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Week of 2 August 2010
2 August 2010
Marvel doesn't want you to know about some movie they're making ...
BP offers lump-sum payments for Gulf gusher victims who agree not to sue ...
Blackberry mobile devices are blocked in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, after Research In Motion refuses to cooperate with governments' surveillance demands ...
Wikileaks posts huge, mysterious encrypted file as "insurance" ...
Second woman accuses Casey Affleck of sexual harassment ...
US Environmental Protection Agency follows the science, denies petition from global warming deniers ...
Will the Anti-Defamation League change its name to reflect new pro-defamation policy? ...
Congressman Dan Lungren (R-California) is caught speeding while doing an interview on his cell phone, but gets off with a warning ...
IBM still does big business on mainframes -- civilization depends on them ...
3 August 2010
Electronics billionaire Sidney Harman husband of Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-California) buys Newsweek from the Washington Post for a dollar ...
Famous Philadelphia Phillies vomiter is jailed ...
Intuit lobbies lawmakers to keep income taxes complicated, so you'll need Intuit software ...
Charlie Sheen pleads guilty and gets another round of rehab for domestic violence ...
Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) wants to repeal the Constitution's 14th Amendment, ending birthright citizenship ...
Are you ready for Minority Report-style personalized billboard advertising? ...
Microsoft ad execs squeezed privacy features out of IE8 ...
Ethics panel files formal charges against Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) ...
You'll be shocked, shocked to learn that fabulously wealthy New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to extend tax cuts for the fabulously wealthy ...
Lindsay Lohan goes directly from jail to rehab ...
4 August 2010
As LeBron James joins the Miami Heat, the team's entire season ticket sales staff is laid off ...
Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones finally learns how to use the internet ...
"How much can you suck from his energy?" asks will.i.am as "freaking parasites" at Sony prepare to squeeze millions of dollars out of Michael Jackson's rejected tracks ...
After getting Tea Partied in the Republican primary, Congressman Bob Inglis (R-South Carolina) says he didn't know how to respond when angry constituents told him that President Obama "is a socialist, communist Marxist who wants to destroy the American economy so he can take over as dictator" ...
FBI logo task force lies to Wikipedia about the law ...
Young Buck vows to stay on top of his own business after US Internal Revenue Service raids his home ...
Where's the oil after BP's Gulf of Mexico disaster? It's in the water and under the ground ...
Laurence Fishburne is reportedly not a proud papa at news that his daughter is making porn ...
Abstinence spokesmom Bristol Palin re-breaks engagement to baby daddy ...
Enlisted slugger Joe DiMaggio displayed a "defective attitude toward the service" ...
Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) linked to real estate fraudster ...
5 August 2010
The commercials are cute, but Luke Wilson cannot help you with your AT&T cell phone problems ...
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean announces that he'll be announcing that he'll run for President of Haiti ...
US Justice Department threatens litigation if nutball Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio continues stonewalling federal investigators, while Arpaio says Mexican drug lords have a bounty on his head ...
Ice-T says somebody's going to be sued over his recent arrest ...
This Week host Christiane Amanpour is a "globe-trotting fancy-pants" and Taliban sympathizer, says the Washington Post's Tom Shales ...
Bill Cosby says he's tired of not being dead and it's not funny any more ...
Wikileaks asks the US Defense Department to help redact the next round of secret documents before they're illegally published ...
Some folks are offended because two years ago Katie Couric wondered aloud about the unusual names of Sarah and Todd Palin's children ...
Estate of the late DJ AM is sued for stench ...
6 August 2010
Mary Hart is leaving Entertainment Tonight after almost three decades ...
In predictably party-line vote, Elena Kagan gets US Supreme Court gig ...
"It's not abnormal for me to get gifts," says supermodel Naomi Campbell of the "dirty looking" pebbles she accepted from accused war criminal Charles Taylor, but golly jeepers, she didn't know they were diamonds ...
Left Behind mastermind Tim LaHaye warns that President Obama is bringing America "closer to the Apocalypse" ...
Oprah Winfrey's new TV network will carry Rosie O'Donnell's new show ...
Michael Moore says he'll use state rebates from Capitalism: A Love Story to fund restoration of Michigan movie palaces ...
NBC cancels prime time Tony Robbins infomercials after two episodes because — surprise — nobody was watching ...
Daughter of former New York Mayor and would-be President Rudy Giuliani is arrested for shoplifting ...
Historian of socialism, French intellectualism, and postwar Europe, Tony Judt dies from Lou Gehrig's Disease at his home in Manhattan ...
7 August 2010
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd abruptly quits amid accusations of an inappropriate relationship and falsified expense reports ...
Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman says he's filed a formal complaint demanding new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's impeachment and disbarment ...
Shaquille O'Neal signs with the Boston Celtics ...
Playwright Larry Kramer is pretty damn angry at Barbra Streisand ...
Taco Bell is implicated in two salmonella outbreaks sickening more than 150 ...
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) leads Republican groundswell to repeal US Constitution's 14th Amendment ...
Lawsuit alleges that Google discriminated against "old fuddy duddy" ...
Discover is bought by hobbyist magazine publisher ...
Why are New York City subway cars made in Brazil? ...
Aleister Crowley's dilapidated Abbey of Thelema up for sale ...
8 August 2010
Birther boss Orly Taitz, battling $20,000 fine for frivolous filings, re-files appeal to Supreme Court after it's rejected ...
Bernie Mac's widow sues doctor for wrongful death ...
Hip hop star Wyclef Jean has officially filed papers to run for President of Haiti, but fellow Fugee Pras won't vote for him ...
Bush-Cheney administration moved Guantanamo inmates who had been subjected to torture and mock execution to CIA black sites to escape the law's reach ...
In Canada they do jailbreaks the other way around ...
Pentagon blocks access to Wikileaks for everybody in the US military ...
Scientists say it is just not true that the vast majority of oil from the BP spill is "gone". The facts ain't so rosy and the recovery will take years or decades ...
Freddie Mercury didn't mean to make his mama cry ...
Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal dies from lung cancer at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts ...