Dancing Palins & Fried Beer in Today's Eight Items or Less

Jonah Wolf

1. Bristol Palin joins the cast of Dancing with the Stars.

2. After 14 years, Rhino releases the State's album Comedy For Gracious Living.

3. Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town reissue contains three discs each of music and video.

3. Zamble has already applied for a patent and trademark for Fried Beer, which appears to be a pocket of pretzel dough filled with its signature beverage.

4. A proposed German law prohibits employers from looking at job applicants' Facebook profiles.

5. Sam Mendes will direct Kevin Spacey as Shakespeare's Richard III at BAM in 2012.

6. The Netflix iPhone app is now online.

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