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Open wide: Hardee's debuts 920-calorie breakfast burrito

The people who brought you the Monster Thickburger and the 1,100-calorie salad are at it again -- this time for breakfast. Hardee's on Monday rolled out its new "Country Breakfast Burrito" -- two-egg omelets filled with bacon, sausage, diced ham, cheddar cheese, hash browns and sausage gravy, all wrapped inside a flour tortilla. The burrito contains 920 calories and 60 grams of fat. Brad Haley, marketing chief for the St. Louis-based fast-food chain, said the burrito offers the sort of big-breakfast item found in sit-down restaurants with an added advantage. "It makes this big country breakfast portable," he said. The burrito represents half a day's calories and a full day's worth of saturated fat and salt.

Stairway to online: Led Zeppelin is releasing its catalog online for the first time, the band announced Monday. The group's tunes, including "Communication Breakdown," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven," will be available from online music stores Nov. 13. The band is due to release a two-CD retrospective, Mothership, the same day. Led Zeppelin was one of the last major acts to resist digital distribution. The Beatles are the highest-profile holdouts.

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Paris Hilton is vowing to change her party-girl image after her jail stint. "There are a lot of bad people in L.A. Before, my life was about having fun, going to parties -- it was a fantasy," she tells Newsweek magazine in its Oct. 22 issue, now on newsstands. "But when I had time to reflect, I felt empty inside. I want to leave a mark on the world." . . . Country singer Joe Nichols, whose hits include "Brokenheartsville" and "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," has entered a rehab program for treatment of substance abuse.


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