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‘Blades of Glory’ Wins First Award That We’re Aware Of

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Blades of Glory Takes Top Honors From Costume Designers Guild: Will Ferrell’s Blades of Glory won the award for Excellence in Contemporary Film at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, paving the way for a write-in sweep at Sunday’s Oscars. [Variety]

Wagerers Bet on No Country: British bookies are giving No Country for Old Men 1-3 odds of winning Best Picture this Sunday, while if you bet $10 on Michael Clayton and it wins, you could probably buy France. [Newsroom America via Gold Derby/LAT]

American Consumers Reembrace Miraculously Still-Alive Herbie Hancock: After its surprise win for Album of the Year at the Grammys, Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters is the No. 5 album in the country. [Extended Play/LAT]

No Bids for World’s Biggest Music Collection: Music superfan Paul Mawhinney is selling his entire collection of 3 million records and 300,000 CDs on eBay. The auction starts at $3 million, but so far no one’s bid, possibly because no one remembers how CDs work. [Stereogum]

Is Trent Pulling a Radiohead? A cryptic post on Vulture buddy Trent Reznor’s blog is fueling speculation that there could be a new Nine Inch Nails album on the way in two weeks. In October, he told us he hadn’t yet started a record, so if there is one, Trent either threw it together really fast or he lied to us. [Metal Sux]

Nikki Finke Finally Feeling Better: Vulture buddy Nikki Finke is feeling better, so all the news she’d meant to break over the past month or so will hit this afternoon, apparently. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

‘Blades of Glory’ Wins First Award That We’re Aware Of