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WrestleMania Reading Challenge: What’s on the WWE Stars’ Reading List?

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There are some really smart people who have professionally wrestled for the WWE. Hardcore legend Mick Foley has written 10 books and counting. Xavier Woods is working on his Ph.D. Kofi Kingston graduated from Boston College and was an executive before his wrestling career (you know he loves books—his father is a university librarian). Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane, actually has a degree in English literature. Michelle Callaway (aka Michelle McCool), the retired Diva’s champ, is a science teacher with a master’s degree. And David Otunga (also known for sweeping Jennifer Hudson off her feet) is a Harvard-trained lawyer. And this is just to name a few! So perhaps it’s no surprise that the WWE has teamed up with…

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Foxcatcher: A heavyweight contender for Oscar gold

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When the leaves turn from green to orange, the red carpets begin to roll out in Hollywood, signaling the beginning of the show business awards season. Among the candidates grappling for Oscars this year comes Foxcatcher, the story of one of the most bizarre crimes of our generation. The movie, which coincides with Mark Schultz’s new book Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold (Dutton Adult, 2014) is set amidst the worlds of amateur wrestling and the lavishly wealthy. The film will certainly be a heavyweight contender at the Academy Awards, for director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) as well as actors Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, and most notably Steve…

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