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  • Despite his wildly self-promoting and self-assured online and public appearances -- he waved a machete, drank tiger blood and declared war on Tuesday -- it's his struggle with ex-wife Brooke Mueller for custody of his children that's really got him down.

    Charlie Sheen Admits 'I'm Losing My Mind,' He Needs Help

  • Twenty years ago, Crewdson revealed (in a Tribune article so expansive it merited its own special Sunday section) that it was in fact a French research doctor named Luc Montagnier who had discovered the AIDS virus, rather than a self-promoting American, Dr. Robert Gallo, who had claimed full credit and been showered with media attention.

    When No News Is Bad News

  • Should you be more wary of your self-promoting social-media friends?

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  • Next year, we'll try to figure out a way to take advantage of those disagreements and open up the voting (without making it a self-promoting free-for-all: I should mention that almost all the write-in suggestions we got via the feedback button in our voting widgets were from authors nominating their own books -- including some pretty well-known authors.)

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  • This book is a must read for anyone that enjoys reading celebrity magazines, watching reality television, following a celeb on Twitter, and even those people who claim they can't stand famous people and want more reason to dislike the self-promoting narcissists they really are.

    Celebrity Inc.: The Truth Behind Kim Kardashian's Divorce

  • Obama’s predecessor George W. Bush, for example, boasted of that military as alternately “the greatest force for freedom in the history of the world” and “the greatest force for human liberation the world has ever known.” Hyperbolic and self-promoting statements, to be sure, but undoubtedly sincere, reflecting as they do an American sense of exceptionalism that sits poorly with the increasingly interconnected world of the twenty-first century.

    William Astore: Freedom Fighters for a Fading Empire: What It Means When We Say We Have the World's Finest Fighting Force

  • Dave Kerpen found a great example of how to be charming and oh-so-subtly self-promoting while checking in to a Las Vegas hotel recently.

    The New York Public Library: Like Is the New Link: Attracting Clients in a Social Media World

  • Matt Roush: So far I'm not aware of any uproar from the usual circles — in particular, one self-promoting organization that will go unnamed that most recently took credit for the apparent demise of Fox's low-rated Allen Gregory, as if its lack of quality or appeal weren't to blame.

    Ask Matt: Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Glee, the TV Laugh Track, and More!

  • But when you give money to a self-promoting sleaze bag like Crist, it is difficult for me to muster much sympathy.

    Good news: Crist isn’t giving that money back. | RedState

  • Compare this to acts relying on fan-based funding models, self-promoting shows and selling recordings direct – this is a genuine alternative to profit-driven music/arts funding, reckoned ollienorthern.

    Readers reviews: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, music mentoring


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