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Spike TV Scream Awards to be aired Tuesday

Heroes and villains from the worlds of horror, fantasy and sci-fi shared the stage Saturday at Spike TV’s annual Scream Awards.

The show was as much about how the awards were presented as who got them, but for starters, the top honorees were Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Nicolas Cage, Pee-wee Herman and Robert Downey Jr., according to the Associated Press.

Resembling a psychedelic circus, one side of the stage was a life-size dollhouse populated by costumed characters, the other a staircase topped by a giant keyhole, and in the middle was a lake that lit up with fire.

Fans picked the night’s winners and filled the makeshift theater for the 2 1/2-hour presentation, which is set to air Tuesday as a two-hour special on Spike TV and VH1.

Harry Potter took the night’s top prize. The eight-part film franchise was named the “ultimate scream,” and awards presenter Chloe Grace Moretz described the saga as “the most awesome, most rocking thing that the universe has ever seen.”

Audience members were given glow sticks before the winner was announced, and when “Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe accepted the prize by video from New York, fans there were waving the same lights. Co-star Ralph Fiennes, who played Lord Voldemort, also appeared by video to accept an award for favorite villain.

Darth Vader, though, won the ultimate villain award. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas presented the Sith Lord with his prize.

Meanwhile, Mr. Lucas announced that the first “Star Wars” film converted to 3-D will open in February. He also offered a peek at his latest project, “Red Tails,” about the Tuskegee Airmen.

The most anticipated movie was “The Dark Knight Rises,” and stars Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt took the stage to thank fans for the honor. Bradley Cooper accepted an award for “Limitless,” and J.J. Abrams was on hand to take a sci-fi prize for “Super 8.”

When “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky accepted the best director award, a massive black swan floated by in the lake behind him. Peter Dinklage is in Croatia shooting “Game of Thrones,” but he somehow managed to accept the supporting actor award from an underwater site.

Gordon Ramsay ending deal with restaurant in Dubai

Celebrity chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay is saying goodbye to Dubai.

According to the Associated Press, the famously foul-mouthed Briton’s company said by email Monday that his consultancy deal with Verre restaurant in the Persian Gulf city-state is coming to an end.

Gordon Ramsay Holdings said it scrapped the deal after a regular review of commercial operations. It didn’t elaborate, though a number of Mr. Ramsay’s eateries have taken substantial financial losses.

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