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Celebrity Chef's Ex-Fiancee Charged With Assault: Erica Wang, the former fiancee of celebrity chef Todd English, has been charged with assault for allegedly hitting him with an expensive designer watch. Ouch.

Ninjas Hate Joe Lieberman: Police have arrested a man dressed as a ninja after he was seen standing on a street corner in the town of Vernon, Connecticut waving nunchucks around and shouting that he wanted to beat up Senator Joe Lieberman.

Schools a battleground over dueling Chinese scripts: In U.S. schools with Chinese classe, decisions over teaching the simplified characters used in mainland China versus the traditional ones used in Taiwan stir passions among parents over politics and cultural pride.

Billionaire among 6 nabbed in inside trading case: Raj Rajaratnam, one of America's wealthiest men, was among six hedge fund managers and corporate executives arrested Friday in a hedge fund insider trading case that authorities say generated more than $25 million in illegal profits.

Young Korean-American Hahn-Bin Wows Carnegie Hall In Debut Performance: Last week, mohawked and mascara'd violin prodigy Hahn-Bin opened the 49th Young Concert Artist Series and mesmerized the sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall in his New York debut.

Recipe for an Outrageous Cookbook: David Chang, the red-hot chef behind Momofuku Noodle Bar in Manhattan, is releasing his first book next week, a very different kind of cookbook, dropping recipes and f-bombs.

John Woo comes to O.C. with a Chinese action epic: Here's an interview with director John Woo on his latest film, the historical Chinese battle epic Red Cliff, which will finally be released in U.S. theaters next month.

Film Festival Pick: If I Was Like You: Latoya Peterson over at Racialicious has a thoughtful review of an extremely interesting, provocative narrative short, Wesley Du's If I Was Like You, which she recently caught at the DC APA Film Festival.

Music adds up for Vienna Teng: The San Jose Mercury News has another profile on hometown singer Vienna Teng, who previously studied computer science at Stanford then worked as a software engineer for Cisco Systems before leaving it all behind to pursue music full time.

Karen O and the Sound of 'Where the Wild Things Are': The best thing about director Spike Jonze's movie adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are? The soundtrack with original songs by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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