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03/13/2012

Hunger Games, Heather Morris and Randy Moss

Good morning!

The much anticipated Hunger Games premiered in Los Angeles last night.  Fans turned out in force for the red carpet arrives in Hollywood.  

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Josh Hutcherson arrives at the world premiere of "The Hunger Games" on Monday March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The first novel in Suzanne Collins trilogy is expected to attract big box office dollars with some even predicting it could join the ranks of Harry Potter and Twilight.  Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star in the lead roles as Katniss Everdin and Peeta Mellark trying to survive.  The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the Hunger Games are an annual event.   One boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are chosen by lottery to compete in a televised battle.  The winner lives. (Photos from the premiere)

Bachelor Ben Flajnik is engaged… maybe.   Flajnik chose Courtney Robinson on bended knee in the season finale. 

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The 29-year-old San Francisco winemaker presented model Robertson, 28, with a Neil Lane engagement ring on a snowcapped mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland.   That was actually shot in November, and since then their love story appears to be rocky.   Robertson says Flajnik dumped her shortly after the proposal and Us Weekly caught him stepping out with three ladies.   He claims they were just old friends and insists the engagement is back on. Flajnik gave the engagement ring back to Robinson during the After The Rose special.  Read more in our blog, cominguproses.com.

Glee star Heather Morris appears to be the latest celebrity to fall victim to a phone hacker.   A series of pictures apparently featuring the 25-year-old actress were leaked on Monday.  

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Some of them show a woman who looks a lot like Heather baring her naked body for the camera.

The issue of abortion is making news on two fronts.   First, Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau, has joined the heated debate about pre-termination ultrasound and sonogram bills in Virginia and Texas.   The series began with Monday's Doonesbury, but several newspapers elected to not run the strip.  The editors of the Oregonian said Trudeau "went over the line of good taste and humor in penning a series on abortion using graphic language and images inappropriate for a comics page."  In contrast, the Cleveland Plain Dealer is running the strip, writing "Garry Trudeau's metier is political satire; if we choose to carry 'Doonesbury,' we can't yank the strip every time it deals with a highly charged issue."

Also from Ohio, a third female lawmaker has introduced a bill that would limit men's access to Viagra and similar drugs.   Democrat and Ohio State Senator Nina Turner has joined with lawmakers in Virginia and Illinois in making a statement about the dozens of anti-abortion bills that have passed around the country over the last year.  The Dayton Daily News reports that Turner's bill would mandate that men seeking Viagra be "tested for heart problems, receive counseling about possible side effects and receive information about 'pursuing celibacy as a viable."

Peyton Manning is still trending as he makes the NFL rounds like a college recruit.   After speaking with the Miami Dolphins on Monday, Manning is headed to Tennessee next, according to sources.  Manning played his college ball at the University of Tennessee.

Manning will not be throwing to Randy Moss, who is returning to the NFL but not to Manning's ultimate destination.    Moss and the 49ers came to terms on a one year deal.   The 35-year-old Moss is hoping to prove that he is still a dynamic deep threat despite his age and a year away from the game.  

Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee is getting panned on Twitter as the worst basketball player ever thanks to a viral video of some of his dumbest plays.

 

This garbage man appears to be having a very bad day.

 

In New York City, we have famed parades like the Columbus Day Parade and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.   In Panama City, Florida, it's the bikini parade (this year's set a record 450 bikini clad women).

 

English musician Graham Coxon crowdsourced 85 people from 22 countries to produce a viral new music video.

 

Finally, cover band Mercy Me is back with a new viral sensation.   This time the band is covering Justin Bieber's Baby, Baby.

 

That's the trend!

Have a great day,

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

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