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All The News - 03.04.2011

Woody Allen's Next Life

  |   July 11, 2011

A friend just sent this Woody Allen classic to me. I'd never seen it before - it's brilliant! -MT Don't Miss a Good Laugh!...
Bianca Bosker

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General Stanley McChrystal On Who Benefits From Middle East Unrest

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Bianca Bosker   |   May 25, 2011

Amidst the recent turmoil in the Middle East, General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said the U.S. will benefit from the...

Has Hollywood Turned On Obama?

The Atlantic Wire   |   May 25, 2011

Some political wonks have speculated that President Obama could raise $1 billion dollars for his 2012 campaign after raising $750 million for 2008. But some...

Photo On Gabrielle Giffords' Facebook Page Shows Her On Morning Of Shooting

AP/The Huffington Post   |  By AMANDA LEE MYERS   |   May 25, 2011

TO SEE THE PHOTO FROM GIFFORDS' FACEBOOK PAGE, CLICK HERE. PHOENIX (AP) -- A photo taken of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shortly before a shooting rampage...

Oregon Debates New Funeral-Protest Bill

  |   May 25, 2011

By Michelle Cole Religion News Service SALEM, Ore. -- A day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of an anti-gay church to picket...

Conservative Faith Coalition Urges Congress To Defend DOMA

  |   May 25, 2011

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday (March 4) that he and fellow lawmakers will defend...

Anthony Wayne Smith Charged In 2008 Killing

AP/The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say former Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith and two others have been charged with murder in the 2008 beating...

The 10 Best iPad Food Apps

The Daily Meal   |   May 25, 2011

The iPad 2 is nearing its launch and an estimated 27 million iPads will be sold in 2011. With more than 60,000 available apps (six...

Hans Rosling, Fareed Zakaria Speak On CNN Special About How World Is Catching Up To U.S. (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Hans Rosling of Sweden's Karolinska Institute shares some interesting data with Fareed Zakaria on CNN's upcoming special, 'Restoring the American Dream: Getting Back to #1...

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Issues Layoff Warning Notices

Reuters   |   May 25, 2011

March 4, 2011 11:39:08 PM MADISON, Wis., March 4 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued layoff warning notices on Friday to unions representing...

Christina Haag Memoir: JFK Jr. Enjoyed Tantric Sex, Marijuana, New Book Reveals

  |  Carly Schwartz   |   May 25, 2011

It's no secret that JFK Jr. had a penchant for danger, and a memoir by his former girlfriend Christina Haag brings new details to light....

Charlie Sheen-Brooke Mueller Custody Battle: Verbal Deal OFF

Mail Online   |   May 25, 2011

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller's tentative compromise in their custody battle over their twin sons appears to have lasted for just a couple of hours....

Fallon Debuts Charlie Sheen's New Album 'Things I've Said' (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

It's the moment we've all been waiting for (for at least the last 72 hours anyway). Charlie Sheen, looking every bit a winner, is announcing...

Dennis Hopper-Victoria Hopper Divorce: Estranged Widow Sues Family

Radar Online   |   May 25, 2011

Victoria Hopper, the estranged wife of late actor of Dennis Hopper, has filed a lawsuit against Hopper's daughter from a previous marriage, Marin, and the...

Pete Rose Divorce: Former MLB Great Splits From Wife

tmz.com   |  22 Minutes Ago by TMZ Staff     |   May 25, 2011

Pete Rose has finally OFFICIALLY pulled the trigger on his 26-year marriage ... by filing divorce papers ... TMZ has learned....

Defriend Day Etiquette: Why It's OK To Unfriend On Facebook (POLL)

The Huffington Post   |  Craig Kanalley   |   May 25, 2011

If you haven't heard, it's Defriend Day today, March 4, 2011, at least according to author Mark Dice. Dice, who has espoused conspiracy theories including...

Terrie A. Robinson Charged With Murder After Son Found In Oven

AP   |  By HOLBROOK MOHR   |   March 4, 2011

JACKSON, Miss. -- A toddler whose body was found inside the electric oven at his family's home died from heat injuries, according to preliminary results...

Across Middle East, Thousands Protest For Reform

AP/The Huffington Post   |  BRIAN FRIEDMAN and AHMED AL-HAJ   |   May 25, 2011

CAIRO — Security forces opened fire to disperse crowds in Libya and Yemen as tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets Friday...

Denver Police Officers Won't Face Charges In Beating Incident

KDVR   |  Heidi Hemmat   |   May 25, 2011

DENVER -- The police beating caught on a security camera shocked viewers across the country, and the officers accused in the case won't face charges....

114 Birds Euthanized Due To Newcastle Disease At Mexico Zoo

AP   |   March 4, 2011

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Mexican agricultural officials say they have euthanized 114 peacocks, ostriches and other birds at a zoo due to an avian virus. The...

'Newt Exploratory 2012': Newt Gingrich Forms 527 Organization

  |   May 25, 2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich filed paperwork to form "Newt Exploratory 2012" with the Internal Revenue Service on Friday, CNN reports. Shortly after news broke...

Is iPad 2 Eco-Friendly?

Inhabitat   |   May 25, 2011

Since its release almost a year ago, the iPad has spurred a technological revolution in the realm of personal gadgets. Today Apple unveiled its hotly...

Gulf Oil Spill Blowout Preventer May Have Fundamental Design Flaw

AP   |  By HARRY R. WEBER   |   March 4, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -- There may have been a fundamental safety design problem with the pods that controlled the massive device that failed to stop the...

Ken Jennings: Democrats Tried To Recruit Me For Senate Run

The Huffington Post   |  Alyson Krueger   |   May 25, 2011

New York Magazine's Daily Intel noticed that while answering questions from users on Reddit, 74-time "Jeopardy" champion Ken Jennings claimed he was once approached for...

Did Marisol Valles Garcia Flee Mexican Border Town After Becoming Police Chief?

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

Marisol Valles Garcia may have fled the crime-ridden Mexican border town of Praxedis. A report by the AFP says one of her relatives stated that...

Happy Birthday, Chicago: 6 Things The City Has Mastered In Its 174 Years (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

On this day in 1837, the City of Chicago was incorporated. A lot has happened in the past 174 years--some of it good, some of...

Arlen Specter Reinforces GOP 'Cannibalism' Criticism

  |   May 25, 2011

Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) reinforced an attack this week he thrust upon Republicans for party infighting in his farewell address on the Senate...

Aspen Bus Crash Injures At Least 22

AP   |   March 4, 2011

ASPEN, Colo. — Authorities in Colorado say at least 22 people were injured after a tow truck crashed into a public bus near Aspen. Pitkin...
Zach Carter

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Lawmakers Pushing Back Against Banks' Foreclosure-Settlement Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Zach Carter   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- As bank executives push back against the terms of a foreclosure settlement with fees that may be as high as $20 billion, progressive...

Public Sector Continues To Hemorrhage Jobs, Report Says

Reuters   |  Lisa Lambert   |   May 25, 2011

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows that state and...

Sacramento Kings Anaheim Move: Mayor Says Move Likely

ktla.com   |  Chris Biele   |   May 25, 2011

SACRAMENTO -- Mayor Kevin Johnson said Thursday that it is more likely the Kings will move to Anaheim than stay in Sacramento. Johnson updated reporters...

After New Zealand Earthquake Destroys Home, Phil Johnson Auctions Boulder For Relief Fund

  |   May 25, 2011

As the people of Christchurch continue to rebuild their city and communities, some are using a bit of humor to garner donations for the cause....

David Lynch Killed: Skinhead Leader Murdered In California Home

AP   |   March 4, 2011

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. — Authorities say a leading white supremacist known for organizing skinhead groups has been fatally shot at his Northern California home. Police...
Jason Linkins

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The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Oh, Newt Gingrich! For four presidential cycles you have been teasing us with the idea that you are running for president. I think that two...

Denver Restaurant Week: Our LoDo Picks (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

With so many LoDo restaurants taking part in restaurants, it can be hard to choose just one. We've highlighted a few of our picks below,...

Communist Art Graces Halls of Library of Congress

The Weekly Standard   |   May 25, 2011

While the debate about curbing government spending continues, allow me to propose a modest but important cut: the Library of Congress's Employee Art show. Or...

Dianne Ravitch On Daily Show: Testing And Choice Undermining Education (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Zoe Triska   |   May 25, 2011

Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart interviewed author, historian, and professor Dianne Ravitch on her new book "The Death and Life of the...

Rich Eisen's Best 40 Time Since 2006 (VIDEO)

Yahoo! Sports   |  Doug Farrar   |   May 25, 2011

What has this Rich Eisen guy been doing? Training with Deion Sanders at Prime U? Getting tips from former NFL Network colleague and new Oakland...

Charlie Sheen Wishes Denise Richards A Slow Death: Report

tmz.com   |  3/4/2011 8:52 AM PST by TMZ Staff     |   May 25, 2011

We're told Charlie has gone on an attack campaign against Denise in the last two weeks, accusing her of being an awful mother, a loser,...

Diamond Dealers Found Guilty Of Staging Fake Heist

AP   |   March 4, 2011

NEW YORK -- Two New York City diamond dealers have been convicted of staging a phony heist in hopes of claiming $7 million in insurance...

Renato Seabra May Plead Insanity For Castration Hotel Death

AP   |  JENNIFER PELTZ   |   March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — A Portuguese model is considering a psychiatric defense as he fights charges of castrating and killing a Portuguese TV journalist in a...

Radhey Shyam Roy, Indian Executive Burned To Death By Fired Workers

AP   |   March 4, 2011

BHUBANESHWAR, India — Indian police detained two people after an angry mob of fired workers burned to death a senior executive of a steel factory,...
Elise Foley

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Arizona Students Stage Walkout To Protest Immigration Bills

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Elise Foley   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Students from eight Phoenix, Ariz.-area high schools walked out of class and toward the state capitol on Friday to protest a wave of...

'East Coast Rapist' Suspect Arrested

AP   |  JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN   |   March 4, 2011

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Federal and local authorities said Friday they have arrested a suspect in the so-called East Coast Rapist case for attacks on...

Mayor Daley: America Has Become A Nation Of 'Whiners' (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Retiring Chicago Mayor Richard Daley addressed a full auditorium at Wheaton College in the Chicago suburbs Thursday, where he said the United States has become...
Mark Blumenthal

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Local Poll: Wisconsin Wants Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Mark Blumenthal   |   May 25, 2011

The recent vow by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) that he "can't compromise" with Democratic legislators on union rights runs sharply counter to preferences of...

Surfing The Clouds In Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A duo went 10,000 feet into the sky in a a windowless, wall-less airplane called aAirborne XT912, in North West Cape/Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia....

Chicago Blizzard Cost Nearly $38 Million

NBC Chicago   |   May 25, 2011

The third largest blizzard on record in Chicago cost the city and sister agencies $37.3 million, according to estimates released Friday. Gov. Pat Quinn formally...

'Always Open With David Koechner': New Web Series Chats With Jason Bateman, Will Arnett & More Over Breakfast (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

"Arrested Development" fans will get a kick out of this new web series, if not for its hilarious guests (including "AD" alums) but for the...

Police Dog Interrupts Soccer Match, Tries Stealing Ball (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Last week's Campeonato Mineiro match between Ituiutaba and Uberlandia had an unexpected visitor. A police dog ran on the field and went after the soccer...

German Attacker's Pistol Jams, Saving Lives Of American Troops

AP   |  DAVID McHUGH   |   March 4, 2011

KARLSRUHE, Germany — U.S. Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden was standing outside of a bus at Frankfurt airport when a young man first asked him...

Colorado Full-Strength Beer Rules Blocked By Department Of Revenue

Denver Business Journal   |  Ed Sealover   |   May 25, 2011

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued an emergency order repealing new rules requiring breweries to test, label and certify that their beers contain...

Why Mike Huckabee Really Dissed Natalie Portman (CHART)

The Huffington Post   |  Carol Hartsell   |   May 25, 2011

Humans are complex. We're never mad over any one thing. Usually, it's a bunch of little things that get our undies in a cinch. Such...

Orlando Bloom Takes Mom Sonia To See Miranda Kerr Walk At Balenciaga (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Super sigh! The Most Beautiful Man In The World (TM) Orlando Bloom took his mother Sonia to see The Most Beautiful Woman In The World...

China Defense Budget To Stir Regional Disquiet

AP   |   May 25, 2011

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will beef up its military budget by 12.7 percent this year, the government said on Friday, a return to double-digit...

Ebony Magazine Undergoes Huge Overhaul, Redesign

Advertising Age   |  By: Follow on Twitter E   |   May 25, 2011

Ebony magazine is introducing what it calls its first cover-to-cover redesign since its introduction in 1945 as part of a bid to regain momentum after...

Lyle Craker, UMass Professor, Drops Bid To Grow Medical Pot

AP   |  ANDREW MIGA   |   March 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — A University of Massachusetts-Amherst professor says he's dropping his nearly decade-long fight to persuade the government to let him grow marijuana in bulk...

After Harvard, Other Schools Weigh ROTC's Return

AP   |  JAY LINDSAY   |   March 4, 2011

BOSTON — Harvard University officially welcomed the ROTC back Friday as other elite campuses considered whether to lift their decades-old bans now that Congress has...

Woman Destroys Liquor Store, Smashes $1,600 Worth Of Bottles (VIDEO)

AP   |   May 25, 2011

Associated Press: NYACK, N.Y. -- Police say a woman at a suburban New York liquor store swept her arm through a shelf of high-priced booze,...

Joe Manchin Joining GOP Mission To Restrict EPA

The Huffington Post   |  Kevin Bunkley   |   May 25, 2011

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) is breaking party ranks in co-sponsoring a bill aimed at advancing Republican efforts to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency from...

Obama, Jeb Bush Speak About Education At Miami Central High School (Live Video)

  |   May 25, 2011

President Obama and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will come together at Miami Central High School today to speak about education. The pair is expected...

Trevor Gillies Suspended: Islanders Forward Given 10-Game Ban By NHL

AP   |  IRA PODELL   |   March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — Islanders forward Trevor Gillies has been hit hard by the NHL again, getting a 10-game ban Friday for a dangerous shot from...

Rubina Ali, 'Slumdog' Actress,' House Burns Down In Mumbai Slum

AP   |   March 5, 2011

MUMBAI, India -- "Slumdog Millionaire" child star Rubina Ali said Saturday that her home had burned down in a fire that raged through a crowded...

Credit CARD Act: One Year Later, How's It Going?

Daily Finance   |  Sheryl Nance-Nash   |   May 25, 2011

During the battle over Credit CARD Act, much talk focused on what the legislation would -- and wouldn't -- do. A year after the two-phase...

Inside The World's Coolest, Most Expensive Private Jets

  |   May 25, 2011

The world of private jets conjures up visions of rock stars and groupies flying high and cavorting riotously in their whirlpool tubs, smoking cigars at...

Pets Cloned: Peter Onruang Pays $310K To Clone Beloved Dogs

ktla.com   |  KTLA News   |   May 25, 2011

HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) -- His dog truly was his best friend, and now a Hollywood businessman has paid $310,000 to clone that dog and one other....

Seth Rogen: I Need My Fat Clothes Back (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Seth Rogen lost about 30 pounds in 2009 to play the title role in 'The Green Hornet' but he says he's having trouble staying slim....

Magnificent Mile Shops On Alert After Flash Mob Thefts

CBS 2 Chicago   |   May 25, 2011

CHICAGO - Stores on the Mag Mile are on alert after several thefts involving flash mobs. In each case, a group of teens create a...

Marquita Pring Talks Maintaining Her Size & Mama Cass (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

The Cut caught up with 20-year-old, size 14 model Marquita Pring who is swiftly rising up through the modeling ranks after walking in Jean Paul...

