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U.S. Capitol police investigate Onion Twitter joke

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One way to get on the radar of the U.S. Capitol police? Post a joke on Twitter about hostages at the Capitol building. That’s what happened when faux news source The Onion tweeted the following message this morning: That tweet was followed by hundreds of responses from people who felt they weren’t in on the [...] [Read More]
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Batting champ or batting chump?

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It had all the makings of a coronation. It was the only reason Met fans were interested in following the team for the last few weeks of another hapless season. But in a shocking turn of events, they were left with a bad taste in their mouths heading into the off-season, and it had nothing […] [Read More]
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Imagine Don Draper is selling Facebook’s timeline…

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So, what if Facebook had “Mad Men’s” Don Draper on its marketing team?

First of all, he’d probably tell Mark Zuckerberg to put on socks. And a tie. And real pants. Then he’d sell Facebook’s new timeline feature like it was a Kodak slideshow carousel. (Everyone who watches the show knows what I mean.)

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The Detroit Free Press will do anything to sell papers

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Who’s writing the headlines for the Detroit Free Press these days? The Sopranos? Well, you can’t argue that this A1 isn’t a talker. Probably resulted in a huge spike in street sales. But wait. The Free Press hasn’t really let journalistic standards slide. An accidental, and some would say serendipitous, fold has changed the original [...] [Read More]
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Sly Stone living out of a van in Los Angeles

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ABOVE: Sly Stone in 2010. Sly Stone wants to take you higher, but he might need some help himself. The New York Post reported this week that the funk legend is living out of a van on Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. At his peak, Sly played Woodstock with his band, Sly & the Family [...] [Read More]
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The case of the disappearing cleavage

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If you think Photoshopping is reserved for flashy advertisements and glossy magazine covers, think again – even politicians can’t escape the wrath of the digital airbrush. Case in point: First-year Canadian MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan is currently at the center of a Photoshopping controversy after someone deemed her cleavage too sexy for Parliament. According to Canadian blog [...] [Read More]
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Facebook’s algorithms, page changes decide what’s news to you

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On the Web, news is not just what’s important in your town, state, nation or the whole world, but it’s also what’s important to you, personally. Facebook understands this as well as anyone. This week, it launched new features that try to focus its users’ New Feeds on news, and in some ways it gets [...] [Read More]
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Holley-wood moment for former reality star in Cowboys’ victory

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Jesse Holley is the Carrie Underwood of the NFL. From a reality star to a star. And Holley wears his star on his helmet. On Sunday, Holley made his first NFL catch and later hauled in a 77-yard Tony Romo (playing the role of hero with a broken rib) pass that set up a game-winning [...] [Read More]
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Emmys love ‘Modern Family,’ snub Steve Carell and Jon Hamm

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Did anyone happen to see the super-long episode of “Modern Family” that aired Sunday evening?

Oh, wait — my bad. That was the 2011 Emmy Awards.

“Welcome back to the Modern Family awards,” host Jane Lynch joked at one point. “We’ve decided to throw them into the drama category just to see what happens.”

The ABC comedy won five Emmys Sunday, including best comedy series and best supporting actor and actress in a comedy. The sweep was one of several surprises in an otherwise canned performance by TV’s biggest stars.

The TV industry turned up its nose at Steve Carell when “Big Bang Theory” actor Jim Parsons won lead actor in a comedy. (Was that a deliberate snub aimed at the star who recently bowed out of “The Office” to concentrate on his movie career? Just a thought.)

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Who won at the 2011 Emmy awards

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Want to know who won? Who, shall we say, didn’t win? Here’s a list of who took home trophies at Sunday’s 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. — Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC. — Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS. — Actor, Drama Series: [...] [Read More]
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