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Hot Clicks: Katy Perry saves American Idol; Top High School dunks of the decade


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Jimmy is taking the day off and gave me the keys to the Hot Clicks car. If you're a fan of Katy Perry, that's a good thing. The buxom singer was a guest judge on American Idol Tuesday night and tore into fellow hostKara DioGuardi for being too nice, then threatened to throw a drink in her face. In the words of Cosmo Kramer, CATFIGHT!! Anyhow, Perry is now saying that she'd ditch her music career for a chance to permanently host Idol. If you find yourself wondering what all this has to do with sports, you clearly haven't seen this gallery of the connections between American Idol and sports.

Katy Perry Saves Idol

Katy Perry :: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

If Shawn Springs is looking for a post-NFL career in broadcasting, he got off on the wrong foot.

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Thanks to Chris Johnson and his 2,006 yards, the Titans were second best team on the ground this season, averaging an impressive 162 yard per game. Somehow, these numbers weren't good enough for the Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher, who fired running backs coach Earnest Byner.

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During last year's NBA Slam Dunk contest, LeBron James announced that he'd participate in the 2010 competition. Last week, he backtracked and decided against joining. So if watching Nate Robinson (again), Gerald Wallace, Shannon Brown and the winner of Friday's "dunk-in" between DeMar DeRozan and Eric Gordon doesn't get you excited, here are the top high school dunks of the decade, including a few LeBron slams from 2003.

LeBron and Other Great High School Dunkers

LeBron James :: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

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