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Tolkien estate sues New Line Cinema for failing to pay any profits from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. (Yahoo)

An Israeli town is suing Internet giant Google for slander over a posting by a user of its worldwide mapping service that claims the town was built on the ruins of an Arab village, an official said Monday. (Yahoo)

Another attempt to stage Hamlet as a ballet. (Times)

US networks continue stealing ideas from the UK. (AP)

Don't mess with a crackberry addict! (AP)

"The Dan David Prize annually awards three prizes of US$1 million for achievements with an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world." This years winners- Amos Oz,Tom Stoppard, Atom Egoyan, Al Gore, Ellen Mosley-Thompson & Lonnie Thompson and Geoffrey Eglinton. (Dan David Prize)

A new era of Star Wars entertainment begins in 2008 when STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, from creator George Lucas, premieres as an all-new feature film in August, followed by the television series debut in the fall, in a partnership announced today between Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. (EarthTimes)

Blockbuster releases a list of the best date movies for Valentine's day. There is also a top ten list of anti-date movies for him and her. (Press Release)

Fake malaria drugs manufactured in China. (Eurekalert)

MSNBC just said that Mike Huckabee's press van ran out of gas and is seeking help from AAA. Link when available, if available for such pressing news.

Gay and lesbian tourism becoming 'less ghetto-ized,' says travel show co-host. (Canadian Press)

The Coen brothers are to take on the 2007 Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Yiddish Policeman's Union, about an alternate-reality Alaska. (Guardian)

Saudi Arabia's religious police have banned red roses ahead of Valentine's Day, forcing couples in the conservative Muslim nation to think of new ways to show their love. (Reuters)

"She loathes the diet industry and hates the way women police each other's bodies from a young age. She even found piling on the pounds liberating. But reluctantly, Kira Cochrane accepts it is time to slim down. Introducing her new fortnightly column, she explains why she wants to lose weight - and why she will not be offering recipe or exercise tips." (Guardian)

Egypt's Earliest Farming Village Found. (NG)

With the aid of computerized image analysis, it may be possible in the future for radiologists to feel images with the help of a three-dimensional mouse. (ScienceDaily)

My Hovercraft is full of eels. (Nice Marmot)

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