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Sugar Bits — David Beckham Will Close the Olympics

  • David Beckham will star in the surprise finale of the August 24 closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, when China transfers the honor of the summer Olympics to London for 2012. — People
  • Paula Wagner announced yesterday she is leaving her role as CEO of United Artists but will maintain her co-ownership interest with Tom Cruise. — Variety
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin actor Shelley Malil pled not guilty today to charges of premeditated attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend 20 times. His bail is set at $10 million. — LA Times
  • Oprah Winfrey will attend Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 28, though she is not planning to take the stage. — Entertainment Tonight
  • Julia Child is listed as one of the 24,000 spies who helped the US government during World War II as part of the Office of Strategic Services, an early version of the CIA. — YumSugar
  • Gael García Bernal and his girlfriend Dolores Fonzi are expecting their first child together. — E! Online


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