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Tiger Woods Signs MusclePharm Sponsorship Deal

MusclePharm Corporation, a popular nutritional supplement maker, announced this week that it has signed golfer Tiger Woods to a multi-year sponsorship deal. Woods joins other famous athletes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Colin Kaepernick, who also have endorsement deals with …

Jeff Gordon Gets New Panasonic Sponsorship Deal

The Hendrick Motorsports auto racing team this week announced a new, expanded multi-year sponsorship deal with Panasonic. The deal includes primary sponsorship of Jeff Gordon‘s number 24 car in two Sprint Cup races each year through 2016 and an associate-level …

Jay Leno to Receive Prestigious Comedy Award

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this week announced that Jay Leno will be awarded this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A ceremony to award Leno the prize will be held on October 19 at …

Hubble Telescope to Search For New Kuiper Belt Objects

Launched in early 2006, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with dwarf planet Pluto in a little over one year. The observatory will fly within 6,200 miles of Pluto, gathering data on the dwarf planet and its companion …

Prince William Better-Liked Than the Queen, Shows Poll

With less than a year to go before the next parliamentary elections in the UK, the political landscape of the country appears to be shifting back toward the Labour Party. Overall, though, the British public appears to be more focused …

Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Announces the Lyric Thermostat Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Announces the Lyric Thermostat

The smart thermostat business has held promise for quite a while now, with even companies such as Google investing heavily in the technology. Now one of the most popular thermostat makers in the world has entered its own smart thermostat …

Depression Signs Could be Treated With Alzheimer’s Drug

Millions of Americans with depression function perfectly well using common treatments, but there are those whose disease shows resistance to most drugs. Researchers this week announced some hope for those people in new research that could eventually lead to a …

Paula Deen to Launch Her Own Digital Network

Paula Deen Ventures, the company behind celebrity chef Paula Deen‘s media initiatives, today announced that it will launch the Paula Deen Network sometime in September. The digital network will feature daily programming and recipes from Deen, who is best known …

Eric Cantor Defeated in Surprise Primary Landslide

House majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary election Tuesday night. Instead of once again running for Virginia’s 7th congressional district this fall, Cantor’s challenger, David Brat, will be on the ballot. Cantor is now the first House Majority …

Turing Test Passed by Chatbot Simulating a 13-Year-Old

Computer science researchers this week revealed that the road to artificial intelligence (AI) has been paved a bit further. A computer algorithm developed in Saint Petersburg, Russia passed the Turing test at an event at the Royal Society of London …

Lung Cancer Treatment Resistance Reversed in New Study

Lung cancer patients got some good news this week as a new study has shown how doctors might reverse genetic resistance to a common lung cancer drug. According to the study’s authors, around 40% of lung cancer patients are resistant …

Kristin Chenoweth is Now a Cruise Ship Entertainment Advisor

Cruise ship company Royal Caribbean this week announced that actress Kristin Chenoweth has been hired as the company’s Quatnum Experience Advisor for Entertainment. Chenoweth, who is well-known for her Broadway performances and her roles in TV shows such as The …

Rite Aid Stock Down on Poor Earnings Update Rite Aid Stock Down on Poor Earnings Update

Stock in Rite Aid Corporation is tumbling today following a dismal earnings update by the company. On Thursday Rite Aid released sales results for May and updated its quarterly and yearly earnings estimates, previewing a year of worse-than-expected earnings. Rite …

Jeff Dunham Forced to Censor His Act in Malaysia

Despite past controversy and the ire of many other comedians, Jeff Dunham continues to draw huge crowds across the U.S. and the world. The comedian, best known for using ventriloquist puppets as part of his act, has now run up …

Skyscraper Evacuation in London Prompted by Smoke

London‘s tallest skyscraper was evacuated on Thursday following reports of smoke in the building’s basement. According to Twitter reports from the building’s management and the London Fire Brigade, the Shard was evacuated at around 10:30 am on Wednesday as the …

Eva Green Sin City Poster Censored But Still Sexy Eva Green Sin City Poster Censored But Still Sexy

Earlier this week a new teaser poster for the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was refused release by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), America’s movie censors. The MPAA, which is well known for its prudery, …

Billboard Hitler Quote Leads to Apology

In a blatant case of being completely out of touch, an Alabama Christian organization was forced to apologize this week for a billboard displaying a quote from Adolf Hitler. According to a report in the Columbus, Georgia Ledger-Enquirer, the billboard …

Hubble Space Telescope: Deep Field Image Brightened With Ultraviolet Light

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) is one of the most iconic and impressive images ever taken of deep space. The image, taken of a tiny section of the southern sky, shows thousands of galaxies, putting the vastness of space …

Sbarro Out of Bankruptcy, Moving its Headquarters Sbarro Out of Bankruptcy, Moving its Headquarters

Pizza restaurant chain Sbarro this week announced that it has officially exited bankruptcy. According to a New York Times report, the company’s reorganization plan was approved all the way back on May 19. That plan took effect for the company …

Brooklyn Stabbing: Reward Offered For Six-Year-Old’s Killer

A young boy is dead and a young girl is in critical condition following what appears to be a random stabbing in Brooklyn, New York. According to a New York Times report, six-year-old Prince Joshua “P.J.” Avitto and seven-year-old Mikayla …

Eva Green: Sin City Poster Has Too Much Boob, Says MPAA

Eva Green is no stranger to on-screen nudity. The actress has bared skin in a handful of movies and TV shows throughout the past decade, most recently in this year’s 300: Rise of an Empire. It’s no surprise then, that …

Mary Soames, Daughter of Winston Churchill, Dies

Mary Soames, the youngest daughter of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Has died. According to a BBC News report, Soames died on Saturday May 31 after suffering from a short illness. Soames was 91 years old. Soames was born …

Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris to Perform at the Tony Awards

Broadway will be taking center-stage in the entertainment industry in the coming weeks as excitement ramps up for this year’s Tony Awards. This year’s awards show will be hosted by Hugh Jackman, himself a Tony Award winner for his performance …

Atrial Fibrillation Costs Rising in the U.S.

The U.S. is now suffering from what the medical community is referring to as an obesity epidemic and doctors across the country are seeing the negative health effects of rising weight. A new study this month has shown yet another …