Anyone who still thinks Britney Spears is a washout should take a look at the latest ratings for Glee. Turns out last Tuesday’s episode featuring songs by the former teen singer drew an estimated audience of 13.5 million — making it the second most-watched episode of the show ever. The high school characters on the show sang five of Spear’s songs.

Looks like Canadian actor Christopher Plummer may have a role in the upcoming English-language remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. According to the Hollywood Reporters, Plummer will be playing Henrik Vanger in the adaptation, which also will feature Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig.

Let’s face it, toothbrushes — while essential — can be pretty ugly. Enter Yumaki. The professional dental care brand has designed some fun, adorable toothbrushes that will not only keep your teeth clean — but put a smile on your face with its stylish design and fun colours.

Free the Children has a great line of clothing that are “friendly” in a number of ways. The clothes aren’t manufactured in sweatshops, are made of eco-friendly products, and 50 per cent of proceeds go to the charity. Check out the whole line at

It’s time to get your wax-on; then wax off. The remake of the Karate Kid, staring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, is being released Tuesday. Depending on whether you go DVD or Blu-ray, it may feature extras like an interactive map of China or filming diaries.

Yo, Snooki is working on a book. Gallery Books announced this week that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the Jersey Shore reality TV star, has a novel called Shore Thing scheduled to come out in January. The publisher said the novel will tell of love on the boardwalk, complete with “big hair, dark tans, and fights galore.”

It’s no secret George Lucas has a tumultuous relationship with Star Wars fans — so why he is giving them another reason to celebrate is anyone’s guess. Lucas announced Wednesday he will convert his screen saga into 3-D starting in 2012. May the force be with theatre goers.

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