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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* The new "Dancing with the Stars" cast was announced Tuesday. It includes Andy Dick, Zendaya Coleman, Ingo Rademacher and reality fixture Lisa Vanderpump. I'm not sure when they announce the names of the actual stars.
* Let's be honest, nobody's going to mistake that for the list of Oscar winners.
* Chuck Hagel looks likely to be confirmed as secretary of defense. The bad news is, after the tough sequester cuts impact the U.S. military, he'll be presiding over two tanks and a cannon.
* Mark Cuban looks to possibly be facing another stiff NBA fine. Cuban fines have done more to stimulate the U.S. economy than the Christmas shopping season.
* An 11-year-old girl testified before the Iowa State Legislature and now may testify before the U.S. Congress. She's expected to be thrilled with Congress. This will be the first time she ever met people who spend more time at recess than she does.
* President Obama called the penny “obsolete,” and there's a new move in Congress to eliminate it. A sidebar: If you offered a member of the current Congress a “penny for your thoughts,” you'd be overpaying.
* Actor Matthew McConaughey is coming out with his own clothing line. We need a new rule: Before a celebrity can come out with a clothing line, he must have at some point been photographed with a shirt on.
* According to a poll, 61 percent of NFL players disapprove of commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell responded by announcing he is fining all 61 percent for “something or other.”
* The mother of an Arkansas recruit who wants him to attend Miami has hired Johnnie Cochran's law firm. This is ironic because I was just thinking that the only way college football could be more of a mess is if somehow Johnnie Cochran's law firm was involved.
* A 101-year-old Brit named Fauja Singh announced he has retired from distance running. No reason was given, but I'm guessing it has something to do with a lack of competition for those age group records.
* This means I can safely run my first marathon now that I no longer have to worry about being passed by a 101-year-old man in the homestretch.