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Scripps Howard News Service LIFESTYLE budget

Scripps Howard News Service

Here is the Scripps Howard News Service LIFESTYLE budget for Thursday, July 19, 2012. If you have questions or comments, SHNS editors can be reached at 202-408-1484. For all SHNS content and archives, visit our website at www.shns.com.

ENTERTAINMENT

BALES-FILM (Vancheri, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) -- BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.: Leave it to a surfer dude to penetrate Batman's bubble. Asked if he pays much attention to the breathless, heart-pounding hype about the release of "The Dark Knight Rises" -- Can it beat "The Avengers"? Is it the best of the Batman franchise? Will it finally turn Oscar's head? -- Christian Bale says he's been blessedly distracted. 1,200.

TVHILIGHTS-TV19 (Morrow, SHNS -- Column) -- Trying to understand the phenomenal appeal of the "Twilight" saga still perplexes its cast and creator -- even after millions of books sold and nearly a half-dozen movies made. "All the credit goes back to the characters and the books," says Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black in the film series. "It's where it all started. We're all extremely honored to be in a situation to bring those to life." ''The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" is a major nominee at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, including a nod for Teen Choice Movie and several notices for its acting cast. A look at the week ahead. 500.

FAMILY

HART19 (Hart, SHNS -- Column) -- From the Hart. An article in The New York Times illustrates the stark difference in lifestyles of women who have children while single and those who wait until after they marry. 700.

RELATIONSHIPFAM19 (Goldsmith, SHNS -- Column) -- Emotional Fitness. I never thought I would send a text message with my cellphone. My thinking was: Why would you text when you could just pick up the phone and call someone? But when you can't take the time even to have a short conversation, texting can be a godsend. 500.

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