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      OLD-SCHOOL DOMINO'S: Per the L.A. Times, "The names alone of this summer's hit R-rated comedies "The Hangover Part II," "Horrible Bosses," "Bad Teacher," "Bridesmaids" tell you exactly what you're getting. It's a trickier task with "30 Minutes or Less," opening Friday. The title is a reference to how quickly a pizza can be delivered, but "30 Minutes or Less" isn't really a tale about transporting pepperoni pies. The movie is about a pizza delivery man who is compelled to rob a bank with a bomb strapped to his body."{}

      iOUCHY: Per the AP, "Actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove has broken her ankle in a tour bus accident in southern Illinois. Gina Schulman, a spokeswoman for the star of Nickelodeon's "iCarly," says the accident happened early Thursday on Interstate 70 near Vandalia, 70 miles northeast of St. Louis. Schulman says all five passengers on the bus "will be fine."

      JUST VISITING: Per E!, "Uh-oh, do we already smell a reconciliation between exes Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who were photographed yesterday in the Hamptons? Even though reps say the get-together was only a chance for the split couple to be with their children, others are actually getting their hopes up, wondering if this means the divorce lawyers will be called off. Don't count on it."

      MEANWHILE HE'S WITH BELICHICK: Per Celebuzz!, "What better way to spend your time in Costa Rica than frolicking on the beach?! Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was spotted vacationing in the exotic local recently, and splashed around in the water with her 2-year-old son Benjamin. Sporting a teeny pink bikini, Gisele showed off her flawless figure."

      LEAK THE TAPES: Per Us, "Straight up: Anyone interested in getting hired as Paula Abdul's assistant should get ready to tend to a kooky list of daily demands. Among the 49-year-old X Factor judge's requests, according to an insider? Each assistant must carry and use a tape recorder at all times "because she doesn't trust her own conversations," the source says. "She also makes them check the TiVo for any mention of her and put it on a DVD."

      NOT KETCHUP: Per Access Hollywood, "Get ready for more "True Blood"! HBO has renewed the hit vampire series - starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard for a fifth season, the network announced on Thursday."

      ALL RIGHTY THEN: Per Rolling Stone, "Viral pop star Rebecca Black has been pulled out of school after being bullied by her classmates in the wake of becoming an internet celebrity. The 14-year-old singer will now be home schooled by her mother."

      POLITICO BLINK: Rep. Charlie Rangel celebrated his 81st birthday in style on Wednesday night with a fundraising gala at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel featuring a performance by Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul, wearing a white sparkly strapless dress with a shawl and pearls, sang "Happy Birthday" to the New York Democrat and got the crowd moving with "Respect."

      GOOD SPORT: Per TMZ, "Mike Judge -- the mega-genius behind "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "King of the Hill" -- blinded us with awesomeness last night ... by busting out the voices of THREE of his kick-ass characters!!! Judge -- who's about to release NEW episodes of "B & B" -- was hanging out at the Andaz Hotel in L.A. when he gave us a sweet, sweet taste of Beavis, Butt-Head, AND Hank Hill."

      WEEKEND PLANNER: Per TBD's ArtsBook, "Friday: Olivia Mancini and the Mates at Black Cat (D.C. fave home for the summer from grad school), Blink-182 at Jiffy Lube Live, My Morning Jacket at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Saturday: Steve Earl at the Birchmere, Tim McGraw at the Lube, Nouveau Riche at U Street Music Hall. Sunday: Alkaline Trio at Black Cat."


      --Skip Wood