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SINCE YOU ASKED [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)]

November 8, 2013

YellowBrix

"I worked really, really hard this week. I swam extra. I walked extra."

RUBEN STUDDARD's comments during weigh-in on "The Biggest Loser." The former "American Idol" winner was eliminated Nov. 5 from the NBC weight-loss competition show because, despite his efforts, he hadn't lost enough weight during the week.,The actress who plays the young slave in "12 Years a Slave" is amazing. Who is she? -- M.K.

Kenyan-raised, Yale Drama School-educated Lupita Nyong'o's film debut was in "12 Years a Slave," as the abused slave Patsey. Oscar talk about her powerful performance began as soon as the film started screening in film festivals. Her next movie is the thriller "Non-Stop," with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson, due out in February.

-- Robin AdamsSloan, King Features Syndicate

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