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Byline: Compiled by Renee Petrina

MAXIM MAGAZINE DECLARES: IT'S HOT IF YOU'RE A SHORT DUDE

Angus Young, lead guitarist of AC/DC, tops Maxim's list of the "25 greatest short dudes of all time," standing tall at 5 feet 2 inches. Former NBA guard Spud Webb, at 5 feet 7 inches, is No. 2, followed by Napoleon Bonaparte (5 feet 4 inches). Yoda, at No. 6, is the shortest on the list. His height is calculated at 2 feet 2 inches. Other great short dudes: Martin Scorsese, Jon Stewart, Prince, Kurt Cobain and two of the Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings films -- Elijah Wood and Sean Astin. The tallest "short dude"? NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, at 5 feet 10 inches, who is ranked No. 24.

YOU'RE RICH? HERE, HAVE SOME FREE STUFF

Stars appearing at the American Music Awards will depart with a piece of the moon. Lindsay Lohan, Will Smith, Missy Elliot and the dozens of others that are either presenting or performing at the show will each get a gift basket with nearly 100 free items -- including ownership of an acre of land on the moon. The gift bags will also include clothes, perfumes, watches, BlackBerries and other various electronics -- adding up to a total value of approximately $33,000. The moon "ownership" is done by a company called Lunar Federation that plans to have the first private mission to the moon, thereby allowing it to create a Moon government and secure land rights -- or so it claims. …

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