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Kelly Clarkson Angles for “Since You Been Ron” to be Ron Paul Campaign Song
Kelly Clarkson’s Twitter endorsement of fellow Texan Ron Paul is the best thing to happen to her since a public denouncement of record mogul Clive Davis, in 2007, cloaked her career in temporary darkness. Sales of her middling album Stronger have skyrocketed since publicly backing Paul. “Our supporters went out and bumped up her sales by 600%,” the Los Angles Times reported Paul as saying at a high school in Iowa, although Entertainment Weekly chalks the spike up to Clarkson’s likeness to a certain British soul singer whose album was a popular Christmas gift.
Regardless, the good has not come without the bad, the Huffington Post recaps. In response to one fan who accused the American Idol of backing a homophobe, Clarkson wrote, “I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country.”
Bouncing Boobs Dennis Rodman and Spud Webb Are Out of Bounds
Dennis Rodman, the perpetually beleaguered former NBA star, is nicknamed “The Worm.” The name applies to his slinky game on the court, but it probably also has something to do with his wanting to start a topless women’s basketball team, the New York Post’s Page Six reported. “The concept sounds incredibly painful,” Torie Bosch said in Slate. Were it for Rodman’s moral turpitude alone, and not the added awareness of knowing that fellow Texan Spud Webb is in the same game of bouncy-bounce, Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune might not have bestowed on this charade one of the state’s highest dubious honors.
Adrian Peterson, Blue Bell Ice Cream’s Unwitting Poster Boy
Even the players who have to tackle Adrian Peterson, the bruising NFL running