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Slyvester Stallone Wins The Expendables Lawsuit

Sylvester Stallone isn’t messing around when it comes to his new cash cow “The Expendables”. With the sequel scheduled to make some serious cash at the box office late this summer, Stallone and company are looking to line their pockets …

Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71

Nora Ephron, who is probably best known to movie-goers as the writer/director responsible for such motion pictures as “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Michael”, and “You’ve Got Mail”, passed away on Tuesday from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was …

Uggie Retires: Canine from The Artist Gets His Own Star

Uggie retires: The adorable dog from “The Artist”, a film which everybody and their nearsighted grandmother fell in love with last year, has decided that he’s done with filmmaking. After appearing in a handful of motion pictures, including “Wassup Rockers”, …

Willow Smith Tongue Ring: Twitter Shakes Its Head
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Willow Smith and her tongue ring has certainly caused a stir as of late. The 11 year-old, whose parts are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, instantly sent several outraged parents to various social media outlets when she posted a …

Human-Powered Helicopter Breaks Aviation Record
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The human-powered helicopter developed by some extremely intelligent individuals at the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering has broken the record for the longest flight time by — what else — a human-powered helicopter. The device, which has been …

Prepare Your Boomsticks for This Animated Evil Dead Tribute

There are a lot of people out there who love the “Evil Dead” movies, so much so that they’re willing to stand in line for several hours at numerous horror conventions just to get a peek at their hero, Bruce …

James Cameron to Film Three Avatar Sequels Back-to-Back
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Although I did enjoy “Avatar” — the theatrical version, not the overlong extended cut — the idea of sitting through three sequels seems a little daunting. For me, everything I needed to know about Pandora and its inhabitants is contained …

Elvis Hair Sold at Recent Memorabilia Auction
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Elvis’ hair was sold along with other rock and sports star memorabilia at the Music Icons and Sports Legends auction by Julien’s Auctions. In addition to a few locks from Presley’s famous head, cash-saturated buyers could also pick up a …

Corpse on Flight: Swedish Woman Forced to Fly with Dead Guy
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Corpse on flight: How would you feel if you were forced to sit next to a dead body for nearly ten hours? Apparently Swedish resident Lena Pettersson was none too pleased with having to endure such an experience during her …

Paris Hilton DJ: Audience Boos, Twitter Reacts
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Paris Hilton, DJ extraordinaire, finally debuted her skills at a recent gig at the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although Hilton was seeming overwhelmed by the crowd’s positive response to her appearance — she tweeted about how the …

Elmo Arrested in NYC, Scheduled for Psychological Evaluation
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Elmo arrested: If your kids are reading this, there’s a very strong possibility they’re in tears right now. Since childhood trauma isn’t the sort of thing we want to encourage here at WPN, let me clarify a few things. First, …

Tony Parker’s Injury Threatens His Olympic Dreams
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Tony Parker’s eye injury, which resulted from a violent, bottle-throwing scuffle involving musicians Chris Brown and Drake at a New York City club, may ultimately keep him from participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Parker, who plays for the San …

Nadya Suleman Claims Virgin America Mistreated Her
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Nadya Suleman, the not-so-secret identity of media darling the Octomom, is once again making waves in a seemingly endless attempt to stay in the press. This time around, Suleman is claiming her recent flight aboard a Virgin America airliner was …

Echo Lake Drummer Pete Hayes Dies at 25

Echo Lake, the shoegaze/dream pop band out of South London, experienced a loss last Thursday when their dummer, Pete Hayes, passed away after losing his battle with a long-term illness. Specifics regarding Hayes’ death have not been made available to …

Lulz Security: Two Hacking Suspects Plead Guilty to Computer Crimes Lulz Security: Two Hacking Suspects Plead Guilty to Computer Crimes

Lulz Security, a group of highly-skilled computer hackers who operate under the motto, “The world’s leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense”, was recently dealt a blow when two individuals linked to the organization pled guilty to numerous computer crimes. …

Brave Movie: Disney-Pixar’s Latest Rises to the Top
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“Brave”, the latest movie from cinematic behemoth Disney-Pixar, found its way to the top of the box office this weekend, scoring an estimated $66 million in ticket sales. Following close behind was “Madagascar 3″, the second sequel to director Eric …

Chevy Cruze Recall: Nearly Half a Million Cars are Affected Chevy Cruze Recall: Nearly Half a Million Cars are Affected
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The Chevy Cruze recall affects more than half-a-million cars manufactured at General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio plant between 2010 and this past May. According to Forbes, nearly 30 engine fires have been reported, all of which stem from automobiles built in …

Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease
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Diabetes can be shed like so many unwanted pounds thanks to the advent of weight-loss surgery. However, according to a recent study, these procedures may not a permanent solution to their problem. In about one-fifth of the individuals who elected …

Reese Witherspoon Discusses Her Pregnancy at Chicago Event
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Reese Witherspoon, who, in my mind, will always be Vanessa Lutz from writer/director Matthew Bright’s demented 1996 comedy “Freeway”, hasn’t been too forthcoming about her pregnancy. Since US Weekly broke the story last March, the “Just Like Heaven” star has …

Daytime Emmys: General Hospital Has a Prescription For Success

The Daytime Emmys took place last Saturday, with long-running soap “General Hospital” taking home a quite a few statuettes in a number of different categories. The show, which began its run in 1963, has enjoyed 49 seasons to the tune …

Snooki Was Terrified to Reveal Her Pregnancy to Her Father
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Snooki, also known in less dubious circles as Nicole Polizzi, is certainly no stranger to controversy. Since appearing in the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore”, Polizzi has seen her name in the tabloids on a fairly regular basis. Generally speaking, …

Justin Bieber Credits Social Media for His Success Justin Bieber Credits Social Media for His Success
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Justin Bieber is a freaking powerhouse right now. Everywhere you turn, there’s Justin Bieber doing something Biebery. If he’s not launching a new album, chances are he’s performing a large concert for his legion of screaming fans. In fact, days …

Ugliest Dog Announced at Annual Northern California Event
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Ugliest dog has been announced, with the honor going to a Chinese Crested from Peterborough, a city in the East of England. The peculiar looking canine and his owner, Bev Nicholson, traveled quite a distance to participate in the World’s …

Penguin 337, the Runaway Humboldt, to be Named in Japan
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Penguin 337, the one year-old Humboldt who escaped from a Tokyo aquarium over two months ago, was recently returned to its home at the Tokyo Sea Life Park after a lengthy adventure. To celebrate its return, the penguin is finally …