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10 things you didn't know about '30 Rock' on its 10th anniversary

Let's celebrate 10 years of Liz Lemon with trivia!        
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Brooklyn Beckham posted this hilarious throwback snap of Victoria [Brooklyn Beckham/Instagram] The footballer’s son, 17, took to Instagram to post the funny snap to his 8.8 million followers, of h
Nicole Scherzinger admitted that she wants to duet with Cruz Beckham  [Getty] X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger is lining up a duet with Victoria and David Beckham’s youngest son, who ha
Nigel Farage has his sights set on Strictly Come Dancing 2017 [Wenn] The former UKIP leader was rumoured to be going into the I’m A Celebrity jungle this year, but has now revealed that following
Rapper Kanye West was pictured for the first time since he was hospitalised [Giovanni Leonardo Bassan/Instagram] Rapper Kanye West has been photographed for the first time since he was released fr
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in primetime        
Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift have shocked fans with their surprise reveal [WIRE] The two superstars have teamed up for track I Don't Wanna Live Forever for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Tayl
It's off the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack.        
The Netherlands has threatened to scupper a trade and security deal between the Ukraine and the EU unless it receives legally binding guarantees at a summit of European leaders next week. Read more he
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney fans can buy a piece of history when the late animation entrepreneur's signed will and other Disney memorabilia go up for auction on Friday.
Iron Man, the Vulture and high school crushes, oh my!        
THIS time of the year when we can take that needed vacation from work, a number of families take time to relax and enjoy the holidays by traveling outside the country. One of the destinations where Fi
MANY mental health workers (i.e. counselors, social workers, psychologists) and other individuals like houseparents and child care workers experience vicarious trauma. Vicarious trauma is the process
The figure on this small ceramic plate handmade by local artist Marna McGlinn is quite dapper.        
FRANCISTOWN: Makombela Traditional Dance group has released a six-track debut album titled Dzingaendapi.
UK born house music vocalist, Monique Bingham, will grace the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) at The Grand Palm on December 31.
Okavango Promotions will host the first ever Gaborone African Food festival (GAF) on December 17 at Bojanala Water Front.
There are worse things for a teen than Tony Stark giving you sweet tech.        
Dear Amy: A dozen years ago I married a very intelligent, kind and highly educated man.        
SASKATOON - The Saskatoon Health Region has joined others across the country in warning patients who have had open-heart surgery that they are at potential risk for infection. The warning is aimed at
It’s the 54th year for Most Holy Trinity’s Christmas party, and for the owner of the Anchor Bar, it’s almost a religion        
The discovery of smallpox DNA in a 17th century child mummy may shorten the timeline of the deadly infectious disease's history, according to a study published Thursday The post Tracing smallpox: Viru
This weekend’s championship between Seattle and Toronto doesn’t feature aging imports—and the league is OK with that.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied the Vegas Golden Knights’ trademark application, citing possible confusion with the Golden Knights of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.
Rulemaking bodies eliminate one-stroke penalty for accidentally moving ball on putting green.
This year, people are opting for hope over cheer, a wreath over a family photo; use of the word ‘peace’ is up 14%.
The NBA and other sports bet big on an emerging technology; how does it feel to put on those goggles?
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's preference for discussing climate change over health care is being used as an argument by the provinces to justify extending the annual six per cent increase i
Yoga Behind Bars has offered yoga classes to prisoners for a while. Now it’s teaching inmates at the women’s prison near Gig Harbor how to lead classes themselves.
Mixing graphene—a material made of single-atom-thick layers of carbon—with homemade “Silly Putty” produces a sensor so sensitive that it can detect the tiny footsteps of spiders, according to new rese
A winter weather advisory remains in effect through early Saturday as chilly Arctic air collides with precipitation bringing moderate to heavy snowfall and gusty winds.
Kirk Douglas has a lot to share after living for 100 years and spending 70 of those years in the movie-making business.        
Trump will stay on as executive producer.        

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