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April 15, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Some people will do anything to gain Twitter followers. Actress Kate Walsh took her quest to the pole Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show. " Walsh, who plays an ex-stripper in FX's new drama "Fargo," did a pole dance as DeGeneres threw dollar bills, silly string and other things at her. It was actually DeGeneres's idea. Walsh recently reached 500,000 Twitter followers and posted a video of her doing a high kick as a thank you. DeGeneres, who has 28.5 million Tweeps, said she could do better.
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April 15, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Some people will do anything to gain Twitter followers. Actress Kate Walsh took her quest to the pole Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show. " Walsh, who plays an ex-stripper in FX's new drama "Fargo," did a pole dance as DeGeneres threw dollar bills, silly string and other things at her. It was actually DeGeneres's idea. Walsh recently reached 500,000 Twitter followers and posted a video of her doing a high kick as a thank you. DeGeneres, who has 28.5 million Tweeps, said she could do better.
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April 10, 2012 | By Lisa Arnett and RedEye
California-based Lagunitas is planning a Chicago-based brewery at 18th Street and Rockwell, founder Tony McGee (@LagunitasT) announced last night to his followers on Twitter. "We're gonna make a little bit o' NorCal right there in the City of Chicago. You 6,380 follower folk are the first to hear it!" read one tweet. BeerPulse.com was the first to report the news. A call to Lagunita's brewery office in Petaluma, Calif. has not yet been returned, but here's a linked-together account of Magee's series of tweets: "Back in Feb, I thought about all the truck loads of brew leaving eastward.
SPORTS
September 15, 2013 | RedEye
The Bears rolled out their 1940s throwback uniforms again Sunday against Minnesota at Soldier Field. So we asked our Twitter followers: Thumbs up or down? @HeyHosick Up!! Gotta love a man in uniform-especially a throwback jersey. @salkken I don't care for them. @StanDeCwikielJr Are you serious?!? They're awesome! Had to get one after I first saw them-only missing wolverine helmets. @trevo42 they're my favorite. Slap a GSH on the arm and Make them the standard @SUSANANDREWS12 thumbs down not a fan @jpesknikov thumbs up!
SPORTS
November 1, 2012 | RedEye
We put our Twitter followers to the test before every Bears game. Here are this week's question and answer: Question: How many 24-packs of beer would it take to equal the weight of every offensive lineman on the Bears' active roster? (Final answer must be rounded to the nearest whole number. Also, round the weight of each can of beer to the nearest ounce in your calculations.) Answer: First, we added the weights of all eight Bears offensive linemen on the active roster (which does not include the practice squad or injured reserve)
SPORTS
September 15, 2013 | RedEye
The Bears rolled out their 1940s throwback uniforms again Sunday against Minnesota at Soldier Field. So we asked our Twitter followers: Thumbs up or down? @HeyHosick Up!! Gotta love a man in uniform-especially a throwback jersey. @salkken I don't care for them. @StanDeCwikielJr Are you serious?!? They're awesome! Had to get one after I first saw them-only missing wolverine helmets. @trevo42 they're my favorite. Slap a GSH on the arm and Make them the standard @SUSANANDREWS12 thumbs down not a fan @jpesknikov thumbs up!
SPORTS
February 22, 2012
"All in" is sooo 2011. The revamped White Sox in 2012, appropriately, have adopted a new slogan: "Appreciate the game. " "The 'All In' thing got abused last year," reliever Matt Thornton said. "I'm glad that one is over with, and it didn't work out well, anyway. It's one of those things I can't wait to get out on the field and start playing games. " "Appreciate the game" joins "the kids can play," "good guys wear black" and "grinder rules" in the pantheon of Sox slogans.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Katie Killacky, For RedEye
What a twit. I mean tweet! On Tuesday, Miley Cyrus fired back at the haters who were calling her fat on Twitter. She defended her womanly curves by saying she loved her body and posted a picture of Marilyn Monroe with the caption: "Proof that you can be adored by thousands of men even when your thighs touch. " I'm proud of Lil Miss Thang. Not because I necessarily agree with her retort, but for an 18-year-old who's had some pretty un-Disneylike slip-ups, the girl really tried to set an example for her 3.5 million Twitter followers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, For RedEye
If you follow pro-wrestling to the fanatical degree that I do, you'll know that there's a lot more out there than just the WWE or even TNA . In addition to Ring of Honor (ROH) and Windy City Pro, you have countless promotions showing up on-line. One of the most notable wrestling promotions that you'll come across on the 'interwebz' is CHIKARA PRO , a fun and funky wrestling organization that fuses the athleticism of the sport with the geekiness of comics and manga. As my fellow geek-in-arms Chris Olmstead describes it:"CHIKARA is a very PG-rated...
