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5 Ridiculously Expensive Foods

We suddenly became hungry — and wanted a bigger paycheck — after reading about wacky, overpriced foods like the $1,000 jam and the world’s most expensive chocolate pudding. But this is far from the first time someone’s had the bright idea to charge thousands of dollars for high-end victuals.

In fact, it’s a weird sort of tradition in the food world, and after looking at a few of the more notable examples, we decided this would be the perfect time for a list. Grab your utensils, guard your wallet and take a look at some of the most opulent foodstuffs in the world.

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Warner Bros. Will Make the ‘Harry Potter’ Films Disappear December 29

Beware, ‘Harry Potter’ fans: if you’ve been waiting to purchase the saga on DVD or Blu-ray, you’d better do it quickly, because a force more powerful than Voldemort is about to make them disappear.

On December 29, Warner Bros. has announced it will stop shipping all eight ‘Harry Potter’ films, as well as the upcoming ‘Complete 8-Film Collection,’ which debuts November 11. 

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Joe Nichols to Return in November with New Album, ‘It’s All Good’

It’s been almost two years since Joe Nichols fans were treated to a full-length collection of new songs from the ‘Gimmie That Girl’ singer, but that’ll change soon.

On November 8, Nichols will return with his seventh full-length CD, ‘It’s All Good.’ The 10-song album, Nichols’ first for Show Dog/Universal, will include his latest top 30 country hit, ‘Take It Off.’ 

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Sugarland Set to Return to Indiana for Free Show Following Deadly Stage Collapse

The last time they scheduled a show in Indiana, Sugarland made headlines for all the wrong reasons, suffering a horrific stage collapse that claimed the lives of seven concertgoers and injured more than 40 others.

At the time, they promised they’d be back to perform a free show — and now they’re making good on that promise by adding a new show

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Image courtesy of Shore Fire Media
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Zac Brown Band to Start Work on New Album Next Month

The Zac Brown Band sold more than one million copies of their ‘You Get What You Give’ album, dominated the radio with three hit singles, and toured like crazy. However, it doesn’t look like they’re taking a break any time soon. In fact, they’re planning to start their next album.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Tim McGraw Heading to Court Over Contract Dispute with Record Company

After 10 studio albums and almost 20 years, Tim McGraw‘s days as a Curb Records recording artist appear to be coming to a close with the strike of a judge’s gavel.

The ongoing feud between McGraw and his longtime label, which has been simmering for over a year, will head to trial on November 29, when they’ll argue over McGraw’s right to record while he’s settling his contract dispute with Curb.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Miranda Lambert Streams ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ from Her Upcoming Album, ‘Four the Record’

Miranda Lambert‘s latest single ‘Baggage Claim’ may not be finished climbing the country charts yet, but she isn’t waiting to give fans another taste of her upcoming album ‘Four the Record.’

Through a unique partnership with the makers of the popular iPhone app Hipstamatic, Lambert has debuted the full-length final version of ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ — the album track that, as she told concert audiences a few weeks ago, she hopes will follow ‘Baggage Claim’ into heavy rotation on radio playlists. 

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Will Tim McGraw Star in Clint Eastwood’s ‘A Star Is Born’? [VIDEO]

Clint Eastwood isn’t exactly known for romances, either as an actor or as a director, so when word surfaced that he was planning to helm a remake of ‘A Star Is Born’ with Tim McGraw as a possible star, people naturally wanted to know more. We’ve heard plenty of the rumors as well, including the reported involvement (and subsequent un-involvement) of Beyoncé Knowles and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Little has been made official, however, so you can hardly blame the hosts of NBC’s ‘Today’ for trying to pry the scoop from McGraw during an interview.

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Image courtesy of Sesame Workshop
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Brad Paisley Helps ‘Sesame Street’ Fight Childhood Hunger [VIDEO]

Brad Paisley visited more than 30 cities on his 2011 world tour and he’s gearing up to hit the road next year for a string of dates with Scotty McCreery, but he couldn’t say no when he was recently asked to do an extra bit of traveling – to Sesame Street.

He and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams Paisley, appeared as part of an upcoming prime time special dedicated to helping fight childhood hunger. 

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Taylor Swift Reveals New Album Will Feature Lots of ‘Sad’ Songs

The New Yorker doesn’t usually devote much space to young artists or current trends, but they made an exception for Taylor Swift in their most recent issue, giving a full profile of the artist that, as they point out, has sold more albums in the last five years than any other musician.

Swift was characteristically frank in the article, offering her thoughts on life and love as a 21-year-old superstar and offering a few hints of what fans can expect to hear from her next album, due in 2012. 

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Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images
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Trace Adkins Isn’t the Least Bit Excited About His Upcoming 50th Birthday

Half a century of anything is usually a milestone people take pride in — unless you’re Trace Adkins and you’re about to reach your 50th birthday, in which case it’s an occasion worth snarling at.

Yes, the ‘Just Fishin” singer will become eligible for full membership in the AARP on January 13. And while he isn’t normally much of a birthday person, he knows he can’t completely ignore the upcoming big day.

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Toby Keith Talks Gay Marriage, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and Female Soldiers

Toby Keith has released some of the most proudly patriotic songs in modern country music, making him an easy target for those who prefer to think of country artists (and perhaps country fans) as belligerent or intolerant. The reality, of course, is more nuanced.

The fact is that Keith is simply not shy about speaking his mind, as readers discovered when Keith was asked to share his thoughts on gay rights during a recent interview with CMT Insider.

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