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Joe Jackson Laid Up in Brazil After Stroke, Heart Attacks Make Him Miss His Own Birthday PArty

Joe Jackson is still in Brazil, laid up in intensive care after he suffered a stroke and three heart attacks. Doctors are funny about allowing you to fly after you’ve had a pacemaker installed, so Joe could be convalescing in the land of Carnivale for a while. Joe Jackson’s publicist said Joe’s heart stopped beating for 10 seconds in the …

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Joe Jackson, Father of Michael and Janet, in Brazil Hospital After Stroke

Joe Jackson may be more popular in Brazil than he is in the United States. While the patriarch of the Jackson family of musicians has had to battle a public perception of him as an abusive father and opportunistic promoter, he seems to love going to Sao Paulo, where he is welcomed with open arms. In fact, Joe Jackson headed …

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Andressa Urach In ICU Due To Botched Butt Implant

Andressa Urach, runner up in the 2012 ‘Miss Bumbum’ pageant in Brazil, was hospitalized Saturday, due to a botched procedure intended to enhance her buttocks and thighs. Urach, 27, is said to be in “serious condition” in a hospital in the southern city of Porto Alegre. The Brazilian ingenue developed an infection following a procedure to remove a gel-like substance …

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Commence Your ‘Steve Jobs Is Alive’ Theories

You can add Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the list of dead people that could possibly be alive because they’ve been spotted but are also totally not alive (except in the hearts of fans, of course). Like Biggie, Tupac, Elvis, and Wilford Brimley, Jobs, reportedly deceased since 2011, has been sighted in a foreign country. A redditor posted this selfie …

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Fifa World Cup: Winners And Losers

Well, that’s all she wrote for the 2014 World Cup. It has been a crazy one, hasn’t it? I don’t think it played out one bit like ANYONE predicted. Did you predict an Argentina vs Germany final? Did you predict Brazil’s humiliating crash and burn? Did you predict Luis Suarez taking a bite out of someone? Well…maybe we should have …

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Gisele Bundchen Unveils World Cup Trophy

Gisele Bundchen unveiled the World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The supermodel and wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was no doubt beyond disappointed that the trophy wasn’t going to her homeland team–Brazil–but that certainly hasn’t stopped her from having lots of fun. It was just prior to the start of the World Cup final …

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Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, with Facebook finally overtaking it in that country two years ago. Apparently there’s not even enough of an active user …

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Mick Jagger: Brazilians Claim He Is A World Cup Jinx

According to Brazilian soccer fans, Mick Jagger is a “pe-frio.” In the United States pe-frios are known as jinxed or cursed. Some would just call them bearers of bad luck. Brazilians may like the music of The Rolling Stones, but they don’t want Jagger to root for their team, because they don’t want his apparent horrid luck to ruin their …

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World Cup Standings: Week One’s Winners And Losers

Well, the first week of the much anticipated World Cup is over. After a thrilling series of games, some teams rose to the occasion while others…flopped. The winners and losers emerging from Week 1 are in some cases expected and in other cases quite shocking. Winner: The United States The big winner of week one (for entirely unbiased reasons, I …

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World Cup 2014: Who Are The Dark Horses?

With the FIFA World Cup a little over a week away, excitement over the event is building to a fever pitch. Everyone is prepping for the drama, thrills, and surprises that are typically found in World Cup game fixtures. As football fans try and guess which teams are most likely to advance beyond the group stage, some national teams have …

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Here’s an Insane, Ballsy Selfie from Atop Christ the Redeemer

Cristo Redentor, known to the English-speaking world as Christ the Redeemer, is a giant statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue itself is nearly 100 feet tall, stands atop a 26-ft tall base, which is itself positioned at the peak of the 2,300-ft Corcovado mountain. Or if measurements aren’t your thing–it’s really freaking tall. And …

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Prince Harry: His South American Tour

Prince Harry is headed to South America in June for some fun and some official commitments, too. He will spend a total of seven days in both Chile and Brazil. Since England is competing in the World Cup campaign in Brazil, Harry will take part in the festivities–cheering the team on as they take on Costa Rica. And according to …

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