Jessica Biel In Bikinis (PHOTOS)

popsugar.com   |   May 25, 2011

Jessica Biel turns 29 today! The actress works hard for her super hot body and shows it off in stylish outfits on the red carpet,...

Sloppy Google: What If Google Got Lazy? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

Google does a lot of interesting stuff, but nothing quite like "Sloppy Google." The project, which is a mash-up of html5 canvas, javascript, processing.js, jQuery,...

Alaska Oil And Gas Association Sues Feds Claiming Polar Bear Protected Habitat Too Large

AP   |  DAN JOLING   |   March 4, 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska petroleum industry trade group has sued the federal government over its designation of 187,157 square miles as polar bear critical...

John Kasich: Ohio Union Bill Likely To Become Law

AP   |  ANN SANNER   |   March 4, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich said Friday that he anticipates the Legislature will pass a tough bill restricting union activity by public workers in...

UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel Forgoes 2010 Bonus

Reuters   |  Martin de Sa'Pinto and Sarah White   |   May 25, 2011

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Oswald Gruebel, chief executive of UBS (UBSN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), is the first head of a major bank to...

'Putin's Palace,' $350 Million Mansion Reportedly Owned By Russian Prime Minister, Sold To Tycoon

  |   May 25, 2011

A gargantuan Italianate palace allegedly being built as a residence for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been sold for a cool $350 million, RIA...

Trending Topics: Matt Zaller Details What You Missed On The Web This Week (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

From probably the funniest and creepiest celebrity interviewer in L.A. Matt Zaller comes this funny new web series on Metacafe, "Trending Topics With Matt Zaller."...

UK Tate to showcase Picasso, Hirst in Olympic year

  |   May 25, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) - Tate museums will showcase works by 19th and 20th century giants Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Edvard Munch as well as...

DNC 2012 Convention Plans In North Carolina Have Unions Wary

AP   |  MITCH WEISS and TOM BREEN   |   March 4, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With the American labor movement newly energized by its most serious threat in years, the Democratic Party's decision to hold its 2012...

Japan Suicide Rate Still Among The World's Highest Due To Low Job Prospects

AP   |  By MARI YAMAGUCHI   |   March 3, 2011

TOKYO -- The number of Japanese who committed suicide declined last year, but remained above 30,000 for the 13th straight year with a sharp jump...

George Soros: Sharing Oil Wealth Could Quell Revolutions

The Huffington Post   |  Yepoka Yeebo   |   May 25, 2011

To quell unrest, billionaire investor George Soros says oil-producing countries should share the wealth. "What has caused the revolutions," Soros told BBC News this week,...

Walter Dean Myers, 73-Year-Old Author, Beloved By Young Readers

AP   |  HILLEL ITALIE   |   March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — It began as a competition between sixth-grader Jailen Swinney and a friend: Who could read a book faster? But after finishing Walter...

Banksy, The Armory, And Wrinkles | Highlights This Week

  |   May 25, 2011

From London to Los Angeles and street art's Oscar losses and TED Prize winners, HuffPost Arts has been all over the map this week. What...

Mayor Bloomberg Answers Twitter Questions

  |   May 25, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg gave New Yorkers a special Tweet this week. Prior to his weekly radio show on WOR-AM, the mayor solicited questions from the public...
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Boehner-Led Group Will Defend DOMA In Court

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced on Friday that he was spearheading a process that will, ultimately, witness the House of Representatives taking...

Kelsey Grammer & Kayte Walsh Make Out (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Kelsey Grammer and his new bride Kayte Walsh enjoyed some PDA in New York and Bauer Griffin has the photos. Kelsey and Kayte were married...

NFL, Players Agree To Extend CBA 7 Days

AP   |  HOWARD FENDRICH   |   March 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — Timeout, NFL. And NFLPA. Buying time to try to close big gaps on big issues, the NFL and the players' union agreed Friday...

Paul Ryan: Charlie Sheen Kept Up At Night By Worse Things Than CBO (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed recent drama and controversy swirling around the life and endeavors of actor Charlie Sheen on Friday. National Journal's Major Garrett...

Jacob Tucker Dunk Video: Illinois College Guard Wants To Be In NCAA Dunk Contest

  |   May 25, 2011

This guy has to be in the NCAA dunk contest! Jacob Tucker, guard at Illinois College (D-III), recently posted a very impressive dunk video on...

Iris Apfel Talks New Jewelry Collection, Living In The 18th Century

Styleite.com   |  Justin Fenner   |   May 25, 2011

Technologically I live in the 18th century, and I don't operate a computer. So I've never seen anybody's website. I don't even know what's out...

Reading Is Fundamental Funding Eliminated

GalleyCat   |  Jason Boog   |   May 25, 2011

Earlier this week Congress approved (and President Barack Obama signed) a bill that will cut funding for the literary organization, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). Follow...

Libya Offline, Twitterers React

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

It seems Libya is the latest country to have it's internet service completely cut off in the wake of violent protests. The reports seem to...

Pitchfork 2011 Lineup Announced: Animal Collective, Deerhunter & More (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Tickets to the annual Pitchfork Music Festival went on sale at noon Friday, and a partial lineup was announced as well. The festival will take...

Child Molester Francis Phillip Tullier Castrated In Louisiana

AP   |   March 4, 2011

PORT ALLEN, La. — A convicted child molester in Louisiana has undergone surgical castration to win release from prison on parole. Francis Phillip Tullier, who...

Charlie Sheen-isms Ripped By Spirit Airlines 'Living The Dream' Ad

  |   May 25, 2011

In the latest in tasteless advertisements from Spirit Airlines, Charlie Sheen and his "winning" lifestyle is made fun of by the airline in their latest...

Arctic Monkeys Release 'Brick By Brick' (WATCH)

  |   May 25, 2011

Arctic Monkeys unexpectedly unveiled a new track, entitled "Brick By Brick," and the accompanying video via their website and Youtube channel. The band is currently...

Irinel And Monica Columbeanu's Divorce Captivates Romanians

AP   |  ALISON MUTLER   |   March 3, 2011

BUCHAREST, Romania — The wedding was watched on television by 2.5 million people. The marriage played out under the media microscope. And now, almost five...

David Arquette In Head-On Car Crash

AP   |   March 4, 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — David Arquette's Cadillac crashed head-on with another vehicle in Beverly Hills on Friday, but the actor was not seriously hurt and...

Jared Loughner Charged With Murder Of Judge, Giffords Aide

AP   |  JACQUES BILLEAUD and AMANDA LEE MYERS   |   March 4, 2011

PHOENIX — Federal prosecutors on Friday announced new charges against the suspect in the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, accusing him of killing six...

Jerramy Stevens Arrested: Former Buccaneers Tight End Booked On Felony Battery Charge

  |   May 25, 2011

Hours before former Tampa Bay Buccaneers pro scouting coordinator Shelton Quarles was arrested on a DUI charge Friday morning, another former Buccaneer got busted by...

Bad Memory Worrying You? Scientists Inch Closer To Solution

The Huffington Post   |  Catherine Pearson   |   May 25, 2011

It should come as no surprise to anyone who's ever forgotten a friend's birthday or been unable to remember a name, but it's easier to...

Bradley Manning, Army Private Held in WikiLeaks Case, Left Naked for 7 Hours

AP   |  DAVID DISHNEAU   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The Army private suspected of giving classified U.S. documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks was forced to sleep naked in a...

Elfoid: 'Fetus-Like' Robot Cellphone Will Creep You Out (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

This is easily the creepiest cellphone ever. Elfoid, the latest creation from Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University, is supposed to act as more...

No Officers Indicted In NY Block Party Shooting

AP   |  JENNIFER PELTZ   |   March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — A grand jury has decided that four New York City police officers shouldn't be charged with any crimes in a deadly shooting...

Jennifer Lopez's New Video 'On The Floor' (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Jennifer Lopez debuted her latest music video "On The Floor" Wednesday night on American Idol, letting the audience choose their favorite of three alternate endings...

Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption in the Denver Area (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Another group of adoptable dogs and cats are here. They come from the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, the Denver Dumb Friends League and MuttSavers....

