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BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- And the winner for best tweet: Ellen DeGeneres, who struck social-media gold for the Oscars and sponsor Samsung with the best selfie of the night. The celebrity-filled selfie on a Samsung phone was the Twitter star of Oscar night. DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Oscars advertiser, but appeared to use the company's Galaxy Note 3 for the selfie, which was actually taken by Bradley Cooper. It was epic product placement for the Apple competitor. Samsung, however, still has some mighty competition from the iPhone in becoming the smartphone to the stars.
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SPORTS
August 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON -- The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama. "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
BUSINESS
March 4, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Congrats to Apple, which has reached the 25-billion-apps-downloaded mark. And an even bigger congrats to the yet-to-be-named individual who won the $10,000 App Store gift card for being the one to download that coveted milestone. The tech company made the announcement via a colorful banner on its website this weekend, telling customers: “A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there.” Apple had been holding a 25 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion since Feb. 13 and said the winner of the contest would be listed online within about 10 days following the end of the promotion period.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Tamar Braxton and husband Vince Herbert are parents of a baby boy born Thursday, the singer and reality-TV star has announced. "#tamartian friends HE'S finally here! #bfv #tamarandvince #theone," she told her her "tamartian" fans Thursday on Twitter, referring to "Braxton Family Values" and including a picture of a "baby boy" stuffed bear. Coincidentally, Braxton gave birth the same day as the show's finale. They'd kept the baby's sex quiet until now and didn't mention his name.
SPORTS
April 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Mohammad El-Akkari, a guard for the Mouttahed basketball team of Tripoli, scored 113 points in his team's 173-141 win over Bejjeh in a Lebanese Division A pro league game Tuesday night in Beirut, according to FIBAasia.net . If that's not amazing enough, El-Akkari came into the game averaging just 7.6 points. But according to the website, he made 40 of 69 shots, including 32 of 59 from three-point territory. All of this brings up the question: Does April Fool's Day fall on April 3 in the Lebanese pro basketball league?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday. Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically attended classes for three years, according to TMZ. " Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" the actress wrote on her Who Say site Wednesday, sharing loads of pics of her big day, posing with her family, cohorts and diploma.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
LONDON -- The U.S. women's soccer team made no secret of the fact that Thursday's gold-medal showdown with Japan was a grudge match since Japan beat the Americans in penalty kicks in last summer's World Cup final. And, after their 2-1 win before a crowd of more than 80,000 at Wembley Stadium, the women learned that payback can make you rich. That's because each U.S. athlete who wins a gold medal in the London Games gets a cash reward of $25,000 from the United States Olympic Committee.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Steel your hearts, ladies: Levi Johnston is officially a married man. That's right, Bristol Palin's baby daddy took himself off the market Sunday evening in Alaska when he tied the knot with second baby mama Sunny Oglesby, according to published reports. "Congrats to my Brother Levi and his lovely bride Sunny!" Johnston's sister Mercede tweeted Sunday before posting pics of the bride and groom. Johnston, whose whirlwind trip through tabloid fame included a trip to the Republican National Convention, posing for Playgirl and being engaged for a time to Palin - "We still hate each other," he's said - welcomed baby girl Breeze Beretta with Oglesby in September.
SPORTS
June 11, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Neil Drysdale, who spent part of his Hall of Fame career working as an assistant to the late Charlie Whittingham, has won the $350,000 Charlie Whittingham Memorial Handicap twice in the last five years. Drysdale won with White Heart five years ago, then scored with Storming Home in 2003. And he is poised to win the Grade I again today at Hollywood Park with Red Fort. Drysdale will also send out Sarafan, a classy 8-year-old gelding who has earned more than $2.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
Within minutes after they were nominated for Tony awards Tuesday morning, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the nominees tweeting their reactions. Lauper, the '80s pop goddess, received her first Tony nomination for writing the words and music for "Kinky Boots," which received the most nods overall with 13. She quickly sent out two tweets. ‏"OmG! OMG!! wow we got nominated!! @KinkyBootsBway !!! OMG!!!" FULL COVERAGE: Tonys 2013 "I'm crying and jumping up and down!
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