NEWS
January 14, 2013 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
Ashvin Lad knows exactly how it happened: He was leaving a Cubs game in Wrigleyville and he was hungry, so he tweeted that he was on his way to Dimo's Pizza. When he got there, there was a slice waiting for him out on the counter. “That was when I fell in love with Dimo's,” Lad said. The good news is, the feeling seems to be mutual. Dimo's has been selecting a “Crustomer of the month” every month since it opened, and Lad is January's--but they're also doing something else to celebrate Lad's devotion to Dimo's: They're naming a pizza for him....
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January 14, 2013 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
Ashvin Lad knows exactly how it happened: He was leaving a Cubs game in Wrigleyville and he was hungry, so he tweeted that he was on his way to Dimo's Pizza. When he got there, there was a slice waiting for him out on the counter. “That was when I fell in love with Dimo's,” Lad said. The good news is, the feeling seems to be mutual. Dimo's has been selecting a “Crustomer of the month” every month since it opened, and Lad is January's--but they're also doing something else to celebrate Lad's devotion to Dimo's: They're naming a pizza for him. “I reached out to...
SPORTS
November 22, 2012
We put our Twitter followers to the test before every Bears game. At stake: a chance to join our Four Score panel. Here are this week's question and answer. Question Name a quarterback who's led the Bears to a win on Thanksgiving Day. Answer Any of these answers would have made you a winner this week: Carl Brumbaugh, Sid Luckman, Johnny Lujack, Rudy Bukich, Bob Avellini, Vince Evans or Jim Harbaugh. Three people tweeted us with a correct response: Walter Brzeski ( @bearstradamus )
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2012 | Elliott Serrano, For RedEye
If you follow pro-wrestling to the fanatical degree that I do, you'll know that there's a lot more out there than just the WWE or even TNA . In addition to Ring of Honor (ROH) and Windy City Pro, you have countless promotions showing up on-line. One of the most notable wrestling promotions that you'll come across on the 'interwebz' is CHIKARA PRO , a fun and funky wrestling organization that fuses the athleticism of the sport with the geekiness of comics and manga. As my fellow geek-in-arms Chris Olmstead describes it:"CHIKARA is a very PG-rated reinterpretation of pro-wrestling.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2012 | By Lisa Arnett and RedEye
California-based Lagunitas is planning a Chicago-based brewery at 18th Street and Rockwell, founder Tony McGee (@LagunitasT) announced last night to his followers on Twitter. "We're gonna make a little bit o' NorCal right there in the City of Chicago. You 6,380 follower folk are the first to hear it!" read one tweet. BeerPulse.com was the first to report the news. A call to Lagunita's brewery office in Petaluma, Calif. has not yet been returned, but here's a linked-together account of Magee's series of tweets: "Back in Feb, I thought about all the truck loads of...
SPORTS
February 22, 2012
"All in" is sooo 2011. The revamped White Sox in 2012, appropriately, have adopted a new slogan: "Appreciate the game. " "The 'All In' thing got abused last year," reliever Matt Thornton said. "I'm glad that one is over with, and it didn't work out well, anyway. It's one of those things I can't wait to get out on the field and start playing games. " "Appreciate the game" joins "the kids can play," "good guys wear black" and "grinder rules" in the pantheon of Sox slogans.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Katie Killacky, For RedEye
What a twit. I mean tweet! On Tuesday, Miley Cyrus fired back at the haters who were calling her fat on Twitter. She defended her womanly curves by saying she loved her body and posted a picture of Marilyn Monroe with the caption: "Proof that you can be adored by thousands of men even when your thighs touch. " I'm proud of Lil Miss Thang. Not because I necessarily agree with her retort, but for an 18-year-old who's had some pretty un-Disneylike slip-ups, the girl really tried to set an example for her 3.5 million Twitter followers.
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