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Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize, Our Favorite Photo Award: We love this image of Lessing, the oldest-ever winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, sitting on her stoop like the 87-year-old landlady of a murder suspect. If we didn’t know better, we’d imagine she’s telling all those microphones, “He was a quiet man. Kept to himself, mostly.”

33169118.jpgNice, But Still Not The Big Prize: Former President Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are splitting the Nobel Peace Prize for their anti-global warming campaigns.

33160765.jpgPerez Hilton Sued: Music label Zomba sued PerezHilton.com, alleging it illegally posted 10 complete recordings by Britney Spears. Perez filed a counter-suit, which was just the original Zomba lawsuit with the words “You’re Gay” written across the top.

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