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Michael Jackson Agonistes: An American Pop'era In Three Acts

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

I believe MJ wished his ghost to Providence a long time ago for safe-keeping, long before the first trial, because he had seen how the carrion-eaters got down while he was still in grade school.

Film Adaptation Of 'The Brothers Karamazov' Ends Where Most People Stop Reading Book

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES—The Brothers Karamazov will also include 12 separate intermissions, in which portions of the latest John Grisham-inspired film will ...

LGBT Equality - It's About Love

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

"I used to think that it was anger that motivated me...Then at some point I realized it wasn't really anger that was keeping me going..it was doing th...

"Shades of Gray": The Real Story Behind My Resignation from the L.A. County DA's Office

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Sax

I am here to give you the down-low on my departure from the DA's office. And for those of you who know my style of "telling it like it is," I will not disappoint you now.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

Barneys Adds San Francisco To Warehouse Sale Circus Train

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The biannual Barneys Warehouse Sale, long a revered shopfest on the New York and Los Angeles sales calendars, is moving on to greener pastures this...

The Golden State, The Hummer and Hydra-Headed Budget

Susan Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Straight

Public city colleges have raised fees, and have overcrowded classrooms and trimmed course schedules. Our best students will choose to leave the state, along with our talented professors.

Thieves target mourners at California graveyard

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thieves are preying on mourners at a cemetery in Southern California.

Purses, laptops and other valuables are being taken from the unlocked cars of grief-stricken people attending mortuary and graveside services at Rose Hills Memorial Park in suburban Whittier.

There have been 26 thefts from cars at the 1,400-acre hillside graveyard so far this year. There were 11 in all of 2008.

Rose Hills officials and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are warning people to lock cars and leave valuables at home. Deputies are now patrolling the cemetery and distributing warning fliers.

Rose Hills visitor services manager Richard Hardy notes the cemetery is in the sprawling Los Angeles urban area and "whatever happens outside, happens inside a cemetery."

FTC, 18 states act to stop sham loan consultants

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prosecutors nationwide filed 189 legal actions Wednesday against loan modification consultants accused of bilking homeowners who are desperate to make their mortgage payments more affordable.

The lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders announced by Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown were part of a nationwide sweep of alleged sham consultants by the federal agency and officials in 18 states.

Leibowitz used the announcement to put scam artists on notice and urged homeowners to protect themselves from being exploited.

He said fraudulent loan modification consultants are "full of hollow promises designed to fatten the pockets of criminals and con men."

The lawsuits filed by the FTC included allegations that Aliso Viejo-based Lucas Law Center persuaded distressed borrowers to stop paying their mortgages in order to pay the firm's fees of up to $3,995.

Spaniard who gave birth at 66 reported dead

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at age 66 has died, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Tuesday.

Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday at age 69, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment.

She told an interviewer she lied to a California fertility clinic about her age, and maintained that because her mother had lived to be 101, she had a good chance of living long enough to raise a child.

Bousada's death was reported by the newspaper El Mundo and Diario de Cadiz. Cadiz is the southern province where Bousada lived her whole life.

Diario de Cadiz quoted her brother, Ricardo Bousada, as confirming her death but refusing to disclose the cause. The newspaper said she had been diagnosed with a tumor shortly after giving birth.

World's oldest new mom dies, leaves twin toddlers

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Wednesday.

Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment at a clinic in Los Angeles.

The births ignited a firestorm of debate over how old is too old for a new mother, and how much responsibility fertility clinics have over who gets treatments.

Bousada told an interviewer she lied to the fertility clinic about her age, and maintained that because her mother had lived to be 101, she had a good chance of living long enough to raise a child.

Bousada's death was reported by the newspaper El Mundo and Diario de Cadiz. Cadiz is the southern province where Bousada lived her whole life.

FTC, 23 states act to stop sham loan consultants

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Prosecutors nationwide are filing 189 lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders against loan modification consultants accused of bilking desperate homeowners.

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced the legal actions Wednesday in Los Angeles. They are part of a nationwide sweep of sham consultants conducted by the FTC and 23 states.

