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Week of 18 October 2010
18 October 2010
"It was the beginning of the Eighties when Mick Jagger started to become unbearable", says Rolling Stones guitarman Keith Richards ...
If the dead Dr. Seuss writes a new book, won't we all want to give it a look? ...
Zack Snyder says his Superman movie will not be based on any previous films or comic books ...
Executives at JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and other finance giants are set for record paychecks for a second consecutive year ...
Lindsay Lohan and her wack-job mom block her wack-job dad from family therapy sessions ...
Big bucks for the widow and children of murdered quarterback Steve McNair ...
Justin Bieber is investigated for assault of 12-year-old after laser tag game ...
Citigroup reports "better than expected" $2.2B profit over the summer quarter ...
FIFA investigates allegations of bribery in World Cup venue bidding ...
Joseph Farah's birther kooks take it to the next level — they want to examine President Obama's DNA ...
19 October 2010
Grandchildren of Old Man Barq challenge 1995 sale of root beer rights to Coca-Cola ...
Puff Daddy wants to own a team in the National Football League ...
For the third time in a year, Johnson & Johnson recalls Tylenol over "musty odor" ...
Mike Tyson is sued over alleged battery of photographer ...
Another case, another missed court date for Randy Quaid ...
Another privacy problem at Facebook, where privacy is usually a problem ...
Ratings trajectory suggests that The Tonight Show should've stayed with Conan O'Brien over Jay Leno ...
Catfight! US Senator John McCain's daughter Meghan calls Christine O'Donnell "a nut job" ...
Hard to tell whether they'll ever mass produce cars, but Tesla Motors and its CEO Elon Musk are a fascinating story ...
Vatican says Homer Simpson is a "true Catholic" ...
Now cops want to re-question JonBenét Ramsey's brother ...
Actor Tom Bosley, who played Mr. Cunningham on Happy Days, dies from a staphylococcus infection at his house in Palm Springs, California ...
20 October 2010
Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme is "okay" after suffering a minor heart attack ...
Shannen Doherty, bad girl of the 1990s, says she can't comprehend the bad girls of today: "I never did a sex tape. I never didn't wear panties and flash a camera. You sort of stop and go, 'Wow, it's sort of what's acceptable now'." ...
Virginia Thomas, wife of US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, phones Anita Hill to ask her to apologize for 1991 allegations of sexual harassment ...
Rev Robert Schuller's Taj Mahal-esque Crystal Cathedral files bankruptcy with $43M in debt ...
Justin Bieber's mom doesn't want anyone to think she's motivated by money, but she's feeling left out of his life so she's hired a lawyer ...
Brett Favre meets with NFL big-wig over penis texting ...
Ray Ozzie is out as Microsoft's software architect (but rest assured, Microsoft software will continue sucking) ...
Survey says, Family Feud ratings skyrocket with funny-guy host Steve Harvey ...
American Idol and The X Factor are "boring" and "brain crippling", says Elton John ...
Vertigo star Kim Novak is diagnosed with breast cancer ...
Adrien Brody sues to stop release of horror film ...
John Mayer and Ed Helms fight malaria with comedy ...
Frontwoman of punk band The Slits, Ari Up dies after a serious illness, aged 48 ...
Founder of Penthouse magazine Bob Guccione dies from lung cancer at Plano Specialty Hospital in Plano, Texas ...
21 October 2010
Lindsay Lohan's wack-job father issues a press release announcing that he'll issue no more press releases about himself, his ex-wife, or his very estranged daughter ...
Univision refuses to air ad urging Latinos not to vote ...
Michael Jackson's wack-job father says he could get over his grief for half a billion dollars from Dr Conrad Murray ...
Glenn Beck says evolution is false because he has never seen "a half-monkey, half-person" ...
Jean-Claude Van Damme denies that he had a heart attack ...
President Obama won't visit a world-famous Sikh temple in India, because he's scared of being mocked by people who don't know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims ...
Wal-Mart admits no liability or wrongdoing, but pays $775K fine for selling drugs and infant formula past its expiration date and at higher than posted prices ...
NPR commentator Juan Williams loses job over Muslim remark ...
Susan B. Anthony List sues to overturn Ohio law that blocks lying political billboards ...
Virginia textbook cites racist group to falsely teach kids that blacks fought for the Confederacy and anyway, the Civil War wasn't primarily about slavery ...
Stephen Colbert storms off The View ...
22 October 2010
Good news, if you miss the good old days of pro athletes' strikes — NBA Commissioner David J. Stern wants players to take big salary cuts ...
When Christina Aguilera split with her husband, she spent the night with Lindsay Lohan's lesbian ex-lover, Samantha Ronson, but Aguilera says they're just friends ...
"I'm not a witch", says Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, "I'm you, except with bigger t*ts" ...
"You're terrible", Jon Stewart explains, when Larry King asks why he gives CNN such a hard time ...
Obama administration deftly maneuvers to extend "Don't Ask Don't Tell" ...
Secret Service agent says he almost shot US President Lyndon B. Johnson hours after John F. Kennedy's assassination ...
ABC, CBS, and NBC block Google's TV app as networks seek fees ...
Israeli bulldozer driver says he didn't see American protester Rachel Corrie before fatally squishing her ...
Judge orders Google to reveal identity of "stalker" who posted videos of ex-model on YouTube ...
Is Facebook outing gay users to advertisers? ...
Former Republican National Committee head honcho Frank Fahrenkopf endorses Democratic Senator Harry Reid's re-election bid ...
Detectives get court OK to search the hard drive on Oksana Grigorieva's computer ...
23 October 2010
Fugitive Randy Quaid and wife are arrested in Canada ...
Congressman and Presidential hopeful Mike Pence promises that after the elections, Republicans will stop compromising with President Obama ...
O. J. Simpson's appeal is rejected by the Nevada Supreme Court ...
Wikileaks secret Iraq files reveal US turning a blind eye to torture ...
Rape accusation against son of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was hushed up ...
D.A.R.E. scores again, as an 11-year-old kid is enticed to turn in his pot-smoking parents ...
Steve Harvey goes on wackadoodle diet to drop 21 pounds in 21 days ...
Former Joint Chiefs Chair Hugh Shelton says some Clinton-era flunkee lost the nuclear war launch codes ...
More snapshots of decrepit but curiously un-decayed McDonald's burgers from across America ...
Tom Shales is leaving the Washington Post at year's end ...
Judge sends Lindsay Lohan's freckled ass back to the Betty Ford Center ...
24 October 2010
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone apologize for lifting dialogue from comedy website ...
17-year-old Taylor Momsen shares her underage hooters with concert audience ...
Republican candidate for Congress says a violent overthrow of the US government is "on the table" ...
Randy Quaid and wife seek refugee status in Canada, because they're afraid they'll be murdered like, uh, David Carradine and Heath Ledger ...
Zynga is trying to patent virtual currency ...
The late Tony Curtis wrote his daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, out of his will ...
Torture's go-to guy John Yoo wants the 17th Amendment chucked — no more elections for Senators ...
Scores die in Haiti cholera outbreak ...
CNN reporter scores a wacky interview with Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange ...
Novelist Jane Austen had a very, very good editor ...
12-year-old identifies security flaw in Mozilla's Firefox browser, gets $3,000 reward ...
After Juan Williams's firing, he gets a $2M safe haven, as Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and other right-wingers demand that Congress defund National Public Radio ...
American playwright Joseph Stein, best known for Fiddler on the Roof, dies in Mt Sinai Medical Center in New York City ...
Film director Lamont Johnson dies from congestive heart failure at his home in Monterey, California ...