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Tiger Woods shirtless on Vanity Fair and other worthless talking points

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It's a new year, so The Juice* fully intends to turn over a new leaf and stop writing abou-- HEY LOOK! Tiger Woods isn't wearing a shirt! And man, he's ripped!

Writer Buzz Bissinger expounds on the cultural impact of the golfer's infidelity in the latest ish of Vanity Fair, but the buzz is surrounding Annie Leibovitz's cover photo, which you can plainly see here. The pic was taken long before any of this Tiger-vilifying talk began, though, so it looks like he's since found that hard edge he'd apparently been looking for.

That's so much more interesting than the other "news" swirling around after the holiday weekend like so much confetti and crushed plastic cups in the wind: Britain's News of the World (via the New York Daily News) says that cuckqueaned wife Elin Nordegren (who spent New Years in the French Alps) got a $300 million "gift" from her hubby for Christmas and has been blabbing to friends about it. And forget rumors that he's on his yacht in Palm Beach, rehab in Arizona or up in New York; TMZ swears Tiger has headed to Africa. Oy.

Don't forget Brit Hume's odd advice to Tiger on Fox News Sunday, in which the analyst said the golfer's return to the sport "depends on his faith." Wait, what?

"The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith," Hume said (watch it below). "He is said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. My message to Tiger would, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

But since we're not fair and balanced, we'll turn to Ashley Samson, the woman who tattled on Tiger by telling the National Enquirer he was having an affair with Rachel Uchitel, who is unhappy with the mistress because life is tough now that the spotlight is blindingly bright. Hey, you reap what you sow, girlfriend.

"(Uchitel) has made my life hell," Samson told RadarOnline. "I have been attacked by fans of Tiger Woods and friends of mine even are basically upset because she made me out to look like the bad guy when in fact the truth is he's the one that was cheating on his wife ... I'm so mad I'm thinking of suing her for trashing my name."

It's time to call Webster's and ask for an additional entry for "irony."

[Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair]

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