Thursday, October 18, 2012
After 80 years in print, Newsweek is going all-digital starting early next year.
The last print edition in the United States will be the Dec. 31 issue, says Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, in a statement.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Nike Inc. and Anheuser-Busch announced Wednesday that they will end their contracts with Lance Armstrong, endorsement deals that once earned the embattled cycling star millions of dollars.
The moves comes a week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released reports that outlined the extent of doping allegations made against Armstrong when he won the Tour de France seven years in a row from 1999 to 2005. The USADA banned Armstrong from cycling for life and stripped him of the titles he earned during his 14-year career, including those Tour wins.
"We have decided not to renew our relationship with Lance Armstrong when our current contract expires at the end of 2012," said Paul Chibe, vice president of U.S. marketing for Anheuser-Busch, which had used Armstrong in ads to sell its Michelob beer.
Nike will also take Armstrong's name off of the fitness center on Nike's campus in Oregon, according to KeJuan Wilkins, a spokesperson for the athletic gear maker.
Both companies initially stood by Armstrong, even after he lost his titles. This summer, Nike said that the athlete stated his innocence and had been unwavering on his position.
An online poll by trade publication Advertising Age on Wednesday found 71% voting that Lance Armstrong's name had been damaged beyond repair for brands.
Armstrong made the announcement Wednesday that he will also step down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity.
Armstrong's statement said he was stepping down "to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career." The statement made no mention of his losing the Nike contract.
Nike and Anheuser-Busch said they both is still plan to support the cause and its initiatives.
Director/playwright Tyler Perry covers Men’s Health magazine on news stands now.
Perry, who detours from his safety zone to star as an action hero in his newest movie ‘Alex Cross,’ says losing weight gave him a new sense of confidence that he never had before.
“I feel like it’s okay to be thought of as sexy,” says the 43-year-old New Orleans native.
On shedding 30 pounds for his ‘Alex Cross’ role:
“I walk into a room with a lot more confidence. All my life I’ve tried to hide my height. I was taller than everybody else and stood out, so I would slouch and try to hide it. But with what I’ve been able to do with my body, I’m owning it. I’m standing up when I walk into a room. Now, I feel like it’s okay to be thought of as sexy.”
Will you go see Tyler Perry new movie?
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Hulk's attorney spoke at a news conference in Tampa, announcing two lawsuits filed by the wrestler. The first against Bubba the Love Sponge and his ex-wife for illicitly recording Hulk without his permission and another against Gawker for publishing the tape.
Hulk's attorney says the wrestler is seeking $100 MILLION in damages from Gawker stemming from the leaked footage. It's unclear what he's seeking from Bubba and Bubba's ex Heather Clem.
In the suit, obtained by TMZ, Hogan claims he "had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his consensual, intimate activities in a private bedroom and reasonably believed that his privacy was safe and protected."
Hulk's attorney says Bubba and Co.'s actions were "illegal, outrageous, and exceeded the bounds of human decency."
In addition to forking over damages, Hulk's team wants Bubba, Gawker, and anyone else in possession of the sex footage to turn it over asap in order for it to be destroyed forever.
Check out the latest details on TMZ.
What do you think? Should he get paid from the video or not? Frankly, Hulk Hogan in a sex tape does not sound HOT!!! Have you seen Bubba ex-wife?
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