Christopher Hitchens On '60 Minutes': 'I'm A Member Of A Cancer Elite' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Jack Mirkinson   |   May 25, 2011

Writer Christopher Hitchens--who has been battling cancer since June of last year-- is due to appear on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday. The network put...

Ibuprofen Parkinson's Risk Link? Painkiller Could Stave Off Degenerative Brain Disease

The Huffington Post   |  Dean Praetorius   |   May 25, 2011

The best protection against Parkinson's disease may already be in your medicine cabinet. A new study, published in the March 2 online edition of the...

Diane Ravitch On The Daily Show Talks Teacher Bashing, Education Reform

  |   May 25, 2011

Historian and author Diane Ravitch joined Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" Thursday to discuss education reform. In between Stewart's comical quips, he took time...

Billy Joel's Memoir 'The Book of Joel' Details Christie Brinkley Divorce

AP   |   March 3, 2011

NEW YORK — The Piano Man will be bringing the news, good and bad, this summer. HarperCollins announced details Thursday about Billy Joel's "The Book...

John Galliano's Dior Replacement: Who Will It Be? (PREDICT THE NEWS)

  |   May 25, 2011

The style question on everyone's minds is who will be John Galliano's replacement at Dior. Women's Wear Daily named three candidates -- rising talent Haider...

TripAdvisor Survey Ranks Europeans On Their Vacation Habits

  |   May 25, 2011

What European country is home to the most reckless vacation goers? The answer: Great Britain. No other European nation drinks more while on vacation than...
Jason Linkins

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New Gingrich Website Inspires Web Shenanigans

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

After a week of keeping the media guessing on a nearly hourly basis as to whether he was going to officially enter the 2012 presidential...

Mike Huckabee: Natalie Portman Pregnancy Remarks Weren't An 'Attack'

The Huffington Post   |  Nick Wing   |   May 25, 2011

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee released a statement Friday, attempting to explain comments he made earlier this week about Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman "glamorizing" unwed...

'Two And A Half Men' In Two And A Half Days: Comedian Gil Ozeri To Watch Entire Series Over Weekend

  |   May 25, 2011

Can one man handle watching the entire "Two and a Half Men" series to date in one weekend? Comedian Gil Ozeri is betting he can....

Libya's Internet GOES DOWN (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   May 25, 2011

As the crisis in Libya intensifies, Internet traffic to and from the country appears to have dropped off completely. According to Arbor Networks, the cutoff...
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Scott Walker's Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood, Targets Contraception Access

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Amanda Terkel   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) continues to wait out the state's Senate Democrats on his budget bill that would strip collective bargaining...

Playboy Going Private: Hugh Hefner Succeeds In Buyout Bid

AP   |   March 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES — A partnership led by Hugh Hefner has succeeded in taking Playboy private. Playboy Enterprises Inc. said Friday that its acquisition by Hefner's...

Conservative Politicians Hotter Than Liberal Ones, Science Says

nerve.com   |   May 25, 2011

Ever since you lost your bid to become president of your middle school's French club to that stupid pretty boy, Brian Henderson, whom you hate,...

Big Tobacco To Feds: You're Just Trying To 'Shame And Humiliate' Us

AP/The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

RICHMOND, Va. — The nation's largest cigarette manufacturers on Thursday said the Justice Department's proposed corrective statements about smoking's dangers are inflammatory and inaccurate and...

National Day Of Unplugging: Take A Tech Break This Weekend

The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

We at HuffPost Living are always looking for ways to help you de-stress, relax and get your life back under control. That's why we'd like...

Celebrities And Their College Stereotypes

  |  Jenn Inzetta   |   May 25, 2011

Despite the fact that we like to believe we've left stereotypes and cliques and clichés back in high school, it's simply not true. Sure it's...

Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton's Al Jazeera Comments 'Insanity' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Jack Mirkinson   |   May 25, 2011

On his Friday radio show, Glenn Beck called Hillary Clinton's comments about Al Jazeera and U.S. media "insanity," and said she was "promoting" a channel...

Chris Christie, Pat Quinn Battle Rages On: New Jersey Governor Calls Quinn A 'Disaster'

AP   |  BETH DeFALCO   |   March 4, 2011

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that he's not worried about businesses leaving for Illinois because Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is "a disaster."...

Top 10 Jailbird Books: From Michel Foucoult To Piper Kerman

  |   May 25, 2011

From Flavorwire: By Kathleen Massara People end up in prison for a variety of reasons; some for political crimes, others for robbery, murder, or rape,...

BAI Better Than BMI? Scientists Develop New Way To Measure Fat

Reuters   |   May 25, 2011

Scientists have developed a new way to measure whether a person is too fat without having people step on the scale. The new measure,...

Rejected Celebrity Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavors (PICTURES)

  |   May 25, 2011

As you probably heard, Ben & Jerry's just gave Jimmy Fallon his very own ice cream flavor, Late Night Snack, on the 2nd anniversary of...

Libya Ship Carrying $160 Million Seized In U.K.

AP   |  RAPHAEL G. SATTER   |   March 4, 2011

LONDON — A ship carrying about $160 million worth of Libyan currency has been impounded after turning back from a planned trip to Libya, a...

Lady Gaga Dishes On Her Runway Debut (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

After making her runway debut on Wednesday, a Mugler-clad Lady Gaga sat down with designer Nicola Formichetti and CNN to talk heels, "Born This Way"...

Dolphin Deaths On Gulf Coast: Oil Spill Or Cold Water To Blame?

  |   May 25, 2011

BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters/Leigh Coleman) - Marine scientists are debating whether 80-plus bottlenose dolphins found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast since January were more...

Aspen: The Most Expensive Town In The U.S.

  |   May 25, 2011

The lowest-priced single-family home on the market in Aspen is listed for $559,000. It's located in a trailer park. While most housing markets in the...

Eric Clapton Guitars Slated For NYC Auction

AP/The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

NEW YORK — Eric Clapton is parting with dozens of guitars and amps at a New York City auction to benefit an alcohol and drug...
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Hey! Let's Listen To The 'Morning Joe' Crew Have An Awkward Conversation About Sex And The Youth

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Friday's Washington Post brings word of new findings on U.S. sexual behavior in the form of the National Survey of Family Growth, with good news...

Ryan Reynolds & Agnes Fischer: Moving On With Blonde Model (PHOTO)

People.com   |   May 25, 2011

Ryan Reynolds, who filed for divorce in December from Scarlett Johansson, his wife of two years, appears to be moving on with his life....

Queen Elizabeth II Plans First-Ever State Visit To Ireland

AP   |  RAPHAEL G. SATTER   |   March 4, 2011

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II will make her first-ever visit to the Republic of Ireland – the first ruling British monarch to go there in...

NASA Launch Fails: Taurus XL Rocket Crashes Into Ocean With Glory Climate Satellite (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post   |  By JESSICA GRESKO and SETH BORENSTEIN   |   May 25, 2011

(Scroll down for video) WASHINGTON (AP) -- A rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite plummeted into the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt Friday, the...

Michael Vick Reportedly Pulled From ESPN Interview By Eagles: Team Denies Report

  |   May 25, 2011

UPDATE: The Maxwell Club is reportedly taking the blame for Vick's interview being called off. ProFootballTalk reported that the President of the Maxwell Club, ESPN...

Chicago Weekend Events 3/4-3/6: Charity Madness, Youth Sports & Grown-Up Prom

The Huffington Post   |  Will Guzzardi   |   May 25, 2011

Sure, the weather isn't supposed to be that great this weekend, but there's plenty going on around the city to lift your winter gloom, and...

This Week's Family Dinner Download: The Crush Of Schoolwork

  |   May 25, 2011

In her new cookbook, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and...

Alain Ducasse Fights Poverty, Needs A Vacation

The Feast   |   May 25, 2011

In what was certainly the most cerebral discussion at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, legendary French chef Alain Ducasse......

When The Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus

Oxford University Press Blog   |   May 25, 2011

Forty-five years ago, in the spring of 1966, as swinging London and its colorful denizens attracted the attention of Time, the publishers of an American...

Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Maru Tries Different Hairstyles (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

If you aren't familiar with Maru, all you really need to know is that he's a cat, he's Japanese and he loves climbing into boxes....

Orrin Hatch: Health Care Law 'Worse' Than An 'Awful Piece Of Crap' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Nick Wing   |   May 25, 2011

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) doubled down on his recent excoriation of the health care law Thursday, sparing the profanity but claiming that he actually thought...

Sarah Palin: Westboro Baptist Church Ruling A Decision I Support

  |   May 25, 2011

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin clarified a response she offered to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold an appeals court ruling that protesting outside military...
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Lawmakers Growing Worried That Riders, Not Money, Will Spur Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- While the early debate over the budget that will fund the government through the end of September has been centered around whether House...

Your Weekend To-Do List: Rodarte, Truckit Fest & The Gold Standard

  |   May 25, 2011

Our top picks? LA Weekly's annual Gold Standard food tasting, the Rodarte exhibit opening at MOCA, and Avenue Q, a puppet show for adults only....

Luis Barragán Fountain Home Now Listed For $5.45 Million

The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

Via Curbed LA: The four bedroom, six bathroom house, sometimes referred to as the Luis Barragán Fountain Home, is on the market for $5.45 million....

Mari Carmen Garcia, Mother Who Set Fire To Her Daughter's Rapist, Released From Jail

  |   May 25, 2011

A Spanish court has agreed to pardon a woman who set fire to a man found guilty of raping her 13-year-old daughter in 1998. Maria...

Kodansha International Publishing To Close Doors By End Of April

The Japan Times Online   |  By SETSUKO KAMIYA and MIZUHO AOKI   |   May 25, 2011

Kodansha International Ltd., a leading English-language publisher of translated books on Japan, is closing down by the end of April, sources said Thursday....

10 States Where Teachers Are Paid The Worst: 24/7 Wall St.

  |   May 25, 2011

24/7 Wall St wrote: Lost in the debate about collective bargaining rights and the related issues of pay, pensions, and health care coverage is the...

Judd Blackwater, Jim Jorgensen Fight During CHL Game (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A fight broke out just minutes into the third period of Wednesday night's Central Hockey League game between the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs and Allen Americans. Allen's...

Newt Gingrich 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Rick Santorum 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Mitt Romney 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Haley Barbour 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Mitch Daniels 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Mike Huckabee 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Tim Pawlenty 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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John Bolton 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Rudy Giuliani 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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U.S. Flying Relief Supplies To Refugees In Tunisia

AP   |  ROBERT BURNS   |   March 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — The U.S. on Friday launched a multipronged effort to assist throngs of foreign workers who fled the fighting in Libya, sending two Air...

Ron Paul 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Michele Bachmann 2012: Will She Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Gary Johnson 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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Herman Cain 2012: Will He Run For President? (PREDICT)

  |   May 25, 2011

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California Ethics Rules In Question After Gifts Revealed

latimes.com   |  Patrick McGreevy and Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times   |   May 25, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento -- Trips to Spain and Argentina, choice Lakers tickets, gourmet meals and rounds of golf are among the $637,000 in gifts that...

Carnival Bacchanal Starts In Rio De Janeiro, City Celebrates (PHOTOS)

AP   |  By JULIANA BARBASSA   |   May 25, 2011

Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO -- Revelers are packing streets and dancing to samba beats in this seaside city's Carnival celebration – a...
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The Beltway Bubble And Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Jason Linkins   |   May 25, 2011

Felt searingly throughout the nation, and especially so in isolated pockets, concern over the unemployment crisis seems to be largely declining inside the Beltway bubble, and many have blamed President Obama and a polarized Congress for that. But perhaps the party that's really to blame for the disconnect on unemployment isn't our politicians, but a group of people who rarely get mentioned but who most definitely reside within the same bubble: the Beltway media.

Children 'Blow Themsleves Up' In Suicide Bomb Game In Afghanistan Or Pakistan (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A shocking new video showing a group of Afghan or Pakistani children re-enacting a fatal suicide bomb mission has gone viral on Facebook and other...

Texas State Lawmaker Sponsors Secession Rally

Mother Jones   |  Tim Murphy   |   May 25, 2011

If you can't make it to SXSW, here's the next best thing: The Texas Nationalist Movement, which is exactly what it sounds like, will be...

State Of The Gay, Queer Zine, Banned By Harding University

  |   May 25, 2011

Web access to a queer student zine has been blocked by Harding University, a Christian school in Arkansas, reports the Arkansas Times. The zine, called...

Oil Prices Continue Climb As Libyan Violence Intensifies

Reuters   |  Claire Milhench   |   May 25, 2011

(Reuters) - Crude oil rose on Friday, with Brent pushing toward $116 a barrel, as Libyan security forces began a violent crackdown on protesters...

Downtown LA Stadium: Bill Rosendahl Raises New Questions About Plan

latimes.com   |  Seema Mehta and Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times   |   May 25, 2011

Tough questions began to emerge Thursday at City Hall over some of the promises and forecasts being used to promote development of a National Football...

Nurses On Strike At D.C.'s Largest Hospital

AP   |   March 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — Nurses at Washington's largest hospital have begun a one-day strike over wages and patient care. Nurses were protesting outside the Washington Hospital Center...

Klay Thompson, Washington State University Basketball Star, Cited For Marijuana Possession

AP   |  NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS   |   March 4, 2011

SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State's Klay Thompson, the leading scorer in the Pacific-10, will not play in Saturday's game against UCLA after he was cited...

Interpol: Gaddafi Alert Issued

AP   |   March 4, 2011

PARIS — Interpol has issued an international alert for Moammar Gadhafi and 15 other family members and close associates to help enforce international sanctions against...

World Book Day Survey: Print Books Holding Own Over Digital Media

Telegraph   |  Olivia Parker   |   May 25, 2011

Nearly six in ten teenagers are reading books electronically. 40.8% of teenagers have used computers to read books, with a further 17.2% reading on a...

Jennifer Lopez On 'Idol' Choice: 'Ugh, It Was Awful!'

MTV   |  Kara Warner (@Karawarner)   |   May 25, 2011

When MTV News caught up with the involved parties at Fox's afterparty to celebrate the "Idol" finalists, there were feelings of relief, joy and, for...

Thief Pulls Off Heist Worth $750,000 Via An Air Antilles Bathroom

AOL Travel News   |   May 25, 2011

A crafty thief on a Caribbean flight walked away with almost a quarter-million dollars after sneaking into a cargo hold loaded with cash through an...

Lehman Brothers Battles Investors Over Derivative Payouts

  |   May 25, 2011

LONDON (By Sarah White) - A legal tussle between defunct Lehman Brothers (LEHMQ.PK) and investors in highly complex debt vehicles has drawn attention from...

Brooklyn Brewer Denied Chance To Do 'Beer For Blood' Drive

NBC New York   |   May 25, 2011

It's called a pint for a pint. One free beer coupon for one donation of your blood -- a program Kelly Taylor tried to organize...
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BP Atlantis Cleared Of Serious Allegations In New Government Report

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Marcus Baram   |   May 25, 2011

Scroll down to read the report NEW YORK -- BP's other troubled offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been cleared to operate...

Time To Stop Lacing Our Chicken Feed With Arsenic?

Grist   |   May 25, 2011

As a jaded observer of the meat industry, even I'm flummoxed by this fact: It's standard practice on factory chicken farms to dose those unfortunate...

Rick Scott Can Reject High-Speed Rail Funds: Florida Supreme Court

AP   |  BILL KACZOR   |   March 4, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that he plans to send $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funding intended for Florida to...

Goodyear Ballpark, Indians' Spring Training Home, Damaged By Small Fire

AP   |  TOM WITHERS   |   March 4, 2011

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — An old clothes dryer nicknamed "The Burner" sat scorched and surrounded by water after catching fire Friday and causing minor damage at...

