Famous? Love pav? Be more famous! Are you a celebrity? Do you like pavlova? Some poor sap of a journalist wants to talk to you, according to SourceBottle’s latest making-journalists-look-bad missive:

“We’re looking for celebrities with a sweet tooth and a love for the Great Aussie Pav! If you’re willing to comment for an artcile called The Great Pavlova Wars , discussing which country REALLY created the pavlova, or just love pavlova we’d love to hear from you. Pavlova samples also available upon request.”

We’re guessing the level of “celebrity” starts at D-list and below. Sadly, the journo isn’t offering payment for participation.

Front page of the day. Yesterday, 83 years ago, Martin Luther King jnr was born in Atlanta, Georgia. The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the city in which King was assinated in 1968, paid homage to one of the United States’ greatest heroes …

The Department of Corrections. The NT News apologised today for running a front-page story yesterday about a stripper — who wasn’t actually a stripper …

Jenny Craig cancels Kyle & Jackie O ads

“Weight loss brand Jenny Craig has pulled its sponsorship of the Kyle & Jackie O Show after just one day, admitting that it ‘badly misjudged public perception of Kyle Sandilands’.” — mUmBRELLA

Google calls Murdoch’s piracy allegations ‘nonsense’

“News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is talking nonsense, according to Google. Murdoch, a Twitter user for only the past several weeks, used the service to fire a barrage of accusations Saturday night against President Obama and Google.” — CNET

AP opens first full news bureau in North Korea

“The Associated Press opened its newest bureau here Monday, becoming the first international news organization with a full-time presence to cover news from North Korea in words, pictures and video.” — The Washington Post

Unable to offer cash, Pirate Bay wants to make you famous

“Latching on to the headline-making political controversy surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) the Pirate Bay is starting a new initiative — get this — to help the people the bill is supposedly trying to protect.” — The Atlantic Wire

Murdoch rant claims are untrue, says Gordon Brown

“Gordon Brown has made a dramatic intervention in the Leveson inquiry into press ethics, categorically denying he had phoned Rupert Murdoch threatening to “destroy” him after the Sun switched allegiance from the Labour party to the Conservatives in 2009.” — The Guardian

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