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Week of 30 August 2010
30 August 2010
Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker says she's never smoked weed ...
US Drug Enforcement Administration doesn't need a warrant to secretly attach GPS tracking devices to Americans' cars, says US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ...
Entire cast and producers of Jersey Shore are sued over altercation during filming ...
Paris Hilton's lawyer says don't rush to judgment on cocaine charge ...
Is the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US Central Intelligence Agency? ...
French movie star Gerard Depardieu bitches out of the blue about Oscar-winning fellow Frenchie Juliette Binoche ...
British Petroleum spends a million dollars a week advertising its efforts to deal with Gulf of Mexico disaster ...
Assault charge against Lee Ryan is dropped ...
Probation ends early for romantic but allegedly diaperless astronaut Lisa Nowak ...
31 August 2010
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sues over unauthorized use of UCLA-era photo in bubble gum cards ...
Samson-like footballer Troy Polamalu's luscious hair is insured for $1M ...
Superstar pitcher Roger Clemens pleads not guilty in doping perjury case ...
An excerpt from Roald Dahl's darkest hour ...
US Food and Drug Administration suspects that egg contamination might be related to piles of manure up to eight feet tall, dead maggots, live flies, and rodent infestation at two enormous Iowa factory-farms ...
YouTube wants to start a $5 pay per view on-line movie rental system ...
BP and the Obama administration say the oil has vanished, but it's on Florida's beaches ...
Chicago White Sox pick up 12-time All-Star Manny Ramirez on waivers ...
Beetle Bailey celebrates sixty years of likable laziness ...
TMZ's headline says "Paris Hilton could face years in prison", but c'mon she's rich, and rich people rarely go to prison. More accurate headline: Paris Hilton faces, maybe, at worst, a lengthy probation. Besides, she thought it was gum ...
Knocked-up 19-year-old Bristol Palin joins Dancing with the Stars ...
1 September 2010
You don't want to look too closely at the tap water in New York City ...
Food crisis looms after floods in Pakistan ...
Divine Brown reflects on "the trick that changed my life" ...
The Washington Times is sold by one of Rev Sun Myung Moonbat's subsidiaries to another, for one dollar ...
Sued RV dealer challenges Taylor Lautner to a push-up contest ...
Left-wing groups challenge President Obama's power to order people killed ...
Tiki Barber hires PR firm to repair his image after leaving pregnant wife ...
Samantha Ronson's bulldog noms a Maltese, allegedly ...
Decades later, Rancho Cucamonga landmarks remain where Zappa left them ...
Disgraced former Congressman James Traficant (D-Ohio) is tanned, rested, out of prison, and running for his former seat in Congress ...
Daughter of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani gets a day of community service for shoplifting, and her conviction will be erased if she can go six months without getting arrested again ...
Sex tape star Kim Kardashian praises her sister's vajayjay ...
2 September 2010
White Sox slugger Manny Ramirez flies his barber cross-country for a haircut ...
Fox News military analyst and retired three-star General Thomas McInerney sides with American soldier who refuses orders, and wants to see the President's birth certificate ...
Harry Shearer goes up against the Army Corps of Engineers ...
BP is evicted from its Louisiana oil spill command center over unpaid rent ...
Electric car maker Tesla Motors fined $275K for skipping emissions certification ...
Swedish prosecutor re-files rape charge against Julian Assange, as we tour the civil defense bunker where Wikileaks hopes to house some of its servers ...
American Chemistry Council disinfo campaign torpedoes California's plan to ban cheap plastic bags ...
Richard S. Fuld, Jr., ex-CEO of the late Lehman Brothers, is still irked that he and his company didn't get a piece of the bailout billions ...
J. K. Rowling donates $15.4M to multiple sclerosis research ...
Kevin Rose steps aside after five months as interim CEO of Digg ...
US Homeland Security Department is sued over secret traveler files ...
AT&T says net rules must allow "paid prioritization" ...
Paris Hilton says she's ignoring "ridiculous, cruel" rumors but what's the fun in that? ...
3 September 2010
Prison life is rough American Taliban John Walker Lindh sues US Federal Bureau of Prisons over rules that don't allow Muslim inmates to gather for group prayers as often as they'd like ...
T. I. and Tameka Cottle are arrested for possession of drugs ...
Concerned Women for America is concerned about "cougar" Kim Kardashian and her prey, Justin Bieber ...
US Justice Department sues wingnut Arizona sheriff JoeArpaio for alleged refusal to cooperate in civil rights investigation ...
NIH Director Francis Collins dismayed by renewed stem cell struggle ...
Zooey Deschanel plants kiss of death on twee magazines ...
Allergan fined $600M for saying Botox cures headaches ...
Lindsay Lohan's attorney demands that her father stop selling pages from her diary ...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg sues, claiming someone's trying to invade his privacy ...
Governor Christopher J. Christie (R-New Jersey) picked the wrong guy to call a liar ...
Burger King sells itself to Brazilian conglomerate for $4B ...
Did Paris Hilton post a picture of that "borrowed" cocaine purse a month before her arrest? ...
4 September 2010
Anti-conceptual art group says conceptual artist Damien Hirst stole his concepts from other artists ...
Lindsay Lohan runs into a baby stroller with her Maserati ...
It's finally official: Kara DioGuardi is out at American Idol ...
Associated Press isn't buying President Obama's claim that combat operations in Iraq are over ...
New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez walks away from high-power agent Scott Boras ...
SUV's targeted in Detroit: Mayor Dave Bing's tires are stolen, but Jesse Jackson loses the whole car ...
Juliette Binoche dismisses "violent" attack from Gerard Depardieu ...
Chris Klein pleads no contest in drunk driving case ...
Wal-Mart segregates book titles by subjects' skin color ...
Poli-sci guy Larry J. Sabato predicts ginormous Republican romp in November's US elections ...
Australian tax officials allow Paul Hogan to return to the United States ...
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Political cartoonist Paul Conrad dies from natural causes at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California ...
5 September 2010
Craigslist gets censored, pulls "adult section" listings ...
Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes is unlikely to join Taylor Swift's fan club, but Kanye West says he's sorry, and he's written her a song ...
Google and civil rights groups back Yahoo! against US Justice Department's demand to read people's emails without warrants ...
Mormons say they'll try to stop baptizing dead Jewish victims of the Holocaust ...
Daniel Raeburn's The Imp republished online -- zines explore the comix of Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, and Jack Chick ...
Blackwater (a/k/a Xe Services) created dozens of shell companies to get lucrative government contracts ...
Matt Leinart won the Heisman Trophy as a college quarterback, but gets cut by the Arizona Cardinals after years as a second-stringer ...
Taylor Lautner wins $40K in settlement over delayed RV, and gives the money to charity ...
Jerry Lewis says he'd "smack Lindsay Lohan in the mouth" ...