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NORAD Tracks Santa Clause Again

Santa Claus is comin’ — on radar

He made his list, he checked it twice, and now Santa’s flying around the world to deliver gifts to all the children who’ve been nice. Thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), anyone can track him on noradsanta.org.

CONAD (NORAD’s predecessor) started tracking Santa in 1955, when a Colorado Springs newspaper misprinted the number for a Santa hotline. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, the director of operations at CONAD, started getting a lot of calls for Santa. Shoup, not wanting to let the children down, instructed his staff to give updates on Santa’s location to callers. Instead of having the misprinted ad removed, NORAD offered to keep tracking Santa for the children.

Since then, the tradition has evolved. Two years ago Google started contributing to the project, using NORAD’s data to create 2D Google Map and 3D Google Earth representations of Santa’s whereabouts. The progress and video of Santa’s flight can be tracked at noradsanta.org, via cell phone at m.noradsanta.org, or in 3D on Google Earth. You can also e-mail noradtrackssanta@gmail.com for an update on Santa’s location.

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Erin Andrews update!

It still seems that there is no progress in the peeping tom case involving ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews.

It has been the big topic on all the major network morning shows and Andrews has said very little involving the incident.

According to her attorney, steps are being made to make sure that Andrews is protected from any kind of future intrusion.

Erin Andrews, the ESPN sideline reporter for the network’s college football and basketball telecasts, was the victim of a peeping tom who had posted a video of her naked in an undisclosed hotel room.

Some sources are now saying that there might not be any way that the person can prosecuted so there is a huge legal issue in the making. Another big item involving this case was websites who had posted the video were entrapping viewers with malicious spyware.

The aforementioned video has since been taken down from most popular websites including YouTube.

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Knightley and Ferrell in London Boulevard

According to the Hollywood Reporter Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell have joined the cast of “London Boulevard”, the directorial debut of Oscar winning writer William Monahan (“The Departed”, “Body of Lies”).

Already cast in the film are David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin and Ray Winstone.

“London Boulevard” is being adapted from Ken Bruen’s novel of the same name about a criminal in London who’s just been released from prison and becomes involved with a young actress.

Filming began in London this week for release sometime in 2010. Knightley can last been seen in “The Duchess”, has just finished filming “Last Night” and “Never Let Me Go” and is currently working on this film and “The Beautiful and the Damned”.

Ferrell will next be seen starring with Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Christopher Plummer and the late Heath Ledger in “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” due out on September 4.