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Tuesday, November 18

We already knew Channing Tatum was the Sexiest Man Alive, but earlier this year "People" magazine confirmed it. But he just got sexier if you can imagine that. He and his wife Jenna Dewan are expecting their first child. No other details were released, other than that Jenna is due "next year." 

NBC executives have begun "quietly" exploring the option of giving "The Tonight Show" to Jimmy Fallon when Jay Leno's contract expires in 2014. But the question is:  Will Leno finally be willing to leave at that point?  And if not, would NBC actually force him out or will they just cave and keep him around until he's ready to walk away? For real this time. But Conan O'Brien had a longstanding arrangement with NBC and Leno to take over "The Tonight Show" in 2009 and we all remember how that worked out. Plus, there's this: David Letterman’s contract is also up in 2014 and apparently there's a "long unsaid understanding throughout the TV industry" that Leno won't step down before Dave does.

HBO is working with Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York to create a series of "Game of Thrones"-themed beers. The first one will be called "Iron Throne Blonde Ale", and it'll be available starting in March in time for the third season premiere on March 31st. The second "Game of Thrones" brew will follow in the fall, and two more will be introduced in 2014.

Alicia Keys has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit.  Songwriter Earl Shuman claims "Girl on Fire" sounds too similar Eddie Holman's 1970 single "(Hey There) Lonely Girl", which he wrote. It seems like just an attempt at a cash-grab though, because the similarities are pretty slight. It all started with a blog, which reported, "In the middle of the song, Alicia sings a couplet or so from Eddie Holman’s 1970 classic song. The song was written by Leon Carr and Earl Shuman, who are both gone to rock 'n' roll heaven." Shuman contacted the writer to tell him he was still alive and apparently that's when he decided to try to squeeze something out of Alicia. It's probably going to be an up-hill battle for him, though.

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Locations : CooperstownNew York
People : Alicia KeysChanning TatumDavid LettermanEarl ShumanEddie HolmanJay LenoJenna DewanJimmy FallonLeon Carr

12/18/2012 8:55AM
Tuesday, November 18
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