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More Controversy Over Strictly Come Dancing Voting Procedure as the Christmas Special Hits a Snag

Sugar Bits — Strictly Christmas Special Hits Voting Snag

  • The filming of Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas Special had to stop for an hour, after judges gave four of the couples identical marks, meaning the bottom two couples could not win the show even after the studio audience vote. Len Goodman took the unprecedented step of re-ranking the couples' dances and inviting the audience to vote again. — Guardian
  • Chace Crawford is going to star in Leona Lewis' video for her next single, "I Will Be", due out in January. The pair met when Chace was in London a couple months ago. — People
  • Lance Armstrong is expecting a child with his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, in June, his rep has confirmed. This will be Lance's fourth child, but his first with Anna. Congrats!— Us Magazine
  • Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn have announced they are having a baby girl, who is due on January 17. Congrats! — The Sun
  • A tissue used by Scarlett Johansson has been sold for $5,300 (£3,600) on eBay. She used the tissue on the Tonight show, telling Jay Leno she had caught a cold from Samuel L. Jackson and thought her illness had more "value" as it had been passed from one celebrity to another. Proceeds are going to hunger charity USA Harvest. — BBC
  • Twilight is top of the UK and Ireland box office, taking £2.5million in its first three days. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is down to second place, while Four Christmases has stayed in third position. — Reuters

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