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A younger look: The LA Times health section is scraping the bottom of the barrel with a story about cosmetic surgery. We're used to local TV covering plastic surgery as "health" stories, but we'd thought the paper wouldn't confuse vanity with health care. Anyway, here's the gist: "Couples are making a date for cosmetic surgery as men seek to stay in step with their transformed spouses." Or wives 25 years younger.

A look back at Elvis: The Daily News catches up with Dolores Hart, who twice starred with Elvis (in Lovin' You, King Creole) then suddenly quit acting at age 24 to become a nun. It's her first return to Hollywood in 43 years.

Looking at USC: MSNBC's Chris Matthews filmed at USC yesterday before a crowd of students; Senator Barbara Boxer was an in-person guest. "I love USC," Matthews said. "We wanted to do a show here because of the enthusiasm and upbeat, positive attitude. USC students always look like they are having fun.... My daughter is thinking of coming here for college. It's not one of those dark, dingy colleges. It has a great outdoorsy feel." Uh, is she going to school or buying a condo?

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Looking at life?: Colton Simpson is facing life in prison for his third strike, and Riverside County prosecutors are using his autobiography of life as a crip against him. Psssst, defense team — everybody knows autobiographies are full of (*cough* James Frey) made-up crimes.