Ralphie From 'A Christmas Story' Is All Grown Up; '47 Ronin' Set to Flop

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Peter Billingsley: He Never Shot His Eye Out
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PHOTO: Peter Billingsley rings the opening bell at NASDAQ MarketSite, Dec. 13, 2013, in New York.
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Peter Billingsley, the towheaded child actor who played Ralphie in the 1983 holiday classic "A Christmas Story" is all grown up, and is doing quite well actually.

The film this year is celebrating its 30 year anniversary. Its now 42-year-old star has made a life-long career in Hollywood, moving to the other side of the camera.

Billingsley is a big-time producer, whose credits include "Iron Man," "The Break Up," and "Four Christmases."

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'47 Ronin' Looks to Be a Flop
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PHOTO: Kai (Keanu Reeves) protects Mika (Ko Shibasaki) in the action-adventure "47 Ronin."
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Americans are flocking to movie theatres today, but they are not going to see "47 Ronin," a once-anticipated samurai fantasy starring Keanu Reeves.

According to Reuters, Universal Studios expects to lose nearly $200 million on the picture that was re-cut twice before its release.

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Where Is Santa Now?
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PHOTO: The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks the route of Santa Clause as he delivers gifts around the world.
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The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, you know, the guys who are supposed to be keeping us safe from intercontinental ballistic missiles, have instead turned their high-powered radars on tracking Santa.

The military upgraded its tracker this year, showing the path of Santa's sleigh around the world, as well as keeping a running tally on the number of gifts delivered.

The Santa tracker began in 1955, when a Colorado Sears store printed an advertisement inviting children to call Santa and accidently included the number for NORAD.

By Christmas morning on the East Coast, Santa was somewhere over the Pacific, soon to be headed back to the North Pole.

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Tony Romo Sidelined With Back Injury
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PHOTO: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys scrambles with the ball in the second half during an NFL game against the Washington Redskins on Dec. 22, 2013 in Landover, Md.
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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo was given a series of epidural injections in his spine after a game Sunday to reduce pain and swelling, ESPN reports.

The Cowboys hope Romo will be well enough to play in Sunday's matchup against Philadelphia, but doctors are skeptical that Romo will be healthy enough to play safely, according to ESPN.

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