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The Expendables 2

The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world.

Michael Jackson's family: where did it all go wrong ?

Michael Jackson with the Reagans

Inter-generational Twitter feuds, alleged abductions and the direst allegations of false imprisonment of an elderly parent; world-famous siblings embroiled in protracted legal battles that recall Jarndyce and Jarndyce; and at the centre of it all, at the eye of a ghastly familial hurricane, lies a musical legend – the foremost musical legend of the past 40 years – who at his death had accumulated debts nearing half a billion dollars but who now, after three years as a corpse, and thanks to astute management of his estate and back catalogue, will soon once more be awash in accountants' black ink.

The Hottest Olympians

Maria Sharapova For Cole Haan

Already picked out your favourite Olympic babes? Might be worth checking out this gallery just to make sure you haven't missed anyone.

Olympic Hilarity

Patsy & Eddie Olympics Courtesy Of BBC

Not surprisingly, the Olympics provides great inspiration for comedy writers. Here's a bit of Olympic humour to help begin the 2012 send-off.