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GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK

Alec Baldwin

Used his new Twitter account to discuss Yeats, Shakespeare and booze. Jack Donaghy would be proud.

Anthony Weiner

A college student received a lewd picture from his allegedly hacked Twitter account.

TECHNOLOGY

iCloud on The Horizon

When Apple is set to launch a new product, they tend to keep it a secret. So techies were surprised when the company announced that CEO Steve Jobs would unveil its new service, iCloud, on June 6. Reports speculate that iCloud will let users stream their iTunes music from any Apple device and will serve as Apple's answer to Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music.

MOVIES

Enter the Dragon

In an introduction worthy of hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander, the first glimpse of director David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came in a leaked trailer that appeared to have been illegally filmed in a movie theater. (Sony Pictures released an official version a few days later.) Though the film calls itself "the feel-bad movie of Christmas," the dark, intense teaser makes it easy to feel good about what Fincher has in store.

VERBATIM

'There are no secrets at our house. We tell the kids, "Mom and Dad are going off to kiss."'

BRAD PITT, in an interview with USA Today, on how he and Angelina Jolie make time for themselves while caring for their six children. The actor said when he and Jolie announce plans to sneak away, his kids reply, 'Eww, gross!' And rightly so.

SPORTS

Skirt Shot

Following outrage over a new uniform code that sought to make female professional badminton players more "attractive" by requiring them to compete in short skirts or dresses, the Badminton World Federation scrapped its plan. The proposal was particularly ill-received in countries with large Muslim populations.

STYLE

Say Yes To the Dress

One of the silver screen's most memorable pieces of clothing will be available for purchase June 18, when actress Debbie Reynolds auctions off the white halter dress Marilyn Monroe wore above a New York City subway grate in 1955's The Seven Year Itch. The flowy frock is expected to fetch a seven-figure sum.

CELEBRITY

Big Bling

New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries proposed to Kim Kardashian with a 20.5-carat emerald-cut diamond ring. The sparkler, which Humphries co-designed with jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, reportedly cost $2 million, more than half of his annual salary. And they say love don't cost a thing.

MOVIES

Even More Hungover

Hollywood loves a trilogy. The logical next step after The Hangover Part II raked in a whopping $135 million in its first five days--making it the biggest opening ever for a comedy--is to get the guys drunk and do it all over again. Craig Mazin, who co-wrote the sequel, is reportedly in talks to work on a new script. After partying their way through the raunchiest cities in North America and Asia, where in the world will the Wolfpack head next?

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