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Robert Pattinson chips his tooth

Robert Pattinson reportedly chipped his tooth while flossing, according to 'Eclipse' co-star Bryce Dallas Howard.
The actress told New York magazine at the premiere of her latest film that he accidentally chipped his tooth, reports E! Online.
"He told me this story that made me crack up. He was like, 'Oh, I have to go to the dentist.' And I was like, 'Oh no, what happened? Just a checkup?' And he was like, 'No, I chipped a tooth.' And I was like, 'How?' And he was like, 'Flossing.'"
Howard made the remarks when asked if Pattinson was hygienic, and added: "I don't even floss. So he's hygienic. Trust me."

RTÉ evening news bulletins on television have contained 5 minutes plus of horse-racing coverage for the last 3 or 4 nights. Endless detail about Fairyhouse and the 3.15, for no discernible reason. Anyone who actually cares about horse-racing (those who gamble) will already have discovered whether they won, or more likely, lost their bet.

Meanwhile, RTÉ barely reported this:
U-turn on Civil Service cuts outrageous

In Christmas week a major policy reversal was introduced and the genuine shock of Lenihan’s news mustn’t be used to allow it to pass. On December 23rd, when perhaps some hoped no one would notice, a press release was issued from the Department of Finance revealing that just one of the cutbacks made in the Budget would be reversed. There were many hard cases from which to choose: the disabled, the carers, community projects and the low-paid. Which one created such tears and lamentations that the Cabinet was moved to right the wrong?

Why, the pay cuts for senior civil servants, of course. The 15 per cent pay cut for those earning over €200,000 was cut. The 12 per cent pay cut for those earning between €165,000 and €200,000 was also cut. To what figure was the cut, ahem, cut? To between 3 and 5 per cent. A miserable 3 per cent from a couple of hundred grand? Why?

Good to see they have their priorities straight.

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