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The nice folks over at Huffington Post pointed out that Apple now has a windfall of cash after yet another profitable year – and tried to point out the things that cash could theoretically purchase.

We’ve heard a lot of chatter as a result of that, with inexperienced pundits and passionate fanboys and equally devoted doubters all coming up with their own ‘Apple will TOTALLY buy’ situations. Rival companies? Sure. Environmental initiatives? Probably in our dreams. But what if Apple did use their piggy bank on something major, something ‘magical’? Here’s our favorite highly speculative scenarios that people have told us, and our two cents about them…

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Sportspeople

Chelsea have completed the signing of Gary Cahill from Bolton Wanderers for a fee of around £7 million.

According to the BBC, the 26-year-old centre-half passed a medical last Saturday, before attending Chelsea’s 1-0 Premier League win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

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Sportspeople

Italian Serie A club Inter Milan have made a €25 million euro bid for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, but reports claim the offer is unlikely to meet City’s valuation for the Argentine striker.

“Our offer is 25m euros – now it depends on them whether they accept,” said Inter president Massimo Moratti after their 1-0 win over AC Milan, according to the BBC.

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Entertainment

2011 has had more history changing events than almost any other year since WW2. Revolutions have swept across the globe, wars has been fought and mother nature has once again shown its wrath. The world has literally been transformed right in front of our eyes.

With that said, we would like to take a couple of minutes of your time to focus on the smaller, more everyday type of things. So without further ado, here is our list with the best of 2011.

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Celebrities

It is an essential activity for the celebrity and entertainment machine to talk up their accomplishments at the end of the year, and that is why we see so many Top Lists congratulating how beautiful, talented and influential their most popular representatives are.

And while there is certainly merit to pointing out the best actors, singers, thinkers and more, there is also a bunch of people who many of you love to hate, or just plainly hate. Who are at the top of our Un-hottest list? Find out here.

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Entertainment

If you’re like some of us, there is simply not enough time to consume all of the entertainment out there – television, music, Netflix, Angry Birds, blogs, online poker – you name it. Podcasts are among the first casualties, as they do require you paying attention and listening, which are skills that are quickly going away it seems. But now with winter upon us, and with more time on our hands, we’re ready to catch up on some much needed aural pleasure. What are we listening to? Here we go:

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Movies

Santa Claus has been portrayed on films so many times, it doesn’t matter if you believe in him or not. He’s now simply a mythical character, associated with the idea of exchanging presents in December, as well as the symbol one of the most expensive – and profitable – holidays in the world.

So it’s always fun to see the iconic red suit and jolly demeanor taken for a spin in a Hollywood movie. Which are our favorites to see during the season?

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Celebrities

A common misconception is that A-list movie stars are simply ‘discovered’ overnight.  In reality, these guys and gals usually toil for years, auditioning for terrible bit parts and taking any shameless gig to pay the bills.

You’d be surprised about how many of the Hollywood elite appeared in commercials prior to getting their big break. And then we wonder what is must have been like for the advertisers, producers, directors and crew to watch these nobodies become some of the biggest stars in the world. Check out some of our favorite commercials.

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Entertainment

A rare copy of the first issue of Action Comics, made famous for the first appearance of superhero Superman, has been sold for a record $2.16 million.

The auction for the special issue, graded at 9.0, began online on November 11 at ComicConnect.com. The starting bid was just $1, with a reserve price of $900,000. Neither the name of the buyer nor seller was disclosed.

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Sportspeople

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier has died aged 67 after a brief battle with liver cancer.

Also known as Smokin’ Joe, Frazier is best-known as being the first man to beat Muhammad Ali in 1971.

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