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The heart of Rocknroll officially belongs to Kate Winslet. The Oscar-winning actress wed Ned Rocknroll (born Ned Abel Smith) in a secret ceremony early this month. [Wire service via Baltimore Sun]

Avery Johnson

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If Avery Johnson were coach of a team from New Jersey, where and when expectations were much lower, he wouldn't be out of a job. But Johnson was fired Thursday, a New York minute after being named NBA coach of the month in November. The Nets are just 14-14 after losing 10 of their last 13 games. [Wire service via Baltimore Sun]

Trouble Maker

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The holiday season in the K-pop world signifies the coming of the SBS Gayo Daejun -- the end-of-year broadcast special in South Korea where celebrities come together for special performances and collaborations. [billboard.com]


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The Janoskians member answered questions about his food preferences, favorite baby names, etc.,. [Twitter]


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A Frederick family, like untold numbers of families across the United States, are waiting to see whether Russian President Vladimir Putin decides to block adoptions between the two countries. Putin signaled Thursday that he would sign a law to create the ban. [Baltimore Sun]

Congress, #GunControl

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President Barack Obama and congressional leaders were set to meet on Friday for the first time since November with no sign of progress in resolving their differences over the federal budget and low expectations for a "fiscal cliff" deal before January 1. [Wire service via Baltimore Sun]

Led Zeppelin, Kennedy Center Honors

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Taped at the start of the month in Washington, D.C., the ever-classy Kennedy Center Honors ceremony – which honored the band – had  its yearly CBS telecast Wednesday night. [zap2it.com]