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Hunstman, Romney, Broadway Bring Visibility to Mormon Religion

In 2008, PRNewser became very interested in the Mitt Romney campaign, as it thrust the former Massachusetts Governor in to the spotlight as a de-facto spokesman for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints–or the Mormon religion.  At the time, a confluence of pop culture and current events put him there, and then it became a non-issue as John McCain rose up to become the presumptive nominee for the GOP.

Fast forward to today, and we have not one but two viable candidates with former Utah Governor and ambassador to China (nominated by Barack Obama) Jon Huntsman entering the race with a campaign video last week.  Say what you will about the ad, his resume is ridic.

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Will Nike Win The First Social Media World Cup?

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Matt Stone, head of new media for FIFA, the organization that resides over the World Cup, recently said in a news release, “This is the first social media World Cup, where ordinary fans can become instant pundits from their living rooms.”

So who is capitalizing on the buzz? Nielsen ran some numbers and came up with the answer: Nike, who isn’t even an official World Cup sponsor. Of course, we’re only on day one of the tournament, so much could change.

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‘South Park’ To Skewer Tiger Woods On Season Opener

Wait for it: Eric Cartman is about to deliver the line most of America was thinking during the Tiger Woods press conference last month.

As of last Friday, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were still writing the season opener featuring the hard partying golfer. With vast improvements in their production technology over 14 seasons, the duo has the ability to thump on the strangest of news cycles and “trends” such as sex addiction as they happen.

“We’re all really concerned about him and hope he gets better,” said Parker in an interview. Tune in to Comedy Central tomorrow night to find out what happens.

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