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Hulk Hogan takes to Twitter after WWE cuts ties

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Hulk Hogan is taking to Twitter in the aftermath of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. cutting ties with him amid a report that the wrestling star used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex tape. The 61-year-old reached out to his 1.3 million followers in a series of tweets this weekend, thanking them for their support and saying he was “overwhelmed by the love.” “I will prove who I really am,” he wrote in another tweet. Hogan’s publicist confirmed…

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Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker $100 million sex tape lawsuit postponed

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Hulk Hogan’s $100 million lawsuit against Gawker has been delayed indefinitely. The case involving a sex-tape released in 2012 was originally scheduled to begin Monday. The ruling was handed down by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and cites rules regarding timing of jury trials. The July 6 trial date was set on June 19, thus violating that rule. The opinion published Thursday argues the lower court judge, Pamela Campbell was “persuaded by Bollea’s side that it could disregard the…

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Media will not be allowed to watch Hulk Hogan sex tape

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A judge has ruled members of the news media and the public watching next week’s trial pitting wrestling star Hulk Hogan against the online entertainment media website Gawker will not be allowed to view the sex tape in question. According to a tweet from Tampa Bay Times reporter Anna Phillips, a television set showing the video will be turned to face only the jury. Hogan, legally Terry Bollea, is suing Gawker for $100 million for invasion of privacy after the…

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Gawker nabs legal win in advance of Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit

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The media company Gawker has won a lawsuit stemming back to 2013 related to the 2012 sex tape it released of Florida wrestling star Hulk Hogan. The judge’s decision to force the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office to turn over evidence related to an investigation into the tape’s leak means Gawker will likely uncover evidence it can use in its defense against a separate lawsuit filed by Hogan. Hogan (Terry Bollea) sued Gawker in 2012 after it released portions of…

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Lesson in logic: Bob Buckhorn’s Chicago smack talk is OK because it’s not as bad as Hulk Hogan’s

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn doesn’t know “smack talking” like Hulk Hogan, apparently. In a Facebook post Wednesday morning Buckhorn shared a Tampa Bay Times article about Hulk Hogan’s verbal and social media rivalry with Chicago wrestler CM Punk over the Lightning showdown with the Blackhawks. “Now this is some smack talking,” Buckhorn wrote. “Careful though some bloggers may actually think they are serious.” Buckhorn is likely referring either to me or Creative Loafing’s Kate Bradshaw or both. Bradshaw first called…

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Edward Graziano offers $13.06 gift card to Westshore Pizza to have his wife murdered

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I could care less about Hulk Hogan, his wife or their nickle-dick son. So I didn’t know who Edward Graziano was when I read of his arrest today for attempting to hire someone to murder his wife. And I still don’t care who he is, but what struck me is that he offerred a $13.06 gift card to Westshore Pizza as part of the deal to have his wife murdered.Now, I’ve eaten at Westshore Pizza. I frequently ordered their Chef’s…

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