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The top 5-selling singles and albums on iTunes for the week ending Dec. 20, 2010:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The top 5-selling singles and albums on iTunes for the week ending Dec. 20, 2010:


•“Grenade”: Bruno Mars

•“Firework”: Katy Perry

•“6 Foot 7 Foot (feat. Cory Gunz)”: Lil Wayne, Cory Gunz

•“The Time (Dirty Bit)”: Black Eyed Peas

•“What’s My Name?”: Rihanna, Drake


•“TRON: Legacy”: Daft Punk

•“Glee: The Music — The Christmas Album”: Glee Cast

•“Love Letter”: R. Kelly

•“Michael”: Michael Jackson

•“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”: Kanye West

“A Home for the Holidays” (8 p.m., CBS): The 12th annual “A Home for the Holidays” special returns to celebrate the joys of adoption. The show features musical performances by Katy Perry, Melissa Etheridge, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin and Nelly.

“Top Chef: All-Stars” (10 p.m., Bravo): Julia Child never had it this rough. Tonight’s quick-fire challenge on “Top Chef: All-Stars” has the contestants creating a holiday stuffing dish _ using only their hands (and no utensils).


Hockey trophies at science center


Carnegie Science Center and the Pittsburgh Penguins are teaming up to present exhibits from the Hockey Hall of Fame at the Science Center during the week leading up to the Winter Classic, Dec. 27–31. Displays will include every trophy ever won by individual Penguins, plus memorabilia of Penguins stars, including Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jaromir Jagr, Evgeni Malkin, Ron Stackhouse and Rick Kehoe. Visitors can demonstrate their skills with interactive hockey games in Highmark SportsWorks. A 30-minute show about the history of the Stanley Cup will be presented in the Works Theater daily at noon and 2 p.m. On Dec. 30 and 31 only, the Stanley Cup will be on display from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hours on Dec. 27, 28 and 29 will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with admission to the hockey exhibits closing at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29. Viewing the exhibits will be free with general admission to the Carnegie Science Center: $17.95 for adults, $9.95 for children. The Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Washington Capitals in the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at adjacent Heinz Field.

Landesberg dies


Steve Landesberg may have been best known for his role as the intellectual and sometimes annoying Detective Sgt. Arthur Dietrich on the long-running 1970s cop comedy “Barney Miller.” But younger audiences knew him too — for a slew of recent parts such as the doctor on the 2008 hit movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” The veteran actor died Monday at age 65, his agent, Jeffrey Leavitt, told The Associated Press. The cause of death wasn’t released. Landesberg appeared in dozens of TV shows, his curly haired, bespectacled face easily recognizable.