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syesha_mercado_500.jpgUnclear on the Concept: A note to the latimes.com headline writers. You can’t say “Spoiler Alert” and then follow that up with a colon and the actual spoiler. That’s not an alert. That’s a headline that tells you exactly what’s going to happen on American Idol before you’ve had a chance to watch it. Sheesh.

38894550-15104013.jpgNew Deal Catapults CBS To One Of The Top 10 Internet Companies: CBS Corp. agreed to buy CNET Networks Inc., the Internet news and entertainment company, for $11.50 per share, or about $1.8-billion in cash.

ashlerills.jpgThis Never Woulda Happened On Friendster: A federal grand jury in L.A. indicted a 49-year-old woman of fraudulently using a MySpace account to “cyber-bully” a Missouri teenager “who later hanged herself because she believed she was being rejected by a 16-year-old boy she met on the social networking website.” Yeah. Try living with that.

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