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  • 100+ Truck Convoy in Virginia

    05/05/2015 11:07:11 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 34 replies
    Does anyone have any idea what this is all about? Some are suggesting it is for the Special Olympics which raised $30,000 - but 115 trucks has to be carrying much more than $30,000 worth of donations.
  • Lottery winner, 44, spends £2 m for his 28-year-old fiancée

    05/05/2015 7:49:59 AM PDT · by pabianice · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/5/15 | Crokroft
    Adrian Bayford reportedly bought Samantha Burbidge at least ten horses Ex postman also purchased £1.5m arena in Norfolk and fleet of horseboxes Friends say sudden interest in horse riding is all for showjumping partner Couple became engaged after six-week romance following Mr Bayford's split from wife Gillian, 15 months after lottery win A lottery winner who split from his wife after they scooped a £148 million jackpot has splashed out £2milllion on horses and stables for his 28-year-old fiancée, it has been claimed. Adrian Bayford, 44, who became the second biggest lottery winner in British history in 2012, has reportedly...
  • Obama Lie-Bary

    04/30/2015 4:33:10 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 12 replies
    WGN RADIO | 4-30-15 | me
    Reporting that his Lie-Barry is coming to Chi-Iraq.
  • Bill de Blasio’s son Dante will attend college at Yale University

    04/29/2015 6:30:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/29/2015 | ADAM EDELMAN
    --snip-- The Mayor and First Lady are proud to announce their son, Dante, will be entering the freshman class of Yale University this fall," the de Blasio family said in a statement. Dante was accepted into all ten of the colleges he applied to, including Brown and Yale, earlier this month, but ultimately plotted his future in New Haven due to the strong program options in history, philosophy and political science at Yale, his father said.
  • China’s First Supercar Actually Doesn’t Look Terrible

    04/23/2015 5:21:30 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 52 replies
    Normally when we’re reporting news from China, it typically involves them ripping off something someone else did. Today, though, there’s actually something interesting to talk about— a supercar. A completely unique not copied supercar from China. Go figure.
  • 'Newscaster' Soledad O'Brien Shushed Crowd at Lefty Earth Day Concert. (ME,ME,ME!)

    04/21/2015 8:02:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2015 | Tim Graham
    Washington Post music critic Chris Richards wrote up Saturday’s Earth Day festivities on the national Mall on the front of Monday’s Style section. The headline was “At Earth Day rally, it was the message that needed saving.” Richards liked the music, but didn’t like the talking. For example: “The event’s hosts, newscaster Soledad O’Brien and Black Eyed Peas bandleader Will.I.Am, appeared to have a rough time of it. O’Brien, either frustrated by glitchy teleprompters or perhaps not clear on how a concert works, actually shushed the crowd at one point.”
  • The Bridge Of The HMS Prince Of Wales Is Straight Out Of Star Wars

    04/21/2015 5:57:04 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 04/20/2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    BAE Systems Maritime rolled out the bridge module of the Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth Class carrier, the HMS Prince Of Wales yesterday, and it looks more like it should be orbiting a planet in the Outer Rim and launching Tie Fighters than sailing the high seas. The 70,000 displacement ton carrier will be commissioned in 2020, and like her sister, the Queen Elizabeth, she will carry around 40 aircraft. The mainstay of which will be the Royal Navy’s F-35Bs, along with pretty much every helicopter asset in service with UK forces, including Merlins, Apaches, Lynx Wildcats and Chinooks. Top...
  • Norwood, NJ Man Bit By Coyote While Out Walking Dog, Discusses Attack

    04/20/2015 2:54:17 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 53 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Apr. 20 2015
    NORWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A coyote attack in Norwood, N.J. has residents on edge. Stephen Sinisi said he was walking his dog, Raleigh, near the woods on McClellan Street and D’Ercole Court after 9 p.m. Sunday when he saw what he thought was a stray dog approaching.“I was walking back and what looked like a dog approaching me,” Sinisi told CBS2’s Meg Baker. “Then we got closer I was like, ‘No, this is not a stray dog,’” he told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet. Sinisi was attacked as he tried to get his dog back into the house.
  • New Roadkill Map Finds California 'Ring of Death'

