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Because she’s gay. Plus, say goodbye to sitting, Kodak wants its name removed from the home of the Oscars, Kevin Bacon waterproofs the iPhone, a Brazilian Blowout blowup, and more.

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Kodak doesn’t care what replaces its name at the prominent Hollywood theater where the Oscars are held, so long as its brand is removed. Given its recent bankruptcy, the company says it can no longer afford the $4 million in annual fees the naming rights cost, asking a judge to allow it out of the current deal.

From Tinsel Town to the Big Apple: One marketer’s work has become the latest target of graffiti Sharpie artists around New York after the blog Gothamist asked “Mad Men” fans how they might tag transit posters teasing the show’s season five premiere. The posters drew criticism for allegedly borrowing the disturbing image from 9/11 of a man falling through the air. (via AgencySpy)

Speaking of teasing, we hope this kid is prepared for it. Phonetics might be a fundamental learning block, but watching this spelling bee contestant struggle to hear his word, well, that’s just funny. Heroine? Heroin? Huron? Hurling? Herring? Oh, heron.

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