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Uncommon men, common ground

It was a meeting of two star powers: Barack Obama, who enjoys rock star status on the political scene, and Ludacris, music superstar and budding actor. The Democratic senator from Illinois, contemplating a run for president, met privately in Chicago with Ludacris on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. "We talked about empowering the youth," said the rapper, whose real name is Chris Bridges.

'Desperate' & engaged

Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria, 31, and NBA Spurs superstar Tony Parker, 24, below, are on again in a big way. They're tying the knot. All-around media mogul Ryan Seacrest got the scoop Thursday, with Longoria telling Seacrest, "I always promised you that you would hear it first. . . . Tony and I are engaged," she said.

TV shows go around and come around

- Reruns of ABC's blockbuster Grey's Anatomy will be shown on Lifetime at 11 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 7.

- A&E launches reruns of The Sopranos beginning Jan. 10. But new episodes of the series aren't quite ready: Its final season begins on HBO in January.