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Week of 24 May 2010
24 May 2010
Brittany Murphy's husband is found dead at his house in Hollywood ...
British Petroleum told feds it could handle oil accident 60 times larger than the ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster ...
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley threatens to put a rifle up reporter's arse ...
Pink Adolf Hitler posters provoke fury ...
Louisiana fishermen devastated and suicidal as oil disaster continues ...
South Korea is pretty dang steamed about attack by North Korea ...
News of the World reports that Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson offered to sell access to Prince Andrew for $723K ...
Facebook again violates its privacy promises, leaks user info to advertisers ...
Daughter of Cuban President Raúl Castro leads gay rights protest in Havana ...
Apple finally drops its "I'm a Mac" ad campaign ...
Jonathan Lethem takes on David Foster Wallace's old job ...
Slipknot bassist Paul Dedrick Gray is found dead in his hotel room in Urbandale, Iowa ...
Ruth A. Schmidt, who served 12 years as President of Agnes Scott College and was the college's first female in that office, dies from natural causes at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia ...
25 May 2010
Drug war looks like real war in Jamaica ...
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson says she's financially desperate, and that's why she agreed to take money to set up meeting with ex-hubby Prince Andrew ...
British Petroleum's gusher estimate is far too low, suck-up estimate far too high. ...
Lindsay Lohan is ordered to wear alcohol-monitoring bracelet ...
US Interior Department's much-touted post-accident suspension of drill permits never really happened ...
Former Congressman Eric Massa (D-New York), who quit after groping and tickling staffers, is apparently lots kookier than that ...
National Football League loses anti-trust lawsuit ...
Israel tried to secretly sell nuclear weapons to apartheid-era South Africa ...
Britney Spears beats Ashton Kutcher, grabs #1 Twitter spot ...
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak says "North Korea will pay a price" as trade is suspended ...
David Byrne sues Florida Governor Charlie Crist over unauthorized use of "Road to Nowhere" ...
After keeping us waiting for a century, Mark Twain will finally reveal all ...
Former CEO of EDS, CBS, and Westinghouse, Michael H. Jordan dies of complications related to cancer in New York City ...
26 May 2010
From prison, Phil Spector releases album of his wife's music ...
Neil Gaiman writes a script for Doctor Who ...
US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar admits the obvious — there's really nothing the government can do, as BP's undersea oil gusher continues ...
Mindy McCready is hospitalized with mystery ailment ...
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gets at least 18 months more in prison ...
Jon Lovitz is sued by Los Angeles Dodgers over non-payment for luxury tickets ...
US Central Intelligence Agency considered making fake video showing Saddam Hussein as gay ...
Obama administration files brief backing Vatican’s claim of immunity in pedophile priest lawsuits ...
Mozilla Firefox browser add-on erases Justin Bieber from the web ...
Television pioneer Art Linkletter, creator of Kids Say the Darndest Things, dies in Los Angeles aged 97 ...
27 May 2010
50 Cent drops 50+ pounds for movie role ...
How can Lindsay Lohan make money off her alcohol-monitoring anklet? ...
No charges against Heather Locklear in stop sign hit-and-run ...
Louisiana locals hired to help in oil clean-up but given no protective gear are sickened by BP's chemical dispersants, and an internal memo suggests that a safety short-cut played a role in the April explosion ...
Dennis Quaid sues drug maker over twins' overdoses ...
Video prankster James O'Keefe and friends plead guilty in weird caper at office of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) ...
Apple passes Microsoft in market capitalization ...
Roger Ebert is delightfully not impressed by Sex and the City sequel ...
Rush Limbaugh mocks Bill O'Reilly in new book ...
Houston postal worker pilfered Netflix movies ...
Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson is urged to "come clean" or face parliamentary inquiry ...
28 May 2010
Bill Nye the science guy explains how the "top kill" might work, and British Petroleum says to cross your fingers and hold your breath on gulf gusher ...
Gary Coleman is hospitalized with cerebral hemorrhage, enters coma, dies two days later ...
Change of heart: American Academy of Pediatrics says it's now opposed to female genital cutting ...
M.I.A. vents anger over New York Times article by posting reporter's phone number into the twitterverse ...
Former housekeeper drops lawsuit against Kobe Bryant & wife ...
Asked about "heated argument" on oil rig hours before the explosion, a BP exec takes the Fifth ...
Johnson & Johnson was slow to give a dang about risky children's Tylenol and other medication, says US Food and Drug Administration ...
Jessica Simpson says doing her new reality show was like "missionary work" ...
Family Research Council warns that if "Don't Ask Don't Tell" is repealed "non-consensual same-sex assaults" would not be reported ...
When Omnicom Group CEO John D. Wren dies, his contract stipulates that company shareholders must pay his heirs $41M ...
Diff'rent Strokes actor Gary Coleman dies at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, two days after falling at his home in Santaquin, aged 42 ...
29 May 2010
George Romero questions the conventional wisdom on undead dining habits ...
Congressman Charlie Melancon (D-Louisiana) weeps at subcommittee hearing on BP oil disaster ...
The lovers of several dozen Catholic priests petition Pope Benedict XVI to end the charade of priestly celibacy ...
Ozzy Osbourne scares the s#@%! out of his fans ...
Whitney Museum of American Art OKs new facility in Manhattan's meatpacking district ...
Angry neighbor of former Governor Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) rents house to writer to get back at her for "delinquent bills" ...
Actor Dennis Hopper dies of prostate cancer at his home in Los Angeles, California ...
30 May 2010
British Petroleum says latest effort has failed to plug gusher; on to plan E ...
50 Cent gives the scoop on dramatic weight loss ...
Johnson & Johnson tried to keep consumers from knowing Motrin had been recalled ...
Ballerina Margot Fonteyn may have been involved in a coup attempt in Panama ...
Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson stage high-frequency dog concert in Sydney ...
"Shaved Bieber" creator reports death threats from Justin Bieber fans ...
Jebby Bush gets hitched ...
Beat poet Peter Orlovsky, also the longtime lover of Alan Ginsberg, dies from lung cancer at a care facility in Williston, Vermont ...