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

* Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signs on as a contestant on the upcoming edition of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Paging Messrs. Ensign and Gibbons, paging Messrs. Ensign and Gibbons …

* The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District says it will write off $918,354.81 worth of library fines. Had no idea our copy of “Green Eggs and Ham” has been missing for so long.

* Swedish pop group ABBA is selected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And, suddenly, the world seems rife with promise for fans of The Archies, Josie and the Pussycats and Alvin & the Chipmunks.

JOHN PRZYBYS (jprzybys@reviewjournal.com)

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