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Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 23-29

Nov. 23: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (“Basic Instinct,” ”Showgirls”) is 70. Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”) is 67. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 60. “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts is 54. Singer-guitarist Ken Block of Sister Hazel is 48. Drummer Charlie Grover of Sponge is 48. Actor Oded Fehr (“The Mummy”) is 44. Rapper Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound is 42. Actor Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) is 30. TV personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (“Jersey Shore”) is 27. Singer-actress Miley Cyrus is 22. Actor Austin Majors (“NYPD Blue”) is 19.

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Bono hurts arm in NYC cycling accident

In this March 7, 2014, file photo, Bono speaks to delegates during the European People's Party Elections Congress at the convention center, in Dublin, Ireland. Bono has injured his arm while riding a bicycle in New York City. A posting on the band’s website Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, said Bono “injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park” and will require surgery to repair the arm.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — U2 frontman Bono has injured his arm while riding a bicycle in New York City.

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Chopin’s heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

This photo from Nov. 5, 2014, shows a monument dedicated to the 19th century composer Frederic Chopin in a park in Warsaw, Poland.  In 1849 Chopin's dying wish was that his heart should be removed and entombed in his native Poland and following many twists in the tale Chopin’s heart has remained at rest at Holy Cross Church in Warsaw until April 2014, when it was taken out so that officials could determine its condition. Amid huge secrecy the inspection happened over night, photographs were taken and hot wax was added to the jar’s seal to prevent evaporation of the preserving alcohol before the relic was replaced. Officials have now announced plans for another inspection, 50 years from now, a reflection of the mystique the relic-like object holds over Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: Remove my heart after I die and entomb it in Poland. He wanted the symbol of his soul to rest in the native land he pined for from self-imposed exile in France.

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AC/DC drummer lives at full speed among retirees

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was the toast of this quiet New Zealand coastal community when he celebrated the launch of his surprise solo album at his marina restaurant, Phil’s Place. Even the mayor was there.

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Hamlin has A-list advantage for championship race

Denny Hamlin drives in the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship series auto race, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Michael Jordan was one of Denny Hamlin’s biggest fans in the pits, rooting on the NASCAR star as he fell short of winning the Sprint Cup championship.

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