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A Look Ahead: '50 Shades,' truffles and 'Iron Man 3'

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  • Let the Webby Awards tide you over 'til 'Iron Man 3' comes out Friday
  • New 50 Shades 'book' is really just a fancy journal
A Look Ahead: '50 Shades,' truffles and 'Iron Man 3'

We know how you feel about Monday morning -- not the greatest day, right? You fumble for the coffee, stare bleary-eyed at your overstuffed inbox, and wonder why you aren't still wrapped in a blanket cocoon on the sofa watching reruns of "Mad Men." It's rough, having to come to a job and make money, but we'll ease your pain and let you in on some of what this week has to offer.

Monday, April 29: Today marks a momentous occasion in New York City history -- the World Trade Center gets new spires, pushing it from the title of tallest building in NYC to tallest in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,776 feet, it's not advisable to visit the top if you're acrophobic! 

Tuesday, April 30: Today, the Internet gets prizes by way of the Webby Awards, which span across every type of website imaginable and also include mobile apps. There's also a Special Achievement award, which has been given to celebs like Louis C.K. and Bjork in the past. Patton Oswald plays host this year, so you can expect dry humor to be in the house.

Wednesday, May 1: Popular author E.L. James releases a new book called "Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal)," which is basically writing advice sandwiched between blank pages for fans to scribble on. It is not, as previously believed/hoped for, Fifty Shades protagonist Ana Steele's personal journal, which would have at least had some juicy details.

Thursday, May 2: Today is National Truffle Day, which technically refers to the rare mushroom. However, if you decide to go for the chocolate variety instead to celebrate the holiday, no one would be the wiser.

Friday, May 3: "Iron Man 3" hits U.S. theaters today, bringing the ever-dashing Robert Downey Jr. back for a third round for everyone's favorite gadget addict, Tony Stark. If you're not in the mood to fight off the Friday night crowds, there's also the closing arguments in the Jodi Arias trial, which will round out the end of the week.

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