.”

■ Die-hard Scrabble fans fume over a new U.K. version of the game that permits proper nouns. Coming up: An even newer version that permits the obscenities, profanities and vulgarities die-hard fans are using to talk about this one.

John Przybys (jprzybys@reviewjournal.com)

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