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Week of 26 July 2010
26 July 2010
Wikileaks publishes thousands and thousands of classified documents about US war in Afghanistan ...
Leonardo DiCaprio is mobbed by fans in the men's room ...
Gulf disaster paymaster Kenneth Feinberg says government can't make payouts because BP hasn't yet made its promised multi-billion dollar payment ...
"Grassroots" American Crossroads group is funded almost entirely by billionaires ...
Pastor Ted Haggard moves his new church from a barn to a playhouse ...
Italian magazine follows Catholic priests into gay bars and casual sex hookups ...
Oprah Winfrey offers "broke" Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson her own prime-time chat show ...
United States and South Korea flex military muscle to impress North Korea ...
Lance Armstrong retires from cycling for second time ...
Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic whisky rations preserved in ice ...
27 July 2010
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sings with expelled spies ...
Tony Hawk suffers "sheared pelvis' in skate crash ...
Burma is working on nuclear weapons program, experts claim ...
NBC surrenders six hours of prime time for Tony Robbins infomercial ...
Wikileaks honcho Julian Assange promises plenty more revelations to come ...
DMX checks into jail ...
BP CEO Tony Hayward is about to get his life back, and the new boss will be Robert Dudley ...
Electronic Frontier Foundation wins new legal protections for video artists, cell phone jailbreakers, and unlockers ...
Pigeon droppings halt Kings of Leon concert ...
Australian government censors 90% of info on Australian censorship program ...
Goldman Sachs took its $4.3B in federal bailout bucks to overseas banks, hedge funds and pensions ...
Mel Gibson's latest obnoxious tirade against baby-mama Oksana Grigorieva invokes her ex, Timothy Dalton ...
Actor Maury Chaykin dies in Toronto on his 61st birthday ...
28 July 2010
Woman claims shes Michael Jacksons love child ...
Clarifying kookiness from a few days ago, movie-maker Oliver Stone now says "Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry" ...
Preacher Rick Warren's vision is restored after severe burn by toxic poison ...
Wyclef Jean says he's considering running for President of Haiti ...
Lance Kerwin, star of James at 15 in the 1970s, pleads guilty to theft ...
Of the billions of dollars the US Defense Department has spent allegedly reconstructing Iraq, 96% of the money can't be accounted for ...
General Electric admits no wrongdoing, but pays $23M to end legal action over bribery allegations ...
Terrell Owens signs with Cincinnati Bengals ...
Son of "God Hates Fags" preacher Fred Phelps likes Lady Gaga and wants more gay bars ...
29 July 2010
Rainn Wilson and his web designer are headed for courtroom ...
Cleveland Plain Dealer's symphony critic sues the newspaper for reassigning him as dance critic instead ...
Federal judge blocks the most controversial portions of Arizona's anti-immigration law, but that won't slow sheriff Joe Arpaio ...
87-year-old Hollywood mogul Sumner Redstone gives thousands of shares of Viacom stock to unknown singer ...
Prudential finds a way to profit from US soldiers' wartime deaths ...
Mississippi comes to grips with Louis C. K.'s orgasm ...
Cult leader Warren Jeffs to be retried on rape accomplice charges ...
Hall of Famer George Brett rather vividly describes pooping his pants ...
ASCAP tells lies about its opponents, but won't deign to debate with Lawrence Lessig ...
30 July 2010
Evangelists Benny Hinn and Paula White say they're just friends, not at all boinking ...
Poll from Pew Research Center finds nearly six in 10 Pakistanis see the US as an enemy ...
George Clooneys girlfriend is implicated in sex and drugs scandal ...
Obama administration wants to make it easier for feds to snoop on-line ...
Ellen DeGeneres is out at American Idol ...
Mainstream media helps BP pretend there's no oil left to be cleaned up, and the Gulf of Mexico is pristine again ...
If you're using Facebook, you might want to tweak your (lack of) privacy settings ...
Conrad Murray still needs to worry, but seven other doctors who treated Michael Jackson in the years before his death will not face criminal charges ...
Executive from Goldman Sachs who dealt out billions in TARP rescue funds for high finance firms now recommends financial austerity for little people ...
Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, running for Governor, isn't sure whether being Muslim is included in the US Constitution's freedom of religion ...
31 July 2010
Inspired by sex tape star Kim Kardashian, Laurence Fishburne's 19-year-old daughter signs pornstar contract ...
Former US Vice President Al Gore is cleared of sexual abuse after purported victim flunks polygraph ...
Novelist Anne Rice ditches Christianity for Christ ...
BP claims $10B tax credit for Gulf of Mexico catastrophe ...
Congressman Michael McMahon (D-New York) seems curiously concerned about campaign contributions from Jews ...
Winston Churchill's false teeth sell for $23,000 ...
Motion Picture Association of America dumps former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska), and looks for a different well-connected insider to be its key DC lobbyist ...
Group headed by Ronald N. Tutor will pay over $660M to buy Miramax from Disney ...
Jersey Shore lead bimbo Nicole Polizzi, aka "Snooki", is arrested for disorderly conduct ...
Bandleader and music producer Mitch Miller dies in Manhattan after a short illness, aged 99 ...
Longtime publisher of Sunset magazine and also US Ambassador to Australia, Laurence W. Lane, Jr. dies at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California ...
1 August 2010
TV cook Mario Batali is sued for allegedly stealing tips from wait-staff ...
Citigroup admits no wrongdoing, but pays $75M to make US Securities and Exchange Commission regulators go away ...
Sandra Bullock pulls out of Gulf greenwashing campaign ...
Long-time Late Night stagehand alleges sexual discrimination by Jimmy Fallon ...
DirecTV is in trouble over allegedly slimy business practices ...
SEC charges billionaire Charles Wyly and his brother with $550M fraud ...
30 Rock will go live in October ...
Israeli President Shimon Peres says the English are anti-Semites ...
FBI tracked historian Howard Zinn for sixty years ...
Security guard is charged with threatening to blow up National Basketball Association offices ...