    04/20/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/20/15 | Becky Oskin
    Northern California's car-clogged freeways run through thousands of acres of protected wetlands, creating a "ring of death" east of San Francisco, according to an ongoing study. Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have plotted some 29,000 reports of roadkill to identify the most hazardous roadways for the state's wildlife. The volunteer reports, collected over the past five years, cover more than 40 percent of California's highways and roads. Tracking roadside carcasses may sound odd, but the endeavor can reduce deaths for both drivers and wildlife, the scientists said. For instance, the study found many hotspots where animals are repeatedly...
  • Richard L. Bare, Prolific TV Director for Decades, Dies at 101

    04/13/2015 12:14:30 PM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/13/2015 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Richard L. Bare, a director whose career began during World War II and who became a Hollywood mainstay in the early days of television, died on March 28 at his home in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 101. His death was confirmed by his son, Jon. Mr. Bare directed virtually every episode of the long-running rural CBS sitcom “Green Acres,” as well as several episodes of “The Twilight Zone.” As he made clear in his comprehensive guide to his craft, “The Film Director,” he prided himself on an unpretentious approach to filmmaking. “Some of the other directors that weren’t as...
  • Cabbie Ordered to Pay Lesbian Couple $10K for Telling Them to Stop Kissing

    04/11/2015 7:19:08 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    CHELSEA — A taxi driver must pay a lesbian couple $10,000 for telling them to either stop smooching in the backseat of his cab or kiss their ride goodbye, a city administrative judge ruled last month. Yellow cab hack Mohammed Dahbi was accused of discriminating against the couple over their sexual orientation by ordering them to "keep that [behavior] for the bedroom or get out of the cab." Dahbi also gave the passengers, Christy Spitzer and Kassie Thornton, some lip, calling them "b-----s," "c---s" and "whores" when they got out of the cab without paying, according to Judge John Spooner's...
  • Barry Manilow Reportedly ‘Marries’ Longtime Male Lover

    04/08/2015 11:17:50 AM PDT · by drewh · 108 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Apr 8, 2015 @ 4:17AM
    Barry Manilow has secretly married his longtime partner.The “Copacabana” crooner said “I do” to Garry Kief, his manager and the president of Barry Manilow Productions, an insider has revealed. Around 50 guests attended the intimate ceremony after they were led to believe they were invited to lunch at the couple’s multi-million dollar Palm Springs mansion. “It was a total surprise. When they arrived they were told it was a wedding!” a source close to the 71-year-old said. “Barry has lived a very secretive life and the wedding was no different. Barry and Garry did not tell friends or family that...
  • Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, 'Hunky Jesus' hit Golden Gate Park

    04/06/2015 2:29:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    ACTUAL Jesus, a contestant in the Hunky Jesus competition, explains to the crowd his opinion of Jesus during 36th annual Sisters Easter in the Park and Hunky Jesus competition hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Golden Gate Park's Hellman's Hollow in San Francisco, Calif.
  • Michelle Obama Member of Fitness 'Cult' Soulcycle

    03/31/2015 12:30:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 3/23/15
    First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted leaving the DC location of SoulCycle this past Sunday, and has now been named a member of the cult… um… club, which offers fitness and indoor cycling classes. Soul Cycle describes its classes as a “dance party on a bike” (we all know how much the First Lady likes to dance) and combines high-intensity music and inspirational quotes that are said to benefit the mind and body. Examples of motivational phrases, which have been recited at the New York location, via Vanity Fair: “Be the same person on the outside as on the inside-those...
  • One Direction's Zayn Malik quits band

    03/25/2015 1:52:17 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 25, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    After leaving the Asian leg of One Direction’s On the Road Again tour, Zayn Malik has officially quit the boy band. The news was announced on One Direction’s official website, with a statement from the band that read in part, “We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future.”
  • Hillary's action figure: Tanned, rested and ready

    03/25/2015 6:06:36 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    KCRA.com (Sacramento) ^ | 03/25/2015 | Katie Lobosco
    <p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —There's a Hillary Clinton action figure ready to go, even though the real Hillary has yet to officially announce her run for president.</p> <p>The "Ready-For-Action Figure" sports a blue pantsuit and beige heels. The Kickstarter campaign set up by its Brooklyn-based designers has already reached its $15,000 fundraising goal.</p>
  • ‘Better Call Saul’ premiere scores highest debut ratings in cable history

