170 People Got 'Sick' at The Playboy Mansion, and 6 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today

playboy_sick-225.jpgAlso in this Tuesday edition of The Broadsheet: Never Say Never will get even more Justin Bieber... A Baldwin brother is suing Kevin Costner... The Rock smells what's cooking on Monday Night Raw... and more ahead.

· Nothing says post-Valentine's Day hangover like a story about 170 people contracting a mild form of Legionnaires' disease after attending a fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion. Health officials aren't sure what caused the mass outbreak -- which includes symptoms ranging from fever to general malaise -- but some have blamed the fog machines at the Mansion for spreading the germs, because legionellosis is a waterborne illness. Your favorite STD-related joke can go here, if you'd like. [LAT/L.A. Now]

· How's this for marketing savvy? Paramount is reportedly updating the Justin Bieber concert film Never Say Never with new footage in an attempt to get kids back in the theaters for a second time. The new version would include more concert footage, clips from the Never Say Never premiere, and perhaps a scene or two from Grammy night. Fingers crossed for the Mortal Kombat ninjas! [Vulture]

· "Actor Stephen Baldwin is locked in a legal battle with fellow actor and director Kevin Costner over a plan to market an oil-spill fighting technology as the Deepwater Horizon crisis started to unfold in the Gulf of Mexico last year." Onion article or legitimate news piece in the Los Angeles Times? You decide. [LAT]

· Do you smell what The Rock is cooking? Dwayne Johnson -- who has spent quite a bit of energy furthering himself away from his WWE roots -- will host Wrestlemania 27 on April 3. Expect many plugs for Fast Five, which opens on April 29. Also, the People's Elbow? [THR]

· And you thought advertisers only cared about the Super Bowl. A total of $720 million has been spent on Oscar ads in the last decade, with ABC reportedly charging $1.7 million per spot on this year's telecast. Don Draper would pretend to be someone killed in the Korean War for a rate like that! [NYT]

· Oh, na na. Famed fashion photographer David LaChapelle is suing pop superstar Rihanna over the video for her new song, "S&M". LaChapelle says the video steals the "composition, total concept, feel, tone, mood, theme, colours, props, settings, decors, wardrobe and lighting" of his work. Just that stuff? [The Daily Mail]

· That CBS reporter in Los Angeles who slurred her speech after the Grammys on Sunday night, causing some to fear that she may have had an on-air stroke, is reportedly fine. [

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