The California attorney general's office says the five Superior Court lawsuits it filed in Orange and Los Angeles counties include allegations against 21 individuals and 14 companies.

The lawsuits seek millions of dollars in civil penalties, restitution for victims, and a permanent injunction to keep the companies and the defendants from offering mortgage-relief services.

World's oldest new mom dies, leaves twin toddlers

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Spanish woman believed to have become the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Tuesday.

Maria del Carmen Bousada, who reportedly died Saturday, gave birth in December 2006 as a single mother after getting in vitro fertilization treatment at a clinic in Los Angeles.

The births ignited a firestorm of debate over how old is too old for a new mother, and how much responsibility fertility clinics have over who gets treatments.

Bousada told an interviewer she lied to the fertility clinic about her age, and maintained that because her mother had lived to be 101, she had a good chance of living long enough to raise a child.

Bousada's death was reported by the newspaper El Mundo and Diario de Cadiz. Cadiz is the southern province where Bousada lived her whole life.

Oldest woman to give birth dies, leaving twins

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Spanish woman who deceived a U.S. fertility clinic about her age and become the oldest woman to give birth has died at 69, leaving behind 2-year-old twins, newspapers reported Wednesday.

Maria del Carmen Bousada gave birth in December 2006 after telling a clinic in Los Angeles that she was 55, the facility's maximum age for single women receiving in-vitro fertilization. Guinness World Records said the 66-year-old was the oldest on record to give birth and the case ignited fierce debate over how much responsibility fertility clinics have over their patients.

Bousada told an interviewer at the time that the Pacific Fertility Center did not ask her for identification, and maintained that because her mother had died at 101, she stood a good chance of living long enough to raise her children.

Dr. Vicken Sahakian, director and owner of the clinic, said Bousada falsified her birth date on documents from Spain.

When he learned of the deception, "I figured something might happen and wind up being a disaster for these kids, and unfortunately I was right," he said.

New Yorker Wins Tickets to MJ Memorial

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

He flew to Los Angeles on the off chance he would win one of the coveted tickets to today's Michael Jackson memorial. Then Donte Zierway just got real...

Michael Jackson Live Memorial Page

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This page will be updated throughout the day. Email your thoughts and pictures to submissions+mj@huffingtonpost, share in the comment section, or twee...

Michael Jackson's Memorial: Debbie Rowe Coming

AP | DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe will attend the pop superstar's memorial service. Former Jackson business associate Marc Sc...

Sheriff Baca: Don't Let Rape Victims Down

Sarah Tofte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Tofte

Two weeks ago, the L.A County Sheriff's Department announced that in May, it stopped testing rape kits indefinitely because of a lack of funds. The backlog: 12,500 untested cases.

Michael Jackson News: 2019

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Custody of the late singer's children has once again changed hands, with former "Webster" star Emmanuel Lewis receiving guardianship of Prince Michael Katharine, Michael Joseph, Jr. and Blanket.

American Students Hit Hard By Rise On Credit Card Interest Rates

The Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky and Thibault Chareton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surging credit card rates over the past few months have created a desperate situation for many college students and graduates. While the percentage o...

Michael Jackson Memorial Ticket Information Announced

GroundReport.com | GroundReport.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was announced today that 11,000 free tickets  will be made available at Staplescenter.com for the Michael Jackson  memorial service at th...

CA Court: MySpace, Internet Servers Not Liable For Assault

Reuters | Gina Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Internet servers like MySpace cannot be held liable when minors are sexually assaulted by people they first meet on a website, ...

Bruno Rolls Into LA On Glitterball Tank (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

On the last leg of his premiere tour, Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' bowed at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday night. Dressed in army ...

Michael Jackson's Personal Physician No Longer M.I.A.

Vulture. | vulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

He is in Los Angeles and preparing to speak to the authorities....

King Of Pop Dead At 12

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES—Michael Jackson, a talented child performer known for his love of amusement park rides and his hobby of collecting exotic animals fo...