    02/10/2015 7:18:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2015 | David Hinckley
    AMC’s “Better Call Saul” set a new record for a cable series premiere audience Sunday night, drawing 6.9 million viewers. That’s down from the 10.3 million who watched the finale of its parent series, “Breaking Bad,” but it’s well above the audience “Breaking Bad” had averaged for every episode before the finale. As late as the end of its fourth season, “Breaking Bad” averaged fewer than two million viewers. “Saul” stars Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, the sleazy lawyer who facilitated Bryan Cranston’s Walter White in “Bad.”
  • Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans

    01/30/2015 7:13:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans Double doobie time! Solstice employees are trying to roll 12,000 joints for the retailer's special edition 12 Pack. The pot packages are targeted to fans who are medical marijuana users. BY DEBORAH HASTINGS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:38 PM A A A For Seattle Seahawks fans who want to be stoned while watching Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, there's a new pack of pot for you. A Washington marijuana supplier has doubled its production time to keep up with demand for its 12 Pack special edition —...
  • 'American Idol' Winner Files Bold Legal Claim to Escape 'Oppressive' Contracts

    01/27/2015 7:33:27 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Eriq Gardner
    On Jan. 22, Phillips lodged a bombshell petition with the California Labor Commissioner that asserts that Idol producer 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies have "manipulated" him into accepting jobs since he hit it big. In a filing that reveals some of Phillips' post-show tribulations, including being forced to perform for free for one of Idol sponsors and not even knowing the title of his last album before it was announced publicly, the singer is seeking to void his various agreements with 19, said by the star's lawyer to be "oppressive, fatally conflicted."
  • Outrage After Female Tennis Star Asked to 'Twirl' on Court

    01/23/2015 8:27:35 AM PST · by shove_it · 48 replies
    GMA ^ | 123 Jan 2015
    It's a twirl that now has some heads spinning. Just moments after seventh-ranked Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard crushed her opponent in 54 minutes to advance to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, Australian commentator, Ian Cohen, asked her to “twirl” to show off her hot-pink outfit. The interviewer’s request has now sparked a flood of criticism and cries of sexism. In a video of the incident, Bouchard can be seen on the tennis court following her easy defeat of Kiki Bertens in the second round of the competition. Cohen then tells the 20-year-old: “Now yesterday, or...
  • German judge defends right of men to pee standing up

    01/22/2015 9:49:40 AM PST · by aimhigh · 66 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 01/22/2015 | Justin Huggler
    Landlord took former tenant to court for refusing to pay for damage to the marble floor of the bathroom he said was caused by stray drops from the tenant’s habit of relieving. . . . It might seem standard practice for most men to take aim from a standing position, but some sections of German society have a bizarre obsession with obliging men to answer nature’s call while seated. It is not uncommon to find home-made signs in German bathrooms commanding men to adopt a seated position.
  • "American Sniper" review (SPOILER ALERT)

    01/20/2015 6:45:54 AM PST · by LS · 30 replies
    self | 1/20/2015 | LS
    <p>As he had in "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima," Director Clint Eastwood continues his exploration of the soldier's mind and personality with "American Sniper." If you expect "Sand of Iwo Jima," you will be sadly disappointed. Eastwood's goal is less to explain why men become soldiers---especially in an all-volunteer force---or even why they fight than it is to understand what combat does to a person.</p>
  • Why Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Oscar Snub Matters

    01/15/2015 6:13:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    forbes ^ | 1/15/15 | Scott Mendelson, Contributor
    The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. There will be plenty of analysis regarding good surprises and bad surprises....he most egregious omission is the sadly not-entirely-surprising absence of Selma’s Ava DuVernay from the five contenders nominated for Best Director.... I fear that it will affect the artistic opportunities afforded to its African-American female director in a manner different than if Selma would have come under fire under the directorial lens of a white male filmmaker.
  • Is Chris Christie lying about his lapband surgery?

    01/05/2015 9:30:02 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 42 replies
    Jerry Jones private box | 1/5/15
    Watching the video of RINO Christie in Jerry Jones private box and Christie looks fatter than Ralph Kramden. I know 3 people who have had lapband surgery, as Christie said he had, and they all had dramatic weight loss. Is Christie lying, all to garner sympathy, while he is still a glutton?
  • Newlywed man, 95, dies after wife taken away by her family

    12/31/2014 1:26:49 PM PST · by Huntress · 41 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12/31/14 | Brett Zongker
    WASHINGTON • A 95-year-old newlywed Virginia man has died just weeks after his 96-year-old wife was taken away by family members to Florida. Eddie Harrison died Tuesday in a hospital after suffering from influenza, said Rebecca Wright, who was caring for the couple in their Alexandria, Va., home. Harrison became distressed after his wife and longtime companion, 96-year-old Edith Hill, was taken away, Wright said. Wright is Hill's daughter. "He lived for her, and she lived for him. It's the love story of the century," Wright said, recalling how they would dance, take walks and care for each other.
  • Picture Of Bill Clinton With Young Blonde Goes Viral (Hillary Alert!...Who's your Daddy?)