'Pork: Be Inspired': Pork Board Retires 'Other White Meat' Slogan

AP   |  MICHAEL J. CRUMB   |   March 4, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa — "The Other White Meat" has another slogan. The National Pork Board on Friday replaced the decades-old ad campaign with a new...

Colorado Oil And Gas Conservation Commission Investigating Accusations That Drillers Injected 1.3 Million Gallons Of Diesel Fuel Into Ground

  |   May 25, 2011

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is investigating claims made in a congressional report regarding the injection of diesel fuel into the ground...

Publishers Weekly Bestsellers: The Week's Hottest Reads

AP   |  The Associated Press   |   March 3, 2011

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Treachery in Death" by J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult)...

African Union Peacekeepers Killed: More Than 50 Dead In Two Weeks

AP   |  KATHARINE HOURELD   |   March 4, 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 50 African Union peacekeepers have died in fighting in Somalia since a major offensive against Islamist militants began two weeks...

Lindsey Vonn Retains World Cup Super-Combined Title

AP   |  ANDREW DAMPF   |   March 4, 2011

TARVISIO, Italy — After a season that was by turns demanding and depressing, Lindsey Vonn finally found some relief. She plopped on her back after...

Second Unmanned X-37B Spaceplane Launching On Secretive Mission

AP   |   March 3, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The Air Force is preparing to send a second version of its secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle into space. The unmanned craft...

Essam Sharaf, Egypt's New Prime Minister, A Purdue Alumnus

Purdue Exponent   |  Alumnus Leads Egypt   |   May 25, 2011

Egypt's new prime minister is a Purdue alumnus. Essam Sharaf received his Master of Science degree in civil engineering in 1980 then received his doctorate...

LeBron James Nails Chris Bosh In Head With The Ball During Heat-Magic Game (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

The Miami Heat couldn't do anything right after taking a 24-point lead in the third quarter of Thursday night's game against the Orlando Magic. Trying...

Can You Sound Tired? Science Says Yes

ABC News   |  LARA SALAHI AND MARK ABDELMALEK, M.D.   |   May 25, 2011

By Lara Salahi and Mark Abdelmalek, M.D. ABC News You might think a cup of coffee or a quick walk before heading to your job...

Flattr: Think Facebook "Likes" With Cash On Top

  |   May 25, 2011

This post is part of a new series from HuffPostTech, Socialized, that will profile a different social startup--from apps to services to websites--every day. Want...

Kerry Washington Without Makeup (PHOTOS)

mediatakeout.com   |   May 25, 2011

575 Pound 'Heart Attack Grill' Spokesman, Blair River, Dies At 29

AP   |   March 3, 2011

PHOENIX — A 575-pound man who gained a measure of fame as spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill – a Phoenix-area restaurant that unabashedly touts...

Jamie Oliver Unveils Giant Food Revolution Truck

The Huffington Post   |  Molly Stern   |   May 26, 2011

Jamie Oliver, who we last saw calling Sarah Palin a 'Froot Loop', is back with the mobilization of his Food Revolution -- literally. This week...

Vanity Fair's James Wolcott Trashes Piers Morgan

Vanity Fair   |  James Wolcott   |   May 25, 2011

Many questions torment America in its dark night of the soul, questions more urgently pressing, and yet it must be asked: How did we get...

Nick Milroy Tackled By Police During Attempt To Enter Wisconsin Capitol (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post   |   May 25, 2011

A Wisconsin state lawmaker has been tackled by police as he tried to enter the state Capitol that is closed to the public. Democratic Representative...

Mobile Gaming Dominates Game Developers Conference

AP   |  DERRIK J. LANG   |   March 4, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — With retail video game sales smacked down by the rough economy and ever-growing competition in the crowded social and mobile game marketplace,...

Raymond Kelly, New York Police Commissioner, Receives George F. Kennan Award

  |   May 25, 2011

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly was presented with the George F. Kennan Award for distinguished public service on Wednesday at a black...

Zach Jafarzadeh: Bobbi Kristina's Ex Who Allegedly Leaked Cocaine Pics

mediatakeout.com   |   May 25, 2011

MediaTakeOut.com is on top of the Bobbi Kristina COCAINE SNIFFING pics. According to Bobbi Kris - it was her WIGGER ex-boyfriend .. . a 20...
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Rick Scott Rejects Obama Administration's Last-Ditch Pitch On High-Speed Rail

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Sam Stein   |   May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Putting a formal end to attempts to satisfy his concerns with the project, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has rejected a last-ditch effort...
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Nikolai Alekseev, Russian Gay Activist, Speaks In New York Amidst Allegations Of Anti-Semitism

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Curtis M. Wong   |   May 25, 2011

NEW YORK - Nikolai Alekseev has been called many things in his lifetime, but easily intimidated isn't one of them. Though he is known globally...

Britney Spears Talks About Boyfriend Jason Trawick's Body

people.com   |  Dahvi Shira   |   May 25, 2011

Spears, whose new album, Femme Fatale, will come out March 29, gushes that her agent beau's abs are "definitely ripped." But according to Seacrest, who...

Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' Final Selection For 'One Book, One Chicago'

Chicago Sun-Times   |   May 25, 2011

Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman's Chicago-inspired novel about a fantasy world beneath London, is the 20th selection of "One Book, One Chicago"--and the final choice during Mayor...

Chapelfield Elementary School Sorry For Making Black Student 'Slave'

AP   |   March 4, 2011

GAHANNA, Ohio — The mother of a black Ohio fifth grader assigned to play a slave for a social studies lesson says the school should...

Indonesians Try To Save Maid From Beheading

AP   |   March 3, 2011

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesians are campaigning to raise half a million dollars to stop the beheading of a maid in Saudi Arabia, asking for donations...

This Week In Unnecessary Censorship (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

This week's edition of Kimmel's consistently funny segment "This Week In Unnecessary Censorship" was made that much better by the recent actions of one Charlie...

Family Of Michael Pleasance Gets $3 Million Settlement: Unarmed Man Shot By Chicago Cop (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

In recent years, several high-profile cases of Chicago police brutality have come to light. Some officers involved in these videotaped beatings or incidents of excessive...

Humans Of New York: Brandon Stanton's Interpersonal City Catalogue (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Jonah Green   |   May 25, 2011

Brandon Stanton is a photographer living in New York City with one simple goal -- photograph everyone in the city. Toward that end he's creating...

Southern Hospitality: 50% Off All-You-Can-Eat Ribs, Beer and Sides

  |   May 25, 2011

Runaway Dog Hides In Family's Refrigerator In Arizona

AP   |   March 2, 2011

YUMA, Ariz. — A runaway dog darted into an Arizona apartment and found a cool place to hide – the bottom of the refrigerator. A...

National Book Award Winner Victor Martinez Dies At 56

latimes.com   |  Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times   |   May 25, 2011

Victor Martinez, who won the 1996 National Book Award for young people's literature for his semi-autobiographical novel about growing up Mexican American in California's Central...

Jim DeMint Throws New Wrench Into Legislative Process

McClatchy   |  James Rosen   |   May 25, 2011

A bloc of Senate conservatives, led by South Carolina's Jim DeMint, flexed their muscles Thursday, pledging to block any bill they alone deem wasteful or...

Michelin Awards Star To Closed Restaurant

The Independent   |   May 25, 2011

A "posthumous" award for excellent cooking has been presented to a restaurant which closed down three months ago....

'Palin Effect'? NRA Credits Ex-Governor's Rise For Growing Female Membership (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Nick Wing   |   May 25, 2011

The National Rifle Association has experienced a sizable jump in female membership over the past few years, a trend that some of the group's leaders...

Chris Medina Surprised On Ryan Seacrest Show: Given $70,000 Towards Fiancée's Care (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

A very upset panel of "American Idol" judges said goodbye to Oak Forest's Chris Medina last month, but that has not stopped the local musician...

Towson Paper Hopes To Take Legal Action Against Newspaper Thieves

The Huffington Post   |  Danielle Wiener-Bronner   |   May 25, 2011

The editor-in-chief of Towson University's student paper is hoping to take legal action against those responsible for the disappearance of nearly 3,000 issues of the...

