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March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With one mispronunciation on stage at the Academy Awards, John Travolta created a wildly popular meme - and seemingly an entirely new person - when he introduced "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel by a name that sounded more like "Adele Dazeem. " The flub was instantly commemorated on social media, and Travolta eventually expressed his embarrassment in an emailed statement on Tuesday afternoon, but he stopped short of saying what exactly caused him to make a mess of the singer's name.
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April 24, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kaley Cuoco Sweeting has a new haircut, and this time around, the cutting process really happened.  The "Big Bang Theory" star posted cut-in-progress pics to Instagram on Wednesday, which she said was her first day of hiatus from shooting the sitcom. "Here we go!," she captioned a shot showing stylist Christine Symonds with shears poised at the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood.  "We did it @clsymonds! Now let's get some color shall we?," she continued .  Then came a shot of the final product, a choppy blond bob with dramatic lowlights.
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July 19, 2009
Katy Perry: A caption under a photograph of singer Katy Perry last Sunday misspelled her first name as Katie.
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March 6, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
It was the gaffe that launched a thousand quips. John Travolta's now-infamous mispronunciation of "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel's name as "Adele Dazeem" at the Oscars spawned viral screen captures, countless tweets and even a widget to "Travoltify your name. " On Wednesday, Movies Now asked readers to submit their own witty captions about the incident to accompany the photo above, which shows Travolta backstage with publicist Paul Bloch. Here are our favorite submissions. Third place: "Now, John, it's I before E except after C, and remember the L in Idina Menzel," suggested by James Norwood.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
George Takei got himself a Tumblr page this weekend, and if you find this information thrilling, you are not alone. The page is titled "Are you talking to Meme?" and the featured post is a giant grinning Takei giving the thumbs up sign with the caption, "I tumbl. for you. " Beneath that is another caption that reads, "My nephew asked why I don't have a Tumblr account, given my love of goofy pics. So here it is! To celebrate, I've paired with Tumblr and Humans of New York to help with their Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser . " With Takei's help, the fundraiser has already doubled its initial goal of $100,000.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Colin Kaepernick has once again posted a photo of himself on Instagram wearing team gear -- only this time it's for the right team. The San Francisco quarterback caused a stir among 49ers fans last week when photos surfaced of him wearing a Miami Dolphins cap. He probably didn't do himself any favors by then posting a photo of himself holding the accessory, along with this defiant caption: " This the hat y'all mad at? I'm goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales Chris Van Allsburg and contributing writers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 202 pp., $24.99, ages 10 to 14 For 26 years, it's been one of kid lit's greatest mysteries: Who was Harris Burdick, and why did he leave 14 of his cryptically captioned illustrations in the possession of one Peter Wenders back in 1984? If author Lemony Snicket's introduction to "The Chronicles of Harris Burdick" is to be believed, Burdick is by now "either very old, quite dead, or both.
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March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With one mispronunciation on stage at the Academy Awards, John Travolta created a wildly popular meme - and seemingly an entirely new person - when he introduced "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel by a name that sounded more like "Adele Dazeem. " The flub was instantly commemorated on social media, and Travolta eventually expressed his embarrassment in an emailed statement on Tuesday afternoon, but he stopped short of saying what exactly caused him to make a mess of the singer's name.
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February 21, 2014 | By Joe Flint
"Five wins and a very light power reese know" sounds more like gibberish than a weather forecast. But that was the closed caption that hearing-impaired people got during a report from the WeatherNation channel last month. What the caption was supposed to say was, "high winds and a very light, powdery snow. " Closed captioning is designed to help the deaf and hearing-impaired enjoy television and receive important news and weather reports. Unfortunately, captions are often riddled with typos and incomplete sentences that leave viewers struggling to make sense of what is being said.
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February 19, 2014 | By Joe Flint
"Five wins and a very light power reese know" sounds more like gibberish than a weather forecast. But that was the closed captioning on a WeatherNation report last month. What the captioning was supposed to say was, "high winds and a very light, powdery snow. " Closed captioning is designed to help the deaf and hearing-impaired enjoy television. But the captions are often riddled with typos or incomplete sentences that leave viewers struggling to make sense of what's being said.
SPORTS
July 9, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Colin Kaepernick has once again posted a photo of himself on Instagram wearing team gear -- only this time it's for the right team. The San Francisco quarterback caused a stir among 49ers fans last week when photos surfaced of him wearing a Miami Dolphins cap. He probably didn't do himself any favors by then posting a photo of himself holding the accessory, along with this defiant caption: " This the hat y'all mad at? I'm goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers!
BUSINESS
May 7, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Raymond Smith Jr. has been trying for nearly two decades to make the movie industry listen to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing. This month, the senior executive at Regal Entertainment Group will come closer to his goal. His company, the nation's largest theater chain, will have nearly 6,000 theater screens equipped with closed-captioning glasses that could transform the theatrical experience for millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons who have shunned going to the cinema because previous aids were too clunky or embarrassing to use. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments The Knoxville, Tenn., chain has invested more than $10 million in the glasses, which were developed by Sony Electronics Inc. Resembling thick sunglasses, the device uses holographic technology to project closed-caption text that appears inside the lenses, synchronized with the dialogue on the screen . The system also includes headphones connected to a wireless receiver, with separate audio channels, which play dialogue or allow visually impaired users to listen to a narration track of the film.
SPORTS
January 17, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Well, that didn't take long. After news broke Wednesday that Manti Te'o's supposed girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never existed, an Internet meme making fun of Te'o -- called #Teoing -- popped up. People are posting various photos to the Tumblr account to joke about the false relationship. There's a photo of a man with his arm wrapped around the air with the caption: "Me and my hottie girlfriend. " Another photo shows a dog talking on the phone with the caption: "Hello Yes, this is Lennay Kekua.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
George Takei got himself a Tumblr page this weekend, and if you find this information thrilling, you are not alone. The page is titled "Are you talking to Meme?" and the featured post is a giant grinning Takei giving the thumbs up sign with the caption, "I tumbl. for you. " Beneath that is another caption that reads, "My nephew asked why I don't have a Tumblr account, given my love of goofy pics. So here it is! To celebrate, I've paired with Tumblr and Humans of New York to help with their Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser . " With Takei's help, the fundraiser has already doubled its initial goal of $100,000.
SPORTS
August 30, 2012 | By Mark Medina
How you describe this photo likely will reflect how you view Metta World Peace. Do you scratch your head at him recently taking shots shirtless at a local bowling alley, or do you marvel at how he's maintained his physique this offseason? Do you cringe at the message he's sending about drinking alcohol? Or do you think it shows World Peace genuinely having fun with a group of fans? Do you become agitated over World Peace's constant want for attention by posting this on his Twitter account ?
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