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The Directors Guild of America has announced their nominations for the DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in feature films. This year's nominees are "Midnight in Paris" director Woody Allen, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" director David Fincher, "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius, "The Descendants" director Alexander Payne, and "Hugo" director Martin Scorsese.
Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. The Black Sabbath guitarist is a founding member of the heavy metal group. A statement posted on his website said that Iommi is working with doctors to establish a treatment routine and is determined to make a full recovery.
Snoop Dogg has been issued a citation for misdemeanor drug possession. The rapper's tour bus was investigated by border patrol officers in Texas and a drug-sniffing dog uncovered marijuana. Snoop Dogg has a prescription for marijuana in California, but Texas has a zero-tolerance policy. If convicted on the drug charge, he could face up to 180 days in jail.
Finally, Elton John has announced that he will write a personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including his friendship with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. In a released statement, publishers say the book is "a very personal story about the agony of seeing friend after friend perish" from the disease.
Bob Mezan, Reuters.