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Mediaite confirms that the recent News Of The World hacking scandal has thrown a wrench into Rupert Murdoch’s plans to fully take over British Sky Broadcasting, or BSkyB. This decision marks the latest in a few stunning reversals of fortune for Murdoch, who seemed unstoppable only a few weeks before everyone learned just how scummy tabloids could get. To read the full post, click here.

Geekosystem shows us how to insert something called a “Nyan cat” into something else called a “Windows 7 progress bar.” No word on whether or not this will speed up Windows 7. ZING! To get the full Nyan cat progress bar tutorial, click here.

Summer = stripes, and Styleite brings us a slideshow of 10 different ways to wear the print, all under $150! Once you finish the slideshow, you can see/envy photos of the Middleton sisters in their best striped dresses. Get the full post here.

On Sportsgrid: The Steelers’ James Harrison was interviewed for Men’s Journal, and he had a LOT of unprofessional things to say about just about everyone, from Ben Roethlisberger (“stop trying to act like Peyton Manning”) to the Patriots (“they stole our signals”). Well, at least he looks good in the photos — oh, he’s shot posing with two actual firearms? Oh. Okay. To read the full post, click here.

Gossip Cop tackles a story that producers for Charlie Sheen’s upcoming roast on Comedy Central are very eager to get Denise Richards to speak at the event. While it may be true that they are interested, Comedy Central counters that she hasn’t been approached. Yet. Get the full post here.

The Mary Sue has the best post of all time, if your criteria for that includes the Star Wars score and a metal guitar. To read the full post, click here.

On Mogulite today: as if this story couldn’t get more sordid, there is a man who claims to be Dominique Strauss Kahn’s accuser’s fiancé who is finally breaking his silence. You know, the way the rest of the world so desperately wished he would. To read his thoughts on the case (because why not?), click here.