    12/18/2014 1:55:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 207 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 12/17/14 | Staff
    Is Slick Willie up to his old tricks? Some Twitter comedians seem to think so. This picture above purports to be the former president standing next to the wife and daughter of New York City grocery magnate John Catsimatidis, the owner and CEO of Gristedes Foods, the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, along with other ventures. This Bill Clinton image ran wild across social media, and for whatever reason, the wife was cropped out in some of the retweets. “It was at a recent function with the Catsimatidis family that the buzz-building photo was apparently taken, with the former president...
  • Cabela’s® Announces Plans for Farmington, Utah, Location

    12/10/2014 2:39:53 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Cabela’s Incorporated (CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to bring Cabela’s unique retail experience and legendary customer service to Farmington, Utah, and the greater Salt Lake City area. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015, and Cabela’s anticipates a spring 2016 opening for the 72,000-square-foot store. It will be located in the newly planned Park Lane Commons development adjacent to Station Park on the west side of Interstate 15 near the intersection of Station Parkway and Park Lane.
  • Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert [Nation Crumbles, Valerie's Ward Does Stand-Up]

    12/09/2014 4:16:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/9/14 | Dan Merica
    ....Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report." Obama, who sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington, surprised the host and took over the taping for a segment. "You've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I've decided to take a shot at yours," Obama said before taking over for Colbert on "The Word," a segment where Colbert (in this case, Obama) says a line or two before a witty word or phrases flashes to the right....
  • PHILLY RAPPER BEANIE SIGEL SHOT IN PLEASANTVILLE, NJ

    12/05/2014 7:35:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 12/5/14
    Philadelphia rap artist Beanie Sigel was shot Friday morning in Pleasantville, New Jersey, but he was not the intended victim, according to an attorney for Sigel's family. The shooting happened around 9 a.m. in the 800 block of Spruce Avenue. Police say the victim, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was shot in the abdomen. He was admitted to the hospital with a life-threatening injury and was in critical condition. A second person was also injured after what appeared to be a scuffle. That person has refused treatment and, police say, has not been cooperating with the investigation. There was...
  • 'Flamboyant Republican conservative' who Lena Dunham claims raped her in college doesnt exist

    12/04/2014 1:38:02 PM PST · by vis a vis · 101 replies
    Mail on Line ^ | 4 December 2014 | Joel Christie
    A media investigation into the allegations of rape featured in Lena Dunham's recently-released memoir has refuted the claims of sexual assault made by the Girls creator. The writer, actor and director dedicates a chapter of her book, Not That Kind Of Girl - for which she received a reported $3.7 million advance - to a boy she met at Oberlin College in Ohio identified as 'Barry', who she alleges raped her one night after a party.
  • Gloria Allred: Bill Cosby: Put $100 mil up to clear your name

    12/03/2014 2:02:40 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 108 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/03/14
    Gloria Allred -- who reps some of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape -- says she knows the statute of limitations has run out but she issued a challenge ... do "what's right" and fight it out in court, or ante up $100 million for an informal hearing where the women can prove he damaged them. The famed attorney says what's in it for Cosby is that he can clear his name if he's telling the truth. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/12/03/gloria-allred-bill-cosby-sexual-assault-accusers/#ixzz3KsI88eBR
  • Drunken bicyclist arrested at Florida Taco Bell drive-thru

    11/20/2014 1:59:56 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | 11/20/14 | Staff
    NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- No bicycles in the drive-through lane. Police in Florida busted a man who insisted on getting his Taco Bell order, even though employees said no bikes were allowed. New Smyrna Beach police said Gabriel Harris, 33, was denied service in the drive-thru just after 3 am Sunday, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. The fast-food workers called the cops after Harris refused to leave.
  • Jilted husband publishes book of 101 ingenious ways to use his ex-wife's marriage gown