Friday Night Throwdown Underground Boxing (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Superchief posted cinematographer Scott Cramer's footage of "Friday Night Throwdown", an amateur boxing club in Chinatown with music, models and, of course, fighting. Throwdown is...

Poisoned Gum Lands Eight-Grader In Police Custody

CBS4 Denver   |   May 25, 2011

LASALLE, Colo. (CBS4)- An eighth grader is in custody Thursday after police say he gave poisoned chewing gum to his classmates. It allegedly happened at...

Charlie Sheen's Kids: Where Are They?

people.com   |  Sara Hammel   |   May 25, 2011

As the world continues to get to know a new side of Charlie Sheen, where are his four young children in the midst of all...

Bill Keller: Fox News Viewers 'Among The Most Cynical People On Planet Earth'

The Huffington Post   |  Jack Mirkinson   |   May 25, 2011

New York Times editor Bill Keller hit out at Fox News for the second time in as many months—only this time, he went after people...

Texas Abortion Bill That Would Require Sonogram Before Procedure Poised To Become Law

  |   May 25, 2011

AUSTIN, Tex (Reuters) - Women seeking an abortion would have to first get an ultrasound under a measure approved on Thursday by the Texas...

Dior Autumn/Winter 2011 Show Goes On Without John Galliano (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

Scroll down for photos. The Dior show went on as part of Paris Fashion Week on Friday without dismissed designer John Galliano in attendance. Chief...

Marines In Afghanistan Await Taliban Move In Deadly Valley

AP   |  SEBASTIAN ABBOT   |   March 4, 2011

SANGIN, Afghanistan — The cacophony of gunfire and bombing that dominated this southern river valley in the fall has dropped to a whisper, but U.S....

Charlie Sheen Radio Station, 'Tiger Blood Radio,' Launched By Sirus XM

  |   May 25, 2011

Sirius XM announced Friday that it is set to launch a radio station devoted entirely to Charlie Sheen. The station, called "Tiger Blood Radio," will...

Philadelphia Flower Show Opens On Sunday With 'Springtime In Paris' Theme (PHOTOS)

AP   |   May 25, 2011

Kathy Matheson/Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — It's time to say "au revoir" to the winter blahs. The annual horticultural extravaganza known as the Philadelphia Flower Show...

Transgender Roller Derby Player Discusses New League Policy

  |   May 25, 2011

By Ross Forman, courtesy of the Windy City Times The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League has taken a bold step off the track that will...

'Girls Learn': Helping Girls Across The Globe Access Education

The Huffington Post   |  Amy Lee   |   May 25, 2011

This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest Woman...

Sue Lowden Campaign Debt Reportedly Can't Be Paid By Former Senate Candidate

The Las Vegas Review Journal   |  Norm Clarke   |   May 25, 2011

A month after a process server tracked down Sue Lowden during a Las Vegas deposition, the former Republican front-runner for the 2010 U.S. Senate nomination...

Rahm Emanuel Returns To White House, Will Meet With President Obama

  |   May 25, 2011

Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is returning to Washington Friday to visit his family and President Barack Obama. Emanuel, who has not returned to the White...

'Frozen Smoke' May Improve Energy Storage & Toxin Detection (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Joanna Zelman   |   May 25, 2011

A new form of "frozen smoke" holds the potential to detect pollutants, efficiently store energy, and improve robotic surgeries. A team of scientists including Professor...

Worst Movie Novelizations (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   |  Zoe Triska   |   May 25, 2011

We all feel like we've wasted two hours of our lives that we'll never get back when we sit through horrible films. Unfortunately, some of...

'Today' Show Tries To Make 'Laughing Baby' Laugh (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Micah McArthur, the "laughing baby," has become an Internet star, thanks to the YouTube video of him gleefully laughing at his father ripping up paper...

12-Year-Old Charged In Parents' Killings Described As 'Good Kid'

AP   |  P. SOLOMON BANDA   |   March 4, 2011

BURLINGTON, Colo. — A 12-year-old boy remained in custody Friday as prosecutors submitted paperwork to a judge overseeing the double-murder case involving the child's parents....

Steve Almond Self-Publishes And Makes Fist Fulls of Cash

Publishing Perspectives   |   May 25, 2011

I'm standing awkwardly on the dais steps between a seated Steve Almond and a line of fans waiting to buy signed copies of his three...

10 World Locations Of Myth & Legendary Lore

Lonely Planet   |   May 25, 2011

Even though we can get to the other side of the world in less than a day, there are still places that resist becoming everyday....

John Boehner: Social Security, Medicare Must Be Curbed

The Wall Street Journal   |  Naftali Bendavid & Janet Hook   |   May 25, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he's determined to offer a budget this spring that curbs Social Security and Medicare, despite the political risks,...

Walmart Raises Dividend 21 Percent, To $1.46

AP   |   March 3, 2011

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday that it is increasing its annual dividend 21 percent on the back of strong earnings. The world's...

Aldous Huxley's Children's Book Re-Released: Crows Of Pearblossom

nytimes.com   |  PAMELA PAUL   |   May 25, 2011

Teenagers may know Aldous Huxley as the author of "Brave New World" (assigned in tandem with "1984" in a unit on political horrors) and as...

Honey Badger Don't Care: The Best Nature Video Of All Time

The Huffington Post   |  Carol Hartsell   |   May 25, 2011

We're filing this under, "How on earth did we miss this?" Since January, over 2 million people have learned the story of the crazy, nastyass...

Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg Agree To Work Together On 'Last in, First Out' Teacher Rule

  |   May 25, 2011

Three days after blindsiding Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo now says he wants to work with the mayor to end the "last in, first out" teacher...

The First Girl Scout Cookie Drive

The History Chef   |   May 26, 2011

So did you know that Herbert Hoover's wife "Lou" served as president of the Girl Scouts and helped coordinate one of the first Girl Scout...

Tali Lennox, Tara Ferry Pose For Burberry (PHOTO, VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Meet the new faces of Burberry -- although they should look familiar to you. That little lady on the right is Tali Lennox, daughter of...

Yemen Protest Leaves 4 Killed By Army: Witnesses

AP   |  AHMED AL-HAJ   |   March 4, 2011

SANAA, Yemen — Soldiers opened fire at anti-government protesters Friday in northern Yemen, killing four people and wounding seven as demonstrations against longtime President Ali...

Bill Clinton: '30 Rock' Guest Star Invitation Turned Down By Staff

  |   May 25, 2011

Sorry, "30 Rock" fans. What would have been the greatest political debate of all time isn't happening quite yet. The NY Post reports that Tina...

Michele Bachmann Claims To Expose Billions In 'Hidden' Funding For Health Care Law (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), one of the most fervent opponents of the health care reform overhaul passed into law last year, released a new informational...

Francisco 'Patxi' Mangado's Spanish Pavilion Is A Ceramic Forest (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

From Inhabitat: From a distance, you might mistake Francisco "Patxi" Mangado's gorgeous Spanish pavilion for a grove of towering trees. The clustering of 750 ceramic...

Diet Soda Addiction? How To Get Off The Can

Health   |  Denise Mann   |   May 25, 2011

First thing every morning, Ellen Talles starts her day by draining a supersize Styrofoam cup filled with Diet Coke and crushed ice. The 61-year-old...

Budget Debate Proving To Be Kabuki Dance With Competing, Misleading Claims

AP   |  ERICA WERNER   |   March 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — It sounds like a pretty good starting point for negotiations: The White House and Capitol Hill Democrats say they're ready to meet the...

Milton Bradley's Wife, Monique, Raises Abuse Allegations Against Mariners Outfielder

  |   May 25, 2011

Milton Bradley has had yet another run-in with the law. The Seattle Mariners outfielder has been accused of abusing his wife, Monique, according to court...

The Best Islands In The Caribbean For Bar-Hoppers (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

For many travelers, vacation is about spending time with your companions, sleeping, maybe even catching up on reading. For others, it's all about a party....

