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See some recent shocking (and snooze-worthy) news stories

Shaun Harrison
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Madonna's divorce from Guy Ritchie didn't strike many as a surprise. Sadly, it's been rumored for months. So, take a look back at the biggest surprises — and non-surprises — in recent memory.
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Not a Surprise: The heavily hyped True Blood, from Six Feet Under and American Beauty's Alan Ball, is good.
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Surprise: The American remake of Britain's Life on Mars is really good.

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Surprise: Jamie Lynn Spears announces she's pregnant.

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Not a Surprise: Jennifer Lopez announces she's pregnant.

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Surprise: Bret Michaels chooses the intelligent and mature Ambre as his Rock of Love.

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Not a Surprise: They break up.

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Surprise: Once-flagrantly heterosexual Lindsay Lohan begins appearing almost exclusively with a woman.
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Not a Surprise: Clay Aiken's gay.

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Surprise: Sarah Palin is named the Republican candidate for vice president.

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Not a Surprise: Joe Biden is named the Democratic candidate for vice president.

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Surprise: David Duchovny checks into rehab for sex addiction.

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Not a Surprise: Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan check into rehab. Well done, ladies.
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Surprise: Lost starts flashing forward.

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Not a Surprise: So do 60 other shows.