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Week of 12 January 2009
12 January 2009
Prince Harry is under fire for racist comments ...
Roman Polanski's trial for boinking a 13-year-old won't be moved ...
Warner Bros. apparently doesn't want you to watch its DVDs ...
Lil' Kim wants no part of Notorious B.I.G. biopic ...
A low-stress wedding at Taco Bell ...
Paris Hilton writes a song about her jail time ...
Barack Obama 'kidnaps' Jack Bauer ...
The Food & Drug Administration has approved a new product to make eyelashes grow longer ...
Inmates jump Hans Reiser ...
Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess dies in his sleep, aged 96 ...
French film director Claude Berri dies at a Paris hospital ...
13 January 2009
Howie Mandel is hospitalized with intense chest pains ...
Don't tell me the federal response to Hurricane Katrina was slow, says President Bush ...
Mariska Hargitay suffers a partially collapsed lung ...
The cyber-haters Tina Fey hates are for real ...
Roman Polanski's victim urges the D.A. and court to dismiss all charges ...
Bernard L. Madoff stays out on bail, despite giving away ill-gotten gains ...
Steve Martin lays down a bluegrass album ...
Actor Patrick McGoohan dies in Santa Monica, California, after a short illness ...
Poet W. D. Snodgrass dies at his home in upstate New York ...
Former US Senator from Kansas James B. Pearson dies at his home in Gloucester, Massachusetts ...
14 January 2009
The Catholic Church wants its faithful to keep quiet about those Virgin Mary sightings ...
Hayden Panettiere is booted from bar, and calls cops for ID back ...
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin writes a letter to the editor ...
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert brags that he made Condoleezza Rice abstain on a UN resolution she helped draft ...
Denis Leary's Rescue Me offers a 9/11 conspiracy theory storyline ...
The London Times made up that stuff about Google and the tea kettles ...
Carol Bartz is the new boss at Yahoo ...
Bernard L. Madoff scammed his own sister for $3M ...
Flashback to 1996, and Michelle Obama says Barack is thinking of going into politics ...
Actor Ricardo Montalban dies at his home in Los Angeles ...
Former US Ambassador to Poland Nicholas A. Rey dies from lung cancer in Washington, DC ...
15 January 2009
Hugh Laurie can't bear to watch House ...
The FCC is investigating Darren Aronofsky's flipped finger on Golden Globe telecast ...
Naomi Campbell cleans up maid case ...
UnitedHealth Group pays $50M to settle scam that cost its customers untold millions ...
Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave ...
President Bush sings "Happy Birthday" to Rush Limbaugh ...
Nortel files for bankruptcy ...
AT&T sends millions of its customers text message ads for American Idol ...
Novelist Hortense Calisher dies in Manhattan from natural causes ...
16 January 2009
Steve Carell buys the general store in his Massachusetts town ...
Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox reach an agreement on Watchman movie ...
Boy George gets 15 months in jail ...
Barack Obama picks The Grateful Dead for inaugural ball ...
Johnny Knoxville is detained with grenade at airport ...
Anne Hathaway wants to babysit the Obama girls ...
Bank of America wants billions more in federal funds to complete its takeover of Merrill Lynch ...
Citibank wins $179,687 from Ed McMahon, if he has it ...
Jeremy Piven says he ate too much sushi ...
Painter Andrew Wyeth dies at his home in Chadds Ford, PA ...
Rumpole of the Bailey author John Mortimer dies at his home in Oxfordshire, England ...
17 January 2009
Tom Hanks lashes out at Mormons over California's Proposition 8 ...
Lindsay Lohan violates probation terms ...
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan slams Slumdog Millionaire for its depiction of Indian poverty ...
John Waters can't get funding for a children's film ...
Lost in La Mancha be danged, Terry Gilliam is back at work on Don Quixote film ...
Steven Spielberg digs deep for DreamWorks SKG ...
Patrick Swayze bounces back, beats pneumonia ...
Casey Affleck is making a documentary of Joaquin Phoenix's reinvention as a rapper ...
British banker and philanthropist Edmund de Rothschild dies ...
18 January 2009
Broadway producers and fisheries lobby group say there's something fishy about Jeremy Piven's mercury-poisoning ...
Senator John McCain nixes Cindy Hensley McCain from Dancing with the Stars ...
Circuit City will liquidate its remaining stores ...
Portia de Rossi says she's a changed woman thanks to marriage ...
Beer baroness Holly Coors dies at her home in Golden, Colorado ...