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Legendary WWE Commentator Dead at 73

Iconic manager, commentator had battled cancer

(Newser) - Legendary World Wrestling Entertainment manager and commentator Bobby "The Brain" Heenan died Sunday at age 73, reports ESPN , which calls Heenan "one of the most renowned managers and commentators in the history of professional wrestling." A cause of death hasn't been confirmed, but Heenan had been... More »

Hall of Famer Earl Weaver Dead

Former Orioles manager was 82

(Newser) - Legendary Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver is dead at age 82, and if three words can sum up his career, the hometown Sun has them: "cantankerous baseball wizard." The Hall of Famer turned the Orioles into a powerhouse in the late '60s and throughout the 1970s, though... More »

Heidi Montag Fires Psychic Manager

Spencer Pratt's replacement turns 'creepy'

(Newser) - Heidi Montag has fired her psychic manager after only a week. The actress, who had just fired hubby Spencer Pratt as manager, cut Aiden Chase loose when he showed up on the set of a movie she's in and got pushy about demanding a big cut of her earnings from... More »

Manage Like a Marine

Officers outline similarities between Iraq and the office

(Newser) - Marine officers Timothy Saint and Nicholas Smith "learned a lot about leadership and management that we wish someone had told us as boot lieutenants" during their service in Iraq, and most of it applies to young managers in the corporate world. They provide some guidance on Business Insider :
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Microsoft Pinching Apple Employees to Staff Stores

Managers enticed with higher salaries and sent back to poach sales people

(Newser) - Microsoft’s planned expansion into the brick-and-mortar retail sector will be staffed at least in part by…Apple Store employees, reports the Loop. The software giant is hiring away Apple managers with higher salaries, sources tell the tech blog. Those managers in turn are trying to bring aboard Apple's top... More »

Ex–Beatles Manager Klein Dead At 77

Abrasive manager feuded with both Paul McCarney and Mick Jagger

(Newser) - Allen Klein, the bare-knuckle Beatles manager whom many blame for splitting up the group, died today after battling Alzheimer’s disease, Reuters reports. The former New Jersey accountant, who also managed the Rolling Stones, became a legend in his own right, known for his gangster-like business style in a career... More »

10 Most Ejected Skippers

These managers are an ump's worst nightmare

(Newser) - Among baseball managers, 10 have perfected the theatrics of fighting umps. Forbes looks at the skippers ejected most since 2004:
  1. Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves: Also the all-time ejection king, Cox (34 ejections since '04) was once booted over stadium lights.
  2. Ron Gardenhire, Minnesota Twins: Fiery former player has 32 ejections.
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RI Strip Club Hosts Job Fair

Establishment hopes to attract 'new faces' to adult industry

(Newser) - A prominent Rhode Island strip club is betting that long spells of unemployment will attract newcomers to the adult entertainment industry, the Providence Journal reports. The Foxy Lady is even hosting a job fair tomorrow, looking to hire up to 25 new dancers, bartenders and bouncers. Unemployment in Rhode Island... More »

Brown to Ax Manager; She Denies Affair

Brown upset with his entire team

(Newser) - Chris Brown is ready to fire his manager, the New York Post reports—but not because of their rumored affair. Brown is upset his apology over the alleged assault of Rihanna was issued late and sounded “insincere,” an insider says, and the singer is ready to replace his... More »

Chris Brown's Manager Sent Sexy Text That Sparked Fight

TMZ says pair had sexual relationship

(Newser) - The woman who left a three-page text on Chris Brown’s cell phone, inciting Rihanna’s fury and Brown's aggression, was none other than Brown’s manager, TMZ reports. Rumor has it Brown and Tina Davis, 40, had a relationship when Brown was 16, though both have denied it. The... More »

Ex-Manager Sues Britney

Lutfi claims Spears family sought to 'destroy' him

(Newser) - A former associate is suing Britney Spears and her family for libel and defamation, TMZ reports. Sam Lutfi claims matriarch Lynne Spears’ tell-all book Through the Storm contains numerous false claims about him, part of a “campaign of lies and intimidation" to destroy his reputation and "drive him... More »

Mariners Hire Baseball's First Asian-American Manager

Don Wakamatsu, 45, works way up through Rangers, Athletics organization

(Newser) - Don Wakamatsu is the first Asian-American manager of a major league baseball team, AP reports, hired today by the Seattle Mariners. Wakamatsu, 45, played catcher, mainly in the minors, before coaching stints with Texas and Oakland. The Oregon native—who says he knows just a little Japanese—inherits a Mariners... More »

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