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North America Buys Nearly Half of All Tablets in Q1 North America Buys Nearly Half of All Tablets in Q1

According to new research released recently by analyst firm ABI Research, people in North America are buying nearly half the world’s tablets. Of the estimated 39 million tablets that shipped in the first quarter of 2013, 47% of revenue from …

Brooke Hogan: Hulk’s Daughter Engaged To A Cowboy

Brooke Hogan got a nice surprise during a trip to Vegas with her boyfriend over the weekend; a marriage proposal. The 25-year old posted a photo on her Instagram page showing Dallas Cowboy Phil Costa bent to one knee as …

Cabin in the Woods Is Being Built, For Real, as a Halloween Maze

If you’re looking for something to likely scare the crap out of you this fall, Universal Orlando is cooking up one hell of an idea. Apparently, Universal Orlando is building the cabin in the woods – the one from the …

Netflix Lands Exclusive Deal To Stream ‘New Girl’ Netflix Lands Exclusive Deal To Stream ‘New Girl’

Netflix announced today that it has signed an exclusive multi-year streaming deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television to stream the Fox comedy New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel. The first season of the show hits Netflix today, and Netflix will get …

Actor Jim Kelly, Of “Enter The Dragon”, Dies
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Actor Jim Kelly, who garnered a cult following with his afro and snappy one-liners in Bruce Lee’s “Enter The Dragon”, has died from complications relating to cancer. He was 67. Kelly, who trained in martial arts in Kentucky in the …

Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month

After two years of work, Mozilla is almost ready to launch Firefox OS (formerly known as Boot 2 Gecko) in some of the world’s emerging markets. Mozilla announced this morning that Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are its first partners in …

Groupon Reserve Launched For Premium Deals Groupon Reserve Launched For Premium Deals

Groupon announced the launch of a new service for “premium” deals called Groupon Reserve. According to the company, it’s a destination for “the finest things to eat, see, do and buy.” So all those other Groupons are like coach, and …

Lucy Lawless To Star In “Chicago” Under Brooke Shields

Lucy Lawless is more than just a warrior princess, as she’s about to prove with a 3-day run of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl. The production will have an all-star cast–including “True Blood” actor Stephen Moyer and comedian Drew Carey–and …

19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona
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Nineteen firefighters have been killed battling wildfires in central Arizona near the town of Yarnell. All 19 were part of an elite “hot shot” crew, a group of firefighters who hike miles into the wilderness to clear vegetation and dig …

Paula Deen Gets Help From African-American Friends
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Paula Deen has lost a lot of friends lately. One partner company after another has jumped ship as she fights an ongoing battle against charges of racism. Endorsement deals with diabetic medications went south. Huge retailers abandoned her. Book publishers …

Cirque du Soleil Accident Is Fatal

According to a report in the Las Vegas Sun, a performer in the Cirque du Soleil production “Ka” fell to her death Saturday night during the show. Sarah Guyard-Guillot, an acrobatic performer in the Cirque show at the MGM Grand …

Same-Sex Marriage Emergency Stay Filed With SCOTUS
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With the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week that opponents to same-sex marriage in California had no standing to appeal the overturn of Prop 8, same-sex marriage proponents were ready to fire up the wedding planning in earnest. But everyone …

The Walking Dead 400 Days Creators Talk About The Latest Episode

The award winning The Walking Dead adventure game series from Telltale Games is getting one last episode next month before the team moves on to season two. Of course, this latest episode came as bit of a surprise so fans …

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Might Just Be Perfect
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Paper Mario: Sticker Star was disappointing. It nailed some of the goofy humor that the series was known for, but it just couldn’t live up to the Gamecube’s The Thousand Year Door. Salvation in Mario PRGs may be coming later …

Twinkies Will Be Back In Stores On July 15 Twinkies Will Be Back In Stores On July 15

Twinkies are dead, or at least, that was the case late last year. The Hostess company, which produces Twinkies and other snacks, went under after failing to reach an agreement with the Bakers Union that represented its workers. Now the …

Phoenix Coyotes Re-Sign Mike Smith In Six Year Deal

Phoenix Coyotes and Mike Smith fans will be happy to know that he won’t be going anywhere soon. A report from today says that Smith, goalie for the Coyotes’, has re-signed with the team. The deal will see him play …

Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend
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As of July 1, two Philadelphia hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, will join dozens of healthcare systems nationwide in refusing to hire smokers. The move has generated criticism from many quarters. Civil liberties …

Deion Sanders is Officially Divorced
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After a long and contentious divorce, former NFL and MLB star Deion Sanders is now officially divorced from his second wife. The former Dallas Cowboy had originally filed for divorce from Pilar Sanders all the way back in September 2011. …

Nelson Mandela: Family Goes to Court Over Burials

Despite reports last week that his health was improving, it appears increasing likely that former South African president Nelson Mandela is nearing death. The civil rights leader has been battling a severe lung infection since March. The 94-year-old Mandela is …

Is Yelp Getting Better For Businesses? Is Yelp Getting Better For Businesses?
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Yelp has always been about helping local businesses find customers, and helping potential customers find local businesses of interest. Despite the general functionality of the service, there have been plenty of complaints from businesses who feel that Yelp has hurt …

Lil Snupe Memorial Service Attended by Hundreds
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18-year-old rapper Lil Snupe (real name Addarren Ross) was shot and killed in Winnfield, Louisiana earlier this month. The young rapper’s death shook the small Louisiana community where he lived, and hundreds attended a memorial service for the teen this …

Paula Deen Dropped by Publisher, Cookbook Cancelled Paula Deen Dropped by Publisher, Cookbook Cancelled
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Since admitting under oath to using the “N word,” celebrity chef Paula Deen has been losing sponsorships and business partnerships seemingly every day for the past week. Smithfield Foods dropped Deen as the face of Smithfield Hams shortly after the …

Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands in $100m Museum

Space Shuttle Atlantis has landed in its final resting place. Well, technically, it’s suspended three stories up, so, absent some disaster, it won’t be touching down again any time soon. The last of the shuttles to go into orbit, Atlantis …

Ronda Rousey: The Ultimate Fighter is “Emotionally Taxing”

When Ronda Rousey signed on as a coach for the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, she did not expect it to be so much work. The UFC women’s middleweight champion this week took to Facebook for a live chat …