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'Hangin' tough' for boy bands' LI show

The newly united New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys will launch their American tour at Nassau Coliseum in June, Newsday's Glenn Gamboa reports. The boy bands announced Monday that they will play the Coliseum on June 11 and the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on June 12. Tickets for both shows go on sale Nov. 19 through Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

'Wheel' contestant: Clue was lone letter

"Wheel of Fortune" contestant Caitlin Burke, 26, a New York City editor, deduced the entire 27-letter phrase "I've got a good feeling about this" based on just the single letter "L," Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. On Monday, Time magazine called it "the most incredible solve in 'Wheel of Fortune' history." Or as stunned host Pat Sajak asked the audience, "Is it just me, or was that the most amazing solve we've ever had?" On the video clip making the viral rounds, Burke, a fashion editor for Hearst Magazines International, tells Sajak, "I saw that it was a small word, so 'I've,' and I thought maybe 'got a feeling about,' so I got a hunch. " It won her the $900 spin and a "Prize Package" vacation in Grenada. The show aired Friday.

Mom: Film assistant, Aguilera not dating

Despite reports painting them as a couple, the recently separated Christina Aguilera is not dating Matt Rutler, a production assistant on her upcoming film "Burlesque," says Rutler's mother, according to Newsday contributor Frank Lovece. "I can tell you that they are absolutely not dating," mom Kathleen told on Monday. "They are friends, but nothing more than that."

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