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Week of 11 October 2010
11 October 2010
Aaron Carter gets a rippin' new bod ...
Justin Bieber launches line of nail polish based on his hit tunes ...
White House political guru David Axelrod says he expects Republicans will be magnanimous and cooperative after they take control of Congress ...
Banksy bangs his head against The Simpsons' walls ...
Breast cancer month is overshadowed by "pinkwashing" ...
Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (R-New York) doesn't want children to be "brainwashed" into thinking that being gay is as good as being straight ...
Malcolm Gladwell explains why the revolution will not be tweeted (even if the late John Lennon would be tweeting) ...
Christopher Judge learns about furries ...
Wife of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo is placed under house arrest ...
Google's new robot car: Crazy good or crazy crazy? ...
Guy finds outdated FBI tracking device on his car, posts pics online, and feds show up demanding it back ...
Ben Harper blindsides Laura Dern with divorce filing ...
Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian P. Opala dies at an Oklahoma City hospital, after suffering a stroke ...
12 October 2010
Brett Favre wept like a weenie as he told teammates he was sorry for the distraction caused by sexual harassment allegations ...
China continues its hissy-fit over Nobel Peace Prize for imprisoned activist Liu Xiaobo ...
Spy Kids star Alexa Vega marries producer of Napoleon Dynamite, which, by the way, is going to be a cartoon show on teevee ...
George Michael is released from jail ...
Alleged daughter-f*cking millionaire threatens The Village Voice, which ain't generally wise ...
Fox Broadcasting pulls Banksy's Simpsons video from YouTube ...
Drug giant King Pharmaceuticals is acquired by even more gigantic drugmaker Pfizer for $3.6B ...
Tea Party Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (R-New York) rages against "disgusting" gay pride parades ...
Google backs $5B East Coast wind power 'backbone' ...
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he's negotiating with the dratted Taliban ...
Reporter says Carlos the Jackal was my friend ...
Those endless infomercials promising IRS tax settlements for pennies on the dollar are all horse pucky, of course ...
Former Congressman from Ohio William Harsha, Jr. dies from complications of hip surgery at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio ...
13 October 2010
McDonald's Happy Meal looks pretty much the same after sitting out for six months ...
Andy Richter joins Conan O'Brien's new show at TBS ...
Judge orders US Defense Department to stop enforcing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ...
Jerry Seinfeld and Colin Quinn are Broadway bound ...
David Arquette and Courteney Cox are on the rocks ...
Enjoying your recession? Thank former US Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson ...
William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies Beverly Hills house hits market for $95M ...
French workers again take to the street with general strike ...
Research In Motion averts BlackBerry ban in United Arab Emirates ...
Gap scraps new logo after online mockery ...
Sex tape star Kim Kardashian just can't keep her clothes on ...
14 October 2010
Rapper T. I. talks suicidal man down from hotel roof ...
Stan Lee is sending superheroes to save pro hockey ...
After directing an episode of CSI: Miami, Rob Zombie critiques the thespian and other limits of David Caruso ...
National Public Radio to staff: Stay away from Jon Stewart rally ...
Three weeks before election day, the Obama administration flips the bird to gay voters ...
Washington Wizards fine Gilbert Arenas for lying about injury ...
Police are called to Katherine Heigl's house after hot tub noise complaint ...
Moviemaker John Waters narrates tiny dollhouse murder documentary ...
Gavin Rossdale admits to gay fling with cross-dressing singer ...
Perez Hilton vows to be less of an annoying assh*le ...
Fractal mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot dies of pancreatic cancer in Cambridge, Massachusetts ...
British actor Simon MacCorkindale dies in London following a battle with colon cancer ...
15 October 2010
Dane Cook's half-brother gets some serious prison time after he's convicted of embezzling millions of dollars ...
Insane Clown Posse in shocking revelation they've been evangelical Christians all along ...
Harry Whittington, that old guy who was shot by then-Vice President Dick Cheney back in '06, won't say whether Cheney ever apologized ...
Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser takes the Red Line to work ...
Former Communist Party bigwigs call for easing of censorship in totalitarian China, and get censored ...
Leave Brett Favre alone, says Charles Barkley ...
National Public Radio goes all-out to help All Things Considered host Michele Norris sell her book ...
Study at University of Manchester suggests that cancer is a man-made disease ...
Mortgage checkers for Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Wal-Mart had no training and didn't know the word "affidavit" ...
California Green Party gub ticket arrested for trespassing on billionaire ballot ...
CVS fined $75M over sale of methamphetamine precursors ...
Actor Johnny Sheffield, who as a child played "Boy" in the Tarzan films, dies from a heart attack at his home in Chula Vista, California ...
16 October 2010
National Football League fines superstar Terrell Owens $5,000 for pre-game tweeting ...
TV chef Mario Batali is sued for allegedly withholding wages and tips from wait staff at his restaurants ...
Anita Baker is sued for allegedly stiffing house painters ...
Countrywide's former CEO Angelo R. Mozilo settles lawsuit over mortgage meltdown with promise to pay $67.5M, and, of course, he admits no wrongdoing ...
1980s heartthrob Andrew McCarthy wins journalism award ...
Sigourney Weaver remembers making Alien: "Everyone was wearing raincoats we should have been a little suspicious. And, oh God, the smell. They went to a local butcher's or something. It was just awful." ...
C Street Group, backers of National Prayer Breakfast, took funding from an alleged Islamic terrorist organization ...
When it came out in court that GMAC's foreclosure documents are effectively fraudulent, the company's first response was to try to have the testimony sealed forever ...
Rapper T. I. is headed back to prison ...
Wal-Mart removes lead-tainted toys from shelves, but only in California ...
New printer from Canon turns you in for printing contraband ...
Leif Garrett pleads no contest to heroin possession ...
Famous for playing the mother on Leave It to Beaver, Barbara Billingsley dies after a long illness at her Santa Monica, California home ...
17 October 2010
James Blunt says he's tired of writing self pitying songs ...
Catfight! Chelsea Handler's lighthearted opening shot incites Nick Cannon to tweet back with a vengeance ...
After Nobel Peace Prize for Liu Xiaobo, totalitarian China targets his friends, colleagues, and anyone who agrees with him ...
Woman has severe asthma attack at CVS drug store, but staff won't let her have an inhaler because it costs $21 and she only has $20 ...
Wikileaks says its funding has been blocked by payment firm as "financial warfare by the US government", as US Defense Department braces for release of 400,000 secret reports from Iraq war ...
Ke$ha puts her money where her mouth is, with a gold tooth ...
Another judge orders nutball Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to treat county jail prisoners as if they're human ...
Tyra Banks gets sued because, apparently, there's some prudish law that says if you interview a 15-year-old girl on national TV about her sex addiction you should have her parents' permission first ...
Campaign launched to build Charles Babbage's steam-powered computer ...
How is it that a random comment on Reddit leads to your friend getting tracked by the FBI? ...