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March 1, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Wrestler ‘Umaga’ Died of ‘Acute Toxicity’

The results are in for the toxicology study of World Wrestling Entertainment performer Eddie “Umaga” Fatu, who died at age 36 of a heart attack in […]
March 1, 2010

UK’s Sun Picks Up Umaga Story

The British newspaper The Sun, in an article by Simon Rothstein, cites this blog’s report on Umaga’s cause of death. See http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/2872949/Former-WWE-wrestler-Umaga-was-killed-by-a-heart-attack-brought-on-by-a-toxic-cocktail-of-drugs.html. I commented for The […]
March 1, 2010

Resetting Muchnick Blog’s Monday 3/1/10 Links

The shorthand snipr links for today’s posts have gone dead. It is a record-setting traffic day here, so the explanation is probably either dirty tricks by […]
March 1, 2010

Sunday Hearst Story on Linda McMahon/WWE/Steroids Now Online

WWE steroid investigation: A controversy McMahon ‘doesn’t need’ By Brian Lockhart, Investigative Reporter http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Sunday-subscriber-advantage-WWE-steroid-385816.php
March 1, 2010

Umaga’s WWE ‘Wellness’ Scorecard

A journalistically challenged correspondent – “The Daw,” bdawgxl@gmail.com – thinks I’m picking on poor billion-dollar World Wrestling Entertainment: “You somehow villify WWE for mentioning the fact […]
March 2, 2010

Supreme Court Denies Hustler Magazine Bid to Review Nancy Benoit Photo Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday allowed the family of Nancy Benoit to proceed with a lawsuit against Hustler magazine for the publication of nude photos of […]
March 2, 2010

SUPREME COURT KEEPS REED ELSEVIER V. MUCHNICK ALIVE

[cross-posted from Freelance Rights, http://freelancerights.blogspot.com] Tuesday, March 02, 2010 SUPREME COURT KEEPS FREELANCE CASE ALIVE The United States Supreme Court has reversed the Second Circuit Court […]
March 2, 2010

Linda McMahon Ducks Questions About Ducking Questions

Great stuff from Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent: “McMahon ‘Reality Checks’ Independent” http://newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/mcmahon_reality_checks_independent/id_24144
March 3, 2010

Supreme Court’s ‘Muchnick’ Ruling Keeps Dream of a Fair Royalty System Alive

[cross-posted from http://freelancerights.blogspot.com] Supreme Court’s Muchnick Ruling Keeps Dream of a Fair Royalty System Alive by Irvin Muchnick Beyond Chron, March 3, 2010 http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Supreme_Court_s_i_Muchnick_i_Ruling_Keeps_Dream_of_a_Fair_Royalty_System_Alive_7869.html