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San Fran considers nudity ban; 'Hobbit' animal deaths

NO MORE NUDES? San Francisco city officials vote Tuesday on whether to ban all public nakedness... well... almost all public nakedness. As the LA Times points out:

The preschool set still could go diaperless anywhere and everywhere. Fetishists could drop trou for a flogging during the annual Folsom Street Fair, billed as the world's largest leather fest. The proposed ban would not stop the athletically inclined from jettisoning their shorts during the Bay to Breakers run — the historic, costume-optional race through this city's microclimates (chilly to chillier). And Dykes on Bikes could wear — or not — whatever they wished during the Pride Parade.

Read more on latimes.com.


27 ANIMAL DEATHS, CLAIM WRANGLERS: Animal wranglers involved in the making of "The Hobbit" movie trilogy say the production company is responsible for the deaths of as many as 27 animals, largely because they were kept at a farm filled with bluffs, sinkholes and other "death traps." Read more on HamptonRoads.com.


BIEBER WINS: America proved its Bieber Fever was strong: The teen singer dominated the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Did you vote? No? This is your fault. Read more on HamptonRoads.com.


YES, JENNY MCCARTHY DID GRAB BIEBER's BUTT: Jenny McCarthy discusses grabbing Justin Bieber by the butt on stage at the 40th American Music Awards, while MC Hammer dishes on his collaboration with PSY.


DEF LEPPARD MARRIAGE ENDS: After 25 years of marriage, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has filed for divorce from his wife, Julie Campbell. Read more on TMZ.com.


BOX OFFICE TOPS: The sun has set on the "Twilight" franchise with one last blockbuster opening for the supernatural romance. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" sucked up $141.3 million domestically over opening weekend and $199.6 million more overseas for a worldwide debut of $340.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Read more on HamptonRoads.com.
1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," $141.3 million ( $199.6 million international) 
2. "Skyfall," $41.5 million ($49.6 million international) 
3. "Lincoln," $21 million 
4. "Wreck-It Ralph," $18.3 million ($4.8 million international) 
5. "Flight," $8.6 million ($1 million international)




ONE MORE SHOWBIZ MINUTE: Bieber dominates the AMA's; stars pay homage to Dick Clark; "Twilight" saga closes, dominates box office.


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