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Police are trying to identify members of a flash mob involved in a mobbery(?) that occurred at a Germantown, Maryland 7-Eleven on Saturday. Mohammad Jebanzeb, the store owner’s son, told NBC Washington that almost three dozen young people walked in the store and left a minute later with candy, sodas and other items without paying for them.—-

Abercrombie & Fitch is offering to pay Jersey Shore cast members, including Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, to stop wearing the brand on the show.

French film legend Gérard Depardieu (Bogus, The Man in the Iron Mask) pissed on the carpet of a plane after being told he’d have to wait for the plane to take off to use the facilities. A representative for Air France’s subsidiary that operated the flight tweeted about the situation. "As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning," read the tweet.

"We'd also like to remind all passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities."

#stoppissinginfirstclass @I loved you in Paris, Je T’Aime

The children who Fox News called “dorks” and “bastards” last week have demanded Fox issue an apology [or else they’ll tell mom]. MoveOn.org and Rebuild the Dream issued a statement about the incident. "Fox News is hardly a beacon of responsible journalism. But even by their low standards, calling innocent children ‘dorks’ and ‘bastards,’ as they did yesterday, is disgusting.” The children took it a step further, releasing a video in which they call Fox “bullies.”

“FoxNews attacked me and the eight other children in the video and even called us names. Basically they were saying we didn't have a right to speak out on issues that affect us now and issues that will affect our future. A recent guest even called us a curse word.

Bullying is a huge problem facing young people today. We don't need to turn on the TV and see guests on a major network bullying us."

Michele Bachmann yesterday wished Elvis a happy birthday to a crowd of 300 in a South Carolina restaurant. But because Aug. 16 is the anniversary of Elvis’s death, someone in the crowd shouted, “He died today!” Bachmann ignored the historical fact heckler and launched into her speech. Bachmann later corrected herself while speaking with reporters, noting that Elvis was born on Jan. 8. She said, “As far as we’re concerned [and by we I mean my speech writers and I], he’s still alive in our hearts.”

Rick Perry is the subject of a new book to be released in 2012 called, Adios Mofo: Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush.

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