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The hottest things in pop culture this week

1. ‘I Love New York’

The Entertainer was sent packing on Monday’s episode of the VH1 reality show when New York welcomed some special guests to the house:the parents. As they arrived, many warmed-up to New York, but a few were in shock at the prospect of having her as a daughter-in-law. New York’s mother also instigated several fights, including one with The Entertainer’s mother and Buddha’s father. Only three remain for next week’s episode as they travel to Miami. A new episode airs every Monday at 8 p.m. on VH1.

2. ‘Superbad’ on DVD

“Superbad” was released Tuesday on DVD. Directed by Greg Mottola, the movie is about two socially inept teenagers, Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera), who are about to graduate high school. Both have the goal of losing their virginity, but realize this can happen only if they get the women drunk at a party they are invited to. Seth and Evan are not old enough to buy alcohol, so they enlist the help of a nerdy kid named Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who has a fake ID with the name “McLovin” on it.

3. Billboard Charts

Josh Groban led the Billboard charts for the second week with his album “Noel.” According to the Billboard Web site, “Not a single new release arrives in the top tiers of the Billboard Top 200 this week.” Groban’s album, which was released on Oct. 9, features several remakes of Christmas classics. Such songs include, “Silent Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Little Drummer Boy.” This is Groban’s fourth studio album.

4. Evel Knievel Dies

Daredevil Evel Knievel, known for his motorcycle stunts, died at the age of 69 on Friday, Nov. 30. Knievel suffered from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis (a lung disease) that plagued him during his final years, along with the effects of his many motorcycle accidents. Knievel retired in 1981 from a career in which he had broken 40 bones, including his back seven times. His most famous stunt was his attempt to jump the quarter-mile wide Snake River Canyon in 1974, but unfortunately failed.

5. The Laugh Factory

Comedian Dave Chappelle broke his own stand-up record at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on Sunday, Dec. 2. Chappelle, 34, performed on stage for 6 hours, 12 minutes, breaking his original record by five minutes. According to an CNN article, Chappelle heard that comedian and actor Dane Cook was planning to break his original record set in April. Cook has performed at the Laugh Factory for three hours, 50 minutes.

6. Hulk Hogan

WWE Superstar Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda Marie Bollea will end their 25-year marriage. According to an E! News article, Hogan (who’s real name is Terry Gene Bollea) was unaware that his wife was filing for divorce until a reporter from the St. Petersburg Times contacted him for a quote. It was evident from the VH1 reality show “Hogan Knows Best” that the couple was experiencing martial problems. They have two children together, Brooke and Nick.

7. ‘The Hills’

Another fight erupted between Spencer and Heidi when she confided in Stephanie (Spencer’s sister) the doubts about her marriage. This time when Spencer walked out the door, Heidi told him not to come back. Lauren and Audrina had their own Halloween party, where Lauren later expressed her interest in taking her relationship with Brody to the next level. She has doubts, though, on whether he will stay committed. Audrina, after breaking up with Justin Bobby, found herself a new interest in an Australian man. New episodes of “The Hills” air every Monday at 9 p.m on MTV.

8. ‘The Kite Runner’

Four boys in the movie, “The Kite Runner” have left Afghanistan after the movie’s Hollywood premiere on Tuesday. Concerns were raised that the boys would be subjected to violence because of a rape scene featured in the movie. The movie itself is based on the best-selling book released in 2003 by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. In ‘The Kite Runner,’ the main character witnesses the rape of a friend but does nothing to stop it. Though the movie will not be released in Afghanistan, there are concerns that pirated copies will be leaked.

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