    11/20/2014 8:48:34 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8:40 EST, 20 November 2014 | Annabel Grossman
    Jilted husband Kevin Cotter has turned the heartbreak of his divorce into a nice little profit by publishing a book full of ingenious ways to use his ex-wife's wedding dress. Kevin, 41, was crushed when his wife of 12 years walked out in 2009, taking all her possessions except the white silk gown. When he asked her to take the dress back, she refused and told Kevin to 'do what the f*** he liked with it'. So he did - and for the last four years he has come up with a series brilliant ideas and filled a book with...
  • Wallops Island rocket launch 6:45 pm est

    10/27/2014 3:44:59 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
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  • Woman goes to the hospital for stomach pains... and hours later gives birth

    10/22/2014 11:11:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 39 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Aexandra Klausner
    An Iowa woman went to the hospital for stomach pains and hours later gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Misty Beaty and Scott Steele from Cedar Rapids had absolutely no idea that Misty was pregnant until the moment she gave birth to Briggs Beaty on Monday morning. It was especially a surprise for Scott who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer five years ago and was told he was sterile.
  • 920 chickens beaten to death with golf club at California farm

    More than 900 chickens at a California farm were beaten to death with a golf club last month, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The gruesome scene was discovered Sept. 20 at the Foster Farms chicken shed in Fresno. Authorities believe at least one person broke into the farm and slaughtered 920 chickens. "Whoever did something like this is pretty sick," Deputy Chris Curtis told the paper. "It would take a long time to do it…People should be alarmed at something like that."
  • Vicious beaver attacks Halifax snorkeler off Nova Scotia’s coast

    09/06/2014 6:44:42 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 29 replies
    National Post ^ | September 5, 2014 | Hayden Kenez
    Jeremy McNaughton won’t quickly forget his encounter with a rogue beaver that attacked him off the shores of Nova Scotia. The 23-year-old Halifax man was snorkelling in Spanish Ship Bay, near Sherbrooke, with a couple of friends, when one of them looked down and noticed an animal of generous proportions with reddish-brown fur following them. “I thought it must be a seal,” said Paul Skerry, who was in the water with McNaughton, due to the sheer size of the creature, which he estimates weighed nearly 50 pounds. Never suspecting its true identity, considering beavers live exclusively in freshwater, Skerry couldn’t...
  • Playboy model Brandi Brandt jailed for drug role

    08/29/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | august 29, 2014
    Former Playboy model Brandi Brandt was sentenced to up to six years in prison Friday for being part of a drug smuggling ring that brought cocaine to Australia. Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, pleaded guilty in April to a charge of conspiring to import drugs. Prosecutors said she was part of a drug syndicate that hid packages of cocaine on Qantas and United Airlines passenger planes that flew from California to Sydney in 2007. Employees of an airline catering company allegedly collected the packages after the planes landed. The California-born Brandt, 45, was accused...
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in France, says a spokesman for the couple

    08/28/2014 5:41:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 8/28/14
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday...
  • Hamden woman attacked by raccoon she accidentally let into house, mistook for cat (Meow & ouch!)

    08/26/2014 5:21:01 AM PDT · by sergeantdave · 31 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Aug. 25, 2014 | Register Staff
    In an incident eerily similar to an eyeglass-store commercial, an 88-year-old woman was attacked Sunday night by a raccoon she accidentally let into her home and then tried to pet, thinking it was her cat, according to police...
  • dwyane wade chicago can be cold foreclosure imminent!

    08/20/2014 6:12:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 8/19/14
    Dwyane Wade reportedly makes around $30 million a year -- his estimated worth is approximately $100 mil -- which makes it pretty shocking his $1.2 million Chicago pad is in foreclosure. According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- Wade stopped making payments on the $225K mortgage ... the docs don't say how much he's behind.
  • Hilton is engaged! Heiress is 'incredibly happy' banker James Rothschild proposed in Italy

    08/12/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by mgist · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2014
    Nicky Hilton is engaged! Heiress is 'incredibly happy' after banker boyfriend James Rothschild proposed in Italy The couple met at Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt's Italy wedding in 2011 Mr Rothschild apparently flew from the UK, where he is based, to the U.S. to ask Ms Hilton's parents for her hand in marriage The heiress has been married before - she wed childhood friend Todd Andrew Meister in Las Vegas in 2004
  • Star Trek: Voyager Actor: My Ex Claims I'm ******* Bill Nye

