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Fast Track: Esquire names Rihanna sexiest woman alive

October 11, 2011
  • Rihanna, center, performs in London on Oct. 5.
Rihanna, center, performs in London on Oct. 5. (Joel Ryan / Associated Press )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday:

Rihanna is named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine, for which the singer posed nude. (Esquire)

Chaz Bono dances to the "Rocky" theme while mama Cher weeps on "Dancing With the Stars." (Los Angeles Times)

Amy Winehouse's father says he will write a heartfelt memoir about the singer, and proceeds are to go to help disadvantaged kids. (NME)

More theaters join Cinemark in threatening not to show the Eddie Murphy film "Tower Heist" if Universal Pictures allows it to go to on-demand just three weeks after opening. (Los Angeles Times)

"Downton Abbey" actress Rose Leslie is joining "Game of Thrones" as the Wildling woman Ygritte. (Entertainment Weekly)

Fonzie's motorcycle from "Happy Days" is on the auction block. (Daily Mail)

Beyonce and Jay-Z have a February due date. (Los Angeles Times)

Brad Pitt's "World War Z" prop weapons are confiscated by Hungarian authorities. (Associated Press)

Barry Sanders is filling in for Hank Williams Jr. on ESPN's "Monday Night Football." (Time)

Rosie O'Donnell's new show premieres, with a little help from Oprah Winfrey. (Los Angeles Times)

A Brooklyn artist plans to give birth on a gallery stage as performance art titled "The Birth of Baby X." (

More than 200 musicians will perform "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" score in front of a screening of the film this weekend. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Noelene Clark

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