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by Mower on January 24, 2013

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Kate Upton’s Super Bowl Teaser Ad for Mercedes Called Tacky, Tasteless

Kate Upton, one of the “it” models of the moment, appears in a sexy new teaser ad for Mercedes’ Super Bowl commercial, and some are criticizing it as tacky and tasteless. The ad starts with a slow pan of upward of a scantily-clad Upton and then the screen goes blank before the words appear: “Kate Upton washes the New Mercedes CLA — in Slow Motion.” Upton then appears again, suggestively blowing bubbles out of her hand, and then the camera shifts over and we see that she is actually supervising a bunch of awestruck men in football jerseys who are the ones actually washing the car as they gape at her — in slow motion. Brand expert and Forbes advertising blogger Dean Crutchfield told Yahoo! Shine that it’s a, quote, “very risky” move for a luxury brand like Mercedes. He said, To have an ad that would be perceived as crass? That would potentially have a negative impact. The other side of it, though, is it stands out. And you want to do that.”

Clevaland Caveliers Manti Te’o Kiss Cam

Chicken Wing Shortage

The National Chicken Council has released a report that says demand for wings is at an all-time high due to decreased wing production. The decrease in production is caused by the high cost of corn and feed prices. The council estimates 1.23-billion wing segments will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend, which is 12.3-million, or one-percent, less than last year. The council says Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day of the year, and chicken wings are the most popular dish. The council says if all 1.23-billion chicken wing joints were laid end to end, they would stretch between the San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park and the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium 27-times. (Fox News)

Junior Seau’s Family Sues NFL

Junior Seau’s ex-wife and four children sued the NFL on Wednesday (January 23rd), saying the former linebacker’s May 2012 suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing. The wrongful death lawsuit charges the NFL hid the dangers of repetitive blows to the head, ignoring and concealing evidence of the risks associated with traumatic brain injuries. Seau died at age 43 of a self-inflicted gunshot.


Manti Te’o Admits To Lying After Learning He Had Been A Hoax Victim

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o admitted in an interview with Katie Couric that he lied and answered media questions about his supposedly dead online girlfriend even after he received a call on December 6th from the woman he’d believed to be her. However, he continued to insist he played no part in the hoax, saying he was convinced the woman he knew as Lennay Kekua died in September. Te’o contends he never met Kekua in person, but developed a serious relationship with her through phone calls and electronic messages. Te’o said in the interview that’s set to air today (January 24th) on Couric’s talk show, part of which aired Wednesday on ABC’s Good Morning America, “Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on September 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on September 12. Now I get a phone call on December 6 saying that she’s alive and then I’m going be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?” The Heisman Trophy finalist’s father, Brian Te’o, defended his son from the charges he was in on the hoax for personal gain, saying, “People can speculate about what they think he is. I’ve known him 21 years

Teacher May Be Fired for Posting Photo of Students with Duct Tape as Joke

An Akron, Ohio, middle school teacher is fighting to keep her job after she posted a photo on her Facebook page as a joke showing several of her students with duct tape across their mouths and the caption, “Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!” Math teacher Melissa Cairns was put on unpaid administrative leave after an Akron public schools worker noticed the photo. Her school’s principal also asked her to take it down and parents of students in the class were alerted. Cairns told local station WEWS-TV that she originally gave one of her students tape to fix her binder. When she handed over the strip of tape, the girl placed it over her mouth and laughed. When the other students saw, they joined in and asked Cairns to take a photo. The teacher said, “Do I think that this one mistake should cost me the last 10 years of all the good I’ve done? Absolutely not.” Jason Haas, the president of the Akron Board of Education, said the case raises questions about students’ privacy and social media. He said, “Has she violated the students’ privacy? That’s what we’re concerned about. Everyone seems to be focused on the duct tape.”

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