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Newt Gingrich sued for playing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ without permission

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By Andrew Harris Bloomberg News Newt Gingrich, fighting for the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, was sued for unauthorized use of “Eye of the Tiger,” the Grammy-winning theme song from “Rocky III.” Rude Music Inc., an Illinois corporation owned by Frank Sullivan, a co-author of the song, sued [...] [Read More]
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Eww… most Americans use cell phones in the bathroom

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Three-fourths of Americans with cell phones use them in the bathroom, “talking, tweeting and typing” even while on the toilet, according to a new tech survey. Two-thirds of users say they’ve answered calls and sent text messages in the bathroom, and men are more likely to do so than women, marketing group 11mark found and [...] [Read More]
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Man forced to wear sign after skipping jury duty

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The Chicago Tribune reported that an Indiana man has been forced to stand in front of his local courthouse with a sign reading “I failed to appear for jury duty.” It’s a judge-ordered punishment for violating jury duty requirements. The 22-year-old was selected for a drunk-driving trial back in December, but he skipped out after [...] [Read More]
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Tebow, porn convention have something in common

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By way of the SportsGrid.com, we hear that Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback who regularly acknowledges his faith on the field, was ironically booked into the same Las Vegas hotel, this week as the world’s largest porn convention. [Read More]
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Are you ready for some insane Super Bowl bets?

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All across the globe, billions of dollars will be placed on this Sunday’s Super Bowl. But why drop money on a boring wager when you can wager your home against how long it takes Kelly Clarkson to sing the national anthem? Clarkson’s anthem speed is just one of many crazy bets on the table for [...] [Read More]
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Muppets hit back at Fox News at press conference

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Last month, a segment on the Fox Business Network accused the Muppets of being anti-oil with the latest movie featuring an evil oil baron as its villain and all. [Read More]
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Brits denied entry into U.S. over misinterpreted tweets

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Two British tourists were deported last week after landing at Los Angeles International Airport over tweets in which one of them joked about “diggin’ up” Marilyn Monroe and “destroying” America. [Read More]
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Laughter over Siri’s problems with Scottish accents

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Siri, ye cannae kin Scottish at aw. The Los Angeles Times reports that the iPhone 4s has become a top seller despite its voice feature’s inability to decipher the accent of Robbie Burns, Sean Connery and Montgomery Scott. “What’s the weather like today?” Darren Lillie said hopefully into his iPhone recently here in the Scottish [...] [Read More]
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