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FURNITURE STORE OWNER GLAD TO LOSE $7 MILLION SUPER BOWL BET
A Super Bowl bet has cost a Houston furniture store owner $7 million after the Seahawks defeated the Broncos. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale said that he would give a full refund to customers who spent $6,000 or more at Gallery Furniture in the two weeks leading up to the game and had their orders delivered by 5 p.m. on Sunday. When the Seahawks delivered a victory on Sunday, McIngvale confirmed he would deliver on his promise with an announcement on the company’s website declaring “Customers Win $7,000,000.” “The accountant is pulling his hair out this morning, but the customers are happy and that’s what’s most important,” McIngvale said. McIngvale says while the accountant initially told him he was “crazy” for making the bet, he is confident it will pay in the long run for his business. “It worked for making the customer say ‘This guy does what he says he’s going to do,’” McIngvale said. He said over 1,000 customers will receive on average $7,000 in refunds from the promotion. He plans to deliver the refunds during a celebratory party at the store on Feb. 17.
BRUNO MARS SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW DRAWS LARGEST AUDIENCE EVER
Sorry, Madonna, but Bruno Mars has smashed your record. The Queen of Pop's 2011 Super Bowl halftime show had previously set an all-time viewing record of 114 million, but Bruno's show on Sunday, which also featured the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has bested it. 115.3 million viewers -- more than turned into the actual game itself -- caught the halftime show. By comparison, Beyonce's halftime show last year drew only 110.8 million viewers.
JENNIFER ANISTON VOTED OUR GLASSES STYLE ICON
Jennifer Aniston may be known for favoring the Little Black Dress on the red carpet, but it seems that her glasses come out top in the style stakes. The actress has been voted the top role model for wearing glasses as we move from the nerdy stereotypes to something a whole lot sexier. Eva Mendes came in close second in the poll, and if she can bag a man as hot as Ryan Gosling it's easy to see why she was voted. For men in specs, Michael Caine and Johnny Depp are the icons they most want to look like.