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Zig Ziglar Dies at 86, the “King of Motivation”
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U.S. motivational speaker Zig Ziglar died today at the age of 86. The Associated Press cites Zigler’s executive assistant as stating he succumbed pneumonia in a hospital in Plano, Texas, where his company was based. Zigler, the self-styled “King of …

Google Acquires Incentive Targeting, As Both Companies Point Out Google Acquires Incentive Targeting, As Both Companies Point Out

Google has acquired Incentive Targeting, and no the source is not a bogus press release. This one appears legit. The news was even tweeted by Googler Mike Dudas (h/t: TechCrunch): Follow @mdudas Mike Dudas @mdudas Google acquires Incentive Targeting to …

Adam Levine Slams The Roxy, Venue Takes To Twitter

Adam Levine has apparently been harboring a grudge against iconic L.A. club The Roxy, and a performance on “The Voice” brought up so many bad memories that he went on an odd rant about it during the show. A cover …

Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past

If you woke up this morning, logged onto Facebook, and saw some long-forgotten remnants of the past – you’re not alone. Many users have complained that they are now seeing old groups on their accounts, and even receiving notifications from …

Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant Again, Twitter Explodes
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Yes, Jessica Simpson, who only recently debuted a slim new body after being slammed for months for the baby weight she put on with daughter Maxwell, is with child again. The singer/actress has used Weight Watchers to lose the more …

Powerball Jackpot Up To $500 Million
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The Powerball Jackpot is now up to $500 million, which is the largest it has ever been. The next drawing is scheduled for Wednesday night. As you may know, drawings are held each Wednesday and Saturday. Last Saturday’s winning numbers …

Donald Trump’s Embarrassed Progeny Told Him to “Tone it Down”
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The New York Daily News this week published a report of a political intervention Donald Trump’s children staged to try and protect their famous father’s reputation. According to the report, Eric, Donald Jr., and Ivanka met with their father less …

Chris Brown Feud Escalates To Death Threats
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Chris Brown, who is perhaps more famous for his violent altercation with ex-girlfriend (or not so ex?) Rihanna in 2009–which left her battered and bloody–has now deleted his Twitter account after posting several nasty comments in reply to comedian Jenny …

Podcasts, Lindsay Lohan, and Cyber Monday

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

“Liz And Dick”: Movie Reviews, Twitter Style
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Lifetime had what was probably one of its most anticipated movie premieres ever last night, and Twitter users were keeping a running play-by-play as the turbulent story of Liz Taylor and her true love spun out. Whether it was the …

John McAfee Is Now Tweeting In Addition To Blogging John McAfee Is Now Tweeting In Addition To Blogging
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Now that we’re back from the holiday break, it’s time to check in with John McAfee, who, as you may know, has been in hiding in Belize, as he’s wanted for questioning by authorities, in connection to the murder of …

Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon was the top retail site on a record breaking Black Friday. Not exactly a surprise, but we can also expect similar results for Cyber Monday, which Amazon began participating in at midnight. That’s when Amazon opened its Cyber Monday …

McHale’s Daughter Dies At 23, Twitter Mourns
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Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale faced a devastating loss over the weekend when his daughter, Sasha, died under undisclosed circumstances. Sasha was just 23; McHale has been on leave from his team, citing a family issue, but the reason was …

Larry Hagman Dies at 81, “Dallas” Star
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Since the late 1950s, we have all come to love the wide-brimmed, Stetson-wearing Texan Larry Hagman, mostly known for playing the villainous J.R. Ewing in Dallas (spanning from 1971-2012). Unfortunately, this talented star passed away this past Friday. Larry Hagman …

Bryce Courtenay Dies at 79, Australian Author

The literary world loses a great friend and author today of Bryce Courtenay, a great Australian novelist who unfortunately passed on this past Thursday (November 22nd, 2012). Even though he was known for his Australian writings, Courtenay was from South …

Deborah Raffin Dies at 59, Audiobook Pioneer and Actress
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If you are heavily involved with the audiobook industry, I am sure that the name “Deborah Raffin” comes up from time to time. Raffin was an American actress who later went into audiobook publishing. Earlier in her career, Raffin started …

Art Ginsburg Dies at 81 (a.k.a. “Mr. Food”)

If you are a fan of culinary shows and have a whole library of cook books, I am sure you are aware of Art Ginsburg (also known as “Mr Food”). Unfortunately, this talented culinary artist passed away today (Wednesday). Ginsburg …

New Far Cry 3 Trailer Shows Multiplayer Action

With its open, sandbox-style single player campaign, Far Cry 3 looks to provide an explosive experience for players come December. The multiplayer modes, on the other hand, look to provide players with a chance to rub their success into the …

Billy Scott Dies at 70, “The Prophets” Singer
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Many fans of the 60s and 70’s blues band The Prophets mourn today as the news of talented singer Billy Scott’s passing spreads around. Scott contributed to the band’s “beach” sound, which was what The Prophets were mainly associated with. …

iPhone Charger Cords, Black Friday, and Nicolas Cage
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Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Theron Shaved Head Has Twitter Abuzz
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Charlize Theron has been widely regarded as a blonde bombshell since she first appeared on American movie screens way back in the mid-’90s; since then, she’s undergone dramatic transformations to mask her lovely face (“Monster”) and hasn’t shied away from …

McCarthy Kisses Bieber, Web Freaks Out
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The American Music Awards are always a spectacle, and this year there was plenty to look at; Pink’s showstopping, body-slinging, colorful dance routine; the wild fashions on the red carpet; and of course, Jenny McCarthy groping and kissing Justin Bieber …

“Simpsons” Actor Sues Over Rights To Character
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“Simpsons” actor Hank Azaria has appeared in a lot of projects over the years, but the funnyman is most popular for the characters he voices on the long-running animated sitcom. As Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, and the Comic Book Guy–among …

Bomb Explodes Near Cooper During Live Report

Anyone who says reporters don’t have a tough job should probably see this video. Anderson Cooper, who was in Gaza over the weekend reporting on the Palestinian conflict, was standing a bit too close to the target of a rocket, …