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Teen hoofers in lead

Disney's “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” hoofed to the top of the weekend box office class with $42 million, while Lionsgate's horror sequel “Saw V” had to settle for second place with $30.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

A big-screen sequel to the Disney Channel TV movies, “High School Musical 3” had a record opening for a song-and-dance flick, easily beating the previous best of $27.8 million, set over the summer by “Mamma Mia!”

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Birthdays

Actress Ruby Dee, 84. Actor-comedian John Cleese, 69. Country singer Lee Greenwood, 66. Producer-director Ivan Reitman, 62. Author Fran Lebowitz, 58. Actor-director Roberto Benigni, 56. Singer Simon Le Bon, 50. Rock singer Scott Weiland, 41. Actress-singer Kelly Osbourne, 24..

This day in history Oct. 27

1938: DuPont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: “nylon.”

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