    08/06/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 49 replies
    TMZ ^ | 8/5/14 | TMZ Staff
    "Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says he way too old to experiment with Bill Nye the Science Guy ... in the bedroom. Picardo is asking a judge to stop his soon-to-be ex-wife from spreading rumors he's in a gay relationship with Nye. The actor says in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Linda Pawlik lured him over to her house on July 4th by falsely telling him the family dog was missing. While he was there, he claims Linda had a P.I. attach a GPS device to his car. Days later ... Linda started telling family friends the...
  • Run for Your Life? Right!

    07/30/2014 6:59:20 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    medpagetoday.com ^ | Crystal Phend
    Running for even 5 to 10 minutes a day, once or twice a week, or at slow speeds was associated with substantial mortality benefits over 15 years, a prospective study showed. Runners overall had 30% and 45% lower adjusted risks of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, respectively, over that period and had 3 years longer life expectancy compared with nonrunners, Duck-chul Lee, PhD, of Iowa State University in Ames, and colleagues found. Running for less than 60 minutes a week -- averaging out to about 8 minutes a day -- was associated with an odds ratios of 0.73 for death...
  • Woman Can't Contain Herself Around "Handsome" Obama

    07/30/2014 2:29:47 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 30, 2014
    President Obama meets a woman at Bryant's BBQ in Kansas City Tuesday who can’t believe how “handsome” the president is in person. Vid at link
  • U.S. social media asks: Who is that woman in black?

    07/29/2014 5:51:21 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 26 replies
    'A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek. She has been dubbed the "Woman in Black," by TV stations, police and followers on the Web, including those on a Facebook page where she has been tracked on a nearly 500-mile journey with a black bag and walking stick in hand that has taken her from Ranger, Georgia, to Athens, Ohio, since July 18. "If you meet this woman, please,...
  • Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing, Daughter Says

    07/21/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/21/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    The late Casey Kasem's body is missing, more than a month after the radio icon's death, according to his daughter. A spokesperson for Kerri Kasem confirmed to ABC News that the legend's adult children have yet to see his body. Kasem died on June 15 at 82 years old after suffering from a form of dementia. An autopsy has also not been performed yet, the family said. Jean Kasem denied to ABC News that his body is missing. Jean Kasem, the radio personality's second wife, had been embroiled in a conflict with his children from a previous marriage over her...
  • Tim McGraw Smacked a Female Fan at Concert

    07/19/2014 7:41:19 PM PDT · by This Just In · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2014 | UPI
    ATLANTA, July 18 (UPI)--Tim McGraw "swatted" a fan at his July 13 concert in Atlanta. A video of the incident surfaced this week that appears to capture the 47-year-old singer smacking a woman in the face. The footage shows McGraw as he performs his song "Truck Yeah" amid a sea of fans and touches hands with people in the audience. He gives the fan in question a smack after she attempts to get his attention and grabs onto his jeans when she is rebuffed.
  • Plans to drop a piano off 26-storey east London flats blocked by concerned residents

    07/10/2014 12:34:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 31 replies
    London24.com ^ | 7/10/14 | Mark Shales
    Plans by a Turner Prize-nominated artist to drop a piano off an iconic east London tower block have been thwarted by residents, who were concerned over the “danger and utter stupidity” of the stunt. Catherine Yass had been scheduled to hurl the instrument off the top of the 26-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar – but a petition signed by 254 locals forced organisers to change their tune. Retired nurse Jean Brown, 66, of nearby Burcham Street, was concerned about the “danger and utter stupidity”, and amazed the idea had even been suggested. “People seem to have finally come to their...
  • NH Man Leads Saline Co. Deputies On Bizarre Chase

    07/08/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    WIBW.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Nick Viviani
    SALINA, Kan. (KAKE) -- The Saline County Sheriff's Office was inolved in a bizarre, 43-minute chase Saturday morning. It began when a deputy clocked a passing car on Interstate 70, travelling at over 90 mph. The deputy began pursuit of the driver as he traveled west towards Salina. The car was spraypainted with derogatory statements about law enforcement. The suspect was able to drive around spikes that were set up at the junction of I-70 and Highway 81. Eventually, the suspect drove into a soybean field. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says the suspect then drove the car in circles for 40...