Austin Bice Missing: Search Is On For American Student In Spain

cnn.com   |   May 25, 2011

An expansive search is underway for an American student studying abroad in Spain who has gone missing. Austin Bice, 22, a San Diego State University...

US Farmers Hire Movie Stars To Sell Nuts In Asia

AP   |  GOSIA WOZNIACKA   |   February 28, 2011

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Chinese movie star Gao Yuan Yuan ambled in front of blooming almond trees, smelled the flowers, learned about pollination and even got...

Libya Protesters Hit With Tear Gas In Tripoli

AP/The Huffington Post   |  MAGGIE MICHAEL   |   May 25, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya — Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi fired tear gas at protesters who marched in Tripoli on Friday, calling for the Libyan leader's ouster...

HuffPost Social Jobs: Help Us Find Out Who's Hiring!

  |   May 25, 2011

Anyone who has ever waded through a jobs site knows that they aren't the easiest places to navigate. If you've ever found yourself vaguely nauseous...

U.S. Banks Receive Proposal For Dealing With Troubled Mortgages

Reuters   |  Sakthi Prasad   |   May 25, 2011

(Reuters) - U.S. banks received a proposal from state attorneys general and several federal agencies that could require them to reduce loan balances of...

'Avatar 2' Set Underwater: Michelle Rodriguez

AP   |   March 4, 2011

SAN DIEGO — Actress Michelle Rodriguez says "Avatar 2" will take viewers underwater and will be extraordinarily beautiful. Rodriguez, who starred in the original, told...

French Vogue Fetes Young Designers (PHOTOS)

  |   May 25, 2011

French Vogue launched its Young Designers Fair in Paris on Wednesday night, featuring the work of Bouchra Jarrar, Maxime Simoens, Ligia Dias, Yiqing Yin, Olympia...

Las Vegas Strip Might Get A Largest Ferris Wheel In Western Hemisphere

  |   May 25, 2011

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 500-foot Ferris wheel, which would be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, may be built on the famed Las...

The Best Someecards Of The Week (PICTURES)

  |   May 25, 2011

It seems that the only language anyone understands these days is Snark, and the only means by which it can be communicated is via the...

Japan Rattled By College Entrance Exam Cheat Case

AP   |  MARI YAMAGUCHI   |   March 4, 2011

TOKYO — Japanese police arrested a teenager accused of cheating on his university entrance examination by consulting online forums with his mobile phone, prompting outrage...

30-Year Mortgages Could Disappear If Fannie, Freddie Are Shutdown

nytimes.com   |  BINYAMIN APPELBAUM   |   May 25, 2011

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loan, the steady favorite of American borrowers since the 1950s, could become a luxury product, housing experts on both sides of...

Lawrence O'Donnell: Huckabee And O'Reilly Are Lying About Obama (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

On his Thursday show, Lawrence O'Donnell said that Mike Huckabee and Bill O'Reilly were lying about Barack Obama's background. Huckabee has been having a week...

Colbert, Fallon & Stewart In Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Battle Royal (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Back in 2007, it was a rare privilege to have an ice cream named after you, but now it seems like Ben & Jerry will...

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Will Testify At Rajaratnam's Trial

Reuters   |  Soyoung Kim   |   May 25, 2011

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N) Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has agreed to testify for the U.S. government at the upcoming trial of Galleon...

Courtney Love Settles $430,000 Twitter Defamation Lawsuit

AP   |  ANTHONY McCARTNEY   |   March 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Courtney Love's settlement of a case sparked by online attacks on a fashion designer show that while Twitter posts may be short,...

Jon Stewart Calls Out Fox News' Hypocrisy Comparing Teachers, Wall Street (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

Thursday night's "Daily Show" featured Jon Stewart doing what he does best: calling out hypocrisy in the media. After a segment on the intensified battle...

Shelton Quarles Arrested: Former Buccaneer Faces DUI Charge

  |   May 25, 2011

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shelton Quarles was arrested Friday morning for DUI, according to Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times. Quarles, who is...

Alan Greenspan: 'Government Activism' Slowing U.S. Recovery (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Maxwell Strachan   |   May 25, 2011

Less than a year after testifying that his free-market approach to the financial sector was "wrong 30 percent of the time," Alan Greenspan, former chairman...

Christophe Decarnin Misses Balmain Bow, Reportedly Suffering From Nervous Breakdown

  |   May 25, 2011

Designer Christophe Decarnin left many questions unanswered after missing his bow at the end of the Balmain show in Paris on Thursday. Alain Hivelin, Balmain's...

Wes Leonard Dies: High School Basketball Player Collapses After Game-Winning Shot

AP/The Huffington Post   |  TIM MARTIN   |   May 25, 2011

FENNVILLE, Mich. -- One moment: a perfect shot to end a perfect season. The star player, just 16, lifted off the floor in celebration. Teenagers...

Magic Come Back From 24 Points Down, Beat Heat 99-96

AP   |  TIM REYNOLDS   |   March 3, 2011

MIAMI — This time, the Orlando Magic started their comeback in plenty of time to beat the Miami Heat. Down by 24 in the third...

Mike Huckabee Slams Natalie Portman For 'Child Out Of Wedlock'

  |   May 25, 2011

Mike Huckabee was not celebrating for Natalie Portman as she accepted her Best Actress Oscar on Sunday night -- he was passing moral judgments. During...

Carla Bruni Ditches The Usual For One-Shouldered Frock, Lacy Tights (PHOTOS, POLL)

  |   May 25, 2011

Color us surprised! Carla Bruni ditched her usual black sheath/black-tights-or-bare-legs-depending-on-the-weather combo on Wednesday night for a state dinner with South African President Jacob Zuma and...

This Week In Ridiculous Stock Photos: Business People Using Megaphones

The Huffington Post   |  Katla McGlynn   |   May 25, 2011

This Week In Ridiculous Stock Photos lampoons yet another batch of unintentionally hilarious shots with "Business People Using Megaphones." We already know that business people...

Michael Fassbender Gave Horses Erections: Mia Wasikowska

  |   May 25, 2011

Many, many women find star actor Michael Fassbender attractive. Apparently, so do many male horses. Fassbender's "Jane Eyre" co-star Mia Wasikowska spoke to Movie Line...

'Water For Elephants' Trailer: New Pattinson, Witherspoon Preview (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

The circus like you've never seen it before: sexy. A new trailer for the upcoming film, "Water For Elephants," has hit the web, notching up...

Mike Myers Marries Kelly Tisdale

popeater.com   |   May 25, 2011

Mike Myers is officially off the market. The actor married longtime girlfriend Kelly Tisdale in a secret New York City wedding, according to the New...

'American Idol' Finalists For Season 10 Announced

AP   |   March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — The Hollywood stage became a little less crowded Thursday as "American Idol" cut its contestant pool from 24 to a lucky 13...

Wallis Simpson Auction: Duchess of Windsor's Belongings Up For Sale

Huffington Post   |  Ashley Reich   |   May 25, 2011

Wallis Simpson's lingerie, handbags, and luggage are being auctioned off in London on March 17, and we have the pictures. Perhaps the most famous divorcée...

Exhibition Spotlight: Liat Yossifor's 'Performers from a Future Past'

  |   May 25, 2011

WHO: Liat Yossifor WHAT: Performers from a Future Past WHEN: February 19th - March 26th, 2011 Opening Reception Saturday, February 19th, 6 - 8 pm...

Golden Years?

National Journal   |  RONALD BROWNSTEIN   |   May 25, 2011

One big reason public employees are under siege in Wisconsin and other states is because they now enjoy more secure retirement benefits than most private-sector...

Child Pornography Curbs Meet Resistance In Japan

Christian Science Monitor   |   May 25, 2011

Faced with mounting foreign and domestic pressure, Japan's government has been forced to rethink how to handle the country's huge market in child pornography, raising...

Charlie Sheen Custody Battle: Divorce Lawyer Raoul Felder Weighs In (VIDEO)

  |   May 25, 2011

Now that Charlie Sheen's two young sons have been temporarily removed from his home, and his ex-wife Brooke Mueller has filed a restraining order against...
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