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The United States Postal Service took a huge gamble when they manufactured ONE BILLION special Simpsons stamps.
They were trying to mimic the success they had back in the 90's when they did the same thing, but with Elvis Presley's image.
Surprisingly, the stamps were a huge success! Oh, wait…
…Sorry we forgot to add a word. The stamps were NOT a huge success. In fact - they were basically a total failure as they only sold 318 million of 'em.
Here's what one report said:
"We found the Postal Service overproduced 2 billion commemorative and special issue stamps during calendar years 2009 and 2010, resulting in…unnecessary manufacturing costs for stamps that were later destroyed."
Listen, we love the Simpsons as much as anyone, but we're not going to go out our way to buy their stamps.
Get a grip, dude.
Whatever reason Shakira had for firing two employees recently, she has a better one now!
The longtime employees tried to extort money from the Colombian hip-shaker, threatening to air her dirty laundry unless she paid them a half million dollars!
Shakira may not be from the U.S., but she plays by our rules; the Latina superstar does not negotiate with terrorists!
Instead of paying, the singer is striking back with
Achtung, Baby! Theft could happen to U2!
Carol Hawkins, personal assistant to U2 bass player Adam Clayton, has been found guilty of embezzling funds from the rocker.
Hawkins apparently moved in mysterious ways for over 4 years of her service; she was convicted last week of 181 counts of theft totaling nearly 3.5 MILLION dollars! It's NOT alright!
The thief will be where the streets have no name and the windows have bars for 7 years.
Clayton is reportedly pleased with the verdict, and will carry on rocking with or without Hawkins.
[Image via Dominic Chan/WENN.]
Ryan Phillippe is DESPERATE to ditch his house in the Hollywood Hills!
It's been two years now that Ryan has been trying to unload his lavish bachelor pad that he moved into following his divorce from Reese Witherspoon in 2008.
In an act of desperation, Ry has reduced the asking price for his bachelor pad from $7.45 million to $6.9 million dollars.
The place cost him $7.1 million when he moved in, but it appears he's willing to loose a chunk of change to move somewhere else.
Here's some info for those of you invested in purchasing the property (for a steal!). Aside from being awesome, the 7,500 square foot residence boasts
Normally, if we told you former boxing star Evander Holyfield sold his house for $7.5 million dollars, we'd be impressed and congratulating him.
Except the house sold in a public auction and it's not even that much… he owes the bank twice that number!!
He also owes over $200,000 in back taxes.
His amazingly huge mansion is 54,000 sq. ft on 234 acres.
No one needs that much space. Then they don't have to worry about running into $14 million problems like this.
Best of luck paying your debts, Evander!
Maybe he should get back in the ring for a multimillion dollar exhibition!
[Image via Curtis Sabir/WENN.]
Herpes isn't all bad. As long as a judge awards you with $900,000 for getting it.
A 49-year-old Oregon woman filed a lawsuit against a 69-year-old dentist who accidentally gave her herpes. We say "accidentally" because he didn't think she'd get it. However, he didn't bother to tell her about his unpleasant condition before they banged and didn't bother wearing a condom either. So really, he's just the worst health care professional ever.
The defendant contended that he is not at fault because his eHarmony date