Reading While Eating for January 25: Oscar Noms and a One-Man Band

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People gather around a poster of slain journalist Ugur Mumcu with words "We did not forget" written on it, near a fire lit to commemorate his death anniversary at the spot where he was killed in Ankara 18 years ago on January 24, 2011

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Tuesday’s lunch links are on the verge of international disasters: protests throughout Egypt and The Jersey Shore packs for Italy.

Closet of Dreams: A Long Island man hired the set designer from the first Sex and the City movie to build his wife a replica of the closet Mr. Big builds Carrie as an engagement present. The price tag on the guest 400-square-foot bedroom turned clothing shrine: $175,000. (New York Post)

Returning to the Motherland: After tearing Jersey and Miami to shreds, the cast of The Jersey Shore are packing their bags for Italy. Who foresees an irreparable international disaster? (The Daily What)

Bunny Takes on Soccer: Former Playboy model Izabela Lukomska-Pyzalska is taking over as manager of one of Poland’s oldest soccer clubs, Warta Poznan. She promises to rule with an “iron fist,” in order to restore the team’s former glory. (NBC)

One Man Rock Band: Thanks to video editing software, it only takes one man to create a rock band. Check out this guitar army. (Laughing Squid)

Egyptians Take to the Streets: Following Tunisia’s lead, Egyptians are protesting in record numbers around the country in a “Day of Wrath.” Much of the organization occurred through online social networks. (Reuters)

The Nominees Are: The Academy announced Tuesday the nominations for 2011 Oscars. See the contenders for the seven major categories for the Feb. 27 awards.

Fighting for their Homes: Violent clashes resulted Monday when demolition crews came to a Manila shantytown to clear land for a new city hall.  See photos of Filipinos fighting to save their homes. (LIFE)

Must See: Who says med school students have no fun? Watch these future docs parody Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” (YouTube Trends)

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