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Another Palin is born...

Sarah Palin is a grandmother again.

Kyla Grace Palin was born Saturday to Palin's eldest son, 22-year-old Track Palin, and his wife, 21-year-old Britta Hanson.

Hanson's mother, Elizabeth Hanson, confirmed the birth and told the Associated Press that the baby girl is "exquisite." At birth, the littlest Palin weighed in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces, according to the maternal grandmother.

"She's adorable," she said Wednesday, adding that the family is doing well. "We're all extremely excited about her arrival."

Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, is mulling a possible run for the presidency in 2012. She has not made a public comment about the new addition to the family.

Track Palin and Britta Hanson were high-school sweethearts. They married three months ago at Hatcher Pass, a scenic mountain pass not far from Sarah Palin's Wasilla home.


Everyone hates Anthony...

Hate Casey Anthony? You're not alone, according to a new poll released this week -- which pegs the Central Florida mother recently acquitted on murder charges as the nation's most-hated person.

The national obsession with Anthony, accused in the death of 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie, turned to national outrage last month when she was acquitted on murder and other major charges.

Based on the results of a poll by E-Poll Market Research, it appears that rage hasn't yet subsided. In the "total dislike" category of the survey, Anthony easily topped the charts at 94 percent.

Anthony, 25, topped reality TV personalities Spencer Pratt and Nadya "Octomom" Suleman -- second and third with 88 percent and 87 percent dislike, respectively.

O.J. Simpson, whose controversial murder acquittal has been compared to Anthony's, came in fourth.


Glover, Tyson honored...

Danny Glover and Cicely Tyson are among the winners of the 2011 Freedom Awards, sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

In honor of the museum's 20th anniversary, the awards were expanded this year and are being presented to civil rights pioneers in education, sports, humanitarianism, the arts, activism and legal justice.

Tyson was selected for her contributions to the arts, Glover for his contributions in the realm of activism.

There also are special awards for seven icons of the American civil rights movement: the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. C. T. Vivian, John Seigenthaler, Dolores Huerta, the Rev. James Lawson, the Rev. Samuel Kyles and the Rev. Ed King.


Judge Lopez to stay...

An executive producer of the hit musical reality TV show "American Idol" says celebrity judge Jennifer Lopez will return for another season.

Lopez hasn't said anything.

But executive producer Nigel Lythgoe was on the "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" program Wednesday morning and made the announcement. He acknowledged it wasn't official. But he added he was "delighted to say that all three judges" and the show's "brilliant host" are back for the next season.

Seacrest is the show's host. Singer-actress Lopez debuted as a judge this past season. The other judges are Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and record producer Randy Jackson.

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