FORBES FEMS -- For the second year running, Forbes Magazine has crowned German Chancellor Angela Merkel the "World's Most Powerful Woman," closely followed in the second and third slots by Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. Placing fourth through seventh is the cast of "The View."
FOOT FAULT -- Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova has introduced her own line of premium candy called "Sugarpova." Among the items offered are "fruit-flavored gummy lips," and "lemon-lime tennis ball shaped gumballs." Her "gummy tennis racket" was withdrawn after customers complained that it tasted like sweetened cat gut.
SHUFFLE SCUFFLE -- Three gamblers have sued Atlantic City's Golden Nugget Casino claiming they were denied their $1.5 million baccarat winnings after the casino's shuffling machine malfunctioned resulting in 41 consecutive winning hands. The plaintiffs claim they played by the rules and the broken machine was the casino's problem. Said a Golden Nugget spokesman, "We've been more than reasonable. We offered them a lifetime pass to our $3.99 Seafood Bonanza Buffet."
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