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Harvard honors Leno...

Talk show host and comedian Jay Leno has been named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.

The Massachusetts native is scheduled to receive his pudding pot at a roast Feb. 4.

Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe, said "The Tonight Show" host was selected because he has "entertained millions of people over his long and accomplished career in comedy."

With the honor, Leno follows in the footsteps of his "Tonight Show" mentor Johnny Carson, who was named Man of the Year in 1977.

Actress Julianne Moore was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year last week.

The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.


Super singer...

Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLV, the NFL and Fox announced Monday.

"I have been performing the anthem since I was 7 years old, and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true," Aguilera said.

Country star Martina McBride did the honors in Pittsburgh on Sunday, where the Steelers beat the New York Jets, while fan favorite Jim Cornelison sang before the contest between the Packers and Bears in Chicago -- bumping "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze. Cornelison regularly sings "The Star Spangled Banner" before Chicago Blackhawks games.

The gig comes in the wake of Aguilera's star treatment on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in November, not to mention the five-time Grammy winner's acting debut in "Burlesque."

The Packers and Steelers will meet Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with the Black-Eyed Peas headlining the halftime show. More than 153 million people watched last year's Super Bowl.


Out-of-jail spree...

Fans who missed Lil Wayne during his yearlong stint behind bars will get a chance to show their love for the multiplatinum rapper in person: He's kicking off a 25-city tour in March with an all-star supporting cast.

Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Travis Barker and Mixmaster Mike will accompany Lil Wayne on his "I Am Music II" tour, which will start in Buffalo on March 18 and hit cities such as Atlanta, Miami, Washington and his hometown of New Orleans.

Although Lil Wayne released the album "I Am Not a Human Being" while in a New York jail for a weapons charge last year, he's gearing up for a big return to the scene in 2011. He's got a hit, "6 Foot 7 Foot," and is due to release "Tha Carter IV" this spring.


Green with glee...

Kermit the Frog had it wrong -- it is easy being green. Just ask Kim Kardashian, the new face of Midori liqueur.

"My new favorite color? Green, of course!" Kardashian, 30, tells People magazine of the new endorsement deal. "I'm so excited to be the face of Midori Melon Liqueur's new campaign."

In the "Stand Out" marketing campaign, she'll appear in advertisements and in Midori's social media channels and will make personal appearances. The campaign begins in April.

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