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Archive for January 2012

Imprisoned Megaupload founder loses ‘Call of Duty’ crown

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Entertainment

The founder of file-sharing site Megaupload isn’t just considered one of the most notorious digital pirates in the world: he’s also one of the best Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players around. Unfortunately for Kim Dotcom, he’s no longer on top of either game.  Last week, Dotcom was arrested in his New Zealand mansion over accusations [...]

In the era of big boxes, a day for the little guy

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Business

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) — It began quietly, as an email to 40 friends. But when a steady stream of customers began coming through the door before the family-owned Chagrin Hardware had even opened for the day on Saturday, it was clear that it had turned into much more than that. The idea started with [...]

Birdman plans to wager $5 million on Super Bowl

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: People

The opening sentence on the bio page of Birdman’s official website reads: “With all of his elaborate possessions – from jewels to cars and homes; his cash money making ventures- from music to videogames to shoes and clothing; Bryan ‘Birdman aka Baby’ Williams is poised to continue shining in everything he does.” He once told Forbes magazine [...]

How to Avoid an IRS Audit

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

Tax season is upon us, with most Americans putting together the materials they need to file their returns, gathering receipts, and searching for other tax deductions to maximize the amount they get back from the federal government. But some people go too far in searching for tax advantages. Perhaps they take a deduction that they aren’t eligible for, [...]

Wrongfully imprisoned man awarded $25 million in damages

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

A Chicago man who spent 16 years in prison after being convicted of murder as a teenagerhas been awarded $25 million in damages after it was determined that he was wrongfully convicted.  Thaddeus Jimenez, 32, had spent nearly half his life in prison before being exonerated and released in May 2009. After being released, Jimenez then [...]

Valiant Dad! Brad Pitt’s Knee Injury & Cane Explained: I Slipped Carrying My Daughter

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: People

Brad Pitt has been sporting a new accessory in recent days – a cane – due to an injury to his ACL (a ligament in the knee). Seeing the sexy star with a walking stick has baffled fans, but the mystery has now been solved. The “Moneyball” star revealed he suffered the injury in order to [...]

LeBron James’ team reject his $3,000 birthday cake; baker gets angry

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Entertainment

There is an old axiom, that has nearly become accepted fact, that the richer you get, the more you tend to receive free things. All manner of swag, including suits, gift bags, German automobiles, or even a $3,000 birthday cake that you summarily reject without having to explain why. At least that’s the case so [...]

Zooey Deschanel Saves Her Pennies

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Money & Finance

Hollywood stars are known for their spendthrift ways. Tinseltown is littered with celebrities who spent first and saved later (or not at all). Occasionally, though, somebody bucks the trend — somebody like Zooey Deschanel.   The actress/singer recently split from her husband, Death Cab for Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard. Deschanel’s lawyer filed her financial information with the courts. And we have [...]

Beyonce Welcomes Baby Girl Blue Ivy Carter!

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Popular News

2012 is off to a wonderful start for Beyonce and Jay-Z! The singer, 30, gave birth to a baby girl in New York on Saturday, according to various outlets, including Good Morning America and her hometown paper, the Houston Chronicle, which reported that “baby and mom are doing just fine.”  GMA reports the superstar gave birth via C-section.   “Welcome to the world, Blue,” [...]

Could the 2012 GOP nomination be drawing to a close? Candidates attack Romney, but fail to land lasting blows

Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — It is somewhat astonishing, if not unjustified, that although only a small slice of voters have cast ballots in a single state where the winner emerged with an 8-vote margin of victory, the dominant question hanging over the contest for the Republican nomination is, ‘Is it over?’ Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney [...]