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Movies: Opening Friday, "Beautiful" (Comedy stars Minnie Driver as a mother obsessed with becoming Miss America), "Remember the Titans" (Denzel Washington stars in drama about an integrated high school football team.)

Out on video: Today, "Final Destination" (plane-crash thriller with Devon Sawa).

Concerts: Oct. 5, Pearl Jam, Air Canada Centre, Toronto.

Finally, someone understands that being a teen isn't a walk in the park. A new book, "Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success" (Fireside Books, $14) by businessman Stedman Graham, helps teens discover who they are and set goals for the future. Look for his nine-step program in bookstores or on the Web at sites like


Cover Girl's new Stack-Ups will be all the rage this fall. The line features tiny "pots" of makeup that can be stacked or locked together and thrown in your purse or backpack.

Stack-Ups Lip Swirl Lip Gloss has two colors swirled together in each pot. Pucker up and pick your shade: Raspberry Cream, Rootbeer Float, Plum Rum or Cotton Candy. Use Loose Shimmer Dust on your face, hair and body for a look that will dazzle your friends. The oil-free, talc-free formula comes in two shades, Gold Dust and Glow Dust.

Cover Girl's All Over Color in Petal, Dusk, Earthglow or Bare Blush, can be used on your lips, eyes and cheeks. Each Stack-Up costs about $3 at most major retailers. Check out is overdrawn shtml for more information.

Take your doodling to the next level -- your nails!

Traffic Jam Art Pen & Polish puts the polish in the pen, so those squiggly lines, flowers or your Romeo's name don't have to go on the corners of your papers anymore.

Grace your nails in colors like Sultry Silver, Insatiable (a cranberry red), Soar (a sky-blue) or So Sol (an exotic purple), just to name a few. And buy some for your friends -- at $4.99 each, why not make their day?

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"Lately I'm just getting all the scripts about mothers with children. With truculent teenage daughters and stuff. Boring! I'm still a truculent teenage daughter."

-- Madonna, on why she's turning down movie roles, to Rolling Stone.

-- Knight Ridder

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