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Published: 04/26/11

Kate Middleton Mix-Up: Facebook Deletes Boston Woman's Account

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Kate Middleton Mix-Up: Facebook Deletes Boston Woman's Account

CONCORD, Mass. -- Yes, she really is Kate Middleton. Kate Middleton, the Boston bicycle enthusiast, that is. But that hasn't stopped the 32-year-old from being confused with the woman who is about to marry Prince William. Recently, Facebook accused the Boston Middleton of being an impostor and deleted her account. Various media reporters also keep showing up at ATA Cycle, a Concord, Mass. bicycling shop where she works, and asking her to speak in a British accent. "I'm really not interested in pretending I'm British," said Middleton, who is originally from Louisville, Ky. "And I'm...

Published: 04/25/11

Franklin Graham: Look for Christ's 2nd Coming on Facebook, Twitter

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Franklin Graham: Look for Christ's 2nd Coming on Facebook, Twitter

The Rev. Franklin Graham says he knows what could be the ultimate trending topic on Twitter: the second coming of Christ. Graham, son of the prominent and politically connected Christian evangelist Billy Graham, gave an Easter prophecy of his own on Sunday, telling ABC's "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour that social media could be the way in which Jesus Christ's second coming could be revealed to the world. "The Bible says that every eye is going to see [the Second Coming]," Graham said. "How is the whole world going to see [Jesus Christ] all at one time? I don't know, unless all of a...

Published: 04/21/11

Kate Middleton Surpasses Lady Di as the Most-Mentioned Royal in the Media

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Kate Middleton Surpasses Lady Di as the Most-Mentioned Royal in the Media

There are still eight days before Kate Middleton officially joins the royal family, but the princess bride is already becoming more popular than her famous crowned kin -- even the late Princess Diana. The Global Language Monitor, a Texas company that tracks word usage trends around the world, has just released a study tracing how many times Middleton has been mentioned in different types of media over the last three months. Turns out Middleton is a major headliner. People can't seem to keep her name out of their mouths. Getty Images / AP The late Princess Diana, left, was a major...

Published: 04/19/11

Young People Using Social Media for More Than Just Socializing

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Young People Using Social Media for More Than Just Socializing

WASHINGTON -- Young people use social media like Facebook and Twitter for more than simply staying in touch with their friends; they're also a means to make school and career connections, according to an Associated Press-Viacom poll. Four out of 5 high school and college students say websites are an excellent or good way to interact with fellow students, and a bit fewer -- about 7 in 10 -- say they're equally good for getting information on class assignments or school events, or to form study groups and collaborate with peers. Just over half say the Internet is useful to look up ratings on...

Published: 04/3/11

'Community' Star Donald Glover Sets Twitter Afire With Candid Shots of Couple Having Sex in a Bank

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'Community' Star Donald Glover Sets Twitter Afire With Candid Shots of Couple Having Sex in a Bank

What stories went viral last week? Here's a roundup from BuzzFeed. The final week of March has come and gone and spring is in the air. For some, that means it's time to have sex in public. No, really. The week began with Community star Donald Glover tweeting these candid shots of a couple getting intimate inside a Bank of America. (Insert tasteless joke about "making a deposit" here.) Donald Glover / Twitpic A photo posted to Twitpic on March 26 by actor Donald Glover shows a couple engaging in sexual behavior in a Bank of America lobby. Three days later, this other couple was...

Published: 03/29/11

Missing Cobra Hits the Big Apple; Thousands Following on Twitter

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Missing Cobra Hits the Big Apple; Thousands Following on Twitter

It's no wonder the escaped Egyptian cobra hasn't been found at the Bronx Zoo: She's having too good of a time taking on Manhattan. In reality, the zoo says it may be weeks before the pencil-thin, 20-inch venomous asp comes out of hiding. She's believed to be confined to the zoo's World of Reptiles building after slipping out of her enclosure several days ago. But while the hunt for the cobra continues at the zoo, a witty Twitter writer has imagined her young life on the town. Under the handle BronxZoosCobra, the "snake" began tweeting Monday, starting off with some thanks to the...

Published: 03/29/11

Jose Canseco Accused of Having Twin Bro Fill In at Celebrity Boxing Match

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Jose Canseco Accused of Having Twin Bro Fill In at Celebrity Boxing Match

If and when Jose Canseco gets fired from the latest season of "Celebrity Apprentice," Donald Trump better double-check to make sure he's not actually canning Canseco's twin brother, Ozzie. A boxing promoter in Hollywood, Fla., is alleging that he hired the controversial baseball player to participate in a celebrity boxing match for $10,000 -- and Canseco sent Ozzie to pretend he was Jose and fight in his place. This scenario may have worked in movies like "The Parent Trap," but, according to the Sun Sentinel, it failed in real life because Jose has a barbed wire tattoo on one arm and Ozzie...

Published: 03/23/11

Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79: Celebrities Remember Her on Twitter

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79: Celebrities Remember Her on Twitter

"Elizabeth Taylor takes final bow. Never more beautiful than as Maggie the cat. Never more actor impressive than as Martha in Virginia Woolf," Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers wrote after the breaking news that the beloved star of Hollywood's golden age had died this morning. Taylor, remembered for Academy Award-winning performances, her many marriages and her generous contributions to the fight against AIDS, passed away from congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California. She was 79. For more celebrity and film industry thoughts and memories, Surge Desk turns to...

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