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Selanne to play another season for Ducks

Anaheim, Calif. -- Veteran forward Teemu Selanne said Monday he is coming back to the Anaheim Ducks for another season.

The 40-year-old Finnish great confirmed speculation he would come back for an 18th NHL season via a Twitter message sent to the team's Web site. "After thinking about it for the last few months, I've decided to return to play for the Ducks," he tweeted.

"I'm excited about the summer additions the team has made. I know this team can win."

Though his 2009-10 season was plagued with injuries, Selanne set some career milestones. Among them was passing the 600-goal mark, becoming only the third European-born player in league history to reach that level.

Lady Gaga conquers Lollapalooza concert on day 1

Lady Gaga set the stage on fire once again! Conquering all other artists on the opening day at the Lollapalooza 2010, the pop sensation was unbeatable Friday night.

Gordon-Levitt gets 31 stitches

New York -- Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt said via Twitter he needed 31 stitches in his arm after crashing his bike into a New York taxi while shooting a movie.

Gordon-Levitt, 29, starred in the TV sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun" and the movies "Inception," "(500) Days of Summer," "Stop-Loss," "Brick" and "10 Things I Hate About You."

The New York Daily News said he was filming the action-thriller "Premium Rush" Tuesday when the mishap occurred.

"Wanna see a lot of my blood?" the actor tweeted. "31 stitches today. #PremiumRush is gonna be awesome :oD"

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OpenAppMkt: The Return of the iPhone Web App?

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After concert-stopping fall, Pink is back on stage

She kept her promise. After a frightening fall during a concert in Nuremberg, Germany, Thursday night which caused Pink to end the show abruptly, the 30-year-old singer was back onstage the next day.

Pink hospitalized after stage fall

Nuremberg, Germany -- U.S. pop star Pink apologized via Twitter to the audience of Thursday's concert in Germany after an onstage stunt went awry and sent her to the hospital.

The BBC said the singer fell out of a harness and was dragged into a barricade at the concert in Nuremberg.

"Nothing's broken, no fluid in the lungs, just seriously sore," Pink tweeted. "To all my nurnberg fans -- I am so so so sorry to end the show that way. I am embarrassed and very sorry. I'm in ambulance now but I will b fine ... Didn't get clipped in2 harness correctly, drug me off stage, fell in2 barricade. Getting xrays. I hope it at least looked cool!!!"

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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